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Who would you rather face in the World Series?

Yankees
16 (76.2%)
Astros
5 (23.8%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: October 21, 2019, 07:22:28 PM

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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #150: October 18, 2019, 09:53:50 PM »
Based on the fact that 9 out of the 10 teams that swept the LCS lost the WS
So if that’s the deciding factor what does it matter at all what the Astros or Yankees do. They will
Obviously win. Or can the Nats go back in time and drop game four?

Offline Slateman

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #151: October 18, 2019, 10:08:58 PM »
So if that’s the deciding factor what does it matter at all what the Astros or Yankees do. They will
Obviously win. Or can the Nats go back in time and drop game four?

All I'm saying is there is no evidence to suggest that the Astros or Yankees winning a long, drawn out series provides any advantage to the Nationals, and historically, it is an advantage to the team that has to play more games.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #152: October 18, 2019, 10:10:05 PM »
Whatever, I'm enjoying watching it.

Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #153: October 18, 2019, 10:12:36 PM »
I'd like to think our fans aren't as bad as this:

https://www.nj.com/yankees/2019/10/chaos-crude-yankees-fans-taunt-astros-zack-greinke-before-alcs-game-4.html
I was sitting in the second row of Section 240 (below the scoreboard) during game 3 on Monday.  Some really drunk Nats fan was saying some nasty stuff to Martinez in right field.  Throwing stuff at players is really bad, but even taunting is off base in my opinion. My hope everyone who goes to a Series game shows that we have some class.  Let's give the national TV audience a chance to appreciate the Nationals and their fans, even if a lot of them hate "Washington". 

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #154: October 18, 2019, 10:17:47 PM »
All I'm saying is there is no evidence to suggest that the Astros or Yankees winning a long, drawn out series provides any advantage to the Nationals, and historically, it is an advantage to the team that has to play more games.
The Dodgers won the NLCS in 7 games last year. The Red Sox won the ALCS in 5 games.

I would rather not have Cole pitch until game three. Better chance for the Nats to take one or two in Houston and he may only pitch one game. I would almost guarantee that the Vegas odds push more to the Nats if Cole has to pitch a game 7.

At this point I think the Yankees may win. I could see the Astros choking this one away. They were just swinging at all kinds of bad pitches tonight. They can’t hit with runners on base.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #155: October 18, 2019, 10:37:42 PM »
The Dodgers won the NLCS in 7 games last year. The Red Sox won the ALCS in 5 games.

I would rather not have Cole pitch until game three. Better chance for the Nats to take one or two in Houston and he may only pitch one game. I would almost guarantee that the Vegas odds push more to the Nats if Cole has to pitch a game 7.

At this point I think the Yankees may win. I could see the Astros choking this one away. They were just swinging at all kinds of bad pitches tonight. They can’t hit with runners on base.

The Dodgers won the NLCS in 5 games the year before last. The Astros won the ALCS in 7 games.  :shrug:

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #156: October 19, 2019, 04:41:09 AM »
So are NY & Houston playing tonight ?  The rain delay of last Tuesday may have put a kink into the notion of a travel day after game 5

Offline DCFan

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #157: October 19, 2019, 05:52:11 AM »
So are NY & Houston playing tonight ?  The rain delay of last Tuesday may have put a kink into the notion of a travel day after game 5

8pm tonight.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #158: October 19, 2019, 02:40:39 PM »
Have they announced SP for either team tonight?  I haven't been able to find it.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #159: October 19, 2019, 02:47:16 PM »
Have they announced SP for either team tonight?  I haven't been able to find it.

Happ and Urquidy.

Exactly who you want in Game 6 of LCS.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #160: October 19, 2019, 03:05:07 PM »
Is that official?  I've seen speculation it will be Green/Urquidy, but either way I suspect a bullpen brigade for both teams.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #161: October 19, 2019, 03:18:02 PM »
Is that official?  I've seen speculation it will be Green/Urquidy, but either way I suspect a bullpen brigade for both teams.

My bad, not official by MLB yet.

Offline DCFan

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #162: October 19, 2019, 03:19:35 PM »
Happ and Urquidy.

The Score has Green and Urquidy.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #163: October 19, 2019, 04:11:02 PM »
Mlb now showing Peacock for Hou

Offline miller10

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #164: October 19, 2019, 08:12:57 PM »
Hey, we know that Astros pitcher.  Happy for him.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #165: October 19, 2019, 08:20:35 PM »
Hey, we know that Astros pitcher.  Happy for him.

Thought so.    Thanks for pointing it out.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #166: October 19, 2019, 08:31:48 PM »
Thought so.    Thanks for pointing it out.

That's how we got Gio.

Offline RiotAct

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #167: October 19, 2019, 08:33:10 PM »
RIP In Peace Yankees’ 2019 season

Offline mitlen

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #168: October 19, 2019, 08:35:28 PM »
That's how we got Gio.

He was comin' up the dugout steps for his start.     I wasn't really payin' attention but I did hear "Peacock".     Hmmm, that's a familiar name.    :)      Gio did provide a few good years so I can't say anything too bad about him (especially since he's gone).    I still have an autographed 8 X 10 of Gio.     When the Nats have problems during games, I light my Gio candles.      :mg:

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #169: October 19, 2019, 08:50:22 PM »
Man, the like striking out with RISP

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #170: October 19, 2019, 08:51:39 PM »
That's a wide strike zone on both sides of the plate.

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #171: October 19, 2019, 09:26:17 PM »
How many pitchers are on these teams rosters that they can burn through a pitcher plus per inning right from the start? 

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #172: October 19, 2019, 09:31:28 PM »
Around a dozen

Offline Slateman

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #173: October 19, 2019, 09:54:51 PM »
Whatever scout found Urshella deserves a raise

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #174: October 19, 2019, 11:44:58 PM »
The mediots have painted a picture all season of Aaron Judge as all bat and no glove.  All I've seen this postseason is several outstanding plays and zero miscues in the field.