Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by rexy2006, Sep 22, 2006.
that's 2 near-no hitters i've been to now. (Adam Eaton two years ago)
Somehow my sister and I ended up in the same restaurant/bar as Joe Randa and Chris Young. We didnt see them talk to each other. After a few brews I was tempted to go fuss and/or kick Randa's ***. Brian Sweeney and Mike Thompson were in there, too. Real nice guys. MT bought us beer.:icon_toast:
That's where I'll be for the next game. No wonder I couldnt find you by the bullpen last night.
It's 6' 10" Princeton grad Chris Young:
Near no-hitters are quite fun. I remember an Andy Ashby many years ago, one where, I think, Kenny Freakin Lofton broke it up.
With 40,000+ in the house, the buzz was amazing. They kept showing Chris in the dugout. Dudes were avoiding him like the Plague. He was a nervous wreck when he was in the dugout. He would sit down, pop up, drink Coke, stretch, wiggly all over.
When the 9th started and they played "Lets Get Ready to Rrrrrumble", I was wondering if it was too much...
This amazing catch and flip in the first inning by Ben Johnson was off-the-hook:
They were hitting Chris hard but at somebody early on.
As I checked the scores on my cell at this Karaoke Bar, I saw "LA-0, PHI-6" and was ecstatic, cuz the Pads were way ahead.
When I got home I realized that the "LA" was FLA, and that the foogin dodgers had actually won!!:icon_eek: :icon_evil:
When I got upta sing, I announced that score and everyone applauded-nobody in Texas likes the foogin dodgers; ain't jes me!!:icon_mrgreen:
I've already gotten 3 calls this mornin axtin WTF??:icon_eek: :icon_sad: :icon_huh: :icon_shrug:
I imagine a grip of Padre fans who I, in turn, announced the false score to along the way to the bar weren't too pleased when they found out the real deal as well.
Pitching Match up for Game 2:
PIT: LHP Zach Duke (10-13, 4.49 ERA)
Duke has gone at least seven innings in his last eight starts, including eight scoreless frames against the Mets in his last outing.
SD: RHP Jake Peavy (9-14, 4.25 ERA)
In four September starts, Peavy has a 2-1 record and a 2.70 ERA. Player to watch
He was held hitless in four at-bats on Friday night, but Freddy Sanchez leads the National League with 190 hits. He also is one of two players in the 120-year history of the Pirates to notch 50 doubles in a season.
Duke tossed eight shutout innings and threw a career-high 128 pitches Sunday in a 3-0 win against the New York Mets. The southpaw has gone 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA in four September starts, and he's pitched into at least the seventh inning in each of his last eight starts to become the first Pirates hurler to surpass 200 innings pitched since Todd Ritchie in 2001.
Peavy had a chance to impose his will on the Dodgers on Monday night but let a 4-0 lead get away and was gone after five innings, having surrendered four earned runs on nine hits and one intentional walk, striking out five. Peavy seemed to let a first-inning brouhaha with the Dodgers disrupt his concentration, grooving pitches at inopportune times with six of the Dodgers' hits going for extra bases. He has had an up-and-down season, and this was a downer. He'll be pumped up to come back with a better effort.
Here's to another Padre Win!!!:icon_toast:
Can't believe Jake went inta the tank with a 4-0 early lead...after the first inning, I, as well as many folks, had already put that game in the W column. :no: :icon_sad: :icon_cry:
Dont know if it was First Base Coach Duncan's calling him a name and talking smack using STRONG cuss words that did it, but it's possible that rattled his cage.
I can see smack talk in baseball, but I thought this was pretty weak. If its coming from a coach, he doesnt have to face Jake in the batter's box. So, he can fire crap at will and not have to face retaliation.
I wanna believe that game was an anomaly, and not dueta any coach talkin smack. Jake or any player shouldn't have rabbit-ears (sorry Wabbit-no offense!!) for thatb kinda ****!!:no:
Pads are down 1-0, toppa the 2nd.:icon_eek:
Snakes tied the foogin dodgers 3-3, toppa the 2nd.
Pads tie it in the bottom of the 5th inning!
10 Ks for Jake!!
Pads up 2-1!!
Go Pads!! :icon_rofl:
Duke gets the hook!!:icon_mrgreen: :lol:
Snakes are up 5-3, bottom of the 5th, over the foogin dodgers!!
Make that toppa the 7th!:icon_mrgreen:
Trevor's goin for career save # 478, to tie for the most saves in Major League Baseball history!!
But'ch'all knew that!!
BONG, BONG, BONG!!
GO PADS!!:lol: :yes: :icon_rofl: :icon_banana: :icon_toast:
he did it man!
He'll break the record baby!
HELLS BELLS 4 LIFE!
He was nothin shortta magnificent!!
Pads Win !!!........................... :icon_toast: :icon_banana: :icon_party:
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