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SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 08:55 PM
Awesome....the Tigers are anal throttling the White Sox to finish off a demoralizing sweep that knocks the Sox out of the division race.

16-0 Tigers in the 7th inning.

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 08:57 PM
Touchdown Deeetroit Tigers!

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Even though Curtis Granderson is a Yankee, I still have a soft spot for him as he was probably my favorite Tiger before he got traded.

Curtis is a good dude and a class act all the way.

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 09:12 PM
Andy Dirks with a 2 run HR....Tigers up 18-0.

TonyR
09-04-2011, 09:20 PM
SSJ you'll like the article posted below (assuming you haven't read already).

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6921420/passing-buck

SouthStndJunkie
09-04-2011, 10:10 PM
SSJ you'll like the article posted below (assuming you haven't read already).

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6921420/passing-buck

Good read....thanks for the link.

SouthStndJunkie
09-05-2011, 03:30 PM
Doug Fister struck out a career-high 13 batters as the Tigers beat the Indians 4-2.

One little, two little, three little Indians
Four little, five little, six little Indians
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys. Eleven little, twelve little
Thirteen little Indian boys

SouthStndJunkie
09-05-2011, 03:31 PM
Fister has been a great acquisition for the Tigers and they have him under contact for a few years.

Don't let the 7-13 record fool you, he played most of the year with Seattle and got no run support.

His ERA is down to 3.17 on the year.

SouthStndJunkie
09-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Nice to see Tulo hit the 100 RBI mark for the season.

broncocalijohn
09-05-2011, 04:30 PM
Fister has been a great acquisition for the Tigers and they have him under contact for a few years.

Don't let the 7-13 record fool you, he played most of the year with Seattle and got no run support.

His ERA is down to 3.17 on the year.

He is one of the top pitchers with the worst run support the last two years. I think only Jered Weaver had worse support. I knew when the Mariners traded him, he would do wonders for the Tigers. Possibly a 2nd or 3rd pitcher for the playoffs.

FADERPROOF
09-06-2011, 05:16 PM
I think pitchers are asking to start on short rest when playing the Indians, man this team is a crappy offensive team.

SouthStndJunkie
09-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Stephen Strasburg had a nice first start in his return from Tommy John surgery.

5 innings 2 hits 0 ER 0 BB 4 Ks.

SouthStndJunkie
09-07-2011, 02:07 PM
The Tigers swept the White Sox last week and finished up a sweep of the Tribe today.

Justin Verlander wasn't very sharp today, but still notched his 22nd win on the year.

Victor Martinez hit a grand slam to bail JV out and get him the win.

Martinez was a nice signing this year. Batting .326 (almost .400 with RISP) and will probably end up with 100 RBIs.

FADERPROOF
09-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Glad I threw thw towel in when I did...

SouthStndJunkie
09-12-2011, 11:54 PM
At least my Tigers won their 10th straight game tonight....all over division opponents.

14-4 over the White Sox tonight.

They have been smacking the ball all over the place....21 hits tonight.

Division lead is now at 11.5 games.

DemonEagles
09-13-2011, 09:15 AM
Detroit playes horrible D but can hit. Congrats on your slow pitch softball team. The Kansas City Royals are the best team in America. Eric Hosmer is Lou Gerigg minus the fatal disease, Salvador Perez is the Mexican Johnny Bench (Juan Bencho!) Billy Butler is Country Breakfast. Bruce Chen is bruce lee but tougher.

SouthStndJunkie
09-13-2011, 09:54 PM
Justin Verlander pitched 7 shutout innings tonight, as the Tigers beat the White Sox 5-0.

JV: 23-5 with 238 Ks/53 BB and a 2.36 ERA. WHIP of 0.92.

Miguel Cabrera (97) and Victor Martinez (94) both coming up in 100 RBIs seasons.

SouthStndJunkie
09-13-2011, 11:07 PM
Tim Wakefield finally won the 200th game of his career tonight for the Red Sox.

This was his eight attempt to reach the mark.

Props to the knuckleballer.

SouthStndJunkie
09-13-2011, 11:10 PM
A big night of baseball milestones....props to Mariano Rivera on saving his 600th game tonight.

Rivera will tie the all-time leader, Trevor Hoffman (601 saves), with one more save.

DemonEagles
09-14-2011, 12:51 PM
Trevor Hoffman should hold Zero Records. I don't like the yankees at all, but Hoffman is a disgrace to America, maybe even the human race.

bendog
09-14-2011, 12:58 PM
A little harsh, maybe.

TheChamp24
09-14-2011, 01:13 PM
Trevor Hoffman should hold Zero Records. I don't like the yankees at all, but Hoffman is a disgrace to America, maybe even the human race.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/3762931996_54d7340559.jpg

Smell My Dump
09-14-2011, 01:44 PM
Tim Wakefield finally won the 200th game of his career tonight for the Red Sox.

This was his eight attempt to reach the mark.

Props to the knuckleballer.

Go Rays! Screw the Sox.

broncosteven
09-14-2011, 01:45 PM
Awesome....the Tigers are anal throttling the White Sox to finish off a demoralizing sweep that knocks the Sox out of the division race.

16-0 Tigers in the 7th inning.

As a fair weather WS fan I thought baseball was over 3 weeks ago.

Rocket 7
09-14-2011, 02:52 PM
Justin Verlander pitched 7 shutout innings tonight, as the Tigers beat the White Sox 5-0.

JV: 23-5 with 238 Ks/53 BB and a 2.36 ERA. WHIP of 0.92.

Miguel Cabrera (97) and Victor Martinez (94) both coming up in 100 RBIs seasons.

Verlander get his 11th straight win while extending the Tigers winning streak to 11. This excitement comes during the 111th Tigers season in 2011 , 11 weeks after the jersey retirement of #11, Sparky Anderson. The last time the Tigers won 11 consecutive games was in 1968

http://mlb.socialhub.awarenessnetworks.com/main/content/?id=6613745029099127298&partnerId=aw-6613745029099127298-1075

SouthStndJunkie
09-16-2011, 10:48 PM
The Tigers are one out away from clinching the Central Division.

SouthStndJunkie
09-16-2011, 10:50 PM
Detroit Tigers: 2011 American League Central Division Champs.

First division title since winning the AL East in 1987.

SouthStndJunkie
09-16-2011, 10:54 PM
Sweet!

SouthStndJunkie
09-16-2011, 10:57 PM
The players look like they are having an absolute blast celebrating in the clubhouse.

houghtam
09-17-2011, 10:52 AM
The players look like they are having an absolute blast celebrating in the clubhouse.

Team of destiny. I was one of the ones at the beginning of the season saying this should be Leyland's last year if they don't make the playoffs. I like the guy so much though, I'm glad I was wrong.

SouthStndJunkie
09-18-2011, 06:16 PM
Justin Verlander pitched 8 innings of shutout ball today, only allowing 3 hits as the Tigers beat Oakland 3-0.

24-5 on the year with 2.29 ERA and 244 Ks with a WHIP of 0.91.

I'd love to see JV get to 25 wins for the year.

