Game On! Live Sports Thread 9/29/13

Last day of the baseball season. Who will make the playoffs? [Sunday Live Thread]

9/29/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 9/29/13Today is it for the 2013 Major League Baseball regular season, and we still don't know which two teams will be in the AL Wild Card game. It looks good for the Indians, but they still need one more win to clinch it. The Rays and Rangers meanwhile are tied for the second wild card, and depending on today's results, could either feel elation or heartbreak. They could also be in a one game playoff to make a one game playoff. Or we could even have true chaos and a three way tie, with tiebreaking scenarios that look like this.

Also today is soccer, round 3 of the Chase, and the WNBA playoffs. Such is life on Sundays in the fall.

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
MLB:

 
1:07 – Rays (Moore) at Blue Jays (Redmond)
1:10 – Pirates (Cumpton) at Reds (Reynolds) – TBS
1:10 – Brewers (Estrada) at Mets (Niese)
1:10 – Tigers (Verlander) at Marlins (Alvarez)
1:35 – Red Sox (Lackey) at Orioles (Tillman)
1:35 – Phillies (Miner) at Braves (Teheran)
2:10 – Royals (Chen) at White Sox (Quintana)
2:10 – Indians (Jimenez) at Twins (Diamond)
2:10 – Yankees (Huff) at Astros (Bedard)
2:15 – Cubs (Samardzija) at Cardinals (Westbrook)
3:05 – Angels (Vargas) at Rangers (Darvish)
4:05 – Padres (Ross) at Giants (Moscoso)
4:10 – Athletics (Gray) at Mariners (Ramirez)
4:10 – Rockies (Francis) at Dodgers (Ryu)
4:10 – Nationals (Roark) at Diamondbacks (Miley)
 
Soccer:
 
In progress – BPL: Stoke City vs. Norwich City – NBCSN
11:00 am – BPL: Sunderland vs. Liverpool – NBCSN
11:00 am – La Liga: Celta Vigo vs. Elche
1:00 – La Liga: Espanyol vs. Getafe
2:45 – Serie A: AS Roma vs. Bologna –beIN Sport
3:00 – La Liga: Real Betis vs. Villarreal
3:30 – MLS: Portland vs. Los Angeles – NBC
8:30 – MLS: FC Dallas vs. Columbus
9:00 – MLS: Seattle vs. New York – ESPN
11:00 – MLS: Chivas USA vs. San Jose
 
Racing:
 
12:00 – Grand-Am Series at Lime Rock – Fox Sports 1
2:00 – NASCAR Spring Cup AAA 400 at Dover – ESPN
8:30 – NHRA AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals – ESPN2
 
Preseason NHL:
 
6:00 – Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders
7:30 – N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa
 
(Yes, that’s what the schedule says. I’m guessing some sort of split squad game.)
 
WNBA:
 
3:00 – Eastern Conference Finals: Atlanta at Indiana – ESPN2
5:00 – Western Conference Finals: Minnesota at Phoenix – ESPN2
 
I have soccer on now, and will be checking in on baseball throughout the day. Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
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9/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Rangers win. We have a Game 163 tomorrow night in Arlington.

9/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Indians win (their 10th straight) and clinch a playoff berth. They will host the Wild Card game on Wednesday night. The Rangers are now up 3-2 through six innings. If they win, they host a tiebreaker game with the Rays tomorrow night.

O's defeated Boston to end the season, which makes me happy.

9/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Rays hang on and win. They get a Game 163 regardless of what it is. Indians still up 5-1. Rangers take a 2-1 lead as I type this.

9/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

From up 7-0 after 6, the Rays are now only up 7-6 after 8. Indians are looking good up 5-0. Texas down 1-0 in the 5th.

9/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Marlins win the game in the bottom of the 9th on a walk-off wild pitch to give Alvarez the no-hitter. One of the craziest things I've ever seen.

9/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Henderson Alvarez has a no-hitter through 9...but the Marlins haven't scored yet.

9/29/13   |   hclcdestin   |   8805 respect

Eric_ wrote:
No drama in Toronto. Tampa scores 6 in the 1st.

So far so good! l love October baseball... Rays vs Tribe next?


 

9/29/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

No drama in Toronto. Tampa scores 6 in the 1st.