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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.

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   801. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:02 AM (#4269126)
Shoulda lost in nine.
   802. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:03 AM (#4269127)
Tigers did a nice job of not, you know, collapsing after that devastating Valverde choke job.
   803. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:03 AM (#4269128)
No Sutcliffe. He's on he national radio broadcast, right?

He's on the international feed which is being broadcast (for some unknown reason) in Canada.
I believe that's technically an act of war.
   804. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:03 AM (#4269129)
799. What time is your team playjng?
   805. Tim D Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:03 AM (#4269130)
I can't quite believe it. F###### AAAAAA!!!!!
   806. Repoz Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:03 AM (#4269131)
Smoltz: "Losing this game is like losing two games"

Oy...
   807. PreservedFish Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4269132)
Also, it is said many times that Ibanez likes to ambush fastballs because he doesn’t have the bat speed he used to.

Before Valverde threw his first pitch, I told my cousin that he probably wasn’t going to throw him (Ibanez) too many fastballs.

First pitch was off-speed for a called strike.

Ibanez is no dummy. He clearly was looking off-speed on the next pitch, got it and hit the home run.

Sometimes a pitcher has to think on the second level as they say in poker. That means you think about only what the batter might be looking for, but what the batter might think you are thinking he is looking for, especially with a smart batter at the plate.


Whoa, that's some deep #### mgl.
   808. Tschingsch Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4269133)
"I gotta be honest with you. All I can think about is Derek Jeter."
Who said that? Waldman?


This game is obviously on TBS, because if it was on FOX, it would have been McCarver who said it, and would have had nothing to do with the injury...
   809. crict Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4269134)
See you in 15 hours. Weird weird game.
   810. Every Inge Counts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4269135)
Last 3 games: Tigers pitchers not named Valverde: 1 run allowed. Valverde: 7 runs allowed
   811. JE (Jason) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4269136)
John Andrew Smoltz
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: May 15, 1967 in Detroit, MI (Age 45)
High School: Waverly HS (Lansing, MI)
Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed September 22, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 23, 1988

Sure, but that didn't stop Cal from bending over backwards to be impartial during the last series.
   812. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:05 AM (#4269137)
Very gracious of Young.
   813. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:06 AM (#4269138)
Is Jeter getting hurt somehow Arod's fault?
   814. UCCF Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:08 AM (#4269139)
Is Jeter getting hurt somehow Arod's fault?

If Arod hadn't selfishly insisted on moving to third after the trade, he'd have been out there at SS. So yes.
   815. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:08 AM (#4269140)
You know, if you took a piece of ####, the world's finest piece of Wagyu beef, and another piece of #### and made a sandwich out of them ... you'd have a piece of ####.

That's what this game was like to watch: Eating a #### sandwich to get to the filet just to have to eat more #### for the trouble.
   816. JoeHova Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:09 AM (#4269141)
Craig Sager goes from being a tiny guy at his regular job (NBA sideline reporting) to being a huge guy at his side job (MLB sideline reporting). Seeing him go from being towered over to towering over people is funny.
   817. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:09 AM (#4269142)

So proud of the Detroit Tigers and especially Drew Smyly, a kid I've been backing since spring training. Helluva win.
   818. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:10 AM (#4269143)
Eck looks like he was frozen in 1989 and just thawed out today.
   819. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:11 AM (#4269145)
Every comment David Wells makes somehow involves about alcohol.
   820. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:11 AM (#4269146)
Eck looks like he was frozen in 1989 and just thawed out today.
It's the best.
   821. JE (Jason) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:11 AM (#4269147)
So who at BTF has been tasked with sending Jeter the gift basket?
   822. JE (Jason) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:13 AM (#4269149)
Fractured ankle. Yikes.
   823. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:13 AM (#4269150)
Fractured? Jesus Christ.
   824. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:13 AM (#4269151)
Jeter has a fractured ankle. Out until spring training.
   825. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:13 AM (#4269152)
FRACTURED ANKLE

Holy hell.
   826. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:14 AM (#4269153)
Fractured Ankle for Jeter.

