Sunday, September 21, 2014

Game 156 Thread: Sept. 21 @ Cubs, 11.20a

Jamey Wright (5-4, 4.30) vs. Jacob Turner (5-10, 6.20).

Saturday we choked the party.
Giants lost because they're sorry.

Sunday, please don't crumble once again.
Cause it really ain't much fun
When the bullpen gives up runs
And we won't enjoy the weekend with a split

I've been stranded with a blank tv
(Thanks to the hacks at TWC)
Even had to listen to Charley for the games
But I'm going to take a shit
On Security Benefit
If I have to hear that fucking commercial with the grandpa and the kid one more goddamn time

Today, it's Wright.
(Donnie is crazy.)
But Wright just may be the lunatic we're looking for.
Just try to last
And don't throw BP
You may be old, but that's okay; you're Jamey Wright.

191 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

This is why Saxy is the best

Dusty Baker said...

This GT helps make yesterday go away.

So do the Bloody Marys and the electroshock therapy.

Dusty Baker said...

No way to watch this one today? Pisses me off, but could be a blessing in disguise.

Dusty Baker said...

Glad you called out that Security Benefit commercial. If our bullpen doesn't kill me, this commercial will. Gnomes and I broke it down on our way over to SoSG Fest the other day, in fact. A grandfather using the phrase "Lights out" - utter bullshit. And the way that little shitweasel kid says "homer" makes me insane.

Don't even get me started on Corky's commerical...

Greg said...

I hate that commercial and I hate Billy Joel.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty: saves whales, not citrus trees

Greg said...

Also, I saw someone with a SOSG shirt (#6) in the Stadium 5K today.

Greg said...

"an" SOSG shirt

Steve Sax said...

Greg: you may have spotted AC! Will try and get confirmation

Dusty Baker said...

@Greg

Yes! It was longtime reader @themunson.

Steve Sax said...

Nope, it wasn't AC (but he did run it)

Greg said...

He smiled big for a selfie and then went back to "normal face."

Dusty Baker said...

It's shocking enough that there are any Sons who are in shape/sober enough enough to run a 5K!

Which pretty much narrows it down to AC given those criteria.

Dusty Baker said...

Besides this being one of the classic GTs, thanks too for it serving as a reminder to me of how much I hate Billy Joel.

Fred's Brim said...

at least 40% of Billy Joel's songs are about masturbation

Dusty Baker said...

That's the kind of information one doesn't get on other Dodger blogs.

Dusty Baker said...

Raining at Wrigley. Got heavy, the tarp slowly came out, then the rain stopped, so tarp is being brought back in. This one is shaping up nicely already, innit?

Fred's Brim said...

And we all know the Wrigley grounds crew is a solid bunch. They almost snuck out a win all by themselves vs the Giants a month back

Dusty Baker said...

Can't be underscored enough: Kevin Correia is so shitty that we are starting Jamey Wright over him.

spank said...

SoSG Delino is slated to pitch the middle innings for the Dodgers today.

Steve Sax said...

Giants @ Padres at 1p, Vogelsong vs Kennedy

Steve Sax said...

SoSG had to use his LifeAlert at the bottom of that staircase yesterday. "I've fallen and I can't get up!"

spank said...

Stoopid Rams. Stoopid turnovers.

spank said...

fucking refs. weak fucking sauce on that penalty call.

Orel said...

2-0 lead!

Orel said...

Wright sandwiches a Baez single between strikeouts of Coghlan and Rizzo

Dusty Baker said...

One shaky inning: down

Steve Sax said...

Just saw the highlights. Can't believe Puig ran through the stop sign AND glared back at the third-base coach for bad measure. Sure, he scored...but come on, Yasiel!

And then HanRam missed a HR by inches, scoring AGon on the double, but it's 2-0 LA anyway.

Dusty Baker said...

From the audio, sounds like everyone is jawing at Bundy at 3B. People salty at the end of this trip I guess. I know I am.

Dusty Baker said...

Dear TWC:

Fuck you.

I'm at a bar and I have to bring my computer and pull of the audio so other patrons, staff, and I can follow the game.

