Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 2, 2016.
The answer should be yes.
I'm going to record the game on Friday and turn off my phone and try to watch it without anyone ruining the outcome. Won't be home all day....wish me luck.
Me as well. I get out of school at 2 PM SoCal time Friday, and my Saturday is wide open. Sunday being a travel day, that's perfect, as I'll be out of town then until midday Monday, and back in time for game 3 at Chavez Ravine. But yeah .... MLB can eat a bag of dicks for their thoughts about most fans.
Sensory Deprivator 5000
"Can't wait to not watch the game" - Dodger fans all season
*Looks into future*
Kershaw goes 8, giving up 1 run in a 1-0 loss.
Media: Kershaw is a choker!!
I'm also somewhat happy we are facing a Washington team that is limping in. And like you, it's not that I wish injuries on anyone, but it's because one of our team strengths is depth. If the Nats truly are hobbled and if that's why we win, I will have no problem holding my head high and moving to the next round. We've had more than our share of injuries this year, the fact that no one talks about us limping in after breaking a record for days on the DL, it's almost flattering.
Here's a new angle, don't fucking suck and blow five run leads.
Not me this year. I'm hoping that Utley pops up first AB and their entire infield Jason Repko themselves. Fuck taking chances. I'd take the World Series with a smile on my face and a song in my heart if the AL champion's plane crashes on the way to L.A for game 3 of the WS.
Yay I don't work this weekend so I'm all ready to go. Requesting Monday off so I can go to the game. LEGGGGGO
i have friday, saturday and monday off
wow, look at all those injuries
lucky that kind of shit never happens to us
can only imagine what that must be like...
umpiring crew for the nlds
dan bellino, tom hallion, chris guccione, ron kulpa, jeff kellogg and manny gonzalez
good news; no angel hernandez or joe west
MLB Network to televise Game 3 of Dodgers-Nationals NLDS
by Eric Stephen | True Blue LA — 3 hours ago
LOS ANGELES — The first Dodgers’ home game of the postseason will be televised exclusively by MLB Network, one of two playoff games on the network.
Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals will be played at Dodger Stadium on Monday, Oct. 10, with a time yet to be determined. Earlier on Monday, MLB released start times for all Division Series games through Sunday, with the first two games of Dodgers-Nationals on Fox Sports 1.
Should this series advance past three games, the final two games will be on Fox Sports 1. Fox has not yet announced full broadcast assignments for the series.
But Game 3 will be on MLB Network, with Bob Costas calling the game in Los Angeles alongside analyst Jim Kaat and reporter Jon Morosi.
MLB Network will also televise Game 2 of the other NLDS, between the Cubs and the winner of the Giants-Mets NL Wild Card Game, on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT, with Costas calling that game with John Smoltz and Ken Rosenthal.
It is part of a free preview period for MLB Network for basic cable customers, running from Thursday to Tuesday, available to customers of AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Frontier, RCN and Verizon FiOS.
There could be as few as two or as may as four games on Monday, with both ALDS Games 4 on the schedule. If you’re wondering where the game in Los Angeles might slot in, the other games will be in Boston, Toronto/Baltimore and San Francisco/New York. In other words, the Mets winning on Wednesday might go a long way toward Game 3 being a late game, with Los Angeles the only non-east coast host in that scenario.
Dodgers prepared to end string of postseason heartbreak
by Gabe Burns | Dodgers Nation — 16 minutes ago
It’s Oct. 15, 2015: the 27th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s World Series home run. In a must-win game five, the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped out to a 2-1 lead over Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets. Dodger Stadium is rocking. A match-up between the Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, two teams who are quite familiar with postseason disappointment, in the National League Championship Series felt inevitable. Then it all fell apart – again.
The Dodgers bats were unable to muster anything else off deGrom and Zack Greinke lost the lead three innings later. New York postseason hero Daniel Murphy hit his third dinger of the series in the sixth to give the Mets an advantage they wouldn’t relinquish. Greinke would go on to leave the team in free agency and manager Don Mattingly would manage his last Dodger game as his team was eliminated in heartbreaking fashion for the third season in a row.
Now, Los Angeles meets Murphy again: this time in the nation’s capital against the Washington Nationals. This is the Dodgers chance to exercise playoff demons. There’s a fresh managerial face in the dugout, in Dave Roberts, and a hungry roster that’s experienced playoff failure after playoff failure, and the popular narratives that come with it.
