Saturday, October 08, 2016

NLDS Game 2 Thread: Oct. 9 @ Nats, 10a

Rich Hill (0-0, -.--) vs. Tanner Roark (0-0, -.--)

UPDATED TO REFLECT RAINOUT YESTERDAY
How can we NOT beat this guy today? Dodgers pounced first yesterday Friday, drawing first blood in a game that should probably have been put away when it was 4-0. Kershaw started strong but struggled, not having his best stuff by any stretch but gutting it out and getting the win despite some late-inning, butt-clenching drama. Kenley was used for 5 outs so likely isn't available today for relief work  but that was Friday so he is probably available.

Blisters aside, Rich Hill has been solid since coming from the A's (1.83 in six Dodger starts). I don't know who the fuck Roark is; therefore, he seems imminently beatable. Taking two from Nats coming back to the Best Coast would be a dream scenario.

This one starts just after the lunch hour early, so plenty of time to get the ales and Bloodys in and pull up a chair! Aw, hell, we'd be drinking early no matter what the start time.

72 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

He pronounces it RO-ark. That bothers me. Beat his ass.

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Steve Sax said...

fivethirtyeight.com calls this 51-49 (slight edge to Dodgers).

I am still clenched from yesterday

Steve Sax said...

Doug Padilla, Dodgers ESPN beat writer, also thinks the Nats will win today

Franklin Stubbs said...

had a potato that looked exactly like Vicente Padilla this morning. I don't know for sure, but I'm taking it as a omen of victory.

karen said...

Crappy DC weather. We are postponed my friends until tomorrow at 10am.

Cliff Beefpile said...

A day off for our taxed bullpen and the rally thong. Not the worst thing in the world.

karen said...

You're just happy to give your chafed um, stuff off Cliffy!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Enjoy your Saturday everybody. Breakfast ball in the AM. Until then.

spank said...

epic GT pic.

Franklin Stubbs said...

MLB Network for the Cubs/Giants, huh? Saturday baseball was a big whiff in the house of Stubbs

Hideo Nomo said...

Bob Costas is good at sports stories, but pretty terrible at baseball play-by-play.

Orlando Zepeda said...

Found a solid place to watch in the East Village on Friday, heading back tomorrow.
https://www.facebook.com/taqueria.stmarksplace/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1458407127751596/?fref=nf

Dusty Baker said...

Cool - are you there now, OZ?

Dusty Baker said...

GT updated with new pertinent information. Everyone up and at 'em for today's game!

spank said...

here!

spank said...

LA Dodgers at 10. LA Rams at 1. it's a fucking beautiful day!

Orel said...

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

Orel said...

HERE WE GO

Orel said...

COREY BOMB!

Steve Sax said...

Sweeeeeeet!!!

spank said...

NIGHT MOVES!

karen said...

I don't like the way Nats are throwing at our boys. Hot damn Corey answered with a home run. Just like JT did yesterday. You fucks are messing with the wrong team!

Orel said...

Rit Chill great first!

Orlando Zepeda said...

Stuck working the ICU today, strangely all the intubated/sedated patients are watching the game.

Steve Sax said...

OZ: intimate yourself so you can watch too!

Steve Sax said...

Pederson getting a single is HUGE for him.

Steve Sax said...

If Pederson can get in groove from here, that would be important

Steve Sax said...

Charley keeps talking about the temperature as if he is out on the field, rather than in a nice warm press box

Steve Sax said...

I don't have a video feed for this. I'm sad

Steve Sax said...

Let's see Rich Hill swing here! Please no GIDP

Steve Sax said...

Rick Monday'a advice to Hill: "I would stay out of the double play"

karen said...

That's why Rick makes the big bucks...

Steve Sax said...

"I would go save that burning flag..."

QuadSevens said...

Settle down Hill. Let's get this guy!

spank said...

noice

QuadSevens said...

Nats just gave their best Dodgers impression. Single, walk, HBP, no runs.

karen said...

@ Steve...Yeah, gotta give him that. It was pretty darn heroic.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Red Dick drives in Red Jesus!!!

karen said...

SAFE!!

spank said...

aggressive motherfuckers! i love that shit!

QuadSevens said...

Loved Turner's slide too.

QuadSevens said...

And now we look like the Nats. GIDP with the bases loaded to end the inning.

spank said...

blister boy just gave me a woody with that KO on Harper

QuadSevens said...

Double up the woody on the Werth K.

spank said...

haha

QuadSevens said...

Zimmerman doing a little olé at first allows Hill to go to second.

karen said...

Speaking of a woody, anyone heard from Rally Thong Man???

QuadSevens said...

Shit.

spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

spank said...

we're gonna need the rally thong like ASAP

QuadSevens said...

Heart of the lineup due up for us. Let's get those runs back now!

QuadSevens said...

Lead off single for Red Jesus.

QuadSevens said...

Reddick with a bloop single ends Roark's day.

karen said...

Spanky...Don't you still have the original rally thong? You know the glow in the dark green one that's saggy and crunchy?? You may need to step up here.

spank said...

FUCK

spank said...

Baez time!





(cries)

QuadSevens said...

I hope we get the good Baez today.

QuadSevens said...

Hill couldn't get his pitches down. It killed him.

QuadSevens said...

HK47 guns down Harper at the plate to end the inning.

QuadSevens said...

4-2 Nats going to the sixth.

spank said...

Thank you Bryce Harper for being an idiot and trying to score on a shallow flyball to left field.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Cmon Agon, make rbi's.

QuadSevens said...

Puig's walk streak comes to an end.

QuadSevens said...

Yaz down looking to end our half of the seventh.

QuadSevens said...

Harper down swinging again.

QuadSevens said...

Murphy drives in Werth. 5-2 now in the seventh.

QuadSevens said...

Our bats are as quiet as this game thread. 5-2 going to the bottom of the eighth.

QuadSevens said...

Down by 3 up against the Nats closer.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ffffggggg

QuadSevens said...

Well that sucked.

Fred's Brim said...

That was some wackass shit, and now we get to face a lefty in game 3. OG Dusty somehow looking like a genius