Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Series Thread (Games 150-152): Sept 19-21 vs Giants

This never gets old. Especially when we're in first place!

9/19, 7p: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner
DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1. Dodgers walk off in the 9th!

9/20, 7p: Rich Hill vs Johnny Cueto
GIANTS 2, DODGERS 0

9/21, 7p: Kenta Maeda vs Matt Moore
DODGERS 9, GIANTS 3. Magic number = 5!

Is there a better argument for appreciating the present than this?

Dodgers vs. Giants! First place vs. second place! 13 games left! 5-game lead! Magic number at 9! Vin's storied career coming to an end!

(cries)

Enjoy it, folks. Who knows what the future holds...and here's a little blast from the past, back when Game 1's grizzled veteran starters were wee lads:



Photoshop by @akaTheConman

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Orel said...

GAME 1
Kendrick LF
Hernández CF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
González 1B
Puig RF
Grandal C
Utley 2B
Kershaw P

karen said...

hateHateHATE

Maybe we'll even see some frisco blood tonight...

spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

karen said...

FUCK THE EVEN YEAR CURSE!!

spank said...

SIT THE FUCK DOWN,BELT!

HATEHATEHATE

spank said...

Puig double. two out

spank said...

Grandal tried to hit a flying bird with that swing. pretty high there.

spank said...

late strike called by shitty umpire ends a Dodgers non-rally.

spank said...

horrible throw by Gandalf on the stolen base. weak sauce,holmes,.

spank said...

where all the homiez at?

spank said...

not like it's a big game or anything.

spank said...

Awesome wild pitch scores a Gnat. that was mint,Kershaw.

spank said...

nothing for the Dodgers in the bottom of the inning.

Fred's Brim said...

shit fucking shit:
this ump
that most Gianty of runs you could possibly score
us against lefties
hopefully the Giants bullpen, if we get to see it

Cliff Beefpile said...

That was the last of their even year magic, FB. It's time for the Dodgers to flip the script.

Also, can Bumblebitch stop blowing snot rockets on the mound. Fuckin' hick.

karen said...

We may just get to see some madbum blood yet.

QuadSevens said...

Lombard getting into the mix in that fight. Bumgarner should be suspended.

QuadSevens said...

Gotta get after the bullpen now.

QuadSevens said...

Blargh! Still 1-0 going to the 9th.

spank said...

Bring the mojo,mofos. i need a win.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

rally cap on

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn, I love Toles.

QuadSevens said...

The rabbit is on! Let's do this!

spank said...

^Rally thong tambien. Cc:Karen

Cliff Beefpile said...

Damn that ankle-high strike. At least it's been consistent all night.

Cliff Beefpile said...

If the Dodgers win this, I'll buy a rally thong for reals.

QuadSevens said...

Attaboy Seager!

spank said...

we gots business

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mattingly would have wasted Kenley in the 8th.

spank said...

WOO!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

TIE SCORE, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Thanks Gnats bullpen!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, A-Gon!

Cliff Beefpile said...

He's gonna walk Gonzalez. Please, baseball gods, let Puig get the game-winner.

QuadSevens said...

That would be sweet Cliff!

QuadSevens said...

AGon with ththe walk off!

Cliff Beefpile said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUCK YOU, SAN FRANCISCO!!!

spank said...

WOOHOO!!

QuadSevens said...

Party time!

spank said...

my play of the game was my internet feed dropping out before Agone's walkoff double. Fuck it. we won. Fuck it

Fred's Brim said...

holy shit

Cliff Beefpile said...

Cardinals win, Mets...are idiots. Let's knock these fuckers outta the playoffs entirely.

Alex Cora said...

Wow! What o game!

Orel said...

Great game to be at. Thanks, Sax!

Orel said...

Cliff Beefpile said...

If the Dodgers win this, I'll buy a rally thong for reals.

9/19/2016 9:58 PM

Orel said...

