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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Division Six OmniChatter

By the end of the day, at least two teams will be eliminated since baseball is a cruel sport and October is a harsh mistress. Or something like that.

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   501. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264448)
Wow.... that was a pretty good pitch, hard for Holliday to take that.
It looked to me like ball three was strike three, and strike three was ball four.
   502. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264449)
28 pitches for romo
   503. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264450)
Wowee
   504. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264451)
It looked to me like ball three was strike three, and strike three was ball four.


Me too.
   505. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264452)
Bruce finally takes a pitch, and it's right on the corner.
   506. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264453)
finally came inside
   507. bunyon Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264454)
Are these stay alive fouls or line drives?
   508. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264455)
SI gameflash shows Romo throwing 88 mph fastballs.
   509. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4264456)
PitchFX says it was a strike!!!
   510. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4264457)
It looked to me like ball three was strike three, and strike three was ball four.

Ball three was clearly inside, IMO.
   511. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4264458)
CHECKLIST:
---EVERGREEN---
Conradian Play [X ]
Web Gem [X X X ]
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Ump blows call [ ] (Blown call eliminates team [ ])
Dramatic late-inning homer [ ]
Double Play ends an inning [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ X]
Strike out of side [ ]
Stolen base [ X]
Caught stealing [X ]
Gamesmanship []
Shapeshifting Strike-zone [ ]
THIS TRAIN! [X]
"They're down to their last X...." [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ ]
Non-pitcher bunts [ ]
Regular Season pitcher warms up [ ] (Playoff starting pitcher warms up in pen [ ])
Game needs to start on TNT (with exception of A's vs. Tigers) [ X]
---SF at CIN specific---
Dusty Baker with Giants [ X]
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ X]
Cain perfecto flashback [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [X X ] (GRAND SLAM and THE THROWOUT PORTION OF A STRIKEOUT/THROWOUT DP)
Joey Votto gets back to normal, does something awesome []
Big Red Machine referenced [ X]
Willie Mays referenced [ ]
---STL at DC specific---
Strasburg in the Dugout [X ]
Crowd chants "We Want Strasburg" [ ]
Bryce Harper does something awesome [ ] (Harper strikes out instead [ ])
Pujols mentioned [ ]
FREESE! [ ]
Teddy [ ]
Flashback to game 6 of 2011 WS [ ]
Davey Johnson managerial career recap [ ]
Matheny's playing career [ ]
---BAL at NYY specific---
Raul Effing Ibanez comes to the plate [ ]
Orioles hold one-run lead at any point of the game []
Yankees get run in half-inning immediately after Orioles score [ ]
Thome career retrospective [ ]
Buck Showalter as Yankee manager [ ]
Joe Saunders' Wild Card performance flashback [ ]
Ichiro does something awesome [ ]
Tyler Teagarden shows up []
A-Rod strikes out, assuming he even plays now that Raul Ibanez is Mr. Effing October [ ]
---DET at OAK---
Bernie Lean explained [ ]
Verlander no-nos flashback []
Prince Fielder robbed of extra-bases [ ]
Moneyball mentioned [ ] (Mention of Brad Pitt [ ])
Pat Neshek's son mentioned [ ]
Trout mentioned in any way (fish or player) [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Verlander hits 98+ MPH after 80 pitches [ ]
Mention of the tarps [ ]
   512. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4264459)
It feels like those long at bats usually end in favor of the batter.
   513. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4264460)
Went to the changeup on 3-2. Nice work by Romo.
   514. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4264462)
Phew...great at bat by Bruce
   515. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264464)
GREAT at bat by Bruce. If anyone ever uses that as an example of Bruce choking or not coming through they deserve a swift kick to the nuts.
   516. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264465)
all up to the old man
   517. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264466)
Rolen is clutch?
   518. bunyon Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264467)
How deep was the fly?
   519. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264469)
GREAT at bat by Bruce. If anyone ever uses that as an example of Bruce choking or not coming through they deserve a swift kick to the nuts.


Skip Bayless, tomorrow.
   520. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264470)
Medium depth, pretty much routine.
   521. salvomania Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264471)
I feel sorry for his poor dessicated carcass
   522. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4264472)
Wow, I'm not a fan of either team, and am following the Giants-Reds game online, and can still feel the tension.
   523. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4264473)
518--lazy.
   524. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4264474)
1 more. Which is good, since Romo has already thrown 342 pitches this inning.
   525. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264475)
rolen takes plenty of strike 3's and even he is hacking knowing the umpire is untrustworthy
   526. Chris Fluit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264476)
Wow. That Bruce at bat was a battle and a half.
   527. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264478)
Wow, I'm not a fan of either team, and am following the Giants-Reds game online, and can still feel the tension.


Seconded. This is crazy.
   528. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264479)
Wow. What a ballgame.
   529. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264480)
Wow. Exciting game in Cincinatti
   530. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264481)
wow
   531. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264482)
Hell of a game and series.
   532. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264483)
Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Bay Bridge Series 2!
   533. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4264484)
Tough breaks, Scotty. Go home and check out your 2006 ring.

   534. Chris Fluit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4264485)
And there goes my pick for the NL pennant.
   535. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4264486)
Exhale Giant fans!
   536. Textbook Editor Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4264487)
Not with a bang but a whimper...

Sorry, Reds fans. I was rooting for you.
   537. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4264488)
Well, I'm 0 for 1 so far today.
   538. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4264489)
I think I will go look at a picture of a baby walrus.
   539. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4264491)
What a game. Go Giants!
   540. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4264492)
Fantastic game. Congrats Giants fans.
   541. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4264493)
First NL team to come back 0-2 down in an LDS? How many in the AL?

'95 Mariners
'99 Red Sox
'01 Yankees
'03 Red Sox

Others?
   542. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4264494)
Joyce is loving the outside corner today, for both sides.
   543. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4264495)
For a team that fell behind 6-0, the Reds were tough as hell to beat. That was some great resilience and determination. What a game.
   544. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4264496)
I need a break now. Hoping it's a good omen for the A's tonight.
   545. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4264497)
11 LOBs by the Reds. MartyB is harping on about the 2-0 lead going home, only to get swept.

'Coming home to lay a three-game egg'.
   546. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:05 PM (#4264499)
11 LOBs by the Reds. MartyB is harping on about the 2-0 lead going home, only to get swept.


Obviously Cincinnati fans choked in the clutch.

/sarcasm
   547. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4264500)
For a team that fell behind 6-0, the Reds were tough as hell to beat. That was some great resilience and determination. What a game.


Say what you want about Dusty, but almost all of his teams never give up.
   548. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4264501)
Hell of an ab by bruce. He knew he couldn't trust the ump or rolen.

Congrats giants. They played better the last 3 days.

Maybe year 18 will be the year.
   549. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4264502)
11 LOBs by the Reds. MartyB is harping on about the 2-0 lead going home, only to get swept.


What a miserable human being. I can't wait for his career to be over.
   550. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4264503)
Say what you want about Dusty, but almost all of his teams never give up.

Seconded, Reds have fought like hell at all times since he got there. We rag on Dusty a lot, but he does have some good points.
   551. Richard Gadsden Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4264507)
'95 Mariners
'99 Red Sox
'01 Yankees
'03 Red Sox


That matches the TBS graphic.
   552. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4264508)
Tough breaks, Scotty. Go home and check out your 2006 ring.

There's more of that world famous St. Louis class that makes Cardinals fans The Greatest Fans In The World.
   553. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:11 PM (#4264509)
Thanks for the congrats Reds fans. That was as tense as it gets. Unbelievable.
   554. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:12 PM (#4264510)
So this is what playoff baseball feels like? I was so young before.

I think I'd like to do it again.
   555. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4264514)
First NL team to come back 0-2 down in an LDS? How many in the AL?

'95 Mariners
'99 Red Sox
'01 Yankees
'03 Red Sox

Others?


2012 A's! It's getting done!
   556. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4264517)
Wow 4 innings and we've only given up 1 run. This seems much more like game 1, which is excellent. Let's hope it keeps up.
   557. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:16 PM (#4264519)
Teddy [X]
   558. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:16 PM (#4264520)
2012 A's! It's getting done!


You bet it is.
   559. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:16 PM (#4264521)
Bryce swinging for the fences again
   560. UCCF Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:17 PM (#4264523)
Say what you want about Dusty, but almost all of his teams never give up.

Can't say that about the 2003 Cubs - after the Bartman error, and then after they fell behind in Game 7, it really looked like they were just going through the motions.

I just came out of a meeting here in the north Bay - we had to stop when Bruce came up because no one was paying attention. You could see Gameday, or a Gameday equivalent, up on the computer screens of about 90% of the participants.
   561. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:17 PM (#4264524)
Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Bay Bridge Series 2!

Please no earthquake this time!
   562. UCCF Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4264525)
First NL team to come back 0-2 down in an LDS?

I find it weird that they're making a distinction between the 5-game LDS we have now and the old 5-game NLCS when discussing this stat. I know they're not the first team to come back from 0-2 down in a 5-game NL series, because ####### Steve Garvey.
   563. UCCF Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4264526)
Please no earthquake this time!

I'm scheduled to move into my new house on October 26th, so I assume it will happen right around then.
   564. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4264530)
I'd like to note that Mark Twain obviously gave better motivation than Pete Rose when he noted that fiction has to make sense....
   565. Portia Stanke Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4264537)
There's more of that world famous St. Louis class that makes Cardinals fans The Greatest Fans In The World.


Hey, it's the forum's elected arbiter of good taste again. How you doin', fella?
   566. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4264540)
after they fell behind in Game 7, it really looked like they were just going through the motions.


Didn't they come back from like a 5 run deficit early in the game?

Looking it up, not quite, from 3-0 down in the first they went up 5-3 but then lost. I think that was more Beckett making the Cubs look bad than anything though. He was dominant that October.
   567. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4264542)
...how was that not an offer? He jabbed at it.
   568. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4264543)
HOW IS PETE KOZMA ALWAYS ON BASE
   569. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4264544)
Sigh, well Cards on 1-2 on bunts. Could be worse. Would really like an XBH.

Joyce is calling this outside strike like crazy.
   570. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4264546)
HOW IS PETE KOZMA ALWAYS ON BASE

Your SS has like 20 hits in this series.
   571. UCCF Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4264547)
Looking it up, not quite, from 3-0 down in the first they went up 5-3 but then lost. I think that was more Beckett making the Cubs look bad than anything though. He was dominant that October.

If you go back and rewatch the game, toward the end they were half-heartedly swinging at everything in those last few innings. I remember being with a group, and we were all yelling at them to take a couple of ####### pitches, maybe draw a walk and get someone on base. And they just wouldn't do it - swing, swing, swing.
   572. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4264548)
nice.
   573. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4264551)
Very efficient inning for Lohse, although I'd prefer those were groundouts...
   574. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4264555)
If you go back and rewatch the game, toward the end they were half-heartedly swinging at everything in those last few innings. I remember being with a group, and we were all yelling at them to take a couple of ####### pitches, maybe draw a walk and get someone on base. And they just wouldn't do it - swing, swing, swing.


That is why I said almost always... the Cub years are the exception to Dusty's career.
   575. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:44 PM (#4264557)
Cards have had good ABs against Detwiler but just can't make great contact - maybe 3 liners all day so far.
   576. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4264560)
   577. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4264562)
god damn it
   578. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4264563)
I knew Yadi would GIDP there. Knew it. I was wrong, but not really.
   579. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4264564)
Good umpiring.
   580. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4264565)
They don't call that often. Phantom tag not there.
   581. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4264566)
Not sure I am into this IBB, it's the 6th and the Cards are not exactly bombing it. Though Descalso sucks, so it's not a terrible move.
   582. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4264568)
I think this is probably a reasonable place to IBB... especially if you're going to get calls like that one against the lefty.
   583. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4264569)
Ok Joyce, your outside corner zone is getting a little ridiculous. That was in the other batter's box.

And then he doesn't call the low strike, so we're even.
   584. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4264570)
I guess you have to walk Freese there, but Descalso doesn't have a platoon disadvantage.
   585. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4264572)
Ok, evens out, that was strike three. I bet that was a makeup call. The ump had to know he blew the first one.
   586. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4264573)
huh it looks like the Nats relievers are angry about something in the pen. What is going on there?
   587. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4264574)
I still think that, by the time this postseason is over, Teddy should run to the mound only to unmask and reveal himself to be Stephen Strasburg, at which point he strikes out the side.
   588. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:53 PM (#4264575)
Nice. Hell of a job by Detwiler today.
   589. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:53 PM (#4264576)
Ugh. Descalso. Tight game. I was really looking forward to another 12-2 game or something.
   590. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4264579)
Outstanding job Ross, pitching around the crappiness of your infielders. Couldn't have asked for more than six innings and zero earned runs.
   591. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4264580)
Ross Detwiler is a name you expect to have a character in a cartoon about a little league team to have.
   592. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4264582)
Why Lombardozzi here?
   593. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4264583)
I don't like those Samsung ads.

"You know those horribly obnoxious Apple hipsters? With their bangs and their skinny jeans, who seem to think a phone makes them cool? They're the worst! ... Buy a Samsung phone and you'll be an awful Samsung hipster who looks down on the Apple hipsters. Meet you at the studio later, brah."
   594. Scott Fischthal Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4264584)
Well, that was pretty much the Nats' best start of the Series. Hard to imagine Detwiler would outpitch Zimmerman and Gio. Go figure.
   595. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4264585)
Why Lombardozzi here?
Oh, Britta's in this?
   596. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4264587)
Now I know what a chick feels like.....


Someone at TBS screwed up and missed to bleep button. Obviously NSFW with the language.
   597. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4264589)
Another nice inning by Lohse. Need some runs, boys!
   598. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4264590)
Lohse is showing why he is a Cy Young candidate(not first on the ballot of course, as that is Dickey just for the fun of it, but on a five vote ballot, it's hard to see him not getting strong support)
   599. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4264592)
Zimmerman?
   600. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4264593)
Hey, Zimmermannnn. Cool.
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