NLDS Game 5
Mikolas, Waino, Flahtery, Hudson set as starters.
i would think Stras starts game 3 monday with Corbin game 4 Tuesday
I thin you are right on Strasburg. Was getting my days mixed up*
this is feeling more and more like a Nationals Ewing Theory year*
Said that to a friend last night who was texting about the Dodgers going down.
Just saw the Cardinals NLDS record: 11-3
On the flip side
Cy Zito in game 5 of the 2012 NLCS*
You're basically telling a homeless guy that the shower isn't working in your fourth bathroom *
You know, the more I think about this, the more I hate Cardinals fans.
Well imagine if the Illini after all that success were ursurpsed by Northwestern.
You're not wrong but comparing college to pro is always tricky.
Ok, but do Lakers and Patriots fans assume that the sky is falling for the entire playoffs
Diehard fans ride emotional roller coaster during huge games, story at 11*
Sure. But I've long contended and will continue to do so, that a lot of the emotional
Interesting theory. So what team has the happiest fans?
As long as they are content with their 0% chance of winning a football national championship*
Good question. It probably relates to expectations; also maybe fanbases just happy to have a team.
The Cardinals are Northwestern in this analogy though. The smaller team and smaller market doing
That 2009 series. Woof
It's weird - since I'm a check-back-in-during-the-playoffs guy, I only really remember the losses.
um...2013. beat Pirates 3-2 *
Yep. I guess 10-3 was before this series. I shall edit. *
Sweet sweet 2015*
MLB unjuices the ball
Television has got to be PO'd after losing the LA market.
Francoeur seemeed despondent*
In the meantime Mark Prior and Brant Brown are free to interview for the Cubs!
Was it the Cubs last time who wanted all their managerial candidates to "meet the press"??
i think the Bears did a "mock press conference" for one of their hires recently
Phil emery: worst GM ever*
The Cubs did that in 2011
Huh, I knew it wasn't Rickey, and I doubted Maddon b/c he would have dominated the presser.
They did it when they hired Dale Sveum*
It's all falling the Cardinals' way. Astros will lose tonight. StL plays the Yanks & wins in 6. Lock
There's an awful lot of payroll sitting on the sidelines.
calm down, WSH probably has enough talent to win this series. I see it going 7.
As cute as that looks, in the end no one is beating the Yanks.
Guys Who Aren't Allowed To Have Facial Hair vs. The Cardinal Way. Hell yeah, sign me up.*
Way to manage your team out of the playoffs Roberts. What a disaster*
I donít have a huge issue with using Kershaw there (though the Dodgers pen is pretty good)
Using Kelly for a second inning was baffling.
100% agreed. They also had Urias available. But instead Joe Kelly. For a 2nd inning!*
Sports radio was saying that Dodgers and many other teams have this all scripted out
heís like the 9th best pitcher on the team. I donít see any case for using him against the Nats
i just thought it was unnecessary
100% this. If Kershaw doesn't give up the 2 bombs (which 99% of the time he doesn't)
5 gamers not looking so hot now, mlb. If the Astros go out tonight itís going to be
exactly what they said in 1926 *
You guys do have pixie dust.*
I have no idea. ask Marshall *
You feel kind of awful, right? Your team in the NLCS and you canít enjoy it because you shorted them
it's better than being a Pirates fan *
Not so sure I buy an easy NYY run through WSH/STL *
These are the laments of a Mets fan worried about Yankee yapping*
100% correct. Almost every postseason, mission 1 is getting the Yankees out.*
In a seven gamer you canít have one starter or a straight trash bullpen. I think it
The Yankees rotation isn't exactly the 1995 Braves*
Doesnít have to be with that bullpen.*
Sweeeeet. Just bought game 1 tickets *
I have no problem with Roberts bringing Kershaw in in that situation
Whoop! Should be a great series.*
I have game 1 NLCS tix Friday night, then in Champaign in the morning for scUM/illini.
Who scores more, stl/wash or the illini?*
AJ Pollock went 0-13 with 11 K
is that good?*
This is all on Roberts. What a moron.*
and Kershaw. *
So unnecessary by Roberts to use him there. Just awful.*
They could have taken him out for that lefty sidewinder vs Soto. *
Nats Bullpen: ďit ainít over yetĒ.
Roberts deserves that, now he brings in Jansen?*
Horse already out of the barn and run over.*
How the hell is Joe Kelly still in this game?*
Joe Kelly? That's a fireable offense. *
These NL playoffs have been incredible. Wow*
Wow. That is crazy. *
uh holy shit*
Rendon gonna make $$$. Still shocked he went #6 all these years later*
That draft was loaded. Bunch of stars in the first round*
Wow, just looked. Bell, Betts, Glasnow, Semien, Clevinger, etc in later rounds too*
Time for another Dodgers walk-off win? They certainly have had plenty this season*
Nats just trying to be heroes now*
Poor at bats. Kendrick, Gomes, Adams, Trea all chasing badly *
If Michael A Taylor takes those balls they have a fast base runner. Gah*
Where is KTVU?*
Itís the same station that brought you Wi Tu Lo, Sum Ting Wong, Ho Li Fook.
