Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ NLDS Game 1 recap

Greetings! How about that dumb baseball game last night? Well, Jared and I are here to talk you through it, and to give you our thoughts on it. I’m not sure I’ve ever been more upset at a game the Dodgers actually won.

The offense showed up! Justin Turner was an animal, driving in five of the Dodgers’ nine runs. Remember when they used to score a lot from the end of April through the end of August? That was fun and last night was a mirror image of that. Yasiel Puig had a strong postseason game with a double, triple and an all-time great GIF. Corey Seager also tripled and drove in a run.

Oh, and Clayton Kershaw was on the mound. He was good until he wasn’t. He gave up two solo home runs through six innings while fighting his poor command and having just 1.5 pitches. Dave Roberts was absolutely wrong to send him out with a 5-run lead in the seventh inning. It didn’t matter he had made fewer than 100 pitches. The bullpen must be trusted to get nine outs before the Diamondbacks could score five runs. This was on Roberts, and the postseason narrative continues for Kershaw (in some folks’ eyes).

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About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.