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reds44
10-06-2010, 02:41 PM
Figured having a thread to discuss the other games might be nice.

Rays and Rangers just underway.

Chip R
10-06-2010, 02:42 PM
You beat me to it.

dougdirt
10-06-2010, 02:42 PM
I am rooting for the Rays to take the AL Pennant. Love that team.

reds44
10-06-2010, 02:43 PM
Hamilton is a decent hitter.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 02:48 PM
Vlad and Hamilton both currently have a playoff OPS of 2.000 :cool:

dougdirt
10-06-2010, 02:49 PM
Vlad and Hamilton both currently have a playoff OPS of 2.000 :cool:

So what you are saying is that they are only 40% as good as they could be? ;)

OesterPoster
10-06-2010, 02:50 PM
Price used 24 pitches to get through the 1st.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 02:51 PM
So what you are saying is that they are only 40% as good as they could be? ;)Indeed. The glass is half empty! Actually, it's 60% empty. :p:

Redsfan320
10-06-2010, 02:51 PM
Not sure who to root for. I've rooted for both a lot the past 3 years, although the Twins are my favorite AL team.

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The Operator
10-06-2010, 02:52 PM
I'm interested to see how Cliff Lee does in this game.

If he channels his 2009, The Rangers might just make it through.

reds44
10-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Price used 24 pitches to get through the 1st.
I think he threw one off speed pitch.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 02:53 PM
I think he threw one off speed pitch.I'd probably do the same if I had David Price's fastball.

Not a bad approach when you can get away with it. It lets you save your junk for later in the game.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 02:55 PM
I was just about to say I wouldn't want Jason Bartlett leading off if I were a Rays fan, and he gets a single against Lee.

Shows what I know.

reds44
10-06-2010, 02:55 PM
I'd probably do the same if I had David Price's fastball.

Not a bad approach when you can get away with it. It lets you save your junk for later in the game.
Chapman throws like 8 MPH harder than Price.

I had to say it.

dougdirt
10-06-2010, 02:57 PM
Carl Crawford just tried to take Cliff Lee out of the game with one swing.

reds44
10-06-2010, 02:58 PM
Bases loaded for the Rays in the first.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 02:59 PM
Chapman throws like 8 MPH harder than Price.Touche. :D

The Operator
10-06-2010, 03:06 PM
Lee Kd the side to wiggle off the hook.

Both pitchers made it interesting in the first.

Cedric
10-06-2010, 03:07 PM
It takes less than an inning for the Umps to flub one.

Surprising?

The Operator
10-06-2010, 03:07 PM
It takes less than an inning for the Umps to flub one.

Surprising?
What happened? I've been following online.

reds44
10-06-2010, 03:08 PM
It takes less than an inning for the Umps to flub one.

Surprising?
I don't know if that was a flub, it was hard to tell.

Eric_the_Red
10-06-2010, 03:09 PM
Not sure if this is where I should post this or not (maybe we can have a separate Reds/Phils thread?) but Placido Polanco is out for the Phillies today (sore back). Wilson Valdez gets the start.

reds44
10-06-2010, 03:09 PM
What happened? I've been following online.
The 2-1 pitch to Pena was up and in, but the ump ruled that it hit the bat. Count was 2-2 instead of 3-1.

reds44
10-06-2010, 03:09 PM
Not sure if this is where I should post this or not (maybe we can have a separate Reds/Phils thread?) but Placido Polanco is out for the Phillies today (sore back). Wilson Valdez gets the start.
The game thread is up and running.

Cedric
10-06-2010, 03:10 PM
What happened? I've been following online.

2-1 count with the bases loaded. The 2-1 pitch either nicks Pena or is clearly a ball. Nowhere near the bat and yet it's called a huge strike. Made the count 2-2 which is obviously important with the bases loaded.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 03:10 PM
2-1 count with the bases loaded. The 2-1 pitch either nicks Pena or is clearly a ball. Nowhere near the bat and yet it's called a huge strike. Made the count 2-2 which is obviously important with the bases loaded.Ouch.

Sad thing is, these umps are supposed to be the elite. :eek:

VR
10-06-2010, 03:11 PM
Would love to see the Reds come out like this.

reds44
10-06-2010, 03:12 PM
Price continues to struggle.

1-0 and a man on 2nd.

Chip R
10-06-2010, 03:13 PM
When did Frenchy get traded to TEX?

reds44
10-06-2010, 03:14 PM
When did Frenchy get traded to TEX?
August 31st.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 03:14 PM
I hope The Reds are watching this. Any pitcher can be touched up in the playoffs.

This is starting to have the makings of a wild game.

reds44
10-06-2010, 03:15 PM
Even when the Trop is full there's no atmosphere in there.

2-0 Rangers.

OesterPoster
10-06-2010, 03:19 PM
When did Frenchy get traded to TEX?

I had no idea that Baldelli was back with Tampa. When the heck did that happen?

Chip R
10-06-2010, 03:20 PM
I had no idea that Baldelli was back with Tampa. When the heck did that happen?


Same here. Man, we're out of it.

OesterPoster
10-06-2010, 03:20 PM
I hope The Reds are watching this. Any pitcher can be touched up in the playoffs.

This is starting to have the makings of a wild game.

If Gameday is accurate, Price has thrown 4 offspeed pitches out of 43 total. He deserves to get rocked.

Degenerate39
10-06-2010, 03:23 PM
I just saw someone wearing a Gomes Tampa Bay jersey at the Tampa Bay game

The Operator
10-06-2010, 03:23 PM
I just saw someone wearing a Gomes Tampa Bay jersey at the Tampa Bay gameDid they also have a sombrero on? :beerme:

VR
10-06-2010, 03:26 PM
I had no idea that Baldelli was back with Tampa. When the heck did that happen?

Amazing story.....roving instructor, signs for A ball...gets promoted to AAA, pronounced healthy enough to contribute. Gets called up in September 1, hits a 2 run yacker in his 1st ab.

cumberlandreds
10-06-2010, 03:26 PM
I had no idea that Baldelli was back with Tampa. When the heck did that happen?

I didn't realize it until the other day when I switching around to different games and saw him. I never heard of this Rodriquez they have at 2nd either. I guess you can tell I'm not a Rays fan. :p:

medford
10-06-2010, 03:28 PM
I had no idea that Baldelli was back with Tampa. When the heck did that happen?

There's an article floating around yahoo/sporting news today about this. He started out the year as a roving instructor, I believe, then played in the minors for a stint, and was recalled on Sept 1. He's only hit like .208 IIRC since being recalled (don't know how many at bats) so I guess it surprises me a bit that he's starting at DH this game.

Degenerate39
10-06-2010, 03:28 PM
Did they also have a sombrero on? :beerme:

Tampa Bay would be winning right now if she had been

blumj
10-06-2010, 03:29 PM
I had no idea that Baldelli was back with Tampa. When the heck did that happen?
They hired him as a non-player before the season, and signed him to a minor league deal about halfway through it, called him up in September, and he's been starting vs. most lefties for them since.

blumj
10-06-2010, 03:30 PM
They got Sean Rodriguez from LAA in the Kazmir trade.