In summary, fuck you.

-Dusty

Steve Sax said...

Gordon smokes one but Rizzo snares the liner for the third out in the top of the second, stranding AJ Ellis at third.

2-0 LA

spank said...

@ Dusty - see if this works.

http://88.80.11.29/81629/watch-los-angeles-dodgers-vs-chicago-cubs

don't click any links and let the add play out. should work,holmes. repeat if it doesn't work the first time. it will eventually.

Fred's Brim said...

goddammit ump, that was a strike

Fred's Brim said...

Jamey nearly gets the double play

Orel said...

Are you Szczur about that?

Steve Sax said...

Jamey Wright gets the first out of the second with his third strikeout of the game. But then he yields a walk and a force. Man on first, two out.

Fred's Brim said...

Fake J Truner grounds a single through the right side

Steve Sax said...

Wright had Turner 0-2 to the pitcher, and gave him a meatball that was smoked for a single. Men on first and second now.

Steve Sax said...

And, Coghlan gets a bloop single to score Szczur. 2-1 LA.

Dammit, Jamey.

Steve Sax said...

Frias up in the pen

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, boolshit walks and hits lead to run, 2-1 good guys

Fred's Brim said...

geez Donnie, I know it's a bullpen game but you don't have to yank Wright yet. Don't panic

Steve Sax said...

Uribe snares one at third to preserve the lead. 2-1 after two.

Dusty Baker said...

Does that work on a TRS-80, Spanky?

Fred's Brim said...

Uribe snags the Baez liner to end the hard-luck inning

Dusty Baker said...

45

Dusty Baker said...

DAMMIT!

Dusty Baker said...

That worked, Spank! Thanks homie. The entire kitchen and bar staff of [redacted] thanks you!

Steve Sax said...

First pitch single from Puig to lead the third

Steve Sax said...

PB lets Puig get to second; AGon hits one to first to get Puig over to third. One out.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

DBT off the antibiotics. Beer check Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

Steve Sax said...

KEMP BOMB!

4-1 DODGERS

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bison Fucking Power!!!

spank said...

matty goes yard

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Steve Sax said...

sorry, I missed that: what was HanRam's baserunning blunder?

spank said...

@ DB

Right on,brother.

Steve Sax said...

Oh, fuck. HanRam doubled off first on a fly out to left? Come on, Hanley.

Steve Sax said...

@DBT: Catch you on the flipside!

Dusty Baker said...

I FUCKING CALLED THAT MATTY BOMB! Even called the right pitch.

Got dayum I called that shizz.

Steve Sax said...

These GTs are starting to feel like the old GTs of yore again. Lots of comments, lots of drinking, lots of sarcasm

Steve Sax said...

and sometimes, lots of crying

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Of course, Frias gets one out and Charley starts talking about how we'd be excited to get three innings from Frias...and just then, Valbuena gets a one-out double.

STOP JINXING US CHARLEY

Dusty Baker said...

That's a great point re the GTs, Sax. I was thinking the same thing earlier this weekend.

Steve Sax said...

Alcantara doubles home Valbuena, so it's 4-2 Dodgers.

This is going to be a slugfest of a game.

Steve Sax said...

@DB: So what are you drinking right now?

I confess I'm not, so that has to change

Dusty Baker said...

Cadillac margarita, my brotha! Switching to XX Ambar in next round so I can regulate.

Steve Sax said...

Valaika, three-pitch K. 4-2 through 3.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Rick Monday is making my fucking ears bleed!!! might have to restart the penicillin

Dusty Baker said...

Rick Monday, to me, is the lesser of all the non-Vin evils.

Steve Sax said...

Okay, order restored. Kona Brewing, FIre Rock Pale Ale.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

fire rock pale ale! excellent choice!

Steve Sax said...

Frias gest a 1-2-3 inning in the fourth! 4-2 through 4

spank said...

i'd rather have Mia Hamm kick me in the nuts than listen to Nomar.

Dusty Baker said...

Well done, Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

There are other things I'd rather have Mia Hamm do to my nuts.

