Saturday, August 02, 2014

Game 111 Thread: Aug. 2 vs. Cubs, 6p

There's a stock photo for every occasion.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5, 3.44) vs. Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1, 3.38).

Earlier this season it seemed the Dodgers were beating the bad teams but losing to the good ones. Lately it's been the opposite: After sweeping the second-place Barves, the Dodgers got whomped by the Cubs last night, thereby ruining our hamburger meme. Let's see if Ryu has any stopper in him.

85 comments:

spank said...

I was expecting a pic of a McFish Fillet.

karen said...

I turned on the pregame for the first time in a couple of days and the first thing I hear is what a high price the Boys paid last night losing a pitcher for possibly the rest of the season and I'm panicking thinking who pitched last night?? Kid? Zach? HJ? Then I hear it's Maholm. Maholm??? I don't see the problem here. Instead of crying and whining shouldn't we be throwing a big ass party?? Can someone enlighten me here?

spank said...

*parties*

Orel said...

Maholm could have been a spot-starter for Beckett and/or Haren, who both look like they won't last the season.

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fuck the Cubs. Wth? Is Cy Young and Walter Johnson pitching for those mutts? Score some runs goddamnit!!!

karen said...

My Man the BEAST!!!

Orel said...

MKWs rejoice!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

No WGN tonight... FGH...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Orel we should undo that Kemp-Encarnacion trade in the SOP league... Encarnacion is coming off the DL soon and prime to go off!

karen said...

Peavy took a perfecto into the seventh and ended up losing...Ahhh! That means a whooping 17 straight losses for the Peave.

Just breaks my heart.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 good guys in the sixth. Did this game start early or something?

I've got one more hour before this MPQ dead pool quest ends, so I gotta split

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Peaves-Pubes battery ain't working out in SF, huh?

Orel said...

Ha, DBT! It's like both guys can't be hot at once

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Orel, Edwin is back next week... Just saying he's a buy low candidate, and you my friend have first dibs. I'm always looking out for you.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers must be afraid of crossing home plate and jamming knees like A-Gon

Orel said...

You're a gentleman's gentleman, DBT.

Orel said...

Looks like Ryu did his job. 7 IP, 2 ER

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Orel, yes I do frequent gentlemans clubs .

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. Couldn't make the top 50.

Steve Sax said...

2-2 heading to the ninth. I will wait before my workout.

Orel said...

DBT's on fire tonight!

Steve Sax said...

2-2 going to the bottom of the ninth, inlcuding a scary moment fielding for CC (who ended up making the catch, thankfully).

Steve Sax said...

Rain threatening? In LA in August? WTF?

Steve Sax said...

Samuel Jackson imploring the crowd to make noise. They comply.

CC, 0-for-3, to start.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford out before I could blink. 1 out.

Steve Sax said...

Butera Ks almost as quickly as CC's AB. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Rojas batting for Jansen, which means Wilson would get the heart of the Cubs' lineup in the 10th. Yay.

Orel said...

Wilson vs. Rizzo coming up?

Steve Sax said...

weak fly ball for Rojas. On to extras.

Orel said...

GET IT TOGETHER BLUE

Steve Sax said...

i've got a bad feeling about this.

Orel said...

Five sliders in a row to Rizzo

Steve Sax said...

wilson with a sweet K on Rizzo, down and in. 1 out

Orel said...

Speaking of sliders, how did we miss using that during our Hamburger Days?

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: was that comment referring to anything in particular? I think my feed is on delay. I've got Castro up with a 2-2 count

Steve Sax said...

Hamburger days was a dark time in SoSG history.

Steve Sax said...

Wilson heats one in there, Castro Ks.

Steve Sax said...

two out. Rain coming.

Orel said...

"Get it together, Blue?" I meant Boys in Blue

Steve Sax said...

holy cow, that was Wilson's best winning all year. Strikes out the side to head to the tenth. Well done, Brian!

Steve Sax said...

STOP BUNTING DEE

Steve Sax said...

Gordon slaps one to short. One out

Steve Sax said...

rain at Dodger Stadium. Weird.

Steve Sax said...

1-2 to J Turn.

Come on, Turner. End this.

Steve Sax said...

2-2 to Turner.

Steve Sax said...

Flared into right field for a basehit! One out, HanRam up.

Steve Sax said...

dammit my mlb.tv feed is so choppy

Steve Sax said...

Ramirez Ks but Turner goes to second. I missed how that happened due to the choppiness of my feed. BOOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

I suppose it's as good as a sacrifice. Kemp up. Will they walk him?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers 0-for-12 with RISP this series; 0-for-8 tonight.

Looks like they're walking Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

Kemp hits it to Castro for the third out.

On to the 11th.

Dodgers now 0-for-9 with RISP, 0-for-13 in the series.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, I can't deal with this tension. I'm going to workout.

spank said...

Win for Spank goddamnit!!

Steve Sax said...

And now we have to go to Wright. Chock up the loss.

Steve Sax said...

Argh, I can't workout, this is too tense! WIN THIS GAME DODGERS

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk by Wright. We are done.

Steve Sax said...

Find the damn strike zone, Jamey.

spank said...

I hope you have your Depends on,Saxy.

Steve Sax said...

Valbuena hits it hard, but CC has a play deep in left.

One out.

Steve Sax said...

Wow. Wright works another tightrope, another long fly ball to left but right at CC.

2-2 through 10.5 innings.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, former walk-off guy. Now looks bad out there.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier battling with a lot of foul balls up there

Steve Sax said...

Foul ball comes up and hits the ump in the nuts. Ouch.

Steve Sax said...

Then a down and away pitch and Ethier feebly swings and Ks. 3Ks for Andre tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with a fly ball to left, Coghlan makes a nice play. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

CC, Chokesville. Into the 12th.

Steve Sax said...

full count to alcantara

Steve Sax said...

Wright Ks Alcantara.

This feels like the kind of night where hope will rise just enough for me to be thoroughly defeated.

Steve Sax said...

Coghlan singles past Uribe.

Now back to Rizzo. Not good.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe hustles to Rizzo's foul out. Well done, Juan.

Two outs.

Steve Sax said...

Castro with a basehit, so Cubs have first and second with two out.

Gulp.

Steve Sax said...

Great, albeit dangerous curve, from Wright for strike 1

Steve Sax said...

Wow, Wright gets the K for the third out. Nice.

Bottom of the twelfth we go

Steve Sax said...

AGon, PH for Wright. One out.

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon Ks.

Dee up with two out. This is going to Chris Perez.

Steve Sax said...

Gordon with a two-out single.

Do we have Gordon steal, with the basepaths that muddy?

Steve Sax said...

Gordon with the steal!

Steve Sax said...

full count to turner here

Steve Sax said...

Turner walks. So HanRam again, but now there's a play at any base.

spank said...

yeah baby!!

Steve Sax said...

damit! Choppy mlb feed, I MISSED IT!

Steve Sax said...

Fuck my mlb.tv account in the ear.

spank said...

pinche HanRam!!!

Steve Sax said...

GET THIS DAMN HIGHLIGHT UP

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!