2017 World Series Game 2 Live Blog by Dave Cameron October 25, 2017 7:55 Dave Cameron: Welcome to the Game 2 Live Blog, everyone. 7:56 Dave Cameron: I am rooting for Houston (57.9% | 131 votes) LA (42.0% | 95 votes) Total Votes: 226 7:56 Dave Cameron: I think Houston will win (56.1% | 127 votes) LA will win (43.8% | 99 votes) Total Votes: 226 7:57 Dave Cameron: Rich Hill goes 1-3 innings (5.5% | 12 votes) 4+ innings (44.9% | 97 votes) 5+ innings (41.6% | 90 votes) 6+ innings (5.5% | 12 votes) 7+ innings (0.9% | 2 votes) 8+ innings (0.4% | 1 vote) 9 innings (0.9% | 2 votes) Total Votes: 216 7:58 Dave Cameron: The Better Justin Tonight Verlander (82.3% | 182 votes) Turner (17.6% | 39 votes) Total Votes: 221 7:58 Dave Cameron: Too Many Polls, Dave True (31.5% | 72 votes) False (68.4% | 156 votes) Total Votes: 228 7:59 Dave Cameron: Thanks for joining us tonight! 7:59 Dave Cameron: Dan and Travis will be here soon. 8:00 Dave Cameron: Just as a heads up, a few of my friends here in town insisted on joining me tonight, so I’ll be balancing watching the game and live blogging here with not entirely ignoring them, so I might be a little slower on the commentary here than on some other nights. 8:00 Dave Cameron: But we’ll keep this thing alive. 8:00 Dave Cameron: And I’m sure Dan and Travis will have plenty to say. 8:01 Quirks: What are the odds Houston wins the series if they lose tonight? 8:01 Dave Cameron: Probably not great. Maybe 20%? 8:01 CamdenWarehouse: No poops tonight? 8:01 Dave Cameron: I don’t trust my pooping projection system enough to know for sure. Thanks for the overly personal query, though! 8:02 Joe: Can your friends chat too??? 8:02 Dave Cameron: I would imagine they’ll make some kind of appearance. 8:02 The Hamburglar: We might prefer your friends to you 8:02 Dave Cameron: That would be wise. 8:02 Joe: Just have them pretend to be you and let us guess. 8:03 Dave Cameron: They aren’t here yet. Unlike me, they have jobs that aren’t “sit at a bar and watch baseball with a laptop in front of you.” 8:04 Dave Cameron: Also, I should probably give a plug to the local establishment that has let me post up at a table for hours on end multiple times this month. If you’re ever in Bend, check out J-Dub. It’s the most reasonably priced bar downtown, and the crew here is awesome, even to losers who don’t drink and just want to leach off their TV and wifi. 8:04 hscer: never let Paisley sing this ever again 8:04 hscer: what’s wrong with your house’s tv and wifi 8:04 Dave Cameron: It is occupied by a two year old 8:05 Dave Cameron: I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to convince a toddler that “daddy is working” while he stares at the TV, but it’s not very easy. 8:05 Joe: What do you buy, ya cheapskate? 8:05 Dave Cameron: Dinner, a non-alcoholic beverage, and a good tip. 8:05 Travis Sawchik: Howdy, folks 8:05 The Hamburglar: The yelp reviews for J-Dub check out…. 8:06 Dan Szymborski: I hate General Zod’s jacket. 8:06 Dave Cameron: It’s great. There’s a lot of breweries in town that are a bit more trendy, but this place has beers from all of them, and is by far my favorite place to hang out. And their stuff is dramatically cheaper than the tourist traps. 8:07 This is lude-icris: My two-year-old’s daily comment is daddy not baseball again! 8:07 Dave Cameron: Last night, my son got very excited for the He-Man Geico commercial because it was “Cartoooooooons!” 8:07 Dave Cameron: He was annoyed when they went away. 8:07 Dan Szymborski: That’s why they invented military school. 8:07 CamdenWarehouse: Dan lives! We miss you. 8:07 Mattingly’s Sideburns: Waiting for a yelp review “nice bar, weird guy sitting in corner on lap top not drinking.” 8:07 hscer: Vin! 8:07 Dan Szymborski: I was here last week for ALCS game! 8:08 Show Hey O’Tawny: Viiiiiiiiiiin 8:08 Conner from AZ: Scully! 8:08 Conner from AZ: This is awesome 8:08 Deece: pace of play vin 8:08 Travis Sawchik: My 2-year-old and “Paw Patrol” dominate our main living space and television. This could be an actual basement blogging experience from yours truly 8:08 LAD fan: DO IT FOR VIN 8:08 Dan Szymborski: There really is no better time to capture Vin Scully in a giant net and force him to broadcast the game. 8:08 Joe: Vin seems to be heading for the actual mound. 8:09 CamdenWarehouse: Vin makes me feel bad for rooting for Houston 8:09 Conner from AZ: He is obviously gonna throw a strike 8:09 Show Hey O’Tawny: This is the best first pitch of all time 8:09 Dave Cameron: Steve Yaeger looks like Sober Joe Namath 8:09 Dave Cameron: If Sober Joe Namath was an actual person. 8:10 Joe: Botox. 8:10 Joe: Steve Yeager: Botox man! 8:10 LAD fan: The windup! 8:10 Sgt. Pepper: This is so cool 8:10 Show Hey O’Tawny: Okay this is a little long 8:10 Kiermaier’s Piercing Green Eyes: I assume Vin just goes around with a mike a PA system and narrates everything he does like this. 8:11 hscer: Vin can take as long as he f***ing wants 8:11 HankLloydWright: Fernandomaniaaa 8:11 Show Hey O’Tawny: I was really expecting Sandy there 8:11 Hunky Dory: This man is a treasure and he should be enshrined in Cooperstown 8:11 Bogman: Worst thing about tonight’s game: Listening to Joe Buck. 8:11 Sgt. Pepper: Valenzuela better do the exaggerated turn towards second 8:11 Travis Sawchik: Kidnapping Vin to call the game still a possibility 8:12 LAD fan: And for my next trick… SANDY KOUFAX! 8:12 Cal Crawford: Pace of play Vin. 8:12 Dave Cameron: Fernando doesn’t look that old. 8:12 Joe: Botox. 8:13 Tea Leoni for Third: If Jerry DiPoto is watching, does he sign Fernando? 8:13 Canyonero Driver: I hope I look as good at age 30 as Vin Scully does now. 8:13 Joe: Dan, does ZIPS do one game predictions? 8:13 Dan Szymborski: Yup. 8:14 Lunar verLander: Dodgers secretly hate Manfred; thought game 1 was too short; wanna make sure game 2 goes until midnight local time 8:14 LJS: That was amazing! 8:14 HankLloydWright: I teared up at that whole thing and I am a person from Toronto who did not grow up listening to Vin Scully call games. 8:14 Dan Szymborski: They should’ve gone for the ultra-length here. Slowly bring out every player from the 1981 Dodgers. Don’t start the game until 1 AM just to get people mad. 8:14 Business Traveller: I have a flight to catch, boards at 8:45PT. Sitting at the airport bar in Sacramento. Odds of the game ending before I board? 8:15 Dave Cameron: Slim. 8:15 Joe: Dan, does ZIPS do predictions for one game and then you reveal the results? 8:15 Dan Szymborski: Did a piece on the game-by-game for the Series! 8:15 Sgt. Pepper: Bring out Kirk Gibson and as a tribute to ’88 have him slowly limp towards the mound 8:16 BJOGC: I wasn’t a huge pace of play guy until last night, now I want them to do everything. Pitch clocks, no mound visits, bring on the works 8:16 Joe: Travis, give us a pearl of wisdom? 8:17 Travis Sawchik: Just one pearl? 8:17 Dave Cameron: A singlet 8:17 Travis Sawchik: Hmmmm 8:17 hscer: 9% humidity? it IS a dry heat 8:17 Dan Szymborski: I only give out cubic zirconia of wisdom. 8:17 Conner from AZ: I sort of don’t mind longer playoff games. All for last night’s play in the 162 though 8:18 Dave Cameron: Rich Hill has already thrown more balls tonight than Kershaw did last night. 8:18 Travis Sawchik: ‘It takes more energy to be unhappy than happy’ – Travis’ wife 8:18 Travis Sawchik: I polled the room and that’s the best we had here in Bay Village 8:18 hscer: when there are three hosts jotcast should have a feature that indicates who clears each reader comment 8:19 Dan Szymborski: All the ridiculous ones are mine. 8:19 Travis Sawchik: That would be an excellent feature 8:19 Joe: Dave, stop talking to your friends! 8:19 Dave Cameron: I’ll tell Jacob to stop distracting me. 8:19 Sgt. Pepper: Probably doesn’t take much energy to be unhappy if she’s married to you 8:19 JTT: I demand Cistulli! 8:19 Travis Sawchik: Probably a fair point 8:20 Travis Sawchik: C’mon RIch, we have a time of 2:28 to beat tonight 8:20 The Hamburglar: Sgt. Pepper going for the throat 8:20 powder: spicy comments from Sgt. Pepper! 8:20 Travis Sawchik: Rough start for Hill and Travis 8:21 HankLloydWright: Sgt. Pepper is unhappy because deep down he knows he’s not as good as Revolver 8:21 Nori Aoki: Hill not looking great so far 8:22 hscer: I voted 4+ for Hill, but… 8:22 Tommy: Did YouTube intentionally put the arrow in the middle of the TV screen? 8:22 Dave Cameron: I’m betting yes. 8:23 Show Hey O’Tawny: I’ve made that catch before, I made it look a lot worse though 8:23 Travis Sawchik: It’s a genius ad 8:23 Dan Szymborski: Buckets are always useful. 8:24 Travis Sawchik: Grant Brisbee @mccoveychron Oh, man, you absoultely have to stop what you’re doing right now and watch this video. 25 Oct 2017 8:24 Dave Cameron: One of my friends is a Mariner fan and is getting kicked out soon. 8:24 Tommy: Nasty curve 8:24 Travis Sawchik: I fell for Grant’s tweet last night 8:24 Bork: Hello friends 8:24 hscer: Altuve did…not look great there 8:25 He Hate Me: Altuve doesn’t look like that very often, does he. 8:25 ChatzMcGee: I love Grant, him and Jeff should write stuff together. 8:25 Alex: Effectively All Over The Place Episode 1188 8:25 The Hamburglar: That curve is…rich. 8:25 Travis Sawchik: Grant and Jeff have 80-grade humor 8:25 Dan Szymborski: Grant’s another member of the old usenet crü 8:26 JTT: Does youtube need ads? I feel like youtube is omnipresent enough to be essentially above the need to advertise 8:26 Lunar verLander: conspiracy theory: Hill “intentionally” threw wildly at Springer just to confuse Bregman, ALtuve, and Correa 8:26 Show Hey O’Tawny: That Puig article today from Jeff was gold 8:26 mike: the ads are for a new $35 service…since you didn’t know that, they probably need to do more ads! 8:26 CamdenWarehouse: Do any of beer ads we see need to exist either? 8:27 He Hate Me: 18 pitches for Hill. Seems like a lot compared to last night… 8:27 Dan Szymborski: I’m in favor of beerwareness. 8:28 Deece: beer companies dont need ads with eno walking around 8:28 The Hamburglar: Hill’s teammates claim that they had plenty of bathrooms, Rich was just a very odd guy 8:28 Scott Wood: Wells Fargo ad……with their recent data breach do they need to advertise….everyone knows them!! 8:28 AdamZ: What is a toilet but a fancy bucket with running water? 8:28 Matt: 18 pitches, no blisters. He’s dealing! 8:30 kevinthecomic: Dating myself here, but I can remember in middle school my buddies and I trying to pitch like Fernando (exaggerated leg kick, look up to the sky) — we spent a lot of time in the woods behind the backstop looking for baseballs 8:30 CamdenWarehouse: Kevin, there are plenty of fish in the sea. you don’t need to date yourself 8:30 He Hate Me: Kevin, me and my buddies were way ahead of you imitating Luis Tiant. 8:31 LAD fan: wow 8:31 Scott Wood: I still imitate Hideo Nomo 8:32 CamdenWarehouse: I really like watching JV pitch 8:32 ChatzMcGee: Doesn’t look gassed. I withdraw my question that you guys didn’t answer anyway. 8:32 JTT: Verlander is wearing almost normal pants. He used to wear basically leggings with the Tigers 8:33 Conner from AZ: Peyton sighting 8:33 powder: Only fastballs. Forever. 8:33 He Hate Me: Looks like he broke his bat. JV looks fierce out of the gate. 8:33 Show Hey O’Tawny: Verlander is… good 8:33 Joe: So 96 mph heat on the outside black… 8:34 Nori Aoki: Curveball sighting 8:34 alpha309: Verlander getting us back on pace for 2:30 8:34 Joe: Justin vs Justin! 8:34 Dave Cameron: Chalk one up for Verlander 8:34 Nic: I’m trying to convince my freing that just following baseball with standard ESPN level analysis, isn’t good if you want to know what is really going on.How do I convince him to try fangraphs instead? 8:34 Travis Sawchik: Give me their phone numbers 8:35 Show Hey O’Tawny: Good pitching is so much fun 8:35 Sharp: I’ll give you my phone number if you keep me company while I’m at work. 8:36 CamdenWarehouse: If your friend has some favorite players, you should send them any articles on players from FG. 8:36 Travis Sawchik: What’s in it for me? 8:36 powder: Everybody give Travis all the phone #’s of people they don’t like (or do, I guess) 8:36 Travis Sawchik: Yes, give me their phone numbers. I will educate them about flyballs and various related matters. 8:37 Sharp: They joy of edifying someone with a little bit of knowledge and turning them into a Fangraphs evangelist. 8:37 Cowdisciple: These 4PM start times suck. Won’t someone please think of Alaska? 8:37 Sharp: The moRE24 you know! 8:37 Show Hey O’Tawny: “Have you heard the good news? The depth on Clayton Kershaw’s slider has changed” 8:37 Joe: You have TV in Alaska? 