Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NLCS Game 3 Thread: Oct. 17th @ Cubs, 6p


Homer attempts to describe the scene after Game 2's walk-off.

Yu Darvish (10-12, 3.86) vs. Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.05)

After the Dodgers took the first two games of the NLCS in pants-crappingly, Twitter-breakingly dramatic fashion, the series shifts to Chicago for Games 3, 4, and (hopefully not) 5.

As Dodger fans, we are not used to things going this well in October, and we don't quite know what to do with ourselves. The sense of dread is still there, sure. It's been way too long for it not to be. But, boy, did it ever get shouted down by the voices of 54,000 plus at Dodger Stadium watching Justin Turner murder a John Lackey fastball.

#ThisTeam clearly has a plan. Starter keeps them in it for 5, bullpen shuts the Cubs down for the rest, offense gets rolling at some point in between (sometimes slowly). It's a good plan, and it's working. Let's keep it going.

GO DODGERS!

124 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Taylor SS
Bellinger 1B
Turner 3B
Puig RF
Ethier LF
Utley 2B
Barnes C
Pederson CF
Darvish P

Hideo Nomo said...

LET'S GET WEIRD.

Hideo Nomo said...

Predicting a Joctober resurgence.

Orel said...

Ethier batting 5th! Utley AND Joc! THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

Orel said...

HOU & NYY in a pitchers' duel thru 3

Steve Sax said...

Ethier, Utley, and Pederson. This is either sheer Doc brilliance again...or a throwaway game.

Orel said...

Another one of those NLCS throwaway games!

Orel said...

3-0 HOU in the 7th

Orel said...

Yanks tie it up!

Orel said...

NYY 6, HOU 4, still bot 8

Orel said...

All tied up in the AL. Beat each other up, other teams

Hideo Nomo said...

That’s been the story arc so far.

karen said...

Not loving this lineup. But like Saxy said it could be just another example of Doc's brilliance.

Orel said...

JT walks in an otherwise quiet top of the 1st

Orel said...

Guess Puig almost hit one out?

Orel said...

DAMMIT why is Darvish so touchable in the 1st

Orel said...

Now Bryant singles. 1-0 Cubs, 1 out

karen said...

Come on Yu FOCUS

Orel said...

Ks Rizzo. Two down

Orel said...

goddammit

Orel said...

2 on, 2 out. Only 12 pitches thrown

karen said...

Spank's love child ties this mama up

Orel said...

DRE!

Orel said...

C'mon Joc

Orel said...

Ugh. At least we tied it up

Hideo Nomo said...

Ethier hitting a dong can definitely be filed under “Let’s get weird.”

Orel said...

1 up, 1 down in the 2nd

Orel said...

If so then LET'S GET WEIRDER

Orel said...

2 up, 2 down

Orel said...

3 up 3 down!

QuadSevens said...

Tacos and no beer. I'm weird!

Orel said...

CTTHREE!

Orel said...

HAHAHA

QuadSevens said...

CT3! Woohoo!

Orel said...

No...beer???

karen said...

CT3 Baby!! 2-1 Good Guys.

QuadSevens said...

I'm out and didn't realize until now.

QuadSevens said...

Going with a sparkling water to keep the weird theme going.

Orel said...

Hey Gnomes how long can elapse between HRs for a Dongaline to still be in effect?

Orel said...

(moment of silence for no beer drive Quad crazy)

Orel said...

1 up 1 down

Orel said...

2 up 2 down

Orel said...

Bryant singles

Orel said...

Gets Rizzo for the 3rd out. Nice

Orel said...

Puig singles on a 3-0 count!

Hideo Nomo said...

Dongaline originated in a game where they had like 4 home runs. That said, it’s anytime there’s more than one in a game.

Hideo Nomo said...

I don’t always tweet about it, though, because I kinda ran out of conga line gifs.

Orel said...

Leadoff single wasted. We're not exactly taxing Kendricks outside of the solo dingers

karen said...

Addison Russell is a pain in the freaking ass.

Orel said...

Why is Darvish nibbling around Heyward?

Orel said...

4-pitch walk. Makes no sense

Orel said...

Followed by a 3-pitch strikeout of Kendricks

Orel said...

Thru 4 innings: Darvish 56 pitches, Kendricks 58

Orel said...

Gotta jump. See you on the other side!

karen said...

Those first 2 pitches to Hendricks were mofo to the extremes.

karen said...

**Kendricks

karen said...

CHRIS TAYLOR YOU ARE SUCH A STUD!

karen said...

Why was CT3 sent home on an infield grounder?

Hideo Nomo said...

Assuming the Dodgers were hoping Contreras would fuck up the Oyster Pubes Rule again.

karen said...

RA for YungJoc

karen said...

