Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Post-Game 161 Thread: Game Over

GIANTS 4, DODGERS 3

It was a valiant effort, but the Dodgers came up short. Or rather, we didn't come up short, but we made sure to still come up short.

In the pivotal, gut-wrenching seventh inning, A.J. Ellis' nine-pitch at bat against Giant steroid user (sorry, that was redundant) Guillermo Mota ended with a deep HR to dead center, plating two and making it 4-3. But even though those two runs came with none out, the Dodgers' momentum came to a screeching halt: Nick Punto struck out, Mark Ellis inexplicably tried to stretch a double and was nailed at third by about four hundred miles, and then Shane Victorino tripled to right (which would have tied the game had Ellis not been an idiot)...only to watch Matt Kemp strike out for the third time, stranding Victorino at third.

Kemp hurled the bat. Dodger fans just hurled.

Mark Ellis, he of the one triple all year, ran us out of the 2012 season.

And that was as close as we came. Eighth inning, nothing. Ninth inning, Andre Ethier led off with a single to center. But with two out in the ninth, PR Dee Gordon barely stole second during an at bat of--you guessed it--Mark Ellis. Who flied out to center for the final out.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have Evelyn Taft to ogle.

I mean, seriously. How can you not smile:

22 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

gnite all.
gonna take some time off. see you around the way.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I need to watch channel 9 news more often. Helloooooo, Evelyn.

Shawn Green said...

I look forward to 2013.

Paul said...

So tomorrow marks the 30 anniversary of the first time I buried my head in my dad's jersey and cursed the Giants. Somethings never change.

NicJ said...

Taft is annoying, bring back Jackie!!

NicJ said...

Hey, at least Frankie is gone.

Frank McCourt said...

Speak of the devil, and he shall appear!

Steve Sax said...

PLAYOFFS!

Spank said...

*rubs one out*

Hideo Nomo said...

I love you guys!

Hideo Nomo said...

No Nomo.

Neeebs said...

*Puts his clothes back on*

Paul said...

*thanks a higher power*

Steve Sax said...

I'm still going tomorrow and hoping for a win. Fuck it.

Steve Sax said...

Just finished a glass of Oban 18.

I'm fine with this season. Disappointing, but we will be back with a vengeance in 2013.

Good night, y'all.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

Donnie gonna Donnie!

Eugenio's Streak said...

I'll be there too! Field level, 3rd base side, hit me up!

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Stayed up to 1:20AM last night/this morning watching MLB Network and listening on my iPhone, couldn't get to sleep until 3:30, awake for work at 5:30... I'd still hit it w/ Evelyn Taft.

The Giants, are soooo fucked the next few years.

Ryan said...

My buddy was at the game, sitting 3rd base side. He's calling Wallach out on the Mark Ellis gaffe at 3rd. Said Wallach was waving Ellis from 2nd to 3rd. Wallach was the asshole on that one, not Ellis.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

(dodges trident)

QuadSevens said...

Wallach is on a running slump then. Monday with AGon and Tuesday with MEllis. I think he needs better glasses.

Steve Sax said...

Maybe Wallach was so surprised to have a runner at second base, after no seeing anyone there for all of August, that he didn't know what to do.