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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3060 on: October 11, 2019, 11:34:01 AM »
I'd agree with you that it doesn't look like the AL winner will have much of a challenger. That being said, the Nationals starting pitching (Scherzer, Corbin,Strasburg) is far better than the Yankees starters (Tanaka, Paxton, Happ) and would make for popcorn worthy pitching matchups with Verlander, Cole, and Greinke

While the nats lineup isn't anywhere near as deep as either AL team, they have the highly dynamic Soto, and the highly underrated Rendon.



Should still make for a good series.
If happ pitches, something has gone extremely wrong or extremely right for the Yankees.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3061 on: October 11, 2019, 01:35:50 PM »
If happ pitches, something has gone extremely wrong or extremely right for the Yankees.

When it comes time for game 4, I don't think the Yankees have a choice. You hope that game 4 isn't an elimination game and hold your breath.


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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3062 on: October 11, 2019, 01:45:40 PM »
When it comes time for game 4, I don't think the Yankees have a choice. You hope that game 4 isn't an elimination game and hold your breath.
Amazing how the Yankees pieced together bullpen games every fifth day the whole season and now it's the playoffs and people think they can't do it anymore.

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3063 on: October 20, 2019, 12:32:25 AM »
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3064 on: October 20, 2019, 12:35:47 AM »
Neither of your comments have anything to do with what I wrote. The best you can hope for when you lose a 5 game series is 2-3. So if you extend it two more games that means you have to win both games at the very least, maybe 3 or 4 in a row. Statistically the odds are way against you. I don't care if you are the favorite or not.
That's basic math!  :P
This is the same for changing it to a 5 game series from a 3 game series or for that matter from a one game series to a three game series.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3065 on: October 20, 2019, 07:21:12 AM »
Amazing how the Yankees pieced together bullpen games every fifth day the whole season and now it's the playoffs and people think they can't do it anymore.
How'd that go? Surprisingly, Happ and cessa didn't give up runs. Just green, Kahnle, and Chapman.

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3066 on: October 20, 2019, 07:38:24 AM »
This is the same for changing it to a 5 game series from a 3 game series or for that matter from a one game series to a three game series.
Again nothing about with what I wrote. We are talking about 5/7, not 5/3 or 3/1.  ::)
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3067 on: October 20, 2019, 08:16:53 AM »
Again nothing about with what I wrote. We are talking about 5/7, not 5/3 or 3/1.  ::)
5 game series also have more rest than usual, so it's a lot easier to survive with a top heavy roster. A 7 game has 5 games in 6 days so depth is tested.

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3068 on: October 20, 2019, 08:30:23 AM »
5 game series also have more rest than usual, so it's a lot easier to survive with a top heavy roster. A 7 game has 5 games in 6 days so depth is tested.
Lets not even go there. Just put dresses on them and be done with it.  :)
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3069 on: October 20, 2019, 09:55:01 AM »
How'd that go? Surprisingly, Happ and cessa didn't give up runs. Just green, Kahnle, and Chapman.

The game /series was not even close to lost because of the lack of a fourth starter. That post also didn't account for a rain out. So yes, it held up just fine.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3070 on: October 20, 2019, 10:09:49 AM »
The game /series was not even close to lost because of the lack of a fourth starter. That post also didn't account for a rain out. So yes, it held up just fine.
Why is a fourth starter even needed? When your starters don't even average 5 innings just make everyone a relief pitcher.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3071 on: October 20, 2019, 10:28:44 AM »
Why is a fourth starter even needed? When your starters don't even average 5 innings just make everyone a relief pitcher.
Firstly, the game that you claim has become a joke because of a lack of starter depth has produced a world series of:

Cole vs Scherzer
Verlander vs Strasbourg
Greinke vs Corbin

I'm no baseball historian, but when was the last time you had a world series with match ups that good?

Secondly, why is throwing 7 innings not a joke, but throwing 1 inning at 97 - 98 with the ball moving a foot not a joke?

Just because something is different to what you grew up with doesn't make it a joke.

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3072 on: October 20, 2019, 10:35:27 AM »
Firstly, the game that you claim has become a joke because of a lack of starter depth has produced a world series of:

Cole vs Scherzer
Verlander vs Strasbourg
Greinke vs Corbin

I'm no baseball historian, but when was the last time you had a world series with match ups that good?

Secondly, why is throwing 7 innings not a joke, but throwing 1 inning at 97 - 98 with the ball moving a foot not a joke?

Just because something is different to what you grew up with doesn't make it a joke.

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There is not a lack of starters in todays game. There is this one and done mindset that is ruining the game. The last two innings last night there 30+ seconds between pitches. The NY relievers were taking 5-10 deep breaths between every pitch. They threw 7 pitches and acted like they were pitching their 12th inning.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3073 on: October 20, 2019, 12:39:22 PM »
Is it because we assume that statistically the "better" team will come back and win the two extra games?
Is it really?

Yes - I know that the simple math would suggest that if team "A" has a 60% chance of winning each game, having a bigger sample will yield results closer to expectation, but there are other factors involved too. The biggest question is what is your lookback period to determine who is actually the better team. Having a 100 win team vs a 90 Win team, you'd think the 100 win team is the favorite, but if the 100 win team was 20-40 in it's last 60 games, and the 90 win team was 40-20 - who's now the favorite?

Better record ≠ better team

And you gave a perfect example of the difference between them.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3074 on: October 20, 2019, 03:00:50 PM »
Again nothing about with what I wrote. We are talking about 5/7, not 5/3 or 3/1.  ::)
The odds of a comeback to win a 7 game series are no worse than a comeback to win any other series length and no better than a 9, 11, or 15 game series.
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