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Kendrick
« on: October 31, 2019, 07:39:34 pm »
I have watched the replay several times. The pitch was a cutter down, maybe not a strike. How the fuck did he get the ball in the air.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 07:48:52 pm »
I have watched the replay several times. The pitch was a cutter down, maybe not a strike. How the fuck did he get the ball in the air.

I don't know. There were just a bunch of plays throughout the series that said "it's not your year".
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 07:50:02 pm »
I have watched the replay several times. The pitch was a cutter down, maybe not a strike. How the fuck did he get the ball in the air.

I checked out his spray chart.

Zero homers to dead RF this season.  The furthest right prior to that would have been about where the bullpen fence meets the RF wall.
 
https://www.fangraphs.com/spraycharts.aspx?playerid=4229&position=2B&type=battedball

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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 07:51:56 pm »
I checked out his spray chart.

Zero homers to dead RF this season.  The furthest right prior to that would have been about where the bullpen fence meets the RF wall.
 
https://www.fangraphs.com/spraycharts.aspx?playerid=4229&position=2B&type=battedball

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 10:19:34 pm »
I have watched the replay several times. The pitch was a cutter down, maybe not a strike. How the fuck did he get the ball in the air.

Actually looked like a strike to me. When they use that graphic with the strike zone superimposed it was right in the corner.

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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 07:33:14 am »
That's baseball....
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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 07:37:50 am »
That's baseball....

That HR immediately made me think about the Padres HR to RF of Wagner. Almost impossible to hit either.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 07:45:52 am »
That HR immediately made me think about the Padres HR to RF of Wagner. Almost impossible to hit either.
Me too. Fuck Jim Leyritz! At least Kendrick isn't a scumbag like that asshole.
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 08:05:24 am »
Fucking pre-ordained.

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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 08:47:43 am »
I checked out his spray chart.

Zero homers to dead RF this season.  The furthest right prior to that would have been about where the bullpen fence meets the RF wall.
 
https://www.fangraphs.com/spraycharts.aspx?playerid=4229&position=2B&type=battedball

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I read somewhere that Kendrick had never hit such a ball in the air at all and, when making contact, always pounded that directly into the ground. Also, in his career Harris has never given up a home run on that pitch.

It reminded me of Marwin's game 2 shot off Jansen.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 08:57:44 am »
I don't know. There were just a bunch of plays throughout the series that said "it's not your year".

Colin Cowherd said as much yesterday. Washington simply got it done.

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2019, 09:02:58 am »
Colin Cowherd said as much yesterday. Washington simply got it done.

Way too simplistic, and screw him. What does “get it done”mean? Slice a homer into the foul pole just above the fence? Have the Astros hit liners right to them with RISP? Take strikes which are called balls?

The Nats played hard and scored late in Houston, but the Astros also had back-breaking, rally-killing bad luck.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 09:44:44 am »
Way too simplistic, and screw him. What does “get it done”mean? Slice a homer into the foul pole just above the fence? Have the Astros hit liners right to them with RISP? Take strikes which are called balls?

The Nats played hard and scored late in Houston, but the Astros also had back-breaking, rally-killing bad luck.

That's my phrase, not Cowherd's. I think Cowherd was attempting to be conciliatory, given the outcome. Balls hit hard at opposing players is a facet of the game and makes his argument. Hinch can't hit for his team. Here's the segment in question.

https://youtu.be/HcSMUYTwcX4



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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2019, 09:51:15 am »
That's my phrase, not Cowherd's. I think Cowherd was attempting to be conciliatory, given the outcome. Balls hit hard at opposing players is a facet of the game and makes his argument. Hinch can't hit for his team. Here's the segment in question.

https://youtu.be/HcSMUYTwcX4
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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2019, 09:52:02 am »
That's my phrase, not Cowherd's. I think Cowherd was attempting to be conciliatory, given the outcome. Balls hit hard at opposing players is a facet of the game and makes his argument. Hinch can't hit for his team. Here's the segment in question.

https://youtu.be/HcSMUYTwcX4

I meant screw him generally.
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2019, 10:01:17 am »
Not clicking. Cowherd knows less about baseball than any any given poster here.

The guy's a wanker. Any coherent point from him is an accident.
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2019, 04:29:28 pm »
I don't know. There were just a bunch of plays throughout the series that said "it's not your year".

Fucking pre-ordained.

I'll add a log to this fire.  When the Astros won the ALCS this year, I ordered a set of baseball cards featuring Astros highlights from the series, just like I've done every time the Astros won a post-season series since the 2017 ALDS.

That's what I ordered, but that's not what I got. On the morning of WS Game 6, the package I got didn't contain an 8-card set featuring Jose Altuve's walk-off homer, Peacock's start on 0 days rest, or Reddick eating grass to make a great catch.  Instead, I got a single card:  Howie Kendrick hoisting the NLCS MVP trophy. 

Sometimes clutch hitting feels like "just baseball."  Kendrick's at-bat felt like one of the BBGs had a thumb on the scale. 

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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2019, 04:39:43 pm »
"Since 2008, 5,441 similarly thrown balls (pitcher and hitter handedness, speed, location, etc.) have resulted in swings only 26% of the time, and only 3 of those resulted in home runs"

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Re: Kendrick
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2019, 04:39:51 pm »

That's what I ordered, but that's not what I got. On the morning of WS Game 6, the package I got didn't contain an 8-card set featuring Jose Altuve's walk-off homer, Peacock's start on 0 days rest, or Reddick eating grass to make a great catch.  Instead, I got a single card:  Howie Kendrick hoisting the NLCS MVP trophy. 



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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2019, 04:45:48 pm »
I'll add a log to this fire.  When the Astros won the ALCS this year, I ordered a set of baseball cards featuring Astros highlights from the series, just like I've done every time the Astros won a post-season series since the 2017 ALDS.

That's what I ordered, but that's not what I got. On the morning of WS Game 6, the package I got didn't contain an 8-card set featuring Jose Altuve's walk-off homer, Peacock's start on 0 days rest, or Reddick eating grass to make a great catch.  Instead, I got a single card:  Howie Kendrick hoisting the NLCS MVP trophy. 

Sometimes clutch hitting feels like "just baseball."  Kendrick's at-bat felt like one of the BBGs had a thumb on the scale.

Indeed it did and a very heavy thumb.
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