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Hall of Fame
2008-10-04 17:45
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

The last Dodger game I went to was my 300th victory since 1991, when I began keeping track of my record at Dodger games I attended. Though I did not get the game ball, I'm hoping that my career 300-236 record will get me to Cooperstown. After all, that is the benchmark, isn't it?

Unless my postseason record (1-9) is held against me:

1977 World Series Game 3 - L
1981 NLCS Game 2 - L
1983 NLCS Game 1 - L
1995 NLDS Game 1 - L
1995 NLDS Game 2 - L
1996 NLDS Game 1 - L
1996 NLDS Game 2 - L
2004 NLDS Game 3 - W
2004 NLDS Game 4 - L
2006 NLDS Game 3 - L

Hopefully, tonight will begin to change all that.

* * *

Cubs at Dodgers, 7:00 p.m.

Comments (819)
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2008-10-04 18:09:52
1.   Gagne55
You're going to be at the Stadium tonight?!

I so wish I had tickets. I'll be watching on T.V.

2008-10-04 18:14:01
2.   underdog
Heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Dodgers49. Cancer took someone close to me, too, and it's an awful thing. Glad the Dodgers can give you some small comfort right now. Hope they keep on winning. But we'll be here either way. :-)

After teaching a class today, and then getting stuck in the "Love Fest" traffic here in SF (and I was on my bike!) after getting stuck in the Oktoberfest crowds, I shake my fist at this place for scheduling all this on the same day and am happy to be going nowhere except my living room to watch the Dodgers tonight.

Rooting for the Brewers to finish this game off, too.

2008-10-04 18:15:27
3.   The Mootz
Jon, congrats on the 300 victories; you're about 200 ahead of me.

But where were you during the '88 playoffs?

2008-10-04 18:19:52
4.   Bob Hendley
0 - Your post season record leaves much to be desired, but since this is not do-or-die, go ahead. ;)
2008-10-04 18:21:12
5.   Disabled List
I was hoping to go watch the game tonight with all the tormented Cubs fans at the bar down the street. Unfortunately, I've come down sick, so I'll have to confine my cheering to my couch. And drink hot tea instead of beer. Ugh.

This sucks, but a Dodger win will make me feel much better.

2008-10-04 18:25:09
6.   Brent Knapp
133 From Previous thread, overkill, were you a sig ep at UCLA?
2008-10-04 18:26:37
7.   Gen3Blue
This waiting stinks. The Networks are off their rockers. Weekend playoff game at 10:00p.
And I thought the same thing Jon, you must have been really busy or out of town in '88.
2008-10-04 18:31:56
8.   Sam DC
I'm thinking Jon may have been kicking around Palo Alto in 1988.
2008-10-04 18:33:11
9.   Bluebleeder87
I mean it NOT in a bad way BUT GAWD & I jealous.
2008-10-04 18:36:57
10.   Bluebleeder87
*am I jealous.
2008-10-04 18:43:33
11.   Ken Noe
Dodger49, I used to spend quite a bit of time in Danville, specifically at Averett.
2008-10-04 18:47:35
12.   Bluebleeder87
today reminds me of when U2 & there "zoo t.v." tour was the rage (I was too young or to broke to go to concerts) I just wanted to be around the area & some how I felt a part of it all, it's weird I know but it's the truth.

anyways, me & my buddy drove by Dodger Stadium that day & felt the electricity of the night, I'm sure it FEELS LIKE that today...

2008-10-04 18:56:03
13.   Gen3Blue
If the Brewers/Phils game isn't over do we miss some of the game. TBS would probably think that was the ultimate in efficiency.
2008-10-04 19:01:55
14.   Gen3Blue
I think they just sent us over to TNT, in the middle of showing Titanic.

Gee if we get through this round I will have to make my somewhat crude hook-up to FOX, which I normally don't have.

2008-10-04 19:01:57
15.   Bluebleeder87
13

man, I hope not.

2008-10-04 19:02:18
16.   chris in illinois
Game is on TNT until MIl-Phil is over.
2008-10-04 19:04:07
17.   Disabled List
Hey, what happened to Titanic?
2008-10-04 19:04:12
18.   Bluebleeder87
14

it says "Titanic" in the previews bro!

(commercials right now though)

2008-10-04 19:05:29
19.   Bluebleeder87
o.k. cool, the game IS on TNT.
2008-10-04 19:07:10
20.   Bluebleeder87
i think we will see what Kuroda shows up in the first inning.

the good or the bad...

2008-10-04 19:08:04
21.   underdog
Hopefully this game won't end like Titanic for the Dodgers. Brewers game is just about over 2 outs, 4-2 in the 9th.
2008-10-04 19:08:59
22.   Bluebleeder87
evidently all DT'ers are at the game tonight...
2008-10-04 19:09:47
23.   VirginiaDodger
11

Ken,

I am from Danville. Live in Roanoke now. Small world.

2008-10-04 19:11:22
24.   Andrew Shimmin
Anybody know why Hu's playing over DeWitt?
2008-10-04 19:11:46
25.   Disabled List
It boggles my mind that the same Salomon Torres who blew the Giants' season on the last day in 1993 against the Dodgers, is still a major league baseball player.

Of all the guys who played in that game in '93, Torres outlasted everyone.

2008-10-04 19:12:31
26.   Bluebleeder87
24

no clue man, hopefully it's nothing bad...

2008-10-04 19:13:42
27.   Bluebleeder87
25

from what I understand he didn't pitch for a few years so he saved his arm that way you think?

2008-10-04 19:13:51
28.   Frip
The cruel airport story that Vin just told about Fukodome wouldn't suprise anyone familiar with Chicago. Which is one of the reasons I relish a crushing sweep of Chicago, as a city.
2008-10-04 19:16:10
29.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Just got in to see.... Ramirez walk.

Darn. Hi everybody, I hope you all are as excited as I am.

2008-10-04 19:16:32
30.   Andrew Shimmin
Is Hu really in there, or did TBS/TNT screw up? I haven't gotten a good look at 2B, yet.
2008-10-04 19:16:43
31.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Hiro... hitting 95... hmmm.
2008-10-04 19:17:02
32.   Mark Linsey
Gameday still has DeWitt in the field, but TNT said it's Hu. Anyone know what's going on?
2008-10-04 19:17:28
33.   mpm31
30 Gameday says it's Dewitt.

Let's go Dodgers!

2008-10-04 19:18:05
34.   Bluebleeder87
aside from to many pitches, Kuroda got out of it unscaved.
2008-10-04 19:19:26
35.   Sam PHL
I think TNT showed Dewitt's pic with Hu's name. My guess is that Dewitt is playing (based on gameday).
2008-10-04 19:19:36
36.   Andrew Shimmin
TBS corrects itself. DeWitt it is.
2008-10-04 19:19:36
37.   Who Is Karim Garcia
it's DeWitt
2008-10-04 19:19:50
38.   Bluebleeder87
The TBS crew says DeWitt is in there.
2008-10-04 19:20:23
39.   Who Is Karim Garcia
**Nods to Andrew and BlueBleeder
2008-10-04 19:20:47
40.   Andrew Shimmin
All those [second basemen] look alike.
2008-10-04 19:21:30
41.   Bluebleeder87
well he's at 89-90 mph, I'm thinking it's in the bag today fellas... only if Kuroda pitches his game.
2008-10-04 19:21:39
42.   Gagne55
Hu isn't even on the roster.
2008-10-04 19:22:05
43.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Martin is XBH machine.
2008-10-04 19:22:14
44.   underdog
Ugh, did we really need to add the towels at Dodger Stadium. I thought that was more of Shelbyville idea...
2008-10-04 19:22:15
45.   Bluebleeder87
28

you have me curious now man... can you give us a short version please?

2008-10-04 19:23:19
46.   Gagne55
Martin with atrocious baserunning.
2008-10-04 19:23:33
47.   Andrew Shimmin
By an eyelash.
2008-10-04 19:23:43
48.   Bluebleeder87
i'm surprised your not at the game tonight Who Is Karim Garcia.
2008-10-04 19:24:09
49.   Disabled List
The sound on TBS is terrible. Dodger Stadium sounds like it's inside a tin can.
2008-10-04 19:24:15
50.   Who Is Karim Garcia
He was out.... got him on Martin's hand.
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2008-10-04 19:24:17
51.   das411
Is that booing or "Louuuuu"-ing?
2008-10-04 19:25:11
52.   underdog
Boy, Russ, you have to run to third on that one as soon as the ball is hit. I dunno what he was doing but he sure was lucky! That's okay GG, we love ya anyway.

And let the whining in Chicago begin.

2008-10-04 19:25:16
53.   Who Is Karim Garcia
48

I honestly don't think I could deal with the excitement. I'd puke or passout.

2008-10-04 19:25:45
54.   Gagne55
It sounds like the Cubs fans have infiltrated Dodger Stadium which is not surprising.
2008-10-04 19:26:28
55.   Who Is Karim Garcia
52

Russ was thinking that Theriot would come up with it and then have a play on him at third.

Hard play to judge and he was being cautious.

2008-10-04 19:27:02
56.   Gagne55
The announcer doesn't realize that there are 2 outs.
2008-10-04 19:27:08
57.   Andrew Shimmin
I'd love to see the Cubs get a double play, here, too.
2008-10-04 19:27:17
58.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
49 TBS in general makes me long for a game on Fox. Can't wait for MLB to give the playoffs to Versus when this contract is up.
2008-10-04 19:27:22
59.   Bluebleeder87
Loney!!
2008-10-04 19:27:37
60.   Bluebleeder87
DO YOUR THING KURODA!

PLEASE!

2008-10-04 19:27:41
61.   Who Is Karim Garcia
I'm sure Ethier is kicking himself for fishing, but Loney bails him out.
2008-10-04 19:27:48
62.   Disabled List
Now that's what the doctor ordered!
2008-10-04 19:27:49
63.   Andrew Shimmin
The double'll do.

Wicked awesome throw.

2008-10-04 19:27:49
64.   kadycee
woohoo!
2008-10-04 19:27:49
65.   Indiana Jon
Yes! Loney!
2008-10-04 19:27:52
66.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
And let the curse talk begin
2008-10-04 19:27:56
67.   underdog
YESSSsssssssssssss Loney!
2008-10-04 19:28:39
68.   Gagne55
Loney liner!
2008-10-04 19:28:45
69.   Gen3Blue
James Loney--RBI man (w/apologies to JoeyP).
2008-10-04 19:29:01
70.   Andrew Shimmin
Anything less than a home run from Kemp, here, and I'd leave him off the NLCS roster.
2008-10-04 19:29:06
71.   underdog
55 I'm sure it's what he was thinking but it seemed like it would've been a very tricky play to get up and throw to third. But yeah armchair baserunning is easy. ;-)

Good to see Harden at least looking hittable.

2008-10-04 19:29:11
72.   Reddog
Way to go, Big Game James!!!

Go Dodgers!!! Woohooo!!!!!!!

2008-10-04 19:29:11
73.   Sam PHL
I can't believe this! Two runs against Harden in the first.
2008-10-04 19:29:22
74.   Bob Hendley
Bums, putting the pressure on early again.
2008-10-04 19:29:45
75.   larry slimfast
money loney
2008-10-04 19:30:12
76.   Andrew Shimmin
DFA.
2008-10-04 19:30:36
77.   Frip
45 Vin was saying how the Cubs were at O'hare airport waiting for their plane, and over the intercom came a message about how Fukodome has been traded to Cincinnati for some minor leaguer or something.

Vin's tone was stern.

2008-10-04 19:30:36
78.   Bob Hendley
WGJ-RBI machine.
2008-10-04 19:30:48
79.   ishXdavid
44

I was thinking the same thing. It seems a little too gimmicky for a team as steeped in tradition as the Dodgers.

2008-10-04 19:30:48
80.   Who Is Karim Garcia
I love this. It's like saying, "we got two, we dare you get three."
2008-10-04 19:31:55
81.   madmac
at what point does it become do or die for the cubs
2008-10-04 19:32:14
82.   Andrew Shimmin
I remain unconvinced that Versus is a real channel. It sounds like an elaborate money laundering scheme, to me.
2008-10-04 19:32:27
83.   Gen3Blue
I guess it makes sense that the "Cubs fan" announcer has pretty close to a southern Ill. rural accent.
2008-10-04 19:32:43
84.   underdog
70 Yep, replace him with Repko. Book it.
2008-10-04 19:32:59
85.   Sam PHL
Yes, the towels are lame. I have like 6 from going to Phillies games over the last couple weeks. It's possible for fans to get excited without waving something.
2008-10-04 19:33:16
86.   Bob Hendley
Yep, ditch the towels.
2008-10-04 19:33:24
87.   Indiana Jon
80 Kind of like the reverse of "Name That Tune"?
2008-10-04 19:33:39
88.   Andrew Shimmin
84- It's called Leadership. But you try explaining that to these kids today, what with their video games, and social networking; see how far you get.
2008-10-04 19:34:00
89.   underdog
81 After death?

