Friday, September 07, 2012

Game 139 Thread: Sept 7 @ Giants, 7:15p

Epic battle by the Bay.

Josh Beckett (1-1, 2.92) vs. Tim Lincecum (8-14, 5.21)

So...where were we?

June 25-27: Giants sweep Dodgers.
July 27-29: Dodgers sweep Giants.
August 20-22: Giants sweep Dodgers.

If the pattern holds, we're due to go in and sweep this weekend. I'm all for that, as long as the pattern gets broken October 1-3.

As badly as we all want a sweep, though, the smart thing to do is stick to the cliche of "one game at a time." It's not a must-win, but yeah, it totally is.

To make things more depressing, this is the only game of the series that will be blessed with Vin's golden commentary, as the weekend games are national broadcasts. Hey Dodgers, how about you get him the win you owe him from Bobblehead Night?

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191 comments:

Eugenio's Streak said...

Swept
Sweep
Swept
Bleep!!!!

My prediction.

But remember, we are 3-2 for the month of September!!!

Orel said...

Cochito, Where Art Thou?

Orel said...

CHC 3, PIT 0, top 3
ATL 0, NYM 0, top 3

Fred's Brim said...

Comn fellas, let's get one tonight

Hideo Nomo said...

Os getting Yanked.

Orlando Zepeda said...

I'll wave from Sec. 124

Orel said...

Way to represent, OZ!

Orel said...

Cards delayed.

Orel said...

So are we robot or are we kaiju?

Orel said...

Brett Jackson of the Cubs just pulled a Kemp with the PNC outfield wall.

Orel said...

Lyons & Karros on the pre-game!

Hideo Nomo said...

And they're trying to out-blowhard each other.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wow, even the Yankees' Twitter account is douchey.

Orel said...

Here we go!

Hideo Nomo said...

Brian Wilson looks more Krampus-y than ever.

Orel said...

Barves win, Yankees win, Pitt losing

Orel said...

Questionable strike 3. Hope Beckett gets that call.

Orel said...

Full count to Vic.

Orel said...

Walk!

Orel said...

Well, we got a guy to second!

Hideo Nomo said...

Will someone PLEASE get Victorino some blue batting gloves? Christ.

NicJ said...

How many are we losing by?

Orel said...

All I want is a 1-2-3 inning here.

Orel said...

Nothing yet, Nic.

Orel said...

Thanks for swinging on a 3-1 pitch, Pa-gone!

Orel said...

Pop foul for out #2.

NicJ said...

Marco Scutaro has been like Luis Cruz on steroids.

(it's SF so maybe literally)

Orel said...

Wow, I heard Sandoval had gained some weight back, but he's HUGE.

Orel said...

1-2-3!

Orel said...

C'mon, Hanley.

Orel said...

HUGE!

Orel said...

Sandoval gobbles up Hanley's bouncer.

Orel said...

Lincecum throwing a lot of pitches, it seems.

Orel said...

Vin just said the opposition is hitting .917 against Lincecum on 3-1 counts.

Naturally, Ethier flies out.

NicJ said...

It's not that Sandoval has good range at 3rd, Sandoval has gained so much weight that he has his own gravitational pull.

Orel said...

Betcha Kennedy gets our first hit.

Orel said...

Nic: Strategy!

Orel said...

AK walks. I'll take it.

Orel said...

C'mon, A.J., clear the pitcher!

NicJ said...

Strike zone sucks tonight.

Orel said...

Pitchout with Kennedy on first?

Orel said...

Hit & run! A.J. singles! 1st & 3rd!

And, uh, Beckett at the plate.

NicJ said...

Wild pitch please.

Orel said...

Gotta look out for that Brad Belt.

Orel said...

Hanley sure seems to take a lot of steps after fielding a ball.

Orel said...

4-5-6!

Orel said...

Mellis single!

Orel said...

No DP, Victorino!

Orel said...

3-0 to Vic...

Orel said...

Walk! Two on, two out! I smell DP!

Orel said...

I mean no out!

Orel said...

C'mon, Adrian.

NicJ said...

Donnie should pull some gamesmanship out and tell the ump to make Timmy take his bracelet off.

Orel said...

Or to wash his hair.

NicJ said...

Despite what happens now I wish Donnie would move Adrian back to 4

Orel said...

The Scutaro trade works for us! Surefire DP becomes one out, men on 2nd & 3rd.

Steve Sax said...

I am terrified about this game

Orel said...

