Friday, October 18, 2013

NLCS Game 6 Thread: Oct. 18 @ Cards, 5:30p


Clayton Kershaw (0-1, 0.00) vs. Michael Wacha (1-0, 0.00)

So...what's left to say? Zack Greinke and the suddenly-powerful bats bought us one more game. We know Kershaw's ready. We know Ethier's...something. If the bats from Game 5 made the trip to St. Louis, then maybe we can keep this crazy show running.

There is the little matter of this:

Then again, it's been pretty clear from the last two games that Hanley just can't go. If he saves all of his mojo for one key AB, that might be the best use for him now.

Clench your butts, grab your drinks, and enjoy your anxiety, everyone, because...

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Hideo Nomo said...

This totally reads like a Dusty thread, but it's me!

Hideo Nomo said...

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

BJ Killeen said...

It does, Nomo. Good work. I have to do some script memorization, which is good because otherwise I'd be chewing my nails to the knuckle and shooting red birds in my backyard...

QuadSevens said...

Is it beer o'clock yet?

Hideo Nomo said...

It's half-pabst, actually.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I pledge two shots of tequila for every Dodger run scored.

I'm that kind of team player.

This shit is on!

QuadSevens said...

Well played Nomo.

QuadSevens said...

Channeling my inner Lasorda and having pasta, sausages, and mozzarella sticks for the game tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

It does read like a Dusty thread. I was reading it thinking, Did I write that late last night?

Dusty Baker said...

Two Sam Oct, Blue margarita, Dos Equis down. Sorry I'm behind!

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe it's Freaky Friday, and Gnomes and I traded places. Or maybe it's Trading Places, and Gnomes and I traded places. I'm Eddie Murphy in the second scenario.

Dusty Baker said...

Just the SoSG tweet - HanRam back in???

Dusty Baker said...

Not only back in, hitting cleanup.

Either brilliant gamesmanship, or terrible gamble.

Dusty Baker said...

REVISED LINEUP:

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

Dusty Baker said...

Jon Morosi @jonmorosi
Hanley is on the field. Just gave the athletic trainer a nod.

spank said...

Kick the Cardinals asses,Dodgers!

BJ Killeen said...

Hail Vinny!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

All hail Vinny!

(starts cult)

Hideo Nomo said...

Chips consumed, btw!

Paul said...

Hanley out Hanley in. This season...this fuckin season. Time to bring the pain.

Hideo Nomo said...

I think I actually managed to break news on Twitter.

(Puts on journalist pants)

(Actually just puts on pants)

Dusty Baker said...

@Nomo

In terms of Twitter, you did. Props to Vasseieiogh for the radio news, but you popped right in on tha Twitters.

Dusty Baker said...

Aight, Clay. Legend-making time.

Paul said...

Breaking: I will now be having a Irish whiskey as my fourth drink instead of a Sierra Nevada.

Paul said...

Hanley out now? Okay don't be silly Dodgers.

spank said...

killKillKILL

Dusty Baker said...

@Paul

No, he's in.

Dusty Baker said...

And that's a wrap for an obviously-recorded 2 hours ago pre-game radio cast that only included HanRam news in the last three minutes.

Paul said...

Hick Runto now batting fourth.

spank said...

No time to be hoity toity or for committee.

Orel said...

Hanley's back in!

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Your brother broke that on the twitters, like, 4 days ago.

Orel said...

I'm catching up. Beerwise as well.

spank said...

So that means HanRam can't pinch hit? Why else the fuck would Mattingly bat Punto fourth.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

it"s on for game 7, go Dodgers!

Fred's Brim said...

YOYOYO!

Orel said...

Molly Knight ‏@molly_knight 46s

It's very cold here in St. Louis. 55 degrees and a dropping with a crisp breeze. Cracked rib weather for sure.

Orel said...

Epale!

Paul said...

White towels? Or are they just throwing their white wigs around?

Orel said...

Hey, Kershaw's pitching!

Orel said...

Kidding.

Orel said...

OR AM I

Orel said...

In the living room, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa, Vinny!!!!

BJ Killeen said...

SVS. I LOVE you!

Paul said...

It's an anthem off!! Go get it Van Slyke!

Fred's Brim said...

this is odd and awesome

Orel said...

What the hell is going on?

Dusty Baker said...

WTF is going on on the sideline?

BJ Killeen said...

Fuck you kelly

Orel said...

Shit. Vin totally out of sync with the TV.

Orel said...

Man on!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

I don't get the whole stand off.
But I do get the infield hit.

Fred's Brim said...

Sound off!

Orel said...

I want an SVS-Kelly dance-off between innings.

BJ Killeen said...

Scott said when we win he's gonna run around the house in his boxers.

Pride of Dong said...

Do or Die 2: Do'er or Die'er

Dusty Baker said...

Was it like, You hang up first - no you hang up first?

Orel said...

