Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Game 159 Thread: Sept. 24 vs. Giants, 7p

Why this card has two extra corner markings, I'm not sure

Clayton Kershaw (20-3, 1.80) vs. Tim Hudson (9-12, 3.52).

There are rumors buzzing that Tim Hudson, coming off of three straight losses and wielding the highest ERA (9.92) this month among any pitcher with 15+ innings, will be replaced at the last second with Tim Lincecum. It won't matter. Clayton Kershaw is positioned to have the Dodgers clinch the 2014 NL West tonight, and if there's ever a time to deal an ace, it's now.

How great would it be to have the Dodgers celebrate at home in front of their arch-rival? How fitting would it be to have our franchise face, en route to his third Cy Young Award and possibly a NL MVP award, earn the clinching victory? How premature are all of these visions, now that we've just evidenced that aces are far from infallible?

Who knows. Look, there's a chance that the Giants could be celebrating this evening as well, if the Brewers lose in Cincinnati, thereby giving San Francisco a back-door entrance to the Wild Card. Perhaps we'll have a joint party involving both teams!

No cake for parties 3 and 4? I'm confused again

On second thought, this just looks way too confusing. Let's just focus on getting our party set, okay?

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spank said...

Gordon 2B
Puig CF
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp RF
Ramirez SS
Crawford LF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Kershaw P

Steve Sax said...

Funny, I was listening to KNBR (the Giants' radio station) today, and all they could play was tape of the few Giants highlights from last night (one of Ashley's strikeouts, or Sandoval's defense at third, etc.). Pretty pathetic. You never would have known THE DODGERS WON.

Steve Sax said...

To be fair, when talk came of Kershaw, the hosts were summarily deferential. "I want to hate him, being a Dodger and all," said one host, "but on top of being he most dominant pitcher of his generation, he's a nice guy and a charitable person as well!"

We are lucky to have Kershaw.

karen said...

Things have worked out beautifully. A chance to clinch in Dodger Stadium with Vinny in the booth and Kid K on the mound AND on the telly for all to behold.

Does life get any better??

Steve Sax said...

Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox: ends the season with a 2.17 ERA (6.0 IP today, 1 ER).

And he's second to Kershaw and his 1.80 ERA.

Steve Sax said...

Brewers up 5-0 in the ninth, so it's either SF celebrates tonight, or we celebrate tonight.

Fred's Brim said...

oh jeez, Saxy, we can't let that happen

Fred's Brim said...

FB nervous again

QuadSevens said...

No way that's going to happen! We are celebrating a Kershaw win and NL West pennant tonight!

karen said...

FuckHeads not winning in our house. No way. No how.

karen said...

"Tonights it's a little bit different" - Vinny

rbnlaw said...

Making dinner, Vinny.


Wait. I can hear Vin and see images. I must be dreaming.

Ha ha. Guess I won't need these clothes!

karen said...

frisco 3 up 3 down in first.

rbnlaw said...

That looked easy.

(says the naked man at his kitchen table)

Fred's Brim said...

great start, Clayton

rbnlaw said...

I might be opening my Ballast Point Sculpin before too long.

Clothed, or unclothed.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Beer check: Sam Octoberfest

Paul said...

What's up all? Let us make some party tonight.

rbnlaw said...

Beer check in Anaheim:
Diet Mt. Dew.

It's how I rock this shit.

Fred's Brim said...

STOP BUNTING, DEE!

rbnlaw said...

No cake for Puig.

Paul said...

Puig looks bad.

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, that looked ugly
I wonder if his ankle still hurting him from that terrible slide vs the Cubs

Paul said...

Gonzales is still in Wrigley mode. Easy Gonzo.

rbnlaw said...

Heh, Buster Olney is live tweeting this game.

#EastCoastBias

rbnlaw said...

Double no-hitter alert.

Paul said...

More gray hairs tonight for me.

Fred's Brim said...

Well that wasn't 6 runs

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul I feel like we've been homerhappy since Chicago.

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning, Clayton

Greg said...

