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Eric_the_Red
10-12-2010, 11:13 PM
Here is the schedule:

Game 1 - NYY @ TEX Friday, October 15 TBS 8:00 PM
Game 2 - NYY @ TEX Saturday, October 16 TBS 4:00 PM
Game 3 - TEX @ NYY Monday, October 18 TBS 8:00 PM
Game 4 - TEX @ NYY Tuesday, October 19 TBS 8:00 PM
Game 5* - TEX @ NYY Wednesday, October 20 TBS 4:00 PM
Game 6* - NYY @ TEX Friday, October 22 TBS 8:00 PM
Game 7* - NYY @ TEX Saturday, October 23 TBS 8:00 PM

Game 1 - SF @ PHI Saturday, October 16 FOX 7:30 PM
Game 2 - SF @ PHI Sunday, October 17 FOX 8:00 PM
Game 3 - PHI @ SF Tuesday, October 19 FOX 4:00 PM
Game 4 - PHI @ SF Wednesday, October 20 FOX 7:30 PM
Game 5* - PHI @ SF Thursday, October 21 FOX 7:30 PM
Game 6* - SF @ PHI Saturday, October 23 FOX 3:30 PM
Game 7* - SF @ PHI Sunday, October 24 FOX 7:30 PM

Eric_the_Red
10-13-2010, 11:12 AM
With Lee unavailable until game 2 or 3, do the Rangers have a shot against the Yankees? Having the Rays force a game 5 was huge for the Yankees. Now, they will only have to face Lee a maximum of 2 times instead of 3.

The truly sad thing is, from this Yankee haters' perspective, is that next season Lee will probably be pitching for the Bronx Bombers instead of against them.

OesterPoster
10-13-2010, 11:29 AM
What is Philly doing for a 4th starter, Blanton or Kendrick?

blumj
10-13-2010, 11:34 AM
With Lee unavailable until game 2 or 3, do the Rangers have a shot against the Yankees? Having the Rays force a game 5 was huge for the Yankees. Now, they will only have to face Lee a maximum of 2 times instead of 3.

The truly sad thing is, from this Yankee haters' perspective, is that next season Lee will probably be pitching for the Bronx Bombers instead of against them.
It's harder, but CJ Wilson is the type of pitcher who could beat the Yankees, too, and aggressive baserunning teams usually have a better chance against them, too.

Redsfan320
10-13-2010, 12:20 PM
What is Philly doing for a 4th starter, Blanton or Kendrick?

I think Blanton.

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Eric_the_Red
10-13-2010, 02:08 PM
What is Philly doing for a 4th starter, Blanton or Kendrick?

A rain dance.

Cyclone792
10-13-2010, 03:22 PM
Go Giants and Rangers.

That's all I've got to say on that.

Redsfan320
10-13-2010, 03:30 PM
Go Giants and Rangers.

That's all I've got to say on that.

+1

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Blimpie
10-13-2010, 04:05 PM
Go Giants and Rangers.

That's all I've got to say on that.Absolutely.... I will be working in Ft. Worth during the last week in October--I am hoping that the Rangers will find a way to make it to the World Series.

HeatherC1212
10-13-2010, 04:51 PM
Go Giants and Rangers.

That's all I've got to say on that.

Sounds good to me too. :thumbup:

muddie
10-13-2010, 06:37 PM
Go Giants and Rangers.

That's all I've got to say on that.

I'm in.

Redsfan320
10-15-2010, 07:22 PM
Tonight's Yankees-Rangers 3B Ump= Angel Hernandez
MLB Playoff Ump. lineups= total jokes!!!!!!!!

While we're at it, why don't we put Hunter Wendelstedt at 2nd, Laz Diaz at 1st, and CB Bucknor behind the plate as crew chief!

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Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 08:21 PM
3-0 Rangers on a Hamilton home run

OnBaseMachine
10-15-2010, 08:21 PM
3-run HR by Hamilton. 3-0 Rangers in the first inning.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 08:22 PM
They are pounding Sabathia right now. Almost back to back homers

The Voice of IH
10-15-2010, 08:23 PM
ummmmmm whats up with the music after the homerun? was that put on by TBS or the stadium I could not tell.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 08:24 PM
ummmmmm whats up with the music after the homerun? was that put on by TBS or the stadium I could not tell.

I am pretty sure it was from the stadium

The Voice of IH
10-15-2010, 08:27 PM
oh, well I hate it.

blumj
10-15-2010, 08:32 PM
oh, well I hate it.
I missed it, but, if it was the theme from The Natural, the Rangers have been playing that in their stadium every time they hit a HR since forever.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 08:34 PM
Wow I thought he was easily safe

mbgrayson
10-15-2010, 08:35 PM
Wow I thought he was easily safe

Agreed. Ump missed that one.

dougdirt
10-15-2010, 08:37 PM
Agreed. Ump missed that one.

No he didn't.... but I was with you until the replay when they came back.

mbgrayson
10-15-2010, 08:39 PM
No he didn't.... but I was with you until the replay when they came back.

Just saw that too. He was indeed out....

edabbs44
10-15-2010, 08:39 PM
Janish makes that play.

:)

The Voice of IH
10-15-2010, 08:53 PM
I missed it, but, if it was the theme from The Natural, the Rangers have been playing that in their stadium every time they hit a HR since forever.

really, I hate that, that sucks. :D

blumj
10-15-2010, 08:59 PM
really, I hate that, that sucks. :D
It was kind of cute back in the olden days, when half the people old enough to recognize it from the movie weren't senile.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Now 5-0 Rangers as Young doubles in 2 runs

Blimpie
10-15-2010, 09:37 PM
5-0 Rangers.... Bottom of 4th inning.

Tornon
10-15-2010, 10:06 PM
It just feels weird to me that Dustin Moseley and Austin Kearns are on a Yankee postseason ALCS roster

The Operator
10-15-2010, 10:20 PM
Are they chanting "Yankees suck! Yankees suck!" in the background?

