We were so excited for some playoff baseball. This one went bad tho from the beginning. The Owlz scored 5 in the second inning and the Raptors were not able to recover from it. They made it a game (sort of) we hoped through the end that they would somehow pull it out, but that was not going to happen tonight.
Allston and I sure have been to a bunch of poopy playoff games. I know we have been to many more playoff losses than wins, i think we have only been to one playoff win by the raptors, but i'm too lazy to go check.
They started off pretty slow but really got going in the sixth inning. Scoring 11 runs in three innings to end off the game. It was the last home game of the season for the Raptors. Two games left in Idaho Falls then playoffs start on Friday with a home game against the Owlz. This has been a great end of the season for the Raptors and a perfect way to end going into the playoffs. I'm excited for them this year. I'm hoping for a Championship this year.
6 game win streak snapped tonight.. but the Raptors did clinch a playoff spot with their win yesterday. The Raptors almost made a crazy end to this one. Down by 3 runs going into the bottom of the ninth. They rallied to get 2 runs back and had a man on first base with the winning run at bat.
Eating popcorn under the blanket.
The last shot at the win for the Raptors. Just missed it.
Some guy gave us tickets right behind home plate. They were pretty fun seats. We don't usually sit there because the seats are taken.
The game was a blowout compared to what the Raptors have been used to lately. They won by two runs instead of one. Magic number for the Raptors to make the playoffs is now 2. There are just 5 games left in the season. So close to clinching the playoffs that start the end of next week.
We sat next to these dudes clocking pitch speeds and other junk like that. I don't know if they work for the Raptors or whoever.
After some really costly errors by the Raptors the score was 1-9 when the seventh inning stretch came. The ballpark had been as packed as i've seen it in a long time. I took my dude Jake to use the facilities and came back to a half empty ballpark. Passing person after person leaving saying the game was over.
You don't leave the game early!!! And this is why...
The game was just about done. Bottom of the eighth and the first two Raptors struck out. As the next batter went to the plate some dude from the back started yelling "yes we can." At first it was kinda one of those times when you're just wondering when the weird guy is going to shut up, but the batter singled up the middle. This gave life to the yelling guy and a few others around the area, my son included. To him, yelling something over and over is the best thing ever. John Cannon up next hit a home run, scoring two. The Raptors were still down by 5 runs with two outs, but the crowd was into it now. We were loud. The same bunch of people continued their chanting but the crazy thing was, the Raptors kept going. After a single, a triple, a single, a single, and a walk..... the bases were loaded and we were only down by 3 runs. Just 3 runs. I can't speak for everyone, but for me, the annoying yelling guy had become a part of this whole crazy comeback inning. I don't think we wanted the annoying guy and his followers to stop. The Raptors were only down by 3 now. Justin Chigbogu, who started off the inning with a strike-out, was up to bat again. He rocked a line drive through the gap in left center to the wall. His triple emptied the bases. Tie game. The inning ended tied.
No scores in the 9th and 10th, no score in the top of the 11th. A double for the Raptors put the winning run on second. John Cannon hit the walk off single to complete the game. This game that was "over" in the 7th inning... It was the coolest game i've ever seen. If you know me, you know that i don't leave a game before its over. I don't care the score, i just don't leave. You don't get many opportunities in life to see something like i saw tonight.
The Raptors are in a battle for the 2nd half win and a spot in the playoffs. The last 7 games have been against the Rockies. The Raptors won 6 of those and have overtaken the Rockies for the lead in the South by 2.5 games.
A couple weeks ago the Raptors had a 9-10 record. They are now 19-12 after winning 10 of their last 12 games. 9 of those games have been by one run.
They are in the middle of an 8 game stretch against the Rockies. One game left Saturday against the Rockies. Including this win tonight this is 3 straight walk-off wins at home against the Rockies. That is crazy! Nuts! Thats some incredible crap.
Explanation of this thing right here in front of your face. John Stockton is the best. I doubt some of his records will ever be broken. I like to keep an eye on them, and see how close players are. I figured i might as well do it on this site, its my site, i will do what i want. Click here for more stats like this.
All-Time Assists Record John Stockton - 15,806 Closest Active Players: Andre Miller - 8,495 ... #9 All-Time Chris Paul - 7,418 ... #11 All-Time LeBron James - 6,654 ... #20 All-Time Deron Williams - 6,343 ... Kobe Bryant - 6,278 ... Tony Parker - 6,228 ... Rajon Rondo - 5,392 ...
All-Time Steals Record John Stockton - 3,265 Closest Active Players: Kobe Bryant - 1,926 ... #14 All-Time Kevin Garnett - 1,859 ... #16 All-Time Chris Paul - 1,746 ... #18 All-Time Paul Pierce - 1,736 ... #19 All-Time Metta World Peace - 1,701 ... #22 All-Time LeBron James - 1,623 ...
