NLCS Game 4: Phillies @ Dodgers

ALCS Game 3: Rays @ BoSox
Bullpen coughs it up for Hughes

As I write this, the Rays have just gone up 9-1 in Game 3 of the ALCS. This should put them up two games to one, and ensure them a return trip to the Trop. The best part, at least from their perspective, is that this came off Jon Lester, the ace of the Sox staff. If they can take advantage of Dice-K’s tendency to hand out free bases, they could be set up well for the rest of the series.

Now, though, we move onto Dodgerland, where the home team tries to even the score with the Phillies. Joe “Cupcakes” Blanton takes the hill for the visitors. He struck out seven over six innings against the Brewers in the LDS, allowing just one run. Derek Lowe returns to the mound for the Dodgers on short rest. He’ll try to do what Chien-Ming Wang could not in last year’s LDS.

Onto the lineups:

Phillies:
Rollins, SS
Werth, RF
Utley, 2B
Howard, 1B
Burrell, LF
Victorino, CF
Dobbs, 3B
Ruiz, C
Blanton, P

Dodgers:
Furcal, SS
Ethier, RF
Ramirez, LF
Martin, C
Loney, 1B
DeWitt, 2B
Blake, 3B
Pierre, CF
Lowe, P

ALCS Game 3: Rays @ BoSox
Bullpen coughs it up for Hughes
  • steve (different one)

    Wakefield goes tomorrow.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Ouch.

  • UpStateYank

    Who wants to find Craig Saager’s tie collection and burn it?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Can someone explain to me why Nomar Garciaparra and Juan Pierre have received starts in this series at the expense of James Loney and Matt Kemp, respectively?

    • Accent Shallow

      Platoon.

      I can buy Nomar over Loney for platoon purposes, but Pierre over Kemp is pushing it.

      • RollingWave

        Pierre over anyone this side of Melky Cabrera is pushing it.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Joe Torre

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Stupid Devils are killing me.

    Though apparently the Rangers have someone named Girardi on the team so anytime I hear his name I’ve got tolook up and wonder what General Joe is doing in skates.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Word to the wise… If the Rangers are beating the Devils and nobody is aware or talking about it, and you’re a Devils fan, DON’T bring it up.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        Eh, me and Mike are Rangers fans. It would have come up at some point.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I knew there was something I didn’t like about you guys.

          My life would be so much easier if I were a Rangers fan. My dad shared season tickets to the Devils when I was a kid though. Not complaining about the 3 Stanley Cups and that whole Martin Brodeur thing, though.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

            If I ruled the world, I would decree that no Yankees fan could also be a Devils fan.

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

              Yes, well, you don’t rule the world.

              Anyway, Yogi is a Devils fan. Which makes it okay in my book.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        *shrugs* We got three cups and Marty.

        Jersey girl to the core.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Just another example of how NY > NJ.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        We got Bruce.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          We’ve got the Beastie Boys. We win. ;)

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Bah. We got the Shore. And diners.

            We win. :-P

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

              And your whole state smells like an armpit. And you’re our own personal garbage dump. And everybody there drives Camaro I-Rocs and has a mullet (including women). And the best thing about your state is driving through it on the way to better, more awesomer places like The Poconos and Delaware.

              We win.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      The Rangers have looked mighty impressive this year. Four deep lines with one of the three or four best goalies on the planet is a winning recipe.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Let them play some games against teams that have been together longer than 30 minutes, like the Lightning. (Eh… The Rags owned the Devs last year and tonight looks like more of the same, I can’t even argue with you.)

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Fuck and yes. There you go John Madden.

  • JeffG

    Was I the only one who noticed that Dodger girl is packing heat?
    Go Tampa Bay!

  • Ivan

    Good job Buck for junxing Victorino.

    • Ivan

      jinxing

  • Accent Shallow

    So, uh, baseball.

    Setting the D. Lowe innings bar at 4. Over or under?

    • Accent Shallow

      I swear I posted this before the DP.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Ellsbury, Ortiz, Drew, Varitek, Lowrie & Cora are a combined 1 for 47 in the series.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Alex Cora wins games.

      BTW, are you in the Mike A.’s fantasy league, Thunder Thoughts? ;)

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Hey! Ashmore’s blog has only been around since January. I’ve been in the game for 3 years son.

        ;)

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Those seats behind home plate in Dodger Stadium look ridiculous on TV. It looks like a bunch of people in their living rooms were transported into the stadium.

