World Series Game Three, 2017

Dodgers at Astros, 5:00 PM PT, TV: Fox

The Dodgers’ RHP Yu Darvish (2-0, 1.59 ERA in postseason) will face RHP Lance McCullers (0-0, 1 SV, 2.08 in postseason) in Game Three in Houston’s roofed-over Minute Maid Park.

“Past performance does not guarantee future results,” the financial industry cautions, so Darvish and his 4-1 record with a 2.16 ERA in six career starts at the Astros’ park including a near-perfect game and a separate near-no-hitter in 2013 probably just means he’s comfortable pitching there. McCullers used a lot of curveballs in his four-inning save in Game Seven of the ALCS. The Dodgers had the best batting average in baseball against the curve this year (.274) per Statcast, but they are hitting just .167 (7-for-42) off curves this postseason.

Classic photos of the Dodgers in World Series past.

Today in baseball history:

  • 1985 The Royals become the sixth team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win the Fall Classic when series MVP Bret Saberhagen, who became a new dad yesterday, blanks the Cardinals on five hits, 11-0. Kansas City is the first team in World Series history to lose its first two games at home and then come back to win the World Championship.
  • 1991 In Game 7 of the ‘Worst to First’ World Series, the Twins beat the Braves, 1-0, when Dan Gladden scores the winning run in the bottom of the tenth on Gene Larkin’s single, clinching its second world championship since relocating from Washington D.C. in 1961. Atlanta and Minnesota had both finished in last place in their respective divisions the previous season.


    Jack Morris goes the distance in the game, blanking the Braves, 1-0, in the Twins’ ten-inning, dramatic walk-off win at the Metrodome. The 36 year-old right-hander, who posts a 2-0 record along with a 1.17 ERA during his three starts, is named the Most Valuable Player of the Fall Classic.

  • 2002 In the team’s 42nd season, the Angels finally win a World Series title by beating the Giants, 4-1, in Game 7 at Edison Field. Garret Anderson’s three-run double provides enough offense for John Lackey to become the first rookie to win a seventh game since 1909 when Babe Adams accomplished the feat for the Pirates.
  • 2004 Under the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blanks the Cardinals, 3-0, to complete the sweep.

Lineup when available.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wouldn’t it be great if Yu can take those two “almost” games a step further and get baseball immortality?
    But I will be ecstatic with a “W.”

  • RBI

    Just reading Word Series Game Three is knot-inducing. How am I going to make it through the game itself?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      — and at least two more after that!
      But isn’t it great to have knots that mean something vs. just pulling for someone else?

  • WBBsAs
  • I hope the slider works as well in game action as it does in the bullpen.

  • To go along with the players’ historical photos, have some pictures of Dodgers’ fans of yesteryear.

  • Bob_in_Vegas
    • WBBsAs

      I suspect the Dodgers would have been satisfied had he merely turned out to be a competent utility player.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dodger bats are below the Mendoza line (just .172!) — but tied in the Series (and were oh-so-close to being up). https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/who-has-the-advantage-in-world-series-game-3/ar-AAu6nLe?li=BBnba9I
    Hopefully they’ll wake up like Game 5 of the LCS!

    The article reminded me the Astros’ closer also blew the save.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Would have been happy with just two hits in game 2, if the pen had been able to hold.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        True.
        But I doubt any of us will be happy if they don’t get substantially more than that each of these games.

  • Puig, Seager Gold Glove finalists.

  • Kiké at DH? Well, “In these playoffs, Hernandez is 3-for-5 with a home run against right-handed pitching.”

  • scooplew

    Warning: My self-imposed restriction on second-guessing Roberts, from early in Game 2, has expired. I hope I do not need to use it.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Whatever gets you thru the game. That’s what this blog is all about.

      • scooplew

        Worry, concern, hope.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    That eagle was great . . . and I really loved the jets flying over us.

  • WBBsAs

    So, the ‘Stros can’t do any better than to bring out a handegger?

    • Bob_Hendley

      The 3 Bees would have been nice.

  • HLKLA

    I am going to take some deep breaths and make it through the game.

  • RBI

    Here we go. Time to start my Dodger yoga.

  • WinnipegDave

    So nervous/excited!

    • scooplew

      Me, too.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Can’t believe Seager didn’t beat that.

    • WinnipegDave

      Hit it too hard.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Unfortunately.
        Other times, wants it hard.

        • WinnipegDave

          Yep. We can (will) hit this guy!

    • WBBsAs

      It was very hard hit.

    • scooplew

      Bad luck.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Shoot.

    • WBBsAs

      Future people not delivering.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Good news is two Blue hit it really hard.

  • RBI

    Over to you, Yu.

  • Bob_Hendley

    So much for hitting the ball hard.

  • WinnipegDave

    McCullers – we are still coming for you. Some of those balls that were tattood will drop in tonight.

  • scooplew

    Wow, McCullers didn’t fool Seager or Turner in that inning.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Understand that Fox is one pitch behind the field. So we will have future people tonight. Be good to us!

    • scooplew

      Unfortunate.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C;mon, Yuuuuuuuu!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ugh, their hit found the gap.

    • RBI

      So annoying. Yuck.

  • WinnipegDave

    Darn you BABIP.

    • Bob_Hendley

      I like it. When we are at bat it is .300 and in the field .700 and that equals 1.000!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hey Yu — yeah, you!
    Get the K!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nice, Yu — and you, too, JT

  • Springer is good.

