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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LCS Round Chatter Day 4: Yankees at Tigers

Game 3: Will the Tigers take command, or will the Yankees’ bats finally wake up?

New York Yankees (Hughes) @ Detroit Tigers (Verlander), 8 PM, TBS
Tigers lead 2-0

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   201. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4273192)
Paraphrasing: "Cabrera's driven in 19% of the Tiger runs this year. That's amazing."

Is it? What's the average? What's the record? Context, please.
   202. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:53 PM (#4273194)

CHECKLIST :
Conradian Play []
Web Gem [X]
Stolen Base [X]
Caught Stealing [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 [X ]
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 [X ]
Balk [ ]
They show the Ty Cobb statue in Detroit [ X]
A-Rod strikes out [ ]
A-Rod is PH for or is a PH [ ]
Raul Ibanez is a effing clutch god [ ]
Verlander hits 100 or more after 80+ pitches [ ]
Reference to presidential debate [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ X]
Trout mentioned (player or fish) [ ]
Valverde shows up [ ] (Valverde blows lead [ ])
Girardi seen looking at binder/iPad/whatever [ ]
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Verlander no-hitter flashback(s) [ ]
"Is Miguel Cabrera MVP?" [ ]
Sabathia sitting in dugout [ ]
Verbal Reference to how Ford Field is so close to Comerica [ ]
Discussion of the Holliday-Scutaro slide [ ]
Derek Jeter sighted in ballpark [ ] (Mention that Jeter is actually from Michigan [ ])
DET HOFer* references: Kaline [ ] Harwell [ ] Greenberg [X ] Cobb (other than statue) [ ] Wahoo Sam [ ] H. Jennings [] M. Cochrane [ ] C. Gehringer [ ] Kell [ ] Newhouser [ ] Manush [ ] Heilmann [ ]
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych mentioned [ ]
Cecil Fielder mentioned [ ]
Ichiro does something awesome [ ] (unless you count getting a hit of Verlander awesome, which, come to think of it, I'll come back to this one)
John Smoltz is from Michigan [ ]
John Smoltz was traded by Detroit [ ]
Doyle Alexander mentioned by name [ ]
A-Rod gets hit [ ]
   203. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4273197)
Miggy really is just an awesome hitter. I think for Tiger fans, one more run ought to have them feeling pretty confident.
   204. PepTech Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4273198)
How many times would the Mariners have been no-hit if not for Ichiro? Out of curiosity?


Twelve, in 2011.
   205. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:56 PM (#4273200)
203: Unless Valverde shows up. In which case no lead is safe.
   206. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4273201)
PAST A... oh, Nunez got it.

   207. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4273202)
Paraphrasing: "Cabrera's driven in 19% of the Tiger runs this year. That's amazing."

Is it? What's the average? What's the record? Context, please.


Billy Butler drove in 16% of the Royals runs this year. Didn't Bill James mention someone who used to drive in a huge percentage of his team's runs? Someone with the Boston Braves, maybe.
   208. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4273203)
Well, Nunez did ok there
   209. fra paolo Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4273204)
I thought this Nunez was supposed to be a bad fielder.
   210. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4273205)
Speaking of Kate Upton, I think Verlander was just demonstrating what he's going to do to her later on.
   211. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4273206)
Nunez did ok there
   212. Rennie's Tenet Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4273209)
207. Wally Berger, I think.
   213. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4273210)
Wally Berger! Drove in 23% of the Braves runs in 1935. Don't know if that's the record, just the first year I looked up.
   214. Richard Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4273211)
Didn't Bill James mention someone who used to drive in a huge percentage of his team's runs? Someone with the Boston Braves, maybe.

Could be Wally Berger, 1935 Boston Braves - 130 RBI out of 544, almost 24%. The Braves finished 38-115.

Oh, Cokes all round.
   215. franoscar Posted: October 16, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4273212)
Girardi is using a lot of pitchers. What if he needs more than he has? I guess he could use CC!
   216. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM (#4273214)

Girardi is using a lot of pitchers. What if he needs more than he has? I guess he could use CC!


Or Swish-Swish.
   217. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4273217)
Romney was horrible the first hour; but his indictment of obamas record was effective sounding just now.
   218. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4273218)
Such an inept offense!
   219. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4273220)
I totally think it'd be funny if Verlander actually was singing that jingle as he pitches.
   220. RollingWave Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4273223)
@216 , and I suppose with all the money they're paying A-rod, and that he use to be a really good QB, might as well let him pitch.
   221. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4273227)
The yankees cant hit fastballs down the middle.
   222. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4273228)
Paraphrasing: "Cabrera's driven in 19% of the Tiger runs this year. That's amazing."