Matty swings and misses on the first pitch....

Orel said...

Just like that, 0-2 count.

Orel said...

Just a fly ball, Matty.

NicJ said...

This is going to be frustrating.

Steve Sax said...

We definitely need to change up the lineup

Orel said...

Sandoval drops the ball but still gets Kemp at first. What is it with the Giants defense?

1-0 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Goddamn, we can't fucking buy a run

Orel said...

Dodgers once again manage to turn a golden opportunity into copper.

NicJ said...

Steve Lyons is screaming for more bunting.

Orel said...

Ks Sanchez!

Orel said...

Crawford gets the Giants' first hit. Lincecum up, one out.

Orel said...

Lincecum does his job.

Orel said...

All tied up on a Pagan RBI.

NicJ said...

Seriously polar opposites of hitting.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fucketacocketa!

NicJ said...

Here we go.

Orel said...

Beckett in a spot of trouble here. 1st & 3rd, two out.

Orel said...

Man, Sandoval tagged it, but right at Hanley.

Orel said...

Giants really know how to get their hits in the right order!

Orel said...

Clear the pitcher, A.J.!

Orel said...

A.J. A.J.s!

Orel said...

Beckett homer right here.

Hideo Nomo said...

Men on with two outs and Beckett up.

ALL NIGHT LONG.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yup.

Orel said...

Lincecum at 69 pitches through four.

Hideo Nomo said...

Can it be SoSG Fest time now?

Orel said...

I'm sitting down to cancer. Is that bad?

Orel said...

0-2 to Posey...

Orel said...

Siddown, Buster!

Orel said...

Pence harmless fly ball to left. Two out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Buster Frozey.

Orel said...

1-2-3. Nice.

Orel said...

Beckett at 45 pitches through four.

Orel said...

Happy SoSG Fest Eve!

Orel said...

Mellis walks! How will we squander this?

Orel said...

Victorino hits into FC. Not great, but not a DP.

Hideo Nomo said...

Donnie keeps putting on the hit OR run.

Orel said...

SVSB

Orel said...

The sign means "hit and/or run."

Orel said...

Did Victorino just bump fists with Sandoval?

Orel said...

C'mon, Matty. Don't need a HR here. Just a nice, easy swing.

Orel said...

Matt Ks looking.

Hideo Nomo said...

When did we trade for 2010 Kemp?

NicJ said...

Dodgers with RISP: 0-7

Giants with RISP: 1-2

Orel said...

I know hitting is really hard, but don't you protect for a fastball down the middle of the plate in that situation?

Orel said...

Nancy Bea's at the game!

Hideo Nomo said...

NANCY BEEEEEEEAAAA!!!!

Orel said...

If this game is decided by who has more LOB, then WE'RE TOTALLY GOING TO WIN

Orel said...

Three Ks for Beckett.

Orel said...

Nice snag by AK. Two out, Lincecum out.

Orel said...

I'm afraid Beckett is in for a Kershawesque fate tonight.

Orel said...

C'mon Hanley.

Orel said...

Hanley hacking away.

Orel said...

Ks looking.

Alex said...

They know they're allowed to swing that wooden thing right?

Orel said...

But the rule is you want to avoid the leather-covered sphere, right?

Orel said...

If so, then WE ARE TOTALLY WINNING

Orel said...

Lincecum at 100 pitches and just seems to be finding his groove.

Orel said...

ADAM KENNEDY MOFOS!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I was in the middle of talking shit about Kennedy.

Alex said...

AK?!

Dusty Baker said...

Ice Cube is happy.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sit the fuck down, Frisco.

Orel said...

Oh sure, NOW everybody shows up.

Orel said...

"And up jumps the walk." —Vin

Ñeeebs said...

MSTI is laughing his ass off right about now.

Orel said...

Is Pagan going to celebrate every time he gets on base?

Orel said...

Angel Pagan is like the Francisco Rodriguez of hitters.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't usually do this, but:

Break your fucking leg, Pagan.

Orel said...

Great Pumpkin at the plate.

Orel said...

Two out, man on third.

Orel said...

Looks like Beckett is pitching around Posey here.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ground out, Underpants.

Orel said...

HunterPence Gnomes?

Orel said...

AK giveth, AK taketh away. Tie game.

Cliff Beefpile said...

FUCK YOU, KENNEDY!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Step one: Ground out meekly
Step two:
Step three: Profit

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

What do you have against Karina's dog?

