Day 2, or how the little guys came through

It was a pretty exciting second day of the postseason. Unfortunately, I was only able to watch two games today, and had to catch parts of the Cubs vs. Diamondbacks game at a bar in LAX.

The highlight of the Rockies vs. Phillies game had to be the grand slam by Kaz Matsui. I did not see this home run coming, but when it did, it was pretty much over from that point on for the Phillies. Talk about a letdown.

The Yankees vs. Indians game 1 was fairly exciting, notably because Kenny Lofton because the second player in MLB history to get three hits with 2 outs and RISP in postseason play. Kenny Lofton, who has shuffled between numerous MLB teams throughout his career, easily was the player of the game for the Tribe in their decisive 12-3 clubbing of the Yankees.

I didn’t watch much of the Cubs vs. Diamondbacks game, but basically: shame on you, Cubs. If you allow Doug Davis to beat you, it is a sad day in sports. There was also a lot of talk behind Lou Piniella’s decision to pull Carlos Zambrano, who left having thrown less than one hundred pitches, and in a tied ball game in game 1. While it is easy to talk about the outcome of the game after the fact, I don’t think it was a bad call on Lou’s part. So get over yourselves, Cubs fans, as it’s not the pitching that did you in during game 1, but the untimely hitting.

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~ by mlb2007playoffs on October 5, 2007.

One Response to “Day 2, or how the little guys came through”

  1. […] 8:08 PM –  Kevin Kennedy mentions that it is ironic that C.C. Sabathia and Carmona, both nineteen game winners in the regular seasons, weren’t able to win in the ALCS, but Jake Westbrook came through. It’s not really ironic. It’s how baseball works. It’s unpredictable and sometimes the little guys come through. […]

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