Thursday, September 12, 2013

Game 146 Thread: Sept. 12 vs. Giants, 7p

Zack Greinke (14-3, 2.79) vs. Matt Cain (8-9, 4.37).

Uh oh, it's Magic! Not just regarding the bobblehead giveaway tonight, but the fact that our magic number got stuck on six last night. No worries, as the Diamondbacks sit idle tonight, we can see if Greinke can continue to walk on water (not just in a swimming pool, either), and extend his streak of eight straight starts with six innings or more or work, and two or fewer ER yielded.

Cain? Not only is he off to his worst ERA+ year ever (currently 77, over 40 points under his career average and his first sub-100 season), but he's looking to reprise his last outing against the Dodgers, a 10-2 loss on July 5 in which Cain lasted only 2.1 IP and gave up 8 ER. If Cain works really hard tonight, I think he can surpass 8 ER. Let's help him out, shall we? Abracadabra!

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142 comments:

Paul said...

Ric Ocasek totally stole Neeebs haircut back in the day. The lawsuit was dismissed by a Judge who owned a car. Totally a conflict of interest in my legal opinion.

Hideo Nomo said...

Stole his hair, too.

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Paul said...

I want a sweep!

Paul said...

And a pony!!

Jason said...

I want a beer!

Steve Sax said...

I wanna rock!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Ouch

Neeebs (The Original) said...

I want you to want me.

karen said...

@Gnomes...This line-up much more to my liking.

spank said...

Gnomes- 4:11pm

LMFAO!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Laugh it up, Funny boy!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

@Nomo-4:11

It was actually Benjamin Orr who stole it.

Happened when The Cars opened for the Flaming Menudos and Benjamin slipped me a mickey.

Steve Sax said...

Ric Ocasek is one funny-lookin' dude.

Steve Sax said...

What's up with Donnie's recent penchant for an Ellis family reunion?

Steve Sax said...

Gonna be hard for me to weigh in tonight.

But I'm gonna be with Orel for some of it, so we will see...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck the jints!

Dusty Baker said...

Is there anything in particular we need to keep doing in order to win?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Cain is really just a thinner John Goodman. He looks like he has no eyebrows, though.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Gotta keep itching?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Gotta keep pitching?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Gotta keep pinching?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice throw, Cain! Blahahahahaha!

Cliff Beefpile said...

That slide by Uribe though...oy.

BJ Killeen said...

Remember, Rik married a supermodel Paulina P!

Cliff Beefpile said...

These guys won a World Series? I call bullshit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'm more interested in who's gonna drive home the runs...tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Puig's AB looked more professional than CC's did.

karen said...

Pagan grew up in a bad neighborhood where there wasn't always food to eat?

The important part of this story is that the fuckhead grew up to be a giant. Not feeling so bad anymore.

BJ Killeen said...

Can't wait till tomorrow. I get to come home and be on true Dodgers time!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wooot! It's official, I'm goin' to the game tomorrow night! And on the field level for the first time in a couple of seasons. Suck it, plebs!

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Some Sons may be in the Yard tomorrow night, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Cracking me up, Karen. Clearly feeling the hateHateHATE.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Man, this is an ugly-ass game between the Pats and Jets.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Dusty, I'll gladly stop by and say hi! Might have to wear the SoSG shirt, too.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

Regrettably I will not be one of the Sons who will be there.

cc: Gnomes, Sax

spank said...

I've got my rally thong on!

FUCK THE GNATS!

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, Hanley is hurt? Fuck you, baseball gods!

Dusty Baker said...

What the hell???

Cliff Beefpile said...

What the hell!?

karen said...

I missed the last several minutes. Hanley and Paco hurt? WTF??

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jinx.

karen said...

OK, Paco explained. Now what's up with Hanley?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice double play! OK, I feel better knowing Paco's not hurt.

Fred's Brim said...

interesting double play

Paul said...

This battle with a last place team is starting to annoy me. Fuck score some runs.

Fred's Brim said...

Is Hanley still feeling the foot that got crunched by that foul ball the other night?

Fred's Brim said...

Fuck these home doldrums. They are so frustrating. It'll probably take going to Arizona to get out of them, just to go to SD

Fred's Brim said...

O'Parra would have caught that

Fred's Brim said...

why not dive for that? it's not like it's going to skip by you to the wall. Or that AJ is fast

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dee didn't get caught stealing! Huzzah!

Fred's Brim said...

Dee way safe on the steal!

Hideo Nomo said...

This is my first time seeing the Silverado above the bullpen. Fuck that shit with a rusty corkscrew!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow! What a play by Cain.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Jerry, get him home

Cliff Beefpile said...

When's the last time Hairston did something useful?

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK, Jerry! that was awful

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck yeah!!! PWEEEEEEEEEEEEG!

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes there are Silverados over both bullpens

Paul said...

Puuuuuiig!!

Fred's Brim said...

YES!

