Sunday, September 09, 2012

Game 141 Thread: Sept. 9 @ Giants, 5p

SoSG Fest III: The Aftermath Edition


I'm frankly shocked that anyone had the wherewithal to post a game thread given the mayhem that ensued at yesterday's SoSG Fest. Many of us in attendance yesterday likely woke up and said, "Wait, the Dodgers actually won a game?" For the record, the Dodgers are now 2-1 on SoSG Fest days. Pictures - at least those that are suitable for publication - to follow.

Clayton Kershaw (12-8, 2.79 ERA) Joe Blanton (9-12, 4.92 ERA) vs. Barry Zito (10-8, 4.51 ERA)

Today we take on the Pumpkins in the rubber match of the weekend series, but more importantly, it's an opportunity to make up more ground on the Hated Ones. We currently stand 4.5 games out of first, and half a game out of the wild card. Every game feels like a playoff game, and is, really. Put your seat belts on, kids, because this going to be a bumpy ride the rest of the season.

One more note for the file: overwhelming consensus based on a decidedly unscientific poll at yesterday's SoSG Fest said the Dodgers would NOT make the playoffs. Nomo was the only Son to think that we would. Pessimism - or realism? cc: Karina

UPDATE: Kershaw is a late scratch with what is initially being reported as a hip issue. (cries)

MORE CONCRETE INFO RE KERSHAW, per Ken Gurnick: "Kershaw has a sore hip that received a cortisone injection Saturday. He might start Tuesday. Joe Blanton was told Saturday he might start."

Image: Ripped from this guy

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Greg Zakwin said...

Kershaw scratched, Blanton in.

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT?

Hideo Nomo said...

Also, Brewers just tied the Cards with 2 out in the 9th.

Steve Sax said...

I also said we'd make the playoffs, too

Dusty Baker said...

That's terrible news you bring, KK!

Dusty Baker said...

You did, Sax? Hmmm, I misremembered. I know Nomo did, but I chalked it up to his wanting to be different than the rest of the crowd. I chalk your positivity to your drunkenness, then.

Hideo Nomo said...

Sax was the one taking the poll, I think. When I said yes, he said "YEEAAH!" That counts.

Hideo Nomo said...

Different from the crowd? Hell no. I think we are making the playoffs.

Today's news isn't helping my cause, though.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

I meant different from everyone else in the room (excepting a drunken Sax), who was saying "Whatchu talkin' 'bout are you cray?"

Dusty Baker said...

Per Gurnick"

"Kershaw has a sore hip that received a cortisone injection Saturday. He might start Tuesday. Joe Blanton was told Saturday he might start."

Dusty Baker said...

GT updated with disturbing Kershaw news.

Thanks to Nic and KempKershaw for the heads up

Fred's Brim said...

this season is so stupid. I really hope there is a nice payoff for all of this horseshit but something tells me there is at least one more nutshot to come.

Fred's Brim said...

So who won the Most Drunk Award? Was it Sax or did Orel earn it with his table-tackling?

Dusty Baker said...

"this season is so stupid."

That's some excellent analysis, FB. Just can't get that from the mainstream sports media.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm thinking Stubbs and I were pretty damn near as to' up as anyone else.

Nomo ended the day with a giant Cadillac, so he was my hero. ALthough I turned around and did the same thing, along with the Jamesons and then Centenario tequila.

Fred's Brim said...

They just don't have the guts to say it. You can't take stances like that without risking advertising dollars and alienating long-time readers or viewers

Dusty Baker said...

M Ellis 2B
Victorino CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Cruz 3B
Ethier RF
Rivera LF
AJ Ellis C
Blanton P

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ouch. On so many levels.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Also, I remember someone taking a picture of my crotch, but not precisely why.

(Other than the obvious)

Fred's Brim said...

Cruz in front of Ethier?
Not that Donnie goes by statistics, but is there any real value to switching righties and lefties in the lineup? It reduces the value of the other team's LOOGY but past that?

Orel said...

Whatever momentum we had going into today: stopped dead by the Kershaw news. Wonder if it's related to his Planters fasciitis?

Fred's Brim said...

@Stubbs - will that pic be used for a future puzzle?

Dusty Baker said...

If someone has that pic, we'll post it!

Orel said...

Cards, Braves win. Bucs lose.

Yankees crush the O's.

Orel said...

If Kershaw misses more than this start, I am ready to declare the season over.

Orel said...

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE

Franklin Stubbs said...

It was Double D, if I'm not mistaken

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, Double D took a pic of Stubbs' crotch?

