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Reply #30 posted 10/08/17 12:11pm

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Fister lasted 1 1/3 innings and left with two baserunners onboard.


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Reply #31 posted 10/08/17 4:03pm

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I can't believe that Frank Thomas, Keith Hernandez and Steroid Boy Alex Rodriguez are all harping on how great Doug Fister is and how he's going to shut down the Astros because he has a change-up.

Uhhhh....Doug Fister was an Astro last year. He started 32 games for us, going 12 - 13. I think we know what kind of stuff he has.

Just another part of the Anti-Houston Conspiracy, which has existed in all sports since the beginning of sports.




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Reply #32 posted 10/08/17 8:08pm

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ALDS Game 3: BOS 10, HOU 3

W: Joe Kelly (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

L: Francisco Liriano (0-1, 13.50 ERA)

ALDS Game 3: NYY 1, CLE 0

W: Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

L: Andrew Miller (0-1, 3.00 ERA)

The teams on the brink won in different ways, the first with offense and the second with pitching. Two great games tonight.

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Reply #33 posted 10/09/17 6:44am

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Another full day of baseball today. woot!


AL DIVISION SERIES:

HOUSTON ASTROS VS. BOSTON RED SOX

Houston (Charlie Morton, 14-7, 3.62 ERA) at Boston (Rick Porcello, 11-17, 4.65 ERA), 1:00 pm ET, FS1


CLEVELAND INDIANS VS. NEW YORK YANKEES

Cleveland (Trevor Bauer, 17-9, 4.19 ERA) at New York (Luis Severino, 14-6, 2.98 ERA), 7:00 pm ET, FS1



NL DIVISION SERIES:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. CHICAGO CUBS

Washington (Max Scherzer, 16-6, 2.51 ERA) at Chicago (José Quintana, 11-11, 4.15 ERA), 4:00 pm ET, TBS


LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Los Angeles (Yu Darvish, 10-12, 3.86 ERA) at Arizona (Zack Greinke, 17-7, 3.20 ERA), 10:00 pm ET, TBS

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Reply #34 posted 10/09/17 10:20am

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I was right about Fister but that's about ALL I got right, LOL. Hopefully today goes better for the 'Stros (they're up 1-0 in the first right now and hitting everything hard) and the rain stays away.

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Reply #35 posted 10/09/17 10:21am

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sexton said:

Another full day of baseball today. woot!


AL DIVISION SERIES:

HOUSTON ASTROS VS. BOSTON RED SOX

Houston (Charlie Morton, 14-7, 3.62 ERA) at Boston (Rick Porcello, 11-17, 4.65 ERA), 1:00 pm ET, FS1


CLEVELAND INDIANS VS. NEW YORK YANKEES

Cleveland (Trevor Bauer, 17-9, 4.19 ERA) at New York (Luis Severino, 14-6, 2.98 ERA), 7:00 pm ET, FS1



NL DIVISION SERIES:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. CHICAGO CUBS

Washington (Max Scherzer, 16-6, 2.51 ERA) at Chicago (José Quintana, 11-11, 4.15 ERA), 4:00 pm ET, TBS


LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Los Angeles (Yu Darvish, 10-12, 3.86 ERA) at Arizona (Zack Greinke, 17-7, 3.20 ERA), 10:00 pm ET, TBS



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Reply #36 posted 10/09/17 4:28pm

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ALDS Game 4: HOU 5, BOS 4

W: Justin Verlander (2-0, 3.12 ERA)

L: Chris Sale (0-2, 8.38 ERA)



NLDS Game 3: CHC 2, WSH 1

W: Carl Edwards Jr. (1-1, 11.57 ERA)

L: Brandon Kintzler (0-1, 3.86 ERA)

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Reply #37 posted 10/09/17 6:37pm

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Did the Dodgers bring their brooms to Arizona? We'll find out shortly...GO DODGERS!!!!!!