SouthStndJunkie
09-19-2011, 03:01 PM
http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/6993396/new-york-yankees-mariano-rivera-sets-mlb-mark-602nd-save

Mariano Rivera sets new saves record

SouthStndJunkie
09-21-2011, 08:44 PM
Despite missing 16 games and a slow start to the season, it looks like Albert Pujols will continue his streak of .300+ seasons with 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs.

If he does it this year, it will be 11 straight years.

Pujols is batting .305 with 36 HRs and 97 RBIs.

SouthStndJunkie
09-21-2011, 08:54 PM
Doug Fister has been money for the Tigers.

Dude has been pitching as well as Justin Verlander since he was traded to Detroit.

6-1 with a 46 K/5 BB ratio, a 2.12 ERA, and a WHIP of 0.91 (and getting lower with his performance tonight).

Fister is only 27 years old and is under contract for a few more years....what a steal for Charlie Furbush and some spare parts.

Not a lot of power for a dude that is 6'8, but he is a pitcher and not a thrower.

On a side note, it's not every day you see a guy named Fister get traded for a guy named Furbush.

brncs_fan
09-21-2011, 09:29 PM
The Cardinals have now surged back to within 1 1/2 of getting the wild card having won 12 of the last 14.

broncocalijohn
09-22-2011, 01:10 AM
I am loving the meltdown in Boston this last week or so. Angels creeping up and better chance to get the wild card with 2 teams in front of them (Rays and Sox don't play each other anymore) than covering more ground against the Rangers. Angels do play Rangers for 3 games this weekend. Obviously, they need to sweep all 3 games. Next two games Santana and Weaver. End of baseball season are always epic.

TonyR
09-22-2011, 06:53 AM
Yankees make postseason for 16th time in last 17 seasons. Rivera gets 44th save of season, 603rd of career. Just noticed looking at the standings that although the Phillies have the best overall record the Yankees have by far the highest run differential.

SouthStndJunkie
09-23-2011, 09:43 PM
Props to Miguel Cabrera on hitting the 100 RBI mark for an 8th straight season.

Miggy is having a typical Miggy year:

.336 average with 103 runs scored, 46 doubles, 27 HRs, and 100 RBIs.

That is impressive when you consider he has been walked 107 times....3rd most in the majors.

That makes for an .443 OBP....2nd in the majors.

It will be fun to watch him rake in the playoffs, as he is usually clutch.

Teams aren't able to pitch around him as much this year with Victor Martinez batting behind him.

SoCalBronco
09-26-2011, 09:52 PM
Goodbye Ozzie.

I will definitely miss you. Thanks for the title and everything you did for our team. I wish they would have kept you, but unfortunately that wasn't to be.

:(

Punisher
09-27-2011, 07:27 PM
Anybody else watching Catching hell poor Bartman

Vegas_Bronco
09-27-2011, 07:36 PM
Lets go redbirds...catch those mangy playoff prissey braves for that WCard!

SouthStndJunkie
09-27-2011, 09:06 PM
I think Miguel Cabrera is going to end up winning the American League batting title.

Miggy hit his 30th HR tonight.

.343 average with 110 runs scored, 47 doubles, 30 HRs, and 105 RBIs.

I would take Miggy in my lineup over any other played in the league.

Victor Martinez also hit the 100 RBI mark and is at 102 RBIs.

Jose Valverde is 48/48 in saves opportunities after his save tonight.

Baba Booey
09-27-2011, 09:11 PM
http://www.propaintball.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/tampa-bay-rays-logo.gif

GreatBronco16
09-27-2011, 09:15 PM
My Braves suck. That is all.

TDmvp
09-27-2011, 09:23 PM
Anybody else watching Catching hell poor Bartman

Yea Punisher that was a good documentary about a pathetic event.

Sometimes people are so stupid.

vancejohnson82
09-27-2011, 09:28 PM
can I chime in and say....finally my Sox decide to show up for a game?

strafen
09-27-2011, 09:30 PM
Despite being in the middle of an epic collapse, my Red Sox are still hanging on. lol! :D

maher_tyler
09-27-2011, 09:40 PM
My Braves suck. That is all.

Derek Lowe better be gone after this year, ****in terrible!

brncs_fan
09-27-2011, 09:43 PM
161 games and it all comes down to the last game of the year with Carpenter on the mound.

SoCalBronco
09-27-2011, 09:55 PM
I hope tonight wasn't the last night we saw Mark Buehrle pitch for the White Sox as he is a FA to be. If it was, I will definitely miss him. Outside of Frank Thomas, he's my favorite player ever. You meant the world to us, Mark. All the best to you in St. Louis (or retirement, or elsewhere) if the Sox make the stupid decision not to bring you back. You're the man. Always underrated and always a stud.

24champ
09-27-2011, 11:25 PM
Hope MLB forces Frank to sell ASAP.

SoCalBronco
09-27-2011, 11:28 PM
Hope MLB forces Frank to sell ASAP.

He's the Bowlen of MLB, except he's a better guy. :)

24champ
09-27-2011, 11:43 PM
He's the Bowlen of MLB, except he's a better guy. :)

I don't know about comparing Bowlen to Frank McCourt.

I just want Frank gone so he can't waste any more of Kemp and Kershaw's prime years. Both are on their way to becoming superstars and we got young talent like Dee Gordon, Jensen, Jerry Sands playing everyday for us.

Just need an deep pocketed owner to put the pieces around them.

80smith
09-28-2011, 12:50 PM
I hope tonight wasn't the last night we saw Mark Buehrle pitch for the White Sox as he is a FA to be. If it was, I will definitely miss him. Outside of Frank Thomas, he's my favorite player ever. You meant the world to us, Mark. All the best to you in St. Louis (or retirement, or elsewhere) if the Sox make the stupid decision not to bring you back. You're the man. Always underrated and always a stud.

Buehrle exits with class as Sox seem resigned to rebuilding
Durable, wily left-hander likely will be out of plans, deemed too expensive

Mark Buehrle pitches like his truck is idling in the parking lot and, on cue, efficiently pitched seven shutout innings in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays in what likely was Buehrle's final start in a Sox uniform.

If it is, one of the best Sox pitchers ever poignantly went out in style. When interim manager Don Cooper sent Buehrle out to start the eighth as position players stayed in the dugout, the crowd of 23,934 gave the lone player on the field a memorable ovation.

"Couldn't have went better,'' Cooper said.

More here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-spt-0928-haugh-white-sox-chicago--20110928,0,2823611.column


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Vegas_Bronco
09-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Phillies bases loaded top of 9th with 1 out...I'm a Phillies fan for the moment while my Cards have a 7-0 lead going into the 7th.

Vegas_Bronco
09-28-2011, 07:58 PM
Phillies tie thu mutha up! woot!

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2011, 08:10 PM
Tigers win 5-4 tonight and finish the regular season 95-67.

Jose Valverde closes out the game and finishes a perfect 49/49 in saves.

Miguel Cabrera wins the batting title with a .344 average.

If the Rangers lose tonight, the Tigers will have home field in the first round of the playoffs.

Vegas_Bronco
09-28-2011, 08:14 PM
Tigers win 5-4 tonight and finish the regular season 95-67.

