Monday, September 07, 2015

Game 137 Thread: Sept. 7 @ Angels, 6p

Zack Greinke (15-3, 1.59) vs Nick Tropeano (1-2, 5.51).

Dodgers trending up (1st place; 20-13 since August). Angels trending down (3rd place; 14-20 since August). Let's keep it that way.

160 comments:

Steve Sax said...

@AZ 6, SF 0, T7

Orel said...

Crawford LF
Utley 2B
Gonzalez DH
Turner 3B
Ethier RF
Seager SS
Grandal C
Van Slyke 1B
Pederson CF
Greinke P

spank said...

FUCK THE ANAHEIM ANGELS ALL UP IN THEIR EARS!!!

HATEHATEHATE

Steve Sax said...

SF loses, 6-1. Lead is at 8 games

Steve Sax said...

Crawford batting leadoff: 2 games, 4-for-5 this year

Steve Sax said...

(only one of those games he started, however)

Hideo Nomo said...

Magic number is 18.

Orel said...

Grandal out with sore shoulder.

Crawford LF
Utley 2B
Gonzalez DH
Turner 3B
Ethier RF
Seager SS
Ellis C
Van Slyke 1B
Pederson CF
Greinke P

Steve Sax said...

CUGTESEVP

Dusty Baker said...

Hello good people.

Dusty Baker said...

PUGVESTEC

cc: Karen

Dusty Baker said...

The Big A full of Doyers fans tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford, now 5-for-6 in the leadoff spot (with that single)!

Dusty Baker said...

Come on boys, let's make friends with Tribbiani.

Steve Sax said...

Does anyone have the same issue: when I have a visiting field on mlb gameday (laptop), it has the correct field graphic; but for Dodger Stadium, i'm getting a generic graphic?

Is this my computer, or some dispute with Dodger Stadium / advertising rights?

Steve Sax said...

Chase Utley K, one out

Steve Sax said...

Another stolen base...CC on second with one out and A-Gon up

Steve Sax said...

A-Gom waves badly at a ball in the dirt.

We're going to strand CC.

Steve Sax said...

JT flies to left. Stranded indeed. 0-0 through 0.5

spank said...

SEAGER!! great fucking play

Cliff Beefpile said...

I love having a team that can play defense.

Cliff Beefpile said...

SEAGER4PRESIDENT!!!

spank said...

i like a shortstop that can pay defense and hit. #Seager

spank said...

excuse my spelling y'all. i'm sober.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jellis gets with the single. First and third...let's gets some hits with RISP, Dodgers!

spank said...

Ellis singles. the world rejoices.

spank said...

noice. 1-0 LA!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

SVS! 1-0 Blue.

Dusty Baker said...

I can excuse your spelling, Spanky, but not your sobriety.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Joc, you're killin' me.

Dusty Baker said...

I can excuse your great fielding, Joc, but not your senseless at-bats.

Cliff Beefpile said...

For some reason, I thought Mondesi and Karros had more homeruns in their rookie years.

Dusty Baker said...

Mendoza is like, "Damn, this Pederson kid is stealing my thunder."

Steve Sax said...

we score, but then they score.

1-1, one out in B2

spank said...

fuck. keep losing my live streams

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through 2. Ethier up with two on and one out...and he weakly flies to left. WEAK SAUCE

Steve Sax said...

There's an all new Fiat 500X crossover?! WOW

Steve Sax said...

Seager at least ropes it to left, but it's also a fly out in the books

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers now 2-for-9 with RISP. Why are we so bad with RISP!

Steve Sax said...

PUjols with a ground rule double that Ethier almost caught. Need some wheels, Andre!

Steve Sax said...

We get out of it. 1-1 through 3

spank said...

JoK singles. WOW!

spank said...

fucking hell. i've been killing myself fucking off with the pirate streaming and the games fucking on MLB Network.


fucking idiot

Cliff Beefpile said...

Turner with the double down the line! Come on, Ethier, drive them in!

spank said...

aww man. Ethier is up.

spank said...

Muttingly actually did something right by pinch hitting for Ethier. that's my boy.

spank said...

3-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

3-1 on the Ruggiano double!

Steve Sax said...

Why did Ethier get pulled early? Did he get hurt on that catch attempt in right field?

