Sunday, August 18, 2013

Post-Game 121 Thread: Loose Ends / Sad Rhino


The Dodgers welcomed new Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg to the role with a 4-0 crushing, extending their win streak to nine games. Welcome to manager life, Ryno!

While the Phillies were reeling due to the sudden news about Charlie Manuel's firing, Zack Greinke took advantage and shut the team down: 7.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 BB and 3 Ks. Paco Rodriguez and Ronald Belisario each got an out and then Kenley Jansen wrapped up the shutout win.

On the offensive side of the ledger, we got two runs off of Hanley Ramirez' HR in the fourth (scoring Adrian Gonzalez, who singled with one out). Mark Ellis doubled in his "brother" A.J. Ellis in the seventh, to make it 3-0 LA. And in the ninth, Ramirez singled, stole second (his eighth SB), advanced to third on a throwing error by Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, and then game home when Scott Van Slyke singled to left. 4-0 Dodgers, and we're done.

drawing swiped from here


Dusty Baker said...

This makes me feel like we won today.

Happy rhino!

Steve Sax said...

A-Rod homers and the yanks take back the lead. As ridiculous as this season is, that's pretty funny stuff.

Dusty Baker said...

I want the next pitcher to throw at A-Rod's head.

cc: Shane Victorino

Steve Sax said...

8-6 YankMes, bottom 8 hasn't even started.

I can't wait for the WWL to call this an "epic" battle, when in fact it is just a really, really long game between two teams, only one of which is relevant for October.

Dusty Baker said...

This is excruciating.

Yankmes winning, I mean, not the length of the game.

Dusty Baker said...

Rubby stinking it up for Red Sox.