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Re: The Official 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #180 on: October 08, 2012, 08:08:20 PM »
The Cards won 12-4 against the Nationals and it is 1-1 in the series.

Good offensive game.

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« Reply #180 on: October 08, 2012, 08:08:20 PM »

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« Reply #181 on: October 10, 2012, 11:17:12 PM »
Don't know how this compares to other great teams, but seemed crazy to me:

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#Orioles are 73-0 when leading after 7 innings this season

I remembered this stat as I was following the game tonight and saw them get their first loss in that situation.

Yankees tied the game in the bottom of the 9th and won it in the 12th on a couple solo homers by the aging Raul Ibanez. Note that he was brought in to pinch hit for an ineffective A-Rod, who had already gone 0-3.

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« Reply #182 on: October 10, 2012, 11:27:12 PM »
Good for the Yankees, it's about time something went right for them.

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« Reply #183 on: October 10, 2012, 11:29:33 PM »
Don't know how this compares to other great teams, but seemed crazy to me:

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Marc Topkin ‏@TBTimes_Rays

#Orioles are 73-0 when leading after 7 innings this season

I remembered this stat as I was following the game tonight and saw them get their first loss in that situation.

Yankees tied the game in the bottom of the 9th and won it in the 12th on a couple solo homers by the aging Raul Ibanez. Note that he was brought in to pinch hit for an ineffective A-Rod, who had already gone 0-3.

But that's just it, right? In a game like this the difference can be one pitch.
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« Reply #184 on: October 11, 2012, 12:19:56 AM »
Don't know how this compares to other great teams, but seemed crazy to me:

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Marc Topkin ‏@TBTimes_Rays

#Orioles are 73-0 when leading after 7 innings this season

I remembered this stat as I was following the game tonight and saw them get their first loss in that situation.

Yankees tied the game in the bottom of the 9th and won it in the 12th on a couple solo homers by the aging Raul Ibanez. Note that he was brought in to pinch hit for an ineffective A-Rod, who had already gone 0-3.

But that's just it, right? In a game like this the difference can be one pitch.

Or two pitches. But yes, those stats tend to go out the window when the playoffs roll around.

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« Reply #185 on: October 11, 2012, 01:20:01 AM »

Holy Frijoles. What a night of baseball.
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Re: The Official 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #186 on: October 11, 2012, 10:57:16 AM »
I didn't know Ibanez is 40, wow.

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Re: The Official 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #187 on: October 12, 2012, 08:54:10 AM »
Cya, Oakland.  Was getting tired of their schtick (jealous, actually).

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« Reply #188 on: October 12, 2012, 12:29:09 PM »
Cya, Oakland.  Was getting tired of their schtick (jealous, actually).

I feel the same way about Baltimore, actually. :(

Speaking of which, I knew that game would fall their way after the 8th inning meltdown by the Yankees hitters. 2nd and 3rd and one out in a tie game, A-Rod struck out. I was sitting there thinking "are they gonna pinch hit for him this time"? Unfortunately, Girardi wasn't blessed with the gift of hindsight until it was too late. :)

For me, if the Yankees lose the series, that will be the moment I come back to (particularly since I went to bed immediately afterwards). :)

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« Reply #189 on: October 13, 2012, 12:17:01 PM »
Gotta hand it to the Nats - they certainly made things memorable.
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« Reply #190 on: October 13, 2012, 02:41:04 PM »
I went to bed with the score 6-3 - did not expect the Cards to do it again, but here we are. :)

Nats are going to get even more heat for shutting Strasburg down now. It will be interesting to see how that plays in the dressing room.

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« Reply #191 on: October 13, 2012, 03:23:59 PM »
I went to bed with the score 6-3 - did not expect the Cards to do it again, but here we are. :)

Nats are going to get even more heat for shutting Strasburg down now. It will be interesting to see how that plays in the dressing room.

It's not like Strasburg would have been able to cut down on 32 runs given up over 5 games, eh.

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« Reply #192 on: October 13, 2012, 04:33:54 PM »
Nats are going to get even more heat for shutting Strasburg down now. It will be interesting to see how that plays in the dressing room.

Honestly, I'm not sure if Strasburg would have really helped all that much. They were lucky they even got to game 5 after only scoring 9 runs in the first 4 games of the series, and a large part of their pitching issues had to do with their bullpen. Even with Strasburg, this was a series they didn't deserve to win.
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« Reply #193 on: October 14, 2012, 01:59:57 PM »
Nats are going to get even more heat for shutting Strasburg down now. It will be interesting to see how that plays in the dressing room.

Honestly, I'm not sure if Strasburg would have really helped all that much. They were lucky they even got to game 5 after only scoring 9 runs in the first 4 games of the series, and a large part of their pitching issues had to do with their bullpen. Even with Strasburg, this was a series they didn't deserve to win.

I am not going to argue about whether or not he would have helped and whether or not they deserved to win.

Bottom line is the organization is going to catch even more criticism for their decision now that they have been eliminated in the first round.

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Re: The Official 2012 MLB Thread
« Reply #194 on: October 14, 2012, 06:53:10 PM »
Just when I thought I'd give pro baseball another chance, some almighty umpire makes another BS call that turns a perfectly good game upside down and I rethink the whole thing.

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« Reply #194 on: October 14, 2012, 06:53:10 PM »