Monday, June 1, 2009

Live-Blogging the Elimination Game

Final: Louisville 5 - Vanderbilt 3 as Reynolds chops out to SS. I'll be back later tonight or tomorrow for thoughts. In the mean time, what do y'all think about what you saw, heard, or read?

Bottom of the 9th:
Giobbi grounds out to first, Esposito struck out...down to our last out.

Top of the 9th:
Sonny takes care of business, 1,2,3, but the Commodores need 2 runs to force extra-innings. Giobbi, Espositio and Reynolds is where our season comes down to.

UL 5 - VU 3

Bottom of the 8th:
3-6-3 double play ends the Commodore threat.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UL 5 - VU 3

Bottom the 8th:
Casali gets a HUGE hit with a single to center. White scores, 1 out, tying run (whose hit a homer tonight) up to bat.

UL 5 - VU 3

Bottom of the 8th:
The meat of the order is a paltry 1-10 on the night. If they are going to come back, they need to get hot fast. Louisville has made a call to the bullpen. Liddle, Casali, and Westlake, your time is now. Liddle grounds to short and advances White to third. Sacrifices are good, but we need some hits. Runner on 3rd, 1 out.

Bottom of the 8th:
White goes shopping at the gap with a lead-off double. LET'S GO...

Middle of the 8th:
Louisville gets the insurance run, but no more. 5-2 with 2,3,4 up for Vanderbilt. 6 outs from elimination, the come back has to start now.

Top of the 8th:
A break of sorts as the Commodores cut down the 6th run at home on a Wunderlich single. 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs...need to stop the bleeding.

Top of the 8th:
Cardinals get another run after a chopper to Epstein with the runner breaking forced a throw off the first base bag. 1st and 2nd, 1 out. 5-2.

Top of the 8th:
HUGE PLAY as Epstein can't glove a difficult pop-up on the outfield grass. Duvall advanced to 3rd after hitting a 1 out double, with another runner on first. Corbin isn't leaving anything on the table, as he's called on freshman Sonny Grady to get the Commodores out of this jam on 1 day's rest. THIS IS IT. Need some outs and can't let the Cardinals get any further ahead.

Bottom of the 7th:
Vanderbilt can't bring the runners in as Harris strikes out on the 3-2, 2 out pitch. 6 outs away from elimination and the top of Louisville's line-up still getting another crack at it.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB

UL 4 - VU 2

Bottom of the 7th:
Loftus strikes out...it's up to Harris to bring these boys home

Bottom of the 7th:
Jason turns on a pitch and drives it to left for a single. Runners on 1st and 2nd, will they sacrifice? Yes. Runners on 2nd and 3rd, 1 out with Loftus coming to bat.

Bottom of the 7th:
Great start for the Commodores as Giobbi gets nicked on the elbow by a curve ball. Lead-off runner on base for the Commodores for the second time leads Cardinals to make a pitching change. The freshman had a hell of a game, 6 innings, 2 ERs, allowing just 4 hits, but he is responsible for the runner at first.

Top of the 7th:
Reid gets the job done, but will have to face the top of the line-up one more time to get through this game. Vanderbilt is down 2 with 3 innings to play and running out of chances. Giobbi, Epstein, and Reynolds due up for the Commodores.

Top of the 7th:
A 2 out triple increases the Cards lead to 4-2. Vanderbilt needs to get out of this inning without any more damage as the top of the order is up next. Coaching trip to the mound chases Brewer, with Chase Reid coming into the game.

UL 4 - VU 2

Bottom of the 6th:
Hit and run was on, and the only thing that prevented the lead runner from getting doubled up. Casali gets the runner over with Aaron Westlake grounding out meekly. Note, while watching the Yankees/Indiana on ESPN, Steve Phillips thinks Minor could go as high as 10 to the Nationals.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB

UL 3 - VU 2

Bottom of the 6th:
Jonathan White starts things off the right way for the Commodores, hitting a single to right. This is the first time Vanderbilt has had the lead-off runner abroad...can they make something happen and push these runners across?

