Live blog: 2017 NLCS Game 4 – Cubs vs. Dodgers

We’re live blogging Game 4 of the 2017 National League Championship Series – the Chicago Cubs vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.

imkingjohn October 18, 20178:40 PM

John Williams here….Okay, seriously I nodded off.  It’s been that kind of series.  Then 2 HUGE HOMERS.  I don’t want to be that kind of fan, but it’s possible we win this one, and then the…..you know….

imkingjohn October 18, 20178:44 PM

Okay.  Perfect.  And then they get one.  Me as Joker:  Who ARE these guys!

imkingjohn October 18, 20178:51 PM

Thank you, Kevin:

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:00 PM

4 hits in this game.  3 are HR’s.  Not surprising after this season…

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/09/19/new-mlb-home-run-record/683559001/

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:01 PM

Walks!  When I get to be king…walks….will be…..punished.

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:02 PM

Double play coming. Watch.

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:02 PM

HA!

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:09 PM

The fans have been great in this series.  Standing and cheering for a 3-2 count on KB in the 4th.  THAT is trying to help….

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:12 PM

Wood whiffed on the backhand.  Another Wood used to make that play.  No matter.  On we go..

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:13 PM

And that Outlander TV show on STARZ is hot.  

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:14 PM

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/09/19/new-mlb-home-run-record/683559001/

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:18 PM

Outlander?  Wow, thanks John.  I’ll check that out.  Love your show, BTW.

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:22 PM

The Bryce Harper/Bill Leff T-Mobile spot was funny for a while. A long time ago.  

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:23 PM

I agree John!  But that’s not Bill Leff.

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:24 PM

Uh, yuh.  I know…

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:28 PM

Bertrand and I argued about changing up the lineup or leaving the likes of Baez in there.  

I stand corrected.

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:40 PM

Meanwhile, Minnesota is playing San Antonio.  Interesting to see Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson in new uni’s.

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:42 PM

TV talk of pulling Arrieta, now in the 6th.  I’ll mute the volume on my set.  Jake in a groove, made only one mistake. Pull him?

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:42 PM

Couldn’t agree more John.

imkingjohn October 18, 20179:53 PM

Strange, winning in the 7th. This still isn’t a ton of fun…Game 6.  Game 7.  THOSE will be fun…

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:04 PM

98 pitches.  I don’t care.  Leave him in.

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:09 PM

Jake is PITCHING.  

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:10 PM

Contreras.  Sit.  Stay.  No.  

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:12 PM

Wow did we need pitch 109 to be a strike.  E-Ump.

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:13 PM

Don’t pull Jake.

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:36 PM

I know!  Put Arrieta back in! 

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:36 PM

Oh. Darn.

imkingjohn October 18, 201710:37 PM

Hurray! An out!

(I get to be this way….)