Not scribble on them, though.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cubs broadcast guys talking about the bubble machine.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

they appreciate the bubble machine fun. say whatever goes on in their dugout is cool.

Dusty Baker said...

We also need a bubble butt machine.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW thanks for the Fake Turner reference earlier in the thread. That was rich.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bubble butt machine? Uribe?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Puig hurt?

Steve Sax said...

oh no, who is hurt?

Steve Sax said...

sounds like Puig's ankle? He scores anyway on a Kemp basehit, 5-2

spank said...

kemp brings in puig. cinco-2

spank said...

5-4? yowsa

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Frias needs some of that Fire Rock Pale Ale

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

hope the Padres win today. Our bullpen is dog shit

Steve Sax said...

Frias in trouble here. 5-4 LA

Steve Sax said...

Way to go, Frias. Swinging strikeout to limit the damage. 5-4 LA through five.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

whew!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe with a sweet double to the right-center gap. One out.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers are second to the Rox in the NL for doubles

spank said...

Urine double. need more runs

Steve Sax said...

Rosscup getting a visit to the mound here

Steve Sax said...

Rosscup.

Steve Sax said...

We really could benefit from some rest to the starters here. Puig's ankle, Uribe's groin, Wilson's beard

Steve Sax said...

Charley with yet ANOTHER failed HR call.

"Well hit to left... but the wind cuts it down!"

Charley, you have no clue

spank said...

Steiner you mutt.

karen said...

Epale Everyone!!!

Great GT Sax. Everyone remember that the last 6 games will be televised on KDOC so we can all live and die with our Boys this last week.

Steve Sax said...

SVS with a pinch-hit double up the third-base line! Scores Uribe, it's 6-4 Dodgers

Steve Sax said...

Gordon Ks. He's having a bad 0-for-4 game here

Steve Sax said...

Perez with a 1-2-3 inning, with 2 Ks. 6-4 through 6

Steve Sax said...

Giants and Padres scoreless, top 3

karen said...

Yasiel's ankle looking okay on that overthrow.

Steve Sax said...

Puig reaches on a fielding error, advances to second on the errant catch

karen said...

C'mon Bison. Bring 'em in.

Steve Sax said...

AGon singles to left, Puig actually listens to Bundy this time and holds at third base

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bundy gets some respect?

QuadSevens said...

Noman and Steiner are scared each time Puig is running the bases. Fun.

QuadSevens said...

Nomar*

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cubs guys love Puigs hustle

karen said...

Hot damn Matty! Good job!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kemp rib eye!

spank said...

watchale,y'all!! Kemp is on fire!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Please bullpen don't be douche bags... Hold this fucking lead!

Steve Sax said...

7-4, AGon on third and Kemp on second, Crawford up with one out.

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho alert!

Steve Sax said...

Crawford legs out an infield single up the first-base side--A-Gon couldn't advance, but at least Crawford reached!

spank said...

goddamn! Crawdude is fast

Steve Sax said...

So here's Uribe!

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers hitting .180 with rancho ardiendo. Ugh.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe GIDP. Dammit.

Steve Sax said...

There's a pretty cute brunette behind the plate to the right, about three rows back.

Steve Sax said...

I don't feel like a three-run lead is safe at all

karen said...

Matty showing off his gooood hands.

QuadSevens said...

Circus catch in right for Kemp.

Steve Sax said...

Baez ends the battle by flying to right field for out #1.

Paco in to relive Perez.

Dusty Baker said...

Yesterday I heard on broadcast that we are worst team in MLB w Rancho, but one of better teams with non-Ranchpo RISP.

Dusty Baker said...

"Perez with a 1-2-3 inning"

Was that actually typed out?Thought I'd never see it.

Dusty Baker said...

We best win this within my existing 45% laptop battery remaining.

karen said...

Chris Perez did a good job while in there. I keep thinking he can't surprise me but he continues to do so.

Steve Sax said...

Puig catches it for out #2

All the talk is about the wind and temperature

Dusty Baker said...

"Chris Perez did a good job while in there. I keep thinking he can't surprise me but he continues to do so."

