2018 NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers

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The division series were boring, hopefully this one provides some fireworks.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Dodgers in 6 3
Brewers in 6 2
Brewers in 7 2
Brewers in 4 1
Brewers in 5 1
Dodgers in 5 1
Dodgers in 4 0
Dodgers in 7 0


NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:38 (two months ago) Permalink

As much as I'd like to see the Brewers go all the way, I have a feeling that the Dodgers, who couldn't find a way to turn it on for most of the regular season, have entered beast mode and are going to roll here.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:39 (two months ago) Permalink

LA in 6

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:24 (two months ago) Permalink

feel like this series is gonna be a referendum on "how important are ace starters really"

frogbs, Thursday, 11 October 2018 13:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Los Doyers in 6.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Los vatos locos en 7 guey no mames

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:51 (two months ago) Permalink

feel like this series is gonna be a referendum on "how important are ace starters really"

― frogbs, Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:00 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

2015 Royals vs that Mets rotation decided that referendum in my opinion, even with Cueto's masterpiece.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 11 October 2018 16:19 (two months ago) Permalink

brewers in 5

1-800-CALL-ATT (Karl Malone), Thursday, 11 October 2018 16:20 (two months ago) Permalink

short series don't decide anything except themselves

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 October 2018 16:30 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm working tomorrow's game in milwaukee - in the freezing ass cold outside

1-800-CALL-ATT (Karl Malone), Thursday, 11 October 2018 16:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Kershaw over his last 5 post-seasons starts: 3 quality starts + Game 5 of the 2017 NLCS + Game 5 of the World Series where he got relatively shelled (so did everyone in that game)

+ that superb relief appearance in game 7 of the world series.

But he ain't clutch for the radio talkers.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 11 October 2018 16:44 (two months ago) Permalink

short series don't decide anything except themselves

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:30 PM (fifteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that's the long answer version of my post, rather.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 11 October 2018 16:46 (two months ago) Permalink

just got Tix for Game 2. probably will wear my AUTHENTIC Counsell jersey I bought in '08, but I'm tempted to wear this instead

https://www.amazon.com/Just-Hope-Both-Teams-T-Shirt/dp/B07239YFQW

frogbs, Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:36 (two months ago) Permalink

i know they've gotten this far and bullpenning and everything but the brewers running out gio gonzalez, wade miley and joulys chacin in the first three games doesn't really inspire confidence

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 12 October 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Hoping and voted Brew Crew in 7. Bums will probably roll thou.

Bee OK, Friday, 12 October 2018 02:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Hard to bet against LA, but I want the Brewers to crush them.

earlnash, Friday, 12 October 2018 03:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Front row Marlins guy with the orange shirt is in the house

1-800-CALL-ATT (Karl Malone), Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:20 (two months ago) Permalink

btw Chris Singleton on the radio called the Machado HR about 30 seconds in advance, incl that it'd be a changeup

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:44 (two months ago) Permalink

That's ridiculous, taking out Gonzalez.

clemenza, Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:55 (two months ago) Permalink

stealth opener

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:57 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm actually glad to hear Joe Buck as that Joe Davis guy was too pro Dodgers last round.

Go Brew Crew!

Bee OK, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:01 (two months ago) Permalink

ye gods too bad McCarver isnt around to decry this bullpenning folderol

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:03 (two months ago) Permalink

nice

Bee OK, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Counsell is a genius.

Andy K, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:05 (two months ago) Permalink

John Smoltz is doing a good job, glad Fox brought him aboard.

Bee OK, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:06 (two months ago) Permalink

obv a masterstroke by Counsell

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:06 (two months ago) Permalink

haha, this is a great inning.

Bee OK, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:16 (two months ago) Permalink

has a catcher ever had a PB and CI on consecutive batters in postseason?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:17 (two months ago) Permalink

i mean Jerry Grote could've blocked that pitch and he's about 75

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:18 (two months ago) Permalink

ENGELBERG!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:20 (two months ago) Permalink

grandalamo

johnny crunch, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Is Counsell really about to put Hader on the mound in the 4th inning

frogbs, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Nothing better than Kershaw imploding

Bee OK, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:42 (two months ago) Permalink

everything he's done has worked xp

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Bee? go to hell

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:43 (two months ago) Permalink

he had a little 'help' don't you think

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Sometimes you just gotta tip your hat, look yourself in the mirror, and say, "You know what? It is what it is. We didn't execute."

