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post #4066 of 5143
1.5 Game Lead with 2 weeks to play. This weekend series could decide everything.

Oakland really gets helped out schedule-wise to lock up a wildcard spot. Play Texas and Philly the last 10 games of 13 remaining.
post #4067 of 5143
Did anyone see the end of the Royals game? God wants them in the playoffs.

2 outs, guy on second trying to steal 3rd and ends up scoring on a wild pitch. Tie game. 2 batters later, guy on second, Cain softly chops one directly at second base, no play, guy scores to walk off. ffffuuuu.gif
post #4068 of 5143
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

1.5 Game Lead with 2 weeks to play. This weekend series could decide everything.

Oakland really gets helped out schedule-wise to lock up a wildcard spot. Play Texas and Philly the last 10 games of 13 remaining.

That's really only "lucking out" if you ignore the previous 149 games, no?
post #4069 of 5143
God bless the White Sox!

Last night was the second consecutive game where Rick Porcello pitched a really fine game. (8 innings) But, no run support. Dramatically, in the top of the 9th, JD Martinez hit a 3 run HR to put the Tigers ahead by a run. Then, reliever Sloppy Joe Nathan came out an blew it. Soria has got to become the main closer in a tight situation. Ausmus should have left Ricky in the game.

At least, we are still 1.5 games up. More like 2--that unfinished game with the Indians still remains to be completed.

Again, thank you, White Sox.
post #4070 of 5143
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

God bless the White Sox!

Last night was the second consecutive game where Rick Porcello pitched a really fine game. (8 innings) But, no run support. Dramatically, in the top of the 9th, JD Martinez hit a 3 run HR to put the Tigers ahead by a run. Then, reliever Sloppy Joe Nathan came out an blew it. Soria has got to become the main closer in a tight situation. Ausmus should have left Ricky in the game.

At least, we are still 1.5 games up. More like 2--that unfinished game with the Indians still remains to be completed.

Again, thank you, White Sox.

If that doesn't push Soria into the role, I don't know what will. I'll admit, Nathan has been decent of late, but he ALWAYS seems to give up a walk when it is a tight game.
post #4071 of 5143
I was flipping through the channels late last night and happened upon the YES post game interview with Joe Girardi. lol8[1].gif
post #4072 of 5143
Tonight is THE showdown between the Tigers and the Royals. The Tigers magic number is 11. Catcher, Alex Avila, is still out--not a good sign. Verlander on the mound makes me feel nervous. How things have changed. If it is a terrible game, I guess I can switch over to PBS and watch "The Roosevelts".
post #4073 of 5143
Nathan is taking years off my life. Is Todd Jones available for a late season pickup?
post #4074 of 5143
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

Nathan is taking years off my life. Is Todd Jones available for a late season pickup?

Where is "Papa"? biggrin.gif
At home, I find myself standing, rather than sitting, as these nerve racking 9th innings unfold.
In WWII, Patton was used as a decoy to distract the Nazis from the real plans of the D-Day Invasion. Ausmus is using Soria in the same manner.

It was neat to see Perez calling out Perez! In today's Freep, we learn that Hernan shouted the information to Vizquel in Spanish. Que bien!

A sweep of KC, today, will make a statement. Porcello has pitched well enough, recently, but his efforts have been for naught with the absence of run support.

McCann's catcher's helmet reminds me of Darth Vader.

post #4075 of 5143
I really hope this guy is back next year.

@BMcCarthy32: looking back on it, three home runs was like, way too many to give up
post #4076 of 5143
Have to watch until the very end
post #4077 of 5143
^ don't have to watch .. I knew that already.
post #4078 of 5143
Today's victory over the White Sox and Seattle's loss clinched a playoff spot for the Tigers.

I was at today's game which had a little bit of everything:

- a real pitching dual, Verlander v Sale
- some creative offense by the Tigers that included an effective bunt and some daring base stealing (something that is fairly new to us!)
- Verlander's second consecutive strong start. He pitched 8 innings today and gave up 1 run. He's on the road to coming back to his old form.
- an almost brawl (after Sales punked V Martinez)
- a fired up crowd and team after the brawl
- a pissed off Brad Ausmus in a postgame interview All season, he has been so cool and so controlled.
- Sales' absurd, confused in his postgame interview. He, nevertheless, is an excellent pitcher.
-binoculars may become the new symbol of team spirit

I happened to attend last year's brawl game in which Sales was the pitcher. Last year, he hit Prince Fielder. My good friend said that both incidents occurred because I was there. Hmmmm

As I am typing this, The Tribe is leading 6-4 over the Royals. If they prevail, the magic number could be 2.

We've got to keep winning. We don't want to be a Wild Card.



Perfect weather, blue sky, lots of sun. By the end of the first inning, nearly every seat was filled.
post #4079 of 5143
Anibal out of the bullpen for the playoffs. Another reason why Joe Nathan should never ever ever pitch in the 9th again this season.
post #4080 of 5143

Derek Jeter has been frustrating this season but that was a glorious last at bat at the Stadium. 

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