Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 10, 2017.
Let's win this series and drink some good stuff before we die ...
Is that a veiled reference to some of the more seasoned citizens on this board?
Jon MorosiVerified account@jonmorosi 12m12 minutes ago
BREAKING: Stephen Strasburg now likely to start for #Nats today in Game 4, source says. @MLB @MLBNetwork
Would seem to make Gio the likely starter in a potential Game 5 (and Scherzer a strong possibility to come out of the bullpen).
Hendricks would presumably be the Game 5 starter for the Cubs, but Lester would be an option as well.
While we’re sitting at home resting and setting up our rotation these two hopefully duke it out for another 2 games. Burning all the pitching they need to win.
You mean as individuals at the end of our lifespans or as a Dodger result?
No veils here ...
Either/or, my young whelp of a fellow Bums fan ...
Either/or = veil
Game 1 5 PM Game 2 430
actually 5:08 and 4:38
so you were wrong
(irish's account hacked by @BlueMouse)
Uh oh .... @irish vs. @BlueMouse ... the Thunder Frumunda (Cheese)
Awesome... more wear and tear on both teams!
Impressive. You have a GoPro webcam in my room ...
Avilan is throwing a simulated game tonight. He is likely to swap into the bullpen if things go well and the Cubs advance. Cubs have a much more left heavy lineup.
You’re not using enough cream.
Thanks, Dr. Ruth ...
Dodgers grateful for ability to set NLCS rotation
Unlike recent LCS appearances, all options on table heading into series
by AJ Cassavell | MLB.com — 2 hours ago
For the third time in five years, the Dodgers will play in the National League Championship Series.
In most respects, they've been here before. In one critical aspect, however, they haven't.
Los Angeles faced the Cardinals in 2013 and the Cubs in '16, losing both series in six games. The circumstances are undeniably different this time, thanks largely to their sweep of the D-backs in the NL Division Series presented by T-Mobile.
For the first time in their run of five consecutive division titles, the Dodgers will enter the NLCS with the ability to set their rotation just how they like it. Unlike previous postseasons, Clayton Kershaw will not be coming off a short-rest start. Thus, unlike previous postseasons, the Dodgers won't be scrambling to find a Game 1 starter.
"Being able to set your rotation, not having to travel the first two games of the series, I think they're huge advantages," said Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts. "That's the byproduct of having the season that we had."
Roberts, who appears to be deciding between Yu Darvish and Rich Hill for Sunday's Game 2 start, actually hasn't set his rotation yet. But that's beside the point. This time, Roberts gets to make the choice. His hand wasn't forced by a long Division Series or a Kershaw short-rest start.
A year ago, Kershaw pitched five times in a 16-day span. For all the talk about Kershaw's postseason struggles -- specifically in the seventh inning -- his skipper chalked at least some of that up to fatigue.
"I haven't dug into every single seventh inning that he's had," Roberts said. "But I think some of it has been on the short rest. It has gotten him in the seventh."
Roberts hasn't ruled out using Kershaw on short rest as the postseason progresses. But it helps that he hasn't had to play that card yet. The side effects of short-rest starts often linger beyond just the next start.
"The biggest thing is that we have the opportunity to set things up the way we want to," said Hill. "Obviously, having home-field advantage is huge. That's something we're going to take advantage of and use to our benefit."
Added Kershaw: "It can't be a bad thing [that we can set our rotation]. It's definitely a good thing for us."
They would know.
A year ago, Kershaw started Game 4 of the NLDS, then came out of the bullpen in Game 5, with Hill starting that game. Neither pitcher was available in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cubs, which the Dodgers lost after four innings of three-run ball from Kenta Maeda. Instantly, they found themselves playing from behind.
This year, the roles will be reversed. The Cubs and Nationals are ticketed for a Game 5 on Thursday night, and all hands will be on deck in the winner-take-all game. A rainout that pushed Game 4 to Wednesday also put both teams at a further disadvantage.
Regardless of Thursday's result, the Dodgers already have the pitching edge.
"To be at home, watching games, seeing how things play out, we're in a pretty good place," Roberts said.
On a conference call Wednesday, Roberts was asked how many innings he'd like to see played in Washington on Thursday night.
"It can't be high enough," he quipped.
but i thought you didn't want that made public...
Finksi Bedroom Cam
I'm so ready to finally get to the WS.
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