Monday, October 12, 2020

2020 NLCS Game 1 Thread: Oct 12 vs. Braves, 5p

Buehler vs. Fried

The Lakers have won their title. Which means now the entire focus of Los Angeles is squarely on the Dodgers, back in the NLCS for the fourth time in five years.. And though we are 5-0 in the postseason so far, it's not without uncertainty, namely the snowballed disappointment of Kenley Jansen, currently unfit to be our closer; not to mention how the Dodgers (or any team, for that matter) can muscle its way through a postseason series with no off-days.

The Dodgers are the "home team" to start, which is weird at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, but at least we've gotten three games under our belt in this cavernous stadium where home runs come to die. The Braves feasted on Fish in homer-happy Minute Maid Park. And their pitching has been spot-on as well: shutouts in four of their five postseason games.

So you guessed it: I'm nervous again. Let's go, Dodgers!

74 comments:

QuadSevens said...

The Braves have scored half of their runs (12 out of 24) with the HR this postseason. I'm hoping that GLF takes the sting out of their bats and we can win this tight series.

Orel said...

GLF is the Dodgers' new home park

QuadSevens said...

If you count the regular season, they've played 6 games there now.

Orel said...

And you know every team thinks they can knock it out of the park. Hope Buehler takes advantage of that

Orel said...

Betts, RF
Seager, SS
Turner, 3B
Muncy, 1B
Smith, C
Bellinger, CF
Pollock, DH
Hernandez, 2B
Taylor, LF
Buehler, P

Orel said...

Rays jump out to a 3-0 lead!

QuadSevens said...

Just saw the replay of that catch in right field. Amazing play! Guy went tumbling over the railing.

Orel said...

Former Padre Manuel Margot!

QuadSevens said...

Fairbanks for the Rays throwing smoke to send Altuve packing. 3-1 Rays in the seventh.

karen said...

Joe Morgan passes at age 77. RIP Mr. Morgan.

karen said...

Rays win. Up two games on Cheaters.

Steve Sax said...

Here we go

karen said...

HERE WE GO........

Steve Sax said...

why are they playing the tomahawk chop? it should be our home game!

Steve Sax said...

Acuna, one pitch, one out

Steve Sax said...

and, we are already losing.

karen said...

Some of these Braves are going to keep me up at night. I much preferred the Fish.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Did they move the fences in? Freeman launched that one!

QuadSevens said...

So much for my hope.

Dusty Baker said...

(clears throat)

GODDAMMIT!!!

karen said...

28 pitches to start for Fried.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

This is gonna be a helluva ride

spank said...

Bueller will go 4 innings...maybe.

Dusty Baker said...

Spank will go four minutes....maybe.

Dusty Baker said...

43 pitches. I like it.

spank said...

4 minutes? i wouldn't take those odds,Dust. it'd be much less.




(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Walker is all over the map tonight with his control.

It’s never easy for us.

karen said...

FIVE WALKS???

spank said...

sack up Buehls

Orel said...

What happened to our early-innings strategy of building up Fried's pitch count?

Orel said...

Fried > Buehler

Orel said...

Fried at 69 pitches thru four

karen said...

"If homeruns are wrong I don't wanna be right"?? oh Freddie, you poor stupid bastard.

karen said...

KIKI FOR THE TIE!!!!

spank said...

i;m listening to the Beatles instead of Joe Buck on the telly. fuck that guy

Orel said...

KEEEEEEKAAAAAAY

spank said...

KeyKay!

QuadSevens said...

Yeah Kiké!!

Orel said...

oh Freddie, you poor stupid bastard.

Karen that's gold!

Orel said...

Buehler is toast

QuadSevens said...

Announcers talk about the shift and how the numbers back it up, right before the hitter beats the shift. Great.

spank said...

good stuff from Graterol

Orel said...

Can we knock this fucker out of the game please

karen said...

Bad call ump

spank said...

Fried needs to be simmered down

Orel said...

Good job May

Orel said...

Great AB by Kiké

karen said...

I about swallowed a lung on that K

QuadSevens said...

May battling. Gives up a leadoff double but has two out now.

QuadSevens said...

Fat Panda is with the Braves?

karen said...

Uh oh...Panda still has frisco blood in him.

Orel said...

Yikes

spank said...

fuuuuck

QuadSevens said...

Let’s go young guns! VGon coming in!

karen said...

C'mon Charlie...K for Vinny

karen said...

Thank you Charlie! I knew you had it in you.

Orel said...

Victor!

Orel said...

Big out for the rookie!

spank said...

nice

Orel said...

I think we saw 12 pitches in that inning

spank said...

no bueno

spank said...

fuck

karen said...

I hate games like this.

QuadSevens said...

“Shit!” -Mrs Quad.

Orel said...

Well fuck.

karen said...

They're in Treinen's head.

Orel said...

We are getting beat in every aspect of this game

Orel said...

Mrs. Quad with the pottymouth!

karen said...

I was thinking Mrs. Quad summed it up perfectly.

Orel said...

I'm out

QuadSevens said...

Mrs Quad and I are laughing at the range of reactions to her comment. Love it.

QuadSevens said...

My first comment did not age well. 4 of 5 runs scored by home runs.

karen said...

WE ARE STILL THE BEST TEAM HERE. Let's not freak out yet...6 games to go.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit that was wrenching.