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Championship Series OMNICHATTER!

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   1101. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:30 AM (#5892243)
Sterling called it as if it were a routine fly to right, and acted totally surprised when it went over the fence. Did it look like an out on TV?


It sailed over George Springer's glove by about two inches.
   1102. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:30 AM (#5892244)
redacted
   1103. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:32 AM (#5892245)
So, what do you think all the folk who were hoping for a Yankees/Dodgers World Series at the start of the playoffs are doing now?

My rooting interest was for the Yanks and the Nats, but objectively speaking, the Astros-Nats is a much better matchup, with each team having two dominant starters while the Yankees' staff was being held together with Scotch tape and Elmer's glue. I can't see anyone beating Houston, but with Scherzer and Strasburg you never know.
   1104. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:33 AM (#5892246)
So, what do you think all the folk who were hoping for a Yankees/Dodgers World Series at the start of the playoffs are doing now?

Well, Joe Buck is still at the Astros game.
   1105. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:34 AM (#5892247)
** Sterling called it as if it were a routine fly to right, and acted totally surprised when it went over the fence. Did it look like an out on TV?


It looked well hit, but it barely made it out over Springer's outstretched glove.
   1106. winnipegwhip Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:36 AM (#5892248)
First decade since the 1910s the Yankees have not been in the World Series
   1107. Howie Menckel Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:36 AM (#5892249)
it was surprising that all of the fans got out of the way of Springer's try.

in other news, DraftKings paid out my "Astros Win" bet immediately.

but it took them 20 minutes to pay out my "Altuve hits a HR" longshot.

I blame it on height-ism.

but in the end, I cashed both (though not the "Altuve SB" bid).
   1108. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:41 AM (#5892250)
First decade since the 1910s the Yankees have not been in the World Series


No. The 1980s?

EDIT: Yes. Duh. 1981.
   1109. QLE Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:44 AM (#5892251)
Well, Joe Buck is still at the Astros game.


Yeah, but hopefully some day he'll have to leave to take Ratso Rizzo to Florida....
   1110. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:50 AM (#5892254)
I like to think that somewhere, Baseball Chick is ignoring a walkoff home run by the Astros to win the pennant.
   1111. Howie Menckel Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:55 AM (#5892255)
NYY WON the World Series

1923, 1926, 1927, 1928
1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
1941, 1943, 1947, 1949
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958
1961, 1962
1977, 1978

1996, 1998, 1999
2000, 2009


   1112. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:58 AM (#5892256)
NYY WON the World Series

1923, 1926, 1927, 1928
1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
1941, 1943, 1947, 1949
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958
1961, 1962
1977, 1978

1996, 1998, 1999
2000, 2009


They did not win in 1926
   1113. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 20, 2019 at 01:00 AM (#5892258)
DJ's swing was such that you might have thought it was a flyout off the bat. But obviously with that short porch, there's no real given out down that way.
   1114. QLE Posted: October 20, 2019 at 01:03 AM (#5892259)
They did not win in 1926


Rather famously, between Grover Cleveland Alexander's pitching heroics and a truly inexplicable decision by Babe Ruth.
   1115. Bote Man Posted: October 20, 2019 at 01:09 AM (#5892263)
D.C. won the 1924 World Series, lost the 1925 World Series, and lost the 1933 World Series, so I guess that's 3 pennants.
   1116. Howie Menckel Posted: October 20, 2019 at 01:11 AM (#5892264)
yes, on 1926, thanks. I know that lore, but my bad listing anyway

and.. let the mewling begin


Robbie Fox
@RobbieBarstool
Let me just say this - I've been a Yankees fan since I was 8 years old and I will go to sleep tonight PEACEFULLY with my 27 Championships KNOWING THAT I WILL NEVER ####### WAKE UP A GOD DAMN RED SOX FAN! #### YOU BOSTON!!!
12:25 AM · Oct 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
   1117. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: October 20, 2019 at 01:51 AM (#5892269)
and.. let the mewling begin


Robbie Fox
@RobbieBarstool
Let me just say this - I've been a Yankees fan since I was 8 years old and I will go to sleep tonight PEACEFULLY with my 27 Championships KNOWING THAT I WILL NEVER ####### WAKE UP A GOD DAMN RED SOX FAN! #### YOU BOSTON!!!
12:25 AM · Oct 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

As a Red Sox fan... the fact that we can make a Yankee fan that bitter and sad, and act so pathetic, puts a smile on my face.
   1118. Astroenteritis Posted: October 20, 2019 at 02:44 AM (#5892271)
As an Astros fan, I have to say this American League thing might work out, after all.
   1119. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: October 20, 2019 at 05:14 AM (#5892272)
Don't let Lisa hear that.
   1120. bobm Posted: October 20, 2019 at 08:53 AM (#5892277)
How many runs on hr this playoff round? Tell me its over half

Postseason identical to regular season overall.

