NLDS Game One Thread: Cardinals @ Dodgers


Earlier today the Phillies rode the left arm of Cliff Lee to a win over the Rockies in Game One of the Division Series, and now it’s time for the other NLDS to get underway. The Dodgers will start lefty Randy Wolf (11-7, 3.23) at home, while the Cards will counter with Comeback Player of the Year winner and Cy Young candidate Chris Carpenter (17-4, 2.24). If you’re an ESPN Insider, you can check out KLaw’s series preview here. If you’re watching the game, feel free to chat about it here.


  1. Sean Serritella says:

    I used to have espn insider but it really didn’t give me anything special. I just dropped the insider. I go to fox sports for my sports news now. I’m going to pay for scout.com next because I feel it’s superior in the minor league coverage than espn could ever give.

    • pat says:

      Take everything scout.com says with a grain of salt.

      • Accent Shallow says:

        Are any of the MiL sites completely trustworthy?

        • pat says:

          I don’t know, I don’t have a sub to BA, I just kinda make my own assessments from all the info that’s available over the web. Don’t get me wrong, pplus is a great site that provides tons of info but he gets a little over optimistic with his evaluations. Seems like eeeeverybody flashes a plus curve and change, eeeverybody’s fb has tons of movement.

      • Sean Serritella says:

        Really? I didn’t know they weren’t trustworthy. What’s a good site to pay for that has great minor league info on the Yankees then?

        • JMK aka The Overshare says:

          BA is good.

          • Sean Serritella says:

            Thanks. Baseball America is good.

            • scooter says:

              With any luck, the guy taking over for Chad Jennings on the Scranton (AAA) beat will be half as good getting interviews and info.

              Mike Ashmore is in the same league – works tirelessly, gets a lot of info.

              Way back when, I always liked Frank Piliere when he was on scout.com. Now he’s on Saber-scouting – dunno how that site is for Yankee coverage – it’s a general scouting site

  2. Accent Shallow says:

    So why isn’t Kershaw starting this game?

  3. Mike bk says:

    base hit with carpenter pitching and it might be over already.

  4. Mike bk says:

    wow ibb to albert w 0 out in the first.

  5. Accent Shallow says:

    That was a gorgeous DP.

  6. Evan says:

    That was some double play turn.

  7. Mike bk says:

    Matt Kemp is a beast.

  8. Kemp destroyed that thing.

  9. Accent Shallow says:

    I really can’t root for Carpenter for some reason.

  10. Accent Shallow says:

    James Loney: gorgeous swing, but apparently wildly overrated.

  11. Power shortage at the end of the season? Loney had his highest split SLG of the year in Sept/Oct at .455.

  12. Rasmus really hit that rookie wall, huh?

    .216/.278/.314 in the second half.

  13. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Best mustache in baseball: Brendan Ryan of the Cards.

  14. That throw be DeRosa was the worst throw ever in the history of throwing.

    • scooter says:

      It sure wasn’t good

      As Stockton said, he had Ethier at home if he threw it there.

      Scully’s doing radio on KABC – I feel like muting TBS

    • Mike bk says:

      part of that might have been derosa getting his throwing hand stepped on and cut on the bases.

  15. Evan says:

    Juuuust a bit above Schumaker.

  16. scooter says:

    Holy crap – Joe Torre loves him some Jeff Weaver in the playoffs

  17. Evan says:

    Did I just hear the Jeopardy Daily Double horn?

  18. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    The pitching in this game is atrocious on both teams…

  19. Zack says:

    so where do i tune in to see the Carpenter is not an ace discussion tomorrow? or is that only for NY pitchers?

  20. Drew says:

    The Dodgers fans are putting those in YSIII tonight to shame.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      Thank you. The Stadium tonight was pathetic IMO. I saw a lot of suites and ties in the lower levels either on their cell phones or golf clapping in big moments. It really made me sad.

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