Jose Valverde closes out the game and finishes a perfect 49/49 in saves.

Miguel Cabrera wins the batting title with a .344 average.

If the Rangers lose tonight, the Tigers will have home field in the first round of the playoffs.

Huge closet fan of the Tigers...one hell of a season! Congrats!

Vegas_Bronco
09-28-2011, 08:54 PM
holeeeeechit...Rays tie the game...sick night of baseball.

houghtam
09-28-2011, 09:22 PM
holeeeeechit...Rays tie the game...sick night of baseball.

This has got to be one of the closest finishes league-wide in baseball history. I guess it shouldn't be surprising, considering there were the fewest amount of games ever separating 1st and 2nd place teams at the All-Star break. Also interesting to not that the Tigers were a game back of the Indians then...they finished 15 games up, and the widest margin between 1st and 2nd in the league.

I know I'm a homer, but you have to think Texas and New York are crapping themselves thinking of facing Verlander and Fister in the playoffs. If Porcello and Scherzer can pitch to their potential, I don't think there's a team in the AL that can hang with them.

houghtam
09-28-2011, 09:43 PM
So uh, not that anyone follows the Mets, but...did anyone see Jose Reyes bunting for a hit and then asking to be taken out of the game so he can win the batting title?

Ted Williams' head must be rolling over in its cryogenic chamber.

Vegas_Bronco
09-28-2011, 09:45 PM
:strong: Srry TJ but it's flyin flag size tonight!

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2011, 10:05 PM
St. Louis is in and the Braves are out of the playoffs.

Yankees/Rays in the 12th tied 7-7.

Orioles came back to beat the Red Sox 4-3.

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Albert Pujols finishes the season with 99 RBIs....his first season without 100+ RBIs.

SouthStndJunkie
09-28-2011, 10:08 PM
The Rangers won tonight, which means they will have home field advantage in the first round.

Tigers play the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs.

Vegas_Bronco
09-28-2011, 10:11 PM
St. Louis is in and the Braves are out of the playoffs.

Yankees/Rays in the 12th tied 7-7.

Orioles came back to beat the Red Sox 4-3.

Stamp Act boiling red in Boston tonight...love seeing Red Sox go down...RAys win!...it's a perfect night. srry bosox fans but Imma hater.

strafen
09-28-2011, 10:11 PM
St. Louis is in and the Braves are out of the playoffs.

Yankees/Rays in the 12th tied 7-7.

Orioles came back to beat the Red Sox 4-3.Our epic collapse is complete.
We didn't deserve to be there. We put ourselves in that position, and we paid the price.
Go Tigers! Ha!
Go Cards! :strong:

Kid A
09-28-2011, 10:12 PM
Sox and Braves make the 08-09 Broncos look clutch down the stretch.

BroncosSR
09-28-2011, 10:14 PM
Sox and Braves make Orton look clutch down the stretch.

Fixed.

Vegas_Bronco
09-28-2011, 10:18 PM
Sox and Braves make the 08-09 Broncos look clutch down the stretch.

96 Broncos losing to Jacksonville...that one made me cry inside....30-27

DomCasual
09-28-2011, 10:33 PM
Papelbon! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I felt happy for all 14 Rays fans around the world.

Dagmar
09-28-2011, 10:45 PM
Watching Albert Breer have a twitter meltdown and Rich Eisen lecture him has been hilarious.

vancejohnson82
09-28-2011, 10:45 PM
the only joy I get is knowing that all of the post 2004 Red Sox fans now know exactly what it feels like to be a "Red Sox fan"

what a terrible, terrible feeling this is

bronco militia
09-28-2011, 10:48 PM
Papelbon! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I felt happy for all 14 Rays fans around the world.

Bwhahahaha

houghtam
09-28-2011, 11:20 PM
the only joy I get is knowing that all of the post 2004 Red Sox fans now know exactly what it feels like to be a "Red Sox fan"

what a terrible, terrible feeling this is

Not quite sure losing a wild card spot on the last day of the season is even the same ballpark (pun intended) as the decades of torture Red Sox fans had to go through before '04. I'm sure the post-'04 fans are still just as clueless as ever.

vancejohnson82
09-28-2011, 11:41 PM
Not quite sure losing a wild card spot on the last day of the season is even the same ballpark (pun intended) as the decades of torture Red Sox fans had to go through before '04. I'm sure the post-'04 fans are still just as clueless as ever.

I was trying to gain some sort of solace out of this

and if I can cannibalize one part of our fan base I will do so

strafen
09-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Not quite sure losing a wild card spot on the last day of the season is even the same ballpark (pun intended) as the decades of torture Red Sox fans had to go through before '04. I'm sure the post-'04 fans are still just as clueless as ever.Been a longtime Red Sox fan. Thru thick and thin...
We used to say for many, many years..."oh well, there's always next year!" LOL

1986 still hurts... :wave:

elsid13
09-29-2011, 02:56 AM
Man, what a disaster. This one going to rank up there as one of the season that will be talk about in Sox lore for a long time. I expect that Tito is gone and we see a
Paps and Poppy allowed to walk this off season. I was to young to really understand the 78 collapse, but this is sure up there.

Gort
09-29-2011, 03:19 AM
would have loved to have been there... i was at the season-ender in 1982 against the Brewers and that didn't turn out as well. this was one of the O's few true highlights during their past 14 years of futility. i hope this sparks something good for next year! go O's!!

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=media%2Fgettyphoto%2F2011\09\28\127537606.jp g

crawdad
09-29-2011, 08:59 AM
What an amazing September for the Cardinals and certainly the Rays deserve kudos for their amazing comeback yesterday.

GO CARDINALS

This is Mom and Me at a Cardiinal game before she got sick!

ColoradoDarin
09-29-2011, 11:06 AM
Oh my Braves, man that sucked. I came to acceptance about 2 weeks ago that we weren't going anywhere this year. Thankfully the Red Sox did their act too, so the bad spotlight isn't on the Braves alone. Injuries to 2 of our top 3 pitchers, Chipper, and McCann took a toll. The rookie pitchers called up did a great job, but we had to rely heavily on our bullpen down the stretch and that was just too much work.

maher_tyler
09-29-2011, 03:45 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/tom_verducci/09/29/game.162.drama/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Good read!

broncocalijohn
09-29-2011, 03:58 PM
That series of events for both games of Red Sox and Rays shows exactly what happened the last month of the season. Rays wanted it so bad that they never gave up and Red Sox sat back on their past and blew it to epic proportions. Even better is how it was the Yankees that sucked so bad (worse defeat after 8 innings of winning) since 1953 and it came to help another team get into the playoffs and Red Sox out. Yanks lost and still point and laugh at the Red Sox. Well, time for me to find another avatar. Hockey is here so I might go back to Selanne.

vancejohnson82
09-29-2011, 04:01 PM
That series of events for both games of Red Sox and Rays shows exactly what happened the last month of the season. Rays wanted it so bad that they never gave up and Red Sox sat back on their past and blew it to epic proportions. Even better is how it was the Yankees that sucked so bad (worse defeat after 8 innings of winning) since 1953 and it came to help another team get into the playoffs and Red Sox out. Yanks lost and still point and laugh at the Red Sox. Well, time for me to find another avatar. Hockey is here so I might go back to Selanne.

