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#1swisher
10-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Game 4 Boston at Tampa Bay

Peavy 3 up - 3 down

#1swisher
10-08-2013, 08:16 PM
Top of the 2nd
Basesloaded
no outs

Saltalamacchia out on strikes looking

DP
Loney spears liner, throws cross body to 2B
http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=31113473&partnerId=as_mlb_20131009_12904124&topic_id=53319010

Peavy
6 up - 6 down

#1swisher
10-08-2013, 08:22 PM
3rd
Maddon to the mound
Wright departs Matt Moore in

DP 4-3-6

Victorino
out on strikes swinging

Peavy retires 7
Escobar basehit to right
Lobaton singles to right
DP 1-6-3

#1swisher
10-08-2013, 08:51 PM
4th
2 on - 2 out

Saltalamacchia called out on strikes

WhiteSox5187
10-08-2013, 11:32 PM
Boston wins. It seems awfully hard to envision anything other than a Boston-LA World Series.

Golden Sox
10-09-2013, 11:12 AM
Last nights game between Oakland and Detroit was one of the better playoff games in quite awhile. Unfortunately the Tigers won the game. Johnny Peralta had 2 big hits in the game which helped the Tigers win yesterday. From my way of thinking Peralta should not be playing in the Playoffs. He was banned for 50 games at the end of the season for being a juicer. MLB should have a policy/law that bans these players from the Playoffs when they're suspended during the regular season for being a juicer.

TDog
10-09-2013, 06:06 PM
Last nights game between Oakland and Detroit was one of the better playoff games in quite awhile. Unfortunately the Tigers won the game. Johnny Peralta had 2 big hits in the game which helped the Tigers win yesterday. From my way of thinking Peralta should not be playing in the Playoffs. He was banned for 50 games at the end of the season for being a juicer. MLB should have a policy/law that bans these players from the Playoffs when they're suspended during the regular season for being a juicer.

If the Tigers were a class organization, they wouldn't have activated Peralta when his suspension was up. You can be on the team all season and not be on the postseason roster. Ask Mark Johnson. Of course, if the A's were a class organization, they wouldn't be employing Bartolo Colon.

The Giants last season didn't activate Melky Cabrera when his suspension was up in October, although he was their leading hitter when he was suspended. It didn't hurt them any, labor-wise or competition-wise, especially against the Tigers.

#1swisher
10-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Game 5 Oakland vs Detroit

Billboard outside #Athletics (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Athletics&src=hash) #Coliseum (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Coliseum&src=hash): "IT'S ALWAYS SONNY IN THE TOWN." Sonny Gray goes winner-take-all Game 5 vs #Tigers (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Tigers&src=hash) Justin Verlander.

SoxSpeed22
10-10-2013, 08:03 PM
Both men on the mound showed up ready tonight. 0-0 in the 4th.

SoxSpeed22
10-10-2013, 08:15 PM
And I really jinxed it. 2-0 Tigers after a Cabrera home run.

#1swisher
10-10-2013, 08:21 PM
Bases loaded with Tigers

Better get Bartolo Colon warming.
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Gray pitches out of it. :smile:

Brian26
10-10-2013, 08:55 PM
Verlander with a no-hitter thru five. Go A's.

http://swinginas.com/files/2010/05/2894.gif

DumpJerry
10-10-2013, 08:57 PM
Verlander with a no-hitter thru five. Go A's.


More than a no-no.

Brian26
10-10-2013, 09:09 PM
More than a no-no.

Good grief. I assumed someone had gotten a walk or HBP. Not good for Oakland.

palehozenychicty
10-10-2013, 09:30 PM
How do you not go with Bartolo in this game? He's your best pitcher. Just like how the Bravos didn't use Kimbrel in an elimination game. Brutal. These are the playoffs! You play to win.

It is clear why certain teams don't fare well in the postseason (Braves, A's). The names change, but their style doesn't work.

They feast on weak divisions, and then they seem to lose that sense of urgency when the playoffs hit. You see it in the managerial decisions, the players' fundamental mistakes, etc.

Any playoffs without them is cool with me.

SoxSpeed22
10-10-2013, 09:41 PM
It was quite clear that the Braves peaked too early. With injuries and not playing as well. The Braves found themselves leaving early. As for the A's, their no-name lineup could only take them so far. They just happened to run into talent like the Tigers.

