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   201. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 01:56 AM (#2210781)
Come on Shawn Green!
   202. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2210783)
I was wrong, so very wrong about Delgado. He looks like his old self again - at the most important time of the year.

By the way, the ghost of John Olerud is inhabiting Shawn Green right now.
   203. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2210784)
Shawn Green getting in the act!
   204. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2210785)
Man, if Green could work the count like he's been doing tonight more consistently, he could still be a good player.
   205. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2210786)
Val - please deliver the goods.
   206. CraigK Posted: October 14, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2210787)
Congrats Mets; beat the Tigers for us so we won't feel too bad.
   207. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 01:59 AM (#2210788)
Valentin, now would be a really good time for your first postseason hit.
   208. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:00 AM (#2210789)
Val takes a pitch!
   209. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:00 AM (#2210791)
If Valentin swings again before taking 2 strikes, I'm going to smack him.
   210. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:01 AM (#2210792)
A little Endy Magic?
   211. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:01 AM (#2210793)
Darn.

Come on Endy, give me some Endy magic!
   212. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:01 AM (#2210794)
Oh Stache, why must you suck?!

I'm feeling good about Endy right here.
   213. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:01 AM (#2210795)
For a pretty smart player, Valentin swings and takes without a clue at times.
   214. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:02 AM (#2210797)
Damn.

Kool-Aid time!
   215. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:03 AM (#2210798)
That inning was Valentin's fault. *Again*, we had Carp on the ropes and Valentin hacks away. I could strangle him right now.
   216. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:05 AM (#2210800)
Just to be oppositional, I'll say that I'm not going to kill Valentin for that at bat. He got a good swing on that ball just a little underneath it.
   217. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:05 AM (#2210801)
Sweet, more from Chad!
   218. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:07 AM (#2210802)
What is with all the needless balls? Throw strikes!!!
   219. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:07 AM (#2210803)
Or not Kool-Aid time!

Go ChadBrad!
   220. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:08 AM (#2210805)
You don't expect Encarnacion to be patient nevermind overly patient but he's been taking a lot of pitches today.
   221. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:09 AM (#2210806)

Just to be oppositional, I'll say that I'm not going to kill Valentin for that at bat. He got a good swing on that ball just a little underneath it


It was the situation. Taking on 2-0 makes all the sense in the world. You increase your chances on a BB, which opens the floodgates. You'll still be a in good hitting situation after taking a couple. And at worst, you bleed more pitches out of Carpenter.
   222. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:10 AM (#2210807)
4-3. Good work!
   223. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:10 AM (#2210808)
Rask has it right there.
   224. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:10 AM (#2210809)
Man, I love Bradford.
   225. Srul Itza Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:10 AM (#2210810)
The whole bullpen, especially the top relievers, have to understand that they are going to be used very, very hard from now until this ride is over, especially with this 5-in-5 deal. They have to be efficient, but they also have to be prepared to suck it up, pitch more inning, and give it their best stuff. They can rest in the off-season.
   226. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:11 AM (#2210811)
As I said before, I think there are very few where you should always take.
   227. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:12 AM (#2210812)
very few situations, that is.
   228. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:12 AM (#2210813)
What is going on with Molina? This is getting outrageous.
   229. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:13 AM (#2210814)
Feliciford back in action! Good work.

And I like the idea of hitting against the Cards middle relief.
   230. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:13 AM (#2210816)
What is going on with Molina? This is getting outrageous.

You should be happy Carp is out after five.
   231. Srul Itza Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:14 AM (#2210817)
So who is warming up for the Cards now?

Nice that they only got 5 from Carpenter. Helps to even things up.
   232. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:15 AM (#2210818)
although Carp wasn't really throwing very well.
   233. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:15 AM (#2210819)
Great work Feliciano!
   234. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:15 AM (#2210820)
Man, I love Feliciford.
   235. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:17 AM (#2210821)
You should be happy Carp is out after five.

