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Live Blogging Game 1 of the NLDS (#3)

Baseball/BasketballI’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 this year (and I have low expectations), he’s been great for the Nats and for Washington.  He’s just having fun.

7:02 p.m. – 1-2-3 4th inning by Max.  Let’s keep pilling up the pitches on Kershaw and chipping away at that lead.

7:07 p.m. – Pedro Severino!  Lead-off double.  Let Max (the RBI machine) hit!

7:10 p.m. – Scherzer does the job!  Trea Turner has to get that R.I.S.P. in!  Especially since they are playing back in the infield.

7:12 p.m. – And we’re back within 1!  Sac fly Turner.  Nicely done all the way around.  4-3 Dodgers in the bottom of the 3rd, with Harper coming up.

7:14 p.m. – Okay, ump.  Harper will let you know when it is a strike.  Don’t expand that zone for Kershaw.

7:15 p.m. – And we’re at the end of 4.  Candice is fixing the hot dogs!  What could be better for a ballgame?!

7:21 p.m. – Where is the producer in this game?  Please tell Harold to stop talking!  He’s taking over the Tim McCarver chair.

7:22 p.m. – Seven straight set down, and we are through 4 1/2.  Keep up the pressure, Nats.  4-3 Dodgers going to the bottom of the 5th.

7:26 p.m. – Jayson gets it going in the 5th with a 2-strike single.  Fear the beard.

7:30 p.m. – Kershaw is pushing 100 pitches.  This has to be his last inning.  And Anthony just comes through again.  What did I say…a hitting machine!

7:31 p.m. – Zim seems to be getting his stroke back.  Just missed a HR here.  But…the rally killer is coming up.  Come on Danny…prove me wrong!

7:38 p.m. – But he doesn’t.  What’s that question again?

End of this thread.

10th anniversary ball

10th Anniversary Ball

More to come…


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I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.

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