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Thursday, October 18, 2012

LCS OMNICHATTER DAY 6: ALCS GAME 4 REDUX and NLCS GAME 4 and BASEBALL VS. RAIN

New York Yankees (Sabathia) @ Detroit Tigers (Scherzer), 4:00 PM ET, TBS. Game 4 (DET leads 3-0, would clinch WS berth with win)... hang on, didn’t I type roughly this YESTERDAY? Oh, right, I did. BTW, 60% chance of rain tomorrow, although apparently it will be gone by 4. If not, I’m sure Miller Park’s grounds crew is on call and ready for action

San Francisco Giants (Lincecum) @ St. Louis Cardinals (Wainwright), 8:00 PM ET, FOX. Game 3 (STL leads 2-1). 30% chance of rain.

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   1. bunyon Posted: October 18, 2012 at 07:28 AM (#4275080)
This must be a double post. We had one for Game 4 yesterday.
   2. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 07:51 AM (#4275084)
THIS RAIN! [X]
   3. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 08:31 AM (#4275106)
Misirlou wins a primey.
   4. bunyon Posted: October 18, 2012 at 09:05 AM (#4275127)
Can I delete my post? Duck's really should be the first thing people see.
   5. Crosseyed and Painless Posted: October 18, 2012 at 09:21 AM (#4275134)
Never stood around for a 2 hour non-rain rain delay before. Suppose it's better than standing around in the actual rain.
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 09:32 AM (#4275144)
I went to a Marlin game in 1993 and about the 4th inning it poured, absolutely poured Miami style for about 20 minutes. Unfortunately when they were putting the tarp on the field one of the groundskeepers fell down and got trapped under the tarp so they had to pull it back up. Because of that the rain just dumped on the field waterlogging it. Even though it was a short storm the delay stretched about 3 1/2 hours. One of about 3-4 games I've left early in my life.

Worst actual rain delay I ever sat through was about a 5-6 hour delay at Fenway in 2006. The Sox and Rangers were scheduled for a split admission DH after being rained out the night before and I was there for the 1PM game. Well, it rained but they knew they had a window later in the day. Around 3 or so they announced that the nightcap was cancelled and they were just going to wait it out for the "afternoon" game. They got going around 6PM. Thank God I was under the roof or I wouldn't have stayed.

   7. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 09:36 AM (#4275145)
Worst actual rain delay I ever sat through was about a 5-6 hour delay at Fenway in 2006. The Sox and Rangers were scheduled for a split admission DH after being rained out the night before and I was there for the 1PM game. Well, it rained but they knew they had a window later in the day. Around 3 or so they announced that the nightcap was cancelled and they were just going to wait it out for the "afternoon" game. They got going around 6PM. Thank God I was under the roof or I wouldn't have stayed.


Jeeze, I wouldn't wait half that long, even for game 7.
   8. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 09:38 AM (#4275150)
Jeeze, I wouldn't wait half that long, even for game 7.


We actually watched the entire Yankee game on the scoreboard at Fenway and I had a book. I was by myself so it was actually an incredibly relaxing day. The only problem was that it was warm when I left my house so I had on a pair of shorts and by about 4PM I had to go drop something like $70 on the cheapest pair of sweatpants in the souvenir store.
   9. bunyon Posted: October 18, 2012 at 09:48 AM (#4275158)
We actually watched the entire Yankee game on the scoreboard at Fenway and I had a book. I was by myself so it was actually an incredibly relaxing day. The only problem was that it was warm when I left my house so I had on a pair of shorts and by about 4PM I had to go drop something like $70 on the cheapest pair of sweatpants in the souvenir store.

So, Fenway is a mallpark?
   10. ASmitty Posted: October 18, 2012 at 09:55 AM (#4275161)
I got caught in an absolutely torrential downpour on the 4th of July this year at Comerica Park; I hadn't seen it rain that hard in years. The game was delayed for over three hours, but my seat was at the very top of the lower level, right next to the concourse and under an overhang, so security let me sit there despite evacuating the rest of the seats. A beer vendor sat next to me for cover and made for an expensive, but productive, delay.

Eventually the game started and Verlander threw a complete game in, I belive, less than three hours. If the game had started on time and he had done that, it would have been over before the game actually started in reality. INCEPTION.
   11. Stevis Posted: October 18, 2012 at 10:06 AM (#4275166)
I was at Wrigley sometimes in the early 2000s, when they announced that there would be rain about 30 min after gametime, lasting an hour, so they would delay the start.

It didn't start raining for an hour, then it rained for two. It stopped, the remaining 1000 of us raced for the seats behind home plate, they stood around for 30 min, and then canceled the game.

