Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Game 145 Thread: Sept. 11 vs. D'backs, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-5, 3.02) vs. Patrick Corbin (13-6, 2.97).

The magic number is 6. The World Series champion Giants are one game away from post-season elimination, completing their slide from first to (likely) worst within a season. Kind of like a reverse-Red Sox. The Dodgers are in line to clinch the division as early as this weekend, which will kick off a celebration that will make the above pictures look like a warmup. It's getting nearer. Can you feel it?

149 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

UPDATE: Giants were eliminated this morning.

*noisemakers*

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh, I mean afternoon.

Hideo Nomo said...

Puig RF
Punto 2B
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Young 3B
Van Slyke LF
AJ Ellis C
Schumaker CF
Ryu P

Hideo Nomo said...

OK, Karen, NOW you can complain about the lineup. :)

Steve Sax said...

Wait, but the Giants won 4-3? The data says you're right, though...

Steve Sax said...

Lineup: No Mellis, no Crawford, no Ethier, no Uribe.

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta keep pitching

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy - I am guessing the Reds win over the Cubs put the Giants to bed

Fred's Brim said...

Can you feel it?

Steve Sax said...

Can you feel it?

(I can, too.)

Steve Sax said...

@FB 5:59p: You are correct:

The game was barely underway when the Giants, reigning World Series champions, were eliminated from the National League Wild Card playoff race, by virtue of Cincinnati's 6-0 win over the Cubs. The Giants were eliminated from title contention in the NL West on Monday.

(link)

Hideo Nomo said...

As I mentioned on Twitter, the Reds were eleven months late in eliminating the Giants.

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, I never knew you could curl cinderblocks!

Steve Sax said...

@FB: with three nipples, no less

Steve Sax said...

I need a beer

karen said...

@Gnomes..4:17...I am totally pissed. I want to win this thing, and by thing I mean home field advantage. What is Mattingly's agenda here???

Also, thoughts and prayers to all Americans today on this day that shall never be forgotten.

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly says Keno expected to play the last ten games

Hideo Nomo said...

Any word on Bingo?

Orel said...

Corbingo is starting for the D'backs.

Dusty Baker said...

On my third wine in first class cabin, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo 4:15

Hell yeah! Fuck the Gnats!

Dusty Baker said...

We only have one last name starting letter as vowel in the lineup?

Well, I guess sometimes Young.

Orel said...

Thank goodness it's not Forever Young.

Dusty Baker said...

And yes, I can feel it, Orel. I most certainly can.

Dusty Baker said...

We get to make fun of Tuffy all night.

Dusty Baker said...

Just a real shame re the Gnats.

Bwahahahahaha!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, devil, jump up.

Fred's Brim said...

hmm is Fife available tonight?

Fred's Brim said...

yikes, that was Van Slykish

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Goldschmidt slaps a single to knock in the first run. 3 straight single for Az to start the game

Fred's Brim said...

double play drives in the second run

Fred's Brim said...

whelp that wasn't the best start ever

Fred's Brim said...

Yas gets us going!

Steve Sax said...

Has someone told Ryu we haven't clinched yet?

Fred's Brim said...

hmm is Corbingo wearing a mouthguard?

Dusty Baker said...

They used to call non-starters "humpties," Vin? Cool.

Spelled with an Umpty I assume.

Fred's Brim said...

crud

Dusty Baker said...

Up jumped the why the fuck do we give a starter who doesn't pitch between starts 6 days rest.

Fred's Brim said...

just grab'em in the biscuits

Cliff Beefpile said...

@FB 6:01PM

Hahahahahahaha! That made my day.

Dusty Baker said...

I knew that would get a reaction from you, FB.

karen said...

Oh I am just enjoying the holy fuck out of this game so far.

Dusty Baker said...

HAH! Well said, Karen.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jesus. Is it time for the "lollygaggers" speech again?

Dusty Baker said...

