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What Are My Chances, Doc?

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 06 2010 · 67 views
None, says Doc Halladay, as he no-hits the Cincinnati Reds in the second ever no-hitter in Postseason history, preceded only by Don Larsen's perfect game. Halladay also has his second no-hitter this year, his first being his perfect game against the Marlins, and this one would have been a perfect game were it not for Jay Bruce's walk--the only blemish of the night.

I myself was watching the game from the start. I always jokingly say the first time anyone gets on base "There goes the perfect game.", but I noticed around the fourth that I hadn't said that yet. In the fifth, I brought myself to ask my mom if anyone had been on base yet, but she had not really been paying attention, and so I figured that I was probably right. Unfortunately, I did end up saying "There goes the perfect game." after Bruce walked, but I never was able to say that the no-hitter was lost.

Mark it down. October 6, 2010 was a historic day in baseball.


Bottom Of The Ninth, 5-1 Rangers

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 06 2010 · 62 views
Feliz was looking to shut down the Rays in the bottom of the ninth, after walking the first batter. The Rangers were three outs away from taking a 1-0 lead in the series thanks in a large part to Cliff Lee, who, today, has been everything he was meant to be when he came over from Seattle.

Meanwhile, Cliff's old team, the Phillies, would be starting Game 1 of the NLDS in 27 minutes against the Cincinnati Reds at home in Citizens bank Park.

Feliz walked the second straight batter in a row before shutting down the Rays in the bottom of the ninth. Next up, Reds and Phils.


Nuva Team Assembled

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 06 2010 · 85 views
Just got a new rank: Nuva Team Assembled. The only real difference is that the Kanohi Nuva are no longer in protodermis.

As a side note, Rangers and Rays face off at the Trop in ten minutes. biggrin.gif


N L D S/ A L D S Preview

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 06 2010 · 60 views
Rangers @ Rays

Cliff Lee returns to the playoff, but on a different team, a different division, even a different league. He'll be trying to bring the swag that helped him pitch the Phillies into the World Series last year to the Rangers in Tampa Bay, where he'll be pitching against Cy Young candidate David Price in Game 1 at Tropicana Field. Meanwhile, the Rays will attempt to win the World Series in what may be their last shot in a long time--maybe even their last shot in Tampa Bay, as their pitiful attendance numbers may force them to move from St. Pete eventually.

Reds @ Phillies

The Cincinnati Reds were at one point known as the Big Red Machine--

But there's a new red-clad powerhouse in the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies. In a rather strange decision, Dusty Baker is sending Edinson Volquez to the mound instead of Bronson Arroyo to face Cy Young leader, Roy Halladay, at Citizens Bank Park. The Reds need to find some way of overcoming one of the three pitchers that are the aces of Philly's rotation, Halladay, Oswalt, and Hamels, and even if they do manage to beat one of them, they would then have to win two more games to advance, and one of those games may feature Roy Halladay on short rest to shut down the Reds. It's not likely that the Reds will win today, but baseball is a sport where the most unlikely can happen, especially when there's no clock to run down.

Yankees @ Twins

In a similar matchup to last year, CC Sabathia will be trying to take Game 1 on the road at Target Field in Minnesota. The Yankees, however, are not quite as favored as before, for even if CC outdoes Francisco Liriano, the entire Yankees rotation after than is a great big, bold ?. If the Yanks don't take advantage in Game 1, the Twins will suddenly become the favorites, and even if the Yankees do win today, the '10 Twins may just be able to get revenge for the series-losing loss dealt to them last year in the final game at the Metrodome.


B Z P Staff Fantasy League Final Standings

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 03 2010 · 68 views
During this years' baseball season, KIE set up a fantasy baseball league for us. I did pretty well, but I was disappointed in my finish because I could have finished higher if there was a Wild Card.

Here are the final rankings:

1. Toronto Huskies
2. Moss Bluff Cruisers
3. Tinley Park Rynos
4. Eau Claire Blugolds
5. Farmville Feminists
6. Spartan Six
7. Florence Platypi
8. Buffalo Wings

Now, here are the owners of those teams, in alphabetical order, rather than their teams' records:

1. Black Six
2. Great Being #1 (The other RKs are still active, just not doing anything other than playing fantasy ball. tongue.gif )
3. Kopaka's Ice Engineering
4. LewaLew
5. Smeagol4
7. Than the MoA
8. Ta-Metru Defender

Now, I challenge thee to match up the owners with their teams. ONWARD, GUESSERS OF TEAMS' OWNERS!


Hawks Win Final Preseason Game

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 03 2010 · 85 views
The Blackhawks close out the preseason 3 and 4 with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. All four goals came in the second period, while Marty Turco allowed one goal in the second period and two in the third. The Blackhawks have yet to get comfortable with Turco's style of play, but once they do, the Norris Trophy winning Duncan Keith, his partner on defense Brent Seabrook, and the best puck-moving goaltender in the NHL, Marty Turco, will form what is sure to be one of the most powerful defenses in the Western Conference, if not the entire National Hockey League.

First regular season game is on Thursday at 9:00 CT at the Pepsi Center in Denver against the Avalanche, which will be on Versus and WGN Radio 720 AM.


"and This Season Is Ovah!"--

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 03 2010 · 73 views

--In the words of the rather annoying White Sox commentator Hawk Harrelson. Unfortunately, the Padres could not beat Jonathan Sanchez and give us a fourth straight year of extra regular season baseball, and Game 163.

History will not be made this year, at least in the form of the first year ever with a three way tie solved by tiebreakers, and now the San Francisco Giants are NL West Champions, the Atlanta Braves the National League Wild Card, and the San Diego Padres are a team with perhaps one of the biggest lost opportunities this season, but can still look back on a season that far exceeded the very low expectations set for them in April.

