Cubs vs. Indians. Dream match-up. Hope it goes seven.
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Slightly partial to the Cubs, but Cleveland winning would be fine too. I want 7 games.
There was a song on the local sports radio show today called Miller Time -- set to Michael Jackson's Thriller
Generous strike zone tonight
Oh no, free Taco Bell tacos
The ol' swinging bunt trick.
I don't mind seeing Laptops rattled
Klubot is dealing so far
Eat shit, laptop.
Yeah, Schwarbel shouldn't plat
See ya! Laptop in line for a loss
Wait, Lester isn't Laptops. Buchholz is Laptops.
Or just singular, Laptop.
 Ah, thanks. Still don't mind Lester losing
5 days off, yes bring Miller in for the 7th
I don't mind, but Buchholz is a douche bag, and Lester is a cancer survivor, so I'll never put them in the same category.
Red Sox fans can't see anything in this Series except the GM that got away vs. the manager that got away, so they aren't thinking much about the ace pitcher who got away.
I think I'm rooting for the Indians. Weird. I didn't realize it until I started watching tonight.
Lester may not be as bad as those other two, but he was part of the trio that was drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games. Which is why Francona is in the other dugout.
I've got no dog in this hunt other than seven more baseball games before winter.
Signing off for the night. Early morning.
Good old Miller time.
3 run BOMB in the bottom of the 8th. 6-0.
closer in with a 6-run lead. i know he hasn't pitched in awhile, but maybe he shouldn't be exposed...
tribe wins game 1
Heyo. Sorta watching the world serious from afar, but did yinz see Chad Jennings was let go from Lohud? Sounds like they simply cut the position. I think they should fire whoever designed the site instead.
 holy crap, i did NOT see that! that's just terrible. chad was *awesome*. i'm glad pete abe started it, but he was a shit sox fan and nowhere close to as good as chad. a different planet actually.
i had to stop reading lohud because they started charging money this year. i've been reading River Ave Blues and could not be happier. in fact, i'm upset i haven't been reading it religiously the past 10 years. only things i miss from lohud are the in-game threads with updates and post-game with quotes.
is the lohud blog gone? chad is terrific and he'll get a gig immediately. maybe closer to his midwest routes. maybe reporting for the minor leagues, which is his forte.
thanks for everything, chad, and good luck!
 i'm not sure if the blog is gone but they cut their beat writers. I agree, Chad was terrific. And yeah I had abandoned lohud almost completely because of their firewall. I just visited there last night for the first time in a while and saw the news.
You could get a few free articles at lohud (and other Gannet publications I assume) per month. But if they're cutting Chad, well I have less reason to go there. Living in Toledo these days I'm not that interested in local lower Hudson Valley news. The Yankees however are a national brand. I get the local newspaper for local news, sports, comics and the advertisements.
Miserably cold and wet here in northern Ohio.
Cubs with a lead
Schwarber comes through
And that's it
Bullpen action for Indians already
4-0 Cubbies! Schwarber comes through again.
Kipnis error. That's why you hustle on routine plays
Welp, the no no is gone
Shut out too
Night, iPad getting low
Whirled Serious game in Wrigley Field, never saw that before.
I thought the wind was blowing out tonight
That shoulda been strike 3 to Bryant.
Playing small ball
Hah, I just dropped by to say "they're playing small ball"!
Too slow, though.
Yeah, this is a long, no scoring game.
And the Cubs avoid disaster!
Wow. What a DP.
Double play. Maddon's tactic worked
This has the smell of a walk off.
Boy, it really does.
Okay, so who gets the game-winning hit? I'm gonna say...
I'm going with Lindor and Kipnis coming through. Maybe Jose Ramirez.
2 more strike em outs for Andrew!!
Struck out the side!
Will Andrew bat???
Scooter approved bunt
He's safe. Come on.
Andrew is out of the game.
Managing game 3 as if it's game 7
Cereal comes through! Bad baserunning though...
Gawd, I remember when Bill Murray was on SNL. Live.
It's getting late for me, or I'm getting old, night
Rizzo with a leadoff single in the bottom of the 9th
Comes down to J-Hey.
Booted ball. 1st and 3rd,2 outs
Baez up. 0-1
2nd and 3rd. 1-1
Win expectancy live:
He went. Even at deuces.
