Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Game 125 Thread: August 22 vs. Giants, 7p

Chris Capuano (11-8, π) vs. Matt Cain (12-5, 2.90)

Is it time to talk about the Dodgers' home woes yet? Six wins in six series (three of those against that dessicated remains of the 2012 Cubs) is not going to get it done if we're going to compete down the stretch. If the issue is that the team is pressing, the proverbial fire is only going to get hotter season grinds on, starting with tonight. The difference between a half-game deficit and trailing by two-and-a-half isn't insurmountable in a month and change, but AWO applies to games as well as innings.

152 comments:

MR.F said...

Please win this game...

Franklin Stubbs said...

I know it's probably not a must-win, but it goddamn feels like it.

Fred's Brim said...

I am hoping to 1-2 in this series

Hideo Nomo said...

Nomo-stradamus Prediction:

One of these teams will be up by one game going into the final three-game series.

Orel said...

Henry Schulman ‏@hankschulman

Posey out with hamstring injury. More TK

MR.F said...

Pubes scratched because of hamstring, Bochy says.

— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 22, 2012

Eugenio's Streak said...

Don't worry I'm on my way down with my 6-0 home record and I'm bring my gangnam style with me!

I'll be in 5rs so hit me up!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I saw a dude passed out behind the kwik-e-mart clutching a Steel Reserve tall boy like it's his mother.

Franklin Stubbs said...

In unrelated news, where's Spank at?

Hideo Nomo said...

While I will always celebrate Giants dropping like flies, it won't make us hit any better.

Paul said...

he is in your house and drinking your beer.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is entirely possible, Paul. Someone's got to drink it while I'm out of town.

Paul said...

Just make sure you get a new toothbrush when you return.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Can we get some wins up in this bishe?

DBT no make party long time...

Orel said...

Adrian Gonzalez placed on waivers.

MR.F said...

He'd be a gazillion times better than Loney/Rivera.

Hideo Nomo said...

If they put in a claim on Lee, ya gotta figure they go for AGon too.

Orel said...

Who would we have to give up to get him?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I have my toothbrush with me. You don't want to know what that one is for.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Trade him for Loney and Uribe straight up. Juan can't hit for shit, but if there's anything he does know, it's fried food and beer. Think it over, beantown!

Paul said...

I say we throw in Kennedy and Wright if they act now!!...or later.

Eugenio's Streak said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYS8QSIlEPg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Apparently I'm two days too late!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I heard the word that it was going to happen, but I didn't see it go down.

If that's not the perfect replacement for DSB, I don't know what is.

Paul said...

can't seem to find the youtube of Stubbs dancing to that song with a beer in each hand but I know it is out there.

Steve Sax said...

@Eugenio's Streak: thanks for bringing the love to the Stadium tonight

Franklin Stubbs said...

Posting that video without my knowledge or expressed written consent is what got Mr. C sent to Azkaban.

Steve Sax said...

Nice use of the pi symbol in the GT, Sir Stubbs

Dusty Baker said...

@Streak

Main page updated for Gangnam Style proximity.

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez

Andre Ethier has a popped blister on his right palm. Could be scratched from lineup today: http://lat.ms/TVTDtq

Steve Sax said...

All we need is Uribe to report a hangnail, and we'd be free.

Hideo Nomo said...

Blistered palm, eh?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I could have bet on who would notice that first. Vegas had Sax at 2/5, though.

Dusty Baker said...

Surely Dre didn't get that blister "Kirk Gibson bobblehead" style?

Dusty Baker said...

Adrian Beltre definitely kickin it Gangnam style tonight. 3 HRs so far incl two in one inning.

Steve Sax said...

So will Ethier just (astro)glide onto the DL?

Fred's Brim said...

'k, y did you have to go there, Saxy?

Fred's Brim said...

How about not giving up a first inning run tonight?

Steve Sax said...

Not a good start.

Since this may become relevant, Atlanta and St Louis are winning. Pittsburgh lost to the Padres

Paul said...

I am already angry.

Steve Sax said...

Criminy, what the fuck with the Dodgers coming it cold every night?!