8:38 This is lude-icris: And wifi apparently 8:39 Bruce: I am a high school senior, and my father and I are both big baseball fans. The problem is that whenever we have a discussion about a pitcher, he will say ” well he only won x games, so he isnt giving his team a chance to win, and therefore is not good”. How do I convince him that wins do not repersent how often a pitcher gave his team a chance to win or not, and that there are much better ways to evaluate pitchers performance than wins?I have tried many times and each time we end up at an impasse. (For context, my father grew up watching and rooting for the Orioles of the late 60’s and early 70’s where they had 4 20 game winners on the staff) 8:39 Todd Derrikson: Vin got paid for those 67 years right? Like he wasn’t a prisoner? 8:39 Eric Weinstein: very likable move of Joe Buck 8:39 Daniel: Joe doth protest too much 8:39 Travis Sawchik: Kidnap your father and take him to saber seminar (or) simply buy an Ad-Free membership as a holiday gift 8:40 Kiermaier’s Piercing Green Eyes: Solution: new father. 8:40 Todd Derrikson: Dad’s like baseball, but have no idea what they’re talking about 8:40 Joe: If he liked Vin Scully so much, he would stop his lame moralizing that Vin never does. 8:40 kevinthecomic: “gave 67 years of his life to the Dodgers” — ummm, i’m pretty sure he was compensated in some manner 8:40 Travis Sawchik: John Smoltz talking rpms? 8:41 CamdenWarehouse: Would Appelman hire me to cold call people to try Fangraphs? 8:41 Dave Cameron: That was a pretty good curve. 8:41 Dave Cameron: 2nd inning Hill looked better than 1st inning Hill 8:41 Travis Sawchik: The worst he could do is say ‘no’ 8:42 Daniel: The team that never strikes out seems to have picked an interesting time to shed that label 8:42 Conner from AZ: Save for the Bregman swing, Astros hitters have looked like they have no idea what they should be looking for in 11 innings 8:42 Travis Sawchik: Remember when the A’s signed Rich Hill for $6M in 2016? 8:42 Mattingly’s Sideburns: DadGraphs 8:42 Todd Derrikson: Why so much U2? Did we do something wrong? 8:42 Travis Sawchik: Love Rich Hill 8:42 JTT: I cant tell if John Smoltz is into advanced stats or he is crotchety. He is aware of them at least…. 8:42 Kuma: What effect does spin rate have? 8:42 Travis Sawchik: I think he wants to resist them but is gradually giving in 8:42 Dave Cameron: High spin = more whiffs, low spin = grounders 8:43 Dan Szymborski: Ernie Johnson trying to understand Statcast was halfway between funny and sad. 8:43 Canyonero Driver: So is Dan like still part of this chat or what? 8:43 He Hate Me: No spin = knuckleball 8:43 Dan Szymborski: I’m in an out! There was a cat-related issue to deal with. 8:43 Joe: Where are Dave’s friends? 8:44 Dave Cameron: Right next to me. 8:44 Dave Cameron: Eric, Jacob, and Kip, for the record. 8:44 AdamZ: I thought we were Dave’s friends? 8:44 Dave Cameron: “Customers” 8:44 Pie: Hey Kip! 8:44 Lunar verLander: Hi, Eric & Jacob! 8:45 Kip for President: Ayy, say what up to my dude Kip 8:45 Mattingly’s Sideburns: You’re friends with Kip Wells? 8:45 Pie: Also, hi Dave. 8:45 Joe: So which friend almost got kicked out? 8:45 Dave Cameron: Kip. 8:45 Sgt. Pepper: Before sabermetrics I used baseball to bond with my family now it just causes fights 8:45 Travis Sawchik: Sabermetrics still dividing us 8:45 Goober: Hill blowing 87 by people at the letters will never not be fantastic 8:45 Dan Szymborski: I wonder where the ring is now. 8:46 SubmarineSailor: Pseudo-acquaintances? 8:46 The Hamburglar: It’s cute that Dave named the group of people next to him in a desperate attempt to prove he has “friends” 8:46 Travis Sawchik: Rich Hill is wonderful, and he is a great Statcast teaching tool 8:46 Daniel: Verlander going full anti-mcullers tonight 8:46 ChatzMcGee: So… Verlander looks pretty good. 8:46 Todd Derrikson: Let’s have a league where half the GM’s are our dads and the other half are us 8:46 powder: curveball 2, for the K! 8:46 Travis Sawchik: MLB in 2007 8:46 Brent: I love how JV is establishing the fastball. 8:46 Joe: Dave is just tired of these chats and can’t blame the kid every night. 8:46 CamdenWarehouse: It’s OK. I consider you my friend 8:46 Show Hey O’Tawny: Maybe he should throw that curve more hey 8:48 Compton: Why doesn’t fangraphs keep grades for spirit and life? 8:48 Dave Cameron: For the record, Jacob just ordered crispy spam on his burger, if you want to judge him for it. 8:48 Nori Aoki: Puig bat sniff! 8:48 The Hamburglar: Did he just smell his bat? 8:48 The Hamburglar: That’s such a typical Jacob move 8:48 Kip for President: Jacob needs to reevaluate his life decisions 8:48 Show Hey O’Tawny: What the actual f*** is crispy spam 8:48 Travis Sawchik: Couldn’t we crowdsource ‘spirit’ and ‘life,’ Dave? 8:49 alpha309: Is he Hawaiian? 8:49 Dave Cameron: Nope! 8:49 Hal: Dave are you brave enough to make a poll for what you should order? 8:49 Lunar verLander: How do your friends feel about dozens of random people on the internet judging them? 8:49 Dave Cameron: Kips a fan. 8:50 Dave Cameron: Verlander’s curve is better than Hill’s tonight, 8:50 JTT: Does kip currently have a sweater tied around his neck? 8:50 Dave Cameron: He’s not that kind of Kip. 8:51 Show Hey O’Tawny: Fast baseball is good baseball 8:51 P: This is good baseball 8:51 Joe: Kip is actually wearing a black Metallica t-shirt and skinny jeans. 8:51 Dave Cameron: If he ever wears skinny jeans, he’ll be unfriended. 8:52 ChatzMcGee: The lack of balls in play isn’t super awesome though. 8:52 NtflxnRichHill: Dave lives in Portland and is still against skinny jeans? 8:52 Dave Cameron: I do not live in Portland. 8:52 Dave Cameron: Bend is very different. 8:52 Dave Cameron: Much more of a washed-out-X-Games vibe. 8:53 Joe: It’s so clear in LA! 8:53 Dave Cameron: That’s an E4. 8:53 Joe: Forsyth would have had that. 8:54 Bip: Did Eno seriously ask Kershaw about the depth of his slider and the health of his back in the same question? what was he thinking? 8:54 Joe: Well, Utley would have had it 98% of the time. 8:54 Chet Manly: YES A BUNT OPP!! 8:54 The Hamburglar: How on Earth is that a hit? 8:54 Kip for President: Chase Buttley 8:54 Show Hey O’Tawny: AL pitchers at bat is SO WEIRD 8:55 HankLloydWright: Verlander didn’t run it out. What a punk. 8:55 CamdenWarehouse: Do you have faith that Hall voters will have figured out how to judge modern starters by the time JV is up? 8:55 Dave Cameron: Yes. 8:55 Joe: That was a hanger. 8:55 Dave Cameron: Worst pitch of the night. 8:55 Dave Cameron: By a lot. 8:56 Dan Szymborski: I would imagine he got some bunting practice. 8:56 Dan Szymborski: Before this week. 8:56 Dave Cameron: Ouch. 8:56 alpha309: off the face 8:56 Travis Sawchik: Ouch 8:56 Dan Szymborski: It’s not like Verlander showed up the park and someone frantically started shouting “OMG JUSTIN THERES THIS THING CALLED PITCHER HITTING THAT WE HAVE TO DO IN THIS EARTH SERIES THING” 8:56 Dave Cameron: Tom Emanski isn’t proud. 8:56 Show Hey O’Tawny: Ow 8:56 Joe: Taylor headed the ball to left. 8:56 Stringer Bell: Kind of a lucky break 8:57 Dave Cameron: Saved by the cap. 8:57 Chet Manly: lol 8:57 forestation: No ouch 8:57 Sgt. Pepper: If he’s not wearing a cap it clears his head for a triple 8:57 LJ: Way to use your head Taylor 8:57 The Hamburglar: Two nice hits by the Astros 8:57 Dave Cameron: Altuve struggling with that high fastball. 8:57 Stevil: Barnes plays catcher like a seasoned veteran. Is there a better catching duo in baseball? 8:57 Dan Szymborski: So is the MLB.TV feed like 5 minutes behind? 8:57 Travis Sawchik: No 8:58 Travis Sawchik: I think Dodgers’ catchers combined for 9 WARP or so with framing 8:58 Sharp: Hit just happened on the fox feed. 8:58 Peter from Pittsburgh: Dave is ahead of Fox 8:58 Dave Cameron: I’m watching on Fox! 8:58 Long Live Jeff Frye: I’m listening to ESPN radio over the internet and you guys are about 2-3 minutes ahead. 8:58 Chet Manly: Im about a minute behind I think 8:58 Dave Cameron: Jose is struggling. 8:58 Travis Sawchik: But Barnes looks like he’s becoming the man back there 8:58 Joe: You guys are being punished for trying to avoid Joe Buck. 8:58 Daniel: Dave is ahead of whatever s**t cable I get 8:59 Dave Cameron: J-Dub: cheap, good food, great guys, TV from the future! 8:59 Pie: Altuve’s pressing, you never see him take these massive hacks 8:59 Nick R: Awful at bats by altuve 8:59 mike: I’m still in the 6th inning of game 1 9:00 Travis Sawchik: Barnes did a nice job keeping that strike called a strike vs. Altuve 9:00 He Hate Me: Altuve was sitting curveball, figuring any fastball would be in his eyes. Pitcher’s pitch by Hill. 9:00 Dave Cameron: Pretty good job by Hill getting out of that. 9:00 LAD fan: that curve 9:00 Nori Aoki: Good job by Hill 9:00 Show Hey O’Tawny: That was purty 9:00 Owen: nice job taylor’s hat 9:00 Travis Sawchik: Hill got out of it? 9:01 Travis Sawchik: Oh he did 9:01 Dave Cameron: Thanks for paying attention, Travis! 9:01 Jstodola: Verlander may only need one run 9:01 Travis Sawchik: Ha. I need your cable feed 9:01 Joe: You guys watching the game? 9:01 Dave Cameron: I’m trying to. My friends are arguing about what 4K means. 9:01 Dave Cameron: Eric is about to prove Kip wrong. 9:01 Dan Szymborski: I want Barnes to be good given that ZiPS has always been obsessed with him. 9:02 Joe: It’s one more k than 3k 9:02 Peter from Pittsburgh: 4K means 4 strikeouts 9:02 Kip for President: Stand your ground Kip! 9:02 hscer: 4 K is when a pitcher has a really good inning but one of them gets by the catcher 9:02 Travis Sawchik: Grandal gonna become trade bait? 9:02 Dan Szymborski: 4K is Murray Chass’s yearly blog views. 9:02 Dave Cameron: Kip is silly and wrong. 9:02 Dave Cameron: Eric knows what he talks about. 9:02 Long Live Jeff Frye: 4K is something you say your TV has to make your friends think you’re richer than they are. 9:02 LAD fan: 4K is the amount Verlander makes in a minute 9:02 Joe: No way they trade Grandal. why? 9:03 Scott Wood: 4k is 2.7 miles 9:03 Travis Sawchik: They certainly don’t have to … but Barnes has become the starter this postseason, or has at least grabbed strong side of platoon. Grandal still a winning player . 9:03 Brett W: Do you have faith that Hall voters will have figured out how to judge modern starters before Mussina and Schilling run out of time? 9:03 Dan Szymborski: No. 9:04 Dave Cameron: That ball looked better off the bat then that. 9:04 He Hate Me: 20 more outs… 9:05 Dave Cameron: Verlander’s command is pretty awesome so far. 9:05 Dave Cameron: 96 at the bottom of the zone. 9:05 Shirtless Vin Scully: Can we talk a bit about Vin Scully’s top button? #Scandalous 9:05 This is lude-icris: Silver Fox! 9:05 Pie: Jose! 9:05 Lucas: Tuveeeeeeee 9:06 Joe: Would a normal second baseman have left his feet? 9:06 Joe: Most guys would have had to duck there 9:06 Stu: They should definitely trade Grandal (or Barnes). Both are obviously really good, but only one can play at a time. Either player has more value to another team. Dodgers should be able to improve another position by more than they will suffer by trading one of their 2 catchers, even if it isn’t a lopsided trade in their favor. 9:06 Mattingly’s Sideburns: That ball hits Judge in the ankle. 9:06 Chet Manly: did you guys know he is short? and Judge is tall? pretty wild stuff huh 9:06 Dave Cameron: That was a pretty great bunt. 9:06 Travis Sawchik: I think there’s also an argument in having an elite framer with offense, and even plus offense, behind plate for 162 9:07 Show Hey O’Tawny: Hill was burning down the line there 9:07 rob_roy: how much does post season performance impact Hall voting? 9:07 Dave Cameron: A good amount. 9:07 Dave Cameron: David Ortiz’s entire candidacy will be “October!!!” 9:07 Rich: I call that down hill skiing! 9:08 Scott Wood: David Ortiz is October plus this is our F…ing city….. 9:08 Travis Sawchik: We need to talk more about the Rich Hill drag bunt 9:08 Peter from Pittsburgh: Will Ortiz get in though? 9:08 Dave Cameron: For sure. 9:09 HankLloydWright: Rich Hill was just trying to embarrass Verlander by being way better at bunting 9:10 Stu: Same story with Baez/Russell, probably, though less clear there because playing Baez at 2B doesn’t surrender as much value as playing Barnes off-catcher 9:10 Travis Sawchik: I’d be curious to see Barnes in more of a utility role in addition to catching part-time 9:10 alpha309: My old boss used to have the top 4 buttons unbuttoned every day 9:11 Travis Sawchik: What type of profession? 