Having no credentials that I should be doing so other than that I really like baseball and wanted to do it (and test out a liveblog plugin), I’m currently liveblogging the game.
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All done now – more heart-stoppage tomorrow night.
I love that Romo has like the junior version of Wilson’s beard.
As I was saying.
I’ve been following this team for too long in that I’m *still* not confident that they have won this game.
If Lynn is a one-trick pony, Motte is a no-trick pony. It’s his one real weakness.
Oh, that and he gives up tho occasional whale of a home run ball.
I’ll be busy holding my breath while I wait for the last three outs.
Pitchers know Jay doesn’t hit the fastball well. This isn’t the first AB he’s had this postseason where he didn’t get anything off-speed.
Hunter Pence has crazy eyes.
The orange bill on the Giants cap makes them look like ducks.
I do think the Andre Dawson gag in the State Farm commercial is pretty good.
Eternal question: Is Berkman traveling with the Cards?
Both Boggs and Lynn could use a hairstylist.
If you are at AT&T Park it takes an insane amount of optimism to think that a ball hit to right is going to be a home run.
I may or may not say anything while Boggs is pitching – I’m too busy trying to calm my nerves.
Two balls is a great start, though.
Larry the Cable Guy doesn’t really have a Southern accent.
Sorry to shatter your illusions.
High Sock Sundays.
I don’t think it’s inaccurate to say that the Cards have the most dangerous bottom of the order in baseball right now.
Two bad takes; one bad swing. Freese runs either hot or cold.
So if you are batting and Sandoval is on third, wouldn’t you try to push everything you could his way? He’s not the most athletic defender in history.
Is it just me, or is Allen Craig more or less a bat murderer? I think I see him break more bats than anyone else.
AT&T Park has an oddly compelling asymmetry.
Ah, Mitchell Boggs. No Cardinals pitcher has struck as much fear into me since Izzy. Every time the guy gets up there I start flop sweating.
They aren’t up right now, but I pointed out to my wife earlier tonight that if you look at the Cards’ middle infield, just a year and a half ago it would be a group of “who dat”s.
This liveblog plugin is pretty awesome – and props to my work colleagues for putting it together. I’m thinking I might do Game 2 over Twitter for some more interactivity. It’s harder for people to spread the word or reply to you when you use this. It’s very unidirectional.
I wonder if they can find Cubs fans’ dignity in the ivy, too.
Buster Posey still looks like he’s about 12.
Why does Sandoval wear his shin armor on the *inside* of his front leg?
THE PANDA HEADS – THEIR EYES FOLLOW ME WHEREVER I GO
That was a beautiful splitter, too.
Mujica’s beard is truly amazing. Like a finely crafted work of art.
“Our new phone is so awesome that people don’t wait in line to buy one.”
I don’t approve of phone PDA,
The addition of this song to baseball games is high on my list of things that annoy me.
Sing the anthem, sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
(As a note, nothing against Tony Bennett. More power to the guy that he’s still killing it.)
How does singing “God Bless America” honor the *troops*?
OK, Buck/McCarver are back to talking about weird stuff that doesn’t matter. That’s more like it.
And the fans continue to test the baseball gods by booing their ex-player.
In case you are thinking “hey, why are all of those Giants fans in jackets – aren’t they in California?” – I’ve been to AT&T Park. It really does get that cold there when the sun goes down.
If all of these new cars have “economy” buttons, that make your gas mileage better when they are on, why don’t they just have that magic mileage boost on ALL THE TIME?
I really don’t get Matheny’s pitching management.
It takes him about twice as long as it should have to bring in the first sub, and now he’s in turbo-TLR mode, burning through relievers like they are going out of style.
Thinking this because of Rosenthal a bit, but is anyone else really freaked out by Hunter Pence’s disturbingly flesh-colored beard?
Pagan has *two* of those corded necklaces on because one’s worth of snake oil magnetic field whatever just wasn’t enough.
I think this is the most I have heard Buck/McCarver talk about the actual game that’s happening rather than completely useless crap.
I guess instead we’re just going to waste a walk on him.
I’d bean Theriot just out of boredom.
I would be perfectly OK with the rest of the game being exactly this boring.
Boring doesn’t score runs and take away your lead.
So if Zep is pulled, no LH will be left.
— Bernie Miklasz (@miklasz) October 15, 2012
This is always the Cards’ MO; has been for a while. Lefty pitching has never really been a priority.
Two things about this game and the turn of fortune:
1. Cards fans should know and recognize that we’re not the only team that can pull this kind of crap. Never feel safe about a lead.
2. It’s clearly shifted the momentum. The Cards had Bumgarner beat and feeling out of it; now all the Giants club has the swagger back and the fans are feeling it. The Nats never really did that – they were always vulnerable.
So the thing about Lance Lynn’s inning from hell: every pitch the Giants ripped on was located in almost exactly the same place. He’d been solved, but Lynn is kind of a one-trick pony on the mound anyway.
Descalso and Kozma: WONDER TWINS POWERS ACTIVATE
Can we all just agree that Aaron Rodgers is the pro athlete with the *weirdest* endorsements? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stranger spread of products.
I’m watching the broadcast on Fox and reserve the right to comment on the weird commercials and/or how annoying I am finding Tim McCarver.
So I’m a bit late to the party, joining in the 5th inning.