OesterPoster
10-06-2010, 03:32 PM
Baldelli has a whopping 24 ABs on the year. That's crazy.

Redsfan320
10-06-2010, 03:34 PM
I'm a huge Rocco fan. How can you not be? I have been since the '08 WS.

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bucksfan2
10-06-2010, 03:35 PM
I'm a huge Rocco fan. How can you not be? I have been since the '08 WS.

320

Because he doesn't really play anymore.

Reds Freak
10-06-2010, 03:36 PM
Just curious...if this game goes 17 innings or if the Reds ever play after a Yankees game and it lasts six hours, what do they do with the TV schedule? Would the Reds game be shown on a different channel? Just want to be prepared...

OesterPoster
10-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Apparently Nelson Cruz has the green light on 3-0.

Tornon
10-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Just curious...if this game goes 17 innings or if the Reds ever play after a Yankees game and it lasts six hours, what do they do with the TV schedule? Would the Reds game be shown on a different channel? Just want to be prepared...

I believe they said overflow games would be on TNT

cumberlandreds
10-06-2010, 03:46 PM
I believe they said overflow games would be on TNT

Thanks! I was wondering the same thing.

Reds Freak
10-06-2010, 03:49 PM
It's interesting that 2/5 of the starting lineup today for the Rangers are midseason acquisitions...

blumj
10-06-2010, 03:54 PM
It's interesting that 2/5 of the starting lineup today for the Rangers are midseason acquisitions...
How do you get 2/5 of a lineup without having fractions left over?

Chip R
10-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Benji Molina goes deep for TEX to make it 4-0.

Chip R
10-06-2010, 03:55 PM
How do you get 2/5 of a lineup without having fractions left over?

Counting the DH and pitcher?

blumj
10-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Benji Molina goes deep for TEX to make it 4-0.

He hit for the cycle against the Red Sox this year. That was embarrassing.

medford
10-06-2010, 03:57 PM
He hit for the cycle against the Red Sox this year. That was embarrassing.

Really? Benji hit a triple? Did the CF & RF run into each other, making the 2nd baseman come out and get the ball?

blumj
10-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Counting the DH and pitcher?
Oh, thanks, I am easily confused sometimes.

Reds Freak
10-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Oh, thanks, I am easily confused sometimes.

It's understandable, they don't play real baseball over there. :)

HeatherC1212
10-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Really? Benji hit a triple? Did the CF & RF run into each other, making the 2nd baseman come out and get the ball?

No, although that would have been funny, LOL :laugh: The ball took a weird angle when it was hit off a wall at Fenway and he somehow managed to lumber himself around the bases in time for the triple. I think he just now caught his breath though after all that running, LOL :lol:

blumj
10-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Really? Benji hit a triple? Did the CF & RF run into each other, making the 2nd baseman come out and get the ball?
Nope, the lesser Patterson brother CFer managed it pretty much all by himself.

Chip R
10-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Nope, the lesser Patterson brother CFer managed it pretty much all by himself.

To be determined the lesser Patterson brother must be a helluva contest.

blumj
10-06-2010, 04:05 PM
To be determined the lesser Patterson brother must be a helluva contest.
He doesn't seem to have to try very hard, balls clang off his glove on a surprisingly regular basis.

Chip R
10-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Hamilton reaches on an error, steals 2nd and Vlad doubles him home. 5-0 TEX

blumj
10-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Zobrist HR in the 7th, now 5-1 Texas.

Chip R
10-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Zobrist goes deep for TB to make it 5-1 in the bottom of the 7th.

Eric_the_Red
10-06-2010, 05:06 PM
It's the fans fault the Rays are losing.

Razor Shines
10-06-2010, 05:09 PM
Man, Cliff Lee is just a horse. I really believe the Reds would have a really strong shot at the World Series had they been the ones to land him. I know, I know it's been discussed and discussed. I guess just because the playoffs are here and watching him brings up some wishful thoughts.

VR
10-06-2010, 05:12 PM
Man, Cliff Lee is just a horse. I really believe the Reds would have a really strong shot at the World Series had they been the ones to land him. I know, I know it's been discussed and discussed. I guess just because the playoffs are here and watching him brings up some wishful thoughts.

Yes, I agree. We have 5 #2's & 3's.....but lacking the 'horse' like Lee.

I'm still stunned we have 5 pitchers this good. That's nice. :thumbup:

Razor Shines
10-06-2010, 05:16 PM
Yes, I agree. We have 5 #2's & 3's.....but lacking the 'horse' like Lee.

I'm still stunned we have 5 pitchers this good. That's nice. :thumbup:

Yeah, for sure. I'm not unhappy with the Reds staff, it's just that Lee would look really nice.

blumj
10-06-2010, 05:39 PM
I wonder what Cliff Lee thinks when he sees his closer walk the first 2 hitters in the 9th?

Brutus
10-06-2010, 05:41 PM
I wonder what Cliff Lee thinks when he sees his closer walk the first 2 hitters in the 9th?

"Come on man, it took me 2 months to walk two guys."

blumj
10-06-2010, 05:45 PM
Rangers win game 1, 5-1.

reds44
10-06-2010, 05:45 PM
Rangers take game one.

blumj
10-06-2010, 05:46 PM
Typical Cliff Lee, 7 IP, 10 K, 0 BB.

The Operator
10-06-2010, 10:12 PM
Twins just took a 2-0 lead on Michael Cuddyer's homer.

Man, CC is a big, big, big dude. I don't see him pitch much so I guess I forget but man, that is one big 'ol dude. No wonder he can throw 568 innings a year.

Ghosts of 1990
10-06-2010, 11:15 PM
Here is something weird, did anyone DVR the game today? I think MLB has blocked the ability to DVR today's game based on the no-hitter taking place. I went back to watch the last at-bat and it was completely blacked out on my DVR and not able to be watched at all!

blumj
10-06-2010, 11:32 PM
Twins just took a 2-0 lead on Michael Cuddyer's homer.

Man, CC is a big, big, big dude. I don't see him pitch much so I guess I forget but man, that is one big 'ol dude. No wonder he can throw 568 innings a year.
Whenever you need a reminder that the listed weights for some ballplayers haven't been updated for a very long time, CC's says 290 lbs.

Chip R
10-06-2010, 11:37 PM
Here is something weird, did anyone DVR the game today? I think MLB has blocked the ability to DVR today's game based on the no-hitter taking place. I went back to watch the last at-bat and it was completely blacked out on my DVR and not able to be watched at all!

I did. I don't know whether to keep it or erase it.

The Operator
10-07-2010, 01:01 AM
Whenever you need a reminder that the listed weights for some ballplayers haven't been updated for a very long time, CC's says 290 lbs.Yea, if CC is 290 then I'm... well I can't think of a good analogy here. But I agree with your point.

