NLDS GAME THREAD NATS/DODGERS

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Things rube genuinely believes ...

  1. - Pro Wrestling is real

    33.3%
  2. - Jim Morrison is still alive

    13.3%
  3. - Not too late for Dodgers to acquire Jonathan Villar

    73.3%
  4. - Meat is murder... unless you're hungry

    26.7%
  5. - BlueMouse and VRP are just friends

    46.7%
  6. - Bigfoot is real, and living in the mountains above San Dimas

    53.3%
  7. - Cannibalism > Famine

    46.7%
  8. - The moon landing was staged

    33.3%
  9. - The Dodgers are winning the WS this year!

    53.3%
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  1. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    if he pitches game 1, maybe they’re prepping him to be in bullpen for game 3 or 4, and pitch game 5 regular rest.
    OR, if he pitches game 3, maybe used in bullpen for game 1

    not a terrible idea but I oddly think we have enough in the bullpen that don’t need to fuck up Kershaw to be cute. Plus, why not do this with Hill
     
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    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    1. Pro Wrestling is as real as the NBA... basketball reasons.
    2. Morrison was the first to opt out of fame.
    3. It's never too late.
    4. All food is meat. All tomato has meat, not just beefsteak. Animal meat is infused with the chemicals its endocrine system creates and some animals we eat create some toxic chemicals that run in the blood that flushes the meat.
    5. Because of the unionization in communist OC all friendships require the friends to provide an ample benefits package to each other. So they are just following the law.
    6. I AM FOOT!
    7. Hopefully the championship famine will end soon because talking shit is the same as eating shit just like how all mythologies begin with acts of cannibalism. Remember kids... you are what you eat. Humans are dirty animals. Don't eat human.
    8. The moon is made of cheese, you silly goose.
    9. Yay! We don't have to worry about some of yall eating each other out in bouts of cannibalism. Well except VRP and BM.
     
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    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    Does anyone know when the game times will be announced for the NLDS and ALDS?

    I know the WC winners aren't set yet, but I don't see that really making a difference.
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Last year they announced start times for Games 1 & 2 two days before the game.
    (October 2 announcement, October 4th game day). First pitch last season was at 5:37 PT.
    The time slots on TBS right now are 2 PM and 5:30 PM PT.
    So, you can pretty much guarantee the Dodgers will be playing at 5:37 on Thursday.
    There's no way they would have a 2:00 local time start in LA and then an 8:30 local time start in Atlanta.
    They'll keep it 5:07 local in Atlanta and then 5:37 local in LA.
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    I predict it’ll be the same as last year: game 1 at 530, game 2 at 630

    Dodgers are only pacific time zone game so they’ll get the late ones.
     
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    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    It may have been a few years ago, but I’m pretty sure the Dodgers have been given the day game, even though they were the only Pacific Time game. I want to say the Cubs or Cardinals were given the night game.
     
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    That’s awesome, have fun over there. And you’ll be back in time to watch us lose the World Series, that’s all the matters.
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    2016 Cubs
    It was a West coast day game after an east coast night game (travel day was lost to weather). It was ridiculous
     
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    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    I looked it up, and there was another PST game that day - Cubs at Giants. Technically I can't find a scenario where the Dodgers were given the day game in LA and then the night game was played on the East Coast. I will assume Game 1 is at 5:20.
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    prediction:
    Thursday we get the night game at 530

    friday it’s: game 1 of Cardinals at Braves, game 2 Astros, game 3 Twins at Yankees at about 3, and then we get night game

    Sunday we get day game and Braves at cardinals get night game
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    "I have never seen a pitcher-fan relationship like King Felix and Seattle."
    --Chris Rose

    Fernando says hola, pkuto

    Racist
     
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    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm interested to see what the Friday schedule is, because I think that will make the rest of the game times more predictable.

    I don't know if they will flip-flop the Day/Night games. I could be wrong (I was wrong earlier), but generally they pick one matchup as the prime-time matchup and they will get all the good slots. 2016 NLDS we played ALL early games while the Cubs v. Giants got all the primetime slots. 2018 we got all the prime-time slots and the Brewers v. Rockies got all the early games.
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Just another reason to root for Milwaukee. A 6:37 Thursday night start would be great.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    chris rose is a clown
    but in this case i believe him...
    he's an indians fan so the only pitcher/fan relationship he's had is with trevor bauer
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Dodgers finish just 2 wins shy of the Yankees for the most wins this decade. Giants #14.
    They have 3 WS
    Fuck baseball
     
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    Chiefdodgerslkrs24 Among the Pantheon

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    Oh absolutely
     
  18. DodgerLove

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    Thanks Vince! Very true - really looking forward to coming back from a fun and enjoyable trip, only to have my heartbroken a third year in a row!
     