9:11 The Hamburglar: TGI Fridays 9:11 alpha309: entertainment 9:11 Travis Sawchik: Now I’m intrigued 9:11 Dave Cameron: That looked like a strike. 9:12 Lunar verLander: Gurriel just walked…wut? 9:12 This is lude-icris: Strike 9:12 Hunky Dory: I want to jump through the screen and scream to Smoltz that it’s height, not heighth. 9:12 Pie: That first pitch strike might have been the best curve I’ve ever seen. That started at his face 9:12 Peter from Pittsburgh: Smoltz is a believer in “irregardless” 9:13 Bip: Brian mccann never thought about complaining about that strike 9:13 The Hamburglar: No sports moment will be more ridiculous than when Peyton Manning won the super bowl and embraced Papa freaking John on the sidelines 9:13 hscer: did you know a lot of celebrities live in or visit L.A.? 9:14 Dan Szymborski: Has anyone ever, in the history of the world, ever cared about which celebrities were at the World Series? 9:14 Dave Cameron: Gotta catch that one, Austin. 9:14 Joe: Bring in Grandal! 9:14 Larry Bag of Bones King: Even i’m here! 9:14 Ziggy Stardust: Rich Hill is here today 9:14 Travis Sawchik: Maybe I should stop lavishing praise on Barnes 9:14 Legends: John Legend, Payton Manning, Vin Scully. Notable absences: Vin Scully’s top button! 9:14 He Hate Me: Another RISP! Actual tension! 9:15 Lucas: Puig with the stare down. 9:15 ChatzMcGee: Wow, that cannon. 9:15 P: Oh damn, stared him in to staying 9:15 Hunky Dory: Puig throwing SHADE 9:15 LJ: Puig’s face lmao 9:15 alpha309: That throw could have possibly made it to 3rd on the fly 9:15 This is lude-icris: This World Series automatically gets extra credit because the chief of the no fun police and Yasiel Puig are on the same field. 9:15 Dan Szymborski: Puig should carry baseball cards of the other team’s lineup and then intimidatingly lick the correct one in situations like this. 9:16 Cap: Puig is a national treasure 9:16 Dan Szymborski: “See this? I’m EATING your Topps card. You’re next.” 9:16 LAD fan: ^^ YES 9:16 hscer: Dodgers pretty well suited for the Houston games in terms of finding a ninth hitter 9:16 Joe: John Smoltz is talking about sample size. 9:16 Dave Cameron: Marwin not looking for a middle-middle fastball I guess. 9:16 Show Hey O’Tawny: Maeda is up in the pen 9:17 Conner from AZ: Why are we watching place kickers in the WS 9:17 Chet Manly: Pitchers hitting is not fun 9:17 Show Hey O’Tawny: Verlander home run lets do this 9:17 hscer: if Verlander weren’t Verlander, this would be a clear PH, right? 9:17 Dave Cameron: No manager in baseball takes out their SP right here. 9:18 Dan Szymborski: “We had file footage of a field goal kicker just in case, like, nobody knew what that was.” 9:18 Dave Cameron: Sorry JV. 9:18 Dave Cameron: But hitting curves is hard. 9:18 Chet Manly: I’d rather see a lottery system where a random person in the crowd hits for the pitcher 9:18 Justin Verseaer: How do nl fans put up with this 9:18 Show Hey O’Tawny: Oh man 9:18 Show Hey O’Tawny: That was sad 9:18 Dan Szymborski: My WWE 2K18 Verlander is pretty sweet. Came out really nicely. 9:19 Sri: wow the strategery is so compelling… 9:19 Mattingly’s Sideburns: Wow that pitcher at bat with 2 on and 2 out was exhilarating! 9:19 Chet Manly: people watch at bats like that 8x times a game all year? yikes 9:19 NtflxnRichHill: Dan is his own culture 9:19 Joe: Most pitchers don’t look as bad as Verlander did there. 9:19 Dan Szymborski: Better than Randy Johnson! 9:19 Dan Szymborski: And even Bartolo had his big moment. 9:19 Kip for President: Can we get an update on the Cameron crew 9:19 Dave Cameron: Kip ate his burger in about 8.4 seconds. 9:19 Dave Cameron: It was some kind of record. 9:19 Dave Cameron: Eric has stopped talking to us. 9:20 Dave Cameron: Jacob has been cleaning his hands with a dry napkin for two minutes now. 9:20 Joe: What is Eric’s deal? 9:20 Dave Cameron: I don’t think he likes us. 9:20 Canyonero Driver: You let pitchers hit because eventually, Jon Lester hit a home run, and it was absolutely hilarious. 9:20 Chet Manly: whats everyone else eating? 9:20 Guest: I thought you didn’t drink, Dave 9:20 Dan Szymborski: spaghetti 9:20 Dave Cameron: I don’t. 9:20 Kip: Erik is a jerk 9:20 CamdenWarehouse: Everybody, Eric’s on the outs so Dave has a friend opening 9:20 The Hamburglar: Thats not too surprising about Eric. Disappointing though 9:21 Lunar verLander: You let them hit because Bartolo Colon hit a HR and it was a thing of beauty 9:22 Joe: What is McCann’s signal for 96 on the corner? 9:22 Dave Cameron: A middle finger, probably. 9:23 Confused Englishman: Do you think we will ever see a WS no-hitter again? 9:23 Dave Cameron: Sure. 9:23 ChatzMcGee: Sliders coming yo. 9:23 Dan Szymborski: “Back in the day, 2006, Justin Verlander invented the fastball.” 9:24 Joe: 97 on the black to mix it up. 9:24 Evan: This game is starting to feel like Fox is going to come back late from a break and it will inexplicably be 1-1 in the bottom of the 9th. 9:24 BJOGC: Jv was back before Houston. I learned that from Sullivan 9:24 Dan Szymborski: “Nobody could throw in the upper 90s late in the game!” “Kind of like Randy Johnson, who was already there, who could throw in the upper 90s late in the game.” 9:24 Jstodola: Any predictions; Verlander going 9 innings? 9:24 Dave Cameron: Probably not. 9:24 Dave Cameron: He’s at 38 pitches with no outs in the 3rd. 9:24 The Hamburglar: Whose chatting for Game 3? 9:24 Dave Cameron: Edwards 9:25 Joe: 97 on the black, if I were McCann. 9:25 BJOGC: Its the 4th dave 9:25 Dave Cameron: Yeah, meant 3+ 9:25 B: Most conventionally attractive at fangraphs? 9:25 Dave Cameron: Sullivan, not close. 9:25 The Hamburglar: Great at bat by Taylor 9:25 Canyonero Driver: Real good at bat for Taylor. 9:26 P: Shoulda pinch hit earlier. Clearly 9:26 ChatzMcGee: Still no balls in play. 9:26 NtflxnRichHill: Most unconventionally attractive then? 9:26 Dave Cameron: Carson’s personality. 9:26 Dave Cameron: He married so far out of his league. 9:26 Dan Szymborski: I am triggered by gr8st 9:27 Dave Cameron: Good job by Taylor forcing the run down. 9:27 Show Hey O’Tawny: Correa bro 9:27 Mattingly’s Sideburns: Carson’s wife must’ve read his Wikipedia page. 9:27 Bip: Those were some grooved pitches to Seager 9:27 hscer: Amber Alert for Travis? 9:28 Kip: This dudes beard and hair is too much 9:28 BJOGC: Sullivan also has a voice worthy of an audiobook narrator 9:28 Travis Sawchik: Sullivan could do the next Ken Burns series 9:28 CamdenWarehouse: If only Jeff could pronounce .gif correctly 9:29 Dan Szymborski: At least Buck is at least vaguely familiar with Statcast. 9:29 Joe: Turner isn’t clutch. 9:29 Peter from Pittsburgh: Verlander’s thrown three middle-middle FBs this inning 9:29 Show Hey O’Tawny: What happened to the fly balls Turner 9:29 Peter from Pittsburgh: The Dodgers have been double play machines this series so far 9:29 Dave Cameron: Keuchel gets some grounders, you might have heard. 9:30 option240: Verlander > Turner looking like a good choice in that poll 9:30 Dan Szymborski: Baseball games move so quickly without Pedro Baez 9:30 Canyonero Driver: How concerned should we be about Travis? 9:30 Dave Cameron: Pretty sure he’s the reason you don’t live blog with a two year old. 9:31 NtflxnRichHill: Well you have Eric there 9:31 SubmarineSailor: Wait, wait, wait…..what is the correct pronunciation of “.gif”? Because now I’m nervous I’ve been saying it wrong for years… 9:31 Dave Cameron: Jeff pronounces it like peanut butter. 9:32 Pie: I think Travis is still broken up by LT Pepper earlier 9:32 But actually: Jeff is right! 9:32 P: Jeff is wrong 9:32 Kip for President: Sullivan’s “stop it, you suck” was my alame clock for a while 9:32 Dave Cameron: Maeda in the 5th. 9:32 Dave Cameron: I like it. 9:32 Dave Cameron: Dave Roberts is great. 9:33 Travis Sawchik: I had to put the 2-year-old to bed. He couldn’t make it through Game 2 9:33 Lucas: 5 Straight righties in the lineup. Good move. 9:33 Show Hey O’Tawny: Tandem starts, baby 9:33 Travis Sawchik: Baseball is losing the younger generation 9:33 LAD fan: lol 9:33 Show Hey O’Tawny: Maeda chucking 95 is so weird 9:33 Section329: We win the poll on innings for Hill 9:34 Joe: Buck and Smoltz still don’t quite get Roberts. 9:34 The Hamburglar: “I dont know how much longer it could work”. Theres a maximum of 5 games left after tonight, John. I think they’ll be fine. 9:34 ChatzMcGee: Framing reference! 9:34 Dave Cameron: Smoltz is the cranky old guy who doesn’t want to admit that change is sometimes good. 9:34 Dave Cameron: His pitching insights are good. 9:34 Dave Cameron: But he’s wrong about this. 9:35 Phil: Rich Hill slightly peeved 9:35 Travis Sawchik: Rich Hill was not pleased 9:35 ChatzMcGee: Hill apparently agreed with Smoltz FWIW. 9:36 Travis Sawchik: Although the most unconventional starter in the game should probably accept the idea of tandem-ing 9:36 Matt: Hill is also a cranky old guy 9:36 Peter from Pittsburgh: Rich Hill is angryUnless you’re a mind reader you don’t really know why 9:36 Hal: Hold up, I do not remember Maeda sitting anywhere near 96 this season 9:36 Dave Cameron: Velo plays up in relief. 9:36 Travis Sawchik: Hill could just be pissed off all the time … but I don’t think that’s his personality type 9:36 Lucas: He went 9:36 Kip: Out 9:36 Peter from Pittsburgh: Bregman easily went there 9:37 Cowdisciple: Bregman went, but the ump owed him that one. 9:37 Travis Sawchik: Remember, Rich, it takes more energy to be unhappy than happy . 9:37 wholecamels: So anything that breaks from tradition is now called “analytics-based management” 9:38 Dave Cameron: That’s the third or fourth one that looked way better off the bat than where it ended up. 9:38 Dave Cameron: Heat or no, either I’m going insane or the ball isn’t really carrying. 9:38 The Hamburglar: Did Hank Aaron shrink? 9:39 Dave Cameron: Altuve looks so bad so far. 9:39 Joe: Wow, Altuve is hacking. 9:39 Conner from AZ: Goodness Altuve 9:39 Show Hey O’Tawny: Altuve looks rough 9:39 Lucas: Marine layer must kick in on anything below 100 degrees. 9:39 Dave Cameron: This has to be up there for Altuve’s worst game of the year so far. 9:39 Travis Sawchik: Does the Marine Layer roll in as soon as the sun sets? 9:40 Deece: when did javy baez trade places with altuve 9:40 Joe: There is no marine layer tonight. 9:40 Dan Szymborski: It’s too bad that the award with Hank Aaron’s name is one that nobody ever pays attention to 9:40 Dave Cameron: The marine layer is what makes the west coast parks pitcher friendly. 9:41 SubmarineSailor: I thought Bregman and Springer both had a dinger off the bat 9:41 Matt: Thanks guys so much for this chat. I don’t have many friends to watch playoff baseball with. These chats help give me voices of intelligent baseball loving friends. 9:41 CamdenWarehouse: intelligent voices and Dan* 9:41 Marco: I also have no baseball friends, let alone sabermetric buds 9:42 Joe: Who is pitching next for the Dodgers? Fields maybe? 9:42 Dan Szymborski: <cries> 9:42 Dave Cameron: Depends on how long Maeda goes. 9:42 Mike: I think this is why Brandon McCarthy is on the roster 9:42 Travis Sawchik: Can we not create a Tinder-like app to connect baseball nerds? 9:43 CamdenWarehouse: the EW facebook group does that 9:43 Show Hey O’Tawny: Baseball tinder could be called Homr 9:43 AdamZ: Lumbr? 9:43 Dave Cameron: Verlander’s curve. 9:43 Dave Cameron: Sick. 9:44 Show Hey O’Tawny: Verlandr 9:44 Lucas: Curverlander 9:44 Travis Sawchik: I think the Tigers sold low on Verlander. They should read FanGraphs. 9:44 SubmarineSailor: You guys are missing the obvious one….Sabr 9:44 Dan Szymborski: He never wants to give up a run, not like that dodgy Ricky Nolasco. 9:45 option240: Looked like Puig took a bite out of his bat 9:45 B. Ryce Hammer’s Luscious Locks: aaaand Puig swung at a first pitch 9:45 Sgtjunior: Puig swung at both first pitches today 9:45 Show Hey O’Tawny: K guys I gotta admit crispy spam is still messing me up 9:45 Dan Szymborski: I’m sure those playoff career home/road splits are super predictive. 9:45 Karter: Puig just whisper to his bat? 9:46 Dave Cameron: That wasn’t whispering. 9:46 Travis Sawchik: Puig is getting rated R 9:46 Lachlan: #Puigafterdark 9:46 Joe: So…when can we get to the Astros relievers? 9:46 Dave Cameron: Probably the 9th. 9:47 Matt: Note to self: do not borrow Puig’s bat 9:47 CamdenWarehouse: “Splinters” 9:47 Sri: Are spitbats disallowed like spitballs? 9:48 LAD fan: not even puig would like joc’s bat 9:48 Compton: “The Miley Cyrus of Major League Baseball” 9:48 Cam Daveron: The Astros should dip his bat in hot sauce. 