Shit, Mellis. We can't afford that shit.

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Hit and run you guys. Anyone ever teach that anymore

Dusty Baker said...

Right on MEllis, slow lazy dribblers up the middle are just what we need you for!

Fred's Brim said...

MEllis has been awful at the worst times this series

QuadSevens said...

Radio being out of sync sucks! Get it fixed people!

Fred's Brim said...

@Quad - is it stupid late?

Dusty Baker said...

@Vin listeners

Radio isn't ever going to be in sync. You just have to time it, pausing DVR or whatever manual way you have at your disposal.

BJ Killeen said...

Scott's on his second margy. Look out

spank said...

rabbit ears

QuadSevens said...

Radio is ahead of the tv.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley's whipping the ball around the infield

Fred's Brim said...

Cmon, CK, you are made for games like this

Orel said...

K!

Dusty Baker said...

Heh - my TV is way ahead of radio.

#WeCanPutAManOnTheMoon

Fred's Brim said...

Ump is standing too far to the left and can't see those were strikes

Orel said...

You fucker, Beltran.

Fred's Brim said...

and then Clayton had to come in to Beltran and that's what happens

BJ Killeen said...

Shithead ump again

Fred's Brim said...

and that was a strike? is this ump having a stroke?

Dusty Baker said...

well that wasn't a strike to Holliday so clearly we have the infinite strike zone ump again.

Dusty Baker said...

Why does anyone give Beltran a ball he's remotely able to hit?

Fred's Brim said...

Clayton's looking more and more like an extra from Dazed and Confused

Orel said...

KK

QuadSevens said...

Mothballs down!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

KK

Orel said...

Ah, conflicting edits message. We meet again.

Dusty Baker said...

SITTDOWN ASSHOLE!

Dusty Baker said...

Wow, we haven't had a confl edits issue for...since before McCourt scared everyone away.

Fred's Brim said...

@Orel, you know we're in the playoffs when...

Neeebs (The Original) said...

@FB. That movie is loosely based after my childhood. Ok mostly based.

Orel said...

Unscathed. Good job, Clayton!

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Clayton

QuadSevens said...

Molina hits it weakly to second.

Dusty Baker said...

~18 pitches for Clay.

Orel said...

I wonder if Andre is wearing a plaid compression shirt under his uniform.

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebs, you were the red-haired girl, right?

Dusty Baker said...

14 pitches for Wachovia. HanRam is up.

BJ Killeen said...

Half a margarita and I'm drunk already. #no controlofmyposts

Fred's Brim said...

@BJ, pace yourself, you've got to finish 4 more before the game's over

QuadSevens said...

One swing, one out.

Orel said...

Well, at least Hanley can swing. One out.

Fred's Brim said...

Hanley must be feeling better, he was only hitting dunkers in the previous games. That one made it an outfielder

Dusty Baker said...

QUIT SWINGING AT THE FIRST GOD DAMNED PITCH!!!

Fred's Brim said...

this strikezone is shifted 6 inches to the right of the plate

Dusty Baker said...

@BJ

Want to go to prom?

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty: yes

QuadSevens said...

That change up is devastating.

Fred's Brim said...

QUIT SWINGING AT EVERY GOD DAMNED PITCH!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Terrible, Dre.

We forgot the bats.

QuadSevens said...

Conflicting edits here too.

#Flo

Dusty Baker said...

Team Flo!

BJ Killeen said...

Wacha must love having his butthole licked by the TBS announcers.

Orel said...

So much for stretching Wacha out. I think he's thrown like negative 20 pitches.

Orel said...

BJ is saucy tonight!

QuadSevens said...

Jeremy's mom is annoying.

Dusty Baker said...

Well I nominate BJ's comment for MVP comment, and we're only an inning and a half in. Drop that mic, BJ.

Dusty Baker said...

Too bad that saucy little minx MB isn't joining us tonight. The saucy factor could be up to 11.

Fred's Brim said...

I'll be fine if I never hear a Fall Out Boy song again

D.E.L.I.N.O said...

Have no fear, D.E.L.I.N.O is here

Orel said...

I believe MB is the right saucy minx.

Fred's Brim said...

kick a hole in the speaker and pull the plug while you are at it

QuadSevens said...

@FB Which is worse, FoB or the Paddle Out song?

Orel said...

The race is on for comment #227!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Delino sighting

Fred's Brim said...

where did my fears go? they were here just a second ago?
*checks behind the couch*

Fred's Brim said...

@Neeebers - FoB, but not by much

D.E.L.I.N.O said...

"I want something from you"
"what"
"That's why I want something from you"

Sometimes, watching baseball with a five year old really complicates matters

Dusty Baker said...

God I hate this game.

Fred's Brim said...

@D-line-O are you talking about mediocre scotch?

QuadSevens said...

Damn MSB!

Dusty Baker said...

Shane fucking Robinson? Really? Really?