At game with the wife on our mini plan tix. She bought this year. Keshaw looking great so far. Home team too anxious at the plate perhaps.

Greg said...

There we go.

Fred's Brim said...

Attaboy, CC!
Gotta get Hanley home

Paul said...

Come on Uribear!!

Fred's Brim said...

Have fun Greg! Hope you get to celebrate!

Paul said...

Dammit fuck shit!!!

Greg said...

Thanks FB. I hope we all do!

Paul said...

I was gonna make the road trip tonight but for some reason my son's preschool frowns on all nighters.

Fred's Brim said...

fuck - please don't be one of those games

Fred's Brim said...

@paul I frown on your son's preschool

Paul said...

Damn. Hanley really looks old out there.

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Fred's Brim said...

@Paul Jeterish?

Fred's Brim said...

I think Pagan rubbed his magic hair grease on Blanco

Fred's Brim said...

oh man this feels like trouble

Paul said...

Jeterachtric

Paul said...

My stomach hurts.

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, a balk?

Paul said...

Amazing.

Fred's Brim said...

are you kidding me? that was crazy!

QuadSevens said...

That was awesome!

Fred's Brim said...

MART HART

Paul said...

Fuck shit dammit!

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Uribe comes home but can't get Arias

Fred's Brim said...

did Arias touch the plate?

Paul said...

We aren't facing Kershaw. Need to get the easy out Uribe.

Paul said...

Balls.

Fred's Brim said...

damm, getting nickle and dimed here

Fred's Brim said...

I wish Hanley had made the initial play this inning

Fred's Brim said...

OK good, let's get it back

Steve Sax said...

Wow, that was lucky to get Oyster Pubes fro the GIDP.

Let's support Clayton, guys.

Paul said...

Out cheaply enough. Now get to this old man.

Steve Sax said...

Hanley's double-clutches are going to kill us this postseason

karen said...

Fuck Buster Pubes and his 713 rule. I say break the bastards leg again.

Steve Sax said...

Ellis works a leadoff walk, atta boy AJ!

(Now watch Mattingly pinch run for him)

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw HR here.

Steve Sax said...

Or not.

Paul said...

Slap a single Dee. Then slap Posey.

Steve Sax said...

Remember when Dee Gordon could hit? What happened to that guy?

Paul said...

Calm down Puig. calm calm calmmmmmm

Paul said...

That was ball four!!

Paul said...

Damn.

Fred's Brim said...

Booze status: coffee at 11:10pm

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, ump, this is Clayton Kershaw, call that shit

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, Clayton, find it!

Paul said...

Don't know how you do it FB. I'm hurting when games last past 11 over here.

Paul said...

Come on Gonzo.

Paul said...

Fuck Kemp smashed that.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty with no luck

Fred's Brim said...

@Pauly I made it to 2am on Monday before bailing (thankfully missing Correia's inning) and 1:00am+ last night. I intend on riding this one out too. I hope it'll be worth it

Fred's Brim said...

how is this the same Hudson who has sucked ass all September? Did he steal some of Haren's magic hair grease?

Fred's Brim said...

holy fuck that curve was na-na-na-na-nasty

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton thought about trying the backhand again on that one

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, Clayton

Fred's Brim said...

gotta start grinding, fellas

Steve Sax said...

dammit, it's tim hudson for god's sake

Steve Sax said...

redeem thyself, uribe!

Fred's Brim said...

CC gets us started with a HBP, I hope Carl's toe is OK

Fred's Brim said...

CC baited them with his limp and steals second

Fred's Brim said...

CC scoots to third on the Uribe fly out to right

Steve Sax said...

dammit you guys, what the fuck

Fred's Brim said...

jesus AJ! why the hell are you swinging at the first pitch this time?

Fred's Brim said...

CLAYTON WITH A TRIPLE!
HO
LEE
FUCK

Steve Sax said...

thank god for kershaw

Fred's Brim said...

1-1 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

that was one of those triples you used to see on astroturf from time to time where a hard grounder could get to the wall as it skipped on the turf

Fred's Brim said...

Goddammit ump! call that both ways

Paul said...

