Differential: Tigers-Yanks ALDS Gamer II

Sorry about that.. time zones had me mixed up.  Here's a place to ponder what the heck is wrong with Freddy, as he's already given up two runs.  Max Scherzer is known for giving up the long ball.  Let's get them back.  Comment away.

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  • Granderson K’s.
    Scherzer is dealing.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:24 pm
  • Cano walks on 4 pitches…
    Come on ARod. Do this man.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:26 pm
  • Walks ARod…
    COME ON TEX!!!!!! BIG 2-OUT HIT BABY!!!!!

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:28 pm
  • Called strike on ball 4…

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:30 pm
  • Tex pops out weakly.
    0-2 after 1.
    Come on Freddy. Get it together man.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:31 pm
  • Another K for Freddy…1 out.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:36 pm
  • Grounder to ARod…2 out.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:36 pm
  • Grounder to Cano…Freddy covers…3 out.
    No damage.
    Good job Chief!!!
    Now we need some OFFENSE!!!!

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:38 pm
  • Swish flies out.
    Extends his impressive post-season resume further.
    0-29 with RISP lifetime? I could do that.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:41 pm
  • 3 pitches to K Posada.
    Who is completely worthless by the way.
    Why the FUCK is he playing over Jesus.
    This sentimental bullshit is sickening. He fucked up huge last night but luckily it didn’t cost us.
    2 outs.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:43 pm
  • EASY 1-2-3 inning…
    0-2 after 2…
    I’m trying to stay positive but I have seen this movie before.
    Shaky pitcher on the mound and no offense.
    I hope I’m wrong.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:44 pm
  • Grounder to Tex…1 out.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:48 pm
  • Grounder to Cano…2 out.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:49 pm
  • Magglio singles again…

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:49 pm
  • NICE play by ARod to snare the Young grounder…3 outs.
    No damage and pretty quick work by Freddy.
    Now, how about SOME FUCKING OFFENSE?????

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:50 pm
  • Gardner almost beats out an infield single…not to be.
    1 out.
    Have we ever been no-hit in the playoffs before?
    Looks likely at this point.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:55 pm
  • Jeter fouls out…2 outs.
    We are so fucked.
    Completely and totally fucked.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:57 pm
  • Curtis.
    Pop fly.
    No hits through 3.
    We are done.
    Lose today, lose tomorrow to Verlander.
    I tried to be positive.
    Freddy can only hang on for so long.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 3:59 pm
  • Back-to-back K’s for Freddy of Miggy and Victor…
    2 outs.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:04 pm
  • Grounder to Cano…1-2-3 inning for Freddy.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:07 pm
  • Cano K’s…1 out.
    We’re done.
    This game is fucking over.
    I want to puke.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:14 pm
  • ARod grounder.
    2 outs.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:15 pm
  • Tex K’s.
    Groundhog day.
    No hitter for Max fucking Scherzer.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:17 pm
  • Starting to feel very glad that I can’t watch this right now.

    attackgerbil October 2, 2011, 4:22 pm
  • Another 1-2-3 inning for Freddy…
    He’s doing his job.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:24 pm
  • We’ve seen this before ag…this ump has a big strike zone, for BOTH pitchers…and we never adjust.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:25 pm
  • Swish up…automatic out.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:27 pm
  • Swisher takes another close pitch…K.
    1 out.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:29 pm
  • Posada is another automatic out…

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:30 pm
  • Posada walks…first baserunner since the FIRST FUCKING INNING…

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:32 pm
  • Muscle HBP…
    1st and 2nd with 1 out…
    Can someone please get a fucking hit????

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:33 pm
  • Gardner. Fail.
    Please Jeter. Please?

