September 28, 2008

G161: Yankees 6, Red Sox 2

Yankees - 000 300 003 - 6 10  1
Red Sox - 000 000 020 - 2 5 0
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Mike Mussina (3.47, 124 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.80, 163 ERA+)

First game of a day-night doubleheader.

The only thing I want today (besides no Red Sox injuries)? No 20th W for Mussina.

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There are still two undecided playoff spots: the AL Central and the NL Wild Card.

In the AL Central, the Twins are 0.5 GA of the White Sox.
Cleveland/White Sox at 2
Royals/Twins at 2
If the Twins win and the White Sox lose, Minnesota wins the division and heads to Tampa Bay. In any other scenario -- both teams win, both teams lose, White Sox win/Twins lose -- the teams would remain a half-game apart and the White Sox would have to make up a September 13 rainout against Detroit. That game would be in Chicago at 1 PM on Monday. If, after that game, the White Sox are tied for first place with the Twins, they would play Minnesota in another tiebreaker, also in Chicago, on Tuesday. The ALDS against the Rays starts on Thursday.

Over in the NL, the Mets and Brewers are tied for the wild card.
Marlins/Mets at 1
Cubs/Brewers at 2
If Milwaukee and New York remain tied, a one-game playoff would be played in New York on Monday. Both NLDS begin on Wednesday.

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JoS Contest Updates:

The Red Sox have 94 wins, with two games scheduled for today. The W-L contest tie-breaker is Manny Ramirez's OPS, based on his complete 2008 season. Right now, Manny has an 1.031 OPS (.927 with Boston, 1.232 with Los Angeles). When we weed out the sub-1.000 OPS entries, we are left with:
                             MBM OPS
The Pita 96-66 1.037
Matt 96-66 1.014
Paul Hadzewycz 96-66 1.012

SoSock 95-67 1.062
Rob 95-67 1.038
MikeT9485 95-67 1.013

Zenslinger 94-68 1.015
Devine 94-68 1.001
It looks like it's between Zenslinger, Rob and The Pita. If Manny decides to hit four dongs or something, SoSock might enter the mix.

In the Yankee Elimination Day contest, we are looking at the first tiebreaker. The Yankees have 88 wins going into today's doubleheader. Our remaining contestants:
                     NY     Last Red
YED Wins Sox Win


Lewis S 0923 89 ALDS 4
Franco B 0923 88 G 162
Chuck C 0923 88 ALDS 4
Zenslinger 0923 88 ALCS 5

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ish said...

Heart pumping time.

ish said...

Easley takes the count to 3-1

ish said...

Full count now...

ish said...

Easley walks! They're still alive!

redsock said...

Phil Cuzzi can eat a bowl of dicks.

Horrible strike zone judgment today.

ish said...

Now it's up to Ryan Church.

Meanwhile, Phil Cuzzy (don't care how to spell his name) is a douche.

Giving Lowrie the Treatment. I'll call a ball over your head a strike.

ish said...

Church flies out to center... Mets lose! Shea Stadium is closed down! And the Brewers will go to the playoffs! Wow. Since 1982.

ish said...

Sorry, Amy. I was hoping the Mets lose again.

Holy crap. Back to back collapses.

ish said...

Amazing, isn't it?

NO PLAYOFFS IN NEW YORK CITY IN 2008!

redsock said...

he blew plenty of calls for mussina too.

just a horseshit performance. big league players deserve better than that shit.

Amy said...

Mets lose, Red Sox score.

ish said...

Boos raining down at Shea. Fans are sticking around... and letting them have it.

That's New York.

Amy said...

OK, back to focusing on the Sox.

Poor Brian (SIL). At least his football team won today.

redsock said...

dark-skinned marte coming in right here to blow mussina's shot at #20.

ish said...

FLA - 000 002 020 - 4 8 0
NYM - 000 002 000 - 2 4 0

Marlins finish 84-77
Mets finish 89-73, 1 GB wild card.

redsock said...

alright, we need something big here, dreamboat.

redsock said...

freaking girardi busy playing match-ups here??? gimme a break!!!

ish said...