Because if so, I love that.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 10:27 PM
Cano homers. 5-1 Rangers

The Operator
10-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Heck of a game being thrown by CJ Wilson.

Think he pitches the 8th?

The Operator
10-15-2010, 10:48 PM
Wilson gives up 2 hits and a run here in the 8th with no outs.

Better go to the bullpen, Texas.

The Operator
10-15-2010, 10:58 PM
Uh oh.

Bases loaded and nobody out for The Yanks in the 8th, ARod up representing the go-ahead run. Please don't blow this, Texas.

blumj
10-15-2010, 11:00 PM
Nice job by Darren Oliver there.

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:01 PM
Gotta be kidding me. ARod singles and it's 5-4, still no outs.

Oh how I hate The Yankees.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 11:01 PM
Rodriguez singles and it is 5-4. Still no outs

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 11:05 PM
Unreal the lead is gone and still no outs

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:05 PM
This cannot be happening. Cano singles and it's 5-5, still no outs.

Texas' bullpen looks like crap.

blumj
10-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Yep, this is what they do.

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:07 PM
We might see a world record for most pitching changes in an inning here.

And there hasn't even been a batter retired yet. Good lord.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Now on their 4th reliever of the inning

OnBaseMachine
10-15-2010, 11:09 PM
Rodriguez singles and it is 5-4. Still no outs

Michael Young tried to olay the ball instead of getting in front of it. Could have been a big double play.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 11:11 PM
Wow 6-5 Yankees still no outs

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:11 PM
This is insane.

6-5 Yankees, still nobody out.

This is one of the worst bullpen meltdowns I've ever witnessed.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 11:12 PM
Nolan Ryan looks stunned

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:13 PM
Nolan Ryan looks stunned
Almost as bad as when I asked for the guy working at Home Depot's autograph instead of his. :D

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:15 PM
Finally an out. Took long enough.

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:20 PM
Nice relief by Holland but it was too late.

6-5 Yankees now heading into the bottom of the 8th. Dang.

VR
10-15-2010, 11:22 PM
Mariano vs. Josh matchup in the bottom of the 9th would be fun.

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:26 PM
Wow, Kinsler picked off of first. That was brutal.

KronoRed
10-15-2010, 11:28 PM
I'll be surprised if the Rangers win one game in this series.

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:29 PM
I'll be surprised if the Rangers win one game in this series.A game like this could certainly hurt their chances of doing anything. Ouch.

Reminds me of a game I watched last Friday.

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 11:53 PM
Rangers now have a runner at 2nd with 1 out in the 9th

Tornon
10-15-2010, 11:53 PM
Josh Hamilton is going to get a shot hitting as the winning run here in the 9th.. unless Young wins it or something crazy happens

Reds Fanatic
10-15-2010, 11:57 PM
Hamilton grounds out on the first pitch. Yankees win 6-5

The Operator
10-15-2010, 11:58 PM
I figured Hamilton would have a longer AB than that.

Rangers lose 6-5. That sucks.

HeatherC1212
10-16-2010, 01:08 AM
The Evil Empire strikes again with a lot of help from the Texas bullpen. :(

Homer Bailey
10-16-2010, 01:29 AM
How do you use 5 pitches in the biggest leverage inning of your season, yet not use your best reliever?

I'm having a hard time believing that lack of team playoff experience didn't bite both the Reds and the Rangers. Could also throw the Braves in that category I guess.

Tornon
10-16-2010, 01:35 AM
How do you use 5 pitches in the biggest leverage inning of your season, yet not use your best reliever?

I'm having a hard time believing that lack of team playoff experience didn't bite both the Reds and the Rangers. Could also throw the Braves in that category I guess.

I don't know if Texas has a "best" reliever.. If you were referring to Feliz, he has been pretty bad so I believe they're trying to back him off a bit in pressure situations. I think they're gonna at least win Game 3

Razor Shines
10-16-2010, 01:36 AM
Geez, brutal. Hey at least Kearns will get a ring.

edabbs44
10-16-2010, 07:54 AM
How do you use 5 pitches in the biggest leverage inning of your season, yet not use your best reliever?

I'm having a hard time believing that lack of team playoff experience didn't bite both the Reds and the Rangers. Could also throw the Braves in that category I guess.

I agree. A team like the Yankees doesn't press or try to hit 5 run HRs. String together some hits and put some pressure on the inexperienced.

blumj
10-16-2010, 08:14 AM
The first guy out of the pen was Darren Oliver, with one on, no outs, still a 3 run lead, and he walks the bases loaded. No lack of playoff experience there, guy's been around almost as long as Arthur Rhodes, was with LAA for 4 or 5 years before this season. That's probably why Washington went to him first, I can't think of another reason because you don't want Swisher and Teixeira hitting RH if you have a choice.

Redsfan320
10-16-2010, 08:33 AM
Went to bed at 10:30 thinking Tex had this one wrapped up. Wow. I hate the Yankees so, so much. :angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:: angry::angry::angry::angry:

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Homer Bailey
10-16-2010, 02:21 PM
I don't know if Texas has a "best" reliever.. If you were referring to Feliz, he has been pretty bad so I believe they're trying to back him off a bit in pressure situations. I think they're gonna at least win Game 3

LOL What???? Where has he been bad??

Guy has allowed 1 ER in his last 18 appearances. He is, without any doubt, the best reliever that Texas has.

The Operator
10-16-2010, 02:58 PM
I kept wondering to myself where Feliz was as Ron Washington brought in that parade of relievers last night, all of whom could not retire a batter.

The "closer" role has handcuffed managers from using guys in the right situations sometimes if you ask me.

