Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Game 133 Thread: August 28 vs. Cubs, 12n

Ricky Nolasco (5-1, 2.53) vs. Edwin Jackson (7-13, 5.00).

And another reason why I don't like this every-day-is-interleague-day crap (ushered in this year): this is the Dodgers' only businessperson's special game of the season. (I suppose "getaway game" is the new term to use, by some accounts.)

Nolasco's last outing was an eight-inning, two-hit masterstroke, matching his longest outing of the year and frustrating the Red Sox in the series opener (the one that the Dodgers actually won). Former Dodger Jackson, on the other hand, was given a six-run lead before he even touched the ball, but gave all six runs back by the time he had exited in the sixth inning, in a game that the Cubs eventually lost (for more Cubs tomfoolery, look here for the 8/25 Friday game, in which the Cubs notched the first run of the game in the 13th inning only when Nate Schierholtz slipped out of the box after hitting a grounder to first, and camo-clad Padres 1B Jesus Guzman came home with the throw but hit Schierholtz in the face with the throw instead, allowing the runner on third to score and Schierholtz to reach base safely. You have to see the video to believe it.).

The Cubs-Dodgers game today won't be as wacky as that Cubs-Padres game. But it is early. And the taps will be flowing.

And Sax will be there just to make sure those taps are flowing well! You should join me: gotta get away!

34 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Selena Gomez and The Offspring featured in one game thread? That is some wide range you got there!

BJ Killeen said...

FYI; that movie Getaway? We interviewed the producer...all of the car crashes are real, all 136 of them...the plot probably stinks but the crashes are real!

Hideo Nomo said...

Gotta keep pitching.

Hideo Nomo said...

It was supposed to be a romantic comedy, but they kept crashing cars by accident, so they changed it to a chase film.

Steve Sax said...

Just had a SoSG Baker family sighting!

Fred's Brim said...

YesYes on the continuance of pitching

Let's win this

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning, Pretty Ricky

Fred's Brim said...

Gameday says there is an on-field delay. Did Puig get hurt with a pitch or something?

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley you magnificent son of a bitch!

Fred's Brim said...

The delay was for Sway'em who got ejected after one Dodger batter

Fred's Brim said...

for the record
Puig, RF
Crawford, C, LF
Ramirez, H, SS
Ethier, CF
Hairston, J, 1B
Ellis, M, 2B
Uribe, 3B
Federowicz, C
Nolasco, P

Fred's Brim said...

grr clean it up, fellas

Fred's Brim said...

Ricky gets out of it

Fred's Brim said...

good guys up 2-0 on homers from Hanley and Dre!

Steve Sax said...

Man it is hot out here

Steve Sax said...

I mean really hot

Need more beer

And a malt

Together

BJ Killeen said...

Do we know Puig's problem?

Fred's Brim said...

Throwing error by Jackson gives us another run, 3-0 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

And Skip's single comes today instead of last night, 4-0!

Paul said...

Puig was apparently pulled for disciplinary reasons.

Maybe he disrespected Sax.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Puig asked "who are these Flaming Menudos?"

Mattingly said, "you are kidding, right?"

Puig replies, "no, I'm not. Who are these clowns?"

Mattingly retorts, "you're out of here. Take a seat for the rest of the game."

Paul said...

I'm surprised Donnie didn't physical attack Puig.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Ricky! Keep it going!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Puig can't play until he memorizes the lyrics to "Who's Clowning who?"

It shouldn't be that hard.

Paul said...

The Spanish and English parts I agree but if he has to memorize the extended version the verses in German are tricky.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

I always used a pack of marbles in my mouth for that part.

In any event, this song is always played at the end of our set and nobody can understand me anyways after the first hour.

BJ Killeen said...

Let Puig bench Donnie if it's about making bad decisions. Like Hairston at 1B

Steve Sax said...

Big win!

Paul said...

Puig being Puig.

spank said...

cracked me up with the FM talk.

spank said...

kind of dumb doing all this disciplinary shit to Puig now. they should have done this from the start but i guess he was too hot to be fucked with then. i'm sure Plaschke is happy though.

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Puig's coming over to mom's house tomorrow for a spanking.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!