'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?
Legendary Vin Scully, voice of the #Dodgers, plans to attend Game 5 of the NLCS for his first visit to Dodger Stadium since his retirement.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 20, 2016
Uh...no pressure, boys!