Hideo Nomo said...

Lincecum's at a billion pitches and Victorino is bunting.

Asshole.

Orel said...

So we're back to bunting?

Orel said...

Lincecum is giving us more walks than the Pooch Pacers.

Orel said...

Matty's confidence is shot. How will he do here?

Orel said...

Anything but a DP here.

Orel said...

Lincecum walks a career-high seven...and might not get the loss.

Steve Sax said...

I honestly can't watch this.

Orel said...

Kemp broken-bat dribbler advances the runners. I guess that wasn't the worst thing that could have happened.

Dusty Baker said...

Matty has never been more out of sorts. He was doubting himself at the plate before he even grounded out weakly, based on his body language. Why isn't someone talking to him?

Orel said...

It's not like we have a "coach" who just covers "hitting."

Orel said...

This has walk-off loss written all over it.

Orel said...

Cochito!

Ñeeebs said...

This team is no fun to watch

Dusty Baker said...

AK is rubbing his own groin.

Maybe Sue Falsone can rub it for him.

Cliff Beefpile said...

This team is giving me ulcers.

Orel said...

Giants taking advantage of opportunities here. How unusual.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Pagan is more like Victorino than Victorino.

Orel said...

Burriss sac bunts. Victorino takes notes.

Dusty Baker said...

Looking to adopt some kittens so I can drown a sackful of them just to relieve some pressure.

Orel said...

IBB the bases loaded. We love it!

Orel said...

Scutaro 2-RBI double. Giants win, 4-2.

Orel said...

Why leave Beckett in?

Orel said...

And once again A.J. Ellis cannot hold on to the throw.

NicJ said...

Bright side, this is slightly better than the eventual walk off loss we would suffer.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty, out.

This means I'm going to start drinking earlier in the morning than I usually would. #WtchoutSoSGFestIII

Ñeeebs said...

Why waste a Saturday watching this shitty team?

NicJ said...

Beckett IBB bases loaded to get to to one of their hottest hitters.

Leave Beckett in to allow two runs.

Bring in League to IBB bases loaded again. THEN pitch to the next batter.

regaurdless the outcome there is just so much wrong with that strategy wise.

NicJ said...

Regardless*

Buzz Killington said...

What is wrong with Kemp? Maybe we should get him a psychologist. Or maybe we should show him his fuckin paycheck!

Orel said...

On the bright side, I've got the PGT all teed up!

Orel said...

It's obvious Kemp is playing hurt.

Orel said...

Oh good, Juan Rivera.

Orel said...

Is what Giants fans are saying.

Buzz Killington said...

Then kemp needs to sit. Grow some Donnie. We have plenty of ummmm options.

NicJ said...

Just padding our LOB stats.

Orel said...

Rivera singles! "What's this strange white thing under my foot? Oh, it's first base!"

Buzz Killington said...

Russ Martin 3-7 on a team with balls. Still batting under .200.

NicJ said...

A hurt Kemp is still better than Juan Rivera, IMHO.

Orel said...

Kemp should have sat Wednesday for a two-day rest. No way Donnie's going to keep him out of a series against the Giants.

NicJ said...

Wow, that was a ball.

Buzz Killington said...

Kemp still needs to sac up on the Charlie brown body language. He is suppose to be a leader. Juan Uribe seems more motivated....to eat.

Buzz Killington said...

Going to bed. This team sucks. Wake me when all the teams in the NL West win the pennant before them. Oh wait..

Orel said...

Hey, the Diamondbacks lost!

Cliff Beefpile said...

This team's just gutless. I can't watch anymore tonight. See you guys tomorrow.

Hideo Nomo said...

I has a really big sad that needs to be drowned in margaritas.

Orel said...

5-2 Giants.

We, most assuredly, do not got this.

Hideo Nomo said...

TEST PAGAN.

Orel said...

Who doesn't have a weakness for women named Jennifer?

Orel said...

Ha, Vin is already calling this a loss.

NicJ said...

Even if we win two out of three it only shaves one game off the Giants lead. Kinda needed a sweep.

Orel said...

"A litany of frustration for the Blue." —Vin

NicJ said...

@Orel. Brad Pitt?

Orel said...

You know who's happy about this loss? The owners of where SoSG Fest is going to be tomorrow. Because it just means we're drinking that much more!

Orel said...

Nice, Nic.

NicJ said...

At least we didn't leave anyone on.

Orel said...

PGTUP