I am surprised that they let the cubs take 2nd base. a base hit would have won instead of tied. But it worked out for Cleveland Native Americans
Struck him out on way high cheese.
5th shutout for the tribe this postseason.
Watched the entire game with my dad on the eve of his 75th birthday. My family flew to NY to surprise him. We're having a music party for him here at the house where I grew up. I'll be playing my nephew's drums.
Here's hoping for a tied world serious.
Yeah, I want 7 games
Lead off double for the Cubs
And now a lead
Kluber, of all people, unties it
Indians up 2-1. 47 pitches for Lester and the 2nd ain't over.
Not looking good for Chicago
Klubot suffocating the Cubs
Hard to see Miller in with this big of a lead!
There was no reason to pitch Andrew in a 7-1 game. None! And now there's a blemish on his remarkable postseason run.
Tonight will be the last MLB game I can watch until April, and I hope to see a celebration!
Come on Cubbies, make it a series
here we go!
kipnis hearing some boos.
Surprised he wasn't out on interference by the Indians bullpen
lester looked super sharp in the first frame.
majestic foul ball homerun. wish john miller was calling that...
surprisingly, bauer looked good.
jose ramirez just got ALL of that ball!
he'll get the ball back too. don't think kipnis did last night...
wow. what a play by bryant!
ooh. maybe they should've challenged it...
Can't tell if his foot got back first
"re-echo"??? really, smoltz?
baez looked baaaad there.
it went over the bag. fair, no? i guess not...
Nice catch, Hetward
Wow. What a catch. His spikes were audible on the wall.
Today there's MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL, all on tv.
That's extremely rare.
45 pitches through 3 for bauer.
bryant ties it up.
Yep, all even.
rizzo almost unties it.
4th not going well for trevor.
Good throw might have gotten Rizzo
here come the cubs...
It's a rally!
big strike out right there.
how about a 1-pitch dp right here?!
wow. *perfect* bunt!
NOW for the dp...
Will they PH for Lester if they get to him?
It's cool that a guy named 'Addison' ends up playing home games at Wrigley. (Which is on Addison St.)
Right, they don't PH for Lester with two out, that makes sense.
Maddon really does make the correct moves.
lester has to pitch after batting and waiting awhile.
i guess that might be it for bauer...
c'mon, guyer. gotta plate santana!
why hasn't that ryan merritt kid pitched? he did really well against the blow jays.
dude. you GOTTA swing at that.
actually, wait. no, you don't. it was a ball! bad job, blue. damn.
leadoff double stranded...
Lester wriggles out of it
jesus. bad throw. might wanna walk zobrist...
what a lead at second!
young lindor comes through!
that curve even made ross flinch.
wow. the old man totally gunned down lindor. not even close.
damn : /
No one would take big leads against The Sheriff, Gary Sanchez. He don't like base stealers.
huh. looks like both lester and ross are out of the game...
party at napoli's. loooong single.
Hmm, pulling a Maddon and have Chapman up
Yup. Elimination game
taking out ross and lester may not have been wise.
chapman coming in ... for an 8-out save? tying run in scoring position, one out.
Actually that should be pulling a Francona, who didn't mind putting Miller in in the fifth
I'm taking a flyer, bailing out and watching
you just KNEW he was gonna run after getting hit on the foot and babying it. not what you want when you bring your closer in to keep it close...
will this IBB bring RI back?
walking rizzo to face zobrist. double play back in order.
oh, there were two outs.
speed on the basepaths!
nice stop by rizzo, but chapman never covered the base.
would be really cool if kipnis goes yard here : )
sb for rajai! not even close.
gotta tie the game here...
kipnis just swung through balls 3 and 4. : /
way outside, wrigley. not even close.
crap. foul popup.
another steal. super simple.
man on 3rd, 2 outs, lindor up.
i'll take a wild pitch or passed ball! : )
strike 1 was outside.
caught looking. damn.
baez looks baaaad. chapman hitting for himself.
Chapman looks solid at the dish.
strike his ass out.
there you go.
9th inning. napoli, santana, ramirez. lotsa power. let's hope the pitches and that at-bat took it outta ol' chappy.
i'd love for the indians to grab a lead right here and watch andrew close out the WS!
At least one more baseball game this fall. We're all hoping for a game 7 no doubt.
cubs win. might win the whole thing...
i won't get to see it. i'll be working late tues/wed.
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