NLCS Game Two: Phillies @ Dodgers


Joe Torre may or may not have left Clayton Kershaw in too long last night, but George Sherrill did the team no favors by walking two before giving up a three-run bomb in the 8th inning. The Phillies are sending Pedro Martinez (5-1, 3.63) to the mound against his former team, looking to give themselves a 2-0 series lead before heading back east. LA will counter with Vicente Padilla (12-6, 4.46); meanwhile people complain about the Yankees fourth starter options. TBS has the call, first pitch is set for 4:07pm ET. Chat about the game here if you want.

  • Bo

    Another game where the bullpen blows it. Lockdown all yr Sherril.

    • whozat

      yes…after the starter couldn’t get through five. If only there was a way to get better starting pitching…like allowing your promising young pitchers the chance to develop into the starters they’ve shown the potential to be.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Nah, fuck that, that shit sounds crazy, yo.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    With Pedro going for the Phillies the Dodger should really be starting someone else.

    Anyone, really.

    Golden opportunity to be up 2-0.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Disagree on Torre’s leaving in Kershaw too long. He was at 89 pitches and was facing Ryan Howard who hits lefties to the tune of .207/.298/.356. The decision to keep him was a fine one; Kershaw’s pitch execution wasn’t.

    • Mike Pop


      But he did leave that guy George in there too long.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Padilla’s splits vs. LHB:


    Have fun, Philly.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Howard certainly had fun in that PA.

  • UWS

    I don’t really care who wins, but I want to see Padilla get beaten like a rented mule.

  • dkidd

    can someone explain the ruling of that dropped bunt?

    why couldn’t loney make a double play?

    • TheLastClown

      So, according to his “bubble-gum card”…

      Is Pedro HOF material?

  • dkidd

    will we ever see a pitcher more dominant than pedro in 2000?

    i can’t imagine what that would look like

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Best pitching season ever.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I love that Pedro still rocks the Jheri Curls.

    PS. Way to go Ghana.

    • dkidd

      brazil u20 = epic fail

      i love the 21st century!

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I don’t like the fact that the last Brazilian to miss was named Alex Teixiera.

  • e mills

    “so the phillies have scored first again” ~ Chip Caray. This guy is brilliant!

  • dkidd

    the phillies scare me a little. i’d feel more comfortable playing the dodgers

    • e mills

      the umps scare me more than they do

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    PHHEWW. Mary Hart finally arrived at the ballpark. Watch out Phillies.

    • dkidd

      she looks like vincent van gogh in the sunhat

  • Mike bk

    pedro twirling a gem…how about pedro as a 5 spot option next year? he loves the stage, and he is pitching very much like moose did last year where it doesnt matter how hard the fastball is because there is such differential with his offspeed stuff.

    • dkidd

      we might be facing him in the ws this year

      one last chance to play daddy

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    Went for a walk and came back to see the game in the 8th inning with this score. I was not expecting a pitcher’s duel.

    Was Padilla as dominant as the boxscore indicates?

    And could that Jimmy Johns commercial be a little more racist?

    • Dela G

      yes, padilla was very dominant. I would say more so than pedro. Also, his walk that he gave up was to the last batter he faced, and had only ONE 3 ball count the entire game

      • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

        I noticed he had more strikeouts. That’s just crazy.

  • Dela G

    that was a clutch bunt

  • Dela G

    as a child of 2 ghanian parents, i am uber proud of ghana for doing well in the U-20 game and tying brazil

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    Aaaaaaand the game just got away from the Phillies.

  • Dela G


    dodgers tie the game on an error


    • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

      At least he didn’t hit anyone in the face with that throw.

      • Dela G

        lol like knoblauch?

        • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering


          No mother is safe!

          • Dela G


  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Chase Sax?

  • Dela G

    wow bases loaded??

    madsen just got himself into a clustereff

    • Dela G

      Matt Kemp FTL

  • Dela G

    JA Happ for the Loss

    2-1 dodgers