Meanwhile, heck of a game in Minnesota. 6-4 Yanks with runners on second and 3rd, 2 out in the 8th for Minnesota.

Tornon
10-07-2010, 01:24 AM
The Yankees should have just won the game.. the Umpires blew the call on out #27

Tornon
10-07-2010, 01:24 AM
Ends up not mattering, Yankees win 6-4

The Operator
10-07-2010, 01:26 AM
Okay, I hate The Yankees. I mean, to me - they represent the complete antithesis of everything that I feel is great about the game.

That being said, I can't help but be amazed by Mariano Rivera. The guy has one pitch, but nobody can touch it. He might pitch until he's 50.

Matt700wlw
10-07-2010, 01:38 AM
If it ends up Phillies vs Yanks, 5 minutes after the Reds loss, I would have cheered for the Yankees....

Then I came to my senses.....

Why should either make it?

Cedric
10-07-2010, 01:42 AM
MLB is just darn lucky post season play is a total crap shoot. If not the Yankees would win like 8 titles in a row and something would have to be changed.

I almost root for that.

The Operator
10-07-2010, 01:52 AM
I believe I just heard Dennis Eckersley say on MLB Network "How can you hang a slider to a guy like that?" when talking about the homer Texieria hit off of Jesse Crain.

Erm, Dennis? You forget about that hanging slider to Kirk Gibson back in 1988?

The Operator
10-07-2010, 02:04 AM
MLB is just darn lucky post season play is a total crap shoot. If not the Yankees would win like 8 titles in a row and something would have to be changed.

I almost root for that.
You'd think the 27 World Championships would cause some people to do a double take, but alas, it doesn't. 27, with the next closest team at 10.

But as you say, the playoffs are a crapshoot. And every so often, a team like The Marlins will win the World Series. A team like The Rockies goes to the World Series. The Rays make the World Series. And it allows Selig to go on TV and say "My gosh, look at our competitive balance! Small market teams are competing!"

Then, of course, those small market teams lose their star players to the big market teams and have to go through a rebuilding period while the big boys never miss a beat, as they get to be in the thick of it every single season.

And that's what MLB wants. They want The Yankees, Red Sox, now The Phillies, etc. - to be there every single year. Then, the little guys can cycle in and out of the postseason here and there and we're told all is well.

Man, I'm depressing after a loss like this.

WVRedsFan
10-07-2010, 02:22 AM
I did. I don't know whether to keep it or erase it.Erase it, Chip. I don't keep losses. Never have. Too much pain. That no-no was a thing of beauty, but I don't want to remember this magic season by this game. Oh, for 3 more regular season wins. It haunts me.

Chip R
10-07-2010, 09:59 AM
The Yankees should have just won the game.. the Umpires blew the call on out #27

At first glance it appeared he trapped it.

Raisor
10-07-2010, 10:03 AM
Here is something weird, did anyone DVR the game today? I think MLB has blocked the ability to DVR today's game based on the no-hitter taking place. I went back to watch the last at-bat and it was completely blacked out on my DVR and not able to be watched at all!

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Ghosts of 1990
10-07-2010, 10:18 AM
I hope the Braves win tonight; really like Heyward and Bobby Cox

HeatherC1212
10-07-2010, 10:22 AM
You'd think the 27 World Championships would cause some people to do a double take, but alas, it doesn't. 27, with the next closest team at 10.

But as you say, the playoffs are a crapshoot. And every so often, a team like The Marlins will win the World Series. A team like The Rockies goes to the World Series. The Rays make the World Series. And it allows Selig to go on TV and say "My gosh, look at our competitive balance! Small market teams are competing!"

Then, of course, those small market teams lose their star players to the big market teams and have to go through a rebuilding period while the big boys never miss a beat, as they get to be in the thick of it every single season.

And that's what MLB wants. They want The Yankees, Red Sox, now The Phillies, etc. - to be there every single year. Then, the little guys can cycle in and out of the postseason here and there and we're told all is well.

Man, I'm depressing after a loss like this.

I couldn't agree more with you here (along with the depressed feeling today).

Now that a little bit of time has gone by, it doesn't bother me as much that the Reds were no hit (hey, the Rays have been no hit like three times within the last year...it could be worse) but it does bother me who they were no hit by since I think Philly fans are some of the worst fans out there and we're never going to hear the end of this from them. You couldn't pay me enough to see a Reds-Phillies game in Philadelphia. I have two friends who are Philly fans and only one of them is even speaking to me throughout this series (the other is totally ignoring me on Twitter and she and I used to talk baseball almost every day). I think they've forgotten what it's like to be a losing team because they're now showing signs of becoming Yankee fans: fans who think they're entitled to success all the time just because of who they are and the fact that they won the championship recently (or also won it a ton in the past for the Yankees). They feel like they should get all the breaks and all the wins just because of who they are now. The Twitter friend of mine was ready to commit hari kari when Travis Wood nearly perfect gamed her team earlier this year (I didn't say anything about it out of respect for her feelings) but now she's spewing all kinds of crap about the Reds knowing that I'm going to see it. Seriously? I just can't do that to my friends and all it's done is make me wish for the Phillies demise a lot sooner than before. I'm a huge sports fan and not always the best sport (I don't like losing, LOL) but I do cherish my friendships and try hard not to offend the ones who like other teams. It would be nice if some of them showed that same consideration. Be happy for your team, that's fine, but show some class and realize that someone else was hurt in the process too and be at least a little considerate of that.

/end rant (I'm in a very grumbly mood today :()

cumberlandreds
10-07-2010, 10:24 AM
Here is something weird, did anyone DVR the game today? I think MLB has blocked the ability to DVR today's game based on the no-hitter taking place. I went back to watch the last at-bat and it was completely blacked out on my DVR and not able to be watched at all!

I DVR'd it. But I haven't checked to see if I can view it. I've never had that happen with anything I DVR'd. I'll check it tonight when I get home.

Redsfan320
10-07-2010, 10:27 AM
I couldn't agree more with you here (along with the depressed feeling today).

Now that a little bit of time has gone by, it doesn't bother me as much that the Reds were no hit (hey, the Rays have been no hit like three times within the last year...it could be worse) but it does bother me who they were no hit by since I think Philly fans are some of the worst fans out there and we're never going to hear the end of this from them. You couldn't pay me enough to see a Reds-Phillies game in Philadelphia. I have two friends who are Philly fans and only one of them is even speaking to me throughout this series (the other is totally ignoring me on Twitter and she and I used to talk baseball almost every day). I think they've forgotten what it's like to be a losing team because they're now showing signs of becoming Yankee fans: fans who think they're entitled to success all the time just because of who they are and the fact that they won the championship recently (or also won it a ton in the past for the Yankees). They feel like they should get all the breaks and all the wins just because of who they are now. The Twitter friend of mine was ready to commit hari kari when Travis Wood nearly perfect gamed her team earlier this year (I didn't say anything about it out of respect for her feelings) but now she's spewing all kinds of crap about the Reds knowing that I'm going to see it. Seriously? I just can't do that to my friends and all it's done is make me wish for the Phillies demise a lot sooner than before. I'm a huge sports fan and not always the best sport (I don't like losing, LOL) but I do cherish my friendships and try hard not to offend the ones who like other teams. It would be nice if some of them showed that same consideration. Be happy for your team, that's fine, but show some class and realize that someone else was hurt in the process too and be at least a little considerate of that.