The triple also kind of reminded me of how most little league homeruns turn out.

Fred's Brim said...

Vin with a great story of the organist at the sad last Dodgers game at Ebbets Field. Here is the sad song that Vin mentioned: My Buddy

Cliff Beefpile said...

At a bar in Seattle. Turns out, Seattle is pretty much San Francisco lite. As if I didn't hate it here enough already.

You're my only friend, booze.

Fred's Brim said...

dammit, unlucky

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliffy have you located Jason? He should be there somewhere drinking and hating

Fred's Brim said...

jesus, BABIPed to death

Fred's Brim said...

man, 88 pitches and not through the 6th

Fred's Brim said...

shitshitshit, WP doesn't come up at all for AJ

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Clayton, you can get this guy

Fred's Brim said...

phew! bouncer back to Clayton to get out it

Fred's Brim said...

just a good AB, Yas, don't worry about the results

karina said...

CUBANOOOOOO!

Fred's Brim said...

YES!!!
PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIIIIIIIIG!!!
2-1 good guys!

Cliff Beefpile said...

PWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEG!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Shee-it. That's nice to see!

spank said...

PUIG HOMERS!!!

ESPN ANNOUNCERS ARE PISSED

Fred's Brim said...

I have no idea why they called for that pitch up after him swinging over everything below his knees

Fred's Brim said...

One Flap Up

Fred's Brim said...

@spank, what were they saying? Was it your boy Kruk again?

QuadSevens said...

Nice at bat for Kemp. Laid off a couple low and away pitches, then hits a gapper for a double.

Fred's Brim said...

Matty making the MKWs weak in the knees with the double to the gap

Fred's Brim said...

why is there a pile of dirt against the wall? do we have gophers?

Fred's Brim said...

@Q7 he's been ripping them into bad luck so far. Good to see his luck turning

QuadSevens said...

Very good point FB.

spank said...

@ FB

their tone changed and they started bitching about how Hudson owned Puig til that homerun pitch. Pathetic.

Fred's Brim said...

Never understood the IBB to the first batter a reliever faces

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!!!!!

spank said...

YEAH MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

CHUCKLES!

Cliff Beefpile said...

HELLLLLLL YEESSSSSSSSSSSSS! Double C's!

Fred's Brim said...

CC says fuck your left-hand advantage!

Fred's Brim said...

4-1 good guys!

Paul said...

I am rolling.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@FB, I was wondering the same thing...it's like we have an anthill in right/center.

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliffy - the grounds crew was probably like "Fire ants, man, we ain't fucking with those dudes, they'll mess you up!"

spank said...

I almost took my clothes off

Fred's Brim said...

oh man, so close

QuadSevens said...

Start up the merry go round!

spank said...

Crawdude runs around Whittier to score on the Urine single.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy URIBE! 5-1 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

spank usually has his zipper down and buttons undone for quick access to nekkidness

Fred's Brim said...

Great inning fellas! Make it stand!

Paul said...

This is fun. Keep it up!

Greg said...

My throat is sore, but it's a good sore.

QuadSevens said...

5-1 good guys. Kershaw has a pretty good record when he gets 4 runs. Lets keep it together now boys.

Steve Sax said...

Sweeeeeeeeeet

5-1 good guys

QuadSevens said...

66-0 to be exact for Kershaw. Wow!

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon Clayton, make this one a quick one

Fred's Brim said...

wow, did Vin call Q7 to get that stat?

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton left that one up for Blanco

rbnlaw said...

OK, I'm back. What'd I miss?

spank said...

PINCHE PUIG!!!


WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Steve Sax said...

Puig baby!!!

karina said...

do not run on Puig, repeat, DO NOT run on Puig

rbnlaw said...

Hey, that Puig guy can throw.


Stoopid Blanco.

Cliff Beefpile said...

PWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fred's Brim said...

holy moly, when will they learn?

Paul said...

Fuck yeah Puig!!

Steve Sax said...

"Watch Tim flannery right there, he is not part of this play." Giants 3b coach abandons Gregor blanco as he tries to stretch from first to third

QuadSevens said...

