Drei’s Game 3 Thoughts…Game 4, How One Swing Swung the Momentum

There really is not much to say after The Blue’s crushing 13-7 defeat to the Mets. Every game from this point on is now win or go home.  There was much fanfare and story-lines that went into Game 3, stemming back to Chase Utley’s controversial slide that injured the leg of Mets SS Ruben Tejada

wpid-fb_img_1444637200841.jpg In spite of the local tabloids efforts to fuel the fire, no retribution from the Mets actually occurred. I’m sure the 13-7 shellacking was retribution enough…

This isn’t the first time the ever so infamous NY tabloids have tried to toss fuel into the fire. In 1988, after a crushing Game 1 defeat that saw the Dodgers blow a 2-0 lead in the 9th, many of you may remember David Cone’s stint as a guest writer for the very same NY tabloid as he had some not so flattering words about The Blue before his Game 2 start…

Mets_David Cone Article

Game 3 of that ’88 NLCS would also find it’s storylines as well Game 1 losing pitcher Jay Howell would find himself in the middle of controversy in the 8th inning, which the Mets would rally and take a 2 games to 1 lead in the series. 

OK, so the Dodgers backs weren’t quite against the wall in ’88, being the NLCS is a Best of 7. However, being how we the fans are, and possibly those within the organization, we always like to look anywhere for hope. Just like in ’88, the Dodgers head into Game 4 down 2 games to 1. Just like in ’88, this series has had it’s story-lines both on and off the field. We can only hope that Game 4, just like in ’88, will have us happy at the end of the night ( Preferably before midnight, NY time…) . Oh, speaking of Game 4 of the ’88 NLCS, here’s the swing that swung the momentum around…

Kid K To Take The Hill In Game 4

kershaw_nohitter Like last year, Kid K will be taking the hill on 3 days rest in a do or die situation for The Blue. Win, and Game 5 is Thursday with the other half of the 2 headed monster Zack Greinke taking the hill. Though we did get blown out in Game 3, I did like the fact The Blue didn’t just lay down quietly and continued to battle until the 9th. However, they will need more than their best effort if they want to continue their post-season run…

7th Inning…


9th Inning… From Kid N Drei


Extra Innings…GAME 4, 1988 NLCS…


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