Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, October 13, 2012

LCS Round Day One: Tigers at Yankees

Sunday, October 13, 2012: Detroit Tigers (Fister) at New York Yankees (Pettitte)
Game 1 of Best of 7 series. 8:00 PM, TBS.

Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM | 868 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Page 3 of 9 pages  < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >  Last ›
   201. Tim D Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4268455)
Delmon strikes me as the epitome of the uncoachable talent. He's still ony 26 and plays the game like an old man. He bats like he wants to sit down ASAP. He is one of the worst OF's I ever saw. Dave Kingman included.
   202. shoewizard Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4268456)
Kuroda on 3 days won't end well. He's Never done it before
   203. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4268457)
With regard to Mays, they were trying to distract you guys from the weird selective endpoints they were using.
   204. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4268458)
Can we just start saying average
   205. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4268459)
Anyone surprised they dumped Nunez from the roster with Jeter a little lame? They have Nix, but still.
   206. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:32 PM (#4268461)
Can we all agree to just start saying average instead of league average?
   207. JJ1986 Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:32 PM (#4268462)
I'm not 100% sure, but I remember Young with a very different batting stance in Durham. He stood up and kept his hands back. Now he's up here like a singles hitter trying to slap the ball the other way.
   208. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:33 PM (#4268463)
Oops. Mobile posting problems.
   209. shoewizard Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4268464)
HERE IS A YOUNG CLIP from his Durham days. ;)
   210. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4268465)
Nice of the TBS crew to admit that, maybe, possibly, theoretically, Cano "might have been 'a tiny bit safe'".

Mighty white of you, bros ...

[edit] I've got your 'tiny bit safe' right here.
   211. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4268466)
Ha! Like Smoltz said, the fan hurt the Yanks!
   212. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4268467)
CHECKLIST:
Conradian Play []
Web Gem [X ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ]
Strike Out of Side [ ]
Dramatic late-inning homer [ ]
Stolen base [ ]
Caught stealing []
Shapeshifting strikezone [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Inning-Ending DP [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Bunt [ X]
THIS TRAIN! [X]
Bunt [X]
Verlander in dugout [ X]
Sabathia in dugout [ ]
Trout mentioned (fish or ballplayer) [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Ichiro does something awesome [ ]
A-Rod strikes out (assuming he even plays) [ ]
Raul Ibanez is a effing clutch god [ ]
Image of Girardi looking at binder [ ]
Shutdown inning [ ]
Game goes past midnight [ ]
Girardi's playing career [X ]
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Is Cabrera going to be MVP? [ ]
Yogi sighting []
Mention of Jeter getting/closing in on his 200th postseason hit [X]
Ty Cobb mentioned [ ]
Babe Ruth mentioned [ ]
Mariano Rivera mentioned [ ]
Idiot runs on the field [ ]
It gets cold enough that we can see the players' breath [ ]
Balk [ ]
Runner picked off []
Reggie Jackson pointed out in the crowd [ ]
   213. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4268468)
Apparently Jeffery Maier needed a ticket on the 1st base line
   214. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4268469)
PreservedFish sometimes has trouble with his equipment, but he's still a board-average poster.
   215. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4268470)
Jesus, the BABIP fairy is angry at the Yanks tonight.
   216. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4268471)
Jackson would've been DEAD.

(Hey, remember when the AL was the big high-scoring league?)
   217. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM (#4268472)
Kuroda on 3 days won't end well. He's Never done it before
Indeed, nobody doing something for the first time has ever done it well.
   218. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM (#4268473)
They might double up Prince if he hits it to the warning track.
   219. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM (#4268474)
What if he did The Ichiro Neo Slide?
   220. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM (#4268475)
How good is Miguel Cabrera? God enough that you'll IBB him when Prince Fielder is coming up (assuming they don't IBB him too)
   221. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4268476)
Can Darling be banned from broadcasting for advocating fan interference? Please?
   222. JE (Jason) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4268477)
Jackson would've been DEAD.

Is it just me or did it appear as though Infante wasn't even trying to get a hit?
   223. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:39 PM (#4268478)
The Yankees are Old
The Tigers are Fat
The Cardinals are Lucky
The Giants are . . .?
   224. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:39 PM (#4268479)
Prince Fielder laughs at your foolish assumptions of his hitting ability.
   225. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268480)
What on earth was Swisher doing? That was an awful jump.
   226. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268481)
The Giants are . . .?