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 04:27 PM
Andrus steals home on a double steal. 1-0 Rangers

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 04:48 PM
Murphy homers. 2-0 Rangers

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Now 3-0 Rangers in the 2nd on a Young double

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Murphy doubles in a run. 4-0 Rangers in the 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 05:20 PM
Molina doubles in a run. 5-0 Rangers

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 05:32 PM
Berkman singles in a run. 5-1 Rangers mid 4th

mth123
10-16-2010, 05:37 PM
I like Murphy as a LH half of LF. If the Rangers are looking to make a deal to replace Smoak involving some one like Yonder, I would love Murphy as part of the return. For it to work it would probably require multiple players on each side.

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 05:57 PM
Kinsler triples in run. 6-1 Rangers

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Now Moreland singles in a run. 7-1 Rangers bottom 5th

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 06:17 PM
Cano with a bomb into the upper deck. 7-2 Rangers. This is about when the comeback started last night.

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 06:24 PM
The Rangers bullpen coming in in the 6th. Can they hold a 5 run lead tonight.

blumj
10-16-2010, 08:05 PM
The Rangers bullpen coming in in the 6th. Can they hold a 5 run lead tonight.
Yep, somehow, they did, series tied 1-1.

OnBaseMachine
10-16-2010, 08:16 PM
Roy Halladay has yet to allow a hit in his first 11 postseason innings.

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 08:31 PM
Ross homers as Halladay finally gives up a hit.

Reds Fanatic
10-16-2010, 08:38 PM
Ruiz homers. Tie game 1-1

Tornon
10-16-2010, 08:44 PM
LOL What???? Where has he been bad??

Guy has allowed 1 ER in his last 18 appearances. He is, without any doubt, the best reliever that Texas has.

Oh, I had heard he struggled in the playoffs so far

blumj
10-16-2010, 09:13 PM
Ross hits another one, 2-1 SF.

Tornon
10-16-2010, 09:33 PM
Giants jumping on Halladay in the 6th.. 4-1

UKFlounder
10-16-2010, 09:40 PM
Doc ain't superhuman after all.

Why didn't he show up like this last week?

:bang:

blumj
10-16-2010, 09:44 PM
Apparently, Lincecum ain't all that, either, Werth 2 run HR, 4-3 SF.

KronoRed
10-16-2010, 10:57 PM
I'll be surprised if the Rangers win one game in this series.

Well I'm surprised.

Now..

I'll be surprised if this series makes it back to Arlington.

Dom Heffner
10-16-2010, 11:06 PM
Well I'm surprised.

Now..

I'll be surprised if this series makes it back to Arlington.

How do they do that? The Yankees pitching doesn't scare anybody, and in hitter's parks to boot.

Phil Hughes is awful. Burnett is a joke. Andy Pettite is wholly hittable.

Sabathia is it.

kaldaniels
10-16-2010, 11:15 PM
Granted I'm a big of a Matt Cain fan as there is...but why is SF starting Sanchez tommorrow instead of Cain?

Dom Heffner
10-16-2010, 11:25 PM
Granted I'm a big of a Matt Cain fan as there is...but why is SF starting Sanchez tommorrow instead of Cain?

I like Mitch Williams saying that the Phillies would be hard pressed to score against Sanchez.

I'll bet Jonathan Sanchez didn't make it out of the 6th inning in over half his starts this year because his pitch count and nibbling control.

Sanchez isn't worth a game 2 start.

He'll strike out 7, walk 5, and be sitting on the bench with two outs in the sixth.

He's Daniel Cabrera lite..

Brutus
10-16-2010, 11:51 PM
I like Mitch Williams saying that the Phillies would be hard pressed to score against Sanchez.

I'll bet Jonathan Sanchez didn't make it out of the 6th inning in over half his starts this year because his pitch count and nibbling control.

Sanchez isn't worth a game 2 start.

He'll strike out 7, walk 5, and be sitting on the bench with two outs in the sixth.

He's Daniel Cabrera lite..

Sanchez has been pretty darn good since the ASB.

2.61 ERA
101 Ks in 89 innings with 43 walks.

yeah he's walking guys, but when teams are only hitting .192 against you, so what?

If that's not worthy of starting, I don't know what is...and that's nothing against Cain.

I also imagine his being a LHP against Utley, Howard & Ibanez has something to do with it.

Dom Heffner
10-16-2010, 11:53 PM
I guess I 'm just not a Sanchez fan. All good points.

To my point, though, 5 of his last 10 regular season starts were under 6 innings.

Jpup
10-17-2010, 01:56 AM
How do they do that? The Yankees pitching doesn't scare anybody, and in hitter's parks to boot.

Phil Hughes is awful. Burnett is a joke. Andy Pettite is wholly hittable.

Sabathia is it.

WOW.

Hughes had a 4.19 ERA pitching in the AL East, so yeah, he's probably not awful. Pettitte had a 3.28 ERA and he's one of the best postseason pitchers ever. Burnett has not been good this year, but on any given night, he can shut you down. No, they are not the Phillies staff, but they manage to do well enough.

Eric_the_Red
10-17-2010, 07:48 AM
I imagine MLB and FOX and a wee bit nervous right now about the possibility of a Texas/SF World Series. Can't imagine that would draw many viewers.

Dom Heffner
10-17-2010, 10:56 AM
WOW.

Hughes had a 4.19 ERA pitching in the AL East, so yeah, he's probably not awful. Pettitte had a 3.28 ERA and he's one of the best postseason pitchers ever. Burnett has not been good this year, but on any given night, he can shut you down. No, they are not the Phillies staff, but they manage to do well enough.

What is Phil Hughes ERA so far against Texas? Is he not on a pitch count?

He is good, not a TOR arm, and he is completely hittable.

Andy Pettite's career numbers have nothing to do with how he's pitching rigjt now- Lance Berkman has some pretty good career numbers, too, not sure why he isn't living up to those right now.

Texas has better starting pitching, we've seen that so far.

