Thursday, October 03, 2019

NLDS Game 1 vs. Nationals, 5.30p

Walker Buehler vs. Patrick Corbin.

Still with us? After dropping off the Game Thread treadmill earlier this year, I figured I had better put up a NLDS GT for posterity. The Nationals come in with a head of steam after beating Milwaukee in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, but using aces Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg in the process. Today's LAT indicated that if Washington loses today, "the Nationals are in real trouble."

Well, the same could be said for the Dodgers with a Game 1 loss today. The Dodgers only wield a 52% chance of winning this first best-of-five series, in which randomness can play a HUGE part. I'm nervous. Strap in.

Go Dodgers!

191 comments:

Orel said...

Pollock LF
Freese 1B
Turner 3B
Bellinger CF
Taylor RF
Muncy 2B
Seager SS
Smith C
Buehler P

Orel said...

AM I TOO LATE???

Orel said...

LUXY BABY!

Orel said...

Man, gonna go on such comment streak here

Orel said...

As usual, Dodgers wait to crack it open. Lux HR makes it 5-0 in the 8th

Orel said...

Buehler was pretty great. Kolarek did his job. Kenta was great. Hearing Kelly gets the 9th

Orel said...

Dodgers loaded the bases in the 1st but got only 1 run when Corbin walked one in

Orel said...

It was that kind of game

Orel said...

JOC!

Orel said...

JT has looked out of sync all night, although he did get a single on a blooper

Orel said...

Kelly to close it out

Orel said...

Leadoff double

Orel said...

One down

Orel said...

Kelly touching 99

Orel said...

Two down

Orel said...

WIN

Orel said...

Kelly Ks Soto with a 98-mph heater

Orel said...

Wow, we threw a 2-hitter!

Orel said...

Kersh vs Stras tomorrow!

spank said...

proud of Joc. my homeboy

Steve Sax said...

Orel I am sorry I left you hanging. Back tomorrow.

QuadSevens said...

That game was totally nerve wracking! Can't wait for tonight!

Orel said...

GAME 2
Pederson RF
Turner 3B
Pollock LF
Bellinger CF
Muncy 1B
Smith C
Seager SS
Lux 2B
Kershaw P

Orel said...

Astros beat Rays, Braves beat Cards

QuadSevens said...

Pollock looked terrible swinging at three sliders in the dirt.

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw didn’t look great in the first either. 1-0 Curly Ws after one.

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw has now hit two batters.

QuadSevens said...

...and given up 3 runs. Going to the bottom of the third.

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw almost got our first hit. He was robbed by Soto in left.

QuadSevens said...

That’s two 1-2-3 innings in a row for Kersh. Time for the bats to wake up.

QuadSevens said...

Will Smith broke up the perfecto. And we stranded him. Still 3-0 in the top of the sixth.

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw due up second. He’s probably done. WE NEED SOME DAMN HITS!!!!

spank said...

Dodgers need to do something soon. they look feeble.

QuadSevens said...

We’re on the board! 3-1 going to the seventh.

QuadSevens said...

Second and third with two down for the Nats. Pennywise coming in. I’m scared.

Steve Sax said...

Howdy people. I’m at the Stadium.

May coming in with two RISP and two out. This is critical.

QuadSevens said...

Broken bat ground out! Kendrick floats back to the dugout. Stretch time.

spank said...

noice

QuadSevens said...

Hi Sax! Tell the boys to start getting some hits!

QuadSevens said...

MUNCY!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Scherzer is warming in the bullpen. Crazy.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Greetings from 31RS during game two. Delino and his elder human offspring are enjoying the comradere and tension one only finds during dodgers playoffs. Rock on !

Orel said...

This has been a tense game

Orel said...

Scherzer in relief

QuadSevens said...

Well...Hopefully this means Scherzer doesn’t start game 3. He was nasty!

QuadSevens said...

Last chance for us. 4-2 bottom of the ninth coming up.

spank said...

time to pace

QuadSevens said...

Turner with a leadoff double!

Orel said...

JT leads off the 9th with a double

Orel said...

DAMMIT

spank said...

fucking dumb ass pollock

spank said...

Bellinger you choker. damn

QuadSevens said...

It’s up to Smith.

Orel said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO

QuadSevens said...

Bases loaded now!

QuadSevens said...

