Wednesday, October 25, 2017

World Series Game 2 Thread: Oct. 25th vs. Astros, 5p


SoSG Sax attempts to use his "media credential" to get into Game 1.

Rich Hill (12-8, 3.32) vs. Justin Verlander (15-8)

Well, the first Dodgers World Series game in almost thirty years certainly lived up to the wait, huh?
Taylor and Turner picked up right where they left off in the NLCS. Clayton Kershaw was NAILS. (As in the final nails in the "Kershaw can't cut it in the postseason" narrative's coffin.) Sure, we lost count of the double plays the rest of the Dodgers hit into, but the game was still fun, tense, and shockingly short. (Saving the team and the fans from being trapped in the record heat for too long.)

Now, it's Game 2, and the Dodgers face what is likely to be their most formidable challenge of the entire postseason, a suddenly-astonishing Justin Verlander. (Well, he's always been great, but lately he's been really, REALLY great.) That's not to say the Dodgers can't find a way to solve Mr. Kate Upton, but Rich Hill is going to have to be stingy with runs to give the offense a chance.

The Sons kept their winning record going last night with Sax, Orel, and Dusty in attendance. Sax is back tonight, but AC gets the call in place of Orel and Dusty. NO PRESSURE, AC!

The weather's still going to be hot. Here's hoping #ThisTeam is too.

UPDATE (5:35p): Sax reporting in with some at-game photos, including Vin appearing to make us cry all over again...

114 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

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

Orel said...

Great WS GT, Gnomes!

Orel said...

@McCulloughTimes 4m

Adrian Gonzalez is here in uniform.

Steve Sax said...

Astros batting. Soft rock playing on the sound system. Love it.

Orel said...

Sax is it as hot as yesterday?

Steve Sax said...

It’s hot, Orel, but not as bad as yesterday.

But I’m still nervous

Steve Sax said...

Playing Nu Shooz / I Cant Wait. Hilarious

karen said...

Who is the former big league pitcher that they're talking about that said on MLB Tonight last night that our boy Clay was not that good of a pitcher and didn't have the 'It' factor?

Steve Sax said...

Astros are gone. Music is pumping. I have taken my nap.

Steve Sax said...

@karen: sounds like Bumgarner

karen said...

Dan Plesac was the dude mouthing abut Kid K. Tonight he is back peddling saying he didn't realize how good the Dodgers were. Nothing like being prepared and doing your research Danny Boy.

Oh, and btw old Dan has changed his pick to win to Dodgers in 6.

karen said...

@Steve...They've been talking about the unbelievable electricity at the Ravine last night. Are you feeling anything close to that yet tonight?

Steve Sax said...

Half hour to game time. Game feels more electric, less tense? I don’t know, maybe that’s me.

Fox sports portable stage is still on the field.

Steve Sax said...

I’m wearing the same shirt and shorts as yesterday.

Unwashed.

From a 100-degree game.

Fun times for my seat neighbors!

karen said...

Wearing my same Mike Piazza shirt and levis since game 1 of NLDS.

And no, they have not been washed....DON'T JUDGE ME IT'S WORKING!!

spank said...

Geaux Doyers!

karen said...

My Vin!

spank said...

poor Vin. they dont let him take a nap.

Erin Scot said...

I haven't cried that hard since Vin's last game at Dodger Stadium.

Steve Sax said...

Vin, to Yeager, with Fernando. Place is electric now!!!

QuadSevens said...

Loved the first pitch production!

QuadSevens said...

Barnes makes a popup look difficult. One down.

QuadSevens said...

Altuve strikes out.

Orel said...

Richill!

Erin Scot said...

So much for hoping Verlander might not quite have it tonight.

spank said...

Buck and Smoltz are starting to get on my nerves

Hideo Nomo said...

Post updated with some Sax photos.

karen said...

Joe Buck....I may have just forever changed my opinion of you. Thank you for honoring Vinny so beautifully.

Orel said...

Scully first pitch up top!

karen said...

***JINX ALERT*** Verlander has not allowed a hit...All spells, juju, mamba jamba and voodoo needed to rattle this Kershaw wannabe.

Orel said...

Hey more GIDPs

spank said...

SCORE RUNS GODDAMNIT!

Orel said...

Hey we still have NO HITS?

QuadSevens said...

JocPop! Tie game!

Erin Scot said...

Hey, Orel -- NOPE!

karen said...

THE JUJU WORKED!!

TIED UP BABY!!

QuadSevens said...

So far, all of our runs in the World Series have been scored with home runs.

spank said...