Dom Heffner
10-17-2010, 11:38 AM
And part of the reason pitching in the AL East is dangerous is that you have to face the Yankees.

Phil Hughes doesn't face the Yankees.

I'm not saying their rotation isn't good enough to win- I'm just saying they aren't so good that the Rangers are going to lose from here on out, as the other poster did.

Jpup
10-17-2010, 03:51 PM
I imagine MLB and FOX and a wee bit nervous right now about the possibility of a Texas/SF World Series. Can't imagine that would draw many viewers.

Do any of us think that Philly and New York will both lose? I believe they will both win, but I just can't see both of them losing.

Tony Cloninger
10-17-2010, 05:33 PM
People think Texas will lose from here on in with Lee pitching Game 3?

Maybe they do not win Game 4 but I would count on them to win with Lee pitching.

I do not dislike Philly but it would be great if both SF and Texas won. I would watch that.

Redsfan320
10-17-2010, 08:20 PM
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver are 2 of sports most annoying announcers. How McCarver got a Ford C. Frick nomination this year, and Nuxy can't buy one, is beyond me.

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Reds Fanatic
10-17-2010, 08:45 PM
1-0 Phillies as Rollins walks in a run on what should have been a strike

Redsfan320
10-17-2010, 09:32 PM
What a wretched play by former Cub Mike Fontenot letting the pop-up drop. Although it's so stupid that pitchers don't walk up 2 steps and catch pop-ups right in front of them. Pitchers can't catch a pop-up??? I know their pitchers, but they did play little league!!!

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The Operator
10-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver are 2 of sports most annoying announcers. How McCarver got a Ford C. Frick nomination this year, and Nuxy can't buy one, is beyond me.

320I can tolerate Buck to a certain extent, but McCarver, I fully agree. He is just painful to listen to.

McCarver and Buck Sr. were pretty terrible during the 1990 World Series - it was beyond obvious they wanted Oakland to win.

Reds Fanatic
10-17-2010, 09:44 PM
Tie game as Ross hits another HR

Phhhl
10-17-2010, 09:47 PM
How hard would it have been for the Reds to have just waited more than two ballgames to determine Cody Ross wasn't worth a roster spot? That guy is a very good major league outfielder.

Redsfan320
10-17-2010, 09:48 PM
Cody Ross. What a beast.

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The Operator
10-17-2010, 09:50 PM
Cody Ross is having one "one of those postseasons".

He's an early favorite for NLCS MVP, should The Giants win.

Dom Heffner
10-17-2010, 09:52 PM
How hard would it have been for the Reds to have just waited more than two ballgames to determine Cody Ross wasn't worth a roster spot? That guy is a very good major league outfielder.

He is?

Phhhl
10-17-2010, 09:56 PM
He is?

I think so. He can hit like a corner outfielder, yet can play centerfield. You can't say that about Gomes. I was glad when they got him from the Dodgers, and disappointed they traded him away so soon afterwards. If he doesn't start every day for a major league team, I think he is still a valuable major league player.

RedsManRick
10-17-2010, 09:58 PM
That throw from RF by Ross really reinforces just how much of a gun Bruce has. Of course, he's also yet another example of the kind of freely available talent that suggests you don't need to spend money on replacement level production.

The Operator
10-17-2010, 10:57 PM
Phillies are up 6-1 now and Oswalt is cruising.

Looks like this one will be all tied up heading back to SF.

cincrazy
10-18-2010, 11:35 AM
What is Phil Hughes ERA so far against Texas? Is he not on a pitch count?

He is good, not a TOR arm, and he is completely hittable.

Andy Pettite's career numbers have nothing to do with how he's pitching rigjt now- Lance Berkman has some pretty good career numbers, too, not sure why he isn't living up to those right now.

Texas has better starting pitching, we've seen that so far.

Before getting hurt, Pettite was actually having one of the best seasons in his career. He's had a few great starts and a few poor starts since returning from the DL, but I wouldn't bet against that guy tonight.

Hughes is a really really good young power arm, but he's tired and over his inngs-limit (if not over, at least really close) and Burnett... yeah, he's terrible.

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 08:16 PM
Hamilton homers to right. 2-0 Rangers

Brutus
10-18-2010, 08:23 PM
Hamilton homers to right. 2-0 Rangers

He's a real delight.

blumj
10-18-2010, 09:29 PM
Cliff Lee walked a batter.

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Hamilton just missed hitting another

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 10:11 PM
Both starters have been fantastic but this game is going to come down to the bullpens as both pitchers are around 100 pitches through 6.

Chip R
10-18-2010, 10:16 PM
I wonder how much Lee is getting hollered at by Yankee fans? On one hand he is the opposing team's ace and fans usually try to get on him to get him off his game. On the other hand, he may be interested in becoming a Yankee in the offseason and an unkind word here or there may make him decide to go elsewhere.

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 10:29 PM
11 Ks for Lee tonight

The Operator
10-18-2010, 10:31 PM
Cliff Lee is just sick.

I bet The Yanks are just salivating at the thought of signing him to a huge mega contract.

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 10:44 PM
Now 12 Ks

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Wow. 13 Ks. He is now at 122 pitches but I would think he is out there for the 9th.

Brutus
10-18-2010, 10:47 PM
8 shutout innings with 13 Ks against the Yankees.

Are you kidding me?

The Operator
10-18-2010, 10:48 PM
He is going to make a lloooottt of money this offseason.

Probably from the team he just dominated.

edabbs44
10-18-2010, 10:48 PM
I wonder if Girardi sticks to his guns and starts Burnett tomorrow.

Brutus
10-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Hamilton doubled and Guerrero just singled through the left side. Rangers have 'em first and third with no outs in the 9th, up 2-0

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 11:02 PM
3-0 Rangers as they start the 9th with 3 straight hits

Brutus
10-18-2010, 11:04 PM
bases loaded now with one out.

