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« Reply #80 on: October 09, 2018, 10:35:50 pm »
Bosox win it.

Should be Sale/Verlander Saturday night.

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« Reply #81 on: October 09, 2018, 10:39:29 pm »
Bosox win it.

Should be Sale/Verlander Saturday night.

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« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2018, 10:40:30 pm »
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« Reply #83 on: October 09, 2018, 10:48:00 pm »
Fuck both of them.

Yup. It would have been FTY also.

This series is going to be very difficult.

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« Reply #84 on: October 10, 2018, 07:44:28 am »
Yup. It would have been FTY also.

This series is going to be very difficult.

Probably, but I would rather play in Fenway than Yankee Stadium. Postseason games are supposed to be difficult.
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« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2018, 07:56:26 am »
Clevinger is making Bauer seem like the lesser prick.

They're still shitty
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« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2018, 10:01:01 am »
Probably, but I would rather play in Fenway than Yankee Stadium. Postseason games are supposed to be difficult.

I think the Astros match up better against the Red Sox, in addition to always being glad to see the Yankees eliminated.
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« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2018, 10:17:58 am »
I think the Astros match up better against the Red Sox, in addition to always being glad to see the Yankees eliminated.

The Red Sox are plainly a better overall team than the Yankees. The Astros and the Red Sox are plainly the two best teams in the league, and likely in baseball.

The Astros are better than Cleveland, and things broke in the Astros' way during the series, but Cleveland is a very, very good team, perfectly capable of beating New York or Boston in a series of any length, and to act like it was a matter of routine for the Astros to show up and stomp the shit out of them both does Cleveland a disservice and probably fails to appreciate just how good the Astros can be.
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« Reply #88 on: October 10, 2018, 10:38:09 am »
to act like it was a matter of routine for the Astros to show up and stomp the shit out of them both does Cleveland a disservice and probably fails to appreciate just how good the Astros can be.

Cleveland has two of the top-5 hitters in baseball, 4 200+ K starting pitchers, and a very good supporting cast.  The fact that the Astros ran through them was a remarkable feat.   
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« Reply #89 on: October 10, 2018, 11:02:09 am »
The Red Sox are plainly a better overall team than the Yankees. The Astros and the Red Sox are plainly the two best teams in the league, and likely in baseball.

The Astros are better than Cleveland, and things broke in the Astros' way during the series, but Cleveland is a very, very good team, perfectly capable of beating New York or Boston in a series of any length, and to act like it was a matter of routine for the Astros to show up and stomp the shit out of them both does Cleveland a disservice and probably fails to appreciate just how good the Astros can be.

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« Reply #90 on: October 10, 2018, 11:38:22 am »
The Red Sox are plainly a better overall team than the Yankees. The Astros and the Red Sox are plainly the two best teams in the league, and likely in baseball.

The Astros are better than Cleveland, and things broke in the Astros' way during the series, but Cleveland is a very, very good team, perfectly capable of beating New York or Boston in a series of any length, and to act like it was a matter of routine for the Astros to show up and stomp the shit out of them both does Cleveland a disservice and probably fails to appreciate just how good the Astros can be.

Also even though it seemed lopsided in the end, those were all close games.  Game 1 was neck and neck through the 7th inning stretch.  Game 2 was a 2 run game.  The Indians led Game 3 for most of the game and it took a swinging bunt and Bauer's throwing error on a sure double play to open up the game.  The Astros of course won decisively, but the notion that it was a cake walk or the Indians to put up much of fight is ludicrous. 
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« Reply #91 on: October 10, 2018, 11:47:13 am »
Also even though it seemed lopsided in the end, those were all close games.  Game 1 was neck and neck through the 7th inning stretch.  Game 2 was a 2 run game.  The Indians led Game 3 for most of the game and it took a swinging bunt and Bauer's throwing error on a sure double play to open up the game.  The Astros of course won decisively, but the notion that it was a cake walk or the Indians to put up much of fight is ludicrous.

They led Game 2 until Marwin’s double off Miller in the 6th. We dominated them overall statistically, but our runs came late.
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« Reply #92 on: October 10, 2018, 12:17:44 pm »
Also even though it seemed lopsided in the end, those were all close games.  Game 1 was neck and neck through the 7th inning stretch.  Game 2 was a 2 run game.  The Indians led Game 3 for most of the game and it took a swinging bunt and Bauer's throwing error on a sure double play to open up the game.  The Astros of course won decisively, but the notion that it was a cake walk or the Indians to put up much of fight is ludicrous.

Agreed, Stros beat a damn good team ! Whats so fun for me is all the "little" things we seem to do better than most. We were pretty well evenly matched, but our defense is hard to beat (especially in OF) . And overall team speed and our base running are just about tops. This really hit home for me in game 2 with Melky boxing it around in the RF corner and Bregman cutting the bases perfectly and scoring by a hair. 
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« Reply #93 on: October 10, 2018, 12:23:06 pm »
They led Game 2 until Marwin’s double off Miller in the 6th. We dominated them overall statistically, but our runs came late.

IMO, in hindsight, removing Carrasco was the big mistake.
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« Reply #94 on: October 10, 2018, 03:43:57 pm »
IMO, in hindsight, removing Carrasco was the big mistake.

Managers keep making that mistake against the Astros - Roberts did it all the time in the WS last year while Hinch just let the hot hand go if and until it cooled off.  It's the American League!  How hard can it be?
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« Reply #95 on: October 11, 2018, 01:50:16 am »
IMO, in hindsight, removing Carrasco was the big mistake.
What does Marwin do against him the 3rd time?  At that point he was the only one who had good swings on CC.
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« Reply #96 on: October 11, 2018, 07:35:12 am »
IMO, in hindsight, removing Carrasco was the big mistake.

At the time, bringing in Miller was the absolute right move. They turned Marwin around to his weaker side, and he had almo no previous success against Miller-6Ks in 8 ABs. Hindsight never loses.
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« Reply #97 on: October 11, 2018, 07:27:01 pm »
At the time, bringing in Miller was the absolute right move. They turned Marwin around to his weaker side, and he had almo no previous success against Miller-6Ks in 8 ABs. Hindsight never loses.

This year's Miller was not nearly the force that the '16 and '17 Miller was. Although I don't think Francona was wrong to do what he did, I'll bet he was plenty nervous about it.
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« Reply #98 on: October 11, 2018, 10:38:23 pm »
At the time, bringing in Miller was the absolute right move. They turned Marwin around to his weaker side, and he had almo no previous success against Miller-6Ks in 8 ABs. Hindsight never loses.

Absolutely. Tito is being criticized a little for that move, which I find unfair and disingenuous. Suppose that he hadn't turned Marwin around, and Marwin hit the ball out of the yard, the critics and monday morning quarterbacks would have jumped on him for that.
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« Reply #99 on: October 12, 2018, 12:59:00 am »
Absolutely. Tito is being criticized a little for that move, which I find unfair and disingenuous. Suppose that he hadn't turned Marwin around, and Marwin hit the ball out of the yard, the critics and monday morning quarterbacks would have jumped on him for that.
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