Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NLDS Game 4 Thread: Oct 11 vs. Nationals, 2p


somebody vs somebody else

Shit, I guess I gotta do one of these threads, no?

Anyhoo, after a gutty Game 1 victory, every aspect of the Dodgers' game has been laid bare: The starters are toast, the bats can't hit lefties (and barely righties) and even Kenley Jansen imploded in a non-save situation yesterday.

On the other hand, the middle relief has been great. Who would have guessed that after the first half of the season?

It's the last gasp, folks. Once more chance for the rally thong to work its magic. One more chance for Dodger fans to postpone crushing disappointment for another day.

153 comments:

Orel said...

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

spank said...

that's a wrap

Paul said...

Been here done that. It's over folks.

QuadSevens said...

(channeling my inner Karina)

This will be Kershaw's fourth postseason start on short rest. Here's the line on his last three combined:

19.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 23 K, 1.89 ERA

I'll take it! Let's go boys!

Steve Sax said...

I'm feeling this, boys. We're winning today.

(We'll lose Game 5, but we're still winning today.)

Orel said...

LET'S GET...this over with

karen said...

Kid K is my boy. I'll go with him any day.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Need a complete game shut out from Kershaw, and a first inning dinger from Seager. That will pretty much seal the deal for a game 4 win.

QuadSevens said...

Big strikeout on Werth. Still two on, one out.

Steve Sax said...

Clayton has no curveball today. Already down 1-0, 23 pitches and only one out

Steve Sax said...

Need a GIDP here...pop fly to short right, I'll take it. Two outs.

QuadSevens said...

Kid K's working hard. 25 pitches, two outs.

Steve Sax said...

Charley jinxes this next AB by saying "Ryan Zimmerman...has struggled to a .218 season".

Ah, Zimmerman is doing well this postseason...

karen said...

I swear I am going to reach through my tv screen, grab Harold Reynolds by the throat and bash his big mouthed head against my kitchen counter.

QuadSevens said...

Big exhale for Kershaw as he's walking off. Down 1-0 going to the bottom of the 1st.

Steve Sax said...

Fly out to Reddick. 27 pitches for Clayton in the first.

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes is doing Toyota commercials? Boooooo

spank said...

I'm gonna bash Dave Roberts head against the cement floor. Fucking idiot.

Steve Sax said...

Utley's out before I could even sit down

QuadSevens said...

Turner gets nailed in the back of the shoulder.

karen said...

AGONEEEEEEEEE!!!!

spank said...

YEAH!!!

Steve Sax said...

That's what you get for hitting JT! Fuck you, Ross!

QuadSevens said...

Sweet swing by AGon!

Orel said...

AGon showed up!

Steve Sax said...

Clayton has a great second inning. 2-1 LA.

We need more runs.

Steve Sax said...

The Sons are all over on WA, instead of this thread.

Except for Dusty. He's getting Cheez-Its.

QuadSevens said...

Ross has been wild. Almost threw one to the backstop on Joc.

Steve Sax said...

0-2 count up to 2-2 on Joc

Steve Sax said...

And, Joc Ks. That's his FIFTH K this series.

Fucking Grandal does nothing from the plate, again.

Steve Sax said...

Grandal: worst BA in the lineup

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Werth's barrel role is a work of beauty.

Steve Sax said...

And, Joe Ross has an easy second inning as well.

HIT THE FUCKING BALL, GUYS

Steve Sax said...

First and third, one out (called K to Harper). Top 3

Paul said...

0-2 on Murphy. Finish him.

Steve Sax said...

Murphy sac fly ties it at 2.

Paul said...

0-2 fastball over the plate was not smart.

Steve Sax said...

In the fourth through ninth innings this series, the Dodgers have only scored in ONE of those possible 18 frames (Ruiz HR)

Steve Sax said...

2-2 through 2.5 innings.

Steve Sax said...

If we don't score in the third here, we won't score again...so we've got to break through now

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw with a leadoff double to left!!!!

Steve Sax said...

"Kershaw does so many things...including determination." --Rock Monday

I didn't know Kershaw does determination.

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw is going to will this team to a win!

Steve Sax said...

we're going to strand our pitcher who hit a leadoff double. Fucking. A.

Steve Sax said...

I hope Kershaw can do some determination out there, while Turner is at the plate with two out.

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw indeed DOES do determination! And JT gets an RB!! What happened there, I'm not watching....

Steve Sax said...

Sounds like Trea Turner missed the play?

Steve Sax said...

3-2 LA. Turner at first. A-Gon up

Paul said...

Woooo!

Steve Sax said...

Come on, A-Gon

Paul said...

Bases loaded.....

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Paul said...

That's a good thing right?

Steve Sax said...

Pederson is not going to have a bigger AB than this

Steve Sax said...

and, Pederson gets hit. I'll take it.

Steve Sax said...

4-2 LA. And here's my friend, Yasmani Grandal, with rancho ardiendo.

Now would be a good time to shut me up, Yaz.

Paul said...

Just get a hit Yaz.

Paul said...

Or get hit

Steve Sax said...

Nope! Yaz grounds out to third. GRANDAL, YOU SUCK

Steve Sax said...

4-2 LA. should have been more. We won't hold this lead for the rest of the game.

Paul said...

Welp

spank said...

typical

Steve Sax said...

what? Espinoza wasn't HBP?

two out in the fourth

karen said...

1-2-3. Yeah mama.

spank said...

1-2-3. BOO mama

spank said...

noice

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers need to bottle up Kershaw's determination. He is stepping big time. Dodgers might actually win this game.

spank said...

need some runs here

Steve Sax said...

one pitch one out for JT to lead the fifth

Steve Sax said...

