Friday, September 12, 2014

Game 147 Thread: September 7 @ Giants, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-6, 3.16) vs. Madison Bumgarner (17-9, 3.02).

So it begins, the first of six games left in our final sixteen against the arch-rival Giants. With the Giants two games back in the West, and the weekend series up in San Francisco, I've got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that we are going lose ground this weekend. The Giants are on a tear, and Bumgarner (SF's #1) is 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA in three starts vs. the Dodgers this year. San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence leads the NL in hits and runs scored and Angel Pagan is on a hot streak himself. Remember, the Giants led the West for most of this first half of the season, owning a lead as much as ten games at one point.

The Dodgers look shaky from the plate, led by Yasiel Puig, who appears to have lost his way (and his swing). The Dodgers are 12th in the league in HR, with no one besides Adrian Gonzalez really mashing. Dee Gordon's slumping has kept him out of starting lineups of late. And when we have to depend on fourth outfielder Carl Crawford to lead us to victory over a sub-.500 team, you know we're in trouble. (And I'm not even bringing up the infield's recent error-prone play.)

I'll be watching (amazingly, I can watch this game end-to-end). But I've got a bad feeling about this.

142 comments:

karen said...

FEEL THE HATE

Steve Sax said...

Just retro-posted a Will Leitch piece, as to not knock the GT down in the blog order. Nutshell is he thinks the Dodgers are in control in the West.

I'm still worried. (Hence the added picture.)

Steve Sax said...

I'm still worried

Orel said...

I'm still standing

spank said...

FUCK THE GIANTS!!

karen said...

EMBRACE THE HATE!!!

Steve Sax said...

I'm still commenting

QuadSevens said...

Let's go boys! Time to get some hits with RISP!

karen said...

MKW on the sofa, Vin.

spank said...

Dodgers-Giants and Vin announcing. A first for me this year.





(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Lots of empty seats in SF. But there's a guy with a dodger hat right behind the plate to the left

spank said...

Puig needs to wake from his slumber.

spank said...

Puig lead off walk. bring him on home mofos!

Steve Sax said...

Puig with a very patient AB gets the leadoff walk

spank said...

Turner is slow. Jeezus.

Steve Sax said...

Pretty good play by Bumgarner there, but at least it isn't a double play. Puig to second

spank said...

Puig looks out by a hair.

spank said...

Puig safe!!

karen said...

Siddown Bruce.

Steve Sax said...

Well, at least bochy lost his challenge. That will prove fateful. Trust me.

spank said...

shit

karen said...

shit.

Steve Sax said...

Well, that was quick. 1-0 SF

spank said...

fuck me

spank said...

only one out.

Fred's Brim said...

awful, Hanley, awful, Puig

Steve Sax said...

Why the fuck is Puig throwing to the plate

Fred's Brim said...

and hi everyone

Steve Sax said...

Hanley sucks

Steve Sax said...

Ryu is getting hit hard

Hideo Nomo said...

10 PRINT FUCK
20 GO TO 10

spank said...

someone shoot me,please.

Steve Sax said...

2-0 SF, two out. Man on third

Fred's Brim said...

hey, let's get down 3-4 runs to Bumgarner, that's a sound strategy

Steve Sax said...

Fuck Ryu, you are horrible tonight

Fred's Brim said...

yeezus

Fred's Brim said...

fuck you, AJ, that's unacceptable

spank said...

Come on Ryu. don't choke mofo

Steve Sax said...

Ellis, catch the goddamn ball. You can't hit. At least catch.

Fred's Brim said...

it's a WP but still

and I take back the FU, I am very emotional

Hideo Nomo said...

No lineup jinx strikes again!

Puig CF
Turner 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp RF
Ramirez SS
Van Slyke LF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Ryu P

spank said...

son of a fucking bitch. WTF?!

Fred's Brim said...

stop squeezing us, blue!

Fred's Brim said...

this is brutal

Fred's Brim said...

These hits are a lot of lucky shit
4 runs, but lucky shit

Orel said...

oh no

karen said...

I have to answer the effing phone and come back to this shit.

Grow a pair Ryu and get the job done!

Fred's Brim said...

Posey's hit was fairly legit and maybe Panik's but the rest were lucky

Fred's Brim said...

either way, I am either going to bed or drinking until I can't see

Fred's Brim said...

hey a third out!

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK THESE PUMPKIN BITCHES

Fred's Brim said...

GODDAMMIT FB IS FURIOUS

spank said...

down 4 with 8 innings to go. we can do this.





(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE SPANK IF HE RAN OUT OF FISH

Franklin Stubbs said...

Oh, this right here can straight up eat an ass.

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE SPANK IF HE RAN OUT OF STEEL RESERVE

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE SPANK IF HE HAD TO LISTEN TO DICK ENBERG ALL DAY LONG

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE SPANK IF HE HAD TO Attaboy Hanley!

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE SPANK IF HE RAN OUT OF CHARCOAL AND HAD TOO COOK ROBS IN THE OVEN

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE SPANK IF HE HAD TO WATCH JERRY SANDS MAKE SWEET LOVE TO HIS SISTER

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE SPANK IF HE HAD TO GO TO THE DMV AND HE WAS ONLY BUZZED

Fred's Brim said...

IMAGINE IF SPANK WAS CAPTURED BY TERRORISTS AND WAS WATERBOARDED WITH COORS LIGHT

spank said...

Vin commenting on how well the Dodgers are doing with runners in scoring position in this game.

Fred's Brim said...

THAT'S HOW MAD FB IS

spank said...

haha. pinche,FB.

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff double and we can't score him.

This is done

karen said...

FB be really mad.

karen said...

Chris Perez in? Did Ryu get hurt? What did I miss?

