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
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4 Comments

  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.

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    • 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!

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      • 68elcamino427

        Also

        screw the auto spell correct

        It just doesn’t get me

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      • That and fact no one reads it:)

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