Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Game 102 Thread: July 22 @ Pirates, 4p

Baling wire. Not shown: spit.

Josh Beckett (6-5, 2.26) vs. Vance Worley (2-1, 3.38).

The Pirates' offense, undoubtedly frustrated after seven innings of extended-rest Ryu, today face a fresh-off-the-DL Beckett, who is currently being held together with spit and baling wire. "I feel like as long as I'm not messing up my mechanics and I feel like I can get people out, I'm just going to ride it out until the end of the year," he said. It's not exactly Mel Gibson's speech in Braveheart, but as long as Beckett can keep filling that number-four slot, we'll take it.

49 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

Gordon 2B
Turner SS
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp RF
Ethier CF
Crawford LF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Beckett P

Fred's Brim said...

How often have we had the same lineup (apart from the pitcher) 2 days in a row?

Fred's Brim said...

I really hope Beckett isn't too rusty or injured

Franklin Stubbs said...

What could possibly go wrong?

Steve Sax said...

Meanwhile, Cain to the DL due to elbow inflammation.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp back in right field!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Watching Gnats on MLB channel. Fughh #ineedmyboysinblue

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

2-1 Phills behind the hurler formerly known as Fausto Carmona...

Damn they just flashed highlights from Pittspuke...

karen said...

Dre brings in JT tying the game at 2.

karen said...

Polanco hits a solo off Becks. Tie didn't last long. 3-2 PiRats.

karen said...

Selig in the booth with Charley and boys. Comments anyone?? Me, not a fan.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Selig can suck it. He knew all about the roids and didn't do a damn thing about it for all those years.

karen said...

Now 4-2 Rats. 2 out in 3rd with man on second.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Guy on the Phills broadcast describes Panda and Gnats catcher as a, "couple of chunky Venezuelans"

karen said...

@DBT...You said it far more eloquently then I could. It's funny how that doesn't seem to be mentioned when his ass is being kissed by all the interviewers interviewing him on his 'farewell tour'.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Sounds like cannibals delight... Cup 'O Chunky Venezuelans

karen said...

AJ ties the game with a 2 RBI double. 4-4 with 1 out in the sixth.

karen said...

The man formerly known as 'Donnie Baseball' chose NOT to hit for Maholm last inning while the Boys were rallying to tie the game. Maholm immediately has given up back to back singles to first two Rats to face him in bot of 6. Wright now in.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Nice managing by Donnie Baseball!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

With Beckett unable to shoot from the hip anymore... I wonder if we're on the verge of a Zach Lee call up?

Fred's Brim said...

sure, just give it right back to them

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, you dicks, you got the hard out with the one out K but you can't accept the gift can you

karen said...

Jamey Wright gives up 2 RBI single to Polanco. Rats on 1st and 2nd and now he gives up RBI single to Snider. Rats again on 1st and 2nd with 2 out. 7-4 Rats.

karen said...

Now MCCutchen HBP, bases RA. Jamey throws WP to score 4th run of inning. 8-4 Rats. Wheels have officially come off the bus.

karen said...

Dodgers finally out of the inning.

Can't wait to see what happens next.

karen said...

Phils 5-3 over F Heads going to 7th.

JT HBP and Rat pitcher thrown out of game.

karen said...

Clint Hurdle now thrown out. Wilson hit JT in retaliation for McCutchen getting hit last inning. The McCutchen HBP was unintentional and I didn't see any warning by ump, but JT HBP was obviously intentional and Rat pitcher was tossed immediately.

karen said...

^ Hope that kind of makes sense!

karen said...

AGon hits 2 run homer after JT HBP. Now 8-6 Rats in top of 7.

karen said...

I'm not sure what happened cause I was helping my mom, but I think Jamey Wright hit the first Rat batter who just came up. Crowd is going crazy booing but umps not throwing Jamey out because it was a 75mph curveball.

karen said...

SVS hits a PH homer to left with 1 out in 8th. Foamin' in the dugout. Now 8-7 Rats.

Dusty Baker said...

What a crazy game tonight! Still very winnable. All I can do is watch SF v Phiwwies and listen to Dodgers.

ps- On the gin, Vinny!

karen said...

Perez walks bases RA in 8th. 1 out, Neil Walker up.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

It's like "The Food of the Gods" up in here! click

karen said...

Chris 'White Flag' Perez walks 4th in a row. 9-7 Rats. Mattingly now getting off his ass to bring in League.

karen said...

League gives up 2 RBI single to Karina's son. 11-7 Rats.

All eyes look towards Philly for a little help.

Now 12-7. All 4 of Perez's walks come around to score.

Dusty Baker said...

Did C Perez really walk the bases loaded then walk a run in? You can't be in the league if you do that. #DFA

karen said...

Pubes ties game for FH in ninth in Philly.

Fuck.

karen said...

@Dust...Would I even think about kidding about something that fucked up?

karen said...

Dusty...The really hysterical thing about the whole Perez fiasco was that as he was coming in Charley, Hersch and Nomar were talking about how great he's been lately.

*cries*

karen said...

Well, it's a done deal in Pittsville. Final 12-7.

Dusty Baker said...

I know I'm over-reacting, and that we have good pieces of a team, and that we still have one of the best records, but....I'm panicking. This is a microcosm for our pitching. Sure we have some of the best in K, Greinke, and Ryu, but huge dropoff after that and questionable middle and late relief. Doesn't win championships.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Dusty you're panicking is justified. I don't have any kind of confidence in this team right now. I keep hoping the energy will pick up when everyone is healthy.

karen said...

Dusty...I don't think you're over-reacting at all. It's July and these games feel like mid-September games to me. The pressure to win feels so intense. It's like in the blink of an eye we could be 9 1/2 out again. We do have a good team, but sometimes I see a team with a lot of heart and other times none at all. Kid K really sent a message hitting Mothballs not only to other teams but also to his teammates. Don't fuck with us. I was thinking this is it, this is where the Dodgers separate themselves from the pack but after watching the bullpen tonight I started feeling those panicky feelings too.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm feeling a titch panicky too. Everybody was all "YAYZ ONE GAME UP AT THE BREAK!" and I kept thinking about the 2012 team being a half-game up at the break. Throw in broken Hanley and Puig and some seriously dubious management decisions, and it's getting troublesome.

Steve Sax said...

Plus, the Giants won in 14

Fred's Brim said...

gotta pitch better
no more Perez
Maholm only for mopping

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.

Steve Sax said...

@FB: almost some haiku action there!