Thursday, October 08, 2009

NLDS Game 2 Thread vs. Jose Cardenal, 3p

I wouldn't mind seeing more of this.

Clayton Kershaw (0-0, -.--) vs. Adam Wainwright (0-0, -.--).

What, we don't even get to bask in the afterglow of the Dodgers' Game 1 victory for at least 24 hours? There's no reason to believe Adam Wainwright will be as ineffective as Chris Carpenter was last night, but there's also no reason to believe Clayton Kershaw can't be much more effective than Randy Wolf was. Although stranding more men than "Lost" can be frustrating, it beats the alternative: more whiffs than alumni of "Friends" and "Seinfeld" combined. (Note: SoSG is not a Nielsen blog.)

Jonathan Broxton joins the multiple-exposure club.

Matt Kemp's highlight blow last night makes it tempting to overlook his defensive lapses to begin and end the game (although the first-inning misplay was largely Ronnie Belliard's doing). Let's hope Gold Glove-Bison returns today. Also overlooked from last night: James Loney and Casey Blake, each 2-for-4 at the plate. With offense again being at a premium today, let's also hope the Dodgers can start a rally before getting two outs.

Does it sound like I'm complaining? Sorry, I don't mean to sound ungrateful. Guess a four-hour nail-biter will do that to you. Today's a new day; the sun will be out, the shadows will be looming. And the Dodgers have the momentum (for what it's worth).

GO BLUE!

Pujols: Jae C. Hong/AP; Broxton: Matt A. Brown/MLB.com

UPDATE 2.37p: 20 minutes to game time...here's a shot from the Stadium from SoSG reader Alejandro Pena:

614 comments:

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rbnlaw said...

PB,
Try again.

rbnlaw said...

I need a HFYPGT!

and a beer.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HAH! Suck it, Fangraphs. Cost us the World Series my ass.

PavilionBum said...

I LOVE LA!

Steve Sax said...

Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Suck it Ravech, Suck it Caple.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

so...there are a couple of 'cool' guys at the blog I'm about to post...but...most are baseball tools...you know...stats, bats and hats...I'll give you the 'private' blog...and...the 'splash'...that is the sfgate.com blog

http://oneflapdown77.blogspot.com/

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/giants/
index?blogid=22

GO GET EM...DFANS!!!...tell them I sent ya...hehehe...

PavilionBum said...

Suck it LA Times.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

LADs so rock...

rsle said...

WE LOVE IT!

p.s why did the angels get the later start time? i went to yesterday's game and had to miss today's game bc of the early start time. the dodgers are the ONLY real L.A. team!

PavilionBum said...

@rsle

I'm assuming so the Red Sox will get prime time.

sanfrandodgerfan said...

I have the dumbest screenname on sfgate...I screwed up and didn't get all of it in...it is sanfrandodgerfa...live with THAT!...especially up here in SF...

sanfrandodgerfan said...

can anyone tell me what that LOUD ass noise is that plays every time Broxton throws a strike?...

PavilionBum said...

Thats the opening bar to the song "Iron Man", Broxton's entrance music.

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