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Snake Bytes: 10/16 Triple Elimination

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports


Braves vs Phillies

I did not think the Phillies had a chance aginst the Braves. I think I said that last weekend against St. Louis as well... There was a sarcastic tomahawk chop by some Phillies fans in the Braves’ 9th.

Phils knock out reigning-champ Braves, reach 1st NLCS since ‘10

“Just make it,” Kyle Schwarber said. “I’ve always said it, if you can just make it in, anything can happen. That’s what this whole group believed. If you can make it, anything can happen. That was what we held on to.”

Morton’s Game 4 start ends in painfully familiar manner

Phillies Advance to First NLCS Since 2010 After Eliminating Braves

Shades of 1993: Phillies 8, Braves 3

Houston vs Mariners

Congratulations to the Mariners on a great seaosn, and their first playoff appearance since 2001. However, they were eliminated yesterday in a 18 inning marathon, 1-0. Pena hit a tie breaking home run in the 18th.

Astros win 18-inning marathon to reach 6th straight ALCS

“Boy, our pitching staff did a heck of a job here,” said Astros manager Dusty Baker, who moved four wins away from playing for his elusive World Series title. “Theirs did a heck of a job, especially tonight on us, because it’s hard to hold somebody scoreless for that long on both sides. This is some team. These guys, they grind and grind and grind and sooner or later we broke through.”

The Mariners’ Marathon Loss Is More of a Beginning Than an End

Astros Advance to ALCS After Eliminating Mariners in Historically Low-Scoring Game

8 wild facts about the 18-inning Game 3 nail-biter

Yankees vs Guardians

  • Game 4, with the Gaurdians up 2-1, will be tonight at 4:07 AZ time. Game 5 would be on Monday.

Aaron Boone Says Clay Holmes Was Only Available for ’Emergency’ in Loss to Guardians

“No, no,” Boone said when asked if Holmes was available to pitch. “I mean, he was down there available, but we felt like it was … you know, we were putting him in a tough situation. “I mean, part of the thing with him being available for this series, was not really in a back-to-back situation yet. He just hadn’t thrown [anything] live or anything. So while he was pretty good today and I fully expect him available tomorrow, it just felt like we needed to stay away there.”

Another Oscar winner! Guardians walk off, take 2-1 ALDS lead

“I was sitting next to Oscar [in the dugout],” Guardians shortstop Amed Rosario said, through team interpreter Agustin Rivero. “We talked about if Straw gets a base, we’ll get this game turned around. … I was telling him we’re going to load all the bases and then we’re going to win the game. “He said, ‘No, no. I’m going to finish the game. I’m going to win the game.’”

‘Gut-wrenching ending’ to G3 raises bullpen questions for Yanks


Dodgers vs Padres

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Dodgers Evil has been eliminated! Freddie Freeman made the final out.
LA’s historic season ends in NLDS heartbreak

“Shock factor, very high. Disappointment, very high. It’s crushing,” said Roberts. “This hurts everyone because we didn’t accomplish our goal, and that’s the bottom line. Yeah, this one hurts.
Lulz. FTD.

At long last! Padres stun Dodgers, reach NLCS

Padres Rally to Stun Dodgers and Reach NLCS for First Time in 24 Years

“It’s about to be a party out here tonight,” said starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, who grew up a Padres fan in the San Diego suburbs. “I mean, since I was a little kid we’ve been getting beat up by the Dodgers.”
A handful of players from that team watched from a luxury suite, including Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman and center fielder Steve Finley.

Dodgers eliminated by Padres as best-laid plans go awry

Team News

Using Run Estimators to Evaluate Diamondbacks Pitchers

Diamondbacks Top 30 Prospects: End of 2022

Jordan Lawlar, Deyvison De Los Santos Get First Taste of Chase

Former Dbacks in the playoffs, yesterday: (I might have missed a player or two if they only had like 3 games as a Dback or something)
Segura went 3-4 yesterday, scoring two runs.
Robbie Ray pitched in the last frame of the game and two outs and a strikeout.
Mitch Hanigar went 1-5, with 3 strikeouts.
Brandon Drury went 0-4, with 4 LOB.

Anything Goes

This day in history:
In 1793, Marie Antoinette was beheaded in the French Revolution. In 1946, 10 high ranking Nazi’s are hanged at Nuremberg for war crimes.

This day in baseball:
RJ51 shut out the Braves in game 1 of the NLCS on 3 hits and 11 strikeouts in 2001.

No real astronaut ever said, “Houston, we have a problem,”

The famous line was only said by Tom Hanks in the movie Apollo 13.

This is what actually was said:

55:55:19 Swigert: Okay, Houston...

55:55:19 Lovell: [Garbled]

55:55:20 Swigert: ...we’ve had a problem here.

55:55:28 Lousma: This is Houston. Say again, please.

55:55:35 Lovell: Uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem. We’ve had a Main B Bus Undervolt.,_we_have_a_problem

Black cats are good luck in Britain and Japan.

Black cats may have been universally seen as bad luck, but that isn’t the case for Great Britain and Japan. In fact, new brides are given black cats to bless their marriage in the English Midlands. In Japan, black cats are a symbol of good luck for single women.

sunrise the other day, from the road next to my apartment.