    • RBI

      Sadly, he has found his bat.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Chris says Stay away, Puig!

    • WinnipegDave

      Ha ha. Yes.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K, Yu!

    • WBBsAs

      I’ll settle for an easy popup.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        The chant doesn’t scan as well.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Yes! Great job, Yu!

  • WinnipegDave

    No runs.

  • RBI

    Our turn.

  • WBBsAs

    Off the bat, it seemed Correa’s ball was a hit.

  • RBI

    How can that be a strike and Yu’s third pitch be a ball?

    • WinnipegDave

      I saw 2 very generous strike calls there. Very generous.

  • RBI

    Patience, boys. Patience.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Cody is batting like HE was out of the previous series.

  • scooplew

    Lotsa 0-2 counts on Bellinger.

  • WBBsAs

    It shoulda been 3-0 on Bellinger.

    • RBI

      At least 2-1.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Logan gets the hit!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Logan prefers being on base rather than back in the dugout.

    • WBBsAs

      Better player than his full-season numbers would suggest.

  • WinnipegDave

    OK Barnesie – wake your bat up.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    LF with the SB!

    • WinnipegDave

      Now we just need a single here.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    They didn’t hear me yell to Throw it away!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Dome is closed, I believe.

    • WinnipegDave

      Seemed like it was a bit high/wide. Yell harder next time. Or I will join you!!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Count on me yelling that anytime it’s a grounder with LA batting.
        And “Get the K” with 2 strikes and Blue pitching.

  • RBI

    Phoo.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    RBI, do you have your WS towel handy?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Unfortunately, their offense was awakened.

  • RBI

    No!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Okay, let’s hope it’s a Cubs game and this is where we want the Blue to be.

    • WinnipegDave

      Samers!

  • One fan gets a bruised hand, another gets the souvenir.

  • RBI

    This is torture, and it’s only the second inning.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Whole different feel for me. They’re hitting, Dodgers aren’t and it’s their house.

      • RBI

        Yeah. Painful.

      • Dodgers have had hard hit balls. Too early for pessimism although Reddick did get a hit.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Not giving up, just status check.

  • WinnipegDave

    Can this be like the Chicago series where they homered to take the lead – and we won anyway?

  • RBI

    Mama so very not happy.

  • RBI

    Bear down, Yu. Bear down.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yu Bear!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    This can become even uglier really quick.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Triple play, triple play!

  • Roberts with lots of fatherly body language visiting the mound.

  • WinnipegDave

    Why do I feel like Stripling will need to step up today?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Innings might need to be eaten if Yu doesn’t get going.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        MANY innings.

  • Can we please float some positive vibes into the ether?

    • WinnipegDave

      Go Ethier!

      • WinnipegDave

        Not what you were thinking?

        • WBBsAs

          “Weed thinking?”

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Well, the good news is only 1 scored on that.

  • RBI

    I hate these guys. Sorry, but I do.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Why?
      They’re the opposition but they seem decent.

      • RBI

        All that strutting. Plus, you know, the hitting.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Kinda like LA in July, August, AZ, and Chi?

          • RBI

            Okay. I take it back.

          • WinnipegDave

            Your feelings are your feelings. You may have to work though them. But they are valid.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            In ’74, ’77, and ’78, it was really tough for me because they were the Evil Empire.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Don’t recall the strutting, though.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Radio talked about swagger. Not sure what the difference is.

          • RBI

            Are you watching?

          • Bob_Hendley

            By the Dodgers.

          • RBI

            Oh, right. I agree. Maybe Puig, but that’s his character.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Can’t hate them for being good.

    • WBBsAs

      They’re gnot the Gnats.

      • RBI

        Very true.

    • Hey, they are the enemy right now. Hate on.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Too much hate in the world
        Can we please float some positive vibes into the ether?

        • I am floating em, and giving RBI positive support.

  • RBI

    We could sure use an out. Or two. Or three.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Get an out! Get an out!

  • WinnipegDave

    I believe in Dodger hitters/Astros bullpen being a helpful combo.

  • scooplew

    We need a DP.

    • WinnipegDave

      Or a TP.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        That was my chant before the hit.

  • 40 pitches through 1 inning

    • WBBsAs

      It’s rugged.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    3-0, none out, all hitting. All Astros, anyway.

  • WinnipegDave

    I still say we win this game tonight. No problem at all.

  • I predict a Dodger victory. All the Astros are doing is making the Dodgers mad.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Definitely positive.

      • True, but Yu won’t get the win.

  • WBBsAs

    Darvish getting lit up.

  • RBI

    Nothing working for Yu.

  • WBBsAs

    As an ex-Yanqui, McCann is dislikable.

  • scooplew

    They are fouling off his good pitches, feasting on his bad ones.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Heck, even the outs are loud.

      • RBI

        Outs?

  • scooplew

    Bad throw home, and the ball was stung. We will see Maeda real soon.

  • WBBsAs

    Poor throw by Taylor, who has a good arm.

    • RBI

      I know. Very good catch, not a good throw.

  • WinnipegDave

    Those poor fans. They will be crushed when they lose this game.

    • scooplew

      I like your spirit.

      • WinnipegDave

        Well, I feel for the little guys. Just not rooting for them this time. Hard to root for a franchise whose game plan was to tank for several years in order to get good players in the draft.

