Saturday, July 12, 2014

Post-Game XCVI Thread: Comic Relief

DODGERS I, PADRES 0

If you grow foul with me...I will scour you with my rapier, as I may, in fair terms. If you would walk off, I would prick your guts a little in good terms, as I may, and that's the humor of it.
—Henry V, Act II, Scene I

A Paul Maholm spot-start might have seemed like the stuff of tragedies, but the Dodgers were able to exeunt omnes wearing the mask of comedy after a walk-off sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis.

Maholm was up to the task tonight, hurling VI scoreless innings against the hapless Padres bats. However, the Dodger bats were their equal in haplessness, getting shut out by Ian Kennedy over VIII innings.

After League ("Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took" —Sonnet 47), J.P. and Kenley pitched scoreless innings VII through IX, the Dodgers loaded the bases off Quackenbush and Ellis delivered the happy ending. No gut pricking tonight.

The only lead lining? Puig was ejected in the III for arguing balls and strikes. Otherwise, All's Well That Ends Well: The Giants lost again, restoring the Dodgers' one-game division lead. Oh, and the Dodgers have the best record in the NL.

14 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Forsooth, a valiant PGT, my liege!

Orel said...

Thanks dude!

Hideo Nomo said...

These posts are so highfalutin', I'd've sworn Stubbs wrote them.

Hideo Nomo said...

Actually, this is pretty awesome.

Dusty Baker said...

It was a tragedy that Puig got himself tossed. Discipline still a real problem with him.

cc: Neeebs

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Puig was acting like a child, but where was Papa Donnie? He should've come out of the dugout to save Baby Puig's ass.

Poor Lopes tried but he doesn't have that great first step he did in the 70's and got to Puig a few seconds too late.

Oh well, we won the match that's all that counts. I can't believe we have the best record in the NL.

Fred's Brim said...

Watching the replay of the 9th inning. Was Adrian talking shit right in the face of Amarista after the double? Looks like he was woofing in his ear

Dusty Baker said...

I saw that as it happened last night FB. I was there and was paying attention closely to that play because I was shocked that Adrian went for two given his "speed." My take was that he had turned around to address Davey Lopes at first and that's what he was doing and not barking at any Pod Ray. I could be wrong but I did notice it and was trying to figure it out.

Fred's Brim said...

I really hope we can somehow wake up the bats today. I don't want to come back from the all-star break still in the doldrums

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty just watched it again, Adrian was aimed towards left center after his gracefull slide so I don't think he was aiming his woofs at any of the coaches. Amarista had a funny smile on his face afterward too, like a "what's with this guy?" look.

The crowd looked great for the 9th inning, glad you were in there

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe it was a shared moment of incredulity between opponents over the rather improbable double Adrian had just pulled off.

Yeah the crowd was great last night - most stayed until the joyous end.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Cc: DB
The force is strong with this one.
He can be Obi Won or he can be Anakin. All depends on the path he chooses.

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly, Neeebs.

Look at what happened to Stubbs.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Franklin or Dave? Hahaha