The Rocket Gets the Win in the 18th Inning

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  1. Bible Believing Bill

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    The Astros advance to the NLCS after defeating the Braves 7-6 in 18 innings today. Making his 2nd career appearance from the bullpen Roger Clemens got his first win of the 2005 post season by pitching three scoreless innings.

    Not only was this the longest post season game on record, but it also featured two Grand Slams. Of the 13 runs scored 11 came off of home runs.

    Personally I would have liked Atlanta to win today to force game 5 and give the winner one less day of rest before facing the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bill
     
  2. KenH

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    With the trio of Petite, Oswalt, and Clemens; with the middle relief of Qualls and Wheeler; with the ability to shut down the oppostion in save situations of Lidge; and with, hopefully, continued timely hitting as they got during the series with the Braves, I am hopeful that the Astros will defeat the Cardinals in the NLCS.

    I have a lot of respect for the Cardinals baseball organization. I'm looking forward to another great NLCS but with the Astros hopefully winning this time around. [​IMG]
     
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    Let me get this straight. The Atlanta Braves trotted out Kyle Farnsworth to save a playoff game for them?

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    He went from blowing saves for the Cubs to blowing a playoff series for the Braves. I don't think this is a new revelation, but I think the only difference between the 1995-present New York Yankees and the 1995-present Atlanta Braves is Mariano Rivera. Put Mo on the Braves and they're the ones winning multiple championships. Kyle Farnsworth sure wasn't the answer yesterday.
     
  4. Bible Believing Bill

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    Didn't the Astros have this same trio of starters last year when they went home from the NLCS? Yes I believe they did. Also the Cardinals were 11 - 5 against the Astros this year. I will stick with my Cardinals.

    GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bill
     
  5. KenH

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    Nope.
     
  6. Bible Believing Bill

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    My apologies Ken, you are absoutly right. Petite was not an Astro last year. I will still stick with the Cardinas as they are 11 -5 v. the Astros this year.

    Bill
     
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    Looks like the Cards are going to be stiff conpetition for the Angels in the World Series.

    How are we going to know which fan is which? Both teams wear red!!!
     
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    Petite was an Astro last season but he was injured during the season and wasn't available.

    I imagine you are aware that the regular season means nothing in the playoffs. The Astros won't be sending out Austacio or Rodriguez(the fourth and fifth starters for much of the season) to the mound to start a game in this series. Plus it comes down more to timely hits rather than the number of hits as pitching and defense ultimately wins championships.

    This may be another seven game series.
     
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    I hope that the Angels beat the Yankees tonight but, unfortunately, it is looking rather iffy going into the game.

    I hope the Cardinal players play as overconfident as you write about their chances versus the Astros. [​IMG]
     
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    Not really iffy at all. The Angels are 50-33 at Angel Stadium this season, including 13-4 in the last 17. New York is a mediocre 43-40 outside of the Bronx. That, plus that fact that the Angels are the only team in baseball this season to have a winning records againt the Yanks, that's gotta be worth something.

    It's not a sure thing by any streatch, but if the Angels play as good as they normally do, the changes are pretty darned good.
     
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    So on paper there is a 39.8% chance that this could be one of the games that the Angels lose at home, and a 51.8% chance that this could be one of the games that the Yankees win on the road. Like I said, it's iffy for the Angels. As it is for the Yankees as well. A series deciding game is usually like that.

    I hope you are right but I won't be the least bit surprised if the Yankees, unfortunately, win tonight.
     
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    I agree Ken it very well could be another 7 game series. Personally I like a long vs. a short series. I think more than a day or two off between series hurts a team. Of course a long series in the NLCS didn't help the Cardinals much last year in the World Series.

    I disagree about the regular season not meaning in the playoffs. The regular season can be an indicator of how a playoff series will go. I know an indicator isn't a forgone conclusion, but past performance predicts future performance in everything.

    Bill
     
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    I agree Ken it very well could be another 7 game series. Personally I like a long vs. a short series. I think more than a day or two off between series hurts a team. Of course a long series in the NLCS didn't help the Cardinals much last year in the World Series.

    I disagree about the regular season not meaning in the playoffs. The regular season can be an indicator of how a playoff series will go. I know an indicator isn't a forgone conclusion, but past performance predicts future performance in everything.


    And finally my apologies once again re Petite I ment to say that he was not in the Astros rotation. I don't know why I said he wasn't an Astro.

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    I was glad to see the Yankees lose last night. That made me four for four in picking the winners of the divisonal series. :D
     
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    I'm in a good mood today [​IMG]
     
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    Cardinals down by 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th. Astros ahead in the series 3 games to 1.

    Are you eating your words yet, Bill? :D
     
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    Little quiet in Mudville tonight? I was on the phone with my brother in Tomball when Minute Maid Stadium went from rockin' and stompin' to pin-drop quiet.

    NASA is reporting that Pujols ball is still in orbit.
     
  18. Bible Believing Bill

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    Cardinals down by 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th. Astros ahead in the series 3 games to 1.

    Are you eating your words yet, Bill? :D
    </font>[/QUOTE]No not yet my friend. As a matter of fact I won't eat my words at all, I will stick by my Cardinals Win or lose!

    It ain't over til its over!

    It ain't over till the fat lady sings!
     
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    A shocker to be sure. Houston teams have always had a way of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory (remember the Oilers vs. Bills game?). In any case, I am still confident the 'stros can "Git 'er done!"
     
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    Cardinals down by 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th. Astros ahead in the series 3 games to 1.

    Are you eating your words yet, Bill? :D
    </font>[/QUOTE]I can hardly believe I just witnessed somebody messing with sports karma by asking a question like this before the final out of a game. :eek:

    Bro. James, how many chickens did you count last night? [​IMG] :D
     

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