Bay Area *
Thatís a douchey headline
Are you guys getting this gross-out show commercial on your feed? *
Playoff kershaw is a thing. Gonna be a huge black mark on his resume*
Resume for what? Heís first ballot HOF regardless*
Of course. But his shitty playoffs performances will come up. Especially if he never gets a ring*
That celebration was incredible.*
fangraphs rates nats HR celebs #2*
Wow! Pitch to Rendon was a good one...Soto not so much*
Unreal. Thought this game was pretty much set. Guess not. *
Dave Roberts likes to stupid his way into possible losses*
Just a foolish decision to not only bring him in, but leave him in*
they appear to have #stayedinthefight*
#notyourfathersnats. New ballgame.*
wait what, the dodgers are going to kersahaw? seem like a panic move, no*
Did Kershaw and Smith sell the ump on that one?*
itís a Hollywood move. Nats made him look bad game 2.
He has been effective in previous post-season relief appearances*
dodgers have the 9th best bulllpen per fangraphs. go to your bullpen, not a SP*
Hope Nats make them pay. Unlikely with eaton. *
That strike 2. Umps killing Nats all night*
The dodger are gonna bring out the white towels for the cardinals.
premature chicken counting noted, warren*
You right you right. Long way to go.*
Strasburg canít take that at bat*
Typical coach speech in locker room. Should not have been streamed. But I like the attitude. Take on
Not quite as rousing as matheny using his inside voice to hawk real estate.*
A short prayer + a reminder to players with < 8 years service that they havenít earned shit*
Thatís about a third of an Elia.*
Also the first person listed there when the clip starts...
Oh Randy is in trouble...*
Yeah, that guy is ####ed. What a stupid thing to do.*
meh doesnít seem that big of a deal to me
If a sportswriter streamed that, hes about to get fired*
Facebook live baby! (nm)
no penis though*
You could see Flahtery taking a piss during the locker room celebration
McCann gonna retire. Ouch. *
Cant handle being on the same team with Acuna*
And they PH for him in the last AB*
Dodgers mean business. Looking like a flight to LA is in their future. *
Gonna be in StL this weekend. Really hoping the Nats come back*
And yours? Not too far from AZ*
My older son texted me and asked the same. Weíll see...*
So the cards now have to hang out for 4 hours to see where they have to go?*
They announced earlier that they were spending the night in Atlanta regardless
Ah ok, that makes a ton of sense*
Fun series. Playing with house money now*
Man, what a year for St. Louis sports. At least an NLCS. Stanley Cup. Added an MLS team
Also: No. 1 in murder rate!
Boom. Go Nats. *
I really like the young Cards bullpen they have developing: Cabrera, Fernandez, Helsey*
Moar questions because I'm feeling chatty......does this season of NLCS at worst change your opinion
In the minority, I think theyíre mostly fine
My mind is still that Mo did this team a disservice by not acquiring at least one bullpen arm
I do like the makings of this young bullpen they have developing
no...I still don't firmly believe in Mo or Shildt. Think Mo is too passive
Huh. I know Mo has a longer track record but I thought the Goldschmidt was such a great move.
Matheny would have coached a better defensive team with Goldschmidt at 1st
My issue with Mo is I think he could be aggressive during the season
Yadi broke another record today.
"MLB history" in that stat is really only 20 years since the playoff format changed*
NYY, TB, WSH, STL. I want the chaos. Give me what I want MLB *
Fox will be begging for Yankees/Cardinals. Two historic teams. Strong fanbases*
yeah...but if Washington knocks them out...I think NL fall back has to be Cardinals*
Obviously. Heís talking about if LA loses tonight.
sorry, right. not close*
Probably. Though STL was the best performing team in its market this year. Just a smaller market. *
Nah. DC is a much bigger market and they can actually fill their stadium*
I know youíre trolling (bold move by the way) but they didnít even fill up 90% for Game 4*
Is he batting to save a hitter? This seems unnecessary. *
Itís odd to me heís at 94 pitches
Yep. I thought he should be done around 70-80. *
I kinda want Helsley in the ninth but anyone could get these outs. *
that would be awesome. Iím rooting for this*
I'd love it..and then have him do the chop, since he is actually Cherokee*
No way on that.
good point...I'd do it though...although I'm only 1/25th native*
my one concern about Shildt...he doesn't seem to know when to go to his pen*
I hate to say it...but I'm still not totally confident. I'm about 60% but that 40 is eating at me*
Back off 98ís schtick. *
If you canít be confident now youíll just basically never be confident.
it's the Illinois fan in me. Waiting for that nut punch*
Itís a 12 run lead and you have unused pixie dust. This was over at 4-0*
Bean ball war time.*
Classic Cardinals. I hope one of their players gets hurt in the beanball war they just started*
Damn this post is tasty.
you know what, roughy?