Fred's Brim said...

*sigh*

Steve Sax said...

Cap's already down 1-0

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh, Monday's game again. Wheeee.

Steve Sax said...

Why are all the fans in the pavilion stands on our MLB GameDay wearing red?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Whisky Tango Foxtrot, SoSGes?

Fred's Brim said...

My friend from work know Pence's sister somehow. I assume biblically

Fred's Brim said...

@Stubbs - you need a little hooch to dance the tango and foxtrot at the same time

Dusty Baker said...

Con of a sunt.

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK

Fred's Brim said...

that is terrible
godammit

Franklin Stubbs said...

Son of a hurr, I need to turn this shit off.

Fred's Brim said...

and we won't hit a ball that hard all game

karina said...

epale everyone!

I feel pretty pessimistic about this team tonight :(

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's easy to be pessimistic when given such an outstanding reason to be.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Well thanks for getting it done early guys so i can go for my bike ride.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Look. If we can't show up for Dodgers-Giants, we deserve to lose.

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk, asshole!

Franklin Stubbs said...

OK, I'm giving myself 15 minutes to be pissed off about it, then I'm done.

Fred's Brim said...

if karina is pessimistic, we may as well just forfeit

karina said...

yeah, you can foul out to Giants infielders all night long, that's nice

*cries*

Paul said...

No game on the TV, is the crowd minimal?
Meanwhile 3 runs against Cain? No problem. Release the Uribe!!! *cries*

Fred's Brim said...

getting a lot of air on those

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul - crowd looks decent, the ends of the upper deck are clear but the rest looks ok

Fred's Brim said...

this team is so weird

Paul said...

They needed another free doll night. I think Ross Porter should get his own bobblehead.

Paul said...

Mmmmmmm Porter.

Fred's Brim said...

hey it's the Heat coach sitting next to Magic!

Paul said...

I agree FB. This season seems like it has gone on for 7 years with all the ups and downs and changes.

Fred's Brim said...

nice work, Cap

Paul said...

Beltre hits into dp no four homer night...loser.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul - Jon Weisman had a post a few weeks back where he said he would almost rather just wake up at the end of the season and see what happened. It's series like these that make me agree with that sentiment

Fred's Brim said...

let's start with a hit

Paul said...

How sad is it that it is the bottom of the 2nd and I am already fearing a perfect game? I need therapy.

Fred's Brim said...

we are some boring motherfuckers

Fred's Brim said...

rolling rock can cracked

Fred's Brim said...

Vin: "very playable"

that describes us well

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo no no-hitter!

Fred's Brim said...

damnation, nice play keeps us off the scoreboard

Steve Sax said...

This is really fucking depressing.

Steve Sax said...

I'm kinda glad I'm nowhere near the Stadium or I might be going apeshit

Fred's Brim said...

how did this dingus hit a homer?

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning, Cap

Steve Sax said...

Mid-four, down 3-0

I forgot to check Kemp's line last night; how bad is his streak now?

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Mehllis, get us started

Steve Sax said...

@FB, I'm farther away from Chavez Ravine than even you

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax, I think he had a hit and an RBI last night (not at the same time though)

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax how about now? I just switched to the east end of the couch

Steve Sax said...

Mellis lead off double!

We won't score anyway, but still.

Fred's Brim said...

well-placed fly ball by mehllis for a double. how will we W this O?

Steve Sax said...

@FB: wait, let me measure...

Yes.

No orangutans where I am however

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy seriously though, where u @?

Steve Sax said...

Re: Beltre's 3-HR night: it's not like we need that at third base or anything, given what we've got today (or what we've had since).

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

Matty needs to let the beard grow out

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with a nubber to second, mehllis gets to third, Dre to K, Hanley to fly out to end the inning

Fred's Brim said...

Execute, goddammit! Get him home!

Steve Sax said...

Yep, that's about how this game is going to go for us.

Steve Sax said...

FUCKKKKKKKK

Fred's Brim said...

christ - at least try!

Steve Sax said...

Remember back when we owned Cain?