ChiSoxFann
10-10-2013, 09:43 PM
Did anybody really expect Oakland to have a chance in this game? They're beyond pathetic come playoff time.

SoxSpeed22
10-10-2013, 10:00 PM
The moral of the story is: Verlander.

thomas35forever
10-10-2013, 11:13 PM
Officially pulling for the NL pennant winner in the Series.

amsteel
10-10-2013, 11:21 PM
The Tigers winning the WS is good for the Sox. Ilitch isn't in it to win Div Series.

If I'm a Tigs fan I expect to be in the CS.

DSpivack
10-10-2013, 11:40 PM
Did anybody really expect Oakland to have a chance in this game? They're beyond pathetic come playoff time.

https://twitter.com/OldHossRadbourn/status/388523650594254848

:lol:

JB98
10-10-2013, 11:56 PM
How do you not go with Bartolo in this game? He's your best pitcher. Just like how the Bravos didn't use Kimbrel in an elimination game. Brutal. These are the playoffs! You play to win.

It is clear why certain teams don't fare well in the postseason (Braves, A's). The names change, but their style doesn't work.

They feast on weak divisions, and then they seem to lose that sense of urgency when the playoffs hit. You see it in the managerial decisions, the players' fundamental mistakes, etc.

Any playoffs without them is cool with me.

I liked the move to go with Gray. The main problem for the A's tonight was they scored zero runs. It turned out it didn't matter who the starting pitcher was.

Soxman219
10-11-2013, 12:44 AM
The good thing about the ALCS: One of the teams I hate will lose
The bad thing about the ALCS: One of the teams I hate will be in the World Series.


Go NLCS winner

TDog
10-11-2013, 01:17 PM
How do you not go with Bartolo in this game? He's your best pitcher. Just like how the Bravos didn't use Kimbrel in an elimination game. Brutal. These are the playoffs! You play to win.

It is clear why certain teams don't fare well in the postseason (Braves, A's). The names change, but their style doesn't work.

They feast on weak divisions, and then they seem to lose that sense of urgency when the playoffs hit. You see it in the managerial decisions, the players' fundamental mistakes, etc.

Any playoffs without them is cool with me.

Are you suggesting the A's play in a weak division?

I wouldn't blame the manager for not starting Colon, if only because Thursday night it wouldn't have made a difference. That's the way it appears from looking at the accounts anyway. I missed the game, ironically because I Had business in Oakland Thursday. I had to deal with the I-880 traffic, which was a parking lot for several exists in the direction I wasn't driving. Big-screen television advertising billboards on the freeway were giving up ad space for the message "BEAT DETROIT".

I knew the A's were in trouble when I was in an East Bay bookstore in the evening and a customer came in looking for a "used and distressed" A's bobblehead. Before heading home, I stopped at an In-N-Out where the immediate postgame, post-postseason crowd of green-and-gold and silver-and-black clad customers sought comfort. Not that I was smiling under a Tigers cap, something I do not own. But watching their suffering was one of my personal 2013 baseball season highlights, just as the most joy I derived from the 2003 season was seeing the agony of the Cubs fans at work the day after the 2013 season ended.

The A's simply got beat. It wasn't the manager's fault. They had the lead late in Game 4 with their elite bullpen in the game. Not quite five outs away, though. Starting a pitcher whose career was revived through chemistry wouldn't have made a difference in a game where Verlander was doing his best impression of the Verlander of baseball legend. For the second year in a row, the A's season ended with a Game 5 loss to the Tigers, and I don't believe playing in an easy division, easier even than the more successful Tigers, apparently, had anything to do with it.

voodoochile
10-11-2013, 04:13 PM
Someone troll edited the Oakland A's Wikipedia page.

Well played...

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2013/10/11/4827548/wikipedia-trolling-the-eliminated-athletics

TDog
10-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Someone troll edited the Oakland A's Wikipedia page.

Well played...

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2013/10/11/4827548/wikipedia-trolling-the-eliminated-athletics

And more enjoyable than the one about how Charley Finley wanted to own the White Sox but bought the A's who ended up owning the White Sox.