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ALCS Game 6 OMNICHATTER, for October 20, 2017

Yankees lead the Astros, 3-2.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 20, 2017 at 02:27 PM | 155 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 03:26 PM (#5559159)
Let's go Yankees! Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 20, 2017 at 03:38 PM (#5559168)
Should be a good game. Verlander is pretty darn good, but let's not forget that Severino had a better season - he's no pushover. I'm hoping for an epic moment, perhaps an Aaron Judge HR breaking a Minute Maid Park outfield window, or derailing the Astros train.
   3. Khrushin it bro Posted: October 20, 2017 at 04:16 PM (#5559193)
Or Altuve hitting 3 home runs in one game again.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2017 at 04:28 PM (#5559203)
Or Greg Bird hitting another 2 out homer in the top of the 9th, only this time with the game tied.
   5. Khrushin it bro Posted: October 20, 2017 at 04:40 PM (#5559216)
It will be interesting to see how long they stick with Severino.
   6. TomH Posted: October 20, 2017 at 04:50 PM (#5559222)
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/whats-wrong-with-houstons-offense/

Article showing how Houston has hit many balls hard, but not falling in (or falling just short of the wall).

The Yankees arms, although their K/W ratio is worse in the playoffs than during the season, has allowed a .272 slugging so far in the playoffs. The Universe hopes this is unsustainable.
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 20, 2017 at 05:33 PM (#5559242)
I guess go Astros since that will make WS tickets less expensive? But even still they might be above my price range. So, whatever, go somebody! The Dodgers need an opponent for the World Series.
   8. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2017 at 06:03 PM (#5559247)
I guess go Astros since that will make WS tickets less expensive?

I thought that World Series ticket prices were now set in advance of knowing the opponents. But then I guess you're talking about the secondary market.
   9. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 20, 2017 at 06:16 PM (#5559252)
Big, big game. Two really good teams, two really good starting pitchers, elimination game. Feels like Knicks-Bulls or something like that.
   10. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 20, 2017 at 07:02 PM (#5559261)
[8] Yeah, to buy WS tickets from the team, you either have to be a full season ticket holder or super lucky. I actually looked up what the team was selling WS tickets for and the prices ranged from $166 to $531. Considering what the prices on the secondary market are, I don't get why the team didn't sell the tickets at a range of like $700 to $3000. They could easily have made an extra $1000 per ticket on average, which is an extra $56 mil per game, basically the annual salaries of two superstars. Then again, the secondary market prices might just be so high because so few are selling. Giving up a chance to make more money isn't something MLB teams usually do.
   11. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 20, 2017 at 07:03 PM (#5559262)
[9] Lol, the Knicks have been a bottom feeder for nearly 20 years now.
   12. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 20, 2017 at 07:07 PM (#5559264)
Country bumpkin never been in the City when the Knicks are rolling and there Garden is thumping.
   13. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 07:18 PM (#5559268)
Go Astros! Because I don't want to be reduced to rooting for the Yankees in the World Series.
   14. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:07 PM (#5559278)
I guess go Astros since that will make WS tickets less expensive?


FWIW, SeatGeek is currently quoting higher prices for games in LA if the Astros are the visitors.
   15. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:09 PM (#5559279)
Country bumpkin never been in the City when the Knicks are rolling and there Garden is thumping.

He's right. Knicks have been irrelevant for nearly a generation. The last time they were in the Eastern Conf. Finals, Bill Clinton was President.
   16. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5559281)
Still not used to the sight of Verlander in an Astros uniform.
   17. PreservedFish Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:16 PM (#5559283)
We'll always have Linsanity.
   18. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:17 PM (#5559285)
Man, you look at that Astros lineup and it's hard to see how they're not scoring more runs.
   19. Baldrick Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:28 PM (#5559290)
Of course Sanchez gets a squibber hit to lead off the inning. Of course!
   20. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:31 PM (#5559292)
Where did that miss?
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:34 PM (#5559293)
Some reasonably good conduct off Verlander. Not quite good enough, yet, but enough for some hope. Too bad he's in one of those climate-controlled luxury ballparks, rather than baking in the Texas heat after having thrown 124 pitches in his last start. Severino looks quite capable, too.
   22. Baldrick Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5559294)
Well, at least Verlander looks sharp. There's still hope for the good guys.
   23. Howie Menckel Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5559295)
funny to hear Smoltz say it's tough for the Astros to recognize if the next pitch is a strike.

SPOILER ALERT: they don't have to, if it's 0-2 or 1-2. it's a ball. it's ALWAYS a ball. and there's a good chance it lands in the dirt.

even at 3-2, it seems like they rarely throw the Astros a strike. and with their dopey free swinging, why would they?

credit the Yankees for their strategy in the first few games. but at Game 6 and after a day off, it's amazing that the Astros still have learned nothing from all that tape.
   24. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:50 PM (#5559296)
my BELOVED yankees ! *just DO it !