/end rant (I'm in a very grumbly mood today :()

That's really kinda sad. If someone would lose a friend over a baseball series, they probably weren't the greatest friend anyway.

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HeatherC1212
10-07-2010, 01:02 PM
That's really kinda sad. If someone would lose a friend over a baseball series, they probably weren't the greatest friend anyway.

320

I agree. She still hasn't talked to me today or replied to the message I sent her yesterday. It is kind of sad but I've all ready heard from my other friend who was excited for her team but felt bad for me (exactly how I would have felt if the roles were reversed). :(

And couldn't the darned Twins have at least won yesterday??! That would have helped a little, LOL :laugh:

Redsfan320
10-07-2010, 02:19 PM
And couldn't the darned Twins have at least won yesterday??! That would have helped a little, LOL

I know. Comeback Yankees. :angry:. Re: that game, that no catch call that would've ended the game was dead wrong, not that it mattered.

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blumj
10-07-2010, 04:29 PM
Rangers take a 1-0 lead in the 3rd on a HBP, GO, IF hit, and a bad pickoff throw.
Now 2-0 in the 4th on a Kinsler HR.

Cedric
10-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Anyone surprised James Shields gave up another homer?

I'm not trying to pile on the Rays but I can't understand how he is your best option today.

Reds Fanatic
10-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Now Kinsler homers. 2-0 Rangers in the 4th.

blumj
10-07-2010, 04:43 PM
Anyone surprised James Shields gave up another homer?

I'm not trying to pile on the Rays but I can't understand how he is your best option today.

Big Fly James

Cedric
10-07-2010, 04:47 PM
I can't look at Ron Washington and not laugh about his cocaine story.. First time I ever touched it I swear!

Ok.. Carry on.

blumj
10-07-2010, 05:06 PM
Shields out for Qualls, runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out in the 5th.
Michael Young 3-run HR.

Cedric
10-07-2010, 05:10 PM
Joe Maddon should be mad at himself for liking Chad Qualls so much.

People would kill Dusty if he was that dumb about a pitcher. Qualls might be one of the worst pitchers in the game of baseball and Maddon loves him.

Redsfan320
10-07-2010, 05:14 PM
Following along on the internet. What did Maddon do that got him tossed?

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blumj
10-07-2010, 05:16 PM
Following along on the internet. What did Maddon do that got him tossed?

320

Argued a check swing call that would have been strike 3 on the pitch before the HR. Looked like a swing on replay, but those all look like they have to be guesses to me.

CTA513
10-07-2010, 05:20 PM
Joe Maddon should be mad at himself for liking Chad Qualls so much.

People would kill Dusty if he was that dumb about a pitcher. Qualls might be one of the worst pitchers in the game of baseball and Maddon loves him.

Qualls was one of the guys people wanted to trade for.

OesterPoster
10-07-2010, 05:25 PM
How soon will Tampa's window of opportunity to win a Series close? Longoria is signed long-term, but do they have the $$$ and talented young guys to keep up with NY and Boston over the next few years? And they still don't have a new ballpark deal, correct?

blumj
10-07-2010, 05:29 PM
How soon will Tampa's window of opportunity to win a Series close? Longoria is signed long-term, but do they have the $$$ and talented young guys to keep up with NY and Boston over the next few years? And they still don't have a new ballpark deal, correct?
They still have a really nice supply of talented young guys. But, yeah, still stuck with the bad park situation.

OesterPoster
10-07-2010, 05:48 PM
CJ Wilson is cruising. 1 hit through 6.

NJReds
10-07-2010, 06:36 PM
How soon will Tampa's window of opportunity to win a Series close? Longoria is signed long-term, but do they have the $$$ and talented young guys to keep up with NY and Boston over the next few years? And they still don't have a new ballpark deal, correct?

I heard on ESPN that the Rays have already committed to cutting payroll this offseason. Now they're losing Crawford, which is a pretty big chunk of their payroll, I'd guess. And Soriano is a FA, and I doubt they'd resign him, either.

blumj
10-07-2010, 06:49 PM
Rangers win 6-0.

reds1869
10-07-2010, 07:03 PM
I heard on ESPN that the Rays have already committed to cutting payroll this offseason. Now they're losing Crawford, which is a pretty big chunk of their payroll, I'd guess. And Soriano is a FA, and I doubt they'd resign him, either.

Longoria's contract was a masterstroke by the Rays FO. There is no way they would be able to keep him at his current market value and have any chance of retaining quality players around him. Losing Crawford will hurt them quite a bit but they still have plenty of good young talent to build around.

Brutus
10-07-2010, 07:26 PM
Yankees go 1-2-3 in the top of the first.

Twins got a leadoff single in the bottom, but got erased on a double play. Then Mauer struck out.

0-0 through one

blumj
10-07-2010, 07:42 PM
Twins strike first, 1-0 on a sac fly.

blumj
10-07-2010, 07:53 PM
Oh, and can the appearance police from the other thread do something about Pavano's mustache?

blumj
10-07-2010, 08:08 PM
Yankees tie it up in the 4th on a sac fly, 1-1.

OnBaseMachine
10-07-2010, 08:21 PM
Lance Berkman solo HR gives the Yankees a 2-1 lead after 4 1/2.

blumj
10-07-2010, 08:58 PM
Orlando Hudson HR ties it at 2-2 in the 6th.

blumj
10-07-2010, 09:07 PM
A Berkman double gives the Yankees back the lead, 3-2, and the Yankees have 1st and 3rd with no outs, Pavano still in. 4-2 on a Jeter single, Pavano coming out now.

Joseph
10-07-2010, 09:10 PM
Please let the Twins win so we don't have to play at 8:00 on Sunday.

The Operator
10-07-2010, 09:14 PM
Man, these postseason umpires are terrible.

Pavano Ks Berkman, ump defers to The Yankees and Berkman breaks the game open very next pitch. They are The Yankees, they can win without help from the umpires.

NJReds
10-07-2010, 10:02 PM
Man, these postseason umpires are terrible.

Pavano Ks Berkman, ump defers to The Yankees and Berkman breaks the game open very next pitch. They are The Yankees, they can win without help from the umpires.

Umps gave the Twins an extra out in the bottom of the ninth last night. They've been bad all around.

blumj
10-07-2010, 10:04 PM
Yankees up 5-2 in the 9th. And that's final.

The Operator
10-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Umps gave the Twins an extra out in the bottom of the ninth last night. They've been bad all around.Indeed. Brutal, brutal officiating.

blumj
10-07-2010, 10:58 PM
I guess I don't know the rules. Shouldn't it be weird for Dick Stockton to do FOX games and TBS games?