if you don't think the Yankees let the Rays back in that game, you are smoking some good stuff

SpringStein
09-29-2011, 04:04 PM
if you don't think the Yankees let the Rays back in that game, you are smoking some good stuff

Just wondering - why would the Yanks want to face a hot team with a loaded pitching staff rather than a team that is on a long losing streak?

vancejohnson82
09-29-2011, 04:06 PM
Just wondering - why would the Yanks want to face a hot team with a loaded pitching staff rather than a team that is on a long losing streak?

because we owned the Yankees all year...and nobody wants to play in Fenway come October

I'm not saying they "threw" the game...but throwing 85 MPH fastballs down the middle to save arms is a pretty good way to let a team back in the game

broncocalijohn
09-29-2011, 04:20 PM
if you don't think the Yankees let the Rays back in that game, you are smoking some good stuff

So they try to win by going up 7 runs and then realize the "mistake" they did and retreat with batting practice? Sounds like a horrible excuse for Sox fans. How about the Sox just win the game that they were up in the 9th inning. The only time they lose after 8 innings is THIS GAME! Face it Sox fan, you guys sucked it up. Maybe you guys can send Lackey for 1/2 price back to my Angels. We can always use a 4TH STARTER!

vancejohnson82
09-29-2011, 04:34 PM
So they try to win by going up 7 runs and then realize the "mistake" they did and retreat with batting practice? Sounds like a horrible excuse for Sox fans. How about the Sox just win the game that they were up in the 9th inning. The only time they lose after 8 innings is THIS GAME! Face it Sox fan, you guys sucked it up. Maybe you guys can send Lackey for 1/2 price back to my Angels. We can always use a 4TH STARTER!

take that piece of **** off of our hands....

divorcing his wife who is struggling with breast cancer in the midst of a playoff race = bad karma

broncocalijohn
09-29-2011, 04:38 PM
take that piece of **** off of our hands....

divorcing his wife who is struggling with breast cancer in the midst of a playoff race = bad karma

He was sucking before then. Just like Chone Figgins. When they leave a nice place to work for bigger pay, sometimes it bites them in the ass. Texiera still goes strong but it is fun to watch the others fail when they had it so good in Anaheim. Well, if we need a cheap 4th starter that used to be a #1 starter, we will probably get a call from Epstein.

campocorto
09-30-2011, 12:37 PM
The Rays game one starter, Matt Moore, is not just any rookie. This kid registered 700 strikeouts in 497 1/3 innings in the minors. Hands down, baseball's top pitching prospect. I can't wait to see him pitch at 1:30 p.m!

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/photo/2011/0919/mlb_a_moore01jr_576.jpg

SouthStndJunkie
10-01-2011, 08:20 PM
The Tigers are getting their butts kicked tonight.

SouthStndJunkie
10-02-2011, 05:46 PM
Tigers made it too close for comfort in the 9th inning, but beat the Yankees 5-3 in Game 2.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 08:12 PM
Justin Verlander hitting his stride, striking out the side in the 5th inning.

2-2 tie in the 5th inning.

Lets go Tigers!

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 08:19 PM
Ramon Santiago with an RBI double.

3-2 Tigers.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 08:36 PM
JV ramping it up to 100 MPH in the 6th inning.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 08:38 PM
CC with 99 pitches through 5 innings.

JV with 76 pitches through 6 innings.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 08:44 PM
Jhonny Peralta with an RBI double.

Tigers take a 4-2 lead.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 09:03 PM
****....Yankees tie it up at 4.

JV got too amped up trying to end the inning.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 09:15 PM
Delmon Young homers to give the Tigers a 5-4 lead.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 09:26 PM
JV tossing 101 MPH heat in the 8th inning.

Tigers lead 5-4 going to the bottom of the 8th inning.

SouthStndJunkie
10-03-2011, 09:58 PM
Tigers win 5-4 and take a 2-1 lead in the series.

broncocalijohn
10-03-2011, 10:08 PM
Tigers win 5-4 and take a 2-1 lead in the series.

Red Sox out on their failures of September (did Mauch come back from the dead and manage the last month?) and now the Yankees might be out in the first round. Happy days are here again!

strafen
10-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Tigers win 5-4 and take a 2-1 lead in the series.

schweeeeet! :strong::wave:LOL


PS: Tampa Bay lost also. Double whammy, double the pleasure! ^5

campocorto
10-04-2011, 01:19 PM
Nothing like watching meaningful baseball in the middle of the work day.

Rangers up 3-1 behind a couple of dingers from Adrian Beltre and a HR to leadoff the game from Ian Kinsler.

Matt Harrison, not known for being a power pitcher, already has eight Ks in 3 2/3 innings.

campocorto
10-04-2011, 01:34 PM
With his team playing an elimination game, Joe Maddon brings in his young gun Matt Moore and he gets through the 5th with a 1-2-3 inning, striking out two.

3-2 Rangers through four and a 1/2 innings.

crawdad
10-04-2011, 02:02 PM
Go Cardinals!

campocorto
10-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Adrian Beltre just went deep again, third time today. His round-tripper snaps Matt Moore's nine-inning scoreless streak during the ALDS. Rangers up 4-2 in the 7th.

campocorto
10-04-2011, 02:08 PM
Go Cardinals!

I don't want to see Albert Pujols' Cardinals career come to an end. Hopefully a deep run will convince the brass to change their position.

crawdad
10-04-2011, 02:41 PM
I agree. I don't think Albert wants to leave STL either. The deal will get done!

Chris
10-04-2011, 03:01 PM
All I care is that the Yankees lose. Then baseball can go back to sucking.

Anyone else watch Moneyball? Great movie.

campocorto
10-04-2011, 03:15 PM
Anyone else watch Moneyball? Great movie.

**** Moneyball. The Athletics have won one postseason series since 2000. That's not movie worthy.

campocorto
10-04-2011, 03:15 PM
Rangers advance to their second straight ALCS with a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

bronco militia
10-04-2011, 03:22 PM
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houghtam
10-04-2011, 05:20 PM
**** Moneyball. The Athletics have won one postseason series since 2000. That's not movie worthy.

The movie isn't so much about the Athletics as it is about how their thinking has changed the game of baseball.

And it has.

Know what you're talking about before you open your toilet.

campocorto
10-04-2011, 06:32 PM
The movie isn't so much about the Athletics as it is about how their thinking has changed the game of baseball.

And it has.

Know what you're talking about before you open your toilet.


Branch Rickey was doing a lot of the same things the A's were doing in the 1940s.

Yes, Oakland got the ball rolling where all 30 MLB teams now use statistical analysis, but their specific scouting and player development strategies haven't been widely adopted by other organizations.

J.P. Ricciardi, Paul DePodesta and Grady Fuson, Beane's former colleagues, had mediocre results in their post-Oakland days. Oakland's scouting philosophy is way too conservative and Jeremy Brown is a prime example of that.

As a result, Oakland now has missed the playoffs seven times in the last eight years despite being in a winnable four-team division.

houghtam
10-04-2011, 06:52 PM
Branch Rickey was doing a lot of the same things the A's were doing in the 1940s.