Was that actually typed out?Thought I'd never see it.

Steve Sax said...

Paco Ks Valbeuna for out #3!

7-4 Dodgers through seven

Steve Sax said...

Giants and Padres still scoreless, bottom 4

spank said...

there are no 9 volt batteries laying around where you at,Dust??

karen said...

Friars hitless going into fifth.

Can I screw with Vogelsong's mojo long distance?

spank said...

here we go again.

karen said...

Castillo gives one a ride off Baez. 7-5 Blue. I'm getting uncomfortable now.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

There were several 9-volts, but I sapped their energy by licking them to get a secondary buzz.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm uncomfortable, too. I didn't have a fresh beer for about 2 minutes.

spank said...

gonna start calling this nomar and steiner announcing team "ZzzQuil" cause they are putting me to sleep.

spank said...

booze status: iced french vanilla cafe con canela

karen said...

Somebody quick get Dusty some more 9 volts and a cold beer!!

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

Did you get that drink at Giants' park or what?

karen said...

Phew. Baez gets thru the eighth.

Dusty Baker said...

7-5 after 8.

Jesus, don't fuck this up.

^I meant that as a prayer

karen said...

"Jesus. Don't fuck this up".

I close my prayers with that each night.

karen said...

Padres up 1-0. I guess I can mess with Vogelsong long distance!

karen said...

Matty showing why he has his own stable of whores today!

spank said...

@ DB

oui

spank said...

Urine knocks in a run

ochocinco

karen said...

Tighten your seatbelts everybody, we're going to the ninth.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

MORE BEER

spank said...

MORE WALKS


oh wait

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

MORE SHITTY BULLPEN PERFORMANCE

spank said...

fucking hell. AGone doing his Buckner impression.

spank said...

stop fucking around with the curve and just throw the heat,mofo

Dusty Baker said...

We gonna fuck this up?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Uno mas

Dusty Baker said...

Do not fuck this up.

Dusty Baker said...

Uno mas cerveza, verdad.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kenley got the lather going

karen said...

Magic number now 4!!

spank said...

oui make party!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

WE MAKE MAGIC NUMBER 4 PARTY!!!

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YEAH we did not fuck this up!

karen said...

Kenley scared me a little there.

Steve Sax said...

8-5 Final!

Dusty Baker said...

I still have 22% batt'ry, too!

karen said...

Do we dare hope for a Padre win??

Dusty Baker said...

Pod Rays up 2-0 in the 6th. I think I need to pop in to their SoSG equivalent blog and urge them on.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karen

Gnomes is pulling for the Giants.

karen said...

Dusty...Not our Gnomes! I just can't believe that!!

spank said...

Say it aint so Gnolmes

Dusty Baker said...

I'll leave it to his tortured explanation. And he's at [redacted] today so can't even defend himself.

Dusty Baker said...

"Gnolmes" - nice one.

Dusty Baker said...

I tried to go over to the Gas Lamp blog thingy and encourage the Pods to keep beating shit out of the Gnats. It's on that SB Nation platform so I signed up. Then was told I had to wait a day to post any comments. What a crock of shit (they are already missing out on my masterful insight). What a shitass platform. Our platform and design may be...classic...but at least we're not on that shite.

spank said...

hedley

Steve Sax said...

SD 8, SF 2, end 7

Steve Sax said...

Padres scored seven runs in the sixth and seventh. Vogelsong got torched for four runs (2 earned). and the bullpen didn't provide much more help.

Steve Sax said...

Giants lose!

karen said...

Yay!! Magic number is now 3. The Boys will have this wrapped up by Wednesday.

Dusty Baker said...

Three is the magic number...yes it is.

cc: FB

spank said...

kokomo...i mean FUCK YEAH!

spank said...
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spank said...

alrighty then.

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP! Got to have Soul!

Fred's Brim said...

Great fucking game thread, I can't wait for the next few nights when everybody can watch

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Yeah what a concept - collectively watching a sports team we all support, and commenting at the same time in a GT.

Can't wait!

Although I'll actually be at the Yard tomorrow night.