        • So, not a Laker fan, eh?

          • WinnipegDave

            No but I am a Browns fan. That’s different though because I never expect them to be good. And I love them regardless.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    It stayed in the park — they didn’t score . . . that’s something good.

  • scooplew

    He hasn’t fooled a single batter in this inning. Let’s keep it at 4-0.

  • Good grief, what an inning.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Hopefully that’s the extent of it.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kenta to the rescue!

  • Bob_Hendley, I flipped your photo below.

  • Maeda may not have warmed up enough, as a regular starter.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yeah, Doc usually not shy with the early hook may have left Yu in 2-3 batters more than he might have wanted.

    • Maybe he will go back to the bullpen. Although Yu gave him 90 minutes to get warm.

  • Remember free tacos Nov 1 from 2 to 6, one per person.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I’m getting mine thanks to Logan, not their guy.
      No matter what anyone says.

      • RBI

        Funny.

  • RBI

    Kenta!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Finally!
    Okay, Bats — your turn!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    At this rate, there will be over 600 posts in this game!

    • WinnipegDave

      And we will get more excited when the Dodgers come back.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        From your keyboard . ..

        • WinnipegDave

          It’s a small keyboard on my phone but yes. 🙂

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I dictate on my phone, then correct enough to make sure the message gets across.

          • WinnipegDave

            Hmmm. Maybe I should give it a try.

    • Bob_Hendley

      At this rate, none of us will be around by the sixth!

  • scooplew

    It is only the 3rd inning.

    • WBBsAs

      Still plenty of time.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Chip away.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Great AB, Joc!
    And work up that count!

    • WBBsAs

      Good future person!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Finally something good in the present.

    • WinnipegDave

      And got on base. How good would it be to score 2 or 3 runs this inning?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Vetty vetty good.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Great eye, Kike!
    Keep it going!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Lance had the yips.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    YES!
    Back to back walks with a 4-run lead.
    Gotta be dispiriting.
    Gotta score!

  • RBI

    I like our patience.

    • WinnipegDave

      Easy to be patient when they are so off the plate!

    • Too tired to swing after chasing balls all over the field.

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha! Zing on our own team. Nice.

        • Can’t lose our since of humor just because the Astros teased themselves.

          • WinnipegDave

            Absolutely

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Ha!

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s go top of the lineup. Pound the drum.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    McCullers pitching like Yu.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, CT!

  • Well now. Bases loaded, none out.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Walks the bases loaded!!!!
    Runs here will be great!
    And needed!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Walked the bags full! Tying run at the plate.

  • WinnipegDave

    Slam jam bam?!

  • RBI

    Corey. Be easy.

    • WBBsAs

      *Corey

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    ANOTHER DP.
    But got a run.

  • scooplew

    Oh —

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C;mon, JT!

  • WinnipegDave

    His foot slipped to touch the bag.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Since Puig just missed that fly, things have been going their way.

  • WBBsAs

    Painful…

  • RBI

    Well. That happened.

  • scooplew

    Gee whiz.

  • WinnipegDave

    Freakin fortunate.

  • Frustrating!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    What a waste.
    But at least one run.
    And worked the count.

  • RBI

    Missed opportunities, but the night is young.

    • WinnipegDave

      And so are we.

      • WinnipegDave

        At heart.

      • RBI

        Speak for yourself. This game has aged me a decade already.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Ha!
          I’m no longer voting up . . . I want the posts to go up!

  • Bob_Hendley

    A couple more there would have been great. Not sure that Lance will be around much longer to try to beat up on.

    • WinnipegDave

      Their pen might be hittable too though.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        They were Wednesday.
        Their closer also blew a save.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Bird in hand…

        • WinnipegDave

          Means a dirty hand? Jk

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I’m wondering if JT is still hurting. Besides his 1-WS (tho a GREAT one!), he doesn’t look confident.
    Of course, I didn’t get to actually see the LDS or LCS, so don’t know his looks other than when he had a video-worthy hit.

  • RBI

    Why are all the MLB promos Astros players?

    • WinnipegDave

      Maybe it was Dodgers in LA? I was wondering about that too.

      • RBI

        Anyone else know?

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          I really haven’t been paying attention to commercials. Busy reading you all.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Do all the Dodgers catch one-handed?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Most big leaguers do.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        So why the big deal when Puig does?

        • He doesn’t always look the ball into the glove and can be nonchalant.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Got it.

    • Most do since the invention of decent gloves.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Vin always would get on Upton’s case for doing it.

  • RBI

    One more out. Kenta. You can do it!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Was ready to write that Kenta got 6 outs, but his last three pitches have been terrible.
    He still can get them.

    • RBI

      He did!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        That he did!

    • WinnipegDave

      So classy.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Wow! Seems to be saying “chinito”, slang for East Asian in Spanish.

  • WinnipegDave

    More runs time!!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      What he said!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        The Astros fans start to feel the frustration!
        (Nothing personal.)

        • WinnipegDave

          And Dodger fans realize the joys of delayed gratification.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Again, what he said!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Blip aside, great job by Kenta!
    For once, glad for the DH. Innings can be eaten by a good pitcher.
    But he won’t be available in other games . . . still, to paraphrase Paul Newman from “The Verdict,” — “This is the game, there is no other game.”

  • RBI

    Let’s get a few more here, okay? Pretty please?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      — with sugar on top . .. and a cherry?