Top of the 6th:
Another efficient inning as Brewer dispatches the heavies in the Louisville line-up. 2,3,4 due up for Vanderbilt, can they tie it up? Take the lead?
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB

UL 3 - VU 2

Bottom of the 5th:
Riley Reynolds puts the Commodores within 1 with a shot to left hat was gone from the start. 2 down as Brian Harris steps to the plate...Nothing doing for Harris.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB

UL 3 - VU 2

Top of the 5th:
Brewer looks in command for the Commodores. Striking out 2 of the first 4 batters he faced, and retiring the Cardinals easy in the 5th. 7,8,9 for the Commodores, who hope to get something going. So far they've only had 3 base runners.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB

UL 3 - VU 1

Bottom of the 4th:
Giobbi grounded out to the SS who made a good play in the whole.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB

UL 3 - VU 1

Bottom of the 4th:
2 hard hit grounders by Liddle and Casali couldn't get out of the infield with the DH Westlake drawing a 2 out walk. Here comes Giobbi...

Top of the 4th:
Brewer gets out of the it with a strike out, but the damage was done. 3,4,5 for the Commodores, who would love to get back in the game quickly.
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 LOB

UL 3 - VU 1

Top of the 4th:
Ryan Wright makes Minor pay and teed off on a 3-1 pitch that he hit just the the right of the scoreboard in Center. Louisville takes a 3-1 lead. Minor has been replaced by Russell Brewer whose line was 3 2/3, 3 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, and 4 strike outs. Can the Commodores come from behind? Something they haven't done yet in the regional? I guess we're going to find out.
UL 3 - VU 1

Top of the 4th:
2,3,4 due up for the Cardinals, having seen his stuff once already, the heart of the Cardinal line-up will be looking to tee off. Minor struck out Duvall and Big East Player of the Year Chris Dominguez, while giving up single to the 3 man Clark who advanced to second on a Minor balk. Mike walked the DH Wunderlich. A passed ball advanced the runners to 2nd and 3rd, as Minor's control is slipping away. Wouldn't surprise me if this wasn't his last inning.


Bottom of the 3rd:
2 Vanderbilt K's and a grounder to 3b and the Commodores go down 1,2,3.0 runs.
0 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on

VU 1 - UL 0

Top of the 3rd:
Minor has gone through the Cardinal line-up (plus the lead-off man), giving up 2 hits, striking out 2, and walking 1. On 2 days rest, I would be surprised if he lasts much beyond a second go around (especially if he gets into trouble).
0 runs, 0 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on

VU 1 - UL 0


Bottom of the 2nd:
VANDERBILT IS ON THE BOARD as DH Aaron Westlake goes yard to left center. After that, 3 up, 3 down.
1 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on

VU 1 - UL 0

Top of the 2nd:
Cardinals had something cooking in the second after Curt Casali booted a routine grounder, and RF Ryan Wright hit a single to center. But Minor got a stirkeout, thrown'em out double play at third to end the threat.
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 errors, 1 left on

UL 0 - VU 0

Bottom of the 1st:
Jonathan White hit a double, but the Commodores couldn't get him across. Unfortunately, Joe Fisher and the webcast aren't in sync. Looks like I'm watching the game with E! News in the background.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on

UL 0 - VU 0

Top of the 1st:
Minor lets up a hit, gives up a walk, but gets the Cardinals to ground into a double play, and then picked off a Louisville runner. Despite being the regional host, Vanderbilt is the hone team, adn they are coming to bat.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

the further the recruiting season gets for basketball the more it looks like we should land casey prather. it looks like it may come down to us and virginia. i'm still pumped about next season but there is a freakin' army, navy, air force, marine unit, coast guard, and reserves setting up shop in lexington. competing against uk is going to be a completely new ball game next year. however, i still think we come in 2nd in the east and overall the next 2 seasons. we'll see what happens.

Stanimal said...

1) We have never won a game that has been live-blogged.

2) Got a link for the Casey Prather info? That's good stuff.

Bobby O'Shea said...

For those scoring at home, Stanimal just blamed me for every loss that has occured during a live-blog. If I remember correctly however, I live-blogged the Ole Miss football game this year because it wasn't being shown on TV until the next afternoon.

I don't remember, did we win that game or not?

Stanimal said...

I actually blame you for every significant Vandy loss ever. Which is actually quite a bit.

Anonymous said...

I was pleased with the baseball teams showing as a whole, especially since they were essentially playing with house money yesterday but I was a little disappointed in our crunch time hitting. A number of times this weekend we failed to get a hit with runners in scoring position and it cost us. Of particular concern was the 7th inning last night when no one stepped up and we took a called strike three looking with a full count and the tieing run on second. Maybe it's youth but you can't be looking for the ump to bail you out and somebody else to get the job done, and i think that mentality cost us.

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