DelinO, if you read this blog, please send a pic of the aforementioned.

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty: I've reposted your request over on the Coco B Ware blogs. That should get a quick response

Dusty Baker said...

More on CK, per David Vass(however you spell his name):

"Kershaw started to feel discomfort in his right hip on Friday. MRI yesterday showed inflammation and he will be on anti inflammatory"

karina said...

epale everyone!

Dusty, that's pessimism. They'll make the playoffs in a BUMPY ride.

and since it will be a "I told you so" situation, YOU GUYS will take me to first postseason game at Dodger Stadium.







just kidding :)

Dusty Baker said...

@K

Ok, you're on.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, assuming you were the last man standing at SoSG Fest III, did you make sure Neeebs wasn't still asleep under the prize table?

Steve Sax said...

DelinO: The Crotchshot Collector?!

Dusty Baker said...

The Bone(er) Collector?

Dusty Baker said...

Good fake Ned Colletti tweet:

"#Dodgers already down 1-0 after Joe Blanton gives up a home run while warming up in the bullpen. "

Fred's Brim said...

just 1-0? I'll take it

Hideo Nomo said...

At least it wasn't the first inning.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh that's cute. They gave out little orange rally towels to Gnats fans for tonight's game.

Spank Horst said...

Fuck The Gnats!

Steve Sax said...

Just when I was going to say how hard it must be to see the ball with these shadows... mEllis with a leadoff double!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Yes, fuck them!

Steve Sax said...

Victorino already 0-2, what a surprise

Franklin Stubbs said...

How will we squander the lead-off double?

Steve Sax said...

Victorino royally sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

SoSG posts from the past:

Oct. 23, 2006

"Resign Nomar?
Ok, Nomar's contract is up. Had a great first half of the season, but the injury bug continued to hamper him after the All-Star break. Of course, he did come up with some HUGE hits down the stretch (which by the way is what he needs to do more of in the off season - stretch, man, stretch!). Is Loney a good enough replacement? Or do we go after Soriano for 2nd base, and switch Kent to 1st?" - SoSG AC

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino is already 0-2 and he's only been up to bat once.

Alex Cora said...

Shane with the Elvis sunglasses

Steve Sax said...

Yep, we are gonna strand Ellis.

NicJ said...

It's really frustrating that we have been facing soft tossing lefties for about three weeks straight and still haven't made any adjustments.

Alex Cora said...

Wow I said that? Was that after a drunken sosg fest?

Dusty Baker said...

Somewhere out there, Vin is talking about the shadows.

Steve Sax said...

Lots of empty seats there in at&t park

Dusty Baker said...

@AC

"Is Loney a good enough replacement?"

No.

Steve Sax said...

AC, we missed you at the Fest

Dusty Baker said...

I want to T-bone Zito.

Steve Sax said...

Giants fans standing O for Zito getting out of the first.

Ah, sure.

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's how!

Spank Horst said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Alex Cora said...

Is Adrian Gonzalez a good enough replacement for Loney? Hehehe

NicJ said...

That was in no way expected.

Alex Cora said...

Missed you guys too. But had to do the "work" fest. Definitely not as fun.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah we really missed you, AC. Next time, blow off work man.

Dusty Baker said...

As Neeebs pointed out yesterday, how can a man be named "Angel" and "Pagan"? He's a walking oxymoron.

And a moron.

QuadSevens said...

If Pagan runs, I want an Ellis to Ellis gun down!

Hideo Nomo said...

TEST PAGAN.

QuadSevens said...

Dammit!

Alex Cora said...

Ellis to Ellis misfire

Dusty Baker said...

@4x7

Sorry, man. Wasn't going to happen.

QuadSevens said...

It was a little bit of wishful thinking.

Dusty Baker said...

In fact, that was just a terrible throw to MEllis. Slow, and on the wrong side of the base.

Dusty Baker said...

Blanton looks downright thin when he's in the same camera frame as Panda.

Hideo Nomo said...

Pubes DP here.

QuadSevens said...

Sit down Oyster Pubes!!

Hideo Nomo said...

BWAH. I'll take that.

Dusty Baker said...

Sitdown, Pubes!

Alex Cora said...

Screw this...

Fred's Brim said...

god damn

Hideo Nomo said...

"At a time of year when others in his position are wearing down, [Posey]'s getting stronger."

HMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Hideo Nomo said...

Also, fuck.

QuadSevens said...

We play better when we're losing, right?

Franklin Stubbs said...

