Wednesday, October 06, 2021

2021 NL Wild Card Game: Oct. 6 vs. Cardinals

Scherzer vs. Wainwright, 5.10p

On Tuesday, another storied franchise went down in the AL Wild Card Game. Today's game is set up to do the same.

The Dodgers walk into this winner-take-all game with baggage, searching in vain for a bat to fill the large hole suffered with Max Muncy's freak injury, not to mention an injured Clayton Kershaw (out for the entire postseason), an unavailable Walker Buehler (who pitched on Sunday), and a Cody Bellinger that hasn't gotten his groove all year. Even the rosiest of scenarios only has us at a razor-thin edge to win.

If there was ever a time for us to lose hope in this postseason, it's today. And I'm worried as all get out.

I had an offer for tickets to this Wild Card game, but my recent visits to those particular seats had all ended in losses, so I've made the call to pass and watch the game from home. I'll be on this thread with you.

LET'S GO, DODGERS!

UPDATE 8:10a Okay, I just read the morning coverage in the LAT and I'm a little depressed. Let's get fired up by remembering the Cardinals' 2009 NLDS Game 2, which featured the infamous nutshot from Matt Holliday:

Oh, those were better times. There's hope.

127 comments:

QuadSevens said...

Seeing that replay never gets old. I'm fired up for tonight's game! I didn't read the LAT article and I'm not going to. I'm looking forward to seeing a pissed off Max Scherzer mow down some Redbirds and our offense continuing their hot hitting ways. Let's do this!

Steve Sax said...

Thanks Quad! Yeah, line the birdcage with today’s LAT. It isn’t inspiring.

QuadSevens said...

WILD CARD

Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Will Smith C
AJ Pollock LF
Matt Beaty 1B
Cody Bellinger CF
Max Scherzer P

karen said...

GAME 1

Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Trea Turner 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Will Smith C
AJ Pollock LF
Matt Beaty 1B
Cody Bellinger CF
Max Scherzer RHP

karen said...

LETS GO DODGERS!!!!

karen said...

Juan Soto in the seats rockin' a Trea Turner shirt!!

QuadSevens said...

Broken bat single to lead it off. I hate it!

Steve Sax said...

Edman steals second. And Scherzer walks Goldschmidt. This is not good

QuadSevens said...

Great catch by Mookie!

Steve Sax said...

Edman reaches third on the foul sac to 🐄🔑

Steve Sax said...

charley: “…and if Scherzer can get out of this without giving up a run,…”

That is not what you say, Charley

Steve Sax said...

0-2 count to Arenado.

QuadSevens said...

Settle down Scherzer! Damn!

Steve Sax said...

Wild pitch because Will Smith can’t catch.

Edman scores.

Catch the damn ball Will

Steve Sax said...

Fly out for the second out.

Max doesn’t have his slider

karen said...

WTF COREY!!!

Steve Sax said...

What the fuck, Seager?!

QuadSevens said...

Seager bobbles and can’t make an out on an easy grounder.

Steve Sax said...

Horribly shaky first for Scherzer.

1-0 St Louis through 0.5

QuadSevens said...

Only one extra pitch. That was an ugly first inning in the field.

Steve Sax said...

Seager get your head in the game dammit

karen said...

GOOD JOB MOOKIE!!!

QuadSevens said...

Time to return the favor!

Steve Sax said...

Ok so we are even. 🐄🔑 reaches when Sosa can’t handle the hit

Steve Sax said...

Let’s go boys!

karen said...

AGAIN...WTF COREY??

Steve Sax said...

Seager called K. So Wainwright might be dealing here. Unlike Max.

QuadSevens said...

There’s a low budget Mr Met behind home plate. Right side of the screen.

Steve Sax said...

And we come up empty. Dammit.

karen said...

Why couldn't that have taken off Wainwright's nose off? Yes. I'm going to be a bitch.

QuadSevens said...

Need to crack open a beer. That’s what went wrong with the first inning. Brb.

QuadSevens said...

Open a beer, Scherzer gets a K. Not a coincidence.

karen said...

Max is giving me a huge headache.

QuadSevens said...

Time to wake up the bats boys!

QuadSevens said...

I’m starting to really hate Edman.

QuadSevens said...

Beaty flies out to the warning track to end the second.

QuadSevens said...

Scherzer gets a K on the slider. I love it.

QuadSevens said...

Does anyone else hear a fire alarm going off on the broadcast?

Neeebs said...

Chewie. I got a bad feeling about this game.

QuadSevens said...

Mookie is just picking on Sosa. I approve.

QuadSevens said...

RANCHO ARDIENDO!!

Steve Sax said...

Love Juan Soto at the game to cheer on Turner

Steve Sax said...

Trea is very late on these fastballs. Here comes a change

Steve Sax said...

This is either a GIDP or a walk.

Steve Sax said...

Or a K

QuadSevens said...

OMG! That was horrible luck.

Steve Sax said...

Nope a GIDP

Dammit

Steve Sax said...

I’m not feeling it here guys

Steve Sax said...

Wainwright is going to get a hit here

QuadSevens said...

Wainwright swinging out of his shoes.

Steve Sax said...

Ok a K. Still too many pitches. Max isn’t going to get to the seventh.