Please. This was a baseball thing, not a Cardinals thing. Happens all the time
Psst Ozuna was hit by a pitch*
Might get hit by another*
And? Youíre moving on to the round and the team youíre beating has nothing to lose
Pitch probably slipped*
Yeah, that fastball between the numbers for a guy with very good control and is a total accident*
Only explanation *
Where exactly does one purchase Utz chips? *
they sell them in Chicago area, they aren't that good*
Well they got 1.*
Do they have home field if Washington wins?*
Flaherty locked in
13-0 seems pretty unjinxable. Do you Cardinal fans have a preferred opponent?
Nationals = 4 home games*
Good point. Geez the Cardinals can absolutely win the World Series this year.
Donít say that Warren.
I miss Mike Matheny.*
Cardinals have left 5 on base through three innings*
Three times through the order in three innings? Some kind of record? *
Even at 10 Iíd have kept pitching Flaherty. No reason at all to keep pitching him now.
I wasnít worried at 13. Thereís some trepidation at 12*
13 runs. damn*
Just needs the single and the HR for the cycle*
Get to 15 for Donovan Osborn*
Eileen ta-roo-rye-aye *
Anyone have the Cards in the NLCS, back in March? *
I had them in the playoffs, where anything can happen.
Ohhhhhhhh yeah. I do remember your ST predictions. You suck... for being right *
TBF I walked those back after the season started. The Cubs had a terrible offseason
How long do you let Flaherty go? 5 innings would be mine
Aren't these things regimented? Ideal pitch counts and whatnot leading to certain side sessions?
He could throw 120 and be ready for Monday. I think the question is what if anything could be done
I'm thinking 5 too if he's under control*
Huh. Well at least Iíll get a couple more jeans days at work out of this. *
Payback for my childhood. Win 16-0. *
Whew, 2nd inning insurance runs*
Thought for a second he stopped that grounder with his pitching hand. *
I tell ya what. Braves are basically MLBís Dallas Cowboys. Itís not the 1990s anymore.*
This is awesome. *
Pulled Carpenter. Bader in*
That was strike 3, dick*
Ok, that one was a foot outside. We are even *
I have a sinking feeling that this big cushion isnít great for Flaherty.
Lolololololololololl. Show us on the doll where Illini sports hurt you ....... *
I feel better now.
You freaked out at the biggest first inning lead in postseason history but 10-0 T2 calms you down?*
A sinking feeling isnít a freak out.
5-0 is the limit to where your post would make a little sense. And even then it's stretching it
Ken M level master stroke*
This game is over. You can relax.
MY ####ING DIAMOND SHOES ARE TOO ####ING TIGHT*
you can't ever put it to bed, can you? *
Every player scored. *
That was stunning. Wow*
Has a manager ever been fired during a playoff game?
Wow they must hate the Cards...
i've only seen that in little league *
What in the hell !!*
Ummmmm, pull Flaherty and save him for the NLCS?*
You got him warm probably need to use him
I don't think so, since they used Miles on Monday.
mother of god*
Nine straight baserunners in a winner-take-all-game. Wow. *
I wonder what the record is for most runs in an inning without a homer *
Throw the damn towel!*
This is so weird. I'm a "never-leave-early" kind of guy, but even I would say every fan could now
Well, there is the over-priced crappy food and drinks!
Darn it, guess I'm too late to place a bet*
So.... Do you pull Jack?*
Thatís a really great question, but no. You step on their throats and give no hope. *
when is game 1? Friday?*
i was gonna say maybe you throw him an inning or 2, but it probably wont work
Game 3 would be Monday, So looking at a game 3&7 as starts*
right. i mean unless he totally pulled him, games 1 & 2 are probably not doable
Well, you might want to pull him if he has to sit 30 minutes after every 1/2 inning*
It's not the worst idea*
holy hell *
Thank you Jesus for all the times I prayed and Flaherty somehow walks today*
So THIS is when thoughts and prayers work!*
Reminds me of Game 7 of the 1996 NLCS. I turned it off when the Braves went up 7-0*
Oh man, those nightmares. *
Sweet Zombie Jeebus. 7-0*
stop he's already dead *
stop, he's already dead *
one second! that's gotta be a record! mods, pin this post *
this is like a 12 in softball type of inning*
Braves shitting the bed. What a shock.
Holy crap at that walk. *
wow, they walked Flaherty. 5-0 cards*
damn, i had pregame thoughts that now i cant use
12 more runs and we'll be in decent shape. *
They might pull it off. *
Wow pitching change*
holy crap. Play like there's no tomorrow, I guess*
Atta boy Edman*
2-0 on a bases loaded walk by Carp*
Pitcher up in Braves bullpen already*