• https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Alright now Guys…Take care of business…Let’s go BLUE!!!!

  • ASW1

    Greinke vs. Kelly the first time went 13 innings – here’s hoping this one goes 8.5

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

    Not an auspicious beginning.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Have to give Grineke benefit of a doubt…but this is a night mare.

    • WBBsAs

      Two cheap hits…

  • WBBsAs

    Looking snakebit…

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Ruh-roh.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP!!!!

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

    Just as they drew it up!

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

    Good omen, I hope!

  • ASW1

    WHEW!

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

    Wow

  • Jack Dawkins

    Let the despair start in their dugout after that!

  • WBBsAs

    Here’s where we are, then:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1ZDzBoUf8

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

      A fellow Thompson fan, huh?

      • WBBsAs

        Absolutely, see him at every opportunity. He’ll be in Santa Cruz November 1.

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

    Greinke only threw 20 pitches, not terrible.

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

      could have been a lot worse…everyone is available today

  • ASW1

    Don’t chase one

  • foul tip

    Greinke was just in a hurry to see more Card hitters. That’s all.

  • WBBsAs

    Exact same pitch was a ball on 2-2.

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

    So that’s a ball when it’s 2-2 but a strike when 3-2?

    • WBBsAs

      Umpire considers it a compromise.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good inning

  • Jack Dawkins

    Back on track. 30 pitches through 2.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Agon!

  • foul tip

    Dodgers hope their transfer of this bases loaded, don’t score disease to the Cards sticks– and expands to don’t score, period.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Today was the first day I heard Andre’s injury called microfracture. Was that known before?

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

      That came up after Game 1.

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        Musta missed it, thought they were calling it something else.

  • 14hodges

    I’m remembering Jon’s post about being glad that little Weisman #3 might like sports. My #1 and #2 complained about my wanting to [ignore them and] watch the game this afternoon and I decided to put them in front of a show in another room so that I could concentrate on the game. As I got them settled, 2-year-old #3 says in her adorable 2-year-old speech, “I want to watch the game!” So here we are watching as she screams, “Go Dodgers!” at the top of her lungs. Finally. Loving this mother-daughter time.

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

      I’m told that my two oldest kids actually watched the bottom of the ninth last night, to my shock.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Has Puig stopped swinging at the first pitch?

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

      Ages ago.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUIG!

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

    Ok two more hits might get Adrian in!

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

      Ok just one!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig doesn’t run so fast to first when Agon is ahead of him.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    What kind of crazy slide was that? Kemp musta been cringing.

    • foul tip

      He couldn’t decide whether to stand up or slide. So he did both.

  • ASW1

    YES!

  • WBBsAs

    In CF, Jay is the new Juan Pierre.

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

      Juan Pierre is a little better at catching the balls, just not throwing them.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      I was wearing my juanpierrewood shirt just the other day.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Rattle the rookie, right?

  • twaseverthus

    Puig should be on third. Didn’t even round second.

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

      It’s ok, he can score from second on a ground out.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig wheels

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Is that a “productive out?”

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

        sort of turned into one..if we get

  • twaseverthus

    Vin is still confusing when the Cards were trying to make that cop laugh last night with them mocking Puig’s stretching routine.

  • ASW1

    Time for a vintage Greinke base hit.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Woooooo!

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

    Zack attack!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Greinke-o-matic!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    ZACK!

  • ASW1

    Told ya :-)

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

    Kelly has Crawford figured out. Keeps golfing at those breaking pitches way down and in.

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

    In the last six NLCS games plus two innings the Cardinals have played with a 3-1 series lead, they’ve been outscored 54-2. Incredible stat.

    • NoahUCLA

      A semi jinx there Jon. I hope we don’t have movement to the mean.

    • twaseverthus

      Wow.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

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

    Ethier burned again by Beltran.

    • ASW1

      Shouldn’t Ethier have been playing a bit deeper than he was?