Dammit!

spank said...

fucking hell. killing me with suspense

Orel said...

This is nuts

Orel said...

fastball away
foul
fastball away
foul
fastball away
foul
fastball away
foul
fastball away
foul
fastball away
foul

QuadSevens said...

NOOOOOOOOO! That sucked!

spank said...

oh well

spank said...

fuck

Steve Sax said...

Was at the Stadium. Still mad that we swung at first pitches and let Strasburg go long. Stupid.

Orel said...

GAME 3
Pederson RF
Muncy 1B
Turner 3B
Bellinger CF
Seager SS
Pollock LF
Lux 2B
Martin C
Ryu P

Orel said...

Cards blow the lead in the 9th!

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger jersey T-shirt on. Dirty gamer fitted hat on. Beer in a Dodger coozy in hand. Let’s do this!

QuadSevens said...

I thought Muncy barreled that one up. Damn.

QuadSevens said...

Turner with a nice single. Two on for Bellinger.

QuadSevens said...

Sanchez strikes out Belli with a 74 mph pitch. That’s nasty.

QuadSevens said...

Rancho Ardiendeo!!

QuadSevens said...

Pollock fouling off a few pitches. Sanchez up to 27 pitches.

QuadSevens said...

Shit! We get nothing.

QuadSevens said...

71 mph junk ball gets Pollock swinging.

spank said...

pollock k's with the bases loaded just as i put the game on. ain't that a bitch.

QuadSevens said...

Home plate ump squeezing Ryu a little more than Sanchez. Only the first and I’m already yelling at the tv.

QuadSevens said...

Shit.

QuadSevens said...

Let’s get it back now boys!

QuadSevens said...

3 more Ks for us. Terrible.

spank said...

they may need glasses

QuadSevens said...

Turner with a double off the wall. He’s seeing it well.

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger with a weak fly out. Our guys are not adjusting to the slow speed of Sanchez yet.

spank said...

horrid

QuadSevens said...

Ryu with another 1-2-3 inning. Time for the bats to wake up.

spank said...

come on Roberts light a fire under their asses. fuck

spank said...

i've never seen so many strikeouts by a team in 3 consecutive games like the Dodgers are doing now. it's amazing and alarming at the same time. wow

QuadSevens said...

You said it Spank! It’s ridiculous.

QuadSevens said...

Corbin warning in the pen for the Nats. We still can’t hit Sanchez.

QuadSevens said...

Fuck yes! Muncy!

QuadSevens said...

2-1 now thanks to a blast from Muncy. WE NEED MORE HITS!!!

QuadSevens said...

Looks like Sanchez is done. We’re still down 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth. Ryu has been cruising since giving up the 2 run bomb.

QuadSevens said...

Ryu in a bit of trouble now in the fifth. Two out and two on.

QuadSevens said...

Ryu gets out of it. Down by one going to the sixth.

QuadSevens said...

Corbin in for the sixth.

QuadSevens said...

Bellinger with a leadoff single in the sixth!! Let’s go!!

QuadSevens said...

Seager down looking. One down. Pollock up.

spank said...

fuck man

QuadSevens said...

Pollock down swinging. Freese up with two down.

QuadSevens said...

Freese with a base hit! Runners on the corners now.

spank said...

MARTIN!

QuadSevens said...

Hell yes!!

QuadSevens said...

2 RBI double for Martin gives us a 3-2 lead.

QuadSevens said...

CT3 walks. Now Kiké up with two on.

QuadSevens said...

Kiké coming through! It’s 5-2 now!

spank said...

HOLY SHIT!

QuadSevens said...

TURNER!!!

spank said...

FUCK ME SILLY GODDAMN!

QuadSevens said...

3 run bomb for Turner makes it 8-2! And Bellinger gets a double. His second hit of the inning.

spank said...

now if only the pitching would match the hitting and vice versa i wouldn't be punching walls

QuadSevens said...

Joe Kelly is going to give me a heart attack.

QuadSevens said...

Kelly walks 3, gives up a single and a wild pitch. Leaves them loaded with Urias coming in. What a mess!

QuadSevens said...

8-3 now with the bases loaded and nobody out.

spank said...

i'll take that double play even though that run scored.

QuadSevens said...

Agreed Spanky! 8-4 going to the seventh.

Orel said...

Hey it's the Quad & Spank show!

Orel said...