Heh. Tuffy.

Is that short for truffula tree?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dammit. I want to clinch this thing against the gnats, you guys! You're making it a lot less likely if we lose tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Ryu not good tonight. 3-0 Az

Dusty Baker said...

Young has a Mexican mother? Never knew that. Like him even better now.

BJ Killeen said...

A little dinner, drinking and now bed. I wanna wake up to a big number 4. Get it done Ryu!

karen said...

Just as I was feeling some hope, AGon is sent back to third because of the ground rule double.

C'mon baseball gods, we're the good guys, remember??

Dusty Baker said...

"A little dinner, drinking and now bed."

Otherwise known as a first date with Neeebs' mom.

karen said...

Work your magic, BJ. You called for a magic 6 this morning and you got it...start spreading your fairy dust,girl!!

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK! We can get to this asshole Car Bingo guy.

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh...what?

Dusty Baker said...

Yom Kippur and Friday the 13th on same day, coming up, per Vin. I am refusing to pitch in honor of the holiday and of Jason Vorhees.

Dusty Baker said...

I think I hate Petros more every day I am alive.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty: You and me both. He's just an annoying spaz.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jason Vorhees.


Never forget.

Dusty Baker said...

I refuse to purchase any good or service that he hawks on his "radio show."

Cliff Beefpile said...

It sucks 'cause I actually kind of like Matt Smith. When they have a guest host in for Petros, like today, I actually enjoy the show quite a bit.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Agree re Smith.

Steve Sax said...

@dusty: are you expensing Gogo Internet?!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Absolutely!

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: now I have to return that Siiiiiiiilverado I bought for your birthday. Great.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: when do you land?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Alright, rally time! Come on, AGon!

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit, Sax, that was the advert that set me off.

Landing around 9:20 or so Best Coast time.

Dusty Baker said...

His name is Tuffy, people. Just think about that.

Hideo Nomo said...

Petros' "GANAMOS YOYERS" is enough to get him beaten with a sack of oranges.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to shove a case of Chef Merito sauce up his ass.

karen said...

Why is tonights tweet question about playing AL central teams next year when we can't even score a run tonight? Let's maybe get our shit together NOW guys and worry about next year when it comes around.

Dusty Baker said...

Is it just me or next season's schedule meh? Not much interleague intrigue, from what I could tell from my admittedly quick scan.

Fred's Brim said...

heh Dusty had to buy dinner for Neeebs' mom

karen said...

DB...Your quick scan was plenty fast enough. The schedule is horse piss.

Fred's Brim said...

that trip to Oz is still fucking stupid

Dusty Baker said...

No Yankmes? No Red Sox? No 2013 WS re-match with the AL team we will have beaten? Lame.

Fred's Brim said...

I wish the Minnesota games were not in winter. I would consider making a trip if it was in July

Fred's Brim said...

Cripes

Hideo Nomo said...

DB: Maybe a rematch with the Tigers? Royals and Indians have an outside shot too.

Fred's Brim said...

Yes, Ryu is off but it's been a lot of grounders through the infield, slap hits and hits off tough pitches, Luck hasn't been on our side tonight

karen said...

Am I the only one feeling uneasy about our pitching performances of late?

Fred's Brim said...

that ball looked like it had crazy spin on it

Fred's Brim said...

christ I am so tired of him

Fred's Brim said...

@karen, I am a little iffy on the pitching right now but that can be corrected with a good week

Fred's Brim said...

this ump's strikezone is about 6 inches to the right

Dusty Baker said...

Bottom line is that we've gotta keep pitching.

Dusty Baker said...

Landing now. Catch you all later.

Fred's Brim said...

this is annoying

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty we'll make sure we don't score until you are home so you can watch it all

Fred's Brim said...

Michael Young has walked up to Beastie Boys and Warren G tonight

Fred's Brim said...

we are a bunch of duds tonight

Fred's Brim said...

the devil jumped up right in front of Punto!

Fred's Brim said...

wow what a catch by Puig!

karen said...

I am so sick of Goldshit.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm sick of LHWGs.

Fred's Brim said...

*yawn*

karen said...

HooRay Brandon League's in. Now the fun can really start.

Fred's Brim said...

Brandon is in
should I just go to bed now?

Fred's Brim said...

that was the hardest hit ball tonight

Steve Sax said...

League in, white flag raised

Leadoff double for AZ

Fred's Brim said...

dammitall

Fred's Brim said...

wonderful, Rancho Goldiendo

karen said...

League makes me believe that there is crying in baseball.

Fred's Brim said...

jeez man, with a few good weeks, you could have made the postseason roster

Steve Sax said...

League's ineffectiveness is pathetic.

Beard comes in and gives up the fourth run for the snakes

Steve Sax said...

@karen: league wont be crying in albuquerque

Fred's Brim said...

of course

Steve Sax said...

How sad is it when Wilson is better than League

UJTD, then GBA.

Fred's Brim said...

man without the double plays, we'd be down a million

Steve Sax said...

I know it's 9/11, but this GBA guy is a little flat on the high notes.

Steve Sax said...

Chevron talking cars > AT&T u-verse commercials

Cliff Beefpile said...

Boom. Jeez.


CC: Neeebs

Steve Sax said...

Puig with a MONSTER shot!

Fred's Brim said...

that's a start

karen said...

It seems like our boy, Yasiel, does something amazing with each game he's in.

Steve Sax said...

4-1. Corbin gone. 1 out in the seventh

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think that thing landed in South Pasadena.

karen said...

^ Cliff...That ball got home before Dusty did.

Steve Sax said...

Marmol in now. Yay

Cliff Beefpile said...

Those are some fantastic pitching match-ups against the jints.

Steve Sax said...

Marmol gets out of it, striking out two

#StillBeatsLeague

Fred's Brim said...

not our night

karen said...

It would have been worth the loss tonight to see Parra continue sliding all the way through the wall.

Steve Sax said...

wait, what just happened there?

Steve Sax said...

i was doing the dishes, and suddenly there's a pitching change?

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, kid!

Fred's Brim said...

christ, Donny, don't you know I have to go to bed?

Steve Sax said...

Onelki Garcia gives up one walk and is pulled. Oh well, Onelki!

Steve Sax said...

@FB: we know you don't have to go to bed. You're married now

Fred's Brim said...

actually, I probably should. It will be that much sweeter when I wake up to a win instead of watching 30 more minutes of a disappointing loss

gnite all

Steve Sax said...

AJ Ellis, great throw to nail Eaton

Fred's Brim said...

good point, Saxy

Cliff Beefpile said...

Eaton out by a mile!

Steve Sax said...

@FB: BOOOOOOOO

Fred's Brim said...

I'm still here

Fred's Brim said...

another flukey hit

karen said...

Nite FB! It's not bedtime for me yet, but this game is sure putting me to sleep.

Fred's Brim said...

for christ sake

karen said...

^ Oh sorry FB, you're still with us after all.

Fred's Brim said...

this shit has to turn at some point, right?

Fred's Brim said...

Saxy guilted me into staying up and neglecting my husbandly duties

Fred's Brim said...

that's OK, Moylan. Those hits were just BABIP luck

Fred's Brim said...

If we tie this up in the 9th, I am going to bed

Fred's Brim said...

good thing we have our heavy hitters up

Fred's Brim said...

yawn

Fred's Brim said...

I bet these losses bother me a lot more than they do Donnie

Time for bed
gnite all

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh well. Back at it tomorrow. BEAT FRISCO!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up, complete with a FB shoutout

karen said...

Well, FUCK those assholes at DIRECTV .Whats a girl to do??? I hate Turner. As soon as anyone hears of another cable/satellite signing up let me know.