  • Alan

    umm.. what’s up with that chick’s crotch?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Wind? All I know is that Hef is banging her. No more questions needed.

      • Alan

        maybe Hef’s tastes are evolving in a scary way… maybe he doens’t notice some things as he gets older…

  • dkidd

    is that kelly ripa (sp)?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Kendra Wilkinson

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Is it? I took a quick glance and figured it was Alyssa Milano.

      • dkidd

        was in l.a. a few months back and saw 2 of the hef girls at a sushi place. scary

  • dan

    So how about that girl in the light blue tank-top in the background?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      My eyes, the goggles do nothing!!!

  • dkidd

    larry bowa. making the tough decisions

    • Alan

      meacham would have sent him

      • dkidd

        and then voluntarily flown to columbus

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    That’s probably a homer in Philly.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    The way you guys talk about women, I’m scared that any of you might see me.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      The way you [any] guys talk about women, I’m scared that any of you [them] might see me.

      Fixed. ;)

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Point taken.

        In one class last spring I shocked a guy because I knew that Carl Pavano was the 2007 opening day starter.

        I know what I’m talking about when I talk sports, damn it!

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          I like my women like I like my sports highlights: on the internet and 90 seconds at a time.

          Oh yeah, I just made that up.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            Holy shit, I’m so stealing that.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            I…don’t know how to respond to that…

            I don’t know if I should be amused, offended or both.

            • UWS

              Do what I do: start talking about hot Chase Utley is. That’ll shut them up right quick :-P

              • UWS

                *how hot

              • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                Not a bad idea. Soccer players are by far the hottest though.

                Especially the European ones.

                • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                  Ronaldinho looks like a damn horse.

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  I said EUROPEAN soccer players.

                  Ronaldinho plays for Brazil.

                • UWS

                  Still looks like a horse, though.

                • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                  Heh, reading comprehension FTL.

  • Ivan

    Lowe not lookin good right now.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Not at all.

  • dkidd

    stay right where you are, derek. do not think of leaving the national league west

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d be 100% OK with him coming to the AL East, provided it’s not to pitch for the Yankees.

      I bet the Orioles would be interested . . .

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Oy J-Roll, not cool

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Mike, Brandon Jacobs is not giving you 50+ points tonight (he just scored).

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I know. If I started Calvin Johnson (he was probable) over Antwaan Randle El, and John Carlson over Todd Heap, it would have been a bit closer, within slam distance, to use a baseball term.

      Screw you and your Steve Breaston.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        To think, I got him for Matt Ryan in a one-for-one.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Where the hell is my RAB Fantasy League “TJS Watch” sidebar as promised?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Haha, Rangers beat the Devils, and during the last minute of play fans at the Garden are chanting “YOU CAN’T BEAT US clap clap clapclapclap.”

    • UWS

      STFU.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      We’ve still won three cups since the last time you got one.

      So I’m not much concerned.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I’ve come to a conclusion: NL baseball sucks.

    • Steve

      You cant just dismiss an entire league of players without getting to know them as human beings.

      You’re a League-ist.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        I lol’ed

        • Steve

          I was going to go with Anti-NL-tic but that just doesn’t roll off the tongue so well.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Personally, I’m scared of all National Leaguers. I think they’re Arabs.

  • Steve

    Everyone seen Sickels new Top 100 list?

    If not, I’ll post it.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Jonathan Niese at No. 39?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        And 17-year-old Wilmer Flores at No. 29? You know, the Wilmer Flores who’s had 35-AB above Rookie ball.

      • Steve

        I’m not the biggest fan of Sickels. I mean, can we wait for some of these guys to play a season in the minors before we rank them?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          It’s not a terrible list, but there is a little weirdness. He’s putting too much stock into guys that dominated a league they were too old for.

