Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Game 161 Thread: October 2 vs. Giants, 7p

Chris Capuano (12-11, 3.69) vs. Barry Zito (14-8, 4.19).

With the Reds @ Cardinals game (Mat Latos (13-4) vs. Chris Carpenter (0-1)) set to start at 5p PT, once again we'll be looking at the scoreboard as we hang on for dear life to our postseason hopes. The Dodgers need to take this win streak all the way to eight games to even have a shot; on top of that, the Reds need to give us some help. Last night's walk-off win probably gave us momentum, but can this sustain?

The Giants have won in each of Zito's last ten starts (he has gone 6-0), but his ERA has been a mediocre 4.02 over that period. Pray that the baseball gods smile upon us this evening (and next!), else we become...expendable.

199 comments:

Spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Hideo Nomo said...

Mellis 2B
Victorino LF
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Cruz 3B
Ethier RF
Ajellis C
Capuano P

Paul said...

Dont lose to these jerks If we die let's die Kenobi style.

Steve Sax said...

We can at least start beaning Giants

Steve Sax said...

Baltimore up 1-0; Yanks down 2-1

Paul said...

Nice 9 pitch ab by Votto. Gets the walk off Carpenter but two outs.

Paul said...

Ludwig flies out. Heading to bottom of the 1st. At least they made Carpenter work a bit.

Hideo Nomo said...

Reds fail to score, but make Carpenter work.

Hideo Nomo said...

DAMMIT

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Reds, please put up a fight

Paul said...

Gotta get to Carp early.

Fred's Brim said...

Dinner will probably purposely fuck this game up because we cut him last year

Fred's Brim said...

or not

Paul said...

Reds hitters look lost. I am not optimistic.

Fred's Brim said...

nice patience there, Ludwick
You still on the Cards' payroll?

Fred's Brim said...

Scott Rolen is not still on the Cards payroll!

Paul said...

Reds threatening!

Fred's Brim said...

Reds got something cooking, 2nd and 3rd, no out

Fred's Brim said...

DAMMIT!

Paul said...

2-1 Reds!!!

Fred's Brim said...

BRUUUUUCE!

Fred's Brim said...

DINNER!

Paul said...

Carp on the ropes! 3-1 Reds!

Fred's Brim said...

Reds pinch hitting Latos

Paul said...

Reds shoulda scored another run in the 6th but I'll take it!

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning by 1870s prospector Sam LeCure

Fred's Brim said...

Does every Cards reliever throw 100mph?

Paul said...

Holy shit our playoff hopes might be in the hands of Broxton again.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Cap, we need a good one from you tonight

Fred's Brim said...

oh god, Paul!

Fred's Brim said...

that is terrifying

Paul said...

Cards with a runner on. Cap almost serves one up to fatty. I am getting to old for this.

Fred's Brim said...

nice inning, Cap

Fred's Brim said...

Are we due to finally hit Zito?

Paul said...

Two on for the cards.

Fred's Brim said...

Cards mounting a rally, 1st and 2nd, one out

Paul said...

Throw strikes Marshall!

Fred's Brim said...

fucksticks

Paul said...

Going to th 8th Reds 3-1.

Paul said...

I do not care for Mr. Oyster Pubes.

Steve Sax said...

Cap gives up a long ball, but at least it's a solo shot. 1-0 Giants in the second..

Paul said...

HeadIng to bottom of the eight in St Louis. Heart of the order due up.

Paul said...

One out. Broxton going to the mound.

Paul said...

Broxton gives up the single. One on one out.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, nobody said this was gonna be easy.

Paul said...

Broxton gets the double play! headed to the ninth!

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn Arias - that cnut has been killing us all year

Cliff Beefpile said...

Broxton gets out of it. Wow.

Fred's Brim said...

FIGURE IT OUT, CHRIS!

Fred's Brim said...

quit fucking around!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Siddown you fat fuck!

Paul said...

Fuckin Cruz.

Steve Sax said...

Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuz saves the inning for Cap!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sheezus, how many ex-Dodgers are in Cincinnati?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuckin' Victorino.

Paul said...

Cards lose!

Cliff Beefpile said...

YESSS! Now it's just up to the Dodgers.


*Cries*

Paul said...

Come on Dodgers!!!

Paul said...

And now we rely on Wright.


Fuck!!!

