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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Division Series Day Four OMNICHATTER

Giants at Reds, 5:30
SF: Ryan Vogelsong (34, 14-9, 3.37)
CIN: Homer Bailey (26, 13-10, 3.68)


Tigers at Athletics, 9:00
DET: Anibal Sanchez (28, 9-13, 3.86)
OAK: Brett Anderson (24, 4-2, 2.57)

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   1. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4260649)
Let me just go on record here and say a 1:00pm start time for the Nationals-Cardinals series on both Wed and Thurs is beyond stupid. Though it does alleviate concerns about the metro.
   2. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:00 PM (#4260680)
According to MLB.com the Nats/Cards game on Thursday is a 4PM start. Giants/Reds (which would be a game five) is the 1PM start on Thursday. What game do you think should be the 1PM start on Wednesday if not Nats/Cards?

I understand why it happens but it would be nice if they could find a way to not have the Yankee game be the prime time game every time they play. It's nothing against the Yankees, frankly as a Yankee hater I probably have more rooting interest in that series than any other, I just would like to see other teams. Obviously I'm not the first and won't be the last to make that complaint.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4260691)
I hope somewhere there's a baseball fan who's coming out of a very long coma and sees that it is up to Ryan Vogelsong to keep a playoff team's season going.
   4. Rennie's Tenet Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4260693)
Though it does alleviate concerns about the metro.


Do you know if Metro has does anything about the ubiquitous advertising for Cardinal Bank at the ballpark metro stop? I've been wondering if they were going to cover up the huge cardinal on the floor.
   5. Lassus Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4260694)
My poor dad isn't going to make it past the first inning in that Tigers game.
   6. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4260699)
I hope somewhere there's a baseball fan who's coming out of a very long coma and sees that it is up to Ryan Vogelsong to keep a playoff team's season going.


At least that fan will be reassured to know that Cy Young winner Barry Zito will be going tomorrow, if Vogelsong succeeds.
   7. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4260754)
Early game lineups:

Pagan CF
Scutaro 2B
Sandoval 3B
Posey C
Pence RF
Belt 1B
Blanco LF
Crawford SS
Vogelsong P

Brandon Phillips 2B
Zack Cozart SS
Joey Votto 1B
Ryan Ludwick LF
Jay Bruce RF
Scott Rolen 3B
Ryan Hanigan C
Drew Stubbs CF
Homer Bailey P
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 04:17 PM (#4260791)
The Cardinals put Garcia on the "DL" and replaced him with Shelby Miller, I didn't think that was possible? Seems like a loophole in the rules ripe for being taken advantage of.
   9. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 04:26 PM (#4260804)
But in just this one case, the torn rotator cuff gives them pretty good cover.
   10. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 04:28 PM (#4260807)
CHECKLIST:
Conradian Play []
Dramatic Late-Inning HR [ ]
Men in scoring position with nobody out-- nobody ends up scoring [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ]
Shapeshifting strike zone [ ]
THIS TRAIN [X]
Bernie Lean []
Image of Tim Lincecum in dugout [ ]
Pete Rose mentioned [ ]
Homer Bailey no-hitter flashback [ ]
TV ad for.... Skyfall [ ] Argo [ ] Cloud Atlas [ ] Wreck It Ralph [ ] Lincoln [ ]
"Big Red Machine" referenced [ ]
Reference to Dusty Baker's son [ ]
Decibels referenced [ ]
Infield Fly [ ]
Stolen Base [ ]
Caught stealing [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Vogelsong life-story recap [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
A Wild Brian Wilson appears [ ]
Reference to 1869 Red Stockings [ ]
Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter referenced [ ]
Prince Fielder-Cecil Fielder rift mentioned or alluded to [ ]
Trout mentioned (either fish or ballplayer) [ ]
Reporter gets photobombed [ ]
Reference to Orioles-Athletics series of the 1970s [ ]
Billy Beane mentioned [ ]
Moneyball explicitly mentioned [ ]
Brad Pitt mentioned [ ]
Mount Davis referenced by name [ ]
It rains [ ]
Reference to "dekeing" [ ]
Triple [ ]
Foul out in Oakland that would have been a foul ball in any other stadium [ ]
Pat Neshek's son mentioned by announcers or reporters [ ]
An Australian (Balfour or Blackley) takes the mound for Oakland [ ]
   11. escabeche Posted: October 09, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4260837)
I know this series isn't playing today, but I just realized that Steve Johnson is not on the Orioles ALDS roster. Oh well, I'm going to stop second-guessing Showalter, because he sure does seem to know what he's doing.
   12. DKDC Posted: October 09, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4260842)
#11,