          coughToddFraziercough

    • Steve

      Here it is
      1-Matt Wieters, C, Baltimore Orioles
      2-David Price, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays
      3-Travis Snider, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
      4-Colby Rasmus, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
      5-Lars Anderson, 1B, Boston Red Sox
      6-Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates
      7-Neftali Feliz, RHP, Texas Rangers
      8-Brett Wallace, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals
      9-Cameron Maybin, OF, Florida Marlins
      10-Matt LaPorta, 1B-OF, Cleveland Indians
      11-Trevor Cahill, RHP, Oakland Athletics
      12-Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado Rockies
      13-Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
      14-Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Francisco Giants
      15-Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
      16-Jhoulys Chacin, RHP, Colorado Rockies
      17-Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants
      18-Rick Porcello, RHP, Detroit Tigers
      19-Matt Gamel, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers
      20-Brian Matusz, LHP, Baltimore Orioles
      21-Michael Bowden, RHP, Boston Red Sox
      22-Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves
      23-Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves
      24-Justin Smoak, 1B, Texas Rangers
      25-Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City Royals
      26-Derek Holland, LHP, Texas Rangers
      27-Wade Davis, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
      28-Elvis Andrus, SS, Texas Rangers
      29-Wilmer Flores, SS, New York Mets
      30-Chris Tillman, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
      31-Fernando Martinez, OF, New York Mets
      32-Tim Alderson, RHP, San Francisco Giants
      33-Logan Morrison, 1B, Florida Marlins
      34-Max Ramirez, C-1B, Texas Rangers
      35-Aaron Poreda, LHP, Chicago White Sox
      36-Brett Anderson, LHP, Oakland Athletics
      37-Jesus Montero, C, New York Yankees
      38-Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals
      39-Jon Niese, LHP, New York Mets
      40-Jake Arrieta, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
      41-Ben Revere, OF, Minnesota Twins
      42-Carlos Triunfel, SS, Seattle Mariners
      43-Tim Beckham, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
      44-Angel Villalona, 1B, San Francisco Giants
      45-Brett Cecil, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays
      46-Jarrod Parker, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
      47-Reid Brignac, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
      48-Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds
      49-David Cooper, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
      50-Casey Weathers, RHP, Colorado Rockies
      51-Tommy Hanson, RHP, Atlanta Braves
      52-Jordan Walden, RHP, Los Angeles Angels
      53-James McDonald, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
      54-Gio Gonzalez, LHP, Oakland Athletics
      55-Taylor Teagarden, C, Texas Rangers
      56-Austin Jackson, OF, New York Yankees
      57-Kila Ka’ahue, 1B, Kansas City Royals
      58-Dellin Betances, RHP, New York Yankees
      59-Dan Duffy, LHP, Kansas City Royals
      60-Ryan Tucker, RHP, Florida Marlins
      61-Will Inman, RHP, San Diego Padres
      62-Jon Meloan, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
      63-Kyle Blanks, 1B, San Diego Padres
      64-Daniel Bard, RHP, Boston Red Sox
      65-Adrian Cardenas, 2B, Oakland Athletics
      66-Aaron Hicks, OF, Minnesota Twins
      67-Bryan Anderson, C, St. Louis Cardinals
      68-Carlos Rosa, RHP, Kansas City Royals
      69-Chris Coghlan, 2B, Florida Marlins
      70-Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers
      71-Jaime Garcia, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals
      72-Jaff Decker, OF, San Diego Padres
      73-Sean Doolittle, 1B, Oakland Athletics
      74-Nate Schierholtz, OF, San Francisco Giants
      75-Yonder Alonso, 1B, Cincinnati Reds
      76-Michael Burgess, OF, Washington Nationals
      77-Mike Carp, 1B, New York Mets
      78-Chris Carter, 1B, Oakland Athletics
      79-Pete Kozma, SS, St. Louis Cardinals
      80-David Hernandez, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
      81-Gordon Beckham, SS, Chicago White Sox
      82-Jon Jay, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
      83-Greg Halman, OF, Seattle Mariners
      84-Jess Todd, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
      85-Jeff Niemann, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
      86-Jason Donald, SS, Philadelphia Phillies
      87-Allen Craig, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals
      88-Angel Salome, C, Milwaukee Brewers
      89-Gaby Sanchez, 1B, Florida Marlins
      90-Jeff Larish, 1B, Detroit Tigers
      91-Zach McAllister, RHP, New York Yankees
      92-Josh Vitters, 3B, Chicago Cubs
      93-Jose Ceda, RHP, Chicago Cubs
      94-Mike Montgomery, LHP, Kansas City Royals
      95-Kyle Skipworth, C, Florida Marlins
      96-Kevin Mulvey, RHP, Minnesota Twins
      97-Josh Outman, LHP, Oakland Athletics
      98-Wilin Rosario, C, Colorado Rockies
      99-Matt Maloney, LHP, Cincinnati Reds
      100-Shooter Hunt, RHP, Minnesota Twins

      4 Yanks at #37, 56, 58, 91

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        #100 is the son of my middle school math teacher.

