October 9, 2007

ALCS Pitching Matchups

Game 1 - Friday, 7 PM: Beckett / Sabathia
Game 2 - Saturday, 8 PM: Schilling / Carmona
Game 3 - Monday, 7 PM: Matsuzaka / Westbrook

50 comments:

tim said...

looks like i'll have the VCR workin' in full force this weekend!

friday - exam from 7-9 pm, going to avoid score until 10-11 and watch tape.

saturday - oktoberfesting all night long, will watch game when i get back or probably sunday morning/afternoon.

i've gotta say, this whole week off is great for studying purposes (for the friday exam)

Colin said...

This sucks. I have National Guard drill the whole time from Friday to Sunday, but luckily my phone will inform me until it runs out of juice and then I'm all antsy in the pantsy.

Unitsmoke said...

Pretty good break down of the starting pitchers.

Beckett -
http://inside-edge.com/teams/boston/reports/p1.htm

Sabathia -
http://inside-edge.com/teams/cle/reports/p92.htm

s1c said...

Well, I see two people with problems watching so I will add my problems.

Friday - No problem come home get some sleep and watch Beckett Mow down the Cleveland team.

Saturday - roh roh, Check into the cabin with the blushing bride, no game. She has been emphatic about that, though she is starting to come around about the computer.

Sunday - Off day, except for that game between the patriots and cowboys.

Monday - roh roh. Last night at the cabin.

So, my problem is no games sat and mon or make reservations at divorce court. Hmmm, game / court. Hmmm will have to think about that.

ish said...

So, my problem is no games sat and mon or make reservations at divorce court. Hmmm, game / court. Hmmm will have to think about that.

Sneak a radio in? Listen to ESPNRadio or Joe and Village Idiot Glenn. Bring ear phones maybe? Good thing about the radio is that you can be doing other stuff (including relaxing) while listening to the game.

Amy said...

I, too, have some obstacles. We are going to the Cape to close up our cottage for the season and to celebrate my mother's birthday. Friday night we will be in the car where I will listen on the radio, but Saturday night we will be out to dinner. Monday night I should be home, blogging away.

S1C, I know you are kidding, but in case you even think about ruining your wife's weekend, just remember---we still have the World Series to look forward to!

(Note: I am being an optimist. JOS' positive karma must be rubbing off on me.)

Bartman said...

As an old fart, I am thrilled with the games starting long before my bedtime!

In Memory of the Hit Dawg said...

Expecting (even though I am) repeats of Beckett's and Schilling's pitching from last week is of course unrealistic. Of the two, I was most impressed with Schilling who really taught hitters a thing or two without the blazing heat. Just awesome.

nixon33 said...

i will make room for these games, fuck everything else in life! ha, in all seriousness its good shit, this baseball. and we are going to win, it wont be easy, but we will win.

poor torre.

s1c said...

S1C, I know you are kidding, but in case you even think about ruining your wife's weekend, just remember---we still have the World Series to look forward to!

Hmmm, games / court. Good thing I have a few days still to cajole, bribe etc.

Ish-radio is out of the question also!! BH said, romantic weekend!!

9casey said...

Did they release the roster yet?

9casey said...

nixon33 said...


poor torre.

He seems like a decent guy and all but I beleive he has to go.....I can't watch him cry again.....Or maybe I could.....

tim said...

Remember the whole Chief Wahoo debate?

(view the hi-res one...fullscreen didn't work for me)

lmfao, good fun.

redsock said...

i was thinking we'd go 11-0 this month, but that may be pushing it. still, if there was anything to top our recent past, that would be it. no team has ever done that.

i do expect us to win 11, though. i voted 6 games for this fucker.

then we manhandle the rockies.

ish said...

He seems like a decent guy and all but I beleive he has to go.....I can't watch him cry again.....Or maybe I could.....

I agree, but I want to see him managing somewhere else or broadcast or something. Managing somewhere else would be great. I could root for that team (especially if it was NL).

The Globe doesn't seem to think the roster will be announced until Thursday morning.

redsock said...

L and i will be avoiding everything on monday night (game 3). we're seeing springsteen, so it'll be a threadsox night. we'll come home and hit the hay without looking at anything online, then wake up early on tuesday morning and watch the game.

ish said...

then we manhandle the rockies.

I can't see a sweep of Cleveland, but I think the winner of the ALCS will win the World Series. It's unfortunate that the NL isn't as formidable, but the way Arizona and Colorado have been, I think this is the year one of those teams gives the AL a real run for their money. Seven games? It's a possibility.

L-girl said...

As an old fart, I am thrilled with the games starting long before my bedtime!

Me too!!

****

As far as vacation plans, I cannot imagine making any plans in October, no matter what the occasion. We've been celebrating Allan's birthday during the day - then in front of the TV - for as long as we've known each other.

I totally don't get the romantic-getaway during playoffs, but I guess BH ("mrs s1c") is not a baseball fan. Nothing is worth breaking her heart.

Not even the Red Sox.

It's true. Family first.

Even if it's your own fault for being married to a non-fan.

Kidding! Enjoy, and look forward to the WS, like Amy said.

redsock said...

s1c-ette?

what are the rox? 17-1 since mid-sept.? they could stay hot.

alcs is going to be a wild nailbiter.

first two games could go 0-2, 1-1, 2-0 -- none of those would be surprising or unexpected.

nice to move schilling up to 2, though i could see keeping dice there and trying to steal a game, then have g38 with the advantage against westbrook.

doubly nice to agree with tito and the front office day after day after day in october.

nite.

ish said...

Jay Leno brought up a good point about yesterday, and he said it in the form of a joke:

"Yesterday was Columbus Day, and we all know Columbus wasn't liked very much by the Native Americans. To commemorate the day yesterday, the Indians beat the hell out of the Yankees."

ish said...

Only thing that makes me nervous would be a Game 7 with what looks to be Daisuke pitching.

L-girl said...

Cakey: Thanks for the DVD. I really appreciate it.

Amy said...

redsock said...
L and i will be avoiding everything on monday night (game 3). we're seeing springsteen, so it'll be a threadsox night. we'll come home and hit the hay without looking at anything online, then wake up early on tuesday morning and watch the game.


I don't know how anyone does that. I understand taping a TV show to watch later, but I have never been able to do that with baseball. I need to know the score NOW---it would drive me crazy, I wouldn't sleep til I knew.

As far as vacation plans, I cannot imagine making any plans in October, no matter what the occasion.

Hmm, but Springsteen trumps baseball?? Are you sure you have that priority right? :))

L-girl said...

Hmm, but Springsteen trumps baseball??

Bruce trumps almost anything. You can tape a game. He's only in Toronto one night.

I actually gave up big arena concerts many years ago, but after hearing the new album I knew I had to see Springsteen again.

When I saw the date, I asked Allan if I should go with someone else, but you can see what his answer was.

Amy said...

I certainly understand missing a baseball game to go to a concert---after all, I am missing one to take my mother to dinner for her birthday, tim is taking an exam, s1c is going on a second honeymoon, etc. Life goes on, we all have other stuff to do, and baseball lives on without us, of course. What I can't understand is taping a game. My head just doesn't work that way.

(But I did think it was sort of funny that you said you made no plans in October right after Allan had posted that you two would be going to the concert.)

ish said...

Here's a little tid-bit I find funny this morning...

All season, there was a lot of talk here and there - never really ceasing at any period of time - of the Phillies ownership feeling dissatisfied with Charlie Manuel as their manager - lots of rumors that he would be axed.

Well now, with the Phillies having made the playoffs, but SWEPT out in the first round, the Phillies ownership has changed their mind.

They like Charlie Manuel after all. So much so, that they have given him a 2-year extention, with a club option for 2010.

L-girl said...

that you said you made no plans in October

No vacation plans.

Amy said...

that you said you made no plans in October

No vacation plans.


Touche! You sound like a true lawyer there. I withdraw my objections. :)

tim said...

What I can't understand is taping a game. My head just doesn't work that way.

Yeah, it's so hard for me to avoid checking the score/accidentally seeing it/"accidentally" seeing it...I've never really done it before ALDS game 1, and it worked out well and I was pleased with it. I did tape game 2, but watched the first little bit and missed the middle part, came back for the end and manny's bomb. Didn't bother watching the tape.

The game goes much, much faster via tape as well...FF'ing thru the commercials.

Jere said...

That was funny, L saying no October plans, and me thinking, "But...they...just..said..."

But I know what she means. No big activities should be planned for October, but we also have single-day things planned this month. But, of course, things can be done to ensure seeing games.

wife of s1c: s1she

redsock said...

I was iffy about missing the game at first.

But it's not a World Series game and it's not a possible clinching game. And I'll be able to see it well before the next game begins.

L-girl said...

Well, I didn't mean to be lawyery or to "touche" anyone. I just meant, as Jere said, that I wouldn't make any big plans, be away for several days, or do anything that couldn't be rescheduled.

I didn't mean to imply that I actually had no other life outside the Sox, or that I'd miss an opporunity that couldn't be rescheduled, while the game can be taped.

I also wasn't ragging on anyone else's choices. It's not my business one way or the other.

Sorry if I seemed to be hypocritical there. But, sheesh.

L-girl said...

The game goes much, much faster via tape as well...FF'ing thru the commercials.

I love it. FF'ing thru the commercials is a joy.

It's super easy for me to avoid finding out the score. Come home from concert, go to bed, wake up, watch game. Ta-da.

Amy said...

I also wasn't ragging on anyone else's choices. It's not my business one way or the other.

Sorry if I seemed to be hypocritical there. But, sheesh.


Never thought you were either ragging on others or hypocritical. Just thought it was amusing, that's all. (Why is it always so hard to convey tone on the 'net? I certainly was not at all being serious.)

s1c said...

wife of s1c: s1she

Hmmm, almost sounds like banshee. Nope, not going to go there. I think I will just stick with BH (better half). Oh, Laptop will be allowed. Yeah!!!

L-girl said...

(Why is it always so hard to convey tone on the 'net? I certainly was not at all being serious.)

Tone is tough, or nonexistent. All those absent cues. "I thought it was funny" can mean so many things - and in person, it would be fairly easy to know which it was. "Touche" implies something, lawyer something else...

So I wanted to clarify just in case.

And now we should have that all cleared up!

PS I've loved Bruce Springsteen way longer than I've loved the Red Sox.

Amy said...

Of course, coming from me, calling someone lawyerly is meant as a compliment.

I hate emoticons, but perhaps I should just give in and use the damn things.

Enjoy Springsteen!!

Jere said...

So, there's gonna be no desire to attempt to watch the taped game before bed? How will you be able to sleep that night??

ish said...

PS I've loved Bruce Springsteen way longer than I've loved the Red Sox.

Well duh. Springsteen has been around longer than the Red Sox have.

redsock said...

Springsteen has been around longer than the Red Sox have.

He's not quite that old.

So, there's gonna be no desire to attempt to watch the taped game before bed?

That's what I was going to do -- treat it like a west coast game. But (a) the game might still be going on when we get home, and neither one of us will want to try to find out without getting a score and (b) we both want to watch it, and L doesn't want to stay up until 3 am doing so.

Amy said...

Well duh. Springsteen has been around longer than the Red Sox have.

OK, I assume this is a joke? :))

redsock said...

Then there is my old friend Ray -- who sometimes posts here.

We went to his VT wedding in July and he and his wife are going on a honeymoon cruise this month -- October 20-28 or so.

He's a very serious fan -- he and I watched the 1986 Series together -- but this bit of scheduling baffles me.

Amy said...

You two have way more will power than I do, for sure. First thing I would do is turn on the TV or check the computer or cellphone. I just can't stand not knowing when I can know. (BTW I did check my cellphone for the scores three times during that class I observed last Wednesday.)

Now that was NOT meant as a judgment, just an observation on how people are made up differently. Like some people want to know the sex of babies before they are born and others do not.

s1c said...

but this bit of scheduling baffles me.

Months after the wedding? That baffles me also. This is kind of unusual for BH and I. Our anniversary is on the 4th, but since b-fly had a couple of dance things and other issues came up, we were not able to do this on our anniversary. Thats why it was bumped back 9 days.

SThis year it is simply a case of bad timing. In 23 years I really can't say that I have missed that many games that I have wanted to see. So, will just go with the flow this weekend.

ish said...

OK, I assume this is a joke? :))

Of course! :>)

L-girl said...

Well duh. Springsteen has been around longer than the Red Sox have.

LOL

In the universe, no. In my universe, yes.

We just watched 4 hours of live Springsteen on DVD (from 1980). I have to say I'm looking forward to the show as much as I am to the ALCS. Wow!

I'll have no problem with the willpower part. Knowing the score but not seeing the game would be such a disappointment. I won't do that to myself. Since I can't stay up and watch it that night (physically, can't), the next morning will be great. Perfect.

Amy, I wouldn't have taken it as a judgement. Like you, I can't imagine doing this any other way. :)

L-girl said...

s1c's choice makes perfect sense to me (not that it has to, by any means). Ray's? That one I don't get at all. They've been married since July, they've waited this long, why not wait til November???

At least they'll be home for the WS.

L-girl said...

In 23 years I really can't say that I have missed that many games that I have wanted to see.

That's a sweet way to think of it. 23 years together takes a lot of good faith and compromise on both people's part. Good for you, both.

So when will you back in gamethreads???

L-girl said...

How will you be able to sleep that night??

Dreaming of Bruce and LBJ?? :)

Amy said...

I am not sure where to post this since there doesn't appear to be one thread where it fits, but I thought this post on a Cleveland fan blog rather uplifting and thought I would share it. You can find it here

It made me feel like Cleveland fans would be people I'd like to watch a game and have a beer with.