Sunday, September 23, 2012

A's Win, O's Flounder

God damnit. If the Orioles had just been able to beat the Red Sox, the division would be tied right now.

Another crazy day with two tight games. Sox were up 1-0, when the O's rallied in the 5th, had a run in, with 1st and 3nd and nobody out. That's the moment you put the game away. But no, they get no more. It stays 1-1 until the 8th when the Sox take a 2-1 lead because nobody gave Pedroia the memo that we're trying to lose. Then Valentine fails to bring in Aceves, who surely would have blown the game. But Bailey tried, letting the O's load the bases with one out in the 9th. Again, O's have to score there. But somehow they don't. Red Sox complete mission of trying to ruin another September, except for the fans at Fenway who this weekend seemed to have no idea what's going on in the American League East. We'll have a chance to redeem ourselves by getting swept next weekend in Baltimore.

As for the Yanks, they fell behind 3-0 very early, but cut it to 3-2 on a dong, then had a TYR to score two more and take a 4-3 lead. But Oakland would tie it and eventually take the lead, and we all had to sweat out the last few innings, but the A's held on, 5-4.

So STILL it's the Yanks with a one-game lead on Balty.

Now we've got the Yanks going to Minnesota for three (Monday and Tuesday night, Wednesday afternoon), and the O's at home for three with Toronto (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights) [correction, O's have doubleheader Monday]. After that there are just two series left for each team. O's gotta gain a game this week, minimum.

I've got more to say about TBS and stuff, but I'll hold off on that for now. Actually, fine, I'll tell you about one thing: All game long they put a scroll at the bottom of the screen saying that Miguel Cabrera's batting average is .346. That's actually Melky Cabrera's average. Miguel's is .332. Terrible job. I mean just have one person double-check the shit you're gonna roll across the screen a thousand times during the game....


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