79 Exactly. They can have that stuff at Anaheim, but not here. Sigh.

2008-10-04 19:34:09
90.   Who Is Karim Garcia
I really miss Andy LaRoche and Carlos Santana.
2008-10-04 19:34:39
91.   Gagne55
Would thundersticks be better than towels?
2008-10-04 19:35:02
92.   Woden325
83 That's Cardinals country, actually.
2008-10-04 19:35:16
93.   DBrim
91 - Thundersticks are awful.
2008-10-04 19:35:43
94.   Who Is Karim Garcia
I find thundersticks cheesy even at Galaxy games.
2008-10-04 19:35:48
95.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
77 wow that's classy
2008-10-04 19:35:57
96.   Bluebleeder87
77

man that's cold...

2008-10-04 19:36:34
97.   madmac
90 that's sarchasm, right?
2008-10-04 19:36:46
98.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
No real team has thundersticks or rally monkeys
2008-10-04 19:36:47
99.   Gagne55
Kuroda gets off the mound to make the play!
2008-10-04 19:36:48
100.   Indiana Jon
Kuroda is looking good.
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2008-10-04 19:37:14
101.   DBrim
Very nice inning (and play) for Kuroda.
2008-10-04 19:37:30
102.   Bob Hendley
Actually, rally monkeys would be neat, if they were flying monkeys.
2008-10-04 19:38:09
103.   Indiana Jon
98 Why don't the Dodgers have a mascot? Every team seems to have one these days. Even the Yankees have Derek Jeter.
2008-10-04 19:38:46
104.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Sarcasm, yes. Although it's easy for me to do that now. Had we gotten shut out from the playoffs I'm sure that would be dominating the posts right now.
2008-10-04 19:38:53
105.   underdog
88 It's Kemp's Facebook page that's bothering you isn't it? It's what you have to do these days, it's all necessary personal PR.
2008-10-04 19:39:00
106.   Gagne55
103 Tommy Lasorda?
2008-10-04 19:39:04
107.   kadycee
102 yeah like in the Wizard of Oz - to complete the Cubs' nightmare.
2008-10-04 19:39:18
108.   Bob Hendley
103 - We have, its called Tommy Lasorda.
2008-10-04 19:39:37
109.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
102 Or evil monkeys
2008-10-04 19:39:49
110.   seesdifferent
who made the bad relay throw? Bowa did right to send him, but Manny was toast. Cubs can't afford more bad work in the field. You never see errors given on that kind of play, but it was a booboo, nonetheless.
2008-10-04 19:40:08
111.   kadycee
Tommy Lasorda is our mascot.
2008-10-04 19:40:15
112.   underdog
If the Dodgers add thundersticks and rally monkeys next, I will personally go down to LA myself with a rabid siamang monkey and sic it on the Dodgers' marketing department.
2008-10-04 19:40:24
113.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
108 LOL
2008-10-04 19:40:29
114.   Bluebleeder87
I really don't like delays (radio) but I guess they gotta do that right?
2008-10-04 19:40:37
115.   Indiana Jon
106 108 Does he get on the dugout and shoot t-shirts into the crowd? That would be cool.
2008-10-04 19:41:15
116.   Gagne55
113 Why does 108 get the lol? I beat him by 18 seconds!
2008-10-04 19:41:32
117.   Who Is Karim Garcia
103 We have The Dodger Dog! And by that I mean Andruw Jones.

Other than that I'm assuming we'd have a PVL as our mascot. The Scowling Jeff Kents.

2008-10-04 19:41:47
118.   kadycee
115 that would be awesome. Someone should suggest it to Josh Rawitch.
2008-10-04 19:42:24
119.   underdog
Nice comments from Kent on DeWitt quoted from Stockton there, I hadn't heard that before. Pretty cool.
2008-10-04 19:43:31
120.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
116 Sorry dude my bad i'll pay closer attention next time
2008-10-04 19:43:42
121.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Is it terrible that I'm already counting the outs?
2008-10-04 19:43:55
122.   EJM
Think we're gonna play the Phillies?
2008-10-04 19:43:58
123.   Bluebleeder87
i think the Braves got sued for the tomahawk chop
2008-10-04 19:44:07
124.   Indiana Jon
Fontenot reminds me of Teen Wolf.
2008-10-04 19:44:48
125.   Gagne55
Does anyone remember the time Lasorda got into a fight with the Phillie Phanatic?
2008-10-04 19:44:52
126.   Bluebleeder87
118 115

you guys are cruel.

2008-10-04 19:45:24
127.   EJM
I was there! The Phanatic is insane, so is Lasorda.
2008-10-04 19:45:32
128.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
To: Dick Stockton
Re: Dodgers home record

They were 48-33, not as good as the Cubs of course (but who is?). Thanks, that is all.

2008-10-04 19:45:48
129.   Who Is Karim Garcia
This baby and clown commercial freaks me the hell out.
2008-10-04 19:46:04
130.   Indiana Jon
126 I'm kind of serious. I bet the crowd would love it.
2008-10-04 19:46:08
131.   Bob Hendley
114 - Why do they have to do the delay?
2008-10-04 19:46:44
132.   kadycee
125 Yes! Maybe it will happen again this year...
2008-10-04 19:47:10
133.   Bluebleeder87
Rich Harden's fastball is straight (lazer streight) kind of like Brad Penny, if he ain't throwing 95+ it looks very VERY hittable.
2008-10-04 19:47:30
134.   underdog
124 Hah. The Michael J Fox one or the Jason Bateman one?
2008-10-04 19:47:41
135.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Do you guys think that Craig T. Nelson would come out of retirement to coach the Raiders?
2008-10-04 19:47:55
136.   kadycee
130 I was just going to say that.
2008-10-04 19:48:41
137.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
They should have Tommy shoot Slim Fast into the all you can eat pavillion.
2008-10-04 19:49:14
138.   Indiana Jon
134 I'm not that much of a Teen Wolf expert, but the only one I recall is Michael J. Fox.
2008-10-04 19:49:25
139.   ishXdavid
keep those groundouts coming! Harden almost beat that out though.
2008-10-04 19:50:50
140.   Reddog
One thing that's really encouraging is that Martin is tearing the cover off the ball. He looks rested and rejuvenated and focused just at the right time.

And so far Kuroda looks great. If he keeps this up and we go on to the NLCS, that's a great 3 man rotation.

2008-10-04 19:51:10
141.   Bluebleeder87
127

they've gotten into it over the years, i'm on the Phanatic's side... especially cause Vinnie once said that the ORIGINAL Philly Phanatic was hard of hearing.

2008-10-04 19:51:17
142.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Anyone know if Andruw is with the team?
2008-10-04 19:51:22
143.   Indiana Jon
137 I like it.
2008-10-04 19:52:24
144.   Gagne55
140 Getting rest after the clinch may have had something to do with that.
2008-10-04 19:55:07
145.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Is it me or does it sound like hurricane force winds are going through the stadium?
2008-10-04 19:55:23
146.   Bluebleeder87
D-Lee is spanking all Kuroda pitches.
2008-10-04 19:55:52
147.   DBrim
Come on, Kuroda, keep it together.
2008-10-04 19:55:54
148.   Gagne55
145 It sounds like a pretty quiet stadium on TBS.
2008-10-04 19:56:03
149.   superbas
let's go kuroda-san
2008-10-04 19:56:32
150.   Bob Hendley
145 - I am getting the same dull roar from the Latin feed.
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2008-10-04 19:57:07
151.   superbas
when kuroda gets ramirez out you'll hear a roar.
2008-10-04 19:57:11
152.   Indiana Jon
My living room is quiet so far tonight too, but I'm hoping it gets crazy in here during the last few innings.
2008-10-04 19:57:29
153.   ishXdavid
The towels are muffling the sound.
2008-10-04 19:57:54
154.   Gagne55
Out of the jam! Now lets get some runs!
2008-10-04 19:57:57
155.   kadycee
beeeeeuatiful
2008-10-04 19:58:14
156.   Reddog
Yes!!!

Nice bit of pitching.

2008-10-04 19:58:47
157.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
150 Thanks, that's what I meant, didn't know quite how to say it
2008-10-04 19:58:55
158.   Indiana Jon
I wish Kuroda had that confident/cocky strut off the mound that Dice-K has.
2008-10-04 19:59:00
159.   fanerman
Exciting!
2008-10-04 19:59:13
160.   Disabled List
TBS's sound crew will not win any Emmy awards for this broadcast.
2008-10-04 20:00:07
161.   underdog
145 I was wondering that too. It really sounded like some section of the stands was just continually booing, but I know that can't be right. Weird. But I've definitely been hearing that, too.

--

And way to pitch out of it Kuroda. I would think he'd be on a short leash tonight, with the magnitude of this game and the number of relievers long and short at the ready.

2008-10-04 20:00:43
162.   kadycee
160 Yes, and why are there FOUR of them? Or are there five?
2008-10-04 20:01:09
163.   kadycee
160 Sorry, I meant announcers - not sound crews
2008-10-04 20:02:42
164.   kadycee
ha-ha!
2008-10-04 20:02:43
165.   fanerman
Nice AB.
2008-10-04 20:02:47
166.   das411
This Furcal fellow is good at baseball, isn't he?
2008-10-04 20:02:57
167.   Gagne55
It is so nice having Furcal back in the lineup.
2008-10-04 20:03:00
168.   ishXdavid
YES!!!!!! That'll go in the book as a line-drive.
2008-10-04 20:03:06
169.   Bluebleeder87
excitement is what YOU make of it.
2008-10-04 20:03:20
170.   kadycee
161 I hear that too (on TBS)
2008-10-04 20:03:30
171.   Woden325
I'm hearing moderate cheering and applause on the KABC feed. It's not super loud, though.
On that topic, I'll take rally towels over the annoying PA prompted noise (Freeze! Everybody clap your hands!).
2008-10-04 20:03:57
172.   kadycee
Oh, this is fun.
2008-10-04 20:04:16
173.   superbas
yes, currrsseee!
2008-10-04 20:04:31
174.   Indiana Jon
My fear for the off season is that management will spend the money to keep Furcal, but not spend it for Manny.
2008-10-04 20:04:45
175.   Gagne55
Fontenot is hurt
2008-10-04 20:05:01
176.   DBrim
What a weird injury.
2008-10-04 20:05:33
177.   kadycee
Shoulda let that man with his goat into Wrigley
2008-10-04 20:05:36
178.   Gagne55
173 It's not very nice to cheer for a guy getting injured.
2008-10-04 20:05:45
179.   Woden325
Don't tempt fate, Vin.
2008-10-04 20:06:35
180.   Bluebleeder87
You know what I'm worried about, I'm worried about today, I'm worried about right now.

that is all.

2008-10-04 20:07:15
181.   Gagne55
179 What did Vin say?
2008-10-04 20:07:41
182.   fanerman
Joe Torre looks like he has a nice watch.
2008-10-04 20:08:00
183.   kadycee
180 baseball Zen
2008-10-04 20:08:18
184.   Bluebleeder87
I don't know but Harden's fastball looks so BP'ish.
2008-10-04 20:08:35
185.   kadycee
poop
2008-10-04 20:08:55
186.   Gagne55
Come on Manny!
2008-10-04 20:09:00
187.   Bluebleeder87
182

i wonder were he bought it at.

