Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Let's Play Two.....

Hey dudes. Carlo and I got together Sunday and ripped off six games while our Mrs. Got massages (likely by dudes who look like Dan Uggla). Here’s the short and skinny…

Game 1: Kershaw @ Kuroda

We started the day off with a wild and crazy game. Carlo built himself a commanding 6-1 lead in the top of the 8th based largely on the strength of Tulo and Kelly Johnson. Things unraveled for him in the bottom of the 8th, however, thanks to a 3 run inning coming off 4 doubles (Carlo has some holes in the outfield ya’ll). I set the noose firmly around my neck Brooks Hadley-style when McCutcheon showed some rare power, leading the top of the 9th off with a homerun for Carlo and extending his lead to 7-4. I managed to rally in the bottom of the 9th though, thanks to a leadoff double by Garrett Jones, homerun by Han-Ram, and a two-out double by Holliday, and triple (on a bizarre, no less) by Drew Stubbs. The game went to the bottom of the 11th before Hanley knocked his second homerun in a row to send the fans home happy.

On a side note, Carlo’s catcher Ramon Hernandez was hit by a pitch in the 8th and injured for 15 games, leaving him with some problems behind the plate for a few series.

Keith wins 8-7 (11)

Game 2: Arroyo @ Sanchez

Keith took a 3-1 lead into the top of the 7th before Carlo blew the hell up, highlighted by 3 RBI’s by Neil “Sky” Walker and two by the veteran Kelly Johnson.

Carlo wins 9-3

Game 3: Dempster @ Westbrook

Tulo led off the game with a HR before Keith rallied back in the 5th on a 2-run single by Holliday and a 3-run bomb-ski by Adam Dunn-ski. Car grabbed two of those runs back the following inning on a Tulo’s 2nd HR of the game, leaving Keith nursing a 5-3 lead going into the 9th. Poor bullpen management (and one too many Hinterland Luna Stouts) delayed Brian Wilson’s entry into the game, and Carlo resiliently clawed back with a 3-run 9th to shock the San Diego faithful and steal a 6-5 win.

Carlo wins 6-5

Carlo Wins Series 2-1

Game 1: Halladay @ Nolasco

Neither pitcher would last long in this one. Han-Ram and Corey Hart homered in the top of the 1st for Keith, and Halladay was chased after 4 in a game that saw 3 homeruns, 2 triples and 6 doubles. When the dust cleared, Corey Hart had collected 5 RBI’s and the Big Donkey had 4.

Keith wins 13-8

Game 2: Jimenez @ Lincecum
Now here was a pitching matchup. Ubaldo helped his own cause by sacrificing Yadier in the top of the 2nd, and a Big Panda HR matched a Johnson RBI single following a Tulo leadoff triple and a Neil Walker RBI. Freddy “Mole Face” Sanchez knocked in the game-winning RBI in the top of the 9th and Jimenez pitched the complete game.

Keith wins 3-2

Game 3: Kuroda @ Kershaw

Keith smelled a sweep heading into Game 3 of the second series, but the big lefty was having none of it. Car’s southpaw pitched a complete game shutout, getting plenty of offensive support as Carlo ended the day with a no-doubter and a series salvaging butt-whoopin.

Carlo wins 7-0

Keith Wins Series 2-1


  1. That's baseball (and, therefore, PTP) right there. Five hours gone, several beers deep...for a split.

    Always around .500.

    Good work, gents.

  2. For the most part, nice pitching match-ups. Although high scoring with the excellent pitching, so much for the lack of hitting cards in 2010.

  3. Yeah,some good pitchers got rocked around there. Nice work guys, cranking out 6 games.

    No backup catcher in the Minors Carlo? How does that work then - do you have to play Posey with rust?

  4. Miggy Cabrera a scotch man, huh? Nice.

  5. And while driving too. That's a bold move. As I said earlier to Ben - luckily you don't need a drivers license to play baseball.

  6. Good thing baseball season is starting - not like there is booze or women available for professional baseball players on a nightly basis. He needs to take lessons from Tony LaRussa....


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