Thursday, October 19, 2017

NLCS Game 5 Thread: Oct. 19th @ Cubs, 5p


Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31) vs. Jose Quintana (11-11, 4.15)

Me, in the Game 4 Thread:

"A Game 4 with no need to run a short-rested Kershaw out there? How can this be? Everything about this postseason has been weird, but weird is working. Weird is winning. Weird is WONDERFUL."

WELP. Don't listen to me. Weird is dumb and bad. The Dodgers threw roughly half a lineup out there last night, and lost. So, now it's "End The Cubs: Take 2", and Kershaw will indeed be called upon. He's made us nervous this postseason, but has been kinda sorta OK. He needs to be better than just OK tonight. Not giving up a bunch of dingers to the Cubs would be a GREAT start.

Also, Curtis Granderson better not come in, even as a pinch hit decoy. That guy needs to sit and think about what he hasn't done.

We still believe in #ThisTeam and we want this one bad. The World Series is right through that door...KICK IT DOWN.

LET'S GO DODGERS!

108 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Taylor CF
Turner 3B
Bellinger 1B
Puig RF
Forsythe 2B
Hernández LF
Barnes C
Culberson SS
Kershaw P

Hideo Nomo said...

Fuck it, let's kick some ass.

Orel said...

Love the Simpsons pic!

QuadSevens said...

Been loving the Simpsons theme for the game threads.

QuadSevens said...

This lineup looks significantly better than last night's.

QuadSevens said...

I'm calling my shot. Kiké goes deep tonight.

Orel said...

Bold call, Quad

Steve Sax said...

I’m not giving away my shot...but okay, I pick Barnes.

karen said...

Feeling a lot better about tonight's lineup.

karen said...

Belli doubles in CT3 in 1st. 1-0 Good Guys....trying to keep myself together here.

karen said...

Quintanno at 25 pitches in 1st.

Orel said...

1-0 after 1!

Orel said...

Soft underbelly of Cubs' bullpen ASAP, please

Orel said...

QUADSEVENS COME DOWN AND COLLECT YOUR PRIZE

karen said...

KIKI kicks some cubby ass. 2-0 Good.

karen said...

Congrats Q....you called that baby!!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Quadstradamus

Orel said...

2-0 after 2! This is a trend I can get behind

Steve Sax said...

QUAD IS A GENIUS!!!

QuadSevens said...

Woohoo! Let's go Dodgers!

Orel said...

Does Culberson make the WS roster I KNOW TOO EARLY

Orel said...

Now I can say it....2-0 after 2! This is a trend I can get behind

Orel said...

Taylor making Quintana work!

Orel said...

And ends the AB with a ground-rule double!

Orel said...

JT RBI makes it 3-0!!!

Orel said...

Wow Puig first-pitching swinging

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

C'mon Logie Bear

Orel said...

Dammit

karen said...

SLAM BABY!!

Orel said...

QUADSEVENS COME DOWN AND COLLECT ANOTHER DAMN PRIZE

QuadSevens said...

Holy shitballs!!

Hideo Nomo said...

KEEKAY TRYNA STEAL THAT MVP.

karen said...

I like it when they show the Cubs fans all sad and brokenhearted. Yeah, i know i'm a bitch.

Steve Sax said...

And look, I'm not counting this one as a win yet...

...but I don't think I can take three more hours of sad Cubs fans shots.

Steve Sax said...

Oh, wait a second: Cubs fans often leave early.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: on the same wavelength!

Orel said...

Karen, you're not a bitch...you're a hero!

Steve Sax said...

James Loney reference!

The last postseason GS for the Dodgers...was also in this park!

Orel said...

SIDDOWN BENZO

Steve Sax said...

Nice catch, CT3

Orel said...

Taylor with a great catch to end the 3rd!

Orel said...

7-0 after 3!

Steve Sax said...

2008 NLDS Game 1: James Loney GS (SoSG PGT)

Steve Sax said...

Oyster Pubes in the e-surance ad. Yucch.

Steve Sax said...

Some fine moments in SoSG comments (2008 NLDS Game 1 GT):


Steve Sax said...
oh no

Well, at least Loney can't GIDP here. Let's see if he's smart enough to take some pitches, likely earning a walk....
10/01/2008 5:12 PM

Eric Karros said...
Dampster? Not sure how that typo occurred...
10/01/2008 5:12 PM

Erin said...
Seven f*cking walks. Now I'm begging James Loney.

I'll take a walk over an apple pie any day of the week.
10/01/2008 5:13 PM

Erin said...
Dempster walks three people in this inning. Naturally, Loney swings at the first pitch.

