Friday, August 01, 2014

Game 110 Thread: Aug. 1 vs. Cubs, 7pm

Dan Haren (8-8, 4.49) vs. Kyle (Sadly, not Christina) Hendricks (1-1, 2.33)

While the SoSG burger meme continues to be exceptionally good luck for the Dodgers, trying to find Dodger-burger connections is proving to be increasingly difficult. Thankfully, a little restaurant in Tampa*, Florida called Danny's All-American Diner & Dairy Bar has come to our rescue! Their weekly special this very week just happens to be...

A Danny Burger with grilled veggies and a sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic and goat cheese spread!
A Danny Burger straight from Chavez Ravine! It's like FATE. Because, above all else, Dodger Stadium is known for its grilled veggies, sun-dried tomatoes, and goat cheese spread.

Though, I'm pretty sure Danny Haren isn't exactly "A L.A. favorite" at the moment, but just work with me here. Not all of these references are going to be 100% Grade A.

*See? We did get help from Tampa this week, after all!

71 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Gordon 2B
Puig CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Crawford LF
Kemp RF
Turner 3B
Ellis C
Haren P

Orel said...

This is an great GT, Gnomes

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Uribe ate three of those L.A. favorites for lunch, now he's out of the line up with a serious case of chorro.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Be sure to check your local listings to see if tonight's game is televised on WGN

Steve Sax said...

I second Orel's motion

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

WGN!

Steve Sax said...

Haren's shot at a no-hitter ends with the second batter.

Steve Sax said...

I'm watching, and listening to Vin. Will try to real-time comment as long as I can here

Steve Sax said...

Haren got Alcantara to ground out, then Coghlan had a base hit to left. Rizzo up now with a 2-2 count.

Steve Sax said...

Rizzo, fly ball to right. Two out

Steve Sax said...

Cubs lineup doesn't have a batter north of .286.

Coghlan steals second (5). AJ Ellis' throw was arced a little high.

Steve Sax said...

grounder to Ramirez for the third out.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Haren starts out the month of with an scoreless inning!

Steve Sax said...

Hendricks went to Dartmouth. Vin has already called him "intelligent" once. Hoo boy.

Is Dartmouth even an Ivy anymore?

Steve Sax said...

Gordon comebacker hits Hendricks then ricochets off. Gordon reaches as a result. One hit, no out.

Steve Sax said...

Hendricks apparently has a ton of family and friends at the game tonight.

Apparently Hendricks had a shaky first inning last outing.

Steve Sax said...

Gordon steals (49)

Steve Sax said...

Puig hangs out at first base on that close play at first. But he was thrown out by Castro. Please, sit down Puig.

Steve Sax said...

Gordon steals third!

Steve Sax said...

Cubs look like they might challenge the SB call? IT was close, but great TWC camera angle says it's Dee's 50th SB.

Steve Sax said...

3-0 count to A-Gon, and they put him on intentionally. First and third, Han Ram up.

Steve Sax said...

104 games for Dee to get to 50 SBs. I suppose this means Dee sat for six games?

Steve Sax said...

Hanram hits to short, but Castro throws it into right field. A-Gon tries to motor all the way around to home and is thrown out at the plate (another close play)

Steve Sax said...

Slow-mo replays show that A-Gon never touched the plate as he went by.

Steve Sax said...

Official review rightfully calls A-Gon out. HanRam advanced to second on the error and throw.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford lunges for a bad pitch; comebacker and is thrown out. Vin remarks how CC is struggling. He looked bad there.

1-0 LA through 1.

Steve Sax said...

Haren wastes no time in giving it RIGHT back. Second pitch of the second inning makes it 1-1.

HAREN IS HORRIBLE

Steve Sax said...

Valbuena hit that halfway up the right field pavilion.

Steve Sax said...

4-3 ground out. one out.

Steve Sax said...

Haren was at 3-0, worked it all the way back to full, and then threw one so far outside it was pathetic. Walk to Wellington Castillo.

Steve Sax said...

Vin just read TInker to Evers to Chance (the poem)

Steve Sax said...

Giants won, 5-1.

Haren lets Hendricks get his first base hit--grounder up the middle.

Steve Sax said...

Nah, we didn't need David Price or anything.

Steve Sax said...

holy smokes, Haren gets Alcantara to K to end the second inning.

Orel said...

8/28 is "Tinkers to Evers to Chance" Day at SoSG

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

A-Gon is Gone

Orel said...

AGon hurt on a slide? I mean, hurt sliding? He wasn't on a playground or anything

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

SVS is at 1B

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The double play is now set up with Castro in at first.

Steve Sax said...

Why can't Dan Haren be hurt on a slide?

Steve Sax said...

This Deadpool mission at Marvel Puzzle Quest is hilarious

Steve Sax said...

Dan Haren sucks

Paul said...

Good thing we traded for another arm.

Steve Sax said...

Vin is totally bagging on former Giant Nate Schierholtz, not only for his .197 average but for the fact he is using batting gloves now

Steve Sax said...

Oh yay, Maholm is up in the bullpen.

Steve Sax said...

fuck, even Schierholtz can hit Haren deep. Luckily, not deep enough. Three outs.

Cubs 4, Dodgers 1

Steve Sax said...

Why are we letting Haren bat here

PULL HIM

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Truly pathetic... Haren almost thrown at first on a base hit to RF.

On the replay it looks like he's out

Steve Sax said...

Haren actually gets a basehit to right...and is almost thrown out at first by Schierholtz (a la Mondesi).

Steve Sax said...

Haren has his basehit removed by a Cubs challenge. Haren called out, 9-3.

Steve Sax said...

Post-trade deadline odds:

After the passing of the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, the betting website Bovada posted new odds for teams to win the 2014 World Series.

The Oakland Athletics are favorites at 4/1, with the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers holding the second-highest odds at 5-1.

The Los Angeles Angels and Washington Nationals have the third-highest odds at 10-1.

Steve Sax said...

Cubs fan's t-shirt: "Any team can have a bad century"

Steve Sax said...

Anyone using this 120 Sports app yet? Looks like it got off to a good start.

Steve Sax said...

Sax takes the lead in our MPQ alliance for the Deadpool mission

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez with a one-out single, but Crawford Ks (again) and Kemp Ks to end the inning.

4-1 Cubs through 4.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe and Greinke in the dugout, with Uribe's arm around Greinke.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

A-Gon right knee contusion says the WGN dude

Steve Sax said...

Haren hits Rizzo and then Castro singles to center. None out.

Someone PULL HAREN

Steve Sax said...

Crawford and Puig almost collide catching a fly ball. Crawford catches it. Puig turns his back on CC, and walks away.

Not good, Carl.

Steve Sax said...

Puig fields the base hit to center and fires home perfectly. Rizzo wisely holds at third, where he would have been nailed.

Steve Sax said...

Puig looks like there's something wrong with his jaw on the right hand side.

Haren finally pulled. Bases loaded, one out, Chris Perez coming in.

I'm going on a run.

Steve Sax said...

dammit, damn good throw from Puig, but Ellis can't hold onto the ball and the Cubs score a SIXTH run.

Perez is of course getting tagged.

Steve Sax said...

starting to google "shit burgers"

Steve Sax said...

Turner had a play at third and blew it! 7-1 Cubs.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

$6 Chili Shit Burgers

Steve Sax said...

In positive news, I've got 5k points on the deadpool MPQ mission

Steve Sax said...

holy cow, we scored again?!

Steve Sax said...

hmm, maybe not

Steve Sax said...

can't leave now, gotta wait for the call.

Steve Sax said...

Count it.

8-2. That's right, Cubs. FOOTSTEPS

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.