NLCS Game 3 Open Thread

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'd be remiss if I didn't at least provide a place where those of you watching baseball tonight could discuss if you wanted to. Playoff series don't get started until Game 3 -- at least that's what the Dodgers hope, as they're down 2-0 to the Phillies, and tonight's game at Chavez Ravine is a must-win, obviously.

My prediction? Dodgers will get Game 3. That line-up can hit Jamie Moyer, and he can run hot and cold. The Dodgers will send out Hiroki Kuroda, who does much, much better at Dodger Stadium than he does on the road, plus these two teams are too evenly matched in most aspects for this to be so lopsided.

41 Comments:

AA,
You get any bits from the Nuggets/Suns game last night on TNT? Barkley was with Miller and Marv for the entire game and had me rolling. There were too many gems to even mention.

tylerthesaint said...
Oct 12, 2008, 7:52:00 PM  

A Must win indeed, but I am pretty confident the Dodgers will pull it out this time.

Adam said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:07:00 PM  

Joe Buck is sporting one of the ugliest getups I think I have ever seen. Way too much yellow/gold.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

*sighs* Fox didn't ditch that war memorial intro music this year, sadly.

Tim said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:18:00 PM  

Mary Hart seemed a little too excited during those introductions.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

mary hart looked like satan's wife introducing the teams. i don't watch fox so i have no clue where she came from, but she should probably try makeup for whatever line of work she is in.

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

You're Fox. You're based in LA. And the best you can come up with is Mary, FUCKING HART???

Rob in WI said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

This is looking ugly early on...

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

"When that happened, they were anything but blue" - Tim McCarver on the Dodgers' fans reaction of the Dodgers adding Manny.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

joe buck just said 'fly ball to right' on a fly ball to left

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

I missed the five runs, obviously. Anyone wanna describe the hit sequence?

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

mary hart? anyone have an answer why she was chosen? or why she went sans makeup?

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

@ S2N: The Dodgers got a bunch of hits, including a bases loaded double that scored 3 runs. In the top of the 2nd, the Phils added one with a base hit by Feliz that scored Howard and now Furcal just hit a homerun for the Dodgers. 6-1 LA

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

What a horrible looking swing by Furcal on that homerun... the only thing that was missing was the shot of him with his eyes closed.

Rob in WI said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

Damn, looks like Moyer's finished.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

I guess Chuck didn't want to leave Methuselah in the game much longer.

49er16 said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:05:00 PM  

The Phils are pitching inside a lot and the Dodgers are getting pissed. This could get ugly on places other than the scoreboard.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

Did they just air a Russell Martin f-bomb?

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Gotta love Victorino there, the "Throw at my ribs, not at my head" pantomime was quite amusing. And of course, spot on.

Rob in WI said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

Fox just showed a replay of Martin screaming the f-bomb...

this game is going to get real good

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

Benches are empty.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

Ooh, we got words going! Manny is NOT HAPPY.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

WTF? Angry Manny!!! I love angry Manny!

Rob in WI said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Most bench clearing incidents are just stupid.

But I am 100% in favor of a one-on-one battle between Mariano Duncan and Davey Lopes. Old man fights are cool.

Oct 12, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

That was great, Ex-Dodger Lopes and Ex-Phil Bowa were the most pissed coaches...
Way to make a 6-1 game great to watch.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

@OMDQ

Yeah, but Davey has at least 15 years on Duncan... does that still make it interesting? Maybe if it was Bowa vs Lopes

Rob in WI said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

Mike Reilly is the umpires' crew chief? Milton Bradley must love that.

Oct 12, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

rob - Wow, 18 years difference. I didn't realize Lopes was so old. Still, I say we put them in the Over-45 class and let them have at it. Bowa can take the winner if he wants.

Oct 12, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

after a ball being thrown behind Victorino's HEAD...

"That's the safest place to throw a ball at a player" Tim McCarver...wow

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

also Martin threw down a middle finger for the signal on the pitch to victorino...douche

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

Anonymous - That's not what McCarver said. He said that the safest place is about a foot ABOVE the batter's head. He specifically noted, correctly, that behind the head is the WORST place, because the instinctive reaction is to fall backwards.

Oct 12, 2008, 9:34:00 PM  

ahh maybe i misheard

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

more talk about sweeney and sturtze please....

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

wonder if Joe likes the Dodgers...hmmm

Anonymous said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

The Phils have to have a big inning here, imo. Rollins and Victorino are due up 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

not mentioned...

they were playing "why can't we be friends" during the benches clearing.

odessasteps said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

"Chase Utley cannot take any chances down by 6" - Tim McCarver

It's a 6 inning game in the top of the 7th, wouldn't now be the time to take a chance?

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

"He uncorked that one like Troy Aikman" - Tim McCarver

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

They just put up random caricatures of Buck and McCarver. I will never know why...

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

Final: Dodgers 7, Phightin' Phils 2

JFein said...
Oct 12, 2008, 11:39:00 PM  

somebody forgot to mention what tim was saying about a pitcher and the coffee. That was a pretty funny line last night.

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Oct 13, 2008, 10:32:00 AM  

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