NLCS Game 6: Kershaw. Wacha.

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Clayton Kershaw. Michael Wacha. A Dodger Game 6, for the first time in 25 years. If you’re not bouncing off the walls yet, with the Dodgers down 3-2, you might be doing it wrong.

But as you’ve surely heard by now, Hanley Ramirez will not be in the lineup as the Dodgers try to extend their season by one more day. As I wondered about this morning, it seems that his ribs are so painful that it’s not worth having him in the lineup; Don Mattingly said that Ramirez “feels worse than yesterday,” and that they aren’t even sure if he will be able to pinch hit.

Dodgers
Cardinals
LF
Crawford
2B
Carpenter
2B
M.Ellis
RF
Beltran
1B
Gonzalez
LF
Holliday
SS
Ramirez
C
Molina
CF
Ethier
3B
Freese
RF
Puig
1B
Adams
3B
Uribe
CF
Robinson
C
A.Ellis
SS
Kozma
P
Kershaw
P
Wacha

While disappointing, I think we all know that it’s the right move. Ramirez looked to be in terrible pain over the last few days, and if it’s actually worse now, I’m impressed that he can even walk. But if he can’t even pinch hit, that does mean that we’ll be seeing more double play opportunities for Michael Young, which I’m sure we’ll all love.

Without Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez moves up to third and Yasiel Puig hits fourth, as Don Mattingly makes good on his intention to split lefties Gonzalez and Andre Ethier. On the St. Louis side, Shane Robinson takes Jon Jay‘s place in center; Mike Matheny says that he wants to add another righty bat against Kershaw, but somehow I doubt that Jay’s hilarious defensive play in center doesn’t play into it.

Anyway, all the talk, and horrendous Bob Nightengale columns, are behind us. It’s time for baseball, and Kershaw against Wacha is more than fans could ask for. Enjoy.

(Update: and then just before game time, Ramirez IS in. Insanity.)

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2145 comments
lordpalmerston
lordpalmerston

I live in St Louis and have grown to like the Cardinals, but I can't pivot and cheer for them in the world series. The best I can manage is indifference. A parting shot at Beltran's ribs would be nice.

Noel D
Noel D

Tomorrow, I'll want to discuss any changes for 2014.  Right now, I just want to sit, watch, and hope...

KMT59
KMT59

Well the one good thing about having a very sick 3 year old is I've only seen them score 1 run....so to me it's still 1-0...we can come back from that

DonnyDBag
DonnyDBag

I just hope this will be Mattinglys last game, I can hope.

Noel D
Noel D

Donde estan todos los MSTI's?

corylol
corylol

Sports just aren't worth the pain sometimes. I'm around a bunch of people just ripping on me. But I'm going to take my lumps and keep saying I can't wait for next season. The Dodgers are going to be good for a while. These people aren't worth my time for me to get angry.

To all of you who are being pessimistic and blaming Kershaw and Puig etc etc you can go fuck yourselves. I haven't commented here a lot but I will be back tomorrow no matter what happens. Thanks Mike for giving me a place to talk to people who love the Dodgers as much as I do.

I would say I'm going to go get TLR'd fuck fuck everything about the Cardinals right now. I'm just gonna go get drunk.

Omer (beercoozie)
Omer (beercoozie)

GO FUCK YOURSELF ST LOUIS!!!! AND ALL YOUR "OUR TOWN MIDDLE AMERICA" BULLSHIT!!!

Sorry, rough day. Had to get that out of my system. I have nothing against middle America, I just hate how that's the narative when St. Louis is in the playoffs.

lucasmr
lucasmr

We got our asses handed to us tonight

lucasmr
lucasmr

So he got hit by a pitch and they play dirty?

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

This one (b/c of how its going down) gone hurt for a while...

Aaaaaaaaaarg
Aaaaaaaaaarg

I don't even know what to do with myself right now

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

Oh yeah b/c stl plays baseball "the right way". HA!!!

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

Why r the announcers not talking about how those dirty MF'ers sure found a way to neutralize Hanley...

MSTI>Dodgers Digest
MSTI>Dodgers Digest

Kershaw=choke

Ellis =choke

Season over.

162 games, 3-1 over braves 2-3 vs. Cards, then 100% complete shit the bed.

Cut Kersh, fire Donnie, fuck all, y'all

Noel D
Noel D

No way they're going down on a 1-hitter.  Time to see who has heart out there

DodgerBytes
DodgerBytes

Cardinals got their asses burnt last year in NLCS and now we get to come back with a chip on our shoulder next year. #CircleOfLife

Nineteen84
Nineteen84

Double play? Na i'll pump fake and make a late throw home

Barney G
Barney G

This fucking' game is going to take a long time to get over.

Kewldood69
Kewldood69

Ellis supplying the nails to his own coffin.

Coffee Head
Coffee Head

remember when ellis was considered good defensively?

BIah
BIah

WE WANT SCHU!  WE WANT SCHU!

Bull Doggy Dogg
Bull Doggy Dogg

Let's give Kersh a mulligan on this one.. whaddya say Cards?

Lobo
Lobo

Worst possible time for the entire team to have one of those games

Scroogie
Scroogie

Once you clutched you have to go to first!!!!!

Aaaaaaaaaarg
Aaaaaaaaaarg

We should just start hitting them all and breaking their ribs until we are out of pitchers.

Nineteen84
Nineteen84

Why are you even here. Clearly not a fan.

Lobo
Lobo

@SHREKKK Hey ass hole, remember when we said Fuck off?

Oh wait, that was right now