The Operator
10-07-2010, 10:58 PM
After the first inning in the SF-ATL game, The Reds are now the only hitless team in the playoffs. :(

The Operator
10-07-2010, 11:02 PM
Tim Lincecum is rolling early. 5 Ks through 2 innings.

blumj
10-07-2010, 11:02 PM
After the first inning in the SF-ATL game, The Reds are now the only hitless team in the playoffs. :(
But all they need is a few good innings to catch up to the Rays after 2 games.

The Operator
10-07-2010, 11:13 PM
But all they need is a few good innings to catch up to the Rays after 2 games.That's true, they seem to be laying quite the egg. And they had some serious expectations.

Reds Fanatic
10-07-2010, 11:15 PM
Lincecum is rolling. 6 Ks in 3 innings.

Reds Fanatic
10-07-2010, 11:48 PM
Giants up 1-0 as Infante misses a ground ball he should have fielded. The Braves defense is brutal.

Cedric
10-07-2010, 11:49 PM
Another blown call that inning. Freezed frame and Posey was out at 2b.

I'm just asking for them to get one close call right this post season.

The Operator
10-07-2010, 11:51 PM
You know, I can't believe they let Roger McDowell serve as a Major League pitching coach. I mean, not after we learned that he was indeed the spitter on the Gravelly Road:

YouTube - Nice Game Pretty Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsxzmkm2vRc&feature=related)

OnBaseMachine
10-08-2010, 12:13 AM
Lincecum looks unhittable right now. 1-0 Giants and Buster Posey just led off the bottom of the 6th with a triple, or a double and an error depending on how they score it.

Reds Fanatic
10-08-2010, 12:20 AM
Braves get out of that with a DP. 1-0 Giants after 6. Good pitchers duel. Too bad the only run scored as a result of a blown call.

Reds Fanatic
10-08-2010, 12:25 AM
Now 10 Ks for Lincecum.

Tony Cloninger
10-08-2010, 12:32 AM
This post season has been a disaster for me to watch.

Twins...no matter who they have ion the bullpen cannot stop the Yankees and find ways to always lose.

The Rays? Their hitting was always very prone to being shutdown almost every night.

Obviously watching the Reds lose the way they did was beyond words.

Reds Fanatic
10-08-2010, 12:43 AM
Now 12 Ks for Lincecum

Degenerate39
10-08-2010, 12:47 AM
Will Lincecum pitch the 9th?

Brutus
10-08-2010, 12:57 AM
I guess rumors of Lincecum's demise in August were greatly exaggerated after all, eh?

OnBaseMachine
10-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Lincecum is back out there for the 9th inning. 1-0 Giants.

Reds Fanatic
10-08-2010, 01:02 AM
13 Ks

Brutus
10-08-2010, 01:03 AM
He's been unbelievable. His slider & changeup have both been dirty tonight.

Brutus
10-08-2010, 01:03 AM
14 Ks

RedsManRick
10-08-2010, 01:03 AM
Thank God Stubbs turned out alright, otherwise the regret might be too much.

Reds Fanatic
10-08-2010, 01:04 AM
14 Ks for Lincecum. What a dominating performance.

oregonred
10-08-2010, 01:05 AM
Lincecum is sick. If it ends up being Giants/Phils that is going to be some ridiculous pitching.

The Operator
10-08-2010, 01:09 AM
Only run of the entire game scored on what appears to be a blown call.

Impact Umpiring happening all over the place here in October.

oregonred
10-08-2010, 01:13 AM
After seeing Lincecum, Lee and Halladay dominate and set the tone for each team, gotta think the Reds have to turn the Cuban Missile loose as a starter over the next few years.

Aces are more dominant than ever in the post-Steroid age. Chapman is the best hope. Volquez would be a fine #2 if his command can develop post TJ.

Chapman
Volquez
Wood
Cueto
Bailey
Leake

Even dealing one of Volquez/Cueto or Bailey, that looks like a multyear playoff window from 2011-2015

WVRedsFan
10-08-2010, 01:14 AM
Only run of the entire game scored on what appears to be a blown call.

Impact Umpiring happening all over the place here in October.And the umps made up for it (kinda) by blowing the call in the bottom of the 8th for the Giants. The human factor.

I hate the Braves, so I'm Ok with that. When Ted Turner told the world that he hated Cincinnati and wanted to beat them to death every game, I turned off the Braves forever. I hope the Giants sweep and then they get swept by the Reds. I know. I'm dreaming.

dougdirt
10-08-2010, 01:33 AM
Thank God Stubbs turned out alright, otherwise the regret might be too much.

Ha. Had this conversation with someone about an hour ago. I said, Stubbs wasn't the wrong pick, he just wasn't the best one. Lincecum is the only player taken after him in the 1st round who has more career WAR than Stubbs according to B-Ref. In fact, Stubbs is 4th in career WAR from the 2006 first round. Here is the list:



2006 Draft WAR
Luke Hochevar -0.5
Greg Reynolds -1.5
Evan Longoria 18.1
Brad Lincoln -0.8
Brandon Morrow 3.6
Andrew Miller -3.8
Clayton Kershaw 9.8
Drew Stubbs 5.8
Billy Rowell N/A
Tim Lincecum 18.7
Max Scherzer 5.6
Kasey Kiker N/A
Tyler Colvin 0
Travis Snider 1
Chris Marero N/A
Jeremy Jeffress 0.1
Matt Antonelli -0.4
Kyle Drabek 0.1
Bret Sinkbeil 0.1
Chris Parmelee N/A
Ian Kennedy 2.3
Colton Willems N/A
Max Sapp N/A
John Johnson N/A
Hank Conger 0
Avery Morris N/A
Jason Place N/A
Daniel Bard 3.3
Kyle McCulloch N/A
Adam Ottavino -0.8
Pres. Mattingly N/A
Pedro Beato N/A
Emm. Burriss -1.2
Brooks Brown N/A
Kyler Burke N/A
Chris Coghlan 2.8
Adrian Cardenas N/A
Cory Rasmus N/A
David Huff -2.2
Kris. Johnson N/A
Jo. Chamberlain 4.9
Chris Perez 3.1
Steven Evarts N/A
Caleb Clay N/A

oregonred
10-08-2010, 01:43 AM
Ha. Had this conversation with someone about an hour ago. I said, Stubbs wasn't the wrong pick, he just wasn't the best one. Lincecum is the only player taken after him in the 1st round who has more career WAR than Stubbs according to B-Ref. In fact, Stubbs is 4th in career WAR from the 2006 first round. Here is the list:



2006 Draft WAR
Luke Hochevar -0.5
Greg Reynolds -1.5
Evan Longoria 18.1
Brad Lincoln -0.8
Brandon Morrow 3.6
Andrew Miller -3.8
Clayton Kershaw 9.8
Drew Stubbs 5.8
Billy Rowell N/A
Tim Lincecum 18.7
Max Scherzer 5.6
Kasey Kiker N/A
Tyler Colvin 0
Travis Snider 1
Chris Marero N/A
Jeremy Jeffress 0.1
Matt Antonelli -0.4
Kyle Drabek 0.1
Bret Sinkbeil 0.1
Chris Parmelee N/A
Ian Kennedy 2.3
Colton Willems N/A
Max Sapp N/A
John Johnson N/A
Hank Conger 0
Avery Morris N/A
Jason Place N/A
Daniel Bard 3.3
Kyle McCulloch N/A
Adam Ottavino -0.8
Pres. Mattingly N/A
Pedro Beato N/A
Emm. Burriss -1.2
Brooks Brown N/A
Kyler Burke N/A
Chris Coghlan 2.8
Adrian Cardenas N/A
Cory Rasmus N/A
David Huff -2.2
Kris. Johnson N/A
Jo. Chamberlain 4.9
Chris Perez 3.1
Steven Evarts N/A
Caleb Clay N/A


very well stated DD. The Reds draft success has been extraordinary in recent years and already netted one division title.

