Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Post-Game 100 Thread: Canadian Sweep


DODGERS 8, BLUE JAYS 3

This team. This fucking team. This is getting downright ridiculous.

This did not look like a game the Dodgers were going to win. There were what felt like dozens of wasted scoring opportunities. Sure, Nolasco had a no-hitter going for a while, but that dissolved fairly quickly after he served up a two-run double in the fifth. The Blue Jays went ahead 3-2 in the eighth after an A-Gon error. Hanley had gone 0-5 by the top of the ninth.

Then, down to their last strike, something nutty happened. (It's always something nutty lately.) Ethier hit a single to center that would have just moved Puig (who had walked...nutty!) over to third. But the ball took an Astroturf-powered super bounce over the head of Colby Rasmus and Puig scored the tying run.

After a second scoreless inning from Brandon League (Miraculously nutty!), the Dodgers broke the game open for good in the tenth. Two-run home run by Mark Ellis, solo shot by Puig, a walk by A-Gon, a double by Hanley, and a two-run single by Ethier. Whew!

Kenley Jansen wrapped things up (Don't question Donnie here, the alternative was Marmol.) and the Dodgers won their tenth straight road game. Happy flight home to face the Reds for four. At the time of this writing, the Cubs were up on Arizona, but first place is assured regardless.

THIS TEAM!

34 comments:

MR.F said...

6-5 Cubs after a Goldshit HR.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ugh. 6-5 Cubs now.

Ah, who cares? This night is awesome!!!

Paul said...

I can't stop makin party!!!

Scott said...

This team has a heart now, hence the wins!

MR.F said...

Reds now up 8-1.

Spank said...

*streaks*

Steve Sax said...

6-6 in Arizona, B9. D'backs have first and second with two out and Didi Gregorious up. Looks like they're walking the Deedster.

Steve Sax said...

Nope: Gregorious has a 3-0 count but gets the green light...and grounds to short for the 6-3 third out.

On to extras!

MR.F said...

D-Bags tie it in the bottom of the 9th. Going to extras.

MR.F said...

Los Angeles Times ‏@latimes 2m
Dodgers' Matt Kemp goes on disabled list for third time this season http://lat.ms/14K9vrz

Steve Sax said...

Chad Gaudin's line in SF: 3.2 IP, 7H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K.

Steve Sax said...

@Mr F: the LA Times, reporting this afternoon's news at 10pm

Steve Sax said...

Maybe my print edition of the LA Times tomorrow morning will have a recap of the Dodgers @ Nationals game.

Steve Sax said...

Let's go, Cubs!

Neeebs said...

LA Times reporting that General Franco has died.

Steve Sax said...

Rizzo grounds out for out #1.

Cubs were up 6-0 on the D'backs in the fifth, and everything fell apart.

Steve Sax said...

Going back to that ninth inning there: why would Gibson let Gregorious, the #8 hitter with a .278 BA and 0-for-3 in the game, swing on a 3-0 count? Weird.

Steve Sax said...

Giants have bases loaded, none out in the bottom of the seventh, down 8-1.

If this game goes 24 innings before the Reds win, I'd be cool with that.

Hideo Nomo said...

On to the 11th!

Steve Sax said...

Wow. Back to that Giants bottom of the seventh: Francouer Ks, Pubes hits into a force out on Panda at home, and Quiroz Ks. No runs score. 8-1 Reds, going to the eighth.

Steve Sax said...

"Zona had bases loaded in the 10th with two out and didn't score.

Steve Sax said...

Cubs have a 1-out double and can't squeeze it home. Going to the bottom of the 11th.

Steve Sax said...

Giants threatening again in the bottom of the eighth, two on, one out, Kung Fat up.

Steve Sax said...

Arizona had a 1-out double as well, and even got a walk, but couldn't score.

On to the 12th!

Steve Sax said...

Giants get two runs, but are down 8-3 going to the 9th

Dusty Baker said...

LA Times noting the untimely passing of President Kennedy in its LA Living section just now.

Steve Sax said...

Cubs score! Schierholtz two-out double with a man on first makes it 7-6 CHC

MR.F said...

Whoo 7-6 Cubs.

Steve Sax said...

Starlin Castro Ks for the third out.

CHC 7, AZ 6, mid-12

Orlando Zepeda said...

Game over, hoping the Reds blew their load on the Gnats

Dusty Baker said...

(drops a load)

Steve Sax said...

And, it's a final! Cubs win, D'backs lose.

BJ Killeen said...

Yeah!! Missed the good stuff. Thank goodness for video replays!

QuadSevens said...

I turned on this game in the 9th during Dre's at bat. Perfect timing! Great win!