9:48 Joe: Smoltz acts like this is his first Dodger game. 9:48 LAD fan: “unlike what traditional analytics would tell you” 9:49 Dave Cameron: Finally one carries. 9:49 hscer: oops 9:49 Karter: JOCCCC 9:49 Verlandr: That was a Joc special 9:49 Phil: SPOILER DAVE 9:49 JOC: THAT’S WHY HE’S ON THE ROSTER 9:49 NtflxnRichHill: Jaaaawwwwwkkkkkkk jack 9:49 Lunar verLander: oh sure, THAT fly ball carries… 9:49 Travis Sawchik: Of course you put Joc Pederson on your World Series roster 9:49 Joe: Smoltz claimed that Hill gets better late in the game. Can somebody fact check that? 9:49 Dave Cameron: He’s wrong. 9:49 AdamZ: John Smoltz talking analytics: 9:50 Joc Pederson: “YEAH, MY FIRST HIT SINCE JULY” 9:50 Mike: Peterson went up to the MLB Network guys before the game and told him he was going to hit a homerun tonight 9:50 Joe: Pederson took Scherzer deep in Game 5 NLDS last year. 9:50 AdamZ: Thought was a routine flyout off the bat 9:50 Dave Cameron: 97 mph, 35 degrees, 22% hit probability. 9:50 Dave Cameron: So, yeah, that one carried. 9:51 Joe: The Dodgers turn off the marine layer when they hit. 9:51 B. Ryce Hammer’s Luscious Locks: #backspin for Pederson 9:52 Cam Daveron: Bruce’s dad doesn’t believe in Hit probability 9:52 Vin Scully: Shirt fully buttoned- marine layer on. One button undone- marine layer off. 9:52 Dan Szymborski: Wow, TWO consecutive games that are tied. 9:52 JTT: ALL GAMES START AS TIES DAN 9:53 CamdenWarehouse: Didn’t they all start tied? 9:53 Dan Szymborski: Don’t make me bring out Rainier Wolfcastle. 9:53 Lucas: JTT didn’t get the Dan Troll memo. 9:53 Cam Daveron: And all Ties start as fabric 9:53 Joe: Dave, what did Eric think about the homer? 9:53 Dave Cameron: I think he’s asleep. 9:53 David S.: I hope there are 0 steals in this World Series 9:53 Dan Szymborski: I was referring to Buck’s childlike wonder that “just like Game 1, we are tied.” 9:54 The Hamburglar: Are your friends baseball fans? 9:54 Dave Cameron: Kip is a Mariners fan, Jacob an Angels fan. So they don’t really know what playoff baseball looks like. 9:54 Compton: I want to hear less about Dave’s friends and more about Dan’s cats. 9:54 Party City Corporate: If this series goes to Game 6 (Halloween night), can we have the players where costumes? 9:55 Dan Szymborski: Cats aren’t doing anything at the moment. 9:55 The Hamburglar: A fully costumed World Series game NEEDS to become a thing 9:55 Tommy: Will taco Bell just give away tacos if there isn’t a steal? 9:55 Joe: Smoltz is talking about CHANGE in baseball again. 9:55 Patrick: How many more innings does Verlander go realistically? 9:55 Dan Szymborski: I booted Galileo because he wanted to get his paw into my spaghetti 9:55 Dave Cameron: I’d say 2+, pulled midway through 8th. 9:56 Dave Cameron: How many more innings for Verlander 1 (19.8% | 38 votes) 2 (38.7% | 74 votes) 2+ (21.9% | 42 votes) 3 (19.3% | 37 votes) Total Votes: 191 9:56 Joe: I thought Dan was watching MLB.tv. Is Buck on there too? 9:56 Dan Szymborski: Yeah, it’s the Fox feed 9:56 bb: I vote for 4+ 9:57 alpha309: the pace on this game feels like it is hitting a wall 9:57 Dan Szymborski: You know, if I knew that Puig was going to dye his hair blue, I would’ve made him in WWE 2K18 9:57 Correa vs. Seager : Can we get a who plays SS longer poll? 9:57 K-Man: The only thing I dislike about Buck is that he says “thaaaaaat…” after every frickin batted ball 9:57 Dave Cameron: He is stalling. 9:57 The Hamburglar: Reverse splits arent a thing for hitters, right? 9:57 Dave Cameron: Right 9:58 Dan Szymborski: Who Plays SS Longer Carlos Correa (32.2% | 87 votes) Corey Seager (30.7% | 83 votes) The Same Because Games are 9 Innings for Both (37.0% | 100 votes) Total Votes: 270 9:59 CamdenWarehouse: You say that like there isn’t an entire offseason for such endeavors Dan 10:00 Dan Szymborski: I’ve already got two Dodgers, I need one from every team so I can have a Royal Rumble. 10:00 CamdenWarehouse: 42% of us chose the stupid answer. Go us! 10:00 hscer: oh no we only have like 35 minutes left to finish the game 10:01 B: Matt Adams used Peloton last offseason 10:02 Hosay Bowteestah: So far this very solid outing by JV is increasing is ERA since joining HOU. He’s been really good… 10:02 Joe: So like…how many first pitches were there in this game? 10:02 Dave Cameron: The ceremonial 234th pitch 10:03 Dave Cameron: Relievers ftw. 10:03 Dave Cameron: They should just flip Smoltz off walking to the dugout. 10:03 The Hamburglar: What a great turn 10:03 Show Hey O’Tawny: Wasn’t the other Tony warming up? I didn’t know they were that interchangeable 10:03 Dave Cameron: Watson is the weak contact lefty, Cingrani is the K lefty 10:03 Lucas: The lefty shift always makes those double plays look weird. 10:04 Dan Szymborski: 10:04 Goober: How early do we see Jansen if this one stays within 1 run? 10:04 Dave Cameron: The 8th 10:04 B: Who throws the 7th for LA? 10:05 Cam Daveron: Dan….next time post the small comic!! 10:05 Dave Cameron: Morrow threw like 15 pitches last night. 10:05 Dave Cameron: He’s available. 10:05 stephan: i hate excessive pitching changes, but I always love a one-pitch-end-the-inning-with-a-double-play appearance. 10:06 Travis Sawchik: Tony Watson is a great dude. And he’s out-performed his FIP and xFIP every year and by about a full run for his career 10:06 Mike: Don’t be surprised to see Watson get the first two batters since Marwin is worse on the right side 10:07 Not a Scout: Utley has to have the prettiest swing in all of baseball 10:07 hscer: Springer’s head disappeared into the ad! 10:07 Travis Sawchik: Watson has pretty neutral platoon splits for his career, I believe 10:07 Joe: Morrow. 10:07 Peter from Pittsburgh: Somehow Springer got behind the CF ad there 10:07 Travis Sawchik: Soon 10:07 Pie: Surprised Springer could see through the Masterpass sign 10:07 John: Whoa…Springer disappeared. 10:08 Antone: Clipping was turned off 10:08 Pie: Next up we’ll have actual YouTube ads before every pitch 10:08 Show Hey O’Tawny: Andre Ethier gonna gave his moment 10:08 Show Hey O’Tawny: Nvm 10:08 Pie: Masterpass stayed back this time! 10:08 Lunar verLander: Thank goodness Springer avoided the Masterpass sign that time 10:09 option240: I truly believe that even Joe Buck is exasperated at this point 10:09 Joe: Smoltz is staying don’t get me started? 10:09 Tommy: Who gave John smoltz this job? 10:09 Dave Cameron: He’s good at pitching analysis. 10:09 Dave Cameron: He’s just grumpy about baseball in 2017. 10:10 Dave Cameron: I don’t know how anyone hits JV’s breaking balls. 10:10 Show Hey O’Tawny: That slider was muy bien 10:10 Wow: That was an amazing skider 10:10 option240: NYY didnt hit JV’s breaking balls 🙁 10:10 John: Who’d you rather face, Dave? Verlander or Kershaw? 10:10 Dave Cameron: Neither. 10:11 Dave Cameron: I would just turtle in a corner of the batters box. 10:11 Lucas: I’d rather face Dave for sure. 10:11 AdamZ: Do you think future rotations will consist of one ‘ace type’ pitcher who pitches like a standard starter and a bunch of 3-4 inning types piggy-backing off each other? 10:11 Show Hey O’Tawny: Which major league pitcher would you most want to face? 10:11 Travis Sawchik: I’ve seen that concept floated by at least one GM 10:11 Dave Cameron: Jered Weaver 10:11 Alex: He said major league pitcher 10:12 Dave Cameron: He pitched this year. 10:12 Conner from AZ: How do you take that 10:12 Chuckb: Taylor is so good. 10:13 B: Are you buying Smoltz’s swing analysis? 10:13 Travis Sawchik: Seemed rather incomplete 10:13 Joe: Do the players realize America can get free tacos if they steal? 10:14 Dan Szymborski: Taco Bell tacos 10:14 Hunky Dory: The tailing fastballs are indane 10:14 hscer: so who would people want to see as a color commentator to pair with Buck (assuming we’re stuck with Buck) 10:14 Travis Sawchik: I think ARod could be really good 10:14 Elbo: Keith 10:14 Travis Sawchik: I love Keith 10:14 option240: David Cone 10:14 Travis Sawchik: And, really, the whole SNY crew 10:14 ChatzMcGee: Dave Roberts. 10:14 Mike: Orel Hershiser 10:15 Travis Sawchik: Orel is really good 10:15 Show Hey O’Tawny: Chris Archer 10:15 Lucas: Hawk Harrelson. 10:15 Travis Sawchik: Nah 10:15 The Hamburglar: Carson Cistulli 10:15 Travis Sawchik: Yes 10:15 Dave Cameron: Corey Seager! 10:15 Dave Cameron: Pretty good! 10:16 hscer: how did Seager know that was gone? 10:16 Show Hey O’Tawny: COREY SEAGER 10:16 Lunar verLander: oh c’mon 10:16 Joe: Wow!!!!!!!! 10:16 Guest: Felt fluky 10:16 Chuckb: He knew he got it. 10:16 option240: Kyle’s Brother is pretty good eh 10:16 COREY SEAGAR: THAT’S WHY I’M ON THE ROSTER 10:16 Dan Szymborski: Oh no, the narrative! 10:16 Dave Cameron: 102 mph, 32 degrees. That’s a frequent HR. 10:16 hscer: third time through beats low pitch count again 10:16 David S.: His reaction was fantastic 10:16 pinstripe: Still no homer on ESPN radio 10:16 Randy: Game over? 10:17 Dave Cameron: If Morrow gets it to Jansen, probably. 10:17 JTT: This game is almost a carbon copy of game 1 10:17 Joe: Smoltz is speechless now. 10:17 Travis Sawchik: Corey Seager – 14.6 fWAR at Age 23 years, 5 months. Doesn’t suck 10:17 Guest: Justin Verlander. Justin Turner. This just in: this game is over! 10:17 Jstodola: If Roberts manages the bullpen right, this is a Dodger win. 10:18 Kate Upton: Kershaw is pumped 10:18 Joe: It will be Stripling, Cingrani, one batter each. 10:19 Rich Hill: I’m still pissed 10:19 Lucas: Verlander spot is up. So that should be it for him.\ 10:19 Travis Sawchik: Someone check on Rich Hill 10:20 Seth Moko: So who will go for Houston from here? 10:20 Dave Cameron: Harris? 10:20 Lucas: Harris or Musgrove I would think. 10:20 Mike: So maybe the Astros should consider not walking Chris Taylor with two outs in the sixth inning 10:21 Travis Sawchik: When is it Morrow time? 10:21 K-Man: Already seeing JV choking comments on the net. Fans are weird 10:21 The Hamburglar: Not a great start for Strippling 10:22 Sonny: Morrow Time is a state of mind Travis. Crack you open a cold one and reset your clocks brother 10:23 Travis Sawchik: lol 10:23 Dan Szymborski: If Jeter was Brandon Morrow, we’d call him 2Morrow 10:24 Travis Sawchik: oh man 10:24 Travis Sawchik: Corey Seager, basically —> 10:24 John: It’d be amazing to find out that Michael was Derek Jeter’s real father. 10:24 Travis Sawchik: That reaction was priceless 10:25 Dan Szymborski: There was some fun Michael Jeter wikipedia vandalism when he, not Derek Jeter,w as named the All-Star MVP in a graphic. 10:25 Show Hey O’Tawny: I remember on the old NHL games the announcer would always say “tomorrow!” when you’d pass to Brendan Morrow, and Brandon Morrow reminds me of that 10:25 Dan Szymborski: Never forget that Rachel Phelps invented Moneyball. 10:25 Dan Szymborski: 10:26 Travis Sawchik: History has not be fair to Rachel Phelps 10:27 Dan Szymborski: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/michael-jeter-cbs-twitter… 10:28 Phil: Someone needs to give Seager a Jobu idol. 10:28 Pinstripe Wizard: Rachel Phelps was the inspiration for one of the greatest second half runs in baseball history. She’s a master motivator. 10:28 LAD fan: that curve 10:28 Dave Cameron: Splitter. 10:28 Conner from AZ: What is that 97 mph disgusting pitch 10:29 Dave Cameron: I think? 10:29 Travis Sawchik: Filthy 10:29 ChatzMcGee: Kenley 6 outs? 5? 4? 3? 10:29 Dave Cameron: Jansen for 6. 10:29 jon: It’s a “slider” that looks very much like a curve 10:29 Travis Sawchik: Dodgers are spinning gold like crazy this season. Morrow is a monster, Chris Taylor is a star … 10:30 Joe: How many infield singles did Evan Gattis have this year? 10:30 Dave Cameron: I’m guessing 0. 10:30 Phil: Fangraphs have anyone attending a game in Houston like Eno in LA? 10:30 Dave Cameron: Travis is going. 10:30 Mike: It’s basically what Lance McCullers did the other night only he can also throw 100 10:30 Chuckb: Gattis is slow but he’s not that slow 10:30 Pie: Gattis had 11 triples two years ago 10:30 Travis Sawchik: I will be in Houston 10:30 Lunar verLander: Gattis with the 1st SB of the sereis #Iwanttobelieve 10:30 Show Hey O’Tawny: Is Travis the closest Fangraphs employee to Houston? 10:30 Dave Cameron: Maybe. 10:30 Dave Cameron: Craig is in Chicago 10:30 Dave Cameron: That’s probably not closer. 10:31 Elbo: 7 infield hits for Gattis this year 10:31 Phil: Travis, make sure to ask Kershaw about his slider. 10:32 Travis Sawchik: Dave, any pitches I should ask Kershaw about ? 10:32 Dave Cameron: Kenley Jansen: 11 runs allowed this year. Astros probably have to get 2 off him in 2 innings. 