2008-10-04 20:09:12
188.   Gagne55
Manny being Bonds.
2008-10-04 20:09:17
189.   seesdifferent
The Man Child scares the baby bears.
2008-10-04 20:09:20
190.   kadycee
NOW they're booing - and so am I.
2008-10-04 20:09:33
191.   Disabled List
Please make them pay for this, Andre.
2008-10-04 20:10:01
192.   Woden325
181 Something along the lines of the Cubs put Fontenot in becuse Fukudome was under performing. What if, Vinny wondered, Fontenot left the game and had to put Fukudome in, and he hit a homer to win the game in the 9th.
2008-10-04 20:10:10
193.   Gagne55
Ethier, don't let Harden disrespect you like that. Drive 'em in!
2008-10-04 20:10:12
194.   Reddog
OK, let's go for the jugular here.
2008-10-04 20:10:39
195.   seesdifferent
Ethier makes them pay.
2008-10-04 20:10:46
196.   fanerman
Andre went for a ride.
2008-10-04 20:10:48
197.   Bluebleeder87
well that ain't good on the ego, Harden's walk pitches are pretty much as hard as i can throw.
2008-10-04 20:10:58
198.   Bob Hendley
182 - I remember reading in the national press that Torre was unusual for a manger in wearing a watch during the game.
2008-10-04 20:11:00
199.   Gagne55
Ethier got under that one.
2008-10-04 20:11:03
200.   kadycee
I wonder if Ethier's new baby is keeping him up all night. Seems like that might have been planned better.
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2008-10-04 20:11:09
201.   Bluebleeder87
man. i thought that pitches was gonna go.
2008-10-04 20:11:11
202.   Ken Arneson
Just tuned in. Who is this imposter trying to impersonate Rich Harden? His fastball is 90-92, and his changeup is 80-82. That's a good 6-7mph slower than normal for both.
2008-10-04 20:11:19
203.   underdog
Wow, Manny's showing some real hustle today!

Dre just missed that one, whoo boy.

2008-10-04 20:11:19
204.   Indiana Jon
Manny collects antique cars? Wouldn't have guessed that in a million years.
2008-10-04 20:11:20
205.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
I bet Steiner would have been screaming at the top of his lungs on that one.
2008-10-04 20:11:46
206.   Gagne55
195 A bit premature with that comment you were.
2008-10-04 20:12:13
207.   underdog
202 His bionic arm fell off, they had to replace it with his human one.

No, they were reporting this about him, in his last couple of starts his velocity was down though he'd reported no pain or anything.

2008-10-04 20:12:18
208.   Woden325
204 I thought he only collected pine tar.
2008-10-04 20:12:54
209.   kadycee
aw, shucks
2008-10-04 20:13:03
210.   underdog
Loney just missed that one, too.
2008-10-04 20:13:11
211.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
198 Vinny asked him about it and he said it was some kind of special watch where if he took it off it stopped or something like that. So he just keeps it on.
2008-10-04 20:13:24
212.   DBrim
Two biggggg swings
2008-10-04 20:13:50
213.   Gagne55
Ah well. At least Harden had to work that inning. Now Kuroda's turn.
2008-10-04 20:14:05
214.   fanerman
mlb.tv says I'm not allowed to watch the game because of regional stuff. But the game is only on cable. What would I have done if I didn't have cable?
2008-10-04 20:14:44
215.   superbas
that inning was one big tease...but we're up 2-0 and the cubs got that whole curse thing going in their head to overcome.
2008-10-04 20:15:44
216.   kadycee
211 Rolexes stop running if you don't wear them. I can see Joe in a Rolex.
2008-10-04 20:15:53
217.   Gagne55
Why is there so much baseball going on between the Fank T.V. promos?
2008-10-04 20:15:56
218.   underdog
Okay, we get it, Frank does a John Madden impression, FINE. Enough already.
2008-10-04 20:16:34
219.   Woden325
214 What I'm doing. Listening to the radio and watching Gameday.
2008-10-04 20:16:41
220.   Gen3Blue
I think Lou told Harden, throw the first one right over and then don't give him much to hit. Should of stroked the first one.
2008-10-04 20:16:58
221.   Andrew Shimmin
214- Watched football. MLBAM has no use for the likes of you.
2008-10-04 20:17:01
222.   fanerman
Joe always looks like he has trouble staying awake.
2008-10-04 20:17:51
223.   fanerman
Egads.
2008-10-04 20:18:34
224.   superbas
kuroda's throwing these fat pitches
2008-10-04 20:18:50
225.   Gen3Blue
214 You're kidding. I once was thinking of getting MLB TV.
2008-10-04 20:19:59
226.   Gagne55
Who would a sac fly favor in this situation?
2008-10-04 20:20:32
227.   Disabled List
Frank Caliendo should do a Dick Stockton impression.
2008-10-04 20:20:33
228.   kadycee
Blake is busy tonight.
2008-10-04 20:20:34
229.   underdog
Nicely done, Oh Bearded One.
2008-10-04 20:20:36
230.   Andrew Shimmin
40 just keeps getting more and more true.
2008-10-04 20:20:39
231.   Gagne55
Ah good. Grounder to third on the first pitch.
2008-10-04 20:20:44
232.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Walk him
2008-10-04 20:20:48
233.   Bluebleeder87
i'm gonna be jealous if they clinch today.
2008-10-04 20:21:14
234.   Gagne55
In Pinella's situation, I would PH for Harden.
2008-10-04 20:21:15
235.   fanerman
225 Yeah, it kinda sucks. But it's still worth it in the end. I can still listen to Vin and Rick/Charlie when the video is blacked out.
2008-10-04 20:21:52
236.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
227 He actually does a good Charles Barkley impression, it's the only one that's made me laugh.
2008-10-04 20:23:19
237.   Bob Hendley
We lost a good opportunity, so we need to shut them down here.
2008-10-04 20:23:51
238.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Hope Harden doesn't do a Brett Myers impersonation
2008-10-04 20:24:17
239.   Bluebleeder87
pull the string on 'em & get it over with man!
2008-10-04 20:24:32
240.   fanerman
Yes!
2008-10-04 20:24:35
241.   Bluebleeder87
woot!
2008-10-04 20:24:38
242.   kadycee
la-di-da!
2008-10-04 20:24:39
243.   thinkblue88
Woohooo!
2008-10-04 20:24:42
244.   DBrim
Huge!
2008-10-04 20:24:45
245.   Who Is Karim Garcia
Why oh why didn't Pinella pinch hit?
2008-10-04 20:24:47
246.   Gagne55
Kuroda's first K and he gets out of another jam.
2008-10-04 20:26:12
247.   Gagne55
245 He thinks Harden is going to go at least two more innings?
2008-10-04 20:26:13
248.   Reddog
So far, I have a feeling Cubs fans are not enjoying this game.
2008-10-04 20:26:26
249.   Disabled List
DL not feel well. DL need more runs.

And 1-2-3 inning from Hiro one of these days.

2008-10-04 20:27:19
250.   underdog
245 I was thinking that, too. It's a tough call because I don't know how much faith he has in his team's middle relief and would like Harden to go another inning or two. On the other hand it's do or die for the Cubs and runs have been hard for them to come by. So...
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2008-10-04 20:27:38
251.   kadycee
248 They're all to drunk by now to feel anything. The crisis hotlines will open in the morning, however (assuming we win, of course).
2008-10-04 20:28:10
252.   kadycee
Mr. Dodger! See, our mascot.
2008-10-04 20:28:12
253.   Bluebleeder87
well that ain't cool, Vince Vaughn is a Cubbie fan.
2008-10-04 20:28:55
254.   kadycee
Vince Vaughn is a Cubs fan and he's seems to be sober, so I stand corrected.
2008-10-04 20:29:29
255.   Bluebleeder87
swingers is still badass though.
2008-10-04 20:29:44
256.   fanerman
251 No jinxing!
2008-10-04 20:29:55
257.   larry slimfast
When Lasorda dies someone should start wearing a meatball head and a Lasorda jersey to the park.
2008-10-04 20:31:01
258.   fanerman
Blake hammered that foul ball.
2008-10-04 20:31:39
259.   kadycee
The Dodgers better not be done scoring.
2008-10-04 20:31:54
260.   underdog
We already have Rob "Meathead" Reiner as a fan, is that close enough?
2008-10-04 20:32:46
261.   Tripon
Isiah Thomas is in attendance.
2008-10-04 20:32:47
262.   kadycee
256 I qualified my statement - I made no assumption...as a Dodger fan, I wouldn't dare.
2008-10-04 20:33:12
263.   Indiana Jon
257 Think what you want about Tommy, but he's a huge Dodger fan and you have to respect that. For me it will be a very sad day when he dies.
2008-10-04 20:33:53
264.   kadycee
257 I shouldn't laugh at that, yet I am.
2008-10-04 20:34:03
265.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
That was too quick and easy
2008-10-04 20:34:54
266.   Disabled List
Through four innings, Harden has thrown 70 pitches, Kuroda 68.

This is gonna go the bullpens pretty soon.

2008-10-04 20:35:03
267.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
I don't want Tommy to die but at least they can do an autopsy and we'll all find out for sure if he REALLY bleeds Dodger Blue.
2008-10-04 20:35:41
268.   kadycee
263 Tommy's like an uncle - I've loved him unconditionally many years. Still, it's fun to tease an uncle.
2008-10-04 20:36:23
269.   Gen3Blue
259 Amen. It is a bit scary the D's haven't scored since the first.

I'm not sure why, but I think DeWitt is going to be a good ball player.

2008-10-04 20:36:28
270.   kadycee
267 He will ascend into heaven with his body intact. The big Dodger in the sky wouldn't have it any other way.
2008-10-04 20:36:54
271.   Tripon
Soriano is not even trying to make Kuroda throw a pitch he thinks he can hit.
2008-10-04 20:37:57
272.   kadycee
Fonte-NOT
2008-10-04 20:38:15
273.   Gen3Blue
Tommy's the kind of uncle who says "pull my finger".
2008-10-04 20:38:18
274.   Tripon
Wow, when TBS did the zoom out, I thought the ball was a homer by Fontenot, instead of a warning track ball.
2008-10-04 20:38:21
275.   Indiana Jon
271 That's Soriano's main fault. He thinks he can hit every pitch.
2008-10-04 20:38:23
276.   Andrew Shimmin
So long as the autopsy is done in a vacuum, I'm confident his blood would be as he's described it.
2008-10-04 20:38:27
277.   Bluebleeder87
the air must be very thick today cause some of those balls looked like they had a chance but died out.
2008-10-04 20:39:12
278.   Disabled List
TBS sucks. All their camera shots go wide on every fly ball, deking you into thinking the balls going out of the yard. Very amateur.
2008-10-04 20:39:37
279.   thinkblue88
HIRO!!!!!!
2008-10-04 20:39:39
280.   fanerman
Nice inning Hiroki!!
2008-10-04 20:40:00
281.   underdog
Nice Hiro-san!
2008-10-04 20:40:07
282.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Nice, really needed a low pitch inning.
2008-10-04 20:40:10
283.   fanerman
277 That's the impression I had.
2008-10-04 20:40:17
284.   Indiana Jon
That inning was better on my nerves.
2008-10-04 20:40:33
285.   Gagne55
249 Well, at least one wish was granted.
2008-10-04 20:41:38
286.   thinkblue88
Well it is raining/overcast here in SoCal.
2008-10-04 20:41:42
287.   Bluebleeder87
i wanna do the robot if the Dodgers clinch today.
2008-10-04 20:41:46
288.   Bob Hendley
There's our 1-2-3. Now lets put some more runs on the board.
2008-10-04 20:41:51
289.   Mark Joseph
Kuroda 2008 = Lima 2004 (?)
2008-10-04 20:43:54
290.   underdog
289 Kuroda seems like less of an anomaly; he's had some bad games this year but mostly he's looked like a very good pitcher. I don't know what got into Lima.
2008-10-04 20:43:57
291.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
287 If you do, can you put it up on youtube?
2008-10-04 20:44:43
292.   underdog
I feel like Stockton only has about 10 things to say about either of these teams and then just repeats them when he goes through the list.
2008-10-04 20:44:47
293.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
290 Must have gotten a pre-game pep talk from his lovely wife.
2008-10-04 20:45:39
294.   Indiana Jon
287 291 With several DTers at the game tonight, we might not make a thousand posts, but what we do get will all be quality. Lol.
2008-10-04 20:46:59
295.   Bob Hendley
293 - Photo, please.
2008-10-04 20:47:57
296.   Bob Hendley
Harden wouldn't listen to Soto, lets see if he does what the pitching coach says to do.
2008-10-04 20:48:11
297.   fanerman
A god made out of pure gold.
2008-10-04 20:48:24
298.   Andrew Shimmin
Did somebody in the corner hit Soriano?
2008-10-04 20:48:24
299.   Bluebleeder87
exhale... we needed that run.
2008-10-04 20:48:29
300.   Mark Linsey
GOLDEN GOD!!!
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2008-10-04 20:48:31
301.   Indiana Jon
Golden God
2008-10-04 20:48:35
302.   Sam PHL
Martin's been crushing the ball this series.
2008-10-04 20:48:37
303.   Gagne55
That's why he should have PH for Harden. :)
2008-10-04 20:48:39
304.   superbas
yeaa boyyyyyy...russ!!!
2008-10-04 20:48:40
305.   underdog
Martin en fuego!!
2008-10-04 20:48:53
306.   Bluebleeder87
297

i think he slipped. rushed it.

