Tuesday, October 04, 2011

ALDS Game Thread: An Early End To Dreams Of Rays In Arizona?

ALDS Game 4: TEX Matt Harrison (14-0, 3.39 regular season) @ TB Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.95 regular season).

I know, with the Diamondbacks down 2-0 in their series, it's a longshot that a TB-AZ matchup will happen this postseason. That said, the Rays have pulled off turnarounds like this before, so who's to say that they couldn't do their part, and come back from a 2-1 deficit in a best-of-five series (especially with Game 4 at home in the Trop')?

Perhaps now that the Rays are feeling the shadow of elimination again, they'll be more excited. "We've got a baby now, Hi! Everything's CHANGED!"

Or maybe they'll just sleepwalk through another starring role.

20 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to release myself on my own recognizance so I can catch some of these games during the work day.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The end of this post was positively Delinan.

Steve Sax said...

by design, trust me

Mr. Customer said...

That was fast.

Mr. Customer said...

Wait, I've seen this episode before...

Josh S. said...

Beltre belts 2.

el montanero said...

Beltre belts 3.

Mr. Customer said...

Beltre belts TRES?!?!

Mr. Customer said...

Dayum. Slow on the trigger.

Josh S. said...

^ Nice.

Josh S. said...

I am 99.9% certain the MLB.com headline later will steal the joke, saying something along the lines of "Belt-tre! Adrian's three homers power Rangers to ALCS."

Josh S. said...

And THAT'S why you always leave a note!

Uh, I mean, THAT'S why you should never be defensively indifferent.

Josh S. said...

Smell ya later, Rays. Thanks for keeping the Red Sox out.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 2:10p: What? I don't get it.

Steve Sax said...

Casey Blake: 2011 HR from 3B: 4
Juan Uribe: 2011 HR from 3B: 4

Adrian Beltre: 2011 Game 4 ALDS HR: 3

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Sean Rodriguez took second on "defensive indifference," even though the Rangers were only up by two. It always annoys me when teams do that with small leads. Then, he came around to score on a single, leading to my post. As soon as I started typing "And THAT'S why..." I was immediately reminded of the line from Arrested Development.

And THAT'S why you don't ask me to explain the jokes I make when I'm in here talking to myself.

Josh S. said...

I'm a gee damn psychic!

Mr. Customer said...

*salutes*

Spank Horst said...

DUDE! Why am I missing out on the playoffs?

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 2:19p: Got it, thanks. You were right on both the defensive indifference point as well as the mlb headline cheese.

(arm falls off)