I CRAPPED MY PANTS

Orel said...

JICKETY JOC

QuadSevens said...

One pitch, two outs! Nice job Watson.

Orel said...

It must be pretty fuckin tense at the stadium

Orel said...

Finally we get a GIDP back!

Orel said...

WE DO???

@KevinKennedyMLB 54s

Momentum now totally w the Dodgers now...they have Astros rt where they want them.

Orel said...

Now KK is just getting cocky.

@KevinKennedyMLB 32s

Need to score probably just 1 as Dodgers now get into the strength of their bullpen.

QuadSevens said...

CT3 works a two out walk.

Orel said...

Taylor walks with 2 out in the 6th

Orel said...

C'MON COREY

Erin Scot said...

YESSSSS

QuadSevens said...

And Seager does not waste the opportunity! 3-1!

spank said...

FUCK VERLANDER!

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit Batman. Seager!!!!!

Erin Scot said...

Ross Stripling terrifies me.

spank said...

FUCKING ROBERTS. WHY EVEN BOTHER WITH STRIPLING,IDIOT.

Erin Scot said...

And that's why.

Orel said...

NO C'MON STRIP

karen said...

Put me in Doc...Anyone but Chicken Strip...

Orel said...

Morrow in the 7th. Hmmm

Orel said...

IN DOC WE TRUST

Orel said...

Good thing the GIDP preceded the Gattis IF single

QuadSevens said...

Morrow out of it. Stripling thankful.

Orel said...

Morrow gets out of it! SIX MORE OUTS

Orel said...

Cody reaches on an error to start the bottom of the 7th

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Puig is the only guy on the planet that could even put a glove on that ball.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kenley time.

QuadSevens said...

Love the emotion from Puig on that play.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley in early. Gives up a single and a run. 3-2 Dodgers.

QuadSevens said...

KJ back out for the ninth. They should play Tupac again.

spank said...

AND HERE WE GO

QuadSevens said...

Well shit.

spank said...

fuckFuckFUCK

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I’m in line at the walking dead maze at universal. And am only yelling at my phone.

QuadSevens said...

Time to walk it off!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Rally cap on

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger almost hit it out! Going to the 10th now.

karen said...

TIME TO CALL IN THE BIG HORSES........2 WORDS FOR SPANKY.....RALLY THONG.

Orel said...

FUCK

QuadSevens said...

Double fuck.

karen said...

Your mother must be so proud Fields.

Orel said...

So goddamn deflating.

QuadSevens said...

Fields wasn't fooling anyone tonight.

Orel said...

Thanks at least for that Reddick

Steve Sax said...

Can definitely smell smoke here. What’s going on?

Orel said...

PUIG GETS ONE BACK

Orel said...

Brush fire near stadium, Sax. Might affect some parking lots

karen said...

Houston...you've been Puigged.

QuadSevens said...

Puig really wanted to makeup for not catching that ball in the 8th.

Orel said...

Grandy 2 continues to be useless

Orel said...

Forsythe walks

QuadSevens said...

Keep it moving Kiké!

Orel said...

Kiké is our last chance

Orel said...

WP moves Forsythe to 2nd...

Orel said...

OH MY GOD

QuadSevens said...

Holy shitballs! Tie game!!

spank said...

don'y know about you guys but i'm having a blast watching this game.

karen said...

I'm going to quote someone you all know how I feel about...goes by the name of Vin Scully....'It's the Dodgers. When have they ever done anything easy'?

QuadSevens said...

Pickoff play at second hits the ump. Kiké can't advance.

QuadSevens said...

Tied going to the 11th now. I'm gonna head to the bullpen.

Orel said...

Fuckin Laz Diaz

QuadSevens said...

Verlander came back to the dugout to yell at his teammates.

Orel said...

Doc didn't manage for extras tonight

QuadSevens said...

Maybin singles and steals second.

Orel said...

Verlander practically had a towel around his waist

QuadSevens said...

Shit!

Orel said...

Yup.

Erin Scot said...

When Taylor didn't win it in the bottom of the 10th, this was inevitable.

karen said...

I think we all knew where this was headed when mcCarthy came in.

Orel said...

You mean Fields.

QuadSevens said...

Culberson hits one out! Down by one now.

Orel said...

Love you, Culby. But it's not gonna be enough

QuadSevens said...

Puig battling here.

QuadSevens said...

Damn. Series tied.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

At universal. I’ve been attacked by Chucky. Leather face. Freddy. Jason. But the only thing that scared me tonight is the long ball

Orel said...

I'm down. We're all down.

spank said...

oh well.