Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Game 107 Thread: July 29 vs Barves, 7p

Kung Fu Panda

Josh Beckett (6-5, 2.52) vs. Aaron Harang (9-6, 3.31)

If there's anything that SoSG has done over the years, it's beat a dead horse using memes and superstition. You wouldn't have it any other way. Thus, we'll look to continue the burger-themed GT what brung us on our current successful run.

By way of getting shellacked by the Pie Rats yesterday, Gnats are 2 games back and looking like they're fading fast, having lost five games in a row, with little hope to ketchup. They mustard been crazy to think Dan Uggla was the person to solve their defensive problems.

The pitching from the front three Dodger starters has been nothing short of epic, but the Noffense is always a threat to rear its head, so this home stand will be an important test. We're counting on Big Mac to help the Dodger hitters with the second part of that.

Either way, landing in Dodger fans' Happy Meals tonight will be a classic give-away:

43 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Gordon, 2B
Puig, CF
Gonzalez, 1B
Ramirez, SS
Crawford, LF
Kemp, RF
Uribe, 3B
Butera, C
Beckett, P

Butera-Beckett battery.

Orel said...

Beckett starts the game allowing a single and a walk

Orel said...

Sac fly makes it 1-0 Braves. Bottom of the 1st now

Orel said...

I mean Barves

Steve Sax said...

Pirates up 1-0 on the giants

Steve Sax said...

Make that 3-0 PIT

karen said...

VINNY BACK FOR 2015!!!

karen said...

Announcement just made at the Yard. Vinny back for next season and Dodger Stadium rocked!!

karen said...

Anyone who didn't see announcement needs to catch it somewhere. They did it over the PA as breaking news, then had Ryu give the news in Korean, then Yasiel in Spanish and finally JT in English then cut to Vinny and Sandy in the booth. Teary eyes time!!

Orel said...

That is awesome.

Orel said...

Kemp bomb!

karen said...

In all the excitement Matty hits a 2 run homer. Boys up 2-1 in 2nd.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have fewest HRs in July in the NL, but Kemp nails one there!

2-1 LA

Greg said...

Nice bunt.

Greg said...

Full-swing variety.

Orel said...

Braves retake the lead on a Freddie Freeloader 2-run HR

Steve Sax said...

And, Beckett gives it right back. 3-2 ATL.

Orel said...

Puig opens up the bottom of the third with a double

Orel said...

Popout, groundout, strikeout wastes the chance. Hope Vin isn't reconsidering his decision

Greg said...

Perez was warming up. WTF.

Greg said...

Now Wright.

Hideo Nomo said...

Love the Vin announcement, but that video was hella dorky. I'm sure it worked better on Dodgervision than on my phone, though.

Orel said...

Hella dorky? Is that like Hello Kitty?

Orel said...

RBIs by AGon & Crawdaddy tie it up!

Paul said...

Kemp!!

Greg said...

2 2-run homers for Kemp. This is what happens when you threaten to trade someone.

Orel said...

I blink and now it's a 7-4 lead. I think I'll blink again

Steve Sax said...

7-4 Dodgers through 7

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes 8:59p: "hella"?

You going Bay Area style on us now?

Steve Sax said...

Jeez, Howell, settle down here

Steve Sax said...

Phew, Jansen gets us out of the eighth inning (two on, two out; gets Justin Upton to fly out to Kemp).

7-4 through 7.5 innings

Steve Sax said...

Final in SF: PIT 3, SF 1

Steve Sax said...

Milwaukee finds a bad time to play interleague in Tampa; loses 5-1 to the Rays

Steve Sax said...

Come on, AGon

Steve Sax said...

3-2 count to AGon

Steve Sax said...

Gonzalez with another double! Dee Gordon scores, 8-4 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Dry your tears! Wendy's pretzel bacon cheeseburger is back!

(mlb.com ad)

Steve Sax said...

Gattis Ks for out #1 in the ninth

Steve Sax said...

Chris JOhnson, strikeout on a foul tip for out #2

Steve Sax said...

win!

Hideo Nomo said...

That pretzel bacon cheeseburger is awful.

Dusty Baker said...

At the Yard, the "hella dorky" video worked. Not because it wasn't, well dorky, but because it was so unexpected and no one knew what was going on. My emotions ranged from "Did something bad happen in the world like a bomb going off in LA?" to "Are they announcing a blockbuster trade?" and then as the faux video conference became evident, wondering where they were going with it. So the buildup was great, the wow factor was there, the crowd went absolutely nutso, and even the Barves players who had taken the field paused to clap and look up and acknowledge Vinny standing in the booth. Overall, a magical experience.

Actual hella dorky: that weird talking fox and living tree and other odd super heroes upcoming movie you've been fawning over, Nomo!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!