Monday, August 27, 2012

Game 129 Thread: August 27 @ Rockies, 5:40p

Will no one rid me of his turbulent chicken grease?
Josh Beckett (5-11, 5.23)* vs. Jeff Francis (4-4, 5.79)

Let's face it, Beckett was lousy with the Red Sox this year. Still, Angevin him a partial pass for his performance since it's not entirely his fault that Boston Canterbury the hatchet with him over his clubhouse antics and his disinclination to perform penance for their historic 2011 collapse.  After that, the rift was already too great to be bridged, it seems. When facing off against (de) Tracy's squad in Denver, let's hope that a change of circumstances restores him to being the pitching (de) Morville Josh instead of the the pompous (fitz)Urse Josh. 

A major factor in our favor tonight is that we're facing off against Francis again, who has a 6.65 ERA in August, and gave up 3 runs in only 4 innings the last time the Dodgers faced him. I'm not a (le) Breton man, but if I were, I'd be inclined to take the over on this one.

*American League numbers, but they still count, people.

259 comments:

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Paul said...

I miss Mike Davis.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mike Davis misses you.

Franklin Stubbs said...

What is with us and the rest of our division?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I miss Mike Venafro.

Paul said...

This wouldn't happen if we had signed more Cubans.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mike Venafro does not miss you.

Orel said...

CIN 2, ARI 1, top 4

Franklin Stubbs said...

Mike Kincade?

Franklin Stubbs said...

That was generous, but I'll take it.

Orel said...

SD 2, ATL 0, top 3
Cards won

Franklin Stubbs said...

If you guys don't score this inning, I'm donating the lot of you to science.

Orel said...

Rex Bros. in for the Rox.

Paul said...

I think my son is picking up on my dejected tone when I read him his bedtime stories these days.

Orel said...

Goodnight moon. Goodnight NL West.

Orel said...

Andre just got smoked there.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Shameful.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Cruz is not the best hitter on this team, in the real world.

Franklin Stubbs said...

We're gonna get shut out, aren't we?

Orel said...

And we lead off with the pitcher's spot next inning. Cue League?

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's it. What's it going to be, cosmetics testing or experimental human pharmaceutical trials?

Cliff Beefpile said...

So yeah, this isn't the Colorado trip I envisioned. As gross as that shit sandwich PGT was, another might be in order.

Franklin Stubbs said...

NOW SCORE, ASSHOLES!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Punto? Really?

Franklin Stubbs said...

Urge to kill: rising.

Orel said...

Let's find new and exciting ways to strand Victorino at third!

Franklin Stubbs said...

THANK YOU, person that doesn't make outs.

Franklin Stubbs said...

If he's actually hurt, we're pretty screwed.

Paul said...

It is crunch time. Playoff teams rise up.

Paul said...

I'll take it!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'll take that.

Franklin Stubbs said...

DAMMIT!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Right in the cheek! Rally time!

MR.F said...

COME ON KEMP AGON HANRAM DRE

Franklin Stubbs said...

DO IT!

Paul said...

Holy fuckin shit balls crap dammit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

*psychotic break*

Cliff Beefpile said...

FUCK YOU, COLORADO!

Franklin Stubbs said...

We're done.

Paul said...

Giants play the Astros next. This should be a great week.

Franklin Stubbs said...

You've got to be kidding me.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yes, hits for all of you purple bastards. Go crazy.

*Punches self*

Paul said...

And i will be doing something else now.

NicJ said...

Losing 4-0, Losing 3-0, same difference.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Paging Mr. Killington. Mr. Buzz Killington. Please pick up a courtesy phone.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@NicJ

Except that we'll score 3 in the top of the 9th instead of just 2.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's all for me. I hereby ban myself from authoring further Game Threads this week.

Orel said...

This is embarrassing.

Orel said...

Yay! Kemp probably broke his wrist on that play!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I hate.

Hideo Nomo said...

Balls.

(bawls)

NicJ said...

Brandon League was the best Dodger tonight.

Think about that.

Hideo Nomo said...

Do I have to?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, for once, the gym seems preferable to watching the game. That's all for me.

Orel said...

Strike-three WP to Gonzo leads to another run.

NicJ said...

Obviously this is Bobby Valentine's fault.

Orel said...

Rosasio 2-run HR. 10-0 Rox.

Hideo Nomo said...

NO LEAD IS SAFE IN COORS.

EXCEPT THIS ONE.

Orel said...

Ethier with the two-out walk! Cue 11-run comeback!

Orel said...

PGTUP

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