Friday, October 09, 2015

NLDS Game 1 Thread: Mets @ Dodgers, 6.30p

Clayton Kershaw (16-7, 2.13) vs. Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.54).

After almost a week of waiting, this is IT. The weight of past postseason shortcomings, on the shoulders of our three-time Cy Young Award winner and reigning National League MVP. The pressure of a first postseason appearance on the pulse of the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year. The hangover from nightmare NLDS' past, tightening any Dodger fan's sphincter to total constipation.

Let's get this party started. Let's grab the first of 11 wins, starting tonight!

Mattingly on NLDS photo: Chris Carlson / AP


UPDATE FROM SOSG AC: Let's do this.

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Hideo Nomo said...

Crawford LF
Kendrick 2B
Seager SS
Gonzalez 1B
Turner 3B
Ethier RF
Ellis C
Pederson CF
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm gonna throw up.

QuadSevens said...

Good mix of lefties and righties there for us.

spank said...

wows! crawford and ethier?? alrighty then. spank not happy.

Steve Sax said...

Puig will come in off the bench

Steve Sax said...

Just face timed AC. He and Mrs Cora are at the Stadium!!!

karen said...

AC and Mrs. AC bringing da SoSG mojo to da yard....

karen said...

No SVS on roster. Sore wrist. Yasiel in. No Nicasio or Curly Fries.

karen said...

No Kiki starting?

spank said...

booze: check
surliness: check
hateHateHATE: check

let's do this,y'all!!

spank said...

no Kike but Ethier is in. woofuckinghoo

Steve Sax said...

Less than an hour...

Steve Sax said...

Yeah I probably would have started Kike over Andre, but this is SHOW ME time for Ethier.

Steve Sax said...

From mlb.com: "The 21-year-old Seager is the youngest Dodgers position player to start a postseason game (previously 22-year-old James Loney)."

Steve Sax said...

Also from mlb.com: Mattingly wouldn't elaborate on what went into his decision of starting Pedreson, who hit .201 this year, over Hernandez, who hit .307.

"It's what we thought was best for today," Mattingly said. "We try to match up and thought that was best."


O__O

Steve Sax said...

Mattingly, you had better be right.

karen said...

I know that every one of us is approaching this Post Season with much excitement and high expectations as well as feeling both the void and concern for Vin and his health. I know it is redundant to bring this up as we all know the blessing Vin is to Dodger fans but let's keep him in the forefront of our thoughts as we make this run and WIN FOR VIN!!

Get well soon Mr. Scully. I will be counting the days til your much loved presence graces us once again this March.

spank said...

never trust a mutt..ingly

Orel said...

I'm taking an awful risk, Vader. This had better work.

spank said...

one beer down

karen said...

Breaking News...Somehow, Andre Ethier received a pregame package in the Dodgers Clubhouse that when opened contained a bleeding horse's head. The only clue as to where this mysterious and disturbing package originated was an eerie childlike scrawl reading "Spank is watching you mofo". The top notch Dodgers Security detail is said to be investigating...

spank said...

haha. childlike...more like childish. fuck him and security.

Orel said...

I know it was you, Dre!

karen said...

2-0 Turds with 1 out in bot of 8.

spank said...

beer two done

prog metal cranked to 11

ready to game

Steve Sax said...

Won't crack open a beer until game time. Using MPQ to occupy me and keep me from a nervous breakdown.

karen said...

4-0 Turds with 2 down in 8. Get it done, your game is of no importance and we want Dodgers game to start on time...

Orel said...

Who's nervous?

rbnlaw said...

Bob Seager is the youngest Dodger position player to start in the post season since King James?

And we all remember what dat dood did to da Cubbies.

And I fucking hate the Cards. . .more than I currently hat Budweiser.

karen said...

1 down in St Lou...

karen said...

Orel...Beyond nervous here...

rbnlaw said...

Hate Budweiser. Hate. Like spank hates the gnats hate.

Thousand cores of the sun hate.


Strong, Strong dislike.

I hope Greinke gets the chance to put one in Holiday's robs. Or nuts.

Orel said...

This Bud's for you, rbn!

rbnlaw said...

2 down in st looie. Fuck the red bastards.

rbnlaw said...

Only you, Orel.


I'll take a.Golden Road. At least they're still independent.


Wait. What?

rbnlaw said...

I think La Russa is living in Matheney's head like John Cusak.

rbnlaw said...

Fuck you saint looie.

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw Tshirt on. Beer in hand. Dogs on the grill. Beers in the fridge. Let's do this!

Orel said...

Not gonna get much work done

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers shirt and cap on. Let's do this!

spank said...

get 'em Kid K!!

Steve Sax said...

IT'S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!!!

Orel said...

Dodger Underoos on!

Orel said...

#ITFGDMFDB

karen said...