Chase Headley... you are my HERO ! *jimmy fallon nerd voice !
   25. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5559299)
Verlander is too cool to fail, and too big and too nasty face !
But maybe the Yanks can get them relievers !
   26. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:04 PM (#5559309)
it's amazing that the Astros still have learned nothing from all that tape.

It's hard to blame the Astros for this, it's been the way of baseball for like 100 years. I still find it stunning.
   27. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:04 PM (#5559310)
Jesus Christ... 86 Pop Outs... fail, Verlander, fail, you ###### geek !
   28. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:05 PM (#5559312)
1 run could be good to win this ! Go Sanchez !

WTF !
   29. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5559315)
I don't like umpires who say 'That's a ball mate, it was inside and a little dirty !' !
   30. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:11 PM (#5559317)
Ok, so let's take the obvious case... the Arsetros win, and it's Game 7.
We still have Tanaka ! Easy win !

Go Yankees in 7 !
   31. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:13 PM (#5559320)
99mph, WOW...yes. Altuve not amused !
   32. TomH Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:13 PM (#5559321)
the Yankees hurlers amazing ability to limit balls in play to almost always be OUTS continues.....
   33. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:15 PM (#5559322)
###### Carlos North Korea !
   34. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:20 PM (#5559323)
the Yankees hurlers amazing ability to limit balls in play to almost always be OUTS continues.....
They really have completely dominated the Astros offense, so much so that Houston doesn't even seem to be able to threaten to threaten, much less actually threaten to score.
   35. Howie Menckel Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:23 PM (#5559324)
It's hard to blame the Astros for this, it's been the way of baseball for like 100 years. I still find it stunning.

oh, it's definitely increasing.

I have mixed feelings about catching up with the game on DVR and calling out pitches like Tony Romo calls out plays on NFL Sundays. "1-2, ok, this is a swinging strike 3 at a ball way wide and in the dirt."

Romo even knows which side of the field the ball will be thrown - I don't have that mastered yet, but give me time!
   36. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:27 PM (#5559325)
WTF Frazier, go play Softball !
   37. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:27 PM (#5559326)

Go Yankees in 7 !


It's CC if they go to game 7. Starting guys on short rest never works.
   38. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:29 PM (#5559327)
That might be the worst swing I've seen in my life. There has to be a gif of that already
   39. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:29 PM (#5559328)
So that was the most pathetic swing I've ever seen from a non-pitcher.
   40. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:36 PM (#5559329)
Yeah, that swing was awesome.
   41. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:36 PM (#5559331)
Man, Gattis is big. Like Castro bear big.
   42. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:38 PM (#5559332)
Not exactly an Eric Gregg zone, but if you give a guy who throws as hard as Severino 3-4 inches off the outside corner, it's going to be very hard for the other team to score off of him.
   43. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:39 PM (#5559333)
Runs!
   44. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:39 PM (#5559334)
. . . and somehow it's Evan Gattis who gets the big hit, not Springer, or Altuve, or Correa.
   45. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:40 PM (#5559336)
Are we in for a meltdown? Severino threw four straight balls to Gattis before giving up the hit, though two of them were called strikes.
   46. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5559337)
Oh wow, that's NOT a check swing. Severino needed that.
   47. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5559338)
Gattis?

Uh ... McCann?
   48. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5559339)
And now he's thrown eight balls in the last nine pitches. The one strike was hammered.
   49. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5559340)
That last pitch wasn't really even that high.
   50. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:43 PM (#5559341)
Uh ... McCann?


Don't expect me to tell the difference between these Central Division catchers!
   51. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:44 PM (#5559342)
Was it Jermaine Dye who broke his leg on a foul ball like that about fifteen years ago?
   52. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:45 PM (#5559343)
Now's the time for Altuve to make his legend.
   53. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:45 PM (#5559344)
Better than a double play, I guess.
   54. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:46 PM (#5559345)
Yeah, I think there will be a game 7
   55. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:46 PM (#5559346)
Man, Altuve is seriously legit.
   56. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:47 PM (#5559348)
Astros finally get a break.
   57. Chip Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:47 PM (#5559349)
Who knew an Astro batter could finally put a decent swing on a bad pitch?
   58. TomH Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:47 PM (#5559350)
hard hit balls actually go for HITS! YES!!
   59. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:48 PM (#5559351)
Yeah Altuve is just a fun guy to watch play the game, assuming you aren't a Yankees fan.
   60. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:48 PM (#5559353)
Talk about locking the barn door after every goddam horse has escaped. Why in the hell was Severino even out there for McCann, let alone Altuve? He had absolutely no command all inning.
   61. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 09:51 PM (#5559356)
That pitch that Correa popped up was a meatball. The Yankees are lucky they only gave up 3 in that inning.
   62. PreservedFish Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:00 PM (#5559359)
This game is fantastic. Super compelling.
   63. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:04 PM (#5559360)
Verlander gets more check swings than anyone I can think of.
   64. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5559361)
Hey look! A worse swing than Frazier's!

