Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween

happy halloween to all.  the time of year where we all go get free candy and dress up as whatever and almost get away with it.  unless your working and cant dress up.   im not dressing up.  i'll get my own candy at the store - once the sales are on.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

almost november?  holy crap

hard to believe november is tuesday.  seemed like october flew by.   had thanksgiving come and go.  so much for eating turkey haha.  baseball season ended.  what a world series.  three races left in the nascar season.  heres hoping jimmie johnson comes back and wins championship #6.  if he doesn't i'm not going to complain, it was quite a run.  cfl season is close to done.  one more qeek in teh regular season then the playoffs.  thats getting tight.  nfl season is in high gear.  and hockey is in full swing.  can't forget tomorrow is halloween.  the fun of trick or treaters seeking candy.   hmmm i think thats it.

Friday, October 28, 2011

st. louis cardinals world series champions

the cardinals, at one point 10.5 games back in the wild card on august 23, just put the wraps on their 11 world series title with a 6-2 win in st.louis.  two of the runs came without getting a hit in the fifth inning (3 walks and two hit batsmen).  chris carpenter pitched 6+ to get the win.  jason motte finished it off.  david freese was named mvp of the world series (to go with the lcs mvp) and got himself 2012 chevrolet corvette.  congrats to him and congrats to the cardinals.  next game is next spring

Thursday, October 27, 2011

an epic game six for the ages

david freese of the cardinals put a cap on an amazing 10-9 win in 11 innings. he became the fourth player to hit a game winning world series home to end a game six (carlton fisk for the red sox in 1975, kirby pucket for the twins in 1991, and joe carter for the blue jays in 1993 - this one won the world series).  3 lead changes and at least five times the game was tied.  every time texas took the lead, st.louis came back to tie it.  an amazing game that will be remembered for years.  the game went 4h33mins.  game seven is tomorrow night for all the marbles.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

game 6 rained on

with the threat of rain in the forecast, game six of the world series has been moved to tomorrow night starting at 6:05 MT, 8:05 ET.

Monday, October 24, 2011

texas gets clutched by napoli

mike napoli hit a clutch two run double in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the rangers a 4-2 win in game five.  he was also clutch in a strike him out-throw the runner out play where albert pujols struck out and napoli threw out allan craig trying to steal second.  darren oliver gets the win neftali feliz got the save.  texas is up three games to two.  game six is wednesday night in st.louis.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

the rangers get even

the texas rangers evened the series at two with a 4-0 win over st.louis.  derek holland pitched 8 and a third innings of two hit ball and neftali feliz closed it out.  mike napoli hit a three run homer in the game.  game 5 is tomorrow in texas

Saturday, October 22, 2011

a slugfest to say the least

the cardinals are up two games to one with a 16-7 win in texas tonight.  albert pujols hit three homers, tying reggie jackson (1977) and babe ruth (1926 and 1928) for most home runs in one world series game.  pujols also had a hit in four consecutive hits in four consecutive innings (two singles and two homers in the 4th, 5th 6th and 7th).  the cardinals had multi run inningls from the 4th to the 7th innings.  quite a game.  game four is tomorrow in texas.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

rangers get even via a couple of flies

the rangers evened the series at one with a 2-1 win over st.louis.  back to back sacrifice flies (first one advancing elvis andrus to third) by josh hamilton and michael young got the runs in.  the rangers became the first team since 2001 to come back to win a game after trailing after eight innings ( the diamondbacks did so in game seven of the world series against the yankees in the 9th).  game three is saturday night in arlington texas.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

cards win cold, windy opener

on a cold windy drizzly night in st.louis, the cardinals win game one 3-2 to open the world series.  the st.louis bull pen held the rangers in check after chris carpenter started and pitched well.  game two of the world series is tomorrow night in st.louis.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

cards wins ugly

the st.louis cardinals are in the world series after winning game six 12-6 in a game where 13 runs were scored in the first three innings (9 for stlouis 4 for milwaukee.  15 is the playoff record) and tied a record for home runs after three innings with 6.  the st.louis bull pen shut the brewers down after the 3rd.  anyways congrats to the cardinals.  game one of the world series is wednesday in st.louis.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

rangers win going away, off to world series

the texas rangers are going to the world series after winning game six CONVINCINGLY 15-5.  a nine run third got the ball rolling.  nelson cruz was ALCS mvp leading with six homers.  they will start in either milwaukee or st.louis.  game one of the world series is wednesday.