His name is Shane. That's a jock's name in a shitty 80s teen movie.

Fred's Brim said...

@Dusty was it the fact the miniest of MSBs in baseball got a hit off the best pitcher in baseball while we can't even make solid contact?

Fred's Brim said...

or that?

for me it's that

QuadSevens said...

I hate all Shanes. Just a rule of thumb.

Fred's Brim said...

and that

Orel said...

Wow, two consecutive wild pitches moves the runner to third. We live and die by the Kershaw.

QuadSevens said...

Dammit! Come on Kershaw!

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Both. Mostly hate of the name Shane.

Dusty Baker said...

Are you legend, Clay?

Orel said...

KK


K

QuadSevens said...

Yes!!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

KKk

Fred's Brim said...

goddamn this shit has me tight as a drum

D.E.L.I.N.O said...

Even less than vintage Kershaw makes batters look like jive turkeys.

Fred's Brim said...

I don't like this Johnny Walker ad. The dude looks like every other Cardinal player

BJ Killeen said...

@dusty. Lol

Paul said...

Had to go outside and listen on the radio for a bit. I was Too loud inside.

Fred's Brim said...

@Paully, the neighbors are calling the police about someone being too loud outside

Fred's Brim said...

OK fellas, how about some good at-bats

Fred's Brim said...

or swing at everything, who cares

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Work the fucking count

Dusty Baker said...

Wacha already blowing on his hand. I've got something...

Orel said...

Puig tried to work the count. Struck out looking.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Plus size ball boys?

QuadSevens said...

Yadi took one in the junk there.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Puig doesn't know how.

Fred's Brim said...

Molina's gonna need a butthol licking after that foul ball

Dusty Baker said...

Suck it up chingada Molina

Neeebs (The Original) said...

There you go. Hitters count

Paul said...

Back inside. Vinny calmed me down until that Uribe swing.

Orel said...

What's the deal with Wallach?

Dusty Baker said...

Uribe strikes out, but a ten-pitch AB is an example for the rest of the team.

Orel said...

The GT went blue very quickly.

QuadSevens said...

Wallach was complaining about the Cards third base coach being too close to the runner.

QuadSevens said...

Giving instructions unfairly.

Orel said...

Gamesmanship!

Hideo Nomo said...

A little hippy-hippy shake with my DVR and I have UVerse TBS synced up with Vin on At Bat.

Fred's Brim said...

at least we cleared the pitcher

Paul said...

Come on Kid get control of Uncle Charlie. He looks drunk.

Fred's Brim said...

attaboy, Nomo! enjoy that shit!

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Who cares. Scores runs. Let Kershaw shut them down and no runner gets to third base.

Dusty Baker said...

43 pitches for Wacka.

Fred's Brim said...

Charlie's gonna hit on your sister's friend after a couple more drinks

Orel said...

Thor 2 looks...typical.

Fred's Brim said...

feels like we're gonna get no-hit

Paul said...

Jim Beam with Honey?

QuadSevens said...

Bartender! Need a refill!

Paul said...

We have a hit FB!

Paul said...

Kind of a hit.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Don't offend Gnomes re Thor II. He'll think it's the second coming so don't pee in his cornflakes.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Let's shoot for 12 pitches or less this inning

QuadSevens said...

I want three hits in an inning.

Dusty Baker said...

Standoff explanation:

http://www.businessinsider.com/gifs-dodgers-and-cardinals-had-a-bizarre-stand-off-prior-to-game-6-of-the-nlcs-2013-10

Fred's Brim said...

even radio on MLB.tv is 10 seconds ahead of TBS. I wish I could pause it on the computer somehow

Orel said...

Uribe's glove is dependable.

QuadSevens said...

Ground Floor looks like a show that will be cancelled before the end of the first season.

Orel said...

I'm Thorry, Gnomes.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

@PJ Erased on the double play. Under Flaming Menudos rules the hit gets reversed

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one, Orel.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

12 pitches already

Orel said...

Kershaw's pitch count is rising like my blood pressure.

Dusty Baker said...

Instapoll:

In the middle three innings when Vinny takes a break, do you:

a) keep listening to local radio
b) listen to TBS broadcast
c) mute everything and call the game yourself
d) drink five buttery nipples and cry

Fred's Brim said...

so much for the 12 pitch inning. Carpenter is trying to do that himself

Fred's Brim said...

@DB CD

Dusty Baker said...

Really Clay? We don't have this.

Fred's Brim said...

and then does that
I miss the Carpenter that was clowned by the Bucs

Neeebs (The Original) said...

That was a great at bat.
Damn

BJ Killeen said...

Shit x 40

karina said...

breathe, it's gonna be fine...

Dusty Baker said...

MOTHER FUCKER!

153 pitch AB then a double. We're fucked.

cc: Karina

Fred's Brim said...

Stay with us, Dusty

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