Sunday, October 09, 2005

Baseball with no mention of the Red Sox, promise

As I'm typing, the Braves and Astros are in the 16th inning. There's been two grand slams, a game tying homer in the ninth, a one out bases loaded squander, Roger Clemens pinch hitting and laying down a successfull sacrafice bunt, and Clemens pitching in relief for the first time since 1984 (21 years between relief appearances must be a record).

It's a shame that most people are watching the NFL right now... We're heading into the 17th inning... A double by Brian Jordan, who may have been able to help the Falcons secondary today - he'd have to be better than Rossum)... My dislike of Clemens is well documented, but even I have to admit that what he'sdoing now is impressive...The Braves bring in Devine, who was pitching in college this spring... Into the 18th... IT'S OVER! HOME RUN BY CHRIS BURKE!


The Godfather said...

that was a great game. It reminded me a lot of a playoff game involving Houston in 1986 (since you are not bringing up the Red Sox, I won't bring up the Mets). Atlanta was cruising and then a Berkman 8th inning grand slam, an Ausmus HR in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, the near walk off by Scott in the 10th, getting out of a bases loaded 1 out jam in the 14th, Clemens coming in as a PH and then staying in to pitch, and then topped off with the series clinching walk off by Burke.

Too bad it conflicted with football on a Sunday, but for those of us who saw it, it was one of the more intense games to have seen.bk

Patriotsy2k said...

I am proud to have seen the last 3 innings of this game. During this marathon, I saw the Patriots oulast the Falcons, got myself out of the parking jam outside the Georgia Dome, ate dinner at the hotel bar (which showed the Eagles-Cowboys game), and ended up back in the hotel room to see the 15th inning on.
good comparison with the '86 Astros-Mets, a delirious game that had 2 cities on the edge. My favorite memory/comparison of that game is how the Mets came back from 3-0 in the 9th to tie it up. After scoring in the 14th, Billy Hatcher tied it up in the bottom half with a blast that snuck in the left field pole. Then came the 16th, where the Mets got 3 in the top half. The Astros were able to claw 2 back, yet a key Jesse Orosco K ended the game.
One last note: Long live Chris Burke! He will live in playoff history with Francisco Cabrera.

Alan said...

Patsy2k, I think I saw you on tv at the Falcons game. You were the guy in the Michael Vick shirt, right?