In the meantime you can see how the playoff matchups are in the content block to the side.


Braves Take .5 Game Lead In Wild Card

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 03 2010 · 83 views
With their 8-7 win over the Phillies, the Braves have taken the lead in the Wild Card, and now whether a tiebreaker occurs or not rests solely on the Padres and Giants. A Padres win extends the season for two more days. A Giants win ends the season at game 162 and gets both the Giants and the Braves into the playoffs without tiebreakers.

The good news: the chance of baseball tomorrow is still 50%.


Game 162, The End Of The Season?

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 03 2010 · 77 views
Since the Turner Broadcasting Service (TBS) doesn't have the sense to show the biggest game of the day between the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants, MLB Network's final game of Pennant Chase Coverage will feature the matchup that may conclude the question of who wins the West, or may prolong it to game 163--which would make it the fourth year in a row that a 163rd game would be necessary.

2007 National League Wild Card Tiebreaker

8 vs. 9

A questionable call at home plate was the difference maker in this game, but the Padres were not going to argue with it, instead trusting the umpire's judgement, putting an end to their season. The Rockies would then advance on to NLDS to face the NL East champion Phillies, the West Champion Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLCS, and then went on to be swept by the American League Champion Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

2008 American League Central Division Tiebreaker

0 vs. 1

John Danks and Nick Blackburn went into a highly competitive pitchers' duel, but the White Sox were the ones that scored first. Simple as that. The White Sox, unlike the winner of the '07 tiebreaker winners, the Rockies, were unable to progress past the first round, losing in the ALDS to the AL East and eventual American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays.

2009 American League Central Division Tiebreaker

5 vs. 6 F/12

The Twins and Tigers played a twelve inning thriller in the final regular season game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, and it would end in a 6-5 win for Minnesota. Unfortunately for the Twins, that would be the last win for them in the Metrodome, as they would proceed to be swept by the AL East Champions and eventual World Series Champion New York Yankees, finishing off baseball in the Metrodome with a loss to New York.

2010 Game 162

vs. 4:30 ET, Sunday October 3 on MLB Network

The biggest game of the year, perhaps, for the San Diego Padres. Their season rests on this game, and they will be sending Mat Latos to the mound against Jonathan Sanchez. A loss give the Giants the West. A win ties the two, and depending on what the Phillies and Braves do.

Possible Matchups Tommorow:

2010 National League West Division Tiebreaker


Should the Padres and Braves win today, both the Giants and the Padres would fly to southern California, and San Diego, where Game 163 would be played by these teams for the National League West division. The loser of this game would then fly to Atlanta, where they would play Game 164 against the Braves for the Wild Card.

2010 National League Wild Card Tiebreaker


Should the exact opposite happen, and the Braves and Padres each lose today, there will be only one tiebreaker game for the Wild Card.

Possible Matchup on Tuesday

2010 National League Wild Card Tiebreaker

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Should the Braves and Padres each win today, the loser of tomorrow's NL West tiebreaker will play the Braves on Tuesday for the Wild Card.

All in all, I'm hoping for a Braves win and a Padres win. And currently, that's going well, as the Braves lead Philly 5-2 in the bottom of the 5th.


Darth Quade

Posted by Lon'qu , Oct 02 2010 · 101 views

He's really quite a scary fellow. If he ever argues with an umpire, the call may be overturned for fear of force lightning. tongue.gif

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Bzpower Members' Teams

Here, the favorite teams of all the BZPower members I can find are listed. If you'd like me to add you, please comment in the Official Favorite MLB Teams Entry of the BaseBlog. I will try to add you as soon as possible.

National League

Central Division

Chicago Cubs: LewaLew, 55555, What?, Megan51, Makuta Jarvan

Cincinnati Reds: None

Pittsburgh Pirates: WERE DOING THIS

Milwaukee Brewers: Cherixon, Than the Moa

St. Louis Cardinals: Toa Onarax, Toaman25
West Division

San Francisco Giants: Nuju Metru, Iro, Great being Velika

Los Angeles Dodgers: None

Colorado Rockies: Shadix, Alpha123, xccj

Arizona Diamondbacks: Progenitus Worldsoul

San Diego Padres: thoron

East Division

Philadelphia Phillies: Akuna Toa of Sonics, Legolover-361, Sir Dr. Mr. Count Celu MD

New York Mets: Bambi

Atlanta Braves: None

Miami Marlins: None

Washington Nationals: None

American League

Central Division

Minnesota Twins: Zakitano, Takuma Nuva, Zerothemaster

Detroit Tigers: None

Cleveland Indians: Aho-Chan

Kansas City Royals: None

Chicago White Sox: terminallyCapricious

West Division

Texas Rangers: Rarity, tent163phantoka

Los Angeles Angels: thebeggarpie

Oakland Athletics: None

Seattle Mariners: Kakaru, Toa Kaithas, Swert
Houston Astros: Flaredrick: Forgotten One

East Division

New York Yankees: Captain Marvel, Kylus, Toa 11, Zarayna

Boston Red Sox: Chro, Iskandar

Toronto Blue Jays: Blade: Hero of Truth

Baltimore Orioles: Princess Grr (That's the Smeaginator, if he has another name change sometime again)

Tampa Bay Rays: Sumiki

2nd Favorites

Nuju Metru: New York Yankees

Iro: Oakland Athletics

WERE DOING THIS: New York Yankees

Zerothemaster: Colorado Rockies
Toa Onarax: Boston Red Sox
xccj: Seattle Mariners
Kakaru: Colorado Rockies
Flaredrick: Forgotten One: Texas Rangers
Great being Velika: Oakland Athletics

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