Fred's Brim said...

fuck i hate this tarzan motherfucker

Fred's Brim said...

oh fuck, Ryu's ass must be hurt again

Fred's Brim said...

the mets dumped Pagan's ass because he was so dumb and didn't know how to play baseball

karen said...

(The) Franklin Stubbs in the dugout.

Fred's Brim said...

STUBBS ON THE BENCH!

Fred's Brim said...

Pagan has crazy talent but never knew what to do

Steve Sax said...

If Chris Perez is in, we've already put up the white flag.

Mattingly cedes this game

spank said...

i'd like to thank Franklin Stubbs for taking time out from hanging around the Dodgers bench and blessing us with a comment on tonights GT. Peace,homie!

Fred's Brim said...

Perez, can you pitch 7 mop-up innings?

Fred's Brim said...

seriously, pitch that dude til his arm falls off. Dont waste another pitcher on this game

karen said...

Weak ass throw to second by AJ.

Steve Sax said...

This is a train wreck.

Fred's Brim said...

Sixpoint Sweet Action going down smoothly after the rage-enhancing redbull and vodkas

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly can't manage. AJ Ellis can hit or throw. Dodgers can't score a run in scoring position. Hanley can't field. Puig can't figure out where to throw the ball. Ryu can't stay healthy.

SoSG Fest 2014 is gonna have an awful lot of vitriol.

Steve Sax said...

Opening second bottle of wine

spank said...

first base is open. Bean this motherfucker!

Fred's Brim said...

any word on Ryu? Broken ass? Or just suckitude?

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'd like to think that Original Recipe Stubbs were mutually aligned with the above sentiment.

Franklin Stubbs said...

^and I...

spank said...

the cooler is warming up. #Frias

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's just that kind of night.

Fred's Brim said...

Perez's arm slot is all over the place
He and Flat Breezy can go rot in the same slice of hell

spank said...

DOUBLE PLAY!!!

YEAH BOYEEE!!!





(cries)

Fred's Brim said...

Pence is first in being a spazoid

spank said...

DOUBLE PLAY!!!

YEAH BOYEEE!!!





(cries)

spank said...

wtf?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

What happened to Ryu?

Fred's Brim said...

Whenever Uribe leaves (I am sure Colletti will sing him once more, at least), I will miss his play at third, Goddamn that dude is solid down there.

Fred's Brim said...

NotPedro up

spank said...

horrible swingingat a pitch that high.

Fred's Brim said...

NoPedro clowned by Bum

Fred's Brim said...

#CandlestickMemories

I remember when the Santa Clara 49ers used to play there

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fred's Brim said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fred's Brim said...

The Cooler!

Mops are cool, right?

Steve Sax said...

Justin turner with the Zero effort there

karen said...

This shit fest just keeps worse.

Fred's Brim said...

Gotta pitch better

karen said...

Fuck Heads are shooting their whole wad tonite.

Steve Sax said...

Friars does not look like the answer

spank said...

i'm about to break open some whoopass on anyone /everyone!! fuck this shit!

Steve Sax said...

That first pitch to Crawford wad totally a strike.

#mlbconspiracy

Steve Sax said...

If there is any consolation, it's that I'm watching this game with AC. Which makes even misery more fun.

spank said...

i hate the fucking Giantd and their stupid fans. hate

spank said...

you know what i mean

spank said...

somebody give Frias a sandwich or some beef jerky or something. dude is a skeleton

karen said...

Ryu left with a shoulder irritation.

Hmmm.

spank said...

well shit. gave up no runs. Impressive.

Steve Sax said...

SVS and Frias, way to go

Steve Sax said...

I've got an irritated bowel from watching this game

spank said...

Unless your name is Kobe and wear the number 24 on your jersey,don't play hurt. you hurt your team more when you do.

BJ Killeen said...

Hi guys. Sitting at my computer because I can't watch the game. Makes my tummy ache. Scott's in there screaming at the tv. Good time to do laundry and clean my bathroom.

Steve Sax said...

Gotta love Uribe for hustling to first on that. Even i smiled

Steve Sax said...

I hope that AJ Ellis learns to hit. I want to root for him. But he is awful from the plate.

Paul said...

Fuck fuck fuck!!! *breaks shit*

Steve Sax said...

Nice two-out hit from Yasiel. Get it back, Puig!

Steve Sax said...

This is a great AB by Turner in the fifth

Steve Sax said...

12-pitch walk. Nice, Turner!!!

Paul said...

No heart. Except Turner.

Steve Sax said...

And a nice catch by Turner there

Steve Sax said...

Shit. 6-0

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes Ks badly. Yeaaaaaaaaaah

spank said...

6-0 now. I'm out dis bish.

Steve Sax said...

Strike 'em out throw 'em out. AJ trying to prove me wrong... About his throwing

Steve Sax said...

Once again, mattingly putting up Joc Pederson in a horribly low % situation, just to ruin his psyche

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly lets Joc's spirits die.

Meanwhile. Ryu with serious serious inflammation issues.

karina said...

├ępale everyone!

need some advice: my husband just left me alone with tonight's suffering, what would be the appropiate punishment?

karina said...

We'll get them sooner or later. It ain't over 'till it's over

Steve Sax said...

9-0 giants.

Steve Sax said...

@karina: if you don't kick your husband in the nuts, I will.

And I know, and like, your husband. But he had better war a cup to SoSG Fest 2014

karen said...

Epale Sistah!

So glad you're here. The Boys need some of your good karma.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, I can't even write this PGT.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Taking multiple nut-shots versus subjecting myself to this travesty is worth considering, at least.

karina said...

@Sax be my guest

@Stubbs wait for that in the middle of your sleep :)

@Karen i'm always there