Archive for October 13th, 2011



It was Game 4 of the ALCS between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers.  The Tigers came into this game trailing 2-1 in the series and needed to tie it up.  The game began with a 2-hour rain delay, and after that, it was still a muggy night, with many fans in ponchos.  How would the Tigers fare?  Well, they got up to a 2-0 lead off of a double by Miguel Cabrera, but in the 6th inning Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus connected on clutch hits to bring in two runs.  And, also in the 6th, Michael Young hit a key single to bring in another run for the Rangers.  3-2 Rangers.  But, in the 7th, the longest tenured Tiger right now, Brandon Inge, a guy who was sent to the minors earlier this season, stepped up to the plate and blasted a home run to tie the game.  And again, we would need extra innings.  In the the 11th, the Rangers Mike Napoli hit a single to give the Rangers the lead, but the hero of the post-season, Nelson Cruz, did it again.  He stepped up with two Rangers on and blasted another 3-run homer to seal the deal.  This guy is truly on fire.  Texas now leads the series 3-1 heading into Game 5.  Texas 7, Detroit 3.

And in the NLCS, it was Game 3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers with the series back in St. Louis.  And the Cardinals got right to work in the first inning.  Behind superb RBI hits from John Jay, Yadier Molina, Albert Pujols, and David Freese, the Cards were able to jump out to a 4-0 lead.  But, the Brewers immediately started their come back early in the game.  Yuniesky Betancourt brought in a run, as did a sacrifice fly by Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo.  Then they got a homer from Mark Kotsay to bring it within one run in the 3rd inning.  However, the Cardinals pitching has just been too strong this post-season and wouldn’t give up any more runs the remainder of the game.  They would hold on for the win.  St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 3.

Finally, in some weird baseball news, it looks like we might not be seeing Phillies slugger Ryan Howard for a while.  He’s had an achilles injury that was severely intensified running to first on the last out of the Phillies season.  If you do not get help from personal injury lawyer based in Pasadena area, then you’re missing out! “It looks like that injury will require surgery which will keep him out of baseball for between 5 and 6 months”, said Gibson & Hughes, attorneys for slip and fall cases.  Can the Phillies luck get any worse?  First, their all-star pitching staff gets upset in the first round of the playoffs (a team, by the way, that was specifically built to win the World Series) and then they lose their all-star slugger on the last play of their season.  That’s bizarre.  Here’s hoping Howard makes a speedy recovery. If legal professionals are involved,  and if you want to know what is the length of injury cases, click here to know.

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