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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)

Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:44 AM | 931 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   801. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4258747)
Hey guys, let's have a .316 hitter bunt
   802. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4258748)
What is Jeter complaining about there? That was right down the middle.
   803. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4258749)
Serious question - why is Derek Jeter, Captain Clutch, with the most hits in MLB, bunting?
   804. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4258750)
Wow, and he STILL bunted with 2 strikes.
   805. Fat Al Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4258751)
That was insane
   806. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4258752)
Hooray, the Orioles aren't intentionally walking Ichiro! That would be REALLY stupid.
   807. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4258753)
Didn't I just see a graphic earlier in the game that told me he led the league in hits?
Why would you have him bunt?
   808. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4258755)
The strikezone, and this is cutting both ways, is, um, ample.
   809. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4258756)
Ichiro could hit a home run here if he wanted to...
   810. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4258757)
Ichiro wanted to hit a homer there, but pulled it foul.
   811. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4258758)
Man, the Orioles live a charmed life.
   812. toratoratora Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4258759)
Nice play going to the plate.
   813. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4258760)
WHEW!
   814. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4258761)
Was that run on contact? I can't see why else you would send a catcher on a hard hit grounder like that.
   815. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4258762)
Good thing they gave up an out.
   816. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4258763)
Didn't I just see a graphic earlier in the game that told me he led the league in hits?
Why would you have him bunt?


They don't have access to that graphic in the Yankee's dugout.
   817. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4258764)
Terrible throw home, but nice play by Weiters.
   818. cardsfanboy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4258765)
Since I'm not invested in either of these teams, I need the Yankees to score two runs in an inning for bingo. :)
   819. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4258766)
KLaw, fwiw, doesn't mind the bunt with O'Day on the mound. Still hate it personally.
   820. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4258767)
Man, the Orioles live a charmed life.


Not when it comes to the ####### strike zone.
   821. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4258768)
UNCLUTCH.

That's what you get for bunting with Jeter.
   822. toratoratora Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4258769)
Wheeew. Way to work out of a tough jam
   823. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4258770)
This has been a pretty great game so far. I hope it ends the right way...
   824. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4258771)
DKDC, is that a joke? o's got some very favorable calls that inning, according to the tbs kzone thingie.
   825. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4258772)
Arod K's then turns to talk to HP ump -- ######## about the check swing strike??
   826. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4258773)
nice! o'day
   827. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4258775)
#824,

I was talking about the perfect strike on the corner that O'Day threw to strike out Rodriguez that was called a ball:

link


Overall, it's been a pretty fair strike zone I think, but not getting those high-leverage calls can really hurt (it didn't this time).
   828. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4258777)
The craziest thing about this game is CC's pitch count. I would have guessed 120+.
   829. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4258778)
It's been fair, but a terrible zone.
   830. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4258779)
It's been fair, but a terrible zone.


If the K-zone is close to accurate, I'd say this ump has been far better than most. He's given some pitches outside to LHB to both teams, but nothing crazy.
   831. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4258780)
Overall, it's been a pretty fair strike zone I think, but not getting those high-leverage calls can really hurt (it didn't this time).

Dude, what are you worried about? Isn't this the prototypical 2012 Oriole victory?
   832. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4258781)
The Orioles Magic tank doesn't have a gauge, so we're running on empty for all I know.
   833. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4258782)
The Orioles Magic tank doesn't have a gauge, so we're running on empty for all I know.

Fair. That would be awkward timing.
   834. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4258784)
Also, I feel good matching up the Orioles bullpen against other teams' bullpen over many innings, but CC is probably going 9 innings if needed. So, best case is the O's are matching up their 5th guy out of the pen against the Yankees first guy out of the pen.
   835. smileyy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4258785)
You leave Arroyo in until he starts giving up walks and line drives, right? Or do you pinch hit for him here?
   836. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4258787)
My 1 year old picked a pretty good day (for me) to be sick, coughing and draining fluids from eyes, nose and mouth. Mommy went shopping w/ the 3 yr old. The price you pay to watch 4 baseball games all day and night.
   837. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4258788)
Funny to watch Matusz blowing away Hamiltons and Grandersons with heat after he couldn't hit 90 early this season.

   838. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4258790)
I'd give Arroyo one line drive then get him out of there.
   839. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4258791)
Yeah, that Matusz fastball is mystifying. Granderson and Hamilton the other day were both sitting on fastball, and neither one could hit it. I don't get why it's been so effective, but you can't argue with the results.
   840. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4258792)
OK, let's get JJ in to score, and JJ in from the pen to seal the deal.
   841. VoodooR Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4258793)
Nice, JJ!
   842. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4258794)
Hardy!
   843. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4258796)
Uh, John Jaso? That may be a junk stat.

EDIT - Apparently Jaso was awesome this year. I retract my disparagement of him.
   844. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4258797)
Jones is prone to sliders, but that was a great one.
   845. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4258798)
Jeeze, this rally went south fast...
   846. silhouetted by the sea Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4258799)
Don't know if this is the best place for this, but I wanted to tell people that tonight at 1 AM TCM is showing a movie called "Heading Home" in which a young ballplayer named Babe attempts to prove his talent. Starring Babe Ruth and Ruth Taylor and made in 1920.
   847. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4258800)
Thanks for posting that, I wouldn't have noticed otherwise. I'll be sure to check it out.
   848. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4258801)
Buck does not look good in that hat.
   849. Fat Al Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4258802)
Wow. I did not see that coming.
   850. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4258803)
I know! I was sure he would strike out.
   851. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4258804)
Time for a run or two. I'd prefer not to go to extra innings against the Orioles.
   852. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4258805)
Dang it!

One of the neat things about postseason tv though is that you can see all the way through the helmet slam
   853. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4258806)
Time for a run or two. I'd prefer not to go to extra innings against the Orioles.


It's definitely advantage, Yankees if this goes to extras, given that they haven't even touched their bullpen yet.
   854. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4258807)
Yankees better score now, lest the Orioles go into extra-innings mode.
   855. Moe Greene Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4258808)
Hm... anyone else here enjoying the Reds/Giants game?
   856. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4258809)
Of course.
   857. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4258810)
Russell god damn ####### Martin. ####### hell.
   858. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4258811)
santa maria, no?
   859. toratoratora Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4258812)
Gaaarrrrrgggghhhhhh
   860. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4258813)
And on cue, Martin does it.
   861. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4258814)
Orioles magic on life support.
   862. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4258815)
There go Jim Johnson's MVP chances, I guess.
   863. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4258816)
wow, he teed off on that.
   864. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4258817)
Russell Martin, huh.
   865. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4258818)
I was a few seconds away from posting "why would you bring in your closer to face Russell Martin and Raul Ibanez?" And then that happened.
   866. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4258819)
I can't think of a recent ballplayer who was as bad of a hitter as Martin, yet hit so many huge homers.
   867. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4258820)
It's always the shitty hitters that kill you.

Russell ####### Martin.

We will rue that name for........another few days until the O's win this series 3-1.
   868. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4258821)
No. NOOOOO
   869. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4258822)
who is ordering him to bunt?
   870. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4258823)
JIM JOHNSON'S #### DOES NOT WORK IN OCTOBER!
   871. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4258824)
Off the fists = fisted? Where are you Chip?
   872. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4258825)
CUE JETER FELLATIO
   873. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4258826)
Jeter has been vintage Jeter tonight. A stupid bunt, two huge hits that he barely makes contact on, and a shitty play in the field.
   874. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4258828)
Does Jeter do a fist pump after he fists a ball?
   875. Fat Al Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4258829)
That was actually a less than insane place to bunt.
   876. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4258830)
It's over.
   877. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4258831)
Goodness, this has gotten out of hand quickly.

Now we'll be treated to talk about how the O's failed because they were inexperienced.
   878. Guts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4258832)
I am not too impressed with this Jim Johnson fellow.
   879. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4258833)
I give up. This is just silly.

When you leverage-adjust every play, the Yankees have now been the luckiest ####### team in baseball this year.
   880. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4258834)
Mystique and Aura.
   881. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4258835)
The Orioles are such an embarrassingly bad team. I love all the post hoc ergo propter hoc rationalization to explain how they won so many games. People just can't accept that they're a dogshit, 82 win team that finished 3 standard deviations above where they should've. Even these vaunted bullpen guys basically suck. Brian Matsusz? Really?

I mean it's baseball and dice roll in a short series, etc etc, but if I wanted to watch the finest in near average big league talent, i could go to a Piates game.
   882. Fat Al Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:57 PM (#4258836)
That's how they won 16 straight eaxtra inning games?
   883. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4258837)
What else is on?
   884. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4258839)
Wow, won't even be a save opp for Soriano.
   885. DKDC Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4258840)
Get em tomorrow, boys.
   886. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4258841)
The Reds, Nationals, and Yankees are collectively scoffing at the Oakland A's inability to win playoff games on the road.
   887. fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4258842)
The Reds are running away with the other game all of a sudden.
   888. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:01 AM (#4258843)
well this has gone to ####
   889. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:01 AM (#4258844)
BRUUUUUUUCCCCEEEEEEEE!

6-0 Reds after a 2-run 2b by Jay Bruce. Off a lefty, even...
   890. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:02 AM (#4258845)
To be fair, the O's have only looked totally over-matched over the last 15 minutes.
   891. VoodooR Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:03 AM (#4258846)
Wow. Arroyo has a one-hitter going!?
   892. Austin Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:05 AM (#4258848)
Holy ####, he does. I guess the playoffs are the time for unlikely heroes, after all.
   893. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:09 AM (#4258849)
To be fair, the O's have looked overmatched for 4 months, it's just been concealed by going 352-1 in one run games and extra inning games.
   894. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:09 AM (#4258850)
Arroyo was one of my favorite players on the 2004 Red Sox. I'm happy he's putting in this performance, 8 years later.
   895. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:10 AM (#4258851)
CC in the 9th? Girardi is going Old School.
   896. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:10 AM (#4258852)
The Orioles are such an embarrassingly bad team. I love all the post hoc ergo propter hoc rationalization to explain how they won so many games. People just can't accept that they're a dogshit, 82 win team that finished 3 standard deviations above where they should've. Even these vaunted bullpen guys basically suck.

Yeah, they're 74 and 0 when leading after 7 innings, and they've won their last 16 extra inning games. That bullpen must really suck.

The reason the Yanks are winning right now is simple: Sabathia has been lights out every time he's needed to be. But don't think the Orioles aren't capable of winning the next three. They haven't lost a single series in Yankee Stadium all year.
   897. Lassus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4258853)
The Orioles are such an embarrassingly bad team. I love all the post hoc ergo propter hoc rationalization to explain how they won so many games. People just can't accept that they're a dogshit, 82 win team that finished 3 standard deviations above where they should've. Even these vaunted bullpen guys basically suck. Brian Matsusz? Really?

Picked a real brave time for this rant, didn't you? ;-)
   898. fra paolo Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4258854)
The Reds are really looking dominant here.
   899. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4258855)
Stubbs! 8-0 Reds
   900. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:12 AM (#4258856)
Can I get a bedpan to the pitcher's mound in San Francisco?
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