Oh yeah. Like we're going to let that one go.

Steve Sax said...

Nice post! Great game! Horrible michelada!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cliffy, u gotta come through with the rally thong. The baseball gods never forget pledged offerings!

Steve Sax said...

Cliff: I may have a used one I can find for you. Will message you

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

HERE IS A LINK to a full transcript of the Vin Scully conference.

Steve Sax said...

Giants' insensitive (and now deleted) tweet, covered by Yahoo sports

Orel said...

GAME 2
Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
González 1B
Grandal C
Reddick RF
Toles LF
Pederson CF
Hill P

QuadSevens said...

No score through three. I think we are 0 for 7 with RISP.

QuadSevens said...

Hill wiggles out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the 4th.

QuadSevens said...

Now score some runs dammit!

Orel said...

Dodgers strand two in each of first three innings

QuadSevens said...

Wrong team listened to me.

Orel said...

We just need to get in their bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

fuck
and this is where Cueto settles in and cruises through the next 5 innings
Hill out

Fred's Brim said...

Howie's mustache jobbed on the check-swing strike call

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, we aren't getting another hit off Kwetto

Orel said...

Nope, Corey blooper

Fred's Brim said...

why did I pour myself a cup of coffee at 11:30pm?

Fred's Brim said...

ok NOW we aren't getting another hit off Kwetto

Fred's Brim said...

Did JT cut his hair again, it's more of a cute bob these days

Orel said...

Turner single puts another two on...

Orel said...

Settle in, FB! But I can't answer the hair question

Fred's Brim said...

ok NOWWW we aren't getting another hit off Kwetto

Orel said...

Another two stranded

Fred's Brim said...

blah

Cliff Beefpile said...

Cardinals are up 10-4 in the 9th. Stupid Mets lost again. Speaking of hair, I'm not gonna miss Jacob DeGrom's stupid Lucy Van Pelt hair-do.

QuadSevens said...

Is our clutch hitting waiting for the 9th again?

Orel said...

How about it shows up a little earlier tonight

Orel said...

deGrom::Van Pelt. Nice

Fred's Brim said...

dangit, this feels like where things get away from us

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hill out already? Jeez, Roberts.

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh good call Cliffy.

by the way, how's the thong fitting? It usually takes a wear or two to break it in. Or so I am told

Fred's Brim said...

Liberatore and Coleman terrify me these days

Fred's Brim said...

Avilan is a close third

Cliff Beefpile said...

I went to Target, but they don't have man thongs. I couldn't work up the nerve to ask a store employee where the dude thongs were. I'll try Macy's or Nordstrom tomorrow. The things I do for you, Dodgers!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Eight hits and no runs. This is game is giving me the runs. Show some resolve on Vinny bobblehead night, dammit!

Fred's Brim said...

time to sit Yasmani and let that elbow/shoulder/whatever heal. He is not adding much these days and Chooch is more than a fine replacement

Fred's Brim said...

@Cliffy, you could use a good, tight thong to keep those runs inside!

Fred's Brim said...

Kwetto's thong is riding up on him

Fred's Brim said...

who are we going to get Nuremberg Trial references from after Vin retires?

Orel said...

Cueto out!

Orel said...

No one said it had to be a man thong, Cliffy

QuadSevens said...

Thong too tight. Cueto out.

Fred's Brim said...

the thong snapped, Kwetto out with an injury

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oof. Looks like Cueto strained something.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Orel, My pride, such as it is, says it at least has to be a man thong.

Fred's Brim said...

it's sad, I have no confidence that Puig will do anything positive here

Cliff Beefpile said...

@FB, he looked a lot like the Puig that had to be sent down during that at-bat. What's worse, I have even less confidence in Hernandez.

Fred's Brim said...

wow, our right-handed bats are so sad

Fred's Brim said...

swing, swing, battle an 0-2 count, eventually K
worthless at bats

Fred's Brim said...

oof Liberatore in to ruin my night

Orel said...

