Well with 2 game 5s Wednesday, I predict that Atlanta should win, and normally I would say LA as well. But I think DC may finally get past the Divisional round, If Strasburg is anywhere near as dominant as he was in game 2 the game will certainly be must watch for MLB, given that LAs pitcher was just as good in game 1. The difference for DC this time, they have 2 win or go home wins this season - and as the WC they are playing with house money the pressure is clearly on LA.
I think Atlanta will likely win their game 5.
I also think that the Astros win tonight, if the don't may be a very interesting game 5 for that series too.
So, how will the 4 to 5 day lay off affect the Yankees?
Post by rocketrobbie on Oct 9, 2019 5:08:54 GMT -7
I thought it was a bad idea to start Verlander on three days rest. Of course it didn't help that the Astros bats went cold. Good thing game five is at home, they just don't play well at Tropicana field.
Post by Stable Genius on Oct 10, 2019 7:20:37 GMT -7
The MLB season and playoffs are a bit weird to me. Consider, the season spans about 6 months, each team will play 162 games. Even the worse teams will win 50 or 60 games. Well maybe not Detroit. So in a 5-game series in October any given team that gets to the playoffs can win 3 of those games. No matter what their record was during the prior 6 months. It becomes a crap shoot, which team can win in a particular week. We know a great pitcher can have an off day. We know any MLB batter can get hot.
Yet we still are shocked when a team like the Dodgers with a 65% winning percentage, and maybe tonight the Astros with a 66% winning percentage, get knocked off in the first round by clearly "inferior" teams.
The playoff wins and the world series itself are admirable accomplishments, but the real goal of the MLB is to generate interest and pack the stadiums during the approximate 6 months of regular season. Then watch the fans get real high during the crap shoot then really disappointed when their team "lets them down" with a loss.
boomslang: We saw snow two weeks ago. Thankfully it didn't stick...at my place. Saw cars with a couple of inches of snow on them at 10 am.
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nrjyzr: Have a friend who lives in Detroit Lakes MN, which is 60 miles east of Fargo. They also got hit by the storm, it sounds like their golf season is done. My friend is coming down to play here tomorrow, he can't stand having it end so soon. 210 miles one way
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nrjyzr: oops, sorry, it's less than 190 miles. yeah, that sounds so much better than 210
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7 Rings for TB12: I am suffering here in South Texas as well. 81* and sunny with no wind. But my course is fully loaded with some best ball tournament....errrrr.
Oct 18, 2019 9:11:34 GMT -7
hax: I hit some balls for the first time today since surgery a month or so ago.
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hax: 89* today...and beautiful. I want to go fishing so bad, but I think my wife would kill me
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