Baseball heaven. 65 comments


 

Ten hours of baseball playoffs.

Four games.

Two close ones, two no-doubters.

In the National League, both Milwaukee and Los Angeles took commanding 2-0 leads in much the same way. Their opponents cannot hit. The Braves have yet to score a run. The Rockies have scored two.

In the American League, Houston came out swinging, hitting four home runs, three off Corey Kluber to knock him out of the game in the fifth.

The best game of the day, both in drama and outcome, was the Red Sox edging the Yankees 5-4. Boston got out to a 5-0 lead but, in typical Yankees fashion, they pecked away and nearly won the thing. They certainly had their chances.

New York had runners on base in the first four innings but couldn’t score. When they eventually did score two in the sixth, they could have had so much more, leaving the bases loaded and the Red Sox in relief pitcher roulette panic mode.

They loaded the bases again in the seventh with no outs and settle for one run.

The top of the ninth was about as perfect of a microcosm of 2018 baseball as you will ever see. Home run, strike out, strike out, strike out.

In the end, Boston held its breath and held on to a one-run lead.

Ten hours of playoff baseball.

You can’t get much better than that.

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(Times listed are Eastern time)

  • Tony Howell

    Christian Yelich is the kind of player you build a baseball team around. Brewers gave Brinson and 3 class A players for 4 years of Yelich. I have Seen jd way over pay for a rental player. Rangers could have put together a better deal than the Brewers did.Yes it probably would have cost us a Guzman, Profar and Calhoun and Kela and DD or our top outfield prospect Rangers had enough prospects to make this deal. So why is Yelich not a Ranger?

    • CrazyEd

      I can’t look into JD’s mind or that of his brain trust so all I can do is take a swag at it.
      If the Rangers put together a package, as you propose, of Guzman, Profar, Calhoun, Kela and DD to obtain Yelich they would have to have enough quality pieces left replace those traded. They would be left with a seriously depleted reservoir of young players and a bad to terrible pitching staff while gaining a top outfielder. Under those circumstances would the addition of a top outfielder make a difference? Probably not. If it would, the Angles would be in the playoffs solely because of the presence of Mike Trout.

      • Tony Howell

        Rangers aren’t going to win many games with this bunch we have, your right the angles aren’t much better with Trout but I would pay to watch Trout, won’t pay to see DD. Would pay to watch Yelich on a bad team just like I payed to watch AB. Yelich would boost att. Our clowns won’t.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Anyone for Bevos for lunch? BOOMER SOONER

  • JacobMcCandles

    US unemployment lowest since 1969!! Had to post it because you won’t hear it on CNN…………..LOL

    • WhoKnowscs

      If that station continues like it’s going you won’t see anything on CNN one day.

      • JacobMcCandles

        OK with me…….slanted so bad its ludicrous

        • WhoKnowscs

          Yeah, wouldn’t be a loss. They are already getting beat by the likes of the Hallmark channel.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Well that was easy for OU

  • JacobMcCandles

    Bevos have the zebras today

  • Tony Howell

    The average fan will pay to watch a good team play, won’t pay a nickel to watch a bad team. But on the other hand all fans will pay to see a super star on a bad team play. Just for grins you put Kershaw on the Rangers, all his starts at home would be sell outs. Does that offset the cost, idk.

    • JacobMcCandles

      About 90% of high cost FA pitchers have not worked out…look at Darvish..25 mill and did not win one game. Arrieta a .500 pitcher….Scherzer was a rarity

      • WhoKnowscs

        and Scherzer’s team didn’t even make the playoffs.

      • Tony Howell

        Your right just threw this out for fun. Ryan was not signed to take the rangers to the promised land but to put butts in the seats. Rangers need better position players and good pitching not aces cost too much.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Ryan gave this team integrity

    • elkaba

      Buy a hitter. Grow a pitcher.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Amen sister

  • Rowdy Yates

    Since I picked OU to beat my Horns 31-17 and the Horns have already scored 24 I’m a happy camper no matter whether they win or lose. And a win would be 2 of last 4 when OU was big favorite in each.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Not a lot of defense today

      • WhoKnowscs

        OU hasn’t managed to stop UT yet on a drive.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Once

          • WhoKnowscs

            Twice, Once to run out the clock at the end of the half. the 2nd was right after I posted this. Then OU fumbled and Tex recovered right after that.

