Sunday, October 07, 2018

NLDS Game 3 Thread: 10/7 @ Barves, 5p

The Wave sucks but I'll take it over the stupid imperialistic tomahawk chop any day.

Walker Buehler (regular season: 8-5, 2.62) vs Sean Newcomb (rs: 12-9, 3.90).

Goddammit, Dodgers. Now you've given us hope.

In the 2017 NLDS against the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers started:

  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Rich Hill
  • Yu Darvish

In the 2018 NLDS against the Braves, the Dodgers are starting:

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Walker Buehler

Which rotation makes you feel better?

Despite a frustratingly topsy-turvy regular season, the Dodgers are again in a position to sweep their NLDS opponent (we swept Arizona last year; haha, eat it Snakes!). Not only that, but the 2018 Dodgers led the NL in home runs with 235, while the 2017 edition was fourth with 221.

This is conflicting: How can this year's team, which scratched its way to a division title, seem better than last year's juggernaut? If this year's team could just stop leaving the bases loaded, we might stand a chance against the Brewers in the NLCS.

photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

74 comments:

spank said...

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

Orel said...

Thanks Spank!

Hideo Nomo said...

Did Puig get benched for his TOOTBLAN, or does Kemp have good numbers against Newcomb?

QuadSevens said...

I hope Kemp has that extra I’m-playing-my-former-team gear tonight!

Orel said...

Kemp was 1 for 6 vs Newcomb this season

Orel said...

JT single!

Orel said...

Freese GIDP boo

QuadSevens said...

Time for Buehler to get to work.

QuadSevens said...

5 pitch inning! Yeah, that’ll work!

Orel said...

Looking forward to Buehler's 45-pitch CG

Orel said...

Kemp GIDP boo

QuadSevens said...

Come on Bellinger! Can’t boot balls like that!

QuadSevens said...

Buehler walks the pitcher on four straight. Not even close. Barves finally get a run. 1-0.

Orel said...

Walker living up to his name

QuadSevens said...

Gift strike to end the streak.

QuadSevens said...

I would have preferred the walk. Shit!

Orel said...

ugh

QuadSevens said...

5-0 after two. Time for our bats to wake up.

Orel said...

This is when everyone tries to hit 5-run home runs

QuadSevens said...

Two on, two out and Turner coming up.

QuadSevens said...

Turner comes through! 5-2 now.

QuadSevens said...

Machado down swinging. But we’re on the board.

QuadSevens said...

Nice 1-2-3 inning for Buehler.

Orel said...

MANNY MACHADO IS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

QuadSevens said...

Tommy’s at the game!

Orel said...

Belli with a nice, albeit awkward, catch for out #2 in the 4th

QuadSevens said...

Great catch by Bellinger at the wall!

QuadSevens said...

Awkward for sure!

QuadSevens said...

Buehler settling in. We need some hits now.

QuadSevens said...

CT3!!

Orel said...

CT3 HR makes it 5-4!

QuadSevens said...

Top of the fifth and the Barves are bringing in their third pitcher.

Orel said...

MAXIMUM MUNCY

QuadSevens said...

Muncy!!!

QuadSevens said...

All tied up!

Orel said...

Matty double to open the 6th!

Orel said...

Cody moves him over

QuadSevens said...

Kemp gunned at the plate by Culberson.

Orel said...

Yaz works a two-out walk after Kemp is thrown out at the plate

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

Orel said...

Fuck.

Orel said...

"If this year's team could just stop leaving the bases loaded, we might stand a chance against the Brewers in the NLCS."

Orel said...

I hope Alex Wood is a free agent

QuadSevens said...

That felt like two momentum shifts for the Barves.

Orel said...

Every year the Dodgers make a high-profile acquisition that turns out to be a huge disappointment. 2017: Yu Darvish. 2018: Manny Machado

QuadSevens said...

Only one hit this series so far for Machado.

Orel said...

Baez in for the 7th

QuadSevens said...

Baez strikes out the side. Let’s get some hits!

Steve Sax said...

Dozier gets a leadoff single, meaning he has sold his soul to the devil.

Let’s score this, dammit

Steve Sax said...

Belli, I’m talking to you

Orel said...

C'mon Belli

Orel said...

Ah yes 2017 Bellinger

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger, you are horrible

Orel said...

Goddammit

Orel said...

Suzuki bobbles the ball and Dozier takes second by inches!

Orel said...

Grandal works a two-out walk

Orel said...

Puig grounds out weakly. Really terrible

QuadSevens said...

No clutch hitting. Damn!

Orel said...

Scott Alexander with a surprisingly effective inning. Last licks here

QuadSevens said...

Alexander has a clean eighth. Top of the order coming up for us in the ninth.

QuadSevens said...

Joc with a leadoff single. Let’s go!

Orel said...

Surprisingly tenacious AB by Joc ends in a leadoff single

Orel said...

JT walks

Orel said...

Love these ABs

Orel said...

Muncy Ks. Manny 0-2 count

spank said...

BOOOOOO

Orel said...

Manny Ks on a WP/PB. Runners move up

QuadSevens said...

Shit.

Orel said...

The Dodgers lose a very, very winnable game

Steve Sax said...

And that’s all she wrote.

I blame Machado. And Dozier.

spank said...

FUCK

QuadSevens said...

Sooooo many LOB tonight.

spank said...

FUCK

Orel said...

ugh