*le sigh*

Fred's Brim said...

Blanton gets the hard out but can't get fucking Pence, who hasn't had a good swing since June

Fred's Brim said...

@Quad - I think the correct phrase is "we play a lot when we're losing"

Hideo Nomo said...

We lose a lot when we play.

Dusty Baker said...

Great point, Orel (the commentator, not the Son): The Dodgers would rather have Kershaw on the mound today.

QuadSevens said...

You're right FB.

Hideo Nomo said...

30 pitches.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to go back to the (undisclosed location where SoSG Fest III: The Search for Runs was held) and see if there is any leftover blue margaritas to help me through this one.

Fred's Brim said...

Blanton is worthless

Dusty Baker said...

Ellis to the mound to remind Blanton how much he sucks.

Fred's Brim said...

I remember the talk about Blanton when he came over was that he was a changed pitcher because he was throwing nothing but strikes and didn't walk anyone

Fred's Brim said...

fuck you, spaz

Fred's Brim said...

let's score on this asshole

Hideo Nomo said...

Did Belt catch that with his face?

Hideo Nomo said...

SHADOWS SHADOWS SHADOWS SHADOWS
SHADOWS SHADOWS SHADOWS SHADOWS
SHADOWS SHADOWS SHADOWS SHADOWS

Dusty Baker said...

Dre got lucky - that last pitch was on inside of plate but called a ball.

Then he pops out.

NicJ said...

Neither pitcher is throwing many strikes. Zito seems to be getting outs though, strange.

NicJ said...

@FB, (Blanton) I think he was throwing more strikes with the Phillies because Ruiz was his catcher. I know if I had a ball I would be throwing it at Ruiz's face all day.

Fred's Brim said...

CHEATERRRRRS!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

Great call, Nic!

Dusty Baker said...

Nice catch, A Gon!

Loney who?

Hideo Nomo said...

Much better inning.

QuadSevens said...

Nice grab AGon.

Dusty Baker said...

I vote for throwing at people's face, too.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe was told Saturday that he might be totally obese.

Fred's Brim said...

Good hustle, Joe

Dusty Baker said...

My god the Red Sox suck.

Fred's Brim said...

good pro

Hideo Nomo said...

I mentioned this to Dusty yesterday, but when you're drunk, the restrooms at yesterday's undisclosed location are as difficult to navigate as one of Stubbs' PCS puzzles.

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

The beauty of going there all the time is that I can navigate the bathroom easily even when I'm blind drunk.

But yeah, the upside down light switch throws people for a loop.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's get something done, A Gon!

Dusty Baker said...

Put those ugly-ass towels down!

karina said...

yep, inning done :(

Fred's Brim said...

fuck the Jets

Spank Horst said...

Nice try,Kung Fu Puto.

Steve Sax said...

PabloSandoval trying to steal. That's rich.

Dusty Baker said...

Even AJEllis gunned you down, KFP. That's embarrassing.

Dusty Baker said...

What is this biased sappy-ass pro-SF ad they're running?

Fuck you ESPN!

ps- Please run a biased sappy-ass pro-LA ad.

Spank Horst said...

Let's get some runs DAMMIT!

Dusty Baker said...

Our team just looks like it doesn't have any energy, just lifeless.

Spank Horst said...

Come on ice cream.

Fred's Brim said...

We swing too much against this bum

Fred's Brim said...

Is Dave Hansen still our hitting coach?

Fred's Brim said...

Are the NFL replacement refs umping this game?

Dusty Baker said...

We should swing AT this bum.

Spank Horst said...

We are going to score a grip of runs this inning.






(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

One of my biggest pet peeves on earth: During SF vs LA games when the announcers tell the viewers that the crowd is chanting "Beat LA!". To me, it's even more annoying than the chant itself.

And I know Vin does this, but I try to refrain from criticizing him over it.

Orel said...

If Blanton can pitch a few more scoreless innings, we'll only have the bats to blame.

Orel said...

Do the Giants have any significant injuries right now?

Fred's Brim said...

Does anybody here use OpenOffice?

Orel said...

Mickey Hatcher signaling ball four with gusto!

Orel said...

No, but I use OpenTable.

QuadSevens said...

Apparently Rivera can't count to four.

Orel said...

(Useless comment of the night.)

Orel said...

Sandoval getting a tad lazy.

Orel said...

At least we clear Blanton here.

Orel said...

Remember when Barry Bonds cleared for pitchers?

Fred's Brim said...

good job, Joe

Orel said...

