Thursday, October 03, 2013

NL Division Series Game 1 Thread: Dodgers @ Braves, 5:30p

Clayton Kershaw: Bad Mofo

Clayton Kershaw (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Kris Medlen (0-0, -.-- ERA)

Well faithful fans, the time is here. This is what we've been waiting for  all season. We've put our Blue blood, our sweat, and of course our tears (cc: Mr. F), into supporting the team through thick and thin, day in and day out, from Spring til Fall, and now it's paid off. The playoffs are here. We did it. Who knew back in April and May and, well, a lot of June, when we were flailing about like Fred's Brim trying to get the barman's attention in a crowded Brooklyn bar, that we would end up going on an historic 42-8 run, leaving the Dbags in the dust and peeing in their pool.

But now it's nervous time. Time to put on those game faces. Sure, we're confident in our starting rotation beginning with Kid K, Greinke, and Ryu. Sure, we have some offensive firepower in Crawford, Ramirez, A-Gon, and even Uribe. Sure, the bullpen has been a big part of our success. But Kemp is crutched. Ethier is only available to pinch hit. Puig is Puigless these days. The offense sputtered late.

Look, this is what we live for. You gotta be in it to win it. Anything is possible. It all starts with Kershaw, and there's no one I'd rather have starting Game 1 than him. We got this....right?

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BJ Killeen said...

I BELIEVE!!

BJ Killeen said...

I BELIEVE!!

spank said...

FUCK THE BARVES!

Orel said...

Nervous.

spank said...

Excited.

Hideo Nomo said...

I BE LEAVIN (work)!

Hideo Nomo said...

Why do I feel like I need to barf?

Orel said...

Pirates getting bombed.

Alex Cora said...

Let's do this!

Orel said...

Bob-ombed!

Orel said...

Heartbreaking.

J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra 5m

Here's Matt Kemp taking it all in as the #Dodgers get ready to take BP. http://instagram.com/p/fBaGDCIHWm/

Hideo Nomo said...

Crawford LF
Mellis 2B
Ramirez SS
Gonzalez 1B
Puig RF
Uribe 3B
Schumaker CF
Ajellis C
Kershaw P

Fred's Brim said...

*takes a deeep breath*

Fred's Brim said...

gotta keep pitching

Paul said...

I am bouncing off the walls here! Gotta go get a six pack and pick up my son and then head home for the game! So excited I might forget to pick up one or the other.

Go Blue!

Paul said...

FB

Gotta keep breathing...

QuadSevens said...

I want Kershaw to hit a double in his first at bat!

spank said...

Yay Pie-rats! You rock!

Hideo Nomo said...

Paul ends up picking up six kids, none of them his.

Fred's Brim said...

the youngest one in curls

Dusty Baker said...

Thankfully I have had to endure a maelstrom of shit sandwiches at work today, which have taken my mind off how nervous I am about this. Leaving soon though so I can catch as much as possible.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Is anyone in downtown going anywhere to watch the game? Perhaps, a nearby place with a high regard for cold beer?

Paul said...

I made it home with both beer and kid. Although I needed to have a checklist.

Erin said...

If I throw up right now, are you guys the type who will throw up just at the thought of it?

Paul said...

Why did Puig look like me after lifting weights? That was an old man walk.

Paul said...

I once had a non puke streak from 1992 to 2006. It ended with a blaze of glory in Mexico.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Gotta keep Puiggin!

Orel said...

Be right back. Just have to buy a Mercedes-Benz.

Erin said...

Why am I hearing Charlie Steiner as the first voice of the 2013 playoffs on the radio? I'm not okay with this.

spank said...

Clocking in,Vinny!

spank said...

i haven't puked since 2010 when my pops had his heart surgery and one night i was helping him to the bathroom and he didn't make it.

you're all welcome.

spank said...

In case you didn't hear me the first time:

FUCK THE BARVES!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Loins: girded. (girt?)

Orel said...

Ah, the old racist chant.

Orel said...

Working, Vin!

Orel said...

HERE WE GO

spank said...

Uggla,The 13,000,000 dollar cheerleader.

Orel said...

Kemp, the...never mind.

Paul said...

Fuck. Stay focused guys.

Erin said...

Vin tells us they dropped Puig down because he stopped hitting, so that's why Crawford is leading off. Not quite sound logic there, after watching Crawford strike out.

Orel said...

Not off to a great start.

Paul said...

Two bad at bats.

spank said...

damn. looks like i picked the wrong day to stop sniffing beer.

The Smart Alec said...

