Saturday, September 15, 2012

Post-Game 146 Thread: Luis Cruz = Dodgers' 2012 MVP

DODGERS 4, CARDINALS 3

For eight innings, it was the same old shit. The Dodgers scratched out two runs, the second on Mark Ellis' solo home run to start the third. They proceeded to get zero hits from their next eighteen batters.

But then three things happened:

1. Matt Kemp never gave up. He turned in another 0-for-4 performance at the plate, with three Ks. But when Yadier Molina led off the ninth with a double that Kemp misjudged, crashing into and — phew — safely bouncing off the padded Dodger Stadium outfield wall, Kemp kept his head. Yadi got greedy, trying to take third with his stumpy catcher legs, and Kemp gunned him down like some badass in a Coen Brothers movie.

2. CRUUUUUUUUUZ. In the bottom of the ninth, with the Dodgers down one and down to their last out, Andre Ethier singled. Dee Gordon ran for him and promptly stole second off Molina, making up for his ninth-inning CS in Thursday's Game 1 loss. Luis Cruz, the most dependable bat in a sea of multi-million-dollar contracts, smacked a full-count double to tie the game up. We'll say it: Luis Cruz is the Dodgers' MVP this year.

3. Juan Rivera? Really? Don Mattingly put Elian Herrera in to run for Cruz, and Juan Rivera lofted one juuuuust over Daniel Descalso's outstretched arm to score Herrera FTW.

Dodgers are actually tied for the second wild card spot. Unfortunately Clayton Kershaw isn't going tomorrow — but that won't stop us from watching.

20 comments:

Paul said...

In the end it's all a question of heart.

Keep grindin.

Scary road trip looms

Hollandsworth said...

ohhh, so THAT'S what happened.

that's the last time i do a double shit on game night. *sigh*

Hollandsworth said...

*shift. Freudian slip, sorry.

Hideo Nomo said...

I thought it was a question of time.

Or possibly a question of lust.

Paul said...

No,

Lust is the answer.

Orel said...

Hopefully the Dodgers have gotten all the double shits out of their system.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm on double shit probation.

Paul said...

Discount double shit!

Orel said...

I'm a robot!

Paul said...

Poop is funny.

Orel said...

This is true.

rbnlaw said...

Double shit? Been there; done that about a million times.

Bout time we start believing in Conchito Cruz, mofos.

You included, Gnomes.

Eugenio's Streak said...

Ok, I'll be up in the almost cheap seats tomorrow, behind home plate bringing a Dodger Game virgin. Let's hope the Dodgers will be gentle....

Hollandsworth said...

day off tomorrow, so i'll try and make it out there as well.

hoping for 1) a win, and 2) one of those Cool-A-Coos all the kids are raving about.

Paul said...

ES is going to sacrifice a virgin at the game! We gotta win!

Alex said...

Cruz coming through again AND on Mexican Independence Day! ¡A HUEVO, CABRONES!

Had my first Cool-a Coo today - them shits are the TRUTH but as stated earlier we need to get that 5 letter word off the wrapper.

Also big ups to Blanton for keeping us in the game (even though I was predicting he'd be up to his shittiness after the first inning) and the bullpen holding shit down.

Here's to Barney Fife coming through mañana!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, I believe in Cruz!

It's Abreu I doubt.

Dusty Baker said...

I was saying Cruuuuu-urns.

Spank Horst said...

*smack*

No FF smack thread?

Dusty Baker said...

Gotcha covered, Spank.

Go Raiders!