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Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #100: September 30, 2020, 03:53:08 PM »
The Reds are the team in question. Today's game seems to be the Braves offense stymied by the dominant Reds pitching, while the only question was who would be worse - Reds hitting or Braves pitching. Apparently, this is at the moment now the longest a game has gone 0-0 in postseason history.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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« Reply #101: September 30, 2020, 03:56:39 PM »
My guess would be the hitting coach wants them to swing at anything close to the zone, aiming for contact rather than a hit. Tires out the other team's pitcher, gives you a better chance at a walk, and if you accidentally make too much contact, results in an infield fly or weak ass grounder most of the time.  But I say that without looking up any stats like BABIP or if their K rate has dropped (or increased?) significantly from years past.
The Reds were 7th in Ks in 2017, 4th in 2018, 8th in 2019 and 10th this season. No idea if there is a pattern in the actual rates.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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« Reply #102: September 30, 2020, 04:00:27 PM »
This is like the Thirty Years War

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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« Reply #103: September 30, 2020, 04:07:58 PM »
This is like the Thirty Years War
More like the Hundred Years' War. At least the Thirty Years' War only last thirty years. The Hundred Years' War lasted 116 years.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #104: September 30, 2020, 04:48:33 PM »
You load the bases to face Freddie Freeman - it kind of feels like you should lose.

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« Reply #105: September 30, 2020, 04:50:33 PM »
Twins drop their 18th straight playoff game and are eliminated by Houston.  There's always next year.

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« Reply #106: September 30, 2020, 04:52:11 PM »
Marlins about to go up 1-0 against Chicago.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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« Reply #107: September 30, 2020, 05:02:45 PM »
Maybe Manfred will institute a 'Social Promotion' rule, free ride after 20 consecutive playoff losses.
Twins drop their 18th straight playoff game and are eliminated by Houston.  There's always next year.

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« Reply #108: September 30, 2020, 06:58:31 PM »
So Dusty can win a playoff series.  Well a short one anyway. 

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« Reply #109: September 30, 2020, 08:47:27 PM »
Cue the Yankees crying about a rain delay :lol:

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« Reply #110: September 30, 2020, 09:36:47 PM »
Cue the Yankees crying about a rain delay :lol:
As well they should as it is their right to win playoff series. 

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« Reply #111: September 30, 2020, 10:31:31 PM »
Cue the Yankees crying about a rain delay :lol:


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« Reply #112: September 30, 2020, 10:32:06 PM »
Just terrible to walk in two runs.  Nerves I guess.

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« Reply #113: September 30, 2020, 10:34:41 PM »
Cleveland not rolling over at least.

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« Reply #114: September 30, 2020, 10:36:16 PM »

For the record that was a reverse jinx. 

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« Reply #115: September 30, 2020, 10:44:21 PM »
For the record that was a reverse jinx. 

:lol:

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #116: September 30, 2020, 10:52:33 PM »
Well some Gio’s can produce in the playoffs.

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #117: October 01, 2020, 10:52:57 AM »
Dane Dunning will likely see action today in Game 3 of the CWS/OAK ALWCS.

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« Reply #118: October 01, 2020, 11:09:17 AM »
Cleveland not rolling over at least.

yeah, um, about that.

I heard yesterday that the Twins now also have the proud distinction of being the first team in the modern era to make the playoffs but not play in October (the Indians-Yankees game technically finished in October).

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« Reply #119: October 01, 2020, 11:11:45 AM »
yeah, um, about that.

I heard yesterday that the Twins now also have the proud distinction of being the first team in the modern era to make the playoffs but not play in October (the Indians-Yankees game technically finished in October).
The Braves have the streak of 11 straight postseason series lost going.  If it ends on a 3 game series it should get an *.

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« Reply #120: October 01, 2020, 11:12:26 AM »
Dane Dunning will likely see action today in Game 3 of the CWS/OAK ALWCS.
Treinen pitched a scoreless inning last night for the Dodgers.  Had forgotten about him being in LA.

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« Reply #121: October 01, 2020, 12:47:25 PM »
Reds just can’t get a runner home. 

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Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #122: October 01, 2020, 12:51:13 PM »
Dane Dunning will likely see action today in Game 3 of the CWS/OAK ALWCS.
Dunning will start

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« Reply #123: October 01, 2020, 01:05:43 PM »
Reds just can’t get a runner home. 
pitching duel again lol

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #124: October 01, 2020, 01:52:59 PM »
pitching duel again lol
Another 1-0 game?