Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween

it's halloween night here and all of the trick or treaters are out in their costumes and such on a candy hunt.  all is quiet here.  quiet way to end october.  with november on the doorstep, the grey cup will be played and the nascar championship will be decided.  lots of nfl football as well.  other than halloween this month, the giants won the world series, canada had thanksgiving and we had some snow come down, and more is coming down now.  thats it for now.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

giants world series champions

the giants are world series champions with a 4-3 win in 10 innings.  ryan theriot scored the winning run off a marco scutaro base hit.  sergio romo strikes out miguel cabrera to end the game and the series.  santiago casilla gets the win and phil coke gets the loss.  it is the giants 7th title and second in san francisco.  pablo sandoval was named world series mvp and won a 2013 423 chevy camaro.  so that is it for another baseball season  see ya in 2013.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

giants win again one win away.

ryan vogelsong pitched a very good game and the giants defence turned in some key double plays as san francisco wins 2-0 again.  first time since the 1966 baltimore orioles to put in back to back shut outs in a world series (the orioles had three in a row).  they are also the first national league team since the 1919 cincinnati reds to put in back to back shut outs. (1919 was the infamous black sox scandal where 8 chicago white sox players conspired to throw - or deliberatly lose - the world series).  sergio romo got the save and anibal sanchez of the tigers got the loss.  game four is tomorrow night in detroit.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

giants heading to detroit up two

the giants just beat the tigers 2-0 to go up two games to none.  madison baumgartner pitched seven excellent innings.  doug fister takes the loss and sergio romo gets the save in the game.  game three is saturday in detroit.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

giants draw first blood

the giants win game one of the world series 8-3 off the bat of pablo sandoval's three home runs.  he became the fourth player to hit three in a game.  barry zito got the win, justin verlander takes the loss.  game two is tomorrow in san francisco.

Monday, October 22, 2012

giants in world series, will have new champs

we will have new world series champions as the san francisco giants blew out the st. louis cardinals 9-0 and won the n.l.c.s in seven games.  the giants won the last three games by a total score of 20-1 (5-0, 6-1 and 9-0).  the giants will face the detroit tigers in the world series starting wednesday in san francisco.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

tigers sweep away yankees, in world series

the detroit tigers dominated the new york yankees with an 8-1 win in game four and a four game sweep of the yankees.  last time the tigers were in the world series was in 2006 and i think they beat the yankees on the way.  it is their 11th trip to the series.  they will play either san francisco or st.louis.

Monday, October 15, 2012

monday night comeback

the denver broncos, at half time, were trailing 0-24, came back to win 35-24 in san diego, and at the same time tying the largest comeback in monday night football history (i think miami vs n.y. jets was bigger).  peyton manning tied an NFL record for most 4th quarter/overtime wins with 47, tying john elway.  it is also that a team that trailed by 24 won by double digits - tonight 11.  wow.

Friday, October 12, 2012

cardiac cardinals shock nationals

down to their last out and trailing 7-5 in the top of the ninth, the cardinals score four runs on back to back base hits (the first with the bases loaded) to win 9-7 and the series three games to two.  definitely reminiscent to game six of the world series last year against texas.  the cardinals will now travel to san francisco to begin the national leage championship series against the giants starting sunday.
yankees make orioles fly away, face tigers in a.l.c.s.

the new york yankees knocked out the baltimore orioles 3-1 in game five and won the series three games to two.  they stay at home as the detroit tigers start the american league championship series in new york tomorrow night.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

tigers maul a's on way to a.l.c.s

the detroit tigers put the finishing touches of a 6-0 win over the a's in oakland and also punched their ticket to the american league championship series, winning the division series three games to two.  they owned it tonight.  they will play either new york or baltimore starting saturday.
giants knock out reds, in n.l.c.s

the san francisco giants are in the national league championship series with a 6-4 win in cincinnati and eliminate the reds three games to two.  they will face either st.louis or washington.  theyre in the ninth inning tied at one.

update:  washington won 2-1.  game five tomorrow.  winner plays san fran starting sunday

Sunday, October 07, 2012

a "brees"y night in new orleans

drew brees of the new olreans saints threw four touchdown passes - three to marques colston - at the same time breaking johnny unitas' record in a 31-24 win over the san diego chargers.  brees has now threw a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games, breaking unitas' record of 47.  congrats to drew.

Friday, October 05, 2012

o's corral rangers, faces yanks next

the baltimore orioles just beat the texas rangers 5-1 and will face the new york yankees in the a.l.d.s. starting sunday in baltimore.  so theres the first wild card game there.  the washington/st.louis series also starts sunday.  san fran vs cincy starts tomorrow as well as detroit vs oakland.
first wild card game known as "infield fly rule" game

the st. louis cardinals beat the atlanta braves 6-3 in the first wild card playff game amidst a LATE infield fly rule call.  the infield fly rule is when there are two or three runners on base with less than two out and there is a pop up in the infield.  in this case the pop up ended up into the outfield and the st.louis left fielder and shortstop going for the ball when the short stop thought he heard the left fielder call for it.  just before the ball hit the ground in left, the left field ump  stuck his arm in the air to call infield fly.  instead of the bases loaded the batter was out and there were runners on second and third.  atlanta manager freddy gonzales protested the call and the game. (he can call one in situations like this one).  st.louis now faces washington and atlanta is done.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

miguel cabrera triple crown winner

miguel cabrera won mlb's triple crown winner by finishing first in average (.330)  home runs (47) and runs batted in (139).  he is the first player to win it since 1967 with carl yastremski winning it.  great year fro cabrera.  with him and the tigers in the playoffs, maybe a world series.  congrats to cabrera
yankees win east going away

with tampa bay beating baltimore earlier, the yankees clinched the a.l. east.  and to put the exclamation mark on it, they beat boston 14-2.  baltimore ended up with the second wild card and will face texas in a one game a.l. wild card game (new this year and will be kept).  atlanta and st.louis will play in the n.l. one game wild card game.  the winners will play the yankees and washington in the divisions series.  detroit play oakland and cincinnati vs san francisco will play in the other division series.
oakland wins wild a.l. west hands texas wild card

oakland defeated texas 12-3 to win the a.l. west by one game over texas.  oakland took all three games fron texas to take the division.  texas, meanwhile, ends up with the wild card.  both teams were in anyways.  so are the yankees and orioles.  a yankees win or an orioles loss gives the yanks the east and the o's the wild card.  stay tuned.
cardinals go wild

the st. louis cardinals got the last wild card spot after the l.a. dodgers lost to the giants 4-3.  the cards will attemp to repeat as word series champions.  four divisions and two wild card spots claimed, two divisions and two wild card spots left.  with the last day of the season tomorrow, the yankees, orioles, rangers and a's will battle for the remaining spots.  who will win?  follow on www.mlb.com to see.

Monday, October 01, 2012

tigers tame a.l. central

with a 6-3 win in kansas city, the detroit tigers are a.l. central champions.  battled the chicago white sox most of the season until the chisox faded.  the tigers are the first a.l. team in this year.  four divisions and one wild card in, two divisions and three wild cards left.
washington wins division, considering tthey are trailing

even though they are trailing 2-0 to philly, the washing nationals are n.l. east champions after atlanta lost to pittsburgh 2-1.   that also gives atlanta one of the two n.l. wild cards.  three divisions and one wild card wrapped up, three divisions and three wild cards left