I think Francona would do the same thing to help get a guy #20 at the end of his career.

ish said...

So the NLDS matchups, both starting Wednesday...

Dodgers at Cubs
Brewers at Phillies

ish said...

Fruitbat warming!

redsock said...

yeah well he's still a dick.

Amy said...

LBJ!

ish said...

yeah well he's still a dick.

No doubt there, that's for sure.

LYNDON with an opposite field single! Kotsay scores!

Lyndon on first and here's FY!


And Girardi IS a dick! He wants fruitbat!

redsock said...

LYNDON - 18 GAMES!!!

It's FY TIME!!

redsock said...

both runs charged to terrible joba (/jere)

ish said...

KC - 000 000 00 - 0 5 2
MIN - 011 000 2 2 - 6 7 0


Mauer triple. He's batting .330

FY would be batting .328 with a hit here.

ish said...

Heavy mist falling at Fenway.

ish said...

Cock. Pedroia whiffs.

ish said...

That probably takes care of the batting championship, although it's not impossible.

Pedroia could play tonight, get a few hits, raise his average... If the White Sox win tomorrow, there'd be that one-game playoff where statistics count for the regular season, and if Mauer were to have an O-fer... That's about the only way.

ish said...

And I think that'll also just about take care of the stolen base record as far as Ellsbury's concerned. I don't think he'll steal four bases tonight.

ish said...

Can somebody explain to me why Papelbon's pitching on a wet mound?

ish said...

Final...

KC - 000 000 000 - 0 5 2
MIN - 011 000 22X - 6 7 0

Kansas City finishes 75-87.

Minnesota stands at 88-74, but they have a decent chance at needing to play another game.

ish said...

Fucking Yankees. Once again why is Bot out there?

redsock said...

i guess to get him some work before wednesday -- and maybe game 2 will not be completed?

ish said...

Holy crap. Headline News is talking to a guy who filmed a giant jellyfish!

It's funny. A crab is hanging out on top of it!

Amy said...

Why leave Pap in??

ish said...

i guess to get him some work before wednesday -- and maybe game 2 will not be completed?

I guess. It was a rhetorical question mostly... just makes me a little nervous, him out there on a wet mound.

Betcha game 2 will go 9.

redsock said...

remy finally bringing up ish's point. .. and don joins in too -- now.

Amy said...

Guess Ish already asked and Allan answered.

Amy said...

Dumb.

redsock said...

if it's wet and dangerous, why isn't timlin in there?

ish said...

Bot doesn't even know why he's still out there.

ish said...

Timlin should be the official wet mound pitcher.

Amy said...

Yes, send Timlin out!

Amy said...

Small crowd here today.

I hope this doesn't leave Bot with a bad feeling going into the post-season.

redsock said...

didn't cora wanna pitch in a game at some point?

redsock said...

I hope this doesn't leave Bot with a bad feeling going into the post-season.

it's leaving ME with a bad feeling.

ish said...

I'd have Pesky go out there and hit fungoes toward the plate at this point.


As far as outings go for Bot - This one doesn't count.

redsock said...

so we should get game times tomorrow, i guess, because tampa is hosting min/cws.

ish said...

I don't care if Bot under hands them up there.

ish said...

You don't think they'll wait until the Central is decided? Not that it would matter - same time zone and all.

ish said...

Castig talking about A-Rod hitting .300 and will probably not play tonight, to protect the .300 average.

redsock said...

if this score holds, will sterling do a big theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yankees wiiiiiiiiiiiiin?

ish said...

Finally - Chris Smith warms.

Amy said...

It counts if it affects his head. It certainly affects his stats.

ish said...

Allan - I'll switch to the Yankee broadcast.

Amy said...

YUCK

redsock said...

oh, don't punish yourself on my account.

Amy said...

I hate that Sterling thing. I hate it.

ish said...

oh, don't punish yourself on my account.