Kershaw's Challenge tank and Dodgers sweats on...My dogs are wearing their Dodger Blue collars. Let's do this!!!

Orel said...

Just shat in my pants on that first pitch

Orel said...

Granderson & Capt. America both first-pitch swinging

Orel said...

94 mph

Orel said...

Full count to Wright

Steve Sax said...

Why is Mattingly giving David Wright tips on recuperation?

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw is overthrowing

Greg said...

At the game in Res 2.

Greg said...

Trying not to be nervous.

Greg said...

Setting up the DP.

Steve Sax said...

hell of an AB here from Wright

spank said...

fucking Kershaw. sack up mofo

Orel said...

12-pitch walk to Wright

Orel said...

Clayton with the decoy throw to first

spank said...

that's what i'm talking about.

Orel said...

Siddown Sesspidiss!

Steve Sax said...

Cespedes K. Two out!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kershaw needs to keep pounding the zone!

Steve Sax said...

Lots o' lefties in this Mets lineup

Orel said...

No rally towels behind home plate. Good job, rich fans.

Steve Sax said...

Already at 21 pitches in the first inning. Yikes.

Orel said...

How many pitches was that?

Orel said...

Thanks, Sax

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw gets the K. 0-0 through 0.5.

Not happy about how many pitches it took however.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

nice AB by Crawford.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford chases very high cheese for out #1. PATHETIC CC

Steve Sax said...

Fuck we are just HACKING up there

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Even nicer AB by Howie!

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick with a basehit to right! One out

Steve Sax said...

Sam Ryan has a very square jaw.

Like, Jennifer Garner square.

spank said...

i wanna see some night moves corey!

Steve Sax said...

Seager Ks. That's two Ks for deGrom.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Seager got the nervous K out of his system

Steve Sax said...

they're pitching Gonzalez deliberately away.

Steve Sax said...

Stadium sounds GREAT

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, that 3-1 slider was yours, A-Gon

spank said...

weak sauce Agone

Steve Sax said...

A-Gon Ks. deGrom Ks the side.

Not feeling good, guys.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

deGrom is no joke. This guy can bring the cheese

Steve Sax said...

Nice first out for Kershaw, easy ground ball to Turner.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw doing the ballet move again

karen said...

siddown cuddyer

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Beer check: Sam Oktoberfest

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw: 32% of his pitches are swing and miss. wow

Steve Sax said...

Great curve for Kershaw to get Tejada. He's at 33 pitches through 2.

Steve Sax said...

scoreless through 1.5

Steve Sax said...

3-1 to Turner...Turner thought it was ball 4 and he's still in the box. Full count

Steve Sax said...

TURNER! LEADOFF DOUBLE!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

2 Bagger!!!

Steve Sax said...

come on, Andre. Get one

Steve Sax said...

Beer check: Furphy Refreshing Ale, from Little Creatures brewery

Steve Sax said...

It is indeed refreshing

Steve Sax said...

Andre probably did swing at that one, so I get it. One out.

Let's go, AJ

Cliff Beefpile said...

Let's go Dodgers!!! C'mon, Joc!

Steve Sax said...

AJ with a K.

That makes FIVE outs, FIVE Ks for deGrom

Steve Sax said...

100

Steve Sax said...

IBB to Joc so they get to Kershaw.

Steve Sax said...

ARGH! My feed went down

Steve Sax said...

those are horribly low strikes there, ump

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw Ks, but deGrom now at 45 pitches through 2.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 2.

Steve Sax said...

Nice cover by Kershaw. One out

Steve Sax said...

bloop single for Curtis. One out

Orel said...

Still no score?

Orel said...

Siddown Mr. Wrong!

Steve Sax said...

late call from the ump but I'll take it

looked good to me

Steve Sax said...

Good to see you, Orel!

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Cliff Beefpile said...

6 Ks through 3! Get him some runs, assholes!

Steve Sax said...

Got him! And Cespedes' fluorescent arm sleeve goes bonkers in front of the behind-plate advert

karen said...

Those of us with FUCKING TWC are having all kinds of grief with internet. Anyone else getting booted all over hell and creation????

Jason said...

I need way more booze for this.

Steve Sax said...

Crawford looks so overmatched up there

Steve Sax said...

Crawford you suck

Steve Sax said...

Not a strikeout, though!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I almost feel bad for Cuddyer out there.

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Karen, I have TWC, but I've been fine so far. *knock on wood*

Steve Sax said...

wow cuddyer is such a liability in left!

Steve Sax said...

DAMMIT! A second strikeout for A-Gon.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oy, A-Gon.

Alex Cora said...

This place is kinda quiet.

Steve Sax said...

0-0 through 3

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mets are on the board. That one was crushed.

Orel said...

shit

Steve Sax said...

Oh no.

Orel said...

