Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Game 152 Thread: Sept. 18 @ Snakes, 7p


Stephen Fife (4-3, 3.38) vs. Brandon McCarthy (4-9, 4.58).

Happy Whacking Day, everyone! It is finally time to drive the Snakes from the NL West! (They'd still be alive in the Wild Card, but on life support.)

Tonight's scenario isn't exactly how we envisioned it. Don Mattingly has given Clayton Kershaw some additional rest (lining him up to start Game 1 of the NLDS), so Stephen Fife takes the mound tonight in the first potential clinching game. Fife was, well, awful in his last appearance. With Kemp and Hanley (and possibly Carl Crawford) back in the lineup, though, Fife should have enough run support to be able to relax. Update (3:46p): Kemp and Crawford are in the lineup, but Hanley is OUT. Argh.

We can set aside the talk of Magic Numbers for now. A win in either of the next two games gets us in. A lot has gone wrong lately, but let's make it right tonight (tonight tonight).*


*h/t Neeebs

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Hideo Nomo said...

Puig RF
Crawford LF
Young 3B
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp CF
Mellis 2B
Punto SS
Federowicz C
Fife P

Hideo Nomo said...

Suddenly less confident.

Paul said...

Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.

spank said...

We got this,Holmes'.

Steve Sax said...

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe, Ramirez, and AJellis all sit.

Well, we can still close this out on Thursday!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight, tonight, tonight...oh oh.

spank said...

gonna rub one out tonight tonight
oh ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

BJ Killeen said...

If we don't win today....sumptin terrible is gonna happen...

karen said...

We got this one kids. When we won in 1981 I was in the hospital having a C-section. In 1988 I was in the hospital having girly stuff surgery and yesterday I had to have surgery on my arm. The math is simple...Me + surgery = LA World Champs.

Orel said...

That's awesome, Karen. Not the surgery, but the correlation.

spank said...

i guess i don't need to wear the rally thong then. what a shame.

Steve Sax said...

You flossing again, spanky?

Hideo Nomo said...

DA FUQ JUST HAPPENED?

spank said...

every day,my dear sherlock.

Fred's Brim said...

that's sad
wakeup, kiddo

spank said...

puig fucked up?

Fred's Brim said...

where the hell was that pitch, blue?

Fred's Brim said...

@spank, yeah was slow to come up to a grounder and then threw poorly and Eaton made it to second

Fred's Brim said...

not to mention getting picked off second in the top of the inning

spank said...

yikes! puig making me look bad having his back and shit. thanks FB. just realized the game is on ESPN so now i can see this clusterfuck for reals.

karen said...

Fucking Goldshit.

Fred's Brim said...

i don't understand
it makes no sense that he keeps doing this to us

Steve Sax said...

This is not our night.

spank said...

fucking fife

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

spank said...

Bring in League!

did i just say that?

spank said...

fucking hell. what the fuck is this shit? Pitch right mofo.

karen said...

Come on Barney. Get your shit together. Stupid ass.

Fred's Brim said...

well if we have to pull him, at least we have Fife in the bullpen to eat some innings...

Fred's Brim said...

OK you got the hard out, now finish this!

Fred's Brim said...

fuck ESPN

Fred's Brim said...

good job

spank said...

okay

Fred's Brim said...

call that both ways, Joe! Ass

Paul said...

So walk him. Right?

Fred's Brim said...

little fucker

Fred's Brim said...

walk him on the elbow

Fred's Brim said...

i'll take it
finish off Hill, please

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, Hill has the same stupid stance as Goldstuff

Fred's Brim said...

way to work out of it, kid

Fred's Brim said...

how about we see a lot of pitches next inning

Neeebs (The Original) said...

2 runs aint sh*t.
Because tonight tonight tonight

Fred's Brim said...

at least we cleared the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

cut the shit, Fifer!

Fred's Brim said...

fuck you, West, get out of the way!

spank said...

Fife is wilder than Coco Loco on meth.

spank said...

shiznit. 3-0 D Bags

Fred's Brim said...

gotta figure something out, Fifer

Steve Sax said...

Fife, what the fuck dude

Fred's Brim said...

Fuck off, West

Cliff Beefpile said...

My dad was convinced that Joe West hated the Dodgers. Sometimes I wonder if he was onto something.

Fred's Brim said...

that was pathetic

karen said...

Well shit. I hope this doesn't mean I'm going to have to come up with something else to be operated on.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife...is not the answer.

spank said...

Try pitching with your left arm,Fife. you can't do any worse.

Fred's Brim said...

do we have anybody else who can eat a few innings? Brett Tomko?

Dusty Baker said...

(starts sniffing glue again after but a brief period of abstinence)

Dusty Baker said...

Tom Bretko?

Paul said...

I think you can go hit him now.

spank said...

Pitching change....upon Joe West's approval.

