• https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Go BLUE!!!!…we need 11 wins…one at a time

    • RBI

      Just got my toes painted blus and my blue Prius washed.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        can’t wait until Sunday

      • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

        I just realized my car is blue! I mean, it’s been blue for 11 years, but I never made the connection!

        • btimmer

          You are excused for not knowing the color.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            or the license number

          • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

            I know both. Blue is one of my good ones.

          • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

            Mine’s blue too.

  • WinnipegDave

    Go time, show time.

  • WBBsAs

    Matt Adams looks as if he stole Flabloval’s arepas.

  • WBBsAs
  • WinnipegDave

    Feel a bit like a fool. Decided to spring for MLB.tv’s postseason package – and now found out it is the funky multi-angled viewing only. It was only $5 but I mean, come on.

    • WBBsAs

      I broke down and upgraded my Comcast subscription, for the month of October only.

    • OHLeyva1 .

      justinTV

  • Jack Dawkins

    TBS must be ruing the poor ratings for this. I hope the dodgers make this a poor ratings game in the east tonight.

    • btimmer

      The ratings aren’t nearly as important as the prestige of carrying a big live sports event and getting a chance to promo other shows to a captive audience.

      But shouldn’t we just enjoy the playoffs for who is playing in them instead of the ratings?

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        Who was that guy whose show they promoted so heavily a few years ago? I think the name of the show (and the star) was “Frank.”

  • DS1981

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9732902/restoring-dodger-way

    Interesting long article. A lot of rehashing of what everybody already knew, but a few new things as well.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Pirates game ends on time.

  • ASW1

    WooHoo – made it home in time for the 1st pitch!

    Go Dodgers! – Silence the Chop!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Annoying….can’t get KLAC indoors at my house. No Vin.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      mlb radio free

      • Jack Dawkins

        Says i have to pay.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          oh thought they had radio free and TV for $5…if Vin’s that important 5 bucks isn’t much hopefully for 11 games

          • Jack Dawkins

            Im recording the game on TBS. Will hear the middle innings on the drive downtown for the Philhrmonic tonight.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          Either that or go to radio shack and by an indoor receiver antenna

          • btimmer

            I would think paying $5 for postseason.tv would be cheaper than buying a new antenna. KLAC has spotty reception near mountains.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            yea but I hear it alternate angles only…I would use the radio portion only myself

  • ASW1

    Man, Burnett and the Bucs got smoked huh

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Great that the radio broadcast is honoring Vinny as well as the Dodgers.
    After this incredible season, no matter what happens from here, let’s savor all this!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    AGon in front of Puig? Hope Adrian gets extra-base hits so he can have a running start!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    NOT A SELLOUT…pathetic

    • RBI

      I know! By 16,000!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Just like the old days, Vin thanking Steiner for the toss to him . . .
    Let’s be like those old days of ’88 . . . !

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    My clock radio with Vin is several seconds ahead of my TBS view.

    • RBI

      Me, too. What to do?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        That’s how I’ve felt most of the year with delayed MLB Audio vs. up-to-date DTers.

    • Bob_Hendley

      turn back the second hand for a couple of seconds.

    • WBBsAs

      My MLB feed with Vin is behind TBS.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        mine’s ahead

  • scooplew

    Good luck, everybody.

  • Spence

    It sounds really loud there.

    • RBI

      Much louder than St. Louis, but not like PNC the other day.

  • RBI

    Ooph.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hate it when I’m following on radio and a LOUD away crowd cheers.

    • TAFKA_Gagne55

      Are they doing the chop?

      • WinnipegDave

        Oh yeah – big time chop.

      • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

        They were at least before the game.

    • Spence

      I think the later start times for east coast games makes the crowd more lively. They’ve been drinking longer thats for sure. Atlanta is usually a relaxed sports town but the Dodgers must have gotten them excited.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    And the first in-game ad on the radio is Vin for Farmer John. That can only mean good things.

    • scooplew

      If I remember from my boyhood, wasn’t it “The Eastern-most in quality, the Western-most in taste”?

  • Spence

    Struck out the side.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Air conditioning the plate. Now Kid K’s turn.

    • RBI

      Butterflies.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Medlen looks ready. Got 1-2 generous zone calls but has good stuff. Hope Kershaw can match that.

    Also, Braves fans need to make up their stupid minds — is it Beat LA, or Tomahawk Chop? You can’t have both lame chants.