  • WinnipegDave

    More walks. And add in a few big hits.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    So much for patience and discretion.
    C’mon, Puig

  • RBI

    So far, Cody can’t resist swing at that inside pitch.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Puig’s down and away.
      So there’s hope.

  • RBI

    Oh Puig.

    • WinnipegDave

      Brutal.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Was much closer than I first thought.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Hustling to get down the line.

  • scooplew

    Perhaps not our day . Yet.

  • WinnipegDave

    He was safe. And then slid off the bag.

    • Tagged in the chest before his hand got there, I think.

      • RBI

        I thought so, too. Hard for him to see what was going on with that weird foul ball area.

        • I think the Dodgers would have challenged if they thought otherwise.

          • Bob_Hendley

            They don’t have all the views. Sometimes worth a shot.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Does NY have more than Fox?

          • Bob_Hendley

            Yes.

      • WinnipegDave

        I didn’t see that on the replay but you may be right.

    • Bob_Hendley

      May have been worth a challenge, as they get an extra one.

      • RBI

        No. He was clearly out.

      • WinnipegDave

        No because he did lose contact with the bag.

  • RBI

    Always Altuvé somewhere in there. Not making me like them more.

  • RBI

    Miserable inning. We can’t give them any more gifts.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Kenta hasn’t, besides the lousy ball 4.
      Bats, on the other hand . . . not even hitting as hard as they did before.
      But if Kenta shuts them down again, they’re approaching 3rd go-round.

  • RBI

    Baseball gods have decided to smile on Houston. Big time.

  • WinnipegDave

    The tide will turn. And it will be glorious.

    • RBI

      Hopefully before next April.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        That’s much better than the responses I was thinking of!

        • RBI

          Thanks. I don’t want to be the only one thinking (Dodger) blue thoughts.

      • WinnipegDave

        How does the 7th inning sound?

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          That’s 3 innings away. Why so pessimistic?

          • WinnipegDave

            Makes it more dramatic without killing us all by leaving it until the 9th? Lol.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Seems like more, but it is only a 3 run lead and a pen without a good rep waiting.

  • RBI

    Can we get Springer?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wow — Houston hasn’t ben retired in order the last 10 innings.

    • RBI

      Feels like even longer. See “baseball gods,” below.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I gave it a couple more innings — when Puig didn’t make that awesome catch.

  • WinnipegDave

    I love Maeda’s colourful necklace.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      And calm demeanor. Yu was calm but not effective.

      • WinnipegDave

        Calm. But also powerfully excited.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Good TV comment — Yu took Kenta’s spot in the rotation, so something to prove.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Not as if Maeda was knocking on the door in his starts.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    K-enta!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Buck isn’t giving up on the Dodgers . . . but their ratings depend on people sticking with it.

  • RBI

    Kenta! My hero!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      That should his new name — Kenta Myhero

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha!

      • 私のヒーロー

  • RBI

    Wow! Joc!

    • WinnipegDave

      Maybe the first trickle of the soon to be tide!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Oh, my . . . yeah!

  • RBI

    Let’s bring Joc in, CT3.

  • WinnipegDave

    Want to score this run.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, CT!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Shoot — again.

  • RBI

    We cannot catch a break.

    • WinnipegDave

      Or they are catching all the breaks.

      • RBI

        Both true.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        And catching the would-be LA breaks.

  • RBI

    This is truly frustrating.

  • scooplew

    Need a hit by Taylor…..Oh, well.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Silver Lining — that was the start of the 3rd go-round and hit well.

  • WinnipegDave

    Great job Kenta.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Plugged the leak.
      Hopefully bats bring the ship up and full steam ahead.

  • WinnipegDave

    Tony W next man up.

  • scooplew

    We are very much in this game. Something is needed from Turner and Bellinger.

    • WinnipegDave

      And Seager.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Believe the other two are combined 1-WS.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Surprisingly not that far behind. What, with a couple breaks…

  • RBI

    Kenta did such a good job.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Gave them the chance that was slipping away. Quickly.

  • RBI

    Crowd not nearly as loud as it was. I think.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Scary thought? Buck answered the very question I was thinking.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Admire Yu for staying in the dugout, in uniform.

    • RBI

      Classy.

  • RBI

    We really need a few one-two-three innings to take the swagger out of these guys.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      And some 1-2-3 scoring innings for the bats.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    There go the good feelings!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ugh

  • RBI

    Un-frigging-believable.

  • WBBsAs

    Very bad future people!

    • RBI

      I give up. Two outs and another bad throw brings in another run. I hope we get really mad and rally good at the same time, right about now. We haven’t played like this since the long tumble in September.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        They broke out of that . . . hopefully here as well.

  • RBI

    We do not look good tonight at all.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Nope.
      Apparently that was the first E in 10 playoff games.

  • scooplew

    Really?

  • WinnipegDave

    Running out of the baseline.!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I played 1st and was run into standing up .. . broke my collarbone.
    Understandably, millions of fans weren’t holding their breath on me.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nice, Tony.
    After Bad Tony.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hopefully the Dodgers help T-Mobile give millions to hurricane relief here.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Good eye/patience, Corey!

  • 1 for 25 our top four is since the start of Game Two? No wonder we’re in trouble!

    • Bob_Hendley

      The one was Seager dinger, which should have been enough to be up 2-0, scepter pen collapsed.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Anyone hear of what was wrong with JT, missing those workouts?

