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things that happen over the next 4 days...

  1. cody makes solid contact... with a "guy" in the castro district

    37.5%
  2. max scherzer pitches game 2!!!... for the nats

    25.0%
  3. dodgers sign 90 year-old cole hamels

    37.5%
  4. giants acquire hendricks, bryant, kimbrel and baez from the cubs for alex wood and brandon crawford

    12.5%
  5. will smith does something stupid

    25.0%
  6. kenley, still pouting about not being an all star, refuses to enter game when roberts calls for him

    25.0%
  7. lux does something stupid

    37.5%
  8. mckinstry hits go ahead hr game in 9th... then commits 2 errors to lose game

    25.0%
  9. roberts does something stupid

    62.5%
  10. dodgers get swept

    37.5%
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  1. LAdiablo

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    going to my first game tomorrow
    not even excited a little
     
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    if i never saw neuse again it would be too soon
     
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    Trying really hard to find the silver lining here, and I think I've got it...

    Last year, Kenley stunk during the regular season and therefore the Dodgers finally figured out they couldn't rely on him down the playoff stretch. We all know how that turned out.

    This year, he's been racking up the saves in lower pressure games, which obviously pulled the wool over Roberts' eyes again. If this hadn't happened, he'd be our closer all the way through the postseason. These last three appearances hopefully have made it clear to the decision makers what we all already knew - that he melts when the moment is too big. With Victor and Graterol not being reliable options at this point, this should serve as a HUGE wake-up call to the Dodger brass to make a big trade, either for a closer, or for a set-up guy to fill Treinen's 8th inning role and move Blake to closer. They have 7 days before the deadline. Let's see how badly they want to go back-to-back.
     
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    There’s only been one postseason where we removed Kenley from the closer role under Roberts and we won the WS. Julio closed game 7 of the NLCS, Blake closed game 5 of the WS, and Julio closed game 6 of the WS. In a world where we use Jansen in all save situations, we lose that WS. What’s the definition of insanity?
     
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    Jimmy Nelson and Knebel are supposed to be back soon
     
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    Had to turn off the postgame bullshit with Dave. Blaming Neuse and the ump while giving Kenley a pass as usual....those two have to be gay together.
     
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    Setting the record for most blown saves in WS history just wasn't enough for Kenley.

    @ESPNStatsInfo
    The Dodgers have now lost 3 straight games in which they led entering the 9th inning for the 1st time in a single season in franchise history.
     
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    Did they boo Toongus? Please tell me they booed Toongus. Wonder what Roberts has to say now. In fact, just shut up and do your job.
     
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    Oh yeah, the boos rained down. More of those need to be directed at Roberts though.
     
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    he's absolutely incapable of doing either
     
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    You’d think after putting Julio in the World Series to close em out he would have realized Kenley isn’t the way to go

    Jansen was great up till 2017. The Astros broke him. Now he’s not the guy he was and after the game 4 debacle last year he shouldn’t be the closer. Kenleys ego will be the death of us come October if this bs lands us in the wild card game where I guarantee we won’t make out if we face the Padres
     
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    I will always firmly believe, that during this Dodger run of post season appearances had we a different manager, we would have achieved more than the one WS in the 60 game season of 2020.
     
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