Author Topic: Game 7  (Read 1309 times)

doyce7

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3101
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2019, 12:44:59 pm »
I think Urquidy is next if Greinke cannot get 9 or 12 outs with a lead or a close game. I don’t think Cole will come in early, but I likely am wrong.

We need good pitching, sure, but the offense must score more runs than 2 or 3.
Much of the game will hinge on how right Scherzer is, if he is Max Scherzer then the pitchers might have to make 2 or 3 runs hold up, if he's not then there will be chances to score and they need to capitalize

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk


Lefty

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3538
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2019, 12:45:20 pm »
Altuve owes me $30 for the new keyboard I bought this morning.
You may ask yourself, "How do I work this?"

Col. Sphinx Drummond

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 16735
  • art is a bulwark against the irrationality of man
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2019, 12:49:01 pm »
Altuve owes me $30 for the new keyboard I bought this morning.
He owes me at least 3 RBIs.
Everyone's talking, few of them know
The rest are pretending, they put on a show
And if there's a message I guess this is it
Truth isn't easy, the easy part's shit

JimR

  • Contributor
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 29262
    • View Profile
    • McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP
Re: Game 7
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2019, 12:49:57 pm »
Much of the game will hinge on how right Scherzer is, if he is Max Scherzer then the pitchers might have to make 2 or 3 runs hold up, if he's not then there will be chances to score and they need to capitalize

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

We scored 4 in his Game 1 and got him out after 5. We need at least that.
Often wrong, but never in doubt.

chuck

  • Contributor
  • Double Super Secret Pope
  • Posts: 12471
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2019, 12:50:34 pm »
Cole has never pitched in relief. I will be surprised if he pitches at all, and if he does, I can't imagine it will be to anyone other than Rendon and Soto. And I'm pretty comfortable having Smith face those two guys, to be honest.
Y todo lo que sube baja
pregúntale a Pedro Navaja

jbm

  • Pope
  • Posts: 6606
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2019, 01:03:35 pm »
Well said. I would add please keep Trea Turner off the base paths.
Yeah, him and that dude after him.  Having empty bases for the confident Rendon and Soto is so important.

Waldo

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6468
    • View Profile
    • http://www.ashrubbery.com/
Re: Game 7
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2019, 01:03:58 pm »
If he’s needed, the car is in the ditch.  If you can’t get 8 out of Greinke and Cole, then whoever comes in next is probably moot.

I figure if Greinke and Cole combine for that many innings then either Greinke is cruising with a comfortable lead or Cole had to come in very early and they're already in deep shit.

There's too many ways this could go.  For one, this isn't 2017 where you necessarily have to duct tape some relief work together to get to a Charlie Morton.  For another thing, Cole has never pitched 1) in relief OR 2) on short rest, so that's a pretty big unknown quantity.

So if Greinke hands you a lead or a tie after five innings then I'd maybe look for 1-2 innings max out of Cole just to bridge the gap to Smith/Harris/Pressly/Osuna for the final 6-9 outs.

Lefty

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3538
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2019, 01:08:19 pm »
He owes me at least 3 RBIs.
Oh yeah, interesting trades definitely accepted.
You may ask yourself, "How do I work this?"

JimR

  • Contributor
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 29262
    • View Profile
    • McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP
Re: Game 7
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2019, 01:37:05 pm »
Cole has never pitched in relief. I will be surprised if he pitches at all, and if he does, I can't imagine it will be to anyone other than Rendon and Soto. And I'm pretty comfortable having Smith face those two guys, to be honest.

I think he would pitch only starting an inning, not coming in with men on base. He is completely unaccustomed to that role.
Often wrong, but never in doubt.

BlownRanger

  • Prime Time Player
  • Posts: 661
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2019, 02:13:01 pm »
In my layman's opinion:  Urquidy is almost certain to be the second pitcher Hinch uses tonight (unless he brings in a true reliever to finish an inning).
"He hit that one right up the poop chute, Bill" - Enos Cabell

SoonerJim

  • Veteran Role Player
  • Posts: 406
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2019, 02:23:32 pm »
In my layman's opinion:  Urquidy is almost certain to be the second pitcher Hinch uses tonight (unless he brings in a true reliever to finish an inning).

My thought as well, Urquidy’s  has been the best ws start we’ve had. Washington effectively conceded a win to Cole, knowing Verlander’s postseason record provided huge upside in game six. Now their co-ace and #3 starters are rested and available

homer

  • Pope
  • Posts: 6501
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2019, 02:28:37 pm »
In my layman's opinion:  Urquidy is almost certain to be the second pitcher Hinch uses tonight (unless he brings in a true reliever to finish an inning).

Urquidy will also start clean and be viewed as a multiple inning guy. If Greinke is in trouble and needs an out, then he'll use someone else depending on matchups. And then depending on where they are in the order maybe Hinch brings in someone to do 7-8-9, or maybe 3-4-5, and then sets Urquidy on a path to get the most outs based on matchup as possible.
Oye. Vamos, vamos.

Lefty

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3538
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2019, 02:59:06 pm »
Chili prep has begun
You may ask yourself, "How do I work this?"

dickntx

  • Clark
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2019, 03:01:37 pm »
Grienke has never had 3 straight games of 5 innings left in his entire career...lets hope he give us at least 5 good ones tonight.  Of course the World Series has never had a team win 4 road games (even counting back when it was best of 9) so lets hope that trend also continues.

JimR

  • Contributor
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 29262
    • View Profile
    • McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP
Re: Game 7
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2019, 03:21:55 pm »
Chili prep has begun

Had it for lunch. See Facebook.
Often wrong, but never in doubt.

BUWebguy

  • Should Have Quit 500 Posts Ago
  • Posts: 2116
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2019, 03:55:47 pm »
Hinch on Cole: “It would be in a limited capacity if I ask him to do anything."

https://twitter.com/jakemkaplan/status/1189642537725657088
"If you can't figure out that Astros doesn't have an apostrophe, you shouldn't be able to comment." - Ron Brand, June 9, 2010

Ty in Tampa

  • Contributor
  • Pope
  • Posts: 9102
  • You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2019, 04:08:11 pm »
...if I ask him to do anything."

If he demands to do something, that's different.
"You want me broken. You want me dead.
I'm living rent-free in the back of your head."

Lefty

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3538
    • View Profile
Re: Game 7
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2019, 04:44:01 pm »
Chili will be served at 6:30.  Picking up fritos when I make my beer run.
You may ask yourself, "How do I work this?"

Waldo

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6468
    • View Profile
    • http://www.ashrubbery.com/
Game 7
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2019, 05:08:52 pm »
They’re wearing the orange jerseys tonight, according to McTaggart on Twitter.

das

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3460
    • View Profile
    • Faith Home Ministries
Re: Game 7
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2019, 05:58:55 pm »
They’re wearing the orange jerseys tonight, according to McTaggart on Twitter.

This is a good thing.
Another trenchant comment by a jealous lesser intellect.