Ellis... not good.

Hollandsworth said...

For fuck's sake.

spank said...

good fucking eye hanram. wow.

spank said...

not that time you fucking mutt. swing!

Paul said...

Wow.

Orel said...

Ugh.

Paul said...

Come on Kershaw!

Franklin Stubbs said...

We'll get our shot.

Steve Sax said...

That was not a good first inning for us.

spank said...

K

Hideo Nomo said...

Not worried.

Yet.

Erin said...

You guys see that Scully called out McCain for his comments on Poolgate?

spank said...

Don't fuck with Vin.

Steve Sax said...

Even after the Heyward K, I am sick to my stomach

Steve Sax said...

This is a long AB

Paul said...

Stupid TBS where is the pitch count?

Steve Sax said...

Hey, how many of you saw SI this week, with the Braves on the cover?

Paul said...

Oh there it is.

Steve Sax said...

@Paul: totally agree, lack of pitch count sucks. I don't need the animated ball-strike count sliding in horizontally each time.

spank said...

no problem.

Erin said...

Just saw the pitch count at the bottom of that ball-strike count animation.

Steve Sax said...

Nice inning Clayton. Too bad it was so many pitches

Steve Sax said...

Puig HR this inning, I'm calling it

Steve Sax said...

Or a base hit

spank said...

come on Urine!

Paul said...

Come on Uribe!

Paul said...

Dammit!

spank said...

go go go go

Hollandsworth said...

Now THERE'S the good shit.

Paul said...

Nice hit! Come on boys!

spank said...

woohoo! 1-0

Franklin Stubbs said...

Dodger baseball, bishes.

Paul said...

I'll take it.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

What PJ said.

Steve Sax said...

Gameday is incredibly slow tonight

Steve Sax said...

Go go go go go Ellis!!!

spank said...

fuck yeah!! 2-0

Franklin Stubbs said...

AJELLIS!

Paul said...

Wooooo!!!!!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

keep on rolling

Steve Sax said...

AJ smoked that one

Franklin Stubbs said...

That is satisfactory

Hollandsworth said...

Nice inning.

Sometimes, this is all Kershaw needs...

Franklin Stubbs said...

*rolls*

Franklin Stubbs said...

Kershaw may only need two.

I, however, am one greedy motherfucker.

Paul said...

Fuck lucky hit.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Puig'd

spank said...

wow,that was dumb.

Paul said...

Fuck yeah!!! Eat it media!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

And from us, that's saying something.

Orel said...

Gattis does not respect the game.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Punk

Franklin Stubbs said...

I bet he pees in the pool, too.

spank said...

we need to take advantage of these mistakes.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Were this to get out of hand, I might not complain.

Erin said...

There will be more stories about Heyward airmailing the ball from the outfield than about Gattis and his base-running blunder, if there are stories about either.

Franklin Stubbs said...

As long as the Dodgers win, they can write about the secret urinals, for all I care.

Erin said...

BOMB!

Franklin Stubbs said...

GONZOOOOOOOOO

spank said...

holy shit!!! yeah you motherfuckers!!

Paul said...

Boooooom!!!!

Orel said...

This is unreal. Still nervous.

Hollandsworth said...

FUCK. YES.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I am the opposite of disgruntled. I hereby declare that I feel gruntled.

Jason said...

Damn, I've really missed the playoffs.

spank said...

Smoke a doobie,Orel.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Clay, stay on target.

Erin said...

Come on, Clayton. Get it together.

spank said...

nice recovery kid k

Dusty Baker said...

Sure would be nice to have a Karina appearance tonight!

Hint, hint.

spank said...

Double Ajellis.

spank said...

Karina's off on her honeymoon in Hawaii. Stubbs wasn't invited.

Erin said...

Good eye, Clayton, 'cause that wasn't a strike.

spank said...

yes. 5-0. finish them off.

Erin said...

Two-out magic!

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Come on hanley, end this

Franklin Stubbs said...

More, plz

Jason said...

Chris from dodgerfan.net just walked in. Dodger bloggers unite!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

i am super nervous that Gattis was Aguilas' MVP last season and you know how bad my boys are to the Dodgers :(

Erin said...

Karina! Hello!

Orel said...

Three cheers for the happy couple!

Orel said...

@Jason: Awesome, tell him hi!

Dusty Baker said...

Four pitch fuckin walk? Really, Clay?

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, Kershaw has really perfected that low throw for a ball almost in the dirt. He's zoned in on that.

Erin said...

He's got 'em right where he wants 'em.

spank said...

fuck. almost had a heart attack there.

Hideo Nomo said...

U MAD BRO?

Hideo Nomo said...

Fine, have one. Whatever.

spank said...

No mas,Kid K.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus christ, Clay. Much has been given to you tonight. Don't blow it.

Are you happy? Now you have them doing that horrible chant.

Hideo Nomo said...

"Our team scored a run! Let's get racist, everybody!"

Erin said...

Phew!

spank said...

K!

Dusty Baker said...

I've been waiting to exhale.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I pooped a little.

spank said...

let the beaning commence.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Medlen sucks ass!

Paul said...

Come on guys, put the pressure on.

Dusty Baker said...

Sure are a lot of marijuana references here tonight, intentional or no:

*takes a deep breath*
Now THERE'S the good shit.
keep on rolling
AJ smoked that one
*rolls*
Smoke a doobie,Orel.
I've been waiting to exhale.

Erin said...

NO BUNTING.

Paul said...

This bullpen is suppose to be the best. Need to get a run here.

No bunts!!!!

Paul said...

Fuck fuck fuck.

Paul said...

So Donnie thinks we are behind and struggling offensively.

spank said...

small pelota.

Orel said...

Make 'em pay, A.J.!

Paul said...

Just drive it and get the sacrifice AJ.

spank said...

AJ's going to have to take it deep. AGon's on third.

Dusty Baker said...

We need a run or two here in this situation.

FOr my nervousness sake.

Paul said...

Fuck this guy takes his time.

Paul said...

Forgot about that Spank and fuck AJ!

Erin said...

That ball was never in the zone, AJ.

Orel said...

Dammit. Time for Clayton to shine at the plate.

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOO! Didn't see that pitch coming.

spank said...

Damn. What a waste.

Dusty Baker said...

Well that sucked a bucket of donkey dicks.

Paul said...

Kershaw has to settled down.

Paul said...

BJ Upton has Andruw Jones numbers.

spank said...

nasty curve

Dusty Baker said...

Woman I follow on the Twitters said:

"Priciest BJ EVER!!!!!!"

Franklin Stubbs said...

Ruh-roh, someone found his curveball.

Paul said...

Now that's a fire!!!

spank said...

side K's

Jason said...

Damn, that was awesome

Paul said...

"The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character." They stole Spanks line when he opens a Steele Reserve.

Dusty Baker said...

@paul

Nice old skool Eddie Murphy reference!

Dusty Baker said...

Slap that one through the gap on bunny hop boy.

spank said...

WTF? This mutt pitching for the Barves is doing the Skip To My Lou on the mound.

Paul said...

Woooooooooo!

spank said...

Hanram

Paul said...

I want to make sweet love to Hanley's swing.

Orel said...

I am starting to believe...we can win this game.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Hanley, the anti-Eugenio VĂ©lez.

Paul said...

Thanks Dusty. I hope I get to use that reference a lot in October.

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

"Roll 'im around a little bit. Charley [Steiner]'ll be aight."

Paul said...

Watch your head Puig.

Paul said...

Fuck Puig. Composure, keep it.

spank said...

Puig needed a ladder to hit that pitch.

Dusty Baker said...

Horribly unintelligent, amateur AB from Puig in that situation.

Jason said...

KKKK

Orel said...

Super-gutty performance by Kershaw.

Jason said...

KKKKK & KKKKKK

Quick work

Orel said...

Hanley D!

Jason said...

Hanley finally makes that play!

Dusty Baker said...

And counting on them Ks.

He's having a terrible night, leading 5-1 and ~7Ks.

Jason said...

Barves have some pitchers with some funky deliveries.

Erin said...

Radio feed was perfectly even with TBS for the first three innings. Now he's three to five seconds ahead.

BJ Killeen said...

Who's warming up. God please not Beli

Orel said...

Braves bullpen is doing a magnificent job of protecting a negative-five-run lead.

BJ Killeen said...

These announcers don't realize we do everything with two outs.

BJ Killeen said...

And if they don't like Kershaw, they're gonna HATE Greinke!!

Franklin Stubbs said...

GIDP pleasw

Franklin Stubbs said...

Or "please".

either/or

karina said...

Kershaw: like a boss

Dusty Baker said...

12 Ks - Dodgers LDS record.

Terrible night for Clayton. He should think about what he did.

Dusty Baker said...

A boss says: like a Kershaw

BJ Killeen said...

Ok paco. 3 outs. Then Kenley will finish it.

Dusty Baker said...

200

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