Final score: 1-0 Mets

Greg said...

Oops.

spank said...

fuck you kershaw!

Jason said...

Waiter: more booze, stat

spank said...

fuck you kershaw!

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Mets through 3.5

Steve Sax said...

I need another beer

Orel said...

Turner must hate the Mets

Orel said...

C'mon Dre. Don't fuck up

Steve Sax said...

Ethier you are worthless

Greg said...

Oh great. Pederson.

Orel said...

Somehow the Dodgers have cobbled together two singles. I sense a GIDP looming...

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers already 0-for-4 with RISP tonight.

That was a good AB by AJ. Let's go, boys!

Orel said...

ugh

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, Joc was a really good idea in the lineup, Mattingly.

Hideo Nomo said...

Joctober begins with a whimper.

Cliff Beefpile said...

DeGrom's pitch count is gettin' up there.

Orel said...

Wow, Kersh works full count

Orel said...

Fuuuuuuck Clayton tagged that!

Jason said...

Maybe if I switch to water?

Nah, that's silly.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw has 10Ks. Wow.

And he's still losing.

Steve Sax said...

dammit

Steve Sax said...

I cannot take this pressure.

Steve Sax said...

I have a feeling we will get to deGrom the third time through the lineup, but I don't know if my stomach lining can take it to watch.

Steve Sax said...

Tell you what, though: I will not open up beer #2 until we either score, or the game ends.

And first beer is out.

1-0 Mets through 4.5.

Fred's Brim said...

Howdy, yall

Orel said...

Stay strong, Sax

Howdy, FB!

karen said...

TWC tech support tells me they are getting a lot of calls and are addressing the problem. In the meantime I'm asked to be patient. Yeah. Me. Patient. That's rich...

Fred's Brim said...

FB cracking his first Sixpoint Crisp, time for us to crack the scoreboard

Fred's Brim said...

better AB, Carl!

karen said...

TWC tech support tells me they are getting a lot of calls and are addressing the problem. In the meantime I'm asked to be patient. Yeah. Me. Patient. That's rich...

Steve Sax said...

(if that isn't sacrifice, i don't know what is)

Fred's Brim said...

gotta keep making deGrom work and get to that bullpen

Steve Sax said...

@karen: just looked back and it sounds like you're having trouble. Is it the game, or the internet feed, or both?

Fred's Brim said...

Seager looking very overmatched

Steve Sax said...

Crawford is a fucking waste of space up there

Fred's Brim said...

way to make him work, fellas

Orel said...

deGrom is killing us

Steve Sax said...

Oh man, my feed is late by a half inning.

Just like Crawford's swing.

Fred's Brim said...

why is she wearing that bobo Lions jersey?

Steve Sax said...

1-0 Mets through 5.

Fred's Brim said...

heh heh nice one, Saxy

Fred's Brim said...

fuck i thought that was gone

Fred's Brim said...

stop grooving pitches, CK

karen said...

Saxy...it is all internet...as if this game isn't streesful enough without this crap...

Steve Sax said...

this is unbearable. I can't believe Kershaw is getting ZERO run support here.

Fred's Brim said...

how did John Lackey get good again? He was done when he was an Angel when we almost signed him

Fred's Brim said...

just gotta hang in there, Saxy

Fred's Brim said...

good inning, CK

Steve Sax said...

nice throw by Turner. 1-2-3 inning for Kershaw, who has 11 K and 88 pitches through 6.

SCORE A GODDAMN RUN FOR KERSHAW

SCORE A RUN FOR VIN, DAMMIT

SCORE A RUN SO I CAN GET A BEER

Fred's Brim said...

Bulllllllshit. Matthew McConaughey doesn't have black friends

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ralley Thyme!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Let's go! Got my nut rag and swinging it in the air like I just done care!

Fred's Brim said...

fuuuuuuuuuuck that was close

Orel said...

Fuck! AGon just missed

Fred's Brim said...

swing that nutrag, DBT!

Fred's Brim said...

this ump has been poor tonight

Steve Sax said...

Dammit, A-Gon torched that ball foul.

Fred's Brim said...

both ways

Orel said...

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Fred's Brim said...

dammit

Steve Sax said...

Dammit A-Gon, that's 3 Ks.

Fred's Brim said...

take some goddamn pitches

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

This is not what I had in mind for a rally... fuuuuuuuck

Orel said...

deGrom just mowing through the lineup, even at 100 pitches

Fred's Brim said...

cmon Dre, Spank is frothing

Steve Sax said...

deGrom is going to be over 100 pitches here. So there's that.

spank said...

my interwebs fucked. can't get my dog in this fight

Steve Sax said...

ETHIER YOU SUCK

Steve Sax said...

McGwire, what the hell did you tell these guys the last four days? You idiot.

Steve Sax said...

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