Ever since he's started hanging out with Melky, Cain has been much better. I'm just saying.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ice cream cone? I could go for some ice cream

Fred's Brim said...

fuckaduck
this is getting reallllly old

Fred's Brim said...

he didn't have control of that as he came off the base

Steve Sax said...

Steve Sax said...
@FB: just hit you back on email. Can't divulge location on public channels without violating the witness protection program.

Fred's Brim said...

Bangor, Maine must be nice this time of year

Fred's Brim said...

@DBT ice cream may be the only enjoyment you get tonight

Fred's Brim said...

this ump doesn't like that pitch inside to righties. if that asshole would have called any of those close pitches in the first, this would be a different game

Steve Sax said...

Bangor? I hardly know her.

Hideo Nomo said...

GAAAAAAHHHHFUCKSHITASSBITCH!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

that was pathetic, Vic

Fred's Brim said...

godammit, we needed that

Fred's Brim said...

this makes me really sad.
why can't we do this?
why can't we do this this week? we did it last week

NicJ said...

My only consolation is this might be the last time the Giants win the division for a while.


SPEND, OWNERSHIP SPEND!!!!

NicJ said...

Why take Cap out now?

Hideo Nomo said...

Pure, unadulterated shit.

Steve Sax said...

Not that I'm watching, but we look as lost as the Giants looked up there in SF last series. Meh,

Hideo Nomo said...

Spend on WHAT? The FA market is thin as hell now.

NicJ said...

Adrian Gonzalez.

Fred's Brim said...

why am I still watching this?

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax it feels like everything we throw is going to be hit and everything they throw will be tapped or popped somewhere. It feels like those playoff series with Philly

Fred's Brim said...

or the Colorado series a couple of weeks ago

Fred's Brim said...

and there's no reason for any of it

Hideo Nomo said...

Maybe there is something to LFP's theory about the LA on the mound being bad luck.

Hideo Nomo said...

Tolleson's tired from all that tether ball he played today.

Steve Sax said...

I can't watch this shit. Tollesen, you suck.

NicJ said...

The Dodgers have been pretty mediocre in divisional play this season, 23-25 after we lose tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

gadzooks what is wrong with us

NicJ said...

To be fair to Tolleson this game was probably over after that first run was scored.

Paul said...

Can we at least be sore losers and hit someone?

Steve Sax said...

Well, at least we knocked Sandoval out. To Denny's, that is.

Franklin Stubbs said...

...and that counts kicking the crap out of SD for half a season, too, Nic.

Fred's Brim said...

take Dre out if his hand hurts

Fred's Brim said...

Pence is an awkward motherfucker

Fred's Brim said...

hoo
ray
yawn

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shitsucking jesus. I'd rather go back to the HOA meeting I just left; it was less painful than this game.

Fred's Brim said...

yay let's ruin Rubby now

Steve Sax said...

6-1! We're coming back, you assholes!!!

Dusty Baker said...

I need a foot Rubby.

Steve Sax said...

HOA meeting: higher fees, bad groundskeeping, electrical upgrades needed

Dodger Stadium: lower parking fees, pristine groundskeeping, but wifi upgrades needed

Paul said...

but you got that special kind of sadness
you got that tragic set of charms
that only comes from time spent in Los Angeles.

Dusty Baker said...

Did that throw ever even get to 2B?

Dusty Baker said...

Free Jerry Sands - and let him pitch!

Paul said...

I blame Stubbs for all this.

Paul said...

I am off all other forms social media. Can't stand the Giant fans right now.

Just us here, the antisocial media.

Dusty Baker said...

I there a time you CAN stand the Gnats fans, Paul?

Dusty Baker said...

145

Paul said...

I can stand them when I am pointing and laughing at them.

Fred's Brim said...

gnite all

Paul said...

A pessimist is a romantic who has had his heart broken too
many times. Or something like that. Either way we suck and just had our asses kicked in our own backyard. Fuckin sucks.

Paul said...

Fuck you Victorino.

Hideo Nomo said...

Maybe they just need the off day to get their heads right.

Paul said...

Jeff Kent was right. Mustaches rule.

Dusty Baker said...

SSPGT Up!