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post #101 of 436

Thanks

 

And good riddance to the Yankees

post #102 of 436

That's the first time I watched an ESPN baseball broadcast this year. Wasn't too impressed with the people they had working it.

 

Great win for my Astros. Now I have no problem telling people they are in the playoffs. Hope they take care of business against KC.

post #103 of 436

What happened to Pedro Martinez's neck?

post #104 of 436
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The 1-gamers are fun. For everyone except fans of the two teams, but screw those jerks! :)
 

I didn't realize how true this was till 20 minutes ago.  Holy shit I'm nervousing

post #105 of 436
Thread Starter 

Knew the Pirates were toast when they didn't have Travis Ishikawa on tonight's roster. Signed their own death warrant before the first pitch was thrown.

post #106 of 436
Thread Starter 

Uh uh here we go!

post #107 of 436

Pirates were dumb as hell to do that.  Get the easy out.

 

Arrieta stealing 2nd was a great fuck you to the Pirates

post #108 of 436

This is looking like the perfect way to torture both teams' fans.

 

Pirates fans get to scream, "F U 1 GAME PLAYOFF!!!" for a THIRD straight year.

 

And Cubs fans get a little more hopeful, so their eventual horrific, self-induced demise will be that much more gut-punchy.

 

Heh, fun!
 

post #109 of 436
Thread Starter 

They're losing 4-0. There's two outs and the fella who is most responsible for ending your season while plunking two of your guys is at the plate.

 

That was the best opportunity to do that. Why Arrieta didn't go up to the plate and immediately curl up in a ball is the question I have.

post #110 of 436

The HBP were clearly unintentional.  You don't put runners on up 4-0. 

post #111 of 436
Thread Starter 

Oh I agree they were clearly unintentional. Unless they weren't.

post #112 of 436

The only pitchers to ever steal a base in the postseason: Jake Arrieta, Cliff Lee, John Smoltz (3), Billy Loes and Bill Donovan - Paul Casella via twitter

 

also

 

No pitcher had ever tallied even 10 strikeouts and no walks in a postseason shutout before tonight. Arrieta: 11 Ks, 0 BB in shutout.

post #113 of 436
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post #114 of 436

So... is there any worse way for the Cubs season to end (for their fans) than losing to STL?

 

Even losing in game 7 of the WS wouldn't be as painful would it?

 

I'd go to Vegas and bet on the Cards in 5, but I can't come up with a prop-bet-parlay ridiculous enough to top the gutpunch of, "Fan catches a foul ball, team loses its shit, commits 76 errors, blows multiple games and still finds a way to point at the fan as the cause."

 

Wait, I'll turn to the twist-master himself, M Knight! $100 on "Cubs up 2 games to 0 and 4-1 in the 9th, bases loaded for the Cards. Fly ball to the wall, going to be caught... UNTIL the IVY develops sentience and grabs the right fielder. The ball drops for an inside-the-park grand slam, fueling a 3-game comeback and Cards series win."

post #115 of 436
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So... is there any worse way for the Cubs season to end (for their fans) than losing to STL?

 

Even losing in game 7 of the WS wouldn't be as painful would it?

 

 

Huh?  No.  

post #116 of 436

Toronto better bring their big boy bats.  Down 2-0 and they are toast.

 

Very interesting possibility.  Cubs could beat the Astros in the World Series.  Just 10 years ago the White Sox did it.  Talk about a potential baseball oddity.

post #117 of 436

Price shat the bed, again!

 

Why in the world did they give him a 11 day rest!

 

The Houston and KC was a good game, but I really like both teams and want them both to win.  

post #118 of 436
Thread Starter 

This game is so old LaTroy Hawkins remembers when it started.

post #119 of 436

I'mg getting the feeling that Houston is gonna make a playoff run this year.

post #120 of 436

So where is the Jays offense?  Me thinks they are a bit tight.

post #121 of 436

yeah, this would be a huge upset.

post #122 of 436

Anyone see the column today by Rex Huppke?  It was in the Chicago Tribune(but he's syndicated) and he laid out the real history of St Louis and how it was founded.  Trib costs money but highlights are

 

-Founded on a pile of shit-literally.  Pig shit floated down from Chicago and was cities foundation.

-Was a "prison city" as in towns from the Midwest sent all their most undesirable there. 

-Baseball team was a prison team that eventually became the Cards

post #123 of 436

Hard to see any of these AL teams beating any of the NL teams. They lack the pitching and the managing. These should be the best starters in their league, and only one so far has looked scary. And these managers all seem to be managing like it's the regular season. Leaving your starter in to give up 4+ is incompetent.

post #124 of 436
Thread Starter 

deGrom. Just filthy. That was beautiful.

post #125 of 436

That is the dirtiest "slide" of all time.

post #126 of 436

I haaaaaaate the Dodgers, but the slide looked legal to me. AFAIK, the rule is just that you have to be able to touch the base. Utley could have. Heck, he's not even required to slide at all.