Friday, October 14, 2011

cards win on sloppy opposition

the cards are a win away from the world series with a 7-1 win in milwaukee.  the brewers commited 4 errors in the game resulting in 5 runs for st.louis.  anyways the cards are up three games to two.  game six is sunday in milwaukee.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

brewers even series, get outstanding pitching

the brewers took game four 4-2 to even the series at two and got their first road win since 1982 world series.  randy wolf pitched seven strong innings and john axford got the save to preserve the win.  game five is tomorrow night in st.louis.
tigers extend series in a big way

the detroit tigers hung on to beat texas 7-5.  the rangers made it close late.  the tigers got 4 key runs in the sixth with a natural cycle (a single, double, triple and home run in consecutive at bats - a first in post season history). the got another run in the 7th to cap it.  the rangers still lead the series, now three games to two.  game six is saturday in texas.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

cardinals win close one

a four run first inning gave the st.louis cardinals a 4-3 win over milwaukee.  the brewers got two in the second and one in the third and that was it.  st.louis leads  the series two games to one.  game four is tomorrow in st.louis.
rangers win in extras after lengthy delay

after a 2h 13m  delay, the texas rangers pulled out a 7-3 win in 11 innings.  nelson cruz hit a three run homer in the 11th to seal in.  the rangers a re now up three games to one in the series and can wrap it up tomorrow in game 5.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

tigers get into series

the detroit tigers got great pitching from doug fister in a 5-2 win over texas.  the tigers got three home runs in there as well.  jose valverde got his third save of the playoffs to close out the game.  rangers still lead the series, now two games to one.  game four is tomorrow in detroit.

Monday, October 10, 2011

cardinals drink brewers dry

the cardinals just wrapped up a  12-3 win over milwaukee.  albert pujols went 4 for 5, drove in 5 runs and scored three himself.  definitely a one man wrecking crew tonight.  the series is tied at one.  game three is wednesday in st.louis
texas claws detroit in extras

nelson cruz delivered the game winning grand slam in the 11th inning to give texas a 7-3 win over detroit and puts them up two games to none.  texas had the bases loaded in the 9th but couldnt score.  game three is tomorrow in detroit.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

jimmie johnson getting back into it big

after the first two chase races, jimmie johnson was sitting 10th, 39 points back.  after a second last week and a win today, he has made a statement that he isnt dead yet.  he is only four points back of leader carl edwards, while kevin harvick is second in the points one back.   jimmie keeps this up he will get the 6 pack.  wow six in a row would be awesome.  here's hoping.
brewers win slugfest

brewers  just put the finishing touches on a 9-6 win over st.louis in milwaukee.  ryan braun, prince fielder and yuniesky betancourt each had a home run.  john axford picked up the save.  he threw with a purpose today getting two strikeouts and got the last batter to ground out.  this after blowing a save in game five against arizona.  game two is tomorrow night in milwaukee.
tigers/rangers rained out

todays game two between the tigers and rangers was rained out today.  game two will be played with the first pitch at 2:19pm

Saturday, October 08, 2011

rangers win rainy game one

after two rain delays totalling 110 minutes (41 in the first and 69 in the second), the texas rangers win game one of the ALCS 3-2  the bull pens for both teams held the batters in check once the rain finally subsided.  neftali feliz got the save for texas.  game two is tomorrow night in arlington texas.