Fred's Brim said...

damn - we needed more from Capuano tonight

Fred's Brim said...

does this ever work, this pitching a game by committee? seems like you rely on 5-6 pitchers being perfect in order to win. Didn't work for the Rockies. But Cap didn't seem to have it so maybe this will work out

Cliff Beefpile said...

Glad we get to see what this team's actually made of.

Paul said...

Need to get to Zito. But he has his ccontrol.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Cruuuuuuuuuuuz!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Suck my balls, Scutaro!

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Dre, get ahold of one, again

Fred's Brim said...

uhoh - GuhRear sighting
Donnie's waving the white flag

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit, Ethier.

Paul said...

They need to start hitting. The dam might break soon.

Fred's Brim said...

damn
Ks against Zito are shameful

Fred's Brim said...

this is gonna be one of those games where we are always almost in it, a hit away, while the Giants are always almost going to break it open, a hit away from a 3-run lead

Fred's Brim said...

they go like this for a while, but eventually the Giants will break through.
I really hope I am wrong

Fred's Brim said...

ugh

Fred's Brim said...

unacceptable

Fred's Brim said...

we've been getting lucky a lot tonight, like the goofed pickoff and that out at second. but we've also been fucking up like some assholes, like that wild pitch and giving up a homer to Arias

Fred's Brim said...

sorry - not a wild pitch, I meant our own goofed pickoff

Fred's Brim said...

and Scutaro all teed up to kick us in the nuts

Fred's Brim said...

one more out, Jamey

Hollandsworth said...

we're done.

f*cking Scutaro.

Fred's Brim said...

SONOFABITCH

Fred's Brim said...

fuckfuckfuck

Fred's Brim said...

gotta fucking pitch better than this

Paul said...

Dam broke.

Steve Sax said...

Capuano with three measley innings. Thanks, Cap.

Wright promptly gives up two more runs. Thanks, Jamey.

Fred's Brim said...

SONOFABITCHCUNTFUCK

Steve Sax said...

6 Ks for Zito through four. And Kemp has two of them.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit, Jamey
after all the nice things I said about you the other day

Cliff Beefpile said...

Posey looks like Justin Beiber's uglier older brother.

Fred's Brim said...

Pubes 3-R homer?

Fred's Brim said...

why can't we hit Zito? it makes no sense

I usually never call for new coaches but can we get somebody besides Dave Hansen talking to these guys?

Dusty Baker said...

Hey, kids!

(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

why would Clayton pitch if we lose tomorrow?

Fred's Brim said...

stop swinging at all of this junk
get into some counts where he has to throw that fastball

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit, how many chances are you gonna get before you take advantage, Dodgers?

Steve Sax said...

Second and third with none out, and Kemp up?

Watch us not cash them in.

Paul said...

Why did Donny walk Pagan again?

Fred's Brim said...

oof - that's why the Mets dumped you, Angel

Cliff Beefpile said...

C'mon, Matty, drive one into the pavillion.

Steve Sax said...

dammit.

Fred's Brim said...

this is our season, in a single inning

Paul said...

Games matter and Kemp sucks again.

QuadSevens said...

This game has been a roller coaster so far.

Fred's Brim said...

damn - we needed at least one there, Vin's encouraging talk about Steve Finley not withstanding

Hollandsworth said...

even Vin is accepting our inevitable defeat by taking us back to a bygone era.

Fred's Brim said...

godammit our pitchers suck tonight

Fred's Brim said...

THROW STRIKES, STUPID!

Hollandsworth said...

the only thing more painful than this route canal of a game is seeing the blanket ads for "Here Comes the Boom" during it.

Dusty Baker said...

hate

Fred's Brim said...

let's please get a run or two this inning, I am begging you

Fred's Brim said...

please be patient with this asshole

Dusty Baker said...

here's something to make you all feel shittier:

"If Dodgers get to play-in game, Joe Blanton will start" - LA TImes

Fred's Brim said...

"If Dodgers get to play-in game, Fred's Brim will start going to church"

Steve Sax said...

this is not looking good

how can this guy be beating us?!

Fred's Brim said...

what about that looked good?

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax - we've said that every time he's faced us

Steve Sax said...

that memphis bbq burger looks frickin' awesome

Steve Sax said...

4-1 Giants, through six.

