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Random thoughts on the Game 2 win
--OK, I’ve got a plan, but I need about nine volunteers. Remember in the movie “Bull Durham,” when they turned the sprinklers on at night to flood the field to postpone the next day’s game, giving the team a much-needed day off? Well, here’s the plan. Someone needs to go to
Then, we do it all over again, continually causing three days off between games. So the schedule will be:
Game 3, Thursday, Cubs (Arrieta) at Dodgers (Kershaw)
Game 4, Monday, Cubs (Lester) at Dodgers (Kershaw)
Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 27, Cubs (Hendricks) at Dodgers (Kershaw)
It's a foolproof plan. Of course, when you get arrested, I will deny having any part of it. But just think of the end result. And then we can do the same thing in the World Series. I'm sure the Dodgers wouldn't mind. They may even give you free season tickets under the table. Heck, they may even figure out a way for you to watch them on TV next season. I'm sure the jail gets the Dodgers channel.
--Here's what I like the most about Dave Roberts: He is really into every game. You know exactly what he is feeling. If a player does something good, Roberts seems more excited than the player.
--My favorite part of Game 2 was the mound meeting between Roberts and Kershaw in the seventh inning. There was no way Kershaw was coming out unless he was dragged away kicking and screaming.
--Could Fox have found two more unlikable guys than
--I never thought I would miss Harold Reynolds in the booth. And I was right.
--Through two games, the Dodgers have 12 hits and the Cubs have 11.
--Only four current Cubs have batted against Hill: David Ross (1 for 13),
--Cubs fans seem to have trouble judging fly balls, because the fans behind home plate leap to their feet and cheer every time a Cubs batter hits a ball in the air, even if the ball is caught by
--The Dodgers say Kershaw won't pitch again until Game 6. I'm thinking that may change if Game 5 is a must-win game.
--Not a lot happened in Game 2, but that was a nice break after the emotions of Game 5 against Washington and Game 1 against the Cubs.
The NLCS schedule
Game 3: Today, Cubs (Arrieta) at Dodgers (Hill), 5 p.m. PT. TV: FS1
Game 4: Wednesday, Cubs (Lackey) at Dodgers (Urias), 5 p.m. PT. TV: FS1
Game 5: Thursday, Cubs at Dodgers (Maeda), 5 p.m. PT. TV: FS1
Game 6: Saturday, Dodgers (Kershaw) at Cubs, TBA. TV: FS1 (if necessary)
Game 7: Sun., Oct. 23, Dodgers at Cubs, TBA. TV: FS1 (if necessary)
In case you missed it
What our great crew of Los Angeles Times reporters is saying about the Dodgers:
What others are saying
Kenley Jansen nails down Game 2. Watch it here.