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World Series Game 5 OMNICHATTER! for October 29, 2017

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 29, 2017 at 02:22 PM | 1286 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. shoewizard Posted: October 29, 2017 at 02:45 PM (#5564864)
I just tweeted this question to BbRef

@baseball_ref what % of teams with 3-2 (games)lead in W.S. Go on to win it, and how does that compare to teams with 1-0 lead. ?
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:00 PM (#5564871)
astonishing story by Rosenthal

HOUSTON – Pitchers and coaches from both the Dodgers and Astros complained Saturday night about the World Series baseballs — and this time the controversy is not just about liveliness. They say there is a new problem: the baseballs used in the World Series are slicker than the ones used in the regular season because of a difference in the grain of the leather. The slicker World Series balls particularly make it hard to throw a good slider, they claim........

Darvish lasted only 1 2/3 innings in Game 3, especially because his slider, his signature pitch, was so bad. Darvish threw 14 sliders and did not get a single swing and miss on the pitch. It was the first time in 34 starts this year that Darvish did not get a swing and miss on his slider..........

During the regular season, Giles threw his slider 47 percent of the time and held hitters to a .133 batting average with it. But the pitch has been so unreliable in the postseason that Giles threw only two sliders among his eight pitches in Game 4 – both of them balls. Entering a 1-1 game to start the ninth inning, Giles faced three batters and retired none of them. He was charged with three runs and the loss.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:06 PM (#5564873)
During the regular season, Giles threw his slider 47 percent of the time and held hitters to a .133 batting average with it. But the pitch has been so unreliable in the postseason that Giles threw only two sliders among his eight pitches in Game 4 – both of them balls. Entering a 1-1 game to start the ninth inning, Giles faced three batters and retired none of them. He was charged with three runs and the loss.


They were using special baseballs in the division and championship series, too?
   4. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:06 PM (#5564874)
#1 - What's your guess? 80%?
   5. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:08 PM (#5564877)
They say there is a new problem: the baseballs used in the World Series are slicker than the ones used in the regular season

With 6 umpires, you'd think they could step up the Delaware mud application.
   6. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:13 PM (#5564880)
This is effectively Game 7.

If the Astros can somehow overcome Kershaw tonight, they've got to win one out of two in LA -- and one of those games will feature Verlander. They'll be in very good shape.

If Kershaw is Kershaw, then the Astros will have to win twice in LA. I don't see that happening.

This is it for Houston.

No pressure, Clayton. :)
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:21 PM (#5564886)
They were using special baseballs in the division and championship series, too?

According to the article Howie linked in #2, yes:
During the ALDS, I heard from Cleveland Indians staff members that the postseason ball felt different from the regular season ball. Like the World Series ball, the postseason ball used in the LDS and LCS is stamped with different ink and logos than the regular season baseball.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:33 PM (#5564890)
Surprised to see several comments on this site about Kershaw's unbeatability. Dude is 7-7 in the postseason, 4.20 ERA. And the Astros have the best offense in the world. Anything can happen in baseball.
   9. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:46 PM (#5564903)
This is effectively Game 7.

No. It's game 5 :)

Both of these teams are fully capable of winning consecutive games, regardless of what pitcher they're facing or where they're doing it.
   10. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:51 PM (#5564905)
@baseball_ref what % of teams with 3-2 (games)lead in W.S. Go on to win it

My bold guess is 75%.
   11. bunyon Posted: October 29, 2017 at 03:53 PM (#5564907)
In the middle of a boring Sunday in which I'm doing a lot on the computer, I manually looked through all the WS going back to 1960. I stopped there because a) it's a long time ago and b)this is a slow method.

Overall the winner of Game 5 when series tied is 13-9 since 1960.
When team with HFA wins Game 5: 6-1
When team without HFA wins Game 5: 7-8

Basically, it’s a best of three with one team having two home games.

(Away) indicates the team that DOES NOT have HFA for the WS. That is, they were the home team in Game 5. "Wins both" means the team won game 5 and the WS. "wins 5, loses" means the team won game 5 and lost the WS.

