October 24, 2009

ALCS6: Angels at Yankees, PPD

Joel Sherman, 6 PM:
Game 6 is postponed ... will be made up tomorrow [8:20] and Game 7 will be moved to Monday, if necessary [7:57] ... rained out because "Forecast was holding true and it predicted rain throughout the evening" MLB official ... Another exec said there wasn't a chance of clearing before 10 p.m.
Example
Preview

Joe Saunders (Game 2: 7-6-2-1-5, 105) / Andy Pettitte (Game 3: 6.1-7-3-1-2, 95)

If work permits, I'll be watching. (Or, I'll just stop working!)
Example
Tim Smith, Daily News:
Come in from the ledge. Take some deep, cleansing breaths. Relax. Everything is going to be fine. Stop flashing back to the American League Championship Series of 2004.
Mike Lupica, Daily News:
You're the Yankees and you've won 109 games already this season, and when you're that good, when you're this loaded, you can't let it all come down to a one-game season ...

You're the Yankees and you shouldn't even be playing Game 6, you should have put the Angels away after six runs in the top of the seventh Thursday night. Only you couldn't. ...

The Yankees could have won Game 3 and gone on to sweep. Could have closed out the Angels Thursday night. ... It is the Yankees who are playing for their season tonight.
Mark Hale, Post:
The crushing Game 5 loss on Thursday? No big deal. Memories of the 2004 ALCS collapse to the Red Sox? That was a long time ago. The Yankees' struggles in the past against the Angels? This is a different Yankees team. Torii Hunter's bold plan for the Angels to "shock the world" this weekend in The Bronx? Get serious. ...

If the Yankees win tonight, they will end any comparison with the 2004 team that squandered a 3-0 edge in the ALCS by losing four straight to the Red Sox. ...

But if the Yankees lose tonight, they will need to play a do-or-die Game 7 tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium, meaning there would remain a chance for their season to end without a World Series appearance -- just like in 2004.

14 comments:

redsock said...

Memories of the 2004 ALCS collapse to the Red Sox? That was a long time ago.

This from the media who couldn't stop mentioning 1918 and 1949 and 1978 and 1986.

L-girl said...

I was about to post that!!!!

redsock said...

A-Rod Can't Wait To Someday Tell Estranged Grandchildren About 2009 Postseason
"I can see it now: I'll visit my grandkids every year and a half or so, remind them that I am actually their grandfather, and if it's not too awkward, I'll sit them on my lap. Then I'll tell them about how I once knocked an 0-2 Brian Fuentes pitch over the right-field wall during the ALCS."

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Biggest Errors In MLB Postseason History
2009: St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday makes an error on a tricky fly ball that wasn't so much tricky as it was routine, and wasn't so much a fly ball as it was a dinky piece of shit that any moron could catch.

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Clemens Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Steroids
"This is a textbook case of slander: If steroids had not injected themselves -- maliciously and with premeditation -- into Mr. Clemens' bloodstream on multiple occasions, people would not be accusing my client of taking steroids," Clemens' lawyer Rusty Hardin said in a statement released Tuesday. "We have waited 30 days for steroids to come forward ... but they're not talking. Therefore, we have no choice but to take steroids to court."

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L-girl said...

Both blogs on an onion roll today.

redsock said...

Mmmmmmm, onion roll....

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Rainy weather in Gotham.

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If Game 6 is pushed to tomorrow, Pettitte will still pitch. If the MFY lose and CC goes in G7, then (assuming the MFY win G7) he would not be around until WS3.

redsock said...

Bot: Not a cinephile.

Ish said...

Rained out. Try this again tomorrow night? They will...

redsock said...

I stand a better chance of having time to watch tomorrow.

9casey said...

Torii Hunter's bold plan for the Angels to "shock the world" this weekend ...........He is so hard to like......he just says such stupid things...

WHen the Red Sox came back all they were saying was we have to win tommorrow, but Torri wants to shock the world ...

redsock said...

WHen the Red Sox came back all they were saying was we have to win tommorrow, but Torri wants to shock the world ...

Torii doesn't understand. Millar saved "shock the world" for before Game 7.

Could someone get Cabin to swing by the visitors clubhouse with a few fifths of JD?

redsock said...

I'll tell you -- it's a wonderful world where we see tabloids saying WE AREN'T GOING TO CHOKE (REALLY, WE'RE NOT) when the Yankees have two chances to win one game.

Jere said...

"it's a wonderful world where we see tabloids saying WE AREN'T GOING TO CHOKE (REALLY, WE'RE NOT) when the Yankees have two chances to win one game."

Ess-actly.

With this rainout, if the Angels can get Game 6, we're talking worst-case, Yanks are in WS but with CC unable to pitch until Game 3. An Angel win Game 7 is highly preferred, though, of course.

girlanachronism said...

I love that THE CHOKE is in their heads.

Ish said...

Reminds me of hockey, where they say the two-goal lead is the most dangerous lead in hockey. Two-game lead? Hmm.

Three-game lead is even more dangerous! HA!

It's a slippery slope, isn't it?