    • Spence

      generous zone? TBS had everything that he got strikes called as strikes.

  • WBBsAs

    I expect Medlen to flame out early.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Hope so! Looks pumped up and nasty. But working some counts would be a start.

  • scooplew

    We’ve gotten our worst inning at bat out of the way.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      From your fingers . . .

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The Kid says “I can do that!”

  • scooplew

    Donnie didn’t take Jon’s advice regarding Ethier in the 1st inning.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      Probably wouldn’t have helped, the way Medlen looked …

  • Spence

    I think the Braves are better now than when the Dodgers played them earlier because they are benching BJ Upton and Uggla.

    • scooplew

      Agreed, but I think we have improved more since then.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Kersh — put him away.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wins that battle!

  • scooplew

    I’m pretty tense. How are the rest of you doing?

    • RBI

      I’m a nervous wreck, thanks.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      Same. Partly because I have to give my youngest a bath in an hour.

      • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

        Haha. Is that similar to giving a cat a bath, except maybe slightly less scratching?

        • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

          Yeah, not too similar.

          • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

            Other than it not being very similar, it’s pretty similar though, right?

    • ASW1

      Yeah, keyed up here.

    • Jack Dawkins

      I recommend going part way down the road to a Rule 11 violation in that case.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      lucky I’m still under the influence of the soma I took earlier or I’d be a mess

    • Spence

      i only drink on weekends but i was thinking of breaking that rule tonight

      • RBI

        No drinks for me. May have to run across the street for ice cream.

      • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

        I would but have a soccer game at 9(!) pm tonight. Instead I have to caffeinate myself, which only adds to my anxiety.

      • ASW1

        I just cracked my second cold one since I got home from work

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Medlen 14 pitches, Kershaw 18 pitches in first inning.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    2Ks for Kid K!

  • Spence

    5 of 6 guys struck out so far

    • John_from_Aus

      No surprises there :)

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Attaboy Kid KK!

  • Jack Dawkins

    The first is always his worst, so they will have a long night now.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I was thinking the exact same thing

  • RBI

    Big to get Freeman out.

  • Peyton Sexton
  • scooplew

    I am worried about various things today. One is a scoreless tie entering the 7th.

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      No more worries about that, then. ;)

    • scooplew

      I am not longer worried about a scoreless tie entering the 7th inning.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Puig! We’re on.

    • Bob_Hendley

      breaks the ice.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • Spence

    PUIG!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    No no-no!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Let’s go Uribi!

    • John_from_Aus

      over fence (please) to ease the tension!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Uribear!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ha, Puig!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    LOVE THAT HUSTLE!

  • RBI

    Ha!

  • ASW1

    YES!!! – Puig – wild horse!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Score first!

    • John_from_Aus

      and often

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    we score!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    That run was ALL Puig. Did anyone think that was a sac fly when it left the bat?

    Wow.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      So far, even the “impartial” media must admit he’s an asset!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Braves missed the cutoff man!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Braves overthow cutoff man!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    The Irony Committee approves opposing OF looking bad as Puig rounds the bases.

  • Spence

    Kershaw only needs 1 run tonight.

  • ASW1

    Best thing is it shut that crowd up for a few seconds

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Puig doing things to help the Dodgers 3, Puig ruining the Dodgers 0.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Morosi’s working on a new column as we speak.

  • John_from_Aus

    C’mon AJ, do better than the ‘other’ AJ did tonight

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Yahooo!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!!

  • Spence

    Gattis! thanks :)

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Yes yes yes A.J.!

  • RBI

    Awesome!!!!

  • ASW1

    Woooooo-Hoooooooo AJ !!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Help yourself, Kersh!

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      He wanted to get back on the mound quickly apparently. ;)

  • RBI

    Love AJ!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    AJ!
    w00t!

    Gattis is no gold glover out there, needless to say.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    terrible play by gattis

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning!!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    “Gattis did get there – he just missed it” – TBS commentator.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    That inning brought me in from the other room . . . I’d be VERY happy to not get much work done tonight if it’s because of innings like this!

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Stop being in the wrong room!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Obviously it was the right one!

  • John_from_Aus

    nice start

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Now shut them down, Kersh!

    • ASW1

      Yes – shutdown inning here would be VERY nice.

      • John_from_Aus

        and for the next 7 after that

  • Jack Dawkins

    Nice to see the question marks now about the other team’s outfield.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      I think “hit it to Gattis” is a good strategy. Hopefully “hit it to Skip” doesn’t become one.