Stoned.
   227. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268482)
Good thing they put Cabrera on, he might have hit a home run and then they'd be behind 2-0 right now.
   228. Chip Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268483)
That was a great read by Cabrera.
   229. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268484)
Holbrook didn't quite have time to call infield fly there.
   230. fra paolo Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268485)
Cabrera steals a run there.
   231. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268486)
Nice baserunning by Miggy.
   232. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4268487)
Wow.
   233. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4268488)
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [X]
   234. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4268489)
Does that count as awesome? I think it's a good play, but I don't know if it's awesome.
   235. JJ1986 Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4268490)
The announcers are praising Cabrera but I think it was a bad decision. Swisher should have had that.
   236. shoewizard Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4268491)
By the way, looking at Young just in that at bat and in the clip linked above,...yes, he was more upright back then and not crouched like he is now.
   237. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4268492)
Man, if the tigers win this one... It's ###############.
   238. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:42 PM (#4268493)
That was a "hero" or "goat" play by Cabrera. No middle ground at all.
   239. JE (Jason) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:42 PM (#4268494)
Agree with JJ1986. That ball landed close to the feet of Swisher.
   240. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:42 PM (#4268495)
I would like to see the pop up that Prince can score from second on.
   241. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM (#4268496)
Does that count as awesome? I think it's a good play, but I don't know if it's awesome.


I might have missed it, but have they shown a replay of the third base coach?
If Miggy ignores a stop signal, I say mark it as "awesome".
   242. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM (#4268497)
"The Yankees have Derek Lowe up in the bullpen".

Oooooooh, that sounds lovely ...

/sarcasm (if it wasn't clear)
   243. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM (#4268498)
Derek Lowe! Just what the situation calls for!
   244. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM (#4268499)
The announcers are praising Cabrera but I think it was a bad decision. Swisher should have had that.


Well, Smoltz started to say Miggy either had a great read or just said screw it I'm going and then Darling butted in with "OH PERFECT READ PERFECT READ BECAUSE IT WORKED OUT IT WAS THE PERFECT READ DO NOT DARE TO QUESTION IT PERFECT READ"
   245. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:44 PM (#4268500)
I say awesome. It was aggresive base running. It wasn't clear Swisher wouldn't catch it, but also not clear he would. Cabrera took the risk and got the run.

Awesome.
   246. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:44 PM (#4268501)
No, really, let's overreact to one clean hit and a bunch of fluky ones.
   247. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:45 PM (#4268504)
Please do, zop.
   248. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:47 PM (#4268507)
Doesn't Dirks have a platoon partner?
   249. JE (Jason) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4268508)
Those last two PAs were pathetic.
   250. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4268509)
The Detroit radio guys are super annoying. "C'mon, Andy (Dirks), that's not like you, buddy." Is this the norm for other cities? If so, Vin Scully has ruined me for every other radio team.
   251. Chip Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4268510)
Pettitte in trouble, bases loaded, and Dirks and Garcia both swing at the first pitch, neither of which were strikes.
   252. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:49 PM (#4268512)
WHO'S BORING NOW
   253. Austin Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:49 PM (#4268513)
I still can scarcely believe that Avisail Garcia is a starting right fielder in a playoff game.
   254. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:50 PM (#4268515)
Avisail


Isn't that some sort of genital warts cream???
   255. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:50 PM (#4268516)
Is there any material difference between the various boner pills they seem to be shilling between every inning?
   256. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:50 PM (#4268518)
I still can scarcely believe that Avisail Garcia is a starting right fielder in a playoff game.


Designated Hitter Lew Ford says hi.
   257. JJ1986 Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4268519)
What does Rick Sutcliffe have to say about that?
   258. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4268520)
Infante makes that play back in the 1880s before gloves.
   259. Chip Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4268521)
WTF was that Infante?
   260. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4268522)
I agree with Smoltz, Swish might have well gone for it if he knew that Miggy was running all the way.
   261. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4268523)
What does Rick Sutcliffe have to say about that?


He blamed the shift, saying Infante has no idea how to play defense from where he was standing.
   262. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4268524)
BABIP fairy changes teams!
   263. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:53 PM (#4268525)
LEON!!!
   264. Tim D Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4268526)
248, 249 and 251 have grasped the essence of the Tiger's issues. Dirks does not have a platoon partner. The only RH OF they have besides Jackson is Garcia who should be in AA. Unless you want to count Delmon but I don't think they even let him bring a glove to the stadium anymore. Pretty much all of the Tiger hitters swing at the first pitch all the time. You guys should roll it up there; we would swing at it.
   265. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4268527)
Please.

Please, please, please teeny, tiny, jumping-baby Jesus on ############# pogo stick, let Alex come through here.

Please.
   266. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4268528)
A-Rod Ks [X]
   267. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4268529)
A Rod didn't know enough to run to first.
   268. Tim D Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4268530)
So much for the ARod Honeymoon
   269. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4268531)
Chavez would be getting better at bats than this ####.
   270. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4268532)
I wonder if A-Rod looks at baby centaurs when he's sad.
   271. Austin Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4268533)
Designated Hitter Lew Ford says hi.

Well, yes, of course, but at least he played on a team that didn't really expect to reach the playoffs. And if I remember correctly, there wasn't even an injury that forced the Tigers to go with Garcia; everyone they were planning to play in right field simply sucked massively.

