Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Game 124 Thread: August 21 vs. Giants, 7p

Typical Giants Fan
Joe Blanton (8-11, 4.96) vs. Timmeh (6-13, 5.45)

Dodgers look to climb back on top of the division after dropping a painful one last night. Key to that success, as Sax's earlier post referred to, will be Matt Kemp finding his early-season form at the plate. He will look to do so against one of our favorite taunting subjects, Lincecum. Timmeh has not fared well lately at Chavez Ravine, where he is 0-3 with a 4.18 ERA over his last four starts. We'll also need some pitching help from Joe Blanton, who is still winless in a Dodger uniform. Blanton has gone 0-2 with a whopping 8.22 ERA in his three starts since being acquired from the Phillies. Should we let him wear his old Phillies uniform, then? For tonight's game, maybe it's really a matter of which pitcher will suck the least; sort of the opposite of last night's classic pitcher's duel.

Oh, and tonight is a bobblehead night, commemorating Fernando Valenzuela's June 29, 1990 no hitter. Nice glasses! Bobblehead nights usually bring out more than a few Sons and SoSG readers, so leave us a comment if you plan on being at the Ravine tonight.



59 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Word is that El Toro himself will throw out the first pitch and Cruz will catch.

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino LF
Kennedy 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez SS
Loney 1B
Cruz 3B
AJ Ellis C
Blanton P

Hideo Nomo said...

Fernando will throw out the first pitch and Cruz will whack it into the gap for a standup double.

Hideo Nomo said...

Also? RUBBY!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Also: Javy down

Steve Sax said...

I will not be at tonight's game,

I will be wearing spectacles!

Steve Sax said...

We may need Fernando to pitch tonight. Hope he's limber.

MR.F said...

PLEASE WIN TONIGHT!

Dusty Baker said...

I'll be at the Yard on Loge level. Hit me up and buy me a beer!

Steve Sax said...

Oh shit you guys, Dusty needs beer. I'm worried! Do the right thing...

Steve Sax said...

8.22 ERA. What could possibly go wrong?!

Dusty Baker said...

That's right, do the right thing! (writes "beer" and "beer" on knuckles of both hands)

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer hair, Timmeh!!!

Spank Horst said...

Let's kick some Gnat ass,mofos!

Orel said...

Wow, Blanton's on fire.

Orel said...

Bases loaded, no out for the Giants.

Orel said...

2-0 Giants. No out. Fuck you, Joe Blanton.

Alex said...

Someone get Valenzuela's uni ready...

Ñeeebs said...

Pretty sure Blanton sucks.
Confirmation made.

Paul said...

Hey but at least everyone gets a free doll!

Alex said...

ACTION FIGURE, Paul

Orel said...

Please let this be like Harang's first inning the other day.

Paul said...

unless it was a Juan Uribe bobblehead, no action in that. In fact it should be him laying down with wads of cash falling out of his pockets.

Alex said...

^

Let's knock that dirty haired asshole around!!!

Alex said...

Can there be a less intimidating walk up song than 'Buffalo Soldier'?

Ñeeebs said...

But you get your jiggle's worth, PJ.

Ñeeebs said...

@Alex, "Season in the Sun." Look it ip.

Alex said...

Lolz, that's pretty bad, Neebs!

Orel said...

How far did Kemp's fly ball go?

Ñeeebs said...

Our little secret ...I know all the words. Just dont tell Paul.

Ñeeebs said...

in front of bullpen gate, but not to warning track

Alex said...

IT'S THE FUCKING PITCHER FER FUCKS SAKES!

Alex said...

AJ keeping shit in check, pricey caught stealing indeed, Vin

Alex said...

Runs por favor

Hideo Nomo said...

I actually turned the TV off after the 2-run single, and was shocked, SHOCKED I SAY, to learn that's all they got.

Is Rubby warming yet?

Orel said...

Dodgers trying to restore Lincecum to his Cy Young glory.

Paul said...

Kemp you are so awesome!

Paul said...

I think I have to walk away from this game, I am just getting more pissed off. I have the dvr running in case we decide to wake up and stop allowing the slapping of bitches.

Orel said...

I'm feeling pretty violent myself.

Hideo Nomo said...

Guys, Scout thinks Blanton may be running out of gas.

Chad Beardingsley said...

Howdy, folks.

@DB 7:00 p.m. I tell Timmeh that every time I see his stoner visage on the tube.

Have been nursing a summer cold all day. Sucks big time. The 4 p.m. screwdriver -- for medicinal purposes -- and the 8 p.m. vodka-cran juice highball aren't helping this sorry game much.

Guess it's time for a NyQuil. See you folks tomorrow for the GT.

Chad Beardingsley said...

@ Nomo

Blanton = gas can

Paul said...

Looks like a sellout.

Paul said...

56k. Nice crowd.

Paul said...

Bottom of the 8th....WAKE THE FUCK UP DODGERS!!

Paul said...
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Paul said...

Or not.

NicJ said...

sweeeeeeeeeep

Paul said...

Le fuck.

Paul said...

What a surprise here comes the lefty.

NicJ said...

he has to get a hit against a LOOGY eventually

Paul said...

After that swing. I don't think he ever will.

Paul said...

He could of at least struck out.

Ñeeebs said...

This game reminds me of the Flaming Menudos "Screw it" tour

Alex said...

Sack check and we failed miserably.

Paul said...

I couldn't hit leftys back then.

Paul said...

AJ slides into home like a pitcher.

Spank Horst said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOO

Ñeeebs said...

PJ: But you hit on the TV. Dude looked like a lady.