Category Archives: 2017 World Series

Yu Darvish just Dave Goltz’d the fans

Watching the game unfold last night I was struck with a little bit of deja vu. It was kind of eery how game seven mirrored the last time I had sat at Dodger Stadium in a must-win game against the Houston Astros. It was Oct 6th, 1980 and the Dodgers had just swept the Houston Astros …

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Chavez Ravine gets her closeup

In the grand history of the greatest stadium in baseball history she has never hosted a game seven World Series, but tomorrow she will and the place will be going crazy. I fully expected the Dodgers to win tonight and they did not disappoint. I fully expect Tuesday night to be a 3 – 1 …

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We can do it

Eric Stephen penned a pretty depressing historical note on the Dodgers chances to win the World Series. Needing to win both games at home presents a tall task for the Dodgers. In their franchise history, they have trailed a best-of-7 series 3-2 eight times. They forced a Game 7 twice, but lost all eight series. Ignoring …

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Throw it out the window

I’d have bet on most of these outcomes becoming true. Dodgers strike early and take a four-run lead in route to winning game five ……throw it out the window Clayton Kershaw staked to a four-run lead cruises to another postseason victory …..throw it out the window Cody Bellinger breaks four / four tie with a three-run blast …

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Halloween Horror in Houston

Halloween came early for the Dodgers on Sunday night in Houston with the first five Astro hitters scaring the bejeesus out of the Dodger pitching staff.  Not since a game at Coors was I so scared of a group of hitters as I was last night. For three innings it felt safe. Clayton Kershaw had a …

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What was that?

As a Dodger fan that was a cruel ending, as a baseball fan I’m pretty sure I just finished watching the most exciting World Series game I’ve ever seen.  If you want to read a recap that can bring justice to that game you came to the wrong place. I’d try Joe Posnanski HOUSTON — …

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That was unexpected

Not that the Dodgers won but that Alex Wood kept the right-leaning Astro lineup to zero hits for 17 outs.  Nineteen left-hand pitchers have started at MinuteMaid this season: Rk Player Date Rslt IP H ER BB SO GSc IR 1 Patrick Corbin 2017-08-17 W 4-0 8.2 4 0 1 7 82 2 James Paxton …

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Dodgers pin hopes on Yu

Unlike Kershaw and Rich Hill, Yu Darvish has faced the current Houston roster quite a bit since they played in the same division while Yu was playing for the Rangers. Name PA H 2B HR BA OBP SLG OPS Jose Altuve 38 7 2 0 .219 .342 .281 .623 George Springer 18 6 0 2 …

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A few of my favorite things from Game 2

The Brim bounce The Umpire peg The Puig mini tantrum The Culberson celebration The Seager emotional outburst – he’s not a bot The Puig bat lay down The Joc Velocity Drive

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This game

Since this had the possibility of being the last game played at Dodger Stadium in 2017 I had to seriously contemplate plunking down $1200 and going to this game. Cooler heads prevailed once I did the math. Not only would it cost me $1200 but given the traffic situation from game one I estimated it …

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