    • I wasn’t aware he missed workouts.

    • WBBsAs

      I recall it was insignificant.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Looked good there.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    JT with the 2B!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Let’s go, Dodgers!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I predict JT’s slump is over!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Cody is looking terrible!

    • RBI

      He should just stop swinging altogether.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Definitely not gonna be cleanup, unless something dramatic happens in this game.
        Or I’m gonna be following in Scoop’s footsteps.

  • RBI

    Cody! Lay off that inside pitch!!!!

  • scooplew

    Cody completely overmatched again and again.

    • McCullers only had 3 Ks. All of them were Cody’s.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Gotta think they’re talking to him between ABs.
        He’s young. Hopefully he’ll grow with that. And have more playoff opportunities, including this WS.

        • He has had short spurts like this several times and snapped out of it.

        • RBI

          You are a very nice man. I like your optimism.

          I used to be like that, until the WS.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I have to be honest — I think I was more nervous rooting for the Cubs last year.
            I don’t think I’ve matured and I haven’t increased my St. John’s wort dosage . . . maybe it’s because that experience being at Game 1 — especially the W — is still with me.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    One run. But another out.

  • RBI

    That’s what Bellinger should have done. Get in the run.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      He can’t put it in play.
      I feel for him.
      And us.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Utley, Chase in the run!

    • RBI

      Waved it in, anyway.

      • WinnipegDave

        Those arms were moving fast!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          His contribution.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ugh. This is turning into a rough night – with baseball being the least of it. Had a text from a colleague giving me the heads up that another very respected and well like colleague was being let go. Which is not a good look for our organization right now. And then my wife just got off the phone to say that a neighbour is paralysed in hospital with a rare disease.

    • RBI

      Puts baseball into perspective. Sorry, Dave.

      • WinnipegDave

        Thanks.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          This IS only a game. And bragging rights. And new clothing.
          Prayers for both, Dave.

          • WinnipegDave

            Thanks friends. Obviously my colleague and my neighbour are in much worse shape than I, but it’s a shock to be sure on both counts.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Without a doubt.
            I found out a colleague’s daughter died of a stroke this morning. She was only about 31 and I don’t know if there were any health complications, but still . . .

          • WinnipegDave

            She was young. Tragic.

      • Losing a baseball game doesn’t mean much relative to that. I’m sorry.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    WPor PB allowed

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ha!

    • WinnipegDave

      You called it Bob!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    YUEXS — WP!
    Translated YES!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Two run lead. We had one of those the other night.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Turnabout IS fair . . .

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    In spite of themselves, the Dodgers are still in it!

  • WinnipegDave

    Too bad they couldn’t have left LoFo in for that AB if they had known a WP was coming. Lol.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Think Doc was trying to induce AJ to go to his pen and replace Peacock.

      • WinnipegDave

        Yes that’s probably true.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Just can’t think of any other possible reason.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The only WS non-HR RBI was Kike, right?

    • RBI

      And Peacock.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I meant Dodgers.
        Astors got a lot of them tonight.

  • RBI

    Ump not helping us either.

  • WinnipegDave

    Finally McCan’t.

  • WinnipegDave

    We need Barnes bat to wake up for good 7th inning vibes (when we get there).

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    2nd E of the game after 9 without.
    Definitely September Dodgers.

  • RBI

    And another error.

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s turn two.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      They just wanted to make that easier, right?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Shaking head . . .

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K or double play!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    K!
    C;mon, Morrow!

  • Those are the pitches Morrow should have been pitching in the 8th last night.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      He only had the one batter, right? The almost-catch by Puig?

    • WinnipegDave

      That’s true. I was just wishing he was pitching in the 8th tonight. It probably would have meant things had been going better.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    K-Morrrow!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Okay, Dave — your predicted 7th comeback!

    • WinnipegDave

      So glad that it is the bottom 3 starting it off, he says sarcastically – and nervously.

      • Top four haven’t done a lot. You leave KIké alone! 😉

        • WinnipegDave

          Good points both Link and Bob.

          • But then Ethier pinch-hits for Kiké.

          • Bob_Hendley

            More favorable splits.

          • Agreed, but it demolished my argument.

      • Bob_Hendley

        You are going to have to work with what you got.

  • Heckuva pitching performance THAT was.

  • Those two guys (Altuve and Correa) are scary.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Hopefully they’ll be thinking that about several Dodgers before this is over.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I sit corrected — Puig got an RBI on his groundout.
    So that, Kike, and HRs.

  • WinnipegDave

    Grandal with the classic warning track power.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Ha!
      And hurting.

  • HLKLA

    Boy, this has been a tough game to stay with. I keep going in and out of watching.

    • WinnipegDave

      It’s the World Series man! Stay with it. 🙂

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Slate had a great article saying the same thing.
        And it’s THIS TEAM!

      • HLKLA

        I have it on and can hear the crowd, just do not have eyes on it.

    • RBI

      Really painful one. They aren’t even playing that well, we are just blowing it inning after inning.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Still, a two run game.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Positive vibes in the ehter for Ethier!

    • WinnipegDave

      Let’s cut it to one.

  • scooplew

    Roberts emptying the bench too early.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      But no pitcher to hit for.
      In theory, all the others can hit.

      • scooplew

        I agree. Only Culberson left on the bench.

        • HLKLA

          He can play everywhere.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Needs runs.