        Where is AJax?

        • UWS

          #56

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            ty

        • Joey H.

          56

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        How is Bumgarner ahead of Jeremy Hellickson and Rick Porcello ?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Uh … Carlos Santana?

      • UWS

        I love that there is an Inman (#61, RHP), and an Outman (#97, LHP).

        • Steve

          I think that as a pitcher, Outman would get included on his name alone.

          He sounds like a pitching superhero. “The Adventures of OUTMAN! Striking fear and striking out batters with his amazing 199 MPH superfastball”

          Either that, or he’s a REALLY unpopular Gay guy.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      No, haven’t seen it. You don’t have to post it, that’s a lot of work. Top 10 plus Yanks maybe?

      • Steve

        Nah, no work at all. I copy and pasted it from another site.

      • Joe

        Wow, Lars Anderson at 5.

        • Steve

          Tell me about it, the rich get richer. The Evil Empire strikes again.

          Somebody has to do something about these bastards. Pass some rule stopping them. Like the Yankee tax . . . . I mean Luxury Tax. .

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Uh, I thought WE were the Evil Empire!

            I’m not giving that badass name to the pansy Red Sox. They’re not NEAR as evil as we are, and they’re not an empire, more of a fiefdom, at the most.

            • Steve

              Nope. They’ve earned it. They slayed the former Dark Lord of the Universe in 2004 and have ruled the Baseball world twice since then, and may do so again this year.

              Meanwhile, we’ve lost our Darth Vader look alike (Torre) and haven’t been out of the 1st round since they destroyed us. This year we were so pathetic we didn’t even make the playoffs.

              Its gotten so bad I can’t even picture Jeter at the plate with a Light Saber anymore.

              • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

                I can’t believe what I’m hearing. Don’t you speak to me for 5 minutes.

                We’re the Empire. They’re not. End of story. That’s the way it’s always been, that’s the way it’ll be, until the Sox win 26 titles in 75 years.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Lars is real good, but not THAT good.

  • UWS

    Playoff towel-waving: stupid, or stupidest fucking thing you’ve ever seen?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Stupid. Classic sign of a bandwagon fan base.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Yes. Real diehard fans don’t wave towels, they hurl insults at one another, Bleacher Creatures style.

  • Joey H.

    Has Blanton always been a pitcher who spurts brilliance some times and gets absolutely shelled other times?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      In a word, yes.

  • Joey H.

    O wow, the diamond cam. haven’t seen that in a while.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Pitching to Manny FTL.

  • UWS

    Oh yeah, it’s totally all on Torre that the Dodgers made it this far. Nothing to do with Manny at all.

    • A.D.

      nope that 1.200+ OPS didn’t help at all

  • Joey H.

    (Speaking of Manny) For a man with such amazing God-given talent, why does he pull half the shit he does? I mean if he was like this year round he would without a doubt be the best,most potent hitter out there. Now you can say he already is but that’s not really the case.

  • A.D.

    Showed him something? Showed what we already know, he’s one of the most talented pitchers around?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Why bunt when you know you have to bring in Pedro Feliz, and Carlos Ruiz is the following hitter. I’m sure you’d rather have Shane Victorino at the plate rather than those two dudes.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It’s the NL, he’ll probably pinch hit.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Kershaw just lost his spot in the Circle of Trust™.

    • Steve

      Best thing that ever happened to him, career-wise.

    • Joe

      That just means he will have his elbow and shoulder intact a bit longer

  • Joey H.

    Chan Ho Park for sleeper-starter 2009 I was just reading.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow, mistake by DeWitt. Lucked out though, Howard didn’t go.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Oh that Wild Pitch

    • A.D.

      Thats why you bunt

  • Ivan

    The only way the Phils were gonna score with Ruiz at the plate.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Anybody see any midges?

    • Steve

      Pedroia?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Tim McCarver, Ryan Howard did not come close to missing home plate, you old bastard.

    • Joey H.

      Old SENILE bastard.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        That comment by McCarver was despicable, just despicable. Totally, totally, despicable.

        • Joey H.

          Hes an old man. What do you expect. He looks like hes almost on his last leg anyway. I remember one day he was on with Mike Francesa and he was talking fast and was alert and after the interview Mike was like Wow Timmy was sharp today Sarcastically lol.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    FWIW, according to Baseball Reference, Chan Ho Park has made $81,756,945 in his baseball career. Not counting 2007 and 2008. He’s gotta be at at least $84 million by now.