Well, Ball ####### Saxbury.
   827. JoeHova Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:14 AM (#4269154)
Well, I guess the upside is that a fractured ankle is better than an Achilles injury.
   828. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:14 AM (#4269155)
How did they get such a specific diagnosis so fast? Regardless, he's out for the year. A-rod to short?
   829. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:15 AM (#4269156)
Well, what's the headline on the back page tomorrow (or... today?)
   830. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:15 AM (#4269157)
Well, I guess the upside is that a fractured ankle is better than an Achilles injury.
Now Pete Rose is sad, too.
   831. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:15 AM (#4269158)
How did they get such a specific diagnosis so fast?
Fractures can be diagnosed really easily.
   832. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:16 AM (#4269159)
Did his previous problem make him more susceptible to that?
   833. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:16 AM (#4269160)
How did they get such a specific diagnosis so fast? Regardless, he's out for the year. A-rod to short?
A-Rod hasn't played at SS since 2005. Nunez will be activated and he or Nix will start at SS.

You can stop watching this series now, and just watch to see who the Tigers will play in the World Series.
   834. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:17 AM (#4269162)
No, NO, NO.

I *totally* watched the TBS broadcast and they totally implied he was just lying there and fooling it, just looking for sympathy and gift baskets.

I mean, he was screaming in pain and waving to the dugout, but, hey, it's the Cap'n, he's always faking ####, right???

####### TBS.
   835. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:17 AM (#4269163)
A-rod to short?

I don't think so, but that's a thought. Although they might do that late inning after a PH for Nix or Nunez.
   836. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4269165)
Yeah, A-Rod doesn't have the legs and swiftness he used to in order to play SS every day anymore.
   837. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4269166)
I *totally* watched the TBS broadcast and they totally implied he was just lying there and fooling it, just looking for sympathy and gift baskets.
TBS thought at first he was laughing. They didn't imply anything like what you said.
   838. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4269167)
These are the Yankees we're talking about. This injury will somehow spur them on to easily taking the series 4-1.
   839. PreservedFish Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4269168)
Eck looks like he was frozen in 1989 and just thawed out today.


I believe his hair dates from 1977, though. That feathered look was a decade out of style two decades ago.
   840. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:19 AM (#4269169)
It's Nix and Nune5, depending.
   841. bobm Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:19 AM (#4269170)
@831 xray
   842. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:19 AM (#4269171)
Joe Girardi just said that he won't be using A-Rod since it's been so long.
   843. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:20 AM (#4269172)
Well, what's the headline on the back page tomorrow (or... today?)


KNICKS EDGE CELTICS IN OT
Look Ready For Regular Season
   844. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:20 AM (#4269173)
How did they get such a specific diagnosis so fast?


All major venues have X-ray facilities these days.
   845. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:22 AM (#4269174)
I think Chavez is more likely to end up at short than A-Rod (and he'd probably be better).
   846. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:23 AM (#4269176)
Well, players of renown comparable to Nix or Nunez have come up big in the playoffs before. Might need some other guys to step it up, too. Tough road ahead.
   847. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:24 AM (#4269179)
Giardi just ruled out Arod at short. "It's been to long".
   848. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:24 AM (#4269180)
Yankees are carrying two backup shortstops. If they thought ARod or Chavez were plausible shortstops, they wouldn't have both Nunez and Nix on the roster.
   849. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:24 AM (#4269182)
Just saying that I've had ligament tears and bad sprains and we always waited until the swelling went down to get xrays. Of course that was the 90s and millions of dollars weren't on the line.
   850. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:24 AM (#4269183)
I love that Eck is tearing into Leyland. He's never afraid to second-guess players and managers.
   851. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:25 AM (#4269184)
Yankees are carrying two backup shortstops. If they thought ARod or Chavez were plausible shortstops, they wouldn't have both Nunez and Nix on the roster.


