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|Oct-06-17|| ||WannaBe: Cleveland finished first, top 9 in CHI/WAS. 15 min to LAD first pitch.|
|Oct-06-17|| ||WannaBe: Holy Batman & Robin, CHI/WAS did finish 'on time'. |
|Oct-06-17|| ||saffuna: I wonder, if a team scored four or five in the first inning of a postseason game the way LA has, but in the top not the bottom, and they have a Kershaw-type going, is there ever any thought of going to a different pitcher immediately, and saving Kershaw for the next game?|
|Oct-06-17|| ||Penguincw: As seen this postseason, no lead is safe. Game might be a blowout, but it can get interesting. I thought NYY-CLE was over, but when I came back, nope. Although I hear Girardi is getting flamed for not using his challenge.|
|Oct-07-17|| ||Boomie: One thing we know from today is when a team scores a touchdown, they have a great chance to win.|
|Oct-07-17|| ||Penguincw: Kershaw with the base hit. 5th straight postseason he's had a base hit.|
I don't want to jinx anything, but:
Kershaw postseason ERA in first 6 innings: 3.27
Kershaw postseason ERA in 7th inning: 21.32
Sure, 7-2 looks cozy, but no lead is safe in the postseason...
|Oct-07-17|| ||Penguincw: <WannaBe> and all of Dodger nation about to crucify me...|
|Oct-07-17|| ||Boomie: <Penguincw: <WannaBe> and all of Dodger nation about to crucify me...>|
You had to open your big beak?
|Oct-07-17|| ||Penguincw: And CHC blows a 3-1 lead. I was enjoying listening to that game. This series is the only series where the fans are actually quiet (so relaxing to listen to).|
I do see Maddon is getting roasted with his pitching decisions. FTR, I agree with him to leave Edwards all the way up to Rendon, but would've brought in Wilson to face Murphy, and then Davis afterward. Oh well.
I did make one prediction right. I predicted Gio would pitch decently, but get a no decision. That pretty much sums up his first 5 postseason starts, surprisingly.
Definitely changes the series around. Scherzer on the mound tomorrow, and if he wins, sure Arrieta is feeling great, but do the Cubs bring back Hendricks on short rest?
|Oct-08-17|| ||WannaBe: Man, all these managers are going nuts with their bullpen pitchers. R. Hill got the (quick) hook, K. Maeda who I think is well rested, got pulled for lefty/lefty matchup...|
It's baseball, but not as we've known it.
|Oct-08-17|| ||Penguincw: Speaking of quick hooks, look at John Farrell and BOS today. Sure, they're facing elimination, but, uh, nothing.|
I kinda wanted to see HOU win today. Sometimes, it's nice to see a series where one team just absolutely dominates the other.
It's Thanksgiving tomorrow in Canada, and that also means baseball all day long! However, it could rain tomorrow in the BOS/NYY area, so that's not good. And one thing about the MLB postseason, unlike other playoffs, every day makes a difference. BOS could bring back Sale on 4 days rest (but HOU could bring Verlander too). Chapman threw 30+ pitches today. With the rest day, he's more likely to throw more than an inning now, again. Etc.
|Oct-08-17|| ||Penguincw: Not many teams have come back from a 2-0 series deficit in a 5 game series, but 2 of those teams include BOS and NYY. Watch out HOU and CLE!|
|Oct-09-17|| ||Penguincw: Nice to see G5 like drama in a G4, with both managers bringing in their would've been G5 starters. Managing like there's no tomorrow.|
I thought last year was pretty crazy when it came to bullpen usage (ex. Jansen making multiple 2+ inning appearances), but this year, the starters are coming in too!
Seems like the difference between "starter" and "relief" pitchers is becoming less notable. A couple of years ago, heading into a series, it would be about "which team has the better rotation". Now it seems, "which team has the better bullpen".
I predict in a 100 years or so, nearly every player on the roster will be able to hit, field, run and pitch (obviously to varying degrees).
|Oct-09-17|| ||Penguincw: Was 0-0 in Chicago. Normally in a scoreless tie, it would be considered a "pitching and defense game". Well, pitching game for sure, but defense? How about, 5 errors in the game, including one that led to a run.|
|Oct-09-17|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Mr Benoni, I'm still excited about that Cubs win today! I think those ex-Detroit players are making excellent contributions! |
Phony this ice cold Bud truly is for you! ; P
P.S. Here I am making an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.
|Oct-10-17|| ||Stonehenge: Hello, there are some mistakes here:
Game Collection: Hastings 1935/36
The first round was played on the 27th and the last round on the 4th. (The 29th was a rest day, two rounds were played on the 30th).
