Day: October 7, 2016

Live Blogging Game 1 of the NLDS (#5)

I’m live blogging game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and (Claire’s) Los Angeles Dodgers. 8:29 p.m. – And Murphy works a walk.  And we have yet another pitching change.  We’re now 3 hours in and only in the 7th.  Playoff baseball takes soooo…. long. 8:33 p.m. – Harold gets it wrong…again.  Just after saying that Murphy won’t run, he does. Bummer though – Murphy is thrown out. And no, Tom, the aggressiveness didn’t blow up on Dusty.  It just didn’t work out this time. 8:39 p.m. – “Official payment partner” of the NFL.  What the devil is a “payment partner?”  I guess for Visa, it sounds better than “blood sucking, high hidden interest rate, debt machine.” 8:42 p.m. – Jayson still has a little bit of speed.  Great catch!  And we’re on to the bottom of the 8th.  Let’s get a couple of runs, Nats! 8:50 p.m. – No one is complaining about the Dodger closer coming in during the 8th inning to get 5 outs, but in typical …

Live Blogging Game 1 of the NLDS (#4)

I’m live blogging game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and (Claire’s) Los Angeles Dodgers. Top of the 6th.  Taking a bit of a break to eat my hot dogs.  Thank you, Candice and Andrew for joining me in the man cave for dinner! 7:53 p.m. – And we’re through 6th, as Max leaves a runner stranded on 3rd.  At 90 pitches.  Does Dusty pinch hit for him in the bottom of the inning?  (Depends on the situation, I assume.) 7:55 p.m. – My God.  Who would take Eliquis after all the bleeding, bleeding, bleeding warnings in their ad?! 7:58 p.m. – And both starters are now gone.  Difo in to pinch hit for Max.  Not great, but kept ’em in the game. 8:01 p.m. – Turner walks.  Let’s see if he can turn it into a double.  And the call to the bullpen comes. Now for the sloooooow part of the game. 8:05 p.m. – And it takes one batter for Puig to show off and almost screw up …

Live Blogging Game 1 of the NLDS (#3)

I’m live blogging game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and (Claire’s) Los Angeles Dodgers. My God…are we really going to have to look at Donald Trump ads throughout this series?  Yes, Hillary is coming after your guns!  Spare me. Bottom of the 3rd. 6:38 p.m. – BRYCE!  Double!  Good start for Harper. 6:42 p.m. – Werth grinds out a walk.  Kershaw over 50 pitches with one out in the 3rd.  If you can’t beat him, wear him out.  Nice double steal.  Gets two R.I.S.P. 6:49 p.m. – ANTHONY!  N-A-T-S, Nats, Nats, Nats, Woo! X2.  That man can hit.  4-2 Dodgers and Kershaw is up to 60 pitches in the 3rd.  Get in that bullpen. 6:51 p.m. – Zimmerman is 2-2!  Keep the line moving. 6:55 p.m. – And I have the same question I had at 6:14 p.m…why is Espinosa still playing?  The guy is the ultimate rally killer.  Seldom makes contact.  Jeez. 7:00 p.m. – I want to say that I’ve always loved Dusty.  No matter what happens …

Live Blogging Game 1 of the NLDS (#2)

I’m live blogging game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and (Claire’s) Los Angeles Dodgers. Top of the second… 5:59 p.m. – Max is stalking! 6:03 p.m. – 10 pitches…that’s the way to bounce back, Max! 6:06 p.m. – These announcers on FOX never shut up.  Leave a little “space” in the conversation, guys. 6:07 p.m. – And I’ll say it for F.P. “There goes the no hitter.”  What’s a little 3-week layoff.  Nothing for Murphy! 6:09 p.m. – Less than 10 minutes after talking about what a key Harper is for the Nationals, Harold Reynolds says Rendon and Zimmerman are the keys tonight.  How many keys can one game have? 6:12 p.m. – Okay…let’s wear out Kershaw and get him to throw a lot of pitches.  We’re going to be over 30 by the end of the second…assuming it takes Danny at least three to strike out.  Prove me wrong, K-Street. 6:14 p.m. – But he doesn’t.  Why, oh why, is Espinosa still playing? 6:15 p.m. – The Dodgers …

Live Blogging Game 1 of the NLDS (#1)

Okay.  I’ve been much too serious in recent posts here on More to Come…  So, to remedy that problem, let’s live blog Game 1 of the National League Division Series between our Washington Nationals and (Claire’s) Los Angeles Dodgers! Go Nats! I’ll be at tomorrow’s game in person, so it seemed appropriate to carry on a running conversation with readers online, just as if I were at the ballpark. I’ll post several times during the game. Thank God I missed 99% of FOX Sports 1 pre-game.  The basket of deplorables on that show (Pete Rose! A-Rod!) is just too much to bear.  But so FOX. 5:39 p.m. – First pitch strike from Max!  And we quickly have a strikeout! 5:41 p.m. – Well giving up that home run to Corey Seager didn’t take long.  (Only player who can give Trea Turner a run for his money on the “looks like he is 12 years old” scale.) Maybe Max got it out of his system early.  The gopher ball has been his problem all year long.  …