It was the most bat-excrement crazy thing I'd ever seen until last night.
   12. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM (#4275181)
They have to know that was totally moronic last night. When did the rain start?

I can't believe they couldn't have moved things up 15 minutes and got in 2 hours of ball.
   13. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4275182)

I can't believe they couldn't have moved things up 15 minutes and got in 2 hours of ball.


Would that be worth it? Isn't the MLB rule that they will play all playoff games to a 9 inning completion? I thought that was one of the changes (umm..."clarifications") after the 2008 WS fiasco.
   14. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM (#4275200)

I got caught in an absolutely torrential downpour on the 4th of July this year at Comerica Park; I hadn't seen it rain that hard in years.


I was at this game! I was at last nite's game too. First Tigers playoff game I'd ever been to. Going back today but I will be about an hour late, so now you know who to blame when the skies open up again.
   15. ASmitty Posted: October 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM (#4275207)
Yeah, it was my first rain delay, actually. I stayed overnight and went the next day as well, which incidentally was also rain delayed.

Probably not going to make it to a playoff game this year, unfortunately. I went to an ALCS game last year after lucking into the best seats I've ever had.
   16. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: October 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4275231)
They made the right choice in postponing the game, but that was the final nail in the Yankees' coffin, since now even if they somehow pull off a miracle and tie the Series, they'd be facing a game 7 with Sabathia on two days rest. These are times when I'm beginning to question whether or not God is really living up to His Agreement.
   17. spycake Posted: October 18, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4275249)
They made the right choice in postponing the game, but that was the final nail in the Yankees' coffin, since now even if they somehow pull off a miracle and tie the Series, they'd be facing a game 7 with Sabathia on two days rest.


I think if the Yankees somehow manage to win the next 3 games, I think game 7 looks favorable to them regardless of pitching matchup.
   18. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4275254)
Yeah, I'd gladly sign up for the horrors of having to start David Phelps in a Game 7 right about now ...
   19. JJ1986 Posted: October 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM (#4275373)
Is there an ALCS game tomorrow night now? I'm not going to be able to watch it, so I hope this ends tonight.
   20. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 18, 2012 at 01:07 PM (#4275384)
They made the right choice in postponing the game, but that was the final nail in the Yankees' coffin, since now even if they somehow pull off a miracle and tie the Series, they'd be facing a game 7 with Sabathia on two days rest. These are times when I'm beginning to question whether or not God is really living up to His Agreement.
They've already said that Sabathia won't start on two days' rest, period. It would be Phelps.

Maybe they'd luck out and Game Six or Seven is postponed by rain.

I think if the Yankees somehow manage to win the next 3 games, I think game 7 looks favorable to them regardless of pitching matchup.
Two words: Justin. Verlander.

I think the Yankees have as plausible path as anyone has ever had to come back from 3-0. Boston had Pedro and Schilling lined up for Five and Six, so getting through Game Four made forcing a Game Seven almost likely. The Yankees don't have that kind of edge in Five and Six, but they have CC for Game Four.

The Yankees' problem this series is solely that they haven't hit. If their bats can wake up, they have somewhat favorable pitching matchups the next three games.

I still think there's almost no chance that they get past today, or if they win today, get past tomorrow. But if they win the next two, and come back to NY down 3-2, I will have some optimism.
   21. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 01:16 PM (#4275390)
If the Yankees make Game Seven it would be too perfect to hand the ball to Derek Lowe and say "do it again."
   22. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 18, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4275410)
If the Yankees make Game Seven it would be too perfect to hand the ball to Derek Lowe and say "do it again."
I didn't even think of that.