2008-10-04 20:49:13
307.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
295 http://photobucket.com/images/jose%20lima%20wife/
2008-10-04 20:49:16
308.   Disabled List
Make them PAY for this, Andre!
2008-10-04 20:49:19
309.   Andrew Shimmin
Couldn't see it on the replay, but it looked (the first time) like he reacted to being hit with a towel.
2008-10-04 20:49:20
310.   Bob Hendley
Golden God, whap, whap, whap, Gold.
2008-10-04 20:49:27
311.   Tripon
Russell Martin. A damn good player when he gets the rest he needs.
2008-10-04 20:49:32
312.   Indiana Jon
Go ahead Lou, keep walking Manny. I like to see him run the bases.
2008-10-04 20:49:44
313.   underdog
Soriano didn't quite predict the carom on that ball correctly.
2008-10-04 20:49:46
314.   Tripon
We knocked out Harden!
2008-10-04 20:49:56
315.   Reddog
We're seeing the real Russell Martin in this series.
2008-10-04 20:50:12
316.   Andrew Shimmin
306- Could be right. It's got to be slippery out there.
2008-10-04 20:50:19
317.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
298 Yeah, the reality that his season is over unless they come back in this game.
2008-10-04 20:50:50
318.   kadycee
Please no more Viagra commercials.
2008-10-04 20:51:19
319.   Sam PHL
4 1/3 IP is the shortest start of Harden's Cub career.
2008-10-04 20:52:15
320.   Bob Hendley
307 Whoa!
2008-10-04 20:52:17
321.   Tripon
If the Cubs lose this game, Lou's going to hear it from everyone asking him why he penciled Lilly as his game four starter.
2008-10-04 20:52:42
322.   kadycee
Dodgers are eating Cub pitchers for lunch. Or dinner, I should say.
2008-10-04 20:52:42
323.   ryu
Time to get a big hit, Andre.
2008-10-04 20:52:52
324.   Bluebleeder87
elbows & knee caps.
2008-10-04 20:53:15
325.   fanerman
Andre!! Boo. At least you avoided the DP.
2008-10-04 20:53:39
326.   Tripon
ITS LONEY TIME.
2008-10-04 20:53:43
327.   Bluebleeder87
WHAT!!??

Ethier, great speed?

2008-10-04 20:53:48
328.   Bob Hendley
317 - Not according to Lou.
2008-10-04 20:54:15
329.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
320 Baseball was berry, berry good to him
2008-10-04 20:54:15
330.   Indiana Jon
321 Because he's their 4th best starter?
2008-10-04 20:54:46
331.   Gagne55
318 Viagra makes Dick Harden.
(Dick is a common shortening of Richard)
2008-10-04 20:54:59
332.   Tripon
Compared to most Dodgers on team, sure. Ethier has above average speed. He's probably the 3rd or 4th fastest on the team.
2008-10-04 20:55:37
333.   kadycee
327 yeah, I think they confused him with the Bison.
2008-10-04 20:55:52
334.   Tripon
330 He was also pitching well down the stretch.
2008-10-04 20:56:31
335.   Gagne55
321 If the Cubs don't score this game, then there's no point in second guessing their starting pitcher.
2008-10-04 20:56:34
336.   Disabled List
Little disappointed that after the two IBBs to Manny, we couldn't make them pay for it. Manny might not got another decent pitch to hit for the rest of the playoffs.
2008-10-04 20:57:07
337.   Bluebleeder87
i've never viewed Ethier as a speedy ball player.
2008-10-04 20:57:15
338.   ryu
I liked Ethier hitting in front of Manny a lot more.
2008-10-04 20:57:22
339.   underdog
331 Argh, go to your room! No dessert! ;-)

Okay, this could be Kuroda's last inning. He's gotta be on a short leash.

2008-10-04 20:57:38
340.   Ken Arneson
I'm happy for you Dodger fans, but watching that shell of Rich Harden trying to pitch made me feel very, very sad.
2008-10-04 20:58:08
341.   Gagne55
333 These are announcers who with 1st and 3rd and two outs said Harden should be willing to give up an out for a run but would prefer a double play.
2008-10-04 20:58:16
342.   DBrim
Next time around we should switch Loney with Ethier.
2008-10-04 20:58:21
343.   John Hale
Win Expectancy is at 86% at fangraphs.
Why does it not feel like its that high?
2008-10-04 20:58:32
344.   underdog
I think Ethier likes hitting in front of Manny more, too. Well, we'll see, they mix up the line-up a little next time they play, give 'Dre more pitches to hit again. Someone else will suffer instead.
2008-10-04 20:59:35
345.   Indiana Jon
NO!!!!!! Not Park.
2008-10-04 20:59:36
346.   superbas
why's chan ho warming up? get i-dream-of-wade going please...
2008-10-04 20:59:45
347.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
343 If they saw who's warming up for the Dodgers, it would go down a couple of points
2008-10-04 20:59:45
348.   Sam PHL
Five words that make me nervous: Chan Ho Park warming up.
2008-10-04 21:01:01
349.   Bluebleeder87
5 day rest period if the Dodgers clinch today.
2008-10-04 21:01:18
350.   Gagne55
343 Because the bullpen kinda sucks right now with Kuo out and Saito an unknown.
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2008-10-04 21:01:39
351.   Tripon
Ethier's just cooled down, while Loney's gotten relatively hot. His hits has been for POWER. Which is awesome. We know Martin's needed rest down the stretch, but I think you can argue that Loney was hurting down as the year went by too.
2008-10-04 21:01:52
352.   Bluebleeder87
i don't know guys but i kind of wish Saito would close it out, I really do.
2008-10-04 21:01:58
353.   Bob Hendley
339 meet 161 .
2008-10-04 21:02:30
354.   kadycee
Park makes me need a Xanax
2008-10-04 21:03:11
355.   kadycee
If the Cubs stopped being so desperate they might win. And - oh - have a good time playing baseball.
2008-10-04 21:03:44
356.   Sam PHL
Kuroda is straight pimpin'.
2008-10-04 21:03:46
357.   Bluebleeder87
that's right!
2008-10-04 21:03:50
358.   fanerman
Hiro!
2008-10-04 21:03:52
359.   Gen3Blue
I wouldn't have Kuroda on a short leash here. But that could change quickly.
But you have to admit he has been dynamite.
2008-10-04 21:03:57
360.   thinkblue88
HIRO! HIRO! HIRO!
2008-10-04 21:03:58
361.   Tripon
KUROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
2008-10-04 21:04:01
362.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
No one but Wade, Broxton and Saito should even get up to throw.
2008-10-04 21:04:16
363.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
No one but Wade, Broxton and Saito should even get up to throw.
2008-10-04 21:04:16
364.   Gagne55
What is Kuroda's pitch count?
2008-10-04 21:04:41
365.   Disabled List
HUGE performance by Kuroda those last two innings. He's thrown 92 pitches; anyone want to see him out there in the 7th?
2008-10-04 21:04:49
366.   Mark Joseph
290 You're right, of course; I was only referring to the possibility of shutting out a heavily favored team with a great offense, at Dodger stadium in the NLDS, with the crowd going progressively more crazy. In any case, though, Kuroda has thrown too many pitches to end up with the CG.
343 I know what you mean. I still have that vague feeling that "something (bad) is going to happen".
2008-10-04 21:04:51
367.   underdog
Niiiiiiiice! Great last two innings for Kuroda.

Frustration is setting in.

I have nothing against the guys on the Cubs so I feel for them a bit IF this is to be it. But remembering back to the number of cocky Cubs fans at Dodger Stadium earlier in the year, I have less sympathy for them today.

Let's get an insurance run, though, Dodgers.

2008-10-04 21:05:22
368.   Tripon
I'd like to see Kuroda go at least one more inning.
2008-10-04 21:05:45
369.   kadycee
362 Biemel would be ok. Or is it Beimel. You know who I mean. Assuming he hasn't messed his hand up with a bottle of Stoli or something...
2008-10-04 21:05:50
370.   Bluebleeder87
i hope the '08 Dodgers make a rap vid or something...
2008-10-04 21:06:08
371.   Indiana Jon
363 Beimel.
2008-10-04 21:06:21
372.   underdog
365 If his batting spot doesn't come up this half inning, I'd bring him back to start the 7th, yeah, but hook him at the very first sign of trouble.
2008-10-04 21:06:44
373.   Mark Joseph
363 Not even Maddux?
2008-10-04 21:07:06
374.   Gagne55
352 I'd rather this become a route and get Kershaw some work.
2008-10-04 21:07:06
375.   kadycee
366 Being a Dodger fan conditions one to expect something bad to happen. It goes all the way back to Brooklyn.
2008-10-04 21:07:18
376.   underdog
Beimel and Wade should see time this game. I'd rather see Kershaw than Park, even with the number of righties. But that may just be me.

Let's go Bison!

2008-10-04 21:07:32
377.   John Hale
I need to see a positive Bison at bat
2008-10-04 21:08:26
378.   kadycee
373 Maddux is fine if we have an 7-run lead
2008-10-04 21:08:34
379.   Tripon
I'd save Kershaw for a possible rotation spot against the Philles or Brewers. If the Dodgers win tonight. The Phillies and Brewers have better lefties than the Dodgers have seen with the Cubs. No offense to Fukudome.
2008-10-04 21:09:42
380.   fanerman
Blake stone!
2008-10-04 21:09:45
381.   kadycee
Yes!
2008-10-04 21:09:51
382.   Tripon
Blake DeWitt showing some power!
2008-10-04 21:10:02
383.   Bob Hendley
Wade is up.
2008-10-04 21:10:16
384.   Bluebleeder87
7th & 8th innings guys I'd like to see today:
Wade
Beimel

Closer for tonights game (clinch)

SAITO

No negations.

2008-10-04 21:10:24
385.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Fuko would have caught that :)
2008-10-04 21:10:26
386.   kadycee
Lou is a busy man.
2008-10-04 21:10:29
387.   Gagne55
379 But he wouldn't start until game 4 anyway. You don't want the guy to start after going two weeks without facing live batters.
2008-10-04 21:10:35
388.   underdog
That was ripped by DeWitt, but was also a DeRosa-Calf ball.
2008-10-04 21:10:47
389.   Indiana Jon
So who should pinch hit for Kuroda? I vote Nomar.
2008-10-04 21:10:57
390.   Disabled List
Chan Ho is sitting down, Wade is up. If Wade comes in for the 7th, does that mean Broxton in the 8th and Saito for the 9th?

I don't know how I feel about that, given how bad Sammy looked in Game 2. But I don't know who else to use. This is where we really miss Kuo.

