2013 NLDS Game 3: Braves @ Dodgers

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So while Mike is enjoying the good times that are Los Angeles and today’s playoff game live and in person, I’ve been asked to provide today’s game threat.  Please be gentle, its my first time.

Second verse, same as the first!  Both Don Mattingly and Fredi González cart out the exact same line up as games 1 and 2 because really, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Or something.  Only changes are the starting pitchers with Ryu toeing the rubber for Los Angeles and Julio Teheran going for Atlanta.  Both pitchers have performed admirably for the respective clubs in their first season of full time work, so this should be a very good match up. 

Questions still abound regarding Ryu’s status after a bullpen session that was attended by team surgeon Neal ElAttrache.  Reports came out that Ryu was wearing a compression sleeve all week leading many to wonder if there was anything wrong with our prized rookie pitcher.  Our trusted and beloved management came out denying anything was wrong with Ryu, saying he came out of his bullpen totally fine.  Apparently the bullpen was just because Ryu would not have pitched for 6 days and they wanted to get him some work in to stay sharp.  Not to worry, because Dr. Neal just loves to watch bullpen sessions just for the fun of it. Ah well, I opt for the potentially naive view that everything is fine, our management is truthful, and we just gotta hope for the best.

Dodgers
Braves
LF
Crawford
CF
Heyward
2B
M.Ellis
RF
J.Upton
SS
Ramirez
1B
Freeman
1B
Gonzalez
LF
Gattis
RF
Puig
C
McCann
3B
Uribe
3B
C.Johnson
CF
Schumaker
SS
Simmons
C
A.Ellis
2B
E.Johnson
P
Ryu
P
Teheran

Worries of Ryu aside, I don’t know about you but I can’t yet let go of the bad taste that game 2 left in my mouth with the way Donnie handled that 7th inning.  It feels like I have just brushed my teeth and am now drinking a tall glass of orange juice.  Hopefully, the offense will show up tonight like it did in game 1 so any managerial gaffes by our fearless leader will have minimal impact.

Anyhoo, its nearly time for Dodger PLAYOFF baseball.  Grab a beer, sit back and get ready to go nuts when we win this thing! Positive thoughts kids. Positive thoughts.  BLARP A BLOO! Let’s get Ryu that ‘W’.

Fri 10/11Sat 10/12Sun 10/13Mon 10/14Tues 10/15Wed 10/16Thurs 10/17
RR. Belisario9105
LJ.P. Howell152026
RK. Jansen51626
RC. Marmol26
RB. Wilson281411
RC. Withrow2544
RE. Volquez

1896 comments
Batted Bob
Batted Bob

Score so many runs that pitching, defense, and Don don't matter is the best strategy. Should use it more often.

ponchmcnasty
ponchmcnasty

Listening to the TBS guys, you'd think we're watching a funeral.

KMT59
KMT59

Lost livefyre talk to you all after I get home from the game, about 1:00

moneynow27
moneynow27

10 runs may not be enough....I want 15....

KMT59
KMT59

Reserve level making fun of the chop

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

Ahahahahha

Just got this text, the first 25 men on the visiting roster to recieve a complimentary sand paper dildo. Lube not included.

KMT59
KMT59

You know that for some unforeseen reason I brought my signed cappy ball with me to the game

JonathanLingo
JonathanLingo

i like that hanley hits his triples to left 

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

did that avocado slide into home on a homer? no respect. 

Noel D
Noel D

I called Dodgers 11-2.  oops

efb
efb

EVERYONE MUST USE CAPPPPS FUCK THIWS SHIT

efb
efb

OMG OMG THIS IS FUN

moneynow27
moneynow27

10 runs are nice, but I want 15.!!!!!!!!!!   We can win this game......

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

HOW THE FUCK DOES URIBE ALWAYS HIT OPPOSITE FIELD HRS IN THE PLAYOFFS??????

BIah
BIah

Pirates game was awesome.  When I left Pittsburgh it was 0-2.  I come back and we're leading 8-4.  WOOHOOO

3Mayday3
3Mayday3

Livefyre starting to smoke

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

gh right there screaming oh my a;slekfjngrklmp/argjmop/ar s;lhnerbviejrnckmghmowjkfgdw

'nvc

DBrim
DBrim moderator

I CAN'T EVEN

Bill Grabarkewitz
Bill Grabarkewitz

10 runs are almost enough to make me feel okay about Cappy being on the mound.

Bull Doggy Dogg
Bull Doggy Dogg

Just got home. Turned on vipbox to hanley's triple. Feels good man.