Baseball BTT: Semi-final vs Minnesota Open Thread
5 Ks in 8 ABs
was a disgrace.
Can't see Matyas lasting, and they'd be thru their topp hitters for the bottom half.
So, we have Sinnery left to start tomorrow, and Katzman (rubs lucky rabbit's foot, tosses salt over shoulder and turns around three times hoping to ward off Evil Katzman), Gerbe and Wood.
We really need to win this, because I think we can maybe win one more with that lot.
This. Yes. Twice.
Miller's our best remaining option. Not tonight. He just can't find it.
Aside from the monstrous task at hand, I wonder if we can mentally come back to beat Minny? That's an absolute dong-punch. Brosnahan was fantastic, better than could've been hoped for, and we blew the golden chance.
Get some rest guys, you'll need it now. Go Blue.
Baseball loses. Softball loses. The Tigers lose to a crappy Oakland team (after blowing 2 in Seattle). Man, this holiday weekend is off to a great start!
as bad mojo-wise as the basketball livechats... stuff of legend... in the wrong direction...
Make them go away.
Good news: I predict a win against Iowa. Working on post now.
More good news: I won't have a prediction for Minnesota if we beat Iowa tomorrow. Too hard to write a post at the bar in the 30 minutes between games. Even if we do, there is a chance I might choose a win. Depends who's available to start.
take the cab when they call it for you... definitely take the cab. lol
It's only two, but I'm working on getting my roommate to drive me back and forth.He's underage, therefore eligible for driving.
10 Ks (8 looking - absolutely awful); Worse was that only 2 Ks were prior to the 8th inning - boy did we pucker up with it on the line)
2 for 16 (.125) with RISP (5 times were only 1 out with RISP); 1 was a sac bunt so to be fair 2 for 15
Bright side? Can't possibly happen again tomorrow.
We average 8.2 K's per 9 innings, so this wasn't far off the normal pace. I would venture it's 4 K's looking in that average. I don't have specific stats on that. It's the type of team we are. It's a shame they all came like they did. Must fight to win tomorrow.
I don't get much time to sit and listen/watch anything for 3 hours much (and if I do, I'll always prefer it live - lucky to have a good little ballclub in my backyard - CCU), but when it means something I make it happen. I appreciate your stuff keeping me in touch through the season when I can't. Thanks.
In an unrelated not, 115+ comments and not one other person compared the plate umpire to Lerch? The guy had to be 7 foot tall. Freaking monster with no regards for corners.
behind the plate. The corners though, it's post-season baby. It's widely talked about, how the zone shrinks come tourny time. I've always thought that factor is the biggest/make all the difference entity for the big conference teams. The "best" pitchers can still get you out throwing it down the middle. Lesser guys get lit up. Come playoffs you've got to get ahead, it's the only way you'll get guys out "around" the plate - once you've "earned that corner" or when they're chasing. Matyas did an EXCELLENT job of it tonight.
My problem was that he wasn't consistent for either starter. Maytas had great command. Definitely. There were just calls all around the zone that I didn't understand. The strikezone was everywhere then it was nowhere. Tough for both team's starters, tough for the first few innings' hitters.