      • Bob_Hendley

        And what Bob said.

  • scooplew

    Especially since he doesn’t have to pinch-hit for pitchers

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dre with the walk!
    Tying run coming up!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C;mon, CT!
    I’m up, waving my towel.

  • WinnipegDave

    Time to shine CT.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers really pushing the delayed part of delayed gratification tonight.

    • Ain’t no fun less’n it’s a walkoff.

      • WinnipegDave

        Uhhh – no walk-off tonight please and thank you.

        • Wet blanket!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Beat me to it – and said it better.

  • Hold ’em, then it’s Seager, Turner, Bellinger in the 8th.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Was excited until the last batter. But he’s going to break out of this!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Moral Victory – it stayed in the park.

  • WinnipegDave

    Almost thrown out. That would have been great.

  • scooplew

    The Astros have hit a lot of shots. Dang.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Dodgers have four hits. None with runners in scoring position.

    • Bob_Hendley

      The Gurriel shot has apparently never been a hit this year at 85 mph and 34 deg, according to Statcast.

  • RBI

    We’d better hope for some 8th inning magic.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Will do.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Clarification – – for the Dodgers.

    • WinnipegDave

      We need bottom of the 7th magic on terms of pitching and defense.

      • RBI

        No kidding. I meant to post that BEFORE their lead off double.

  • RBI

    Please. Make it stop.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Cody with the glove!

    • WinnipegDave

      And the legs. And arms.

  • scooplew

    Dodgers: 6 hits in Game 1, 5 in Game 2, 4 thus far in Game 3.

    • WinnipegDave

      Bad time to slump.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Cubs did that last year in the LCS and World Series – – hopefully we will copy their game plan completely!

        • WinnipegDave

          I could do without the stress of being down 3-1.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            True, but if they win in seven, they win at home!

          • WinnipegDave

            Yeah that part would be alright. He says understating it by a gillion.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            One of my seatmates said that when I was hoping LA would win in Houston.
            She would settle for a parade.

      • Bob_Hendley

        For pen and Darvish as well.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yet they could have won with only 2 hits in game 2 and are only two runs behind here. Many ways to win. To win this one, they will probably need some hits.

      • WinnipegDave

        They once won a WS game with only one hit…

      • scooplew

        A HR or two would be magnifique.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    As if there aren’t enough frustrations, my laptop shut down by itself and is restarting. Thank goodness for smartphones!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C;mon TC!

  • scooplew

    Key AB of Game right now.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Stay with him , Doc!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Strip — of the 4 –wild — pitch walk?
    C’mon, Ross, redeem yourself.

  • scooplew

    I guess Roberts feels all his relievers have rubber arms like Mike Marshall in 1974.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Ross has thrown 6 pitches, all balls.

  • WinnipegDave

    6 straight balls

  • RBI

    I can’t watch. Tell me what happens.

    • WinnipegDave

      We win?!

    • CT caught Springer’s fly ball up against the wall in CF.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Whooo. . . .

  • “Be still my beating heart!”

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      “Strip is the Baez of the WS.”

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Turning point?

    TURNING POINT!!!! LET.S. GO. BATS!

  • Bob_Hendley

    All Chicken Strip can do is laugh in relief.

  • scooplew

    Stripling should not pitch again in this series.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Agree — see below.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Can Belli have another at bat?

      • scooplew

        Yes. He had a great season. Stripling did not.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Thanks.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well Strip got his man. Yikes and phew.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      The ballpark got him. I think that was the deepest point!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The young guys are looking young Corey, Cody, Joc.
    Live by the big swing and die by it.

  • WinnipegDave

    We can still do this.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Definitely.
      HAven’t shown much to justify, but it IS possible.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Way to lay off, Cody.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wow — full count to Cody . . . c’mon, Belli!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Staying alive — best AB from Cody in a long time.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      But same result.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    B-a-t-s are b-a-d.
    Still one more inning.
    And more games.

  • RBI

    Bad time for a golden sombrero, Belli.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Is that 4 Ks?

      • RBI

        Yes.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Yuck.
          Definitely don’t want that in your collection.

    • WinnipegDave

      Maybe he will turn it around a la Springer.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    500 comments people — stay more awake than LA bats and we’ll have a new EF record!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Do we all get a Guinness?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Drink? Or book?

  • Smoltz said Bellinger had not seen a mediocre pitch to hit all game. Some very small consolation, I guess.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Huh? Lance threw everything off the plate. Peacock just grooved one.

    • RBI

      I think he meant that last at bat…

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The turning point in the Series for me was Puig-s almost-catch.
    At the time, did anyone think he should’ve played it on a hop to keep it to a single?
    I didn’t.

    • WBBsAs

      He wouldn’t have been able to – trying for the catch was the only option.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Another true confession:
    Buck isn’t as irritating to me as he has been in the past. I’ve even appreciated him making educational comments for the uninitiated but without sounding as pompous as before. . . . That’s how I learned baseball strategy, from Vinny.

  • RBI

    Stripling! Where were you when we needed you?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      It’s not over yet, but I was planning to write the same thing.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        And there goes the perfect inning.
        But no harm yet.

        • RBI

          Should have kept my mouth shut.

      • WinnipegDave

        Unfortunate timing between good starting pitching/shakey pen in Game 2 and bad starting pitching/basically shutdown pen in Game 3.

