Sunday, September 09, 2012

Post-Game 141 Thread: We're Done

GIANTS 4, DODGERS 0

Stick a fork in this season, folks. We're done. Yeah, we'll play another few games that are competitive and exciting, but we're just not on the right side of the division and even the wild card will be rough. Injuries have devastated the bullpen, Kemp's shoulder is scarily frayed, the rotation only consists of about two and a half pitchers, and the Noffense just can't get it going. If this is April or May, it's fixable. But it's mid-September. Let's count the ways our team and franchise is better off than it was even at the beginning of the year, and be done with it. EVEN if we are able to scoot into a wild card slot, as Orel pointed out in the GT, do we really want to embarrass ourselves against teams that are set up to make a run deep into the playoffs? I sure don't.

Thanks for participating, lads; enjoy some good fishing. I hope I'm wrong, and many will then rightfully mock my proclamation.

But I'm not.

Disagree? Fire away in the comments section.

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44 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

MEllis 1-3
Vic 0-3
A Gon 1-4
HanRam 0-4
Cruz 0-4
Ethier 1-4
AJEllis 1-2

Franklin Stubbs said...

Fuck me, what a mess.

Orel said...

AGREE

karina said...

the more the pessimism, the better my seat will be, ok?

karina said...

no, seriously, you can write off the season 'till it's mathematically impossible to reach the playoffs.

We need good vibes!

Dusty Baker said...

@K

HAH! Fair enough.

Spank Horst said...

That's a wrap.

Hideo Nomo said...

Did I get us banned yet?

Hideo Nomo said...

We can't even play spoiler.

Steve Sax said...

Why is one of my eyebrows missing?

Hideo Nomo said...

I need another Cadillac.

Hideo Nomo said...

And these fuckers would get Melky back for the playoffs too.

(vomits)

Orel said...

At this rate, Karina will be sitting in the dugout.

Dusty Baker said...

Karina will be playing LF!

Hollandsworth said...

being the pessimist I am, I have no choice but to completely agree with you. just gonna go ahead, tune out, and look forward to watching the Giants get swept in the NLDS.

Alex Cora said...

Shane is bad. His heart is not in it since he knows he's gone at the end of the year. He seems like a guy who wants to be comfortable rather than be put in a situation in which he is fighting for a contract. If don needs to play him, drop him done and put Cruz in the 2 hole.

Orel said...

Hollandsworth! Another Dodger ROY represented on SoSG!

Hollandsworth said...

indeed. long time reader, first time poster, so i tried to find a topical name.

that being said, the lackadaisical performance today was depressing to watch. like someone said in the GT, "Even if Kershaw was pitching, we still would have lost."

Steve Sax said...

Playoffs!

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly Hollandsworth. We would have lost 1-0 or something like that.

Orel said...

Misery does love company. Welcome, Hollandsworth!

Hollandsworth said...

wow, this warm welcome is awesome. thanks, guys! it almost takes the jagged, needle-like memory of the game out of my mind.

but not quite.

Orel said...

That's what Scotch is for.

Dusty Baker said...

And then when we win, it's time to -- drink Scotch!

Hollandsworth said...

heh, being the featherweight that i am, I'd probably end up forgetting the ENTIRE season on accident!

*beat, reaches for Bushmills*

Dusty Baker said...

I entirely blocked out the 1999 season.

Hollandsworth said...

LOL don't worry, Dusty. i'd like to block out the drafting of Victorino, too...

Hideo Nomo said...

Just take the sticks out of your asses and play loose. Have some fun. If you get a WC spot, great. If not, I look forward to everyone getting healthy and the new ownership having a full offseason to go nuts.

Orel said...

From the LA Times:

<< Kemp didn't take batting practice before the Dodgers' 4-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, but he played catch.

"I pray to God I'll be back," he said. >>

That does not fill me with confidence.

Ñeeebs said...

I vote for Hollandsworth to be the next future Son. *cries*

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I was always suspicious about this pen, then Bills went down, at that point i figured it was pointless if not over. Jansen + Kemp + Kershaw....yikes, even if the offense gets going it won't be enough. Thanks Neddie for bringing back Kuroda....i hope you get shitcanned in the offseason. Hope they sign Greinke.
And about the vibes, maybe if we were actually on the team or in the clubhouse, but we aren't so it doesn't really matter if they're "Good" or "bad"
Shit i still have a voucher to redeem to go to one more game!
NTM the defending champs deserve that final spot and should get it.
Go A's! Go O's! Go Nats!

Hideo Nomo said...

Shit, might as well just shut Kemp and Kershaw down.

ubragg said...

Dudes. We're not even close to done yet. Maybe we don't win the division, but we're only 1.5 games out of the playoffs with 21 to play. That's *nothing*.

Even with the latest injuries, we've got a much stronger lineup than we had earlier in the season when we were trotting out a glorified AAA team. Sure we've struggled lately, but I can just as easily see this team turn it around and start scoring 7 or 8 runs a game with the lineup we have. We could be back in wild card position by midweek. I'm not saying we're going to do it, but close races like this are what it is all about, and it makes no sense to bow out now.

All we need to do is get in, and then anything can happen. And if we do it against some adversity like we've seen this season, it will be all the more sweet. Just ask the LA Kings.

karina said...

Ubragg=puzzle Master and voice of reason.

Fred's Brim said...

I'm with ubragg. If we can just pitch a little, we have a shot. The hitting will come around when they don't feel the pressure of having to play catch up every single game. I don't like our schedule but we get St Louis for 3 and the Pirates are the Pirates. You know it's strange when I am one of the least pessimistic of us.

Dusty Baker said...

What the hell have you been drinking, FB? Water?

Dusty Baker said...

To put a more pessimistic angle to it, going on about only being 1.5 out of the WC leaves out the fact that if you take away the second WC slot that was put in this season, we're 7 games back of the nearest WC team (Atlanta). I say that for perspective; clearly we still have a shot at the second WC slot. But if there wasn't that second WC slot, we'd all be moaning about how shitty we were and have no shot at catching ATL. That tells us about the strength of our team and how we're playing down the stretch more than the "mere 1.5 games back" storyline does. Which was really my overall point; even if we do back into the second slot, how good can we really be with Bills out, Kershaw ailing, Kemp a big question mark whether he's playing or not, decimated bullpen, Noffense, etc.

Buzz Killington said...



Booooze. Fancy booze, cheap booze, artisan booze, mass produced booze.

Oh I agree with SOSG Lasorda, Dodgers can still turn it around. Just look at the Cards last year. Of course we need to hit Victorino. I see dead people.

Reporting from somewhere near a winery just south of Portland. Free my liver!

John G said...

I'm callign this one right now, Colletti signs The Beard this offseason.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/09/olney-on-upton-young-wilson.html

Dusty Baker said...

Bringing in Wilson would not just be a kick in a the nads, but a chops your nads off then feed them to you one by one.

Orel said...

Why do you hate us, John?

Dusty Baker said...

John G hates America.

Orel said...

It should be noted John called Pujols to Anaheim.

Steve Sax said...

If Colletti signs Wilson, we get to shave Colletti's head