Is it? What's the average? What's the record? Context, please.


Kemp beat that percentage in 2011, 19.6% to 19.1. So it's... not unprecedented.
   223. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4273229)
Sabathia in dugout [X]
   224. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:08 PM (#4273231)
What's the record for fewest runs scored in a best of 7 series?
   225. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM (#4273235)
He can field too!
   226. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM (#4273238)
I wanna know what the record is for fewest innings scored during in a best of 7 series. Yankees have to have that locked down, unless there's been a team that went scoreless for an entire series.
   227. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM (#4273239)
What's the record for fewest runs scored in a best of 7 series?

The 1905 A's scored 3 runs in a World Series loss. They won one game, however - by a score of 3-0. Those three runs? Unearned.

Not sure if that's the record or not, but the Yanks already have it beat.
   228. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM (#4273240)
He's making it look so damn easy, it's scary.
   229. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM (#4273242)
Justin Verlander: He can throw perfect inning after perfect inning, he can throw 100+ MPH when most people's arms would be falling off, he woos Kate Upton, he fields his position, he has been in at least three ad campaigns.... KNEEL BEFORE HIM.
   230. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM (#4273243)
Oh ####, Obama has a Morgan Freeman-narrated ad. Election over.
   231. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM (#4273244)
He's making it look so damn easy, it's scary.


To take nothing away from Verlander, pretty much any ML pitcher would be making it look so damn easy against this lineup as it is right now.
   232. The_Ex Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4273247)
The debate has broken twitter. Everyone a political twitterer now. Except for the baseball twitterati.
   233. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4273250)
The Dodgers scored 2 runs in the 1966 WS.
   234. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4273251)
Rf ump much closer to the foul pole than in earlier games??
   235. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4273252)
The Dodgers scored 2 runs in the 1966 WS.


Four straight.
   236. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4273253)
Does Russell Martin ever throw runners out?
   237. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4273256)
It seems the 1905 WS is pretty much the answer to many 'record for fewest'. Runs, pitchers, HRs,
   238. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4273257)
To take nothing away from Verlander, pretty much any ML pitcher would be making it look so damn easy against this lineup as it is right now.


Maybe Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman should call the Jays and see if Ricky Romero is able to throw a simulated game against the Yankees lineup tomorrow afternoon. That might heat their bats up.
   239. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4273260)
Does Russell Martin ever throw runners out?



I wonder if Russell Martin swears in French when he doesn't. Which is often. Also, what do Francophones say instead of "pardon my French?"
   240. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4273263)
Also, what do Francophones say instead of "pardon my French?"

Pardonnez mon francais.
   241. bunyon Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4273266)
Pardon me?
   242. I am going to be Frank Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4273267)
Merde?
   243. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4273272)
Scootaroo. Great.
   244. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4273273)
Sager has no idea how to pronounce Scutaro.

Also, it kind of looked to me like Holliday couldn't stop his momentum.
   245. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4273274)
Scootaroo. Great.


Kangaroos would make awesome ballplayers.
   246. Srul Itza Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4273275)
The ninth inning of Game 1 seems like it happened so long ago -- like it was in a different series in a different year.
   247. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4273278)
who is batting? who the #### is this?
   248. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4273279)
Man, Verlander has been sitting for like 70 of the last 85 minutes.
   249. fra paolo Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4273281)
Didn't Garcia get a hit like that on Sunday?
   250. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4273283)
Cabrera will hit into a double play and pull a hamstring on his way to first.
   251. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4273284)
"Baby Miggy." He already has 2 ribbies against you guys........

Should be in AA but hitting out of his mind.
   252. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273285)
well that would be a good reason to have eric chavez in
   253. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273286)
Man, Verlander has been sitting for like 70 of the last 85 minutes.


No, he's probably looking across, staring at A-Rod, mouthing to him: "Kate Upton is my girlfriend and you have to throw baseballs around the dugout trying to get laid."
   254. crict Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273287)
Also, what do Francophones say instead of "pardon my French?"


We just swear some more. Our swears are quite mild (basically variations on objects found in churches).
   255. Lassus Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273288)
Wow. Cabrera is slow.
   256. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273289)
Letting Logan face Cabrera with bases loaded is unbelievably dumb, so of course it works out.
   257. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273291)
League leader in GIDP take a bow.
   258. fra paolo Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273292)
MVP!
   259. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273293)
I wonder if Russell Martin swears in French when he doesn't. Which is often. Also, what do Francophones say instead of "pardon my French?"