2014 San Francisco (away) wins both
2013 Boston wins both
2011 Texas (away) wins 5, loses
2003 Florida (away) wins both
2002 SF (away) wins 5, loses
2001 NYY (away) wins 5, loses
1997 Florida wins both
1996 NYY wins both
1991 Atlanta (away) wins 5, loses
1987 St Louis (away) wins 5, loses
1986 Boston wins 5, loses
1982 Milwaukee (away) wins 5, loses
1981 LAD (away) wins both
1980 Phil wins both
1978 NYY (away) wins both
1975 Cin (away) wins both
1973 NYM (away) wins 5, loses
1971 Pitt (away) wins both
1965 LAD (away) wins both
1964 StL wins both
1962 NYY (away) wins both
1960 Pitt wins both
   12. bunyon Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:09 PM (#5564912)
Here is the full list. Overall 28-13. So right at 75%.

Overall the winner of Game 5 when series tied is 13-9 since 1960.
When team with HFA wins Game 5: 6-1
When team without HFA wins Game 5: 7-8


2014 San Francisco (away) wins both
2013 Boston wins both
2011 Texas (away) wins 5, loses
2003 Florida (away) wins both
2002 SF (away) wins 5, loses
2001 NYY (away) wins 5, loses
1997 Florida wins both
1996 NYY wins both
1991 Atlanta (away) wins 5, loses
1987 St Louis (away) wins 5, loses
1986 Boston wins 5, loses
1982 Milwaukee (away) wins 5, loses
1981 LAD (away) wins both
1980 Phil wins both
1978 NYY (away) wins both
1975 Cin (away) wins both
1973 NYM (away) wins 5, loses
1971 Pitt (away) wins both
1965 LAD (away) wins both
1964 StL wins both
1962 NYY (away) wins both
1960 Pitt wins both
1957 Milwaukee (away) wins both
1956 NYY (away) wins both
1955 Brooklyn (away) wins both
1953 NYY wins both
1952 Brooklyn wins 5, loses
1951 NYY wins both
1947 NYY wins both
1946 Boston (away) wins 5, loses
1945 Detroit (away) wins both
1944 Cards win both
1940 Detroit (away) wins 5, loses (my father’s minor league manager was losing pitcher in game 5)
1934 Detroit wins 5, loses
1931 St. Louis wins both
1930 Phil A’s wins both
1926 NYY wins 5, loses
1924 NYG (away) wins 5, loses
1923 NYY (away) wins both
1921 NYG wins game 7 of best of 9 that was tied at 3, wins series
1917 White Sox (away) wins both
1909 Pittsburgh (away) wins both
1906 White Sox wins both



   13. Bote Man Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:13 PM (#5564915)

Steve Cishek @SRSHREK31
Baseballs are slicker in the World Series? Must feel like throwing a wet bar of soap considering they felt like cue balls in the reg season.
   14. Sunday silence Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:33 PM (#5564938)
HOU looks about as cooked as any team thats tied 2 2.

A modified check box item:

[ ] fails to remove pitcher after 2 hard hit balls w/in 3 ab, BB HBP or WP count as 1/2 and no AB

I Think this is as close as i can come to deterministic rule for pulling pitchers. I think it might work.

Oh line drive or deep fly = hard hit
   15. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:37 PM (#5564945)
Clayton Kershaw has done just about everything in his career. He's won three Cy Youngs, an MVP, a triple crown, five ERA titles, three strikeout titles, three win titles, four WHIP titles, a no hitter with the only base runner on an error. The one blemish on his resume is the mediocre postseason record. A second strong start and win in the World Series would go a long way to squelching that blemish, especially if the Dodgers follow with a win in either G6 or G7 to get him a ring. Make it happen!
   16. bunyon Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:43 PM (#5564949)
Houston looks cooked?
   17. spycake Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:46 PM (#5564954)
Howie, a number of pitchers were already making observations about the ball during the regular season:

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/marcus-stroman-blister-mlb-juiced-baseball-conspiracy-study-data/1jcro9k980kqa1hzfdbfuis2xo
   18. Sunday silence Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:50 PM (#5564960)
Oh ive been working on my GB hits and errors w men on base. The pt being to establish a weighted runs formula for infield errors and deficiency range.

GBs go through infields about 50z% higher w men on. I can ref this later or just note that bat avg and errors both increase 2% out total ab when men are on

So i tracked the last 4 WS gamec + LDS + CUBS NATS series

23 games 33 such events , total 32.9 weighted runs or 1.0 runs/event. An error w no one on should be about 0.55 including men on at 3:2 ratio should be 0.8 runs for all such events

I used 0.25 runs for failure to get an out, 0.3 for batter reaching 1b and 0.25 for each base runner advance. A lot of events are 0.8 but it gets higher w more men on base or advancing multiple bases

The upshot is errors or limited range factor should weight at 0.8 runs per event, some systems use 0.55 event.