        • RBI

          And weak offense in both.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            You beat me again!
            Ditto!

          • RBI

            At least we haven’t lost our touch.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            WE;RE not asleep.
            Wake up, bats!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    When I pitched — slow-pitch softball — I fielded the same way as Strip on that last . . . like a matador.

    • WBBsAs

      I didn’t pitch much, but had good reactions. I loved playing third.

      • RBI

        I played first base.

        • WBBsAs

          First has its good points, but third is lots more fun.

          • RBI

            I loved first. Looks like we have an infield, by the way.

          • WinnipegDave

            I had an inning or two as a very undersized catcher.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I loved catching but our league didn’t have steals, so it was kind of wasted.

          • WinnipegDave

            I played the hot corner too and loved it.

          • HLKLA

            I did not have the arm to play on the left side of the infield.

      • HLKLA

        In softball I played second base.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Strip for the hold.
    But soo close to the blow-up.

  • WinnipegDave

    I don’t love the Utley/Grandal pairing in the 9th.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      We’ll see Charlie!

      • WinnipegDave

        Yes. That could help.

  • HLKLA

    We still have a chance.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Peacock going for his first save . .. in the WS!
    Hope he doesn’t get it.

  • RBI

    Meanwhile… what’s gotten into Peacock, and why now?

    • WinnipegDave

      Bob H mentioned something earlier about a bird in the hand…

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Good news is he won’t be in tomorrow?

  • RBI

    We need two taters.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Or a runner and one.

    • WinnipegDave

      Or one with one on.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Thinking alike again!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C;mon, Chase!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dave, were you shouting?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I don’t think I could’ve been heard over that crowd.

  • RBI

    Not looking good. But we do love our two out hits!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Or walk and BIG hit!

  • WinnipegDave

    This is looking bleak now.
    Always darkest…

  • RBI

    Outside, not a strike one!

  • WinnipegDave

    No Charlie.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Can he play 2B?

      • WBBsAs

        I’m sure he can.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          I realized Doc has to still go in the field

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            == or the team, at least.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Thought that was it . . .

    • RBI

      Now we’re even after that previous call.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Staying tough . . . c’mon, Yasmani!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Make a memory for your new baby!
    (And if the kid remembers, wow!)

    • RBI

      Ah, fudge.

  • RBI

    No go, I’m afraid.

  • scooplew

    We win tomorrow and baseball life is good again. Hang in there, friends. See you all tomorrow.

    • WinnipegDave

      We get to celebrate the WS championship in LA.

      • scooplew

        Well said.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Night. We’ll get them tomorrow. Played horribly, but not out of it until the end.

    • RBI

      Thanks, Scoop. I hope you are right.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Second that!

  • WBBsAs

    2-1 is hardly insurmountable.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      As long as bats wake up.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Either Peacock was really good . . . or Dodgers really bad, figuring that several of them saw him twice and still were soo ineffective.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Okay, that was their first-ever WS win at home, following their first-ever-ever WS win.
    They can stop here.

    • RBI

      They certainly didn’t look unbeatable. They left a gazillion men on base.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        That’s the good news.
        The bad is Dodger pitchers allowed a gazillion men on base.

        • RBI

          Ha!

  • WinnipegDave

    Almost everything broke right for the Astros and almost nothing for the Dodgers. I get that talent wins out over luck or you make your own luck, but in the end it was a close game despite all the breaks. And so we have a good chance to win 1 or 2 in Houston still.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Agree, IF they start hitting.
      With 3 runs, they had only one RBI and that was on an out.
      Doc is going to earn his money with the next lineup and talking to the guys.
      I say Logan plays, not matter the matchup. Belli can’t be cleanup. Puig at least put the ball in play, but he’s keeping up with his playoff record being bad on the road.

    • Howard Fox

      The Astros had one inning….one…

      We had our chances in maybe 4? 5? We hit a few balls at people, not between them. It’s how the ball bounced last night.

      For all they did good, and all we did bad, we were in it to the end.

      Turner Ward needs to counsel each player and remind them to be patient and wait out the pitcher. Especially Seager.

  • RBI

    Meanwhile, Peacock? What the heck?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Do we give him credit or blame the bats?

      I liked him from the interview — he was stunned himself and said he was pumped up by the crowd’s reaction.

  • RBI

    We need Wood to pitch the game of his life tomorrow.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Link, what’s the record for posts in one game? I believe it was mid-to-late 500s.
    Like Belli’s fly in game two,looked like we would easily go beyond 600, but it shows 581 right now.

  • RBI

    Sportsnet crew talking about Cody, and his need to take a walk like Springer, so he can reset like Springer.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      SOMEthing.
      His last AB may’ve led to a walk, so that’s an improvement.

  • RBI

    Choosing NOT to watch the recap. Salt. Wounds.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Silver Lining After that horrendous 2nd inning, LA outscored them, 3-1.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        So I guess the good news is if the bats can play like vs. AZ or Chi, this can turn around REALLY fast..

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Some good real life news: Special Counsel investigation will have the first arrest on Monday.

    • RBI

      Just read that. Wowser.

      • scooplew

        I am on board with that. First time I have ever violated Rule 5.

  • RBI

    Anyone else hear about Guerriel making a racist gesture at Darvish after his HR? All over FB, but then, it is FB.