Yes, Oakland got the ball rolling where all 30 MLB teams now use statistical analysis, but their specific scouting and player development strategies haven't been widely adopted by other organizations.

J.P. Ricciardi, Paul DePodesta and Grady Fuson, Beane's former colleagues, had mediocre results in their post-Oakland days. Oakland's scouting philosophy is way too conservative and Jeremy Brown is a prime example of that.

As a result, Oakland now has missed the playoffs seven times in the last eight years despite being in a winnable four-team division.

And all that is just more proof of the gap between small market and big market teams...not that we really needed it. Now that all teams have the same advantage, leveling the statistical playing field, as it were, the Barry Zitos and Eric Chavez's can now have their agents drive up their price by referring to "non-traditional" stats, and they go to the highest bidders: the Yanks, the Sox, the Braves...and all the ****ty ones get signed by the Cubs. Hilarious!

Vegas_Bronco
10-04-2011, 08:00 PM
Go Cardinals!

Bases loaded and Craig hits into a double play...sickening. We had this game and gave it away imo. Gotta win next 2!

SouthStndJunkie
10-04-2011, 09:19 PM
The Tigers are blowing a golden opportunity to take the Yankees out at home.

Game 5 on Thursday in the Bronx.

houghtam
10-04-2011, 10:26 PM
The Tigers are blowing a golden opportunity to take the Yankees out at home.

Game 5 on Thursday in the Bronx.

Two amazing plays by Granderson took out all the steam they had. If the Tigers had gone up 3-0 on that would-be triple, they wouldn't have looked back.

I'm still glad he's no longer a Tiger. I just wish we wouldn't have replaced a leadoff hitter who strikes out 150 times a season with a leadoff hitter who strikes out 175 times a season.

Jackson's still young, but I don't think he's the answer at the #1 spot. I would like to see if there's anyone out there in the offseason who could take the spot from him and move him to later in the lineup.

SouthStndJunkie
10-04-2011, 10:36 PM
Adrian Beltre of the Rangers joined some elite company today with 3 HRs in a postseason game.

Only 6 players have done that in history: Babe Ruth (twice), Bob Robertson, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, Adam Kennedy, and now Adrian Beltre.

houghtam
10-04-2011, 10:47 PM
Adrian Beltre of the Rangers joined some elite company today with 3 HRs in a postseason game.

Only 6 players have done that in history: Babe Ruth (twice), Bob Robertson, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, Adam Kennedy, and now Adrian Beltre.

Point taken, but I wouldn't call Bob Robertson or Adam Kennedy "elite".

SouthStndJunkie
10-04-2011, 11:51 PM
Point taken, but I wouldn't call Bob Robertson or Adam Kennedy "elite".

They are in the elite three HRs in a postseason game club.

If there are only six in the club, that is elite.

Doesn't mean they are all elite players, but it's an elite club.

SouthStndJunkie
10-05-2011, 10:50 PM
I'm happy to see Kirk Gibson doing well as the manager of the Diamondbacks.

He turned that team around quickly.

crawdad
10-06-2011, 07:13 AM
Way to go St. Louis Cardinals! David Freese!

TonyR
10-06-2011, 07:29 AM
I'm still glad he's no longer a Tiger.

Why are you glad about that?

TonyR
10-06-2011, 07:57 AM
All I care is that the Yankees lose.

The blind Yankee hate is an interesting phenomenon. I've never fully understood it. Regardless, being hated as a team in sports is the ultimate compliment.

broncocalijohn
10-06-2011, 10:56 AM
The blind Yankee hate is an interesting phenomenon. I've never fully understood it. Regardless, being hated as a team in sports is the ultimate compliment.

you must be a blind supporter if you dont know why.

TonyR
10-06-2011, 11:41 AM
you must be a blind supporter if you dont know why.

Oh, let me guess. Is it because they "buy their championships"? Because god knows the Red Sox and Phillies aren't guilty of the exact same thing although for some reason nobody ever talks about it, particularly in the case of the latter.

broncocalijohn
10-06-2011, 12:04 PM
Oh, let me guess. Is it because they "buy their championships"? Because god knows the Red Sox and Phillies aren't guilty of the exact same thing although for some reason nobody ever talks about it, particularly in the case of the latter.

They had been doing it since the 90s and most hate the Red Sox too. There are still unfair advantages with players not going to their drafted teams based on bonus money then go to a team that can afford it. Forgot the name from the 90s but he also had a brother and later played for the Dodgers (outfielder). Yankees have some home grown players but the money they spend on payroll isnt on those players. Add that their fans are obnoxious (only Red Sox fans have taken over that role) and so many are bandwagoners. I know a lot of people are from NY but not THAT many.

SouthStndJunkie
10-06-2011, 09:58 PM
Tigers win 3-2 and take the series over the Yankees.

I knew Doug Fister would pitch well and keep them in the game.

Props to the pitching staff tonight....Doug Fister, Max Scherzer, Joaquin Benoit, and Papa Grande.

The Yankees have a solid lineup and to keep them in check with 2 runs in their own crib is big time.

strafen
10-06-2011, 10:08 PM
Congrats to the Tigers.
Signed...
Red Sox fans ^5:wave::yayaya::strong::~ohyah!:

strafen
10-06-2011, 10:10 PM
Love it. They tanked the series against Tampa Bay, and karma came back to bite them in the butt

Finger Roll
10-06-2011, 10:11 PM
Thank god the Tigers won. I live in Connecticut so I don't have to put up their annoying fans anymore if even many are my friends:approve: I'm still depressed over the Braves collapse so maybe this will help cheer me up

DarkHorse30
10-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Tigers win 3-2 and take the series over the Yankees.

I knew Doug Fister would pitch well and keep them in the game.

Props to the pitching staff tonight....Doug Fister, Max Scherzer, Joaquin Benoit, and Papa Grande.

The Yankees have a solid lineup and to keep them in check with 2 runs in their own crib is big time.

Props to Fister.

As to the Yankee fans and their team - screw you. A-rod is the strike-out king....maybe he needs his reading glasses, they are probably in his purse
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strafen
10-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Now Verlander is right on schedule to pitch game one against Texas.
I like Detroit to take it all...

houghtam
10-06-2011, 11:55 PM
Why are you glad about that?

He strikes out too much to be a leadoff hitter. Detroit should have gotten a bonified leadoff hitter and moved him to #2, and I think they thought they had that in Austin Jackson. But he's not a leadoff hitter either.

TonyR
10-07-2011, 07:02 AM
As to the Yankee fans and their team - screw you. A-rod is the strike-out king...

Classy. And fyi most Yankees fans don't like A-Rod.

BroncosSR
10-07-2011, 07:15 AM
Oh, let me guess. Is it because they "buy their championships"? Because god knows the Red Sox and Phillies aren't guilty of the exact same thing although for some reason nobody ever talks about it, particularly in the case of the latter.

Wrong.

You can not say the Phillies bought their World Series ring. That was just about all home grown talent. If I remember correctly, all they did was pick up Joe Blanton at the half way mark and he certainly isn't the reason they won. Everybody else was groomed from their farm system.