Steve Sax said...

Ellis hacking away up there, with a man on third and two out. 3-2 count....

Steve Sax said...

Ellis Ks. SALAciouS Crumb

3-1 LA, mid 5

spank said...

FUCK. tied game

Steve Sax said...

HR. Greinke getting hammered a bit here.

3-3

spank said...

@ Saxy- Scioscia brought in a lefty to pitch to Ethier so Muttingly batted Ruggiano for him

Cliff Beefpile said...

4-3 lead courtesy of an A-Gon sac fly.

karen said...

Roger Federer wins first 2 sets at US Open...both on tie breaks (7-0) (8-6)

Nights like tonight are why God made remotes...

Steve Sax said...

4-3 on the sac

Steve Sax said...

@spank 7.45p: thanks !

Cliff Beefpile said...

It just dawned on me how much Greinke looks Jay from Jay and Silent Bob.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ruggiano drilled in the elbow to lead off the 7th.

Cliff Beefpile said...

MORE GIFT RUNS! 6-3 Dodgers!

karen said...

Boys chase Gott...up 6-3

spank said...

somewhat comfortable lead because Greinke doesn't pitch past the 7th inning,right Vin?

Steve Sax said...

6-3!

(Sorry, coming in and out of the game; why are those gift runs? Because of the hbp/bb?)

Steve Sax said...

@karen 8:10p: remotes like these are why people have gotten obese, however

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Sax, It was a high-bouncing nubber that Gott tried to stab, but he ended up just punching it into left field. Aybar would have had a play on it, but instead it resulted in two runs.

karen said...

Saxy...I'm sitting here with the remote in one hand and a Pop Tart in the other

Uh oh!!

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, a chance to open this wide open and Chase and Adrian both K weakly. Brutal.

6-3 LA.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: i'll be right over

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff 8:33p: got it, just saw the highlight. GIFT RUNS!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Which bullpen shows up tonight?

Orel said...

Are we going to regret scoring only two in the top of this inning?

spank said...

THAT WAS A BALL....oh wait..SIT DOWN YOU FUCK!

Orel said...

Nicasio vs. Trout. Hide the kids.

karen said...

Trout up, Nicasio coming in. This can't be good...

spank said...

@ Saxy 8:30pm - i'm proof

Orel said...

Anything less than a 3-run HR is a victory for us here

spank said...

trout vs. nicasio. hide the kids and Neeebs.

Orel said...

It's 9 p.m. Do you know where Neeebs is?

Orel said...

Looks like Howell vs. Pujols after this.

Orel said...

Donnie is irate.

Cliff Beefpile said...

THAT WAS STRIKE 3, UMP!

Orel said...

Got him!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Siddown, Trout!

spank said...

i shit my pants

Orel said...

Ellis got crossed up

karen said...

Roger wins in 3 sets...

Orel said...

Pujols RBI. If we can get through this inning giving up one, I'll take it

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn you, Poo Holes.

Steve Sax said...

two singles, then two Ks, then Pujols single: 6-4 with men at the corners and Howell coming in

B7

Steve Sax said...

Murphy is due, btw

Orel said...

These Angels announcers are surprisingly non-homery

Cliff Beefpile said...

What the fuck was that, Howell?

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

OH GREAT IT'S JOHN JIMSON

karen said...

Jimson coming in with bases RA...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nooooooooo, not Johnson! Goddammit, Mattingly, just because the gnats lost doesn't mean we can blow this game for shits and giggles.

spank said...

this going o end well....yeah right

Orel said...

At least make them earn it. 6-5 Dodgers

Alex Cora said...

Hector Olivera of the Braves went 2-5 with 4 rbi

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you, Johnnson. And get in front of that, AJ!

Orel said...

Let's get some back!

Cliff Beefpile said...

The strike zone has gotten wonkier as the game goes on.

Orel said...

Man these teams seem incompetent

Orel said...

We're Giantsing the Angels

karen said...

Joe Smith has aspirations of being a Dodger reliever when he grows up.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Bases loaded again, not that it matters. I'm not falling for it this time, Dodgers! Don't patronize me.

Steve Sax said...

Second chance to actually break this open

Steve Sax said...

