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Baseball Open Thread ~ Championship Series

posted at 2:55 pm on October 14, 2012 by

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALCS:  The first game of the ALCS, (seven game series), took an unexpected turn for the Yankees.  The Detroit Tigers blew a four-run lead going into the 9th inning, but pulled out a 6-4 victory to go up 1-0 in the series.  The Yanks also suffered a devastating loss to their Hall of Fame bound shortstop Derek Jeter—who will be lost for the remainder of the playoffs:

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees lost the AL Championship Series opener and their captain when Derek Jeter broke his left ankle moments after Detroit’s Delmon Young doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, giving the Tigers a bizarre 6-4 win on Saturday night.

In a game of wild swings and wild swings of emotion, the Tigers took a 4-0 lead into the ninth before Raul Ibanez struck again, hitting a tying, two-run homer with two outs that turned a somber crowd into a delirious one.

Game #2 resumes today at Yankee Stadium, (4:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM Pacific), with Hiroki Kuroda, (16-11, 3.32 ERA) starting for the Yanks, and Anibal Sanchez, (9-13 3.86 ERA) going for the Tigers.

In the nightcap, the St. Louis Cardinals will be at the San Francisco Giants (8 PM ET, 5 PM Pacific).  Starting pitchers will be the Cards’ Lance Lynn, (18-7, 3.78 ERA) against Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, (16-11, 3.37 ERA).

NLCS:  Both the Cardinals and the Giants reached the NLCS by upsetting their foes in spectacular fashion—the Cards coming back from a 6-0 deficit to break the hearts of the Washington Nationals in the final game, AND the San Francisco Giants coming back from an 0-2 deficit to win three straight in Cincinnati—both record performances.

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Justin Valverde’s pitching performance was every bit as good as President Barack Obama’s pitching, for a 2nd term, performance in the 1st debate.

Varchild on October 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

That’s Jose Valverde, Justin is Verlander.

Valverde pitches like garbage when it’s not a save situation. Even last year when he went 49 for 49 in save situations, he was garbage in non save situations. It’s not a secret.

But now with both Mo and Derek down, last time the Yankees won the WS without them was 1978. Ugh. But I can root for the Tiggers, so it’s not so bad, like 2004.

rbj on October 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

So….I drink early in the day..so what?

Varchild on October 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

both record performances.

Neat. Cards made the biggest comeback in a winner-take-all game in MLB postseason history. What record did the Giants set?

GO, CARDINALS!

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

What record did the Giants set?

GO, CARDINALS!

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

You’re all over the place. :) The Giants were the first NL team to win a division series after starting 0-2. Only 4 AL teams had done it. (plus, Cincy hadn’t lost a three game series at home all year until the G-men did it—not a record, but impressive)

Rovin on October 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Rovin on October 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM

That’s still a record. Giants are a great team–let’s do this!

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Ut Oh….Yanks go down 0-2 in ACLS

Yankees manager Joe Girardi tossed after missed call

Yes, viewing the replay it looks like the ump missed this call, but, (and this is a big BUT), the Yankees still scored ZERO RUNS.

Rovin on October 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

FREESE!

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

6-0, St. Louis, bottom of 4th.

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 9:39 PM

6-0, St. Louis, bottom of 4th.

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Connect the red clamp with the ‘+’ to the right nipple….

yes… it’s SF torture time!

lexhamfox on October 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

lexhamfox on October 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Yep. Brace yourself, this might hurt all y’all a bit. LOL…you forgot to say connect to whom.

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Yep. Brace yourself, this might hurt all y’all a bit. LOL…you forgot to say connect to whom.

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

The car battery I keep handy for watching SF playoff games. Had to buy a fresh one after the 2010 season.

lexhamfox on October 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Had to buy a fresh one after the 2010 season.

lexhamfox on October 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I had to go to a hair-replacement doctor lex. We do know torture like no other baseball fans.

Rovin on October 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Rovin on October 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Yep… I going to unplug my fridge and put 220 on the money by the end of this series. My hair plugs are all embedded in the ceiling of a bar near the park. Waste of money really.

lexhamfox on October 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Good job, Tony. God, bless America!

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Good game. We got the Parrots right where we want them :)

By game seven I should be able to see my carbon footprint.

lexhamfox on October 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Good game, Frisco.

Tomorrow, Carp.

Christien on October 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM