Saturday, August 04, 2012

Post-Game 108 Thread: "Cub-EEs" Give Dodgers Game

DODGERS 3, CUBS 1

The box score is going to show only one error for the Cubs, but the fact was that the Dodgers got two gifts tonight thanks to shoddy glovesmanship from the visiting Cubs. Joe Mather let Matt Kemp's fly ball go off his glove and over the wall in center, allowing the Dodgers to take a 2-1 lead in the fourth. And then Starlin Castro let a Hanley Ramirez grounder go right under his glove, scoring Shane Victorino (who had doubled, later advancing on an Andre Ethier FC) with two out in the eighth.

That was all she wrote thanks to a shutdown eighth from Ronald Belisario and a ninth from Kenley Jansen. Clayton Kershaw went seven and gave up one run with 7 Ks over 112 pitches. Dodgers remain a half-game back of San Francisco, who again beat the tar out of the Rockies in Denver; Arizona dropped to three games off the lead after being shut out in Philly.

14 comments:

MR.F said...

Thanks, Saxomophone.

Hideo Nomo said...

The best part of the Kemp HR highlight is the fan glove rising from behind the wall.

Paul said...

That was Juan Uribe.

Paul said...

Oh and we make Saturday party!!!

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: LOL. Though The only hope a fat guy like Uribe is going to get is through beer

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: totally agree with you btw on that highlight

Steve Sax said...

I just added quotes in the headline. I don't know if they really help or not. I was trying to get to the pronunciation of "Cubbies" like "Cubb-eeeeeees". But maybe that's how I should have written it. I don't know. I think I'm overthinking this. I won't be able to sleep now. Damn.

Orel said...

Just watched the video of the Kemp HR. Impossible to tell at the yard whether it went off Mather's glove or the top of the wall. I don't know how Vin called it without a replay.

Eugenio's Streak said...

I'll be taking Mrs. Eugenio & the ankle biter tomorrow, field level 47 in the shade. Hit me up for booze!

Steve Sax said...

Sweet! Sorry I will miss you ES! Safe driving

Spank Horst said...

^ Get a room

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Damn that Dark Knight movie was Ace!

Eugenio's Streak said...

Two Sundays in a row, road tripping to watch the Dodgers attempt to sweep a team! This time, I'm bringing the Ankle Biter, she is 2-0 this season!

Dusty Baker said...

(hits Streak up for booze)