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Sig Hansen 10-21-17 10:21 PM

World Series: Astros v/s Dodgers
 
Yankees/Dodgers WS would have been awesome but I guess we'll have to settle for this. I'll take Dodgers in 5, they have far superior pitching and have hit well throughout the playoffs.

ronnie mund 10-21-17 10:28 PM

Go 'Stros.

Yappi 10-21-17 10:57 PM

Rooting for the Astros. Not sure why, but this is the most interested I've been in MLB in a number of years when the Indians were not part of the game(s).

Descartes 10-22-17 11:41 AM

LA in 7. They remind me of the Royals from a few yrs ago, their bullpen is dominating and their bats are warming up.

Michael Bluth 10-22-17 04:39 PM

Go Dodgers!

LA in 7

eastside_purple 10-22-17 05:03 PM

Go Dodgers!

wolves82 10-23-17 12:43 PM

Rooting for the Dodgers is like rooting for the Yankees, except they are from Hollywood. Go Astros! (In 6 games).

Seriously, if the Yankees had been playing the Dodgers, it would have been the first time since the mid 80's where the Yankees were playing a team in the playoffs with a higher team salary. I hate it when teams buy titles. The Astros built it the right way...

Descartes 10-23-17 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by wolves82 (Post 6881704)
Rooting for the Dodgers is like rooting for the Yankees, except they are from Hollywood. Go Astros! (In 6 games).

Seriously, if the Yankees had been playing the Dodgers, it would have been the first time since the mid 80's where the Yankees were playing a team in the playoffs with a higher team salary. I hate it when teams buy titles. The Astros built it the right way...

It would be cool to see the SI prophecy from a few years ago come true. I am rooting for Houston, but I just think LA is slightly better

BlackHawk 10-23-17 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Yappi (Post 6879939)
Rooting for the Astros. Not sure why, but this is the most interested I've been in MLB in a number of years when the Indians were not part of the game(s).

+1 (except for the Indians part ;) )

A great matchup. Astros offense vs. Dodgers pitching. The last time two 100-win teams met in the World Series was almost half-a-century ago (1970 Reds/Orioles).

I really haven't watched many Astros games until the playoffs, but I love the way they play...especially Altuve...he's amazing. Count me in rooting for the Astros.

100-degree heat for Game 1. :eek:

Sig Hansen 10-23-17 04:58 PM

Only way I see the Astros winning is if Kershaw has an off night in Game 1. The game 2 matchup is a little more even (Hill vs Verlander). Other than that, Dodgers have a clear advantage in SP every game imo. They also have the better bullpen.

Kershaw vs Keuchel
Hill vs Verlander
Morton vs Darvish
McCullers vs Wood

Taco MacArthur 10-24-17 06:39 AM

Kershaw having an off night isn't out of the question. He's been spectacularly pedestrian in the playoffs throughout his career. 4.40 career postseason ERA. Had one really good game this year, one bad game this year. It'll be interesting to see which Kershaw comes out.

Raymo 10-24-17 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Michael Bluth (Post 6880616)
Go Dodgers!

LA in 7

Sooner if Vin comes to a few games...BAM!;)

Sig Hansen 10-24-17 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur (Post 6882549)
Kershaw having an off night isn't out of the question. He's been spectacularly pedestrian in the playoffs throughout his career. 4.40 career postseason ERA. Had one really good game this year, one bad game this year. It'll be interesting to see which Kershaw comes out.

So you're saying you'd rather have Bumgarner in a must win situation? ;)

Taco MacArthur 10-24-17 09:35 AM

Bummy is the GOAT postseason pitcher

Zezzo! 10-24-17 09:49 AM

Dodgers in six!
 
This one of the more deeper and complete teams in recent history. Roberts can go with several combination lineups and not lose a thing. Not to mention starting pitching,bullpen, and were a top defense in all of baseball this year. I give Houston maybe 2 games at home games 3 and 5. Those will be must win situations as game 4 they will probably face Kershaw again.

BlackHawk 10-24-17 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur (Post 6882750)
Bummy is the GOAT postseason pitcher

Overall postseason, maybe. But Jack Billingham was untouchable in his three World Series ('72, '75 and '76). His importance to the Reds in the 1975 and 1976 World Series is often forgot.

