Sunday, September 23, 2012

Game 153 Thread: Sept 23 @ Reds, 5p

The Dodgers appear to be the gentleman on the right.

Aaron "Not Kershaw" Harang (9-10, 3.80) Clayton Kershaw (12-9, 2.70) vs. Homer Bailey (12-9, 3.82).

There's celebrations going on in Cincinnati, but not for the Dodgers, who are throwing in the towel by sending in Harang on three days' rest (his prior three starts on three days' rest have resulted in a 5.50 ERA).

Clayton Kershaw is indefinite with a sore hip. Shane Victorino is hurt with a sore wrist. Matt Kemp is still ailing from a sore shoulder, and A.J. Ellis is pretty fatigued. And Juan Uribe is fat.

So I'm not expecting we'll take the rubber game tonight here in Cincy. Let's just get ready for a day off before we get smoked in San Diego.

130 comments:

Orel said...

Looks like Kershaw is pitching.

Orel said...

PLAYOFFS!

Hideo Nomo said...

Kershaw also better bring his big bat.

Orel said...

MIL and STL winning.

Orel said...

And the Reds will be trotting out their AAA lineup. For extra humiliation when we lose.

Steve Sax said...

Cards up 6-3, B9. Cubs have a man on third with two out.

Pirates and Brewers both won.

Cubs lose, called strike three. cards win.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Santana had a 2R HR and a 3R HR today *cries*

Orel said...

Remember when they used to give away the car?

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Hideo Nomo said...

You have one year to be a big shot, then NOTHING.

Sounds familiar.

Paul said...

3P0 says the probability of the Dodgers making the playoffs is approximately 3720 to 1!

Steve Sax said...

Playoffs!

Steve Sax said...

PLAYOFFS!

Hideo Nomo said...

@Paul: Odds?

Hideo Nomo said...

Mellis 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Cruz 3
Herrera LF
AJellis C
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

Look for Matt's shoulder to fly off, Clay's hip to collapse, and AJ to die of exhaustion...all in one game!

Steve Sax said...

And Harang will come in in the second and give up eight runs in that frame

Hideo Nomo said...

Go out in a blaze of awfulness!

Spank Horst said...

Pennant race baseball. Gotta love it.





(cries)

Orel said...

The bats pick up right where they left off.

Orel said...

Matty chasing low and away again.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fucking Batman knockoff.

Orel said...

Clayton HBP to start off. This is gonna go great!

Hideo Nomo said...

Pull him!

Hideo Nomo said...

Pull him!

Orel said...

Two on, one out. This is going great!

Orel said...

PLAYOFFS!

Hideo Nomo said...

DOWN GOES FRAZIER!

Orel said...

You've been waiting forever to use that, haven't you?

Hideo Nomo said...

Nice work, Hanley.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yup.

Orel said...

Rojo Ardiendo

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Did someone say Batman?

Hideo Nomo said...

That was a looooonnnnng scoreless inning.

Pull him!

Orel said...

20 pitches for Kershaw in the 1st.

Hideo Nomo said...

Yes, Marla. Homer Bailey looks like your god/boyfriend.

Orel said...

NUMBER TWO!

Spank Horst said...

Finally a homerun from Gonzo

Orel said...

That might have been out at DS.

Orel said...

Siddown, Stubbs!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Do not take the lord's name in vain!

Orel said...

Betcha Clayton gets a hit here.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dre homer here.

Hideo Nomo said...

I walked out of the room and came back to a commercial break. That means Dre homered and chased Bailey, right?

rbnlaw said...

PLAYOFFS MUTHAFUCKAS!

Or not. Now back to this one.

Orel said...

Clayton's struggling.

Orel said...

Ha ha, rbn keeping his word!

Orel said...

Tie game, dammit.

rbnlaw said...

Who's the god that got blasphemed?
Meanwhile, the kid is in trouble.

PLAYOFFS. . .

Hideo Nomo said...

@rbn: I blasphemed Batman.

To be fair, Joel Schumacher beat me to it.

Orel said...

Bases loaded, two out. Time to get gritty, Clayton!

Orel said...

No, Tito, I won't be giving Homer Bailey any credit.

Orel said...

SIDDOWN VOTOOT

Orel said...

I hope we don't demoralize the Reds so much that they tank against the Giants.

Orel said...

How many damn mascots can one team have?

Orel said...

Clayton back for the 5th? Don't agree with this.

Orel said...

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez

Kershaw's warmup pitch sailed high over the catcher's head.

Orel said...

Kershaw claws and scratches through five. What a bad motherfucker.

Orel said...

