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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Division Series Day Two OMNICHATTER

Athletics (94-68) @ Tigers (88-74), 12:00pm
  OAK: Tommy Milone (25, LHP, 13-10, 3.74)
  DET: Doug Fister (28, RHP, 10-10, 3.45)

Nationals (98-64) @ Cardinals (88-74), 3:00pm
  WSN: Stephen Strasburg (24, RHP, 15-6, 3.16) Gio Gonzalez (26, LHP, 21-8, 2.89)
  STL: Adam Wainwright (30, RHP, 14-13, 3.94)

Yankees (95-67) @ Orioles (93-69), 6:00pm
  NYY: CC Sabathia (31, LHP, 15-6, 3.38)
  BAL: Jason Hammel (29, RHP, 8-6, 3.43)

Reds (97-65) @ Giants (94-68), 9:30pm
  CIN: Bronson Arroyo (35, RHP, 12-10, 3.74)
  SFG: Madison Bumgarner (22, LHP, 16-11, 3.37)

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   701. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4258610)
If Lew Ford is the DH, Buck can pinch hit Thome in a big spot.

Duh.
   702. Davo Dozier Posted: October 07, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4258611)
Lew Ford, Robert Andino, and Nate McLouth. 8-9-1 for the Orioles.

Baseball fever--catch it!
   703. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:01 PM (#4258613)
I hate seeing ford out there too but it's a lefty matchup thing. Thome will come in after CC goes out.
   704. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:02 PM (#4258614)
Joe Angel quips: Jeter getting the Bronx cheer out there. Wul, natch!
   705. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:03 PM (#4258615)
I hate seeing ford out there too but it's a lefty matchup thing. Thome will come in after CC goes out.

Matchups, bah! When Danny Espinosa was going through his extended rough patch in the first half of this season he was so awful batting left that I don't know why they didn't just order him to bat right-handed against righties and see what happens. He couldn't have done worse.
   706. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:05 PM (#4258617)
Nice play
   707. Textbook Editor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:06 PM (#4258618)
Tbs is out for me. This happen to anyone else?
   708. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:09 PM (#4258620)
Tbs is out for me. This happen to anyone else?

TBS HD went out for some during the Nats game, but when I checked my HD feed here a few minutes later it was good. I'm watching in the LR on a standard definition TV so didn't know then, but looks good now anyway.

edit: Just checked TBS HD and it is OK. Well, the score is bad, but they can't fix that.
   709. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4258622)
Yeah, TBS went out for a few minutes for me during the Nats game, too. Thought the cable box was just "tired" from all the multi-tasking today.
   710. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:15 PM (#4258626)
Yeah...who's umping this game?
   711. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:20 PM (#4258630)
Breaking News: In the on-line edition, the Washington Post is running its story on the Nationals playoff win above the story on the Redskins regular season loss, on both the front page and sports page. Not sure whether that will hold up in the print version.
   712. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:21 PM (#4258632)
RGIII will sue!!
   713. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4258633)
eh, the Nats have been covered over the skins quite a bit in the last month or so. it is a nice development.
   714. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4258635)
RGIII getting hurt (if its serious) is objectively probably a bigger story than going up 1-0 in a divisional series.
   715. Effervesoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4258637)
See, THAT'S why Lew Ford is DH'ing.
   716. smileyy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4258638)
I'll be impressed if RGIII knows what the Washington Post is, let alone is able to read it right now.

Tip to promising young quarterbacks: step out of bounds.
   717. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4258639)
Rally time!
   718. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4258640)
Lew Ford: so much power that he breaks his bat and STILL drives the ball into left field.
   719. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4258641)
Obviously, Lew Ford gets on against CC. I guess Buck is a genius after all.
   720. Textbook Editor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:32 PM (#4258643)
Thanks for the info. Comcast tells me SD works but not HD.
   721. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:34 PM (#4258644)
C.C. going up against David Wells for fattest Yankees pitcher title.
   722. Effervesoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:34 PM (#4258645)
The way the O's season has gone, I predict Nate McClouth hits the ball out of Camden Yards.

(oh please oh please oh please....)

EDIT: CLOSE ENOUGH AND I'LL TAKE IT!!
   723. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4258646)
"and the Orioles have the lead"
   724. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4258647)
The way the O's season has gone, I predict Nate McClouth hits the ball out of Camden Yards.

Lew Ford getting a hit burned a lot of Oriole Magic.
   725. Effervesoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:37 PM (#4258648)
Lew Ford getting a hit burned a lot of Oriole Magic.
Good thing a little was left in reserve for Nate McLouth.
   726. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4258650)
Nate McClouth!
   727. Effervesoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4258651)
Now what are the chances Hammel can hold the line here? I'm thinking not so good.
   728. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:45 PM (#4258658)
Good thing a little was left in reserve for Nate McLouth.

There appears to be more. I guess I shouldn't have assumed there is a finite amount.
   729. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4258659)
I know I want the Yankees to lose, but I would prefer they lose in the WS, I think. I want them beaten by the NL.
   730. Effervesoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4258660)
This is going to be one agonizing grind of a game.
   731. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4258661)
Nice eye, Cornflake!
   732. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:49 PM (#4258662)
Alright, you squint-faced loaf pincher, how about a hit?
   733. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4258664)
That was some awful baserunning.
   734. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4258665)
####### it with the running into outs.
   735. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4258666)
Teixeira is toast!
   736. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4258667)
How did Swisher not score there?

Also I can't believe Tex didn't GIDP. #watchestoomanycardinalsgames
   737. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4258668)
I thought Teixeira's drive was going to be a home run. And he really dogged it up until he reached first base. Huge out.
   738. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4258669)
zactly my question, Guts
   739. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4258670)
Hate this IBB, like I hate most IBBs.
   740. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4258671)
[732] Obviously, I should have been more specific ... how about a hit AND THEN YOU DON'T GET THROWN OUT BY 6 FEET?!?!?!?!?
   741. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4258673)
Baltimore crowd cheers Hammel almost killing Martin.
   742. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4258674)
Hammel is wild. Not sure he lasts 5.
   743. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4258675)
Swisher should have scored, no clue what he was doing. Oriole magic holds.
   744. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4258676)
. . . he really dogged it up until he reached first base.

May have been more the calf injury than lack of effort.
   745. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:56 PM (#4258677)
737 - Didn't look like he dogged it out of the box. that's just ol' Slowfoot.
   746. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4258678)
Chris Davis made a perfect throw, too. He has a good arm, as Adrian Gonzalez knows well.
   747. Fat Al Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4258679)
And you have no clue what swisher was doing because TBS can't be bothered to show or tell you. I forget every year how much their coverage annoys me.
   748. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4258680)
[745] Yeah, the Loaf Pincher never dogs it, he's just dragging 3 or 4 pianos around the bases ... and the calf.
   749. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 07, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4258681)
And you have no clue what swisher was doing because TBS can't be bothered to show or tell you. I forget every year how much their coverage annoys me.


It's so much better than Fox, though.
   750. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:00 PM (#4258682)
Sabathia could go 15 innings at this rate. Need to knock him out the old fashioned way.
   751. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4258684)
Ludwick homers in the B game.
   752. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:06 PM (#4258686)
There appears to be more. I guess I shouldn't have assumed there is a finite amount.

They've been storing the stuff for like 15 years.
   753. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:09 PM (#4258689)
Hammel doesn't really have his swing-and-miss stuff today.

The Yankees must've hit 40 foul balls so far.
   754. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:12 PM (#4258691)
I wonder if Dominic West is watching this somewhere.
   755. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:13 PM (#4258692)
Thanks, dkdc. Hammel got two k's that inning including one swing and miss,
   756. JJ1986 Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4258694)
I wonder if Dominic West is watching this somewhere.


I've heard he's a gigantic #######.
   757. Effervesoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4258696)
I've heard he's a gigantic #######.
What the f**k did HE do?
   758. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4258698)
"Lew Ford" sounds like an old crusty veteran. A guy you'd store in a case that reads "break glass only in case of late-game emergency".
   759. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4258699)
Nice play. Good call.
   760. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4258700)
Lew Ford still manages to make a productive out. Sort of.
   761. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4258701)
Mike Rowe Angel Hernandez got the bang-bang call right. This *is* an odd game.
   762. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4258702)
IT'S NOT TEX.

IT'S NOT TEX-I-ERA.

IT'S TESH.

BAH.

   763. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4258703)
pastadiving Jeter
   764. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4258704)
What the f**k did HE do?


He's just a humble ############ with a big ass dick.

[edit] he's not that humble.
   765. Davo Dozier Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:21 PM (#4258705)
Robert Andino, you sexy son of a #####.

Chris Davis, you stupid, stupid man.
   766. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:21 PM (#4258707)
Pasta diving Jeter. Actually, the ball went under his forearm, not that he could have gotten an out had he smothered it and recovered to throw. jes sayin'
   767. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4258708)
I've heard he's a gigantic #######.

I think the only well-known character actor I've heard this about frequently enough to believe it is Christopher Eccelston. Haven't heard much about West.
   768. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4258710)
WOW. That's some kinda reaction from McClouth.
   769. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4258711)
When "strike 2" was a strike, why would you think that one was going to be a ball?
   770. Davo Dozier Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4258712)
I wasn't sure if McLouth thought he'd walked, or if he was just frustrated with himself for taking such an obvious strike.
   771. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4258713)
When "strike 2" was a strike, why would you think that one was going to be a ball?

Because it might have been just like that last pitch, spiked into the dirt in front of the plate. Guessing.
   772. Effervesoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4258714)
What? Hammel is BACK?
   773. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4258715)
They'll probably have a lefty ready and pull hammel soon.
   774. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4258716)
Oh, no, I think McClouth's reaction is that knew he was out, and overmatched; I don't think he thought it was a ball at all.
   775. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4258717)
Cornflake!
   776. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4258718)
Man, they shoulda got more runs off of Hammel.
   777. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4258719)
Reds get two moremon 4 singles.

Developing...
   778. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4258720)
Reds up 4-0.
   779. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4258721)
Damn, got a little two-out jam, here.
   780. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4258722)
Too bad the Giants are getting knocked out so fast, but they probably are the weakest NL playoff team despite the records.
   781. toratoratora Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4258723)
That was a beautiful strike 2 pitch
   782. toratoratora Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4258724)
And a nice catch in the corner
   783. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4258725)
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.
   784. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4258726)
I need heart meds. Or a beer now.
   785. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4258727)
Great camera angle, tbs. thanks for nothing
   786. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4258728)
Holy ####### crap. (post-replay)
   787. Fat Al Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4258729)
I didn't even know that corner existed.
   788. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4258730)
Reds get two moremon 4 singles.

Wait...Bryce Harper doesn't play for the Reds now, does he???
   789. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4258732)
I hate this Citi Card commercial. "I got dumped because I was boring, so then I used my Citi Card to take a cooking class and see Alicia Keys in concert. WHO'S BORING NOW?!"
   790. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4258733)
I didn't even know that corner existed.

That's where the groundskeeper's office has a window onto the field. She probably saw Davis' face smeared across the glass just then.
   791. smileyy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4258734)
[762] I always want to pronounce his abbreviation "Tek", as in the math/science formatting tool "TeX"
   792. toratoratora Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4258735)
Into a non diving Jeter?
   793. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4258736)
Y U no throw to first?!
   794. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4258737)
Pasta diving Jet - oh wait, he caught it that time. But bobbled it.
   795. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4258738)
Jeter'd.
   796. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4258739)
It's 49 degrees F in downtown Bawlimer and Adam Jones in the dugout has sweat dripping down his brow. Yeah, he's up for this game.
   797. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:56 PM (#4258741)
Arroyo is dealing in San Francisco.
   798. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4258743)
With the count 3-2, Patton licked his fingers multiple times. I thought going to the mouth was supposed to be an automatic ball.
   799. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4258744)
I thought the rule was you could go to the mouth, so long as you wiped afterwards.
   800. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4258745)
You really, really can't be walking Martin and Ibanez given the rest of this Yankees line-up. You just can't.
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