Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NLCS Game 3 Thread: Oct 18 vs Cubs, 5 pm

Superstitious? Us? No. Is that why I am doing the game thread again today? Is that why this game thread is scheduled for the same time as the last one? Is that also why I will continue to question Roberts again? Send Hill out again with that nagging blister? Keep Kiké on the roster instead of Culberson? Use Kenley again for 2 innings? Sorry I'm being a Debbie Downer, but if it ain't broke....

Go Blue!

97 comments:

Orel said...

Utley 2B
Seager SS
Turner 3B
González 1B
Reddick RF
Pederson CF
Grandal C
Toles LF
Hill P

karen said...

Perfect AC!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Let's go blue!

Orel said...

3 pitches, one out. Good pace

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Hill showcasing the fastball early to keep the Bad Luck Cubs on their toes.

Orel said...

7 pitches, two out

Orel said...

Mary & Larry representing behind home plate!

Orel said...

11-pitch 1-2-3 1st inning for Hill

Orel said...

Corey single!

Orel said...

Damn, Turner got just under one

Orel said...

As does AGon

Orel said...

Shit, Hill walks Rizzo to start the 2nd

Orel said...

All of a sudden Hill looks wild here

Orel said...

Up to 22 pitches, no outs

Orel said...

Gets Baez to pop up on a full count

karen said...

Orel...5:33.....Yeah, Hill is starting to make me pretty antsy.

Orel said...

Rizzo steals second. Hills walks Soler. Wheels falling off?

Orel said...

Hill's command is toast

Orel said...

Although he just snapped off a dandy curveball

Orel said...

Followed by a passed ball. Runners advance, double-play opportunity erased

Orel said...

Ks Russell. Two out

Orel said...

Ump calling the high strike tonight

Orel said...

Escapes!

karen said...

Geez, he's at 41 pitches.

Orel said...

Looks like a bullpen game

Orel said...

Reddick hit it to the warning track. At least they're making contact...?

Orel said...

Grandal continues to be useless at the plate

Orel said...

In front of it. Sometimes behind it too

Orel said...

On his 53rd pitch Hill gives up a two-out single to Bryant

karen said...

I love Toles.

@Orel...He used to work in a grocery store ya know.

Orel said...

I DID NOT KNOW THAT

Orel said...

OK Arrieta is getting the high-strike call as well

Orel said...

Corey RBI!

QuadSevens said...

We got a hit with a RISP?

Orel said...

We did. We did.

Orel said...

Turner swinging out of the zone lately

karen said...

What'd I miss??? I had to run down to the store......

Orel said...

Hill got thru the 4th on his 69th pitch. Reddick infield single and stole second but Grandal batting with two out

Orel said...

Did you buy beer Karen

Orel said...

Reddick steals third!

karen said...

Truth?...I bought orange Halloween cookies. No way I'm making it through this game without sugar!

karen said...

YAZ!!!!

Orel said...

GRANDAL SHOWED UP

Orel said...

Enjoy the rush, Karen!

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes it is about time for Yaz to hit then all!

That leaves Joc and Chase to get back on track (and yes, I know both had good hits earlier as well)

QuadSevens said...

Attaboy Yaz!

karen said...

See. they already have brought us luck!

Even though they're freaking orange.

Orel said...

Bot 5: Hill grounds out, Utley flies out. Still making contact

Orel said...

Grandal even catches a foul pop-up!

Orel said...

Hill strikes out Rizzo on an...87 mph fastball?

Orel said...

J FUCKIN T

QuadSevens said...

Turner bomb!!

karen said...

I just love that Turner kid. 4-0 Good Guys

Steve Sax said...

It's pathetic how Fox--which has blocked all NLCS games on AtBat--has to caption every video wth "...on FS1".

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Orel said...

Puig infield single!

Orel said...

I know Sax!...on FS1

Steve Sax said...

PH Puig with a deflected infield single!

Steve Sax said...

...on FS1

Orel said...

Kendrick in for Toles, boo....on FS1

Steve Sax said...

Kendrick deserves a shot...on FS1

QuadSevens said...

Blanton warming in the pen...on FS1.

Steve Sax said...

Ok maybe he doesn't deserve a chance.

Or maybe he deserves a chance on FS1. But not as a PH

Steve Sax said...

4-0 through six , but that won't be enough...on FS1

karen said...

He's out

Orel said...

...on FS1

Orel said...

Time to stretch!...on FS1

karen said...

I can't decide who is worse in the booth...Joe Buck or Harold Reynolds

Think I'll take Buck over Reynolds..on FS1

Orel said...

Agreed...on FS1

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

My stretch involves moving as little as possible on the couch. In the hopes the kids thInk I'm asleep.

Orel said...

A very very brief Andre Ethier appearance...on FS1

Steve Sax said...

Utley sucks this NLCS...on FS1

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Larry king still claiming he was buddies with sandy koufax

Steve Sax said...

I am not feeling good about this with fowler on second and two out and kenley coming in. On FS1

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty up in dis bish!

Steve Sax said...

Kenley!!!

karen said...

Officially watching game through my fingers...on FS1.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm watching the game through my raised middle fingers directed at Joe Buck.

Steve Sax said...

Puig with a one-out single...on FS1

Dusty Baker said...

Need a Terminator stat to go back in time and take out Pete Rose so we never have to hear his "commentary".

Dusty Baker said...

Go start the truck, bitches! 5-0 we got this!!!

Steve Sax said...

Joc!!! And Puig!!!

Steve Sax said...

...ON FS 1 GODDAMMIT

Steve Sax said...

Pederson steals third!

karen said...

JUST PUIG'N!! Joc knocks Yasiel in for a 5 run lead...on FS1

Dusty Baker said...

Every two-bit armchair manager pissing and moaning about keeping Kenley in here. I don't necessarily disagree, but my god the indignation.

karen said...

THIS IS IT BELIEVERS! Rally Thongs should be in place and very uncomfortable...The more pain the more gain...on FS1.

QuadSevens said...

KJ doing his Kershaw impression.

QuadSevens said...

Shutout party!

Steve Sax said...

NICE!!!

karen said...

Rally Thong Strong Baby!!!

spank said...

that was rad

Neeebs said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Karen@8:30

LOL! I want a t-shirt that says Rally Thong Strong.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Also, feline AIDS is still the number one killer of domestic cats.

womp womp

Cliff Beefpile said...

Rich Hill in street clothes looks like works in Human Resources.

Orel said...

...on FS1

Steve Sax said...

PGT up...on FS1