Too bad they don't still have Damon.
   23. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4275457)
CHECKLIST (taking suggestions):
Conradian Play []
Web Gem []
It rains. Again. [ ]
Rain delay. Again. [ ]
Rain delay delays game to next day. Again. [ ]
Stolen Base []
Caught Stealing [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ ]
Strikeout of side [ ] (a 1-2-3 inning strikeout of side [])
Play at the plate [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Blown call [ ] (Blown call costs game [ ])
THIS TRAIN! [X]
2+ pitching changes in single half-inning [ ]
Dramatic late-inning homer [ ]
Idiot runs on the field [ ]
Regular-season starter warms up in bullpen [ ]
Game goes into extras [ ]
Shapeshifting strikezone [ ]
Inning-Ending DP [ ]
Bunt [ ]
Bases loaded, nobody scores [ ]
Balk [ ]
Ichiro does something awesome [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Verlander in dugout [ ]
A-Rod gets a hit [ ]
A-Rod is pinch-hit for or acts as a PH [ ]
"Down to their last X" [ ]
Shot of a Tiger fan with a broom [ ]
Ty Cobb statue [ ]
Hank Greenberg referenced [ ]
Raul Ibanez is a effing clutch god [ ]
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Valverde shows up [ ] (Blows it [])
A-Rod strikes out [ ]
Riot in Detroit if they win [ ]
An inning goes by where they do not mention, show or allude to Alex Rodriguez [ ]
George Steinbrenner brought up []
TBS announcers basically have to remind themselves that the Tigers are the team up 3-0 [ ]
Yankee front-office member shown in stands [ ]
A-Rod to Miami rumor [ ]
A-Rod's press session from yesterday [ ]
A-Rod's pick-up methods [ ]
John Smoltz is from Michigan [ ]
John Smoltz was traded by Detroit [ ]
Doyle Alexander mentioned by name [ ]
Derek Jeter sighting [ ]
Girardi looks at binder/iPad [ ]
Trout mentioned (player or fish) [ ]
Verbal Reference to how Ford Field is so close to Comerica [ ]
Derek Lowe mentioned [ ]
ALCS game isn't done by time NLCS game starts [
Discussion of whether Cabrera will win the MVP [ ]
1984 (whether the year, the Tigers team in that year orOrwell's Dystopian Sci-Fi classic) is mentioned []
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ ]
Pujols mentioned [ ]
Stan Musial mentioned [ ]
Carlos Beltran is a October Hero [ ]
Carlos Beltran's backup is an October hero [ ]
FREESE! [ ]
ST.L called a "Great baseball town", "Best fans in baseball," or similar accolade [ ]
Cardinals second only to Yankees in WS titles [ ]]
McCarver's singing career [ ]
NFL reference (other than NFL on Fox promotion) [ ]
Lohse's opening night start against Miami [ ]
Pence's big speeches [ ]
Pence's poor hitting [ ]
More than one person is Right Fielder for the Cardinals during the game [ ]
FOX announcers spend a not-insubstantial amount of time talking about A-Rod [ ]
2006 WS flashback [ ]
Game 6 2011 flashback [ ]
Pablo Sandoval referred to as "Panda" [ ]
FOX gets photobombed [ ]
Mention or reference to Jack Buck [ ]
McCarver was on the Cardinals [ ]
Willie Mays mentioned [ ]
   24. I am going to be Frank Posted: October 18, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4275477)
Two words: Justin. Verlander.


The Yankees have scored more runs off of Verlander than all other Tigers starters combined.

God that is so depressing.
   25. TomH Posted: October 18, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4275482)
I swear if I were a betting man, I could make very good money on how much people over-rate the importance of the starting pitcher on these games.

Wha is the difference between the expected runs allowed, full 9 innings, betwen Sabathia and Kuroda? and Pettite? and Phelps? If the answer is approximately "1" (and it sure ain't much more than that), it moves the odds of winning the game about 10%. It's abot the same as the home v road difference. A solo HR to lead off the first inning is as big a deal as all that.

Even the biggest difference, Verlander vs Tiger#4, might be 20%.

   26. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 18, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4275484)
game 7 with Sabathia on two days rest


Gosh, can someone remind me what happened the last time a pitcher started an ALCS game 7 on two days rest?
   27. TomH Posted: October 18, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4275498)
Sandy.
Koufax.
One day rest might've been enough :)
   28. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM (#4275511)
Lineup in:

Ichiro Suzuki LF
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
   29. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4275603)
That Phil Coke bit was funny.

"You have to be like a Yankee. No, you have to better than any Yankee..."

It was deep.
   30. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4275633)
Crikey, Infante beat that out.
   31. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:26 PM (#4275643)
If the Tigers score first today, the Yankees are going to fold like dominoes...

(and then the Tigers get the lead)
   32. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:26 PM (#4275644)
Delmon!
   33. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4275649)
Fielder doing something is the last thing the Yankees need. Would not guess Detroit would be up 3-0 without him doing something.

And the last thing I thought before Delmon's first pitch RBI single was "don't swing at the first pitch jackass."
   34. Harry Balsagne, anti-Centaur hate crime division Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4275650)
_elmon!
   35. Harry Balsagne, anti-Centaur hate crime division Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4275655)
My 18 month old daughter keeps pointing to Sabathia on the screen and saying "Mickey?" Apparently she thinks CC resembles Mickey Mouse.
   36. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM (#4275660)
My 18 month old daughter keeps pointing to Sabathia on the screen and saying "Mickey?" Apparently she thinks CC resembles Mickey Mouse.


