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Abort, Retry, Fail?
Abort, Retry, Fail?
Abort, Retry, Fail?
/flips through 3.5" floppy disk container. finds disk, inserts
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DIAMONDBACKS 2012: THE UNDERGROUND OFFENSE
Copyright (c) 2012 Snakepit Inc, no rights whatsoever.
Revision 94/ Serial Number 8657309
Chase Field Home Dugout
You are the various members of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a professional Baseball team. You won the National League West in 2011, but have gotten off to a slow start this year. You enter the second of a three game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. You lost last night 6-1, and are desperate for a series win. You have a variety of pitchers to start in this game.
> start Cahill
You have started Trevor Cahill, a sinkerballer, in this game against Aaron Harrang, a Dodger pitcher with a silly name. Your faith is initially rewarded when he goes through the first inning unscathed. Your general manager has recently brought up Josh Bell, who has a strikeout rate that would make the Adam Dunn-Mark Reynolds hybrid scientists at the University of Chicago are creating blush, but he is a new toy. What do you do?
> Start Cody Ransom
I don't know the word "Cody Ransom"
> Start Matt Williams
Matt Williams is a coach, and thus cannot be started.
> Start Josh Bell
You have started Josh Bell! Nothing happens! It is now the bottom of the inning. You are Jason Kubel. There is a runner on second with two outs. The count is 1-2. there is a pitch coming.
> Swing really really hard
You strike out! You leave a runner on base! You are a true Diamondback! It is now the top of the 2nd. Andre Eithier is up. He mashed you good yesterday.
> Ask Andre what university he went to
You can't talk to Andre Ethier!
> Walk Ethier
You walk Ethier. He is now trying to steal, Cahill just got a strikeout!
>Throw Ethier out like the dog he is
Ethier is out! James Loney is up.
Loney grounds out. It is now the bottom of the 2nd. Lyle Overbay has gotten a hit. Josh Bell has gotten a 3-1 count!
>Swing really really really hard.
Josh Bell crushes a pitch to center! It's time for a home run trot!
Bell is now at first base.
Bell is now at second base.
Bell is now at third base.
Bell has scored! It is now 2-0 Diamondbacks! It is the next half inning. There are Dodger runners at first and second with one out.
Your game has been saved
>Do Brandon Webb impression.
Your shoulder has been eaten by a Grue. You have died!
Game has been loaded.
>Get dude to ground into double play
Lyle Overbay makes a spectacular play to get the 3-6-3 double play! In the bottom of the inning, Justin Upton is up. He has been struggling so far this year, especially with runners in scoring position. Ryan Roberts is on second.
>Pick up bat
Justin Upton now has a bat.
>Pretend ball is an Azcentral mouthbreather
Justin Upton scorches one and the run scores! The score is 3 to 0 in favor of the Diamondbacks! The game has gone quiet from this point. Cahill has been effective. It is now the Bottom of the 5th. Willie Bloomquist leads off the inning.
>become blind squirrel
Willie hits a double! He is bunted over by Roberts. Justin Upton is up.
>Don't give a s***
Such language in a high class establishment like this!
Upton hits a double! Bloomquist scores! 4-0! Harrang is removed from the game! Scott Elbert comes in. He throws a pitch in the dirt that gets away from Ellis.
>take third base
While trying to pick up third base Upton is called out.
>steal third base
Upton makes it to third base. Kubel is still up.
>hit sac fly
Kubel hits it deep enough for Upton to score! 5-0! It is the top of the 6th. Tony Gwynn Jr. gets a bunt single, Elian Herrera hits a ball towards Bell.
>Dip hands in concrete
Bell's hands are now coated in concrete.
>attempt to field
E5. Abreu is up
>Strike him out
Abreu has striked out
>throw wild pitch to Ethier
Out of angst of not knowing where he went to college, Cahill throws a wild pitch, moving the runners up 90 feet.
>give up fly ball to Ethier
Ethier flies out, but the runner scores.
>Walk Adam Kennedy
>WALK ADAM KENNEDY OKAY?
Adam Kennedy has walked. Runners on first and third, two outs.
>Let Loney ground out
Loney grounds out on a nice play by Overbay. End of the inning and it is 5-1 D'Backs. The next half inning, Lyle Overbay is up.
>Fulfill expectations ten years late.
Overbay hits a double! Henry Blanco is up
> Earn tacos
Blanco hits a double and it is now 6-1!
