Wednesday, October 24, 2018

World Series Game 2 Thread: 10/24 @ Red Sox, 5p

We'll always have this moment. We'll always have this moment. We'll always have this moment.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (postseason: 1-1, 4.40) vs David Price (PS: 1-1, 5.11).

So it turns out there are a few things a team needs to play well in the World Series:

  • effective starting pitching [last night: noooooope]
  • timely hitting [last night: kinda]
  • strong defense [last night: noooooope]
  • canny bullpen management [last night: noooooope]

Why it took the Dodgers THE ENTIRETY OF GAME 1 to figure this out is beyond me. Maybe it was the cold weather, maybe Dave Roberts had brain freeze from shotgunning a pregame Slurpee (Coca Cola flavor, natch), maybe...the Red Sox are simply the better team.

But hey! It’s not the better team that wins — it’s the team that plays better. And the 92-71 Dodgers, who beat the 96-67 Brewers to reach the World Series, have it in them to take Game 2. They just have to execute when they absolutely can't afford not to (which frankly seems to be the only time they do so).

Although Boston native Rich Hill seems a natural to start this game, Ryu gets the start to set Hill up for relief work in later games. Road Ryu (8.59 ERA, 2.05 WHIP) is def not preferable to Home Ryu (0.00 ERA, 0.57 WHIP) but dude, it's the World Series. Sack up, Hyun-Jin.

Listen: Dodger Stadium is unfortunately going to be packed with entitled Red Sox fans on Friday. It's gonna suck. Let's give them one less thing to cheer for.

87 comments:

Steve Sax said...

We win today.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Not for nothin', but Game One's comments ended with number one-hundred and...69. Somewhere in Massachusetts, Rob Gronkowski approves.

Orel said...

Dozier 2B
Turner 3B
Freese 1B
Machado SS
Taylor LF
Kemp DH
Hernández CF
Puig RF
Barnes C
(Ryu P)

Hideo Nomo said...

Puig, please carry that dead weight around you in the lineup.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

PPR (Speedos) in the motherfucking house!!!

Reporting LIVE - motherfuckers!!! - from Fenway!!!!

Darkboulder (MPQ) here with me - Sox fan, says “let’s go up 2-0”

He’s mean-spirited that way.

Orel said...

PPR/Speedos! Thanks for representing the Blue in enemy territory! Tell Darkboulder he owes us CP for poisoning the alliance

Steve Sax said...

Tell Darkboulder he is the equivalent of Bagman Spidey

Orel said...

Tell Darkboulder he doesn't merit a support

Orel said...

Tell Darkboulder he belongs in the Prologue

QuadSevens said...

Tell Darkboulder I hope all his taco tokens are health packs.

Orel said...

QualityBurn™, Quad!

Hideo Nomo said...

Tell Darkboulder I hope all his Legendary draws are Kravens.

Orel said...

one pitch one out

Orel said...

Tell Darkboulder I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt

Orel said...

Good Price showed up. We're sunk

Orel said...

Freese walks

Orel said...

Goddammit Manny

Orel said...

You know what would be great here? A 1-2-3 inning by Ryu

Orel said...

One down but Manny makes it an adventure with an errant throw

Orel said...

K

Orel said...

He did it! 1-2-3 on 11 pitches

Orel said...

CT3 Ks on 3 pitches

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Kemp Ks on 4 pitches

Orel said...

Ryu gives up a double after giving up a loud out

Orel said...

KK

Orel said...

Red Sox score first. Again

Orel said...

Barnes works a full count, so I'm going to chalk that up as a victory

Orel said...

Dozier works a walk! It's an embarrassment of riches

Orel said...

Back-to-back singles! Here comes the RBI GIDP!

Orel said...

CT3 full count

Orel said...

RANCHO FREAKIN ARDIENDO

Orel said...

KempBI ties it!

Orel said...

Kiké working Price

Orel said...

It's all up to Puig

Orel said...

...who delivers! 2-1 Dodgers!

Orel said...

And he clears Barnes' spot!

Orel said...

Ryu with the crucial 1-2-3

Orel said...

Goddammit Benintendi

Orel said...

Ryu exits after 69 pitches over 4 2/3 innings

Steve Sax said...

Fuckin A Madson. 5-pitch walk gives the Red Sox a tie game.

Steve Sax said...

Madson gives up another one. Fuck

Steve Sax said...

4-2 Boston

QuadSevens said...

Madson has let all of his inherited runners score. Shitty!

Orel said...

We are wilting like a flower in an oven

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I think the Madison Well is dried up. That’s it for him. Ryu is Korean for no more road starts. Kike looks like he forgot how to hit a baseball.

Orel said...

Ryu was good until he wasn't

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Ryu was solid for 2.2 innings

Orel said...

1 run over 4 2/3!

Orel said...

Sure he left the bases loaded...

Orel said...

Red Sox pitchers have been masterful at getting Dodgers bats to swing outside the zone. Even Turner is uncharacteristically wild

Steve Sax said...

Ok, so we dropped two on the road. Let’s get it back Friday.

Orel said...

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Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

We have an uphill climb, but anything is possible. Guys have to regroup and get their shit together

Fred's Brim said...

Surly
as a
mother
fucker

Goddammit!!! I don't know what to do with myself right now

Orel said...

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Pistol Pete Reiser said...

So my battery has been at 1% for 4 straight hours.

Ugh (didn’t want to break the ugh-fest (darkboulder with the assist on naming this the ugh-fest)

Reading this aloud in the car headed home west out of bean-town.

Many pictures to share, many stories to tell.

Saw the entire fox sports talking heads show after the game. Saw Rich Hill (aka the guy who should have started game 2), right before the game started (kinda cool, in player area under bleachers). Arid looks like “he has a dumb ducking face” (darkboulder quote, dB for short).

Truly a great park for a game, and equally great fans, not one asshole in the lot of them, despite my dodger blue on display.

And they’re still fixated on hating the Yankees, they chanted it several times into the late innings. How quaint!

Pesky’s Pole. Green Monster. Olde-timey scoreboard. Fans who clearly know the game, the players, and pay attention.

Saw Pedro (fuck fuck fuck fuck), saw the back of Frank Thomas’s head. Very big, very black, and very shiney.

We’re in a pickle, boys.

Orel said...

ugh

Orel said...

Thanks for the check-in, PPR! Glad to hear you were treated with respect. Sorry you had to see such a shitty game. Be sure to remind Db he's a Taco Token health pack

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Steve Sax said...

No more Ugg’s. We gotta win four of five. Let’s get back to warm weather and get to work.

That means you, CT3 and Kike

(Madson, you just sit down and rest someplace.)

Orel said...

ugh

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Émbracé the accént, Sax!

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Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

2 innings in the books. big swings big misses. ugh...

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Dave trusting Bueler to go late into the 6th.