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NLDS Game 5: Diamondbacks at Brewers

Oct 7, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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Yovani Gallardo hopes to pitch the Brewers into the NLCS.

Rarely does a postseason series play to form the way this one has. The Brewers won Games 1 and 2 at home. The Diamondbacks won Games 3 and 4 at home. So the question tonight is: Will the pattern hold?

Milwaukee, as I've been pointing out all week, owns baseball's best home record. And ace Yovani Gallardo is on the mound for this decisive Game 5 at Miller Park. So the deck would certainly seem to tilt in Milwaukee's favor.

But Arizona looked like a totally different team out in the desert, and ace Ian Kennedy is probably eager to bounce back from his Game 1 defeat. Plus, this is a team that seemed to post more rallies than any other in the sport all season. The D'backs simply don't panic at any situation thrown their way.

And, as we saw last night in the Bronx, you never know what you're going to see in a do-or-die Game 5. So buckle up, this should be a good one…

NL DIVISION SERIES – GAME 5
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS at MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Where: Miller Park
Gametime: 5:07 p.m.
TV: TBS
Radio: WSPZ (570 AM), XM 188
Weather: Indoors

STARTING LINEUPS
DIAMONDBACKS
SS Willie Bloomquist
2B Aaron Hill
RF Justin Upton
C Miguel Montero

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  1. Anonymous8 - Oct 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Nyjer is back in the lineup against the RH pitcher. I hope he continues that 0-fer success he has been having.

  2. Gonat - Oct 7, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Nyjer with the Errol Flynn pencil moustache. Didn't help him at the plate. Nyjer now batting .083

  3. Jim Webster - Oct 7, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    Nyjer's double and run in the 4th looked pretty good. Too bad Nats shrinks couldn't have helped him overcome his demons here. Go Brewers

  4. baseballswami - Oct 7, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    2 former Nats, manufacturing a run. Well, I'll be …..

  5. DKSW - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    I predict heroics from Nyjer here. I hated how we gave him away without having anyone in the wings. He'll have another big hit in this inning.

  6. John C. - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    I find myself rooting for the Brewers, despite their roots in the Selig family. Their fans have had a looooonnngg wait for a postseason win ….And MORGAN WINS IT FOR THEM! Nicely done, Tony Plush. Nicely done.

  7. Jim Webster - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Can we take him back?

  8. DKSW - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    And so it goes.

  9. JaneB - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    I am so glad for Nyjer! And for Milwaukee! What a wonderful thing.

  10. baseballswami - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    wow.

  11. Anonymous - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    He is still quite obnoxious.

  12. John C. - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    And Nyjer goes beast mode, dropping not one but TWO f-bombs on network TV. Good times LOL

  13. Anonymous - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    Pretty unseemly

  14. Anonymous - Oct 8, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    Yeah – what a classy guy…

  15. Anonymous - Oct 8, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    Switching over to the new game – Phillies losing.

  16. Joe Seamhead - Oct 8, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    I hate to see anything makes Bud happy. Well, good for Morgan.I also wish that the guy that we had in Nyjer in 2009 had returned in 2010. I wonder how Riggleman and Nyjer got along? Go Cards!

  17. Anonymous - Oct 8, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    Nyjer! Love that guy! Yes, he is definitely "out there" but as long as he can play the game and his teammates are good with him, then I can accept his eccentricities. Better than go through the season like we just did wondering who our leadoff batter and centerfielder should be. (Jayson Werth???)(And his two "F– Yeahs!" were shouted to the fans in attendance, albeit within earshot Sam Ryan's microphone. And it was cable TV anyway, not over the air broadcast network.)

  18. Gonat - Oct 8, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    I guess it was the Errol Flynn mustache.

  19. sjm308 - Oct 8, 2011 at 1:57 AM

    So an F bomb on cable tv is ok but one on national networks is not?? Still very happy we do not have him here. He will self destruct sooner or later but it was a great moment for him.

  20. sjm308 - Oct 8, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    JaneB – what was wonderful? the f bombs? Nyjer puffing his chest and strutting? or the baseball game? Hope you chose the game.

  21. natsfan1a - Oct 8, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    I'm with you, sjm. Watching the game, I found that I've moved on from Morgan and his shtick. Not a fan of that whole exaggerated monster gesture thing that he and the Brewers have going on. Or the broadcast F-bombs. I think I'll keep on rooting for the rally squirrel. Yep. Squirrels and tigers, that's the ticket…

  22. Scooter - Oct 8, 2011 at 5:35 AM

    I am very happy for Nyjer Morgan.There are people I like who have traits that I dislike. Life can be like that.

  23. Nattydread - Oct 8, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Good for Nyjer. Let him have his moment in the sun. But the Cards will cool him and the Brewers off. His twitter taunts to Pujols are not forgotten and will not be forgiven. I predict bean balls.

  24. JamesFan - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    What's happened to the Nyger who played here? No bad baserunning, no throwning to the wrong base, no constant fake bunts, no .220 hitter. I wonder what the difference in Milwaukee is?

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