Thursday, October 12, 2006

ALCS Game 2 Recap and NLCS Game 1 Preview

Detroit Tiggers defeat the Oakland A's: 8-5
(Tiggers lead the best of 7 series: 2-0)

And once again, a playoff game reeked of White Sox past playoff failures. At least Frank Thomas, the greatest player in White Sox history, didn't strike out. No, he only flew out to deep center. With the bases loaded. With two outs. In the bottom of the 9th inning. Losing by 3 runs. There will be no hero worship today for the Big Hurt, no, today's hero worship will be reserved for southside native Curtis Granderson, and this year's Geoff Blum, Alexis Gomez.

Granderson hit his homer in the top of the 9th inning with the Tiggers already leading by two runs. Sure it was somwhat inconsequential, but anything a former Southsider does will get publicity here at Fleece & Flog.

The true hero, and number 8 hitter, was Alexis Gomez who took an ailing Sean Casey's spot in the lineup. All he did was go for 2-4 with a HR and 4 RBIs. I love it when the little guy stands up and makes a name for himself. Geoff Blum will never have to pay for another meal on the South Side of Chicago after his World Series heroics and same will be true for Gomez if the Tiggers go on to win it all.

One more Athletics note: Milton Bradley hit two homers in the game, one from each side of the plate, and made more than a few people chuckle by going into a full out sprint around the bases after one of his homers.

Okay, one more Athletics note: former White Sox pitcher Esteban Loaiza threw a Kit Keller-like performance, pitching watermelons to the Tiggers for his 6.0 innings. I'm sure glad he wasn't pitching for the White Sox last year.

Jeff Weaver goes for the St. Louis Cardinals


Tom Glavine goes for the New York Mets

NLCS Game 1 @ Shea Stadium, Queens, New York
7:05 PM CST on FOX

The aberration and sadsack that is Jeff Weaver will not make it out of the 4th inning tonight. I wonder if he wishes he had signed with the White Sox when he had the chance.


Blogger Jeeves said...

Jeff Weaver starting game 1. I thought that meant the Cards were spotting the Mets a 4 run lead, but he pitched well...somehow.

10:32 PM, October 12, 2006  
Blogger Soxually Repressed said...

Alexis Gomez will have a hard time not being confused with the soccer player, even after his heroics.

Blum had his moment, but killed it with his comments about a lack of manliness in the players who used the pink bats this season. The pink bats to support BREAST CANCER RESEARCH! Wouldn't give the idiot water out of the kitchen sink.

Milton Bradley is a chuckle...Chucklehead.

Carlos Beltran hits a homer in the post-season to more firmly justify his check. Elsewhere, the Royals continue to lament the possiblilty they could have had an outfiled of Beltran, Damon, and Dye. In an alternate universe, but still.

11:08 AM, October 13, 2006  

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