Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Game 144 Thread: Sept. 10 vs. DBacks, 7p

The Magic Number

Edinson Volquez (0-1, 7.20) vs. Trevor Cahill (6-10, 4.35)

Count Von Count would have LOVED last night's game.

"One... Two... Three... Four... Five... Six! SIX! SIX HOME RUNS! AH AH AH!"

The Count will have another opportunity to, well, count tonight with Edinson Volquez and his 7.20 ERA taking the mound for the second time as a Dodger. (The Count would also have a lot of fun with the number of different names Edinson has used in his career.) I'd normally be pretty worried, but it definitely looked like the sleeping offense finally awoke last night. Can we get six more home runs tonight? Seven? Eight?

Twelve?

134 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Puig RF
Crawford LF
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier RF
Uribe 3B
Ajellis C
Mellis 2B
Volquez P

Steve Sax said...

Uribe had better hit three HR again tonight, or we're never going to get out of Volquez' hole

Steve Sax said...

That pinball animation video is so 1970s, Gnomes. I love it. I need to watch it again with my afro.

Steve Sax said...

BAL 4, NYY 1, T6
BOS 1, TB 0, T5

CHC 5, CIN 0, T4
PIT and STL are scoreless in their games

BJ Killeen said...

Gnats and Rox officially mathematically eliminated. Pads go in 2 and D'bags in 8. Saweet!!

BJ Killeen said...

Another late night for me. Won't make it but I wanna wake up to the magic number 6

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: Then if I were you, I would set my alarm for just after 5:59 am.

Thank you, Detroit! Good night!

Steve Sax said...

Yanks take a 7-5 lead, dammit

Steve Sax said...

Cubs up 7-0 on Reds, b6

Steve Sax said...

@BJ: Giants still have a magic number of 2 for the WC

Steve Sax said...

KCAL 9 on!

Steve Sax said...

No one on the top deck tonight. Must not be a Hello Kitty giveaway night.

Steve Sax said...

Volquez gets a K!

1 out

Steve Sax said...

Comebacker for out #2

karen said...

I know I had my Bitch from Hell alter ego last night and she's demanding tonight to make at least 1 comment...

Volquez again. FuckityFuckFuck.

Steve Sax said...

Puig Ks, Crawford grounds to pitcher.

Steve Sax said...

Hanley walk, Gonzalez single to right. Two on for Andre.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier check swings on a 2-2 count but they don't call it...

Steve Sax said...

Ethier up, 3-2 count, Andre hits a playable ball to center field.

0-0 through 1.

Steve Sax said...

Gotta hop, Karen. Looks like the bar is pretty empty tonight, sadly.

karen said...

I never did hear the story why Volquez came here with a fake I.D. Anybody know why?

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

Cubs up 9-1 on the Reds, B8

That'll teach them to sweep the Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with the leadoff walk

Paul said...

Uribe is always on the bases. Are they made of marshmallow?

Steve Sax said...

WP gets Uribe to second; Jellis lines out for out #1. Mellis gets a single to put runners at the corners.

And here's Edinson.

Paul said...

Bunts

karen said...

Uribe in! Dodgers up 1-zip.

Steve Sax said...

Volquez bunt in front of the plate leads to a Keystone Kops episode: Montero's throw to second goes into center field, Mellis advances to third and Uribe scores.

One out, men at corners.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Dodgers

Paul said...

Only 9 more runs for comfortable lead!

Steve Sax said...

Puig hits a shlow shot to third to score Ellis, but gets Volquez forced at second.

2-0 Dodgers, two out.

Steve Sax said...

steal a base for me, Puigster

Steve Sax said...

USA beats Mexico, 2-nil. I think that gets us into the World Cup? Maybe?

Paul said...

I'd like to see Crawford get on a hot streak right about Oct. 1. Think we will need him big time.

Steve Sax said...

Puig in fact does listen to SoSG Sax, steals second base.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul, I agree. I think we're going to need Crawford like he started out the season, hot as hell

Steve Sax said...

Knock him home, Carl

Steve Sax said...

Or, ground it to first for the third out.

2-0 Dodgers through 2.

Paul said...

Ned is the Father Flanagan for pitchers. Lets get a third good inning here.

Paul said...

God job.

Paul said...

Oops good.

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning, EV!

Fred's Brim said...

hmm that was so slow

Fred's Brim said...

I think AG managed to miss the slide but he was so out, the ump had not choice but to call him out

Fred's Brim said...

AG may have had a homerun start out of the box

Fred's Brim said...

Dre hit it pretty hard too

Fred's Brim said...

AJ has to figure out that Volquez breaking ball

Fred's Brim said...

nice backhand by Uribe saves a double!

Fred's Brim said...

Montero singles to get the backs on the board. Of course Goldschmidt got another hit to get it going. Volquez's wild pitch allowed him to get to scoring position before the hit by Montero

Fred's Brim said...

Narsty curve finishes the inning, 2-1 good guys

Neeebs (The Original) said...

FB needs a friend

Neeebs (The Original) said...

We need a rally

Fred's Brim said...

DiDi Ramone muffs the easy grounder from AJ

Fred's Brim said...

FB lonely

Fred's Brim said...

it'll be good to see Ryu again. It seems like it's been forever since we've seen him

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Im watching the game with Coco Loco.
I'm lonely too.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Ryu should be well rested.

Fred's Brim said...

Volquez swings at a ball in Torrance

Fred's Brim said...

I read in Coco's autobiography that he intentionally tries to seem distant so as not to fall in love again. Last time hurt him too much

karen said...

