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6.05.2010

AU Regional Sorta Live II


OK, you guys ready to let the dogs out?

In case you were wondering, we're late here. It rained. Baseball players melt. Had to wait that out.

But we're ready to go now -- a mere two hours and 15 minutes later than scheduled. But who's counting?

Anyway, you know the drill here. I can't go completely live, but I can knock out half-inning updates and make limitless snide remarks.

Let's rol... uh, I mean, Here we go:

CLEMSON v. AUBURN

CU Top 1:
Could've started better for the Auburn Tigers. Mike Freeman hit a two-run DONG for the big blow. Clemson also tacked on another run. CU 3, AU 0


AU Btm 1:
Three players batted. Two struck out. The other lined out.


CU Top 2:
Nothing much. One hit. No damage.

AU Btm 2:
Mr. Harman is proving to be quite a problem. Another 1-2-3 inning.

CU Top 3:
The lack of offensive production is apparently a contagious condition. Now Clemson's going quietly. Still 3-0, if you're wondering.

AU Btm 3:
Clemson tried its best to pump a little life into your Tigers with a dropped pop-up, but the flatline continues. Mr. Harman, thanks to a double play, has still faced the minimum.

CU Top 4:
Getting out of hand now. The purpled-up Tigers hit back-to-back doubles to score a run and then took advantage of an AU throwing error to score another. New score: CU 5, AU 0

AU Btm 4:
Zippo.

CU Top 5: In order without incident.

AU Btm 5: Well, there goes the no-hitter ... and the shutout. Tony Caldwell -- DONG city. New score: CU 5, AU 1

CU Top 6: Notta.

AU Btm 6: Signs of life. Hard hit single and a yet another home run ball pulled back into the park. But things seem to be shifting a bit. It might have something to do with Trooper ... and his towel.

CU Top 7: Zilch. (By the way, after the seventh, Dayton had 126 pitches -- a career high.)

AU Btm 7: One runner. Not much else.

CU Top 8: Couple of two-out hits and a hard hit third out. Nice play by Fletcher in left to end it. Still 5-1. Two shots left.

AU Btm 8: Drama. AU put two on, thanks in part to a weird scene in which a bunt attempt by Fradejas was at first ruled a foul ball until a very animated Pawlowski hit the scene. After a lengthy discussion, that was reversed and Fradejas was awarded first for a HBP. And out came CU HC Jack Leggett, who was none-too-happy. No one was tossed, although I've seen em get run for much less. And all of it mattered not at all. Harman, ace that he is, smoked the next two AU hitters to get out of the inning.

CU Top 9: No more damage.

AU Btm 9: No real threat. Morris blasted one that's still going, but that was really all.

FINAL: Clemson 5, Auburn 2

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

96 Comments:

Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

Dong

8:20 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

Sweet. Will b blogging during a movie. cool.

8:21 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Down 2-0 already is not so cool. Don't have a great feeling about this one, and that was before the dong.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Baseball players melt.

Fans kvetch and moan when things don't go they way we want.

Reporters complain and write a lot too.

The President takes contributions from companies that screw the ocean.

That's enough lessons for today.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

At least I am getting some love from my gamecock friends tonight

8:30 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

I'm not complaining. I used the extra time to take a ride out to where my wife and I boarded horses when we lived in Auburn. Wish we could figure out a way to pick up our entire neighborhood and move it to Auburn now. Great place to live.

I know that little detail wrecks a few perceptions. But so it be.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Ebro ... I haven't been particularly optimstic either.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

What's the link to watch the game?

8:32 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

http://all-access.cbssports.com/player.html?code=ncaa&media=182017

8:36 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Thanks Bags.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

Norm u can chek my facebook for the link

8:37 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

I didn't realize u lived in auburn bag.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Looks like Blue's strike zone is generous for both pitchers.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Irelan said...

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8:41 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

Lived here for about five years. My wife was on the original AU equestrian team back around 1999-2000. Hated to move.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Moon - I felt the same when I lived in the Gump as well. I miss my house. Wish I could have brought it here with.

Oh, and that'll be a big ole humor fail for me tonight.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

Sensi, I laughed. But then again, I'm at a 40th bday party in the neighborhood with karaoke and a mech bull in the backyard.

8:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Well, no point in cluttering those bases with base runners if we ain't going to score I suppose.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Moon's wife and Michael's wife played horses together? Weird.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jay G is lightning fast at that cover it live thing. AU guy? Slow to Medium speed.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

A base-runner ... E6 ... one drops down the elevator shaft.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Nevermind ... easy DP ... 4-3.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Apparently Cole Hamels is pitching for Clemson.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

This ump does not have a static strike zone.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Likely Grant's last inning. He's at 83 pitches.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dangit. Dan could've just tagged the runner.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

E5 scores a run.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Auburn looks about as interested to be be in this game as a cheerleader would be interested in the chess club captain....

9:20 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I think THT was chess club captain, and he manages Mrs.THT.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Grant's over 100 pitches now, right? I lost count.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

It's like this team woke up the morning after the Ole Miss win and said, "We won the SEC West? Nah. Can't be true."

Playing with no confidence.

9:22 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Second time through the order was when we started hitting last night. Maybe the same will be true tonight.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

They are playing like they would rather be at the lake getting baked...

9:34 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

I hope so. My Clempsun friend just came up to ask what the score was.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

DONG

9:37 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

OK, maybe that will get us started!

9:38 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Or maybe not :(

9:41 PM  
Blogger Lt. scottie b Aldo Rain said...

Not going as I had hoped

9:42 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

And.... they go right back to swinging out of their shoes... off balance, out in front, pulling off the pitch... very poor approaches.


I'm just getting ill watching this.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Grant still in and getting love from the ump finally. Nice.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

K K backwards K!!!!!!!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Josh_Moon said...

I'm guessing this will be your inning.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Miller, did it occur to you that the Clemson pitcher is moving the ball all over the plate and getting calls from the ump.

I saw batters trying to guard the plate.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I do not like called strike threes right down the middle.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Trooper Towel Sighting.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Welp ..looking at a called third strike that is right down mainstreet sure ain't guarding the plate.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

nice catch

9:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Nice catch by the Clemson dude....dangit.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Work in the Clemson bullpen. AU acting like they just realized the importance of the game...might there be hope yet?

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

PF said it earlier ... the strike zone has moved around ... or is wider than a Cousin Humper's trailer.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Is Dayton's pitch count over 300 yet?

9:56 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Hoop... I'm watching the same game you are... they have been swinging the bat like this since the Ole Miss series...
They are pressing... Yeah, the pitcher is moving the ball around, and pitching well. But, for one of the supposed top hitting teams in the country, AU has had a piss poor approach at the plate the past couple of weeks.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I only saw the one inning that you whined about. Dunno about the others.

Pitcher has to be over 120 pitches.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Take Hunter's last swing... steps off to the first base side, weight on back foot, swing angled up...
That approach isn't going to get it done...

10:00 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Dayton at 126 pitches

10:01 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Good swing on a good 2 strike pitch to hit. Just missed it.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I batted and pitched lefty. When the ump is giving the pitcher the banana curve that starts breaking halfway to the plate and never comes close to crossing over the plate, there's not much the batter can do.

Loved it as a pitcher and hated it as a batter.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

This new Au pitcher looks to be prone to hang a curve.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

2 hits on the night.... they were held to a season low of 5 last weekend....

10:15 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Clemson pitch drops to 3/4 for the changeup everytime. It's tell that somene should pickup.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

First time I have seen an AU batter take an outside pitch and go with it all night... good job, JB.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I've never seen an ump do THAT!!!

10:23 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Looked like our guy was camped out over the strike zone when it happened.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

AU waits til the bottom of the 8th to decide they might want to win this game...

10:25 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Yup, I'd a called it a foul ball due to the bat over the plate.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

How the mighty fall ... Sterling Marlin drives tonight in the Gump at MMS.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Nope... I was wrong

10:27 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Since I've been watching, we've let 3-4 3rd strikes get called without moving the bat.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

in a bunt attempt like that... to be called a strike, the batter has to make a motion toward the ball... he was pulling the bat back, even though he was leaning out over the plate... if it hit his arm, then awarding him 1st was the right call...

