Since Lair's traveling, I decided to play here.
For those that don't know, here's how it works:
The rules are simple:
Screwups like fielding errors turn your square red.
Outs turn your square red based on LOBs and rally-killing factor.
And here's the JRT version of the bingo card (which is much prettier)
|PHIL GARNER||Jason |
And my spin on this, the one thing that's been missing IMHO:
ROGER DOING IT TO HIMSELF = 4 Points
I'm planning to loveblog it, but for sure I'll update the card postgame with everything that you could possibly need to know about how Roger clemens did ot didn't get screwed..... but who are we kidding really, he's gonna be screwed.
I'm tallying points.... the points will determine what shade goes in the square. 9 points is Phil Garner red.
Blue's got a REALLY tight zone behind the plate tonight.
Top 1st: Groundout, K, Walk, SB (infield was playing deep, they gave it to him) Ryan Howard gets intentionally walked because of the steal. Bases loaded with another walk. Grand slam. 4-0
If anybody screwed anybody here, it's the two non-intentional walks Roger gave up. Roger now has his own score, so +4 for the earned runs
Willy T snags the third out in left-center.
Bottom 1st: Willy T beats out one of those hits that only Willy T gets. Bigg pops out. (+1) Ensberg K's (+1), Berkman flys out, leaving a LOB (+1)
Top 2nd: Bunt hit attempt fails, walked the pitcher (Roger's obviously not getting ANY slack cut him by the blind guy behind the plate), Fielders choice towards first for the second out, roger couldn't get to first in time for the DP, which woulda been tough anyways. Ausmus sails a throw to second (+1), grounder to second for the last out.
Bottom 2nd: Huff walks, Scott GIDP (+2), Everett groundout.
Top 3rd: Groundout to 1st, K, flyout.
Bottom 3rd: Ausmus flys out, Clemens K's (no points, he's a pitcher), Willy grounds out.
Top 4th: Single, double, K, Walked the pitcher AGAIN, 6-4-3 DP
Bottom 4th: Biggio K's (+1), Ensberg HR's, making the score 4-1. Berkman flies out to left. Huff walks. Scott jacks a 2-run HR making it 4-3. Everett lines a single to center. Ausmus flies out in foul territory.
Top 5th: Groundout x2, K.
Bottom 5th: Palmeiro, PH for Clemens, grounds out. Willy T does the same. Biggio pops out.
Top 6th: Chris Sampson is in to pitch. Flyout x2, groundout.
Bottom 6th: Ensberg K's (+1), Berkman grounds out, Huff walks for the third time tonight. Scott flies out, leaving a LOB (+1)
Top 7th: Flyout, next two ground it back to Sampson.
Bottom 7th: Everett one-hops to 3B, and he's out. Ausmus singles to right. Lamb PH's for Sampson and flies out. With the guy on base not advancing, he get a +1. Willy hits into an odd 3rd out (+1)
Top 8th: Trever Miller's in now. K, groundout, single.
Qualls is coming in now. NO, I WILL NOT do the ooogah-boogah dance. He gets a grounder, makes a tough throw and gets the out.
Bottom 8th: Biggio flys out to right-center, Ensberg grounds out. The Phils are bringing in a lefty to turn Berkman around. Berkman singles to left. Berkman caught stealing.... may have been a bad call, but that was stupid and a potential rally-killer, so +3.
Top 9th: Walk, pinch-runner gets picked off. Groundout, single. The sausage race beater-upper, Randall Simon, K's swinging.
Bottom 9th: Flash (Gordon) is in. Huff gets to second on a hard grounder that gets by the first basemen (ruled an error). Carlton Jimerson sent in as a pinch-runner. Scott pops it up (+1). Burke PH's for Everett and beats out an infield single. Jimerson does not advance. Lane PH's for Ausmus and loads the bases on a dropped ball. Quintero PH for Qualls with the bases loaded and 1 out and grounds into a game-ending DP (+3).
The Verdict: Clemens did it to himself with the walks and grand slam in the first. Quintero didn't screw Clemens because he would have had the loss anyways.
Who, in your opinion, screwed Roger the most? Or did he do it to himself? Sound off in the comments.