The NLDS! Hah! Apparently, I had nothing to worry about. The Dodgers totally killed it.
Loney’s grand slam just about made my brain explode. All over the TV. All over the dog. It was gross. Actually, my boyfriend and I leapt from our chairs and started screaming. Our hearts hugged. It was happy. Russell Martin’s reaction was really cute, too!
And when they clinched! They showed almost every player’s reaction as he raced to the mound. SO CUTE!!!!
As I said before! How sweet it is! To be me! A first-time baseball/Dodgers fan! Right now! In 2008!
Now we’re two games into the NLCS. Two games behind. But the Dodgers know what they need to do. They’ll do it–all three at home and then one more away. I know they will!!!! Games 1 and 2 were too close, too well-played for anyone to doubt that they can come back.
Okay, perhaps I’m merely justifying my disappointment/in denial/looking at the bright side/showing my true colors as a baseball n00b, but today’s loss was a freak accident. It was, at the very least, anybody’s game up until the tie-breaking run.
I don’t care about all the criticism!
I don’t care about all the dissent!
Especially in this sport!
Especially when we play against SF!
I understand that dudes’ panties are all in knots because there are only 6 games left!
But let’s just &#@!*$!@^#%@!*$%*!@$% get our !@&^!@*&#%$%$%@ together for these last two series!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, vs. Padres, 7:10 p.m.
Jake Peavy (9-11, 2.77) vs. Chad Billingsley (15-10, 3.22)
Wednesday, vs. Padres, 7:10 p.m.
Wade LeBlanc (1-1, 5.63) vs. Clayton Kershaw (4-5, 4.28)
Thursday, vs. Padres, 7:10 p.m.
Shawn Estes (2-3, 4.73) vs. Greg Maddux (7-13, 4.31)
Friday, at Giants, 7:35 p.m.
Hiroki Kuroda (9-10, 3.84) vs. Brad Hennessey (1-2, 8.65)
Saturday, at Giants, 6:05 p.m.
Derek Lowe (14-11, 3.29) vs. Matt Cain (8-13, 3.80)
Sunday, at Giants, 1:05 p.m.
Chad Billingsley (15-10, 3.22) vs. Tim Lincecum (17-4, 2.46)
Edit: Nevermind, the Padres have since switched their starting pitchers around.
I hate my two bay area friends tonight. Just tonight, though, because it’s just one game. This happens. This, today, happens all the time. And it’s fine.
Butttt. Maddux did not look so well, eh. A bit pale in the face, so to speak. But it’s cool. Actually, the last three games were a little uneasy… But we’ve got it.
Also, I got a Wii for my birthday (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and I made little miis of Dewitt and Martin the other day. Is that creepy?
my heart hurts
hopefully tomorrow i will have a omg-blake-dewitt-at-second-base face. and, even better, a the-dodgers-didn’t-leave-32,932-on-base-or-commit-789-costly-errors-and-finally-won face.
mmmmmblaskdfjlksdjfa… i don’t know what exactly is happening here… but this team certainly isn’t playing like it’s in contention. like they’ve only got 31 games left to battle for first. like they’re professional baseball players… on a major league team…
i’m so sad that i’ll be listening to portishead all night to further my dejected state.