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Live Blogging Game 1 of the NLDS (#5)

BaseballI’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 FOX fashion the announcers act like it is a YUUGE deal.  It isn’t.

8:53 p.m. – Clint shoots the ball down the left field line for a two-out double.  Okay, Chris Heisey, let’s get that R.I.S.P. in.

8:58 p.m. – Heisey swings at ball 4 and then watches strike 3.  Oh well…top of the order up in the 9th, and maybe the closer will tire.

9:01 p.m. – Dusty calls on Melancon.  He’s not getting the Showalter treatment for leaving his closer in the pen. Strikes out the first two batters he faces.

9:09 p.m. – And Melancon as he sometimes will – gets into a jam.  But, as is usually the case, then he gets out of it.  On to the bottom of the 9th with the top of the order.  Let’s get that win, Nats!

9:17 p.m. – That was a wicked pitch to Turner.  Only two outs left to play with.

9:20 p.m. – Harp…go the other way.  He doesn’t, and now we’re down to our last out and FOX is reading the credits.

9:24 p.m. – Classic Werth battle….But Jansen finally gets him and Dodgers get it done 4-3.  Bullpen came through for both teams, but Max’s initial hole was just a little too big.

Oh well, there’s still tomorrow.  That’s a wrap.

Section 313 Cheer

Section 313 Cheer!

More to come…

DJB

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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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