October 03, 2011

Cardinals Beat Cliff Lee, Even Series: Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee lost his third straight postseason start, giving up five runs and 12 hits in a 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals that evens their divisional series at one. The Detroit Tigers also evened their series with a 5-3 win over the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 to take a 2-0 series lead on the road.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:03 AM - 5 comments

I turned this game off at 4-0 thinking Cliff Lee had it in the bag.

posted by rcade at 08:54 AM on October 03, 2011

As much as I give La Russa crap for overmanaging, he made (more or less) all the right moves last night. A quick hook on Carpenter was totally warranted (he just did not have it, and likely should not have gone on 3 days rest for the first time in his career), and the bullpen moves played out well. Questionable decision to use 4 relievers in the 8th and be down to one pitcher in the pen (not to mention any criticisms of wasting pitchers on one batter), but in retrospect the gamble obviously worked.

posted by holden at 09:17 AM on October 03, 2011

Man, that was a hell of a 6th inning in the Brewers/Dbacks game. Ziegler couldn't get a strike to save his life. And boy, did we take advantage.

posted by evixir at 10:35 AM on October 03, 2011

I turned this game off at 4-0 thinking...

No one is safe turning anything off at any time during the current period we're in.

The phrase "mounting a comeback" has taken on a whole new dimension that has nothing whatsoever to do with Ron Jeremy.

Who knows how long the madness will last? If it continues until the Little Sisters of the Poor beat Ohio State, I'll be satisfied.

posted by beaverboard at 12:32 PM on October 03, 2011

I want him in MKE for the rest of his career. Love this guy.

posted by rocketman at 10:23 AM on October 04, 2011

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