2008-10-04 21:11:04
391.   mpm31
I'm surprised they're not just walking Blake to bring up the pitcher's spot.
2008-10-04 21:11:08
392.   underdog
385 You should announce that on the O'Hare airport PA. ;-)
2008-10-04 21:11:23
393.   kadycee
384 Saito kind of makes me nervous...but not as nervous as Broxton. In a close game.
2008-10-04 21:12:05
394.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
367 If the Cubs were to win it all, they would make Red Sox nation look like the most humble, nice and polite people on earth. Let's just hope we don't find that out this year.
2008-10-04 21:12:39
395.   underdog
389 Nomar would get my vote, too, though he'd have to face the righty Marmol. I could see them going with Pierre, actually.
2008-10-04 21:13:03
396.   Tripon
Fukudome's in the game!
2008-10-04 21:13:07
397.   Gagne55
Lou has shown himself to be a liar!
2008-10-04 21:13:24
398.   Penguin
Saito looked awful in Game 2. I'd prefer trying to get another inning out of Hiro, than go to Wade and Broxton.
2008-10-04 21:13:44
399.   Andrew Shimmin
If the Cubs win this series, I'll be rooting for them the rest of the way, unless they face the Rays or Brewers. I do not expect to have to employ this contingency plan.
2008-10-04 21:14:18
400.   John Hale
Hasn't Torre been leaving pitchers in even if they were due to be removed in the next inning. Whos on deck?
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2008-10-04 21:14:26
401.   Bluebleeder87
384

*negotiations

2008-10-04 21:14:37
402.   Bob Hendley
B. Timmermann's fantasy battery.
2008-10-04 21:14:55
403.   Andrew Shimmin
No PH. Huh.
2008-10-04 21:14:59
404.   Tripon
Kuroda's pitching for himself.
2008-10-04 21:15:21
405.   underdog
Wow, letting Hiro bat here. They're liking his pitching.
2008-10-04 21:15:35
406.   Gagne55
It would be nice to have Kuroda pitch the 7th but I'd still PH. He has at most one inning left.
2008-10-04 21:16:05
407.   Indiana Jon
Not a single post tonight from anyone at the stadium. I'm surprised. They must all be on the edge of their seats.
2008-10-04 21:16:08
408.   Tripon
Kuroda wouldn't make a good hitter. I don't think.
2008-10-04 21:16:09
409.   John Hale
I agree with this. We needs outs more then runs.
2008-10-04 21:16:28
410.   Disabled List
OK, big vote of confidence for Hiro there. Now let's get another 1-2-3.
2008-10-04 21:16:43
411.   Mark Linsey
I have a feeling Torre is more worried about Saito than he was letting on, and wants to get another inning out of Kuroda so Wade and Broxton can pitch the 8th and 9th.
2008-10-04 21:16:57
412.   Bob Hendley
398 - And let Sammy sit for the rest of the playoffs (knock on wood)?
2008-10-04 21:16:59
413.   Gagne55
Reward Torre for his confidence, Hiro!
2008-10-04 21:17:05
414.   Sam PHL
So Kuroda will pitch to Fukudome. Hiro, time to prove you're the better import.
2008-10-04 21:17:31
415.   Icaros
At 92 pitches already, it's a gamble. I was sure Kent would bat.
2008-10-04 21:17:50
416.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
As Chick Hearn used to say, it's nervous time.
2008-10-04 21:18:33
417.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
414 If you ask Lou, he'll tell you who the better import is
2008-10-04 21:18:36
418.   underdog
411 I agree.

And with a dearth of left-handed hitters on the Cubs, it's harder to find a place for Beimel. Wade and Broxton 8 and 9 would be the plan. Unless Kuroda falters here.

2008-10-04 21:19:43
419.   Tripon
I thought Bemiel actually pitched better against right hand batters this year?

And Kuroda gets the first out.

2008-10-04 21:19:46
420.   kadycee
416 Or - it COULD be in the refrigerator. We'll have to see if the mustard comes off the hot dog.
2008-10-04 21:20:14
421.   Gagne55
E-6 :(
2008-10-04 21:20:25
422.   Bob Hendley
Gotta PH in that situation, particularly with Hiro on a short leash anyway.
2008-10-04 21:20:29
423.   Tripon
Ouch, Furcal error.
2008-10-04 21:21:08
424.   Chiron Brown
What part of six shutout innings don't you like? Kuroda is facing the bottom of the order and he's getting better every inning. I'd put him out there for the 8th, too, if he gets through the 7th okay. He's not going to pitch again for a week and a half.
2008-10-04 21:21:38
425.   I Heard Ron Cey to Steve Howe Davey Lopes
Wow - Vin sounds a little scratchy right now.
2008-10-04 21:22:00
426.   Bob Hendley
411 Me thinks you are right on that.
2008-10-04 21:22:06
427.   Bluebleeder87
you guys are probably right, Wade then Brox.
2008-10-04 21:22:13
428.   Gen3Blue
Yes its nervous time.

As someone in Slingblade said eeyap, the put me in the nervous hospital.

2008-10-04 21:22:40
429.   Gagne55
419 Nope. He's better against lefties. the biggest difference is walks.
2008-10-04 21:22:50
430.   Bluebleeder87
i too am surprised no one at the stadium giving us at least something.
2008-10-04 21:22:57
431.   Andrew Shimmin
The sky is falling!
2008-10-04 21:23:05
432.   kadycee
Time for Wade...
2008-10-04 21:23:08
433.   Bluebleeder87
take that Chicagonians!
2008-10-04 21:23:10
434.   Tripon
Damn!
2008-10-04 21:23:10
435.   Sam PHL
That's the most excited Stockton's been all series.
2008-10-04 21:23:34
436.   underdog
Why did I see that coming?

Okay, time to call the Cory Hotline again.

2008-10-04 21:23:43
437.   thinkblue88
425.
Maybe he has a cold. =/
He does sound a little tired.
2008-10-04 21:23:47
438.   Mark Joseph
OK, now I'm really, really nervous...
2008-10-04 21:23:55
439.   Gagne55
Botched grounder by Furcal and the whole innings falls apart for Hiro. Sigh.
2008-10-04 21:23:55
440.   Bluebleeder87
shut out baseball. I'd say that's good pitching.
2008-10-04 21:24:52
441.   Bluebleeder87
439

they said he probably wouldn't have had a chance anyway.

2008-10-04 21:25:17
442.   underdog
That was a tough play for Furcal to handle, and it wasn't an error. Still, it seems only fair given the number of booted balls the Cubs offered up in the first 2 games.

{nailbiting time}

2008-10-04 21:25:23
443.   Bluebleeder87
i'm afraid Wade's little arm is gonna fall off at this point.
2008-10-04 21:26:01
444.   Gen3Blue
I probably still have some discretion left after deleting a comment about how they pronounced the Japanese players name.
2008-10-04 21:26:14
445.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Stockton awake for the first time tonight
2008-10-04 21:26:15
446.   kadycee
thank you very much.
2008-10-04 21:26:26
447.   Gagne55
First pitch lazy flyball. lol
2008-10-04 21:26:34
448.   Indiana Jon
That was efficient.
2008-10-04 21:26:40
449.   underdog
Love that patented Soriano Patience.
2008-10-04 21:26:45
450.   Mark Joseph
And the Dodgers vote Soriano a half-share of World Series money!
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2008-10-04 21:26:56
451.   Tripon
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/splits?playerId=4632

Actually, Biemel's has a better BA allowed against righties versus lefties.

2008-10-04 21:27:03
452.   LAbits
Whew! Got their best hitter on one pitch.
2008-10-04 21:27:24
453.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Come on blue
2008-10-04 21:27:33
454.   Andrew Shimmin
The Dodgers knew intuitively, three weeks ago, that the Mets were going to fall all the way apart? That's interesting.
2008-10-04 21:27:41
455.   Gagne55
444 I thought only Jon and Bob could delete comments.
2008-10-04 21:28:29
456.   Tripon
Wade's control is failing him now.
2008-10-04 21:28:32
457.   Bluebleeder87
1 more out Wade.
2008-10-04 21:28:36
458.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
454 Yeah, the Dodgers are the only team that employs advance scouts and knew what the matchups would be 3 weeks ahead of time.
2008-10-04 21:29:33
459.   Indiana Jon
Nice reach Matt.
2008-10-04 21:29:37
460.   Tripon
Yes!!! Cory Wade! Matt Kemp!
2008-10-04 21:29:38
461.   kadycee
thank you Big Dodger in the Sky
2008-10-04 21:29:43
462.   underdog
Ay caramba, Bison. Give me a heart attack.

That ball really took off.

2008-10-04 21:29:45
463.   Sam PHL
That was ugly by Matt, but I'll take it.
2008-10-04 21:29:47
464.   Gagne55
451 But more walks, obp, and ops.
2008-10-04 21:29:49
465.   Andrew Shimmin
Temporary reprieve on the falling sky. But don't stand down just yet.
2008-10-04 21:29:51
466.   Bluebleeder87
the Bison got me a little nervous there.
2008-10-04 21:29:52
467.   Reddog
Whew.
2008-10-04 21:29:52
468.   DBrim
Matt Kemp is not the most graceful man in the world.
2008-10-04 21:29:52
469.   Icaros
My future pacemaker just skipped a beat.
2008-10-04 21:30:18
470.   Bob Hendley
Heartstopping catch by the Bison!
2008-10-04 21:30:25
471.   Penguin
Lets get some more runs
2008-10-04 21:30:47
472.   Sam PHL
Who pitches the eighth?
2008-10-04 21:31:40
473.   Gagne55
472 Wade most likely.
2008-10-04 21:31:59
474.   Tripon
Broxton most likely. He was warming up in the 7th.
2008-10-04 21:32:01
475.   underdog
By the way, upon further review, I think the towels are okay. I realize Americans on the whole have a flabby arm problem so the exercise that waving the towels all night gives them can only help our collective calories.

All right, everyone on the scale.

2008-10-04 21:32:12
476.   Bluebleeder87
we still need a few more outs but it really must feel rewarding for upper-management right about now, must be a very cool feeling.
2008-10-04 21:32:22
477.   Disabled List
Stay with Wade for the 8th. If he gets in trouble, Brox for the long save.

No Saito tonight.

2008-10-04 21:32:36
478.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
If you guys think Viagra commercials are bad, I just saw two back to back commercials for a clinic in Vegas that promises 3 hr erections.
2008-10-04 21:32:51
479.   underdog
Once again, an insurance run will make me breathe easier.
2008-10-04 21:33:23
480.   Gagne55
474 So much for my last comment.
2008-10-04 21:33:24
481.   kadycee
Maybe Berroa should get a chance tonight
2008-10-04 21:34:06
482.   Gagne55
478 But if it gets to four hours, see a doctor.
2008-10-04 21:34:42
483.   Mark Joseph
I'm with 477
2008-10-04 21:36:43
484.   dodgerinlv
Does 99 have an insurance run in him tonite?
2008-10-04 21:36:58
485.   Bob Hendley
Lets see if they pitch to him now.
2008-10-04 21:37:23
486.   Gagne55
Manny's home run streak comes to an end.
2008-10-04 21:37:29
487.   John Hale
great tip on putting Vin on mlb.com with the game synced up. Pure bliss to hear him call a playoff game
2008-10-04 21:37:46
488.   Indiana Jon
Manny at bat always seems like the calmest guy on the planet.
2008-10-04 21:38:13
489.   Sam PHL
This is the key inning. I will feel very good if we get through Lee, Ramirez, and Soto.
2008-10-04 21:38:46
490.   Mark Joseph
Six outs to go. Expected winning percentage is 95.7%. I'm very slightly less nervous...
2008-10-04 21:38:49
491.   dodgerinlv
USC, UCLA, Dodgers...Hat trick?
2008-10-04 21:39:11
492.   underdog
I hate this creepy Poltergeist-themed DirectTV ad, too. The real little girl they're imitating died tragically, too. For shame, Craig T Nelson!
2008-10-04 21:39:44
493.   underdog
Good call. I'm definitely putting Vin on for the last two innings. I hope that doesn't jinx things.
2008-10-04 21:40:00
494.   Sam PHL
Do these consistency commercials make anyone else think of Joe Morgan?
2008-10-04 21:40:12
495.   Indiana Jon
492 What happened to her?
2008-10-04 21:40:47
496.   underdog
Huh. Vin really does sound like he's fighting the sniffles doesn't he?
2008-10-04 21:41:15
497.   kadycee
I thought that was gone
2008-10-04 21:41:25
498.   Sam PHL
Lee is like 6 feet away from two homers.
2008-10-04 21:41:50
499.   fanerman
I don't think Cory Wade should stay in the game..
2008-10-04 21:42:03
500.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Wade is making me nervous
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2008-10-04 21:42:10
501.   underdog
Okay, Vin did bring them bad luck for me. This experiment may have to wait.
2008-10-04 21:42:15
502.   kadycee
I don't like Broxton in the 9th. He's too inconsistent.
2008-10-04 21:42:16
503.   Bluebleeder87
i just disrobed the shirt I was wearing & threw on my blue DT shirt for good luck.
2008-10-04 21:42:17
504.   Gagne55
The killer B's are warming up.
2008-10-04 21:42:55
505.   dodgerinlv
Let K-Rod be an example, no multi inning saves.
2008-10-04 21:43:38
506.   kadycee
We need Eric Gagne from 2004.
2008-10-04 21:43:41
507.   Indiana Jon
We're good here people, relax. Have some confidence.
2008-10-04 21:43:41
508.   Bluebleeder87
Aramis Ramirez swing scares the heck out of me.
2008-10-04 21:43:51
509.   Bluebleeder87
woot!
2008-10-04 21:43:56
510.   underdog
ATTA Boy, Cory!
2008-10-04 21:44:25
511.   fanerman
Yay!
2008-10-04 21:44:57
512.   kadycee
yes.
2008-10-04 21:44:58
513.   Tripon
Cory Wade!!!!
2008-10-04 21:45:10
514.   Gilberto Reyes
4 more outs.
2008-10-04 21:45:18
515.   Gagne55
4 outs to go.
2008-10-04 21:45:34
516.   underdog
Gotta bring in Beimel here.
2008-10-04 21:45:39
517.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Old friend Daryle Ward
2008-10-04 21:45:56
518.   Tripon
Ward is their best PH? This is awesome.
2008-10-04 21:46:02
519.   underdog
Or not.
2008-10-04 21:46:22
520.   Gagne55
I remember Ward as a Dodger.
2008-10-04 21:46:24
521.   John Hale
As if I need to say it but Vin with the sniffles > anyone else
Keep it up Cory!!
2008-10-04 21:47:08
522.   Indiana Jon
520 I try not to.
2008-10-04 21:47:21
523.   Bluebleeder87
the corner pitch by Wade is a million dollar pitch man
2008-10-04 21:47:31
524.   Bluebleeder87
rats
2008-10-04 21:47:33
525.   kadycee
Shoot.
2008-10-04 21:47:39
526.   Tripon
3-1 Dodgers.
2008-10-04 21:47:40
527.   Gilberto Reyes
Daryle Ward's loss of power during his Dodger career reminds me of some other overweight guy who started in CF this year.
2008-10-04 21:47:41
528.   fanerman
Eek.
2008-10-04 21:47:41
529.   Gagne55
Ward?
2008-10-04 21:47:53
530.   underdog
Oh well, the Cubs were due for a little bloopy luck.
2008-10-04 21:48:07
531.   mpm31
Check Ward for performance-enhancers! I don't seem to remember him ever doing that when he briefly played for the Dodgers.
2008-10-04 21:48:17
532.   kadycee
I'd prefer Beimel.
2008-10-04 21:48:21
533.   Sam PHL
I have complete faith in Broxton.
2008-10-04 21:48:21
534.   thinkblue88
bleh. Its cool. We got the best bullpen. This game is ours.
2008-10-04 21:48:43
535.   DBrim
Kemp had NO jump on that. A better jump and that's catchable.
2008-10-04 21:48:53
536.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
That's one more hit than he got as a Dodger. And can we stop with reporting on the status of the Cubs dugot WGAS.
2008-10-04 21:49:00
537.   John Hale
I may have to take the dog for a walk. No radio where I live. I was worried the other night with a 9 run lead. How will I make it through four more outs...
2008-10-04 21:49:15
538.   underdog
C'mon Broxton, you can do it!
2008-10-04 21:49:28
539.   Bluebleeder87
I don't trust Broxton here.
2008-10-04 21:50:06
540.   Indiana Jon
539 There is no one I would rather have in there right now.
2008-10-04 21:51:14
541.   nick
this is the Rivera save coming up...
2008-10-04 21:51:15
542.   Bluebleeder87
540

