Watching the 13-12 game was not fun. People call that an incredible game, but it was for the wrong reasons. No world series team should have a pitching staff that allows 12 - 13 runs, never mind both teams. Clearly that game was about bad management -- pulling their starters out too early and allowing an exhausted bullpen to work. It seems to be the playoff culture. And in a game 5 where it was pressure-packed and where pitchers were exhausted, I think it was a terrible decision to go to the bullpens so early.
I would bet on the Astros if I could, because it really is a crap shoot and spending $100 to win $125 is better than spending $100 to win $65. I think Springer is the hero for the Astros with a go-ahead double in the top of the 9th against Jansen.
Looking forward to the game!
Give me a 4-3 game any day. Unless, of course, my team gives up 12 runs. Then I certainly want them to score at least 13.
Yes. Won by some sparkling defense and great work on the basepaths.Quote: billryan
Give me a 4-3 game any day.
Double digit dingers flying around the ballpark isn't the kind of baseball I prefer to see either, but I've mostly come to be at peace ('cause I have no choice) that that's how it is in the game now, and will probably be for a while. And how it has been becoming since the middle of 2015, when the increase in scoring led by an explosion of home run hitting began, quite suddenly, as the supply of MLB baseballs was replenished from the factory in Costa Rica.
And I strongly suspect that all has contributed a lot to current fashion in how starting rotations and bullpens get used, whether well or poorly, and maybe inevitably to eventually get pitching staffs covered in jalapeno batter & deep-fried.Quote: Ben Lindbergh & Mitchel Lichtman
<SNIP>...The current barrage began in earnest immediately after the 2015 All-Star break, leading to the largest increase in the rate of home runs/batted ball between a season's first half and second half since at least 1950 (when Baseball Prospectus's database begins)....<SNIP>
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So, must adjust now to no major sports for the next five months. But the sports calendar isn't going completely dark; tomorrow in the Fall League the Surprise Saguaros play an afternoon game and the Scottsdale Scorpions host a night game...
Like I said, a crap shoot. Darvish choked. If Darvish was anything "Darvishlike" you'd see a pretty different result I am guessing.
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