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:37 pm
  • Even Jeter sucks now.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:39 pm
  • THis game is over…they are about to blow it open.
    Verlander complete game shutout tomorrow.
    AJ will give up about 7 runs on Tuesday.
    Series lost.
    I knew this team wasn’t good enough. I’ve been saying it all year long.
    Fuck this bullshit.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:47 pm
  • 0-3.
    All that is up for grabs now is a postseason no-hitter.
    In Yankee Stadium
    By Max fucking Scherzer.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 4:50 pm
  • Not so good, this.

    attackgerbil October 2, 2011, 4:55 pm
  • 0-2 balk? I think I just got a little sick in my mouth.

    attackgerbil October 2, 2011, 4:56 pm
    Oh wait, ARod is coming up to hit into a DP.
    We are finished.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 5:05 pm
  • Series over.
    Verlander wins tomorrow…
    AJ loses BIG on Tuesday.
    Yet another first round choke job.

    krueg October 2, 2011, 6:44 pm
  • Want to know why we are going to fucking lose this series???
    I give you $800 billion worth of worthless baseball players:
    0-for-8, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0-for-3 with RISP
    1-for-7, 0 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0-for-1 with RISP

    krueg October 3, 2011, 10:20 am
  • Krueg, I know it’s your thing, but come on brother! Listen, this isn’t a “choke”…Scherzer was lights out, unhittable yesterday. Sometimes you just need to tip your cap to the opposing team man. There were some really good things to take out of yesterday including the fact that they were able to do some work against their bullpen. In the end it wasn’t enough, but they showed their bullpen isn’t shut down. In addition, the rain blows man…Cano doesn’t (in my opinion) roll over on that pitch if it’s not a monsoon out! The advantage goes to the pitcher in that situation it’s so tough to hit with rain falling, especially that kind of rain. All in all, no excuses though. They need to go out today and scratch out a victory against the best pitcher in the game this year. It’s not an easy task, but you do what you can. Like I said last week these Tigers are pretty damn tough, especially when you get pitching like you did yesterday.
    Finally, please get rid of the 5 game series! Nobody wants it, not the managers, not the players, no one. A 5 game series is so difficult to win for anyone, not just the pitching challenged Yankees. I just don’t think you get a true showing of how good or bad a team is in 5 games. Just my opinion.

    John - YF October 3, 2011, 10:28 am
  • From ESPN.com:
    “Rodriguez is now hitless in the first two games of this series, 0-for-8 with a walk, and has stranded three runners in scoring position. Since the 2009 playoffs concluded, he is hitting .179 (7-for-39) with no home runs and just three RBIs in the postseason.”

    krueg October 3, 2011, 10:50 am
  • Choke is just another term for failure John…we are fucked. I hope I’m wrong, but it sure seems that tonight is the series.
    Two letters. A. J.

    krueg October 3, 2011, 10:51 am
  • I don’t know John, it’s tough to hit when it’s raining like that but I think it’s much harder for a pitcher to throw strikes.

    Atheose - SF October 3, 2011, 1:29 pm
  • I’d agree if it were a pitcher with non-power pitches. He’s (Valverde) throws a splitter and a FB correct? Those aren’t feel pitches, they are grip and rip type pitches. The rain does make it more difficult to locate for sure, regardless of the pitch and you saw he was having trouble there. No excuses, as I said though. Hitting in the rain with rain dripping in your eyes and you trying to hang on to the bat is a bitch. Sucks for both teams as I said, just hate rain in general.

    John - YF October 3, 2011, 1:41 pm
  • Even Mother Nature is against us…

    krueg October 3, 2011, 2:17 pm
  • More ESPN nuggets:
    Game-time temperature is supposed to be between 55 and 60 degrees, according to a check of Weather.com.
    The Yankees did not fare well in those conditions this season, going 14-13, which we know thanks to neat recent additions made at Baseball-Reference.com. In fact, all three of their games in Detroit earlier this season were played in such temperatures. The Yankees lost all three. The Tigers were 19-16 in such conditions, 10-6 in their home ballpark.

    krueg October 3, 2011, 2:19 pm
  • I am afraid…so very afraid…

    krueg October 3, 2011, 6:03 pm