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    At the risk of effing up this bitchen board with a mess of pastes from ESPN's shitty writing ... I'll do it anyway ...

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id...ew-storylines-info-odds-every-possible-series

    Los Angeles Dodgers
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    106-56 | NL West champs | 26% World Series odds

    Odds by round

    NLDS:73% vs. Brewers, 60% vs. Nats

    NLCS:70% vs. Cardinals. 64% vs. Braves

    World Series:63% vs. Yankees, 44% vs. Astros, 69% vs. Twins, 71% vs. A's, 71% vs. Rays

    What they do better than everyone else:The Dodgers own the NL's best fielding-independent ERA because they are good at all three components of that metric. L.A. ranks second among senior circuit teams in strikeouts, and allowed both the fewest walks and fewest home runs. It's a pretty good combination. Add to this the fact that the Dodgers also led the NL in defensive efficiency, and you have a complete run-prevention formula. Indeed, no team gave up fewer runs this season, and L.A. led the NL in both home and road ERA. The Dodgers can hit too, but their run prevention is what marks them as NL favorites.-- Doolittle

    One flaw that could doom them:The default answer here all season has been closer Kenley Jansen, but that's kind of obvious and he has been throwing well lately, so let's pick on the starting pitchers. The Dodgers own -- by far -- baseball's best rotation ERA, but the numbers in September haven't been as sparkling. More important is who has been experiencing the down-ticks. Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw have not exactly been ace-like down the stretch, and Hyun-Jin Ryu has picked it up but is still not completely back to his first-half form. This is all probably nothing, but we've got to give Dodgers fans something to worry about.-- Doolittle

    Their Mr. Excitement:Bellinger is the favorite for MVP honors after one of the best seasons in Dodgers history. He not only bashes home runs, is a plus runner and plays a marvelous right field (while also filling in at first base and center field), but he looks ultra-cool doing it, with that upright stance as he crowds the plate and then unleashes one of the most unique swings in the game.-- Schoenfield

    Their best player you've never heard of:The other other Will Smith is all but nonexistent on Google searches, but he was a hyped prospect entering the season, and after getting called up for good in early July he took over as the Dodgers' primary catcher. He has the second-highest launch angle in baseball this year, and, consequently, the 10th-highest HR/AB rate in the majors.-- Miller

    Their season in a game:I'm not sure how many players you could randomly remove from the Dodgers' 40-man roster and still have a playoff team, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were more than a dozen. The Dodgers had 13 pitchers throw at least 25 innings with a better-than-average ERA, and 11 hitters bat at least 150 times with an above-average OPS. That extraordinary depth was probably most evident in a three-game series against the Rockies, capped off by a 6-3 victory over Colorado on June 23. Smith won it with a walk-off home run, the third game in a row in which a different rookie had a walk-off homer.Kenta Maeda started the game and went seven strong innings; the Dodgers are so deep he won't even make a postseason start.-- Miller

    Passan's Inside Intel: After sitting Max Muncy against left-handed pitchers to start Games 1 and 2 of last year's World Series and Bellinger in Games 1, 2 and 5, the Dodgers are almost certain not to rely on platoons with their two best hitters this season. "They are clearly better against righties," one scout said. "But this idea that they can't hit lefties is bulls---. They can do damage against anyone. Bellinger and Muncy have killed lefties this year."

    One scout believes the key not just to the Dodgers' postseason but the entire playoffs is Buehler. "He wants to be the guy," the scout said. "And he loves big games." Buehler, who had the worst ERA among Dodgers starters in September, spent his last start tinkering with mechanics. ... "I'm not sure any team is more effective at working in the upper part of the zone," another scout said. "It's hard because you want to lay off those pitches, but they do a great job of moving hitters' eye levels and sequencing."

    The construction of the Dodgers' bullpen could vary from round to round, depending on the matchups they face. The certainties: closer Jansen, Maeda, Julio Urias and Pedro Baez. While Joe Kelly's undisclosed ailment that has kept him out since Sept. 18 (though he faced two batters and threw six pitches against the Giants on Sunday) is of concern, there are plenty of arms to choose from otherwise, chief among them rookies Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin. Other options include Casey Sadler, Adam Kolarek, Ross Stripling, Caleb Ferguson, Yimi Garcia and Josh Sborz.
     
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    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    I assume that doesn’t include postseason wins. Dodgers lead the Yankees 31-19 in that category.
     

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