I'm sure your right but I just don't trust him. YET.

2008-10-04 21:51:33
543.   thinkblue88
This game is over. Broxton is in. We win!!!
2008-10-04 21:52:02
544.   Bluebleeder87
atta kid Brox. one more.
2008-10-04 21:53:02
545.   Gilberto Reyes
Get 'em, OX!
2008-10-04 21:53:18
546.   kadycee
Baseball is stressful.
2008-10-04 21:53:29
547.   Bluebleeder87
inside heat Brox. TRUST ME.

this guy goes the other way for protection.

2008-10-04 21:53:49
548.   Andrew Shimmin
Lucky break there, Broxton's getting a strikeout.
2008-10-04 21:53:52
549.   Bluebleeder87
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 21:53:57
550.   Tripon
HUGE STRIKE OUT FOR BROXTON!
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2008-10-04 21:53:59
551.   kadycee
Ox!
2008-10-04 21:54:04
552.   Indiana Jon
No problem
2008-10-04 21:54:06
553.   Gilberto Reyes
Way to go!
2008-10-04 21:54:07
554.   underdog
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet pitch, oh man.
2008-10-04 21:54:13
555.   Disabled List
OK, I can breathe again.
2008-10-04 21:54:21
556.   Bluebleeder87
Way out side.
2008-10-04 21:54:27
557.   DBrim
HUGE.
2008-10-04 21:54:33
558.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Wonder if they're sitting back or on the top step of the Cub dugout now.
2008-10-04 21:54:51
559.   underdog
543 Okay, are you trying to jinx things? C'mon now.
2008-10-04 21:54:57
560.   Bluebleeder87
is he gonna use him for another inning?
2008-10-04 21:54:59
561.   kachang
yes yes yes yes yes
2008-10-04 21:55:08
562.   kadycee
I can't bear the thought of Saito in the 9th. Unless we score 8 runs here.
2008-10-04 21:55:42
563.   underdog
For the 3rd inning in a row, I'll repeat... I wouldn't mind an insurance run here.
2008-10-04 21:56:27
564.   Mark Joseph
Believe it or not, the win percentage expectancy lost by the run is made up for by getting 3 outs. Still at 95.8%. Here's a good idea: insurance runs.
2008-10-04 21:56:29
565.   underdog
I would bring Broxton back in, yeah. Only faced one batter. Saito looked really bad last game.
2008-10-04 21:56:52
566.   Bluebleeder87
i've got chills, there multiplying....
2008-10-04 21:57:05
567.   Reddog
I'm sure Broxton is coming out to pitch the 9th inning.
2008-10-04 21:57:05
568.   thinkblue88
559.
Sorry.

I just believe that much in the Blue Ox!

2008-10-04 21:57:22
569.   kadycee
Ethier is due for a HR
2008-10-04 21:58:41
570.   Bluebleeder87
565

i don't think I watched that game. i guess you guys are right.

he did have that arm thing.

2008-10-04 21:58:54
571.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
No doubt Brox is going back out, Torre would have brought Saito in that inning if he wanted him to close.
2008-10-04 21:59:08
572.   Andrew Shimmin
If Ethier doesn't hit a home run, here, I'd throw him off the (potential) NLCS roster, too. Manny, Pierre, Jones. Do the right thing, Andre.
2008-10-04 21:59:15
573.   Daniel Zappala
Oh wow. Thanks to the announcers, I just realized it's been 20 years since I saw the Dodgers win the World Series in 1988. I can't believe it's been that long since the Dodgers won, and I especially can't believe I'm that old.
2008-10-04 21:59:23
574.   Bob Hendley
I am guessing Mongo as well in the ninth, but either him or Sammy, its gunna be tense here on DT, unless we pick up some more runs.
2008-10-04 21:59:27
575.   Bluebleeder87
Ethier had cooled off.
2008-10-04 21:59:46
576.   kadycee
I guess Ethier isn't due for a HR
2008-10-04 21:59:50
577.   Mark Joseph
562 Torre has to at least start the 9th with Broxton, right? I mean, if he goes to Saito, and Saito doesn't have it, what does he do? Kershaw? Beimel? Sneak Broxton back in and hope the Cubs don't notice? At least go to the "he pitches until someone reaches base" plan.
2008-10-04 21:59:52
578.   Andrew Shimmin
Every time I see that clip, it makes me angry that Dempsey was catching, instead of Scioscia.
2008-10-04 21:59:53
579.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
What's Jeff Hamilton doing on my tv?
2008-10-04 22:01:27
580.   Disabled List
Ethier and Kemp really look like the only guys on this team with the playoff yips. Gotta loosen up, guys.

Everyone on the Cubs has the playoff yips.

2008-10-04 22:01:31
581.   Gagne55
579 Pitching in a 22 inning game?
2008-10-04 22:02:14
582.   Gagne55
580 Guys slump sometimes. It happens.
2008-10-04 22:02:30
583.   whodat807
Just checking in to say that I am incredibly excited and scared right now.
2008-10-04 22:02:38
584.   tjdub
579 Dancing with Tracy Woodson
2008-10-04 22:03:15
585.   fanerman
Not the prettiest of innings...
2008-10-04 22:03:22
586.   Bluebleeder87
group hug guys... i'm scared!
2008-10-04 22:03:28
587.   spacebrother
OK, I don't really post here often, because I learn so much by just reading. You guys rock.

I'm in Nova Scotia, Canada, working on a film. There is a Dodger jersey hanging in my room and I'm watching gameday on a very slow (2Mb/sec) connection. Now I know how the non-LA DT posters feel. Went to about 30 games this year, and left just in time to miss the playoffs.

If I'm very lucky, I'll be back in time for the WS in Dodger Stadium.

2008-10-04 22:03:31
588.   kadycee
I'm going to hide under the bed until this is over.
2008-10-04 22:03:34
589.   underdog
Jeez, Cotts was impressive. No insurance runs for us. Time to sweat through the ninth.
2008-10-04 22:03:37
590.   Gagne55
Alright lets get em 1-2-3 and end it!
2008-10-04 22:03:51
591.   Indiana Jon
Please be Broxton, please be Broxton, please be Broxton.
2008-10-04 22:03:54
592.   I Love LA
I am so scared right now
2008-10-04 22:03:56
593.   Bluebleeder87
GROUP HUG!
2008-10-04 22:04:36
594.   Penguin
c'mon Brox...1-2-3
2008-10-04 22:04:43
595.   Bluebleeder87
588

OH MAN!! LOL!

2008-10-04 22:04:46
596.   fanerman
583 Me, too. Me, too.
2008-10-04 22:04:50
597.   Bob Hendley
588 - Watch out! (I think the evil monkey lurks under the bed).
2008-10-04 22:05:07
598.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
581 I'll never forget that game, I was watching it and had to write a paper for some class in high school. I started the paper when the game started and believe finished just before it ended.
2008-10-04 22:05:23
599.   Gagne55
593 Yay!
2008-10-04 22:05:23
600.   underdog
587 Welcome brother. Pull up a stool at the DT bar. We're all gonna need a drink for this next half inning.

Here we go! {gulp}

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2008-10-04 22:05:40
601.   thinkblue88
Im scared too!! My heart is racing!!! Yes, group hug indeed!!!
2008-10-04 22:05:48
602.   capdodger
589 Sweating through the 9th in a low scoring game is the Dodger Way.
2008-10-04 22:05:55
603.   Bob Hendley
HUG
2008-10-04 22:05:57
604.   ChemicalMachine
Alright, let's go Blue!!
2008-10-04 22:06:04
605.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Here we go
2008-10-04 22:06:20
606.   dodgerinlv
How fitting if Alfie makes the final out
2008-10-04 22:06:23
607.   kadycee
Holy crap. That's all I have to say.
2008-10-04 22:06:23
608.   Gagne55
That's our mascot!
2008-10-04 22:06:40
609.   thinkblue88
wooo!!
2008-10-04 22:06:47
610.   Bluebleeder87
I gotta say, it's been a very fun, sad, fun again, sad again season.

i'm glad DT exist. Thanks Jon.

2008-10-04 22:06:55
611.   underdog
Right down the middle, Theriot.
2008-10-04 22:06:59
612.   Bob Hendley
I can't watch, so I turned off the tube and have Vinny on delay.
2008-10-04 22:07:01
613.   das411
one
2008-10-04 22:07:01
614.   Gagne55
2 outs to go!
2008-10-04 22:07:03
615.   thinkblue88
yes!!!!!!!!!! broxton!!!
2008-10-04 22:07:14
616.   Bluebleeder87
mo'em down.
2008-10-04 22:07:20
618.   Andrew Shimmin
Broxton gets lucky again.
2008-10-04 22:07:20
619.   fanerman
2 more Jonny.
2008-10-04 22:07:23
620.   Sam PHL
Broxton just has this look on his face like he's ready to dominate.
2008-10-04 22:07:29
621.   kadycee
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, I peeked out from under the dust ruffle.