Chip R
10-08-2010, 01:46 AM
The Braves also found out how hard it was to win without scoring any runs.

edabbs44
10-08-2010, 07:20 AM
Ha. Had this conversation with someone about an hour ago. I said, Stubbs wasn't the wrong pick, he just wasn't the best one. Lincecum is the only player taken after him in the 1st round who has more career WAR than Stubbs according to B-Ref. In fact, Stubbs is 4th in career WAR from the 2006 first round. Here is the list:



2006 Draft WAR
Luke Hochevar -0.5
Greg Reynolds -1.5
Evan Longoria 18.1
Brad Lincoln -0.8
Brandon Morrow 3.6
Andrew Miller -3.8
Clayton Kershaw 9.8
Drew Stubbs 5.8
Billy Rowell N/A
Tim Lincecum 18.7
Max Scherzer 5.6
Kasey Kiker N/A
Tyler Colvin 0
Travis Snider 1
Chris Marero N/A
Jeremy Jeffress 0.1
Matt Antonelli -0.4
Kyle Drabek 0.1
Bret Sinkbeil 0.1
Chris Parmelee N/A
Ian Kennedy 2.3
Colton Willems N/A
Max Sapp N/A
John Johnson N/A
Hank Conger 0
Avery Morris N/A
Jason Place N/A
Daniel Bard 3.3
Kyle McCulloch N/A
Adam Ottavino -0.8
Pres. Mattingly N/A
Pedro Beato N/A
Emm. Burriss -1.2
Brooks Brown N/A
Kyler Burke N/A
Chris Coghlan 2.8
Adrian Cardenas N/A
Cory Rasmus N/A
David Huff -2.2
Kris. Johnson N/A
Jo. Chamberlain 4.9
Chris Perez 3.1
Steven Evarts N/A
Caleb Clay N/A


Very true but to be fair this will be more relevant 5 years down the road due to the HS kids still only being 22 or so years old. Guys like Drabek could alter this list in a few years.

RedsBaron
10-08-2010, 07:46 AM
Only run of the entire game scored on what appears to be a blown call.

Impact Umpiring happening all over the place here in October.

Yes, but Bud Selig has decided that it is more important to allow umpires to blow calls that decide games than it is to use available technology to get the calls right.

LoganBuck
10-08-2010, 09:08 AM
The value of an ace has been on display so far. Some all time playoff pitching performances here.

Ghosts of 1990
10-08-2010, 11:26 AM
The teams I like in this postseason have scored 1 run in four games.

Chip R
10-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Guys, I moved the umpiring posts to the umpiring thread. I think it would be easier to keep the topics seperate.

blumj
10-08-2010, 11:01 PM
SF up 3-0 in the 1st on a Pat Burrell HR.

BoydsOfSummer
10-08-2010, 11:18 PM
Call me crazy, but I really dig those old school Giants uni's. Orange is my favorite color though.

blumj
10-09-2010, 12:08 AM
Call me crazy, but I really dig those old school Giants uni's. Orange is my favorite color though.
Not a big fan of orange myself, but old Giants orange is a much better orange than old Orioles orange.

SF up 4-0 in the 5th.

Brutus
10-09-2010, 01:46 AM
For anyone left to stomach postseason baseball tonight, after the earlier debacle, Atlanta and San Francisco are at 4-4 going to the 10th.

Cedric
10-09-2010, 01:48 AM
Brian McCann is a great hitter. Just love his swing. He hit a ball 410 feet to the warning track.

Reds Fanatic
10-09-2010, 01:55 AM
Braves just lost their closer. Wagner fielded a bunt and threw to first and looks like he hurt his side (maybe the oblique?)

The Operator
10-09-2010, 01:56 AM
Billy Wagner might have just thrown the last pitch of his career.

Came up lame after a throw to first base, had to be removed. That's a real shame. I like Billy Wagner.

The Operator
10-09-2010, 01:58 AM
FWIW, oblique and side strains are the worst. I dealt with one for about 4 weeks this summer and it was misery. You're never comfortable, ever.

The Operator
10-09-2010, 02:00 AM
That's what happens when a guy gets hit with a blazing fastball.

Chase Utley's impersonation was laughable. Umps bought it, of course.

reds44
10-09-2010, 02:01 AM
That's what happens when a guy gets hit with a blazing fastball.

Chase Utley's impersonation was laughable. Umps bought it, of course.
This.

Brutus
10-09-2010, 02:01 AM
That's what happens when a guy gets hit with a blazing fastball.

Chase Utley's impersonation was laughable. Umps bought it, of course.

Hey man, he may not get an Emmy, as Derek Jeter may have sewn that one up, but it's definitely a nominee for "most convincing HBP reaction in a postseason mini-series."

Cedric
10-09-2010, 02:07 AM
Bases loaded and Posey hits into a nicely done DP by Atlanta.

That's how you play good playoff defense.

blumj
10-09-2010, 02:08 AM
Hey man, he may not get an Emmy, as Derek Jeter may have sewn that one up, but it's definitely a nominee for "most convincing HBP reaction in a postseason mini-series."
I actually thought Victor Martinez did the best acting job on one of those this season, Jeter's was a little too over-the-top, Utley's a little too understated.

reds44
10-09-2010, 02:09 AM
I love when baseball players show emotion.

Reds Fanatic
10-09-2010, 02:11 AM
Ankiel just homered into the bay. 5-4 Braves in the 11th.

The Operator
10-09-2010, 02:18 AM
I hated The Braves for a long time, but I hope they take SF down in this series. I hate that club.

reds44
10-09-2010, 02:18 AM
It hurts to see the Braves do this. We should be going home tied 1-1.

The Operator
10-09-2010, 02:20 AM
It hurts to see the Braves do this. We should be going home tied 1-1.I know it.

I was all happy early in the game thinking about going home tied up, and now I'm helpless. I hate it.

reds44
10-09-2010, 02:22 AM
I know it.

