All Tied Up: Rays-Phillies Gamer III

Rain is threatening the game in Philadelphia.  If nature stays out of the way, Phils' bats will be trying to figure out how to plate a RISP against Matt Garza, while Jamie Moyer gets the start against the Rays, trying to become the most aged pitcher to win a post-season game.  Comment away.

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  • What the Fox?
    I turn on the TV and there’s no game, no explanation, and no crawl. Some sitcom is on instead. I had to go online to find out that there is a rain delay. Serious fail.

    Ron Newman October 25, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • “I turn on the TV and there’s no game, no explanation, and no crawl. Some sitcom is on instead.”
    This sitcom wouldn’t be The Steve Harvey Show, would it?

    SoxFan October 25, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • We’re on! Akinori flies out. Is it really possible to root against 45-year-old Jaime Moyer? Tonight, I’m a Phils fan.
    But why are they playing this thing at 10:07???

    YF October 25, 2008, 10:09 pm
  • Moyer looks like an actor playing a ballplayer, not a ballplayer. It’s like he walked off the set of Eight Men Out and actually wound up in the World Series.

    YF October 25, 2008, 10:12 pm
  • Some actual useful reporting by FOX: the Phils think Fielding Culbreth will have a wide zone for Moyer. Wonder if they’d have pitched him in a different game, otherwise.
    “Eva” Longoria whiffs to end the first. Moyer pretty sharp.

    YF October 25, 2008, 10:14 pm
  • Actually, Moyer looks A LOT like the great David Strathairn, who played Eddie Cicotte in 8 men out.

    YF October 25, 2008, 10:16 pm
  • And the Phils give ’em a lead, though a slim one.
    McCarver is painful.

    YF October 25, 2008, 10:30 pm
  • > the great David Strathairn, who played Eddie Cicotte in 8 men out
    Agreed, he is a phenomenal talent. What astounds me is how much work he does.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2008, 10:58 pm
  • Yeath. Straithairn too!

    YF October 25, 2008, 11:44 pm
  • back to back jacks. a real rocket from howard.

    YF October 26, 2008, 12:09 am
  • Just wanted to note that McCarver earlier said that Moyer doesnt have that high a leg kick, so he can keep runners at first easily. WHA???!!!?!!?!!!

    YF October 26, 2008, 12:14 am
  • Just turned it on after SNL, Rays giving the game away in the 9th. Glad to see it.

    Atheose October 26, 2008, 1:40 am
  • Wow – 5 man infield?? This is getting wacky

    rootbeerfloat October 26, 2008, 1:42 am
  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….
    good morning gang….[yawn]…nothing like a 10pm start to generate excitement about a championship game, especially when most of the fans of both teams live on the east…nice job by mlb for thinking about the younger viewers, even on a sat night…most were probably in lala land…
    you were right on last night yf about:
    ‘rooting for moyer’: i bet nobody could root against a guy who’s obviously taken someone’s advice about trying to emulate mike mussina’s pitching transformation
    ‘moyer looks like an actor playing a ballplayer’: dead on….i’ve always thought he looked like someone i know…i don’t know who, but just one of those faces, that you say, hey, i know that guy, but can’t place him and can’t come up with a name…
    ‘”Eva” Longoria’: no matter how old this ‘joke’ gets, it’s still funny…eva himself made it funnier when he was talking about it at some point before or during the game [i’m a little fuzzy from the late night] …the philly phans of course got into it during his at bats…
    ‘McCarver is painful’: amen, brother, amen
    …if fox ever comes to their senses and realizes that mac doesn’t have it, and probably never really did, whatever will we do without his crackerjack analaysis about such things as the moyer leg kick?…
    tough game for the rays to lose, but at least this is a good series to watch…close games anyway…i have seen the 5 man infield before…can’t remember when or where…heck of a gamble, even if the hitter is a groundball kind of guy…all i know is that i fell asleep during the middle innings and woke up seeing 6 guys with gloves standing in the infield…very strange…the 2 guys in the outfield looked so all alone, but they were so shallow that they were almost in the infield too…the strategy actually worked until it didn’t…

    dc October 26, 2008, 8:32 am
  • Didnt the sox pull the 5 man infield thing a few years ago?
    I feel like its not that uncommon…

    Sam-YF October 26, 2008, 3:14 pm