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, dummy!

Dusty Baker said...

The end of this season makes me want to drown a sack of kittens.

Cliff Beefpile said...

GIDP right here. C'mon, Marmol.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit.

Fred's Brim said...

Does anyone think this scuffling, bumbling, monkey-fucking-a-football quality of play has any bearing on our chances in the postseason, if we somehow manage to get in?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I assume Hanley is available to pinch hit tonight?

Fred's Brim said...

drown a sack of garbage releivers?

Fred's Brim said...

what a fucking embarassment

Fred's Brim said...

West isn't helping us at all

Paul said...

This is what happens when a team has their biggest divisional lead since Carter was President.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@FB: It's weird. Any time you see teams that just breeze into the playoffs after clinching way early, they're often an early knockout. So while it's torture for us to sweat it out a bit, it might be better for them to face a few pressure situations. Particularly the younger guys.

Fred's Brim said...

we are so out of this game but are still in it somehow

Fred's Brim said...

good call, Cliffy. I hope you are right

Cliff Beefpile said...

BOOM!

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

Carter just sent in a few meekly-armed helicopters to try to rescue Clayton Kershaw. Disaster. On the heels of this poorly-planned liberation that signaled American weakness, Ted Nugent will now be elected president.

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo that was a bomb

Neeebs (The Original) said...

We call that mitigation.

Dusty Baker said...

Buh-bye, ball! #Puig

More HRs as a rookie since Piazza, now surpassing Mondesi.

ROY, right?

Paul said...

Think the Dodgers are defending the Carter administration now.

Paul said...

That's right Raul only had 16. Seems like he had more that year. Oh that was the strike year right?

Paul said...

Come on Kemp. Stay in your lane.

spank said...

Kemp'd

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeah, Mondesi was the ROY for the strike year.

Dusty Baker said...

Fife was ROY for the Can't Throw Strike year.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Two runs...it's a start. Let's do this, Dodgers!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Western bacon cheeseburger time

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Can't Throw a Strike Award, also known as the Brandon League trophy.

Fred's Brim said...

Marmol doesn't want to pitch in the postseason either. As all of these assholes continue to stink, the only guys left will be Wilson and Moylan

Fred's Brim said...

the fastball sets up your other stuff, Carlos

Fred's Brim said...

yeesh

Fred's Brim said...

this mound must be crooked or something

Fred's Brim said...

it's about time Parra hurt us

Fred's Brim said...

they
aren't
swinging
at
your
shit,
Carlos, try something else

karen said...

I bet those fuckers in frisco are drinking wine and laughing their asses off at us.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, West throws us a bone

Fred's Brim said...

those fuckers in frisco are drinking wine and trying on jeans. they forgot about baseball a month ago

Fred's Brim said...

At least we cleared the pitcher

Dusty Baker said...

I just cleared a pitcher.

Fred's Brim said...

Is Donnie going to rest Nolasco tomorrow so Capuano can get some work in? Onelki Garcia could use a few innings too

Fred's Brim said...

hey it's Brandon League

spank said...

those fuckers in Frisco are drinking wine and trying on #$@% those $%##%^& mother%^$&%^$%& pieces of %$%^ bastards.

Fred's Brim said...

hey it's Brandon League?

Fred's Brim said...

that was an interesting K there

Fred's Brim said...

if I stay up and watch this, there is no way we win and I go to bed angry at 1am.

Fred's Brim said...

gotta stay up though

Fred's Brim said...

cracking the last can of SlyFox Royal Weisse

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shitty slide, Young. Goddammit.

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK

Fred's Brim said...

son of a bitch

Fred's Brim said...

this is not our fucking night

Fred's Brim said...

SAFE

Fred's Brim said...

not
even
close

Fred's Brim said...

AG get tossed?

spank said...

show some passion with that argument,El Don. kick some dirt. bitch slap West. do something. dude was safe.

Fred's Brim said...

terrible

Orel said...

Well that was bullshit.

Steve Sax said...

We were robbed on that call...twice. Throwing out AGon is bush league

Steve Sax said...

Let's win this game and go celebrate in the ump's locker room.

Fred's Brim said...

AG yelling at Joyce to hustle down to home plate

Steve Sax said...

LOVE AGon's fire, though.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Andy Fletcher, Depeche Mode's keyboardist, would be a better ump.

Steve Sax said...

HR here Matty. Shut them up.

Fred's Brim said...

Look at Joyce - he knows he missed that call

Steve Sax said...

Which brings up the next point: why the hell was Juan Uribe the pinch runner? And not Gordon?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Have I mentioned I hate Arizona?

Fred's Brim said...

@spank - good point, wrong state to be acting up in

Paul said...

What the fuck was Wallach doing?