Brutus
10-18-2010, 11:05 PM
Another hit... single through the left side. Scores another. 4-0

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Now 6-0 Rangers. Now it may be safe to go to the bullpen.

Brutus
10-18-2010, 11:06 PM
2-run single. 6-0 Rangers.

The Operator
10-18-2010, 11:08 PM
I love watching the Yankees implode. Just love it.

Brutus
10-18-2010, 11:09 PM
I love watching the Yankees implode. Just love it.

I'm more finding it entertaining seeing all the Yankees fans clear the place.

Brutus
10-18-2010, 11:11 PM
Double.

7-0 Rangers. Still one out with two runners in scoring position.

Reds Fanatic
10-18-2010, 11:14 PM
8-0 Rangers.

HeatherC1212
10-18-2010, 11:14 PM
Wow, the Yankees bullpen kind of sucks tonight. The last time I checked this game score it was 2-0 and that was just twenty minutes ago, LOL :laugh:

Homer Bailey
10-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Cliff Lee is without a doubt the most dependable playoff starter I've seen in my lifetime.

KronoRed
10-18-2010, 11:52 PM
Right now the little Stein's are trying to get the free agent signing period moved up so they can get Lee before game 6.

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 12:00 AM
Cliff Lee is without a doubt the most dependable playoff starter I've seen in my lifetime.

Curt schilling is mine. Don't know his stats, but even if you don't believe the bloody sock story, he was as clutch and dominant as I have ever seen. And he did it more than once.

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 12:01 AM
Right now the little Stein's are trying to get the free agent signing period moved up so they can get Lee before game 6.

Lol. :thumbup:

NJReds
10-19-2010, 09:38 AM
I wonder how much Lee is getting hollered at by Yankee fans? On one hand he is the opposing team's ace and fans usually try to get on him to get him off his game. On the other hand, he may be interested in becoming a Yankee in the offseason and an unkind word here or there may make him decide to go elsewhere.

The only thing that will influence Lee is the $$$ being hollered at him. If the Yankees offer more than the next highest bidder, it won't matter what the fans do or say.

Jpup
10-19-2010, 09:59 AM
Cliff Lee is without a doubt the most dependable playoff starter I've seen in my lifetime.

Andy Pettitte is very good as well. Pettitte may be better now than he has ever been. 2 starts in the postseason this year and he allows 2 runs and 5 hits in both.

The Yanks should have started Pettitte in game 2 and Hughes in 3 or used Burnett as the sacrificial lamb in game 3. If I had 1 game to win I would pick Andy Pettitte over any other guy in the playoffs not name Lee or Halladay. I would even go with him over CC.

Dom said he was hittable and such earlier in the thread, but I just can't see how someone does see how good he is. He is one of the best of this era.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 06:17 PM
Ummmmmm....

Just surfed over to ESPN.com to find the Giants ahead 3-0 in the top of the 7th.

Did anyone else realize this was a day game? I guess I forgot the Yankees were playing again tonight (I just assumed yet another day off) and thought this was tonight.

I'm slipping.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 06:56 PM
Brian Wilson on here in the 9th. Still 3-0 Giants.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 06:58 PM
1 down in the 9th.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 06:58 PM
Rollins singles off the right field wall.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 07:00 PM
DP lane. Giants win, go up 2-1 in the series.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Ummmmmm....

Just surfed over to ESPN.com to find the Giants ahead 3-0 in the top of the 7th.

Did anyone else realize this was a day game? I guess I forgot the Yankees were playing again tonight (I just assumed yet another day off) and thought this was tonight.

I'm slipping.

There will be another afternoon game tomorrow by the way. Tomorrow the Alcs will be in the afternoon with the NL at night.

OnBaseMachine
10-19-2010, 08:30 PM
A.J. Burnett looks filthy so far. Six up, six down, three strikeouts.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 08:31 PM
A.J. Burnett looks filthy so far. Six up, six down, three strikeouts.

He's been on the money, no question. So far he's answered the doubters about whether he should start tonight.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 08:35 PM
That should have been interference.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 08:39 PM
That ball looked way foul. I still don't get why they could not review the other play.

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 08:40 PM
How in the world can the umps argue that that Cano homer should not have been reviewed? I can understand why Reynolds made the call he did, but in a playoff game, on a call that close, you have to review it.

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 08:42 PM
THe foul call is a tough one to make live, especially that high. The umps did right on that call. I still have no idea why they reviewed that one and not the other. Gerry Davis has some explaining to do.

OnBaseMachine
10-19-2010, 08:44 PM
That should have been interference.

It was close, I thought it was a homer, but why not review it anyway? Not sure why they chose not to review that.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 08:45 PM
I think it would have been a difficult play but I think the umps thought it was clearly in the stands and they will be surprised when they see how close that was. The ball was right over the wall and when you have 2 fans basically hit the fielder's glove at the least a review was warranted.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 08:46 PM
I thought it was interference, but I could have lived with the call if they'd at least gone to review. In the playoffs, on a play like that, you need to be sure.

The fact that the fan on the far left had the palm of his hands literally on the inside of the fence as he swiped down should have been the indication that their hands were over the fence, since they were even with the two fans on the right that made contact with the glove.

But again, I could have lived with a no-call if they'd gone to the review.

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 08:53 PM
What upsets me more is how the milquetoast TBS answers aren't even talking about it. This is probably the biggest story of the series, and they act like nothing happened.

NJReds
10-19-2010, 08:55 PM
I hate the fact that the Rangers gave up an out with two on, nobody out against a guy who can't find the plate.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 08:57 PM
2-1 Rangers as a run scores on an infield hit.

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 08:58 PM
I hate the fact that the Rangers gave up an out with two on, nobody out against a guy who can't find the plate.

