Monday, October 23, 2006

Series Recap: Both series get knotted up

Tigers 3, Cardinals 1 -


Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers. Heres a fun fact about today, one of the NFL's best rookies in recent years (Shawne Merriman) got suspended for steroids. Let me go ahead and try to find a column about that. Oh wait, there aren't any. It's not even in the top 5 NFL stories on Yahoo. Kenny Rogers has a smudge of dirt on his hand and all of the sudden reactionary cunts like Dan Wetzel make a huge deal of it. Whoooa it's almost like Gaylord Perry didn't make a career out of that! Anyway, the game. There was no real semblance that this was a game at any point until the ninth inning, when Todd Jones proved that you can suck and still save a three run lead. You can argue about Zumaya and Walker and Rodney being better choices to close, but in a three run game, it doesn't really matter all that much. Teams with a three run lead in the ninth win something like 98% of games.

Fighers 5, Dragons 2

Fuck, I can do this hold on.





FUCK.



Ok, ok.

Ok. The Fighters got a two-run single from Makoto Kaneko in the seventh to take a 3-2 lead and hand forty-one year old Masahiro Yamamoto a loss. Fernando Seguignol added on a two-run home run in the eighth for the final scoreline, and Micheal Nakamura picked up the save. Rookie Tomura Yagi went 6 for the Fighters, allowing just 3 hits and a walk, but two of the hits were solo homers, by Fukudome and Hirokazu Ibata.

3 comments:

palz said...

1. Just cause cheatings always gone on doesn't mean Rogers isn't heavily at fault for what was clearly cheating.

2. Good relievers =/= good closers.

Will said...

Yeah but palz, do you seriously think Fernando Rodney or Joel Zumaya or even Jamie Walker couldn't have gotten three outs with a 3-0 lead in the 9th?

However, the one thing I will quibble about is where Chris says teams probably win games they havea 3-run lead in the 9th about 98% of the time. That could very well be true, but this is the World Series and you absolutely can't allow the possibility of that other 2% biting you in the ass, and it's not like Todd Jones hasn't imploded before.

Health Blog said...

There was no real semblance that this was a game at any point until the ninth inning, when Todd Jones proved that you can suck and still save a three run lead.