Monday, October 06, 2014

NLDS Game 3 Thread: Oct. 6 @ Cardinals, 6p

So much this.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-7, 3.38) vs. John Lackey (14-10, 3.82).

The series shifts to Busch Stadium, home of those Best Fans in Baseball. The Dodgers turn to Ryu, coming off of three weeks of rest for an irritated shoulder. Mattingly has said that Dan Haren is waiting in the wings should Ryu falter early, which would almost certainly trigger Kershaw on three days' rest for Game 4. So in other words: I just want to tell you good luck, Hyun-Jin. We're all counting on you.

Offensively, well, just look at the picture above. The Dodgers have piled on 24 hits in two games so far, A.J. is 5 for 8, and only Uribe has yet to contribute at the plate. And as we noted earlier, this Dodger team is a bunch of road warriors, for whatever reason. I know regular-season success hasn't been much of a postseason predictor (hello, Angels), so it's time for the Dodgers to change the narrative. I don't know exactly what that means, but it feels like it needed to be said. GO BLUE!

165 comments:

karen said...

This man is a beast.


*Toes are officially curled

karen said...

0-0 Nats at Evil Ones going to bot of 3.

Orel said...

GO NATS
GO NUTS
DO NUTS

karen said...

0-0 to 4.

DO NUTS?

karen said...

Mad Bum with 6 K's thru 4.

0-0 going to bot of 4.

karen said...

Blue announces Kid K for game 4 and The Zackster for game 5.

QuadSevens said...

Mmmmmm! Donuts!


(drools)

karen said...

0-0 end of 5.

spank said...

Fuck Busch stadium .just out of spite i will be drinking Coors tonight. It's the banquet beer in case y'all did not know.

Orel said...

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 25m25 minutes ago

"Game four, Kershaw. Game five, Greinke." - Don Mattingly

Orel said...

DAMMIT

karen said...

GOTCHA!

karen said...

3-0 NATS!! Bot of 7.

Orel said...

Heyo!

karen said...

BRYCE HARPER MASHES!!! 4-0 Good Guys top of 9.

karen said...

4-0 bot of 9. Panda, Pence and Belt due up.

karen said...

Panda opens with a single.

Fucker.

karen said...

Pence hits a double over Harper's head in left. 2nd and 3rd, no out.

karen said...

BELT K's. 1 down.

karen said...

Crawford flies to Werth in right. Panda scores. 4-1.

2 down.

karina said...

WHY THE GIANTS? WHY?

karen said...

NATS WIN!!

karen said...

WE'RE GOOD SISTAH! BirdShit Park very quiet. Awwww....

karina said...

Épale everyone!

i feel some pressure left my chest

karen said...

Off to enemy territory for our game.


MKW is pretty nervous.

karen said...

Epale Sistah Girl!! Are you here for the whole game?

Steve Sax said...

I'm here (on the GT), but peeking between the fingers on my hands.

I feel like that girl in Blair Witch, saying "I'm so scared"

karen said...

"He's Clayton Kershaw. He's not curling up and going away. He's back to business. He's a different cat". - Mattingly.

karen said...

Saxy...Are you 'here' on this continent??

karen said...

"I'm just thinking about going out and getting the win tomorrow. It's to hard to think about all that other stuff...I just want another chance". - Kid K

Steve Sax said...

@karen 5.19p: Witness protection plan rules mandate I can't say...

...but, no.

spank said...

FUCK THE CARDINALS!! JUST WIN,MOTHERFUCKERS!!

karen said...

FEEL THE HATE SPANKY!!

Hideo Nomo said...

S'up, mofos?

Gordon 2B
Puig CF
Gonzalez 1B
Kemp RF
Ramirez SS
Crawford LF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Ryu P

karen said...

Game time.

Deep, deep breaths Ladies and Gents.

spank said...

Epale,bishes and whores!! Let's have a good one here and on the field.

karen said...

SuperDee leads with a single!

spank said...

Come on,Puig. Shiut them motherfuckers up,G.

spank said...

bear down,Agone. find your pitch

spank said...

I hope Karen did her nekked dance for Kemp

karen said...

Fuck you Jobu.

karen said...

I'm not sure but I think Buck may need to change his panties after announcing that redbird lineup.

spank said...

ya,pinche Joe Buck. Go fuck a Dallas Cowboy,biatch!