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Reply #38 posted 10/09/17 10:52pm

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ALDS Game 4: NYY 7, CLE 3

W: Luis Severino (1-0, 3.86 ERA)

L: Trevor Bauer (1-1, 0.00 ERA)



NLDS Game 3: LAD 3, ARI 1

W: Yu Darvish (1-0, 1.80 ERA)

L: Zack Greinke (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

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Reply #39 posted 10/09/17 11:27pm

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3 down, 8 to go...

Make it so, Number One...
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Reply #40 posted 10/10/17 6:45am

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The decision to use Verlander in Game 4 worked out fine, even though he gave up that dinger. All it means is that Keuchel and Verlander are flip-flopped for games 1 and 2 in the ALCS.

I'd been telling my son all year that if it wasn't for what Aaron Judge was doing, Yulie Gurriel would be the AL Rookie of the Year.

And if anyone doubted Jose Altuve was the best player in baseball, his performance in the ALDS should have erased any doubts. I find myself comparing him and Correa to Biggio and Bagwell. As much as I love the Killer Bs, they never performed worth a hoot in the playoffs. But Altuve and Correa have been monsters.

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Reply #41 posted 10/10/17 6:48am

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UncleJam said:

3 down, 8 to go...



The second coolest license plate I ever saw was a Massachusetts plate in 2005. It said "DN 3 WON 8". If you're a baseball fan, you know what it refers to!

The coolest license plate I ever saw was this one:


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Reply #42 posted 10/10/17 9:46am

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Today's game and starting pitchers:


NL DIVISION SERIES:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. CHICAGO CUBS

Washington (Tanner Roark, 13-11, 4.67 ERA) at Chicago (Jake Arietta, 14-10, 3,53 ERA), 5:30 pm ET, TBS

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Reply #43 posted 10/10/17 9:51am

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The decision to use Verlander in Game 4 worked out fine, even though he gave up that dinger. All it means is that Keuchel and Verlander are flip-flopped for games 1 and 2 in the ALCS.

I'd been telling my son all year that if it wasn't for what Aaron Judge was doing, Yulie Gurriel would be the AL Rookie of the Year.

And if anyone doubted Jose Altuve was the best player in baseball, his performance in the ALDS should have erased any doubts. I find myself comparing him and Correa to Biggio and Bagwell. As much as I love the Killer Bs, they never performed worth a hoot in the playoffs. But Altuve and Correa have been monsters.


It's surprising how soon starting pitchers are getting pulled in the playoffs this year even when they are pitching well. Bringing in Verlander early worked out like you said, but was he really necessary at that point?

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Reply #44 posted 10/10/17 12:24pm

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RodeoSchro said:

The decision to use Verlander in Game 4 worked out fine, even though he gave up that dinger. All it means is that Keuchel and Verlander are flip-flopped for games 1 and 2 in the ALCS.

I'd been telling my son all year that if it wasn't for what Aaron Judge was doing, Yulie Gurriel would be the AL Rookie of the Year.

And if anyone doubted Jose Altuve was the best player in baseball, his performance in the ALDS should have erased any doubts. I find myself comparing him and Correa to Biggio and Bagwell. As much as I love the Killer Bs, they never performed worth a hoot in the playoffs. But Altuve and Correa have been monsters.


It's surprising how soon starting pitchers are getting pulled in the playoffs this year even when they are pitching well. Bringing in Verlander early worked out like you said, but was he really necessary at that point?



The announcers talked a lot about how prevalent that strategy has become in baseball playoffs over the last 2 or 3 years, although there are examples of it going back a long way. But yeah, bringing starters in to pitch releif seems to be the norm these days.

I'm all for it. Winning is all that matters at this point. That said, Charlie Morton was dealing pretty well when he got pulled for Verlander.

