Monday, October 12, 2015

NLDS Game 3 Thread: Oct. 12 @ Mets, 5:30p

Brett Anderson (10-9, 3.69; 180.1 IP (prev. career high 175.1 in 2009))
vs.
Matt Harvey (13.8, 2.71; 189.1 IP (prev. career high 178.1 in 2013)).

Dodgers. Mets. NLDS. 2006. Remember that? 2006 was a shitty playoffs year. First there was Joe Beimel. Joe Fuckin' Beimel. That's right, we're not afraid to bring him up because he's a symbol of the Dodgers' haunted playoff history against the Mets — a history that can get purged today.

Then there was the infamous home-plate double play, starring Paul "Fuck the Dodgers" Lo Duca. That's right, same year! The Dodgers' most humiliating playoff moment of the aughts still stings nine years later.

But...things are different now. The Dodgers, playing like zombies until, oh, the seventh inning of Game 2, are now the most hated team in the playoffs.

And in the center of the storm is one Chase Utley, until recently firmly in the Jim Thome school of "Legends for Other Teams with a Few Meaningless Innings as a Dodger."

If the Dodgers can step on the Mets' throat today, reveling in the boos and inevitable HBPs, and come away with a huge Game 3 win, we'll look back at the "Chase Utley moment" that started it all. Go make history, Boys in Blue!

129 comments:

Orel said...

Kendrick 2B
Rollins SS
Gonzalez 1B
Turner 3B
Ethier RF
Crawford LF
Grandal C
Hernandez CF
Anderson P

karen said...

I am so pumped for this game...I'm feelin' gnat kind of HATE.

CHASE UTLEY...You. Are. The. Man.

...and oh yeah, I keep thinking about your dick...

Orel said...

Hmmm

karen said...

Oh c'mon Orel...you're thinking it too!!!!!!! :)

spank said...

i'm thinking about a nekked Mart Hart.

i'm lying.

i'm thinking about Chutley's cock.

Orel said...

WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE THEN

karen said...

See...this is why I LOVE YOU GUYS...you are men of honor and totally comfortable in your sexuality...........

Wicks said...

Grandal and Crawford again? Don't like it but gooooooo dirty Dodgers!

Orel said...

Kershaw starting Game 4, so we'll see Ellis then

Orel said...

I can't defend starting Crawford

Orel said...

Schwarber HR!

karen said...

1-0 Cubs bot of 2...

karen said...

How did you beat me on that one???

Orel said...

(blows smoke from gun)

Hideo Nomo said...

karen, the correct reaction is DAMMIT!

Steve Sax said...

If Crawford goes anything less than a three-hit, one RBI game, I am done with him

karen said...

@Orel...DAMMIT!

Gnomes with the assist...

Steve Sax said...

Rollins and no Seager, so Harvey can still plunk a Phillie

karen said...

Tied at 1 in 4th at Wrigley...

karen said...

2-1 Turds still up in 4th...

Orel said...

St. Louis ties it up. If anyone can beat Arrieta, it's the Cards, unfortunately

Steve Sax said...

I am staring at that lineup and totally confused.

Kendrick as leadoff?
Rollins next?
Grandal over Ellis?
Crawford over anyone?

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE

Steve Sax said...

Does Mattingly know it's a pivotal third game?

I hope he proves me wrong. But he won't.

Orel said...

Plunk a Phillie is my favorite carnival game

karen said...

Castro with a solo ties it at 2...

Orel said...

Go Cubbies!

karen said...

(Original) Orel saying this is the first time in MLB history a player has been suspended without being ejected from the game.

Alanna at Shiti Field in Queens saying it should be called Chase Field....

Orel said...

Nice reporting, original-flavor Orel!

karen said...

Asked about the retaliation factor in tonights game Matt Harvey "...sticking up for your teammates means being out there and doing the right thing".

Hmmmm......

Orel said...