Three more shots at the Giants' bullpen. Gotta hold here

Orel said...

@CB, 9:22p: I totally understand

spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Fred's Brim said...

Somebody needs to go back behind the plate and fix that divot in the LA that Pubes left when he lost his bat earlier in the game

Cliff Beefpile said...

Turner with our 9th hit. Come on, A-Gone.

Orel said...

Two more shots

Fred's Brim said...

Diablo up to wreck everything

Fred's Brim said...

how many times can we get Toles up to bat?

Cliff Beefpile said...

The bloom is off the rose with Segedin. Why the hell take Reddick, who's actually hitting, out?

Fred's Brim said...

fuck matchups, just throw lefties at us until we prove we can hit them

Fred's Brim said...

why couldn't we just have fast-forwarded us to the 9th and saved us all a lot of time

Orel said...

One shot left

Fred's Brim said...

how can a 1-0 game take 3 and a half hours?

Fred's Brim said...

fuck

Cliff Beefpile said...

Poop.

Orel said...

Would be amazing if we could do this two nights in a row. But it ain't gonna happen

Steve Sax said...

Down 2-0 in the ninth with the Giants still batting

Dodgers have been undefeated since Time Warner Cable became Spectrum, however

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck Romo.

Steve Sax said...

Puig has not been looking during either of his ABs, as well

Orel said...

Need to send Puig down again. Even though the minor-league season is over

Orel said...

Fuckheads

Cliff Beefpile said...

Romo needs to stop snorting coke before he comes out of the 'pen.

Fred's Brim said...

FB is really surly today. I think my thong is chafing my sensitive areas

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't have stats to back me up, but it feels like Segedin stopped hitting after his son was born.

Hideo Nomo said...

Save Puig for opposing pitchers who hate his general existence.

Hideo Nomo said...

Really wanted that one last night. It would have bumped the Gnats out of the playoff picture for the moment.

Hideo Nomo said...

(Btw, catching up on comments because I got sleepy early last night.)

Orel said...

GAME 3
Kendrick LF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
González 1B
Puig RF
Ruiz C
Hernández CF
Culberson 2B
Maeda P

Fred's Brim said...

GODDAMMIT I hate these goddamn lineups

Fred's Brim said...

Our best hope is for Chooch to come up with a big hit

Fred's Brim said...

On the sofa, Vinny!

Fred's Brim said...

Vinny with the nice blue suit!
That can only mean good things

Fred's Brim said...

Sheezus, Delino's Mets are playing like they want SF in the playoffs

karen said...

The hates a brewin'

Fred's Brim said...

So its gonna be that kind of night, Blue?

Orel said...

Maeda starts the game with a four-pitch walk. Great!

Fred's Brim said...

Mart Hart in the front row tonight, that has to be a good sign too

Orel said...

And the shitshow continues. 1-0 SF

karen said...

I HATE YOU DIABLO PAGAN

Fred's Brim said...

4 pitch leadoff walk, shitty passed ball, run scoring single. That's a bad sign

Fred's Brim said...

Why can't Ruiz catch the ball anymore?

karen said...

Where's Ajellis??????

Fred's Brim said...

Is Chooch intentionally sabotaging us? Or is it the ghost of AJ Ellis haunting his every start?

Fred's Brim said...

They way we're going, I'll get to go to bed at a normal time tonight. yay :(

Orel said...

Chooch has been bullshit so far

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Orel said...

Now watch Moore retire the side on eight pitches

Fred's Brim said...

Spank, you said it. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO indeed

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel with a lot of first-pitch swinging, just to infuriate me

Fred's Brim said...

Why can't JT hit lefties?

karen said...

TIED UP BABY!!!

Fred's Brim said...

High RISPappointment situation here

Fred's Brim said...

Wow, how did they not throw home on that?

spank said...

PUIG MOTHERFUCKERS!

Fred's Brim said...