◆ “Clayton Kershaw is no Madison Bumgarner in the postseason … his legacy is tarnished.”
◆ “They’re like a bad version of the Yankees: without the championships.”
◆ “Dodgers can’t buy a World Series.”
And countless other things have been said.
L.A. has been to the playoffs nine straight times without reaching the final stage (only winning a series one-third of the time). That’s tied with the Atlanta Braves and Oakland Athletics for the longest streak in baseball. Neither of those teams has come close to spending what this crew has. Perhaps that’s why the last three shortcomings have been the most painful.
Prior to being upended by Murphy and deGrom, the Dodgers swallowed back-to-back eliminations at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals. Fortunately for L.A., its loses to San Francisco last week forced the Cardinals to stay home.
But there’s a different vibe with these Dodgers. Despite the payroll, it’s felt as though the team has been an underdog all year. More “experts” believed the Arizona Diamondbacks would win the National League West than the Boys in Blue. San Francisco had an eight game divisional lead in June. The Dodgers had an MLB record 28 players on the disabled list, including season-savior Kershaw for two months. That was roughly $77 million on the DL, and players missed a league-leading 1,964 games, according to mangameslost.com.
The team was also swarmed with pressure. Roberts was thought to be in over his head early in the year. Andrew Friedman was constantly criticized for his conservative approach, especially after the Dodgers underwhelmed at the trade deadline. The rotation was a mess behind Kershaw before his injury. Yasiel Puig’s saga finally hit a breaking point when the polarizing outfielder was sent to Triple-A after a failed trade attempt.
But this time, the Dodgers exceeded expectations, they didn’t take a step back. They didn’t underwhelm. Ironically enough, the team got BETTER when Kershaw hit the DL. The Dodgers beat the odds to beat the Giants and win the National League West. Roberts may very well be the NL Manager of the Year. Friedman’s team was excellent and he retained nearly all his controllable talent. Puig has played inspired since being recalled from Oklahoma City. In fact, his incident with Bumgarner seemed to further bond the team. For possibly the first time in his career, Puig looks contained and welcomed by the locker room.
Los Angeles isn’t entering the postseason with a target on its back; the Cubs will absorb enough pressure for the entire National League. Instead the Dodgers can play with house money. Chicago has the best team in baseball and anything short of a World Series will be a colossal letdown. That’s not to say the Dodgers don’t expect to win it, but rather few outsiders expect that of them. This is the MLB-current best fourth consecutive playoff appearance for the franchise. The internal pressure is still present, but this team is more the hunter than the hunted. It has battled through more ups and downs than any of the past years. More so than ever, L.A. is prepared for the task at hand.
In an ironic twist of fate, L.A. heads to the playoffs facing a team hit with the injury bug at the worst possible time. Washington, which lost five of six against L.A. this season, lost Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos and Murphy to injuries. Could it be the very problem plaguing Los Angeles all season comes back to help it? Both teams have been in similar circumstances over the last few years: The Nationals lost the NLDS in 2012 and 2014, and also brought on a player-friendly manager to help turn the tide in Dusty Baker.
The series heavily favors L.A. on paper, which means absolutely nothing. What does hold relevance, however is the adversity this particular team has battled through in 2016. Every franchise has highs and lows, but the roller coaster season Roberts’ group has endured is the perfect way to brace for a playoff run. With more trials incoming, Los Angeles is ready to take them on full speed. It concluded Vin Scully’s career with a storybook ending. Now we’ll see if the team can keep the magic going.
We want to give them nice quads?
LOL Daniel Murphy is butthurt. Normally I wouldn't joke, but after last year's playoffs, fuck that guy.
Ok, I lie. I will always joke about gluteal strain.
Sometimes I forget the shitty position we were in last year. Our CF was Enrique cause Joc forgot how to hit. Grandal couldn't hit either cause he had one working shoulder. Our SS had been in the big leagues for less then a month.
And our manager neglected to do stuff that LL coaches do...his exclusions of some moves when needed badly and inclusions of others were inept and poorly thought out. Like a simple heads up after a shift to that rook SS.
I think Friday will tell the tale in the first inning. If LA scores right away, and Kershaw goes 1-2-3 in the bottom half, I think that's it for Washington. I know that sounds pretty childish, but whenever this team scores in the first, I think they've won almost every game this year when they've scored in the first, except one. I recall Steiner saying that a few weeks back. Or maybe I was drunk. Somebody will fact check that, right?
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