 

The Mets' SS made two mistakes on that play. He should've left his feet to avoid the slide, and he should've thrown to first sidearm, forcing Utley to slide or take a ball off his dome.

 

Instead he went for a fancy pirouette that only works if the runner's nowhere near you. It's a shame that he got hurt, but that was a terrible decision.

post #127 of 436

Utley didn't start his slide until he was even with the bag and just went for the knees.  I hope Utley plays next year and gets his legs taken out ever game like he did.  bet he won't like it.

post #128 of 436
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Originally Posted by Farsight View Post
 

I haaaaaaate the Dodgers, but the slide looked legal to me. AFAIK, the rule is just that you have to be able to touch the base. Utley could have. Heck, he's not even required to slide at all.

 

The Mets' SS made two mistakes on that play. He should've left his feet to avoid the slide, and he should've thrown to first sidearm, forcing Utley to slide or take a ball off his dome.

 

Instead he went for a fancy pirouette that only works if the runner's nowhere near you. It's a shame that he got hurt, but that was a terrible decision.

 

He literally did not touch the base at any point.  That's typically why someone slides… to reach the base safely.  The "slide" didn't begin until Utley had reached the base, he clearly intended to take out Tejada at the knees. 

post #129 of 436

I agree... but that's just stopping the double play if the defender makes a normal play to avoid the break-up. Utley can't predict that the SS is going to turn his back to the play and plant his leg. If Tejada keeps doing that move in that situation, he's going to get injured many, many times.

 

Either way, I wouldn't expect the Mets to be happy, which should make the rest of the series a fun watch. :)
 

post #130 of 436
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That is the dirtiest "slide" of all time.

 

Yeah, that slide was bullshit.

post #131 of 436

It's bullshit but it's been going on forever.  It's up to MLB to nix this.

post #132 of 436
Thread Starter 

That slide was just good hard-nosed baseball. Nothing wrong with good hard-nosed baseball. In fact I can't wait to see the Mets brandish a whole lot of good hard-nosed baseball tomorrow.

post #133 of 436

I'd be shocked if there wasn't any kind of payback.  Tomorrow's game will be interesting.

post #134 of 436
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I'd be shocked if there wasn't any kind of payback.  Tomorrow's game will be interesting.


Utley is suspended 2 games.  Should have been 3 to get him out of the series.  But he can appeal but he'd lose.  Hopefully he'll sit out.

post #135 of 436

And now the Jays have to rely on a knuckleball pitcher to save their season.  Good luck with that. 

post #136 of 436

KC keeping Madson in is insane.

 

*They lucked out

post #137 of 436

And case #37 of a manager blowing it by treating playoff games like regular season games: KC's manager leaving in a reliever that got teed-off on for a 2-run homer, then leaving him in after he gets teed-off on AGAIN, so he can give up two more hits and nearly turn the game into a blowout all on his own.

 

But hey, they're only down 4 in an elimination game on the road. No reason to make the manager walk 60 feet!
 

post #138 of 436

And KC is coming back big time. 

 

Texas needs to dump this pitcher too.  Christ he's bad.  But they have hope with that knuckleballer.

post #139 of 436

Was thinking safety squeeze when it was 2nd/3rd and 1 out.  oh well.

post #140 of 436
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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post
 

And KC is coming back big time. 

 

Texas needs to dump this pitcher too.  Christ he's bad.  But they have hope with that knuckleballer.

 

Yeah, how 'bout that?

post #141 of 436

Jeeeeeez, you don't have the Giants in one damn playoff year and the pitching turns to shit everywhere!!!

post #142 of 436

I bet Braves fans are stunned to see Cahill in there for a pressure situation

post #143 of 436

Cubs only team to hit 5 HR in a game twice(1984).  Which is sad considering they rarely make the playoffs.

 

Cards are only team to give up 5 HR tice in a game(1928)

post #144 of 436

Cubs gotta be happy to win when Arietta has his worst outing in months.

 

Still... they're the Cubs, and I've watched the rest of this year's playoffs, so I'd still bet on the Cards in 5.
 

post #145 of 436
Mets up huge. Would love to see Utleybbut I know there is no shot.
post #146 of 436
Thread Starter 

You're not the only one hoping to see Utley:

 

post #147 of 436
Mets fan are probably happy now, but reality will check in when they see Kershaw and Grienke on deck. I just hope it goes 5.
post #148 of 436
Thread Starter 

Smooth move, Bartman Jr.

post #149 of 436

And 2 minutes into game 4, thousands of Cubs fans' sphincters just clenched at once.

post #150 of 436
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And 2 minutes into game 4, thousands of Cubs fans' sphincters just clenched at once.


This isn't your father's Cubs.  We believe

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