Woohoo!

karen said...

PUIG'd

Fred's Brim said...

Trade value is up!

Fred's Brim said...

Rusty Ruiz? Wasn't he the lead roadie for the Flaming Menudos?

Fred's Brim said...

What's that number next to the LAD? Looks like a weird plus sign

Orel said...

See what I meant WHAAAAAA

spank said...

i think Cliffy has the rally thong on.

Fred's Brim said...

Dang, thought Chuck did something there. Probably for the best, that may have locked him onto the playoff roster

Fred's Brim said...

Kenta!

Fred's Brim said...

acceptable

karen said...

You keep that rally thong on Cliffy!!

Fred's Brim said...

Now lets throw a few zeros up on the top of the line score

Fred's Brim said...

Cliffy's not even allowed to adjust it

karen said...

Settle down Kenta

Fred's Brim said...

Fuck, really? How the fuck did that happen?

Cliffy get your fingers out of that thong!

Fred's Brim said...

Dammitall that makes me mad

spank said...

that's a wrap for Moore. Blow this game open. Tighten it up,Cliffy!

spank said...

6-2

Orel said...

Cain time!

spank said...

hahaha! 8-2! Loving it like some Mickey D's

Orel said...

Seager takes second on defense incompetence

Orel said...

^defensive

karen said...

Love the story about Yasiel's Win for Vin shoes.

karen said...

Time to get Kenta outta there.

karen said...

I love this Toles kid.

Steve Sax said...

Toles is so good! Wow. 9-2 LA, B5

Fred's Brim said...

Seems like a dum way to use Urias' innings. Unless Roberts is trying to get JU some low leverage experience out of the bullpen

Fred's Brim said...

9-3, mid 5th

Fred's Brim said...

Wait what?!? Middle of the 5th?! And it's 12:30EST already. FB ain't making it to this finish line

Fred's Brim said...

FBs tipple tonight: Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale

spank said...

slow game. thought it'd be almost over by now.

Fred's Brim said...

Goodnight all. I am counting on you and Cliffy's thong to finish this off as a victory. If we fuck this up and lose, please don't tell me

Orel said...

Stay safe, FB!

Hideo Nomo said...

Things sped up quite a bit. May get this one done in just over three hours.

Orel said...

Air Raid Adrianza

Hideo Nomo said...

Crowd chants "Don't look at me!" with two outs in the ninth.

Orel said...

sweeeeeet

Fred's Brim said...

Figure it out, Brett!
0-1 good guys, Rockies smacking around Anderson in the second after a great first inning

Fred's Brim said...

bad defense by Reddick in right, bad block of a pitch by Grandal
We must be hungover after last night

Fred's Brim said...

Anderson with a walk to load the bases with no outs in the second

Fred's Brim said...

I am only watching this nonsense because of Vin, been reading Vin articles today and it's been getting a bit dusty in Casa de FB tonight

Fred's Brim said...

Shitass former Cardinal with a sac fly, 0-2 mountains

Fred's Brim said...

speaking of hangovers, where is the GT?

Fred's Brim said...

FUCK
garbage-ass Giant-esque dribbler past the mound scores the 3rd run after Anderson works to get 2 outs with minimal damage

Fred's Brim said...

dammit, Bud Norris could have done that!

Fred's Brim said...

this makes the decision to go to bed at a normalish time an easy one

Fred's Brim said...

Oh my, that was wonderful. Chase boots a ball but recovers to flip it backwards to get the runner at first, had to be 30 feet away. It actually got Vin excited which was the best part

Fred's Brim said...

3-1 perpel, Grandal hit a homer in the 2nd, a nice thing to see since his sore elbow had him slumping

Fred's Brim said...

YG finds a hole, AG goes to second with zero outs in the 4th, Spank's second favorite up

Fred's Brim said...

"Fly ball, very playable", Vin's polite way of saying "calm down, you idiot, it's just a goddamn fly ball"

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