Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NLCS Game 5 Thread: Oct. 16 vs. Cards, 1p

Left to Right: Nick Punto, Mark Ellis, AJ Ellis;
Foreground: Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke (0-0, 2.25 ERA) vs. Joe Kelly (0-0, 3.00 ERA)

Indeed, it's do or die today. Win or go home. Well, I guess the team already is at home. So, it's win or don't go back to St. Louis. Which most other situations would be a clear choice.

We have to get 'em today, boys and girls. SoSG faithful snarker PaulJ is at the Yard trying to bring some good mojo with his playoff beard. Let's channel the Blue to him.

Oh, and if we're going to lose, let's at least stick Kelly in the ribs just so we'll have a little something to enjoy for the off season.

image: Maverick Entertainment

135 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

WE AIN'T GOIN' OUT LIKE THAT.

Hideo Nomo said...

FUCK YOU, FIRE MARSHALL BILL!

Dusty Baker said...

Damn can we get a lineup up in dis bish?

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, all hands on deck. We see you, Hanley!

Paul said...

It feels like July out here! Milk was a bad choice...

Paul said...

My prediction: Pain

Paul said...

Pain as in Dodgers win 8-0.

Paul said...

Withrow signing a lot of stuff for the kids. Always a fun thing to watch.

Hideo Nomo said...

One ever so slight advantage here over the Game 4 losses in '08 and '09: The Dodgers didn't have Game 4 in hand and have it dickpunched away from them. Maybe, just maybe, last night's kind of loss is easier to bounce back from.

Fred's Brim said...

I don't want this season to end - I ain't ready

Fred's Brim said...

Skipping the last hour of work, gonna sit in a bar and pickle my organs

Paul said...

Got to put some runs up early.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We got this!

There’s no way the Cards can win 3 games in a row against Greinke, Kershaw, and Ryu. That’s a tough uphill climb for them!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Is this where the Joe Kelly Marching & Chowder Society is meeting?

QuadSevens said...

Got the game on in the office here. Let's go boys!

Dusty Baker said...

Donkey Kong just called to let me that this shit is on.

Dusty Baker said...

^know

Hideo Nomo said...

Grab 'em in the biscuits!

Dusty Baker said...

It's been way too long since a Humpty reference in this space!

QuadSevens said...

On the radio only here...DirecTV receiver needs a refresh. Booo!

Dusty Baker said...

At my desk, Vinny!

Hideo Nomo said...

At my desk with you all up in my earholes, Vinny!

QuadSevens said...

Ditto!

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I don't know you, but I do have the feeling it's gonna be a great game

Hideo Nomo said...

Well then.

karina said...

they haven't scored yet, Nomo

Hideo Nomo said...

You're always our rock, karina.

karina said...

and they didn't! Go Dodgers!

QuadSevens said...

Now I can unclench.

Dusty Baker said...

You're our talisman, karina,

Or, I guess that would be taliswoman.

karina said...

@Nomo @Dusty aww, you guys are so sweet! *blushes*

Dusty Baker said...

We hear that all the time, Karina.

No we don't.

Dusty Baker said...

Where was that last pitch to Hanley? GameDay had it low and outside.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm on Gameday too. Everyone on the Twitters was bitching about that pitch, but it did look to me slightly higher than one called a ball earlier.

Paul said...

Beautiful day for a 5 run bottom of the 2nd!

Dusty Baker said...

Fucking biased GameDay.

Dusty Baker said...

What's with the cheerleader that Vin mentioned? Is Rally Bear back?

Hideo Nomo said...

It was Ken Jeong with a mic on top of the Dodger dugout.

this team is so schizo.

karina said...

SO MUCH HUSTLE!

Hideo Nomo said...

Love you, Macho Grande!

Dusty Baker said...

Who did Vin call a soft tosser? Heh.

karina said...

Greinke= clutch

Go Dodgers!

Hideo Nomo said...

@DB: Randy Choate, which makes it even funnier.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Paul said...

Wanted Crawford to make me Miss Cleo but I will take 2!

Paul said...

Utah! Get me 2!

QuadSevens said...

I hate Beltran.

Hideo Nomo said...

karina, tell us it's going to be OK.

Paul said...

No one warming up! All hands on deck!

Paul said...

Okay hands you can settle down.

Steve Sax said...

Ethier might as well have a walker out there. With the tennis ball feet.

Steve Sax said...

Karina's back. With a new avatar.

We have to do this.

QuadSevens said...

MEllis with a lead off single.

QuadSevens said...

HanRam GIDP wipes that out.

QuadSevens said...

AGon hits a bomb!!! 3-2 good guys again!

karina said...

Believe!

Paul said...

That was a rope!

Hideo Nomo said...

Rick and Charley time. Still lightyears better than TBS.

spank said...

AGone doing the Mickey Mouse ears as he went into the dugout after the homerun.

Steve Sax said...