@Cliff! we're thinking the same way

Orel said...

Oh yeah...RANCHO ARDIENDO

Cliff Beefpile said...

Heisy strikes out. Even with the DH we have a ton of runners LOB.

Steve Sax said...

wow that was fast, my gameday just leapt ahead to B8. I guess Heisey wasn't successful then?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers now 7-for-22 with RISP. 22 RISP chances? Is that right? That must be a typo.

Orel said...

No he wasn't. And Hatcher just walked the leadoff man

Cliff Beefpile said...

Shit, I forgot it was only the 8th. This one's gonna go 4 hours.

Orel said...

Stop, Freese!

Steve Sax said...

My gameday is so jacked, I have no idea what game I'm watching. I've got Hatcher pitching to Joyce with a guy on third and two out?

Steve Sax said...

"Matt Joyce replaces Taylor Featherston"

Taylor Featherston? Is that a real name? Is that a joke?

Orel said...

Conflicting edits!

Steve Sax said...

Joyce Ks!

Taylor Featherston would have easily hit that with a flat bat. A cricket bat, that is.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow, Bryce Harper has 500 hits already, and he's only 22.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Taylor Pennyfeathers Featherston III, Esq.!

Steve Sax said...

Chase Utley, 2-for-6 with 3 Ks!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, that 7-for-22 RISP stat looks like it's true. What a disaster.

Steve Sax said...

Taylor Featherston wears a monocle while playing

Cliff Beefpile said...

Butthole puckered! Ready to face an 0-4 Mike Trout...

Steve Sax said...

Taylor Featherston is the first player to make the crossover from professional croquet to the majors.

Steve Sax said...

Taylor Featherston likes the pull-up socks, but prefers pantaloons

karen said...

Bottom of the ninth and Kenley coming in...

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Sax. Naturally. Also, he extends his pinkie whilst batting. "We're hardly savages after all." - Taylor Featherston

Delino DeShields said...

@Sax - Taylor is not the last. There will be others. So many others.
And we'll marvel at the days when there was but one croquet crossover.

Delino DeShields said...

Haystacks Calhoun

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/mvEPEJOD_lQ/hqdefault.jpg

Cliff Beefpile said...

I hate this game.

Orel said...

When will pitchers learn they shouldn't try to glove it behind their back? Except when they are Clayton Kershaw.

Steve Sax said...

KJ gives up a leadoff single.

Delino DeShields said...

My wife and I tend not to fall in an easy cliche. But it's worth noting that she's got Bridget Jones Diary playing in the other room.

Steve Sax said...

Taylor Featherston would rather be grouse hunting

Orel said...

SIDDOWN TROUT

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wow. Trout strikes out again.

Delino DeShields said...

Frozen Fish!

Delino DeShields said...

Pooh.
Hole.

Orel said...

Kenley Ks Trout + Pujols

Cliff Beefpile said...

Pujols does his best Andruw Jones impression, strikes out for out number two.

spank said...

pulgas looked like he was swinging at a moth on that strikeout pitch.

Steve Sax said...

Trout and Pujols both K. Calhoun advances to second on defensive indifference.

Taylor Featherston is not indifferent, however.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mrs. Delino watching Bridget Jones, I assume, since we haven't heard from him in a while, that Spank is watching The Bridges of Madison County.

Delino DeShields said...

Don't give DeJesus a free pass...

Orel said...

WIN

Cliff Beefpile said...

WIN, MOFOS!

Orel said...

8.5!

Delino DeShields said...

MAGIC NUMBER IS DOWN TO 17 ! How sweet it is.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Save number 30 for Kenny Lee!

spank said...

@ CliffPile - Steel Magnolias,vato.

Delino DeShields said...

Good night to all. Happy end of Labor Day.
Welcome to October!

Orel said...

Do you think Taylor Featherston hangs with Chauncey Billups?

spank said...

noice

karen said...

Night kids!

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK YEAH!!!

Greg said...
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Greg said...

I believe that second SVS hit is colloquially known as a "Baltimore Chop," the origin of which is as follows: In 1894, the Orioles paid the groundskeepers to hide concrete slabs just under the ground in front of the plate so that when the batters hit down on the ball, it would bounce so high that there was no chance to throw out the runner.