Jesus. And the second.
10/01/2008 5:13 PM

Eric Karros said...
Hooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/01/2008 5:14 PM

Orel said...
JAMES!
10/01/2008 5:14 PM

Steve Sax said...
in play, run(s) WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?!?!?!
10/01/2008 5:15 PM

Orel said...
I didn't even realize that was a grand salami!
10/01/2008 5:15 PM

Eric Karros said...
That was the sound that spontaneously came out of my typing.
10/01/2008 5:15 PM

Erin said...
OH. MY. GOD.
10/01/2008 5:15 PM

Steve Sax said...
With an 0-2 count? LOOOOOOONNNNNEEEEEYYYYY!!!!

FREEE

JAMES


LLLLLLLLLOOOOONNNNEEEYYY!!!
10/01/2008 5:16 PM

Steve Sax said...

Kepp 'em coming, boys!

CT3 leadoff single to start out T4

Orel said...

Forsythe joins the party! 9-0!

Steve Sax said...

Hope Puig is okay on that slide, but now it's 9-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

And Contreras PB lets Forsythe take third.

Orel said...

Love the blast from the past, Sax!

karen said...

Defending World Champs are coming undone.

Steve Sax said...

9-0 LA, Dodgers have scored in every inning. Mid-4

Steve Sax said...

TBS announcers saying Puig is banged up. Eck is also not impressed with Puig's headfirst slide to home, scoring the ninth run.

Steve Sax said...

Cubs fans going nuts on the Bryant HR. 9-1, one out in the bottom of the fourth.

Orel said...

9-1 now. Clayton still not immune to the longball

Steve Sax said...

Shift beats Rizzo. Two out

Steve Sax said...

Contreras, two-out single to right.

Steve Sax said...

Third out.

9-1 through 4 full.

Orel said...

9-1 thru 5!!!

Steve Sax said...

ARBY'S VENISON SANDWICH, OCTOBER 21 SATURDAY!!!

Orel said...

9-1 thru 6!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Barnes btw, is 0-for-3 this game.

Quad's prediction > Sax's prediction

Steve Sax said...

0-for-4 now, as Barnes Ks looking

Orel said...

9-1 thru 7!!!!!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

2008. You’re such a sweet distant memory.
At a wine bar. Ready to toast the pennant

Steve Sax said...

Top 8, still 9-1

Steve Sax said...

CUlberson with a leadoff...TRIPLE

karen said...

I hope it has not gone unnoticed what a well behaved little princess I've been of late not taking Maeda's name in vain. No promises though for 2018.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Are they gonna kiss or what

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

However excited I am it pales in comparison to all y’all.
So mazol tov to the sons and all the sosg-maniacs our there.

Steve Sax said...

We strand Culberson at third with three ground balls. But I won't complain.

QuadSevens said...

Stranded Culby. But still up 9-1.

QuadSevens said...

Exactly Sax.

Steve Sax said...

Enjoy the wine bar, DD!

Orel said...

Karen, Maeda is a different pitcher as a reliever. Throws a lot harder. We're going to need him in the WS OKAY CAN I SAY THAT NOW

Orel said...

9-1 thru 8!!!!!!

Paul said...

*streaks*

karen said...

You can say it....and I agree we are going to need him to kill righties.

Steve Sax said...

Puig gets his second hit in the ninth with one out.

Steve Sax said...

Kike wiht his third HR. This is SILLY

Steve Sax said...

Kike with 7 RBI

Orel said...

KIKÉ THREE HR

Steve Sax said...

11-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

BARNES WITH THE BASE HIT I PREDICTED (sort of)

Orel said...

There's Barnes' hit, happy Sax?

QuadSevens said...

We need to get Kiké's dad to come to every game of the World Series! Have yourself a night kid!

karen said...

HERE WE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH!!

ENJOY MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!

Steve Sax said...

TBS homers: "It's impressive how many fans are still here at Wrigley Field." Yeah, right.

Steve Sax said...

Kike is no Barnes. Kike has no single.

Orel said...

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Steve Sax said...

FINAL!!! 11-1 DODGERS

QuadSevens said...

NL champs! Yes!!

Steve Sax said...

@Orel, what's "v"?

spank said...

fuck yes !!

Steve Sax said...

Fireworks going off at Dodger Stadium

Hideo Nomo said...

I’M SO FUCKING HAPPY.

Orel said...

v = V ENERGY BABY

Jason said...

*cries tears of joy*

QuadSevens said...

@Sax That's awesome about the fireworks!

Steve Sax said...

Chris Taylor and Justin Turner, co-MVPs!

QuadSevens said...

Love that they got sprayed by Puig and Kenley while being announced.

Erin Scot said...

Guys. This is the greatest night.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We make WS party!!!!

Steve Sax said...

ERIN! Great to see you dudette

Steve Sax said...

Erin you were mentioned earlier in this GT

Erin Scot said...

Was that me commenting on that 2008 game? Ah, memories.

QuadSevens said...

Nomo deserves some prediction love too for his game thread. The Dodgers definitely kicked down that door to the World Series!