2017 NLCS Thoughts

Easier than most expected the Dodgers advanced to the World Series. The NLCS had some big moments that will forever be part of Dodger lore. No earth-shattering thoughts here, just thought I’d jot them down.

  • The Dodgers won both games that Kershaw started by a combined score of 16 – 3.
  • Rich Hill, Yu Darvish, and Alex Wood were not brilliant but they were enough of a supporting rotation to get the job to the incredible bullpen.
  • There was no bullpen implosion in any game.
  • The bullpen threw a nine-inning no-hitter from game 1 – 3.
  • The bullpen only gave up four hits in five games
  • Kenta Maeda is a weapon the Dodgers have never had in the postseason.
  • The Dodgers haven’t hit a home run in an NLCS game after the fifth game since game six in 1985.  Still haven’t, because they didn’t need too in 2017
  • Six different Dodgers hit home runs in the 2017 NLCS.
  • Cody Bellinger was the youngest Dodger to ever hit an NLCS home run
  • Andre Ethier and Justin Turner now have hit 3 NLCS home runs with both doing it in back to back seasons.
  • If Granderson isn’t in a massive slump, Kiké never gets a chance to bat against Rondon in game five.
  • Charlie Culberson was the most unlikely hero of any LAD postseason. Ever.
  • Cody Bellinger continued to show off all his skills
  • Chase is still hitless in the postseason
  • Justin Turner is the Dodgers Big Papi
  • Yasiel Puig has finally combined the antics of the wild horse with the production of a Roberto Clemente in prime time.
  • Chris Taylor proved all year he was the 2nd biggest steal in a LAD trade in history (Pedro Guerrero being the biggest) and did it again in the NLCS.
  • Kenley Jansen is comfort food
  • Brandon Morrow is in your face fraudman folk
  • Tony Cingrani is in your face fraudman folk
  • With Barnes being the starting catcher I’m not that comfortable with Kyle Farmer being our main right-handed pinch hitter in games that a left-hander starts.
  • The Dodgers will be playing baseball on October 24th


  1. Kenley Jansen is comfort food
    Brandon Morrow is in your face fraudman folk
    Tony Cingrani is in your face fraudman folk

    This is USDA Prime.


    • 68elcamino427

      Good job!

      Encourage your friends.

      I feel that the allure of the Insta t gratification
      Of the instant commentor response
      Is what is holding things back here.

      Just have a take and put it out there!


      • 68elcamino427


        screw the auto spell correct

        It just doesn’t get me


      • That and fact no one reads it:)


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