      • John_from_Aus

        Hopefully Kershaw won’t let it get that far out

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Boy, A.J. getting hot at the right time would be awesome. Division-winning hit and now this?

  • Jack Dawkins

    Ellis certainly has a knack for making his hits memorable. Youd swear his average is 40 points higher.

    • scooplew

      I’ve been thinking the same thing.

  • Bob_Hendley

    OK. The Braves gotta score 3 now to win.

  • scooplew

    Cheapo.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Ah, that ball landed in true no man’s land.

    • Jack Dawkins

      Bermuda triangle.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Besides the obvious, that hit is bad because it starts the chant/chop again.

  • ASW1

    I like the low strike getting called tonight – Kershaw can live down there.

  • John_from_Aus

    At least Gattis is not a stolen base threat

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Whew, Thought that was crushed much farther than that lazy can of corn.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Puig — got the DP, KT!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig strikes again!

  • RBI

    Puig!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    LOL. Gattis with the TOOTBLAN.,

    Yay I love it when it’s not us screwing up.

  • ASW1

    What the hell was Gattis doing? That was insane.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Gattis doing his best to lose the game singlehandedly.

    • RBI

      As Puig does the opposite.

  • Spence

    That was a rough inning for Evan Gattis

  • scooplew

    Hmmm, Gattis has had an interesting first couple of innings.

  • John_from_Aus

    Puig is back (if he ever went away)

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Two innings, 163 comments. Any nerves here?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Only the Braves.

    • scooplew

      What’s the all-time record for comments with one posting?

      • Bob_Hendley

        I recall over 1,000 when we picked up Manny.

  • Spence

    That should be another error

  • RBI

    Crawford speed!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC!

  • ASW1

    Braves playing TIGHT now

  • John_from_Aus

    Ellis Rbi double just came up on gameday, Gattis certainly should have made that

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      want us to fill you in live

      • John_from_Aus

        thanks, I am getting a pretty good picture with the loads of comments today :)

  • John_from_Aus

    I hope we add more and more here, as I have to go out in about an hour

    • scooplew

      We all want you to have a very pleasant and worry-free day Down Under.

      • John_from_Aus

        It is a lovely day here, 20 degrees (Celcius!) and not a cloud in the sky

        • scooplew

          That would be 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Sounds lovely.

          • John_from_Aus

            Hope it’s similar weather for next years opening day/s in March in Sydney

    • WBBsAs

      John, you should subscribe to the MLBTV feed, it’s only US$5 for the post-season.

      • John_from_Aus

        Thanks, I usually don’t have time to sit through a whole game. In some ways it’s more fun filling in the blanks while looking intently at the DT comments :)

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Vin says Hanley walked slowly back to the dugout after running hard, but it wasn’t at all clear if he just meant Hanley was taking his time.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    YES!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    AGon — again!!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    AGONE!

  • RBI

    Agon!!!! Chop-stopper!

  • ASW1

    AGON!!!!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The Bostonians deliver 2 runs!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    AGONE
    BOOM-chakalaka!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

  • John_from_Aus

    much more fun guessing that that was a HR

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUIG!

  • Jack Dawkins

    NOw I wont worry at the PHilharmonic. Later all.

    • ASW1

      Have a good time

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Enjoy — hope it’s cheeful music playing here later!

    • John_from_Aus

      I think we are really ‘in tune’ today

    • Bob_Hendley

      Let us know when the fat lady sings.

      • John_from_Aus

        She’s warming up

  • ASW1

    Puig!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Clearly I prayed that ball and willed that ball over the fence with all my “get out! Get out! GET OUT!”s

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      On behalf of the rest of us, Thanks!

      • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

        Whatever it takes! It’s a team effort.

    • RBI

      That, and my blue toes.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Hope you keep ‘em blue thru Oct.

        • RBI

          That is definitely the plan!

      • 4d3fect

        Can’t be that cold—oh, nevermind,

        Carry on.

        –and, way past time to shut up that stupid tomohawk chop.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    SOOOO glad the post-June 21 offense went to Atlanta!

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      remember how they lost all those games in Atlanta by like 1 run each after only scoring a few all series? And how Matt Magill and Chris Capuano were starting pitchers?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        We knew/hoped it would be tough for the Braves to score, but that’s still a tie unless YOU score — and that was my concern.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    After the game with the Rox and this one, Kersh is going to start to expect run support!

  • ASW1

    I’m thinking the crowd will start to get quieter and quieter from here on out…

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Additional benefits to scoring!

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    STOP JINXING IT WITH THAT STAT, TBS!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Let me guess — something about Kersh and runs?

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Kershaw human.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      I know I’m totally irrational but I feel like TBS is jinxing it with all their Kershaw stats about record when 4-0 or more, and walk ratio, etc.

      Yes, I am totally irrational. But still.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Are they Braves announcers or “impartial”?

        • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

          They’re not at all homer-ish as far as I can tell. (Ron Darling and Cal Ripken have no allegiance to the Braves.) I’m pretty sure it’s more that they don’t believe in the jinx. :)

    • Andrew Shimmin

      Liar!

  • RBI

    Didn’t get the low strike that time.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Shut. Them. Down.
    Please.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good play Juan

  • RBI

    Settle down, Clayton.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get him, Kersh! The K or DP!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      tough DP with man on 2nd..but doable

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        My bad . . . but optimistic!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          I lose focus when it’s on the radio and I’m trying to get “real” work done AND keep up here.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kid K!!!

  • RBI

    Yes!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Sitdown!!!!

  • ASW1

    Haven’t seen many curveballs yet – right now a good time for one

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The Kid bears down and shuts them down!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Now lets get some more

  • ASW1

    Didn’r need it – Kersh saving them.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good way to get out of it kersh

  • RBI

    Over to TBS, until the 7th.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I’ve been listening to both..don’t do it…really homers

  • Bob_Hendley

    TBS guys planting the idea that the Braves might have thought about PHing that inning.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I hope we’re all still happy when next we hear Vin’s voice! (Perhaps even happier?)

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    AJ rejuvenated!

  • ASW1

    AJ 2 doubles!!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    A.J. 2Bellis

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I’ll second (base) that!

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      Man, I mis-read this at first.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    I’m liking this AJ Ellis-Playoff Hero idea, Jon.

  • scooplew

    We’ve now seen all three of the Atlanta outfielders in action.

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      to be fair that was a tough play.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      .

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Kershaw not bunting. Swinging away on 1-0.

    • WBBsAs

      With one out, not even Don would bunt, hopefully.

  • Bob_Hendley

    AJ benefiting from flubber on the ball.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    If nothing else — and I hope they DO score here! — this lets Kersh rest.

  • ASW1

    TBS has no running pitch count – dumb

    • Bob_Hendley

      He is at 64

    • Andrew Shimmin

      It’s at the top of the pitch location deal that pops up with each pitch. He’s at 63

      • Bob_Hendley

        The pitch doesn’t count if it doesn’t make it to the catcher’s glove?

        • Andrew Shimmin

          My dvr was a second behind. I was wondering how you people had gotten so much faster at typing.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Just try posting without thinking. It saves time.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            that’s what I do as you well know

      • ASW1

        Aaaaah – I didn’t notice that – Thanks!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The Ellis Bros!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MELLIS!!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Hoo-Ray!

  • WBBsAs

    It gets better!

  • WBBsAs

    Another terrible throw by Heyward.

  • das411

    this Kershaw fellow is going to get PAID by some team, isn’t he?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Be nice to pair him with Cliff Lee, no das?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        If not, he’s got a pretty good pairing right now!

  • Spence

    I like the Dodgers chances of winning 2 of the next 4 games.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Chop them down with a hit here, Hanley!

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Drat!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I never would have thought that with Hanley 0/3 the Dodgers would be close to having 5 runs — woo-hoo!

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      AJ is the new Hanley?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        And AGon is the old AGon.

  • RBI

    But we got one! I’m moving to the kitchen to cook dinner. Will post more later. Keep the Dodger thoughts and runs coming, y’all.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      wait don’t change anything ^_^

    • Bob_Hendley

      Bake a victory pie!

    • foul tip

      Don’t conjure up anything that removes the blue off the toes. ;-])

      • ASW1

        Those blue toenails have to remain for the rest of the postseason!

    • scooplew

      Are you boiling goose eggs?

  • WinnipegDave

    This is fun.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice long single…good hustle Yasiel

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • scooplew

    I am very pleased we have a cushion to work with.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kersh is making this more of a game than it should be . . . and running up his count.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    Kersh is fighting himself a bit, Ron Darling’s right. Was just a little off on last two batters.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K or double play!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Whew.

  • ASW1

    Scary

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    McCann….’t quite get it out.

    /WHEW

    Clayton’s got no curve, that’d be nice to find at some point.

  • ASW1

    That’s ok – one run better than 3.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      shut them down here

  • das411

    oh Hanley – does Dee make that play? /throws grenade, leaves room

    • Alex7

      Rafael Bournigal does

  • scooplew

    Let Kershaw get through 6 with at least a five-run lead.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      He only had that 1st inning when all three batters were put out — in the 2nd was the OF DP.

  • ASW1

    Where’s the curveball?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      struggling getting it over along with the slider

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    3 outs

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kid K!!!!!

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Phew!

  • Alex7

    3-2 off-speed when you’re struggling and the batter is sitting dead fastball.

    • scooplew

      Guts and smarts.

  • ASW1

    OK let’s keep the hits coming now

  • OHLeyva1 .

    Have an extra ticket for Sundays game? Need a designated driver, I’m your man. I’ll pick you up, take you back and pay for parking. Message me.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      sorry…but I’m coming from SD

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I’m coming from Vegas — but don’t have an extra ticket, anyway. Are they sold out on TicketMaster? Does that mean the “laid=back” West Coast is more fan-intense than Atlanta?

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          1st two games are

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I don’t want to get ahead of things, but on my wish list is Sunday’s game is the end of this series. (But only if this score hold ups!)

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            me too I want to celebrate with my dad

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Any more on his diagnosis/treatment?

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            surgery is set for the 18th…thanks for asking

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Dad said all was well after his surgery — and that as 10 years ago.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            10 years is a long time…hope it stays that way…found out my dad had prostate before this with just surgery…they got it all and he never had to do chemo or anything…hopefully the same…my father-in-law was taken to the ER in Belgium this morning…maybe a second stroke…this time the other side…everything trying to stop my post season fun

      • OHLeyva1 .

        Times are hard… I’ve been unemployed since coming off active duty orders… back in the fall of 2011. Can’t afforded to watch my beloved Dodgers! One day! I’m still hopeful.

        Thanks.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          why did you get out?
          I know what you mean about tough times…was on Workers Comp since 8/1/11 and not I’ve passed my 104 week cap at the end of july..no money except what I get from the government but since my dad was diagnosed with cancer and is going under the knife 11/18, I vowed to take him to a playoff game

          • OHLeyva1 .

            You’re a great son!!! Hope both you and your dad get healthy. I’m still serving, just in the National Guard now. But our training was cancelled because of the Government shutdown. I was hoping to used a sliver of that money to buy one ticket, but plans changed….. since we didn’t drill.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            Thanks for the get well wishes
            Stay in and retire (not sure how the guard works in that regard) it was the best thing I ever did…guaranteed money for life

          • OHLeyva1 .

            I have 16 1/2 years.. total time now. I will retire in 20, but wont get paid until I’m 60 years old, thats how the Guard works. I will apply for VA Comp since I’ve had several knee surgeries and back issues courtesy of the Army. Thank you for your service!

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            great…make sure they document everything…Do you snore at night?
            if so have them check you for sleep apnea…that’s 50% comp right off the top…I get 100%…have questions message me

          • OHLeyva1 .

            My wife says I snore and I wake up all startled sometimes, I’ll have to get checked out. Thanks for the advice, I’ll message you if I have any question in the future. Thank you. Go Dodgers!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Tom Hoffarth @tomhoffarth
    KLAC prog director Don Martin heeded our request and just delayed audio 7 secs on dodger radio. much better. you’ll notice when Vin returns

    • OHLeyva1 .

      awesome!!!!!!! thanks!!!!!

    • scooplew

      Way to go, Tom…By the way he had a great interview in the Daily News with Vin within the last day or two as, I believe, Jon has pointed out.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s go Gonzo

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      He went!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Wow..intentional?

    • scooplew

      Good question. Let the Braves’ fans hoot. We have two on and none out.

    • OHLeyva1 .

      That looked dirty to me.

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m guessing the Dodgers would like to see Kersh make it into and through the 6th inning. With his pitch count he might not make it much further than that.

  • foul tip

    Kersh clearly struggling with command. At times has looked down at mound after missing, like he was having trouble landing. TBS folks pointed out he doesn’t have his curve.

    And still he holds an excellent offense at bay. A measure of just how good he is.