Perhaps he can inquire about working as Mickey at Disney World for a few months when his off-season starts in a few hours.
   37. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:34 PM (#4275662)
First inning here pretty much sums up the series. Yankees can't do anything with pitches over the heart of the plate and the Tigers plate runs on perfectly placed baseballs.
   38. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:36 PM (#4275665)
A-Rod couldn't have done that.
   39. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4275666)
Good thing Chavez is in there, with his "good-looking" at-bats.
   40. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4275669)
The Yankees have never won a Game Four after losing the first three games.
   41. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4275671)
At this point, I kinda just want a Tigers-Cardinals rematch, just so we can see whose pixie dust is stronger.
   42. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4275675)
Y'know Garcia DOES look a bit like Cabrera.

Nice play by Teixeira/crappy bunt by Garcia.
   43. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4275676)
When will we get the tell-all book about how the Yankees took a dive in the 2012 ALCS?
   44. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4275678)
Bunt [X]


43: Why would they want to take a dive? They get paid so well and there are probably so many bonuses and incentives for winning that they have no reason. Yeah,I know, you were being sarcastic.
   45. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4275681)
Stolen Base [X]
   46. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4275683)
Good thing Chavez is in there, with his "good-looking" at-bats.

A-rod would have thrown out Infante.
   47. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4275684)
_elmon!

Shouldn't that be "_elm_n!"?
   48. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4275689)
Apparently she thinks CC resembles Mickey Mouse.

fra paolo (points at CC on screen): Does he look like Mickey Mouse?
fra paoletta the younger: Kind of. A bit.
   49. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4275690)
When was the last time Russell Martin threw out a baserunner?
   50. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4275699)
The Yankees have never won a Game Four after losing the first three games.


So that would be... the 1963 World Series? Anytime else?
   51. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4275700)
Shouldn't that be "_elm_n!"?
Not when he gets an RBI.
When was the last time Russell Martin threw out a baserunner?
First inning of Game Three of the ALDS.
   52. Greg K Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4275701)
When was the last time Russell Martin threw out a baserunner?

Nate McLouth Game 3 of the ALDS.

Since then he's allowed 3.
   53. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4275704)
So that would be... the 1963 World Series? Anytime else?
1) 1922 (Giants)
2) 1963 (Dodgers)
3) 1976 (Reds)
   54. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4275706)
So that would be... the 1963 World Series? Anytime else?


1922 World Series and 1976 World Series

Coke to Larry
   55. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4275709)
Dear dum-dum: Don't dive into first.
   56. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4275711)
Fielder certainly is a deceptive name.
   57. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4275713)
Coke to Larry
I could some cocaine today.

Anyway, no Cokes for factual responses to direct questions.
   58. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 18, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4275715)
Pedant alert: The Yankees didn't lose the first three games of the 1922 World Series. But they did fall behind 3-0, and then lost the final game.
   59. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4275718)
Leyland is chewing his nails. Should Tiger fans be nervous?
   60. Harry Balsagne, anti-Centaur hate crime division Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4275720)
There's probably quite a bit of nicotine residue under there
   61. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM (#4275722)
Ichiro walked on strike three, so that evens out the call on Swisher.
   62. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4275727)
Verlander in Dugout (speaking, even!) [X]
   63. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4275740)
It would be funny if they had a bench-clearing confrontation on the field, and Verlander had to excuse himself, ditch the headset and join his teammates.
   64. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4275741)
CC joins an elite club: pitchers who walk Delmon Young.
   65. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4275743)
Not Conradian. Funny hop.
   66. boteman Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4275744)
Jim Price: You need that leverage to drop the barrel of the bat on the ball and the leverage just makes it look easy...one of the best at that was our great, great pinch hitter. I forget his name now...

Price-less call of the game.
   67. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM (#4275747)
Avisail Garcia is the only major leaguer ever named "Avisail."
   68. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4275749)
I have this image in my head that even when this inning is over, Justin Verlander will still be on the headphones, listening in, trying not to breath too hard so as not to give away what he's doing.
   69. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4275750)
THAT was Conradian! Lolz Nunez.
   70. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4275752)
Price-less call of the game.

And he meant 'since Gates Brown', as Dickeson subsequently clarified.

What kind of throw was that?
   71. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4275753)
I saw "Ball in Dirt" on the 0-2 pitch to Garcia and had visions of a wild pitch resulting in a close play at the plate with Fielder and Sabathia converging. I don't know if there would be a collision or an awkward slide or an injury or just two fat guys running but somehow I'm pretty sure there would be a gif created.
   72. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4275754)
What kind of throw was that?


