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2021 Postseason Discussion and Game Thread


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ALCS/NLCS Results Poll  

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  1. 1. Who wins the WS?

    • Braves
      5
    • Astros
      1


Saturday night's NLCS Game 6 was supposed to be Max Scherzer starting for the Dodgers, but now he's been scratched and Walker Buehler will take his place on short rest again. Scherzer may still be available for a game 7, if necessary.

Ian Anderson is on regular rest (actually one extra day) for Atlanta, although his Game 2 start was a little shaky and saw a quick hook.

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Pitcher win scoring update:

Last night, Ian Anderson was the pitcher when the Braves took the lead, but he was the starting pitcher and failed to complete 5 innings, so he was not eligible to get the win. So the official scorer had some discretion, and they used it — they didn’t award the win to Minter, who threw 2 scoreless innings immediately following Anderson, but rather they awarded it to Matzek, who struck out the side to strand the tying inherited runners in the 7th and followed with a second scoreless inning of his own in the 8th.

Matzek didn’t pitch in game 5, but has otherwise appeared in every single game for Atlanta this postseason and has been incredible. Can he keep it up through the World Series?

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3 hours ago, Otto von Ballpark said:

I mean, they are completely unrelated things, so...?

I'm pretty sure they both involve baseball at it's highest level with packed stadiums and lots of revenue for the locale.  Kudos to Eddie Rosario and the Braves for making Manfred's "political punishment" lose all it's teeth.  It will be good that the local businesses there get to make up the revenue that they likely had planned for and was stolen from them.

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37 minutes ago, MMMordabito said:

I'm pretty sure they both involve baseball at it's highest level with packed stadiums and lots of revenue for the locale.  Kudos to Eddie Rosario and the Braves for making Manfred's "political punishment" lose all it's teeth.  It will be good that the local businesses there get to make up the revenue that they likely had planned for and was stolen from them.

They're mutually exclusive. It's like if you had to pay a $120 speeding ticket, then later entered and won a police-sponsored raffle. They both involve money and law enforcement, but would you say "how do you like them apples" as you collect your raffle prize? The taunt makes no sense as the target literally doesn't care -- the speeding ticket has no bearing on your ability to enter (or likelihood of winning) the raffle. Your punishment was the fine and you paid it. You still have $120 less than you would if you hadn't been speeding.

It's not like moving the all-star game was remotely any kind of judgment of the team's baseball moves or abilities, or put them on double-secret probation for the postseason or something.

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3 minutes ago, Otto von Ballpark said:

It's not like moving the all-star game was remotely any kind of judgment of the team's baseball moves or abilities, or put them on double-secret probation for the postseason or something.

Maybe not, but it does make MLB higher ups looks like hypocrites, they moved a meaningless game out of Atlanta for political reasons (doesn't matter which side you align with it was a political move) but when the rubber met the road, they let the biggest games in MLB take place in the same city, stadium they said was so horrible they had to move a meaningless game. (but hey they are willing to take the money from the same people they thought were so bad before)

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