Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Game 148 Thread: Sept. 19 vs. Nats, 1p

Garth Brooks sends coded message from back in time to express his disdain for the Dodgers' Noffense

Game 1: Aaron Harang (9-9, 3.79 ERA) vs. Jordan Zimmerman (10-8, 3.01 ERA)

Today the Dodgers take their unanswered prayers on the road against, well, the best team in baseball. Our boys a team decimated by pitching injuries and woes, and injuries and woes besetting the Noffense as well - victims of the game. It's the same old story. That doesn't leave much room for error. What more could go wrong - the team bus takes a wrong turn and we miss game time?

Many of us were hoping that the Nats would be comfortably ahead in their division and take this opportunity to coast a little bit and set up for their playoffs run. However, a three-game sweep at the hands of the division rival Barves took care of that ruse. Now the Nats will be looking to preserve their 5-game lead at all costs. On the plus side, at least we won't face Strasburg. On the down side, we don't have our number one starter, either. Perhaps a trip back east will provide the Noffense with a new way to fly.

There is also word of very threatening weather in the DC area. There is a tornado watch in effect and the tarp is on the field. The thunder rolls.

UPDATE 4:39p (Sax): Game is called, doubleheader tomorrow starting at 1p.
And since SoSG is there for the fans, here's some suggestions on what to watch instead, during the rest of this three-hour time block:
  • 4:30p: Judge Judy (CBS): A defendant is sued by her mother for car payments. Sort of like what we should be doing to Jason Schmidt.
  • 5p: King of Queens (r) (KCOP): Doug inherits his shift supervisor's job after an untimely death! Sort of like how Luis Cruz took over for Juan Uribe, except for the death part.
  • 5:30p: Family Guy (r) (KTLA): Peter runs up a tab at the local pharmacy. Sort of like Melky Cabrera.
  • 6p: The Rifleman (r) (KVME): A desperate, mute man steals from the stagecoach. Sort of like the story of Shane Victorino's Dodgers career (so far).
  • 6:30p: How I Met Your Mother (r) (KCOP): Ted emulates Barney and lives like there is no tomorrow. Sort of like an update on Frank McCourt: where is he now?
UPDATE II (Dusty): Do Over! We'll play two today instead. Two Of A Kind Workin' On A Full House, if you will.

Game II: Josh Beckett (6-13, 4.94) vs. John Lannan (3-0, 2.41)

The second game is set to start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the first or at 4:05p, whichever is later.

This will serve as the official (accept no substitutes!) Game Thread of both games. So blow off work and settle in, folks.

UPDATE III (Dusty): Nomo just posted a new GT. So, this one will just fade into the cruel, forgotten annals of time and space. The recommendation is still to blow off work and settle in.

17 comments:

Ñeeebs said...

I'm pretty sure that the SOSG also have Friends in Low Places.

"Cause I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I've got friends in low places."

QuadSevens said...

The Assassins Bar is our Low Places.

Hideo Nomo said...

With Harang going tonight and Beckett tomorrow, we'll have to wait until Thursday to see if Chris gains a win.

Hideo Nomo said...

Game's off. Doubleheader at 1pm our time tomorrow.

Hideo Nomo said...

So, uh, what should we talk about? Fall TV? What looks good?

Dusty Baker said...

Dagnabit.

QuadSevens said...

Looking forward to Castle being back on.

Hideo Nomo said...

Revolution was OK. Not sure if I'll stick with it, though.

QuadSevens said...

Saw some commercials for that one and could never get past the reason for people using crossbows and swords instead of guns.

Steve Sax said...

Victorino isn't a friend, but he's definitely in a low place.

Steve Sax said...

Game called: Post updated with new diversions.

Dusty Baker said...

I really thought you'd go for a Neeebs' mom joke form"How I Met Your Mother".

Steve Sax said...

That would violate Rules of Engagement

Steve Sax said...

STL up 1-0 on Houston in the fifth

Hideo Nomo said...

3-0 STL.

See, we CAN lose when we don't play.

Dusty Baker said...

My god Timmeh needs to wash his freaking greasy-ass hair.

Hideo Nomo said...

Everyone has to comment twice!