LCS barely over half, but with a wide split

LCS 51%
ALCS 75%
NLCS 12%


2019   All-RBI   RBI-off-HR %RBI-off-HR   HR  
 MLB     22471        10617          47 6776 
Post       222          106          48   73
NLDS        82           36          44   23
ALDS        63           28          44   23
ALCS        40           30          75   18
NLCS        25            3          12    3
 LCS        65           33          51   21
ALWC         6            5          83    4
NLWC         6            4          66    3


   1121. JJ1986 Posted: October 20, 2019 at 09:08 AM (#5892281)
Why are we quoting Barstool guys?
   1122. Joey B. Posted: October 20, 2019 at 09:52 AM (#5892288)
Congratulations Astros, we’ll see you on Tuesday.
   1123. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:19 AM (#5892291)
That Barstool guy Howie quoted certainly sounds like someone ready to sleep peacefully.

Really looking forward to this series. I said it last night, after all the talk about Openers and Bullpen Games it’s funny that the World Series will be a classic battle of two great rotations.
   1124. Tony S Posted: October 20, 2019 at 11:47 AM (#5892308)
I've been an Astros fan since the mid-seventies. The Nats are my hometown team, along with the Orioles, and I root for them when they're not playing Houston. So this will be a fun, relatively relaxed Series for me, which I need after requiring CPR last night in the ninth. Go Astros! (But the Nats are cool.)
   1125. Bote Man Posted: October 20, 2019 at 12:54 PM (#5892322)
Thomas Boswell @ThomasBoswellWP
We've now COMPLETED the plot of movie "Damn Yankees." D.C. goes to World Series. Yanks lose. Devil tempts hero Joe Boyd/Hardy to re-sell his soul for DC to win WS, too. Joe: "No." All happy. DC less likely to win WS w/out Hardy. Nobody cares. (No comment.)

I guess even with 280 characters Boz is somewhat opaque, at least to me. I get the general gist that he's writing the final final end to the story (which I admit I have not watched), but something gets lost in the concision.

Then he links to Wikipedia.

Til Tuesday!
   1126. Rally Posted: October 20, 2019 at 05:41 PM (#5892360)
Walkoff to win the pennant:

Altuve
Boone
Bobby Thompson
Chris Chambliss?
   1127. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 07:02 PM (#5892368)
Travis Ishikawa.
   1128. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 07:07 PM (#5892369)
Magglio Ordonez.
   1129. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 07:10 PM (#5892370)
Other series ending walkoff HRs:

Papi
Todd Pratt
Chris Burke
Obviously Joe Carter and Maz
I'm probably missing some...
   1130. Tony S Posted: October 20, 2019 at 07:36 PM (#5892373)
Does Andruw Jones count as a walkoff?
   1131. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2019 at 09:01 PM (#5892385)
Hank Aaron's 11th inning walkoff homer clinched the pennant for the Milwaukee Braves in 1957, 6 days before the regular season ended.
   1132. bobm Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:08 PM (#5892394)
All of MLB: 11 Home Runs in 1903-2019 Postseason, Walk-off and Deciding Game

                                                                                                        
Cr#         Date Series Gm#            Batter  Tm Opp         Pitcher    Score Inn RoB Out RBI  WPA   LI
1     1960-10-13     WS   7    Bill Mazeroski PIT NYY     Ralph Terry tied 9-9  b9 ---   0   1 0.37 2.23
2     1976-10-14   ALCS   5   Chris Chambliss NYY KCR    Mark Littell tied 6-6  b9 ---   0   1 0.38 2.19
3     1993-10-23     WS   6        Joe Carter TOR PHI  Mitch Williams down 6-5  b9 12-   1   3 0.66 7.16
4     1999-10-09   NLDS   4        Todd Pratt NYM ARI     Matt Mantei tied 3-3 b10 ---   1   1 0.42 1.86
5     2003-10-16   ALCS   7       Aaron Boone NYY BOS   Tim Wakefield tied 5-5 b11 ---   0   1 0.36 2.29
6     2004-10-08   ALDS   3       David Ortiz BOS ANA Jarrod Washburn tied 6-6 b10 1--   2   2 0.43 2.44
7     2005-10-09   NLDS   4       Chris Burke HOU ATL     Joey Devine tied 6-6 b18 ---   1   1 0.42 1.82
8     2006-10-14   ALCS   4   Magglio Ordonez DET OAK   Huston Street tied 3-3  b9 12-   2   3 0.38 4.44
9     2014-10-16   NLCS   5   Travis Ishikawa SFG STL   Michael Wacha tied 3-3  b9 12-   1   3 0.31 4.35
10    2016-10-04   ALWC   1 Edwin Encarnacion TOR BAL  Ubaldo Jimenez tied 2-2 b11 1-3   1   3 0.17 5.16
11    2019-10-19   ALCS   6       Jose Altuve HOU NYY Aroldis Chapman tied 4-4  b9 1--   2   2 0.43 2.40


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/20/2019.
   1133. bobm Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:21 PM (#5892397)
   1134. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:38 PM (#5892400)

Hank Aaron's 11th inning walkoff homer clinched the pennant for the Milwaukee Braves in 1957, 6 days before the regular season ended.


