Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Game 144 Thread: Sept 15 vs. Rockies, 7p

Brett Anderson (9-8. 3.36) vs. Chris Rusin (5-8, 5.14).

Shoot, it's right before the time when this GameThread (TM) is supposed to post, and I don't see any of us Sons Rusin to post some comments. So I'll hastily remind us that our magic number is 12 with 19 for us to play and 18 for the Giants. 37 more outcomes, and we just have to make sure 12 of those go our way.

Our opposing starter is 9-17 lifetime with a 5+ ERA, and that includes three years with the Cubs (so it's not just a Coors Field-inflated number). But if hitting coach Mark McGwire is going to tell our boys any advice tonight, he should remind them that it's only them standing solitary in the batting box, with no one else with them for support. Or, put another way, wise men say, "lonely" fools Rusin.

That totally did not work.

62 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Ruggiano, LF
Utley, 2B
Turner, 3B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ellis, C
Seager, SS
Heisey, RF
Pederson, CF
Anderson, P

Orel said...

GATHER PUS

Steve Sax said...

GATHERS UP?

Steve Sax said...

Grape huts?
Pear thugs?
Gash erupt?
Rash getup?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Checkin' in from the nose-bleedingest of nose bleed seats in the left field reserve. Go Blue!

karen said...

Y'all know that I am our resident MKW but what you didn't know is that I am the ultimate Elvis fan. Having The King leading off our GT can only mean a win for Blue that leaves the Rox All Shook Up.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

karen said...

Welp, there goes Anderson's no-hitter.

Greg said...

Reserve 2.

Greg said...

Two can play that bunting game.

karen said...

1-0 Boys before the seats are warm...

karen said...

3-0 Reds at BirdShit Park...

Steve Sax said...

@karen 7:07p: Love it.

I've been to Graceland and I found it an incredible experience, in a little way surprisingly so. I got a keener understanding of Elvis' legacy and frankly it was pretty impressive. But the funniest part for me (and bear with me on this) was in the queue to the final stop on the tour, Elvis' gravesite, to which people continue to send flowers and wreathes and stuff. Everyone is relatively solemn in that queue past the grave, either in general reverence and respect for the dead, or because they're interested in seeing the gravestone misspelling and wondering if Elvis is really buried there (or dead at all).

Anyway, there was one huge wreathe that said "We Remember Elves". And my friends and I saw that misspelling and started cracking up. To which we got all these looks of derision from everyone else, and we felt bad and all, but come ON! ELVES? That's some pretty funny stuff right there.

Now, back to this one.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Dodgers, bottom of the third.

Steve Sax said...

ooh, nifty new blue bar (and dot) in the box score of mlb.com GameDay

Steve Sax said...

Anderson falling apart here, Seager not helping with a throwing error

Steve Sax said...

2-1 Col

karen said...

Saxy...Visiting Graceland is on my bucket list. I was lucky enough to see him in concert when I was 10. As young as I was I knew I was seeing something pretty special. Back in those days he would wear a silk scarf during the concert and when it was good and sweaty he would give it to someone in the audience and I got one from him. It smelled like his cologne for YEARS and is one of my prized possessions.

...and back to this one...somehow the Rox are up 3-1...

Orel said...

IT'S RAINING MEN

Steve Sax said...

3-1 and finally anderson gets out of it

Greg said...

Might be a rain delay. Rain is increasing. People are running for cover.

karen said...

JT looks frustrated trying to hit in this rain...

karen said...

Quit whining Arrenado...

karen said...

Pubes ties game at BirdShit with a 3 run homer...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Stupid Brewers can't come through, Cards win.

Steve Sax said...

SF takes the lead. We're still down 3-1 in the 7th. Would be nice if we had some offense.

Greg said...

Hit it far, Seager. Those guys are slow.

karen said...

RA for Heisey with no outs...

karen said...

Barnes pops to shallow left and 3 Rox let it drop in between them...all tied at 3...

Cliff Beefpile said...

First and second, nobody out. Let's end this, Dodgers!

Orel said...

Bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, no out. HOW WILL WE SQUANDER THIS OPPORTUNITY?

Orel said...

One out, sorry

Orel said...

Welp. I thought I was being facetious.

Greg said...

There must be a Dodger record this year for extra innings.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Free baseball.

Cliff Beefpile said...

At this rate, *I* might have to pitch for the Rockies!

Greg said...

Blue Purgatory On Earth.

Steve Sax said...

holy shit we're in the 11th

Steve Sax said...

...and now losing

Steve Sax said...

now would be a nice time for a walkoff HR, Corey

Steve Sax said...

and, SF ties it in the bottom of the ninth (which is still going), so it's 8-8

Steve Sax said...

HEISEY! Tied up

Orel said...

Wait, this is still going on?

Greg said...

Still at the ball yard.

Orel said...

Way to represent, Greg!

Greg said...

Lucky 13th inning.

Greg said...

Or not.

Orel said...

15th inning!

Greg said...

Still here!!

Orel said...

"And we are ready for sweet sixteen." —Vin

Orel said...

Get comfy, Greg!

Orel said...

The Latos Effect. Good night —

Steve Sax said...

Latos, OF COURSE, gives up a home run

Steve Sax said...

CIN 9, SF 8: F/10

Steve Sax said...

Latos complains that he should have come in for the 15th inning, not the 16th inning

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have first and second, one out, Grandal up (B 16)

Steve Sax said...

Grandal broken bat FC, so first and third with two out.

Steve Sax said...

Ronald Torreyes (0-for-1 with a walk) up

Steve Sax said...

Called strike 2 was reaaaaaaaally low

Steve Sax said...

And, Torreyes Ks on three pitches. Colorado wins in 16.

Steve Sax said...

Magic number drops to 11 on the Giants' loss.

karen said...

I fell asleep somewhere in the 16th. Looks like that was the wise choice. :(

Orel said...

I wonder if Greg is still at Dodger Stadium.