Tuesday, October 27, 2020

World Series Game 6 Thread: Oct 27 vs Rays, 5p

Can we get this man a goddamn championship ring already?

Gonsolin vs Snell.

OK OK OK OK OK OK while it's true that existence is pain, sometimes there's a frisson of hope on the other side of that pain. After being repeatedly punched in the mouth in Game 4, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers squared their jaws and grinded out a victory in Game 5 and suddenly the Dodgers are 27 outs away from their first World Series championship in 32 years.

Anyone else worried about CT3 and Will Smith? They've been uncharacteristically unreliable lately. On the flip side, Catman Gonsolin will be fully rested, Corey, Max and JT have been great and Mookie's due for his signature World Series moment. Props also to Joc, although he likely won't start today's game.

On the bullpen side: Say no to Kenley and Baez. Say yes to anyone else.

The Boys in Blue have two games to win one. GO BLUE!

152 comments:

Orel said...

Mookie, RF
Corey, SS
JT, 3B
Max, 1B
Fresh Prince, DH
Cody, CF
CT3, 2B
AJ, LF
Barnesy, C
Catman, P

QuadSevens said...

AJ in over Keekay? Interesting. Hope he comes off the bench and mashes tonight!

Orel said...

Keeks can be a defensive replacement later on

Steve Sax said...

I was thinking about AJ, who has been resting since the Game 4 debacle. Pollock is batting .250 which is better than either Taylor (.200) or Hernandez (.222). So let's see if Roberts' hunch is right here.

Orel said...

If Brett Fuckin Phillips can be a hero then so can AJ or CT3 or Kiké

QuadSevens said...

Given those choices, I want Kiké to be the hero.

Orel said...

He came SO CLOSE with those two defensive dives in Game 4

QuadSevens said...

Yeah he did. Mishandling a double play ball in game 2 wasn't good though. He's had a couple of big hits this postseason. I'm hoping he can do it again if called upon.

karen said...

Pregame nerves settling in.

QuadSevens said...

M&Ms have been consumed. Picking up Reese's and York Peppermint Patties before the game starts.

karen said...

Catman named Baseball America's Rookie of the Year.

karen said...

Q7...More Halloween candy?

QuadSevens said...

Yes indeed. On sale most places now.

Orel said...

HERE WE GO

karen said...

HERE WE GO...

Orel said...

Wow a first-pitch strike!

karen said...

Dammit. Already.

Orel said...

3-pitch K. That'll work

Orel said...

Fuck.

karen said...

Shake it off Tony. It's your turn to shine.

Orel said...

Hope to get out of this inning having given up three runs or fewer

Orel said...

Two down

QuadSevens said...

How did Macarena hit that one out? Crazy!

Orel said...

Former Cardinal too

Orel said...

Good job Catman!

Steve Sax said...

I didn't watch (I'm on calls) but that looked very painful for Tony G.

25 pitches. He did get two Ks though.

Okay let's get some f'ing runs back now, boys

Orel said...

Mookie time to show up

Orel said...

Catman battled back. Nice to see

Orel said...

Dammit Mookie

Orel said...

Snell is on

Steve Sax said...

two quick Ks for Snell.

We are doomed

Orel said...

C'mon JT. Don't need a big loopy swing here

Steve Sax said...

about to be 3 Ks here with JT 1-2

QuadSevens said...

Not an ideal start for the offense.

Steve Sax said...

3Ks for Snell. Ouch.

Steve Sax said...

That is not going to get it done, guys.

Orel said...

Kiermaier double. Need to limit the damage

Orel said...

Gonsolin's command is crap. Will be a miracle if he escapes this inning

Orel said...

Nice K of Zunino!

Orel said...

Why would you throw a first-pitch ball to Choi?

Orel said...

Fuck

QuadSevens said...

No leash for the Catman.

karen said...

Doc coming with a hook.

Orel said...

WOW FLORO

QuadSevens said...

Nice work Floro!

QuadSevens said...

Muncy put it in play!

Orel said...

Time to show up, Fresh Prince

Steve Sax said...

MAX MUNCY CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE BALL!!!

Orel said...

Man Snell played Smith like a fiddle

Steve Sax said...

(it was a groundout to pitcher)

Orel said...

Total trash AB by Cody

QuadSevens said...

Wow do we look terrible at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

My god, Snell has 5 Ks through two innings.

WE SUCK

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Can Doc call for automatic K’s on his hitters? Save us the aggregation...

Orel said...

Nice catch by Cody. Wood settles things down. WE ARE ONLY DOWN BY ONE

QuadSevens said...

Gotta get a hit boys!

QuadSevens said...

Attaboy Taylor!

QuadSevens said...

