Friday, October 26, 2018

World Series Game 3 Thread: Oct 26 vs. Red Sox, 5p


Walker Buehler vs. Rick Porcello

Failure was the overarching theme of the first two games of this World Series. Failure to execute at the plate. Failure to execute out of the pen. And, maybe most importantly, failure to get a third out. The Sox are ungodly good with two outs. Remember when "TWO OUT MADNESS!" was our thing? It was our thing, wasn't it? Maybe way back when.

Speaking of way back when, a lot is being made of the '65 and '81 Dodgers both being down 0-2 and coming back to win the Series. That's neat and all, but letting the past die has worked before in this Series and we need it to work again. Make new history, Dodgers. We've waited long enough.


Bring your broom, Broom Boy! The Dodgers need a sweep at home!

Just like the end of The Last Jedi, the future begins with the young: Walker Buehler on the mound. Joc and Cody back in the starting lineup. Seize the day, boys.

GO BLUE!

158 comments:

Orel said...

Pederson LF
Turner 3B
Muncy 1B
Machado SS
Bellinger CF
Puig RF
Grandal C
Taylor 2B
Buehler P

Orel said...

It's now or never, boys

Hideo Nomo said...

Could’ve sworn I saw a lineup with Barnes in it earlier. Did they revise?

Orel said...

Didn't see that

QuadSevens said...

I've got my Cody Bellinger shirsey on today at work. I'm expecting a bomb from him today!

Hideo Nomo said...

Turns out MLB posted a “projected lineup.” Carry on.

Orel said...

Maybe you were looking at your Austin Barnes-themed Pinterest page?

Steve Sax said...

Dusty and Sax in the House. Dieter playing DM’s “A Question of Trust”.

Steve Sax said...

Dusty says hi but he hates blogger

Steve Sax said...

hateHateHATE

Steve Sax said...

Loved the soft rock they played for the Boston BP

So did Christopher across, who gets royalties

Steve Sax said...

26 pitches is too many though

Steve Sax said...

I^Christopher Cross

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty needs to have Geek Squad sort out his Blogger issue.

QuadSevens said...

First inning walk for Muncy but nothing else.

QuadSevens said...

Does Fox know that the Santa Monica pier is like 20 miles from Dodger Stadium? They always show it on their telecasts like it’s right next door.

QuadSevens said...

Dodgers go down in order in the second. Bellinger is saving his power for the late innings.

QuadSevens said...

Buehler picks off JBJ to start the third. Nice!

QuadSevens said...

JOCPOP!!!

QuadSevens said...

Turner follows that up with a double.

QuadSevens said...

End of three, Dodgers up 1-0. We have a lead!

QuadSevens said...

Nice shut down inning from Buehler.

Orel said...

Buehler pitch count slightly higher than preferred

Orel said...

Our offensive approach still generally sucking

Orel said...

Buehler 79 pitches over 5 scoreless innings

QuadSevens said...

Porcello pulled with two out in the fifth. Time for a buttload of substitutions.

Steve Sax said...

Ok shit here. 1-0 is not going to be the final score here, so we need to get to work. Through 5, stadium seems a little tense. We need a good sixth here from Walker.

Sax out

Orel said...

So it turns out Walker Buehler is the man. 6 scoreless, 93 pitches

QuadSevens said...

Buehler has a good sixth Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Buehler is fucking nails. 1-0 through 5.5

Orel said...

Cody's first-pitch popup is more offensive than Manny not hustling

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Agree Orel, that was terrible approach

Orel said...

KKKKKK

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Walker Freakin Bueller!!!

Orel said...

Your Game 7 starter!

QuadSevens said...

Buehler got a big hug from Kershaw in the dugout.

Orel said...

God forbid we actually string a few hits together

Steve Sax said...

Come on Kempy

Steve Sax said...

Kenley gets one out

Orel said...

Mary Hart and Larry King so chill

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Jansen has been homer prone all year, so why should tonight be any different? Come on Jansen, let’s get these last four outs! Bats wake up you fucks!

QuadSevens said...

I’m sure Sax and Dusty are either cussing their heads off or crying into a beer right now. That sucked.

Orel said...

Shitty of Kenley but a solo homer shouldn't feel like a game-winning one

QuadSevens said...

Nothing doing for us in the eighth. Gonna have to be a walkoff.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley coming back out for the ninth.

Steve Sax said...

To the ninth. 1-1. kenley still pitching which I don’t think can be good.

Johnny Blanchard said...
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Johnny Blanchard said...

Has anyone explained to Manny that Miami is not an island

QuadSevens said...

Nice inning from Kenley. Bottom of the ninth coming up. Let’s go!

spank said...

here we go bishes! i'm still not listening to Buck. fuck him

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger with a leadoff single!

Orel said...

Geez Puig

spank said...

why why why? unfuckingbelievable

spank said...

STOOPID BELLINGER!!

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger picked off and Yaz walks. Two down.

Orel said...

Brainfarts everywhere!

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger guns a guy at the plate! What a throw!

QuadSevens said...

Two down in the bottom of the tenth and Muncy coming up.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy with a double! Machado coming up.

Orel said...

Muncy doubles...

QuadSevens said...

He pops out. Going to the 11th.

Steve Sax said...

Oh man. I am a mess

QuadSevens said...

Baez with two quick outs in the 11th.

QuadSevens said...

Hang in there Sax. We got this!

Johnny Blanchard said...

Goodwin is a True Dodger. How dare he

Johnny Blanchard said...

Good thing we have our defensive specialists Machado and Bellinger.

Orel said...

Well Baez is toast for tomorrow but we needed him to come through and he did

QuadSevens said...

