Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Playoff Open Thread: Game 1

I'm stuck at work, and worse yet, I have actual work to do. However, I'm sure at least a few of you are in the same situation, so when you have a free moment, drop your commentary here. I'll post lineups (both of them, with handedness thrown in) as soon as I find the Phil's. And, if you leave an especially good comment that contains interesting data or a fine point, I'll post it in this post as an update. If I have a moment to spare.

Let's win this puppy and support Yo! Go Brewers!

Update:

For the Phils:

SS Jimmy Rollins - S
RF Jayson Werth - R
2B Chase Utley - L
1B Ryan Howard - L
LF Pat Burrell - R
CF Shane Victorino - S
3B Pedro Feliz - R
C Carlos Ruiz - R
LHP Cole Hamels - L

And for the Crew:

Mike Cameron - R
2. Bill Hall - R
3. Ryan Braun - R
4. Prince Fielder - L
5. J.J. Hardy - R
6. Corey Hart - R
7. Rickie Weeks - R
8. Jason Kendall - R
9. Yovani Gallardo R

68 comments:

PaulNoonan said...

Of course, if you just want to say "Go Brewers!", that's cool too.

E.S.K. said...

I'm trying to get the hell out of here in the next minute or so, but I'll be driving the first inning or so

DannyNoonan said...

Ugh. Stuck in a depo in illinois and can't get gamecast to work.

PaulNoonan said...

Wow, that sucks.

I'll post important updates here.

DannyNoonan said...

Okay, I got the game up now. I sure picked the wrong state to have a deposition in today. There's absolutely no sense of urgency to wrap it up by 2.

PaulNoonan said...

Ugh. Let me know if you need directions to a sports bar or anything.

PaulNoonan said...

Bad start. At least Cameron took some pitches.

Anonymous said...

YO!

PaulNoonan said...

Yo.

I'll be interested to see how Fielder's at-bat proceeds due to Hamels reverse split. Specifically, I'm looking for good swings, contact, and, y'know, a home run.

PaulNoonan said...

Lightning, eh? That's not good. I think a delay probably hurts us worse than they, since Yo is still fresh off injury, and it probably gets into our respective bullpens earlier.

PaulNoonan said...

If you're looking for a reason to be optimistic about Corey Hart, his long swing sometimes helps him drill change-ups that fool those with quicker bats.

Not this time though.

DannyNoonan said...

Crap. He's walking lefties.

PaulNoonan said...

Burrell has severe platoon splits as well, struggling against righties. He grounded into 10 double plays this year - all against right-handed pitching.

PaulNoonan said...

Walking Howard every time might not be the worst strategy really.

E.S.K. said...

you have got to be kidding me

PaulNoonan said...

Oh Rickie.

I'm really starting to regret this lineup, both for defensive inadequacy, and for not realizing that the lefty squad would be better against Hamels, who's dealing today.

tracker said...

Anybody no what ch xm has the game? In a rental car in Kentucky, can't find game, need to know if when to say Fuck

PaulNoonan said...

all right. Chase with Ducks on the pond. Big moment here.

E.S.K. said...

huge pitch to Wuerth there

E.S.K. said...

188 I think tracker, in that area anyway, it's on a few channels

E.S.K. said...

GOD FUCKING FUCK GOD DAMNIT

PaulNoonan said...

Are you fricking kidding me?

E.S.K. said...

how was that scored a double??

tracker said...

Fuck

E.S.K. said...

two errors absolutely KILLING Gallardo's pitch count.

Gonna need big innings from McClung

tracker said...

Found it, btw

E.S.K. said...

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E.S.K. said...

Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks, Mike Cameron...this shit is on you

E.S.K. said...

hey, way to keep it in your glove fuck stick

E.S.K. said...

i'm absolutely baffled how a ball can literally bounce out of a guys glove and it's ruled a double

PaulNoonan said...

Official scorers are stupid morons. Keep that in mind.

Honestly, how hard was it to realize that lefties hit Hamels better than righties? Do managers really not check stuff like that?

E.S.K. said...

one of the color guys commented on it. Said that even if the numbers say it, it's tough to believe.

Fucking retards

PaulNoonan said...

What does that even mean? Do they believe that David Copperfield actually walks around stabbing leaotard-clad women?

PaulNoonan said...

Hamels is now half way to a perfect game.

PaulNoonan said...

Sweet. I have the power to jinx the Phils. He hasn't given up a HR yet either.

E.S.K. said...

hey, a hit

E.S.K. said...

why is Weeks in this lineup?

E.S.K. said...

i will be turning every light of my house on and idling my car during that inning

PaulNoonan said...

Because he's a righty, and righties always hit lefties better. Everyone knows that. Duh.

E.S.K. said...

this game may get a bit uglier now

E.S.K. said...

nice bender there

E.S.K. said...

fifth inning double switch?

interesting.

PaulNoonan said...

Quite. Did someone just point outthe platoon thing, because Rickie is gone from this puppy.

E.S.K. said...

WHAT???????????????

E.S.K. said...

is Ray Durham dead?

E.S.K. said...

ugh

PaulNoonan said...

Hey, a lefty got a hit. Who could have predicted that?

E.S.K. said...

and now hall. Ugh

PaulNoonan said...

Alright, if Billy can avoid a DP we'll get Braun up with ducks on the pond. I like that alot.

E.S.K. said...

sooooooooooi bad

PaulNoonan said...

Well, he didn't ground into a DP.

E.S.K. said...

first pitch. Fuck

PaulNoonan said...

Aaaaaand he gets Braun. Never mind.

E.S.K. said...

when the best thing your number 2 hitter can do is k you're in trouble

E.S.K. said...

5 pitches. Was that a joke?

PaulNoonan said...

I don't know what they think they're doing today. Their approach is bad, their plan is bad, and despite all of that, if they just played average defense it might still be 0-0. What a wasted opportunity this game has been.

E.S.K. said...

completely. Alrhough villy looks great

E.S.K. said...

tony gwynn???

Where the fuck am I?

PaulNoonan said...

This is just pathetic. What a terrible offensive display.

E.S.K. said...

8th inning, down 3 runs in the playoffs. The Brewers trot out Tony Gwynn Jr, Jason Kendall, and Craig Counsell.

What a joke

PaulNoonan said...

All we have to do is hope that Brad Lidge's brain explodes.

E.S.K. said...

time to send Lidge back to the looney bin

PaulNoonan said...

Huh. Interesting.

PaulNoonan said...

It'd be cooler if Branyan were batting now.

E.S.K. said...

remember this inning, could be huge getting Lidge to throw so many piotches

PaulNoonan said...

Well, that's Corey Hart for you.

PaulNoonan said...

Stupid Hall, Weeks, and Cameron. Could have had this one.

PaulNoonan said...

But, of course, Bill Hall and Rickie Weeks are terrible defensive players, so when they play terrible defensively, that is to be expected.