Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Post-Game 154 Thread: Shane Victorino Hates The Dodgers

Shane Victorino, stayin' alive. Dodgers, not so much.

PADRES 2, DODGERS 1

Shane Victorino was nailed at home in the second inning, failing to score from second on a single to left fielder Chris Denorfia. Oh sure, Victorino yipped at Everth Cabrera after the seventh inning when Cabrera played dirty trying to break up an inning-ending double play at second. But yipping at an opponent is not going to redeem his sorry .225 BA as a Dodger. Nor will Victorino's two-out, two-on fly ball to right in the eighth, ending that inning's threat.

Matt Kemp rounded third too far in the sixth inning, and when Chase Headley barehanded the dribbler to third too late to nail Hanley Ramirez at first, Headley wisely spun to Cabrera (SS covering third), who nailed Kemp, stuck somewhere in the last 90 feet. Clearly, Kemp doesn't read Deadspin, or he might of seen one of these articles. But one run wouldn't make a difference, right?

And so the Dodgers somnambulated, until the ninth inning when A.J. Ellis doubled in Luis Cruz (who led off with a single to left). AJellis was replaced by Dee Gordon, Nick Punto (who?) sacrificed Gordon to third with one out, and MEllis walked. But Andre Ethier whiffed meekly on a pitch down and away, and Kemp followed by chasing a high pitch and flying out to right.

Dodgers' tragic number reduced to four. My god, we are horrible.

16 comments:

Orel said...

PLAYOFFS

Franklin Stubbs said...

We are bad at baseball.

Steve Sax said...

PLAYOFFS!

Steve Sax said...

But we are good at puzzling!

Orel said...

Somnambulated, tragic number. Nice PGT.

rbnlaw said...

PLAYOFFS?

Not for long.
How can the promise of April been so tragically betrayed? How, goddammit?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, I like to think all this frustration is just more fuel to the fire for the juggernaut that is the SoSG softball team.

Hideo Nomo said...

"But we are good at puzzling!"

We can't solve this shit.

Steve Sax said...

DKA, I hope you're playing softball.

Orel said...

Jugger-not?

Hideo Nomo said...

IT HUUUUUUURRRRRTS.

Spank Horst said...

Juggs?

Orel said...

Pitching machines?

Dusty Baker said...
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Ñeeebs said...

I'm a Vulcan.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Losing sleep thinking about somnambulism? THAT'S some irony for you, Alanis.