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!

3 comments:

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?