Friday, September 13, 2013

Game 147 Thread: Sept. 13 vs. Giants, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (14-8, 1.92) vs. Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.82).

This is it, The Final. The final game for me, that is, as SoSG Sax gets in what is likely to be his last regular-season game of 2013. Weep quietly if you're away from the Stadium tonight (after all, I'm 8-5 this year overall and 8-4 at home); but be sure to make a comment if you want to grab a beer at tonight's game (I'll be field level, third base side).

But it's not all about me, right (even though I'm Your Man)? We've got two Young Guns going for it on the mound this evening. Kershaw's 1.92 ERA still leads the majors (second is Jose Fernandez' 2.19 ERA, which will probably stay level as Miami has shut him down for the season); Kershaw also leads in WHIP (0.92) and IP (216.0). However, Kershaw hasn't been as sharp his last three outings, giving up 8 ER total while going 1-1 and lasting under 6.0 IP two of those outings. We'll see if tonight brings Clayton a little Freedom from his recent woes.

In A Different Corner is Bumgarner, who hasn't had a win in his last seven outings (three losses, four no decisions), seeing his ERA rise from 2.69 to 2.82. Bumgarner is 2-1 against us this year and 7-3 against us lifetime (his best win percentage in the NL West). But a win tonight by the Dodgers would take us to The Edge of Heaven, dropping our magic number to 4 (and possibly 3, if the Rockies can win against Arizona tonight (6:40p first pitch)).

Battlestations, Dodgers!

Dodgers tickets

84 comments:

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'll be there tonight! And I Want Your Sex! Wait whaaa...

Paul said...

@dylanohernandez: Hanley took a MRI exam today. Waiting for results.

Hideo Nomo said...

Puig RF
Punto SS
Young 1B
Uribe 3B
Van Slyke LF
Ethier CF
Ajellis C
Mellis 2B
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

Eeehhhh.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'll be there tonight too!!!

spank said...

Wake me up before you go go

Orel said...

Why is the CD in the picture so small?

Paul said...

I have guilty feet so got no rhythm.

BJ Killeen said...

The Killeens just purchased tickets for Fan Appreciation day in the prime ticket club section. Looking forward to our big prizes!

Steve Sax said...

No Crawford or A-Gon.

I'm never gonna dance again

Steve Sax said...

Trying to rally the family to get a move on...

karen said...

@Hideo...(Yes, I prefer Hideo) Can I bitch a tiny little bit about tonights line-up??

Orel said...

That's okay, Karen.

—Hershiser

Steve Sax said...

We are here. It is fairly crowded!

Hideo Nomo said...

Bitch away, Karen!

Hideo Nomo said...

It was a nightmare getting into the stadium tonight.

karen said...

I just don't get it. Are we going for home field advantage or are we resting guys and avoiding possible injuries with 3 weeks to go??

Hideo Nomo said...

Well tonight, at least, Hanley is hurting, Crawford is slumping, and AGon sucks against Mad Bum.

Steve Sax said...

Just saw SoSG Nomo!

Hideo Nomo said...

And, oddly enough, I saw SoSG Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe HR, my section goes NUTS!!!

2-0 LA

Paul said...

Uribe made me spill my beer! Keep it up and beat these fuckers!

BJ Killeen said...

Nice catch. But you still suck

Paul said...

Rockies ahead. 3-2.

Paul said...

Fuck!!

Paul said...

Well...

karen said...

I'm going to go stick my head in the oven.

Hideo Nomo said...

The air sure shot out of this balloon.

Orel said...

Don't worry, guys. Scout says Kershaw has plenty left in the tank.

Paul said...

I hope when we look back that will be a careless whisper.

Paul said...

That's a way to start an inning!

#31

Paul said...

Just don't fuck up Skip.

Paul said...

Nice hit Puig! Come on boys!

Paul said...

Punto slide blocks the ball and a run.

Hideo Nomo said...

I am displeased.

Steve Sax said...

At least the Rockies are up 7-2 on the Snakes.

Dodgers down 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth. Leadoff single for Uribe chases Casilla.

Steve Sax said...

Beer sales cut off. I am also displeased.

Steve Sax said...

WTF, those were two quick outs.

karen said...

