Monthly Archives: October 2011

No Wainwright. Injuries, injuries, injuries. Ten and a half games back in September. Three games back with five games to go. Facing the Phillies and their slump-proof rotation in the first round. Facing the team that beat them in the … Continue reading

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At a loss for words

But we’ll try to write some. First there was Jaime Garcia, getting out of runners on the corners, nobody out, a run already in, and facing Young-Beltre-Cruz. Then there was Lance Berkman, putting the Cardinals on top quickly again, with … Continue reading

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Random LCS-clinching notes

Nelson Cruz won ALCS MVP for the Rangers. He didn’t have a single in the series, and he was coming off a 1-for-15 ALDS. He had six homers in the series; the Padres had three players who shared their homer … Continue reading

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On the Cards, again

The fewest number of outs the Cardinals bullpen has had to get in any game this NLCS was twelve. Yep, the Cardinals bullpen has pitched at least four innings every single game because, well, the starters haven’t been giving them … Continue reading

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Hitting for the cycle – kinda

The Tigers were the first team to hit for the “natural cycle” in playoff history today during the sixth inning, which means they hit a single, double, triple, and home run in order. It was started out by Ryan Raburn, … Continue reading

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Notes from the LCSes

Rick Porcello had five strikeouts tonight in his first nine batters. He hasn’t had five strikeouts in a start since July. Brandon Inge homered on an 0-2 pitch to tie the game, off Alexi Ogando who has absolutely shut Detroit … Continue reading

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the original walk-off postseason grand slam

Or not. but it was still awesome. (Also, look up the 1999 NLCS. That was nuts.)

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That is all.

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OHHHHH WRITTEN IN THE CARDS

(I’m sorry for the title. I had to.) If I asked you all to name the YCPB Team of the Year, most of you would probably say the Diamondbacks. It makes sense; they were a 97-loss team in 2010 with … Continue reading

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The Playoffs, Game Five Friday

Wow. Remember how the playoffs were boring on the first day? Diamondbacks and Brewers were locked in a 1-1 game when Arizona starter Ian Kennedy put two on with nobody out in the sixth. After a truly, truly awful bunt … Continue reading

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