Thank you for explaining Dave Cameron's "Son of a lawn dart" tweet.

As bad as the Yankees have been this series the Tigers hitting with RISP seems to be pretty bad. It feels like they could have done a LOT more damage than they've done this series.
   73. Dale Sams Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:24 PM (#4275755)
I have this image in my head that even when this inning is over, Justin Verlander will still be on the headphones, listening in, trying not to breath too hard so as not to give away what he's doing.


Too funny. Electronic devices warrant suspension or just MLB saying "Justinnnnn? Bad."
   74. JE (Jason) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4275757)
Verlander: "Alright guys, my job is done here!" Awesome.
   75. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4275759)
Again, the Tigers should have done more damage. They don't have the bullpen for tight games.

Both pitchers seem to be in pitch-count trouble.
   76. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4275760)
I have never experienced a more.excrutiating inning in my life. What a pathetic team. Go.lose and hang out with the Red Sox.
   77. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4275761)
A win is a win, but the Tigers should be wiping the floor with the Yankees and it's still somehow only a two-run game.
   78. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4275762)
Sabathia, Fielder and Sandoval need to be on the same team just for the comedic value.
   79. JE (Jason) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4275763)
Is it just me or are way more fly balls caught with two hands in the postseason?
   80. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4275765)
Sabathia, Fielder and Sandoval need to be on the same team just for the comedic value.


One thinks the opposing manager would use the bunt sign a bit more than usual.
   81. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4275766)
I have never experienced a more.excrutiating inning in my life. What a pathetic team. Go.lose and hang out with the Red Sox.

t2 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1BBCBX O BOS TNixon KBrown -267GroundoutSS-1B 
t2 2
-0 1 --- 3,(1-1CBX  BOS KMillar KBrown 269Single to CF (Line Drive
t2 2-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1BB*BCB  BOS BMueller KBrown 372WalkMillar to 2B 
t2 2
-0 1 128,(3-2CBSB*BFFB  BOS OCabrera KBrown 476WalkMillar to 3BMueller to 2B 
         Javier Vazquez replaces Kevin Brown pitching
 
t2 2
-0 1 123 1,(0-0) .X RRRR BOS JDamon JVazquez 1591Home Run (Fly Ball); Millar ScoresMueller ScoresCabrera Scores 
t2 6
-0 1 --- 5,(3-1BSBBB  BOS MBellhorn JVazquez 192Walk 
t2 6
-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2CBBBC>F>X O BOS MRamirez JVazquez -191PopflySS 
t2 6
-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1BSX O BOS DOrtiz JVazquez -191GroundoutP-2B-1B 

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   82. bunyon Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4275767)
Again, the Tigers should have done more damage. They don't have the bullpen for tight games.

Fortunately, they've chosen the right offense to face in a tight game.
   83. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4275768)
I didnt watch that inning. I was avoiding the game.
   84. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4275770)
[83] Fair enough.
   85. bunyon Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4275772)
Sabathia, Fielder and Sandoval need to be on the same team just for the comedic value.

I hope the field isn't too water logged.
   86. JE (Jason) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4275773)
You know what would add insult to injury right now? A PC Richard jingle whenever a Yankee batter Ks.
   87. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4275774)
You know what would add insult to injury right now? A PC Richard jingle whenever a Yankee batter Ks.


If I was an intern or whoever is in charge of the Comerica Park sound system, I'd totally do it.
   88. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4275775)
To make it more of a fair fight, the Tigers should have to score more runs than the Yankees get hits.
   89. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4275779)
Trivia....the Yankees were up 2-0 in game 4 of the 2004 alcs.
   90. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4275782)
Trivia....the Yankees were up 2-0 in game 4 of the 2004 alcs.


I don't see Dave Roberts walking through that door, Weekly.
   91. Gamingboy Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4275784)
Cabrera does something awesome [X]
   92. Chip Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4275785)
Boom.
   93. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4275787)
That was nearly another Dickerson 'line-drive base-hit caught out there' moment.

- - -

MVP! MVP!

Now we're cooking with gas!
   94. JE (Jason) Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4275788)
Trivia....the Yankees were up 2-0 in game 4 of the 2004 alcs.

So much for trivia.
   95. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4275790)
Maybe we'll get to see Valverde!
   96. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:43 PM (#4275793)
Ah did Cabrera hit a home run while I was answering a question? stupid work
   97. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4275798)
Bring in Derek Lowe.
   98. Chip Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4275799)
Boom boom.
   99. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4275800)
PERALTA!

OK, now it's safe to bring in Valverde.
   100. boteman Posted: October 18, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4275801)
It's over.
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