Snell’s eyes make him look like he’s hung over and needs sleep.

Orel said...

Dammit AJ tagged that one

Orel said...

@Quad: That describes me too!

Orel said...

That outside strike is killing us

QuadSevens said...

This ump is giving way too much on the outside part of the plate.

QuadSevens said...

Duck on the pond for Mookie!

Orel said...

Sigh

Orel said...

This has been tense and unfun so far

Orel said...

Good Wood

Orel said...

Yikes it's Petey

Orel said...

Ji-Man first-pitch swinging!

QuadSevens said...

Two quick outs for Baez.

Orel said...

Limiting him to a single is a victory there

Orel said...

VGo 1 pitch = 1 out

Orel said...

Smith made contact. We should get a run for that

QuadSevens said...

VGon doing well with 2 Ks in this inning.

Orel said...

He was pumped!

QuadSevens said...

2 drinks ain’t enough Jack, you better make it three!

QuadSevens said...

TIME TO WAKE UP THE BATS!!!

Orel said...

SAVE US BARNSEY

Orel said...

OH YEAH THAT'S RIGHT

QuadSevens said...

Snell was pissed to come out. Love it!

Orel said...

I'm shocked

Orel said...

C'MON MOOKIE

QuadSevens said...

Oh yeah!

Orel said...

TIE GAME

QuadSevens said...

FUCK YEAH!! TIE GAME!!

QuadSevens said...

WOOHOO! MOOKIE SCORES!

Orel said...

YES!

Orel said...

AW DAMMIT

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Comment #88!!!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

9 more outs

Orel said...

DBT with the swoop-in!

Orel said...

Settle down Brusdar

Orel said...

8 more outs

Orel said...

7 more outs

Orel said...

HERE COMES JULIO

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Micromanaging galore tonight! Jim Tracy would be proud.

Orel said...

Would Jim Tracy be proud? He would.

Orel said...

SIX MORE OUTS

Steve Sax said...

Yikes this is so tense

Steve Sax said...

@orel 745p: omg the Jim Tracy rhetorical question! I had totally forgotten about those!!!

Steve Sax said...

I am a wreck

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Breakfast is almost done. Spreading some strawberry jam on this last slice of sourdough...

Orel said...

Let's get some goddamn Geico here

karen said...

Why do I put myself through this?

Orel said...

Fresh double!

Orel said...

@karen: Because you have no choice?

Steve Sax said...

Will smith!!!

Orel said...

Yes he will!

Orel said...

Cody doesn't strike out, but he does get under the ball

karen said...

Cody has been ice cold.

Orel said...

Well he had an RBI in Game 5

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Why didn’t micro Dave bring in Joctober here?

karen said...

The Laker championship was so much easier then this. You just kind of knew they were going to win. This is absolute agony.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Never mind...

Steve Sax said...

CT3, that was a bad AB. Cody, you too.

Orel said...

C'MON JOC

Orel said...

C'MON BARNSEY

Orel said...

Ugh

QuadSevens said...

He was battling. But came up empty.

QuadSevens said...

Turner out? WTF?

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Wonder wassup with JT?

QuadSevens said...

Rios makes the play on his first attempt. Two down!

Orel said...

FOUR MORE OUTS

karen said...

@Baseball gods...Oh please oh please oh please

Orel said...

THREE MORE OUTS

QuadSevens said...

NICE!

Orel said...

David Vassegh @THEREAL_DV

No sight of Justin Turner in #Dodgers dugout.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

JT probably burning up Docs spreadsheets so he leaves Julio in

Orel said...

Ha!

QuadSevens said...

MOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!

karen said...

MOOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Orel said...

Corey walks!

Orel said...

A two-run lead will have to do

QuadSevens said...

Going to the ninth! Let’s close this out!

karen said...

SEATBELTS EVERYBODY

Orel said...

(readies barf bag)

Orel said...

TWO MORE OUTS

Orel said...

NERVOUS EMOJI

Orel said...

ONE MORE OUT(S)

karen said...

THE WORLD CHAMPION LOS ANGELES DODGERS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!

QuadSevens said...

WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!

karen said...




(crying like a little girl)


Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚

QuadSevens said...

🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I love you guys!!!! SOSG forever!!!

Orel said...

🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚🤚

Orel said...

I LOVE YOU GUYS AND MOOKIE

Neeebs said...

*Runs naked across this site, arm in arm with mom*

Orel said...

Neeebs you (and your mom) are the best!

Neeebs said...

Love you Orel...and mom says hey...

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hey guys, something seems different. Did you get a haircut? Lose weight? Oh, I know what it is...THE DODGERS ARE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Orel said...

It's a good look no???

Cliff Beefpile said...

@Orel Never looked better :D