Saturday, September 14, 2013

Game 148 Thread: Sept. 14 vs. Giants, 6p

Ricky Nolasco (8-1, 2.07) vs. Timmeh Lincecum (9-13, 4.40 ERA)

Despite the Dodger loss last night, the magic number is now down to four. Let's take a look at the playoff picture. If the season ended today, the matchups would look like this:

 St. Louis away isn't exactly a cakewalk. But then again, neither would be the Braves. Or the Reds. Or hell, the Pirates. Come to think of it, this is going to be rough no matter what our path to the World Series ends up being.

It's going to be that much tougher if we keep losing players. Hanley is out until next week with a sciatic nerve issue or some such. Ethier's ankle is jacked up. Kemp is Kemp. The bullpen is showing signs of wear. And Clayton has looked downright unlike Clayton lately.

The saving grace in all this is that we get to face Timmeh Lincecum tonight. He's had a mostly terrible year, with flashes of post-mediocrity tempered with what some might consider mildy-decent pitching. I have long suspected that his issue is related to the fact that he needs to wash his hair, and will likely remind him of that repeatedly in this Game Thread. If you can't beat 'em, taunt 'em, as I always say.

65 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

I admit I don't follow minor leaguers all that closely (though I do follow those that do on Twitter), but I have never once heard of this Nick Buss person.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't feel so bad then, Gnomes. I hadn't either. I mean, I do keep up w the minors and I listen to the stat lickers whinging about the minor leaguers that we have tended recently to trade away, but I've never heard of this Buss kid. I guess you're either on the Buss or off the Buss.

cc: Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Hideo Nomo said...

But that didn't stop me from making a joke when I found out his middle name is Chili.

Hideo Nomo said...

Huge props for the GT pic.

Dusty Baker said...

Pretty sure I'm going to be talking a lot of shit on the GT tonight. Just putting that out there.

ps- Wash yer hair, Timmeh!

Dusty Baker said...

@Gnomes re GT pic

Thx, mang.

Dusty Baker said...

Puig CF
Crawford LF
Gonzalez 1B
Uribe 3B
M Ellis 2B
Schumaker RF
Federowicz C
Punto SS
Nolasco P

Hideo Nomo said...

Woooooooooooo!

Steve Sax said...

I hope Lincecum does well tonight but we get the win. Then SF has to sign Lincecum to a seven-year, $140M deal

Steve Sax said...

Really nice job on that GT graphic, Dusty. Your photoshop skillz are pretty sweet.

Dusty Baker said...

Wash yer hair, Timmeh!!!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Dbags up 2-0 in the 4th. Booooooshit!

Dusty Baker said...

Heh...they called him TIny Tim on the pre-game show.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit. The shards and commies are the only teams I don't want to face. Atlanta never makes it past the first round and doesn't look like this year is gonna be any different. The Pitts? They have Russell Martin on their team. No fucking way we lose to that.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Horrible jump by Puig. Damn.

Dusty Baker said...

@Cliff

I think if Puig would have had the best jump he still would have had to play that off the wall. I'll give him that, this time.

Cliff Beefpile said...

"...Dodgers first, Giants last." - Vin Scully

Music to my ears.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, this first inning is already une grande merde.

Dusty Baker said...

I waited all day for this shit? Damn.

Cliff Beefpile said...

You were saying about Nolasco's raise, Lyons?

Dusty Baker said...

Shit sandwiches! Get yer shit sandwiches!

Cliff Beefpile said...

So we've decided to suck now, is that it?

Dusty Baker said...

BTW: Fuck you FOX for running that sports ticker across the bottom of the screen in your broadcasts. You both suck and blow, shit-ass network.

Dusty Baker said...

Where my dawgs at?

Dusty Baker said...

Heads up play from Puig.

Dusty Baker said...

Sports gods, yo've already been cruel to be today. What did I do?

Cliff Beefpile said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Dusty Baker said...

Wow. We basically have had every pitcher in this last rotation suck. I would be really pissed off and belligerent if I were at the Yard. Although to be fair, I would even if we were up 5-1.

Paul said...

Bitched slapped by the Giants in September. I've been here since I was 6 years old.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck this shit.

Dusty Baker said...

This game eats a big old bucket of dicks.

Steve Sax said...

This is not such a good game for Nolasco.

BJ Killeen said...

Looks like we're ready to hand the WS trophy to any other team...

Dusty Baker said...

Hope everyone is having a great May!

Fred's Brim said...

what in the wild wild world of sports isa going on here?

Dusty Baker said...

Go start the Buss.

Hideo Nomo said...

WHAT IS LIFE?

Steve Sax said...

8-1 now. Ugh

Fred's Brim said...

I feel like we are going south in every facet of the game. We aren't healthy, those who are healthy are tired and/or slumping. Thank god we aren't leading by only a few games right now. I really hope we can work through this before the end of the month

Paul said...

Maybe the intensity is down. They know they have it won and maybe they are playing to protect from injury. Maybe they are throwing off scouts. Maybe we just suck again.

Dusty Baker said...

You must not be drinking enough, Paul.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm just going to sit around and watch old Grimm episodes the rest of the night.

Paul said...

I am watching Wisconsin Az State and listening for when the guns go off if Mayweather loses.

Paul said...

Oh and having a whiskey opener before I go on to wine.

Paul said...

Bitch slapped. 12-1.

BJ Killeen said...

Can't watch. I've seen enough destruction for one year...

Hideo Nomo said...

This is a grim episode.

Fred's Brim said...

what the fuck has gotten into Hunter Pence? I hate this shit

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm gonna laugh my ass off if they come back and win this one. Extra points if Timmy's arm falls off in the process.

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys! What's going on?

Hideo Nomo said...

A football game!

Hideo Nomo said...

Can we start throwing at guys now?

Pride of Dong said...

I drove from Fresno for this? Why can't I leave the stadium?

Paul said...

Greatest comeback ever?!?!?

Hollandsworth said...

The Giants score is more than my age.

Whatashitstorm.

Pride of Dong said...

Nice punto, we just need about 16 more hits this inning!

Paul said...

The Giants have scored more than my drink count. Fuck you Frisco I will make a comeback!

spank said...

No more GT posts for Dusty.

Steve Sax said...

Couple more innings, and we would have caught up

Cliff Beefpile said...

I see the Niners beat the Rams.

Fred's Brim said...

League was subtly informed last night that the didn't make the postseason roster

Fred's Brim said...

Good thing we got Volquez going today to put an end to this nonsense

Hideo Nomo said...

@FB: I laughed pretty hard at Vin saying last night: "Of all the relievers who have pitched tonight, you have to figure only Howell makes the postseason roster."

Fred's Brim said...

@Gnomes, wow, you don't get commentary like that from Vin very often