Rally cap on here! Let’s go Bellinger!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Man, when they aren't hitting dingers, this is a really boring brand of baseball

Orel said...

The inability or unwillingness to adjust is maddening

Cliff Beefpile said...

wtf were you swinging at, Barnes?

Orel said...

CT3 will swing at anyyyyyything

QuadSevens said...

Going to the 12th. Damn.

Steve Sax said...

I am still a mess

Cliff Beefpile said...
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Cliff Beefpile said...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/85c809925ced953370e3fc782b10e153/tumblr_oolbp8BNQC1qmob6ro1_400.gif

Cliff Beefpile said...

One of these decades I might actually learn how to do a hyperlink

Steve Sax said...

To the bottom of the 12th!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

This fucking game... I’m down to my last beer

QuadSevens said...

Kiké leading off the bottom of the 12th. Bring on the big swings!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Kike grounds out to a guy who has never played first base before. Cora is just toying with us now.

Steve Sax said...

Ugh. 1-1 through 12

Orel said...

Red Sox have winning run on second, no out

QuadSevens said...

Alexander gives up a leadoff walk. Not good.

QuadSevens said...

Shit.

Orel said...

jmfgdc

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

This ain’t looking good.

Orel said...

This team is a motherfucking embarrassment. Completely gutless. They didn't deserve to make it this far

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeah, can we get the Braves back? They'd at least be fun to watch.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hey, remember when Walker Buehler was showing everyone what an ace looks like in a World Series game like two hours ago? ME NEITHER! Fuck this team, man. Gutless. Absolutely gutless.

Orel said...

Just keep swinging under those pitches, Manny. One of these decades you'll connect

Cliff Beefpile said...

I like how David Freese is like a guy Roberts thinks just hangs because he's got nothing else to do.

Orel said...

JUST KEEP SWINGING SWINGING AWAY BABY ONE CENTURY YOU'LL CONNECT I'M SURE

Cliff Beefpile said...

At least we won't have to worry about not signing Machado. He's kind of annoying, anyway.

QuadSevens said...

Holy shit we tied it up!

Orel said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA

QuadSevens said...

Going to the 14th!

Orel said...

Jesus Barnes take a fuckin pitch!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh my GAWD Barnes is useless with a bat

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jesus, Eovaldi has a better hack

QuadSevens said...

Walkoff in the bottom of the 14th? Let’s find out!

Orel said...

Floro was Baez-like today

Cliff Beefpile said...

They better score, I can't watch Maeda.

Orel said...

Kiké showed up!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

OMFG!!! Kike knows how to hit!

Orel said...

And nobody around him did!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Look at Larry King still there, sticking it out like a goddamn trooper!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Well, shit. Even Turner can't get it done.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. We are wasting all our chances.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Oh, Maeda. You sack of crap.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I take back what I said about Freese.

Orel said...

ugh

Cliff Beefpile said...

So, this is Hell, is it?

Orel said...

WE'VE BEEN HERE THE WHOLE TIME

Cliff Beefpile said...

Sit down and shut up, Betts

Cliff Beefpile said...

That Joc homerun, oh so long ago.

Orel said...

Can't believe Kenta pulled that off

Cliff Beefpile said...

12 MEN LOB!!! COME AWWWWWWN!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Muncy's had some uncharacteristically bad ABs

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Least it's not 2:35am for us (yet)

Orel said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK SO CLOSE

Cliff Beefpile said...

Eovaldi's giant-ass ears will haunt my dreams tonight

Orel said...

The Dodgers' giant-ass popups will haunt my dreams

QuadSevens said...

Watching on my phone in bed with headphones now. Not sure how long I’ll last.

Orel said...

Bogaerts is hurt but still batting

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Since time is hard to measure, let me share this: I watched an entire (fabulous) Danny Elfman concert at the Hollywood Bowl... which started in the sixth inning of this game.... and still made it back in time to watch the previous two innings.

Orel said...

Kenta Ks the side in the 16th! Just like they drew it up!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Maeda with a 1-2-3 inning

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nunez can eat a bag of shit. As can our line-up for this pathetic display against Nathan goddamn Eovaldi.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuckin' Freese.

Orel said...

This has one-run loss written all over it

QuadSevens said...

We can’t buy a hit.

Steve Sax said...

Urias in for the 17th. My god this is crazy

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think the NFL games are about to start, aren't they?

Steve Sax said...

It’s me and Julio down by the schoolyard

QuadSevens said...

Bottom of the 17th. This game is nuts.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Whatta you know, another infield pop-up

UUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jesus, Eovaldi has pitched almost an entire game

Cliff Beefpile said...

Ah, well, I see we're throwing in the towel.

QuadSevens said...

Wood coming in for the 18th. Oh boy.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

"You've got to get one of the next two batters out"
Um, ya think?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Freese strikes again. Wow.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I Love AL Pitchers Batting!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Beaux Arts helps us out

Orel said...

Wood induces the GIDP to escape the 18th!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I think I'm seeing stars at this point.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Beautiful (pronounced like Saturday Night Fever era John Travolta)

Steve Sax said...

My friends are already back from the Bruno Mars concert at Staples tonight. And they’re now watching the game. Crazy

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Boston's lucky most of their bars have last call at 11am

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Anyone else got Huey Lewis "If This Is It" in their head?

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

My dogs have now had multiple walks over the course of this game

Cliff Beefpile said...

Thank God!

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Muncy will never have to pay for a banana in LA again.
Now off to World Series dog walk number three

Good night y'all.

QuadSevens said...

Muncy!!!!

Orel said...

FINALLY

Orel said...

Oh...WIN

Orel said...

Winning pitcher: Alex Wood

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I passed out in the 16th... what happened?