  • RBI

    Okay guys, time to wipe that game out with a Norwegian thriller. Night all. I will be helping my son with the kidlets tomorrow, then driving home with the game on the radio, so won’t be able to check in until later. Let’s win tomorrow!

    • WinnipegDave

      I am scanning Netflixs now myself to detox too.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Hulu for me — “Modern Family”

        • WinnipegDave

          I think I will go with “The Good Place”.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            That’s on the list as well!
            Love how they created a second season.

          • WinnipegDave

            Yes although I wonder how long they can really keep going with this premise.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I like what one reviewer said — Ted Danson is having soo much fun, it’s contagious.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      What’s the title? I love thrillers.

      • RBI

        Lava Field is the latest. Pretty good.

      • RBI

        Never mind. Ending is really disappointing, much like WS games two and three.

    • WBBsAs

      Try the Swedish series “Black Widows,” which is noirishly hilarious.

  • scooplew

    I am going to watch the latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Mine has been a bit curbed tonight.

  • 605 comments are the most comments ever. 2nd is NLDS Game One, 2016 with 564. NLDS Game Five, 2016 had 503 and this year’s World Series Game Two post had 502.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Yea! One victory tonight!

      • RBI

        Wait, what? 605? O6? O7? Misery really does love company.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Does it continue until the next official post?

          • RBI

            Call New York and ask.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Ha!
            The only thing about running up the total is making it tougher to break.
            And manana will definitely be lower with you out of commission, RBI.

          • RBI

            Are you suggesting I am overly loquacious?

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            “Conversant.”
            And we each feed off each other. in a non-cannibalistic, good way.

          • John_from_Aus

            And I’d been away all day so couldn’t add to the conversation numbers

  • Howard Fox

    During the game, I thought, this is not good, the Astros are much better than I had expected, the Dodgers seem to have lost their edge, Roberts is a little quick on the trigger, Cody is like a deer in the headlights, Corey…how could he swing when the pitcher is wild…and on and on. It felt the whole game that the Series had slipped away from us.

    Then the game was over, a little time passed. It was just one game. We did everything we could do to lose a game. Yet, still just one game. Aside from one bad inning, the Astros did nothing offensively. We had our chances, leaving 3 or 4 in scoring position. The bullpen recovered and held them down for 6 innings.

    We’ll be ok. Wood gives us 5 or 6 innings today, we have Kershaw tomorrow. And if baseball is consistent in application of discipline, Gurriel is out for maybe a couple games.

    Of course if the Dodgers come back, this will be very upsetting to Buck and Smoltz who have already anointed the Astros, and seem to be outright rooting for them.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Didn’t see Doc being quick on the trigger, if anything he left Yu in 2-3 batters more than I might have wanted at least. On Seager swinging, pitchers who are wild tend to groove one just to get it over, particularly with the sacks full, so not necessarily the worst approach in that situation. Gurriel would just appeal, so no way he sits even if suspended. I’d put the adjusted Dodger salaries at around $170 and the ‘Stros at $137.

      • WinnipegDave

        My morning after thought was that last night’s loss was not so hard to swallow because a lot of it seemed self-inflicted due to some poor execution (pitches, fielding, hitting). The real downside is that it makes Game 2’s loss feel significantly worse.
        Oh the difference between 2-0 and 1-1. Don’t lose Game 3.

        • Bob_Hendley

          For me, that’s just what made it hard to swallow. These are two pretty evenly matched teams (though, each with it own strengths and weaknesses), so execution is what matters.

      • WBBsAs

        Sadly, Gurriel will get off easy.

        • Bob_Hendley

          In that he will continue to play in the WS, sure. But exactly for that reason, the Commish may come down harder than otherwise, knowing that it wouldn’t have an impact now on the field.

          • WBBsAs

            Either way, it’ll be a slap on the wrist.

        • Howard Fox

          he’ll get suspended for games 1 and 2 of next season

      • Howard Fox

        you’re probably right on Doc, but on Seager I still take a couple until he does throw a strike…

        reason I asked about the salaries, is Buck and Smoltz making a big deal about big market Dodgers vs little Houston…when Houston has to pay their stars market rates, their salaries may very well be higher than ours?

    • RBI

      My biggest concern is bullpen fatigue. If Wood doesn’t have it, we are in big trouble. The Astros have the bit in their teeth now, and we… don’t. We’ll see. Love my team, either way.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Me too, on the pen fatigue and the love. Morton is just the sort of pitcher that the Dodgers should be able to tee off on, but you never know.

      • Howard Fox

        worst case, Kershaw wins game 5, then anything can happen back in LA

      • Howard Fox

        if it was me, I would have left Maeda in longer…he was pitching well, let him eat up innings, save the bullpen for Woods’ start

        • Bob_Hendley

          Maeda had already thrown 42 pitches. Had’t thrown that many since Sept 21. Doc was still managing to win the game and not to save the pen for teh next game. Didn’t work out, Still, beyond Maeda, the pen is available for tonight.

  • RBI

    As I mention below, a tired bullpen is my biggest worry going forward. 538 agrees: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/david-robertss-overworked-bullpen-is-a-bad-omen-for-the-dodgers/

  • Bob_Hendley

    Brewster McCloud. Just don’t watch it to the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZhOCX85Ak0

    • WBBsAs

      Safe or out?

  • WBBsAs
    • Howard Fox

      So Gurriel’s using the I didn’t mean to show my racist attitude card. Oh, then it’s ok.

  • NPUT