Hideo Nomo said...

Is this Ryu's first start with that hair color?

karen said...

That looked pretty damn good.

spank said...

If Vin made the trip to St. Louie, where's at on the AM dial? 8 more innings of these hacks and I'll either kill someone or myself

karen said...

Spanky..I think it's 570.

spank said...

Potential,whatever. the twat dropped the ball.

spank said...

thanks,karen. gonna look for it.

spank said...

AJellis is on fire.

karen said...

AJ is on fire!!

karen said...

Great minds Spank.

spank said...

Sack up,Ryu. And stiop with the Clairol,yo!

spank said...

Definitely,karen.

karen said...

Checks for the K! SNAP!!

spank said...

We can only win if we score runs. Best get to hitting,bums!

karen said...

SHOW SOME PATIENCE YASIEL

karen said...

7 K's in a row.

Yep. They're in his dome.

karen said...

Matty leading off the 4th. I'm running out now to do my nekked moonlight dancing. Hold the fort Spanky.

Steve Sax said...

feeling worse

spank said...

if the Dodgers had a real hitting coach and not some roided out motherfucker,Puig wouldn't be in this situation.

karen said...

Fucking serial killer.

karen said...

Don't let this one get away Donnie.

karina said...

I hate the stoopid Cardinals

QuadSevens said...

I hate Carpenter.

karina said...

@karen yes, I meant to, it's only my dad wanted to talk to me

Hideo Nomo said...

Offense. Paging offense. We have a starter who needs picking up.

karen said...

DON'T LET HIM IMPLODE DONNIE.

karen said...

We need your good karma Sistah!

spank said...

I think i best get nekked meself.

Steve Sax said...

Why do we keep pitching to Matt Carpenter

Hideo Nomo said...

Fat Fatams.

karen said...

Saxy...Because Donnie Baseball is calling this game.

spank said...

let's drum up some mojo up in this bish!!!

*runs nekked out the door*

karen said...

My Sistah's good karma is in da house!! Ryu out of the inning.

Rookie For Now said...

Matt Adams reminds me of this disgusting kid I knew in grade school who ate mayonnaise sandwiches for lunch.

Every day.

I think I'm going to refer to him as Matt Mayonnaise from now on.

karen said...

OK. I added chanting, incense and several lower body gyrations to my nekked moonlight dancing. Blue should be feelin' the mojo.

spank said...

did Saxy move? I think he did.

spank said...

if the Cardinals get another hit here,i'm going back to my PC and start streaming the game cause we win when i do that.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Lackey can suck my sackey

Neeebs (The Original) said...

BB for AJ

Neeebs (The Original) said...

It's gonna be one of these games?

Steve Sax said...

Running out of time for these guys to start hitting

Steve Sax said...

Can't believe Carpenter took a curtain call for that HR (according to the highlight thumbnail I refuse to watch)

karen said...

Maybe it's time to start streaming Spank. Sax, whatever you did to get game 2, do it again.

karen said...

Feelin' the MO and the JO BABY!!!

karina said...

nice way to break the drought, Yasiel! we can do this!

spank said...

FUCK YOU CARDINALS AND JOE BUCK!!! FUCK ALL Y'ALL IN THE EAR,PUIG HATERS!!

spank said...

Digging the avatar,Karina. Digging it big time.

spank said...

Gonna miss the big screen but yeah,me thinks me better get back to streaming.

spank said...

Rescue nothing. That's talent,bitch!!

karen said...

NEW FREAKING GAME BISHES!!!

karina said...

HanRam! worries me that Gonzo and Kemp couldn't bring that RBI

Neeebs (The Original) said...

New game

karen said...

Spanky...It might be time to pull out the rally thong.

That might be a poor choice of words.

karina said...

not losing, I'll take that

karen said...

Yeah Buck. That's what Verducci just said.

Duh.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Mattingly will fuck this game up.

spank said...

Online streaming:mobilized

spank said...

yes,i'm superstitious as fuck. you should see me during Lakers playoffs. maybe not.

Steve Sax said...

100

Steve Sax said...

dammit

Steve Sax said...

@karen, I am deliberately not streaming this game as a result.

It is killing me.

Steve Sax said...

Only iphone Gameday for me

I haven't even watched the Washington highlights as to not screw this up

spank said...

Rally thong: crusty and mobilized

karen said...

