And That Happened: NLCS

Phillies 11, Dodgers 0: I’d jump all over the Kuroda start, but (a) the alternative would have been Chad Billingsley, right, and he didn’t have much of anything himself last night; and (b) even if he gave up one run over eight innings or something, he still would have lost because Cliff Lee is the freakin’ Terminator (8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 10K). They could have gone with Randy Wolf, of course, who hasn’t pitched since (I think) the 1988 NLCS, but at least he gets a turn tonight. In other news, Ryan Howard’s triple made me tired.


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Chris H.
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Chris H.

No, I’m with Grant on this one.  Being a Bears fan helped (well, for a while).

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Re: The ANA @ NYY game on Saturday.  What was your feeling on the “neighborhood” play?  Being a Yankee fan, I agreed with Buck, in that, I was glad it didn’t decide the game.  In the aftermath, there were a lot of different views. Many Yankee fans (of course) said it was a good call because he didn’t make any attempt to “Sweep the bag” or a least stepping on it first and coming off early.

Still, I think it’s not something you decide to call in extra innings of a playoff game.

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Crap.  Sorry, I did it again.  I come here first and then I check NBC.  I will read that post.

Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra

No worries, MTL.  I understand that a lot of THT readers don’t like the NBC side of things, so I don’t expect them to read it beforehand.

But like I wrote over there: I think it was the right call. At least make an effort to sweep.  Not touching it all stretches an already tenuous rule (unwritten or otherwise) farther than I think reason allows. As they say in law school, you gotta draw the line somewhere.

MooseinOhio
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Re: The safe at second call during the Angels and Yankees games – I would love to review all the playoff double plays Jeter has technically not touched the bag but gotten the call.  If phantom tags are going to be allowed then the Aybar’s positioning was more than sufficient to get the call as I am sure Jeter has technically missed the bag countless times in all the playoff games he has played in.  That safe call is not made 99% of the time in regular season games as well as playoff games – so why in this game? … Read more »
Grant
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Grant

At least the football game was exciting, since I gave up on this game right around the third inning.

Megary
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Megary

I don’t think I’ll ever use (pro)“football” and one other word in the same sentence again.  That other word would be “exciting”.

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