10:32 Dave Cameron: Good luck! 10:32 Dave Cameron: (That was for Kip) 10:32 Conner from AZ: The Dodgers are really really good for anyone who didn’t already know. This series already feels like it’s over 10:32 Chuckb: Travis is in Cleveland, right? Chicago’s about 200 miles closer 10:33 David S.: I’m just glad a hard luck team like the Dodgers got lucky on the likes of Chris Taylor and Brandon Morrow to give them a shot at competing 10:33 Travis Sawchik: Cinderella story 10:33 InternetStranger: 111 mph on Springer’s grounder. He’s just not elevating anything right now 10:33 My Name: Does Keuchel and Verlander come back in games 4 &5 now? 10:33 Travis Sawchik: Craig is a little closer to Houston 10:33 Dave Cameron: You have to win 4. Moving them up makes that less likely. 10:34 Dan Szymborski: Yeah, you don’t want to trade win scenarios for fewer scenarios in which you lose in 4 instead of 5 10:34 Show Hey O’Tawny: Just realized Longenhagen would probably be closest, he’s just a little too busy 10:34 Dave Cameron: Well, yeah, but he’s got Ronald Acuna to watch. 10:34 Smoltz: I look like earthworm jim 10:34 David Ferguson: John Smoltz looks like earthworm jim 10:35 Dan Szymborski: So wait, we’ve cut to Peyton Manning three times this game and Dave Winfield once? 10:35 Dave Cameron: Will Harris is alive! 10:35 Dan Szymborski: Or Earthworm Jim crossed with Miguel Ferrer 10:35 Justin Verlander: Are you surprised they took me out? 10:35 Seth Moko: Does Kenley have much of a history of going more than 3? 10:35 Dave Cameron: Last inning wasn’t great, and then they had to hit for you down 2. 10:36 The Hamburglar: Harris looks like an overgrown baby 10:36 Travis Sawchik: Kenley went multiple innings last postseason, I believe 10:36 Matt: Kenley has gone 4-6 outs all season. No big deal. 10:36 Show Buckwalter: Would not have taken JV out in Houston 10:36 Dave Cameron: Probably true. 10:37 Phil: Man, Harris hasn’t pitched in so long he just forgot how far it is to home plate. 10:37 Dave Cameron: Gotta catch that. 10:37 Conner from AZ: Yikes 10:38 Show Hey O’Tawny: Zoinks 10:38 BK: Also gotta make a better throw 10:38 The Hamburglar: If Dodgers score 2 here, do you save Jansen for the 9th? 10:38 Dave Cameron: Yeah. 10:38 Travis Sawchik: Surprised Bellinger ran after the shock of not launching a ball into the night sky 10:38 Dan Szymborski: That was just sloppy. 10:38 Show Hey O’Tawny: First pitch swing again 10:39 Show Hey O’Tawny: Must have read Jeff’s article 10:39 B: I wouldn’t have, but would’ve wanted to give that to Gurriel 10:39 hscer: Buck really is bringing up SB chances more than he would because of the taco thing isn’t he 10:39 Mike: scorer convention is generally if it hits the dirt it goes to the thrower 10:40 Jock who stole all the bases: He’s in the pocket of Big Taco 10:40 Joe: Wouldn’t 300 million tacos cost a lot? 10:40 Dan Szymborski: 300 million Taco Bell tacos use about $7,000 worth of beef. 10:40 Matt: Quick glance – 2017 Jansen: 12 4 out outings, 1 5 out, 1 6 out. They stopped bringing him in the 8th almost entirely when they had a 10+ game lead 10:41 David S.: Big Taco must be stopped 10:41 Dan Szymborski: Agreed, you have to be out in the boonies to not have much better tacos nearby 10:41 Jesse: We should have to literally steal tacos from Taco Bell. 10:41 My Name: Dave…..This is why harris doesn’t pitch anymore….The fields forgot how to field for him….. 10:41 alpha309: Are you implying the mush inside a taco from Taco Bell is beef? 10:41 brian eno: dan do you hate on all fast food or…? 10:42 Dan Szymborski: I don’t eat much fast foot but I really hate Taco Bell tacos. 10:42 Show Hey O’Tawny: That’s as close to a steal as we’re gonna get 10:42 CJ: Puig’s every ABs are great. Amazing, from where he was not too long ago. 10:42 David S.: NOT A STEAL GUYS! 10:42 Dan Szymborski: A fast food burger more closely resembles a really good burger than a Taco Bell burger does a really good taco 10:42 Conner from AZ: Harris missing up 10:42 Evan: Is it really fast food if I’m waiting behind a bunch of cheapskates trying to save 50 cents on a bad taco? 10:43 Travis Sawchik: I’m more disappointed at Bellinger for not hitting that ball in the air than I am at Gurreil for making a doofus mistake 10:43 Travis Sawchik: Bellinger should have been doing push-ups on the field not running to first base 10:43 Frank: Harris could really use a beard or something 10:43 Compton: Is a taco a sandwich? 10:44 Doritos Corporate: It’s a dorito 10:44 Travis Sawchik: No. But a hotdog is most definitely a sandwich by definition 10:45 A.: Dave, is Will Harris really good though? 10:45 Dave Cameron: Yep. 10:45 Show Hey O’Tawny: Is cereal a soup? 10:45 Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: Is Thanksgiving dinner an open-faced sandwich? 10:45 But actually: Fangraphs writers with all the offensive food comments tonight. 10:46 Taco Hell: Fellow Fangraphians….thank you for the wonderful chatting….for now I slumber. 10:46 ChatzMcGee: Joe just hacking. 10:46 Motown Oden: Szym is stroking out over your response, Travis 10:46 Dave Cameron: Joc should really go by Joe. 10:46 Show Hey O’Tawny: Baseball is more fun with chats 10:46 Dan Szymborski: Non-sandwich! 10:47 Dan Szymborski: Hinged versus hinged changes the physics of eating. The forces are applied completelyd ifferently 10:47 Travis Sawchik: Carb + Protein + Hand-held = Sandwich 10:47 some other matt: Worse name for an adult, Joc or Chipper? 10:47 brian eno: tex mex vs cali mex poll pls 10:47 Dave Cameron: Mex Tex (52.4% | 85 votes) Cali (47.5% | 77 votes) Total Votes: 162 10:48 Dan Szymborski: If you coat a baby skull in bread crumbs and deep fry it, it is not a sandwich. 10:48 resmi: If the Earl of Sandwich didn’t eat it, it can’t be a sandwich. 10:48 A.: Has Eric talked? Is he alive? 10:48 Dave Cameron: He’s piping up now. 10:48 Dan Szymborski: 10:48 Travis Sawchik: I don’t know, Dan, still sounds like a sandwich 10:49 Dave Cameron: Will Harris living up in the zone. 10:49 Dave Cameron: And it’s working. 10:49 A.: Nobody thinks a pop tart is a sandwich. Nobody 10:49 Dan Szymborski: Not true 10:49 Dave Cameron: Will Harris, good! 10:49 Dave Cameron: Who knew???? 10:49 Dan Szymborski: Was it Craig Goldstein? 10:50 Travis Sawchik: Hinch should have trusted his bullpen all along 10:50 Kyle Zweng: Put Jansen in right here? 10:50 Dave Cameron: Yup. 10:50 Sandwich guru: Thank you Dan for posting the most informative infographic I have ever read 10:50 Dan Szymborski: Big outs for Harris 10:51 Pinstripe Wizard: I’m going to print that infographic out for my office wall. Should be a good conversation piece. 10:51 Hannah Hochevar: If nothing else, Will Harris is earning some trust 10:51 Dave Cameron: Lose this one and it might not matter. 10:51 Dave Cameron: Astros down 2-0 is not great for Houston. 10:51 Eric: Morrow with one batter leash? 10:51 Joe: Will Smoltz have a problem with Jansen pitching the 8th inning??? 10:51 Dave Cameron: Probably don’t push Morrow on back to back day. 10:52 Dave Cameron: Jansen doesn’t have Morrow’s health issues. 10:52 Lunar verLander: Yankees were down 2-0 heading back to New York 10:52 Dave Cameron: Of course, Houston could still win, but the Dodgers are also not the Yankees. 10:52 Show Hey O’Tawny: But 100mph is fun 10:52 Dan Szymborski: This would be the more serious loss – this was a much better matchup for Astros than Kershaw on the road. 10:52 Dave Cameron: 95 mph cutters okay too. 10:53 Joe: Morrow! 10:53 Matt: With the heart of the lineup up too, makes sense to push Jansen here. 10:53 Dan Szymborski: A loss here drops the ZIPS for Astros to 79% Dodgers, 21% Astros 10:53 Dave Cameron: Hah, I eyeballed 80% for LA if they win this game a few hours ago. 10:53 Dave Cameron: Who needs ZIPS when you have me making stuff up? 10:53 Dan Szymborski: A win makes it 54% Astros, 46% Dodgers 10:54 Chavez Ravine: Puig not happy 10:54 Conner from AZ: Glove slam! 10:54 BK: That was almost amazing… 10:54 Guest: Cool your jets puig 10:54 Travis Sawchik: That was a fun baseball play . 10:54 Show Hey O’Tawny: Puig is not a very happy camper 10:54 alpha309: I didn’t think he had a chance at that 10:54 some other matt: It’s your fault, not the glove’s fault, puig 10:54 Dan Szymborski: ZiPS had it Astros 39%, Dodgers 61% at the start of the game 10:54 A.: #puigyourglove 10:54 Travis Sawchik: Dodgers are brimming with hostility tonight 10:54 Guest: Make love to that glove 10:54 LegallyEagle: BRING IN JANSEN. 10:54 Dan Lyman: Please bring in Jansen now 10:54 Conner from AZ: Probably best he tipped it into the stands 10:54 Travis Sawchik: Hot take: Bregman is really good 10:55 Phil: Lick the bat, slam the glove. Guess we know who the favorite is. 10:55 Dan Szymborski: Was an awesome effort there 10:55 Travis Sawchik: [Jansen enters] 10:55 Travis Sawchik: [Game ends] 10:55 Peter from Pittsburgh: do we have a catch probability for Puig there? 10:55 Dan Szymborski: ADVERB TIME 10:56 Travis Sawchik: Catch probability is not public, I believe 10:56 Dan: I don’t like prescriptive definitions. Know why a hot dog isn’t a sandwich? Because nobody naturally thinks of it as one. Same with burgers, for that matter. The “definition” of a sandwich is what we as a culture understand to be a sandwich, not some pedantic rules about ingredients or form. 10:57 Travis Sawchik: Old school take 10:57 A.: We are not all part of your “culture” Dan, times are changing 10:57 Pinstripe Wizard: Old School Dan just decided to yell at the neighborhood kids and he liked it. 10:57 Show Hey O’Tawny: Kenley is like two of Altuve 10:58 Travis Sawchik: Has Altuve ever charged the mound? 10:58 Joe: Jansen’s Mo Rivera Moment. 10:58 Mike: Kenley is just thicc Mariano Rivera 10:58 Travis Sawchik: Now would not be the time or place 10:59 Matt: If a hot dog is a sandwich, a taco is a sandwich, and I don’t want to live in a world where a taco is a sandwich 10:59 Pinstripe Wizard: Are nachos an open faced sandwich? 10:59 Dave Cameron: A slider! 11:00 Dave Cameron: Not a good one. 11:00 Daniel: Is mayonnaise a sandwich? 11:00 Dave Cameron: Says Jacob. 11:00 Show Hey O’Tawny: The organist at dodger stadium is so good 11:00 Travis Sawchik: Kingdom: Sandwich 11:00 Travis Sawchik: Phylum: Open-faced 11:00 Dave Cameron: The Angels fan critiquing Dodger bullpen quality. 11:00 Travis Sawchik: Correa! 11:00 Dave Cameron: That looked like an easy 4-3 putout. 11:00 Dave Cameron: The shift didn’t help there. 11:00 Lunar verLander: FIRST RUN ALLOWED! 11:00 Show Hey O’Tawny: Jansen is human 11:00 Dave Cameron: Eh, that was a weak chopper. 11:00 Show Hey O’Tawny: With the lamest RBI hit 11:01 Travis Sawchik: And Smoltz second-guessing Jansen usage 11:01 A.: Here comes the Houston babip attack 11:01 brian eno: suchhh a weak hit 11:01 Chavez Ravine: Not as lame as game 7 2001 WS 11:01 B: 15 hopper 11:01 Chuckb: Where was Utley? 11:01 Dave Cameron: Especially vs an RHB. 11:01 Dave Cameron: Weird. 11:01 jon: 17% hit probability on that correa hit 11:02 Evan: I rather enjoyed Smoltz’s 100 words on why scoring a run is a good thing. 11:02 Mike: if anything I’m surprised at Forsythe isn’t in defensively at this point 11:02 Dave Cameron: Forsythe isn’t a great glove either. 11:02 Joe: So, Jansen induces weak contact… 11:03 Dylan: Travis I saw that, cmon now, clearly the Kingdome was a sandwich 11:04 STL: Good take there, McCann. Middle / middle FB down 1 in the 8th with a runner on 11:05 Dave Cameron: I thought he went. 11:05 Travis Sawchik: That was a swing 11:05 Show Hey O’Tawny: Nahhhh 11:05 hscer: nah 11:05 Chavez Ravine: Ooooh 11:05 Owen: guess not 11:05 Travis Sawchik: Well, maybe not 11:05 Show Hey O’Tawny: Oh wait no 11:05 Dave Cameron: Jansen is so good. 11:05 Dave Cameron: 95 on the hands. 11:06 Dave Cameron: Basically unfair. 11:06 BK: So filthy 11:06 The Hamburglar: Jansen is good 11:06 Conner from AZ: Can’t hit that 11:06 erghammer: filth 11:06 Joe: Kenley!!! 11:06 Lucas: That might have been a swing 11:06 Show Hey O’Tawny: Jansen: not bad 11:06 KENLEY: MARIANO!! I MEAN KENLEY!! 11:06 STL: (thats why you don’t take a middle/middle fastball with a 1-0 count down 1 in the 8th with the tying run at first who is also a fast runner) 11:06 Travis Sawchik: From earlier this year on Jansen: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/simplicity-becomes-sophistication-for-… 11:07 Mike: For all they want to say about that the Dodgers win probability is actually higher now than it was entering the inning 11:07 He Hate Me: Say what you will about Smoltz but that inherited runner that Jansen just let in was a big deal. 11:07 Dave Cameron: “Let in” by getting a 20 hopper up the middle? 