Friday, October 11, 2013

Post-NLCS Game 1 Thread: Criminy, Donnie: That Was Horrible

CARDINALS 3, DODGERS 2 (13)

The Dodgers could not overcome all of Don Mattingly's horrible, non-sensical managerial calls tonight. 11 LOB. Outhit the Cards 9-7. Relievers giving their all and getting out of jams. And yet...not enough, even to beat a Cardinals team that is totally beatable.

If there's any silver lining to this steaming pile of shit, it's that the Cardinals are vulnerable. That is, if we can stop insane managerial moves like pulling Adrian Gonzalez in the eighth inning of a tie game. Or using Dee Gordon to replace A-Gon, who is so lame he not only doesn't steal second base to get into scoring position, but is thrown out at second on the next ground ball. Or watching Michael Young, A-Gon's replacement, GIDP to end an extra-inning threat. Or wasting Zack Greinke's impressive 10-K performance. Or using Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker in PH situations, both of whom Kd. Or pulling Chris Withrow to have Kenley Jansen's confidence shattered when he gives up the game-winning RBI to Carlos "I Keep The Bat On My Shoulder" Beltran.

I can't do a proper PGT right now. Fuck, Donnie: don't pull this bullshit again, please.

26 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

This is not on Dusty's PGT at all (all on Donnie and the noffense), but how fucked up was it that there was a "Saved by the Beltran" sign in the crowd after the walk off?

Paul said...

Ha!

*hangs self*

Hideo Nomo said...

Uh, GT, not PGT.

Dusty Baker said...

We once did a "Saved by The Belli" post, I noted in some GT research earlier today.

Steve Sax said...

If the cards were saved by the (2-for-6, 3 RBI) Beltran, we were lipsticked by the (0-for-6, 7 LOB) Puig

Paul said...

God this was a tough loss.

Hideo Nomo said...

There is something to the idea that this team lives and dies by Puig's energy. He was lost in his own head tonight, and it was contagious.

Paul said...

Cards won the first game of last year's NLCS and that was on the road.

Paul said...

Giants did not have Donnie baseball as manager however.

Dusty Baker said...

Was Puig on Krokodil or bath salts tonight?

Paul said...

He was on a date with Molly.

Paul said...

Am I drunk or is Harold Reynolds drunk?

Dusty Baker said...

So we're assuming Wilson and Withrow are unavailable tomorrow. Howell and Belli each pitched one. And AJ likely won't catch. Right?

Dusty Baker said...

For Shards, Rosenthal and Lynne likely unavailable. And Yadi. That's good.

Paul said...

Need Kid K and Hanley to come up big.

Steve Sax said...

For tbs, Ernie Johnson and Ron Darling unavailable. They're too busy lamenting the braves' loss

Paul said...

Well we are one of only four teams that has a game tomorrow and we lost the first game in the 1988 NLCS with an Ace on the mound. I'm going to drink this beer after too big of a whiskey and get ready for tomorrow.

Paul said...

And I'm glad we have Kelly thinking he pitched a good game.

BJ Killeen said...

Boys: you can't have the Hollywood ending without some drama first. No worries. Kersh is pitching tomorrow. Blowout predicted. That's how we roll.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Drama. I like it.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

And...are Stubbd and Karina still on their honeymoon?

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I jinxed um by not dry humping Spank before the game

Paul said...

Woke up a bit hung over and surly. Beat these birds today!

Dusty Baker said...

Can't wait to get hung over and surly all over again in just about an hour and a half.

Dusty Baker said...

Skip in, Ethier out today. AJEllis back in for more.

Alex Tarkian said...

We have to win in spite of Donnie. Mistake after mistake. The only player who should have been removed during the game is Ethier so that he is not re-injured because of overplaying after a full 9 innings. However, looks like Skip is playing instead of Ethier, so that is mistake number 2.

Let's hope that we are up by 2 or more, otherwise, if it is close, Donnie will lose it for us AGAIN.