Bracing for oblivion.
Clayton Kershaw (0-1, 10.80) vs. Shelby Miller (0-0, -.--)
*sigh* So, it comes down to this. The entire Dodgers season rests in the hands of Clayton Kershaw, the undisputed "Best Pitcher in Baseball Who Also Gets Knocked Around Inexplicably by the Cardinals in October"™. We stand one Cardinals win and one Giants win away from the most insufferable NLCS since the last one the Dodgers weren't in (which, coincidentally, featured the same two teams...barf). Times are grim.
But...somehow...there is hope.
Dad has hope...
Trusted SoSG associate Todd has hope...
Do the rest of us dare have hope? For me, the true crushing blow came in Game 1. I've been more or less numb since then. At his point, why not have hope? At the very least, let's have this damn thing decided in OUR house. Everything has come too easy for the Cards. Everything has gone their way. Make them work for it. And for Vin's sake, DON'T THROW STRIKES TO CARPENTER!
Oh, and somebody lock the bullpen gate.
GO KERSH!!! GO BLUE!!! GO...GET A DRINK*!!!
Ethier starts in CF, Puig out. Crawford bats second.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) October 7, 2014
Stress level update: pic.twitter.com/ViLyLdzilo— Sons of Steve Garvey (@sosgsosg) October 7, 2014
*If you're somewhere you can drink at 2pm on a Tuesday.