We’ve got a full slate of playoff games on the schedule this evening, and as usual, Getting Blanked will have you covered for all of them once we get closer to first pitch. But if for some pointless reason you’d rather discuss it here than there (and judging by last night, apparently you would), knock yourselves out, I guess.

And we’ve also got today’s edition of the Getting Blanked Podcast, in which we preview the action and recap what happened yesterday, and which I’ll just go ahead and post in here, seeing as today’s first game is getting real close to being underway as I write this.

If you prefer to have a listen later, you can download the podcast right here.


1:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Cardinals (Carp, B.) @ Washington Nationals (Jackson, E)
TV: MLBN/Sportsnet – Series tied 1-1

4:00 PM ET:
San Francisco Giants (Zito, B.) @ Cincinnati Reds (Leake, M.)
TV: TBS/Sportsnet – Reds lead 2-1

7:30 PM ET:
Baltimore Orioles (Gonzalez, M.) @ New York Yankees (Kuroda, H.)
TV: TBS/Sportsnet – Series tied 1-1

9:30 PM ET:
Detroit Tigers (Scherzer, M.) @ Oakland A’s (Griffin, A.)
TV: TNT/Sportsnet – Tigers lead 2-1 

As always (well… usually), Mint Musical Interludes courtesy The ConstantinesArts & Crafts RecordsDeathwish Records and Optical Sounds. Be sure to check them out and buy every single fucking thing you hear at their sites.

Comments (104)

  1. Go Crads!

  2. I still get the sads when I see Chris Carpenter in a Cards uni. Two for two. Cycle anyone?

  3. Why don’t you knock it off with them ‘pointless reasons’ bullshit? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

  4. If the Blue Jays make the playoffs, will the coverage be here or on Getting Blanked?

    Trick question, the internet will have been replaced by the time that comes up.

  5. Our Supreme Leader (or at Getting Spanked) admits to being a tad bitter against the Orioles, but vows to “be as neutral as sugar water,” and if past history has any bearing on the proceedings, I suspect he’ll be equally tasteless.

    • May somebody forgive me but I’m “cheering” for the Skankees. I never thought the day would come when I would choose the Skankees to win but I just can’t with the Orioles.

      • You’re losing DD, and I forgive you.

        • I think hell has frozen over. Actually I don’t care for either team so it doesn’t really matter to me. I’m just tired of the Orioles this and the Orioles that we had to put up with as the season wore on.

          I wouldn’t mind a Bay area WS minus the earthquake and the Giants winning this time around.

          • That is intriguing, I have to admit. Maybe we could make it a DJF VS GB death series? Possibilities abound.

      • Yeah,okay me too.
        Grumble grumble.

        • Come on, Radar, be a good winner. After all, this could be the start of the Skanks as lovable losers.

  6. I wonder if the Nats are missing Strasburg yet.

  7. Are you kidding me?How did he miss that?

  8. Jeter will probable hork out a lung after that triple.

  9. The bubble-blowing looks a whole lot cooler when you make the catch.

  10. Everything about A-Rod says ass hole.

  11. Far out, literally! Manny!

  12. For some pointless reason, I’m here!

  13. Sorry I was gone for a while, my computer broke down and I had trouble with the coat hanger.
    All’s good now.

  14. Commodore 64?

  15. Still hate the graphics ON THE TV ( that was for karen).
    What fucking inning is it?

    • I have to get so close to check to inning that the static electricity has it’s way with my hair. Sometimes I go back for seconds.

      • Seen you visited the Big Head at GB.
        That was nice.
        Hope he doesn’t get clingy.

        • I don’t translate well over there. Robert was scoffing at me calling 162 games a SSS (at least I think he was), but I was referring to the aforementioned 100 years. Oh well. I did manage to take part in the only exchange so far.
          And yes, I’m sure the Supreme Leader appreciated it.

      • I’m glad I’m not the only one having issues with the graphics. I cleaned my glasses but it didn’t help much.

    • I was just reading that too…I wasn’t sure if he meant he is leaving twitter

      • He should leave twitter. When dipsticks like Jen Turner have access to pro ballplayers somethings bound to happen.

        • Well, if you can’t handle the heat……

          • I nearly quit twitter when stoeten called me a dick, but I got over it

          • @ karen

            You must have been correct in what you were saying, he only calls you a dick when he has no logical response or knows he’s wrong.
            It’s a good thing.

        • Who in the fuck cares what Jen Turner has to say.

        • Ricky and the rest of the Jays might do well to leave twitter or at least have protected accounts so these fools don’t have access to them. Responding to them just emboldens and encourages them.

          Do these idiots feel superior in running down the players. Yes Ricky had a crappy year. There were games he pitched I simply couldn’t watch because it was so painful. But I don’t for one minute think he was ever phoning it in.

          I don’t know how much longer I can stay awake.

          • Yup and what does it have to do with the Clemete award?
            She was trolling hard.

          • I think the point here is how Romero handles this shit.

          • @ Tom W

            True but it also shows what happens when you allow direct access to players by trolls.
            You had zero access to player 5 years ago.
            Now you can goad or mock him directly and instantly.

          • Radar
            They don’t have access to the players on Twitter, the players have access to the fans. Romero wouldn’t have found that shit unless he went looking for it as I doubt he follows her.

  16. Jesus fuck, the Orioles are leading 2-1 and heading into the bottom of the 9th against the fucking Yankees.

    How can this continue? What God are the Orioles praying to?


  17. The latest results are in and it appears I drink 20% less alcohol while watching games that do not involve the Blue Jays. This is for informational purposes only and not intended as a guideline.

  18. The wrong old guy on the wrong team ruled.

  19. 1-0 for the Tigers in the top of the 4th. Now 2-0 Prince just hit one out.

  20. I’ve been Nixed repeatedly this year. Not fun, not fair.

  21. And A Rod gets pinch hit for.
    He can go home and stare at his centaur paintings.

  22. Dustin troll parkes

  23. Hahaha Nix at bat….holy shit that fly made my sack tighten for just a second

  24. Thank God for veterans.

  25. HAHA fuck you ‘Tex’

  26. Good god. Baltimore is toaaaaaast

  27. Fucking Hell!

  28. That’s crazy man! Walked ‘em off.

  29. Somewhere, the baseball gods are rejoicing.

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