HOLY COW!! 4-1 Good.

QuadSevens said...

Darvish going little league style to distract Edwards. Four pitch walk for an RBI!

karen said...

***Billy Goat seen in Cub's bullpen***

Hideo Nomo said...

“We’re all about tha NL.”

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Off to a screening of American Horror Story... instead of watching this game.
My friend rudely got her directing debut in the middle of the playoffs. Not cool. :-)

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Strop Baby Strop .

Orel said...

WHAT DID I MISS

Orel said...

Dave Roberts: GENIUS no IDIOT no GENIUS AGAIN

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys, sorry I’m late. Not too late to see Puig GIDP, but still.

WHAT DID I MISS?

karen said...

They forgot to put the flask in Harry Carey's hand on his statue.

Orel said...

And we leave yet ANOTHER MAN AT THIRD

Steve Sax said...

Ugh that was a bad outcome.

Orel said...

A starter in the 7th inning. Nervous time

Orel said...

Ks Russell! One down

karen said...

Orel & Steve...You missed 4 ball walk to Darvish with bases RA...Solo shots by Eithier and CT3 and CT3 doubling in Joc who had doubled. I think that's right, as always you should probably check me.

Orel said...

And Doc goes to the bullpen

QuadSevens said...

CT3 actually had a triple on that play Karen.

karen said...

See, this is why I shouldn't pretend I know what I'm talking about!

Orel said...

In that case I should get back in my car!

Orel said...

Watson saves! Not literally but you know what I mean!

QuadSevens said...

I keep hearing the announcers say Chase Ugly.

QuadSevens said...

Culberson strikes out but Contreras can't catch it. Runner in and Culby to first.

QuadSevens said...

Farmer with a sac fly for an RBI. 6-1 Dodgers in the top of the 8th.

Steve Sax said...

6-1 with one out in the top of the eighth. How does a PB hit your own catcher?! Wow.

Steve Sax said...

I’m on now, thanks so much karen

Orel said...

@alannarizzo 1m

6-1 on the sac fly from @kFarm17. Wrigley is a morgue.

Steve Sax said...

Puig is nuts

Steve Sax said...

Cubs fans going home early. But no, we only hear about LA fans leaving early.

Steve Sax said...

Can that manager cam get any closer? I feel like I can see Doc’s nose hairs.

Orel said...

Not a lot of crooked numbers tonight but 6-1 works

Orel said...

To Morrow we go!

Orel said...

Those are genius nose hairs, Sax

Orel said...

Morrow walks Schwarber

QuadSevens said...

Doc sure nose how to use the bullpen.

Orel said...

Kiké rocking the tall striped socks

QuadSevens said...

Lots of empty seats behind home plate.

QuadSevens said...

Puig hit a 107mph bullet off the left center wall. He was thrown out at second and Baez wiggles his finger at Puig. Scoreboard sucker!

QuadSevens said...

6-1 going to the bottom of the ninth.

karen said...

I know we are not one of those silly superstitous groups but it's the bottom of the freaking 9th. NOONE MOVES, PEES, BREATHES DIFFERENTLY, etc...

Steve Sax said...

@wuad 9:23p: it was perfect for Puig to laugh and smile at Baez, though. He should have stopped at first but whatever

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Striples.

karen said...

NO! not Chicken Strip!!! Get Kenley in there NOW.

Steve Sax said...

Good call Karen, I’m not moving

QuadSevens said...

Totally agree Sax.

Steve Sax said...

^ quad

Steve Sax said...

This is not good. I’m grabbing a beer while Doc goes to the mound.

QuadSevens said...

Weird play with the ivy and Strip is done. Kenley coming in with two on and nobody out.

Steve Sax said...

I switched TVs to go back to the (smaller) one on which I was watching earlier.

Steve Sax said...

Kenley gets Addison to pop to first

Steve Sax said...

Tense!

Steve Sax said...

Kenley gets a swinging K on La Stela

karen said...

Oh Lordy, Lordy. 2 down in 9th...

Steve Sax said...

Darkish did have a great postseason outing.

Steve Sax said...

2-1 count to Happ

Steve Sax said...

2-2 count to Happ

QuadSevens said...

Win!!

Steve Sax said...

Happ Ks! Wow Doc is a fucking GENIUS

Steve Sax said...

It’s the smaller TV. I’ve learned my lesson.

karen said...

#ThisTeam

Hideo Nomo said...

HIGH FIVES. BRING IT IN.

spank said...

noice

spank said...

Fuck Dre!

Orel said...

Hahaha...WIN

Pride of Dong said...

I've worn the same 2 playoff shirts, one for the nation league division 2017 and a previous year with no date on it. I've alternated the shirts back and forth and have even worn them at work under my work shirt, I'm not changing the routine till the season's over.