Saturday, October 9, 2010

Playoffs Update #1

It's been an exciting first week of the Major League Baseball playoffs 2010!  The Philadelphia Phillies played the Cincinnati Reds, the Tampa Bay Rays played the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins played the New York Yankees, and the San Francisco Giants played the Atlanta Braves.  On the first playoff day, Wednesday, October 6, the Phillie's pitcher Roy Halladay threw a no hitter!  Not only that, but it was his second no hitter, which makes baseball postseason history!!  And for those of you who are not familiar with a no hitter, it is when not one batter from a team hits the ball.  This means not one player from the Reds hit a ball during this game.  Roy Halladay did have one walk, to Reds player Jay Bruce, on a full-count pitch.  (A full-count pitch is when there are two strikes and three balls; three strikes are needed for a strike-out and four balls are needed for a walk)  Jay Bruce was the only player from the Reds to get on base the entire game!  Needless to say, the Phillies won the game 4-0.  Then there were the Rays and the Rangers.  The Rays are off to a rough start, with their first two games ending in 1-5 and 0-6 with the Rangers in the lead.  However, the Rays still have a chance, because they have patience, a good defense, and good pitching.  The Twins and the Yankees are playing each other and so far, the Yankees are leading the last two games 6-4 and 5-2.  Some think the Twins could still win because they love to prove everybody wrong.  The Giants vs. the Braves have current scores of 1 (Giants) to 0 (Braves) and 4 (Giants) to 5 (Braves) in an 11th inning game.  Keep checking in for more exciting updates of the 2010 MLB Playoffs!

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  1. Oh playoffs, most exciting time! I am personally a Yankee fan. Don't hate me! Weird thing is, my dad played for the Minnesota Twins, so they should be my favorite team but I can't go against my team. The Yankees have won 11 consecutive post season games, so we are on a roll! Just wait until Sabathia comes to the mound! I love following your blog because it is like my own 'Sportscenter'! I usually have no time to watch television lately just because I am so busy with school and water polo, but when I come to your blog, I get all caught up in the baseball news!

  2. Wow - your dad PLAYED for the Twins!? That is so awesome!! One of my cousins has pitched for a few different teams, so I know what it's like... did your family move a lot? Anyways, I really don't have time to watch TV either so I have to go online or rely on my dad to fill me in with the latest! But thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying my blog! :)

  3. Yeah it is really exciting! Oh is he still pitching? Ya my dad was a catcher. He pitched in high school, then he switched to catcher last minute so he could get drafted higher. Not a lot of people get to say that they are related to a professional athlete! Everytime I tell some one, they go "No Way!" haha. Well in the first of his career, my mom would follow him around where ever he played at. Then once they started having kids , then my parents decided to settle down in one place which they chose California! So we wouldn't move a lot, we just traveled; which I didn't mind at all! :)