Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-0, 0.00) vs. Adam Wainwright (0-0, 0.00)
Steve McCroskey: Jacobs, I want to know absolutely everything that's happened up till now.
Jacobs: Well, let's see. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And then the Dodgers lost two straight 1-run NLCS games started by Cy Young winners. I couldn't believe it.
Well, here we are. The Dodgers are hurtling into the sun, and only Hyun-Jin Ryu can save us.
Hope you brought your hitting shoes, Ryu, since pitching hasn't been the problem. We know now that Hanley Ramirez suffered a hairline rib fracture on that Game 1 pitch from Joe Kelly. (THANKS, JOE!) Somehow, Hanley is still a "game time decision". Yasiel Puig has been MIA. Andre Ethier is still working out a wobbly ankle. And Adrian Gonzalez can't get any pitches to hit without any lineup protection.
Maybe, just maybe, a raucous L.A. crowd will infuse some life into this team and they can pull out a win. I hope so, because I'm not ready to be over Macho Grande.
UPDATE (2:32pm): Hanley is playing tonight.
"I owe too much to this team and this city (not to play)." -Hanley Ramirez— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 14, 2013
*Suddenly VERY cheap. I wonder why.