That's the number one reason why I don't like bunting in that situation. WIth two runners one and no outs, it usually means the pitcher is having problems. Bunting only lets him gets back into a groove.

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 08:58 PM
A-Rod is just a bad third baseman. Not EE bad, but bad nonetheless.

NJReds
10-19-2010, 08:59 PM
That's the number one reason why I don't like bunting in that situation. WIth two runners one and no outs, it usually means the pitcher is having problems. Bunting only lets him gets back into a groove.

It ended up working out, kind of, because of ARod's error.

But AJ had walked one, thrown a wild pitch and hit a batter before the bunt.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 08:59 PM
What upsets me more is how the milquetoast TBS answers aren't even talking about it. This is probably the biggest story of the series, and they act like nothing happened.

I know they mention how happy Selig is with the way replay worked on the one play without even a mention of replay not being used on the other call.

Redsfan320
10-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Cody Ross with another RBI single today. WOW. What a postseason.

Also, for someone who does basketball regularly, I'm really liking Ernie Johnson as a baseball broadcaster.

320

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 09:02 PM
It ended up working out, kind of, because of ARod's error.

But AJ had walked one, thrown a wild pitch and hit a batter before the bunt.

They scored two runs, but odds are, you really should do that nearly every time with two on, no out. That's a time to go for the throat and score 3 or more runs.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 09:04 PM
That argument Darling just made makes no sense so you can review a fair/foul call but you can't review whether a ball was in the stands or not. Either way is a judgement call on a HR why can you review one and not the other.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 09:07 PM
Tie game on an infield hit by Granderson

blumj
10-19-2010, 09:10 PM
That argument Darling just made makes no sense so you can review a fair/foul call but you can't review whether a ball was in the stands or not. Either way is a judgement call on a HR why can you review one and not the other.
I don't get it, either. That's the exact only thing they ever review, whether or not the ball went over the fence and into the stands in fair territory.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 09:13 PM
That argument Darling just made makes no sense so you can review a fair/foul call but you can't review whether a ball was in the stands or not. Either way is a judgement call on a HR why can you review one and not the other.

Darling is all over himself in contradictions. After the first replay, he said there was a good case for interference. Now he's saying that it "clearly" was in the stands. He can't get his story straight.

Brutus
10-19-2010, 09:19 PM
A screen cap from ESPN's front page:

http://web18.twitpic.com/img/179948589-1ff5b45b1875156ac013e54095354e7d.4cbe4618-full.jpg

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 10:17 PM
Teixeira is hurt. Looks like a hamstring.

The Operator
10-19-2010, 10:18 PM
Teixiera just pulled up lame big time with a hamstring.

That looked really painful.

The Operator
10-19-2010, 10:19 PM
Also, am I the only one who thinks Ron Darling is incredibly painful to listen to?

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Also, am I the only one who thinks Ron Darling is incredibly painful to listen to?

I agree. He has not been good on either of these series. TBS considers this their number 1 crew of all the announcers that called the different series but I really think Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly who called the Giants-Braves series are way better than this crew.

The Operator
10-19-2010, 10:33 PM
WHOA!

Bengie Molina with a 3-run blast! 5-3 Texas!

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 10:33 PM
Molina with a big 3 run homer. 5-3 Rangers.

BoydsOfSummer
10-19-2010, 10:37 PM
I just love it when managers add an extra base runner on purpose for a blast. Makes my lil black sabermetric heart just flutter with giddiness.

Matt700wlw
10-19-2010, 10:38 PM
Go Rangers!

HeatherC1212
10-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Ahhh Bengie, the one Molina brother I actually like, LOL :lol:

TheNext44
10-19-2010, 10:47 PM
Bengie for now has saved Jim Reynolds a lot of grief.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 10:51 PM
Hamilton hits his 3rd homer of the series. 6-3 Rangers

The Operator
10-19-2010, 10:51 PM
JHam makes it 6-3 with a homer.

And those great NYY fans are booing in the postseason.

Those are the fans that get 27 world titles. It makes me sick.

Matt700wlw
10-19-2010, 10:52 PM
Josh!

I miss him.

The Operator
10-19-2010, 10:55 PM
Yankee "fans" continue booing as Vlad doubles.

They should have every WS trophy revoked.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 10:57 PM
7-3 Rangers

The Operator
10-19-2010, 10:57 PM
7-3 Rangers as Kinsler's blooper falls in to score Vlad.

The Operator
10-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Texas is really dominating this series.

They just might be a team of destiny.

paintmered
10-19-2010, 11:10 PM
Great vocalist for the 7th inning stretch. But what was up with the way-too-lengthy prelude to God Bless America?

Chip R
10-19-2010, 11:14 PM
Great vocalist for the 7th inning stretch. But what was up with the way-too-lengthy prelude to God Bless America?

The Yankees always do that. Some believe they do it to freeze the opposition.

blumj
10-19-2010, 11:18 PM
I wonder if Ron Washington is going to realize that Holland should be starting over Hunter.

Tornon
10-19-2010, 11:41 PM
I wonder if Ron Washington is going to realize that Holland should be starting over Hunter.

It kinda feels like the same debate we had with Volquez & Wood

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 11:44 PM
The Rangers bullpen is about to blow another game. They have walked the bases loaded

CTA513
10-19-2010, 11:45 PM
Rangers are now on pitcher #4 this inning.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 11:46 PM
Oliver now coming in who has already had problems this series with his control.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 11:50 PM
As much as the announcers act like that obviously hit him I really can't tell

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 11:51 PM
What a play by Young to end the inning. Yankees leave the bases loaded. 7-3 Rangers after 8.

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 11:55 PM
Hamilton hits his 2nd homer tonight and the 4th of the series

Tony Cloninger
10-19-2010, 11:55 PM
I wonder if Ron Washington is going to realize that Holland should be starting over Hunter.

Did Hunter pitch badly or something?