Andy K, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:44 (two months ago) Permalink

are you quoting Smoltz? sounds like him

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Smoltz Megamix, yes.

Andy K, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:46 (two months ago) Permalink

The only other time that a catcher had an error, passed ball, and catcher's interference in the same postseason inning came exactly one year ago today in NLDS Gm 5 - The Nats' Matt Wieters had a passed ball and error on the same play, followed by CI. https://t.co/YvCQdZLvz4

— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) October 13, 2018

Andy K, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:48 (two months ago) Permalink

I have to be a Dodger hater Morb, otherwise I wouldn't be a proper Giants fan.

Xpost

Bee OK, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:50 (two months ago) Permalink

This is going pretty well

frogbs, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Wtf

Bee OK, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:59 (two months ago) Permalink

He’s going two innings I guess

frogbs, Saturday, 13 October 2018 02:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Get loose, Moose Haas.

Andy K, Saturday, 13 October 2018 02:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Hader on four days rest is just the most ridiculous bullshit

frogbs, Saturday, 13 October 2018 02:04 (two months ago) Permalink

#PayGaryWright

Andy K, Saturday, 13 October 2018 02:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Hader on for a third inning wtf is this

frogbs, Saturday, 13 October 2018 02:45 (two months ago) Permalink

What did he insightfully say
xp

Karl Malone, Saturday, 20 October 2018 04:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Where did you find that, Tim? Nothing on Baseball Reference, unless I'm missing it

Yeah, Baseball Reference in his postseason game logs. He threw a total of 368 pitches in that series.

timellison, Saturday, 20 October 2018 06:00 (one month ago) Permalink

verducci noted that the brewers were teeing off on ryu’s first-pitch curveballs— moustakas had one of them, maybe kratz too? then he mentioned that ryu had thrown 81 first-pitch curves all season and allowed one hit on them, and wondered if ryu were somehow tipping it

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 October 2018 09:35 (one month ago) Permalink

At the risk of ushering in the Craig Counsell, Tactical Genius Era, I'll be rooting for the Brewers tonight. I realize that past Kershaw, Puig, and maybe Jensen, the Dodgers don't interest me much. I defend Bellinger on the Aaron Judge thread, but whenever I actually watch him, I like him better as a long-distance matrix of numbers--he's not that impressive up close. I liked Machado last week, but I want to do my part to make the world a better place, so I don't like him anymore, and anyway, he's just passing through. The Brewers are a great story, with lots of colourful players. With Godzilla in the wings on full rest, if the Brewers can get any kind of a decent start tonight, something like Miley yesterday, they oughta win. (I conked out for the first few innings last night, woke up for Knebel. Letting him hit was pretty gutsy.)

Any sox fans btw? Haha

I'll be rooting for Boston in the WS. I know, they've won too many times. But I like their players a lot, almost without exception. Cora, too--love that he stuck with Price for Game 6 (past a point where I would've--I would have had him out of there after 4).

clemenza, Saturday, 20 October 2018 13:50 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm a Sox fan in general (Mitch Moreland is a hometown hero*), though I'll be rooting MIL if they win tonight.

*who I like even more because he's never come back here for Christmas parades and crap like that to pretend he remembers the town with fondness

WmC, Saturday, 20 October 2018 13:57 (one month ago) Permalink

You Can Home Again (I Just Ain't Goin' Anywhere Near There)

clemenza, Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:02 (one month ago) Permalink

over/under on how many times the michigan-michigan state football game is mentioned tonight?

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 October 2018 19:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Joe Buck wd always rather be at a football game

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Would be nice if someone made a viral 60-minute supercut of Buck vacantly barking "Good play" and/or "Good pitch" that makes Fox realize they should "go in another direction."