The guys in the row behind me were yelling for Steve Johnson to come in to relieve Chen in each of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th innings. I didn’t have the heart to tell them that it wasn’t possible.
   13. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4260843)
The Cardinals put Garcia on the "DL" and replaced him with Shelby Miller, I didn't think that was possible? Seems like a loophole in the rules ripe for being taken advantage of.


Depends on your definition of "loophole" probably. A player who is replaced in one series due to injury is ineligible for the following series. So in this case Garcia would not be eligible for the NLCS and while that doesn't matter here I think it cuts down on some shenanigans like disabling the Game Four starter to get an extra reliever for Game Five or something.

It does allow for some tomfoolery in the World Series. I'd like to see it not allowed to be used during the WS since of course there is no "next series" to be ineligible for.
   14. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4260846)
Oh well, I'm going to stop second-guessing Showalter, because he sure does seem to know what he's doing.


Is it a safe assumption that Showalter could bring Adam Jones into pitch and Oriole fans would roll with it at this point? He seems about as popular as it is possible for a manager to be with his fanbase right now.
   15. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4260849)

Is it a safe assumption that Showalter could bring Adam Jones into pitch and Oriole fans would roll with it at this point? He seems about as popular as it is possible for a manager to be with his fanbase right now.


Do you know of any other manager who's name was incorporated into a marketing slogan?
   16. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4260850)
In Dusty we trust-ee?
   17. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4260872)
In Dusty we trust-ee?
I like that one. That's a winner.
   18. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4260884)
Towel watch: Reds fans have white towels.
   19. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4260888)
I've had a day to think about it, I've decided on a 14 beating a 3. That's what it felt like watching the Orioles take a game off the Yankees last night.
   20. fra paolo Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4260890)
Fan runs on the field! Why isn't that on the checklist?
   21. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4260891)
So Cincinnati has the first stupid fan doing something stupid.
   22. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4260893)
Dude on the field. Postseason.tv allowed us to see him get chased. From a distance looked a bit like a thinner Tommy Lasorda, sort of.
   23. Lassus Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4260911)
Phillips knew he had ###### up the instant he looked home after rounding 2nd, but he was committed.

I totally missed that fan thing, and wouldn't even had known if you guys hadn't said so.
   24. fra paolo Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4260913)
What a waste.
   25. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4260914)
Caught stealing? I assume 2nd will be a wild pitch
   26. fra paolo Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4260916)
I totally missed that fan thing, and wouldn't even had known if you guys hadn't said so.

Marty Brennaman made sure we knew all about it except what the sign the chap was carrying said.
   27. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:59 PM (#4260918)
I don't think that qualifies as Buster doing something awesome
   28. Lassus Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4260920)
That takes a little of the heat off Phillips.

Also, can anyone tell me, as I haven't been paying attention, has Votto been reduced to a shell of his former self, and if so, for how long now?
   29. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4260922)
I don't think that qualifies as Buster doing something awesome


It seemed to me to be more a case of Phillips being a bit foolish.
   30. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4260926)
I don't think that qualifies as Buster doing something awesome


It seemed to me to be more a case of Phillips being a bit foolish.


I assume the out at 3rd marks up the caught stealing
   31. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4260927)
Looks like Vogelsong isnt fooling anyone today.


Edit: Except for Rolen.
   32. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4260928)
Voglesong recap???
   33. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4260930)
I assume the out at 3rd marks up the caught stealing


I'd have to check the box score. It says stolen base (for second base) but nothing on it being officially a CS.
   34. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4260933)
Ok, I am thoroughly confused. The gamely box score has 2nd stolen an no mention of a caught stealing. I thought it would be a wild pitch and a caught stealing at 3rd. It seems impossible there would be a stolen base and a caught stealing on the same play with the same guy. Anybody know if that has ever happened?

Edit "Gameday" box score
   35. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4260934)
Bailey no-no [X]
   36. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:14 PM (#4260935)
Does Phillips reaching 2nd successfully qualify as "Men in scoring position with nobody out-- nobody ends up scoring"? Or does it only count if that's the state at the beginning of a play?

--- ETA: Oops. Totally missed the 'nobody ends up scoring' part. Early onset blindness, apparently.
   37. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:15 PM (#4260937)
Also, can anyone tell me, as I haven't been paying attention, has Votto been reduced to a shell of his former self, and if so, for how long now?


Since Votto returned from his knee surgery, he hasn't hit a home run. However, he's still hitting doubles and singles, and drawing walks - he's had a .495 OBP since his return. The consensus is that he can't currently push off his surgically repaired back leg, and that has sapped his power, but the rest over the winter should restore it.
   38. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:18 PM (#4260939)
#34. Phillips was running on the pitch, so he gets a SB. There was no further safe advance, so there is no wild pitch. Phillips is merely out trying to advance, 2-5.
   39. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:18 PM (#4260940)
Does Phillips reaching 2nd successfully qualify as "Men in scoring position with nobody out-- nobody ends up scoring"? Or does it only count if that's the state at the beginning of a play?

Yeah, start of a play.
   40. DKDC Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4260942)
it a safe assumption that Showalter could bring Adam Jones into pitch and Oriole fans would roll with it at this point? He seems about as popular as it is possible for a manager to be with his fanbase right now.


Not me.

I think Buck has been excellent this year at rotating players in and out of spots, and he’s a pretty good in-game tactician, but I don’t really buy into the cult of Buck that gives him all of the credit. It’s gotten to the point where they are marketing the team around Buck. Those silly rally towels has the marketing catch phrase “BUCKle UP” printed on them.

Based on how other fans were reacting to Buck last night, though, I may be in the minority.

One thing I DO like about Buck being the center of attention is that it puts the spotlight on him – I think that’s helpful in shielding individual players from too much scrutiny or being expected to carry the team.
   41. Gazizza, my Dilznoofuses! Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4260943)
Does anyone know what the sign held by the fan on the field said? I was listening to the Giants broadcast and Jon Miller could only make out Mitt Romney's name.
   42. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4260944)
Okay, they definitely have now done the Vogelsong recap.
   43. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4260945)
The Cardinals put Garcia on the "DL" and replaced him with Shelby Miller, I didn't think that was possible? Seems like a loophole in the rules ripe for being taken advantage of.

Frankly, something stinks about this story they're putting out about his shoulder "injury". He pitched just fine the last few weeks of the regular season, and I saw that look on his face yesterday; he was royally pissed off about getting pulled after giving up one run in two innings.
   44. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4260954)
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [x ]
   45. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4260956)
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [x ]


Yep
   46. cardsfanboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4260957)
Frankly, something stinks about this story they're putting out about his shoulder "injury". He pitched just fine the last few weeks of the regular season, and I saw that look on his face yesterday; he was royally pissed off about getting pulled after giving up one run in two innings.


Make sure your tin foil hat is held on tightly.
   47. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:34 PM (#4260960)
The way this series has been going for SF, get ready to mark up the RISP, no score
   48. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4260962)
I am happy to be immediately proved wrong
   49. escabeche Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4260965)
I've had a day to think about it, I've decided on a 14 beating a 3. That's what it felt like watching the Orioles take a game off the Yankees last night.


3 seeds beat 14 seeds 5 out of every 6 times:

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/ncaatourney06/insider/news/story?id=2353126

Is that how much more talented you think the Yankees are than the Orioles? Because the two teams went 9-9 head to head this year, and the Orioles outscored the Yankees in those games.

Look, I'm not going to deny that the Yankees put more talent on the field than the Orioles. And I don't think the Orioles as constituted from April through July were a playoff-level team, nor am I confident that the 2013 Orioles will be a playoff-level team -- but at this point I don't see how somebody can credibly say the Orioles, RIGHT NOW, are out of place in the ALDS, or that Baltimore eliminating New York would constitute a jaw-dropping upset.
   50. Mike Emeigh Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4260967)
The Phillips play is scored as a SB because he was moving with the pitch, and "out advancing/fielder's choice" on the play at 3B. Had Phillips been safe at 3B the play would have been scored as an SB/WP. Basically, the second half of the play is identical to the situation where a runner starts at 2B and is thrown out trying to advance when a ball gets away from the catcher.

