Friday, October 27, 2017

World Series Game 3 Thread: Oct 27 @ Astros, 5p

Amen, Homer.


Yu Darvish vs. Lance McCullers Jr.


It's a 1-1 series tie but Game 2's agonizing loss has Dodger fans praying to Superman/Jebus for a divine performance by Dodgers ace #1B, Yu Darvish.

Look, the two best teams made it to the World series — none of this wild card bullshit — and we're thankful one of those teams is ours. But the flipside is that our opponents aren't just going to roll over and play dead. They're unreasonable like that.

These Astros are damn good. Just ask our bullpen. But let's not lose sight of the fact that in Game 2 we finally dinged their bullpen too, touching up Ken Giles for two runs and Chris Devenski for one.

Minute Maid Park is is paradoxically both more spacious and short-porched, setting the stage for more dingers (of the pulled variety, like pork!) tonight. Expect the likes of Justin Turner and Chris Taylor to treat the 'Stros like King Hippo by uppercutting like crazy.

So join us in the fetal position as we chew our fingernails to the quick and soak our joy/drown our sorrows in alcohol. Who knows, tonight some Dodger fans might even find religion.

144 comments:

Steve Sax said...

1. Chris Taylor, CF
2. Corey Seager, SS
3. Justin Turner, 3B
4. Cody Bellinger, 1B
5. Yasiel Puig, RF
6. Logan Forsythe, 2B
7. Austin Barnes, C
8. Joc Pederson, LF
9. Enrique Hernandez, DH

Yu Darvish, P

Orel said...

Wow, with first names and all!

Orel said...

UPDATE:
Taylor CF
Seager SS
Turner 3B
Bellinger 1B
Puig RF
Forsythe 2B
Barnes C
Pederson DH
Hernández LF
(Darvish P)

QuadSevens said...

Mmmm! Pulled pork!

QuadSevens said...

(drools)

Orel said...

I got hungry writing that. Good thing I have my desk salad handy

Dusty Baker said...

(pulls pork)

Orel said...

(puts Dusty on 15-day DL)

Dusty Baker said...

Nobody puts Dusty in the corner!

Erin Scot said...

Guys, am I crazy, or were the Dodgers also undefeated at home in the postseason until Game 2? Did Fox make a big to-do about that for us?

Hideo Nomo said...

The is for picking me up, Orel!! Let’s blow the roof off this dump.

Orel said...

HERE WE GO

karen said...

@Erin...you are so right. Feels like we're watching an Astro broadcast a lot of the time.

Orel said...

Houston gets the better narrative, Erin. We all know that.

Orel said...

Goddammit, Altuve drops Seager's grounder and still gets him

QuadSevens said...

Turner hit it to the deepest part of the park for an out.

Orel said...

IT IS CAUGHT BY SPRINGER!!! IT IS CAUGHT BY SPRINGER!!! Fuck you Joe Buck

Erin Scot said...

Seager and Turner hit the ball hard. And we had two 3-1 counts. That could be a good sign, or we may have just given their pitcher the chance to settle down and get into a groove.

QuadSevens said...

Gattis and McCann look like twins in the lineup graphics.

Orel said...

Here we are in Molly Knight's Terrible Two Minutes.

Orel said...

Wow, Darvish hit 97 mph

QuadSevens said...

Darvish gets out of the jam! No score end of one.

Orel said...

18 innings in the 1st for Yu

QuadSevens said...

Two bad calls do in Bellinger for the K.

Erin Scot said...

Not exactly taking pitches in this inning.

Orel said...

I believe McCullers has thrown a negative number of pitches. Work the count, wouldya guys?

Orel said...

Forsythe single! Let's strand him, shall we?

QuadSevens said...

Yes we shall.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

McCullers seems hittable. I this these Dodgers will find a way

Hideo Nomo said...

Chicks dig the aggressive swings into perfectly placed defenders.

QuadSevens said...

Well shit.

Erin Scot said...

Ugh.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ouch!

QuadSevens said...

The slider from Darvish doesn't look good so far.

Erin Scot said...

This is going really well.

QuadSevens said...

Pep talk from Doc after a walk. 2 on nobody out.

QuadSevens said...

Everything from Darvish is up. Not good.

Orel said...

WTF is happening

QuadSevens said...

Another pitch up. Long single off the wall. 2-0 nobody out.

Hideo Nomo said...

TERRIBLE THINGS

karen said...

Anxiety level....through the roof.

Orel said...

Well this is shit.

QuadSevens said...

Darvish isn’t fooling anyone.

Erin Scot said...

Honestly, why do we do this to ourselves? This is so painful.

Orel said...

This would almost be bearable if we had won Game 2

QuadSevens said...

Maeda now getting warm.

Erin Scot said...

Darvish has absolutely nothing.

karen said...

Looks like we know which Yu showed up tonight.

QuadSevens said...

Couple of line drive outs. 4-0 now.

Orel said...

This is a disaster.

Orel said...

STOP THE BLEEDING

QuadSevens said...

Darvish is done. This sucks.

Hideo Nomo said...

That was longer than two minutes, Molly.

QuadSevens said...

It’s only the third. Let’s get back into this!

QuadSevens said...

Joc with a good walk.

Orel said...

Gotta jump. Will try not to drive off the 101

QuadSevens said...

Kiké walks on 4 pitches. CT3 can get us right back into this game now.

QuadSevens said...

Drive safe Orel.

QuadSevens said...

Walked the bases loaded. Turner up now!

QuadSevens said...

Seager up. Not Turner.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

One swing baby, that’s all we need

QuadSevens said...