Fred's Brim said...

this is when Tolleson blows up

Fred's Brim said...

i wish we were a good baseball team

Fred's Brim said...

how is this shitstick the biggest trade deadline acquisition?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Looking grim...

Hideo Nomo said...

Is this it, kids?

I don't want this to be it.

(drunk and sappy)

Fred's Brim said...

I always think we're gonna hit Mota but we never do

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ahem...4-3, bishes.

Steve Sax said...

holy shit, that was unexpected.

Vin actually got the call wrong at first...which was a good thing!

4-3

Steve Sax said...

A J Ellis, that was a kick-ass at bat, dude.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hell, win or lose, at least they've got some balls.

QuadSevens said...

Sounds like the best crowd at the stadium in a while.

Hollandsworth said...

OH SHIT

Paul said...

Damn that ball was outside.

Paul said...

What the hell Ellis?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Balls, maybe, but no brains. Holy shitsticks, Ellis.

Steve Sax said...

what the fuck was ellis thinking there???

Paul said...

Fuck should be tied.

QuadSevens said...

Fucking MEllis!!!

Paul said...

Let's go! Beastmode!

Steve Sax said...

man, that Mark Ellis gaffe is going to haunt us.

QuadSevens said...

Vinny just read your comment.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I know the Dodgers sucked ass for much of the season, but how the fuck did this Giants team win 93 ball games?

QuadSevens said...

Fuck.

Paul said...

Chokemode.

Paul said...

Damn damn damn Ellis!

karina said...

epale everyone! just got home

i know they can make it, it ain't over 'till it's over

Steve Sax said...

well at least Vin can laugh about it.

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

@Quad 9:46p: seriously!

Hollandsworth said...

karina, your optimism is very infectious.

that said, the season's over.

Cliff Beefpile said...

This is what I imagine dinner at Sandoval's house is like.

Steve Sax said...

Nice inning, Jansen

Paul said...

Still have the momentum. Need to catch them here.

karina said...

ok, losing by one, 6 outs, this is POSSIBLE.

Neeebs said...

I''ll put my clothes back on when we like another game.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'll take a walk here, AGon.

Neeebs said...

^lose. Damn autoguess

Cliff Beefpile said...

Le sigh.

Paul said...

Come on Hanley!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I hate big bloated team payrolls filled with shitty players...

Paul said...

Fuck.

Paul said...

Can't ask more from Cruz. Can we?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cruuuuuz has been awesome

karina said...

still 3 outs left, POSSIBLE

Paul said...

Damn Ellis!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Same score going into the 9th as Game 1 of the '88 World Series. Coincidence?

Fred's Brim said...

Keep them at 4, Brandon

Cliff Beefpile said...

GODDAMMIT, ELLIS!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'd like to root for the A's, but they're gonna go out in the first round as usual...like the Braves.

Steve Sax said...

nice throw AJ

Paul said...

The 90 proof is warming up in my pen.

Paul said...

Well here we go.

rbnlaw said...

This may be the last time I do this.


PLAYOFFS!

Cliff Beefpile said...

No! Not that goddamn Journey song.

Paul said...

DSB? Fuck.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, with the season on the line, leads off with a single to center.

Paul said...

Nice Dre!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Tying run is on. Let's do this, bishes!

Steve Sax said...

@Paul, I'm firing up my scotch, either way.

Paul said...

Light up this guy.

QuadSevens said...

Season's not over yet!

Paul said...

We can't ask more from AJ. Can we?

Neeebs said...

Coco loco's cousin on the mound.

Paul said...

Showing bunt.

Paul said...

Slow runners. I don't like this.

Paul said...

Stupid call. Fuck Bobby is up and now Gordon?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Gordon, I take back everything bad I ever said about you...please score!

Paul said...

Be smart Dee.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Let Mark Ellis atone for his mistake.

Steve Sax said...

yeah, this isn't going to end well.

karina said...

comedulce, remember you are clutch

Steve Sax said...

Of course, Mark Ellis is up as the final relevant Dodger batter this season.

karina said...

I'll take that...

who else stopped breathing?

QuadSevens said...

Come on MEllis!!

Hollandsworth said...

well, see you guys next year.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, shit. Oh well. It was a fight.

Shawn Green said...

Damn.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

NicJ said...

Dodgers!

NicJ said...

Dodgers

NicJ said...

200!!

NicJ said...

Finally got one!!!!

rbnlaw said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck.