• http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    “Hanley’s the best – around! Even a broken rib can’t hold him down.”

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

    On Sunday, Tigers became first playoff team ever to have six pitchers each allow exactly one run in a game. http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/lbU1C

  • dalegribel

    If done correctly, there is no defense

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

    Just realized that the last World Series game won by the Dodgers with both me and the team actually in Los Angeles was October 11, 1978. I was in the Bay Area in 1988 and traveling with my family in New York when they won three home games in 1981.

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

    Kubek’s ground ball to the throat. Vince Coleman’s tarp. I’m trying to think of other postseason injuries.

    • Adam Luther

      Ron Cey’s head.

  • WBBsAs

    I like two-pitch outs.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    The comments are alive!

    • John_from_Aus

      ..with the sound of music

  • John_from_Aus

    lets score early today to ease some nerves

  • Adam Luther

    First break to go our way.

  • peter drysdale

    Nice defense :-)

  • John_from_Aus

    How did he look during his 1 pitch at bat then running to first?

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

      If you mean Hanley, I was surprised he didn’t make it to 2nd, so I’m sure it’s hurting him badly.

      • John_from_Aus

        thanks

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      Well it was a bloop fly ball that should have been caught so I think he was jogging all the way.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Ryu looks good so far, pitch count a bit high though.

  • foul tip

    So how many kazillion Korean media here?

  • peter drysdale

    Uh oh. Hope Andre is OK.

  • foul tip

    Question: during the LDS I’m pretty sure I saw Beckett on the bench near Kershaw. That’s probably a good thing…maybe some Kershaw could rub off through osmosis…or something.

    But the question is if Billingsley is around? There was buzz a while back about him playing catch and being encouraged, so probably no physical reason why not. You’d think he’d want to be there.

  • Jack Dawkins

    That 3-2 pitch is the same one he struck out on in game 2. This time he managed to foul it off.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Puig not getting any breaks.

    • Jack Dawkins

      even Ron Darling said it was below the knees.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        And that’s saying something!

    • Keith Pluymers

      That looked about shin high.

  • peter drysdale

    Puig having enough trouble as it is without that being called a strike.

  • NoahUCLA

    What’s the record for the most strikeouts by a hitter in a row in the nlcs? Puig must be close.

  • Jack Dawkins

    First trip through batting order, Puig and AJ responsible for 15 of Wainwrights 34 pitches.

  • WinnipegDave

    Pitch counts the same for Ryu and Wainwright.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      He’s gotten it under control. Looking good. Now runs please!!

    • foul tip

      Worth repeating, that..

  • WinnipegDave

    Pitch counts the same for Ryu and Wainwright.

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

    Beautifully done, Adrian

  • NoahUCLA

    Is this the same ryu I saw at DS last week? He looks great. What does a guy have to do to get a run around here?

  • foul tip

    TBS guys said no team has ever had as low a BA as the Cards did first 2 games and won both.

    • ASW1

      Made possible by Dodgers going 1 for 16 W/RISP.

  • ASW1

    OK, here we go!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Card mistake!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Oh John Jay, you are being too good to us tonight. Cash in on the mistake!

  • Adam Luther

    Second break of the game…

  • peter drysdale

    Keep hitting it to the outfield, maybe they’ll keep letting them drop.

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

    Your NLCS slugging percentage leader: Mark Ellis.

    • Adam Luther

      Wow

    • Keith Pluymers

      The Stare

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

    C’mon, a little bingo here …

  • Adam Luther

    Sacfly

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    AGon!

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

    Clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap

  • Adam Luther

    YES

  • Bob_Hendley

    Bingo!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Does Ellis still lead in slugging?

  • peter drysdale

    About freakin’ time.

  • Adam Luther

    He’ll bust out of it right here

  • Adam Luther

    Doubled off wainwright in reg season

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Puig!!!!

  • Adam Luther

    BAM!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig!!!!

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

    Whoooooooooooo!

  • Keith Pluymers

    That is the way to get your first hit of the series!

  • peter drysdale

    Thought it was gone. That’s more like it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    The wild horse can stand and admire, batflip, and still get to third.

    • Bumsrap

      No misplay in RF, no crazy bounces off the fence, still trying to figure out how Puig got to third other than he was absolutely flying.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Well, that was nice.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    “Shutdown inning” alert on TBS.

    • WBBsAs

      Steiner too.

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

    Enough with the shutdown inning nonsense.

    • 4d3fect

      I thought it was just me.

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

        It’s their hobbyhorse.

  • 4d3fect

    Freese gone. Don’t wish him ill, but just as well.

  • WBBsAs

    Jay missed Don’s bunt sign.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Nice job pinch runner.

  • peter drysdale

    Glad things are breaking right for the boys in blue finally.

    • foul tip

      Luck is essential to success in any sport, to some degree. There are always a few plays that are the proverbial matter of inches.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    HIt it to Jay! Hit it to Jay!

  • 4d3fect

    TWO triples!! Home field advantage baybee!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Sluggin’ ‘n runnin’

  • peter drysdale

    Wooohoooo!! AJ!!

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

    Keep it coming, guys.

  • Bumsrap

    Its different when Jay misses a catch than when Ethier missed one. I feel just fine with the former.

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

    Put the bat on the ball, Carl!

  • 4d3fect

    D’oh!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nasty pitch

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

    If I believed in omens, getting a leadoff triple and not scoring him would be a bad one.

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

      It wasn’t for the Cardinals in Game 2.

    • Bumsrap

      I am not picking up any such bad vibes. All is good other than Ellis still trying to catch his breath.

