Rangers vs. Tigers Game Thread.
Verlander to bring the heat.
Let’s Go Base-ball.
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A.J. Piershmuck? Ugh!
I went to college an hour north of Arlington, TX. A lot of my friends are die-hard Rangers' fans. They like to prod me--especially after last Oct and last week. bastids.
I told them DET has their number. That unless they score 8 runs per game, there's no way they're takin this series. That '10 was their best shot at the title before Cliff Lee flew the coop. I got em panicked now. heh heh
double play gets CJ out of a bases loaded jam in the first.
Via Pinto, all the LDS winners were outscored by the losers. Weird.
Verlander gets out of trouble, Wilson two more hits so far in the second...
And he gets out of it.
Man, Mike Napoli is hot.
jeesh. Verlander is rather pedestrian tonight.
Wilson's looking good.
Yay, another rain delay!
game back on.
ajax with a gapper, plates detroits first run. then, a 4-pitch walk. cabrera up.
maybe the 41 min. rain delay affected wilson...
why doesn't texas have anybody ready in the pen?!
7 straight balls.
miggy have the green light?
nope. strike one. then...a walk.
bases loaded, 1 out. professional hitter up.
3-2, still 1 out. 2nd & 3rd.
looks like verlander might be outta the game...
victor with a comebacker.
2 out. 1-run game.
RI Special: IBB to mags, bases loaded for Avila.
lefty on lefty.
here comes the rain again...
and that's that. tarp.
cj's gotta be done. it'll be bases loaded for avila later. wash will have to bring in a lefty. derek holland? tigers would prolly love that...
Oh, that rain.
Well........ so far
the BESTEST team in the universe misses the playoffs altogether. Check.
The Best AL playoff team is eliminated in the first round. Check.
The Best NL playoff team is eliminated in the first round. Check.
Ya just can't predict baseball.
I'm still pissed we lost. We pitched very well (except for CC of course), we fielded well, and we hit well when it didn't matter. We had plenty of chances. We lost. Detroit should consider themselves lucky.
ARod is still hurt. Look at his pre-ASB and post-ASB numbers. Ya gotta hope he might still run into one or 2, but after the first game, he was missing by so much, and in missing phat pitches, I suggested Girardi put Chavez in.
Did Posada 'lose' 3rd base in a game we lost by one run?
I will miss Po, but his baserunning makes me want to gouge my eyes out.
baseball @ 11:45pm
 Think JoPo will sign with another club to DH, or just go quietly into the night?
ooh, wash going with mike gonzalez to face avila.
i'm sure detroit are licking their collective chops.
 i was thinkin' about Po earlier. i think he wants to play. i think he wants to catch. i think there are teams that would take a flier on him.
it comes down to his yankee legacy and how he'd feel ending in another uniform. i think bernabe went thru the same thing. players have gone both ways.
who knows. right now, i'm leaning toward ol' piss hands hangin' 'em up and headed home to laura...
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JORGIE!!! HIP-HIP!!!
looks like it'll be portabello in to pitch the bottom of the frame for the motor city.
 JoPo, Bernie, and Pettitte can all take no-show jobs at a local hardward store just to play on thier softball team. Jeez. That'd be murder.
 *hardware store. duh.
here we go.
i'm not a fan of mike gonzalez, but he got an easy groundout to 2nd (i AM a fan of kinsler), on the 2nd pitch. inning over.
elvis either needs to grow a mustache or shave the beard. the abe lincoln looks AWFUL on him (and every other human being that has one).
easy inning for the violoncello.
ogando kickin' some serious arse.
good game. 9th inning.
santiago leads off with a nicely placed bunt. hit.
betemit to bat for inge. feliz k's wilson on 3 upper 90's fastballs.
pinch stand there. ajax up.
ajax down swingin' on a 101mph gasball.
i can throw that fast.
feliz strikes out the side. nasty.
cabrera left on deck.
game 1 goes to tex-ass
Who cares about non-Yankee baseball. Al Davis is dead. Nuthin' about that on the banter, or did I miss a tread.
I've been a Raider fan most of my life, but much less so (even no so) in the last 10 years because of Davis' meddling.
Perhaps it's a new day for Raiders fans.
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