The rules do allow teams to replace a player who is injured during a postseason series, but the player who is removed is ineligible for the next postseason series. The player can be replaced with any player in the organization as of 1 September - it's the same rule that allowed Francisco Rodriguez on the Angels' roster in 2002.

I don't think that the Cardinals are playing games here - I can't conceive of a circumstance under which they'd take Garcia out of the picture not only for this series but also the next if he weren't hurt, and they've already indicated that they don't expect Garcia back even if they do make it to the WS.

-- MWE
   51. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4260970)
Does Pete showing up on a graphic count as a mention? If so, mark it up.
   52. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4260972)
Yeah, Votto really just isn't the same. I'd heard about it, but seeing it really shows it off.
   53. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:48 PM (#4260973)
A few weeks ago when they were going through their rough stretch, the hysterical Yankee fans were wailing that this was practically the worst, most unwatchable Yankee team evah. Now, they're the three seed somehow getting beat by the unworthy fourteen seed. Fanboys, how can you not love them?
   54. Richard Gadsden Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:48 PM (#4260974)
3 seeds beat 14 seeds 5 out of every 6 times


If that's the result of the five game series (ie, Yankees win the series 5/6), what's the per-game odds?

PS, there's a game live, that's 1-1 in the bottom of the third, can we pay more attention to that than to a series that is on a rest day today?
   55. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:51 PM (#4260976)
Joey, do you consider yourself a Nationals fanboy?
   56. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4260978)
postseason tv completely nonfunctional for me all afternoon. Anybody else having trouble?
   57. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4260979)
Two guys walk in front of him and he swings at the first pitch. Bruce is channelling Giant hitters there.
   58. Richard Gadsden Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:55 PM (#4260982)
Postseason TV working here in England - am getting TBS streaming in HD.
   59. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:56 PM (#4260983)
Is that how much more talented you think the Yankees are than the Orioles? Because the two teams went 9-9 head to head this year, and the Orioles outscored the Yankees in those games.

Yeah, kind of. When both teams have 'try' turned all the way up to 10. Not that it wasn't fun, I love watching Bucknell beat Syracuse or whatever. It's just unlikely they could do it three out of five.
   60. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:58 PM (#4260984)
Well, so far I've sold one of the three tickets. Come on people, it's a deal!
   61. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4260985)
We are going to break the X key with all the mentions of Homer's no-hitter
   62. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4260987)
This is baseball. The "seeding" stuff doesn't apply as much. Fresno State was the equivalent of a 13 seed in 2008, and they won the whole ####### College World Series. The Netherlands beat the Dominican Republic twice in the 2009 WBC and put a scare into Puerto Rico. Some of the greatest teams in baseball history, such as the 1906 Cubs, 1954 Indians, 1969 Orioles and 2001 Mariners, failed to win the World Series.

   63. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4260988)
It's just unlikely they could do it three out of five.

Hmm. I think the Yanks are favorites, not least due to home field, but no way it's 3/14. What are the odds a 14 beats a 3 in a best of five? 1%? 0.1%?

I figure the O's are maybe 20-30% to win the series - that is a far cry from 3/14. As pointed out above - the season series was even and that includes a long stretch where the O's weren't all that great.
   64. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:03 PM (#4260990)
Joey, do you consider yourself a Nationals fanboy?

I suppose I am, but I have a very rational view of the MLB playoffs. At this stage anyone can potentially beat you, and none of these teams are THAT much better than any of the others.
   65. Richard Gadsden Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:03 PM (#4260991)
Mmmm, so soothing seeing "POSTSEASON Commercial Break in Progress". Beat the hell out of ads.
   66. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:04 PM (#4260992)
Well, so far I've sold one of the three tickets. Come on people, it's a deal!


We managed to unload our extra ones. Good luck!
   67. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:05 PM (#4260993)
postseason tv completely nonfunctional for me all afternoon. Anybody else having trouble?"
Only due to their shitty camera angles.
   68. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:05 PM (#4260994)
Well at least the pitch count is up there. Is timmah in middle relief again?


Re: Votto

I haven't watched him a lot since he came off the dl, but it appears he has no drive off the injuried back leg. Still has his precision control of the strike zone though. Hopefully a few months of rest and he'll be back to normal.
   69. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:06 PM (#4260995)
Chatters sure aren't very lively these days are they?