Also fufther research should be done on using assists and not total put outs to determine range as put outs are more discretionary
   19. Bote Man Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:50 PM (#5564961)
Kershaw never won a batting title.
   20. Sunday silence Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:57 PM (#5564968)
@16 its a take off on earlier meme in the ALCS

But i am only half way joking
   21. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:58 PM (#5564969)
[16] As cooked as a team can look while tied 2-2, which is to say not at all. I really have no idea what [14]'s point was. The Dodger bullpen is on fumes right now, but uh, ok.
   22. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:58 PM (#5564970)
HOU looks about as cooked as any team thats tied 2 2.

I thought the Cubs looked cooked in the NLCS, but otherwise no. If you missed Game 4 no way you would think that. Though you might have thought Cody Bellinger should be benched. Or at least bat ninth.

The Dodgers have a small edge based upon their relievers being deeper, better, more dependable. But it's possible Keuchel and Verlander shut their hitters down the next two games.

Two very good teams playing very well right now. Could turn into a classic.
   23. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 04:59 PM (#5564971)
Houston looked awful after Game 5 in New York, but rebounded nicely for Games 6 and 7.

Small samples are small samples. "Momentum is tomorrow's starting pitcher."

The Astros' one hope tonight is that the small-sample gods make Kershaw ineffective for the evening.
   24. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 05:17 PM (#5564980)
edit .. nevermind
   25. shoewizard Posted: October 29, 2017 at 05:28 PM (#5564988)
Bunyon, thanks a lot for 12 & 13.

Must have taken you a while. :)

I hope BB-REF answers me cuz I also wanted to compare that to the team that goes up 1-0 ,

i.e. how much more is game 5 in a tied series a "must win" game compared to Game 1.

And of course you hit on an extremely important point. If the team leading 3-2 after 5 has remaining 2 games at home, they almost always win.
   26. Baldrick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 05:34 PM (#5564990)
The series is tied 2-2. These are both very good teams. Whoever wins tonight will be in good shape, but the other team could easily win two in a row.

That's it for tonight's edition of 'Lukewarm but Reasonable Takes with Baldrick.'
   27. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 05:46 PM (#5564994)
the baseballs used in the World Series are slicker than the ones used in the regular season because of a difference in the grain of the leather.

If true, big impact. If series goes seven, big problem for Darvish and Dodgers.
   28. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 05:52 PM (#5564995)
   29. Bote Man Posted: October 29, 2017 at 06:05 PM (#5564997)
Is Thom Brennaman related to the windbag in Cinci?
   30. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 06:07 PM (#5564998)
Son.
   31. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 07:44 PM (#5565030)
I don't really follow pro football too closely until the baseball season's over, but I had the game on waiting for the Series. Are the Redskins really as awful as they looked?

Go Astros!
   32. Bote Man Posted: October 29, 2017 at 07:52 PM (#5565036)
Yes. Due to injuries their offensive line is essentially wet toilet paper. You saw the results.

And now the Fox World Series pregame show with Terry Bradshaw and company!! In which we get to learn which players suffered game-ending and/or life-threatening injuries. yea football!!
   33. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 07:54 PM (#5565037)
Ah, at long last America's game takes over the airwaves...

Spoke too soon. More NFL blather.
   34. Bote Man Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:00 PM (#5565041)
Is Luke Keuchly any relation to Dallas Keuchel???
   35. 'Spos Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:04 PM (#5565043)
Is Luke Keuchly any relation to Kukla, Fran and Ollie?
   36. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5565045)
Are the Redskins really as awful as they looked?

I wish I could say they were, but they're currently playing with most of their offensive line on the DL. When they're healthy they're not really that bad at all.
   37. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:11 PM (#5565048)
Can someone explain to me the legality, or lack thereof, of the stream I'm watching? https://www.reddit.com/r/MLBStreams/
   38. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:13 PM (#5565051)
Oh, can't wait to see if Bush nails it like he did in 2001.

edit > looked like it.
   39. Baldrick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5565052)
I will say very few nice things about W, but he clearly is a real baseball fan, and has a decent arm, too.
   40. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5565053)
If you didn't have reason enough to pull against the Astros, you do now.
   41. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:15 PM (#5565054)
Boo.
   42. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:15 PM (#5565055)
A modest proposal to Fox/FS1/TBS/ESPN for all postseason baseball games: Prominently post the time of the actual FIRST PITCH. That "8:00" time is about as accurate as Donald Trump's estimate of his crowd sizes.
   43. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:17 PM (#5565056)
Not a fan of Bush 43 by any means, but compared to what we have today... ah, let me just watch the baseball game and not think about such things for a few hours...
   44. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:17 PM (#5565058)
I thought they were going to try to get the wheelchairy George Bush to throw the first pitch.

