NLCS Game 6: Cardinals Lots, Dodgers Less

Well, that was horrible. I mean, really, truly horrible. It was awful, atrocious, unbelievable, terrible, whatever else you want to call it to the point that I have absolutely no interest in breaking it down. Other than “Dodgers bad,” what can you really say? What a complete letdown and disaster from every angle.

Clayton Kershaw suddenly forgot how to miss bats, and Don Mattingly seemed to forget that the rules of baseball allow for relief pitchers after it became clear Kershaw wasn’t going to figure it out. (The strike zone was lousy, yeah, but it was like that for both teams all series.) Every ball the Cardinals hit, it seemed, found a hole. Mark Ellis couldn’t play defense. A.J. Ellis really couldn’t play defense. Even if they could, Michael Wacha and friends held the Dodgers to two hits, and one was merely a first-inning single by Carl Crawford that he barely beat out.

And yes, as you’ll surely read, Yasiel Puig had a pretty rough night on defense. Other than the fact that the first poor throw was nearly as much on Adrian Gonzalez as it was him, his other two errors were deserved. I won’t pretend otherwise. I also won’t pretend as though it really was more than an incidental side note to the game, because, well, you know. Just keep that in mind when fools go overboard on it.

2013 really was a great year, you know. We should probably remember that, and I’ll have something to say about that tomorrow. Tonight? Bottoms up, or whatever helps you forget this game ever happened. Numb the pain. That was awful.

1137 comments
juanhenry
juanhenry

For the love of everything good in this world, the Tigers better win this all. I can't take the "class and old-school ball' win out, always" narrative. And, it'd be painful and sickening to watch TFB win a WS. Plus, everyone will make a massive deal of the trade.

Lobo
Lobo

How can I turn off retweets from a specific person?  Greg Zawkin retweeting random assholes is getting on my nerves

DodgersFan
DodgersFan

Kershaw has no testicular fortitude.

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

Media calling Wainwright-Wacha the Johnson-Schilling of 2013 is really stupid

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

Saw Gravity last night after the game. What an intense, weird movie.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

i got to witness a LCS win in person for the first time in my life. 

Lobo
Lobo

@juanhenry I'm not expecting it to happen.  The last team a team I was rooting for in any capacity won the World Series was 2003

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

@Lobo go to the little down arrow next to their name on the twitter page (not tweetdeck)

Lobo
Lobo

@Mike Petriello Can we get a new, less depressing post?  Maybe just some quick reasons why 2014 will be even better than 2013?

Lobo
Lobo

@PagansOedipalComplex Wacha is good, make no mistake, but I still maintain that the Cardinals pitching didn't make us look bad so much as we made them look good

InsideThePark (Ethier, Kemp, Puig)
InsideThePark (Ethier, Kemp, Puig)

***SOMEWHAT SPOILER ALERT***

wouldn't it have been hilarious if she had landed like in the Caspian Sea and then got stoned to death anyway for wearing immodest attire?

juanhenry
juanhenry

Neither am I.

Really? I was rooting super hard for Texas and Detroit, in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@PagansOedipalComplex @DKDodgers Let them get their credit. When they lose in the WS, the media will figure out some way to talk about how Wacha choked.

Or maybe not. It's the Cardinal way. whatever.

Lobo
Lobo

@DKDodgers There is always gravity.  Zero-G is a myth, they experience Micro-G so there is some gravitational pull on them, just very little