Saturday, October 15, 2016

NLCS Game 1 Thread: Oct 15 @ Cubs, 5p

Thanks to loyal SoSG reader Orlando Zepeda for the good-luck charm!

Kenta Maeda vs Jon Lester.

—Bill Shaikin

It's official...the masses do not have faith. BUT they do not know the power of The Cliff Beefpile Rally Thong™. The rally thong was solely responsible for the Dodgers' stirring comeback against the Nationals in the NLDS and it knows its work isn't done.

Now it's true the Dodgers are struggling against lefties, and Lester is one of the best out there. But this is also a seven-game series, and Lester is the Cubs' only lefty starter. It's also true the Cubs have great lefty relievers HOLY SMOKES MAYBE THE BILLS AND CHAD ARE RIGHT (cries)

(takes drink, clears throat) Sorry about that — it's too easy to doubt our team. I would know, having tossed in the towel when the Nats had a 2-1 NLDS lead. But they play the games for a reason, as they say (who is "they"?) and the Boys in Blue haven't disappointed yet. GO BLUE!

75 comments:

Orel said...

Kendrick LF
Turner 3B
Seager SS
Puig RF
González 1B
Ruiz C
Hernández 2B
Pederson CF
Maeda P

spank said...

good luck,dear peeps. gonna miss this one.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers in Six. Fuck all the haters

karen said...

2 words for the haters....1988 Athletics

Orel said...

NO I'M NOT NERVOUS WHY DO YOU ASK

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Hope Maeda shows up, and not Mierda. #Keys to the game

Orel said...

Also get some fucking hits #keystothegame

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kike on the pregame show confirms the game is much harder than it looks on TV.

Orel said...

I dunno. I think the SoSG softball team could take out the Cubs

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

@Orel no doubt. We can surely out drink them

Orel said...

Amen, DBT!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Beer check: starting with Deschuttes Pale, then finish up with some Firestone Union Jack IPA

Orel said...

Good ol' Fat Tire

Orel said...

First-inning Corey is prime Corey

Orel said...

And Puig grounds outs weakly to end the inning and not disprove Joe Buck's narrative about his decline

Orel said...

Ugh, c'mon Kenta

Orel said...

Two batters in and we are losing

karen said...

Well that didn't take long.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kenta Kendrick got that out of their system. C'mon guys no more fucking around

Orel said...

13 pitches, one out

Orel said...

OK that could have been worse. 17-pitch 1st for Maeda

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Nice way to limit the damage. Maeda's change up is looking good when he hits his spots.

Orel said...

AGon single to lead off the 2nd!

Orel said...

Ruiz tags it but right at 3B

Orel said...

At least we're making Lester throw a few pitches here

Orel said...

Walks Kiké! Two one, one out

Orel said...

C'mon Joc

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

AGon thrown out at home on a single by Kenta. Not gonna get many more chances than that

Paul said...

Slooooooow

Steve Sax said...

Does Kenta know it's the playoffs?

Orel said...

A two-strike triple followed by a two-strike double makes it 2-0 Cubs. Kenta looks like he's outta gas

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers are making too many mistakes. Fucking horrible

Orel said...

And Baez steals home. Embarrassing

Paul said...

Maeda has llooked bad for the last month.

Orel said...

In Japan they throw once a week so the MLB schedule must have caught up to him

Orel said...

Or maybe it's every six days, I'm not sure

Paul said...

We can still get back in this game.

Orel said...

And the bats go back to sleep

Paul said...

Turner and Seags hit the ball hard. Lester not as sharp but a couple more Cubs runs and it won't matter.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Did the Dodgers blow their wad in the NLDS? They look flat

Orel said...

Actually making contact but BABIP gods are against us so far

QuadSevens said...

Maeda getting squeezed here.

QuadSevens said...

Ethier!!! PH bomb!

Orel said...

Someone showed up!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ethier hit a homerun?! In the postseason?! The wind must really be blowin' out at Wrigley.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Cubbies are starting to think about it. NOW the pressure starts to sink in, Dodgers need to take advantage.

karen said...

6th inning and we're still in this....

karen said...

Cubbies D is fucking sick.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We need more Ethier up in this bitch! And more determination!

Orel said...

AGon grounds out weakly to start the 7th

Orel said...

If we lose by two preventable runs...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

DETERMINATION RALLY!!!

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

karen said...

HOLY COW!!!

karen said...

How many times has Agon come through for us!!!

Steve Sax said...

Wow, way to go AGon! 3-3

Orel said...

la mantequilla y los huevos

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Chapman sweating bullets... he knows the power of the rally thong!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I'm wearing three layers of rally thongs. Even if I take two off in the heat of passion, I'll feel equally covered and commando!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Might need to throw another two on

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

All right. Who swore

Orel said...

You got a whole pile of them or something?

Orel said...

Wow, Doc intentionally loads the bases to get Chapman out of the game

Orel said...

Fuck.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Aaaarrrrrgggghhhjjj

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

:(

karen said...

Don't worry peeps, we got the best bullpen in baseball.

*cries*

Paul said...

0-2 pitch grand slam. Awful

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

At least the Ohio ST game is entertaining.

Alex Cora said...

Dammit

QuadSevens said...

Well that sucked.

Steve Sax said...

Hey it's game 1. No biggie

QuadSevens said...

No GT for game 2?

karen said...

Me too Q7...looking for the GT....