NLDS Game Thread: Diamondbacks @ Brewers


Without a doubt, this is the non-Yankees playoff series I’m most excited to watch. Yovani Gallardo gets the ball against former Yankee Ian Kennedy at 2:07pm ET on TBS. Talk about the game here if you like. Enjoy.


  1. Cy Pettitte says:

    Go IPK

  2. Mike Axisa says:

    Give ‘em hell, Ian.

  3. Jesse says:

    For me, I’m most excited to watch Rays/Rangers, but this is right there. I hope IPK pitches a CG SHO

  4. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    IPK CGSHO you heard it here first!

  5. Rey22 says:

    I didn’t really know who to root for in this series, and then I remembered the Brewers have K-Rod on their team now. Fuck K-Rod.

    Go Diamondbacks.

  6. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    When did Victor Rojas become a playoff broadcaster?

  7. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Waving him home with 0 outs and the middle of your lineup coming to the plate? Who’s their 3rd base coach, Robbie Thompson?

  8. pat says:

    Jerry Hairston starts at 3B for the Brewers? Oh NL baseball. You’re so adorable.

  9. Guest says:

    Great at bat by Weeks. On the radio, they are making it sound like Ian got squeezed a bit in that at bat. True or false?

    • pat says:

      According to the TBS pitch track thing he only threw 1 strike. The first 2 to make the count 0-2 appeared to be outside.

  10. Guest says:

    I know Ian’s success has come in the weak NL West, but it’s hard not to look at the career arcs of IPK, Phil, and Joba (to this point) and see it as an indictment of the Yanks development of young pitchers at the higher levels.

    Hope lessons will be learned for the development of the Killer Bs. (Lessons being, don’t rush and then give up to soon after initial struggles(Joba) and don’t push the arms way past where they have gone before (Phil)).

    • Nuke LaDoosh says:

      What about Ivan Nova and David Robertson? The Big 3 are a pretty SSS. Plus, IPK was used to get back a great player.

      • Accent Shallow says:

        Nova in the minors was always someone whose performance never matched his stuff — I remember his fastball/curve/change all being touted after 2008, when he was ordinary/bad: 148 IP, 168 hits, 46 BB, 109 K. ERA of 4.36 (only 6 HR, though)

      • Guest says:

        Fair point on the big 3 being a SSS. And the Yanks certainly did a better job with Nova than they did with IPK (though maybe the temptation to rush him/overuse him early on was less since he was not viewed as the same type of prospect that hughes/joba/IPK were).

        I think it would be fair to say, though, that developing a reliever (D-Rob) is very different and presents fewer potential pitfalls.

        And I am not saying that the trade involving IPK was bad. It was one of the best trades in recent baseball memory in terms of adding value to all involved. My point was that, of the big 3, the one who has flourished at the highest level and seems to have the brightest future is the one completing major league finishing school in another organization.

        • Nuke LaDoosh says:

          It’s got to be easier to complete finishing school in Arizona then under the Bright Lights in the Big City.

          If the Yanks have an Epic fail with the next crop, the SSS will certainly get bigger, and I’ll be worried.

          • Guest says:

            Agreed that the lights are brighter in NYC, but the Yanks also made multiple mistakes with both Phil and Joba that certainly didn’t make things easier.

            I think we are in agreement that we hope the Yanks handle things better the next time around.

      • Kosmo says:

        Granderson is not a great player , he´s a good player having a better than average season.

  11. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Gotta say, not a fan of Kennedy’s ginger beard.

  12. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sherman on twitter:
    “I am shocked, but in last 36 hrs every exec talk to says believe #Redsox will give permssion and Theo will go to #Cubs to be GM”

    so who exactly are the Sox planning on getting to replace their manager and GM?

  13. Ethan says:

    Can I watch the postseason games on mlb.tv premium?

  14. pat says:

    It’s fuckin pouring in NYC right now.

  15. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    Hughes vs Kennedy, game 1 of the World Series after CC tears a hammy.

  16. Jesse says:

    I have no idea what the weather will exactly be like during the Yankee game, but according to weather.com there’s a 10% of precipitation from 8 PM through 9 PM, but then a 40% chance at 10 and 11 PM.

  17. miles davis says:

    idk how anyone is rooting for d backs. gotta go with brewers. theyre the only team in NL with realistic chance to knock off phillies. not saying that to get ahead of myself with yankees in WS but if yankees cant win i def dont want phillies to either

  18. David T. says:

    Can someone please tell me when the park will open for Sunday’s game (for batting practice, etc.)?

  19. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Terrible strategy there by Kurt Gibson and IPK. With 2 outs and a runner on 3rd, walk the professional hitter and pitch to the pitcher.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      Gallardo’s actually a pretty good hitter.

      • Tom says:

        Pretty good hitter… for a pitcher.

        He hit .221 with a .578 OPS. Career: .218avg .649OPS

        Early in the game maybe you pitch to Lucroy in hopes you have the pitcher leading off next inning, but down already 1 run and just 9 outs left on offense you have to evrything you can to cut that run off.

  20. Ethan says:

    Ugh i fucking hate mlb.tv’s blackout bullshit. I live in Canada and have the package and they are blacking out the post season games. Last year I was able to watch the post season fine but not this year. Fuck you MLB.

    Anyone know of any working international proxy servers?

  21. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Should of kept IPK. He’s an ace. Arizona’s getting swept.

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

    1. why are they pitching to Prince in that spot?
    2. why is IPK pitching to Prince in that spot?

  23. Greg says:

    Ian Kennedy just got taught a lesson in baseball.

  24. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Since Milwaukee may be the only NL team that can take out the Phillies, I’m ok with this.

  25. Greg says:

    Now how big is that homer? Fallacy maybe but…

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