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Monday, October 16, 2017

ALCS Game 3 OMNICHATTER, for October 16, 2017

Houston leads New York 2-0.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 16, 2017 at 02:31 PM | 129 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Baldrick Posted: October 16, 2017 at 09:50 PM (#5555467)
Morton pitched extremely well and got tagged with 7 runs. Sometimes life isn't fair.
   102. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 16, 2017 at 09:51 PM (#5555468)
Judge looked pretty good there!
   103. PreservedFish Posted: October 16, 2017 at 09:51 PM (#5555469)
Oh dear. This doesn't look good.
   104. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 16, 2017 at 09:52 PM (#5555470)
My Beloved Yankees !!
   105. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 16, 2017 at 09:52 PM (#5555471)
That close-up replay on Judge's catch is something I don't recall ever seeing before, i.e., that close up.

It's a great look. He catches the ball and then closes his eyes and braces for impact with the wall.

Health is a skill, and it seems he instinctively knows what to do to stay healthy. IE he knows he's airborne so straightens up his body and hits the wall with the part of his body (shoulder and side) that can most easily absorb the impact. Another player might have stuck out his hands to try to brace the impact, and fractured his wrist. In fact Judge pulls his wrist into his body for safety immediately after catching it.

Also: Being able to time the catch and the speed with which he approached the wall is important too. No crashing into the wall at 100 mph.

I don't exactly know what the "right" way to do this is, but what he did looked good, and I can imagine there's a wrong way for the reasons I say above.

Of course, now watch him leave the game with an injury....


That may be the most insightful comment you've ever posted, with a nice added touch of self-depreciation.
   106. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 16, 2017 at 09:53 PM (#5555472)
Pour it on boys! Destroy their bullpen! Poison their crops!
   107. Chip Posted: October 16, 2017 at 09:53 PM (#5555473)
If I'm a PBP guy, I take EVERYTHING into account ...


But he’s actually there in a booth in the stadium watching the flight of the ball. After seeing the flight of many other balls in batting practice, in the game, and in previous games in the venue. He in fact should not be paying attention to the batter reaction at all, except perhaps when they run the replay.
   108. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:01 PM (#5555474)
Mookie would've doubled the runner off first.
   109. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5555479)
It's very important here for Girardi not to panic with the bullpen. Try hard to get 7 out of CC. Try very hard not to use Chapman, Robertson, or Kahnle.
   110. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:12 PM (#5555481)
He in fact should not be paying attention to the batter reaction at all, except perhaps when they run the replay.


He in fact should be, it's on the monitor next to him. It's another vital, contemporaneous piece of information that helps anticipate the outcome and should shape the call.
   111. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:14 PM (#5555483)
It's very important here for Girardi not to panic with the bullpen. Try hard to get 7 out of CC. Try very hard not to use Chapman, Robertson, or Kahnle.


Agreed, this is point where the 10th pitcher who can go 2IP, 4H, 2ER, 2BB, 2K would be perfect in the 8th and 9th.
   112. PreservedFish Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:18 PM (#5555484)
These brutal Cubs games have been far more enjoyable than this one.
   113. Howie Menckel Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:21 PM (#5555485)
the Yankees' best outcome tonight would have been to tax the Astros shaky bullpen and then beat them anyway. no such luck. but down 2-0 in a series, you take what you're given.
   114. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:26 PM (#5555487)
GREAT job by C.C., but that's enough pitches for the night.
   115. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:29 PM (#5555489)
Sabathia's done very well tonight. Now at 99 pitches, I'd take him out to keep him fresh if needed for a Game 7.
   116. bunyon Posted: October 16, 2017 at 10:30 PM (#5555491)
Fascinating AL game here.
   117. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:05 PM (#5555499)
The Astros haven't named a Game 4 starter, and there is speculation that Hinch might go with Keuchel on 3-days rest, which would also set him up for a potential Game 7, also on 3-days rest. That would seem unwise since Keuchel has never done that, and the Astros will still be ahead 2-1even if the Yanks hold their lead tonight. If Keuchel craps out on 3-days rest, the Astros might be stuck with him and Verlander going on less than their best throughout the remaining games. Keuchel & Verlander on regular rest in Games 5 & 6, with Johnny Wholestaff for Game 7, if needed, seems like a better strategy.
   118. Howie Menckel Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:14 PM (#5555503)
the only speculation I heard on the game was that in a tight spot tonight, the Astros might send in Peacock and therefore start McCullers in game 4. no such need, of course, so seems like Peacock.
   119. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:24 PM (#5555510)
Man, Betances just doesn't have any idea where the fastball is going ...
   120. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5555515)
I get yanking "No More Chances" Betances, but sheesh, are Kahnle and maybe Chapman really necessary here? It's still 8-0 in the 9th.
   121. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:33 PM (#5555516)
8-1, bases loaded, nobody out.

Kahnle better nail this down right here.
   122. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:35 PM (#5555517)
Ask and ye shall receive.
   123. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:35 PM (#5555518)
Tonight the Terror Tot was just a tater tot ...
   124. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:36 PM (#5555519)
They said the Astros haven't lost 2 straight in a month. But neither had the Indians until last week.
   125. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:36 PM (#5555520)
A tiny bit messy at the end, but 8-1 is a pretty good win. Bullpen in fairly good shape for tomorrow, too.
   126. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 16, 2017 at 11:38 PM (#5555521)
Yeah, I'll take it ... even if Betances basically turned himself into a dead roster spot tonight and we had to use Kahnle ...
   127. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 17, 2017 at 12:10 AM (#5555525)
Hmmm ... according to RAB, exit velocity on Frazier's homer?

100.5

Never would have guessed that.
   128. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 17, 2017 at 12:34 AM (#5555529)
Yankees hitting .378 with 2 outs in the ACLS. Might want a little more balance going forward.
   129. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 17, 2017 at 01:05 AM (#5555533)
Astros going with Lance McCullers to start Game 4. He hasn't been very good since June (8.23 post-All-Star ERA), but you never know what will happen in the playoffs. Yanks need a victory here with Keuchel & Verlander to follow.
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