Will Lincecum go tomorrow? Zito? How many worthless Cy Youngs are over on the bench?
   70. salvomania Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM (#4260996)
he was royally pissed off about getting pulled after giving up one run in two innings.


Any chance he was royally pissed off about aggravating the shoulder injury that sidelined him for June, July and most of August?
   71. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM (#4260997)
Chatters sure aren't very lively these days are they?

Will Lincecum go tomorrow? Zito? How many worthless Cy Youngs are over on the bench?


They get more lively during the night and when the bigger markets are going on. Last night had 500+
   72. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4260998)
What a bunch of idiots, Giants managers went Dusty, Alou, and Bochy. I didn't think Moises was much of a manager, but he at least deserves a mention.
   73. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM (#4261000)
Not sure how the Giants afford 500 worthless Cy Young winners, but of the bunch, Zito is scheduled if there's a game Wednesday, to answer #69
   74. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:14 PM (#4261001)
Pete Rose has now been fully mentioned, and the 1869 team alluded to.
   75. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:14 PM (#4261002)
That was a bronze of Pete, wasn't it?
   76. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4261004)
What a bunch of idiots, Giants managers went Dusty, Alou, and Bochy. I didn't think Moises was much of a manager, but he at least deserves a mention.

Felipe.
   77. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:17 PM (#4261005)
Ok now I am the idiot, I knew it was Felipe, don't know why I ped Moises.

Edit - "typed" Moises
   78. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:18 PM (#4261006)
I read that as "peed Moises."

-- ETA: And now my comment makes no sense after Lasorda fixed his post!
   79. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:19 PM (#4261007)
That was a bronze of Pete, wasn't it?

Yes, that is a bronze sculpture of the celebration as George Foster scored the winning run in the deciding game of the 1972 NLCS.

The 1972 NLCS ended with a dramatic ninth inning in the fifth and deciding game. Cincinnati catcher Johnny Bench tied the game with a leadoff home run in the inning, and George Foster would later score the winning run on a wild pitch by Pittsburgh's Bob Moose.
   80. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:20 PM (#4261008)
Hey, does anyone else know there is a no hitter going on?
   81. Richard Gadsden Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:22 PM (#4261009)
I'd been carefully not mentioning it.
   82. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4261010)
The announcers keep mentioning his previous one, hoping we will make the connection.
   83. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4261012)
homer bailey looks to be dealing
   84. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4261013)
There, the announcers mentioned it. Happy now?
   85. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4261014)
So, it's going to be McCoy's fault; we're all agreed?
   86. Richard Gadsden Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4261016)
Am I right in thinking it's about an hour and a half until ALDS action?

May need sleep, it's 00:25 now.
   87. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4261018)
Well, time to see if the Jinx happens. Trying to think if we all jinxed Doc's no-hitter.... oh, right, we probably did. But he didn't care.
   88. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4261019)
For a given value of "fault". I'd love it if the Giants started the 6th with about a dozen straight hits.
   89. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:28 PM (#4261021)
5 consecutive K's is mighty impressive.
   90. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:28 PM (#4261022)
bailey has struck out 5 in a row and the giants in those at bats looked overmatched
   91. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:29 PM (#4261025)
And yet oddly it isn't over.
   92. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:31 PM (#4261027)
Is not really this stupid. Argh.
   93. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4261028)
Argo [X]

Totally want to see this movie. It's about the time the CIA and the Canadian Embassy to Iran rescued the Americans that escaped the embassy. And the plan even indirectly involved Jack Kirby, which makes it all the more awesome.
   94. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4261029)
Would we consider a Bailey no-no to be a Van der Meer tie?

He started the last game of the season and gave up 4 hits in 4 innings, so, probably not. :-)
   95. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:33 PM (#4261031)
Bailey threw 4 innings in his final start against the Cardinals, so this wouldn't tie Van der Meer.

ETA: Hudepohl to Griffey
   96. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4261033)
I have no idea what you people are talking about in regard to van der meer. Who brought that up?
   97. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4261035)
A WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS!
   98. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:35 PM (#4261037)
Vogelsong lifted and a Brian Wilson sighting. I would have htought he'd have shaved the beard.
   99. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:35 PM (#4261038)
Interesting move, PHing for Vogelsong. I probably would have let him go one last inning.
   100. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:35 PM (#4261039)
I'm not having a good chatter.
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