Thursday, October 26, 2006

Game 4, Take 2

So it appears that they might actually be able to get game 2 in tonight. No confirmation on the rumor that the rest of the series in St Louis will be played on an ark. Hopefully they can get the game in tonight , because reports are that the weather will be worse tomorrow. Any more delays and there's a chance that the Tigers might face Chris Carpenter again in game 5.

But enough of wild speculation and back to tonight's game. Nothing really has changed. Line-ups, pitchers, everything is still the same. I still think the big key in this game will be Jeremy Bonderman's slider. If it's nasty, Tigers win, if he has to throw fastball on 2-0 or 3-1 counts, the Cards win. Plus it would help if Bonderman doesn't do anything stupid like chucking the ball into the stands(I'm looking at you Verlander and Zumaya).

There has been speculation as to who this day off has benefited more. I don't think it really benefits anyone, since the exact two lineups are facing off against each other. Plus all it does is force a game tomorrow and eliminates a travel day. I could see if a player had an extra day of rest to recover from an injury, but that's not the case. It's just the same teams playing in the slightly less shittier weather than the night before. If there was anything to gain it would be Jim Leyland having one more day to pump the underdog mentality into the Tigers heads like he did before game 2 of the ALDS.

OK, off to my spot on the couch to watch every pitch hovering in between huddling in anxiety, and nervously pacing. I love this game.

For your potential rain delay reading check out these:

- A story in SI where Nate Robertson defends Kenny Rogers.

- Cheap and easy Halloween costume ideas (I have glasses and facial hair, no matter what I'd be Robertson).

- The most entertaining comments section you'll ever read.

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