10:29 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

uh ..Rod ...that was a circle change.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

we got away with the hung curve.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Clemson pitcher with 119 pitches.... if AU wants to show some life, now's the time.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Hunter finally went oppo with an outside pitch rather than trying to pull the ball... amazing how well that worked out for him... imagine that.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Yup, that pitcher has been curve/dropping so that the outside pitch has been too low to drive. That DONG was on an outside pitch was up in the zone.

game over

10:41 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

So now what? Play USM tomorrow and winner has to beat Clemsuck two times in a row?

10:46 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I guess AU will get their chance to go home for the summer tomorrow...

It's really aggravating to watch a team that finished the regular season on such a tear, play so disinterested in post-season play.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

e-bro... that's what has to happen... IF AU wants to advance, they'll have to win 3 games in 2 days to move on.

They have the ability to do so... but they have to want it.

11:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I being followed by a moon shadow. Moooooooooon shadow, moon shadow.

12:17 AM  
Blogger michael said...

How does baseball work? Does Auburn have to do some animal sacrifices to advance now or something? I'll slaughter a couple of goats if it will help.

12:17 AM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

5/6 wins needed to make it to Omaha. With Grant's high numbers tonight (curse you innings 1-4), doesn't look too hot for our pitching helping us that way.

1:04 AM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Aldo Rain is a cool guy, I guess, but I'm a bigger fan of Aldo Nova.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

leaping and hopping on a moon shadow

MrsTHT and I will be in Richmond this afternoon. Y'all pull the Tigers through for us.


T-minus 90 days.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yeah, Aldo Nova was pretty cool.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Lt. Aldo P. Rain was from East Tennessee. If not for the whole fictional thingy, seems I've met some of his offspring in NW Ga. Wouldn't necessarily want to live next door to them tho.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Bryan said...

Jay G. - Quick Questions

Am I reading these disbursement numbers right?

Auburn took in $18.6 million in. This includes their money for the bowl win.

Whereas, according to this > (http://tinyurl.com/3agl8qg) Northwestern, Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue, AND Iowa etc. (Big Ten) somehow took in $22 million in total revenue.

After the mulit-billion dollar ESPN/SEC Television contract I have heard a lot of dismissive talk about teams wanting to leave the SEC simply because the money. After seeing these numbers I think the SEC has been totally out managed in their TV contract by the Big Ten.

For schools like Northwestern and Minnesota to be able to pull in almost $4million MORE than an SEC team is hard to comprehend. I am not sure that most people realize how big of a deal it is that the Big Ten started its on network OR how much money these schools are making off of it AND how royally screwed the SEC is because of there 10 YEAR contract that they are now locked into.

What do you think?

8:37 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

thanks for the almost live blog that kept me up to date on AU offensive mediocrity last night. has mr. favuhreuh made an appearance for usm? AU's football team may have an 0-1 record before the season starts if farve gets too close to JHS.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Terry...

8:51 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hellloooooo Kennesaw, GA!!!!

(that's for Scottie B)

8:52 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i think contracts are written because both parties want to break them.

the sec deserves what it gets if it stands idly by while the whack-10 makes a play for the texas and ok schools. also, jettison vandy and go after ga tech. slive & co. are absolute fools if they let realignment happen and don't take a big bite out of the pie.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Bryan - I was also shocked at those Big Ten $$$.

I'd like to see an apples to apples comparison, though. SEC distributed revenue doesn't include revenue each school generates through local media deals. The Big Ten $ include EVERYTHING.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Bryan said...

The thing is ESPN is not going to just let the SEC out of their contract. BUT Their TV contract is already out of date and completely behind the Big Ten's.

I think these numbers open up Re-alignment even more and open up the possibility of SEC teams being taken by other conferences as well (ie Arkansas). Why would they stay?

Normally we say they would NEVER leave because the money is too great here. Thats not true, they could make MORE in the Big Ten.

It was pretty eye opening for me.

9:06 AM  
Blogger missinit said...

Is everybody dead or is it just this thread?????

12:55 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

solo DONG!!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I seriously doubt SEC schools would bolt just because the Big10 is now paying it's members so well. The SEC is paying out a lot more these days too. Teams aren't going to switch conferences each time a conference signs a new TV deal.

1:10 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

SMU 5, Auburn 1

Not starting out good at all.

1:25 PM  

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