Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Post-Game 106 Thread: Sweep, Swept, Weep, Wept

DIAMONDBACKS 4, DODGERS 0

So much for momentum. After an exhilarating weekend sweep in San Francisco, the Dodgers returned home and promptly got swept by the Diamondbacks, who outscored them 19-4 over three games. And right now those four runs feel like a miracle.

The Dodgers managed two hits off D'backs starter Patrick Corbin. Stephen Fife put up a valiant effort, but was pulled with one out in the fifth, having allowed two runs. The D'backs sealed the deal with Miguel Montero's two-run home run off new reliever Randy Choate.

For the record, Paul Goldschmidt went 8 for 12 with five RBIs over the series. The D'backs hit two homers in each game, overall two each by Goldschmidt, Montero and new acquisition Chris Johnson.

Shane Victorino made his debut in Dodger Blue, going 0 for 4 in the leadoff spot. So he fits right in!

Are the Diamondbacks really this good, or are the Dodgers really this bad? We'll find out this weekend, as the Cubs come into town after an off-day tomorrow. The D'backs, now 1.5 games behind the Dodgers, travel to Philadelphia next.

58 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

The weird part is, despite how bad we've been, we COULD enter play on Friday a half-game back.

Paul said...

The beauty of the NL West, when you are in a room full of 400lb ballerinas, you all of sudden don't look so bad in a tutu.

Hideo Nomo said...

Meaningless stat:

2012 Dodgers with Justin Sellers: 30-13

2012 Dodgers without Justin Sellers: 26-37

Could it really be that simple?










No. No, it couldn't.

Paul said...

How many homeruns has Andre hit since new contract?

Ñeeebs said...

Remember the sweep of the Giants? Neither do I! *jabs out his eyes with Dusty's toothpick*

Dusty Baker said...

You mean with my toothpick, or the SoSG reader DBT? Because the second would be really painful.

Spank Horst said...

Two fucking hits?! WTF?!!!!!!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fucksticks.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

And one of those hits was by the Fifester. Doh!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I could really use that day off tomorrow!

Blew Crew is killing me!

Eugenio's Streak said...

Poor Justin, literally breaks his back to help this team, loses his number....

Commercial Ron said...

JUSTIN SELLERS IS THE FUTURE OF THE RANCHO CUCAMONGA QUAKES!!

Orel said...

Mets score one in the first against Matt Cain.

Orel said...

Mets 2, Giants 0, top 2.

Spank Horst said...

i'm getting drunk

Spank Horst said...

Is that Joe Walsh partnering up with Misty May?

#woof

Orel said...

Frieri finally blows a save.

Steve Sax said...

2-0 LOLMets, B5

Orel said...

NYM 2, SF 1, end 6.

Orel said...

The Angels really don't want to win this game.

Orel said...

Schierholtz hit the GWHR for the Phillies?

Steve Sax said...

2-1, but mets threatening in top 7

Hideo Nomo said...

Failos.

Orel said...

At least the Dodgers didn't give us any hope that they would win today.

Orel said...

Indians DFA Derek Lowe.

Hideo Nomo said...

There's your starter, Ned!

(dodges tomatoes)

Orel said...

Scioscia a little too even-tempered right now.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 through 7. Mets have a man in first with none out, top 8

Hideo Nomo said...

Bases full of Mets, nobody out.

Steve Sax said...

Bases-loaded none out top of the eighth 2-1 mets

Hideo Nomo said...

Stupid Mets. Hensley can't find the zone! Don't swing!

Orel said...

"Hmmm, the pitcher has no control. That means the next pitch is going to be a fastball down the middle!"

Orel said...

Brad Penny in for the Giants.

Orel said...

These fuckin' Mets.

Steve Sax said...

Giants escape. Fuck

Orel said...

Dustin Nosler ‏@FeelinKindaBlue

RT @MinorLeagueBlog: #Mariners Leon Landry has hit a Home Run in his first game in the #Mariners organization at High-A High Desert.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 going to the ninth

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh no! A traded prospect did something!

Orel said...

Giants IBB the bases loaded, one out, top 9.

Orel said...

Shades of Trayvon Robinson?

Orel said...

Jason Bay swings at the first pitch, hits into a DP.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fucking Mets indeed.

Orel said...

I am so glad I'm not a Mets fan.

Orel said...

Will Hunter Pence have his Hanley Ramirez moment?

Orel said...

Pence backwards K on three pitches.

Orel said...

Giants lose!

Hideo Nomo said...

Woot! Thanks for picking up our slack, Mets!

Steve Sax said...

Giants lose.

Hunter Pence goes a Victorino-like 0-for-4

Orel said...

And our slacks! Because I'm not wearing pants.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: again?!

Franklin Stubbs said...

You assume he put them on again since the last time?

Steve Sax said...

Orel only wears jorts

Dusty Baker said...

Is this my not really understanding most Olympic events but still feeling compelled to judge the competitions thread?

Hideo Nomo said...

Saw a highlight of Lindblom's Phillies debut. So weird.

Dusty Baker said...

Who's feeling the hate, brothers?

Damn I need to watch some wrasslin'.

Steve Sax said...

I am feeling hungover

Alex said...

It was my birthday yesterday and I was contemplating doing the businessman special; I didn't.

Instead these assholes couldn't even save face on my birthday whilst I donned my new Brooklyn Dodgers fitted...

nobody said this shit was gonna be easy

#SACKDAFUGUP

Dusty Baker said...

(SACKSDAFUGUP)