I'm interested, too.

Just like, I'll probably switch back and forth for game 2.

redsock said...

juan miranda is totally on the girls team.

ish said...

I still have the final inning and postgame of the final game of the Yankees/Indians series last year, where Suzyn Waldman cries over Joe Torre's press conference and Sterling sounding so depressed.

ish said...

Gold. Pure gold.

redsock said...

second pitch to miranada is #30 for the inning -- 30!

ish said...

Francona is very stupid right now.

redsock said...

this has got to be his last batter.

ish said...

Castig: "Mussina's probably getting that champagne bottle ready."


Heh. The only one.

Amy said...

So just what was the point of that?

ish said...

Phew. I can breathe again.

ish said...

Heh. Ortiz is pinch-hitting.

Bot is pissed.

redsock said...

getting 5 off the bat would be a treat.

Amy said...

How often has Pap thrown 30 pitches? And in a non-save situation in a game where nothing matters? In the rain??

Amy said...

Any chance they will "cancel" the second game?

ish said...

Ransom... VERY Jeterian!

ish said...

Any chance they will "cancel" the second game?

Virtually no chance, I think. Unless it just pours rain.

ish said...

Which I don't think it will do.

nixon33 said...

what the fuck was that shit tito/pap?

total body language, "GET ME THE FUCK OUTTA HERE TITO. AND WHY THE FUCK AM I OUT HERE ANYWAY?"

i know people gotta get their work in, but jesus, on a rain soaked mound?

ish said...

Gumball pinch-runs for Ortiz...

redsock said...

He threw 33 today. He threw 32 back on August 1 (2 IP). Those are the only times over 27 this year.

nixon33 said...

and the only time he's ever given up 3 runs, according to kay and singelton.

ish said...

Ortiz kicked the heater in the dugout... Hurt his foot! Maybe not bad, though. But that was STUPID.

Amy said...

So is Pap pissed at Tito or himself?

I am pissed.

ish said...

And by Ortiz... I meant Bot.

redsock said...

May 1, 2007: only time over 30 last year -- threw 35

ish said...

Youk limping back to the dugout!

ish said...

Right leg... groin... take your pick on that one. He lunged at first base.

I'm pissed now too.

Amy said...

Who was the pitcher who broke his hand punching a wall? I forget who it was, but I am 99% sure if was a Yankee.

ish said...

I know you're supposed to play the game, etc. But you're going to the playoffs... You don't have to do that crazy-ass effort like normal. Don't hurt yourself!

ish said...

Who was the pitcher who broke his hand punching a wall? I forget who it was, but I am 99% sure if was a Yankee.

Kevin Brown, right?

redsock said...

Kevin "Mordecai" Brown.

Amy said...

Yeah, that's it. Thanks, Ish.

I once kicked a chair in temper and limped for days.

ish said...

Another final...

CIN - 4 5 1
STL - 11 13 0

Cincinnati finishes 74-88.
St. Louis finishes 86-76.

redsock said...

they're right - never allowed 3 runs, even in his three starts (2-2-0)

ish said...

Sterling will probably do his theeeeeeeee to celebrate Mussina's 20

Amy said...

Wow, poor Pap. I do hope it doesn't get into his head.

ish said...

Wow. He put a lot of life into that one.

"Ballgame over! Mussina wins his 20th! Yankees win! Theeeeeeeeeee"

etc.

Amy said...

OK, off for dinner. I will check in later.

nixon33 said...

not too psyched about paps being in there in the first place.

ish said...

me neither. It's not like there was any mystery that it was WET.

nixon33 said...

SHEA closing very nice.

SoSock said...

So the season is now in the books, except for a half inning or so in 2 games on the west coast - AND a Sox-Yankees Sunday night game that is not even being broadcast :0!, and now the afternoon game in Chicago tomorrow.
Just how damn excited do you think the last place Tigers' players are about making THAT trip on the day they should be packing their lockers and booking tee times?

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