>Pick up tacos
There are no tacos
>Drive to taco bell and redeem free tacos
You can only get them from 4 - 6 PM tomorrow. If you're in Tucson, it seems the only one to get them at is the one on Speedway and Campbell.
>fast forward and take out Cahill
Cahill has been removed from the game. Brad Ziegler has been called.
>show Cahill's line
6 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
>Have Ziegler do something stupid
Ziegler tries to throw to second on a bunt. It gets away
>Let Dodgers back into game
Ziegler gives up a double, and is taken out. Craig Breslow gives up a single and it is 6-4.
> Remind us on the fielding scouting report on Josh Bell
Josh bell fumbles a sure double play ball. It is two on and still no out.
>Travel back in time to 2010
Bobby Abreu singles. It's 6-5. Ethier singles. Bases loaded and no outs.
>Take Breslow out, even though it is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic
Breslow is out, Shaw is in.
>Give up fly ball\
Game is tied now.
/throw it out the window
/go downstairs and stomp on it a few times.
/buy new computer
You used the word "screw" in a way I don't understand!
>hope for the best
Shaw gets a double play! It's still tied. Nothing really happens for the D'Backs in the next half inning. Hernandez comes in for the 8th.
>Hope David Hernandez gets over the yips he had in Denver
He gets a 1-2-3 inning.
I don't know the word "hooray!"
>Go to next inning
It is the bottom of the 8th
>Have Lyle Overbay blow your freaking mind
Lyle Overbay hits a solo shot! The D'Backs take the lead again!
>check hockey score at the same time.
Curses! Back to baseball: It is now the 9th inning. J.J (Inappropriate Term) is in the ballgame to close.
>get paper bag
You now have a paper bag
You now have valium
> Get Gwynn out
Gwynn pops out. One out.
>give reason to take valium
Putz walks Hererra.
>give reason to breathe into paper bag
Putz walks Abreu, and Ethier comes up
> give reason to put down paper bag
Ethier strikes out! Two outs!
>piss this game away
Oh look, De Jesus hits a two run double. It's 8-7 now. You hate life right now. You wonder if a monkey humping a football would be a more effective closer at this point. You reeeeallly need some chamomile and a bath. Bottom of the ninth now.
>Get duped into some hope
Bloomquist gets on base on a dropped third strike!
>Do something to make me go "huh"
Roberts tries to bunt, then he strikes out
>Get more false hope
Upton singles! Bloomquist gets to third.
Kubel grounds into a double play. You lose!
/set fire to computer
Back as Clefo now. I was hoping this theme recap would be a fun homage to an old computer game. But damn, that freaking game. I am speechless at this point. This might be our Waterloo as far as division hopes go. It was mentioned in the thread: But what was with some of the managerial decisions tonight? I'm specifically thinking of the use of the Bullpen in the 7th (NOW YOU BRING IN SHAW?!?) and the decision NOT to send Upton on the game ending double play. It's not like sending him would have tied the game or anything. I am in the camp of "If Gibson is lauded so much for last season's success, then now he has to be held accountable for whatever this is".
Prepare to get very depressed:
Hello Sailor!: Lyle Overbay, 34.4%
Eaten By A Grue: Jason Kubel, -54.5%
No Zork Reference, Just Responsible For All But 2.3% Of The Negative Pitching WPA: J.J Putz, -62.9%
It seems like most everyone on the offense had a decent night. The bullpen just... yeah. Upton and Roberts seem to be hitting better as of late, so hopefully that can lead to something good. If I hadn't written most of it already, I would have not done a theme recap. But I won't do one again, lesson learned. Just gonna copy and paste the rollcall, cause it's that kind of night:
Roll Call: imstillhungry95, Clefo, JoeCB1991, dbacks79, Jim McLennan, BattleMoses, AzDbackfanInDc, cdubb, blue bulldog, Rockkstarr12, asteroid, hotclaws, Bryan J. Boltik, snakecharmer, piratedan7, duckthenchuck, porty99, Gibbysdad, shoewizard, DbackCardsFan, The so-called Beautiful, SongBird, luckycc, Joel Preston, Ridster09, Fangdango, Bryn21, dbacksfann, Augdogs, dbacks25, Circa4life, txzona, G.O.B., Dan Strittmatter, Zavada's Moustache
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I'll award a SFW and NSFW COTD. SFW goes to ZM for this
Well, I'm going to the game tomorrow in hope that the D'Backs avoid a sweep. If there's another game like this I'm might kill myself. Other people may die also. I'm going to play this thing by ear.