I was all happy early in the game thinking about going home tied up, and now I'm helpless. I hate it.
I got this wierd feeling that we were going to win early in the day. Going up 4-0 only made that feeling stronger.

Thud.

The Operator
10-09-2010, 02:26 AM
Braves win and I'm jealous.

reds44
10-09-2010, 02:29 AM
Braves win and I'm jealous.
I honestly found myself rooting against them due to jealously. Makes no sense, I know.

The Operator
10-09-2010, 02:43 AM
I honestly found myself rooting against them due to jealously. Makes no sense, I know.Yea, misery loves company for sure.

I hate that SF team so bad though, I want them to get beat.

blumj
10-09-2010, 07:14 PM
Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd.
Still 1-0 through 5, Colby Lewis: 5 IP, 5 Ks, 5 BBs.

blumj
10-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Rays finally score their 2nd run of the series, 1-1 in the 6th.

Reds Fanatic
10-09-2010, 08:35 PM
Kinsler homers to put Texas up 2-1 in the 7th.

Tony Cloninger
10-09-2010, 08:37 PM
I was really hoping TB could meet the Yankees and beat them in the ALCS.

I had no hope for the Twins. All that talk about not having a team built for the postseason is bull to me. The Twins just play dumb and scared. Especially anyone who is in the bullpen for them.

blumj
10-09-2010, 08:54 PM
2-2 in the 8th now.
Rays take a 3-2 lead.

OnBaseMachine
10-09-2010, 09:10 PM
John Jaso RBI single gives the Rays a 3-2 lead heading to the bottom of the 8th.

Homer Bailey
10-09-2010, 09:19 PM
Carl Crawford just made a ridiculous catch in LF to take away extra bases from Josh Hamilton.

Man, what I would give to have CC manning LF next year.

Homer Bailey
10-09-2010, 09:23 PM
Carl Crawford just made a ridiculous catch in LF to take away extra bases from Josh Hamilton.

Man, what I would give to have CC manning LF next year.

And he goes yard to lead off the 9th. What a man.

The Operator
10-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Man, what I would give to have CC manning LF next year.Sabathia? I doubt he'd be willing to switch positions. :D

The Operator
10-10-2010, 12:51 AM
The Yankees just finished a sweep of Minny, unfortunately.

A few things:

Craig Sager wears some interesting suits.

Also, TBS production value really sucks. I can't count how many times during the playoffs that the sound has been badly off from the video. You can hear pitches hit the mitt before you see it, you hear the ball hit the bat before it does - it's ridiculous. And tonight, the interview between Sager and Marcus Thames was badly off time. Has anyone else noticed this?

KronoRed
10-10-2010, 05:00 AM
Five stright 1st round exits for the Twins, none of them even close.

Wonder if their fans still say "Just happy to get here"

blumj
10-10-2010, 08:05 AM
Five stright 1st round exits for the Twins, none of them even close.

Wonder if their fans still say "Just happy to get here"

Twinkietown sounds like a really fun place, but they are so not happy there right now.

cincrazy
10-10-2010, 10:29 AM
I was really hoping TB could meet the Yankees and beat them in the ALCS.

I had no hope for the Twins. All that talk about not having a team built for the postseason is bull to me. The Twins just play dumb and scared. Especially anyone who is in the bullpen for them.

The Twins are a nice team, but the depth of the Yankees just overwhelms them. The teams that have had success in the postseason vs. the Yankees have had deep, patient lineups and lights-out bullpens (the Angels, Red Sox) or big-time power arms in the rotation that have shut the Yanks lineup down (the Tigers). The Twins don't possess either of these, and it's easy pickings for the Yanks against a team like the Twins.

Tony Cloninger
10-10-2010, 11:57 AM
The Indians as well in 2007. The Twins have to NOW stop just being happy to be there and either develop or trade for some more parts.....getting there is going to get old after a few years, the of course people will say once they have some down years, that they wish they could go back to just being there.

The Yankees are getting production from Thames and Wood...that is really making it hard to just say they are winning beacuse they overspent on everybody. So good call for them to sign someone like him to have his career year with and the trades for Wood and Berkman.

I still wish them another 1966-73 type run with a Horace Clark like ballplayer manning SS...just to rub salt in the wound.

Homer Bailey
10-10-2010, 12:58 PM
Great article that about the Twins here. Warning of some vulgarity on the website.

http://fackyouk.blogspot.com/2010/10/162-3-in-defense-of-ron-gardenhire.html

blumj
10-10-2010, 01:29 PM
...but what does the 2004 ALDS have to do with the series that concluded last night? Do you know how many players started games for the Twins in both series? Two. Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel, and they might actually be the same person.

I'm glad to find out I'm not the only one who finds both those guys so nondescript that I don't always remember which is which.

blumj
10-10-2010, 03:33 PM
The Rays are up 3-0 in the 4th.

Longoria with a 2 run HR, 5-0 Rays in the 5th.

Rays up 5-2 through 7.

blumj
10-10-2010, 05:34 PM
And that's final, Rays 5-2, series tied 2-2, as the AL makes a mockery of HFA, the home teams are now 1-6 in ALDS games.

Homer Bailey
10-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Hinske hits a 2 run shot in the bottom of the 8th to put the Braves up one. WOW.

Brutus
10-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Hinske!

dougdirt
10-10-2010, 08:27 PM
That was awesome. I came out of my seat on that one. Hopefully I can do that later too (though out of someone else's chair since I am heading elsewhere to watch our boys).

blumj
10-10-2010, 08:29 PM
When the alternative is starting Brooks Conrad, wouldn't you think they'd take their chances squeezing Hinske or Glaus into the starting lineup at 3B?

Homer Bailey
10-10-2010, 08:40 PM
Huff ties it in the 9th!

Ron Madden
10-10-2010, 08:40 PM
Hinske hits a 2 run shot in the bottom of the 8th to put the Braves up one. WOW.

If the Brave can pull this out it gives the Reds home field advantage in the LCS. ;)

Homer Bailey
10-10-2010, 08:41 PM
How many times is TBS going to replay the "**** YEAH!" comments in the Giants dugout?

mth123
10-10-2010, 08:43 PM
When the alternative is starting Brooks Conrad, wouldn't you think they'd take their chances squeezing Hinske or Glaus into the starting lineup at 3B?

Conrad get hits occassionally with some power, but he's brutal at 2B. Its exactly what I'm afraid of with Valaika or Frazier when those in the deal Phillips camp propose an idea. Poor play up the middle is a killer.

Homer Bailey
10-10-2010, 08:45 PM
Wow. Conrad error and the Giants are up 3-2. I know exactly how Braves fans feel right now.

Just a brutal error. Right between his legs.

blumj
10-10-2010, 08:47 PM
Conrad get hits occassionally with some power, but he's brutal at 2B. Its exactly what I'm afraid of with Valaika or Frazier when those in the deal Phillips camp propose an idea. Poor play up the middle is a killer.

That's kind of what I mean, wouldn't they be better off starting Infante at 2nd and, well, any of the others at 3rd?