@FB I've seen that stat a few times this year.

Fred's Brim said...

clean it up, fellas

Cliff Beefpile said...

Dear Bill Plaschke,

Suck it.

Sincerely,

Yasiel Puig

Franklin Stubbs said...

Damn, he brought the cannon this series.

Steve Sax said...

Look, this game is far from over. Stay on target boys.

Steve Sax said...

Nice job AJ

rbnlaw said...

Puig did a pirouette on that throw.

Fred's Brim said...

not the prettiest of innings but it's a clean one

Cliff Beefpile said...

Somewhere Mark Ellis is thinking, "I thought he could've made it, too."

Steve Sax said...

MVP Kershaw.

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy you said it. Clayton can't go 9 tonight although I think he'll come out for the 8th. Hopefully that'll be clean and fast.

Hideo Nomo said...

YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS WE'RE WINNING AND I LITERALLY MISSED ALL OF THE SCORING IN THE SIXTH WHILE READING MY KID A BEDTIME STORY BUT I DON'T CARE CUZ FUCK YEAH!!!!

rbnlaw said...

Harsh swing call.

Paul said...

Giants douche bags comparing Affeldt curveball to Kershaw's. God I hate thes idiots.

Steve Sax said...

@rbnlaw 7:18p: please tell me you've moved to beer by now

I'm on Kona Coffee Pipleine Porter

Steve Sax said...

when is dee going to get hits again?

rbnlaw said...

Get Nomes a beer. I was actually out walking the dog and listening to the inning.


Looking like a celebratory beer very soon.

Paul said...

MART HART Second row?

Hideo Nomo said...

Oh. Beer. Good call. I went ice cream sandwich first.

rbnlaw said...

Saxy,

I will open it once Kersh is done in the 8th.


Maybe sooner.



OK, sooner.

Steve Sax said...

5-1 LA through seven innings.

rbnlaw said...

I'd like to invite you to the pants party.

Paul said...

Let's get it!

Fred's Brim said...

@Saxy Dee had an 8-game streak of multi-hit games. I think it ended on Sunday.
I'm not sure he's had a hit since then though and does seem off, especially in the field

rbnlaw said...

Upon further review, Kershaw is god.

rbnlaw said...

Please tell Wilson to take a seat.



Far away.



Another K for the Kid.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn. If only Milwaukee didn't suck so badly...

Paul said...

I hope we have 2013 Dee now. Or 2012 or 2011...

rbnlaw said...

Our bullpen looks like the Amish fire squad.

spank said...

Twin MART HARTS

#ineedmydelino said...

My TV is emitting the most fascinating array of lights. It's resembling a Dodgers game. But it can't be that. It's just the memory of years gone by.

Paul said...

Fuck. yes.

Steve Sax said...

sit down, panda!

11 Ks

M V P

spank said...

SITDOWN YOU FUCKING TURD

#ineedmydelino said...

K
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
Spells MVP

Paul said...

Is the crowd chanting "Where is Neeebs?"

rbnlaw said...

11 K's for a guy without his best stuff.


Reeeedickulous!

Fred's Brim said...

Attaboy Clayton!!!

Paul said...

Or MVP. Both are possible.

spank said...

THE CROWD SHOUTING MVP GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS. WOW.

QuadSevens said...

Pitching triple crown for Kid K...again.

Fred's Brim said...

unreal - we are so goddamn lucky he is on our side

#ineedmydelino said...

DO NOT OPEN UNTIL COMMENT 227
(D-Line Jr is demanding I put him to bed)

There's no place like home
With your family around you you're never alone
When ya know that your loved
You don't need to roam
Cause there's no place like home

Time's are changing everyday
We won't get by with the same old ways
No-oooo pulling together will make it right
With help from are friends I know we can right

Cause there's no place like home
With your family around you you're never alone
When you know that your loved
You don't need to roam
Cause there ain't no place like
Better believe it
I said their no place like home
"I mean no place child" .

Fred's Brim said...

how is the 9th gonna work? JP and Wilson to team up like an 8th inning?

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