2010 Postseason

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  1. PhillyBirds

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    Doc Halladay has just pitched only the second no-hitter in the history of postseason baseball. His second no-hitter of the year, and his first ever postseason start. Cheers to the best pitcher in baseball, and of a generation.

    Yankees and Twins start around 8:30. Looking forward to watching Jim Thome!
     
  2. emt1

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    congrats to Doc Halladay, looks like he was the reds huckleberry [​IMG]
     
  3. Deadlift

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    On the road, Cliff Lee dominates David Price and the Rays... and Josh Hamilton started!

    And good to see Halladay smash Volquez as if he was a child. White pitchers' - as a collective - really didn't have the best regular season IMO - so [​IMG][​IMG] to Lee & Halladay for stealing the show so early in the postseason!

    Some would say that Whites tend to be the best starting pitchers, and that this is even more true in the postseason, but, with the Caste media looking for any opportunity to denigrate our athletes, we have to continue to maintain our dominance - each and every year.
     
  4. Riddlewire

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    WTF!?
    I'm guessing you're someone who only watches American League baseball.
     
  5. Deadlift

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    I meant that some White pitchers could have done better (Zito & AJ Burnett for example).

    In the AL, there were some great storylines like Trevor Cahill and Phil Hughes really "arriving" onto the scene. Verlander and Lester were very competent as usual. Jered Weaver was very good.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    It seemed to be an abnormal year for starting pitchers in that more non-Whites than usual were among the leaders, not that White pitchers declined.

    We'll see if David Price has staying power or if he's more the typical flash in the pan when it comes to black starters. I'll admit to being surprised that Crispy Creme Sabathia is still pitching well, but he's only 30. Top starting pitchers usually pitch well into their late 30s and sometimes early 40s.
     
  7. Deadlift

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    Tampa is now down 2 games to Texas. They've absolutely flopped so far.
     
  8. Colonel_Reb

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    Halladay is unreal! I'm no baseball expert, but his performance in 2010 has to be one of the best (if not the best) in baseball history.
     
  9. PhillyBirds

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    I've also been pleased to see that Josh Hamilton has started both games in center field so far. He's such an unreal athlete that it blows my mind. For a guy as big and strong as him to be so fast and a natural center fielder is amazing.

    Imagine if he had been in the majors since he was 22 or 23? we'd be talking about him as one of the greatest of all time already. I know he's only 29, but can you imagine five or more extra years of the kind of production he's capable of?
     
  10. Freethinker

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    Just for the record, David Price's mother is white. He's another Derek Jeter. Of course, the media considers Price black because they are always searching for the next Satchel Paige or Bob Gibson, with little luck. Similar to how nobody credits Tiger Wood's Asian genes for his golfing success, nobody will credit Price's White genes.
     
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    Its funny because I hear pundits/commentators say that Halladay has helped his case to get into the Hall of Fame. Theymake as if there's a good POSSIBILITY it gets in, like hes not an automatic, first ballot Hall of Fame pitcher! Thats insane! He has been the best pitcher in baseball this decade and, I agree eith you PhillyBirds, the best pitcher of his generation--without question.
     
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    3-run homer by Pat Burrell! The Giants are now up 4-0! [​IMG]

    That was his 5th post season homer.
     
  13. PhillyBirds

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    I believe that Doc could, after throwing this postseason no-hitter, retire tomorrow and have a decent shot at the Hall. As it stands, he has a whole lot more career left, and at the end of it should be a first-ballot guy. He's so unique in this era of treating pitchers with kid gloves; Doc completes games regularly, has a good repeatable delivery, and hasn't been injured in almost a decade. I think it's a treat getting to watch him regularly. Everyone should try to tune in and watch him sometime this postseason, if you haven't already.
     
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    Doc was unbelievable - as a Red Sox fan a lot of people here laughed when he was going to the NL joking that he was a sure thing for Cy Young in 2010 even before the season started - and look at him now, perfect game, no hitter in his first post season game, clearly the Cy Young winner - best pitcher over the past 10 years without question and any team that had a chance at getting him and passed made a big mistake IMO - this guy has a lot of pitching left to do and especially if you have a younger pitching staff the work ethic he will instill in your guys would be worth the money alone.

    On a side note - that makes Halladay, Lee and Lincecum as the pitchers in the post season that have made people say WOW! Not so much for super phenoms such as CC or Price - boo hoo.
     
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    Phil Hughes pitched a 4 hit gem! [​IMG]

    In the Tampa game, Dan Johnson and John Jaso had absolutely clutch hits that helped Tampa stay alive in this series. I was glad to see overrated - Neftali Feliz - sucking for Texas.
     
  16. Ladyfiaran

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    I agree, there was talk that Hughes might not make it in the postseason, but congratulation. And while it's awesome that my Yankees won, it seemed like Minnesota just rolled over and died after Teixeria hit the home run in the first game, I would have preferred they show a bit of life, makes it more interesting. Oh well, still waiting for the results of Tampa Bay/Texas.
     
  17. Deadlift

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    Texas advanced. Cliff Lee pitched a complete game.
     
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    I'm hoping for a Texas series win over the Yankees with more pitching gems from Lee and a return to health/production by Hamilton.
     
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    Crispy Creme Sabathia was a flop for the Yankees last night and Josh Hamilton hit a 3-run HR off him.

    Unfortunately, C.J. Wilson's excellent pitching performance was wasted as token black reliever Darren Oliver opened the floodgates to a big Yankee inning.

    It's going to be hard for the Rangers to overcome this loss. Perhaps Ron Washington has some tricks up his sleeve. [​IMG]
     
  20. Ladyfiaran

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    I saw that game last night, CC didn't pitch well at all. While I'm glad the Yankees came back to win, hopefully Pettitte and Hughes do better, how old is Darren Oliver anyways, I remember him pitching when I was a kid[​IMG]
     
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    Ron Washington will have to hit the crack pipe after that loss. The Rangers aren't necessarily done. If they can win game two, they have Lee pitching in Game 3, then you have a series.
     
  22. jaxvid

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    Rangers are done after 1 game and 1 loss? Isn't this a 7 game series?
     
  23. Charlie

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    Is this correct? Giants with 7 White starters, 1 Black Latin starter and 1 Mestizo Latin starter. Phils with 3 White starters, 2 Black starters and 4 Mestizo Latin starters.
     
  24. Deadlift

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    Cliff Lee and Josh Hamilton STOLE the show... series getting real interesting!
     
  25. Ladyfiaran

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    Took the words out of my mouth, dude[​IMG] And this coming from a Yankees fan[​IMG]
     

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