And R P Michell vs Tylor, 1935 was a game from round four.
The info can be found here http://www.belgianchesshistory.be/t..., and I checked it with a bunch of Dutch newspapers.
|Oct-10-17|| ||WannaBe: <Stonehenge> No way, <PB> does not make mistakes. =))|
<Penguincw> Regardless who wins between WAS/CHI, it will be a 're-match' with LAD, since LAD eliminated WAS last year and then got eliminated by CHI...
Hey, how about that genius D. Roberts putting K. Maeda out of bullpen!
|Oct-10-17|| ||Penguincw: < Hey, how about that genius D. Roberts putting K. Maeda out of bullpen! >|
I remember seeing some graphic in early August on the Dodgers' rotation, and it showed like <6> pitchers, all with an ERA under 4, and a winning record.
My thought when seeing it, how are the Dodgers going to be able to use all of them? Of course, the only way was to put some of them in the bullpen.
One idea is to go with a <6> man rotation. That is, every 3 games, you have 2 starters assigned to that game, and you ask each "starter" to go 3 innings each. From the 7th onward, you go to your regular bullpen.
Something tells me this could be very common in the regular season, in the future...
|Oct-10-17|| ||WannaBe: No baseball today, two tomorrow.|
|Oct-10-17|| ||Penguincw: I see though many (except for TBS) wanted the game to be scheduled at 1 pm, but TBS refused (may or may not be a legit reason). Oh well.|
But in baseball, every day makes a difference. Now WSH can go with Stratsburg and Gio on normal rest to save their season, instead of Roark. However, CHC can also go with Hendricks and Lester to close this series. And there's also the bullpen.
Though I'm sure that pitching is not the thing that is costing WSH...
|Oct-11-17|| ||Boomie: Get out your mustard and rye bread, Grandma. It's grand salami time.|
|Oct-11-17|| ||WannaBe: Hmmmmmmm, salami on rye. Skip the mustard, but give me sauerkraut. =)|
|Oct-11-17|| ||WannaBe: Some guy, Joe Sewell only struck out 4 times in a season for Cleveland back in '25 and '29.|
A. Judge have struck out 16 times thus far in the NYY and CLE series. Oy vey.
|Oct-12-17|| ||WannaBe: Now that CLE have been eliminated, that got my interest regarding regular season longest winning streak and post season 'achievements'...|
List of winning streak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...
1. 26 Games (with a tie) NY Giants 1916. Finished fourth in National League, 7 games back of Brooklyn Robins
2. 22 Games CLE 2017, eliminated at Divisional Round
3(tie). 21 (also involved a tie game) Chicago White Stockings 1880. Best record in National League (hence, I guess, Champions)
3(t). 21 Games Chicago Cubs 1935. Lost to Detroit in World Series 4-2
5(t). 20 Games St. Louis Maroons & Providence Grays 1884. This is probably the most interesting of the streaks
Grays played in National League, Maroons played in Union Association (First and only season for this league)
In what was known as World's Championship Series, Grays beat New York Metropolitans 3-0
5(t). 20 Games Oakland Athletics 2002. Won AL West by 4 games over LAA, eliminated in Divisional Round by MIN.
8(tie). 19 Games Chicago White Sox 1906. Won world series
8(t). 19 Games NY Yankees 1947. Won World Series.
8(t). 19 Games Chicago White Stockings 1885. Second most interesting of the streaks, as White Stockings of NL took on St. Louis Browns of the American Association for the Championship.
The series ended 3-3-1 with Game 1 tied and called after 8 innings due to darkness, Game 2 was awarded to White Stockings because Browns disputed an umpire decision and refused to continue play after 6 innings.
Both teams claim to be THE Champion.
|Oct-12-17|| ||saffuna: Cleveland has now lost SIX consecutive games where a win would have won the series. Three against Cubs last years, three against Yankees this year.|
A team that won 22 straight during the season.
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