    CHAN HO PARK HAS EARNED EIGHTY-FOUR MILLION DOLLARS TO PLAY BASEBALL.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I earn $0.00 to study history!

      Yay!

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Jason Varitek was an All-Star this season; I win.

  • Joey H.

    Let’s see how many times they call Jenkins “the former Brewer great”

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    The bust who can’t throw harder than 91-MPH just won the AFL’s Pitcher of the Week crown: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081013&content_id=3616843&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      BUT HE’S NOT CHINESE!!!!!

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      ahhhaha

    • Joey H.

      Who said he can’t throw harder than 91?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Idiots. Many, many, many idiots.

        • Joey H.

          I wasn’t sure you meant Kennedy or not. Now he’s a bust who can’t throw harder than 89, but that’s an argument for another day.

    • Steve

      Is it just me or is “Javelinas” the most phallic name you’ve ever heard for a Baseball team?

  • pat

    wtf eli

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Seriously. This ain’t 2004, as Ivan would say, get your shit together.

  • Joey H.

    Is there any reason McCarver sits on that directors chair which looks extraordinarily uncomfortable when Buck sits on that comfy office chair?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The GritBeard does it’s thang.

  • Ivan

    I had a feeling Blake would hit a Homer.

    All that grit paid off.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Gritty HR right there, no talent, just sheer will.

    • Joe

      Is that all it takes? Shit, I could pull that off.

      • Joe

        My bitch ass high school coaches kept telling me to practice which wore down my grit.

        • Joey H.

          You are a very angry teenager aren’t you?

  • Joey H.

    Psh Who else saw the hooters on that fan? Sorry I had to lol.

    • Ivan

      Probably fake.

  • RollingWave

    nice game going on here… at least the LCS have been much more entertaining then the DS (aside from the Cub’s epic failure)

    • Joey H.

      Its funny you say that. Im sitting here looking at the teams and wondering to myself, Did I see either one of these teams going to the WS before the playoffs started.

  • Joey H.

    How long is Park locked up?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Just this year, free agent in the offseason.

      • Joey H.

        You think we would look at him or even turn his way as a cheap alternative? or he would prefer LA?

        • A.D.

          he already left LA once for big money…I would stay away his numbers have been awful outside of LA

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          I’d stick to LA, or at least the NL if I were him.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          1.40-WHIP as a reliever in the N.L. West, no thank you.

  • Ivan

    Jesus christ Howard, what the fuck was that.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Yeah, we need a real First Basemen next season.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      In all seriousness, if they can’t get Tex, the next guy I want is Mientkiewicz.

      • Mike Pop

        Im with ya on that or mayb e Adam LaRoche if we could get him for cheap

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        I really think the defense is a more prevalent need than the starting rotation of this team.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          That depends on the return of Mike Mussina and Andy Pettitte.

      • Joey H.

        Yea and he really isn’t all that bad of a hitter people make him out to be. It seems like he had a few 3 run home runs while he was in NY. He had a .277 BA and a .374 OBP. Not Tex but not terrible.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          If he puts up a .360 OBP and .440 SLG with legit Gold Glove caliber defense … man, that would be exactly what the Yanks need. Add some stability to the position.

          • Ivan

            You don’t need stars at every position.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              No sir, just stability and consistency.

          • Mike Pop

            We need Tex…. HEs 8 times what doug is and has a better glove

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              I disagree with the “has a better glove thing,” respectfully of course.

              Tex @ 7/154 to hit .300-.380-.540

              or

              Mink @ 1/1 to hit .270-.360-.440

              ?

            • Joey H.

              So what you are telling me is that you’d rather go out and get a guy who in all regards is an outstanding player, who is going to cost around 22 mill a year, in comparison to a guy who we can get for probably 2 years around 4.5 mill or so who provides a great glove and is versatile when it comes to where he can play and spend the rest of that money assuring the pitching staff?

          • A.D.

            and hes said he wants to return to NY, he really should be signed regardless, gives a good defensive player and has shown he can play 3rd or corner outfield in a pinch

          • Joey H.

            And it doesn’t seem like he strikes out all that much either. Not to mention Pittsburgh played him at virtually every position, And has a BA w/ RISP of .344 and that’s oh, I don’t know, Only like .140 + from Giambi.

  • A.D.

    Manny rocking the mouthguard

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow, what a rally killer. All grit by Utley.