Nice inning Zack. Let's go Dodgers, start pounding out some runs and pounding inside pitches on Kelly's ribs

Steve Sax said...

Uribe's gotta take a pitch here and there, it's ridiculous

QuadSevens said...

I hate Uribe's first pitch swinging tactics.

QuadSevens said...

DirecTV box fixed. Game is on in the office now.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kelly looks like a dick from Corona. Throw at his fucking head. This year's Victorino.

Hideo Nomo said...

I thought that said "chick from Corona."

Johnny Blanchard said...

I'm sorry but TBS has got to be some weak biased-ass sauce to be worse than Chuck 'n Rick.

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Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you and your Joe Kelly pictures, TBS.

Hideo Nomo said...

CRAWDADDYYYYYYYYYY

Steve Sax said...

Carl Crawford baby!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Suck on that, Kelly.

spank said...

hahahaha. I told my dad earlier Crawdude was going to hit a homerun today. Booyah!

Cliff Beefpile said...

This fucker is just asking for it. Hit a line drive at his head, HanRam.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Crawford quadangular!!! touch em all baby!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hanley looks like he needs to come out. I hate Punto, but Hanley's gotta be more of a liability at this point...hes' done his Willis Reed part.

spank said...

TBS announcers sad.

spank said...

Greinke getting stronger.

Hideo Nomo said...

Soft Tosser in for the Cards.

Steve Sax said...

what is up with Ethier using Lorde for his walkup song? Does he want to be called Queen Bee?

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Did you mean earlier that Ethier would have the tennis ball feet, or the walker?

Hideo Nomo said...

I just figured that a walker from The Walking Dead would have made a better play.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fister? But I just met 'er!

Cliff Beefpile said...

AJ!

karina said...

wait, what?

QuadSevens said...

TBS put up a graphic saying that was Mark Ellis's first postseason HR.

#TBSsucks

Dusty Baker said...

@Gnomes

What would a walker from the Walking Dead want with tennis balls. What will a zombie try to do next?

spank said...

shove it

Dusty Baker said...

SVS needs to obtain some compromising pics of Donnie with midgets and goats. Otherwise he will never get a PH opportunity.

spank said...

90!

QuadSevens said...

Wilson makes quick work of the first two red birds. Two down in the 8th.

QuadSevens said...

Beltran K's looking to end the 8th.

spank said...

Love seeing Chicanos,Asians,Blacks and Whites going wild all in the same frame in the stands.

#LA Baby!

Rookie For Now said...

Leo Durocher, in his playing days, was referred by Babe Ruth as the "All-American Out"

But that's only because the Babe didn't live long enough to see Michael Young play.

Johnny Blanchard said...

Lots more Cards fans here today, hoping for a clinch.

Good seeing a bunch of white, pink, reddened, and kind of tan guys all rooting together, just like the old days.

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon AGAIN! Save some for Game 6 Adrian!

karina said...

OMG! BELIEVE!

Johnny Blanchard said...

Meet Me in St. Louis!!!

spank said...

MICKEY!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Kenley time.

Hideo Nomo said...

Shit. Stay on target.

karina said...

please Dodgers, do not throw the game away!

Cliff Beefpile said...

A song dedicated to the Cardinals fan base

Cliff Beefpile said...

The hell was that, Puig?

Cliff Beefpile said...

How about a little hustle, Dodgers?

karina said...

I feel like they are playing at Coors Field

spank said...

I cannot watch this bullshit. i'm out.

Hideo Nomo said...

Thanks, Yadi!

Hideo Nomo said...

DP time.

QuadSevens said...

Molina Ks for the first out in the 9th.

Steve Sax said...

shit shit shit. come on, dodgers.

Hideo Nomo said...

No.

No.

Stop.

I can't.

QuadSevens said...

Jay with a single. Two on, one out.

QuadSevens said...

Come on boys!

Hideo Nomo said...

Two down!!!

QuadSevens said...

Yes!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sit the fuck down, Freeze!

Steve Sax said...

that was big on freese to K, but we're not out of the woods yet

Johnny Blanchard said...

AGon is trying like hell to get puig to pay attention to him...

Hideo Nomo said...

SHIT

ASS

FUCK

spank said...

Rampage time!

QuadSevens said...

Clenched again.

QuadSevens said...

Party time!

Cliff Beefpile said...

2 more.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Do your thing, Clayton.

karina said...

We make party, ladies and gentlemen! I knew this was going to be special, more special than I thought, though ;)

Hideo Nomo said...

Make Not Dead Yet Party!

spank said...

Still alive.

spank said...

No party for me til the big one.

Hideo Nomo said...

Guys, I can't feel my legs.

Steve Sax said...

There

We

GO!

BJ Killeen said...

I couldn't watch the last out. Hid in the bathroom...

Dusty Baker said...

Nervous time at the end, but proud of these boys for sacking up and getting it done. Gotta keep pitching and hitting.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kershaw, followed Ryu. No way the Cards can win two in a row.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!