Time for the 4pm station ID on klac

Steve Sax said...

two ground outs to SS espinoza

Steve Sax said...

Got anything, Reddick?

Steve Sax said...

Charley why the fuck are you talking about flying out to Washington, at this stage of the game

Steve Sax said...

Reddick safe on an error.

Steve Sax said...

Ok Pederson, HR here. NOT a strikeout. HR.

Steve Sax said...

Or, a double. I'll take it.

WAY TO GO JOC!

5-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

And, here's Grandal again, with another RISP (and two out)

QuadSevens said...

Joc thought he hit a HR.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers 1-for-4 with RISP. Not sure if that's before or after Joc's double (GameDay is slow)

Steve Sax said...

Actually I thnk Turner's single to score Kershaw is the 1. Reddick on first for Joc's double doesn't count.

Steve Sax said...

Grandal with ANOTHER K. Seriously, where the fuck is Grandal this series? Out getting more tattoos?

Steve Sax said...

@Quad 4.07p: Rick Monday (on radio) said that Joc thought he had made an out, not a HR. You would know better though as I haven't seen the play

QuadSevens said...

His bat flip looked more like he was confident it was going out. When it bounced against the wall, he started to run hard to make sure he got the double.

Steve Sax said...

I know Kershaw is having a great day (9 Ks through 5 innings), but I am not thinking we are out of the woods by any means.

Charley on the other hand is ready to knight him in this game. Still a lot of baseball to play.

And, Werth leadsoff with a hit.

Steve Sax said...

Murphy flies to Toles. One out. That's key

Steve Sax said...

Pederson with a big catch on that one...two out

karen said...

Noice Joc!

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw gets his 10th K!

Wow we should put him on three days rest all the time.

Steve Sax said...

5-2, mid-6

karen said...

Time to do something Chase.

Steve Sax said...

kershaw works a one-out walk. B6

Steve Sax said...

karen beats me to the punch on Utley

Steve Sax said...

Utley Ks. Well done.

Steve Sax said...

Second K for Seager. Not a good game, 0-for-4 with 2Ks. Dodgers now 1-for-5 with RISP

Steve Sax said...

Espinosa with a basehit to lead the seventh. I am worried. We're leaning too much on Clayton

Steve Sax said...

Kershaw at 90 pitches

Steve Sax said...

Severino K. Clayton has 11Ks

Steve Sax said...

see how much easier the outfield can play when players listen to pederson?

Pederson calls off Toles for out #2

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner with yet another hit. First and second, two out.

Steve Sax said...

i am so nervous here.

Steve Sax said...

staying with Kershaw, with 102 pitches and the tying run at the plate. And it's harper.

I would not be doing this.

Orel said...

Calling Public Enemy Number One!

Orel said...

shit

Paul said...

It's not like Werth has been on fire or anything. I need a drink.

Steve Sax said...

Werth is going to GS here, I know it.

Paul said...

Don't Pedro please.

Steve Sax said...

Baez hits him. And now here's Murphy. This is a disaster

Paul said...

Fuck!

Steve Sax said...

Get Baez out of there

Orel said...

Baez is back to being Baez

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I can't look.. and i don't even have a tv... yikes

QuadSevens said...

Just need one stinking out bullpen. Come on!

karen said...

Yeah, you da man Baez.

QuadSevens said...

Well that sucked.

Steve Sax said...

This is on you, Dave Roberts.

Steve Sax said...

5-5. Baez and Avilan both choked.

Orel said...

FUCK

Steve Sax said...

We don't deserve to win this game. We let Clayton Kershaw down after an incredible performance. Fuck this shit. I'm out.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Can Murphy be banned from California? Or at least Chavez Ravine?

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

(And Sax - you're not going anywhere. Unless you want to meet me at synagogue :-)

QuadSevens said...

I hate that guy.

QuadSevens said...

Murphy, not Sax.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

:-) Sax has only given the Dodgers love! Except for traffic control.

QuadSevens said...

Blanton is still the man. But he's too late. Tied going to the bottom of the seventh.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kershaw tagged with 5 ER. Where's the shutout when u need it?

QuadSevens said...

Terrible bunt attempt by Turner.

QuadSevens said...

Puig and the Dodgers get robbed on a check swing call by the home plate ump. Even Harold said Puig didn't swing.

Orel said...

Fuck.

QuadSevens said...

Crowd chanting "Blue you suck!"

Orel said...

nice

QuadSevens said...

Blanton has a 1-2-3 inning.

Orel said...

Two on two out in the 8th for Utley

Orel said...

CHASE FUCKIN UTLEY

QuadSevens said...

Attaboy Utley!

karen said...

Lets all sit in harmony, channel our inner Karina and win this motherfucker.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley in for the ninth.

QuadSevens said...

Strikeout for KJ!

QuadSevens said...

Strikeout number 2 for KJ!

Orel said...

Nice to see Kenley back on point I hope I didn't say that too soon

Orel said...

Even Mary Hart is standing!

karen said...

....and unclench bishes...

QuadSevens said...

Weak grounder gets him! Party time!

Steve Sax said...

holy shit, we won.

okay, i'm back.

Steve Sax said...

thanks for the kind words, DD and Q7. I'm spent.

Orel said...

That was...tense.

QuadSevens said...

That was a rollercoaster game fo sho!

karen said...

Glad you're back Saxy!! We missed you!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Checking in from school: Holy shit, looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Let's smash our heads against the cement again tomorrow!

spank said...

right on

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers have only a 42% chance of winning game 5, acc to 538.com

I am pretty sure 538.com also thought maeda would win game 3, as the highest-odds game of the first three matches

MR.F said...

I will be available for headsmashing tomorrow

Steve Sax said...

Me F: you in the La area?