  • WBBsAs

    I’m glad Don didn’t call for a squeeze, which would have been risky.

    • foul tip

      Has he ever?

      • WBBsAs

        I think Bob Timmerman documented one, but it seems to be the only bunt Don doesn’t like.

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

    A.J. and Mark Ellis are 7 for 22 with two doubles and two triples in the NLCS: .318/.318/.591

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ellare

  • 4d3fect

    Two isn’t enough. To paraphrase Tom Lehrer, “more, more, I’m still not satisfied”

    • ASW1

      It might have to be.

  • Resistor

    Kind of worried about the lineup turning over in the 9th for the bad guys.

  • Bumsrap

    How does the cameraman know when a player is about to spit?

    • ASW1

      Years of experience.

    • 4d3fect

      Or pick his ..oh, never mind.

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

        Or scratch “the groin area.”

    • Guest

      Or scratch.

  • Bumsrap

    Yes, Yes, I feel great, I can get him, yes, I said yes didn’t I, yes, I can get him.

    • foul tip

      And then he did, with a K.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Wonderful start from Ryu!

  • Keith Pluymers

    Seems he’s got the nerves balanced just right today

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

    Our fellow DTers in attendance are probably on the edges of their seats.

    • ASW1

      Was thinking the same thing earlier.

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

    Ryu lowers his postseason ERA from 12.00 to 3.60.

    • Bumsrap

      And Puig jumps from 0 to 0.96 in this series.

      • Bumsrap

        Then to .153

  • Spence

    I think you have to go with Greinke tomorrow with a chance to tie up the series.

  • ASW1

    Puig’s got his eye and confidence back.

  • peter drysdale

    Good to see Puig is back. Unfortunately that double play sucked.

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

    Blast it. I’d have liked a couple more runs, and that DP hurts.

  • 4d3fect

    The Beard is warming up? *cringes*

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

      He’s been pretty good.

      • 4d3fect

        Stats are good, I’ve just been reading Le Carre lately, moles, double agents and all.

    • WBBsAs

      Personally, I don’t trust him.

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

    Ryu is first Dodgers lefty w/ at least 7 shutout innings in playoff game since Jerry Reuss, 1981 http://t.co/XwZJTH6CzP

  • Bumsrap

    Why is Ethier still playing?

  • WBBsAs

    Makes up for the call on Puig.

    • Bob_Hendley

      ‘cept that one was a strike.

      • WBBsAs

        Puig’s was closer, I think.

  • Bumsrap

    Good night Wainright

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      You meant, goodnight, right?

      • Bumsrap

        Write

  • Keith Pluymers

    Weirdo Beardo! I love Vin’s call. “Sets up high in the beard…Strikes him out!”

  • WinnipegDave

    I would take another run here. Just for my nerves.

  • Bumsrap

    Crawford needs some running advice from Puig

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    If Crawford had been at second…

    • Bob_Hendley

      Bad omen, if you believe in that sort of stuff.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        Or not!

  • WinnipegDave

    Two bad Crawford hadn’t been on second already… but I will take whatever the Dodgers will give me here.

  • Bumsrap

    Yikes

    • Bumsrap

      Interesting Crawford conservatively stays at first and aggressively is told to go home on two similar opportunities.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wow!!

  • WinnipegDave

    HanRam with the powerful RBI!

    • Bumsrap

      His rib hurts

      • Bob_Hendley

        ribbie

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

          Mmmm, ribeye.

  • 4d3fect

    Tough call, but safe.

  • Keith Pluymers

    The edge of the edge of his cleat beat that one out

  • peter drysdale

    I thought he was out. Good call by the ump there. Could’ve gone either way.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Yadier not used to having to actually tag the runner.

  • WBBsAs

    That was unbelievably close, but the right call.

  • John_from_Aus

    I feel much better with that 3rd run

  • WinnipegDave

    Good swings here Andre.

  • 4d3fect

    Put it away Dre!

  • Spence

    Dodgers have outhit Cardinals 23-13 in this series.

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s play you are the manager. Who’s your starting pitcher for the Dodgers tomorrow?

    • Spence

      Greinke

    • Bumsrap

      Nalasco

    • Resistor

      Nolasco. Bet on the come, Aces to close it out if Nolasco comes through

    • Bob_Hendley

      A non-ace is gunna have to win at least one of them, so Ricky at home.

      • WinnipegDave

        I like that line of reasoning.

        • Adam Luther

          …on a short leash.

        • Resistor

          Bullpen rested, we got your back Rickie

      • Spence

        I’d rather go Greinke/Kershaw/Ryu/Greinke for the final 4 games.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

          That’s a lot to ask of Greinke. Give Ricky a shot and hope we come out on top.

    • ASW1

      Well, let’s see – so far Greinke, Kershaw, and Wainwright have lost their starts.
      I say Nolasco, hands down.

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha ha – nice!

  • Spence

    Choate’s been great this series

  • Adam Luther

    Two more.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    All of a sudden the ump tightened up his strike zone.

  • 75Dodger

    Hi Jon! Its been a long time since I’ve commented, but I’ve been reading all your posts (and Bob Timmermann’s posts as well). I was really happy when you starting writing more frequently in your blog. Thank goodness for MLB audio! I’m listening to the game in Chiapas (no TBS available in my hotel) and reading the game thread. Way to go Dodgers!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    A Win! Woo!

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

    Halle-bloody-lujah!

  • WinnipegDave

    Back in the series.

  • peter drysdale

    Hallelujah! That’s much more like it.

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

    NPUT