@FB..."Volquez swings at a ball in Torrance". I was thinking the same thing. Just what in the hell was dude swinging at??

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, be ready to pull him, Donnie

Neeebs (The Original) said...

uh oh.

Fred's Brim said...

christ

karen said...

What a surprise. Volquez gives up the lead.

Fred's Brim said...

that meatball was low and inside to a lefty. nice

Neeebs (The Original) said...

coco fell in love with his cousin tia loquita. He hasnt been the same since.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Waste of a pick up. I'd rather see Fife

Fred's Brim said...

I think Volquez's problem is that he is wearing George Sherrill's old hats. We know those things didn't work

Neeebs (The Original) said...

I wonder what Adam's eating

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebs me too, both on Fife and Tia

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Nice pick AJ

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Lol my man, FB.
The truth will set us all free.

Fred's Brim said...

now is not the time to get impatient, fellas

Fred's Brim said...

work this mofo

Neeebs (The Original) said...

For some reason I don't like this 3-2 score.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Right on the ankle

Fred's Brim said...

Dammit, please don't be hurt for real

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Yo Adrien

karen said...

Tied up. Lets see what Volquez does next.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Easy does it Uribe.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Yank EV

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley looked really gimpy coming home on that Dre double

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly
you've gotten as much out out Volquez and you can unreasonably expect. this is house money now

Fred's Brim said...

After watching Volquez for a few games now, both his style on the mound and demeanor in the dugout, I would say he is in low end the Oil Can Boyd part of the pitcher craziness spectrum

Fred's Brim said...

Good job, Edinson. This start is one to build on

Hideo Nomo said...

Jerry fouls it into his nuts. Ouch!

Hideo Nomo said...

Or thigh.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Nuts, nuts, nuts,nuts

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, so close

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Paco
I want the July-August Paco

Fred's Brim said...

I also need bed really bad
gnite, yall

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Nite FB

Steve Sax said...

Ah shit, I'm back and FB and Neeebs are out.

And it's tied at 3, bottom 8.

Steve Sax said...

Dre with a weak dribbler. 1 out

Steve Sax said...

Uribe chases a bad one, Ks. 2 out

Steve Sax said...

So here's Jellis, and now is a time to talk about this: what happened to A J Ellis? Batting only .246? Wasn't he once a OBP machine?

I have loved watching AJEllis this season in post-game interviews; he's always really positive and seems like a good leader. But I wish he could hit again.

He's down 0-2.

Steve Sax said...

Harris' dumpy little curve isn't fooling anyone (but he's still getting outs)

Steve Sax said...

AJEllis out 6-3.

Heading to the ninth, 3-3 tie.

Steve Sax said...

3-3 tie, here's Kenley Jansen for the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

Awesome 2-2 pitch there, Kenley. Montero chases a bad one for the K. Two out, man on first.

Steve Sax said...

Kenley gets another K for the third out.

On to the bottom of the ninth, tied at 3.

Steve Sax said...

Mark Ellis leading off.

Nick Punto comes out to the on-deck circle. Interesting.

Steve Sax said...

Pop out to second.

Punto goes back in, here's Skip Schumaker.

Steve Sax said...

Puig Ks for the third out.

On to extras, where the D'backs are 16-6. (The Dodgers are 8-5, which isn't so bad either.)

Neeebs (The Original) said...

offensive fizzle

Steve Sax said...

Okay, so we're in the bottom of the 10th. Crawford, Ramirez, A-Gon, all vs. Collmenter.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford pops to short. Boo. He's now 0-for-5.

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez pops to 2B Prado.

Steve Sax said...

Two-out single by A-Gon. Here's Andre.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

what took so long Donnie?

Steve Sax said...

Dee Gordon coming in, on a 2-0 count, to run for A-Gon.

This does not seem like a good move, unless we can only win by failed bunt attempts.

Steve Sax said...

Ball 3 to Ethier. 3-0 count. Gordon still at first.

Steve Sax said...

Gordon in fact steals the base, thanks to an offspeed pitch. SB #7.

Steve Sax said...

All right, Donnie: prove me wrong.

Steve Sax said...

Nope, IBB to Ethier. Here comes Uribe.

Steve Sax said...

WP, both runners advance. If I were GIbby, I'd walk Uribe for AJEllis.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

AJ has better plate discipline

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with another violent swing on 3-1. 3-2 count now, two out

Neeebs (The Original) said...

All you need is a base hit

Steve Sax said...

Ball is at Uribe's shoestrings, but he swings and fouls it off

Steve Sax said...

Uribe Kd on a 99mph fastball upstairs.

Uribe is 0-for-4. And now we're stuck with Dee Gordon.

Tied 3-3.

Steve Sax said...

Michael Young takes over at first base.

Steve Sax said...

Neeebs baby, since it's just the two of us, let me pour you a tall one.

How are things?

Steve Sax said...

Bloomquist 4-3. He's also a Crawford-esque 0-for-5

Steve Sax said...

Withrow strikes out Goldschmidt. Goes to the bottom of the 11th, tied at 3.

Steve Sax said...

Withrow strikes out Goldschmidt. Goes to the bottom of the 11th, tied at 3.

Steve Sax said...

Come on, AJ: End this.

Steve Sax said...

Nice grab by Eaton in right center to grab that AJ Ellis ball. 1 out.

Steve Sax said...

Mark Ellis with a single up the right field line. Nice job, Mellis!

Steve Sax said...

BOOM! DODGERS WIN, WALK OFF HR BY SCOTT VAN SLYKE!

spank said...

Scotto!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Sorry Sax. I fell asleep.