  • pat

    the giants are looking like garbage right now

    • Joe

      Against the Browns!

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      The defense looks like it’s the first two weeks of 2007 all over again.

      • pat

        the browns are just hemorrhaging yards in penalties and then we let them get a 15 yard completion. A loss like this wouldnt be bad as it will surely fire them up for the next few games because of the negative press it will generate.

  • Joe

    That little hop by Kuo was awesome

  • Ivan

    Kuo is just nasty.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Hot damn, Kuo just pwned the Phils.

  • Ivan

    Wow Kuo just smoked those hitters.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    God damn, this Giants’ defense is nausea inducing.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      But I thought they were the best team in football???

      ;)

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Oh, you shut your God Damn mouth.

    • A.D.

      and Ross goes down

  • Joe

    Does Miranda’s Fall League contribute to him getting a shot at first base, or is he completely off the yankees radar?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Oh Eli, you down-syndrome having son of a bitch.

    • Ivan

      probably more of a platoon guy.

      • pat

        trade bait

  • pat

    you gotta be shitting me eli

    • Ivan

      and people say he was better QB than his brother.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        No, fucking morons say that.

        • Ivan

          I was reading articles saying he has surpass his brother. Hard to believe.

          If Football had the stat WARP or VORP, Peyton arguebably would lead the league in that department.

      • pat

        well this season he has been. up until this game

    • Joey H.

      Off topic.. Oh no. Lol I love it here. I posted something about a guy who sounds exactly like Bob Sheppard and I had Ben allover my ass. and there’s all this football chatter going on and not a word is said.

      • pat

        game threads are the same as an open thread if you posted something in a thread that had a specific topic then thats grounds for an assblast

        • Joey H.

          It was a thread about Mecham our soon to be ex 3-rd base coach. If that doesn’t count as an open thread I don’t know what does. Considering it got about 9 comments.

      • Mike Pop

        I agree.. Ben gets so upset by it hes like a dictator… soon this site will not be run by 3 guys but by one and it will be King Ben and mike and joe will have to pay him to write posts on this site

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

          Yeah It’s really bullshit. Mike is very interactive on this site, I think hes a pretty chill guy. Joe we don’t see to much of for whatever reason and Ben takes the “rules” a little too seriously. but regardless here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user

          • Joe

            Maybe you guys should show Ben whose boss by refusing to visit his site anymore!

            • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

              No just because some guy gets twisted off something which is nothing isn’t going to stop me from coming to a website that I like with people that I like, For the most part.

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                The off-topic posts are annoying as hell. Game threads are basically an open thread because it’s the end of the day and everyone wants one place to talk about whatever’s going on.

                It’s frustrating to work on a post then have the discussion be about anything but the post topic. We ask kindly that you keep it on topic for specific posts during the day, but go nuts in game threads.

                • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

                  Yeah, You asked kindly. Your pal was slightly different.

        • pat

          you guys need to chill the hell out and stop complaining they do this pretty much for fun and should be able to enforce whatever rules they want.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

            Respectfully, Why? Because I used you as an example? And if this is done for fun, Why is it such a big deal if I post something I think everyone will find amazing and enjoy? RELATED TO THE YANKEES! I mean I agree to comply with the rules because that’s only fair but we aren’t talking about the 10 commandments here.

            • Joe

              Your just giving Ben business by frequenting his site. The best way to shut him down is to just stop commenting. Dont feed the beast!

              • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

                Dude, Respectfully, nobody invited you to this conversation. The matter at hand isn’t me wanting to get the site shut down, I enjoy the site, its nice to come here and BS with the guys. So before you come in here and poke your nose in a a situation, at least know what its about.

          • Mike Pop

            O im not mad i just think its funny .. they can do w.e they want its their site ill still come here its a really cool blog and i enjoy the commenting

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Flyin’ Hawaiian.

  • Ivan

    Man I love me some Victorino.

  • Joey H.

    Is it me? Every time i look up Victorino is getting some huge hit or making an outstanding play in the field.

    • Ivan

      he can play on my team anyday.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Hey now!

        Bow-chicka-bow-bow!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Tom Coughlin better run these assholes into the ground when they get back to New York, they look so pathetic.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Look at the Canadian!

  • Ivan

    See how Marioano made Torre a genius.

    • Ivan

      Mariano

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

    Tell me my Link isn’t amazing guys. Who wants to join me in starting a sort of petition I guess to get this guy hired by the yankees.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Holy crap moly.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

        Seriously?

