Sunday, September 29, 2013

Post-Game 162 Thread: Fans Get Punked


Let's count the ways that Dodger fans, on Fan Appreciation Day, must not have felt very appreciated:

  • The Dodgers dropped the series finale 2-1, despite having the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the ninth...only to see Tim Federowicz flail (swinging K) and Skip Schumaker follow in kind (fooled on a bad breaking ball away).
  • Schumaker, who will likely start in center field now that Matt Kemp has been shut down for the entire postseason, went 1-for-4 to lower his intimidating .263 batting average.
  • Speaking of injured center fielders, Andre Ethier is only going to be available as a PH for the NLDS. Great.
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu took the loss after pitching four innings of 8 H, 2 ER ball. Ryu got in trouble early in the first and escaped with only one run, but opened up the fourth in kind for another station-to-station run by the Rox.
  • Chris Capuano made an appearance in the sixth, and gave up two hits. Yeah, that feels pretty reassuring.
  • Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth and struck out two but gave up two walks. Hmm.
  • The USC marching band, apparently, led off the post-game rally.

The Dodgers are limping into the postseason with a bunch of bad ankles and a lot of rainclouds. I'm not feeling very appreciated here. The Braves must be salivating.


Paul said...

When was the last time the favorites won the whole thing anyways.

Dusty Baker said...

This has left my weekend feeling lost and empty. I'm going to kick the dogs and go to bed early.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I hate ankles

Steve Sax said...

I hate oscillating fans

Paul said...

As it has been said this team got here without Kemp, it will lose or win without him. If you want to be a champ you have to say fuck adversity and punch it in the mouth. We will see what they are made of in a few days. It takes a whole team to win this thing. No one was expecting Scoiscia to hit that homerun off Gooden or Mikey fuckin Hatcher going yard. Or Mr. F winning Smonk?!? Crazy shit happens in the playoffs. I'm just going to try to get excited and ready for October baseball and cheer my liver off.

BJ Killeen said...

Yes, losing in B9 hurt. Listening to USC's lame band play a horrendous version of I Love LA was painful. (But watching them sweat in the sun and knowing their football coach was fired was enjoyable.) Even the poorly organized rally was ugly. But this is Hollywood, and this is the Dodgers. My birthday is Oct. 30th. I expect them to wrap up the WS with a win on that night.

Dusty Baker said...


I'm glad you noticed the same thing. That sounded nothing like I Love LA. I replayed it a few time and couldn't hear the song in the notes they were playing at all.

Pride of Dong said...

I thought it was California Love...