Fred's Brim said...

the first hard-hit ball all night

Fred's Brim said...

heh batflip

Fred's Brim said...

Brian McCann wouldn't have like that

Paul said...

Crawford aka strikey mcgroundout.

Dusty Baker said...

That Silverado over the home bullpen is sacrilege.

Fred's Brim said...

when was the last time Crawford hit the ball hard?

Fred's Brim said...

I am not sure how he's hitting .280-something. I don't remember him ever getting a hit

Hideo Nomo said...

When he was a Ray.

Paul said...

Dodger stadium had a fake beach in the upper reserve at one point. The stadium can survive a truck.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I thought the truck was over the visitor's bullpen. Or am I dyslexic?

Fred's Brim said...

cripes, this ump

Fred's Brim said...

hehe good point, Paul

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliffy - there are trucks over both

Fred's Brim said...

I am waiting for some drunkard to kick the blocks out from the tires and push it into the visitor's bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Chris, stay tough

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes

Paul said...

Can I bring an ice chest and drink beers in the bed of that truck?

Hideo Nomo said...

I'll be there tomorrow night, but in the Reserve. Maybe Sax will be drink enough to push the truck.

Hideo Nomo said...

Or, drunk enough.

Paul said...

I forgot how much I hate Pagan.

Cliff Beefpile said...

So long as it falls on Romo.

Paul said...

Triple play time.

Fred's Brim said...

of course

Fred's Brim said...

the 30 minute inning. Paco, then Beli to face Pubes. Paco will get Belt but Pubes will hit a double
off Beli to score 2

Fred's Brim said...

christ, why am I so negative about this team right now? what's wrong with me?

Fred's Brim said...

or Sandwich

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I am just that drunkard. Consider it done.

Hideo Nomo said...

Hard to fight your nature, FB.

Hideo Nomo said...

Beli coming in. Your negativity is justified.

karen said...

Oh fuck no.

Not Belisario.

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Beli, get narsty!

Fred's Brim said...

HOLY MOLY!

Fred's Brim said...

are you kidding me?

Hideo Nomo said...

HOLY UJTD!!!

Fred's Brim said...

I love how Uribe caught it to the side so he'd be lined up for the throw

Paul said...

Nice!

Paul said...

@Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez left the game for precautionary reasons with mild left hamstring tightness. #Dodgers

Hideo Nomo said...

Goddamn hamstrings this season, I swear!

Fred's Brim said...

grrr our fucking hamstrings the past few years #checkSuesCredentials

Fred's Brim said...

maybe it's our strength coach

Fred's Brim said...

or just bad luck

Fred's Brim said...

where does Dusty stand on the name "Javi"? Does that fall into the "ie/y" name category, like "Juany" or "Donnie"?

Fred's Brim said...

way to work that count, AG

Fred's Brim said...

i suppose Javi is just a normal nickname

Fred's Brim said...

that's OK, Dre, that was a good AB. Remember that for tomorrow

Fred's Brim said...

this is working into a very long 2-1 game

Hideo Nomo said...

Kenley Time!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Kenley, finish this off!

Paul said...

Shit.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, KJ

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley has given up a couple of hits lately

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh, cmon guys, tighten it up

Cliff Beefpile said...

Goddammit, FedEx!

Cliff Beefpile said...

You can't hit for shit, you need to be decent backstop!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Fed, cut the shit!

Cliff Beefpile said...

That was a strike two innings ago, ump!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Godfuckingdammit.

Fred's Brim said...

call that, blue!

Fred's Brim said...

son of a bitch

Fred's Brim said...

Kenley hasn't been himself lately

Fred's Brim said...

nobody in our bullpen has

Fred's Brim said...

except League

Fred's Brim said...

I am going to bed. I don't have extras in me, and I don't want to watch us lose it here.

I hope you guys are tougher than me
Gnite all

Cliff Beefpile said...

Phew! Good thing they got Blanco out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Shoulda called up more relievers for Sept. and given the key guys a couple weeks rest.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fed, Mellis, Schumaker. Yeah, we're going to extras.

Hideo Nomo said...

Scratch that, Michael Young. Well, that's WAY better.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, Puig. Become a Dodger legend by beating the jints.

Hideo Nomo said...

Send everybody home, Yas.

Hideo Nomo said...

Fack.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wilson pitching against these assholes is just freaking me out, man.

Hideo Nomo said...

Perfect time to stop sucking, Carl.

Hideo Nomo said...

That'll do.

Dusty Baker said...

That shouldn't even count, Carl.

Cliff Beefpile said...

That's game. Magic number: 5

Dusty Baker said...

Well, that didn't suck.

Dusty Baker said...

This win was just what I needed.
#cars

Hideo Nomo said...

AGon shouted "FUCK YOU" at the Giants dugout after the hit. LOVE. IT.

Pride of Dong said...

The vagiants post game show, fuck living in Fresno, has the commentators complaining about the bat flip, because, I shit you not, he could end up hitting a teammate...

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread UP!