Thursday, August 07, 2014

Game 116 Thread: August 7 @ Angels, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5, 3.39) vs C.J. Wilson (8-7, 4.74).

Halo, again? My god, this is a horrible, horrible video. Gaunt-faced Rick Ocasek was just ill-equipped to be a frontman in the music video era. The random Cars band members walking right-to-left and stopping to face the camera; what a ridiculous sequence. And the represhensible 80's fashions, with shoulder pads and big hair--yucch.

But blink and you'll miss it: that's indeed Gina Gershon at 0:42. And yes, that's not only Andy Warhol tending bar; he also directed this video.

Look, you might think it's crazy to be leading with this video on the Game Thread, going into the final game of this prolonged, two-stadium freeway series. But before we head off to Milwaukee this weekend, let's hope the team can drive some more HRs, and show some Dodger magic from the plate, to support our #3 starter's outing. I mean, Dan Haren was pretty good last night, right? So let's hope that come Friday, we're not asking ourselves, "why can't I have [Ryu]?".

39 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Roberto Fausto Carmona Hernandez. Interesting.

Steve Sax said...

SF lost 3-1

Steve Sax said...

Just opened a pack of baseball cards (2014 Topps series 1).

I got Oyster Pubes.

Boooooo

karen said...

Nobody gets more frustrated with Danny Haren then me (well, ok, all of us) but it is kind of hard not to like the guy when in his postgame interview when asked what was it he did different he answered "I did a George Costanza, whatever I thought, I did the opposite". Now how can you not love that??

karen said...

Saxy...Oyster Pubes? Has to be a bad omen.

Steve Sax said...

@Karen: agreed. Nice

Steve Sax said...

Okay, just got a Hyun-Jin Ryu card, AND a special "The Future Is Now" insert card (FN-15).

This box of cards has now been redeemed.

Steve Sax said...

I will say, with two Ryu cards in the same pack...I thought that that pack felt a bit heavier.

Orel said...

This guy would know

Steve Sax said...

Turner Not Gordon
Puig
A-Gon
Ramirez (DH)
Kemp
SVS
Uribe
Ellis
Rojas

Steve Sax said...

T PARKS UER

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 1.

Orel said...

Wilson gave up six runs in 1 1/3 innings his time out

Orel said...

Kemp singles, advances on WP. Could be a stew brewin'

Orel said...

SVS HBP

Orel said...

aaugh Uribe DP

Orel said...

And A.J. flies out. Way to take advantage

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, A.J. Ellis is even getting mocked by mlb.com Gameday

"A.J. Ellis flies out softly to center fielder Mike Trout." (emphasis mine)

Steve Sax said...

scoreless through 2.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

#ineedmydelino said...

Hanley Stepping It Up All In

Orel said...

Ryu cruising. He's given up one hit through five innings

Steve Sax said...

Orel doing his best to jinx Ryu

Steve Sax said...

Orel "pulling a Steiner"

Steve Sax said...

If AJ Ellis gets a hit here, I'd feel more hopeful

Steve Sax said...

AJ walks, I'll take it.

CJ Wilson chased. Two on, two out, Rojas up.

Steve Sax said...

If anyone in our lineup is playing through flu-like symptoms tonight, I would have to ask if they're feeling Ocasek.

Steve Sax said...

Just saw the highlight of the Uribe RBI double. Nice to see that as a hit-and-run play with Kemp leaving first early. Way to go, guys.

4-0 Dodgers through 5.5.

Steve Sax said...

D-Matt wins a challenge! Play at first called safe then overturned. One out

Orel said...

I'm Porizokova these puns

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

Ryu is glistening tonight

Orel said...

Ryu is glistening tonight

Steve Sax said...

Ellis single!!!

Steve Sax said...

Way to go AJ

Steve Sax said...

FYI in SF's loss: Peavy now 0-3 as a Giant

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO #3

Orel said...

Cashed in by AGon with a 2-RBI single! 6-0!

Steve Sax said...

6-0 good guys. wow.