Sunday, September 16, 2012

Game 147 Thread: Sept. 16 vs. Cards, 1p

"Mark! Cool-A-Coos are back!"

Stephen Fife (0-1, 2.16) vs. Adam Wainwright (13-13, 4.01).

At the very least the Dodgers have secured a series split with the Cardinals, but how unsatisfying would that be? Without a win today, the Dodgers would resume lingering in the Redbirds' exhaust. No, we're going to call today's game a must-win, as in their next two series the Dodgers play the first-place Nationals and the first-place Reds. The Cards? They get the Astros. And the Cubs. Then the Astros again.

No disrespect to Mr. Fife, but unfortunately not-Clayton Kershaw is taking the mound for the Dodgers today. Yet the Cardinals, suffering from their own special brand of NL Central ineptitude, are eminently beatable. We're ready to believe, Stephen!

72 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Victorino LF
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Cruz 3B
M Ellis 2B
Treanor C
Fife P

Dusty Baker said...

It should be noted that Fife tha di-dog is in tha house.

cc: Tribe

Dusty Baker said...

I had this crazy, drunken dream that we lost both Bills and Kershaw for the season during its most important time. Where did that come from?

Steve Sax said...

MEllis down. AJEllis out.

Dusty Baker said...

Hello? Is this thing on?

Dusty Baker said...

Young Mc going through some tough times:

"James McDonald has been removed from the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation.
McDonald has fallen off considerably since a strong first half. The 27-year-old right-hander has allowed 14 runs in his last three starts - a total of 12 innings pitched. He walked four batters and allowed four runs in just 3 2-3 innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday that McDonald would become available out of the bullpen around Tuesday. McDonald is 3-5 with a 7.08 ERA in the second half, after going 9-3 with a 2.37 ERA in the first half."

Dusty Baker said...

DRE DAY!

2-2 bishes

Hideo Nomo said...

This is unbad.

Dusty Baker said...

Wow I was still celebrating Ethier's blast and Kemp had already struck out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Kemp was so much better when he had two arms.

Dusty Baker said...

This is almost but not quite entirely unlike bad.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you and your stupid socks, Wainwright!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Still just that one homerun, eh Gonzo?

Dusty Baker said...

This is going to end in heartbreak, isn't it?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Strangely, I have a good feeling about this one, Dusty. It could also just be gas.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley's not helping.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Treanor homerun here, I'm calling it!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I fucking hate Dee Gordon.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dee has one job, and he's not doing it.

At least he slid head first, but dove about 15 feet from the bag.

Hideo Nomo said...

Abreu Ks, natch.

Cliff Beefpile said...

That was way high, Ethier.

Hideo Nomo said...

So hard to watch Kemp ABs now.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hanley walk-off here.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, he, uh, walked off the field.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wash yer face, Descalso!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wild pitch, bitch!

Steve Sax said...

Light GT here! It was hot a hell out there (yes, I confess I left early; kid in tow).

Steve Sax said...

Dear Shane Victorino,

You are horrible.

Signed, SoSG Sax

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, dammit, I wanna make party.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugh.

Hideo Nomo said...

Why couldn't Salas have done that to Kemp?

Orel said...

Hey, this isn't Trackside Live!

Steve Sax said...

I've got a bad feeling about Guerrier.

Orel said...

Strike-'em-out-throw-'em-out DP!

Orel said...

COL 11, SD 11, bot 9

Orel said...

Hey Adrian, this would be a good time to rewrite your narrative.

Orel said...

Never mind.

Orel said...

Hanley single!

Orel said...

At least we've flipped the lineup for the 12th.

Orel said...

The Giants lost, so if we win we can totally win the division!

Orel said...

#commentstreak

Orel said...

Limbo lessons for Mellis.

Orel said...

Mellis looking to end it!

Orel said...

ELYMANIA

Hideo Nomo said...

I have a bad feeling about this.

Orel said...

Ugh, Ely walks the first guy.

Orel said...

C'mon Ely, find the strike zone.

Orel said...

Hey, Russell Martin had a three-run HR today. Great.

Orel said...

Two out, man on second.

Dusty Baker said...

I was positive about this game up until this very moment.

Orel said...

Game over.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit!

Orel said...

I like how Prime Ticket can't get their on-screen graphics to work, so they superimpose a big WE'RE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ticker at the bottom of the screen.

Orel said...

This team is so ready for the post-season.

Orel said...

Thanks, Dodgers!

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers

Jon Jay, previously 1-for-17 in the series, rips an RBI double to give the #Cardinals a 3-2 lead (T-12).

Alex said...

Fuck it, hit Craig too

Orel said...

Might as well hit Holliday if you're going to take the loss, right?

Orel said...

Hanley's defense kills us again.

Orel said...

Ely walks in a run. 5-2 Cards.

Orel said...

WHY AM I STILL WATCHING

rbnlaw said...

Ely proving he ain't in Albuquerque any more.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck this, I'm switching to watch Faith Hill's legs on the SNF intro.

rbnlaw said...

Drinks.

Orel said...

I'm sure we'll score two here so we can lose by one.

Orel said...

Shredder walks! Victorino HR here gets us to within one. Then we can lose.

Steve Sax said...

I'm surprised Victorino only grounded into one out there, not the two he usually does.

Orel said...

There's a shocker.

Hideo Nomo said...

OK...NOW we're not making the postseason.

That was our shot. We go to DC, while the Cards get Houston at home.

Rest up, finish the season strong, and we'll reboot over the winter.

Orel said...

Rest Kemp?

Dusty Baker said...

Welcome to the "We'll get 'em next season" wagon, Gnomes!

Dusty Baker said...

White flag PGT up!