I don't think he can do that right now.

Also, why would the broadcasters publicize "Don't tune in for our crap and puffery. The action starts at THIS time instead!"
   45. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5565060)
If the Astros are getting bombed, instead of GBA, maybe Dubya can recite a few lines from My Pet Goat.
   46. puck Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:21 PM (#5565062)
GHW is looking quite old. He looks like Anakin Skywalker in Return of the Jedi. "I have to save you." "You...already...have."
   47. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:22 PM (#5565063)
Not a fan of Bush 43 by any means, but compared to what we have today... ah, let me just watch the baseball game and not think about such things for a few hours...


I find this a tough one. Bush 43's better than Trump in many ways, undoubtedly. But, Iraq ... Trump has his work cut out for him if he wants to make such an error of global proportions. Anyway, that'll be my last politics comment tonight, hopefully. Still open for muppets or classic rock talk though.
   48. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:23 PM (#5565064)
At least it wasn't a home run.
   49. Baldrick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:24 PM (#5565065)
Still open for muppets or classic rock talk though.

Where does Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem fall on the list of 'greatest American rock bands'? Top 50? Top 20?
   50. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5565066)
Good ab by Seager, despite the k.
   51. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:28 PM (#5565067)
Where does Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem fall on the list of 'greatest American rock bands'? Top 50? Top 20?


Behind Cheap Trick, tied with Alice Cooper, ahead of Grand Funk Railroad.
   52. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:29 PM (#5565068)
The Dodgers regained their plate patience at the end of Game 4, and it continues.
   53. Sunday silence Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:31 PM (#5565070)
3 sliders to seager did keuchel miss a memo?
   54. JJ1986 Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:32 PM (#5565071)
Keuchel not looking good.
   55. shoewizard Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:33 PM (#5565072)
this is already looking like a #### show for Houston. If Keuchel gets blown out early Houston just does not have the horses available to keep them in the game. Especially against CK, fully rested and ready to leave nothing in the tank
   56. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:33 PM (#5565073)
Now I'm very curious to see how Kershaw comes out. Of course, this half inning isn't done...
   57. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:33 PM (#5565074)
The Dodgers' plate discipline is unreal.
   58. Batman Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:34 PM (#5565075)
HW was only there in case Verlander brought his date.
   59. JJ1986 Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:34 PM (#5565076)
He got Bellinger to reach for a pitch out of the zone.
   60. yo la tengo Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5565077)
If Keuchel escapes here this would be huge
   61. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5565078)
If Keuchel gets blown out early Houston just does not have the horses available to keep them in the game.


If McCullers and Peacock can toss brilliant 5 innings of relief, why can't McHugh?
   62. yo la tengo Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5565079)
Uhhh, guess he did not escape
   63. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5565080)
Logan effing Forsythe.
   64. Baldrick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5565081)
Turner probably would've been dead at the plate if Gonzalez came up with that, right?
   65. 'Spos Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5565082)
Maybe we'll see Giles in this game, after all.
   66. yo la tengo Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5565083)
That being former Met McHugh, right?
   67. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:37 PM (#5565084)
If they can keep it at 2-0 they still have a shot.
   68. JJ1986 Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:37 PM (#5565085)
That being former Met McHugh, right?
They gave him up for almost nothing. Maybe Eric Young Jr.
   69. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5565086)
What a comedy of errors. Are these the 2012 Astros?
   70. PeteF3 Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5565087)
[X] COLLECTIVE CONRADIAN CATASTROPHE
   71. Baldrick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5565088)
What a weird play.
   72. Sunday silence Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5565089)
Error w men on base= 0.5 wt'd runs
   73. yo la tengo Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5565090)
What a Duda-sequel throw by Gurriel
   74. JJ1986 Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5565091)
Are the Astros challenging this? He looks clearly safe to me.
   75. Voodoo Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:39 PM (#5565092)
If Alturas dives at the bag and meets the foot he's out easily.
   76. Nero Wolfe, Indeed Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:40 PM (#5565093)
The umps have done a damn good job so far in this series.
   77. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:40 PM (#5565094)
If Alturas dives at the bag and meets the foot he's out easily.