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy, Uribe will take Young's spot at third, Young to take AG's spot.
Gordon will be stranded at first later in the game

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fred's Brim said...

stupid-ass game can get fucked

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck. That should have tied the game. GODDAMMIT! You're costing us playoff home field, you sack of pubes!

Paul said...

That was our shot.

Fred's Brim said...

This is when League blows up for 3 runs and I go to bed

Fred's Brim said...

Vin hasn't talked about tattoos as much this year

Cliff Beefpile said...

It seems that if Young had slid head or feet first it wouldn't even have been a close play.

Fred's Brim said...

sheesh, when we get him out we still can't get him out

nice pickup by Uribe though

Fred's Brim said...

cmon, Brandon, keep me in the game

Fred's Brim said...

Paco in to frustrate us some more.
Is he tired or does he just stink?
Am I tired or do I just stink? Yes

Fred's Brim said...

cripes

spank said...

I'm frightened.

Fred's Brim said...

OK you got the hard out, finish this, Pac!

Fred's Brim said...

ahh so this is when Parra kills us

Fred's Brim said...

this is going to end poorly. Parra is due against us

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit, that was amazing, Uribe!

Fred's Brim said...

I thought for sure that was going to dribble out of his glove for a frustrating infield single

Fred's Brim said...

and nice work, Paco!

Dusty Baker said...

BTW, nice Whacking Day play in the GT, Gnomes!

Fred's Brim said...

Nick gets us going

Cliff Beefpile said...

Don't swing, FedEx! That's the only way you're gonna get on base...and that was ball three.

Cliff Beefpile said...

4-3, bitches!

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

When I read your comment-

"Paco in to frustrate us some more.
Is he tired or does he just stink?
Am I tired or do I just stink? Yes"

I automatically read it to the tune of Fade to Black by Metallica. Either you or I are certifiable. I'm thinking it's me.

spank said...

yah! fuck yah!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'll gladly eat crow! Way to go, FedEX!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, FedEx!

Fred's Brim said...

@DB hehe it is definitely you, but I am not counting out myself

Dusty Baker said...

Can't get enough of that hittin' off Sipp.

Fred's Brim said...

FedEx looks like Macaulay Culkin if Mac was a baseball player

Fred's Brim said...

why wasn't Skip running on that?

Fred's Brim said...

stupid bunts

Dusty Baker said...

"We're know you're in there, and that you're aaaaalll alone." - Anyone pitching to FedEx

#HomeAlone

Dusty Baker said...

Stupid blunts.

Fred's Brim said...

way to get the stupid bunt down, Skip

Paul said...

Blunts!? Where?

Fred's Brim said...

"Keep the change, ya filthy animal!" - FedEx

Fred's Brim said...

Dutch Masters

Paul said...

Get use to the stupid bunts. Playoffs = close games +Donnie over thinking /bunts = *cries*

Fred's Brim said...

Puig, ugly strikeout, Crawford, weak grounder to a middle infielder

Fred's Brim said...

Donnie could use a blunt

Fred's Brim said...

Serj Tankian in to face Puig

Dusty Baker said...

"It's what the French call 'les incompetent'" - re: Brandon League

spank said...

well...damn. come on crawdude

spank said...

cries

Dusty Baker said...

Joe Thatcher vs. Chad Roe

Compare and contrast.

Fred's Brim said...

Gibby walks like a woman twice his age

Fred's Brim said...

Joe vs The Volcano

if only Crawford had any kind of resemblance to a volcano. Dormant volcano maybe

Steve Sax said...

Full count to SVS, with men at the corners and one out

Cliff Beefpile said...

Gibby playing the role of Meg Ryan?

Steve Sax said...

@FB: It's SVS, not Crawford

spank said...

fuck

Cliff Beefpile said...

shitShitSHIT!

Dusty Baker said...

SOn of a bad word!

Fred's Brim said...

christ

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, SVS

Fred's Brim said...

the only godamn thing you couldn't do, and he did it

Paul said...

You have some time left, Dodgers You have some life left. My advice to you is: live it well.

Fred's Brim said...

there is no way we win this, with all the bad shit that has happened

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul: so lots of bunting?

Cliff Beefpile said...

We've not been good, but they're the ones who've left the bases loaded 3 times.

Fred's Brim said...

good job, B

Paul said...

Nice job Willie Blue Beards.

Fred's Brim said...

Hernandez has always gotten our goat

Paul said...

Fuck these umpires.

Fred's Brim said...

take it easy, Juan

Paul said...

Come on Kemp. Show us who you are.

Paul said...

Damn! Nice rip Matty.

Fred's Brim said...

good lord, if we didn't have bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all

Fred's Brim said...

This is when Belli gives up 2 stupid runs and makes me kick something

Fred's Brim said...

throw strikes, stupid!

Paul said...

Bullpen has kept us in it the whole night. Don't let it get away now.

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