There was only one out? Damn.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I used it up until a couple of years ago, but not much at all any more since I got free Office through work.

Fred's Brim said...

BORING!

Orel said...

We get all our hits in the wrong order.

Fred's Brim said...

@DB - thanks. At home, I just need basic Word and Excel functionality. Am I right to assume that OpenOffice can do that and isn't too different from MS Office? I think I need an actual application rather than GoogleDocs

Dusty Baker said...

The Zitogasm continues with ESPN announcers.

Spank Horst said...

I'm ready to kick little furry animals.

Fred's Brim said...

why can't we do that?

Hideo Nomo said...

TEST PAGAN.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Right on the money, FB. And you can convert and save between OpenOffice format and Word or Excel formats.

I like Google Docs ok for collaborative/sharing type things but for day to day word processing type stuff, it's more comfortable to use a stand-alone program.

Fred's Brim said...

@Spank - like Blanton's chin?

Spank Horst said...

Nice fucking throw there,Dre. You rock.

Dusty Baker said...

(punches wall)

(drowns a sackful of kittens)

Fred's Brim said...

cool - thanks, DB!

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for drowning kittens, I assume you meant, FB.

No problem!

Fred's Brim said...

yeah - way too many kittens out there

Fred's Brim said...

I bet the Giants sign Victorino in the offseason just to make him more annoying

Dusty Baker said...

Rain in LA, with a lot of humidity. Weird. Cue some idiot claiming it's earthquake weather.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley takes so many called strike 3s

Dusty Baker said...

HanRam looking at a LOT of strike 3s lately. Gotta swing to hit, man.

Spank Horst said...

Fuck.

*kicks Blanton's chin*

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Fred's Brim said...

And they aren't always some tricky backdoor thing. They are mostly right in there. It's like he decides way before the pitch that he's not gonna swing

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, FB.

Steve Sax said...

Stubbs and I use GoogleDocs for puzzle collaborations.

Steve Sax said...

The fact that we have to scratch and claw for runs is absurd.

Fred's Brim said...

what a shitty sports day

Dusty Baker said...

Pubes. Why did it have to be Pubes.

Spank Horst said...

MOTHERFUCKINGSHIT!

Fred's Brim said...

It had been a while since he gave up a homer

Fred's Brim said...

what a shitty sports year

NicJ said...

Why can't our long at bats en in HRs rather than strikeouts looking?

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax - I wish we had the ability to scratch and claw for runs

NicJ said...

Actually been a pretty good sports year for me. The Dodgers are sucking but that wasn't unexpected.

Orel said...

Buster Olney ‏@Buster_ESPN

That's the first home run for Posey since Aug. 11... He keeps gaining momentum in the MVP race...

Orel said...

Two-run deficit felt like we had a chance. Four runs is insurmountable.

NicJ said...

I'm all for Buster winning MVP if it means he gets a 50 game PED suspension next year.

Orel said...

Way to interfere, knowledgeable Giants fan!

Fred's Brim said...

McClatchy High, brah!

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic, he'll just hire Braun's lawyer

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid

Hideo Nomo said...

“@Buster_ESPN: That's the first home run for Posey since Aug. 11... He keeps gaining momentum in the MVP race...”

Yes, I can see how a solo shot after a 4-week drought, when your team is already up 3-0, can be quite valuable.

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT

Fred's Brim said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fred's Brim said...

This Verizon commercial can eat a dick

Fred's Brim said...

So can this fake-ass Winehouse

Orel said...

Buster Olney ‏@Buster_ESPN

One Giant leaned over and said, "Man, how good of a hitter is [Posey] to take a bunch of funky swings like that -- and then hit it over CF?"

Fred's Brim said...

3 hits

Orel said...

I'm just trolling myself now.

Orel said...

Spoiler for Juan Rivera: It's going to be a curve ball!

NicJ said...

The Gint fans and the Dodger batters both think that everything that Zito throws is a strike tonight.

Orel said...

Nice pick by Crawford.

Hideo Nomo said...

We are masters of the fielder's choice force-out.

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk, AJ

Dusty Baker said...

Terribly pessimistic PGT drafted and ready to go.

Orel said...

We are masters of SUCKING

Fred's Brim said...

should have rung him up - i would have

Orel said...

Great job, Zito! Go fuck yourself!

Fred's Brim said...

And you know the Snakes will score 9 off him next time out

Dusty Baker said...

I'm too surly even to be surly.

Fred's Brim said...

Fuck your Journey AllState ad

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