Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NLDS Game 4 Thread: Oct. 13 @ Mets, 5pm


Clayton Kershaw (16-7, 2.13) vs. Steven Matz (4-0, 2.27)

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our Dodger injured.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest Dodgers.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Sandys,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in Chavez Ravine, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Clayton, Los Angeles, and Saint Vin!'


tl;dr version: LET'S DO THIS!

134 comments:

Orel said...

What I would pay to hear Vin read that.

Hideo Nomo said...

All the dollars.

Hideo Nomo said...

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers:

Hernandez CF
Kendrick 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Turner 3B
Seager SS
Puig RF
Ellis C
Ruggiano LF
Kershaw P

Orel said...

Howie, or not Howie, that is the question.

Hideo Nomo said...

HK G(e)TS PERK!

Orel said...

Trevor Cahill finally turns into a pumpkin

Orel said...

Um. Cubs good

Steve Sax said...

Gnomes: BRILLIANT. +1

karen said...

Gnomes...Wow.....

Hideo Nomo said...

Kyle Schwarber sent a baseball into FUCKING OUTER SPACE.

karen said...

MKW feeling humbled and nervous....

karen said...

Ninth inning...Cubbies up 6-4...........

karen said...

1 down...

karen said...

2....

karen said...

SIDDOWN TURDS!!!

Misters Banks and Carey are in heaven smiling tonight

Orel said...

Congrats, Cubs!

Orel said...

Giants, Red Sox and Cards can't win WS.

karen said...

^^^and all is right with the world...

Orel said...

...almost

karen said...

^^^very true, I'll hold on that thought....

karen said...

It sounds like the crowd is chanting "We want Utley"

Orel said...

That would be correct

Orel said...

Kershaw walks Wright. It begins

Orel said...

Kershaw doesn't look sharp

karen said...

1st done. No score. I'm a wreck...

Orel said...

Eric Stephen ‏@truebluela

Clayton Kershaw went to 3 balls to 13.3% of batters faced during the regular season. Did so to first 3 tonight in 18-pitch first inning

Pride of Dong said...

Listening during last half hour of work. After first inning, commercial comes on with Vin, really hit me that he's not here for this. Trying to stay strong...

karen said...

Hang tough PoD!

Orel said...

Scoreless tie. Feels like we're losing

Orel said...

K

Orel said...

KK. 2nd inning better for Kershaw

Orel said...


TMZ Verified account @TMZ

#BREAKING: Lamar Odom FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE - Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel

QuadSevens said...

Kid K is looking taking care of business. Time for our bats to do the same.

Orel said...

Hahaha Kershaw single!

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw with a hit. He means business.

Pride of Dong said...

He survived a kardashian, but a brothel does him in?

Orel said...

Hit & run didn't blow up in our faces! 1st & 3rd with two out, top 3

Orel said...

Poor Lamar

Orel said...

AGON DUNKER!

QuadSevens said...

We're winning!

Orel said...

Matz at 50 pitches, still top 3

Orel said...

JTJTJT!

Orel said...

All two-out madness!

Orel said...

3-0? I've seen this movie before...

Erin Scot said...

I'm trusting Kershaw not to give all the runs back like Anderson did last not. Don't let me down, Clayton. Please.

Orel said...

Lockdown 3rd!

QuadSevens said...

No barfing from Kershaw. We're still winning!

Dusty Baker said...

On the sofa now, Vinny!!!

Wow...so far so good.

Orel said...

A.J.'s hit clears for Kershaw...if we want to clear him

Dusty Baker said...

Wow sad to hear that re Lamar.

On to the fourth. This game seems like it's going fast.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait why are you tracking TMZ, Orel?

Dusty Baker said...

Pretend it didn't happen, Clay. 3-1 still.

QuadSevens said...

The crowd has some life now.

Erin Scot said...

It's just one run, Clayton. You can handle it.

Dusty Baker said...

He just cannot get that curve working the way he wants it. (HR wasn't on curve I'm just noting that separately). He snapped one off this inning but not consistent.

Dusty Baker said...

We get through 4 with the score 3-1. Pitch count still solid for Kid K.

Orel said...

Someone RTed that TMZ tweet

Dusty Baker said...

^Outed

Dusty Baker said...

Good, there's two outs. That's when we do our best work.

Hideo Nomo said...

Ha. I had the Bartolo microwave joke on deck in Game 2, but never used it.

Orel said...

C'mon Corey

Erin Scot said...

I have no idea what Corey was looking at there.

Orel said...

KKKKK

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Orel said...