Shit. GIDP with a run in.

Erin Scot said...

GOD DAMN IT, COREY.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Or not

Erin Scot said...

One team capitalized on a struggling starter. One did not.

QuadSevens said...

That’s so Dodgers. Ugh.

Erin Scot said...

I said to myself that we needed at least a run that inning. I'm trying to be positive because we did get that. But, shit, it could have been so much better.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Closing the gap. Let’s keep chipping away at it.

QuadSevens said...

Very true Erin. It just feels so deflating. Hopefully we keep chipping away.

Erin Scot said...

That ferris wheel was lit up blue. It's a sign.

karen said...

I have been trying to keep my pissy, filthy potty mouth under control so as not to piss off the baseball gods. But no fuckin more. I AM SO TIRED ABOUT HEARING ABOUT HARVEY. How it inspired this team to win for Houston...by the way it's BOSTON STRONG not houston strong. I am so sorry with all my heart about your rain storm but maybe for just a minute look towards Puerto Rico and what they are enduring.

Oh, and btw, a hurricane doesn't earn you mofos a World Series Championship.

Erin Scot said...

A sign that they're going to depress me this inning, I guess.

QuadSevens said...

Maeda back out for the 4th. Gets Springer swinging for the first out.

QuadSevens said...

Maeda with some emotion as he Ks Bergman. Two down.

QuadSevens said...

Joc with a hustle double. One down.

QuadSevens said...

Kiké moves up Joc. Two down runner on third. CT3 up.

QuadSevens said...

Stranded him. 4-1 still going to the bottom of the 5th.

QuadSevens said...

Maeda gets the first out of the fifth and gives way to Watson.

QuadSevens said...

Maeda picked up Darvish. Now our bats need to wake up.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

WHy was Maeda pulled? Can anyone explain that to me please

QuadSevens said...

Guessing it’s so he can be used again this weekend.

Erin Scot said...

This sucks.

QuadSevens said...

Watson with a wild throw to first allows Reddick to score from first. 5-1.

Erin Scot said...

So let's go, Dodgers. We can come back from this.

Orel said...

Maeda's not stretched out for a long appearance? He threw 42 pitches

Orel said...

So I was yelling at Puig while I was driving. Hope he heard me.

Orel said...

HEY LET'S NOT FUCK THIS ONE UP OKAY

Orel said...

Wow. What has happened to Bellinger

Erin Scot said...

Bellinger's at-bats have been absolutely pathetic tonight.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Bellibombed...

Erin Scot said...

What happened to my patient team?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Back to a 3-run deficit

Orel said...

2-run deficit!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Yeah baby!

Erin Scot said...

Squandering so many opportunities, but we're still chipping away. WE NEED TO HOLD THEM HERE.

Orel said...

One down, Watson comes out

QuadSevens said...

Puig needs to teach Bellinger how to lay off that pitch.

Orel said...

Another error? Jesus

Orel said...

This feels like another one-run loss

QuadSevens said...

Morrow with a big K on Altuve.

Orel said...

Morrow escapes the 6th

QuadSevens said...

And another to end the inning!

Orel said...

Everyone trying to hit a 6-run HR. JUST GET ON BASE

Orel said...

Like Andre just did!

Orel said...

AAAAAAUGH CT just looked at a hanging something or other for strike 2

Orel said...

This game just blows.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

That guys singing... I can’t un-hear it

QuadSevens said...

Mrs Quad and I both thought that singer sucked.

Erin Scot said...

I mute it for "God Bless America" every time. Guess I'm especially glad this time.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Leadiff double. And that singing still in my head

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Reddick could use some sweet chin music

QuadSevens said...

I love seeing Reddick pissed off.

QuadSevens said...

Stripling coming in with the bases loaded to face Springer. Yikes!

Orel said...

This...is gonna suck

Orel said...

First-pitch ball WHO WOULDA THUNK

QuadSevens said...

He threw a strike!

QuadSevens said...

...finally.

Orel said...

HOLY SHIT THAT WAS CLOSE

QuadSevens said...

Even Stripling thought that was gone! Amazing!

Erin Scot said...

God, that was terrifying. Stripling is... not inspiring..

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I just shit my pants

Erin Scot said...

Extraneous period at the end there. For shame.

Orel said...

Corey swinging thru a meatball

Orel said...

KEEP STRUGGLING PEACOCK

Orel said...

Heart of the order just giving away outs

Orel said...

Full count to Cody. A victory in itself

Orel said...

Swings thru a meatball. Of course

QuadSevens said...

He won’t see a better pitch this series.

Orel said...

Can't wait to hear what injury Cody is nursing

Orel said...

Stripling one out away from the Dodgers' first 1-2-3 — never mind

QuadSevens said...

He almost got his arm taken off by that line drive.

Orel said...

Astros pitchers have throw three 1-2-3 innings tonight

Orel said...

Last gasp

Orel said...

Thank you to everyone who showed up in this thread tonight. It eases the pain.

Orel said...

Hinch stays with Peacock, meaning Giles will be fresh tomorrow

QuadSevens said...

I feel like this ump’s zone has been wider for the Astros pitchers.

Orel said...

Puig Ks

Orel said...

Utley taps a weak bouncer back to the pitcher

Orel said...

Grandal putting up a peep

Orel said...

Well that was utterly demoralizing.

See you tomorrow!

QuadSevens said...

That was rough.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

so.... at least we got a new season of stranger things

Erin Scot said...

I truly, truly hate Texas.

Orel said...

PGTUP