Saturday, June 28, 2014

Post-Game 83 Thread: We're Going Streaking (Of A Different Sort)

Nine straight errorless games!

DODGERS 9, CARDINALS 1

Zack Greinke is back. After a rough start last outing, Greinke came back with 10 Ks over 7.0 IP, giving up only 4 H and 1 ER (a solo shot by Matt Carpenter) while walking none. Just another dominating performance, on national television (with Eric Karros doing the commentary!), no less.

The Dodgers blew the game open wider than Juan Uribe's jersey size in the second inning:

  • Andre Ethier leadoff single;
  • Justin Turner RBI double (Turner left the game with an apparent hamstring injury, so cross your fingers);
  • A.J. Ellis RBI double scoring PR Miguel Rojas;
  • wild pitch and ground out by Greinke (out #1);
  • Dee Gordon RBI double;
  • Yasiel Puig walk (and shitty no-possible-path-to-home-plate call that called Gordon out at home on a another wild pitch; out #2);
  • Hanley Ramirez walk;
  • Adrian Gonzalez RBI single;
  • Matt Kemp RBI single;
  • Ethier RBI double;
  • Rojas ground out (out #3).

Throw in a couple more Ks from Paul Maholm in the eighth, and then another K in another shaky-as-hell ninth inning from Chris Perez, and the Dodgers have 13 Ks, a blowout victory, and their ninth straight errorless game. And I have to think the good defense correlates with the Dodgers' climb back to 1.5 GB the divisional lead.

Dudes, we are STREAKING! And everybody's doing it.

29 comments:

Steve Sax said...

SoSG intern updated the sidebar for Delino's loss yesterday, as well as Dusty's win today

Steve Sax said...

0-0 in the second up in SF vs. Cincinnati

Steve Sax said...

Simon (10-game winner) vs. Cain (1-6) in SF

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

Baby Brim approves!

Steve Sax said...

@MiniFB is going streaking!

Right out of the hospital!

Steve Sax said...

Scoreless through four innings in SF

Steve Sax said...

Giants up 1-0 in the ninth. Not good

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow! Joey Votto walks, then Brandon Phillips with a HR. 2-1 Reds, 0 out in the ninth. Romo shell shocked

Paul said...

Let's go Charlie Chapman!

Paul said...

Meh. Basehit. get Jabba to hit into a double play.

Paul said...

Fuck Chapman isn't throwing strikes.

Steve Sax said...

Just changed my MLB.tv broadcast to Fox Sports Ohio (from the Giants' feed). Man on first, Sandoval up and fouling them off. Chapman pitching north of 100mph.

Steve Sax said...

Ball four.

Men on first and second, no out. Oyster Pubes up.

Paul said...

Ok I'm done with this game.

Steve Sax said...

Posey ties it. Second and third with none out.

2-2 in the bottom of the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

Reds get Sanchez to ground out on a five-man infield.

Steve Sax said...

Arias grounds out for out #2

Steve Sax said...

Ks Duvall for the third out.

On to extras in SF!

Steve Sax said...

I will say that Posey's double to left should have scored two, but Sandoval was on first and couldn't run the bases fast enough.

Steve Sax said...

Geez, Broxton in for the reds. Talk about a white flag

Steve Sax said...

Broxton Ks Pence for the third out in the tenth.

On to the 11th!

Paul said...

7-2 Reds!

Steve Sax said...

Reds send nine men to the plate in the 11th and score five runs. 7-2 Reds, B11

Steve Sax said...

The return of Paul!

Steve Sax said...

Reds win 7-3 in 11. AT&T Park is funeral-service-quiet.

Brandon Phillips, on his birthday, hits a two-run HR in the ninth to take the lead 2-1. And though oyster Pubes ties it in the bottom of the inning, the Reds win with five in the 11th inning.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers now 1 game back.

Footsteps!

Paul said...

Love it!

Johnny Blanchard said...

Rule nerd alert: I think Karros was wrong in lambasting the umpires for the Dee Gordon play at the plate in this game. The rule says this: "Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score."

(http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/y2014/official_baseball_rules.pdf)

The pitcher CLEARLY had the ball before Dee arrived.

http://tinyurl.com/kfbrnzx