YES

Dylan Hernandez ‏@dylanohernandez

Looks like Juan Uribe will pinch hit for Clayton Kershaw.

Orel said...

What the hell is Uribe doing on first?

Orel said...

If it's not a homer at GAB, it's not a homer. Sorry, Andre.

Orel said...

If I knew anything about baseball, I'm sure my comments would be more interesting.

Orel said...

OH YEAAHH!

Orel said...

Hanley got his uniform dirty! Nice dive!

Orel said...

Didn't you hear, DKA? Those aren't bills, just donations. Pay as little as you want.

Orel said...

Tolleson 1-2-3. Good job.

Orel said...

I know as little about finances as I do about baseball.

Orel said...

I'm still looking forward to my first Cool-A-Coo (in a couple of decades).

Dusty Baker said...

A Gon!
A Gon!

Orel said...

A-GONAGAIN!

Orel said...

Great, Hanley's hurt.

Orel said...

Really, DKA? What are you doing at a baseball blog? Not that we don't love having you here.

Orel said...

Hanley single!

Orel said...

Dee in for Hanley.

Orel said...

Dee looks like half a Uribe.

Orel said...

Cruz singles! What the hell is going on here?

Orel said...

I'm guessing you're a baseball widow/er.

Orel said...

Puzzle nut? But you haven't been doing the PCS puzzles.

Orel said...

DKA is Magic Johnson!

Orel said...

"The bunt is always in play." Tito's done his homework.

Orel said...

Just don't use improper commas around here and you'll be fine.

Orel said...

Wow, that was weird. A.J. bunts and Dee doesn't go. Then Dee scores and Luis takes third.

Dusty Baker said...

The erroneous apostrophes really do people in.

Orel said...

(after Bailey throws to first)

Orel said...

Abreu again?

Orel said...

Oh wait, I'm confusing him with that other useless sack of shit.

Orel said...

Abreu walks! We knocked Homer out! Just like Drederick Tatum!

karina said...

epale everyone!

Orel, Abreu is not a sack of excrement :(

karina said...

we are winning!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! You joining us for the softball tournament?

Hideo Nomo said...

MELLLLLLLLIISSSSSSS

Orel said...

Mellis double! 4-1 Dodgers!

karina said...

yep! I forgot to register!

Orel said...

Ethier RBI on a dribbler. Whatever it takes. 5-1 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

Loving this game tonight.

And loving that K is commenting in Pacific time.

Orel said...

Softball Tournament payment and registration

karina said...

wow! they have scored five runs...SO FAR

Orel said...

Also looking forward to your thoughts on Dodger Stadium, Karina!

Steve Sax said...

Four-run eruption!

PLAYOFFS!

Orel said...

Hmmm, Karina shows up, DKA disappears. Are they the same person?

karina said...

on Saturday, Orel :)

@Dusty that's funny because i'm still functioning on Venezuela time, for example, this afternoon I was around Koreatown at a Venezuelan restaurant and I thought "It's 4:15 pm, still time for the game"

Orel said...

Don't forget the SoSG beer fund!

Orel said...

Jansen leadoff walk.

Orel said...

I thought Beli was a cokehead.

Orel said...

Hey, let's not rush to judgment. Beli is perfectly capable of being addicted to alcohol and cocaine.

Steve Sax said...

3Ks in the seventh for Kenley!

Orel said...

K = strikeout, also stands for "Kool" in "Kool-Aid"

Steve Sax said...

Lots of empty seats at the Great American Ballpark there. At least, on GameDay

karina said...

GOOOOOSH don't throw the game away!

Orel said...

Dee pulls a Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Quit giving them extra outs, Dee

Orel said...

A-Gon didn't even try to stretch for the ball.

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: Hey, now.

Orel said...

An original-flavor Sax!

Orel said...

Dee & Beli combining to give this one back?

Hideo Nomo said...

Ruh roh.

Orel said...

SIDDOWN, STUBBS

Orel said...

Didi Conn at short for the Reds?

Hideo Nomo said...

We have Dee Gordon. They have Didi Gregorious.

Steve Sax said...

I'm pretty over Dee Gordon.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis doubles!

Fuck you, 0-for-30 streak!

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, make that 0-for-28

Orel said...

Ajellis double! This team's offense explodes, like, once a week.

Orel said...

I don't like this Phipps fellow.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hell of a throw by Phipps.

Steve Sax said...

So much for that double. Way to go, Juan!

Orel said...

One more out.

Orel said...

Reds bring the tying run to the plate.

Orel said...

Nice try, Dee!

Orel said...

PGTUP

rbnlaw said...

Sorry boys and girl. I was grilling some fine food.

On to the MFPGT PLAYOFFS BISHES!