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Reply #45 posted 10/11/17 7:44am

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Today's games and starting pitchers:


NL DIVISION SERIES:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. CHICAGO CUBS

Washington (Stephen Strasburg, 15-4, 2.52 ERA) at Chicago (Jake Arietta, 14-10, 3,53 ERA), 4:00 pm ET, TBS


AL DIVISION SERIES:

CLEVELAND INDIANS VS. NEW YORK YANKEES

New York (C.C. Sabathia, 14-5, 3.69 ERA) at Cleveland (Corey Kluber, 18-4, 2.25 ERA), 8:00 pm ET,
FS1


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Reply #46 posted 10/11/17 7:51am

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Dodgers will sweep.

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Reply #47 posted 10/11/17 11:33am

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RodeoSchro said:

sexton said:


It's surprising how soon starting pitchers are getting pulled in the playoffs this year even when they are pitching well. Bringing in Verlander early worked out like you said, but was he really necessary at that point?



The announcers talked a lot about how prevalent that strategy has become in baseball playoffs over the last 2 or 3 years, although there are examples of it going back a long way. But yeah, bringing starters in to pitch releif seems to be the norm these days.

I'm all for it. Winning is all that matters at this point. That said, Charlie Morton was dealing pretty well when he got pulled for Verlander.


Using starting pitchers as relievers in the playoffs is something I've seen for awhile now--like Pedro Martinez's famous no-hit relief appearance for the Red Sox in the 1999 playoffs and Randy Johnson coming out of the bullpen on no day's rest for the Diamondbacks in the 2001 World Series.

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Reply #48 posted 10/11/17 7:04pm

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Dodgers will sweep.

From your lips to the great big Dodger in the sky's ears!!!! Let's go Boys! The Nats scare me though, moreso than the Cubs. Nats starting pitching is RIDICULOUS

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Reply #49 posted 10/11/17 8:51pm

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YANKEES WIN YANKEES WIN...THaaaAaaaaaAaaaaaaaaAaaaaaaaa YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!

~ John Sterling

....i love it!....i thought they had NO chance against Kluber, Bauer, and Carrasco...wow...good times....now everyone can get off Joe Girardi's ass about game 2...he's such an underrated manager and leader of men...and D.D.Gregorious has done an amazing job of replacing a New York City and MLB Icon (Derek Jeter)....

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Reply #50 posted 10/11/17 10:06pm

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NLDS Game 4: WSH 5, CHC 0

W: Stephen Strasburg (1-1, 0.00 ERA)

L: Jake Arietta (0-1, 0.00 ERA)


ALDS Game 4: NYY 5, CLE 2

W: David Robertson (1-0, 1.93 ERA)

L: Corey Kluber (0-1, 12.79 ERA)



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Reply #51 posted 10/12/17 9:28am

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RJOrion said:

YANKEES WIN YANKEES WIN...THaaaAaaaaaAaaaaaaaaAaaaaaaaa YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!

~ John Sterling

....i love it!....i thought they had NO chance against Kluber, Bauer, and Carrasco...wow...good times....now everyone can get off Joe Girardi's ass about game 2...he's such an underrated manager and leader of men...and D.D.Gregorious has done an amazing job of replacing a New York City and MLB Icon (Derek Jeter)....



I love listening to John Sterling. Thank God for XM radio!

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Reply #52 posted 10/12/17 9:41am

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Astros v. Yankees!

We were 5 - 2 against them in the regular season, if that means anything. I'm feeling cautiously optimistic here. This is not the first postseason for most of our regulars, so there should be no jitters. Starting pitching has to favor us, especially since Sabathia has to be pushed back to Game 3 at the earliest. Keuchel, on the other hand, can start Games 1 and 5, and be available for work in Game 7.

But can we shut down Didi Gregorius? And will Aaron Judge remain in the worst strikeout slump anyone's ever seen? Will Jose Altuve continue his torrid pace? Is Marwin Gonzalez going to come out of his slumber?

Can't wait, this should be fun!