Andy K, Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Sorry, frogbs--I put the curse on re Bellinger.

clemenza, Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:40 (one month ago) Permalink

need a feed

plz dont give me the name of an app, thats like giving me a formula for rocket fuel

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:45 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm using this one

(one of those where you have to find and click the two tiny X's before hitting the big play button)

Karl Malone, Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:50 (one month ago) Permalink

thx -- those are the only kind i use

i meant to predict that both starting pitchers wd be gone by the 4th (obviously the way to bet these days)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Morbs

I got you dude

MLB streams reddit

HD feed there

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Wld u lookit that double play

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Clem can ya curse Aguilar for me thanks

frogbs, Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Hader seems a bit shaken

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I think I would have let Crispin Glover hit--he's untouchable out there.

clemenza, Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Didn't seem like that tough a decision--you've got to take him out. (Walking Yelich would have been crazy.)

clemenza, Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:50 (one month ago) Permalink

omg what a grab

the dutiful and the banned (rip van wanko), Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Beauty

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:55 (one month ago) Permalink

That was some catch.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow.

Curious as to how Kershaw will figure in.

clemenza, Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:56 (one month ago) Permalink

They can’t all be Puigs

frogbs, Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:56 (one month ago) Permalink

yow

johnny crunch, Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:05 (one month ago) Permalink

That’s how it’s done SON

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:05 (one month ago) Permalink

RIP

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Jeffress nooooo

frogbs, Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:10 (one month ago) Permalink

boycotting Bose forever based on twee commercial

the dutiful and the banned (rip van wanko), Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess Jansen comes back out for the eighth and Kershaw pitches the ninth?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Do i hear anti-twee sentiments in a baseball thread?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Unless really necessary, I'd try to let Jansen finish up.

clemenza, Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Did you guys know that Jansen used to be a catcher?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:57 (one month ago) Permalink

lol Puig's pose when he got announced safe.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:08 (one month ago) Permalink

blergh

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:27 (one month ago) Permalink

LET’S GO DODGERS

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:27 (one month ago) Permalink

He only throws in the low 90's, but this Kershaw kid might have a future as a closer in the bigs. This wasn't a save situation though, so we can't really be sure that he has that closer mentality until he pitches in a close game.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Damn. Well, nice season anyway, Brewers.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:30 (one month ago) Permalink

1916 WS rematch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess the consolation is we probably wouldve gotten our assets handed to us intjenwlrld seroeis

frogbs, Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:41 (one month ago) Permalink

:D

Karl Malone, Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:42 (one month ago) Permalink

fireworks in la rn

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:47 (one month ago) Permalink

The moment when the #Dodgers NLCS win was announced to the @Lakers crowd... #GoDodgers #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/xnuz0id7eQ

— ESPNLosAngeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) October 21, 2018

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Is this what I'm seeing in that clip?

(final score of G7 flashes on scoreboard)

Lakers fans: (indifference)

(shots of the final out and the Dodgers celebrating on the field)

Lakers fans: (a smattering of mild applause)

(shots of Magic Johnson clapping)

half of Lakers fans: Magic Johnson, f yeah!!! (rapturous applause)

other half of Lakers fans (turning to their friends): Wait, which movie was that guy in again?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 21 October 2018 05:50 (one month ago) Permalink

basketball fans are morons, esp in LA

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 October 2018 08:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Hard to say when in the final part of the game that was

But having been to a Lakers game, the crowd definitely gets into it once the game ends and the team has won

We got the usual inflatable thunder sticks and confetti came down and stuff

Laker fans are awesome and the vibe is dope

Morbs is just an angry old man

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 21 October 2018 10:21 (one month ago) Permalink

The AB I keep thinking about was Aguilar in the 2nd. 3-2 and he swings at a high fastball that’s like a foot out of the zone. After that there was a long single and a deep fly, Aguilar certainly would have scored and the game would be tied, at least. You wonder if they would’ve played a little looser after that. Then you got the Puig HR which doesn’t happen if they can pull off a routine double play (Bellinger is pretty fast of course), or Taylor’s amazing run-saving catch that Joc almost certainly wouldn’t have made. Just a lotta weird variance in this game. Probably why we made it so far in the first place, of course. Oh well. Was a great year.

frogbs, Sunday, 21 October 2018 13:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I think I would have let Crispin Glover hit--he's untouchable out there.
― clemenza, Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:46 PM

Was he done, or could he have gone another inning? He'd thrown 31 pitches.

clemenza, Sunday, 21 October 2018 13:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Brewers only got one hit in 4.1 innings off the Dodger bullpen.

timellison, Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:27 (one month ago) Permalink


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