Friday, August 22, 2014

Post-Game 130 Thread: Sad Niese

My sad niece.

DODGERS 6, METS 2

Last night, it was sad Ross. Tonight at the Ravine, it was sad Niese, as John Niese pitched a decent enough game (just like Tyson Ross did Thursday): 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER...but 5 R crossed the plate, when the LOLMets had four errors, dooming his effort.

The wheels came off the bus for the Mets in the seventh. Down 2-1, Niese had two Ks before allowing a Dee Gordon triple (his 11th, leading the majors) and then walked Yasiel Puig. When Adrian Gonzalez hit to short, it looked like out #3...except Mets SS Wilmer Flores threw the ball away, allowing Gordon to score and Puig and Gonzalez to get into scoring position. Matt Kemp then came in to face Carlos Torres, and promptly doubled in both runners, both which hit Niese's ledger. Flores actually had two errors in tonight's game, and David Wright and Lucas Duda both added one each just to join the party [Sax's note: looks like they took away Wright's error in a late scoring change. Must be the vitamin water.].

A.J. Ellis added a RBI double in the eighth, which hopefully will break Ellis out of his slumpiness. Dan Haren had an RBI single of his own earlier in the game, after blowing a suicide squeeze that left Justin Turner hanging out to dry (in the same AB, his basehit to center scored Erisbel Arruebarrena. Haren, still thoroughly confounding in his fickleness, had a nice night tonight: 7.0 IP with 3 H, 1 ER, and 6 Ks. We'll take it.

13 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

mmm fried confounding fickles
Haren was great tonight.
But let's not forget him bunting into a double play
He was great vs California, pretty good vs Atlanta, stinky again vs Milwaukee and great again vs NYM. I will take 3 out of 4 good starts from him the rest of the way

Fred's Brim said...

FB is really worried. Evil Time Warner is coming over this morning to fix some shit but they are scheduled to be here right when I am recording Deep Space Homer. I can't believe I am saying this but I am hoping they will be late

Steve Sax said...

Time Warner is indeed evil

Fred's Brim said...

and they were late

Dusty Baker said...

What's the TWC update, FB?

I'm trying to come to life after my tequila-induced slumber.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Sad Neise and Sad Ross can tune into the Twilight Sad for comfort.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Dusty tequila induced slumber? The propofol not doing the trick?

Dusty Baker said...

I gargle propofol for breakfast.

Cadillacs, on the other hand...

Fred's Brim said...

Cadillacs you savor for breakfast

Fred's Brim said...

@DB Deep Space Homer recorded, TW recabled our apartment and things are fixed. The guy they sent over was a good dude. They should send him to negotiate the SportsNet LA deals

Dusty Baker said...

Sounds like TWC dude gave you a foot massage or something.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Watching the gnats implode in D.C. This band of dipshits won two World Series?