11:07 K-Man: Didn’t Jansen use to have a tailing fastball, too? One whose mvement almost mirrored the cutter. I remember some FG article about that 11:08 Dave Cameron: His first pitch last night was a cutter that looked like a two seamer. 11:08 Motown Oden: Mccann-squinting since 2005. Maybe he should talk to Pham’s Opthalmologis? 11:08 Joe: That run was Puig’s fault. 11:08 Dylan: McCann has had lasik in the past 11:08 Mike: remember that Jensen doesn’t try to throw a cutter he throws a four-seam fastball that has natural cut 11:09 Joe: The Dodgers have two hits. Wow. 11:09 Dave Cameron: Dingers are good. 11:09 Travis Sawchik: Jansen’s cutter is a sandwich 11:09 Korean: Wait are we gonna see Jansen hit? 11:09 Dave Cameron: Roberts has done this before. 11:10 Dave Cameron: So yeah. 11:10 Joe: Utley’s 0-28 in the playoffs is pretty impressive. 11:10 Peter from Pittsburgh: double switch 11:10 Joe: They double switched. 11:10 alpha309: Jensen looks like he knows how to hit though 11:10 Dave Cameron: He converted in the minors. 11:10 Dave Cameron: He does. 11:10 K-Man: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/finding-kenley-jansen-at-his-meanest/ 11:10 Ishii: Well if he converted maybe not great… 11:11 Dave Cameron: Better than some random P. 11:11 Dave Cameron: Got to the pros as a hitter, at least. 11:12 Matt: Jansen maybe better than Kike against RHP. 11:12 Mike: Kenley was two for four this year with a single and a double 11:12 K-Man: Also threw out a DR player from his knees as a catcher to seal NEDs win in an early WBC 11:12 Brent: It makes me feel old that my two favorite left handed swings of my adult life (Utley and Beltran) are barely major leaguers at this point. 11:12 Tyler: What position was Jansen in the minors? 11:12 Dave Cameron: Catcher. 11:12 Dave Cameron: The giantest catcher. 11:12 Korean: Fun fact: the last time Kershaw had a save before the save against the Nationals, Jansen was his catcher 11:13 Joe: Marine layer is back. 11:13 Dave Cameron: It looked awesome off the bat, but Statcast says 88. 11:13 Dave Cameron: Must have hit it off the end. 11:14 jon: 6% hit probability on that. he just missed it 11:14 Motown Oden: Dodgers have 8 hits in 16 innings are about to go up 2-0. 11:14 Mike: Yeah I thought that was gone live 11:15 Curious: where do you get this statcast info so fast? 11:15 Curious: How worried are you about Taylor’s K-BB rates for next year’s performance 11:15 Dave Cameron: https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/gamefeed?game_pk=526512&type=exit_veloc… 11:15 Mike: Taylors swing just makes NE ball he hits in the air look like it’s going to be amazing. Barnes has that going on too 11:15 Dave Cameron: Did you abbreviate any as NE to save one letter? 11:15 Travis Sawchik: I haven’t dug into this, but wasn’t Taylor really disciplined earlier this year? 11:15 LegallyEagle: We’re looking at a potential 3.5 hour game tonight. Wouldn’t be too bad at all. 11:15 Travis Sawchik: I think we’re at 3-flat right now 11:15 Mike: No voice recognition and I live in ne 11:16 Dave Cameron: So you’re yelling things at Alexa to chat here? 11:16 David S.: Trevor Williams @MeLlamoTrevor My promise to America is if I’m in the World Series I will get everybody tacos with a stolen base in Game 1 #TacoWatch 26 Oct 2017 11:16 Travis Sawchik: A promise from a major league pitcher 11:16 Dave Cameron: Now Forsythe in. 11:16 Travis Sawchik: There’s Logan Forsythe 11:17 STL: Gameplan should be: Do not take the same pitch McCann took last inning … but instead, try to hit it 500 FT 11:17 brian eno: beltran gonna PH? 11:17 Dave Cameron: Almost certainly. 11:17 Travis Sawchik: Reddick, the least clutch player on record for his career, on deck 11:17 Mike: OH SNAP 11:17 Sgt. Pepper: WOW 11:17 hscer: NO WAY 11:17 Joe: Holy crap. 11:17 Conner from AZ: Wow 11:17 Travis Sawchik: No 11:17 Guest: Boom 11:17 BK: NO WAY 11:17 The Hamburglar: Unreal 11:17 brian eno: oh my god 11:17 Travis Sawchik: Way 11:18 Dave Cameron: Centered cutters forever. 11:18 Guest: Advantage Houston 11:18 BK: Unbelievable 11:18 SMOLTZ: HE WAS RIGHT!!!! 11:18 Daniel: Can’t spell Marwin without W-I-N 11:18 Conner from AZ: Right down the middle 11:18 Pie: ;LJKAFSD;JDLKFJLK;ALKJ;FAJSKL;FLJKSA 11:18 Cowdisciple: NOW we’re having fun! 11:18 brian eno: that was a horrible pitch 11:18 Mike: LOL ya’ll thought we were getting to bed before midnight 11:18 erghammer: wow, kensen not invincible 11:18 He Hate Me: Was that a 19-hopper??? 11:18 SMOLTZ: Smoltz middle finger at us 🙁 11:18 Guest: That was surprising 11:19 Janus: Something something marine layer 11:19 Phil: Seager, Turner, Bellinger coming up… I’m feeling a walk-off. 11:19 Dave Cameron: Be interesting to see who pitches for HOU now. 11:19 Dave Cameron: Giles probably. 11:19 Show Hey O’Tawny: Beltran moment?? 11:19 RyanW: Free baseball coming?? 11:19 hscer: Dodgers do have 2-3-4 due up 11:19 Brian McCan’t: High-fiving Smoltz. 11:20 Dave Cameron: Jansen’s location sucks this inning. 11:20 Show Hey O’Tawny: I thought that was gone too! Maybe I’m just bad at this 11:20 A.: Jansens location was bad last inning too, but he got away with it 11:20 Korean: Jansen was not looking sharp 11:21 STL: After seeing so many relievers throwing 97-100+ …. Jansen’s 93-95 looks mortal (at least on television) 11:21 The Hamburglar: I dont know what I hate worse, the fact that this game will go on longer, or that Smoltz is acting so smug 11:21 Korean: Rivera was 93-95 too no? 11:21 Dave Cameron: It works great if you hit the corners. 11:21 Dave Cameron: Middle middle, less so. 11:22 Korean: Well my work performance will suck tomorrow. RIP Sleep 11:22 A.: Quick aside; just like how not all starters are Bumgarner, not all relievers are Miller 11:22 Sloppy Orel Hershiser: “I should still be out there.” -Rich Hill 11:23 Travis Sawchik: Rivera was 93-95 early in his career, I think 11:23 Tony Womack: Who comes in next for LAD 11:23 Dave Cameron: Cingrani, probably. 11:23 Dave Cameron: McCarthy got added to the roster. 11:23 Joe: Wow. Jansen is very human tonight. 11:23 Daniel: Springer’s back 11:23 GEORGE SUMMER: !!!!! 11:23 Show Hey O’Tawny: Ruh roh 11:23 hscer: how many Jansen pitches becomes problematic for Friday? 11:24 Dave Cameron: This many. 11:24 Show Hey O’Tawny: Kiké blew a tire out there, that could have been lots worse 11:24 Joe: Come get him. 11:24 Erli: should Roberts take out Jansen? 11:24 Dave Cameron: Nah 11:24 Dave Cameron: They don’t have a better RHP 11:24 A.: Kenley Jansen is good! 11:24 Owen: generous strike there, no? 11:24 Dave Cameron: Barnes! 11:25 alpha309: This really is feeling like Chapman last year to me 11:25 Dave Cameron: To be fair, Jansen was lights out last night. 11:25 Dave Cameron: Not like this is a pattern. 11:25 Joe: Turner is coming up bottom 9. 11:25 Chavez Ravine: I could go for a Turner HR and Animal on the Jumbotron here. 11:25 Joe: Relievers give up runs. Even great ones. 11:26 Ishii: Also to be fair this is the best offense in baseball 11:26 Mike: the Astros have a great offense it’s not like they were going to score one run per game forever 11:26 Korean: Please let clutch be a thing and Turner hit ANOTHER walkoff. Please. 11:26 Daniel: No one blew more high profile saves than Mariano Rivera 11:26 Brandon M: Just got home from school. DRM the box score, it looks like the Astros have had a lot of wasted opportunities, is that right? 11:26 Dave Cameron: Yeah. 11:26 Korean: Re:Rivera blown saves Dave Roberts would know a thing or two about that 11:26 David: Anyone know how good of a jump Puig got on the ball he couldn’t quite catch? Was really beating himself up, and that run ended up being huge. 11:27 Dave Cameron: I would guess Petriello will write about post game. 11:27 Tony Womack: Rivera also has 5 rings. 11:27 Korean: Why is baseball so stressful 11:27 Show Hey O’Tawny: Baseball is a good sport 11:27 Motown Oden: Man, that ball off the brim, and the runs not scored because of it, difference in game. Baseball is great. 11:28 Patrick: Is Jansen the best reliever in baseball? 11:28 Dave Cameron: Him or Miller. 11:28 Dave Cameron: Or Kimbrel 11:28 Dave Cameron: Giles it is 11:29 Elbo: Mo faced 527 batters in the post season and allowed 2 hr’s. One with a six run lead. 11:29 Show Hey O’Tawny: Hundred Miles Giles 11:29 FlyingNimbus: Does anyone else expect Giles to get into significant trouble this inning? 11:29 Travis Sawchik: Didn’t Sandy Alomar homer off Mo in ALDS? 11:29 K-Man: Giles reminds of Brad Lisge 11:29 Guest: I always expect Giles to get into trouble 11:30 Chavez Ravine: Wow 11:30 Show Hey O’Tawny: Seager just got murdered 11:30 Travis Sawchik: Brad Lidge comp from Smoltz 11:30 Brian: Giles is good 11:30 Chavez Ravine: The spin on that bal 11:30 Goober: That outside strike to lefties has been brutal tonight 11:31 He Hate Me: Lidge was pretty good for a little while. 11:31 The Only Rockies Fan: Seager got murdered with help from a generous strike call that’s been there all night really. So kudos to the ump for being consistent at least 11:31 Joe: Turner has a chance to go Big Papi level postseason narrative here. 11:31 hscer: thought Turner was going to crush that one 11:31 Dave Cameron: Lots of groans here when he took that one. 11:31 Show Hey O’Tawny: That was your pitch 11:31 A.: Oh that was a hangerrr 11:31 alpha309: Really “Good pitch” 11:32 Dave Cameron: Giles looking good so far. 11:32 Show Hey O’Tawny: *sad trombone* 11:32 Dave Cameron: Minus his awful hanging curve that Turner took. 11:32 Joe: Bellinger has been quiet. Be loud, Cody. 11:32 A.: Does Turner have to do push ups for that? 11:32 Travis Sawchik: Yes 11:32 Travis Sawchik: Turner hating himself at the moment 11:33 Joe: Josh Fields former Astro! 11:33 Dave Cameron: Former lots of things. 11:33 Dave Cameron: Holy cow. 11:33 Dave Cameron: That ball didn’t carry at all. 11:33 Travis Sawchik: Oh my 11:33 Peter from Pittsburgh: what 11:33 Daniel: /heart stopped 11:33 BK: WTP 11:33 Brian: WOW that really looked gone 11:33 Canyonero Driver: Thought that was a million rows back 11:33 Mike: I think Buck thought that was gone 11:33 Peter from Pittsburgh: how was that not a HR 11:33 Conner from AZ: Marine layer 11:33 hscer: wow 11:33 Pie: Oh dear lord 11:33 Stephen: Oh my. 11:33 Nick V: Whoa, that was high. 11:33 Chavez Ravine: How did that stay in?? 11:33 Owen: i thought that was the ballgame 11:33 Erli: that was close 11:33 Travis Sawchik: Giles like ‘Not even close’ 11:33 He Hate Me: That really looked gone. 11:33 Joe: Only 92 mph. 11:34 Dave Cameron: Everyone here thought that was gone for sure. 11:34 Canyonero Driver: THAT HAD A 12% HIT PROBABILITY? 11:34 Guest: That looked 800 feet off the bat 11:34 brian eno: off the end of the bat 11:34 Show Hey O’Tawny: I almost shit my pants there 11:34 hscer: yeah, that did not seem like 92 11:34 Joe: So, why can’t we tell what’s a HR tonight? 11:34 Dan Szymborski: The camera work sold it too 11:34 LegallyEagle: I blame the deception on Bellinger’s sexy swing 11:34 A.: I think the camera angle makes it look better because it was high, being honest 11:34 The Only Rockies Fan: The way Bellinger looks when he hits makes everything look gone 11:34 Travis Sawchik: Very sexy 11:35 Show Hey O’Tawny: Did they introduce a new, dead ball or something? 11:35 SubmarineSailor: Off the bat, that looked like it was 30th rows up. I cursed out loud. Like, “wake up the children” loud. 11:35 #statcast: 10 years ago we would have said that was 110 off the bat 11:35 Guest: So that wasn’t a HR but joc’s hit went out? 11:35 Dave Cameron: Joc’s was 97. 11:36 Conner from AZ: More barrel 11:36 Inrico Palazzo: #spinmatters 11:36 jon: josh fields against 3,4,5…hold me 11:36 Conner from AZ: Altuve bomb incoming 11:37 Conner from AZ: Wow called it 11:37 hscer: Conner summons the bomb 11:37 Anonymous: Chat is a wizard 11:37 Show Hey O’Tawny: JOSEEEEEEEEEE 11:37 option240: holy cow 11:37 hscer: amazing 11:37 BK: O M G 11:37 Cowdisciple: Conner wins. 11:37 Pie: JOSE 11:37 Guest: That didn’t look gone, this camera is crazy 11:37 Pie: I LOVE SPORTS 11:37 Smoltz: Dont even get me started on EV. 11:37 alpha309: Conner needs to start a psychic business 11:37 Steven: Altuve is so great 11:37 Korean: I hate my life 11:37 Joe: 104 mph. 11:37 Dave Cameron: Altuve looked so bad earlier, now the hero. 11:37 Pie: big hacks finally paid off! 11:38 Show Hey O’Tawny: Lol I thought that was a double 11:38 BK: He’s such a stud 11:38 Matt: Giles for the 10th? 11:38 Dave Cameron: For sure. 11:38 Brett: Astros have the 5 hardest hit balls tonight. 