Sunday, August 18, 2013

Post-Game 123 Thread: Hurried Hanley Hurts Dodgers

It wasn't like this, but it was sorta the same thing.

PHILLIES 3, DODGERS 2

Somebody moved spots, and now the ten-game win streak is over. Thanks a lot, people.

Don't blame Andre Ethier, who homered in the second and then scored in the fourth off a Jerry Hairston single, accounting for both of the Dodgers' runs.

And don't blame Ricky Nolasco, who lasted 6.0 IP giving up 5 H and 2 ER (1 BB, 5 Ks). Ronald Belisario and Paco Rodriguez each had scoreless appearances (three and four outs, respectively), and Brandon League gave up the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth with one out and the bases loaded.

But it wasn't League's fault, either; Hanley Ramirez must have rattled League, who entered with one out in the ninth, with a throwing error that allowed Casper the friendly Wells to reach base. Carlos Ruiz singled to get Wells to third (Yasiel Puig making an outstanding play in the field to keep Wells from scoring), Jimmy Rollins was intentionally walked, and then PH Michael Young, with two strikes, hit one sharply to Ramirez...who bobbled the ball, allowing the winning run to score.

Not that the double play was a definite; Rollins is speedy and was coming into second hard. But Ramirez' kneeling bobble was enough to give the Phillies the win and avoid the sweep.

Fine. Hanley has bad days, too. We start another streak in Miami tomorrow afternoon; it's the MLB.tv Game of the Day.

UPDATE 8/19 1:17a: Deadspin's recap, Phillies Finally Beat Dodgers On Walk-Off Error: "On Friday, the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel and appointed Ryne Sandberg interim manager. He picked up where Charlie left off and was shut out in his first two games. But then Sunday rolled around and Hanley Ramirez decided to start handing out wins." Deadspin also notes it was the Phillies' fith win in 26 games.

photo: Daniel Shirey / US Presswire

32 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Bottom 13th in Pitchburg. One out.

Dusty Baker said...

Colementer or however you spell his name strikes out the side. We go to the 14th.

Dusty Baker said...

14th inning stretch time.

Steve Sax said...

End 14. Holy moly.

Steve Sax said...

Gotta go to a barbecue guys. And then a clambake after that.

Where's my seersucker suit?

Dusty Baker said...

Remember Psy? Me neither.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, Sax, living the life. Jealous.

Dusty Baker said...

(opens some white wine)

Steve Sax said...

(Sax opens a white wine box)

Dusty Baker said...

For the record, I decided to go with a g/t, not white wine.

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully this will tire Dbags out, if nothing else. It's raining now, too.

Dbags have two on, nobody out here in the 16th. Rain coming down.

Dusty Baker said...

Dbags score two in top 16th.

Dusty Baker said...

++++++++++++++++++++++
Sunday Night Baseball sub-thread

Yankmes vs. Red Sox

Dusty Baker said...

How did Soriano get good again? I miss his futility as a LF for Cubs.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho for Johnny Gomes in the first with only one out. CC not looking good.

Dusty Baker said...

BoSox up 2-0 already. Still 2 men on and two out. CC on about 76 pitches.

Neeebolito said...

I am glad ESPN decided to put the Red Sox Yankees back on TV. It's been like two months.

Dusty Baker said...

Hearty boos for A-Roid of course.

Dusty Baker said...

Best sign I have seen so far:

"PED Xing" - like the street sign.

Dusty Baker said...

And Dempster throws behind A-Roid to start. Then another inside pitch.Then NAILS him. Argie-Bargie ensues.

Dusty Baker said...

Girrardi tossed. Both sides warned.

Dusty Baker said...

Commentators cannot shut the fuck up about the situation. It's not hard to get: players are pissed at A-Fraud and this particular pitcher is making it known. Why shocking?

Steve Sax said...

The thing I don't understand is, A-Rod has always been so lovable. When did everyone turn on him?!

Dusty Baker said...

Did you all see the scroll on the screen during this broadcast re Braun? Apparently Braun when he was going through his appeal called other players to ask for their support, claiming innocence. And went on to tell them that the guy who collected his pee cup in question was anti-Semitic (Braun is Jewish). Takes a special kind of lying asshole to pull this kind of stuff.

Dusty Baker said...

Red Sox up 5-3 bottom fifth.

Dusty Baker said...

CC walks in a run.

Steve Sax said...

Sons, check your emails.

New post, old PGT up top.

Dusty Baker said...

Email: checked

Dusty Baker said...

Word is that Daniel Bryan beat John Cena at Summer Slam and is the new WWE champion.

Dusty Baker said...

It's still only the bottom of the 6th in Boston.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty, he was champ for about thirty seconds before heel shenanigans led to him losing the strap to Randy Orton.

I am le sad.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for that update. I was trying to piece it together from Iron Sheik tweets, which was an exercise in futility.