  • JacobMcCandles

    In the words of an intelligent poster……..CRAPBALLS

  • JacobMcCandles

    Sooners still alive

  • JacobMcCandles

    Tom Herman coaching scared

    • WhoKnowscs

      He will lose his job after this if they lose.

      • Rowdy Yates

        Nope, waaaay too big a payoff. And they’re still having a good season, so he’s a long way from getting fired.

        • WhoKnowscs

          He also didn’t lose, so we will never know.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Here come the Sooners

  • JacobMcCandles

    Unbelievable comeback……BOOMER SOONER

  • JacobMcCandles

    Bad call by the refs

  • JacobMcCandles

    Herman screwing the pooch

  • JacobMcCandles

    Lousy coaching job by Herman…..good game for the Steers

  • azrangerfan

    Hahaha. Not a football fan but I’m rooting for you Rowdy. I just love an upset.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Games are usually close

      • azrangerfan

        Grew up following the Southwest conference and despising the Longhorns. Red Raider fan all the way. A Lubbock boy at heart.

        • JacobMcCandles

          As you prob know Mrs Scary went to Tech and was in the marching band…..and one of Scarys fav steak houses…..Cagles is there

        • Rowdy Yates

          Was at last years game and watched UT’s final stupid interception followed by the Raiders’ final drive with dismay. Again, coaching arrogance in play calling gave a team a chance to beat UT and they took it and beat UT over the head as they deserved to do that night. Great win for TT.

  • JacobMcCandles

    UT will prob give Herman a 10 yr extension….lol

    • WhoKnowscs

      He nearly lost a game that shouldn’t have even been close. I’d hold off.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Its a joke about a terrible program

  • azrangerfan

    Party time in Austin

  • Rowdy Yates

    Herman’s arrogance almost cost the Horns the game today. Good coach but like so many UT coaches arrogant as hell. Love the Horns, but not Herman.

  • dearmidol

    Gerrit Cole already at seven pitches. I wonder how long they let him go.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Astros schooling Cleveland….their biggest hurdle IMO

    • dearmidol

      Boston and New York will give them a lot more competition

      • JacobMcCandles

        They have more talent, but not the staff Cleve has……Yanks don’t have the rotation…..Sale and Price are not big post season successes.

  • JacobMcCandles

    N Dame my pick of the day, won first 3 games already!! Parlay going with Stros -1.5 and Yanks

  • GoRangers23

    I can’t believe I’ve missed an hour of this game and Mitch is playing tonight. It doesn’t look like he’s doing too well though, unfortunately.

    • dearmidol

      Mitch and Kinsler.

      • GoRangers23

        Kinsler isn’t doing well either? I didn’t look at his numbers.

  • GoRangers23

    Oh no!

    • dearmidol

      He looked safe.

  • GoRangers23

    Wow. There is no way he is out. Ian wasn’t on the base.

    • dearmidol

      Agree.

      • GoRangers23

        That just makes no sense. I think if your one job is to watch a replay and get the call right and you can’t get it right, you should be fired. I like the call, I just don’t agree with it. 😄

  • dearmidol

    That just about did it.

    • GoRangers23

      That was bad.

  • GoRangers23

    Go MITCHIE!

  • GoRangers23

    WOO HOO!! Go Ian and Mitch!!

  • GoRangers23

    Man, that was about six inches from going out, I think.

  • GoRangers23

    Oh, for Pete’s sake! I really hope Mitch isn’t hurt.

    • GoRangers23

      😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😱😡

  • elkaba

    Kinsler hits into a double play to end the game. Deja vu all over again.

  • GoRangers23

    ☹️