11:38 Dave Cameron: Josh Fields. 11:38 Dave Cameron: Not that great. 11:38 hscer: this is getting silly now 11:38 Lucas: Correa 11:38 alpha309: well then……. 11:38 Canyonero Driver: lol 11:38 Pie: YES 11:38 Chavez Ravine: Umm 11:38 Joe: Um, so Josh Fields. 11:38 AD: Oh my 11:38 Pie: MOAR 11:38 BK: WOWWW 11:38 Pete: Well this escalated quickly 11:38 Tony Womack: Well 11:38 Nich: I love baseball again. 11:38 Show Hey O’Tawny: Hahahahahahahahahaha 11:38 Cowdisciple: That middle infield is alright. 11:38 brian eno: hahaha josh fields 11:39 Dan Szymborski: GO BACK TO MAKING COOKIES WITH YOUR MOM 11:39 J. D. KaPow: I think that’s the last we’ll see of Fields this postseason. 11:39 Stephen: Last game of Josh Fields’ season 11:39 Lucas: Correa really watched that one fly. McCann’s gonna have to have a talk with him. 11:39 John: Rich Hill just killed a guy. 11:40 Korean: what is going on 11:40 Dave Cameron: Moron on the field. 11:40 SubmarineSailor: Jose Altuve is 7 inches taller than my 9 year old daughter. And he just hit the go ahead homer in the 10th inning of a world series game 11:40 Dave Cameron: Josh Fields. 11:40 Canyonero Driver: Will Andrew Friedman run over Josh Fields with his car so they can replace him on the roster. 11:40 Chavez Ravine: When it rains it poors 11:40 Joe: Okay, so maybe Josh Fields should come out. 11:40 hscer: is that booing? 11:40 Dave Cameron: A lot. 11:41 David: Josh Fields is reverse Chapman: 105 EV for Altuve, 103.5 for Correa. 11:41 Dave Cameron: 109 for Gurriel. 11:41 Raindog: “Mr Fields is throwing some cookies right now” 11:41 Table: is a shit sandwich a sandwich? 11:42 RyanW: More like Josh “the ball will leave the” fields…am I right?? 11:42 Canyonero Driver: I’m sick of shit sandwiches! Why can’t we have shit tacos? 11:42 Guest: With the low pitch count from Kershaw the other day, would it make sense to try him for games 4 and 7 if they get drop this and Friday? 11:42 Dave Cameron: No. 11:42 Dave Cameron: Start him on regular rest in Game 5, reliever in 7. 11:43 Pinstripe Wizard: Josh Fields could probably run for mayor of Houston. 11:43 Patrick: That was the worst relieve appearance in recent memory 11:43 Travis Sawchik: CBS Sports @CBSSports Altuve Puig’d that homer. 26 Oct 2017 11:44 Nick V: Still Giles for Bottom 10 if the rest of the inning takes a while? 11:44 Dave Cameron: Yup. 11:44 Matt: Any chance that Fields comes down with a “sore arm” tomorrow and has to be replaced on the roster? Or does MLB actually pay attention to injuries in the post-season? 11:44 Dave Cameron: They scrutinize. 11:44 Travis Sawchik: Grant Brisbee @mccoveychron This area of the city is now known as Josh Fields. stu mundel@Stu_Mundel Small BRUSH FIRE by Dodgers Stadium during game two of the World Series @CBSLA 26 Oct 2017 11:44 Show Hey O’Tawny: That’s almost literally the worst outing you can have 11:44 Rick: Who do they warm up in case Giles is bad? 11:44 Dave Cameron: Devenski. 11:45 Travis Sawchik: Imagine if the Astros had Peak Devinski 11:45 Anthony: Well, this is going to an exciting series again! 11:45 John: Fields started that fire, too, didn’t he? 11:46 Dan Szymborski: If the Astros hang on, that seven-hour-drive that fans have is going to be a real bummer. 11:46 Travis Sawchik: Fields is a person of interest 11:46 Nick V: Hope they put that out quick. Small fires can go crazy in Cali. 11:46 Lunar verLander: Assuming no double play, does Giles bat? 11:46 Dave Cameron: I would assume so. 11:46 Dave Cameron: Managers aren’t pinch hitting for their closers with a lead this year. 11:46 Dave Cameron: But we don’t get to find out. 11:47 hscer: there goes that problem 11:47 Cowdisciple: You can never assume the no double play! 11:47 Motown Oden: You can never not assume the DP 11:47 Dan Szymborski: ROBERTS HAS ALL THE INFORMATIONS 11:47 David: Don’t assume no double plays. 11:47 Korean: Win probability? 11:47 Dave Cameron: Our live data is a few batters behind, but it looks like about 7% 11:48 Long Live Jeff Frye: What was peak Dodgers win prob.? 11:48 Dave Cameron: 93% 11:48 ChatzMcGee: Darvish gonna have to go at least 7 on Friday. 11:49 Dave Cameron: Day off tomorrow. 11:49 Dave Cameron: They’ll be fine. 11:49 Pie: How is Kip? 11:49 Dave Cameron: Quiet. 11:49 Dave Cameron: Jacob has gotten rowdy though. 11:49 Kip for President: We miss you, Kip! 11:49 Motown Oden: Berlinger was that close to a walk off, now Dodgers odds are 7%. Baseball is great. 11:49 Korean: 12 hits vs 2. jesus christ 11:49 The Hamburglar: Is the narrative of this game seriously going to turn into “Leaving Hill in wouldve prevented the Jansen blown save”? 11:50 Travis Sawchik: Poor Dave Roberts 11:50 Travis Sawchik: Need a live look-in at Rich Hill 11:50 Nick R: Not throwing cutters middle-middle would have prevented the blown save 11:51 Canyonero Driver: lol 11:51 Mike: Puig murdered that baseball 11:51 Chavez Ravine: ok that one is out 11:51 hscer: lol bombz 11:51 Show Hey O’Tawny: You gotta be kidding me 11:51 David: That just got even more interesting. 11:51 Conner from AZ: I love October 11:51 Guest: That felt gone off the bat 11:51 Cave Dameron: Puig your friend? 11:51 Canyonero Driver: #PuigForever 11:51 BK: oh baby 11:51 Anonymous: THIS GAME 11:51 Dan Szymborski: PUIG 11:51 Tony Womack: Still going 11:51 Joe: PUIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!! 11:51 Guest: Giles is a disaster 11:51 Anthony: What a freaking bullet 11:51 Matt: There’s the Giles I was afraid of 11:51 Nick V: Year of the Home Run, Postseason of the Home Run. 11:51 Sgt. Pepper: How can you not love Puig 11:51 Travis Sawchik: WHERE IS THE MARINE LAYER?!? 11:51 hscer: 109 11:51 Jeremy: 425 feet. 11:51 Nick V: Must be the blue hair. 11:52 Fields of Dreams: GRANDAL IS ALIVE! 11:52 Nick V: That was about as middle-middle as you can get. 11:52 Travis Sawchik: Puig’s reaction … so restrained 11:52 Dungeon Master: LET’S HAVE ANOTHER DINGER 11:52 The Hamburglar: If Grandal hits it out, I quit. 11:52 Travis Sawchik: Giles giving us Good Lidge and Bad Lidge all in a half hour 11:52 Dave Cameron: Swing at that. 11:53 Guest: Swing at both of those 11:53 jon: Grandal taking two middle middle fastballs omg 11:53 brian eno: baseball in 2017 is weird… 11:53 Matt: I just wanna go to bed, cmon Ken 11:53 Guest: Don’t swing at that 11:53 Nick V: Grandal is doing what the Astros did yesterday. 11:53 Chuckb: Has Grandal forgotten how to swing? 11:53 Chavez Ravine: not a good AB ther 11:53 Dungeon Master: yikes 11:53 Tony Womack: Ew grandal 11:53 Rick: Maybe looking for a bad slider 11:53 Dungeon Master: that was the worst at bat 11:53 ChatzMcGee: Terrible AB. 11:53 Anonymous: Nopemani Grandal 11:53 Show Hey O’Tawny: That’s a clinic on how to strike out 11:54 Dave Cameron: Another middle-middle fastball. 11:54 Dave Cameron: This is closers throwing cookies night. 11:54 Adam: Oof. Fat pitch. 11:54 Brian: Yikes on some of these fastballs 11:54 Rip Boberts: Missed it 11:54 Nick V: C’mon Hinch, get Devenski up. 11:54 Conner from AZ: oof 11:55 Oddball Herrera: He is just throwing and praying 11:55 Travis Sawchik: Ryan M. Spaeder @theaceofspaeder 15% of all extra-inning homers in #WordSeries history have been hit in the last 15 minutes. 26 Oct 2017 11:55 John: Nasty 11:55 Johnny marr: Finally a well executed pitch 11:55 Dave Cameron: Two great breaking balls to Barnes there after that garbage fastball. 11:55 Chavez Ravine: Good pitch 11:55 Show Hey O’Tawny: That was good 11:55 ChatzMcGee: That was nasty. 11:55 Nick V: That was a great pitch. Where was that two seconds before? 11:56 Pie: I can’t handle a Forsythe bomb 11:56 Rip Boberts: No more fastballs 11:56 Guest: Was that his first good fastball in his last 5? 11:56 Nick V: Of all the people, if Forsythe hits it out, I swear. 11:56 David: How can Giles look so sharp and so wild in the same inning? 11:57 Conner from AZ: DON’T YOU WISH YOU HAD BRIAN DOZIER HITTING 11:57 Lucas: Great take 11:57 Nick V: Closers oscillate from wild to nasty regularly, but this is crazy even for Giles. 11:57 Joe: Forsyth strikes out a lot for such a good eye. 11:57 Brian: This had better be 2 more curves out of the zone 11:58 A.: Surprise! 11:58 David: Oh boy… 11:58 Matt: Wow 11:58 Chavez Ravine: Patient AB 11:59 Dave Cameron: Pretty great at-bat. 11:59 Raindog: KeeeeeKaaaayyy 11:59 Brian: good pitch, good call, good take 11:59 Cowdisciple: Not too late for a 5 hour game. 11:59 A.: The guy you really want to walk there 11:59 hscer: I can’t imagine the feeling if Houston loses this. 11:59 Mike: That was a ball, but man he looked like he wanted to strike out looking there 12:00 A.: Remember game 5 nlcs? 12:00 Peter from Pittsburgh: Houston’s WP peaked at 93.5%, the Dodgers peaked at 93% 12:00 Guest: Row three guy is acting like a five year old 12:00 Guest: RPs taking their sweet ass time warming up 12:00 Jeremy: Taylor on deck 12:00 Travis Sawchik: Jeremy Frank @MLBRandomStats Homers are cool and all but Austin Barnes is the first player in World Series history to play catcher and second base in the same game. 26 Oct 2017 12:00 Brian: WP 12:00 Canyonero Driver: lol 12:00 BK: That’s huge 12:00 Dungeon Master: CHAOS! 12:00 Rip Boberts: Double. Come on. It’ll be close at the plate 12:00 HappyFunBall: Oy 12:00 Nick V: Of course. 12:00 ChatzMcGee: Super wild Giles. 12:01 Rick: Devenski 12:01 resmi: this game has everything! 12:01 Joe: Kike praying for a walk here. 12:01 Conner from AZ: Are you not entertained?! 12:01 alpha309: first 5 innings 1.5 hours. innings 5-10 – getting close to 2.5 hours 12:02 A.: I’m stressed, not entertained 12:02 HappyFunBall: Two more walks, followed by a game winning catchers interference 12:02 Pie: My heart rate is over 100 right now 12:02 Conner from AZ: Kike looks calm. Giles looks like he’s swallowing a frog 12:02 Jeremy: OMG 12:02 David: WOOWWWWW 12:02 resmi: amazing 12:02 Sgt. Pepper: !!!!!!!! 12:02 option240: wow 12:02 hscer: balls in play can be exciting too 12:02 Adam: BUT IT’S BEDTIME 12:02 Chris: Wow Wow wow 12:02 Dan Szymborski: O 12:02 LAD fan: WHATTTTT 12:02 Dungeon Master: HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 12:02 Cowdisciple: BAAAASEBALLLLL! 12:02 Dan Szymborski: I’m going to have a stroke. 12:02 BK: THIS GAME 12:02 Conner from AZ: Baseball 12:02 ChatzMcGee: Wow! 12:02 Nick V: Good god. 12:02 A.: THE SLIDE 12:02 Raindog: KEEEEEKAAAAYYYYY 12:02 Dave Cameron: This game! 12:03 Travis Sawchik: Mercy 12:03 Dylan: baseball huh 12:03 Sgt. Pepper: I don’t know what Puig is doing but I’m enjoying it 12:03 Travis Sawchik: Incredible game 12:03 Show Hey O’Tawny: Baseball. Is. Good. 12:03 Rick: Where is Devenski!!! 12:03 Sloppy Orel Hershiser: Hell of a throw 12:03 hscer: Forsythe with the anti-Bird slide 12:03 Chavez Ravine: Excellent slide 12:03 Avattoir: Baseball has landed. 12:03 Janus: Good read moving to second! 12:03 Travis Sawchik: Hinch is never going to trust a reliever again 12:03 LAD fan: “let’s f****** go!!!!!” 12:03 Travis Sawchik: Eh, he hit it on the ground. 12:03 Wilson Contreras: McCann should’ve blocked the plate there. 12:03 Pie: this game could actually kill me 12:03 brian eno: this is fucking insane 12:04 Chris: I would’ve cried if that was somehow a replay challenge… 12:04 Rip Boberts: This game rocks for neutrals! Go Neuts! 12:04 Show Hey O’Tawny: I can’t stop smiling 12:04 Kip for President: I hope Kip and Co. are on the edge of their effin’ seats 12:04 Dave Cameron: Everyone is going nuts. 12:04 Mike sixel: This is very fun. Glad I am on the west coast! 12:04 Elie: my heart rate is at 117 right now 12:05 Dungeon Master: Brandon McCarthy only RP left for Dodgers? 12:05 Dave Cameron: They could use Wood too, potentially. 12:05 Mattingly’s Sideburns: This game of baseball is quite enjoyable. 12:05 Chavez Ravine: Once again, two out walks have been devastating 12:05 brian eno: this is one of the greatest games i’ve ever seen 12:05 Travis Sawchik: This has been a lot of fun but I have to head out, folks. Demands of toddler parenting in eastern time zone 12:05 Peter from Pittsburgh: #puigyourreliefpitcher 12:05 Nick R: Is Giles always this wild/unreliable? 12:05 Dave Cameron: No, but it feels like yes. 12:06 Dave Cameron: WTF 12:06 Sgt. Pepper: WHAT THE HELL 12:06 Show Hey O’Tawny: Wtf 12:06 Adam: HAHAHA OMG 12:06 hscer: lol 12:06 Conner from AZ: This game has everything 12:06 Anonymous: LOL WTF IS THIS GAME 12:06 Surfer Rosa: Hilarious 12:06 Guest: Seen it all now 12:06 Sloppy Orel Hershiser: What the fuck was that 12:06 David: #thanksump 12:06 BK: what is happening?! 