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#1762782 - 10/22/12 12:09 AM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
tyler Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Loc: Lawrence
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Yeah, Colorado and San Diego were REAL good this year.




Bahahaha.. Great rebuttal.

/sarcasm
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#1762783 - 10/22/12 09:53 AM Re: Playofffs. [Re: tyler]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
Why not? The NL West was the weakest division in the NL this year. Look who you had in the NL Central: Reds, Cardinals, Pirates, Brewers. Nevermind the Cubs and Astros....

Arguing SOS in baseball is laughable.

And I really cannot believe this infield fly rule is still being discussed. Worst case scenario, the bases are loaded with 1 out and the Cardinals are still winning by 3 runs!
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#1762784 - 10/22/12 10:54 AM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
KUSPORTSFAN93 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
Hey jagoffs, didn't I say Frisco was going to take this series?

Well, they might not. But it looks pretty good for them right now.
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#1762785 - 10/22/12 10:55 AM Re: Playofffs. [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
They are 0-5 all-time in Game 7's....
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#1762786 - 10/22/12 11:27 AM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
KUSPORTSFAN93 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
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They are 0-5 all-time in Game 7's....




You're totally right. Each of those five games will have an effect on tonight's. LOL.

I'm not even sure if you picked the Cards. I just quick replied, by the way.
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#1762787 - 10/22/12 12:09 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: 41and2since94]
IchioKU Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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having the advantage of the unbalanced schedule and getting to play the Cubs and Astros more than the other teams chasing that 2nd wildcard spot



While I think there is something to this. We played the Astros and Cubs down the stretch. But obviously we also played the Brewers, Reds, and Pirates throughout the season (i.e. when the Pirates were good).
BTW, the Astros were actually winning games in September and were 14-10 after August if you don't count the series vs the Cards down the stretch. The Padres, in comparison, were 14-15 after August (14-12 if you don't count the 3 game sweep from the Cards).

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getting the Royals as your interleague "rival." for comparison's sake, the Dodgers had to play the Angels. STL got to face a 72-win team for 6 games. LAD had to face an 89-win team for 6 games. STL went 4-2 against KC. LAD went 2-4 against LAA. How many games did STL win the wildcard by?



That's a bit cherry picked.
Weren't the ChiSox in the race this year? Who was their interleague rival and how did that turn out for them (Cubs)? Weren't the Phillies in the running for the wild card near the end? Who was their interleague rival and how did that turn out for them (Twins)? Weren't the Rays in the race till the end? They got the Marlins (69 win team). How'd that work out?

Yet, the Orioles interleague rival was the Nationals. And they still managed to get the wild-card. In fact, they both made it to the post-season. Same with the Giants/A's.

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simply being lucky enough to have that 2nd wildcard slot available



Ok......

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the highly questionable call in the wildcard game vs. ATL



I agree. I'd even call it a blown call instead of a questionable one. I also agree with sdoyle that it didn't mean the game.

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not having to face Strasburg



I also agree somewhat to this, although playing this out really isn't a big deal. His replacement in the rotation was Detwiler. He gave them a really good start and got the win. You take away Detwiler's win and give them a Strasburg win? That might be fair. But then what? Do you take away a Gio Gonzalez start for a second Strasburg start. Gio and Stras are about equal in my book this season. In fact, I would argue that Gio was better and better suited for post-season play too.

The Nats were good down the stretch after Stras had been shutdown. Did the Reds catch a break and catch them for top of the NL.
Also, keep in mind that the Cards had just beaten the hottest pitcher in the majors in ATL.

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not having to face Melky Cabrera



Does that mean that every team that played the Giants after Aug. 15th got a big break? But wait, the Giants went 29-14 with a suspended Melky. They actually got a ton better after his suspension. The Dodgers should have appealed that suspension. Bad break for them.

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#1762788 - 10/22/12 12:45 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: IchioKU]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
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Everyone likes to talk about Strasburg, but did you see his numbers down the stretch? Not really all that impressive. His ERA was in the high 3's after the All-Star Break and he gave up 25ER in his last 10 starts of the year (54 innings).
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#1762789 - 10/22/12 08:26 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
The Giants can literally do no wrong.
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#1762790 - 10/22/12 08:36 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
Merg311 Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 08/01/06
Loc: Hays, KS
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The Giants can literally do no wrong.




Turnabout is fair play. One year later.
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#1762791 - 10/22/12 08:46 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: Merg311]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
You are pegging 1 game and 1 inning.

The Giants have gotten some crazy bounces for 3 straight games (plus 3 in a row from Cincinnati).

That broken bat hit from Pence hit the bat THREE TIMES and put a wild spin that tailed away from Kozma. They had 2 other infield hits that inning!
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#1762792 - 10/22/12 10:24 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
Well, it was a nice run for the Cardinals. Not many people expected them to make it this far post-Pujols.

Same goes for San Fran, can this hot streak/lucky streak, whatever you want to call it continue?

I picked the Tigers to win the WS when this started and I'll stick with it. I think they sweep the Giants. The Giants rotation to start the WS is a mess.
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#1762793 - 10/22/12 11:10 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
CrimsonNBlue Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Loc: KC, MO
Call it luck or crazy bounces or whatever you want, but your team just had a 3-1 lead and then got outscored 20-1 over the next 3.
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#1762794 - 10/22/12 11:13 PM Re: Playofffs. [Re: CrimsonNBlue]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
It was a perfect storm of events. Ask Cincinnati.

Cardinals go 1-20 with RISP over the last 3 games, a few untimely errors, some lucky bounces, and boom. Giants take the series. That's baseball.
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#1762795 - 10/23/12 12:11 AM Re: Playofffs. [Re: tyler]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
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Yeah, Colorado and San Diego were REAL good this year.




Bahahaha.. Great rebuttal.

/sarcasm




The best rebuttal would probably be that of the PED-enhanced Melky Cabrera that carried the Giants offense for much of the year....
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#1762796 - 10/23/12 08:36 AM Re: Playofffs. [Re: sdoyel]
jaihaux Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/28/03
Loc: Overlook Hotel
There is a baseball god. October with the Cardinals is disgusting.
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