Bryant 2-run HR! Cubs leading 4-2! Can't believe the Dodgers coulda had Wacha!

karen said...

Buster Olney reporting MLB back peddling on suspension telling Chutley if he doesn't appeal, suspension will be reduced to 1 game.

karen said...

^^^Per JHairJr...

Orel said...

Fireworks at Wrigley! Rizzo solo HR makes it 5-2 Cubs

Orel said...

Now Cards players are taking each other out. Awesome.

Fred's Brim said...

FB checking in. Mrs FB brought home a sixer of Founders Dirty Bastard. I can't think of a more appropriate choice for tonight, with the name and ABV (8.5)

And FB checking out, gonna be absent from the thread tonight. Good luck and keep the cock fresh in your mind. Lets get this one!

Orel said...

Thanks for the drive-by, FB!

Orel said...

Uh-oh, Cards threatening. 5-4 Cubs, top 6

karen said...

Absent tonight but bringing the mojo to Game 4!!!

spank said...

@ Saxy - what's confusing about the Dodgers lineup today? remember it's Muttingly for crying out loud.

spank said...

p.s. i'm still thinking about Chutley's Louisville Slugger.

karen said...

With all of the replays of my man Chutley's slide I'm having Joe Theisman flashbacks...

karen said...

JHairJR...."Two rules in life...Never turn your back on a camera and never turn your back on an incoming runner".

Dude!!!!

spank said...

for the Dodgers to win i gotta do exactly what i did Saturday during the game. wish i had a partner.





(cries)

karen said...

^^^hehehe

karen said...

Game time for the game that matters and Cubs/Turds only in 6th inning...

karen said...

As much as I HATE Oyster Pubes, I gotta admit, I dig his Esurance commercial.

Important game is over on TNT...

karen said...

Ump issues warning to start the game...

karen said...

Not clear if there was a warning or not....

Hideo Nomo said...

Glad this one started with more what the fuckery.

Greg said...

The Granderson shift.

karen said...

I had to leave to get my daughter...did we ever figure out what the umps had going on at the start???

Greg said...

Nice job, Branderson.

spank said...

Snacks Baby!!

Steve Sax said...

No score through 1

Orel said...

Can't get the damn feed

Greg said...

Replay phone in Dodgers dugout was broken.

Greg said...

That was the reason for game delay at the start.

karen said...

Replay phone wasn't functioning in the dugouts....

My daughter just pointed out to me that JT looks like Yukon Cornielus in the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer cartoon. I totally see it!!

Bases juiced with no outs in 2...

Greg said...

Wow. How do they mess this one up?

spank said...

bases loaded bases loaded bases loaded

Erin Scot said...

My wife says triple play. You heard it here first.

karen said...

3 RUNS BABEEEEEE!!!!

spank said...

fuck yes fuck yes fuck yes

high fives mofos

Greg said...

That's how!!

Erin Scot said...

That's what I meant by a triple play.

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit Grandal. Unbelievable.

Kike flies to shallow center for the first out.

QuadSevens said...

Grandal's first hit in a month! At least it feels that way.

Steve Sax said...

Rollins, you slow poke

Orel said...

I can't get TNT! Are we winning?

Steve Sax said...

this is not good, we are giving it back

Orel said...

Not for long, it appears

Steve Sax said...

Orel: Grandal with a bases-loaded double, clears the bases. 3-0 good guys.

Cespedes and Duda lead off with singles. Two on, none out. Cespedes just scores, so it's 3-1, Mets on first and second, no out.

karen said...

You'd fuck up a free lunch Anderson

Greg said...

So, it's going to be that kind of game.

spank said...

get it together Anderson. sack up

Erin Scot said...

Sign up for Sling TV. First week is free, so you can cancel after tonight. TNT and TBS are in the basic package.

Steve Sax said...

WE ARE FALLING APART
Howie error loads the bases again with none out

spank said...

fucking Dodgers turned into the Bad news bears all of a sudden

Steve Sax said...

