NLCS Game 7: Let’s Go, Asteroid

Cardinals
Giants
CF
Jay
CF
Pagan
RF
Beltran
2B
Scutaro
LF
Holliday
3B
Sandoval
1B
Craig
C
Posey
C
Molina
RF
Pence
3B
Freese
1B
Belt
2B
Descalso
LF
Blanco
SS
Kozma
SS
Crawford
P
Lohse
P
Cain

There’s a Game 7 tonight (pending iffy weather in San Francisco), so you’re damn right there’s going to be a game thread.

As you can imagine, I don’t really want either team to win, though I think it’s obvious we’re all Cardinals fans tonight; imagine how insufferable the Giants would be if they battled back from a 3-1 deficit here?

The downside of that is having to root for Kyle Lohse, who is poised to become the most annoying free agent of the offseason now that Buster Olney is saying he’s heard from scouts who think Lohse could end up with a 5/$77.5m contract similar to C.J. Wilson‘s last year. (I’ve already heard from one angry Cardinals fan who claimed I should stop being a stat nerd and simply watch the games because Lohse has been so great for the last four years, which, right.) I don’t know about you, but the idea of Ned Colletti seeing a good-but-not-great 34-year-old pitcher with a history of arm trouble headed into the marketplace after a good postseason is basically the definition of horror, so to see Lohse get knocked around a bit wouldn’t be the worst thing.

Still, we can’t always get what we want, and there’s no outcome involving the Giants in the World Series which ends well. So in a classic “the enemy of the enemy is our friend” move, reluctantly: let’s go Cardinals.

434 comments
Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

Okay, who's ready for 1549 words that will make you all groan?

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

By the end of November-ish, I'll have made 2,000 posts here. Good god, think of all I could have done in that time.

HarryDoyle
HarryDoyle

I can't wait for the Giants to lose the world series. 

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

welp, that sucked. I'm happy i didn't see much of it, now i'm looking forward to one whatever fresh level of hell mike is bringing today. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Waiting to see why we hate Mike.

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

I feel much better writing about random shit (e.g. pineapples in the anus) in a game thread than in a piece Mike has actually put bonafide work into.

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

There once was a team from St. Louis

Who collectively reasoned to screw us. 

They put up a fight

But fell out of sight 

And left Dodger fans at their bluest. 

TaintsnifferMcGillicutty
TaintsnifferMcGillicutty

"Surfin outta the castro straight into your bf _______" Wow! It's getting crazy on Dodger.com :)

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

It's way more infuriating to watch the Giants win than it is to watch the Dodgers lose.  And there's that terrible, helpless, "will someone please stop this!?!?" feeling.

Bill Grabarkewitz
Bill Grabarkewitz

Angel Pagan: 2011: .262/.322/.894, OPS +: 94. 2012: .288//338/.778, OPS+: 121

Marco Scutaro: 2011: .299/.358/.423 OPS+: 110. 2012 (COL): .271/.324/,361 OPS+:73 (SF): .362//.385/.473, OPS+: 145

Buster Posey 2011 (45 games): .284/.368/.389 OPS+: 116, 2012: .336/.408/.549 OPS+: 172

Brandon Belt: 2011: .225/.306/.412 OPS+: 103, 2012: .275//360/.421, OPS+:124

Brandon Crawford: 2011: .204/.288/.296 OPS+:67, 2012: .248/.304/.349, OPS+:87

 

Yeah, nothing suspicious about -those- number. Let's move along.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @HarryDoyle if they don't i just hope we don't get anymore gnat fan trolling. it is really not funny. 

HarryDoyle
HarryDoyle

 @Lobo wow.  i hate the Gnats, but I love super slowmo HD cameras.

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

did the late late show get cancelled or something? 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

thats my one eyed doggy!

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Mike Petriello @el serracho You're killing me. Gah.

Bill Grabarkewitz
Bill Grabarkewitz

 @plaza234 Yuh huh. And Melky was using a legal supplement he found on a website and Bonds was using flaxseed oil.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Mike Petriello Well, when you said "trade" I kind of figured that out.

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

 @DBrim  it's basically a "hey everyone hates this dude but maaayyybe he's a good trade fit", but where usually I start writing knowing what my point will be, this one is also a learning about him as I go, so it's harder.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

i cant unlike catfish fryin..#Livefyreproblems