My HATRED for the gnats burns white hot. I don't give a rat's ass if they're in last place or not.

karen said...

39 comments tonight. I'd say we're all displeased.

Steve Sax said...

Great, now Ethier is hurt? Holy smokes.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit!

Cliff Beefpile said...

In section 14 field level behind the gnats dugout yelling obscenities!

Fred's Brim said...

fucking hell

Fred's Brim said...

COFFEE AND VODKA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

I can't remember the last game I've seen us win

karen said...

Let's kick some Romo ass!!

Steve Sax said...

Rockies win, Snakes lose. Magic Number drops to 4.

Fred's Brim said...

please don't be hurt, Dre

Fred's Brim said...

Wilson needs to stare Romo in the eyes and take his heart. Romo knows he's just a Wilson imposter

Fred's Brim said...

Vin loves tattoos

Steve Sax said...

I have to play this one back.

At the game tonight, in the field level section over near left field, was a drunk Giants fan in a Lincecum jersey. Dodger fans were booing him. He was standing up, full beer in hand, and egging them on. Security warned him to sit down a couple of times, but finally they escorted him (and his girlfriend) out.

Then later on in the parking lot, I saw him standing in the bed of a pickup truck in Lot G. He was standing up, jumping up and down, waving his arms. The game hadn't ended yet (yes, we left early with the kids). He was clearly drunk.

Next thing I know, he's out of the bed of the truck and he and his girlfriend are trying to dart across the interior loop while inebriated. Didn't get very far, and then he came back to Lot G. I drove away.

I am glad we escorted that lunatic out. I hope he makes it home safe, but I hope he is smart enough to get out of there, in his drunken state, quickly and quietly.

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Jerry!

Fred's Brim said...

take the walk, Jerry!

Paul said...

Come on Puig.

Steve Sax said...

Ok, so this game is a little interesting now. Tying runs aboard, no out, Puig up.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Jerry!

Fred's Brim said...

for the record, I hate Ante Up

Dusty, I don't know your opinion on that song, but hopefully that doesn't diminish your opinion of me

Fred's Brim said...

Saxy I am prod of you for not pummeling him like Rumble from the Transformers

Fred's Brim said...

proud

Paul said...

I just threw something. Not sure what yet.

Fred's Brim said...

ugh you could see that coming

Steve Sax said...

@FB: I was with my wife and kids. Not the time to engage, even with idiots.

The kids did ask a lot of questions about what that guy's problem was, however.

I just said, typical Giants fan.

Steve Sax said...

Puig Ks badly

Paul said...

It was my glasses. Need those.

Fred's Brim said...

keep fighting, Nick!

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy hehe your kids have a great sense of right and wrong

Paul said...

K no more throwing things. We lose. We lose. Need to save things to throw in October.

karen said...

Saxy...I get it that you had to leave early to get the kids home. You are excused.

This time...

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul is that your Velma impression?

Fred's Brim said...

@karen I've witnessed Sax leave a game early WITHOUT kids. Something about a babysitter...

Fred's Brim said...

cripes

karen said...

Why couldn't that have hit Romo between the fucking eyes?

Steve Sax said...

Vin tells a story, the gist of it being that Sergio Romo's friends are all Dodger fans, and it pissed Bruce Bochy off. Ok.

Fred's Brim said...

shitshitshit

Paul said...

Fuck!!!!!

Paul said...

@FB

Yeah if Velma drank and had a bit of a anger management problem.

Fred's Brim said...

i want to see us win :(
it's been so long. We win more when I go to bed early

Fred's Brim said...

Velma was a pretty mellow gal before she dated Jesus Colorado. That dude can turn the bad girls good and the good girls evil

Fred's Brim said...

fucking Hunter Pence, 2 home runs in 2 games. That spazzy asshole is on something, steroid meth or something

Fred's Brim said...

for real though, two balls hit the other way that barely looked like fly balls, that sail out, in Dodger stadium, at night? something is afoot

Fred's Brim said...

caffeine and a goddamn annoying loss are a terrible combination

Steve Sax said...

pgt up.

Fred's Brim said...

FB pissed
FB smash
FB kick puppy
FB go to bed