Playoff baseball for 10/11

DMZ · October 11, 2006 at 5:06 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

Thank goodness Cards @ Mets is postponed, because otherwise there would be two playoff games on at the same time.

MLB’s scheduling is incomprehensible.

Detroit @ Oakland, Verlander v Loaiza.


56 Responses to “Playoff baseball for 10/11”

  1. joser on October 12th, 2006 12:00 pm

    Then there’s this (Verducci: “Yankees should pass on Zito, pursue Matsuzaka”):

    By next October, the Yankees’ starting pitchers for the playoff series could be Matsuzaka, Chien-Ming Wang (who is not a strikeout pitcher but whose power sinker plays well against good-hitting teams) and rookie Phillip Hughes (a true power pitcher who should be carefully groomed to join the rotation in the second half). Johnson or Mussina could start Game 4, whichever of the aging starters still has something left to give by then. The Yankees would have a Big Three no older than 27 years old who would pitch together for at least four years. Another decent option is Gil Meche, a free agent who has an extensive injury history but also the kind of power arm that makes such a gamble worthwhile.

    Verducci at least explains the posting process adequately (he thinks the winning bid will be at least $20M and the contract with Matsuzaka would be “at least A.J. Burnett money: five years and $55 million”).

  2. msb on October 12th, 2006 12:31 pm

    wow, is also showing games from the Hawaiian Baseball League… there is a roster list here

  3. msb on October 12th, 2006 1:04 pm

    on Friday Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Tigers and Athletics will start at 1:30 p.m. PT, Game 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Mets and the Cardinals will start at 5:05 p.m. PT

  4. Paul B on October 12th, 2006 1:48 pm

    #52, I see one Mariner on the rosters, a David Asher who pitched for Everett.

  5. Evan on October 12th, 2006 2:07 pm

    I would LOVE to see Gil Meche in pinstripes.

  6. darrylzero on October 12th, 2006 2:20 pm

    I’m not sure it’s so impossible. You know how much credit they give to a) players who beat them and b) players who do well in Yankee Stadium. Meche’s line against them:

    3-2 with a 3.88 ERA and 35/19 K/BB in 48.2 IP.

    It’s not exactly amazing, but I know he really whooped them once in NY, and despite the higher ERA he’s pitched better against them in Yankee Stadium than Safeco. Could be tempting, though being burned by the likes of Pavano and Wright might make them a little gunshy about a guy with Meche’s history.

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