QuadSevens said...

GINGER JESUS!!!

karen said...

JT JT JT JT JT

Steve Sax said...

All RIGHT!!!

karen said...

@Q7...Ginger Jesus! Love it!!

Steve Sax said...

Joe West doesn’t like us

Steve Sax said...

We’re playing against 10 here

Steve Sax said...

Great HR by JT there. And he just watched it.

QuadSevens said...

@karen I can’t claim that nickname. Someone else came up with it. I do love it though.

Steve Sax said...

How tough must it be for Pujols to root against the Cardinals here.

Steve Sax said...

Boy i would love a Beaty HR here

Steve Sax said...

Dammit

1-1 through 4 full

Steve Sax said...

We ate at a Sonic this summer on a road trip.

Not so good.

Steve Sax said...

Two on. None out. This is really horrible for Scherzer.

Steve Sax said...

I’m guessing a very short leash here for Scherzer.

QuadSevens said...

Joe Kelly warming in the pen.

Steve Sax said...

Doc pulls Max Scherzer after the first out of the fifth. Hoo boy.

Steve Sax said...

Max only goes 4.1 but 94 pitches and I think 7 three-ball counts. He definitely didn’t have his best stuff. But boy that’s an early pull.

Steve Sax said...

Kelly gets Arenado to ground to third for the force. Two out.

Steve Sax said...

Oh no, now Joseph can’t find the zone.

Steve Sax said...

Oh man

QuadSevens said...

Mariachi Joe Kelly keeps this game tied at 1!

Steve Sax said...

Man I can’t take this!

Kelly with a HUGE K

QuadSevens said...

That’s a pitch that Bellinger crushes when he’s right.

Steve Sax said...

Luke Raley?!

Steve Sax said...

That was a waste of an AB.

Steve Sax said...

Graterol in. First pitch gets out 1.

I hope it’s the good Brusdar

QuadSevens said...

Nice job Bazooka!

Steve Sax said...

Nice five-pitch inning for Brusdar. Wish it could have been three batters so that the pitchers spot goes first next injing, but that’s ok

QuadSevens said...

Marco’s pizza isn’t in CA right?

Steve Sax said...

Where is our offense?!

Steve Sax said...

Excellent AB there by Trea Turner, who gets an infield single.

One out. JT up. Wainwright at 95 pitches.

Steve Sax said...

Wainwright pulled for JT.

Steve Sax said...

Luis Garcia in to pitch. 1-1 count to JT

Steve Sax said...

That’s a good AB from Will Smith, going from 0-2 to earn a walk

Steve Sax said...

1-1 through six full.

This is very tense.

Steve Sax said...

Our offense has not showed up.

Steve Sax said...

Treinen Ks Edman for the first out of the seventh.

Steve Sax said...

Please Beaty, just park it in the seats

Steve Sax said...

Beaty grounds to second for the first out.

Steve Sax said...

Cody with a single to right!

Steve Sax said...

Cody’s single came on an 0-2 count. Wow

Steve Sax said...

Oh man. Cody steals second off Molina, but Betts flies weakly to center.

1-1 through seven.

QuadSevens said...

Feels like we’re 0 for 25 with RISP tonight.

karen said...

That should have been overturned. Damn.

QuadSevens said...

CT3 with a great catch there!

karen said...

Great catch by CT3!

QuadSevens said...

*blows smoke from my gun*

Steve Sax said...

Knebel! What a K on Bader

Steve Sax said...

2-3-4 for the Dodgers. It’s gotta be here.

Steve Sax said...

Corey looked helpless on those sliders.

QuadSevens said...

Let’s see if Trea Turner runs with one out.

QuadSevens said...

That slider is nasty.

QuadSevens said...

Kenley in for the ninth in a tie game. Buckle in!

Steve Sax said...

Here’s the high-leverage ninth inning. Tie game. Kenley on the mound.

QuadSevens said...

One down!

Steve Sax said...

Either way, the winning team is going to be gassed going into the NLDS.

QuadSevens said...

Yup. It’s official. I hate Edman.

Steve Sax said...

Big K there for Kenley but Edman singles to right with one out.

QuadSevens said...

Sit down Goldy!

QuadSevens said...

Kenley is my closer! Let’s go offense! Time to walk it off!

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow Kenley. Wow!

QuadSevens said...

Pujols in to pinch hit!

QuadSevens said...

Lines out to center. Souza up now.

Steve Sax said...

Souza Jr up here with one out, tie game, B9.

Didn’t expect this.

QuadSevens said...

Nobody did. That’s why it will work?

Steve Sax said...

Two out.

QuadSevens said...

Nope. Identical line out to center.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger walks. But CT3, who carried us the first half of the season, has not been hot of late.

Steve Sax said...

Cards go to Reyes with two out

Steve Sax said...

Oh even Mary Hart is standing now

QuadSevens said...

WALK OFF BOMB FOR CT3!!!

Steve Sax said...

Holy cow!

karen said...

CT3!!! WOW!

karen said...

ON OUR WAY TO BIRDSHIT PARK!!

Steve Sax said...

Scherzer is not wearing a shirt here in the postgame show.

His chest nipples seem to be two different colors, as well

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!