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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fister K’s 9 in a row, AL record

A sad day for Blake Stein.

(I tried but failed to come up with a Repozian Carl Hubbell Telescope intro.)

Walt Davis Posted: September 27, 2012 at 06:02 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. zachtoma Posted: September 27, 2012 at 06:34 PM (#4247604)
The AL Central looks like the only live playoff race right now (and I've got my money on Detroit). The A's lost today but the Angels are squandering their chance to make up a game trailing Seattle late. A week to go and the postseason is all but set, pretty disappointing really, this is not what the commissioner was hoping for.
   2. musial6 Posted: September 27, 2012 at 07:04 PM (#4247612)
A sad day for Blake Stein.


Any day when Blake Stein's name comes up in a context other than the Mark McGwire trade is a good day for Blake Stein.
   3. The Ghost, Senior Lounger Posted: September 27, 2012 at 07:27 PM (#4247627)
What the heck was he throwing? His changeup?
   4. DKDC Posted: September 27, 2012 at 07:29 PM (#4247629)
#1,

Maybe I'm too close to it, but I think the AL has plenty of drama left.

There's less than a week left and more AL teams are still alive than dead and no AL team has clinched a playoff berth yet.
   5. Traderdave Posted: September 27, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4247634)
Fister?


I just met her!



I'll be here all week...
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 27, 2012 at 07:40 PM (#4247637)
The Royals sure did all they could last night and this afternoon to help Detroit in the race.
   7. depletion Posted: September 27, 2012 at 07:43 PM (#4247638)
I saw the telecast of the Seaver 10-in-a-row game as a spry 13-year old. It was against a pretty weak Padres team, Nate Colbert was probably their star, maybe Al Ferrara, too. He K'ed the last 10 batters in the game. There wasn't anything cheap about the K's, it really looked like a mismatch. If they put up another 6 or 7 guys he probably would have struck them out, too.
gamelink
   8. zachtoma Posted: September 27, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4247653)
#1,

Maybe I'm too close to it, but I think the AL has plenty of drama left.

There's less than a week left and more AL teams are still alive than dead and no AL team has clinched a playoff berth yet.


I'll be shocked if it ends up anything other than:

ALW: Rangers
ALE: Yankees
ALWC: Orioles/A's

With the ALC up for grabs.
   9. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4247656)
1.5 games is a fair amount to make up in 8 games or so, but there's no reason to be "shocked" if the Orioles win the East.
   10. zachtoma Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:07 PM (#4247682)
None of these teams are playing badly right now though, everybody's winning and keeping the door shut - something could change over the weekend, hopefully it does.
   11. The District Attorney Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4247684)
Congrats to Dog Fister.
   12. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4247697)
I'm not following that link no matter what you say.
   13. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:39 PM (#4247701)
Calcaterra misstyped "Doug" and Deadspin caught it before he did.
   14. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4247724)
How is the ALC up for grabs and the ALE not so? Sure, the Orioles and Yankees are very likely to make the playoffs either way but there's a HUGE difference between the Wild Card and the Division title.
   15. Walt Davis Posted: September 28, 2012 at 05:54 AM (#4247858)
Any day when Blake Stein's name comes up in a context other than the Mark McGwire trade is a good day for Blake Stein.

And now those days are gone.

Well, he probably makes the staff of his birthday team.
   16. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: September 28, 2012 at 09:49 AM (#4247919)
Well, he probably makes the staff of his birthday team.


He's the 4th strter, ahead of a guy who with 23 career starts and an OPS+ of 87. He also had the "Win Blake Stein's Money" bit in Jayson Stark's columns for many years, which is a lot more than most crappy pitchers can say.

   17. Ron J2 Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4247966)
I always liked to watch Stein pitch. He had great "stuff" if you define that as movement. But he could rarely get his best pitches over. He could throw a BP fastball for a strike more or less at will. Of course that's not a winning strategy against major leaguers.

   18. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM (#4247981)
Stein had a really straight fastball. But he was very tall and could throw pretty hard. God what an abomination of a trade that was - three junk pitchers for a great, but underrated pitcher in his prime in Kevin Appier.
   19. Danny Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4248003)
I love that Blake Stein's most similar pitcher is Mike Oquist. I'm sure Jimmy Haynes can't be too far down the list.
   20. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM (#4248023)

Fister was unbelievable yesterday. That movement combined with that command - it was unfair for a few innings. I'm very glad I got to see it.
   21. flournoy Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4248032)
Appier still had a couple of good years left, but he was five years removed from his prime at that point.
   22. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:52 AM (#4248039)
The best part of this is Craig Calcaterra accidentally calling him "Dog Fister" on Twitter.
   23. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 28, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4248259)
How has this not generated a "Royals Get Fisted" headline somewhere??

EDIT: Seriously. It didn't. I googled it. Unfortunately, now all my gmail ads are links to explicitly photoshopped images of Kate Middleton.

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