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10/5/18: NLDS & ALDS Playoff Baseball All Day Open Thread

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All baseball, all the time!

MLB: NLDS-Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers
are you not entertained?!?! I SAID ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?!?!?! (crowd chants “Ry-an, Ry-an, RY-AN, RY-AN!!!!”)
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Welcome to the Christmas morning and/or all 8 nights of Chanukah of playoff baseball. All 4 Divisional Series are crackin’ off within 2 to 3 hours of each other. From 11 AM PDT on, it’s nothing but but high stakes baseball until bedtime (your mileage may vary). First up, we’ve got two absolute shitstain franchises about to duke it out in Houston. Whoever loses, we all win!


Today's Lineups

Francisco Lindor - SS George Springer - CF
Michael Brantley - LF Jose Altuve - 2B
Jose Ramirez - 2B Alex Bregman - 3B
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B
Josh Donaldson - 3B Marwin Gonzalez - LF
Yonder Alonso - 1B Carlos Correa - SS
Melky Cabrera - RF Tyler White - DH
Yan Gomes - C Josh Reddick - RF
Jason Kipnis - CF Martin Maldonado - C

Game time: 11:05 AM
Radio: etc

Next up, game two of the Rockies and Brewers scrapfest. The Brewers walked it off in extras last night, so the Rockies better make some noise here unless they want to go back to Denver get booted out of the playoffs on their home field.


Today's Lineups

Charlie Blackmon - CF Lorenzo Cain - CF
DJ LeMahieu - 2B Christian Yelich - RF
Nolan Arenado - 3B Ryan Braun - LF
Carlos Gonzalez - RF Jesus Aguilar - 1B
Trevor Story - SS Mike Moustakas - 3B
Gerardo Parra - LF Hernan Perez - SS
Ian Desmond - 1B Travis Shaw - 2B
Chris Iannetta - C Erik Kratz - C
Tyler Anderson - LHP Jhoulys Chacin - RHP

Game time: 1:15 PM
Radio: etc

Is it surprising to anyone else that this is the first time the Yankees and Red Sox have faced each other in the playoffs since 2004? I guess it’s just because those early 00’s series have been so mythologized over the years and constantly talked about. But, anyways, all the runs in this series will be scored on home runs. That is fact. I will brook no arguments on the matter.


Today's Lineups

Andrew McCutchen - LF Mookie Betts - RF
Aaron Judge - RF Andrew Benintendi - LF
Aaron Hicks - CF Steve Pearce - 1B
Giancarlo Stanton - DH J.D. Martinez - DH
Luke Voit - 1B Xander Bogaerts - SS
Didi Gregorius - SS Eduardo Nunez - 3B
Miguel Andujar - 3B Ian Kinsler - 2B
Gary Sanchez - C Sandy Leon - C
Gleyber Torres - 2B Jackie Bradley - CF

Game time: 4:32 PM
Radio: etc

For the night cap, we’ve got the Braves at the Dodgers. The Dodgers stomped the #BARVES pretty good last night, so I’m hoping the Braves can bounce back here and make it a series.


Today's Lineups

Ronald Acuna - LF Joc Pederson - LF
Johan Camargo - 3B Justin Turner - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Max Muncy - 1B
Nick Markakis - RF Manny Machado - SS
Kurt Suzuki - C Yasiel Puig - RF
Ozzie Albies - 2B Cody Bellinger - CF
Ender Inciarte - CF Enrique Hernandez - 2B
Charlie Culberson - SS Yasmani Grandal - C
Anibal Sanchez - RHP Clayton Kershaw - LHP

Game time: 6:37 PM
TV: FS1 (how is a Braves playoff game not on TBS?)

Happy game-threading, folks! Enjoy your commitment-free, high stakes baseball!