Friday, October 12, 2018

NLCS Game 1 Thread: Oct 12 @ Brewers, 5p



Clayton Kershaw vs. Gio Gonzalez

The Dodgers are back in the NLCS for the third(!) year in a row. This will be a very difficult series for us here at SoSG. Is it because we still don't have 100% faith in the swing for the fences offense? Is it because the Dodgers reversed the Kershaw Game 1, Ryu Game 2 rotation that worked so well in the NLDS? Is it because the Brewers have such a formidable bullpen? Is it because the Dodgers have a chance to go back to the World Series and our hearts are still fragile from last year?

All those are things to worry about, sure, but the most important reason the Sons are concerned about this series is having to root against one of our oldest and dearest friends...BEER. OK, Miller beer specifically, but it hurts our souls to disparage any beer. (Even though "I like beer!" has become a real shitty take. THANKS, BRETT.) And beer brewers are our personal heroes.

But it's the Dodgers. And history is on the line. There are lots of other beers in the taps. (We'll need them all.) So, we officially kick Miller and all Milwaukee-adjacent beers to the curb.

GO BLUE!

86 comments:

Hideo Nomo said...

Taylor LF
Turner 3B
Freese 1B
Machado SS
Kemp RF
Hernández 2B
Bellinger CF
Grandal C
Kershaw P

QuadSevens said...

I wore a Kemp jersey to work today. I'm expecting big things!

Orel said...

LET'S DO THIS, PLEASE

Orel said...

Great GT Gnomes!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Go Blue!!! Beer check - Sierra Nevada Octoberfest.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Great GT. Fragile Hearts... sob... I just recently started feeling whole again after last year’s WS game 5.

Orel said...

Game 7 for me was the heart-ripper-outer

Hideo Nomo said...

Thanks, guys!

Orel said...

Dodgers go 1-2-3 in the 1st and Joe Buck is ready to move to Milwaukee

QuadSevens said...

I hateHateHATE Joe Buck.

QuadSevens said...

Yellich is battling Kershaw.

Orel said...

That took too many pitches but can't argue with the result

QuadSevens said...

Big strikeout for Kershaw who wins the battle.

Orel said...

Manny two clean defensive chances in the 1st. Scoreless after 1

QuadSevens said...

Machado!!!

Orel said...

MANNY I ALWAYS BELIEVED

QuadSevens said...

That was a sweeeeeeeet swing!

Orel said...

DAMN Belli gave it a ride

QuadSevens said...

Cody almost hit it out. Damn!

QuadSevens said...

Kersh has a lead going to the bottom of the second. 1-0

Orel said...

Clean 2nd (one hit). Headed to the 3rd

QuadSevens said...

Two out single but nothing more against Kershaw. Brewers had someone up in the pen already.

QuadSevens said...

Brewers starter only goes two. Dodgers down quietly in the third.

Orel said...

Looks like Doc will bat Muncy in the 4th, burning Freese

QuadSevens said...

WTF!?

Orel said...

ugh

QuadSevens said...

Yaz is terrible behind the plate tonight.

QuadSevens said...

Yaz is terrible behind the plate tonight...again.

Orel said...

Grandal is Yas'ing it up. 2 PB, 1 CI

QuadSevens said...

And an error on a throw to home.

QuadSevens said...

Grandal owes us a 3 run bomb.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy down on three pitches.

Orel said...

Muncy Ks on 3 pitches

Orel said...

DAMMIT

QuadSevens said...

Finally I got ya!

QuadSevens said...

Gonna need a quick inning from Kershaw here.

Steve Sax said...

Shit. I need beer.

Orel said...

Tonight's battery has been...lacking

QuadSevens said...

Our defense is lacking too.

Orel said...

Yeah, an error by Taylor makes it, what, 7 mistakes so far?

QuadSevens said...

We have got to get some hits tonight.

Steve Sax said...

Team that scores first is 14-2 in these playoffs...

QuadSevens said...

Home teams have done pretty good too.

Orel said...

Brian "White Flag" Dozier bats to open the 6th

QuadSevens said...

Hey! We got a hit!

QuadSevens said...

Followed by two strikeouts. Ugh.

QuadSevens said...

Hader reminds me of Randy Johnson. Same stuff, same hair, same bad complexion.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I got a bad feeling about this fellas

Orel said...

Kemp single with one out in the 7th. Certainly this will be the beginning of a huge rally!

Orel said...

Don't quite understand by Counsell is making Hader throw so many pitches but I'll take it

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Orel, let him throw as many pitches as he wants. That’s Docs strategy, wear out the pen in game uno

QuadSevens said...

Getting some hits would help wear out the bullpen. I’m just saying.

Orel said...

Urias gives up a dinger

QuadSevens said...

Ugh.

Orel said...

ALERT: GRANDAL CAUGHT A FOUL BALL. REPEAT GRANDAL DID NOT COMMIT AN ERROR

QuadSevens said...

And he leads off the 8th with a single.

QuadSevens said...

Two on and one out for Turner.

QuadSevens said...

Turner called third strike was crap.

QuadSevens said...

Rancho ardiendo for Machado. Jeffress coming in.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

DAMMIT

QuadSevens said...

Manny with 2 more RBIs! 6-3 now with two on for Kemp.

Orel said...

Hmmmmmm

QuadSevens said...

Yes! Kemp with an RBI! 6-4! Let’s keep it going!

Orel said...

To quote Sax: Weak sauce, Puig

QuadSevens said...

Puig down swinging. 6-4 going to the bottom of the 8th.

QuadSevens said...

Maeda gets a generous call for the first out of the bottom of the 8th.

QuadSevens said...

Turner with an error now. 4 tonight for the Dodgers.

QuadSevens said...

4-6-3. Last licks.

Orel said...

Last call, folks!

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger with an infield single! That was close!

Orel said...

Doosan? Mitel?

QuadSevens said...

Shit. Reviewed. Out.

Orel said...

ugh

QuadSevens said...

Yaz with a strikeout. Fitting.

Steve Sax said...

Grandal cost us this game.

Orel said...

Joc woc

QuadSevens said...

Joc walks. Amazing.

Orel said...

Kershaw cost us this game too

QuadSevens said...

CT3 with an RBI triple!

Orel said...

We're going to lose by one aren't we

QuadSevens said...

Dammit! Loss.

QuadSevens said...

I blame Yaz all the way.

Orel said...

Kersh & Yaz, CO-LVPs

Steve Sax said...

Can we please get a catcher who can catch the ball

Orel said...

Trade for Russell Martin!