Thursday, October 20, 2016

NLCS Game 5 Thread: Oct. 20 vs. Cubs, 5p


'Member Clayton Kershaw? Ooooh, I 'member!
'Member Rich Hill? Yeah, I 'member!

Kenta Maeda vs. John Lester

One day. One goddamn day. That's all the time we got to enjoy the Dodgers having the lead in this series before the Baseball Gods kicked us in our collective nether regions for having any kind of hope whatsoever. We can bark at Angel Hernandez and MLB replay headquarters all we want for that blown call at home, but a) It didn't end up mattering in the long run, and b) Things had started to unravel before that with Utley's weird barehanded catch error.

Now the series is tied, with one more game at home. Kenta Maeda, not Clayton Kershaw, gets the start, which makes some sense (save Kershaw to possibly stave off elimination in Game 6), except that Kenta hasn't been what you would call good lately. If there is any upside at all, you can argue that the Dodgers' two losses in this series were so fluky and weird that they can't possibly happen that way again. But that's dangerous thinking that can anger the Baseball Gods. (adjusts rally thong to protect nether regions)

Better eat more 'Member Berries and remember the good times. Oooh, 'Member Vin Scully? Yeah, I 'member!

Hold on. Vin Scully?

Uh...no pressure, boys!

78 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Orel said...

Kiké leadoff?

Orel said...

Chooch cleanup?

Orel said...

EVERYBODY PANIC

Hideo Nomo said...

AGon sixth?

Orel said...

Punishment for getting thrown out at home yesterday

Hideo Nomo said...

But...he didn't get thrown out. (blood boils again)

Orel said...

Adroam Gpmza;ez

Hideo Nomo said...

Vin has arrived.

Orel said...

He batting third

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I hope Roberts knows what he's doing with this Kike/Ruiz experiment.

I would've put Howie at 2B and JJ Reddick or Puig in LF... but what the hell do I know.

Orel said...

I like Puig's arm in RF

Orel said...

Cut down those fuckers trying to go first to third

karen said...

I'm a little (okay a lot) freaked out about this line up but totally jazzed that our Vin is in da house.

#WINFORVIN

spank said...

i think Roberts has surrendered this game. fuck it

#WinForMe

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

It's weird to think Vin is at the park as a spectator.

Wonder if he'll be cheering on the boys in blue now that he doesn't have to worry about professional bias?

Will he do the wave?

Will he make it on Kiss Cam?

Will he log on to SoSG and join the PT?

spank said...

television's on mute,Vinny!

karen said...

I LOVE YOU VINNY!!!!

spank said...

Vinny's wife is hot...just saying

Orel said...

Jesus fuck. Already 1-0 Cubs

spank said...

that's a wrap

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cubs ain't joking around...

Orel said...

Maeda somehow escapes the 1st

Steve Sax said...

I didn't have time to write my "Kike Hernandez Should Not Be On This Team" post. But it's queued up. Let's see if it will run tomorrow.

QuadSevens said...

Kiké scared him.

QuadSevens said...

Hell. Kiké scared me.

Orel said...

Kike walks on four pitches, JT Ks but Seager singles and there are two on

Orel said...

Chooch advances Keekay

Orel said...

Dodgers strand another man in scoring position

Orel said...

Should have scored but Maeda will give up 19 runs here anyway

Orel said...

Kenta K then BB

Orel said...

Kenta better in the 2nd

Orel said...

Lester far from sharp but he mows thru AGon, Puig & Joc anyway

Orel said...

Kenta gets thru another inning

karen said...

Feeling kind of detached from this game. I know Maeda is going to make us all sick so I'm building those good old protective walls.

Orel said...

Know what you mean

karen said...

Asshole Lester yelling something at Corey.

Orel said...

I think he was yelling at the ump for those two borderline calls?

karen said...

Oh you're probably right. I was kind of hoping he was going to piss off the Boys and light a fire under them.

Orel said...

Here's the meltdown inning. 2 on, no out for the Cubs

karen said...

Start moving around Doc. Maeda always comes undone in or around the 4th.

karen said...

Reading my mind again Orel!

karen said...

Why isn't our home crowd making all kinds of noise? No wonder we get a bad rap.

Orel said...

Maeda out, Fields in to face Lester for some reason

spank said...

(cries)

MR.F said...

eeek

spank said...

@ Karen 6:32

they're too busy on SnapChat

Orel said...

phew

QuadSevens said...

Tie game! Woohoo!

Orel said...

IT'S TIED FOLKS SHOULD BE A LEAD BUT I'll TAKE IT RIGHT NOW

karen said...

THANK YOU BASEBALL GODS!!!

QuadSevens said...

HK47 giving the boys some life that inning.

spank said...

(cries)

Orel said...

Joc with an incompetent route on a routine fly ball leads to a double

spank said...

(cries)

MR.F said...

=/

Orel said...

Dayton Ks Rizzo or some dangerous Cubs guy!

Orel said...

SPARKS WIN

Orel said...

Dayton escapes!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Fucking Puig! Nice jump

karen said...

Just Puig'n Baby!!

spank said...

(cries)

Orel said...

Tied after 5

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodger blues baby

Orel said...

FUCK

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

He can't the Dodgers do that?

spank said...

(cries)

QuadSevens said...

The Cubs have Blanton's number. Sucks. He's been great this year.

Orel said...

Seager with the one-out single to give us false hope!

Orel said...

Ruiz pops foul to the catcher. Pathetic.

QuadSevens said...

HK47 swings at a ball in the dirt to end the inning. Bleh!

spank said...

GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER MOTHERFUCKERS. SWINGING AT BALLS AND SHIT.

Orel said...

Cubs manage not to score in the 7th

QuadSevens said...

Looks like they made up for that in the eighth. Damn Baez.

Fred's Brim said...

Pete Rose wearing a back brace as a belt. Fuck that shitmaster

Fred's Brim said...

Goddammit FB is pisssed and drunk
Fuck our lefty lineup
Fuck our tired-ass bullpen
Fuck Cub-loving Cardinal punkass Joe Buck on any network
FB is tired of this shit, already sick to my stomach about Saturday

Greg said...

Glad I sold my tix for tonight. I couldn't have taken it after yesterday.

Cliff Beefpile said...

And that night I had my first doubts about the Rally Thong. I knew I should've gone for the one with the elephant trunk that goes over your dong. Or perhaps a different style altogether? Rousing Boxers? Stimulation Tighty Whities! Electrifying Boxer Brief.

*cries...and wipes away tears with thong