World Series: Texas Rangers vs St. Louis Cardinals

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Sam I Am, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    The amazing thing is that Texas got there without a true #1 starter, and then lost because they lacked a true stopper.
  2. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    I think every Ranger fan echoed Napoli when he said it was the same pitch. I cant believe the ump said one of those pitches to Molina was a ball. Same location as the previous pitch and it was a strike. Same location to Napoli and it was a strike. Would still be 3-2 if the ump called it correctly. Oh well.
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Nelson Cruz = goat.

    If he makes HALF the effort two nights ago that he made last night for that home run ball (climbing the fence, etc), the Rangers are celebrating for the last 24 hours.
  4. utrunner07

    utrunner07 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think anyone thinks Feliz is not a true closer. But he has to get his nerves under control, thats what always does him in.
  5. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Sorry for the confusion. By "stopper" I meant ace starter. I felt Feliz should have pitched a second inning Thursday night.
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I give credit to Carpenter, After the 1st inning he settled down and threw as a #1 pitcher in the world series is expected to pitch.
  7. Corleone

    Corleone Well-Known Member

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    Well this one hurt...
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No question.

    After that first inning, the Cards and Carpenter could have closed up shop, but they manned up and did what needed to be done.
  9. ryanbabs

    ryanbabs Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with this.

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    I get it and agree on one hand.

    But on the other hand. If you are going to have a "wild card" playoff set up then the Cards earned it.

    On a Washington note:

    It didnt work but I thought it would have been GREAT if Oliver was to close out hte World Series. What a way to wrap up a storied/journyman career.

    The "intentions" were good.
    They just didnt execute.

    I was telling my girl, "How cool, Oliver has been around 20+ years and he gets to wrap up WS win"
  11. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    and McNamara wanted Bill Buckner to be on the field when Boston closed out the Mets.

    when I saw Oliver on the mound I almost turned the tv off, I would have bet just about every thing I own that he would blow it.
  12. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    so, everytime i see this thread, it makes me sad, what do i ahve to say to get it locked without a ban? i know!!
  13. utrunner07

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    Thought the exact same thing. And the way he had pitched in his past couple games I did not think it would be too much of an issue...too bad. Would have been a perfect game had it ended after the hamilton home run with oliver closing it out.
  14. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    tonight caps the worst week I can remember in my sports watching life, it was just one kick in the nuts after another (rangers-Texas Tech-Cowboys). I'm not going to be able to watch, read or listen to anything until the Cowboys win another game.

    So discouraging....
  15. Stautner

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    You apparently missed what the pitching staff did over the season. All 5 starting pitchers had at least 13 wins, 4 of the 5 had an era below 4, opponents only hit .244 against them (6th best), they had a WHIP of 1.24 (5th best), they had 19 shutouts (2nd best), and 10 complete games (5th best). The

    This is not the same kind of pitching staff as 10 years ago.

    Admittedly they did not pitch well in the playoffs. Realistically the Cards pitchers were only marginally better.
  16. Stautner

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    I had the same thought too. We should have used Gonzales, but if Wash has a fault it's being loyal, and Oliver had been their all year and had a long history with the Rangers.
  17. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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    Yeah. He actually had a pretty good year and had done well in the playoffs in his limited appearances. It's just too bad it didn't work out. It would be have been a pretty cool moment.

    Man, this one still hurts a bit. I still can't believe how close it was. Ugh.
  18. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    I've come to realize that it just wasn't meant to be, so I'm not going to fuss over it anymore. Stuff happens, doesn't make me like this team any less, it will just make it that much sweeter when/if we ever get back and win it.

    I'm just sad the season is over. I enjoyed the Texas Rangers thread to escape from the crazies in the Fan Zone who seem to have issues with life.
  19. Air Force One

    Air Force One Well-Known Member

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    I agree, just wasn't meant to be. Have to live with the fickle hand of fate.

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