Open Game Thread for today’s Division Series games.
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3 batters into the Snakes-Brewers game LF Braun guns down a guy at the plate. Runner was trying to score from 2nd on a single. Nice.
Nice play. Let's see how IPK does, now.
Difficult to root for the D-backs, but I will, at least today. It's IPK on the mound, after all. (You shoulda traded Joba instead, Cash.)
 Why would the Diamondbacks want a middle reliever?
go brew crew!!!
ipk's beard is A LOT better than scott feldman's...
Yeah this Kennedy thing is going to sting for as long as it continues/Joba and Hughes's ineffectiveness continues
8 pitch ab for ipK
lakefront ale from milwaukee is very good. : )
easy inning for ipk
ooh, i thought that was a strikeout.
here's j-up. he's pretty good...
i wish my computer keyboard came with a backwards "k"
gallardo is good!
i'm a big braun fan. i hope he gets the mvp. what a player!
ipk in BIG trouble.
ipk manages the trouble well.
He got out of it without too much damage.
Every time someone says "ipk" it makes me want an ipa.
 New Glarus is another good brewery from Wisconsin.
 Yes! I've had that.
i applaud ipk hitting morgan in the ass. that little runt deserves it. i can't stand his "tony plush" act. idiot.
another hit for the hebrew hammer!
 not familiar with that. lake louie was good, too.
 i don't like ipa's. they're really popular though...
prince could end up in our division - jays or oreo's...
here comes ian to bat.
(don't wanna make RI start drinkin' too early...)
 Interesting. I guess "Batdance" might be inspiring, but otherwise I don't see why they'd want him. (But I could definitely see the Yankees wanting to party like it's 1999.)
 No, can't yet, for sure. I have to go shopping in a few minutes. Grub fixin's. (That's what you southerners say, I believe.)
ok, i remember seeing the spotted cow ale in WI. didn't have it though...
 well, his hometown twinkies sure could use his "batdance." it'd be easy to choose at-bat music.
 yes, i always call it "grub fixin's" - how'd you know?
yeah, no ale for me - i've gotta work tonight and it's 45 miles away. i might have 1 or 3 when i get home, depends how late it is.
gonna dvr the game and watch highlights if we win...
well, that was exciting!
it's cool that the hottie in the front row behind home plate seems to be keeping score.
ipa's - 2
ipk's - 0
 Supposedly, she's there for every game ... and favors tank tops in the Summer!
 ooh la la! so, she's kinda famous there, huh? i'm not surprised...
 "superfan" amy williams. lotsa pictures here, scroll down. at the bottom, click the bikini shot. ; )
hebrew hitting machine. his 3rd, a 2-out double.
That was a hell of a hit. You got to want Brewers-Cardinals next round. They had some good fireworks this season. Little Red Corvette!
Ooops ... bad time for a big fly.
Maybe 111 pitches was too much.
 yeah, but i don't see the cards getting past the phils.
game 1 - lohse vs. doc
 yeah, when kirk went to the mound, i figured it was either gonna be sayonara or ibb.
and that 1st pitch was definitely not a strike. prince really took it in stride.
more neck tattoos. ugh.
Ryan Roberts CRUSHED that one.
snakes on the board.
solo shot for neck tattoo.
ah, the red sox. i remember them.
i wonder how my little golf buddy is doing today...
 Stranger things have happened. Doc et al vs Fat Albert will be entertaining at least.
wow, dennis martinez! tippy, too. that really brings me back. feels like it was yesterday.
and those deliveries are eerily similar. that's a good call by cal...
That's how respond to giving up a solo shot. Strike out the side. Wow!
Alright, time to root, root, root for the Cardinals!
FAT ELVIS IS IN THE HOUSE!!!
i've always like the Big Puma
Fat Elvis! That was a bomb
Wish we'd have gotten that version of Fat Elvis last year, though I know his knee was still recovering from surgery.
i really dislike pitchers hitting.
i'm so glad my team is in the AL!
wow. nice play!
oh god, molina has a neck tattoo?
this 'trend' is absolutely nauseating...
 Yeah, I gotta say it seems a remarkably stupid idea.
ooh, that dropped foul ball comes back to haunt them. tough play, but he should've had it.
14 in a row retired by doc.
i'm shocked. shocked, i tell you. shocked.
Well, good thing the Cardinals got 3 early, because they're not getting any more off Halladay ...
Kyle Lohse has been surprisingly good this year.
He's actually the best pitcher on the Cards staff, by ERA, WHIP, and batting average against.
 Fuck the Blue Jays and their "divisional tax" ...
 that's dave duncan for ya! i sure hope shelley's mom will be ok...
Oh, boy. This has Howard 3 run tater written all over it.
What do I win?
strong like bull.
wow, that was CRUSHED.
phils lead...and will win.
Sayonnara, St. Louis ...
the same thing i win for most posts in a row on this thread! ; )
I'm going to miss the game again :(
Hope to get back in 6 hours without knowing the score, am counting on the Banter to provide the usual knee-slapping commentary! Go Go Yankees!!
 Bubkis! Even I know that one.
boy, did those wheels come off fast.
 i'm gonna miss it, too. : (
 funny, that's the word i was gonna use! and we both love the word "bollocks" too. and if memory serves correct, you're a hobbyist drummer...is that right?
Good to see the tarp being laid down once again in da Bronx. WTF!!!!!!
Tarp on the field in the Bronx.
Got a ticket to the game tonight! Wish me luck!!
 good luck, dude.
 There are a few other drummers round these parts but I am Definitely not one of them. Me:musical talent as Youklis:Ugly.
The forecast doesn't look too bad. Only a 10% chance of rain each hour.
 Looks like a west - east band of rain stretching from the city to Pittsburgh. May not start on time.
If you're a manager in a must win game, and Kyle Lohse some how manages to give up 6 runs, that's on you, not him.
Quite the battle by Necktat here.
 yeah, i know there are a few hobbyist drummers, hard to keep track of who they are.
these innings are now just a formality.
18 in a row by doc.
lee vs carp should be a good matchup. at least for a few innings...
 Wait, that means you have tons and tons of musical talent.
Unreal. Buyavowel can't even get the pitcher out.
Lazy fuckig defense by the pitcher
 Haven't you heard? Ever since the sox bowed out I have been able to recognize Youk's inner beauty. ; ) Or......... just an analogy fail. Bollocks!
Time to switch to the Rays - Rangers game.
andy will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow.
i wish he would start game 3 instead of aj...
 Captain Head Case is going to throw a gem. Just you wait.
 i'm all about it!
derek holland rockin' a porn stache of doom. god, that's awful. almost as bad as a neck tattoo!
phillies threatening for double digits...
bases loaded, 2 out for TB...
Yeah, baby, go Rays!
At least try not to suck.
walked in a run.
tampon the board.
yanks game thread is up...
Rangers walk in a run.
 Exactly. It's all falling into place.
AJ *WILL* pitch the Yankees to victory in this series, mark down my prediction now.
I am one antsy mf. These JV games just aren't cutting if for me. 1 hour. ugh.
 Ah, sweet liquor, eases the pain ...
Nicely done, James.
Comeback in Philly!
Yankees game thread up.
 Can't go wrong with a Troy McClure reference ...
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