08 October 2010

MLB Playoffs - Day 3 Gamethread

12:00p - Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes from Helsinki

3:00p - Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks from Stockholm

6:00p - NLDS 2: Cincinnati Reds @ Philadelphia Phillies
Bronson Arroyo / Roy Oswalt

I wouldn't bet on "Little Roy" topping or equaling the no-hitter by Roy Halladay, but Oswalt is a #2 pitcher only on this team, and an ace most anywhere else. Bronson Arroyo will have his hands full with the Phillies lineup in a virtual must-win for Cincinnati. You can't expect to ever beat Halladay, and if they lose this game, go down 0-2, then come back, they'd have to face him in Game 5, most likely.


9:30p - NLDS 2: Atlanta Braves @ San Francisco Giants
Tommy Hanson / Matt Cain

What a pitcher's duel last night, eh? That's what you'd think with a 1-0 result, but Tim Linecum had it (9-2-0-0-1-14, 119), and Derek Lowe kinda sorta not really had it (5.1-4-1-1-4-6, 96), and was lucky to only give up one run. Atlanta's bullpen was excellent, giving up just one hit between the four relievers who pitched the final 2.2 innings.

27 comments:

tim said...

big red! up 2-0 i see.

Ish said...

Yessah! Go get 'em, Bronson!

tim said...

ish, you want in on my work hockey pool? its 10 bucks, i cam email you the info. you can paypal me or something. winner gets like $150 (Canadian lol)

Ish said...

So like, $5 US?

I make that joke knowing the actual exchange rate is pretty even, lol.

Ish said...

So this is just predicting who wins the Cup?

tim said...

no, pick a bunch of players. but from predefined boxes, based on yahoo rankings. so pretty much everyone has ovechkin and crosby.

theres also the room to pick a few of your own. ill just email it so you can see, easier than explaining!

Ish said...

Think I'm all set. I'm saving my pennies, But thanks, though!

tim said...

no worries! maybe we'll do another for the playoffs.

Ish said...

That would be awesome.

Ish said...

Best part of having two TVs is I can watch the ballgame on one TV and Two and a Half Men on the other.

tim said...

haha, nice. that reminds me, i gotta scale down my tv package, the one year discounts have ran out and now its super pricey. stupid rogers.

Ish said...

What's up with Canadian cell providers making you sign a THREE year contract, anyways? Speaking of Rogers...

tim said...

yeah, had a discussion about that at work today. its unheard of anywhere else in the world. it sucks.

tim said...

jay bruce dong!

tim said...

seth rogen is unimpressed.

tim said...

filthy pitch to utley there, way to go arroyo!

Ish said...

This game is getting more fascinating (as if it wasn't before).

Ish said...

This game's turned into a grinder!

Ish said...

I saw Chapman's slider ONCE. Need to see it more for him to succeed.

redsock said...

I just realized that I need to buy the post-season mlbtv package to see games at work. I suppose I should do it. Only $20.

Ish said...

This game has been a very American League-like game in time elapsed. Approaching the 3.5 hour mark. Meanwhile, ATL/SF beginning.

Ish said...

All of Philly's hits tonight have been singles. Incredible.

Ish said...

I would not like to play for Dusty Baker.

"Do you know anything about managing baseball, Dusty?"

"No! But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!"

Ish said...

Oh god. The Mop is warming for Atlanta.

These series have been competitive, sure, but the results have been one-sided in all of the series.

tim said...

back from the movies.

mop in, interesting. i agree, they have been close games (cept for most of the AL games) but series scores are lopsided. oh well, fuck duh braves. hope sf goes up 2-0 right here.

tim said...

WOW.

CLOSE DP.

tim said...

YAY RAMRAM!!!!!