    But if he doesn’t get sharper DM might want to pull him before long, with an eye toward next time.

    • scooplew

      I’m thinking six innings.

  • Bob_Hendley

    WBB called it! (or wished it)

  • WinnipegDave

    Walk Shoe to load the bases and get to Kersh?

    • Bob_Hendley

      AJ

    • Alex7

      no one walks Shoe to get to Kersh :)

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.”

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Don is addicted to the sacrifice bunt.

    • 4d3fect

      Unaccountably, seems to be a bit of a trend this year.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Make them pay AJ

  • Alex7

    wonder why the HP umpire killed the first bunt foul before it had stopped. Didn’t hit the catcher or Uribe in the box, or wasn’t signaled as such. Can’t imagine he made the little league mistake of calling it foul because it bounced on or behind the plate first… odd.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get at least one . . . please . . .

  • scooplew

    I’ll settle for a sac fly.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Or a walk, WP, hit batter . . .

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Kersh, help yourself!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    wow outside

  • WinnipegDave

    Time for hitter Kersh!

    • Alex7

      the IBB has backfired by just having Kersh up there.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Recall Ayala from back in the day, 2005 Nats. Was quite effective back then.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Okay, a 1-2-3 inning here for Kersh will almost be as good as adding a run.

    • OHLeyva1 .

      1-2-3…. granted. lol

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    I hope that LOB situation doesn’t come back to bite us.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Kershaw 46 strikes, 31 balls. Very un-Kershaw-like.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Still, only 1 run. He’s a battler.

  • Bob_Hendley

    There we go.

  • 4d3fect

    THERE’s uncle Charlie!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    K’s the side!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Yes — huge to set ‘em down in an easy inning!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Wow, second wind

  • WinnipegDave

    Definitely has one more inning in him by the looks of things.

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      91 pitches through five.

  • foul tip

    Well, if that is what an inning from a struggling pitcher looks like, I want to see him when he’s on.

    MIA curve showed back up. Imagine that.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kersh right on his season ERA.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mellis!

  • Bob_Hendley

    OK Hanley join the parade.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Oh yes!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Join the fun, Hanley!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hanley!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hanley!!!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    The Dodger boxscore is littered with crooked numbers!

  • 4d3fect

    Chop THAT!

  • foul tip

    Puig demonstrating what the Dodgers meant when they said he was “raw.”

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Yeah, but 2 for 3 in his first postseason game . . .

      • foul tip

        Yep, the good far outweighs the bad. But almost like a different player that AB.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        AND the OF assist

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          and the 1st to 3rd

  • NoahUCLA

    Get us to the back end of the bullpen and I’ll feel better.

  • Alex7

    on ESPN and CBS Sports websites, Browns/Bills has main front-page spot. I mean, I get it, but come on.

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Baseball is what fills in time between the Super Bowl and NFL training camps for ESPN.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      I don’t even get it, and I get the NFL’s popularity.

    • WinnipegDave

      I love the Browns and have followed them since the mid 80′s, but I forgot they were even playing tonight. Cheering for colours tonight – Browns and the Blue.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Siddown!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Clayton is just amazing.

  • RBI

    What a pitch.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Siddown freddie!!

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    6 Ks in a row!

  • RBI

    These TBS announcers talking as if Clay was down by 5, not up.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      Vin’s back up

      • RBI

        What a contrast.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I told you homers

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good play Hanley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    2 Kershawian innings!

  • RBI

    Hanley!

    • Alex7

      I grew up with Alfredo Griffin, Offerman, Bournigal, and Izturis. Elster was the “best” SS I’d rooted for until Hanley. What a step up.

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m sure Kersh could pitch another inning or two – but I hope that the Dodgers score another run or two this inning to feel very comfortable in sitting him down. Even at 6-1 that should be enough.

  • foul tip

    6 IP, 3H, 9 Ks on a night when he hasn’t been on top of his game….until maybe last couple innings.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Most teams would be ecstatic with such a performance by their ace!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Finally just in — picked up the in-laws from the airport — and can’t believe how relieved I am…

    • Alex7

      just rewards.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    3:00 AHT game tomorrow

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K or double play!

  • scooplew

    Last batter if he doesn’t retire him?

    • scooplew

      Never mind.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        should be anyway 117 pitches

    • RBI

      Or that!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kid K!

  • WinnipegDave

    Got him!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Uno mas, Kersh!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Just skimmed through the comments from earlier… are we supposed to paint our toe nails blue?

    • RBI

      It’s a girl thing, but be my guest.

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        I’ll let my daughter do it.

    • scooplew

      You mean you haven’t done that already? Jeesh!

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        lolz

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      yes everyone is doing it

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        send me a photo of yours KT and I’ll follow.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          I ashamed of my feet they look a little feminine…after the game

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Can’t hurt.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh yeah!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    What a way to end your stint!

  • RBI

    Oh what a pitcher he is.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Hard to see Matty in the boot.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Can you imagine what he is going through? Tough.

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        Oh, absolutely.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    STANDING O CLAYTON!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hopefully he gets to rest until the LCS!

    • Spence

      That would be preferable. Maybe thats why Donnie over did it with him tonight. Kershaw has a lot of innings on that arm this year.

  • WinnipegDave

    Is it the first inning already?

  • scooplew

    To pitch as well as he has tonight, with little or no curve, is reminiscent of Koufax’ performance in the 7th game of the 1965 World Series, which he started on two days of rest. Early on, Koufax couldn’t get the curve over and he told that to Roseboro. In much saltier language, Roseboro told Koufax to forget about the curve and just throw the fast ball. Koufax did just that and shut out the Twins 2-0 to win the World Series.

  • foul tip

    A TBS guy said that inning that Kersh’s 3rd BB of the game was one more than he had the entire MONTH of July.

    Now, just which planet was it that this pitcher agreed to come down to Earth from?

  • WinnipegDave

    Either almost needed a pinch runner.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Dre sighting.

  • Spence

    Is it necessary to extend Kershaw to 124 pitches in a game the Dodgers have a big lead in?

    • Alex7

      Nolan Ryan says “eso no es nada.”

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Try to get him outta there sooner.

    • scooplew

      Part of it may be a bit of psychological warfare, showing the Braves what’s what.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Yes BW in

  • RBI

    Here they are. Go Dodgers.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice BW keep it up

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    I still don’t dig BW. I hope he’s lights out for us, but just don’t get it.

    • scooplew

      An iconoclastic free spirit.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        I like him…great interview…seems down to earth

  • RBI

    DP please.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    uh oh…something to chant about…DP Time

  • WinnipegDave

    Always nice to be able to trade runs for outs and still come out a head. 3 outs away and up by 5 runs.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Where is League when we need him?

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        sitting at home…hoping maybe someone gets hurt…maybe

      • foul tip

        Saw an item today that said League makes more than the entire Atlanta bullpen.

        Sounds crazy, but it was on si.com, which usually has its facts right.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning BW

    • foul tip

      After watching Brian Wilson, I like the idea of signing the rest of the Beachboys more and more,

  • WBBsAs

    I missed Ethier’s AB – how did he look?

    • Alex7

      not 100%. Decent swing, hit ball hard, once 2b fielded it he let up on his running and jogged it out. Looks like he’d have 1 ab per game in him.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Not bad, until he ran.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    The Make ‘Em Pay at bat

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Ooooh, he was swinging for it.

  • WinnipegDave

    KJ time.

  • RBI

    Every pitch to Puig hugging that inside line.

  • RBI

    Go Kenley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K, KJ!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    I just keep wondering when Brian McCann is going to lecture Yasiel Puig. Over/under 4th inning in tomorrow’s game?

  • WBBsAs

    Given Medlen’s short outing today, I expect he might return in Game 4 (if necessary) instead of Freddy García.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      *if necessary.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    turn two guys

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    K — J!

  • WinnipegDave

    That worked!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    That was fast.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    What’s harder emotionally — being injured and left off the roster (Kemp) or being bad and taken off the roster (Uggla)?

    • scooplew

      I think the latter.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I agree. Tho the way Matt got this injury hurts beyond physically.

  • scooplew

    The Braves tied the Mets for most times striking out during the regular season in the National League.

  • WinnipegDave

    No worries KJ – you still got this.

    • Alex7

      .

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, KJ — anyway you can, get him out!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    BALL GAME!!!! 10 WINS
    TO GO!!!!

    Good
    job Clayton…Greinke’s turn next

    http://i.imgur.com/AMbO5zV.jpg

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    KKK J!

  • RBI

    Yes yes yes!

  • scooplew

    Couldn’t have asked for anything more tonight.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • WinnipegDave

    Great start to the postseason! Keep rolling tomorrow guys…