Oh, I am. That still doesn't explain how Molina obviously stole Stache's mojo.
   236. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:17 AM (#2210822)
I let Feliciano pitch to Eck and Duncan and walk Pujols (if we are only one run up), and then get Edmonds.
   237. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:19 AM (#2210823)
Well, this is stupid. If you gonna hit Anderson Hernandez, then you might as well let Feliciano hit.
   238. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:19 AM (#2210824)
So, you don't pinch hit? I guess Willie decided not to pinch hit either... it's IPOR.
   239. greenback likes millwall Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:20 AM (#2210825)
The Cardinals have 4 RHB and a SH on the bench. Apparently they're now redeeming unused pinch-hitters at Schnuck's.
   240. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:21 AM (#2210826)
That ball hit the dirt after he fouled it off!

Whatever. We would just be delaying the inevitable.
   241. greenback likes millwall Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:21 AM (#2210827)
That's an awful foul tip call. What's the 2B umpire looking at.
   242. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:21 AM (#2210829)
That was a bad managerial move. Let Feliciano hit.
   243. greenback likes millwall Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:23 AM (#2210831)
I let Feliciano pitch to Eck and Duncan and walk Pujols

Duncan wouldn't have faced Feliciano.
   244. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:24 AM (#2210832)
How many LHPs do the Cards have out there?
   245. greenback likes millwall Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:25 AM (#2210833)
Tyler Johnson and Randy Flores, neither of whom is good.
   246. Karl from NY Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:25 AM (#2210834)
REYES CAN MOTOR!
   247. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:25 AM (#2210835)
LODUCA!!!
   248. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:25 AM (#2210836)
WOW Duncan took a tERRIbLE route to that ball.
   249. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:26 AM (#2210837)
Blowduca! Nice hit, dirtbag!
   250. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:26 AM (#2210838)
Reyes is super fast!
   251. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:29 AM (#2210839)
Wow, that was a great play.
   252. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:29 AM (#2210840)
wow, gotta give it to him. nice play.
   253. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:30 AM (#2210841)
That was a pretty play by Belliard. Have to give him props.
   254. Srul Itza Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:31 AM (#2210842)
Duncan's poor fielding has been the subject of a lot of commentary. His hitting makes up for it.

Except when it doesn't.
   255. Karl from NY Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:31 AM (#2210843)
Yeah, nice play by the 2Bman... but where in the world was the shortstop? The widest camera shot from behind the plate didn't even have him in the picture?
   256. Urban Faber Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:32 AM (#2210845)
Well, it's going to suck not having any games from Monday-Friday next week ....
   257. greenback likes millwall Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:35 AM (#2210847)
Duncan's poor fielding has been the subject of a lot of commentary. His hitting makes up for it.

Duncan isn't that good of a hitter BTW.
   258. Rob Base Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:35 AM (#2210848)
Ok, where's Heilman now?
   259. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:36 AM (#2210849)
At least Val flashes some leather.
   260. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:37 AM (#2210850)
I really love FBs to Endy Chavez.
   261. good_ol_gil Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:37 AM (#2210852)
That Pujols 4 game hitless streak is insane.
   262. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:38 AM (#2210853)
Mota, you need to get Pujols...
   263. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:38 AM (#2210854)
The strike zone for Pujols is obscene. It's basically either down the middle or it's a ball.
   264. good_ol_gil Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:38 AM (#2210855)
Hit game streak stat that is.

The 2-0 amd 3-0 pitches were in the exact same spot.
   265. Srul Itza Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:39 AM (#2210856)
Ok, where's Heilman now?

Getting ready for the 8th inning.
   266. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:39 AM (#2210857)
Now pull the string, Mota.
   267. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:40 AM (#2210859)
He's geared up, throw the change.
   268. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:41 AM (#2210861)
I'd just BB Pujols here. Stop wasting pitches.
   269. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:42 AM (#2210863)
That was a really good at bat from Pujols.
   270. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:42 AM (#2210864)
But don't throw it three straight times...
   271. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:43 AM (#2210865)
It was a good AB by Pujols. Made him earn it. That's OK.