On 3-0 against Verlander, you do that?
   65. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5559362)
Sanchez gets an actual thumbs down for that steaming pile of #### ...
   66. Chip Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:06 PM (#5559363)
3-0 check swing by Sanchez qualifies him to be an honorary Astro in this series given most of the PAs they’ve put up. At the very least an honorary Josh Reddick.
   67. Traderdave Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:06 PM (#5559364)
Is it just me or is ump very inconsistent on balls and strikes on the black? No issues w high vs low but inside and outside seems, uh, idiosyncratic.
   68. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5559365)
Verlander gets more check swings than anyone I can think of.


I feel like Johan Santana used to get an insane number of check swings on his changeup, back in the day. And Pedro on his curve.
   69. Howie Menckel Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:08 PM (#5559366)
a bit inconstistent, yes. players are starting to take pitchers, which makes his job harder!

that would have been strike 1 on Sanchez, if that helps any
   70. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:09 PM (#5559367)
Actually, no, you FOX hammerheads, you *don't* want to put the Yankees "away". If you score a bunch of runs, they'll bring in the back-end of the bullpen.

A close game win burns more of their best relievers ...
   71. Chip Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:10 PM (#5559368)
Is it just me or is ump very inconsistent on balls and strikes on the black? No issues w high vs low but inside and outside seems, uh, idiosyncratic.


Fox crew noted a few innings ago that Verlander’s worst career ERA with any single ump is with tonight's HP blue Jim Reynolds behind the dish. He apparently can’t handle guys who consistently paint the black.
   72. TomH Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:10 PM (#5559369)
70: Yes, as long as you win. :)
   73. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:12 PM (#5559370)
Yeah, that didn't work out in Game 4, when the Yankees won it in the 8th
   74. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:13 PM (#5559371)
Does Green ever show any expressions?
   75. PreservedFish Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:16 PM (#5559373)
Actually, no, you FOX hammerheads, you *don't* want to put the Yankees "away". If you score a bunch of runs, they'll bring in the back-end of the bullpen.

A close game win burns more of their best relievers ...



Uh, what? Of course you want to put them away.
   76. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:17 PM (#5559374)
Is the cyclist in that ad supposed to look like Greg LeMond?
   77. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:21 PM (#5559375)
Verlander's pitches have been creeping up in the strike zone for two innings.
   78. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:23 PM (#5559376)
Castro worked very hard to get hit by that pitch.
   79. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:24 PM (#5559378)
ISSUES!
   80. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:25 PM (#5559379)
That bus is driving down the street with no wheels!
   81. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:28 PM (#5559382)
I dunno who's warming in the Astros pen, but there better be some dudes warming.
   82. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:29 PM (#5559383)
Just showed Peacock.
   83. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:29 PM (#5559384)
What a pitcher. Still only one out though.
   84. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:30 PM (#5559385)
That 3-1 strike was horrrssseesshhiittttt
   85. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:31 PM (#5559386)
Damn.
   86. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5559387)
I mean that is a long-ass out.
   87. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5559388)
Needed about 2 more feet there. Astros bullpen soon?
   88. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5559389)
WHOA THERE.
   89. Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5559390)
Fargin' bastage
   90. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:32 PM (#5559391)
Thanks for NO REPLAYS of the relay throws to see if there was an issue there, FOX, you suck.
   91. PreservedFish Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5559392)
It's amazing how quickly this type of effort - a starter allowed to stay on the mound in a tight spot after 6+ innings and 90+ pitches - has become a rarity. Verlander is 34 and he bangs Kate Upton, but right now he seems like an belongs to some older and nearly obsolete generation of pitchers.
   92. TomH Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5559393)
about time the NYY had long outs instead of short HRs in easy-dinger stadium! HOU had plenty of long outs in earlier games.
   93. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5559394)
Bad route, unnecessary jump, but it will be on highlight reels.
   94. Lassus Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:33 PM (#5559395)
He gets out of this with 100 pitches, you gotta believe he starts the 8th, right?
   95. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:34 PM (#5559396)
Beadley can become a True Yankee.
   96. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:35 PM (#5559397)
I'll be amazed if Verlander comes in to pitch the next inning. Well, not really.
   97. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5559398)
Verlander is 34 and he bangs Kate Upton

So that's what, like another 15 pitches on his pitch count? Or does Ms. Upton have a restorative effect?
   98. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:36 PM (#5559399)
I assume that’s it for Verlander. He’s been so ####### nails for Houston
   99. PreservedFish Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:40 PM (#5559401)
So that's what, like another 15 pitches on his pitch count?


I mean, how long would you last?
   100. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:42 PM (#5559402)
I mean, how long would you last?


Ever hear of rodeo sex?
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