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Reply #53 posted 10/12/17 11:35am

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Today's game and starting pitchers:


NL DIVISION SERIES:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. CHICAGO CUBS

Chicago (Kyle Hendricks, 7-5, 3.03 ERA) at Washington (Gio Gonzalez, 15-9, 2.96 ERA), 8:00 pm ET, TBS

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Reply #54 posted 10/12/17 11:58am

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RJOrion said:

YANKEES WIN YANKEES WIN...THaaaAaaaaaAaaaaaaaaAaaaaaaaa YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!

~ John Sterling

....i love it!....i thought they had NO chance against Kluber, Bauer, and Carrasco...wow...good times....now everyone can get off Joe Girardi's ass about game 2...he's such an underrated manager and leader of men...and D.D.Gregorious has done an amazing job of replacing a New York City and MLB Icon (Derek Jeter)....


I honestly thought the Yankees beating the Indians was a long shot--even more so after being down 0-2 after the first two games.

I can't believe the Indians choked like that after the amazing regular season they had. Reminds me of the 2001 Seattle Mariners.

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Reply #55 posted 10/12/17 12:30pm

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sexton said:

RJOrion said:

YANKEES WIN YANKEES WIN...THaaaAaaaaaAaaaaaaaaAaaaaaaaa YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!

~ John Sterling

....i love it!....i thought they had NO chance against Kluber, Bauer, and Carrasco...wow...good times....now everyone can get off Joe Girardi's ass about game 2...he's such an underrated manager and leader of men...and D.D.Gregorious has done an amazing job of replacing a New York City and MLB Icon (Derek Jeter)....


I honestly thought the Yankees beating the Indians was a long shot--even more so after being down 0-2 after the first two games.

I can't believe the Indians choked like that after the amazing regular season they had. Reminds me of the 2001 Seattle Mariners.



Reminds ME of pretty much every Cleveland pro sports team ever, except the Cavs from 2 years ago.

Cleveland has a looooooong history of these kinds of choke jobs, in all sports.

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Reply #56 posted 10/12/17 1:01pm

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RJOrion said:

YANKEES WIN YANKEES WIN...THaaaAaaaaaAaaaaaaaaAaaaaaaaa YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!

~ John Sterling

....i love it!....i thought they had NO chance against Kluber, Bauer, and Carrasco...wow...good times....now everyone can get off Joe Girardi's ass about game 2...he's such an underrated manager and leader of men...and D.D.Gregorious has done an amazing job of replacing a New York City and MLB Icon (Derek Jeter)....


I honestly thought the Yankees beating the Indians was a long shot--even more so after being down 0-2 after the first two games.

I can't believe the Indians choked like that after the amazing regular season they had. Reminds me of the 2001 Seattle Mariners.

it does...Yankees beat them too.. i remember Andy Pettitte, El Duque, and Mike Mussina shutting down Alex Rodriguez and Edgar Martinez for that whole series

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Reply #57 posted 10/12/17 10:44pm

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NLDS Game 5: CHC 9, WSH 8

W: Brian Duensing (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

L: Max Scherzer (0-1, 3.68 ERA)

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Reply #58 posted 10/13/17 7:32am

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What a game last night! Can't count the Cubbies out, even if Kershaw seems to have cured his playoff blues.

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Reply #59 posted 10/13/17 8:08am

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RodeoSchro said:

sexton said:


I honestly thought the Yankees beating the Indians was a long shot--even more so after being down 0-2 after the first two games.

I can't believe the Indians choked like that after the amazing regular season they had. Reminds me of the 2001 Seattle Mariners.



Reminds ME of pretty much every Cleveland pro sports team ever, except the Cavs from 2 years ago.

Cleveland has a looooooong history of these kinds of choke jobs, in all sports.


Haha, yes, that's true, but this was a Cleveland Indians team that broke records during the regular season--just like the 2001 Mariners. And then they got knocked out of the playoffs prematurely by the underdog Yankees--just like the 2001 Mariners.

Maybe the Indians can now look forward to breaking the Cubs record of longest World Series trophy drought. smile

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