TonyR
10-07-2011, 09:52 AM
You can not say the Phillies bought their World Series ring.

Agree. I'm referring to this year's Phillies team.

broncocalijohn
10-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Now Verlander is right on schedule to pitch game one against Texas.
I like Detroit to take it all...

Perfect scenario and best part is K (strikeout) Rod ends the game and season for the Yanks.

Bravo to Tigers and Congrats South Stands Junkie!

crawdad
10-07-2011, 01:35 PM
Go Cardinals!

TonyR
10-07-2011, 01:51 PM
I like Detroit to take it all...

I don't see anyone beating the Phillies if they get past the Cardinals. Which, unfortunately, they will with Halladay on the mound at home tonight.

SouthStndJunkie
10-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Perfect scenario and best part is K (strikeout) Rod ends the game and season for the Yanks.

Bravo to Tigers and Congrats South Stands Junkie!

Thanks!

TonyR
10-07-2011, 09:22 PM
I don't see anyone beating the Phillies if they get past the Cardinals. Which, unfortunately, they will with Halladay on the mound at home tonight.

LOL LOVE being wrong about this!!!

Punisher
10-07-2011, 11:51 PM
Phillies blew it you can feel the sadness in the air in Philly

strafen
10-07-2011, 11:54 PM
LOL LOVE being wrong about this!!!

I didn't see the phillies losing this game either, eventhough I was rooting for the Cards to win.
Glad the Cards won, though... :thumbsup:

strafen
10-07-2011, 11:56 PM
Perfect scenario and best part is K (strikeout) Rod ends the game and season for the Yanks.

Bravo to Tigers and Congrats South Stands Junkie!I've never thought just 3 runs were going to be enough to beat the Yankees potent line-up.
That was unbelievable...

crawdad
10-08-2011, 12:53 PM
I don't see anyone beating the Phillies if they get past the Cardinals. Which, unfortunately, they will with Halladay on the mound at home tonight.

Doc pitched a great game but unfortunately for him, Carp pitched a better game on this day. It was one of the best games in recent times I can remember. Excellent pitching duel!

Vegas_Bronco
10-08-2011, 09:54 PM
Don't cry about your broken house phillie fan...behold the carpenter has arrived.

SouthStndJunkie
10-08-2011, 11:22 PM
Texas takes the opener 3-2 over Detroit and leads the series 1-0.

Chris
10-08-2011, 11:46 PM
The blind Yankee hate is an interesting phenomenon. I've never fully understood it. Regardless, being hated as a team in sports is the ultimate compliment.

I've lived in NYC for ~7 years now. I won't root for the yankees (I root for the rockies of course). I really don't take offense to born and bred New Yorkers liking their team. I think it's a bit weak when people move to NY and all of a sudden become Yankees fans.... for the reasons you mentioned.

It'd be like a 100 meter race where a few racers start at the 40 yard mark.. and one racers starts at the 60.. then that racer brags about winning the race. It's also a case of teams training up good players that then get poached by the Yankees.

bombay
10-09-2011, 01:43 PM
Go Cardinals!!

Great to see the east coast shut out. Poor espn & fox.

SouthStndJunkie
10-09-2011, 03:15 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Game 2 of the AL Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to inclement weather, field conditions and a forecast for even more weather later Sunday night.

bombay
10-09-2011, 03:18 PM
David Freese with a 3 run jack. 4-2 Cardinals in the 4th.

bombay
10-09-2011, 03:40 PM
Berkman drives in Furcal. 5-2 Cardinals in the 5th.

bombay
10-09-2011, 04:05 PM
8-5 milwaukee

bombay
10-09-2011, 04:55 PM
8-6 milwaukee.

bombay
10-10-2011, 10:36 PM
Cards blast milwaukee 12-3 to take away home field. Carpenter will win game three at home, and milwaukee, with idiot nijer morgan, doesn't have the heart to come back.

Vegas_Bronco
10-11-2011, 06:19 AM
You hangem we bangem...bats is hummin like a big lady at a hammer concert.

crawdad
10-11-2011, 06:22 AM
When everyone gave 'em up for dead, they decided to play every game like it is the seventh game of the WS!

Go Cardinals!

SouthStndJunkie
10-11-2011, 08:47 PM
Tigers up 5-2 in the 8th inning.

I knew Doug Fister would pitch a good game tonight.

Miguel Cabrera with a clutch double and a HR tonight.

Victor Martinez was also clutch with a HR to get the Tigers on the board and tie the game in the 4th inning.

houghtam
10-11-2011, 08:51 PM
Tigers up 5-2 in the 8th inning.

I knew Doug Fister would pitch a good game tonight.

Miguel Cabrera with a clutch double and a HR tonight.

Victor Martinez was also clutch with a HR to get the Tigers on the board and tie the game in the 4th inning.

Gotta take all three to have a good chance at taking the series. Tonight has been a great step in that direction so far.

GO TIGERS.

SouthStndJunkie
10-11-2011, 09:18 PM
Tigers win 5-2 over the Rangers.

Rangers lead the series 2 games to 1.

SouthStndJunkie
10-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Props also to Austin Jackson....when he gets on base, the Tigers generally play pretty well.

3-5 with a run scored and an RBI....Tigers need that kind of production out of the leadoff spot.

brncs_fan
10-11-2011, 09:39 PM
When everyone gave 'em up for dead, they decided to play every game like it is the seventh game of the WS!

Go Cardinals!

QFT

bombay
10-12-2011, 02:19 PM
Bad weather forcast for St Louis tonight. I really hope a Carpenter start doesn't get rained out. Either way, if they don't get this game in tonight, he's looking at a start on three days rest if there is a game seven. Doesn't bode that well. Although Milwaukee would be in the same boat with Gallardo.

elsid13
10-12-2011, 02:50 PM
Theo Epstein to the Cubs as GM/President. Thanks for your effort Theo, best of luck in the windy city.

bendog
10-12-2011, 03:08 PM
There goes his career.

bombay
10-13-2011, 01:27 PM
Kyle Lohse on 12 days rest (!) against Randy Wolf tonight.

Go Cardinals.

Oh yeah: Torty Craig in right field over Berkmang tonight.

bombay
10-13-2011, 01:36 PM
Glad the cubs signed Epstein. He's made some very foolish signings over the past 4-5 years. Andrew Friedman, on the other hand, would have been scary.

bombay
10-13-2011, 02:34 PM
Per MLB Network:

Furcal 6
Craig 9
Pujols 3
Freese 5
Holliday 7
Molina 2
Theriot 4
Jay 8
Lohse 1


Not crazy about Freese to cleanup. He's been crushing from the 7 spot. Morgan leading off, Hart on the bench for milwaukee.

bombay
10-13-2011, 03:51 PM
I'm loving watching Motte pitch lately. Since midseason he's been untouchable.

He looks so much like vintage Troy Percival that it's uncanny.

Gagne could drop that bugs bunny changeup on you and make you look like a jackass. Percival just glared at you, grunted around the mound and threw really !@#$ing hard at you.

Percival never really did develop a good breaking ball. He had something of a show-me curveball and a nominal change. By the time he was in STL he had become a little more crafty up there as well. But in that 1997-2003 period when he was at his best, he just huffed and puffed and gassed your ass.

Try to find a video of the 2001 Angels and I think you'll see what I'm talking about. Motte's mound presence and approach are just carbon copies of him.

TheChamp24
10-13-2011, 03:53 PM
Per MLB Network:

Furcal 6
Craig 9
Pujols 3
Freese 5
Holliday 7
Molina 2
Theriot 4
Jay 8
Lohse 1


Not crazy about Freese to cleanup. He's been crushing from the 7 spot. Morgan leading off, Hart on the bench for milwaukee.

Hart benched? What?
Although he totally should've caught that ball that ended up being a double by Freese in the first. Can't believe he didn't get that.

bombay
10-13-2011, 03:58 PM
Hart benched? What?
Although he totally should've caught that ball that ended up being a double by Freese in the first. Can't believe he didn't get that.

Yeah. Morgan probably would have gotten to Jay's double in the first that drove in Furcal and started the Cardinals rally, too. Kotsay couldn't get there. I don't mind having Hart's bat out of the lineup. Brewers may be gripping a bit, but I suppose they're just loading the lineup with lefties against Lohse.

bombay
10-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Verlander hanging on by a fingernail. C'mon, Detroit.

bombay
10-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Detroit finally producing some offense.

6-2

bombay
10-13-2011, 05:40 PM
Detroit can't put texas away. Two out in the 9th, it's now 7-5 and texas has a man on first. Beltre the tying run at the plate.

bombay
10-13-2011, 05:44 PM
Finally. Napoli groundout ends the game.

Leyland played chicken by not using his closer and got away with it. Barely.

3-2 series.

brncs_fan
10-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Let's get another one tonight Cards!!!!!!

SouthStndJunkie
10-13-2011, 06:37 PM
JV tossed 133 pitches in a gritty performance and was good enough to get them to Game 6.

I think JV is getting tired from the long season.

He went 6+ innings in every start this year.

251 innings plus the postseason (most in the majors).

3941 pitches (most in majors by 167 pitches)/34 starts = 115.9 pitches per game on average, not including postseason.

Of course he was throwing 100 mph in the 8th inning tonight.

Rulon Velvet Jones
10-13-2011, 06:47 PM
How big is that damned park in Detroit? It's like a par-5 just to get it out of the infield.

SouthStndJunkie
10-13-2011, 06:58 PM
How big is that damned park in Detroit? It's like a par-5 just to get it out of the infield.

Comerica is definitely spacious and a pitcher's ballpark.

houghtam
10-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Comerica is definitely spacious and a pitcher's ballpark.

And the funny thing is, Tiger Stadium was bigger. 440 to center.

bombay
10-14-2011, 10:57 PM
Cards dispose of milwaukee again. they need one of two in Milwaukee.

I think Edwin Jackson puts the brewers out of their monster-posessed season sunday.

crawdad
10-15-2011, 08:25 AM
Cards dispose of milwaukee again. they need one of two in Milwaukee.

I think Edwin Jackson puts the brewers out of their monster-posessed season sunday.

Cardinals need to end it on Sunday and not let Milwaukee get another chance.

bombay
10-15-2011, 11:50 AM
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SouthStndJunkie
10-15-2011, 10:21 PM
Texas butt thumped Detroit 15-5.

Texas wins the series 4 games to 2.

Tigers had a nice season that I really enjoyed....been nice to go to the World Series, but they won their division for the first time since 1987 and beat the Yankees in the playoffs.

I'm hoping they add a few pieces for 2012 and make another run at it.

houghtam
10-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Texas butt thumped Detroit 15-5.

Texas wins the series 4 games to 2.

Tigers had a nice season that I really enjoyed....been nice to go to the World Series, but they won their division for the first time since 1987 and beat the Yankees in the playoffs.

I'm hoping they add a few pieces for 2012 and make another run at it.

Agreed, they were the 3rd place favorite in the Central by pretty much every from spring training through the All-Star break. They got hot right when they needed to, but they cooled off on both offense and defense at the worst possible time.

To me, the most important pieces to add are:

1) a premier leadoff hitter
2) a quality middle reliever
3) outfield depth
4) a second baseman who can hit
5) possibly 1 and 4 together, depending on who's available

SouthStndJunkie
10-15-2011, 10:52 PM
Yep....I picked the Tigers to finish the season 82-80, so they exceeded my expectations.

2nd base is a definite position of need and would be my #1 priority if I were Dombrowski.

A second baseman with a good glove who gets on base....someone like Placido Polanco circa 2007.

SouthStndJunkie
10-15-2011, 11:02 PM
The 2011 Detroit Tigers got along as an entire team as well as I've ever seen.

The clubhouse wasn't fragmented like you see in many baseball clubhouses with the U.S. players and the Latino players keeping to themselves.

They all seemed to enjoy each other's company and a lot of players said it was the tightest clubhouse they have ever been a part of.

Credit Jim Leyland for a lot of that....I hope that cohesiveness continues in 2012, because it's fun to watch.

bombay
10-16-2011, 01:59 PM
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bombay
10-16-2011, 02:26 PM
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broncocalijohn
10-16-2011, 05:19 PM
Who was the big mouth on the Brewers who was stating (in early September) that Cardinals are not going to the playoffs and Brewers are? The Flava Clown of baseball might be the laughing stock if the Cards beat them and go face the Rangers in the W.S. . Hysterics and love to hear what anyone says about that mo-ron.

bombay
10-16-2011, 06:18 PM
Berkmang single with Jay on 2nd and Albert on 1st. Jay scores, albert goes to 3rd, berkmang goes to 2nd because milwaukee misses the cutoff man. Holliday up, 1 out two on.

bombay
10-16-2011, 06:19 PM
Wow. Pujols was safe at the plate. Oh well.

SouthStndJunkie
10-16-2011, 06:22 PM
4-0 St. Louis in the first inning.

bombay
10-16-2011, 06:24 PM
Freese three run jack.

bombay
10-16-2011, 06:28 PM
Hart homers 4-1

bombay
10-16-2011, 06:42 PM
Furcal homers, 5-1 Cardinals in the top of the 2nd.

bombay
10-16-2011, 06:47 PM
Weeks. 5-2

bombay
10-16-2011, 06:57 PM
Two run jack by someone.