12:06 Chuckb: Oh my God 12:06 Cave Dameron: robo umps! 12:06 Tony Womack: #umpireyourfriend 12:06 ChatzMcGee: That bodes well for command. 12:06 John: Is this real? 12:06 Chris: That’s crazier than the hat! 12:07 Conner from AZ: Devenski is rattled already 12:07 Dodger Stadium: Is about to erupt in 3….2……… 12:07 Surfer Rosa: Dev looking Betance-y 12:07 pai: not ideal pitch 12:07 hscer: moar 12:08 The Hamburglar: He missed it 12:08 Kate Upton: Fantasy MVP: I bent my Wookie 🙁 12:08 Matt: Whew 12:08 Guest: Okay lets all breathe 12:08 David: On we go. 12:08 chris: woohoo!!! 12:08 BK: ugh, really need some sleep 12:08 Dave Cameron: This game. 12:08 Dave Cameron: Last year’s WS was the best I’ve ever seen, but this game feels like last year. 12:08 Chris: 4 hits to 12, I love baseball 12:08 A.: Breathing is overrated if I am entertained 12:08 jon: say this game goes like 17 innings…what do the dodgers do? McCarthy and Wood? Who’s pitching game 4? 12:09 Dave Cameron: McCarthy and Wood probably gets you 6-8. 12:09 Dave Cameron: Then it’d be, uhh, Darvish? 12:09 resmi: bring out valenzuala to pitch 12:09 Tony What-son: Kershaw! 12:09 jon: What about game 3? 12:09 the real chris: no more LAD position players 12:09 alpha309: do they even have a position player left? 12:09 Pie: The Altuve-Correa homers must have been an hour ago 12:09 RyanW: Free baseball is the best baseball 12:09 Joe: Culberson. 12:09 The Hamburglar: Culberson? 12:09 hscer: how long would it take for a position player to get to the mound in a world series? 12:10 Dave Cameron: Probably 20+ innings 12:10 Sloppy Orel Hershiser: I need a drink 12:10 Dave Cameron: My friends just ordered another round. 12:10 Goober: I want to find out how Puigs arm plays off the mound 12:10 Ishii: Inning 17 – Rich Hill comes out in a fake mustache 12:10 Jeremy: I’ll have whatever your friends are having. 12:11 Dave Cameron: Culberson to left. 12:11 Tony What-son: Oh Justin…definitely don’t go with the cut-off shirts any more 12:11 Korean: This inning will give me a heart attack 12:11 Cowdisciple: Hey, Justin is doing ok, thank you very much. 12:11 Pie: my dog is very confused that my screaming is waking up his sleep 12:11 Jim: no dodgers left 12:12 Matt: This game is insane! A wild pitch that’s the difference in the 10th after 3 extra inning HRs? Geez 12:12 David: Speed on 1st now. 12:12 alpha309: is this our taco? 12:12 Show Hey O’Tawny: That’s not a good start 12:12 the real chris george: woohoo maybin! 12:12 TKDC: Maybin should run here? 12:12 Guest: Brandon McCarthy is the longest human being I’ve ever seen. His body, his face…it all takes forever 12:12 DONT BUNT : DONT BUNT 12:13 Joe: They got the leadoff man on six innings in a row??? 12:13 BUNT: BUNT 12:13 Matt: Running is bad and so is bunting. Hit home runs! 12:13 BK: so many former Braves on the Astros 12:13 Joe: That sounds like…a record or something. 12:13 Six Ten: I have a cold. It’s midnight. At what point do I just pop the NyQuil and white-knuckle it through the rest of the game? 12:13 Dave Cameron: Tacos for everyone. 12:13 Conner from AZ: TACOS 12:13 hscer: Taco Time 12:13 alpha309: TACO! 12:13 Show Hey O’Tawny: Taco time 12:13 The Real Matt: Free tacos! 12:13 Guest: BUNT 12:13 Lunar verLander: FREE TACOS! 12:14 David: Speed on second now! 12:14 LAD fan: TACOOOOOO 12:14 Tyler: That was a bad throw 12:14 Evan: TACO 12:14 Owen: love me some tacos 12:14 Dungeon Master: that throw sucked 12:14 InternetStranger: Mexican sandwiches!!! 12:14 NOW BUNT: NOW BUNT 12:14 Anonymous: so many illegal elements of that play 12:14 Nich: That’s fascinating. They blocked each other. 12:14 The Hamburglar: And you guys were worrying about this game going 18 innings 12:14 Peter from Pittsburgh: that was some quality plate blocking from the catcher at 2nd base 12:15 Dave Cameron: This game. 12:15 Dave Cameron: Man. 12:15 Canyonero Driver: lol 12:15 David: SPRINGER 12:15 Guest: Get the fuck out of here 12:15 Korean: Barnes would’ve gotten him out 🙁 12:15 hscer: well 12:15 HIT BOMBS: HIT BOMBS 12:15 Mr. Jones: FFS 12:15 Brandon M: Holy 12:15 HIT A HOMERUN: HIT A HOMERUN 12:15 Southern Straps : incredible!!@! 12:16 Section329: Aargh 12:16 Adam: NO LEAD IS SAFE 12:16 Raindog: ALL DINGERS ALL THE TIME 12:16 Janus: I mean really 12:16 The Real Matt: Dinger 12:16 Matt: See hitting home runs is the way to go 12:16 Nick: This world series perfectly encapsulates baseball in 2017 12:16 John: Dave, you can blink now. 12:16 ChatzMcGee: Terrible relieving Dodgers. 12:16 SubmarineSailor: SPRINGERDINGER!!! 12:17 Ricestudent: ASTROOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs 12:17 second guesser: should have bunted there 12:17 RyanW: Each HR makes it so much harder to believe that Bellinger AB in the 9th wasn’t a HR 12:17 Cowdisciple: Just post the win probability graph on the front page. 12:17 TKDC: The Dodgers hit at least one more homerun, even if they lose. 12:18 The Hamburglar: Dodgers have Seager/Turner/Bellinger/Puig up next inning too 12:18 Southern Straps : Now who does hinch put in to close? 12:18 Dave Cameron: Sticks with Devenski, I’d guess. 12:18 Tony Womack: Bellinger pulled 12:18 Peter from Pittsburgh: Bellinger was pulled a couple innings agoCulberson is the hero to be 12:19 Me: This was a pitchers duel! 12:19 Oddball Herrera: Ball is clearly carrying to left, have any if these homers been to right or center? 12:19 Dave Cameron: The one a few minutes ago? 12:19 Lucas: Nice tag 12:19 Show Hey O’Tawny: That was a sweet play by the 2nd baseman playing 1st 12:20 Nate: Dave, do you take the day off tomorrow with these long games? 12:20 Dave Cameron: Nope! 12:20 Dave Cameron: The quality of my post tomorrow is not going to be high, though. 12:21 Dave Cameron: Text from Carson: This game is dumb and wonderful. I should be asleep. 12:21 X: *snarky comment about the normal quality of your posts* 12:21 Guest: Smoltz giddy over hill now 12:21 ChatzMcGee: Smoltz is quite happy. 12:22 Dave Cameron: Smoltz is trying out for Insufferable Idol 12:22 Eric Matthews: “Go home Win Probability Graph, you’re drunk.” Aidan Jackson-Evans @ajacksonevans Go home Win Probability Graph, you’re drunk. 26 Oct 2017 12:22 Merlin: #1 Dodger pitcher who should have pitched longer this game is ________ ? 12:22 Dave Cameron: No one. 12:22 Dave Cameron: This was good process, bad results. 12:22 STL: Dodgers have 4 hits. 12:23 Beating the shift: Even Fields? 12:23 Dave Cameron: Hard to get him out before giving up bombs to two straight hitters 12:23 Nate: Dodgers bullpen has given up double the runs they’ve allowed all post-season in just one game… 12:23 Guest: the hitting is more of an issue, really 12:23 Nick R: Wrong Dave. Roberts should have divined he was going to do that 12:24 Tony Womack: What about leaving Cingrani in for another inning 12:24 Dave Cameron: Lefty against a bunch of good righties? 12:25 Don: What about Hill? He was pitching pretty good. 12:25 Dave Cameron: Calm down Smoltz. 12:25 Conner from AZ: Devenski back to throwing middle hoping to extend the game 12:25 Brian: Middle middle again!! 12:25 Brandon M: Thought that was going to fall in 12:25 Joe: 106 mph for Seager. 12:26 Korean: TURNER TIME? 12:26 Joe: Turner walk. Culbertson yard. 12:26 Raindog: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE GET ON BASE FOR PUIG TO BE THE TYING RUN AT THE PLATE 12:26 Chuckb: This game has been so wild we’ll almost forget that a CF played a ball off his head & an ump was nearly drilled in the jewels by a pick off throw. 12:27 Dave Cameron: Generous strike 12:27 hscer: Laz Diaz won’t forget 12:27 Tony Womack: Bad call 12:27 Brandon M: That did not look like a god damn strike 12:27 The Real Matt: Umps want this game to end as bad as I do 12:27 Show Hey O’Tawny: Remember Vin Scully throwing out the first pitch? 12:28 ChatzMcGee: I want this game to go long enough Roberts has to use Puig to pitch. 12:28 Conner from AZ: Puig has to get an AB with the game on the line 12:28 Brandon M: Turner is going to get on 12:29 John: Devenski going all Rich Hill on that gum. 12:29 Bert: I have tomorrow off work. Gimme 20 innings. 12:29 Sloppy Orel Hershiser: No rooting interest just want this game to go forever 12:29 TKDC: You had to know Turner was going to have a long at bat. 12:29 Guest: Wowza 12:30 Dave Cameron: These are rocket outs. 12:30 Canyonero Driver: BREGMAN 12:30 Show Hey O’Tawny: Bregman kicks ass 12:30 Gregory: Sharply hit out. 12:30 STL: bad luck, two in a row 12:30 Joe: Not exactly fooling em. 12:30 Stephen: babip luck this inning…. 12:30 Southern Straps: one more!!! 12:30 Dunkin’ Donuts: Bergman flashing leather. 12:30 Joe: And then there was Charlie Culbertson. 12:30 Conner from AZ: Or that 12:30 Adam: HAHAHAHAHA 12:30 alpha309: jesus 12:31 Sgt. Pepper: no words 12:31 Gregory: No you do not. 12:31 Jack: HAHAHAHAHAHA 12:31 TKDC: I was right!!!!!! 12:31 Guest: What the actual fuck 12:31 Canyonero Driver: BWAHAHAHAHAHA 12:31 The Real Matt: You’re kidding me 12:31 Lucas: Like what 12:31 Jeremy: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA [dies] 12:31 Anonymous: Why not? 12:31 Surfer Rosa: It had to happen 12:31 BK: no fucking way 12:31 Cowdisciple: Well then. 12:31 Dungeon Master: OH SHIT! 12:31 hscer: imagine if 106 got down 12:31 Mr. Jones: LOL 12:31 Gregory: What the heck just happened. 12:31 BK: how is this a thing?! 12:31 LAD fan: lets go puig 12:31 option240: ohhh yesss 12:31 A.: OH MY GOD 12:31 Joe: Puig! 12:31 Jaack: Literally Charlie Culberson 12:31 Chuckb: No way! 12:31 Show Hey O’Tawny: This is stupid I love it 12:31 Nick: I got a fever. and the only prescription is more dingers 12:31 David: PUUIIIIIIG 12:31 LJ: CULBERSON 12:31 Oddball Herrera: Culberson is just who Roberts wanted in that spot. He is playing 4d chess to our checkers 12:32 Tony Womack: They should not throw a pitch in the zone to puig 12:32 Dave Cameron: That could have been crushed. 12:32 Lucas: That’s a meaty change 12:32 Show Hey O’Tawny: Demonstrative take 12:32 Dave Cameron: Swing! 12:32 Jack: #puigtakes 12:32 Show Hey O’Tawny: PUIG 12:33 Jaack: Ball in the dirt 12:33 Lucas: Slider away in the dirt here 12:33 Southern Straps: 1 strike away from a 1-1 series!!! 12:33 The Real Matt: Yet another HR record for 2017 12:33 Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: One more dinger 12:33 Adam: How did he foul that off? 12:33 Canyonero Driver: I don’t want this game to ever end. Play it to 100 innings if you must. 12:34 Brandon M: Man 12:34 Joc who stole all the bases: My stomach hurts. 12:34 Brandon M: Good restraint 12:34 The Real Matt: Thought he went 12:34 Dave Cameron: Nah 12:34 Conner from AZ: I feel like the crowd could potentially overhype Puig 12:34 TKDC: That was close 12:34 Sloppy Orel Hershiser: Swing 12:34 jon: thought he went 12:34 Show Hey O’Tawny: Nahhhhh 12:35 LAD fan: YESSSSSS 12:35 Marwin: Oh he so went 12:35 Yo: He went 12:35 hscer: no way did he not go there 12:35 Joe: Wow. He went. 12:35 LAD fan: thank you ump 12:35 Dungeon Master: hoo boy 12:35 The Real Matt: Wow wow wow 12:35 Sloppy Orel Hershiser: Holy hell he went 12:35 Joc who stole all the bases: AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH 12:35 Dave Cameron: This game. 12:35 Dave Cameron: So insane. 12:35 Conner from AZ: That changeup is bad 12:35 Yo: So tense 12:35 sooted72: goat ws game cant end on a check swing 12:36 Matt: Puig really wants this home run 12:36 Chavez Ravine: This AB 12:36 The Hamburglar: I dont even care who wins and my heart is pounding 12:36 option240: ah fooey 12:36 resmi: Great game. 12:36 Guest: what a pitcher-hitter duel 12:36 David: SERIES TIED!!! 12:36 Lucas: Ballgame!! 12:36 Adam: He went 12:36 hscer: there it is. incredible 12:36 BK: unreal 12:36 Joe: Ballgame of the decade. 12:36 Show Hey O’Tawny: Holy mother of god 12:36 Dan Szymborski: Night guys! What a game. 12:36 The Real Matt: Finally! 12:36 Dave Cameron: Man, that was exhausting. 12:36 Dave Cameron: I can’t imagine having played in it. 12:37 Cowdisciple: Best possible Game 2 scenario for the neutral fan. 12:37 Dave Cameron: 1-1 going back to Houston. 12:37 Dave Cameron: We have a series. 12:37 John: Thanks for hanging in, FG guys! 12:37 Dan: One of the best baseball games I have ever watched 12:37 Show Hey O’Tawny: Hell of a pitch 12:37 He Hate Me: Wow. I believe in the process but I don’t believe that it’s infallible. 12:37 David: Thanks Dave and Dan and Travis! 12:37 Dave Cameron: Alright everyone, I have to go pass out. 12:37 Dave Cameron: Then write something. 12:37 Dave Cameron: Thanks for hanging out everyone. 12:37 Dave Cameron: Kip, Jacob, and Eric say night!