Great play, a-gon

Give me a DP here

karen said...

Once again...Thank God for Adrian Gonzalez.....

Orel said...

uh oh

spank said...

stoopid idiot

Greg said...

This is the worst game in the world.

Erin Scot said...

Of course that happened.

karen said...

Yep...it's a Dodgers game alright...




(sobs)

Wicks said...

Before that inning I said Brett give us a shutdown inning please. Sorry I failed :(

karen said...

So much for my starting the veteran over the rook theory.

Orel said...

So...not a pitchers' duel

karen said...

SPANKY...Not that I'm superstitious or anything but whatever it was you were doing with yourself when we won Saturday keep doing it.

spank said...

iu'll make sweet luv to Dre if he does good here

spank said...

thank you jesus





(cries)

spank said...

horrible swing Crawford. weak fucking sauce

karen said...

OMG Crawford...what kind of fool ass swing was that???????

Steve Sax said...

Ok I have to hop and I'm worried again. Can't believe Anderson gave it all back that quickly. let's see if he gives back more

spank said...

sorry Karen,i'm unable to comply with that request at this moment. had to return the bunny costume halfway through the second inning.

karen said...

In honor of my Mama whose birthday is today, I can't let that Viagra commercial go by without giving her a shout out. She would just laugh hysterically when they are listing all the side effects and they say to contact your doctor if you lose your sight or hearing. Now that's damn funny...you guys might not think so but trust me, we ladies get a little giggle every single time...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, I LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!!

karen said...

Spank...I can assume though that the rally thong has been put to good use...

spank said...

son of a bitch

karen said...

Saxy...6:43...I think we got our answer...

Wicks said...

Faaaaack

spank said...

might as well be a 10 run lead with this sad lot on offense

karen said...

I have a splitting headache, my acid reflux is acting up and I think my ulcer is bleeding. Other then that, I'm having a fucking great time...

Orel said...

welp

Steve Sax said...

We are done. Anderson sucks. Crawford sucks. Ethier Ks when we need him.

spank said...

i miss Mat Latos

Greg said...

I can't take it anymore. I'll do what I usually do and stop watching for awhile so my stomach and blood pressure get a chance to go back to normal.

spank said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARENS MOM!!

spank said...

i already went through a whole bag of Doritos. fucking Dodgers making me break bad

spank said...

Joc pinch hitting

Erin Scot said...

Hey, remember all those home runs our team hit this year?

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't think this is over, but I've started thinking about secondary objectives. Namely, the Cards getting eliminated, so SOMEONE'S championship drought ends.

karen said...

Erin makes a good point. Weren't we number 1 in NL in home runs? Let's all channel our inner Karina and focus on that...

Wicks said...

I know this is long ago spilt milk but I miss Ryu sob sob sob...

Orel said...

If ever we needed proof that momentum doesn't exist

Wicks said...

Joc would have caught that?

spank said...

kinder happy place

kinder happy place

kinder happy place

karen said...

Not feeling good about this walk to Wright....

Orel said...

Prophetic, Karen.

Wicks said...

We are pretty much screwed Donnie have that resume ready?

spank said...

BOMB SQUAD BABY!

Erin Scot said...

It's okay to stop watching now, right?

QuadSevens said...

Alex Wood was not the answer.

Orel said...

Mets lead 10-3 and we're back to the old narrative: Kershaw on short rest

Greg said...

I'm turning it off.

Orel said...

We knocked Harvey out!

spank said...

this game is in the toilet. it's okay to split the scene. i want to go on record saying that i would have liked to have seen Kershaw pitch game 5 in Dodgers Stadium and that i will be a Greinke fan next season. Dude was a beast for the Dodgers.

Orel said...

AGon HR!

Orel said...

That last comment is so sad and lonely by itself.

Orel said...

Howie 3-run jack! 13-7