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Monday, October 08, 2012

Division Series Day Three OMNICHATTER

Nationals (98-64) @ Cardinals (88-74), 4.30pm
  WSN: Jordan Zimmerman (26, RHP, 12-8, 2.94)
  STL: Jaime Garcia (26, LHP, 7-7, 3.92)

Yankees (95-67) @ Orioles (93-69), 8.00pm
  NYY: Andy Pettitte (40, LHP, 5-4, 2.87)
  BAL: Wei-Yin Chen (27, LHP, 12-11, 4.02)

fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 02:35 PM | 537 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alds, cardinals, media, nationals, nlds, orioles, playoffs, tbs, yankees

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   501. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4260120)
Oh, Jeter.
   502. salvomania Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4260121)
Were there really 70-year-old dudes in powdered wigs doing the gavotte in the the Caribbean in 1661??
   503. cardsfanboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4260122)
They both have better DERs than the Cardinals.


Cardinals have an Old Beltran and Holliday in the outfield, have a guy who is a DH playing firstbase(Craig) have an outfielder playing second base(Schumaker) a utility player playing etc. I don't know what the defensive numbers say, but Freese, Jay and Molina are the only everyday players who are average or plus, and Descalso and maybe Kozma are decent for bench players.
   504. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4260123)
One more O's!
   505. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4260124)
It's over
   506. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4260125)
Alex is going to have a long at-bat ending in a strikeout.
   507. Fat Al Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4260126)
This would be a good time for Alex's first homer in eons.
   508. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4260127)
Wikipedia says the gavotte originated in the late 16th century.
   509. cardsfanboy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:57 PM (#4260128)
Angel Hernandez is terrible. He's been terrible for everyone, at least, but he's still terrible.


How does he even get this gig? Everyone in baseball says he's terrible, he is about the only umpire that announcers have no problem bad mouthing regardless of how nice they are. He's about the only umpire that it seems every team ####### about. The guy is the Murray Chass of umpires, just horrible at his job.
   510. toratoratora Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:57 PM (#4260129)
One more strike gentlemen!
   511. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260130)
Nice
   512. salajander Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260131)
Alex is going to have a long at-bat ending in a strikeout.

Like I said.
   513. toratoratora Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260132)
Shazam! Go O's
   514. McCoy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260133)
Always wait for my call.
   515. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260134)
Alex is going to have a long at-bat ending in a strikeout.


Good call.
   516. Effervesoteric Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260135)
JIM JOHNSON: THE REDEMPTION.
   517. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260136)
I knew A-Rod was going to swing at ball 4 right there.
   518. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4260137)
Alex is going to have a long at-bat ending in a strikeout.

Good call, that.
   519. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4260138)
VERY good call.
   520. Effervesoteric Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM (#4260139)
Another extremely well-managed one-run game from Buck and the boys.

Looks like we have a genuine series on our hands, gentlemen.
   521. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM (#4260140)
And the first two games are virtually a perfect microcosm of the O's season. Look horrible one day, pull out a great one run win the next day.
   522. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM (#4260141)
Alex is going to have a long at-bat ending in a strikeout.


Good call, that.

Yeah, whoever could have guessed that was going to happen?
   523. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM (#4260142)
Was waiting for the crowd to engage in a lusty "Yankees suck!" chant.
   524. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:02 AM (#4260143)
How does he even get this gig?

Do all umps get playoff gigs, or only certain ones?

At least we can hope he won't be in the next 2 rounds.
   525. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:02 AM (#4260144)
We will have at least four games in this series, and we are seeing a resurrection of a rivalry.
   526. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:04 AM (#4260145)
We will have at least four games in this series, and we are seeing a resurrection of a rivalry.

And it's all that much sweeter when that other team from up North is stuck in the crapper.
   527. Fat Al Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:05 AM (#4260147)
And it's all that much sweeter when that other team from up North is stuck in the crapper.


The Jays?
   528. salajander Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:16 AM (#4260152)
Yeah, whoever could have guessed that was going to happen?

I admit I wasn't going out on a limb there.
   529. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:25 AM (#4260155)
Saw somewhere that, with that strikout, A-Rod now holds the record for most games ended by being struck out.
   530. cardsfanboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:28 AM (#4260156)
Saw somewhere that, with that strikout, A-Rod now holds the record for most games ended by being struck out.


Seriously?
   531. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 12:38 AM (#4260159)

Seriously?


It's happened to him 4 times now.
   532. Lassus Posted: October 09, 2012 at 01:05 AM (#4260161)
That ball was 5 ####### inches inside. What the ####.
It was an inch off the black, if we're to believe the robot.


It is hilarious to see people scream for robot umps, and then remain utterly convinced they are more accurate than the robot umps.
   533. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: October 09, 2012 at 01:40 AM (#4260163)
Cardinals have an Old Beltran and Holliday in the outfield, have a guy who is a DH playing firstbase(Craig) have an outfielder playing second base(Schumaker) a utility player playing etc. I don't know what the defensive numbers say, but Freese, Jay and Molina are the only everyday players who are average or plus, and Descalso and maybe Kozma are decent for bench players.


Beltran's still a good RF. The problem was, he saw a lot of time in CF this year, which shouldn't happen. The other major drags on STL's defense were Tyler Greene at second and Furcal (-10.1 UZR/150) and Descalso (-16.7 UZR/150) at SS, Berkman (-18.3 UZR/150) at first, and craig (-12.6 UZR/150)/carpenter (-43ish) in RF. Of course there's lots of SSS in that bit, but the point is, all of the guys with a negative UZR at a given position are either no longer with the team, or shifted the right direction on the defensive spectrum for the playoffs, with the exception of Holliday and Craig, and I can live with Holliday's -4.3 UZR/150 and Craig's -3.4 UZR/150 at 1B.

The team on the field right now for STL is a pretty good, not great, but good, defensive team. Probably at least average.
   534. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 01:43 AM (#4260164)
Re Ichiro scoring by circling around the catcher: How close did Ichiro come to going out of the baseline? Is there no limit to how far you can stray from the plate?
   535. Greg K Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:14 AM (#4260174)
Re Ichiro scoring by circling around the catcher: How close did Ichiro come to going out of the baseline? Is there no limit to how far you can stray from the plate?

According to Deep Space Nine (which is where I usually go for my baseball rulings), the play is still live even if you're back, sitting in the dugout.
   536. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:51 AM (#4260176)
According to Deep Space Nine (which is where I usually go for my baseball rulings), the play is still live even if you're back, sitting in the dugout.


That's not right. Rule 7.08(k) says the batter is out if he makes no attempt to return. The fielder just has to touch the plate while holding the ball and appeal to the umpire.
   537. Greg K Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:17 AM (#4260188)
That's not right. Rule 7.08(k) says the batter is out if he makes no attempt to return. The fielder just has to touch the plate while holding the ball and appeal to the umpire.

I think I'll trust Odo over some "book" thank you very much.
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