In his 7 games: 25.1 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 0.36 ERA

eastside_purple 10-24-17 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackHawk (Post 6883293)
Overall postseason, maybe. But Jack Billingham was untouchable in his three World Series ('72, '75 and '76). His importance to the Reds in the 1975 and 1976 World Series is often forgot.

In his 7 games: 25.1 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 0.36 ERA

That’s impressive, but only 3 of those games were starts. Btw, Bumgarner‘s WS era is 0.25 on 5 starts and 36 innings.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...pitching.shtml

Sig Hansen 10-24-17 09:42 PM

For Kershaw that's gotta be a gorilla off his back. Dodgers are so damn good

And a 2:28 minute game. Bravo MLB, the mid-inning commercials suck though

Taco MacArthur 10-25-17 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Sig Hansen (Post 6883580)
For Kershaw that's gotta be a gorilla off his back. Dodgers are so damn good

And a 2:28 minute game. Bravo MLB, the mid-inning commercials suck though

Yeah, that's big mentally for Kershaw. 11 strikeouts, only 3 hits. Kind of surprised they took him out, honestly but it worked out.

Also, fantastic it didn't even last 2.5 hours. It helps there wasn't much offense but still.

wolves82 10-25-17 11:17 AM

Agree with both Kershaw posts above. It is a sign of the modern game that they took him out after 7. I'd call it dumb. Best pitcher of this decade, on a roll, 83 pitches after 7. Let the man finish.

I'm sure the Astros dugout was like "Yes! Let us try against anybody but Kershaw." While the Dodger bullpen was great, it was still the wrong move.

Verlander goes 9 tonight for the W.

Maple_City_Fan 10-25-17 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by wolves82 (Post 6881704)
I hate it when teams buy titles. The Astros built it the right way...

How are the Dodgers "buying" titles? :shrug:

Zezzo! 10-25-17 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by wolves82 (Post 6881704)
Rooting for the Dodgers is like rooting for the Yankees, except they are from Hollywood. Go Astros! (In 6 games).

Seriously, if the Yankees had been playing the Dodgers, it would have been the first time since the mid 80's where the Yankees were playing a team in the playoffs with a higher team salary. I hate it when teams buy titles. The Astros built it the right way...

The Dodgers haven't won a title since 1988! :dang:

Sig Hansen 10-25-17 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by wolves82 (Post 6883985)
Agree with both Kershaw posts above. It is a sign of the modern game that they took him out after 7. I'd call it dumb. Best pitcher of this decade, on a roll, 83 pitches after 7. Let the man finish.

I'm sure the Astros dugout was like "Yes! Let us try against anybody but Kershaw." While the Dodger bullpen was great, it was still the wrong move.

Verlander goes 9 tonight for the W.

When you have a bullpen as good as the Dodgers do it makes sense. This way Kershaw is less worn out and will be totally fresh for Game 4 or 5. Morrow and Jansen have been virtually unhittable all season long

BlackHawk 10-25-17 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by eastside_purple (Post 6883328)
That’s impressive, but only 3 of those games were starts. Btw, Bumgarner‘s WS era is 0.25 on 5 starts and 36 innings.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...pitching.shtml

I'm a long time Reds fan, so I had to take a trip down memory lane and hype good ole Cactus Jack. ;)

Bumgarner's World Series stats are pretty awesome.

Sig Hansen 10-25-17 07:11 PM

God bless Vin Scully. That was awesome

Descartes 10-25-17 08:38 PM

Huge break for LA that ball carrumed right off the brim of Taylor's hat into Pederson's glove saving 2 runs.

Yappi 10-25-17 10:34 PM

I thought that was gone for a walkoff homerun. Going to extra innings now.

Sig Hansen 10-25-17 10:41 PM

Altuve is a pimp. Clutch

ronnie mund 10-25-17 11:04 PM

What a game.

Yappi 10-25-17 11:11 PM

What are the odds that both teams would score two in the 10th? Houston just let a golden opportunity get away.


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