That fan basically getting in the way of a possible catch by the RF......I mean HOW can you not even look at it. At least the ump in 1996 game was just an arrogant ump....these guys have no excuse not to look at it.

The RF went high to get it and started going into the stands...but the fan actually reached over past the fence area.

Homer Bailey
10-19-2010, 11:55 PM
Hamilton hits his 2nd homer tonight and the 4th of the series

A joy to watch, and tough to watch at the same time.

GADawg
10-19-2010, 11:58 PM
A joy to watch, and tough to watch at the same time.

well said. makes me kind've sick at my stomach. Edinson better step on the gas next year if for no other reason than to make me sleep better

Reds Fanatic
10-19-2010, 11:58 PM
Wow. Now Cruz hits a bomb to left. 10-3 Rangers

TheNext44
10-20-2010, 12:00 AM
Love to see the Yankee fans file out well before the end of the game. :)

Captain Hook
10-20-2010, 12:01 AM
I haven't said much one way or another regarding the Hamilton/Volquez trade, but I have just decided that I now stand on the side that says the Ranger have come out on top there.I've always thought Hamilton was good, boarding on great, but he's now on the cusp of leading his team to the World Series.That's priceless.

Homer Bailey
10-20-2010, 12:03 AM
I guess $213 million just isn't what it used to be

dougdirt
10-20-2010, 12:04 AM
I am happy for Josh Hamilton. I still don't regret trading him one bit. It was smart at the time. I simply can't fault someone for making a smart decision that may not have worked out.

On the flip side of things..... I love watching the Yankees lose. Big time. I truly enjoy it.

WVRedsFan
10-20-2010, 12:05 AM
well said. makes me kind've sick at my stomach. Edinson better step on the gas next year if for no other reason than to make me sleep betterOne thing I've always thought--Hamilton plays everyday (well 140 games) and has all that offensive and defensive talent. Produces runs and lots of excitement. Volquez pitches once every five days and you don't know what you are going to get, as has been the pattern for both players since the trade.

I say we lost that trade, but I'm sure most will disagree because of Volquez' potential. Potential never won anything as we've learned over and over.

Homer Bailey
10-20-2010, 12:09 AM
Let's not debate the trade. We've done that plenty.

Captain Hook
10-20-2010, 12:10 AM
I am happy for Josh Hamilton. I still don't regret trading him one bit. It was smart at the time. I simply can't fault someone for making a smart decision that may not have worked out.

On the flip side of things..... I love watching the Yankees lose. Big time. I truly enjoy it.

I'm not calling the trade stupid.Just saying that right now it's hard to argue that the Reds probably would like to turn the clock back a few years.Baseball is like that though when you have a lot of good players.Mistakes are going to be made now and then.This is just something most Reds have never experienced due to a lack of good players.

CTA513
10-20-2010, 12:10 AM
The Rays are the ones who lost.

WVRedsFan
10-20-2010, 12:12 AM
I am happy for Josh Hamilton. I still don't regret trading him one bit. It was smart at the time. I simply can't fault someone for making a smart decision that may not have worked out.

On the flip side of things..... I love watching the Yankees lose. Big time. I truly enjoy it.Good point, but I knew Hamilton was a monster back even then and Edinson was "potential." I wonder if we could afford him past his year anyway, but we judge presidential administrations after history decides what was good and what was not in the whole spectrum of things (decisions that might have been good at the time that turned sour), so we should judge trades the same way.

But we agree on the Yankees--who will probably win three straight and win the series. Funny, but when I look at their lineup I wonder why they won that many games.

blumj
10-20-2010, 12:12 AM
Did Hunter pitch badly or something?

That fan basically getting in the way of a possible catch by the RF......I mean HOW can you not even look at it. At least the ump in 1996 game was just an arrogant ump....these guys have no excuse not to look at it.

The RF went high to get it and started going into the stands...but the fan actually reached over past the fence area.

Hunter just isn't anything special at all, he's very hittable and he's been hit hard by both the Yankees and the Rays.

paintmered
10-20-2010, 12:12 AM
Let's not debate the trade. We've done that plenty.

Indeed.

Captain Hook
10-20-2010, 12:14 AM
The Rays are the ones who lost.

They've been to the playoffs 2 out of 3 years and have made it to the WS.I'm not feeling to bad for them.

Hopefully we'll be able to say the same.We traded( I know the Rays didn't technically trade him) away a great player but were still good without him

WVRedsFan
10-20-2010, 12:14 AM
Wonder if the Texas magic will continue in the World Series? Looks like a Giants-Texas series. Who would have thought that?

paintmered
10-20-2010, 12:17 AM
I guess $213 million just isn't what it used to be

You can add another $50 million for next year when the Yankees don't make the World Series.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 12:18 AM
To update the stat they gave on the broadcast tonight the Rangers are now 5-0 on the road this postseason and have outscored the opponents 34-5 in those games.

WVRedsFan
10-20-2010, 12:18 AM
You can add another $50 million to that when the Yankees don't make the World Series.Good grief, the bidding for Cliff Lee should be crazy. Pitching failed the Yanks, so here we go.

paintmered
10-20-2010, 12:21 AM
Good grief, the bidding for Cliff Lee should be crazy. Pitching failed the Yanks, so here we go.

If Cliff Lee's agent is worth anything, the price of his next contract should increase another $10 million from today's game alone. Never underestimate an angry Steinbrenner's desire to overpay for a player.

CTA513
10-20-2010, 12:29 AM
They've been to the playoffs 2 out of 3 years and have made it to the WS.I'm not feeling to bad for them.

Hopefully we'll be able to say the same.We traded( I know the Rays didn't technically trade him) away a great player but were still good without him

The Rays would be even better if he lived up to his potential with them, but I don't blame the Rays for that.