And damn, it's almost as though Rodriguez is trying to get himself benched for the next game.
   272. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4268534)
I feel sorry for the fan who was holding the "In A-Rod We Trust" sign.
   273. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:56 PM (#4268535)
A-Rod just looks...awful.
   274. JJ1986 Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4268536)
Would Raburn have been the RH outfielder if he wasn't awful?
   275. fra paolo Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4268537)
The Detroit radio guys are super annoying.

I think they are quite good. A bit fanboyish, but within reason. They tend to lose interest in describing blow-outs, though.
   276. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4268538)
Fister is a guy Granderson should hit. Det should bring in the loogy.
   277. Tim D Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268539)
Would Raburn have been the RH outfielder if he wasn't awful?

Yes
   278. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268540)
Good morning, good afternoon, good night.
   279. Chip Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268541)
Granderson: Just As Pathetic As A-Rod.
   280. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268542)
A-Rod is contagious!
   281. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268543)
I think they are quite good. A bit fanboyish, but within reason.
I guess my tolerance for fanboy announcers is really, really low.
   282. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268544)
zop, I was trying to get typed that I agreed. But Granderson struck out before I could finish.

yaneverknow
   283. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268545)
How many K's is that for Granderson in the last 6 games? Jesus.
   284. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268546)
This team needs an enema.
   285. fra paolo Posted: October 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4268547)
Crikey, Fister is up to 93 pitches already. That darn Kellogg!
   286. Austin Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM (#4268548)
Gameday brought out the 100 Nasty Factor for strike 1 there. I thought letting Fister pitch to Granderson there was the wrong move, but it sure looks good now.
   287. shoewizard Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM (#4268549)
Whats the record for most bases loaded jams gotten out of without allowing a run in a playoff game ?

Where is Jason Stark when you need him ?
   288. Gamingboy Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM (#4268550)
The Yankees were doomed as soon as they loaded the bases.
   289. JJ1986 Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM (#4268551)
The Yankees just got fisted.
   290. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM (#4268552)
That's some spectacular pitching there.
   291. Tim D Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4268553)
I was about to ask Leyland where Coke was as well. But Fister leaves them loaded again............
   292. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4268554)
WAY TO GO GUYS THATS QUALITY HITTING
   293. Austin Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4268555)
Wow. Doug Fister, Swinging Strikeout Machine.
   294. crict Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4268556)
Fister!

Did the Tigers know what they were doing when they traded for him last year or they got lucky?
   295. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4268557)
RB in NYC (Now with New iPhone!) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 08:52 PM (#4268411)

I dare say Fister won't get out of loaded bases without a run a third time.

You'd think so, but clearly you've not watched enough of the Yankees this season.
Called it!
   296. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4268558)
Adma Jones in the Baltimore series, Fister in this one. Nice to have the playoffs be a parade of guys the Mariners traded away.
   297. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4268559)
And if Doug Fister looks like Pedro ####### Martinez out there, wait till these guys see Verlander.
   298. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4268560)
That's some spectacular pitching there.


Well, that's one way to look at it ...
   299. bunyon Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4268561)
Indeed, RB. I stand corrected.
   300. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM (#4268562)
By the way, I'm glad they won the ALDS--because Baltimore just wasn't that good a team--but it is nice of the Yankees to just play awful in the LCS and remind me once again how much I despise this particular assemblage.
Page 3 of 9 pages  < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >  Last ›

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogA Look Inside Baseball's Ever-Evolving Stimulant Culture | Bleacher Report
(45 - 11:35pm, Aug 22)
Last: Bunny Vincennes

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-22-2014
(38 - 11:30pm, Aug 22)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogPhillies have decisions to make heading into '15
(26 - 11:26pm, Aug 22)
Last: Ziggy

NewsblogDowney: Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already
(85 - 11:25pm, Aug 22)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogManny Machado Likely Out For Season
(21 - 11:19pm, Aug 22)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(4974 - 11:19pm, Aug 22)
Last: Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick.

NewsblogPosnanski: The Royals might actually know what they are doing
(99 - 11:14pm, Aug 22)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogDRays Bay: Rays to Montreal? “Smart chronicler” says yes
(34 - 10:39pm, Aug 22)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogCuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to sign with the Red Sox for $72 million
(58 - 10:37pm, Aug 22)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogReddit AMA: Thad Levine (Rangers assistant GM)
(3 - 10:31pm, Aug 22)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-22-2014
(45 - 10:03pm, Aug 22)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogVotto appears. . .and speaks | The Real McCoy | Cincinnati Reds baseball news
(12 - 9:53pm, Aug 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBrisbee: Rusney Castillo reminds us how screwed amateur players can be
(25 - 9:47pm, Aug 22)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogPete Rose’s Reckless Gamble
(5 - 9:14pm, Aug 22)
Last: bobm

NewsblogFG: Ben Revere and the Emptiest Batting Average Ever
(26 - 7:32pm, Aug 22)
Last: shoewizard

Page rendered in 0.7131 seconds
53 querie(s) executed