Friday, October 07, 2011

cardinals win a gem, maces brewers in NLCS

the st.louis cardinals are in the NLCS with a 1-0 win in philadelphia.  chris carpenter pitched a complete game three hit shutout.  roy halladay pitched 8 excellent innings.  the run was scored with a triple and a double in the first inning.congrats to the cardinals.  game one of the NLDS is sunday
brewers go to NLCS in dramatic fashion

nyjer morgan drove in the game winning run in the bottom of the 10th to give the milwaukee brewers a 3-2 win and their first trip to the NLCS since 1982.  a close exciting game.  they will play either philly or st.louis.  they are playing game 5 now.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

tigers eat yankees, go to ALCS

the detroit tigers are going to the ALCS with a 3-2 win in new york.  doug fister gets the win and jose valverde gets the save striking out alex rodrigues to end the game.  the tigers start the ALCS in texas on saturday.
95th nhl season for openers

three games begin the 95th nhl season tonight with philadelphia at boston with the bruins raising their stanley cup banner.  theyre up 1-0.  also montreal at toronto in the first intermission scoreless and pittsburgh at vancouver at 8pm.  with the return of the winnipeg jets, it should be a fun season.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

d-backs even things up

a five run first inning catapulted the diamonbacks to a 10-6 win in game four over the brewers.  the d-backs owned most of the game.  the series is tied at two with the fifth game on friday in milwaukee.  a d-back brewing finale coming up
cards get even by "freese"ing

david freese homered and drove in all of st.louis runs in a 5-3 win over philadelphia.  great way to help even the series at two.  game 5 is friday in philadelphia.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

d-backs stave off elimination big.

arizona avoided getting swept by beating milwaukee 8-1.  paul goldschmidt broke the game open with a grand slam home run.  milwaukee still leads the series, now two games to 5 is tomorrow in arizona.
yankees get even with tigers

the new york yankees won game four convincingly 10-1.  a much needed win.  the series is tied at two.  game 5 is thursday in new york and the winner plays texas.
rangers lasso rays, phils take down cards in game three

the texas rangers are in the ALCS after knocking out the rays for the second year in a row, this time in four games,  winning game four 4-3.  congrats to the rangers.  meanwhile the phillies beat the cardinals 3-2 to go up two games to one in their series.  close one here.  game four is tomorrow in st.louis.

Monday, October 03, 2011

rangers capture game three, yankees tigers knotted in the 5th

earlier the texas rangers won game 3 4-3.  tampa pitcher david price still cant beat texas.  texas is up two games to one.  game four is tomorrow.  meanwhile in detroit the yankees and tigers are tied at two in the 5th.  update on that later.

update:  detroit 5 new york 4.  justin verlander gets the win, jose valverde gets the save.  delmon young hit the game winning home run in the 8th.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

cardinals earn split in philadelphia

st.louis got the split in philly with a 5-4 win after going down 0-4.  chris carpenter for st.louis gave up 4 runs in three innings on short rest.  st.louis got to cliff lee and evened it.  the st. louis bullpen, in six innings of relief, gave up one hit.  anyways, the series is tied at one. game three is on tuesday in st.louis.
tigers even series, brewers up in the 7th

earleir todat detroit evened their series with the yankees at one with a 5-3 win.  i dont know how the game went.  scherzer got the win garcia got the loss.  game three is tommorow.  meanwhile the brewers are up 9-4 on the diamondbacks in the top of the 7th.  update on that game later.

update:  milwaukee 9 arizona 4.  milwaukee leads series 2-0.  game 3 is tuesday in arizona

Saturday, October 01, 2011

yankees take game one convincingly

the yankees just won game one 9-3.  ivan nova piched 6.1 innings of excellent baseball after resuming the game from last night after c.c sabathia pitched the first two.  robinson cano went 3 for 5, had 6 runs batted in including a grand slam homer.  game two is tomorrow in new york.
rangers even series 

the texas rangers even the series at one with an 8-6 win in arlington, tex.  a 5 run 4th inning propelled it.  plus a two run fifth and one in the 7th.  quite a good game otherwise.  game three is on monday in tampa bay.
national league opener in the afternoon

the first games of the n.l.divisions eries opened in philadelphia with the phillies beating the cardinals 11-6.  roy halladay with the win, kyle lohse with the loss.  later in milwaukee, the brewers beat the diamondbacks 4-1.  didnt see either game.  both games musve been good ones.  both milwaukee and philly lead their series one game to none.