Wednesday, October 07, 2015

2015 NL Wild Card Game Thread: Cubs @ Pirates

Jake Arietta (22-6, 1.77) vs. Gerrit Cole (19-8, 2.60).

The Pirates were here last year, and choked to the Giants, allowing the evil ones to start yet another improbable ascent. This year, you've gotta think about this as which one is going to be a better foil for the Cardinals (Cubs were 8-11 vs. St. Louis this year; Pirates were 9-10). Both teams wield a nice underdog storyline, so I'm on the fence for this one.

23 comments:

karen said...

So I'm out running errands today in beautiful Hemet (ugh) and of course I'm representing in my Dodgers cap and tank top. This guy says to me (smiling) "You'd look alot better in something that says Giants" Me..."Oh, you from frisco?" Him..."We don't like being called that" Me..."I know"...Him (smiling again) "You know I've been hearing it from all my Dodger friends for years cause you guys had the '70s and '80's. Now it's our turn" Me... (kind of smiling) "Well, maybe in an even year or two". Him..."Hey, you wanna get together sometime?" Me..."Just one thing about with that. I have this friend named Spanky and he's a bit of a 'Dodger Loyalty Mercenary' and if I mixed with a giant fan? Well, he'd kick my butt and have to kill you. So you see the problem".

Seemed to work sufficiently. I may use it again.


cc: Spanky and all of my Dodger Sisters

spank said...

that's my girl.....wait a minute? am i a sister? haha

QuadSevens said...

We were 4-3 vs. the Cubs, 1-5 vs. the Pierats, and 2-5 vs. the Shards. So I'll root for the Cubs tonight, hoping we meet them in the NLCS.

Orel said...

Way to rep, Karen!

Pride of Dong said...

Head count for Saturday's game? My plan is to "Eat the Mets". Rally Nachos, Souvenir cup of coke zero, carna asada fries, coke zero, cool a coo, coke zero, and then booze...

Orel said...

Shit, now I'm hungry.

Orel said...

Cubbies strike first!

karen said...

Cubbies 3-0...I wasn't sure how to approach this so I'm going with Q7's formula..Yay Cubs!!

Orel said...

I hope the Cubs kill the Cards

karen said...

Was that Mila Kunis doing that Jim Beam commercial?

karen said...

I liked that Derek Fowler kid way back when he was cruising the outfield at Coors. 4-zip Cubbies.

Orel said...

I believe that is Mila

karen said...

Orel...I knew she was pretty but shite! Ashton did good.

karen said...

Every time I see Bastardo I smile because his name used to crack my mom up...Yes, I know, we are a simple people...

Steve Sax said...

4-0, Pirates again tanking in the wild-card game

karen said...

Yep...I knew it was only a matter of time til that freakin' no hitter reared it's ugly head...

karen said...

Yikes...HanRam flashback...Bases juiced for Marte...

karen said...

Ummm....Message received...Arrieta takes one in the arse and benches clear.

karen said...

Cubs fan in crowd dressed as a goat. Curse?? What curse?

karen said...

Bucs going to bot of 9 down 4-0. I have absolutely no dog in this fight and yet can feel the tension Pierats fans must be feeling.

karen said...

That's it. Bucs advance.

My daughter was telling me that there was something in Back to the Future about Cubs winning the World Series. I hope this ain't one of those destiny things...

karen said...

^^^Oops...was that Freudian?? CUBS advance...

Orel said...

Congrats, Cubs. Hope to see you soon