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Tim Leary: You can’t get beat by a homer like Astros ace Keuchel did in Dodgers’ Game 1 win - LA Times

You can’t?

Jim Furtado Posted: October 25, 2017 at 08:55 AM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, dodgers, world series

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   1. PreservedFish Posted: October 25, 2017 at 09:05 AM (#5561650)
As Greg Zaun told me on the Canadian broadcast I may have illegally watched last night ... you never pitch inside to a hitter with short arms.
   2. BDC Posted: October 25, 2017 at 09:09 AM (#5561652)
Blame the headline writers – Leary explains why in his opinion the pitch location was a mistake, but doesn't go off on any sort of talk-radio "You can't do X" rant.
   3. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: October 25, 2017 at 09:11 AM (#5561655)
The headline is pretty stupid but the article is actually fairly interesting. Leary explains his thought process there pretty well.
   4. weiss-man Posted: October 25, 2017 at 09:34 AM (#5561679)
Obviously Leary didn't write the headline.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: October 25, 2017 at 10:11 AM (#5561702)
You can’t?


He's tripping.
   6. asinwreck Posted: October 25, 2017 at 10:19 AM (#5561710)
Round tripping.
   7. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2017 at 10:25 AM (#5561715)
Didn't read the article but I'm guessing Keuchel and McCann agree that the location was bad. It's weird that so many people seem to think pitchers always hit their spots. Even Maddux missed occasionally. I recall a game where he was rolling, pitching a shutout, seemingly hitting every mm exactly right. Then he left one over the plate belt high and it got smoked. I learned to lip read new words.

Pitchers make mistakes. Even good ones. Even great ones.
   8. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2017 at 10:29 AM (#5561716)
Ok, read the article and I see what he's saying. I thought Keuchel was trying to go higher and missed. Hard to say. But that's a really good interview.

They should just do away with headlines. Call this "Tim Leary on last night's game"
   9. BDC Posted: October 25, 2017 at 10:29 AM (#5561717)
Didn't read the article but I'm guessing Keuchel and McCann agree that the location was bad

Leary's thought is that Keuchel simply missed on the leadoff HR to Taylor (hanging it over the plate), but later on, to Turner, made a tactical mistake by trying to pitch up and in. Coke to you yourself, bunyon.

On the whole, I guess most of us enjoy games better where the crucial decision is whether an infielder should throw home or try to get the DP. But honestly, I also like the tactical contest between the pitcher and batter, even if (as so often today) the result is strikeout vs. home run.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: October 25, 2017 at 10:50 AM (#5561736)
The pitcher-batter tactical contest is the best thing there is, but let's be honest, if you're' watching with a laptop or magazine in your hands you're not going to get much out of it. It's pretty rare that I can tell you what a pitcher's arsenal is even if the guy is throwing right in front of my face.
   11. KronicFatigue Posted: October 25, 2017 at 11:02 AM (#5561758)
Wait, newspapers have interviews like this? This is good. I'm shocked.
   12. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: October 25, 2017 at 11:16 AM (#5561776)
Blame the headline writers – Leary explains why in his opinion the pitch location was a mistake, but doesn't go off on any sort of talk-radio "You can't do X" rant.

Wait, newspapers have interviews like this? This is good. I'm shocked.


My thoughts have been previously aired by others.
   13. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM (#5561809)
Last night's game reminded me of Game 4 of the NLCS, the one the Cubs won 3-2 by hitting one more solo homer than the Dodgers. The Dodgers eked in a walk before one of their homers last night, but it was otherwise the same kind of contest.

And frankly, it's pretty boring.
   14. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2017 at 11:43 AM (#5561815)
And frankly, it's pretty boring.

You only know at the end it's only going to be HRs. As long as the game is close, so that a walk or a hit brings the tying or go ahead run to the plate, I don't find it boring. I wouldn't want every game to be that way but I was into all 9 innings in a way I'm not when runs are plentiful.
   15. PreservedFish Posted: October 25, 2017 at 11:45 AM (#5561817)
There were a bunch of good double plays last night, which is something. Kershaw was on fire and Keuchel looked good too. They worked at lightning speed. It wasn't a super exciting game but I'll take it.
   16. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 25, 2017 at 11:58 AM (#5561833)
9-inning playoff game with lots of runs takes 4 hours = "Games are too long and boring"

9-inning playoff game with few runs takes less than 2.5 hours = "It's pretty boring"

   17. Hot Wheeling American, MS-13 Enthusiast Posted: October 25, 2017 at 12:07 PM (#5561845)
Game definitely needed a beach ball on the field
   18. Bote Man Posted: October 25, 2017 at 12:16 PM (#5561852)
Game definitely needed a beach ball on the field.

Streakers, man! Bring back streakers!!
   19. SoSH U at work Posted: October 25, 2017 at 12:20 PM (#5561857)
9-inning playoff game with few runs takes less than 2.5 hours = "It's pretty boring"


The pace was great. But if the only way of scoring is via home runs, that particular balance is out of whack. Which, of course, it is.

Exactly half the runs in the postseason have come from home runs. The more interesting plays, however, come when the ball is in play (the Astros winning run in Game 2 of the ALCS, the Bregman play in Game 7, the weirdness in Game 5 of the NLDS).
   20. perros Posted: October 25, 2017 at 12:22 PM (#5561859)
I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked The Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he couldn't help me either...
   21. Dread Pirate Dave Roberts Posted: October 25, 2017 at 12:42 PM (#5561879)
They should just do away with headlines. Call this "Tim Leary on last night's game"


Headline writers hate him! Bunyon offers one weird trick to kill deceptive click-bait newspaper headlines.
   22. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 25, 2017 at 12:46 PM (#5561882)
Streakers, man! Bring back streakers!!

Kate Upton could be the new Morganna. She's already at the game anyway, put on a halter top and go kiss your boyfriend on the mound tonight.
   23. esseff Posted: October 25, 2017 at 12:50 PM (#5561891)
I guess Leary tuned in.
   24. Batman Posted: October 25, 2017 at 01:03 PM (#5561902)
The headline got my attention because I still get Tim Leary mixed up with Tim Crews.
   25. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 25, 2017 at 02:10 PM (#5561950)
Tim Leary: You can’t get beat by a homer like Astros ace Keuchel did in Dodgers’ Game 1 win - LA Times

You can’t?



I think he means "You shouldn't."
   26. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 25, 2017 at 02:21 PM (#5561958)
I thought Keuchel was trying to go higher and missed.

The replay at this link starts kind of late, but it looks like the catcher wanted it low.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/259587014/dodgers-homers-back-clayton-kershaw-in-game-1/
   27. Swoboda is freedom Posted: October 25, 2017 at 02:32 PM (#5561973)
Streakers, man! Bring back streakers!!

When I was a kid, I went to the Yankees/Dodgers game 2 in 1977. Hooten pitched well and the Yanks lost 6-1. I remember at least 5-6 people going on the field, as it seemed like a blowout (Dodgers scored 5 in first 3 innings). At first they were slow to get them off, but they got quicker and rougher.
   28. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 25, 2017 at 02:57 PM (#5561999)
23

I guess Leary tuned in.


And all this time, I thought he'd dropped out.
   29. TomH Posted: October 26, 2017 at 12:20 AM (#5562642)
and you thought Barnes couldn't play second?
   30. TomH Posted: October 26, 2017 at 12:24 AM (#5562653)
14 hits to 4. More doubles, more HR, more walks also. higher BA with RISP. One more SB. You'd think this was a blowout.
   31. TomH Posted: October 26, 2017 at 12:31 AM (#5562676)
if Puig hits one out, this will be surreal

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