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Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #250: October 18, 2022, 01:45:47 PM »
My guess is that the NY media were a bit distracted at the time.  Well, that probably didn't stop them
They thought they were due the victory.  Of course that’s always true.

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« Reply #251: October 18, 2022, 02:14:08 PM »
With apologies to Elvar, it seems like an easy pick for me going forward.

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« Reply #252: October 18, 2022, 02:15:27 PM »
Nestor Cortes, late-developing NYY 36th round draft choice, on the mound today. Though I detest the NYY, gotta give them a big edge today because of Nasty Nestor.

Cortes was a Rule 5 pick from the Yankees by the O's, who ended up returning him to NY. Then traded to Seattle for Intl Bonus Pool $$, only to later be released.

Back to the Yanks and the rest is history. Be nice if we had a story or two like that!


Three day rest. Cortes is gonna be a twice through the order guy. Maybe.

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« Reply #253: October 18, 2022, 04:14:28 PM »
Did the NY media whine this much in 2001 when the 95 win Yankees upset the 116 win Mariners. By adding more teams to the mix you increase the odds of upsets. The owners voted on this and the players agreed. Just celebrate the upsets as they do with March Madness.

Happens I read the NYC media in 2001, and the papers were paying much more attention to something still smoldering downtown. People had stopped posting pictures of their children, wives, husbands, lovers who had not come home the evening of September 11.

New Yorkers were hoping for the Yankees all the way. We were hoping and cheering. It was something to hold tightly. And, no, we were not terrorized.

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« Reply #254: October 18, 2022, 05:09:03 PM »
Cortes almost made it through 3

edit: almost unscathed

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« Reply #255: October 18, 2022, 05:19:33 PM »
Hope the Yankees win.  To stop the whining about the playoff format. 

My Yankee fan friend told me if they lose no one will watch the rest of the playoffs. Told him I don’t care as long as I can watch. He is now off of suicide watch. At least until Boone goes to the bullpen.

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« Reply #256: October 18, 2022, 05:28:48 PM »
How can they not challenge there? 

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« Reply #257: October 18, 2022, 05:38:06 PM »
Cleveland's replay guy is getting fired

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« Reply #258: October 18, 2022, 06:01:58 PM »
...in the Cuyahoga
Cleveland's replay guy is getting fired

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« Reply #259: October 18, 2022, 06:20:32 PM »
Carpenter auditioning for the roll of "baseball player" in a Village People tribute band?

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« Reply #260: October 18, 2022, 07:13:59 PM »
Anticlimactic finish so far

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« Reply #261: October 18, 2022, 08:16:20 PM »
Cleveland's SS and 2B, Rosario and Gimenez, should have been the Metsies' middle infield.

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« Reply #262: October 18, 2022, 08:32:03 PM »
First, I am pretty sure both Lindor and that kid could have caught up to that slowly-rolling van. Second, why would I want to hire someone with that poor of a work ethic (the kid, not Lindor)?

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« Reply #263: October 18, 2022, 09:12:18 PM »
Bryce strikes first

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« Reply #264: October 18, 2022, 09:21:08 PM »
First, I am pretty sure both Lindor and that kid could have caught up to that slowly-rolling van. Second, why would I want to hire someone with that poor of a work ethic (the kid, not Lindor)?
Indeed.

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« Reply #265: October 18, 2022, 09:25:30 PM »
Don’t think I have ever seen a game in which batters took 5 called their strikes over two innings. As good as Darvish is pitching  he has 67 pitches to 47 for Wheeler. SD batter other than Soto swinging at everything.

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« Reply #266: October 18, 2022, 09:27:30 PM »
Is that Bill Walton sitting behind home plate?

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« Reply #267: October 18, 2022, 09:43:04 PM »
SCHWARBER BOMB

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« Reply #268: October 18, 2022, 10:24:14 PM »
Wheeler is crusing. Why would you pull him here

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« Reply #269: October 18, 2022, 10:35:15 PM »
Wheeler is crusing. Why would you pull him here
Agree. Just think they figure he goes game 5 on just 4 days rest so want him strong for that.

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« Reply #270: October 18, 2022, 10:46:43 PM »
it's playoffs, everyone always over-manages.

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« Reply #271: October 18, 2022, 10:49:40 PM »
Agree. Just think they figure he goes game 5 on just 4 days rest so want him strong for that.
So, in the BiD discord and the Phillies fans are saying he's been on a 90 pitch/7 inning limit since coming back. I kinda get it.

Phillies take Game 1.

How different would the Nats be if they let Stras walk and signed Wheeler . . .

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« Reply #272: October 18, 2022, 10:56:03 PM »
So, in the BiD discord and the Phillies fans are saying he's been on a 90 pitch/7 inning limit since coming back. I kinda get it.

Phillies take Game 1.

How different would the Nats be if they let Stras walk and signed Wheeler . . .
Yea but has been about a month now since he has returned. I’m sure he could have gone at least 8.  He threw I believe 26 pitches in the first and then the batters just started swinging at everything. Made no sense.

Amazingly I believe the Phillies were about .500 this year with Wheeler or Nola on the mound. 4-1 so far in the playoffs.

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« Reply #273: October 19, 2022, 06:58:26 AM »
So, in the BiD discord and the Phillies fans are saying he's been on a 90 pitch/7 inning limit since coming back. I kinda get it.

Phillies take Game 1.

How different would the Nats be if they let Stras walk and signed Wheeler . . .
I saw something on line where his fastball velocity dropped 3MPH in his last inning. 

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« Reply #274: October 19, 2022, 07:18:49 AM »
https://twitter.com/joe_sheehan/status/1582533244368494592?t=jJoTP0M-tL3g-X5LdA3FWw&s=19

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So, facts.

The Guardians played seven playoff games. They scored 17 runs: 2, 1, 1, 4, 6, 2, 1. They had a .269 OBP, as their strikeout rate jumped and walk rate fell against playoff pitching.

We *want* long-sequence offense to work. It doesn't, not in October.