CarolinaRedleg
10-10-2010, 08:55 PM
Wow, Brian Wilson's beard is messing with me. It looks like a glue-on stage beard.

mth123
10-10-2010, 08:57 PM
That's kind of what I mean, wouldn't they be better off starting Infante at 2nd and, well, any of the others at 3rd?

Yes,

Homer Bailey
10-10-2010, 09:02 PM
Giants win. What a finish.

CTA513
10-10-2010, 09:14 PM
Wow, Brian Wilson's beard is messing with me. It looks like a glue-on stage beard.

He looks like hes trying to be the son of epic beard man.

blumj
10-10-2010, 09:23 PM
Yes,

I stupidly thought that the best thing about the Red Sox season ending was that I wouldn't have to watch people playing positions they're not the least bit qualified to play anymore. Silly me.

mth123
10-10-2010, 09:31 PM
I stupidly thought that the best thing about the Red Sox season ending was that I wouldn't have to watch people playing positions they're not the least bit qualified to play anymore. Silly me.

At least the Braves have injuries to blame. The Reds lost Friday with their three best defenders playing like Larry, Curly and Mo.

blumj
10-11-2010, 05:12 PM
So, the Braves are starting Infante at 2nd and Glaus at 3rd tonight.

Reds Fanatic
10-11-2010, 09:50 PM
Derek Lowe is on a roll tonight pitching on short rest. 1-0 Braves mid 5th.

Reds Fanatic
10-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Cody Ross homers into the first row in left. The first Giants hit tonight. 1-1.

Reds Fanatic
10-11-2010, 10:11 PM
McCann homers. 2-1 Braves in the 6th.

The Operator
10-11-2010, 10:24 PM
May the team who is best suited to take down Philly win!

Reds Fanatic
10-11-2010, 10:27 PM
Giants now have bases loaded with one out in the 7th. This has been a really good series.

Matt700wlw
10-11-2010, 10:28 PM
May the team who is best suited to take down Philly win!

I'm not sure either one of them are.....but, that's why you play the game

blumj
10-11-2010, 10:36 PM
May the team who is best suited to take down Philly win!

I'm not seeing it in either one. Maybe an AL team.

Reds Fanatic
10-11-2010, 10:39 PM
Giants take a 3-2 lead in the 7th

Tony Cloninger
10-11-2010, 11:25 PM
Is there a communist revolution going on in San Francisco?

Reds Fanatic
10-11-2010, 11:30 PM
Braves have runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out in the 9th

Reds Fanatic
10-11-2010, 11:35 PM
Giants win 3-2 to win the series. They will face the Phillies stating Saturday night. What a pitching matchup for game 1: Halladay versus Lincecum

15fan
10-11-2010, 11:38 PM
A Bam Bam Meulens sighting!

HeatherC1212
10-12-2010, 12:52 AM
Mad props to the Giants for interupting their own celebration and taking a few moments to recognize Bobby Cox for his final game and entire career as the Braves manager. That was really awesome. :clap:

Giants have the pitching to potentially mess up Philly. That could be a very interesting series. Lincecom vs. Halladay should be really awesome. :)

Ron Madden
10-12-2010, 06:35 AM
Mad props to the Giants for interupting their own celebration and taking a few moments to recognize Bobby Cox for his final game and entire career as the Braves manager. That was really awesome. :clap:
Giants have the pitching to potentially mess up Philly. That could be a very interesting series. Lincecom vs. Halladay should be really awesome. :)

I agree100% what a classy thing to do. :thumbup:

Chip R
10-12-2010, 10:21 AM
I am glad ATL lost. If I had to watch another game with those Tomahawk Chop chants, I think I would have lost my mind.

blumj
10-12-2010, 10:23 AM
Back to cowbells now.

NJReds
10-12-2010, 10:46 AM
I am glad ATL lost. If I had to watch another game with those Tomahawk Chop chants, I think I would have lost my mind.


That, half empty stadiums in the playoffs, and getting strike calls 6 inches off the plate are all I can seem to think about when it comes to the Braves. I enjoy it when they lose.

Although I thought the Giants were extremely classy in appaluding for Bobby Cox last night.

Chip R
10-12-2010, 12:23 PM
Although I thought the Giants were extremely classy in appaluding for Bobby Cox last night.


I wish I had seen that. I changed the channel almost as soon as the game was over.

Redsfan320
10-12-2010, 12:32 PM
I wish I had seen that. I changed the channel almost as soon as the game was over.

Wish granted. (http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12809255)

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Chip R
10-12-2010, 12:37 PM
Wish granted. (http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12809255)

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Thanks.

Boy, it's going to be awful tough to follow Cox' act.

Reds Fanatic
10-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Looks like baserunning is about to win this deciding game. The Rangers have scored 3 times on their aggressive base running tonight.

The Operator
10-12-2010, 11:55 PM
Cliff Lee is just incredible.

10 Ks and 0 walks through 8 IP of 1-run ball.

What I wouldn't do to see him fronting The Reds rotation next year...

OnBaseMachine
10-12-2010, 11:59 PM
Josh Hamilton in the ALDS:

.111/.200/.111 - .311 OPS in 20 plate appearances.

Reds Fanatic
10-12-2010, 11:59 PM
Kinsler homers 5-1 Rangers. They are 3 outs away from winning their first postseason series.

Eric_the_Red
10-13-2010, 12:04 AM
Halladay vs Lee in Game 1 of the World Series would be interesting, huh?

Reds Fanatic
10-13-2010, 12:06 AM
11 Ks for Lee

Reds Freak
10-13-2010, 12:07 AM
As much as I enjoy watching the Rays team, I'm really glad they lost. I don't want to watch any more postseason games at that dump of a stadium with fans who don't deserve a professional baseball team. Baseball could get rid of the Rays and Marlins and I doubt too many people would get upset. Florida just isn't a pro baseball state, it's a spring training state...

Matt700wlw
10-13-2010, 12:10 AM
Congtats to the Rangers for their first ever postseason series win....and congrats to Josh Hamilton!

Reds Fanatic
10-13-2010, 12:10 AM
Rangers first postseason series victory and the first postseason series in history where the road team won every game.

Reds Fanatic
10-13-2010, 12:12 AM
One disadvantage for the Rangers in the ALCS is Lee would not be available to pitch until game 3. He would probably be available for game 3 and 7 if the series went that long.

Redsfan320
10-13-2010, 12:12 AM
Rangers first postseason series victory and the first postseason series in history where the road team won every game.

Wow.

Congrats, Rangers! Yankees @ Rangers: Sabathia @ Wilson Game 1.

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Reds Freak
10-13-2010, 12:13 AM
They are interviewing Hamilton now, I wonder how he avoids the clubhouse celebration...

Reds Fanatic
10-13-2010, 12:15 AM
They are interviewing Hamilton now, I wonder how he avoids the clubhouse celebration...

He will probably stay totally seperated from it. I know when they won the division he left immediately to not be around the alcohol.