Good job by Chavez to hold him to a single too.
   272. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:43 AM (#2210866)
That's nicely played by Endy.
   273. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:44 AM (#2210869)
Mota's gotta be careful with Edmonds. Can still go after Spiezio.
   274. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:44 AM (#2210870)
there's Heilman
   275. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:45 AM (#2210871)
Ugh, as much as I've liked Mota since he's got here, I worry about going to the well one too many times with him.
   276. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:45 AM (#2210872)
That, on the other hand, was not good at all.
   277. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:45 AM (#2210873)
This is the guy to get, Mota.
   278. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:46 AM (#2210874)
Change his eye level with some heat.
   279. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:46 AM (#2210876)
Woah, hard foul ball.
   280. good_ol_gil Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:47 AM (#2210877)
Mota got away with one there, that was a terrible pitch.
   281. greenback likes millwall Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:47 AM (#2210880)
Clutch!
   282. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:48 AM (#2210881)
ARGH! Yikes, how was that not a HR?
   283. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:48 AM (#2210882)
And there's the HoJo bomb.

Not a HR so they better not change it.
   284. J. Cross Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:48 AM (#2210883)
Oh, how I wish Green made that catch! Would have been huge.
   285. Joshemy Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:48 AM (#2210884)
####.

And as much as I would have loved to see him catch that, Shawn did just save a HR, so it wasn't a totally bad defensive play.
   286. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:48 AM (#2210885)
####! I knew that:
A. Mota was gonna blow up at some point.
B. Spiezio and his damn facial hair was gonna come through eventually.
   287. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:49 AM (#2210886)
Shawn Green saved a HR there.
   288. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:49 AM (#2210887)
Wow, now THAT was a great call by the ump. Amazing that he got it right, in fact. Of course, now they're going to talk about it and will probably #### it up/
   289. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:50 AM (#2210888)
Damn, Green really should have had that, looking at the reply.
   290. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:50 AM (#2210889)
Willie guessed wrong there. Should have brought in Heilman. Mota missed his spots badly, and the 4-pitch walk to Edmonds should have gotten a hint for Willie.
   291. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:52 AM (#2210891)
I agree again, Dial. This game hasn't been Willie's finest effort.

Willie seems to have an insane amount of faith in Mota.
   292. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:52 AM (#2210892)
Of course, you guys know how I hate Heilman coming in with ROB. He lets that first guy single all the time.

If he'd allowed a single to Spiezio, it would have been better than a single to Encarnacion...
   293. Karl from NY Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:52 AM (#2210893)
How is it hard to make that call? There's nothing just beyond that fence for a HR ball to bounce off, and there's no arbitrary HR line painted on the wall as in some parks. The ball stayed in the field -- not a HR.
   294. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:52 AM (#2210894)
Yeah, a more graceful fielder catches the ball. Still you have to appreciate Green making the effort, many RFers would've looked on as the ball clears the fence.
   295. Srul Itza Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:53 AM (#2210895)
One batter late.
   296. Raskolnikov Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:55 AM (#2210896)
These stinking Cardinals won't die.
   297. Chris Dial Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:55 AM (#2210897)
Maybe green picks him up with the bat.
   298. Banta Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:55 AM (#2210898)
Alrighty, Aaron. Nicely done.

I'm serious about Spiezio. Ever seen I heard he was starting today, I've had a bad feeling about it.
   299. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:56 AM (#2210899)
Encarnacion killed the Mets last year with the Marlins. I was afraid that he was going to come up with a big hit there.
   300. good_ol_gil Posted: October 14, 2006 at 02:57 AM (#2210900)
Mota threw a lot of pitches too, crap. We really need this game.
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