That bases-loaded opportunity we just blew better not come back to haunt us

spank said...

9 more outs. pitchers need to bear down

spank said...

what the hell was that corny shit

Orel said...

Gerard O'Parra's walkup music/dance

spank said...

baby shark. wtf

Orel said...

Are we worried about Kelly

Orel said...

I mean at least Bellinger is making contact?

QuadSevens said...

Kelly looked awful!

QuadSevens said...

Kolarek 3 - Soto 0.

QuadSevens said...

Maeda gets his two batters. Going to the ninth now. You think Kenley will be used tonight?

QuadSevens said...

MARTIN!!

QuadSevens said...

Two run bomb makes it 10-4!

QuadSevens said...

Russ has 4 RBIs tonight.

Orel said...

Russell Martin, Dodgers' 2019 MVP

Orel said...

Kenley with 5 runs to work with

spank said...

i think he can hold them for the win,Orel

Orel said...

K

Orel said...

K

Orel said...

Spank, the optimist

Orel said...

WIN

QuadSevens said...

Hell yeah! 2-1 series lead!

spank said...

BOOM. see y'all tomorrow

Orel said...

GAME 4
Pederson RF
Muncy 1B
Turner 3B
Bellinger CF
Seager SS
Beaty LF
Lux 2B
Smith C
Hill P

Orel said...

HERE WE GO

Orel said...

JTHR!

Orel said...

Rich walks one in the 1st but escapes

Orel said...

Corey double!

Orel said...

Beaty doesn't strike out, so already he's ahead of Pollock

Orel said...

Wow, IBB to Smith to get to Hill with 2 out

spank said...

uppercut swinging mofos. just stab the ball and drive in the run. whats so hard wit dat

Orel said...

K

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys! That was a great DP.

1-0 LA through 2.

Steve Sax said...

not doing a lot with that pitch count in T3.

Steve Sax said...

TNT switches over to Empire Strikes Back! Hmm, this is a tough one.

Orel said...

Luke's in Hoth, Hill's on the mound

spank said...

stoopid shift

Steve Sax said...

I don't like this situation. Eaton is a gamer.

Steve Sax said...

bases loaded one out.

Steve Sax said...

Rich Hlll only lasts 2 2/3. He leaves the bases loaded in a tie.

Orel said...

Bases loaded again

spank said...

only need one out

Orel said...

Why not bring in Kolarek to face Soto if you're going to pull Hill now

QuadSevens said...

Maeda to the rescue!

Steve Sax said...

Maeda comes in and escapes the jam. Way to go, Kenta

Orel said...

Whew

spank said...

noice

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger with a leadoff single and then steals second!

Steve Sax said...

why is beaty swinging 3-0

Steve Sax said...

two out. We're gonna strand Belly

Orel said...

Then Corey Ks and Beaty pops up on a 3-0 pitch...

spank said...

horrible pitch to swing. like trying to hit a satellite

QuadSevens said...

Kershaw getting stretched out in the pen. Very interesting.

Steve Sax said...

okay it's raining now.

spank said...

damn. where did that monsoon come from.game stoppage for sure

QuadSevens said...

And the rain is gone. What the hell?

spank said...

that was some weird ass weather

spank said...

and some dumbass swinging and missing

Steve Sax said...

Pollock: 0-for-12 with TEN Ks this NLDS. What. The. Fuck.

Steve Sax said...

Joc you had better pop one here

spank said...

Dodgers hitters making Matt Scherzer look like Matt Scherzer

Steve Sax said...

I don't disagree with Roberts that we have to get Pollock started here.

I think a session in a batting cage would be a good start.

spank said...

dammit

Orel said...

C'mon Julio, limit the damage

Orel said...

Nope

Orel said...

Well fuck. See ya Wednesday

QuadSevens said...

Dammit! Nobody is supposed to be able to hit that out.

QuadSevens said...

We go down in order in the sixth.

spank said...

need to get into their bullpen asap

Orel said...

That's not going to happen

QuadSevens said...

Two on for Smith. Let’s get back into this!

QuadSevens said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO!!

Orel said...

Ugh CT

Orel said...

Ugh Joc

Orel said...

Betcha we score 4 here and lose by 1

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. New GT for Game 5?

QuadSevens said...

New undies for sure.

Steve Sax said...

Wait NOW you want to change undies?