I'm sure there's a lot of instances of a team clinching a pennant on a regular season HR, but that's quite different from the 11 listed in 1132.


   1135. bobm Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:46 PM (#5892403)
The Cincinnati Reds have made it to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. While there was no doubt the Reds were in, the official clinching came in dramatic fashion with right-fielder Jay Bruce’s walk-off home run.

According to Elias Sports Bureau it was the fifth game-ending home run in major league history which clinched a team’s postseason berth. The four previous instances: Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard Round the World” for the 1951 New York Giants; Hank Aaron’s 11th-inning blast for the 1957 Milwaukee Braves; Alfonso Soriano’s 1st major-league hit for the 1999 New York Yankees; and Steve Finley’s grand slam for the 2004 Los Angeles Dodgers.[Bold added]


2010: Cincinnati Reds Walk-Off into Playoffs for First Time in 15 Years

                                                                                                               
Inn   Score Out RoB  Pit(cnt) R/O Bat         Batter      Pitcher wWPA  wWE                    Play Description
b11     3-3   0 --- 3(0-2)CFX   R NYY AlfonsoSoriano NormCharlton  35% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/20/2019.

                                                                                                                                                     
Inn   Score Out RoB  Pit(cnt)  R/O Bat      Batter       Pitcher wWPA  wWE                                                           Play Description
b9      3-3   1 123 2(0-1).CX RRRR LAD SteveFinley WayneFranklin  17% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF) Perez Scores Izturis Scores/unER Werth Scores


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/20/2019.
   1136. PreservedFish Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:46 PM (#5892404)
IMO the Carter homerun is unique among them. A walk-off homerun in a tie game is not necessarily more or less exciting than a walkoff RBI base-hit. But a walk-off homer in a game where you're trailing is probably the most exciting possible event in the sport.
   1137. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5892406)
Touche, 1135. Not many instances.


IMO the Carter homerun is unique among them. A walk-off homerun in a tie game is not necessarily more or less exciting than a walkoff RBI base-hit. But a walk-off homer in a game where you're trailing is probably the most exciting possible event in the sport.


I will agree with this, but Bobby Thomson qualifies and has some other narrative qualities to it, as well. I'd probably rank that as the greatest HR ever. Carter would be up there, maybe #2.
   1138. bobm Posted: October 20, 2019 at 11:08 PM (#5892409)
Not many instances.

I was surprised at this also.

ETA: At least one more since 2010:

You need to hear only two words — Bobby Thomson — to properly process Evan Longoria's 2011 Game 162 homer that capped a comeback from a 7-0 deficit to beat the Yankees 8-7. That's because Longoria became just the second player in major-league history to hit a walkoff homer that clinched a postseason berth in his team's final regular-season game. The first to do it was Thomson with his "Shot Heard 'Round the World" that allowed the Giants to clinch the NL pennant. The Rays won a wild-card spot.


Rays Tales: Walkoff history

                                                                                                                  
Inn   Score Out RoB     Pit(cnt) R/O Bat       Batter      Pitcher wWPA  wWE                      Play Description
b12     7-7   1 --- 6(2-2)BCSBFX   R TBR EvanLongoria ScottProctor  43% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/20/2019.
   1139. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 20, 2019 at 11:18 PM (#5892411)
So how many series have ended with a walkoff wild pitch? I'm sure there've been more, but off the top of my head the only two I can think of are game 4 of the 1927 World Series (Johnny Miljus), and game 5 of the 1972 NLCS (Bob Moose), which was also Roberto Clemente's last game.

IMO the Carter homerun is unique among them. A walk-off homerun in a tie game is not necessarily more or less exciting than a walkoff RBI base-hit. But a walk-off homer in a game where you're trailing is probably the most exciting possible event in the sport.

I will agree with this, but Bobby Thomson qualifies and has some other narrative qualities to it, as well. I'd probably rank that as the greatest HR ever. Carter would be up there, maybe #2.

Thomson's was definitely #1, but while Carter brought the Jays from behind for the win, it was only game 6, which meant his team had 9 innings more of a fallback cushion that Maz, Chambliss and Boone had for their walkoff shots. In Maz's and Boone's cases, especially, you got the feeling that with the Pirates and Yankees bullpens being totally gassed, it was now or never for their teams when the final blow came.
   1140. Red Voodooin Posted: October 20, 2019 at 11:39 PM (#5892414)
So how many series have ended with a walkoff wild pitch? I'm sure there've been more, but off the top of my head the only two I can think of are game 4 of the 1927 World Series (Johnny Miljus), and game 5 of the 1972 NLCS (Bob Moose), which was also Roberto Clemente's last game.


Not a series, but a pennant was decided on Jack Chesbro's wild pitch in 1904.
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