Single Season APG Record1989-90 John Stockton - 14.54 Current 2015-16 Leaders - Rajon Rondo - 11.9 APG Russell Westbrook - 10.2 APG John Wall - 9.8 APG Chris Paul - 9.4 APG 2014-15 Leader - Chris Paul - 10.2 APG 2013-14 Leader - Chris Paul - 10.7 APG 2012-13 Leader - Rajon Rondo 11.1 APG Single Season APG Record All-Time Leaders 1- John Stockton - 14.54 ... 1989-90 2- John Stockton - 14.20 ... 1990-91 3- Isiah Thomas - 13.86 ... 1984-85 4- John Stockton - 13.76 ... 1987-88 5- John Stockton - 13.73 ... 1991-92 6- John Stockton - 13.63 ... 1988-89
Best Single Season APG of Active Players 19- Rajon Rondo - 11.70 ... 2011-12 21- Chris Paul - 11.56 ... 2007-08 31- Rajon Rondo - 11.18 ... 2010-11 37- Rajon Rondo - 11.05 ... 2012-13 38- Chris Paul - 11.04 ... 2008-09 41- Andre Miller - 10.89 ... 2001-02 49- Chris Paul - 10.69 ... 2013-14 51- Chris Paul - 10.67 ... 2009-10 52- Deron Williams - 10.66 ... 2008-09
11-12 Season (1-3) 5-5-12 Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs Round 1, Game 3 Loss 90-102. Series 0-3 4-21-12 Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic Win 117-107 OT 2-1-12 Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers Loss 105-107 1-11-12 Utah Jazz vs LA Lakers Loss 87-90 OT
10-11 Season(3-1) 2-9-11 Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls Loss 86-91 12-13-10 Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Win 108-95 12-1-10 Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Win 110-88 11-24-10 Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Hornets Win 105-87 Preseason: (3-0) 10-22-10 Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Win 82-71 10-14-10 Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Win 108-97 10-7-10 Utah Jazz vs Portland Blazers Win 100-96
5-10-10 Utah Jazz vs LA Lakers Round 2, Game 4 Loss 96-111. Series 0-4 4-30-10 Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Round 1, Game 6 Win 112-104. Series Win 4-2 4-25-10 Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Round 1, Game 4 Win 117-106. Series 3-1 4-14-10 Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Loss 86-100 4-6-10 Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Win 140-139 OT 3-31-10 Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Win 128-104 3-29-10 Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Win 103-98 3-15-10 Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards Win 112-89 2-22-10 Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 100-105 2-1-10 Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Win 104-92 1-29-10 Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Win 101-94 1-25-10 Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Win 124-115 1-11-10 Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat Win 118-89 1-4-10 Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Hornets Loss 87-91 12-14-09 Utah Jazz vs Minnesota T-Wolves Loss 108-110 12-10-09 Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic Win 120-111 12-04-09 Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Win 96-87
4-25-09 Utah Jazz vs LA Lakers Round 1, Game 4 Loss 94-108, Series 1-3 4-23-09 Utah Jazz vs LA Lakers Round 1, Game 3 Win 88-86, Series 1-2 3-30-09 Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks Win 112-104 2-28-09 Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Win 102-89 11-26-08 Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Win 117-100 11-7-08 Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Win 104-97
4-11-08 Utah Jazz vs LA Lakers Round 2, Game 4 Win 123-115 OT, Series 2-2
7/4/15 Ogden Raptors vs Grand Junction Loss 7-10 6/26/15 Ogden Raptors vs Orem Owlz Loss 7-9 6/19/15 Ogden Raptors vs Orem Owlz Loss 4-6
2014 Season (4-2)
9/5/14 Ogden Raptors vs Orem Owlz South Division Playoffs Game 1 Loss 3-8 9/2/14 Ogden Raptors vs Idaho Falls Win 12-5 9/1/14 Ogden Raptors vs Idaho Falls Loss 5-6 8/30/14 Ogden Raptors vs Grand Junction Win 9-7 8/29/14 Ogden Raptors vs Grand Junction Win 10-9 in 11 innings 8/8/14 Ogden Raptors vs Helena Brewers Win 8-0
2013 Season (2-1)
8/13/13 Ogden Raptors vs Great Falls Voyagers Win 10-4 7/6/13 Ogden Raptors vs Orem Owlz Win 4-3 6/26/13 Ogden Raptors vs Grand Junction Rockies Loss 4-5.
2012 Season (6-4)
9/14/12 Ogden Raptors vs Missoula Osprey Championship Series Game 3 Loss 0-10. Series 1-2 9/13/12 Ogden Raptors vs Missoula Osprey Championship Series Game 2 Win 13-7. Series 1-1 9/3/12 Ogden Raptors at Orem Owlz Win 4-2 7/31/12 Ogden Raptors vs Idaho Falls Chukars Loss 4-7 7/17/12 Ogden Raptors vs Helena Brewers Loss 4-12 7/17/12 Ogden Raptors vs Helena Brewers Win 5-2 7/11/12 Ogden Raptors vs Great Falls Voyagers Win 8-1 6/28/12 Ogden Raptors vs Grand Junction Rockies Win 8-5 6/27/12 Ogden Raptors vs Idaho Falls Chukars Loss 2-4 6/19/12 Ogden Raptors vs Grand Junction Rockies Win 8-5
2011 Season (3-3)
9-13-11 Ogden Raptors vs Great Falls Voyagers Championship Series, Game 1 Loss 7-9. Series 0-1 9-10-11 Ogden Raptors vs Orem Owlz Round 1, Game 2 Loss 2-5. Series 1-1 8-26-11 Ogden Raptors vs Missoula Osprey Loss 7-13 8-24-11 Ogden Raptors vs Helena Brewers Win 10-4 8-11-11 Ogden Raptors vs Orem Owlz Win 13-7 7-21-11 Ogden Raptors vs Great Falls Voyagers Win 7-5
9-16-10 Ogden Raptors vs Helena Brewers Championship Series, Game 2 Loss 3-14. Series 0-2 9-11-10 Ogden Raptors vs Orem Owlz Round 1, Game 2 Loss 10-17. Series 1-1 8-21-10 Ogden Raptors vs Great Falls Voyagers Win 8-5 7-24-10 Ogden Raptors vs Helena Brewers Win 3-2 7-09-10 Ogden Raptors vs Casper Ghosts Loss 1-2
9-1-09 Ogden Raptors vs Idaho Falls Chukars Win 6-5 F12