Giants @ Dodgers October 2, 2012: Zito vs Capuano

Just all kinds of fun going on today, isn’t there? Chris Capuano, starting tonight in yet another must-win game (though it may not matter, given that the Cards are already up 1-0 against Mat Latos and the Reds) is dealing with a sore shoulder from… wait for it… “hitting himself with a donut the other day,” reports Dylan Hernandez. I’ll assume that means a batting donut and not, say, a jelly donut, but it’s far more fun to assume that it was some sort of pastry.

Speaking of pastries, Matt Treanor “apparently strained a side muscle during batting practice and headed to the clubhouse in obvious pain,” per Ken Gurnick. Treanor – who is not Capuano’s personal catcher – wasn’t in tonight’s lineup, but we can probably assume that it was just sympathy pain. Should anything happen to A.J. Ellis, we might actually get to see Tim Federowicz prove that he exists. Just want you’d want on October 2, right?

Giants
Dodgers
CF
Pagan
2B
M.Ellis
2B
Scutaro
LF
Victorino
3B
Sandoval
CF
Kemp
1B
Posey
1B
Gonzalez
RF
Pence
SS
Ramirez
LF
Nady
3B
Cruz
C
Sanchez
LF
Ethier
SS
Arias
C
A.Ellis
P
Zito
P
Capuano

 

1824 comments
efb
efb

I'm from the Future. Life will get better. Patience! 

Kewldood69
Kewldood69

at least hockey season is near and I have tickets to see the Kings raise their stanley cup banner... oh wait.

Scully Osis
Scully Osis

Imagine if Kemp didn't strike out 3 times.

Kewldood69
Kewldood69

I've never taken it in the ass before, but I imagine this is how it feels.

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

Anyone want 650 words of sadness? UP NOW. 

Scully Osis
Scully Osis

You know I tried to rationalize Mellis going for third but you know what I can't! There was no reason for him to stretch and he did AND it was the difference in the game... I hope the guy is NOT the starting second basemen next year I hope he's gone the same way URIBE will be (hopefully) THE GUY FUCKED THE DOG!

JoeyE
JoeyE

congrats to the cards for being able to play the Astros 2 times the last 5 series. 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

I would only dump Donnie if it meant Scioscia coming on board

JoeyE
JoeyE

trying not to kill Mattingly

Chapter1ne
Chapter1ne

Really enjoy the blog Mike. Hope you're active in the offseason. Got me through last offseason.

Nonfactor
Nonfactor

We won't feel like we did 10 minutes ago for another year.

JoeyE
JoeyE

proud of the fight, just ran out of games

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Please don't pitch Kershaw tomorrow.

iggyvoo
iggyvoo

Walking Pagan to get to Scutaro, Not switching out Rivera for Gordon, having AJ bunt...this game alone should get Mattingly fired.

Weston Taylor
Weston Taylor

Fitting way to end the season...a bunch of boners this game, on the basepaths and managerially. Fuck.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Sergio Romo with that fingerwag while the ball was in the air?  What a fucking idiot.

Real Tom
Real Tom

Mattingly's whole philosophy was showcased in this game... and I hope management notices.

Scully Osis
Scully Osis

Mike I'll read your recap but I will hate Mark ellis foooorrreeevvverrrrr!

Joey Caltabellotta
Joey Caltabellotta

 @EephusBlue Weren't there rumors floating around that Scioscia may not return to the Angels next season? I also heard they were false, but at least it's something lol.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Then Mike could change the sites name to "Mike Scioscia's Super Managerial Powers"

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

 @JoeyE he made the right call to pull Capuano, then made a series of blunders after that.  Ok, so he's supposed to be a player's manager not a La Russa type, I get that.  So I think it hurt more that the team stunk it up for a whole month before catching fire.  I think part of that's on him, he has to have these guys focused and ready to play, if he's not going to be an x's and o's manager.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @JoeyE I've been defending him all season, but... yeah.

Weston Taylor
Weston Taylor

 @DBrim there's no reason to. They should pitch Jamey Wright. Fuck it. 

Coffee Head
Coffee Head

 @Real Tom yeah with a a contract extension.  guy is a terrible with the xs and os.  team couldn't get a bunt down all year.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @Scully Osis He is high on my shit list now. Gonna have that bad taste in my mouth all off season

JoeyE
JoeyE

 @Lobo  @EephusBlue we'd kick so much ass with Acta. give the man a roster. his DC and Cleveland teams were just unfair

JoeyE
JoeyE

 @DBrim just killed AJ's at bat and that IBB. man

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

 @JoeyE  @DBrim yeah Dee for Ethier immediately with AJ approaching the at bat LIKE SOMEONE WHO FUCKING HIT YOU A 2 RUN HR THIS GAME would have been alot better than what ended up happening

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

 @plaza234  @lafan4life78 I thought it might it just hung too long...irony is, Dee stealing 2nd brought the outfielders in...that would've dropped with Dee on first and outfielders deep