Brewers Bounce Playoff Kershaw, Cubs Awards, No Interviews Allowed, and Other Bullets

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Brewers Bounce Playoff Kershaw, Cubs Awards, No Interviews Allowed, and Other Bullets

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The Littlest Girl was up a lot last night, and, although I’ve been dealing with limited sleep for a year now without issue, it’s been a long time since I had a really interrupted night of sleep. It’s making my brain jello today.

  • The Dodgers looked wholly inept against the Brewers for about seven innings last night in Game One of the NLCS, leaving themselves a hole too deep for their late rallies to overcome. The Brewers did as they do, turning to the bullpen after just two innings, and then holding the line. That’s 12 wins in a row for the Brewers. Incredible.
  • Things got close in the 9th with two outs – the Dodgers came within 90 feet of tying the thing:

  • For the most part, the Brewers have earned all the winning they’ve done, but if you needed any more evidence of the gigantic horseshoe the Brewers also have lodged betwixt their cheeks, this is the first reliever in the game, whom the Brewers decided to send to the plate – a lefty-hitting reliever at the plate against Clayton Kershaw:

  • No surprise here for the always well-deserving Anthony Rizzo:

  • Honors from the Pipeline crew for two Cubs prospects who had big years:

  • You monster:

  • This is going to be fantastic:

  • Denying him the chance to interview for a promotion, eh? Certainly the Brewers’ prerogative, but kinda not cool:

  • Clayton Kershaw makes faces that make for jokes:

  • With another rough outing last night, the whole “playoff Kershaw” narrative will not be going away any time soon. And, at this point, it probably shouldn’t. He’s had nearly a season’s worth of starts in the postseason in his career, and the results have been nothing remotely close to resembling the regular-season version of the lefty. You’re facing better teams in the postseason, sure, but I think it’s fair to wonder if the dude just wears down by the end of the year. He’s had back issues for a few years now, and maybe he just doesn’t hold up as well into October as other pitchers do. Hard to dismiss it entirely at this point.

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
  • I still love this play:

  • Meanwhile, from the Bears world:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.