2008-10-04 22:07:46
622.   Indiana Jon
This is awesome!
2008-10-04 22:07:48
623.   dodgerinlv
Vin is a few seconds behind the TBS feed. Loses some of the excitment and suspense
2008-10-04 22:08:03
624.   Bluebleeder87
2-0 Y-E-A-R-S.
2008-10-04 22:08:04
625.   underdog
To bond with everyone here, I'm going to drink a beer for every one of you on here right now. I may not make it, just so you know. But here's to you all, l'chaim!
2008-10-04 22:08:07
626.   Who Is Karim Garcia
yes!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:08:12
627.   Daniel Zappala
578 Dempsey had his best year ever in 1988.
2008-10-04 22:08:24
628.   Gagne55
Throw the high heat!
2008-10-04 22:08:24
629.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Brox is bringing it tonight
2008-10-04 22:08:39
630.   kadycee
101. wow.
2008-10-04 22:08:40
631.   Tripon
That 2nd strike to Fukudome was really outside of the strike zone! But its okay!
2008-10-04 22:08:49
632.   Bob Hendley
618 - His luck tends to peter out when they hit groundballs in the infielders, Givem gas Mongo!
2008-10-04 22:08:53
633.   spacebrother
600

Thanks. Been around DT for 3 seasons now.

Striking out the side would be a good momentum-builder for the NLCS.

C'mon Ox!!

2008-10-04 22:09:02
634.   Gilberto Reyes
It's been such a long time since I have seen the team advance in post season. But I am starting to remember the feeling again.
2008-10-04 22:09:15
635.   Gilberto Reyes
It's been such a long time since I have seen the team advance in post season. But I am starting to remember the feeling again.
2008-10-04 22:09:15
636.   Gilberto Reyes
It's been such a long time since I have seen the team advance in post season. But I am starting to remember the feeling again.
2008-10-04 22:09:17
637.   Who Is Karim Garcia
oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.
2008-10-04 22:09:20
638.   kadycee
625 you go.
2008-10-04 22:09:41
639.   thinkblue88
OMG!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
2008-10-04 22:09:42
640.   das411
two!
2008-10-04 22:09:42
641.   Gagne55
1 out to go!!!
2008-10-04 22:09:44
642.   Mark Joseph
94.8% at the start of the inning.
97.7% after the first out.
99.4% after the second out.
2008-10-04 22:09:44
643.   kadycee
yes again!
2008-10-04 22:09:45
644.   Tripon
TWO OUT!
2008-10-04 22:09:49
645.   Bluebleeder87
I'M GETTING CHILLS GUYS, I SWEAR!!!
2008-10-04 22:09:54
646.   fanerman
1 more Jonny.
2008-10-04 22:09:54
647.   Daniel Zappala
Wow, Dodger Stadium is rocking tonight.
2008-10-04 22:10:00
648.   spacebrother
Decibel level at the ballpark must be deadly right now.
2008-10-04 22:10:04
649.   Indiana Jon
1 to go! Get 'em OX!
2008-10-04 22:10:16
650.   Andrew Shimmin
627- I was eight and Scioscia was my favorite player. I wasn't open to arguments on the subject.
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2008-10-04 22:10:30
651.   Bluebleeder87
Vinnie rocks!
2008-10-04 22:10:30
652.   thinkblue88
woooooooo!!

heart racing!!!

2008-10-04 22:10:32
653.   John Hale
630
101 as in years?
2008-10-04 22:10:41
654.   LAbits
Bwahaha. Go Dodgers. You have the best fans in baseball, and if them's fightin words, so be it.
2008-10-04 22:10:43
655.   kadycee
I feel like I'm beginning to float...
2008-10-04 22:10:50
656.   Indiana Jon
1 more strike!
2008-10-04 22:10:50
657.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
This is AWESOME
2008-10-04 22:10:55
658.   bigcpa
"One sweet beautiful marvelous out away..."
2008-10-04 22:10:56
659.   John Hale
1 sweet beautiful out away!
2008-10-04 22:10:59
660.   Daniel Zappala
Broxton has come of age. Nasty stuff. Way to go Dodgers!
2008-10-04 22:11:01
661.   Mark Joseph
Broxton for mayor!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:03
662.   Tripon
SWEEP!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:04
663.   thinkblue88
woooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:05
664.   Gagne55
YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:12
665.   fanerman
YES!!
2008-10-04 22:11:12
666.   Zak
Watching the stadium explode with every pitch is giving me goose bumps
2008-10-04 22:11:12
667.   I Heard Ron Cey to Steve Howe Davey Lopes
one more strike
2008-10-04 22:11:15
668.   Indiana Jon
Game over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:16
669.   capdodger
WOOT!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:17
670.   Sam PHL
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:17
671.   das411
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS DODGERS and DTers!!

2008-10-04 22:11:17
672.   Andrew Shimmin
Lucky, lucky, lucky. Really dodged a bullet there.
2008-10-04 22:11:17
673.   kadycee
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:23
674.   kachang
NOISE!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:38
675.   Bluebleeder87
This is a celebration. YES!!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:38
676.   kadycee
we did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:45
677.   Who Is Karim Garcia
god guys win!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:50
678.   Gagne55
I <3 L.A.
2008-10-04 22:11:56
679.   John Hale
ON DELAY WOOOOT!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:57
680.   Disabled List
Play that infernal song!!!
2008-10-04 22:11:59
681.   Zak
Yayyyy.. on to the NLCS. Go Dodgers! Great job everyone.

Congrats to everyone here. we sure as heck deserve it.

2008-10-04 22:12:03
682.   underdog
Oh, how glorious!

Now, can we put to rest the stuff about Broxton not having the stuff to close? That was about as big as it gets and he came up as huge as his waist size there. How sweet it is.

2008-10-04 22:12:24
683.   I Heard Ron Cey to Steve Howe Davey Lopes
That was fun! Let's do it again...
2008-10-04 22:12:27
684.   thinkblue88
woooooooooohoooooooooooooo!!!

HIGH FIVES!!!!!!!!!!

2008-10-04 22:12:29
685.   Tripon
BROXTON IS A CLOSER!
2008-10-04 22:12:36
686.   kadycee
is it all right if I cry?
2008-10-04 22:12:37
687.   Mark Joseph
They all said the Dodger-Cub series would only go three games. They were right!
2008-10-04 22:12:43
688.   Bluebleeder87
hugs to everybody.
2008-10-04 22:12:45
689.   jlsc
My oh my!!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:12:48
690.   fanerman
682 Yeah. Broxton was lights out. This has to be the clutchest moment he's ever pitched.
2008-10-04 22:12:49
691.   kadycee
this is so awesome!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:12:53
692.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Bust out the champagne again!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:12:58
693.   John Hale
Vinnies description of one out to go was unreal. I am so glad I got one more moment like that in my life. Thanks to all for this moment....
2008-10-04 22:12:58
694.   spacebrother
The guy next door just jumped as I yelled. I'm in tears!

Onward to glory!

2008-10-04 22:13:00
695.   Zak
Man this is fun to watch.
2008-10-04 22:13:01
696.   bigcpa
16 freakin years old last time I saw a series clincher!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:13:21
697.   kadycee
I love my dodgers
2008-10-04 22:13:23
698.   dodgerinlv
Its a shame the hand shaking thing never took off after the dodgers and cards in 04
2008-10-04 22:13:23
699.   Bluebleeder87
"congradulations to Joe & the boys, one step in the right direction" Vinnie.

that's right, yes!

2008-10-04 22:13:32
700.   Disabled List
I know there's no MVP for the DS, but for your consideration: James Loney.
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2008-10-04 22:13:36
701.   CodyS
Broxton, no doubt about it!
2008-10-04 22:13:39
702.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
Think I'll just watch this last inning over and over until I pass out!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:13:45
703.   fanerman
"One step in the right direction." Yup Vin. We're not done yet.
2008-10-04 22:13:56
704.   underdog
And yay! Kady came out from under her bed and braved watching that inning. Glad you did. :-)

I'm on cloud nine.

2008-10-04 22:14:07
705.   thinkblue88
20 years my life is, this is so beautiful!!!
wooooooooooooo!
2008-10-04 22:14:08
706.   Mark Joseph
653 I thought he meant Broxton hitting 101 on the radar.
2008-10-04 22:14:08
707.   fanerman
But man, it feels so good just watching how happy everybody is.
2008-10-04 22:14:09
708.   jasonungar07
Damn I am 17 again.
2008-10-04 22:14:12
709.   Zak
Yeah, Manny doesn't care.. sure!!
2008-10-04 22:14:16
710.   kadycee
Now we do the same thing to the Phillies
2008-10-04 22:14:25
711.   Bluebleeder87
hahaha.
i'm getting a ton of texts is right now!

yeah!!

2008-10-04 22:14:45
712.   Daniel Zappala
This is fantastic. What a great series. Jon -- I'm happy you got to experience this win tonight!
2008-10-04 22:14:51
713.   Dexter Fishmore
HOW SWEEP IT IS!!!
2008-10-04 22:15:04
714.   underdog
See your Phils next week, das. ;-)
2008-10-04 22:15:09
715.   Tripon
And Kuroda gives the best performance out of all the starters! They all did great though!
2008-10-04 22:15:11
716.   Bob Hendley
{exhale}
2008-10-04 22:15:48
717.   whodat807
Omigosh.
2008-10-04 22:16:05
718.   ImprobableImpossible
Let's go win the pennant!
2008-10-04 22:16:11
719.   fanerman
Manny said something about thanking "Scott" for bringing him here. I heard Scott. Is that what he said? Who's he talking about?
2008-10-04 22:16:23
720.   DBrim
What a preformance by Broxton. When he's on, he's ON.
2008-10-04 22:16:25
721.   John Hale
I hope Jons dad takes it well. I am glad I don't have to temper my emotions. This is just awesome. Its fun to follow baseball. Is more fun to follow winning baseball. Its more fun to see the young guys who you knew could do it, do it. And to see veterans that you were skeptical of do it as well.
2008-10-04 22:16:36
722.   Indiana Jon
I can't believe the last time this happened I wasn't even old enough to vote yet.
2008-10-04 22:16:38
723.   fanerman
719 His agent Mr. Boras?
2008-10-04 22:16:39
724.   DBrim
720 - Performance, rather.
2008-10-04 22:16:40
725.   Ken Noe
We're riding out tonight to case the promised land
2008-10-04 22:16:52
726.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
It's still all about the Cubs, but whatever, we're moving on.
2008-10-04 22:17:09
727.   mpm31
I just cracked open a celebratory beer! Cheers to the Dodgers and all the DT faithful!

YESSSSSSSS!!!!! SWEEEP!!!!

2008-10-04 22:17:23
728.   I Love LA
I am soooooo freaking HAPPY! Thank You guys!
2008-10-04 22:17:42
729.   Indiana Jon
719 His agent?
2008-10-04 22:17:50
730.   Zak
719 I heard that too.. at first i thought he meant boras.. but then i thought he was looking towards frank mccourt.
2008-10-04 22:18:15
731.   capdodger
719 Yeah. He said "Scott".

Meh. He thanked God and his agent. Sounds like an Oscar speech.

2008-10-04 22:18:35
732.   Mariano Duncan Sheik
It was a blast guys, see you all here on Thursday!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:18:56
733.   Indiana Jon
I have to get up and go to work in 3 1/2 hours. No way I can go to sleep right now.
2008-10-04 22:19:00
734.   fanerman
730 Yeah. It'd be hilarious if he meant Frank McCourt.
2008-10-04 22:19:00
735.   underdog
Hah hah, It looked like Torre woke up from a catnap in time to see the last strike and smile.
2008-10-04 22:19:16
736.   Reddog
Way to go Dodgers! I'm proud of this team.

We're playing our best ball of the season now, with our best line-up, and I think we're going to be hard to stop.

2008-10-04 22:19:32
737.   I Love LA
It was really annoying that TBS was talking about Cubs this Cubs that all night long..basically refusing to give any credit to LA. It was Chicago inability to score runs, key hits, blah blah blah.....whatever.. DODGERS BABY.
2008-10-04 22:19:34
738.   DBrim
So who do I root for? If the Brewers win, we have home field, but they carry The Sabathia.
2008-10-04 22:19:41
739.   fanerman
Man. That must sting so good!
2008-10-04 22:20:01
740.   PDH5204
Five down. One to go.
2008-10-04 22:20:10
741.   underdog
I think he meant Scott Proctor. Those two guys are inseparable.
2008-10-04 22:20:12
742.   Sam PHL
Is Kershaw old enough to dump beer on someone's head?
2008-10-04 22:20:20
743.   wronghanded
YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!! LET'S GO DODGERS!!!! I know I don't post here too often but high fives all the way around everybody, this feels SWEET!!! Congrats Dodger fans, we deserve this!
2008-10-04 22:20:55
744.   capdodger
735 I have a running joke with a co-worker of mine that the reason that Joe is such a good manager is because he sleeps through most of the game.
2008-10-04 22:21:15
745.   kadycee
It's so nice - on FSN it's actually not all about the Cubs. It's about champagne. And Beimel's robe.
2008-10-04 22:22:20
746.   Penguin
i hope the Phills and Brewers go 5. And that game get postponed a day.
2008-10-04 22:22:37
747.   Dodgers Gal
I don't ever post, but thanks to all for making this such a fun place to be if one can't be at the Stadium tonight! You all made me feel better and a lot more confident about our Boys in Blue. Thank you. Jeez, I'm shedding tears of joy, it's been so dang long! Victory is ours!
2008-10-04 22:22:38
748.   Tripon
The TBS crew was giving props to the Dodgers during the later innings. Innings 8th and 9th were basically saying that "Yeah, the Dodgers really are this good. Of course they're beating the Cubs!" TBS weren't always on Cubs deathwatch tonight.