Baez makes it.
   78. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:41 PM (#5565095)
Finally.
   79. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:41 PM (#5565096)
So how many pitches will Kershaw throw in the first? Five?
   80. shoewizard Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:42 PM (#5565097)
If McCullers and Peacock can toss brilliant 5 innings of relief, why can't McHugh?


Maybe he can...maybe he can't. Even if he does, what does that get you to ? The 6th or 7th inning in a best case scenario ? Not only must he basically shut out the Dodgers from whenever they decide to pull Keuchel, but their leaky bullpen then has to get at least 6-9 outs.

Now maybe the Astros come out and surprise us and get right back in this game with a couple of runs early against Kershaw. But barring that, Astros might have already just lost this game. They are just not set up to get anything other than 6 solid innings from Keuchel, and that ship has already sailed.
   81. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:43 PM (#5565098)
Astros have been so good in the field, but Keuchel struggling, run(s) in, and Kershaw on the Hill, the scrotum tightens.
   82. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:43 PM (#5565099)
Now maybe the Astros come out and surprise us and get right back in this game with a couple of runs early against Kershaw. But barring that, Astros might have already just lost this game. They are just not set up to get anything other than 6 solid innings from Keuchel, and that ship has already sailed.


Did you forget how unpredictable baseball is?

I mean, you're free to turn your tv off now, but I won't.
   83. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:44 PM (#5565100)
Def not over
   84. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5565101)
It's def always been over.
   85. Sunday silence Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:46 PM (#5565102)
Astros totally wasted a roster spot on liriano. I know we dont think managers arent worth many games but i got to believe that they can win as many games w line up construction as well as in game tactics
   86. shoewizard Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:46 PM (#5565103)
Did you forget how unpredictable baseball is?


Reading impaired much ? I open the very sentence with

Now maybe the Astros come out and surprise us and get right back in this game with a couple of runs early against Kershaw.


Then i follow with

But barring that, Astros might have already just lost this game.


Might.....might

But yeah, thats what I said....the game is over, and I have no clue after 50 years of watching major league baseball how unpredictable it is.

Insert the MF eyeroll here _______________
   87. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:47 PM (#5565104)
Have to laugh that Turner's at DH tonight.
   88. Baldrick Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:47 PM (#5565105)
Now maybe the Astros come out and surprise us and get right back in this game with a couple of runs early against Kershaw. But barring that, Astros might have already just lost this game. They are just not set up to get anything other than 6 solid innings from Keuchel, and that ship has already sailed.

Dallas Braden and Philip Humber threw perfect games.
   89. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5565106)
I suspect Kershaw to give up at least one HR tonight. Solo.
   90. 'Spos Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5565107)
[cut to Minute Maid staff turning the thermostat up to 98 degrees]
   91. esseff Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:49 PM (#5565108)
Take heart, Astros fans
   92. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:49 PM (#5565109)
Kershaw's curve is obviously vary good, but aesthetically I prefer the Koufax-style 12-6 curve.
   93. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:49 PM (#5565110)
Kersh looks lights out to start. Up Tal's Hill for the 'Stros.
   94. Tony S Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:50 PM (#5565111)
Altuve had one great moment, but he's had a terrible Series overall. The Bagwell Syndrome.
   95. dog poop god Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:50 PM (#5565112)
Maybe should have used The Grassy Knoll with the release of the JFK files.
   96. shoewizard Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:51 PM (#5565113)
Have to laugh that Turner's at DH tonight.


I think that ball off the knee got him pretty good last night
   97. Perry Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5565114)
Is that scoring right? A stolen base and an error? Doesn't it either have to be 2 stolen bases, or an error and no stolen bases?
   98. 'Spos Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5565115)
Is Tal's Hill a polite way of saying #### creek?
   99. PeteF3 Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:53 PM (#5565117)
Is that scoring right? A stolen base and an error? Doesn't it either have to be 2 stolen bases, or an error and no stolen bases?


Hernandez didn't run until the throw sailed wide, so I guess that doesn't count as a steal attempt.
   100. PreservedFish Posted: October 29, 2017 at 08:53 PM (#5565118)
But yeah, thats what I said....the game is over, and I have no clue after 50 years of watching major league baseball how unpredictable it is.


Look, give me a break. The thrust of your comment was: "We pretty much already know how this game is going to end." You put in a couple weak caveats, yay.
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