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

        That’s what I thought. But even more he probably should have backed off to play it off the wall when he knew he wasn’t catching it.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Is this where you see a pitcher trying to be too perfect because the offense is stagnant?

    • TAFKA_Gagne55

      If anything, it’d be the opposite; Greinke has only given up runs when he’s had a lead to work with.

  • WBBsAs

    This is getting aggravating.

  • ASW1

    Another cheap hit

  • NoahUCLA

    Not good.

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

    Thank you Yadi!

  • Keith Pluymers

    At least Greinke stopped the bleeding. Time for some hits.

  • foul tip

    Dodgers seem to have managed to afflict the Cards with GIDP disease also.

    • foul tip

      But the Dodgers aren’t exactly over it yet.

  • ASW1

    Have to feel good about that – what with how much worse that could have gone.

  • GoDodgersFromWisconsin

    let’s get some more runs, please

  • ASW1

    OK, here we go.

  • ASW1

    Uuugh

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

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

    Was starting to feel like game 1, and then Gone-zo!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Big fly ball!

  • Keith Pluymers

    AGONe!

  • ASW1

    Solo home runs are kind of sad in a way. I’ll take them in this case, though.

    • NoahUCLA

      Especially after a double play!!

  • WBBsAs

    Three innings of suffering with Steiner ahead…

    • ASW1

      You can always listen to the TBS crew…..

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

    I never thought I’d have retroactively rooted for Hanley to strike out rather than hit the ball, but if he had that would have been two runs.

  • WinnipegDave

    Can we shut them down?

    • NoahUCLA

      Please, pretty please, with sugar on top.

    • ASW1

      The *shutdown inning* ?

      • WinnipegDave

        No. I am fine with the concept, but I really dislike the phrase.

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

    Caught that one!

  • foul tip

    Zack not exactly fooling people.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice play Gonzo

  • ASW1

    Man, Hanley is hurting.

  • ASW1

    YES!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hit it to the guys that are hurt?

  • WinnipegDave

    Still need a couple more innings out of Zack, if possible.

  • foul tip

    Too many balls too deep to the OF. Hope he settles in, but Zack doesn’t seem to have it today.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Well we got andre so good work in CF tracking those balls…now to mess Jay up with the towels

  • isb77

    Just what we needed– a quick 1-2-3 inning.

  • ASW1

    Now, time to tack on some more runs!

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

    Hate to see solos, but if Puig can go yard…

  • John_from_Aus

    just tuned in, wow we can thank Molina twice, we should be behind by at least 2 or 3 it appears

  • NoahUCLA

    I would not hit for greinke if Ellis gets on, even if he doesn’t have his best stuff.

  • NoahUCLA

    Big at bats here.

  • ASW1

    Greinke has more left.

  • NoahUCLA

    Nicely done Zack.

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

    The Dodgers should be ready to use Brian Wilson as early as the seventh and have Kenley Jansen ready to jump in as needed in the eighth.

    • NoahUCLA

      Agreed. Ideally a lefty will start off the 7th and Howell will go after him, and then Wilson and Kenley close it out.

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

        And please, Don, spare us Marmol and Vasquez unless we’re leading 12 – 2.

        • WBBsAs

          *Vólquez

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

            Right. ;)

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

    CC!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    CC rides it!

  • ASW1

    CRAW !!!!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    So, this is optimism?

    • Bob_Hendley

      just less anxiety

  • NoahUCLA

    Take Hanley out after this at bat?

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Interesting

      • Bob_Hendley

        Get Punto out of the doghouse.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      He looks to be feeling better today.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Only the fifth, though it seems later.

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

        I wish it were.

    • Keith Pluymers

      He looked to be in pain after that dribbler

      • ASW1

        What’s painful is mentioning Hanley and dribbler in the same sentence – I don’t think he hit a single dribbler all year when he was healthy.

        • Keith Pluymers

          I know. That he’s hitting anything that soft is evidence for how painful the cracked rib is

  • ASW1

    Kelly likes starting Hanley’s AB’s with the inside pitch – smart.