Dodgers chase Matz but Colon retires the side in the 6th. Looks like it's hold-on-and-pray time

QuadSevens said...

Especially with deGrom warming in the pen.

Orel said...

Kershaw Ks Granderson and Wright to start the 6th. But Murphy (HR earlier) up now

Erin Scot said...

That strikeout pitch to Wright sure was pretty.

Orel said...

Nice. 1-2-3 inning

Erin Scot said...

God, Sling is so far behind, apparently.

Erin Scot said...

Or, at least a minute behind. Considering the inning just ended for me.

Orel said...

Damn, Kiké's on fire

Orel said...

Ugh. Howie inning-ending GIDP

Orel said...

Not nervous AT ALL

Erin Scot said...

That fizzled rather quickly.

Orel said...

STRIKE ONE

Erin Scot said...

I was plenty concerned about the seventh inning without TBS highlighting it with a graphic.

Orel said...

Oh fuck here we go

Orel said...

Hold on, Erin

Orel said...

How many times do we get to revisit our greatest failure?

Orel said...

ONE DOWN

Erin Scot said...

I don't know whether to stay away from here so I don't see the future, or just stay here and hope the future is bright.

Orel said...

HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS

Orel said...

I won't spoil it, Erin

Erin Scot said...

JUSTIN TURNER IS A HERO.

Orel said...

HAHAHA

Orel said...

Can we get some goddamn insurance?

Erin Scot said...

Not from A-Gon.

Orel said...

welp

Orel said...

Pedro Moura ‏@pedromoura

Chris Hatcher is coming into the game. Kershaw is done.

Erin Scot said...

I am so nervous.

Orel said...

Two down!

Orel said...

Shit. Hatcher walks Granderson

Erin Scot said...

Gulp.

Orel said...

Kenley in

Erin Scot said...

Feel free to spoil this inning, Orel. I can't take it.

Orel said...

Well that was bullshit. 2 on, 2 out

Orel said...

Wright shoulda been called out on a check swing that Ellis says was also a foul tip

Orel said...

OK. Murphy up. Strike one

Orel said...

2-2 to Murphy. When Kenley misses, he really misses

Orel said...

Full count

QuadSevens said...

I think my heart stopped during that half inning.

Orel said...

PHEW

QuadSevens said...

3 up 3 down for us in the ninth.

Orel said...

Most predictable scoreless inning ever.

QuadSevens said...

Let's see if Kenley can give us one of those 1-2-3 innings now.

Orel said...

Two more outs

QuadSevens said...

Cespedes with the K.

QuadSevens said...

Second K for KJ.

Orel said...

Nice...

karen said...

GAME 5 BISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Game 4 is ours!

Orel said...

YES MOTHERFUCKERS

karen said...

I think I might be able to breathe now.......

Erin Scot said...

I did not see this coming.

karen said...

HAPPY TEARS!!!

spank said...

Ernie Johnson sounds sad that the Dodgers won,that fucking prick. FUCK YOU

Orel said...

Where were y'all mofos tonight? Erin & I had to hold down the fort

karen said...

I was here I just was afraid to move and jinx Kid K.....I sat in the same chair, in the same position and denied myself even a potty visit...

QuadSevens said...

I drank the same beer again too.

karen said...

Also, prayers to Lamar Odom.

Orel said...

Karen & 7777, making the big sacrifices. But esp. Karen

Erin Scot said...

So will it be Greinke on Thursday?

QuadSevens said...

Yes it will be. Probably up against deGrom.

spank said...

@ Orel 8:04

i was focusing all my energies on the dodgers while trying not to blow a blood vessel in my brain. seemed to have worked.

Steve Sax said...

I stayed off the grid for this one.

Dusty Baker said...

New world record: I watched the whole game with no beer. Think about that.

(unclenches)

The Dustettes and I will be out there Thursday!

Dusty Baker said...

"Dishonour not your mothers;"

Does that mean we can't talk about Neeebs' mom?

Cliff Beefpile said...

I watched the last two outs. That was about as much as my heart/nerves/stomach could handle. This is supposed to be fun, right?

spank said...

looks like we all went extreme for this game. proves we are all more than words.

spank said...

damn. i don't know if it's confirmed but i just saw from a trusted source that Lamar is gone. horrible fucking news for this Lakers fan.

Delino DeShields said...

Delino. sad.

karen said...

I heard this morning that his organs are failing and he is on life support. Kobe at his bedside.

Dusty Baker said...

Delino's organs are failing? Damn. (heads to brother's bedside)