Dodgers Lose Yeah Whatever Over It

I like this photo of tonight’s game, from jackace, because I can’t tell what Dodger it is. Good. They don’t deserve names.

I don’t want to recap tonight’s game. I really, really don’t. So I’ll say this: yes, Joe Blanton is crappy, and no, it doesn’t make the tiniest bit of difference if the offense can’t touch Barry F’ing Zito, who threw 6.1 scoreless innings while allowing just four hits. Would it really have mattered if it was Clayton Kershaw who lost 1-0 instead of Blanton losing 4-0? Of course not.

I have to be honest, this game was so unwatchable that even though I had it on throughout, I’d largely zoned out by the 7th inning, when I looked up and was shocked to see that the Dodgers had somehow brought the tying run to the plate by loading the bases for Shane Victorino – after twice-DFA’d Bobby Abreu had, shockingly, looked terrible in striking out. (Okay, that, and I was focusing on going completely overboard by writing 1160 words about A.J. Ellis tomorrow. He reached three times tonight. A.J. Ellis is awesome.)

If there was a chance for this game, it was then. If there was a chance for Victorino to redeem what’s left of his reputation among Dodger fans, it was then. But no: Victorino flied out weakly to left, which is basically all you’d expect from him, and you’d have missed absolutely nothing had you turned the game off right then and there, which I know many did. (Other than the debut of Steven “Paco” Rodriguez, which was pretty fun, even if it did only last for three pitches.)

I’m not entirely sure why the scheduling gods built in days off before and after this series, but thankfully, mercifully, they did. I’m just not sure I can take another game right now.

354 comments
DBrim
DBrim moderator

Holy crap, Mike Trout has 10.0 bWAR already.

 

I'm happy the Angels are back in contention, if only because he'll get his MVP.

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

1334 words on A.J. Ellis scheduled for 9am PST.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

So there are reports that the giants will move on from Brian Wilson. WHat happens when Ned signs him? Will this cause the world to explode worse than Victorino being a Dodger?

The Monocle
The Monocle

So glad I spent the afternoon/evening at Jumbos Clown Room instead of watching this turd.

DodgerDog22
DodgerDog22

Just got back home from sf, damn what a game....

michael_mcclain
michael_mcclain

I lost in the semifinal round of fantasy baseball playoffs by 7 points today because Kershaw got scratched... Please feel my pain... :'(

FreeDK
FreeDK

I have a current Dodger cap, 1933 Brooklyn white cap with a few stripes, artsy white cap with old english lettering and i'm looking at a 1912 Pinstriped hat as well.

This store near me has the blue "B" cap for $28, what do you cochitos think about buying it? I didn't really want it since it's the most "burned out" retro cap.

FreeDK
FreeDK

OMG giiirlllfrriiennddd i went to Tutti Frutti for the first time and it was like, THE BOMB!!!!

KirkDavenport
KirkDavenport

I have been away from the computer for a few hours, so I do not know if this got reported here...

The Isotopes were eliminated from the playoffs by a 16-7 loss to Omaha

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=t342&t=g_box&gid=2012_09_09_omaaaa_albaaa_1

 

Elian Herrera and Jerry Sands  have been playing well and could be considered now to be brought up - if it would make any difference. The pitchers have not been very effective, but only Fife is on the 40 man roster. TGJ has been effective recently and might be useful with Matt Kemp aching, but he is not on the 40 man roster

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

hey frank thanks for the follow I followed back, since im a good person

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

cadtalfryn im unfollowing if i dont get followed back

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

Well, I hope all the folks who stopped caring about the Dodgers dwindling season because football is here, are happy now

LuckyDay
LuckyDay

@DBrim fuuuuck the angels

Bill Grabarkewitz
Bill Grabarkewitz

@EephusBlue I loathe Wilson with every fiber of my being, but the signing would be worth it just for the reaction in the Bay Area.

Crow T Robot
Crow T Robot

@JohnM Oh, yeah? Well...that's like...umm...your opinion, man

FreeDK
FreeDK

 @Frank J Lapidus I remember in 09 going to ATT when the Dodgers won and some fans were leaving saying "oh well it's football season now anyway" fake ass Gnat fans!

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

At least the Lakers season isn't too far behind, now is it?  

FreeDK
FreeDK

 @Frank J Lapidus Plus since Guggenheim has shown they have no problem spending money i won't feel too bad about spending money on the Dodgers.

FreeDK
FreeDK

 @Frank J Lapidus Dude that's the best time to go to a game! Once the crowd is small and silent you can hear the crazy drunk guys shouting madness in complete clarity

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @JohnM Agreed. Anyone from that 2010 relief corps can go fuck themselves. I thought Wilson was bad but Romo is turning out to be equal to his douchieness. Do you think giants fans look at our relief crew with the same disdain? Does Kenley overcelebrate? I'd say no but im biased

Guitar
Guitar

 @Cadtalfryn Well, take heart: all of that crap is utterly meaningless in the end.

 

......... :D

KirkDavenport
KirkDavenport

 @DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy he was not able to be placed  on waivers at the time of the trade, so he would have had to wait till the end of the season and then become a PTBNL. He should still be eligible to play for the LA team and actually, Chris Jackson says Jerry only heard rumors about being traded and has not be told he will be going.

FreeDK
FreeDK

 @LakerDodger24  @Frank J Lapidus Excited about Manning, it was easy to hate the Colts for all their bandwagon fans and choking when it counted, but the way he was ran out of town kinda lets you cheer for the guy to make it back to the top with his new team. + I hope he crushes the Raiders :) RG3 looked pretty good too

jWerthfan
jWerthfan

They look at the Dodger bullpen like Juan Uribe looks at a buffet.

WillL
WillL

 @DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy  @Cadtalfryn  @Guitar Many attorneys are poor and in fact more steeped in debt (loans from undergrad and grad, plus trying to keep up with the Joneses, they buy expensive cars, clothing, overreach on property etc.).  Anyway, good luck to you and do your best not to be one of the many douches in the field.  :)

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @Cadtalfryn  @Guitar Fine by me, as long as it isn't Yankees/Giants. That wouldl be excruciatingly unbearable.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @Cadtalfryn  @Guitar Ah, I get it. So "this shit" will probably get explained this week. Oh, well, You weren't obsessing about this other Dodger shit.

FreeDK
FreeDK

 @Cadtalfryn  @Guitar We have a family friend who did family law and is now going criminal.......it's weird cause he's a total cheapskate and you would never guess he was a lawyer

Guitar
Guitar

 @Cadtalfryn I'm writing this as someone who had a great GPA then realized almost instantly when I graduated that absolutely no one.... no one... gave a fuck.