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Re: World Series - Game Four. Astros v. Dodgers. Oct. 28, 2017
« Reply #420 on: October 28, 2017, 10:54:21 pm »
Give it time and the score would be.

I love your optimism.  Or the score would be worse.
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« Reply #421 on: October 28, 2017, 10:55:19 pm »
If anything, putting him in any situation that is not 9th-inning-save-situation is a recipe for disaster.

But seriously then how do you justify not trading him?
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« Reply #422 on: October 28, 2017, 10:57:22 pm »
Seriously... Watching the MLB Network postgame..   "No Peacock available, so the bullpen was thin.. "    Do these people not know who is in the bullpen for the Astros?

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« Reply #423 on: October 28, 2017, 10:58:34 pm »
But seriously then how do you justify not trading him?

I don't think Giles will be in the bullpen next season.
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« Reply #424 on: October 28, 2017, 11:06:06 pm »
I don't think Giles will be in the bullpen next season.

As much as I love Luhnow I do worry he's got too much affinity for Giles.  I think he takes a lot of pride in that trade for Giles.
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« Reply #425 on: October 28, 2017, 11:06:27 pm »
I don't think Giles will be in the bullpen next season.
Move him into the rotation eh? Now you’re thinking outside the box!
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« Reply #426 on: October 28, 2017, 11:07:22 pm »
Seriously... Watching the MLB Network postgame..   "No Peacock available, so the bullpen was thin.. "    Do these people not know who is in the bullpen for the Astros?
Can't blame them, Hinch (and everyone else) isn't sure either.
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« Reply #427 on: October 28, 2017, 11:07:34 pm »
Having a shaky closer in the playoffs is depressing. From Dave Smith to Ken Giles, we've seen a few.

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« Reply #428 on: October 28, 2017, 11:10:24 pm »
Move him into the rotation eh? Now you’re thinking outside the box!
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« Reply #429 on: October 28, 2017, 11:11:25 pm »
As much as I love Luhnow I do worry he's got too much affinity for Giles.  I think he takes a lot of pride in that trade for Giles.
Does the GM pressure the Manager to use his pet project? Seriously, didn't know that happens. I am sure guys sometimes get at bats and starts because a lot of money is being paid to them, but they also play because a GM is proud of a trade? And in the World Series? The Verlander trade establishes Luhnow as the Sultan of Swap, doesn't need Giles to succeed to look fucking awesome.
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« Reply #430 on: October 28, 2017, 11:12:34 pm »
Bullpen schmulpen. Two fucking hits. Not gonna win many game that way. Gotta come out and send Kershaw to the showers early tomorrow or it's the end of the line.
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« Reply #431 on: October 28, 2017, 11:20:41 pm »
Bullpen schmulpen. Two fucking hits. Not gonna win many game that way. Gotta come out and send Kershaw to the showers early tomorrow or it's the end of the line.
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Re: World Series - Game Four. Astros v. Dodgers. Oct. 28, 2017
« Reply #432 on: October 28, 2017, 11:27:25 pm »
Does the GM pressure the Manager to use his pet project? Seriously, didn't know that happens. I am sure guys sometimes get at bats and starts because a lot of money is being paid to them, but they also play because a GM is proud of a trade? And in the World Series? The Verlander trade establishes Luhnow as the Sultan of Swap, doesn't need Giles to succeed to look fucking awesome.

I'm talking about an after season trade question.
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« Reply #433 on: October 28, 2017, 11:32:16 pm »
Bullpen schmulpen. Two fucking hits. Not gonna win many game that way. Gotta come out and send Kershaw to the showers early tomorrow or it's the end of the line.

Well they could have won with just the one hit.

I saw a stat that said the Astros had 10 batted balls of 95mph or higher but only the 2 hits.  Balls hit that hard are more often hits than outs 80% of the time.  Some bad luck there.
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« Reply #434 on: October 28, 2017, 11:32:40 pm »
Bullpen schmulpen. Two fucking hits. Not gonna win many game that way. Gotta come out and send Kershaw to the showers early tomorrow or it's the end of the line.

Yes.

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« Reply #435 on: October 28, 2017, 11:43:49 pm »
Quote from: AJ Hinch in the Thursday Chronicle
And I did say Giles did play a pivotal role, not in giving up the run but in the outs he did get. That's part of my job that I feel good about. ... I think Ken Giles is going to get another save in this series. I think he's going to get some really big outs. I think when the crowd is standing in this ballpark over the next couple of games, if we can have the lead and he's the right matchup, he's going to get the last out. He's done it

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Re: World Series - Game Four. Astros v. Dodgers. Oct. 28, 2017
« Reply #437 on: October 29, 2017, 10:07:49 am »
Well they could have won with just the one hit.

Sure, it's possible to get no hit and win. But run that strategy out there and see how it works. A couple of well struck balls found leather, but by and large the Astros did not have good at bats. They were patient, got ahead in the count, and its like they went into protection mode, like they were down 0-2. Lots of weak swings. Didn't help that Wood was getting 4-6 inches up, down, in and out.
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