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

    Strange how Crawford kept getting fooled on those breaking balls down and in then they decide to pitch him away and fastballs down the middle..

    • Bob_Hendley

      Noticed that as well. Very strange.

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

      In football, one guy would have taken out 2 defenders.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers Nation ‏@DodgersNation2m
    GIF: Carl Crawford with a monster home run. http://bit.ly/1apS7G2

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Zack!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Left when it was 2-0…very pleased to come back and see 4-2.

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

      good so you missed the air going out of DS when they tied it the very next inning

  • ASW1

    Greinke still has more.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Anybody at the game able to see if Hanley is being checked over as much as he was last night?

  • WBBsAs

    I’d let Greinke go at least one more.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MLB ‏@MLB3m
    Carl Crawford had 6 HRs in 116 regular-season games. This was his 4th of the #postseason: http://atmlb.com/19NBUcX

    • ASW1

      I can see Carl having a very good season next year.

      • NoahUCLA

        Learning to not be another dre with his hitting lefties would help a lot. Did he hit lefties with the Rays?

        • Bob_Hendley

          Careerwise he hits lefties a bit better than Either, but Dre is much better against righties.

          • John_from_Aus

            maybe they need to share LF next year based on matchups etc (assuming everyone is healthy at the same time) :)

          • Bob_Hendley

            This year Dre hit both righties and lefties better than CC.

          • John_from_Aus

            maybe save Carl for pinch hitting, DH duties and resting Puig and particularly Kemp

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

        if he stays healthy

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    I desperately want to fast forward…. pins and needles.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Hanley is out.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Grienke today is more ammunition for why not yesterday. On full rest at least he can grit his way through it effectively.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Shadows bout to home plate. Bodes well for Wilson and Jansen in the next 2 innings.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Managed to pick up the espn international TV feed. Sutcliff and whoever the play by play guy is are solid.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Zach my man!

  • ASW1

    I’d be tempted to have Greinke come out for the 8th

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      They are shaking hands. He’s done.

      • NoahUCLA

        Mattingly is convinced that the way to work healthwise with Wilson is to not play it by ear and just let him know exactly when he’s going and get him in when he’s ready. Don’t know whether that is Dr. suggested or not.

  • NoahUCLA

    Greinke has been solid this postseason. At least 6 innings 2 runs in all 3 starts. Just as advertised.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Just saw a Greinke smile. That’s a good sign, right?

  • WBBsAs

    I sure hope Don doesn’t risk giving SVS an AB.

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

      I would be outraged.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!!!!!

  • Keith Pluymers

    AJ

  • ASW1

    AJ BABY !

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

    AJ with the insurance!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Well, okay…

  • Bob_Hendley

    AJack!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    It’s gonna be hard for Michael Young to hit into a double play now.

    • WBBsAs

      If anybody can, it’s Myung…

      • NoahUCLA

        At least Molina is taking that prize from him today!

  • NoahUCLA

    Wow! The home runs are back.

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

    But really, what’s the harm in using SVS here?

  • Keith Pluymers

    AJ has really turned it on this post-season after some forgettable moments at the plate during the regular season

  • Bob_Hendley

    Another darn solo!

  • John_from_Aus

    I’m pleased we have rediscovered our HR swings, I think we will need them in St Louis

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

      day time game

      • NoahUCLA

        Wasn’t game 2 daytime? Kershaw would’ve liked some of these.

        • ASW1

          Saving them up for his next start.

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

          St.Louis…not LA

          • John_from_Aus

            What! Is the air better in LA ? :)

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

            day time heating no humidity…ball flies better

          • John_from_Aus

            it gets us back in a good habit, boosting our confidence at the same time

  • WBBsAs

    Myung saves us from SVS.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Doesnt bother me to use Young there, as it insures we dont have to see his 3 foot range in the field now.

