Thursday, October 13, 2016

NLDS Game 5 Thread: Oct 13 @ Nationals, 5p

What's that strange thing on Chase Utley's face? Is that a...smile?

Rich Hill vs Max Scherzer.

  • Rally thong? Check.
  • High hopes? Check.
  • Scared to death? Check.

After Game 1, the thought of a Game 5 would have been ridiculous. After Game 4, it's the high point of our season. Clayton Kershaw's gutty performance on Tuesday paved the way for Rich Hill, who has never started a game on three days' rest hasn't pitched on three days' rest since 2009. Julio Urias stands in the wings, ready to step in should Hill falter.

In a season (and post-season) filled with ups and downs, who knows where today's game will leave us. Riding high in September, shot down in October? Or celebrating into the rest of this month? Whichever it is, it's always better sharing it with fellow Dodger fans like you!

106 comments:

Orel said...

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

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm all tense, but I just want it to be 5:00 already.

Steve Sax said...

I am freaking out right now.

karen said...

tummy very squishy.

Orel said...

HERE WE GO

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Buckle up bitches! It's fixin to get real up in here!

Orel said...

Nothing doing for the Dodger bats in the 1st

Orel said...

First Nats batter hits Hill on the wrist. First batter of the game.

Orel said...

Curve seems to be working

Orel said...

1-2-3 1st for Rit Chill!

karen said...

This is like giving birth...excited...painful...intense and scary.

karen said...

...at least my legs aren't up in stir ups.

Orel said...

We're going to take your word for all that, Karen

karen said...

Yeah, I'll take that one for the team...

Orel said...

Andy McCullough ‏@McCulloughTimes 32s
The Dodgers are having decent at-bats against Scherzer, and generating hard contact. He also has retired all six hitters thus far.

Dodger Insider ‏@DodgerInsider 1m
Dodger exit velocities through 2 innings: 96, 88, 100, 96, K, 107.

Orel said...

1-0 Nats in the 2nd, one out

QuadSevens said...

Lobaton strikes out. Round one to Hill.

QuadSevens said...

Hill gets a makeup call for the K on Scherzer.

Orel said...

Got out of that inning cheaply enough

Orel said...

Grandal works a four-pitch walk

QuadSevens said...

Scherzer can't find the plate now.

QuadSevens said...

Of course.

Orel said...

Toles GIDP

spank said...

meh. doomed by the GT pic.

Orel said...

Blanton in with two out in the 3rd

Orel said...

And he escapes!

Orel said...

Great AB by Turner with two out. Making Scherzer throw a lot of pitches

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dodgers have a case of the scherz. No relief in sight...

Orel said...

And AGon strikes out to end the "threat"

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

BASE HITS!!! TWO OF EM!!!

Orel said...

Back-to-back singles to start the 5th!

Orel said...

DAMMIT

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

QuadSevens said...

Damn you Ethier!

spank said...

Vindicated. who's with me? FUCK ETHIER!!!

Orel said...

Well, who else do you want up but Utley

Orel said...

SHIT FUCK

Orel said...

Julio in the schoolyard

spank said...

Urias #Legit

QuadSevens said...

Turner just missing. Scherzer is rocking our bats to sleep with that change up.

QuadSevens said...

AGon with a two out single.

Orel said...

Great timing there

spank said...

inside curveball would have sufficed after that high fastball

QuadSevens said...

Werth was toast! Nice job Toles!

Orel said...

Toles guns down Werth by a mile at the plate!

QuadSevens said...

Joc!!

karen said...

JOC MY MAN!!!!

Orel said...

JOC!

Orel said...

Culberson can't get the bunt down

Paul said...

Fuck. This is our shot.

Paul said...

Come on JT!

Orel said...

Chooch with the go-ahead RBI by the way

Orel said...

OH YEAH JT! 4-1 Dodgers!

Paul said...

Yes!!!

spank said...

haha. looks like the Nats pitcher's trump got hurt after that triple by JT

karen said...

Superstition Baby. Don't anyone move!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Great inning! Loved seeing the whole team fired up.

QuadSevens said...

Fuck! Why do we keep going up in the zone? Ridiculous!

Orel said...

and just like that

spank said...

fucking Roberts. fucking idiot

Paul said...

Still sticking with this guy?

QuadSevens said...

Finally pulling him.

Paul said...

Two batters late Roberts.

Paul said...

. Which manager wants to lose this more

QuadSevens said...

KJ hasn't pitched more than 2 innings ever.

Orel said...

Kenley is unsharp

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm sweating and my stomach hurts.

Paul said...

I'm hurting and my stomach sweats.

Orel said...

YESSSSSSS

QuadSevens said...

That was huge!

Paul said...

I think I broke my hand.

Orel said...

No Geico in the 8th

Dusty Baker said...

THrowing up a lot in my mouth

Orel said...

Kenley: two scoreless

Orel said...

Kershaw walking to the bullpen

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw warming up in the pen!? Holy shitballs!

Greg said...

We are witnessing history.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley still out there. Kershaw must be getting ready for Harper.

Orel said...

ONE DOWN

Paul said...

Breathe.

QuadSevens said...

Guess not. KJ still going.

Paul said...

This is too much.

Orel said...

Kenley walks two. Kershaw in to face Murphy

QuadSevens said...

Here we go boys and girls!

Dusty Baker said...

Throwing up in my mouth, swallowing it, then throwing up again and swallowing that. Why, Baseball Gods, why???

spank said...

holy shit. wow kershaw's in. fuck. hahaha

QuadSevens said...

Two down!

Orel said...

TWO DOWN

Greg said...

I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!

Orel said...

This is a heart attack on a plate

QuadSevens said...

Wow!!

spank said...

FUCK YEAH MOTHERFUCKERS

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw with the save!

Orel said...

THREE DOWN

Hey that means we won!

Dusty Baker said...

Sweet shitsucking jesus we won!!!!

Greg said...

We are now living in an alternate universe.

Orel said...

(Rod Serling enters)

Orlando Zepeda said...

#belieVIN

Alex Cora said...

Holy crap I am spent. What an insane game. Go blue!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hey, guys. Was there a game tonight? :)

Steve Sax said...

I can start breathing again.

Orel said...

Hope you were wearing the rally thong, Cliffy!

spank said...

*runs down the street nekked with rally thong on head*

Dusty Baker said...

Did we still won?

MR.F said...

Oh my. I wasn't here. I feel bad =(

Steve Sax said...

Oh yeah, PGT up.