Spank...Superstitious wins ballgames baby. You do what you gotta do.

spank said...

Next year the Fox plan for it's telecasts is to put more crap on the screen and be done with actually showing the game.

Orel said...

Potential rain delay? Which team does that favor?

Neeebs (The Original) said...

I would have let Ryu bat, and pitch one more inning. But what the fuck do I know?

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Prescient

spank said...

yep. we know that one already,neeebs.

karina said...

........

Neeebs (The Original) said...

But what do I know?

spank said...

FUCK

Steve Sax said...

Once again, the wrong pitching call by Donnie!

spank said...

FUCK!

Steve Sax said...

Psalms 3:16

Neeebs (The Original) said...

Ryu is cruising. There is no tomorrow. Fuck Mattingly.

spank said...

FUCK!!

karen said...

Good call Donnie. Right on fucking schedule.

Rookie For Now said...

Three pitches, three hits. What. The. Fuck.

spank said...

Muttingly is an idiot and not a real Dodger. Toss the motherfucker to the streets.

karen said...

Sax with the Wong Psalms 3:16. Too, too funny.

karen said...

Gee Don. Ya think it's time to pull Elbert?

Orel said...

fuck this

Franklin Stubbs said...

The bullpen is even more of an arson squad than usual this series

Franklin Stubbs said...

I'm not sure it's so much the wrong choice as it is lack of a right choice.

karen said...

We need Lasorda to rally our troops.

karen said...

Tommy would've left Ryu in and pitched his arm off.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Oh well, what you gonna do?

karen said...

Time for composure Dodgers.

karen said...

What's it going to take? A fucking exorcism??

Franklin Stubbs said...

Doesn't feel like a win, but I'd be stoked to be wrong.

Orel said...

Don't worry, guys. We'll score one in the 9th

Neeebs (The Original) said...

I'm stoked to see Stubbs use the word Stoked.

Steve Sax said...

Don Mattingly has had three games to make pitching decisions, and he's fucked it up every single time.

We need a real manager.

spank said...

More beer

Hideo Nomo said...

Suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

these guys could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch!

karina said...

double play is coming

spank said...

about to raid my grandpa's chicken coup and go all Jobu up in it.

Hideo Nomo said...

We should all be suffering together in a real bar.

Steve Sax said...

I'm glad all those Dodgers got so dressed up for the flight to St. Louis, because now they're ready for the funeral.

Steve Sax said...

Howell successfully lowers his ERA from 27.00 to 13.50!

Steve Sax said...

credit to karina for calling the double play

karina, please give us words of hope

karina said...

@Sax I find your lack of faith disturbing

karen said...

Bad, bad call on Matt.

QuadSevens said...

This ump has been squeezing us all night and giving the shards every call.

Orel said...

Tying run up to bat. Can't ask for much more than that, especially with this strike zone

QuadSevens said...

Crawford with a bloop single. Two on, one out, Urine up.

karen said...

birds playin' it here for the delay.

Steve Sax said...

metheny with the stall tactic here. could be brilliant.

karen said...

Why is it so clear to us what's going on here and the ump is standing there oblivious?

karina said...

we'll get 'em tomorrow

Steve Sax said...

You see how Metheny slowed the game down there, Donnie?

Take notes.

Orel said...

well fuck

karen said...

Why can't we have a real life, professional manager?

karen said...

SNLA just came on live and it's a disappointed group.

karen said...

I have to say, I kind of expected this. The Boys respond best with their backs against the wall. It's going to take Kershaw and Greinke to bring it home.

JHairJr saying Dale Scott won't be behind the plate again in the Post Season.

karen said...

I'm going to bed now and pull the covers up over my head. Night kids.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh look, another World Series win for the Cardinals or Giants. Because you know goddamn well the Royals and Orioles ain't winning this shit.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

I'd honestly rather be kicked in the nuts.

Hideo Nomo said...

I want to bag on Mattingly. I really do. But every damn decision he's made has backfired. At SOME POINT, a player he puts in has to deliver.

spank said...

i'd like to too,Gnomes and i may have. Really it's the players fault for not playing to their potential. It's the managers job to maximize that and Muttingly has consistently not done that. We need a kick ass,no bullshit manager.

Hideo Nomo said...

I think you just volunteered, Spank, m'man!

Steve Sax said...

PGT up.