Captain Hook
10-20-2010, 12:29 AM
Is there any chance the Yankees won't be able to afford Lee?I think there is a good chance they get into talks with the Reds if one of our young/cheap pitchers go on trade market to not only add pitching but to also free up so money so they can go after Lee.I'd like Swisher but Granderson would be so sweet.

WVRedsFan
10-20-2010, 12:36 AM
Is there any chance the Yankees won't be able to afford Lee?I think there is a good chance they get into talks with the Reds if one of our young/cheap pitchers go on trade market to not only add pitching but to also free up so money so they can go after Lee.I'd like Swisher but Granderson would be so sweet.Is Swisher effectively only a first baseman? If so, no deal. And I'd be in favor of just not dealing with them. Hate to continue the evil empire.

GADawg
10-20-2010, 12:38 AM
just watching the highlights from todays game...how does chase utley ever get gold glove consideration? BP makes all those plays in his sleep

Brutus
10-20-2010, 12:43 AM
If Cliff Lee's agent is worth anything, the price of his next contract should increase another $10 million from today's game alone. Never underestimate an angry Steinbrenner's desire to overpay for a player.

I read somewhere that the young Steinbrenners may not be as eager to spend money as their father was. I'm not sure they'll spend as freely as George did. Granted, it's not like they were making a nice profit, given how much money is tucked away from YES, but George opened up the wallet whenever necessary. I've read that Hank is a bit more conservative.

blumj
10-20-2010, 12:56 AM
Looks like Teixeira is likely to be replaced on the NYY roster by Eduardo Nunez.

KronoRed
10-20-2010, 01:18 AM
Is there any chance the Yankees won't be able to afford Lee?.

Not a chance, they could afford a 500mill payroll and still break even.

They will get Lee, likely another starter as well.

The Operator
10-20-2010, 02:26 AM
Is there any chance the Yankees won't be able to afford Lee?I think there is a good chance they get into talks with the Reds if one of our young/cheap pitchers go on trade market to not only add pitching but to also free up so money so they can go after Lee.I'd like Swisher but Granderson would be so sweet.We should certainly not be in the business of helping The Yankees out financially.

And aside from that, if we're dealing young pitching, those are not kinds of targets I'd be after at all.

OesterPoster
10-20-2010, 09:23 AM
just watching the highlights from todays game...how does chase utley ever get gold glove consideration? BP makes all those plays in his sleep

How in the world did they give Sanchez a hit on that sinking liner hit right at Utley? That's an error in my book.

Chip R
10-20-2010, 09:58 AM
Hamilton hits his 2nd homer tonight and the 4th of the series


I thought that one was going to be a double cause it wasn't high enough. He's certainly fulfilling his potential. Hope he keeps it up.

NJReds
10-20-2010, 10:42 AM
Yankee "fans" continue booing as Vlad doubles.

They should have every WS trophy revoked.

FWIW, there haven't been that many true fans at Yankees games in the playoffs in years. A bunch of stuffed shirts, stockbrokers and "look at me, I'm at the game" types who jabber away on their iPhones. They outpriced the blue collar fan base years ago.

Matt700wlw
10-20-2010, 11:54 AM
just watching the highlights from todays game...how does chase utley ever get gold glove consideration? BP makes all those plays in his sleep

Except in the NLDS

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 02:31 PM
Mark Teixeira was officially removed from the postseason roster today which means he can't play the rest of the postseason. Berkman is starting at 1st today for the Yankees.

Chip R
10-20-2010, 04:49 PM
Yankees open up a 3-0 lead in the 2nd partially due to some defensive mishaps on the part of TEX. Hamilton singled for TEX in the 1st.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 04:49 PM
Yankees are off to a quick 3-0 lead in the 2nd.

NJReds
10-20-2010, 05:00 PM
Mark Teixeira was officially removed from the postseason roster today which means he can't play the rest of the postseason. Berkman is starting at 1st today for the Yankees.

I obviously watch a lot of Yankees games living in the NY metro area. Although I'm not a Yankees fan, I do like watching Teixeira play.


Also ... somehow the story of the guy who rushed the field carrying (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Police-Man-who-rushed-Yankee-Stadium-field-went;_ylt=An9Vt.L419z5Mxm.SDvJDEMRvLYF?urn=mlb-278394)a threat against ARod got completely buried. Even here it's an afterthought.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 05:08 PM
Swisher homers. 4-0 Yankees in the 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 05:11 PM
Then Cano homered. 5-0 Yankees. This is headed toward an early blowout.

Roy Tucker
10-20-2010, 05:30 PM
So who do they expect to watch these games with 4 PM start times?

Brutus
10-20-2010, 05:34 PM
So who do they expect to watch these games with 4 PM start times?

Perhaps the people complaining they can't watch the games with 8 PM start times.

:D

Roy Tucker
10-20-2010, 05:52 PM
Perhaps the people complaining they can't watch the games with 8 PM start times.

:D

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/5800/5849/quixote_1_sm.gif

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 10:09 PM
A close call on a ball down the line may have just cost the Giants 2 runs

NDRed
10-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Tonights game is alot of fun

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 10:12 PM
They get the runs anyway on a 2 run double by Sandoval a few pitches later. 5-4 Giants in a good back and forth game

Stephenk29
10-20-2010, 10:54 PM
what channel is the giants game on? can't find it anywhere!

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 11:07 PM
what channel is the giants game on? can't find it anywhere!

It is on Fox

Chip R
10-20-2010, 11:13 PM
Helluva game we have going on here.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 11:20 PM
Interesting Oswalt is warming up with Lidge.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 11:21 PM
What a play by Uribe to start the 9th.

Blitz Dorsey
10-20-2010, 11:25 PM
Here comes Oswalt.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 11:25 PM
5-5 game headed into the bottom of the 9th. Oswalt who would be due to start game 6 on Saturday is coming in to pitch.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 11:30 PM
Huff gets a one out single to right.