Date: November 7th, 2019 3:01 PM
Author: nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked (LaMarcus)
Also, the Yankees lost to a 107 win Astros
Nats were a stronger team than their 93 win record would suggest, especailly considering their top 3 of the rotation, but still losing at home in a do-or-die game in THAT manner gives the edge to the Dodgers(seriously why was Kershaw even in the 8th to face Rendon & Soto when they had the best bullpen arms available then?).
It's not that the Dodgers just lose. THey always lose in the most fucking brutal god damn fucking way possible, designed to inspire hope in their fans until they let their guard down a little only to deliver the gut punch
2017 WS Game 2: 2-0 lead going into the 8th. Kenley Jansen, who had a 1.31 ERA that season and was the best closer on earth that year, couldn't get the final 6 outs and ties the game.
Bellinger in the bottom of the 9th, tie game, 2 outs hits a BIG fly that looked like a walkoff, only to end like this:
Then Houston takes a 5-3 lead in the top of the 10th thanks to Josh FUCKING Fields (traded for fucking Alvarez btw) blew it, b/c Roberts used all of his best relievers thanks to him pulling RIch Hill w/ only 60 pitchesa nd 4 innings.
BOTTOM 10th: Puig solo HR cuts the lead to 1.
Then Giles strikes the next 2 batters out. 2 outs, down to the last out. Then a walk, wild pitch, then a single by Kike Hernandez w/ 2 outs to tie it up.
TOP 11th: Brandon Fucking McCarthy, the last man on the Dodger bullpen, gives up a 2 run homer. 7-5 Astros
BOTTOM 11th: 2 outs, then Charlie fucking Culberson hits a homer to cut the lead to 1.
Then Puig strikes out ot end the game.
I would rather be blown out 16-1 then to keep coming back in the extra innings in a do or die situation only to lose like this.
But that wasn't even the worst.
Game 5 of the same series:
Dodgers take an early 4-0 lead.
Bottom of the 4th:
Kershaw allows 1 run from a Correa double, then Gurriel ties it w/ a 3 run homer in the 4th
Top of the 5th: Bellinger 3 run homer leads to a 7-4 lead by the Dodgers
Bottom of the 5th: Maeda allows a 3 run homer after Kershaw allows 2 more runners and is sent off. Tie game once again
Literally could not keep leads.
Top 7th: Bellinger triple leads to an 8-7 lead for teh Dodgers. 9 more outs to go.
Bottom 7th: Morrow, who was money all postseason long but pitched in every single playoff game, finally cracks as he allows a 3r run homer. 11-8 Astros
Top 8th, 11-8 Astros. Seager doubles, cuts the lead to 1.
Bottom 8th: Cingrani allows a homer to McCann - 12-9 Astros
Top 9th: 3 outs left, 12-9 Astros.
1 out, runner on 1st. Puig Homers. 12-11 Astros.
2 outs, runner on 3rd. Chris Taylor singles - ties the game.
3 run rally to tie the game in the 9th.
Bottom 10th: Jansen's 2nd inning pitching.
Groundout, strikeout, then a hHBP, walk, then a single by Bregman to end the game.
Again and again the Dodgers fought back. And blew it.
Gmae 3: the famous 18 inning game as Muncy hits a clutch 18th inning walkoff homer to end the game after 3AM EST. 2-1 Sox lead in the series
Game 4: Crucial game for the Dodgers, a chance to tie the series.
Bottom of 6th: 0-0 game, Bellinger scores on a groundout. With 2 runners on base, one of the best no-doubters I've seen at Dodger Stadium and one of the loudest I've heard on TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQwp_rM9RN0
Hill was dealing - 6Ks in 6 IP, 82 pitches.
Allows 1 walk, then strikest out the next batter.
Dave Roberts comes up, claims now that he was there to check in on him and not take him out, but somehow there was a "miscommunication" and Hill was out
And you know the rest, as nervous reliever(s) got shellacked that inning.
The GOAT presidential tweet: https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1056391795523895296?lang=en
Sox score 3 that inning, Dodgers lead by 1.
Top 8th, Dodgers 1 run lead.
Jansen again blows it, tie game.
Top 9th, Sox batting, tie game. The fucking faggots finally end any hopes by allowing 5 runs that inning.
Bottom 9th: Kimbrel comes in to inspire hope onceagain
Opens the inning w/ a walk and homer, then ends the game.
The Dodgers this decade has been torturing their fanbase all decade long. It's not just that they're "unclutch" - plenty of actually clutch moments, only to blow it right back.
It's like if you're 16 again and you somehow start dating this hot girl in your HS, you're about to lose your virginity to the hottest girl in your HS and you're fucking excited that your'e finally gonna fuck her.
She jerks you off, you're hard as fuck, and as you're about to fuck her, she stops you.
Then she whips out a fuckign knife and cuts your dick off.
That's what being a Dodger fan has been like