Why would they ask your pardon? It's like wiping your ass with silk.
   260. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4273294)
Well that was anti-climatic.

This is setting up for yet another excruciating loss for the Yankees. At this point, you'd almost think it'd be better if Cabrera had gone yard there. At least that way, a possible win wouldn't feel so close when the Yankees finally do lose this game.
   261. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4273295)
Looks like Cano left the bag early.
   262. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4273296)
Boy are the Tigers going to regret these last couple of innings.
   263. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4273297)
Trout would have NEVER hit into a DP there!
   264. The_Ex Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4273298)
Used the PVR to see that Cano only left the bag by about three inches early. Close enough.
   265. Into the Void Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4273301)
Any other Jeff Lynne fans here?
   266. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4273303)
Verlander knows Ichiro is the only legitimate threat.
   267. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4273304)
Verlander is falling behind a lot of hitters.

This is a disaster waiting to happen.
   268. fra paolo Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4273305)
Tigers = 10 LOB.

Tigers' fans should be more nervous. This is still a Yankee team that scored 804 runs.
   269. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4273306)
Can't believe they got out of that.
   270. Lassus Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4273309)
"95% of the time with the bases loaded, you think Cabrera is going to drive them in."

No, I don't, actually.


I was singing in French tonight. I prefer Russian, and am better at it, too.
   271. RollingWave Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4273311)
you know your screwed when your whole offense so far is an ex-Mariner
   272. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4273312)
Tigers specialize in blowing chances, keeping it close, then turning over leads to shaky bullpen. Verlander pitch limit of 250 or so lessens that probability tonight.
   273. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4273313)
Verlander at 98. Sick
   274. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4273317)
KNEEL BEFORE VERLANDER, ROBINSON CANO.
   275. Every Inge Counts Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4273318)
Sit down Cano.
   276. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4273320)
Ron with the attempted jinx.
   277. I am going to be Frank Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4273323)
Why do they have that pitch location thing if they never make any comments on the ump's call?
   278. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4273324)
Man, this ain't pretty ...
   279. franoscar Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4273326)
I'm nervous. You can tell Vaux, A.B.D. and Tim D are nervous.
   280. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4273328)
Is he at 100 yet
   281. franoscar Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4273330)
There was a pitch that Dan Dickerson & Jim Price were very happy to see called a strike.
   282. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4273331)
surprised the ump didn't call that a strike
   283. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4273332)
[268] That's cute.
   284. franoscar Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4273333)
Defense!
   285. Every Inge Counts Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4273334)
Sit down Raul..
   286. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4273335)
I'm not convinced the Yankees will score again this season.
   287. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4273337)
Verlander doesn't even look that good tonight. Almost any other time and the Yankees are probably knocking him around.
   288. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4273339)
Obama wiped out Romney.
   289. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4273342)
"He's not at his best."


If he was at his best against this lineup, it'd be the first super-perfect game. The Yankees would have negative runs and negative hits.
   290. Lassus Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4273343)
OK, being not too bright, I needed the TBS crew to remind me that this isn't a best-off-five. Whoops.
   291. Tim D Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4273344)
So 7 IP right at 100 pitches. That is excellent. We definitely need more runs. Leyland was actually quoted today saying Valverde might see the mound tonight. He "will have to see how it is going." If that happens the two of them might not make it out of the stadium alive.
   292. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4273345)
Snowing? Well, that's somewhat apropo, we've got a snowball's chance in Hell, after all ...
   293. frannyzoo Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4273346)
Okay, one mofo is over..time to end this mofo with a third, fourth and/or twentieth run.
   294. DKDC Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4273347)
#290,

I'm pretty sure that is wrong. I think this is a 4 game series.
   295. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4273348)
Not unless the Tigers score about 18 runs this inning.
   296. Cooper Nielson Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4273351)
I'm pretty sure that is wrong. I think this is a 4 game series.

Favorite comment of the night. :-)
   297. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4273358)
Definitely playing with fire tonight and we all know good Leyland was with the matches in Game 1.
   298. RollingWave Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4273359)
You sure the Yankees can't invoke Mercy rule?

   299. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM (#4273360)
This is like when you drop something on your foot and know it's about to hurt like heck even though you don't feel anything for three seconds.
   300. Gamingboy Posted: October 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM (#4273362)
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