    • WBBsAs

      You have a point, presuming Don doesn’t double switch him for Uribe or Mellis now.

      • foul tip

        Tough call whether DM likes the double switch or bunting more.

        • NoahUCLA

          Maybe Dee holds Young on his shoulders and Dee runs and Young throws.

  • NoahUCLA

    I assume Greinke is available out of the pen in game 7 if need be. It’ll be all hands on deck except Kershaw for that game, when it becomes necessary.

  • NoahUCLA

    I would like to have a 98 mph lefty in our bullpen.

  • Jack Dawkins

    I’d be good with taking out Eithier now and putting in Shoemaker.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Agree.

      • Jack Dawkins

        Donnie will probably have him hit, then double switch jansen into his spot and but Shoe in the 9th spot.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Kershaw has a 0.47 ERA? That’s insane.

    • John_from_Aus

      hope it goes even lower after game 6!

  • foul tip

    I see Wilson has a glove named for him. Says so, right there on it.

    • NoahUCLA

      He has a famous volleyball as well.

  • Keith Pluymers

    Wow. Wilson looked amazing there. Revolving door at the plate.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Deep breaths.

    • Bob_Hendley

      For the Punto at bat?

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

    Wow! Otra vez!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Agone2

  • NoahUCLA

    This is quite the change from the first 4 games.

  • foul tip

    TBS guy: “good chance the hitters aren’t seeing the ball at all.”

    AGon: “Gone.”

  • Bob_Hendley

    ADS (another darn solo)

    • NoahUCLA

      6 runs on 9 hits is better than our usual 2 runs on 9 hits though. As long as nobody is in scoring position we’re fine.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Boy this adds that Jon’s stat.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Hope the Dodgers remember to take *these* bats to St. Louis.

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

    Uh, what was that Puig?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Sun.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Sun spots

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

      lost it in the sun

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

        Yeah but after it dropped, he just stared back towards home and didn’t run after it.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Not sure he knew where it was.

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

            Very possible.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Perhaps looking for an indication from Gonzo.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Nope, seemed to know where it was, probably trying to pick up were Holliday was

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    That’s been a strike all day, hasn’t it?

  • JonnyTAFKAJ

    “Well… Puig is Puig….” – Vin Scully (after that last play)
    ….
    Great stuff, Vinny!

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

      that was before he saw that he lost it in the sun

      • JonnyTAFKAJ

        Yeah… you’re right, KT.

        Just seemed funny that Puig’s “enigmatic” reputation preceeds him, even with Vinny. :-)

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

    Worry, worry, worry . . .

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

      no worries

  • Bumsrap

    Yada, Yada, Yada

  • 14hodges

    ugh. Getting scared now.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Ear muffs for the kids?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • NoahUCLA

    Get out there Honeycutt.

  • Bumsrap

    Mary is still there

  • NoahUCLA

    This is Freese’s spot!!

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      The bench?

      • NoahUCLA

        Exactly. Just worried about past history.

    • Bumsrap

      Was

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

    Strike zone so inconsistent.

    • Bob_Hendley

      those were both strikes.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    BALL GAME!!!! 6 WINS TO GO!!!!

    BEAUTIFUL GAME ZACK!!!!

    YOUR TURN NEXT CLAYTON!!!!

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

  • Bob_Hendley

    Geronimo!

  • ASW1

    On to St. Louis!

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

    Nails thoroughly chewed off, but we’re going back to St. Louis!

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

    I remember some winning manager saying after a hard-fought win “We really drug it through a knothole that time.” Sounds about right for today.

  • GoDodgersFromWisconsin

    Allons joueurs de la Ravine
    le sixième jeu est arrivé!

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

      Allons, citoyens!

    • foul tip

      And this little piggy went: “Oui, Oui, Oui” all the way home.

  • NoahUCLA

    LET’S – GO – KERSHAW DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH

  • John_from_Aus

    fingernails are shorter!

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Remember to drink responsibly. Sigh.

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

    NPUT