And FSN hhas the celebration.

2008-10-04 22:22:54
749.   underdog
737 I disagree. They gave the Dodgers props a bunch of times. Darling and Gwynn both said they had clutch hits, they outpitched the Cubs, they made very few mistakes. I heard that several times and then again after the game just a few minutes ago.

But I'm glad you're happy! :-)

Okay, gonna finish this drink, have a snack, come down off the high, and then go to sleep since I have an early AM soccer game.

Pleasant dreams, Dodger fans. :-D

2008-10-04 22:23:09
750.   Who Is Karim Garcia
FSN 694 on direcTv?
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2008-10-04 22:23:33
751.   fanerman
Russell jumps into the stands to celebrate with everybody!
2008-10-04 22:24:06
752.   kachang
Wowow! Martin and Kemp in the bleachers covered in Champagne!!

Whoooo hoooooooooooooooooooooo

2008-10-04 22:24:35
753.   Bluebleeder87
5 day rest period. I guess you go with the same Lowe, Bills & Kuroda.
2008-10-04 22:24:46
754.   LAbits
719 Theo knew it! What a gaffe!
741 Did Boras fax you? LOL, j/k don't swing!

Ha ha. What a series, and yes, the young core did it. To be sure, Ramirez & Lowe, and the kids! Yay!

2008-10-04 22:24:51
755.   Tripon
Our bullpen this series was basically Wade, Broxton, Saito, Maddux.

No way that lasts.

2008-10-04 22:24:52
756.   Icaros
Don't get hurt jumping around, kids.
2008-10-04 22:25:23
757.   dontraiseplz
Kemp and Russ are awesome, I LOVE THIS TEAM! WHAT A SWEEP!

Check out Loney sporting the sweet goggles for his contacts.

2008-10-04 22:25:38
758.   MonkeyBlue
I think the neighbor called the police on me. All the screaming through out the game. I hope not though.
2008-10-04 22:25:39
759.   gpellamjr
After the back-to-back home-and-home sweeps, I told my Phillies-fan former student that I would be rooting for a Dodgers-Phillies NLCS. But it would be nice for the Dodgers to have home field in the series.

But I don't even care. This is just too awesome. Just too awesome.

2008-10-04 22:25:52
760.   kadycee
750 yes. they've been having Dodger's Live every night after the games
2008-10-04 22:26:14
761.   das411
Eckersley: "you saw two things from the dodgers: starting pitching, and then broxton at the end, OH MY GOD does he throw hard!"
2008-10-04 22:26:33
762.   silverwidow
This makes all the heartbreak worthwhile.

What a feeling. What a feeling.

2008-10-04 22:27:27
763.   kadycee
Delwyn's pants are falling off
2008-10-04 22:27:49
764.   capdodger
755 Expect to see Beimel against a team that has actual left-handed hitting.

No: Fukudome and Ward don't count.

2008-10-04 22:27:53
765.   Linkmeister
Wow. Just wow.
2008-10-04 22:27:55
766.   Bluebleeder87
i can only imagine how much media coverage Kuroda is gonna get from his home country.
2008-10-04 22:27:59
767.   underdog
Oh man, Martin and Kemp whooping it up in the bleachers! That's crazy. I love it. Wish I was there! That's just awesome.
2008-10-04 22:28:00
768.   Tripon
I think this is Torre's first time out of the first round since 2004.
2008-10-04 22:28:14
769.   fanerman
761 That made me smile.
2008-10-04 22:28:22
770.   kadycee
Russ can't get down!
2008-10-04 22:29:07
771.   Tripon
764 Him, and Kuo. We need Kuo to beat Utley and Howard.
2008-10-04 22:30:11
772.   jasonungar07
The celebration in here is better than the one I could watch on TV. We're all throwing booze on each other. Oh this is great. If the next series goes 7. Will 4 of em will be pitched by Lowe and Billz?
2008-10-04 22:31:15
773.   dontraiseplz
Kuo? is he coming back?
2008-10-04 22:31:28
774.   kadycee
"Don't go away, we'll be back next week."
Joe Torre
2008-10-04 22:32:38
775.   tjdub
I can't wait until next week! This has been a blast sharing this with all you guys.
2008-10-04 22:33:45
776.   thinkblue88
Gary Miller: Is Manny the most dangerous man in the club house celebrating?

Loney: Uh...not, that would be Mark Sweeney.

hhahahaahahah!

2008-10-04 22:33:50
777.   I Love LA
773 - I hope so....I am afraid of Philly a lot....but I am going to enjoy this for the until Game 1 start whenever that is. Hoping Brewers win tomorrow.
2008-10-04 22:34:18
778.   Bluebleeder87
dumb question but who gets home field advantage?
2008-10-04 22:34:19
779.   fanerman
dodgers.com just emailed me and told me that the Dodgers advanced to the NLCS.
2008-10-04 22:34:52
780.   kinbote
Broxton was money!
2008-10-04 22:35:42
781.   Bluebleeder87
Jon always gets to go when cool things happen at DS.
2008-10-04 22:36:22
782.   Sam PHL
Pedro Gomez on ESPN:

Joe, what is it like to win a series away from the Yankees?

Manny, what is it like to win a series away from the Red Sox?

2008-10-04 22:36:33
783.   Johnny Nucleo
Fantastic game. Fantastic.

It's hard not to love Cory Wade, despite the run tonight. He just pounds the strike zone.

And Broxton - after all the doubts raised about him this year, how sweet was it to see him nail the final four batters? He deserved this. What a great outing for him. Seeing him pump his fist and yell in victory was very sweet.

I don't want to look ahead, I just want to focus on how I feel right now... and I feel very, very good.

2008-10-04 22:37:50
784.   Mark Linsey
778 We get home field against Milwaukee but not Philly
2008-10-04 22:38:27
785.   fanerman
mlb.tv usually cuts itself off right after the game ends, but today it's still on with the post-game show. It's nice.
2008-10-04 22:38:50
786.   underdog
Post game press conference's been on ESPN News if you're interested.
2008-10-04 22:41:25
787.   joemc
living in a city full of arrogant Cubs fans (Iowa City) makes this sweep all the more exciting for me. i destroyed a cubs helmet on my front lawn and i may get shanked for it but that's a risk i'm willing to take.
2008-10-04 22:41:31
788.   Tripon
782

Hey Pedro Gomez, how is it to live without Barry Bonds in your life?

2008-10-04 22:42:57
789.   Disabled List
Baseball Tonight has turned into the Cubs Group Therapy show.
2008-10-04 22:43:16
790.   RamMan
We don't suck!!!!!!
2008-10-04 22:44:53
791.   das411
714 , we're not quite counting our chickens yet...but I do have tix for "Home Game 3" and it certainly looks like a very even matchup right now!

719 , you clearly did not read the 9,000 Words Of Bill Simmons Theses ;)

Enjoy this night peepz, you and the men in blue have certainly earned it!

2008-10-04 22:45:40
792.   Tripon
Let Baseball Tonight talk about how the Curse of Steve Bartman will live on.

Mark Cuban must be salivating at the dropping price of the Cubs.

2008-10-04 22:46:08
793.   MSarg29
Kurkijian just said "Face it the Cubs were beaten by a better team"

I love this.

2008-10-04 22:48:12
794.   Tripon
791 I read those words of Bill Simmons and I don't remember a Scott.
2008-10-04 22:49:08
795.   DBrim
2 out of 11 ESPNers picked the Cubs. 9 out of 11 now have egg on their faces.
2008-10-04 22:50:03
796.   Tripon
One thing that hasn't been talked about this series.

Manny Ramirez was the better defensive left fielder this series.

2008-10-04 22:51:19
797.   Tripon
BP needs to update its secret sauce stats.
2008-10-04 22:54:11
798.   ChemicalMachine
It was so great to see Broxton have his big moment. As a former Utah resident I was rooting for Wade early on this season, nice to see how good he has ended up for us. What a satisfying series all around. The kids showed up like we knew they could. Awesome seeing Nomar and Kent's reactions on the field after the game. I'm looking forward to the future, but here's to enjoying this right now.
2008-10-04 22:54:50
799.   DBrim
I'm a bit concerned about our bats. Lots of swinging for the fences by Ethier/Kemp tonight (and this whole series). At least they have a lot of time to get well.

Lowe is the perfect pitcher to go in Citizen's bank park. Having a sinkerballer is huge.

2008-10-04 22:55:10
800.   Tripon
Blanton vs. Suppan tomorrow for Phillies/Brewers. That's a crapshoot matching if I ever seen one. Game five might happen.
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2008-10-04 22:55:30
801.   Disabled List
I gotta say, as painful as these past 20 years of ineptitude have been for us Dodger fans, I shudder to think of what Cubs fans have been going through. Truly awful.
2008-10-04 22:55:42
802.   Bluebleeder87
i'm so tired but can't go to sleep.
2008-10-04 22:56:54
803.   Tripon
I'd like to see a Lowe-Billingsley-Kuroda-Kershaw rotation against the Phillies or Brewers.
2008-10-04 22:58:51
804.   Tripon
Dodgers starting went 3-0 with a ERA of 1.42
2008-10-04 22:59:07
805.   ryu
So when's our next game?
2008-10-04 22:59:40
806.   kinbote
Pierre is already studying Philly/Milwaukee videotape . . .
2008-10-04 22:59:41
807.   DBrim
803 - I'm not sure if I want to see Kuroda go on the road.
2008-10-04 23:00:00
808.   Tripon
Thursday at Philly, or Thursday at Dodgers Stadium if its against the Brewers.
2008-10-04 23:00:58
809.   Tripon
807 Kuroda would start game 3 in any series.
2008-10-04 23:02:31
810.   ryu
808 Thanks. I'll have to try real hard to concentrate on my midterm on Friday. :(
2008-10-04 23:03:33
811.   DBrim
809 - And in that rotation, game 7 on the road.
2008-10-04 23:03:58
812.   Bluebleeder87
i ain't scared of Philly or Brewers, bring it on!!
2008-10-04 23:06:36
813.   Bluebleeder87
watching ESPNnews. Torre has a party look for some reason... like he's been partying for the last few days & hasn't slept.
2008-10-04 23:07:20
814.   Tripon
811 Win it in six games then!
2008-10-04 23:08:09
815.   Bluebleeder87
o.k. i'm off the bed, GREAT WIN THOUGH!

woo!

2008-10-04 23:08:30
816.   Marty
What a great game. I can't believe I got out of the stadium so fast. I've been home for 15 minutes. Had a very nice time sitting with Brock and his dad. My Cubs fan friend had another Cubs fan next to him so they could commiserate. And thanks again to BHSportsguy for the tickets.

Loney and Martin were great. Was the consensus that Martin was safe on that play at third?

Do we still think Broxton isn't a closer?

2008-10-04 23:10:25
817.   MollyKnight
What a marvelous night. My friends threw me a birthday party and then we all watched the game together. I was so exhausted by the end of it that it didn't even feel real.

This is awesome. Twenty years of nothing makes this so much sweeter.

2008-10-04 23:10:26
818.   kinbote
My last word: I've been hammering Torre all year. His team dismantled the best team in the league. That has to count for something.
2008-10-04 23:13:00
819.   Jon Weisman
NLCSPUT
2008-10-04 23:16:35
820.   MollyKnight
I feel like I must be going crazy, but the Dodgers really look like a team of destiny to me right now. Everything is working, and it's more than just luck. The team is peaking now, and there is no better time for it.

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