5-4

srphoenix
10-16-2011, 06:59 PM
Lucroy, their catcher, bats in the 8th spot. Go Brewers!!!

bombay
10-16-2011, 07:08 PM
Pujols jack, 6-4

bombay
10-16-2011, 07:15 PM
David Freese has 14 post-season rbi this year. That ties the all-time Cardinals record. Guys like Musial, Medwick, Marion, Pujols, Maris, etc. If they make the world series he'll probably break it. He just doubled down the right field line, but Holliday was to slow to score from first. Men on 2nd and 3rd, one out.

bombay
10-16-2011, 07:26 PM
Craig singles and knocks in two because Hart didn't hit the cutoff man. 9-4. Milwaukee is a bad defensive team.

bombay
10-16-2011, 07:31 PM
Salas enters for Jackson in the bottom of the third and strikes out punk morgan. Cards want 3 innings from Salas. Quick two up two down.

bombay
10-16-2011, 07:34 PM
First 1-2-3 inning as fielder flys out.

gunns
10-16-2011, 07:42 PM
Don't watch much baseball anymore but am so disappointed in the Tigers. Was really hoping they would take it all. The highlight of this post season so far was the Yankees going out so early. I'm hoping for Milwaukee but will root for whoever wins this series. Can't bring myself to root for Texas anything. Ok, well maybe the Houston Texans but they disappoint yearly.

bombay
10-16-2011, 07:42 PM
Jay walks, Pujols pops up, Berkmang lines into double play.

bombay
10-16-2011, 07:49 PM
Bettencourt doubles in a run, 9-5.

bombay
10-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Hart ks with 2 on and a three-two count.

Still 9-5

bombay
10-16-2011, 09:36 PM
The Saint Louis Cardinals are headed to their 18 National League Championship.

They will attempt to win their 12th World Series Title.

brncs_fan
10-16-2011, 09:56 PM
WAY TO GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

crawdad
10-17-2011, 10:42 AM
Who was the big mouth on the Brewers who was stating (in early September) that Cardinals are not going to the playoffs and Brewers are? The Flava Clown of baseball might be the laughing stock if the Cards beat them and go face the Rangers in the W.S. . Hysterics and love to hear what anyone says about that mo-ron.

It was Nyjer Morgan I believe and he is cleaning out his locker today beacuse the Cardinals whooped their asses!

crawdad
10-17-2011, 10:48 AM
Morgan tweeted on Sept. 7 after Milwaukee and Zack Greinke lost to Chris Carpenter, 2-0, in St. Louis, "We're still in 1st and I hope those crying birds enjoy watching the Crew in the Playoffs!!!
Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/article_a1b21746-f20b-11e0-a2c1-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1b3vE8nrZ

Arkie
10-19-2011, 08:06 AM
Morgan tweeted on Sept. 7 after Milwaukee and Zack Greinke lost to Chris Carpenter, 2-0, in St. Louis, "We're still in 1st and I hope those crying birds enjoy watching the Crew in the Playoffs!!!
Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/article_a1b21746-f20b-11e0-a2c1-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1b3vE8nrZ


That's awesome! Some of my coworkers went to the first game of that series on Labor Day which the Cards lost BTW. Nobody in their wildest dreams thought the Cards would make the playoffs. It's the opposite of last year when the Cards fell apart and blew their divisional lead in August.

bombay
10-19-2011, 03:02 PM
StL Lineup vs TEX (10/19) Game 1 WS: Furcal 6; Jay 8; Pujols 3; Holliday 7; Berkman 9; Freese 5; Molina 2; Punto 4; Carpenter 1. <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

brncs_fan
10-19-2011, 09:35 PM
Game one goes to St. Louis!!!

Vegas_Bronco
10-19-2011, 09:44 PM
Called my brothers tonight telling them that "Yeah, you wouldn't believe it...I'm watching the WORLD SERIES AGAIN and there ain't no Yankees, Diamondbacks, Cubs, or Reds playin...just the 'worst team in baseball to ever go to the world series' - hahaha - GO REDBIRDS!!!"

bombay
10-19-2011, 10:15 PM
The St Louis Cardinals lead the world series, 1-0.

strafen
10-19-2011, 10:58 PM
The Cards are looking good! ^5

bombay
10-20-2011, 11:30 AM
David Freese is batmang.

bombay
10-20-2011, 02:26 PM
Chris Carpenter passed the great Bob Gibson in postseason wins for the Cardinals. He's 8-2, 3.10.

Of course, Gibson's wins were all in world series games, so Carps record is at least somewhat watered down. i don't think Carp will K 17 in a world series game, either.

bombay
10-20-2011, 02:27 PM
The Cardinals really need 'good' HiMay Garcia in tonight's game. If texas goes home with a split, that's a win for them.

bombay
10-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Furcall, Jay, AP, Puma, Holliday, Freese, Molina, Punto, Garcia per the twitters.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

crawdad
10-20-2011, 03:26 PM
Cards win tonight to go up 2-0! mark it down! Jaime hasn't had his good game yet and tonight will be the night!

bombay
10-20-2011, 03:47 PM
Cards win tonight to go up 2-0! mark it down! Jaime hasn't had his good game yet and tonight will be the night!

Agreed. He's home, and he's due. He was upset about being pulled in the 4th the other day, so maybe that will be his inspiration.

Hey, do you remember the Red Lion in Champaign?

bombay
10-20-2011, 06:19 PM
Both pitchers cruise easily through the 1st. Something's physically wrong with hamilton.

bombay
10-20-2011, 06:25 PM
Rangers go 1-2-3 in the 2nd.

bombay
10-20-2011, 06:42 PM
Garcia sends them back to the bench 1 2 3 in the 3rd.

bombay
10-20-2011, 06:50 PM
Two out double for Furcal. John Jay up.

Jay groundout.

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:03 PM
A little flare and Jay can't get it. First and third two out for texas in the 4th.

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:05 PM
Garcia ks beltre. No score going into the bottom of the 4th.

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 07:08 PM
We could use a run or two here Cards...

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:13 PM
Holliday grounds into a dp, killing Berkmang and himself.

Through 4.

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:20 PM
Sixty-eight pitches for Garcia through 5. Five Ks. No runs.

Fair or not, LaRussa will have a quick hook from here forward

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:28 PM
Garcia walks. Men on 1st and 2nd, Furcal at bat.

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:30 PM
Furcal liner up the middle flagged for the force at 2nd.

I hope Lewis is still in for the heart of the lineup in the sixth.

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:36 PM
A K then a double play, Garcia is through 6.

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:45 PM
Cards go 1-2-3 in the bottom of the sixth. Not very good at bats.

bombay
10-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Garcia pitches a shutout through 7, including 7 Ks. I'm guessing he's done.

The Cardinals owe it to him to score and give him a shot at the win.

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 08:00 PM
You almost get the feeling the the first team to score is going to take this one.

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:00 PM
Holliday K, basehit Freese. Flyout Molina. Second out. Punto up, if he gets on a pinchhitter for Garcia. /Craig.

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 08:02 PM
Time for another big hit from Craig! Come on Allen!

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:03 PM
Punto singles, Freese to third. Craig to pinchhit, and Milwaukee lifts lewis for a guy with a funny name.

A three run jack would be a game winner. Or a single.

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:07 PM
Basehit Craig!!!!!!!

1-0


Craig, along with Freese, has been sensational in the Cardinals run through September and continuing.


If the Cards hang on, Garcia gets the win.

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:12 PM
Time for another big hit from Craig! Come on Allen!

Sweet. Who comes in? Lance Lynn?

Turd_Ferguson
10-20-2011, 08:14 PM
AMAZING!!! Two nights in a row. Craig is a stud.

bombay
10-20-2011, 08:14 PM
Salas. K

Scrabble coming in.

brncs_fan
10-20-2011, 08:16 PM
Rpsydbwudifhski coming in. Just need to get to Motte with the lead.