Nunez isn't on the roster.
   852. PreservedFish Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:25 AM (#4269185)
Just watch, Nix and Nunez are going to turn into the Brothers Luis Sojo 3000.
   853. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:25 AM (#4269186)
Well, players of renown comparable to Nix or Nunez have come up big in the playoffs before. Might need some other guys to step it up, too. Tough road ahead.


Brian Doyle, World Series hero ...
   854. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:25 AM (#4269187)
Yeah, A-Rod doesn't have the legs and swiftness he used to in order to play SS every day anymore.

Neither does Jeter.
   855. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:25 AM (#4269188)
Nunez isn't on the roster.


He is now.
   856. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:26 AM (#4269189)
Nunez isn't on the roster.
Oh. That's different. Never mind.
   857. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:27 AM (#4269190)
Nunez isn't on the roster.


He will be tomorrow ...

[edit] cokes to Gamingboy ...
   858. Howie Menckel Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:28 AM (#4269192)

To recap:

Any manager not as dumb as Leyland would have had 1 or 2 forgettable Tigers pitchers finish out a 4-0 9th inning, leaving him in great position to turn Game 2 over tomorrow afternoon with a 1-run lead to a well-rested and seemingly recouped Jose Valverde.

Instead, he wins Game 2 anyway, burns up the secondary levels of both bullpens, now knows (?) that Valverde is a basket case on the road now (and even if he doesn't, he can't be dumb enough to use him tomorrow anyway), AND the breaking-down Jeter is broke and now done for the season.

Leyland is a genius.

   859. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:30 AM (#4269193)
Well, players of renown comparable to Nix or Nunez have come up big in the playoffs before. Might need some other guys to step it up, too. Tough road ahead.
Yankees not named Derek Jeter or Raul Ibanez in the 2012 postseason: .183/.257/.274

So... yeah, they'll need to step it up a little.
   860. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:38 AM (#4269196)
I haven't followed the Yankees much this year. How bad has Arod been? Everybody's slumping... Just seems weird that he's the one being benched for Eric Chavez.
   861. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:43 AM (#4269202)
I haven't followed the Yankees much this year. How bad has Arod been? Everybody's slumping... Just seems weird that he's the one being benches for Eric Chavez.
A-Rod since 9/19 (21 games):

80 ABs, 16 Hits, 28 strikeouts, 9 walks, 1 double, 0 homers, 2 RBI.

.200/.301/.213.
   862. Chip Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:45 AM (#4269203)
Asked in the post game press conference if Valverde's role was in jeopardy, Leyland said (paraphrasing) it was too early to say, but that there would be a discussion amongst the coaching staff about it.
   863. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:49 AM (#4269210)
Yankees not named Derek Jeter or Raul Ibanez in the 2012 postseason: .183/.257/.274


Well, maybe the Yankees can hope Verlander pulls something laughing.
   864. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 01:50 AM (#4269213)
Well, maybe the Yankees can hope Verlander pulls something laughing.
Maybe Kate Upton will accidentally bite it off.
   865. esseff Posted: October 14, 2012 at 02:02 AM (#4269222)
Sunday will be the first time in 31 years that the Yankees will play a postseason game without Jeter.
   866. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 14, 2012 at 02:08 AM (#4269224)
Asked in the post game press conference if Valverde's role was in jeopardy, Leyland said (paraphrasing) it was too early to say, but that there would be a discussion amongst the coaching staff about it.

Which means "Damn straight".
   867. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 02:47 AM (#4269239)
Sunday will be the first time in 31 years that the Yankees will play a postseason game without Jeter.

No it won't.

17 years is still a long time, though.
   868. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4269414)
No it won't.

17 years is still a long time, though.
Actually, Jeter was on the bench during that series. He'll presumably still be on the bench tonight, so the streak is alive.
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