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          Yeah, that was fucking amazing. Heh, all that is missing is the frequent lip smacks.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

            Wanna start something with people of higher status to get this man hired? I mean I was swept off my feet when I saw this.

            • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

              Heh, if this turns out to be you or a relative of yours, that would be cool.

              • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

                No seriously. I was youtubing for a Bob Sheppard interview he did that i saw on a Yankeeography and i came across that. Lol i have no relation to this dude.

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                  There’s a Bob Sheppard Yankeeography?

                • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK799W6AhBk&feature=user Joey H.

                  no the YankeesStadium one. But what do u feel about the video?

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                  It’s awesome. I’m going to post it in the morning, with an appropriate hat tip of course.

  • pat

    haha browns fans are chanting “OVERRATED” i guess winning a superbowl and starting the season undefeated warrants being called overrated

    • Joe

      Now, with all due respect have you ever watched the Browns. They are horrendous. This is their highlight for the next ten years. Let them enjoy it.

  • Lanny

    The Giants deserve that chant. They played horrendous on national tv against a terrible team.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      What they deserve is an old-fashioned kick in the ass by Tom Coughlin. Pathetic display tonight.

  • Ivan

    Keep in mind JC Romero has 38 BB’s in 59IP, why is ethier swinging at the first pitch is beyond me.

  • Ivan

    Looks like a bunch of crips in Dodger stadium, shit.

  • Ivan

    Come on Lidge.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.
    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Oh snap, it’s only the 8th inning.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Ah man, that’s all sorts of funny.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Oh, I went to BRGR on Saturday, pretty damn good. It’s not as expensive as you made it sound, I paid like $25 for a meal for two.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        On 7th Ave? Yeah? Maybe it was expensive because I went all out and got some tricked out mega burger or something.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          Ah, that’s probably why. We had two burgers, two drinks and one order of fries.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            Sorry, we had two plain-ass burgers. I didn’t add anything special and she added pickles or something, so nothing crazy. I guess I’ll go back and check out some of the extra shit they got.

            BTW, where’s that shack joint Joe was talking about?

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              Washington Square Park somewhere, on the corner somewhere.

              • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                Thanks, that helps a ton. ;)

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.
                • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                  Better had… :D

                • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                  Oh, that was unnecessary.

                  Eh, at least I didn’t get Rick Ross’d.

      • Ivan

        What is BRGR?

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          Cool little burger joint on 7th Ave. bet. 26th & 27th. It’s quite famous. Anytime you read something in the papers about the best burger joints in NYC, they always come up. Them and that shack thing Joe referenced, but I never checked either of them out. I’m more of a pasta, seafood or salad type guy.

          • Ivan

            oh okay, I wanna check that place out.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            I’m more of a pasta, seafood or salad type guy.

            You sissy.

            http://www.meatatariansunite.com/join/

            • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

              Yeah, you enjoy all that heart-clogging goodness. Do you know what’s in the slop that pigs eat? Savage.

    • Ivan

      Everytime I look at it, I LMAO.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        I know, it’s impossible not to laugh at it.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    $10 says some douchebag writer will use this game as a crutch for their “Joba in the pen” argument.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Because Broxton gave up the go ahead homer?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        And neither starter did much of anything?

  • Ivan

    Good Job Lidge.

  • Ivan

    If the Phils win this game, I have a hard time believing that the dodgers can win 3 straight and especially two straight at citizen’s bank park.

  • Ivan

    Notre Dame Alumni Lidge doing his thang.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Joe Torre’s gonna have to do a killer managing job to get dem bums to the WS.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    John Kruk’s on ESPN about to B his L on someone’s T over the Phils being so close to the WS.

    (hopefully someone gets that reference)

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I’m hungry now, but I failed to get the reference (if in fact it wasn’t a fat joke).

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          I saw that multiple times, and I have not a clue to what the fuck you are talking about. Now I actually know what you mean, but I’m still lost on the specific scene.

          BTW, tell me the rocker dude wasn’t one of the funniest movie characters you’ve seen in some time. That guy was classic.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Early in the moving, when he’s sitting in the club with his stepbrother, and he’s like “I need to fuck someone,” and his stepbro’s like “no, you don’t need to put your P in a V.” He replies “yeah, I do, I need to B my L on someone’s T.”

            Great flick. You wanted to hate that british asshole so much, but you couldn’t. He did a great acting job.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQyyvQEfqxg

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