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#181 SQUIRREL

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:26 AM

 

To be fair, they ran into 4 good teams in their 4 playoff trips with Harper, and they were very close losses (3 of them going the full 5 games, and the other was 3-1 to the eventual champ Giants in 2014, featuring 3 one run losses -- the Nats and Giants actually tied at 9 runs for the series!) And they didn't have Strasburg or Rendon for the first one of those, or Scherzer for the first two, so there are more key differences than just Harper.

They certainly are playing well this year, though! And to think, they not only started the year 19-31, they've also been on the brink of playoff elimination twice -- trailed the wild card game by 2 runs with only 4 outs to go, and game 5 of the NLDS by 2 runs with 6 outs to go.

 

This all sounds like they really want to win! ;)

 

I've actually been pretty impressed with how all the teams have played, with one exception. And when I see how the teams have played I think to myself how the Twins were just not that good. And before anyone says 'It's the pitching, it's the pitching', well, yes, but that's just part of it. How the teams have played is the difference. 

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:17 AM

Tuesday, Oct. 15

 

With the Cardinals on the verge of elimination, plus a heavy rain predicted for NY tomorrow, this could be the last "doubleheader" of MLB games this year.

 

3:08 pm CST

Astros at Yankees (ALCS Game 3, series tied 1-1)

TV: FS1

 

7:05 pm CST

Cardinals at Nationals (NLCS Game 4, Nats lead 3-0)

TV: TBS


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:56 AM

This is your casual reminder that Gerrit Cole hasn't lost a game since May 22, pitching to a 1.66 ERA.
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 02:11 PM

Altuve bomba!

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 02:27 PM

Come on Correa!

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 02:30 PM

Severino gets out of the bases loaded jam... But it took 36 pitches to get through the 1st. A positive for the Astros.

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:43 PM

Severino got through 4, 90 pitches, 2 ER 5 LOB. Frustrating to watch when I want the Astros to pour it on!
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:52 PM

 

Severino got through 4, 90 pitches, 2 ER 5 LOB. Frustrating to watch when I want the Astros to pour it on!

 

shouldn't you be working>? :)

 

I do think they need 2 more runs...

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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:59 PM

shouldn't you be working>? :)

I do think they need 2 more runs...


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 04:21 PM

Severino got through 4, 90 pitches, 2 ER 5 LOB. Frustrating to watch when I want the Astros to pour it on!

Severino came out for the 5th. You didn’t send him the memo?
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 05:54 PM

Astros just got their home field advantage back.:)


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:33 PM

Baseball can be cruel... One week you score 10 runs in the 1st inning of an elimination game. The next week you give up 7 runs in the 1st inning of an elimination game.

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:36 PM

Apropos of nothing in particular...

There was a 15-20 minute delay in the first game to switch home plate umpires (original ump took a nasty foul tip to the mask, apparently). Of course Twitter had a field day with how long it was taking to get the next ump ready. All in good fun. I hope.

Anyone catch any coverage of that? What was happening during the broadcast?
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Posted Yesterday, 07:42 AM

 

Apropos of nothing in particular...

There was a 15-20 minute delay in the first game to switch home plate umpires (original ump took a nasty foul tip to the mask, apparently). Of course Twitter had a field day with how long it was taking to get the next ump ready. All in good fun. I hope.

Anyone catch any coverage of that? What was happening during the broadcast?

I had the radio broadcast on, and I was a little confused. They seemed to be talking a lot about various umpires for awhile! There were some jokes about another umpire catching a subway train to the stadium. Not really sure why it took so long.

 

Edit: from reading up on it, I guess he came out to start the next inning, but then got looked at again and decided to leave. Only then did the other ump go inside to change equipment. So that probably lengthened the proceedings. I wasn't listening too closely, though. Hope the ump is OK.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:52 AM

So the Nationals win the NL pennant, and will have 6 days of rest before World Series game 1. Time to plan their rotation, and rest their starters (for likely more relief duty too) -- but hopefully not develop too much rust!

 

If they can get in a game today, and win out, the Astros will have no more than 4 days rest; the Yankees, no more than 2.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:55 AM

 

Baseball can be cruel... One week you score 10 runs in the 1st inning of an elimination game. The next week you give up 7 runs in the 1st inning of an elimination game.

At least this time, the runs were allowed in the bottom of the first -- previously, the Braves were down 10-0 before they even got a turn at bat!

 

Last night the Cardinals at least made it a little interesting after that too -- got the tying run on base in 8th inning, although not much beyond that.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:12 PM

Wednesday Oct. 16

Sadly, no game today as the NLCS is over and ALCS Game 4 has been postponed.

The latter development means we'll be spared from a full-on Astros-Yankees bullpen game for now (although most Yankee games resemble bullpen games these days).

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Posted Yesterday, 03:07 PM

 

Wednesday Oct. 16

Sadly, no game today as the NLCS is over and ALCS Game 4 has been postponed.

The latter development means we'll be spared from a full-on Astros-Yankees bullpen game for now (although most Yankee games resemble bullpen games these days).

 

I think the lack of a game today is a good thing. Winding down for a time post-WS when there are just no games, unless you follow the games to foreign countries.

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