Saturday, September 27, 2014

Game 161 Thread: Sept. 27 vs. Rockies, 6p

Dan Haren (13-11, 4.03) vs. Eddie Butler (1-1, 5.56)

Today features the Dodgers' second to last game, which is completely meaningless. This would have been the best time to trot out a starting-pitching-by-committee strategy, but we had to employ that against the Cubs last Sunday when something was still on the line. Haren isn't likely to figure more than several innings in order to save him from himself  for playoff duty.

It seems like just yesterday we were bitching about the opening games being in Australia and the fact the we weren't able to watch the games on TV. And really, what's changed? (Tepid thanks to TWC for throwing us a belated 6-game viewing bone.)

Let's get through this one hopefully with a win, if not let's keep it close and respectable, and avoid injuries. I'll be out there today so hit me up if you want to buy me my second to the last beers of the season. Tomorrow, at least a couple of us Sons will also be there so hit us up if you want to buy us the last beers of the season.*

*The regular season I mean. We still expect free beer throughout the playoffs.

44 comments:

Orel said...

Jeter 2B
Jeter CF
Jeter 1B
Jeter RF
Jeter SS
Jeter LF
Jeter 3B
Jeter C
Jeter P

Steve Sax said...

Pirates lose on a walk-off grand slam. If the Cards win tonight @ AZ, the NLC tiebreaker scenario is unnecessary--and the Giants go to Pittsburgh for the wild card.

Orel said...

Is this the first time both the Dodgers and Giants have made the postseason?

Orel said...

Pedro Moura ‏@pedromoura 2m

Juan Uribe will manage the Dodgers tomorrow, Don Mattingly said. Kershaw pitching coach.

Fred's Brim said...

I loved Gary Larson cartoons as a kid, still do as an adult

Dusty Baker said...

Uribe > Mattingly

BJ Killeen said...

The Killeens will be in the house tomorrow as well! Send us an email and we'll meet n greet for SOSG fest Round Final!

spank said...

Word

Dusty Baker said...

Will do, Team Killeen!

Dusty Baker said...

1-0 Dodgers early.

Fred's Brim said...

Dee pulled, looked like he tweaked something running out a grounder

Fred's Brim said...

AG out for SVS after a walk

Fred's Brim said...

fuck, Hanley fouls a ball right off his knee, very slow to get up.

Orel said...

Didn't Dee get removed earlier?

Dusty Baker said...

Other than the HanRam thank, I think the pulls are about preservation.

Orel said...

Bill Shaikin ‏@BillShaikin 7s

Dee Gordon: right hip irritation. Day to day. #Dodgers

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, probably, been flipping around and saw the replay of the injury. I'll do better with the timeliness of my reporting

Right hip irritation for Dee, whatever that means

Fred's Brim said...

Puig pissed at Bundy again. He stole second and went to third on the bad throw. He nearly dove into third but pulled up late and gave Bundy a glare

SVS drives him in! 2-2 good guys!

Orel said...

I was afraid when Puig pulled up to third. Looked like he pulled something, but I guess he's fine

Fred's Brim said...

Matty drives in SVS with a double - 3-2 good guys!

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, yeah it looked really awkward

Fred's Brim said...

5-2 good guys after another middle-innings scoring outburst!

Orel said...

Cards lose!

spank said...

*pulls one out*

spank said...

Who's coaching third? Al Bundy?

Fred's Brim said...

Joc rips one into right

what are the chances he makes the postseason roster? 1% or 0?

Fred's Brim said...

bad K for SVS

Fred's Brim said...

FedEx grounds back to the pitcher, Joc left at 3rd

Fred's Brim said...

Wright still in for the 7th

Fred's Brim said...

Elbert coming in.
I am scared Donnie is seriously considering him for the postseason roster

Steve Sax said...

I am scared Donnie is considering Beckett and Billingsley for the postseason roster

Fred's Brim said...

Elbert walks Ynoa after getting Blackmon. Hopefully that keeps Elbert off the postseason roster

Fred's Brim said...

Nice plays by Rojas and SVS to end the inning

Fred's Brim said...

OK I need some bed
hang onto this win

Dusty Baker said...

Stay up FB we need you!

Orel said...

All tied up in the 9th

Dusty Baker said...

Trivia fans will note that Nick Masset is the asshole that Manny yanked a pinch hit grand salami into the night off of back in 2009.

Orel said...

On to the 12th...

Orel said...

Whoa! SVS steals third base in the 12th!

QuadSevens said...

Did SVS score on a wild pitch to win the game in the 12th? Who pitched themselves off the playoff roster? It was 5-2 when I put on a movie.

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

@Q7 Paco gave up another homer to lefty Ben Paulson (the same guy 2 nights in a row) to blow the save but got Blackmon and Ynoa to ground out. Elbert got Blackmon to ground out but walked Ynoa in his 2 batters. They were both pulled before facing righty batters with 2 outs. Donnie obviously isn't just using them to eat outs. So they aren't exactly playing their way onto the postseason roster

Fred's Brim said...

Frias had a good three innings in extras. You almost want certain borderline guys to fail a little to make the decision-making easier

Steve Sax said...

pgt up