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(11-01-2017 07:07 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  Another stat: this is the Houston Astros first World Series Game 7 in LA.

It's also the first World Series game in history taking place after Halloween of 2017 in a state in the Pacific Time Zone.

Astros came to play! And does anyone else think Gurriel kinda looks like Milo Yiannopoulos?
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one of these teams is going to win tonight. unless there's a bunch of extras. in that case they'll win tomorrow
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LOL, it's the first World Series between a National League team and a former NL team. It's also the 39th Game 7 between an AL and NL team. It will also be the 38th time this postseason a team that scores more runs than the other will win.

I'm John Madden by the way.
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Also, on these humorous notes, did anyone get the indication during the rain delay the world was gonna end last year when the Cubs played the Indians in Game 7? It would have been fitting that the most tortured franchises with more than seven quarter centuries of futility between them would have ended in a tie just as one was about to get over the hump?
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A.J. Hinch is overmanaging. He went to the bullpen way too fast in multiple cases. I wouldn't have even taken McCullers out until he gave up a run.
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totally disagree. Hinch is doing a great job I think. I put Morton in to start 6th and if he is good- he closes the game.
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This blows.
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It looks good now but the Astros bullpen has been unreliable this postseason and now the reliable pitchers are in shorter supply than they'd already be. I realize he could do more given he has 5 runs to play with but now two of his best pitchers are done and if things get out of hand, he has shortened his bullpen considerably and available best pitchers. He wasted two starters in less than five innings. He needed a longer leash on McCullers imo for that exact reason. Every one of the Astros starters could be available, including Verlander.
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H TOWN.

Glad they won.

That said, where are those Orange striped jerseys? I loved those things.
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(11-01-2017 09:39 PM)stever20 Wrote:  totally disagree. Hinch is doing a great job I think. I put Morton in to start 6th and if he is good- he closes the game.

Just want to say- I did call it.
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Congrats to the Astros, great for the city as well after all they've been through. Fantastic World Series and postseason overall.
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So proud to be a life long Astros fan!!!! Hell of a series from the Dodgers, and looking forward to seeing these 2 teams fight for championships over the next few years!

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I liked the way Hinch managed. Analytically but also using some brains. His use of Peacock in game 3 and Morton tonight(and McCullers in game 7 of the LCS) were brilliant. Not the smart thing if you are going pure analytically. But smart as anything overall.

I think Roberts WAY overmanaged things. Not really tonight but in game 2 especially but even last night to some degree. But of course, when you have a guy not get out of the 2nd twice in a series- it's going to make things tough no matter what.
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Lifelong dream. It's funny because if I had grown up in LA as I almost did, I'd be sorely disappointed tonight.

Wow!

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(11-01-2017 11:14 PM)stever20 Wrote:  I think Roberts WAY overmanaged things. Not really tonight but in game 2 especially but even last night to some degree. But of course, when you have a guy not get out of the 2nd twice in a series- it's going to make things tough no matter what.

I think there was *some* over-management but I can't fault the guy for doing stuff he was doing all year. Pulling Hill before he saw hitters a 3rd time? Fine. Burning through the pen so that McCarthy was the only guy left in the 11th? Yeah, he fouled that up.

But you nailed it: Darvish was just the wrong guy - not much we can do about that.
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For once SI didn't jinx it.
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No shame in losing to an historically great offense. Still hurts, but I'll be alright, knowing Friedman et al will be highly motivated to sign a couple of key free agents. I have every expectation we'll be in the hunt next year.

Congrats to the Astros newest #1 fan: flyingswoosh
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(11-01-2017 11:21 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(11-01-2017 11:14 PM)stever20 Wrote:  I think Roberts WAY overmanaged things. Not really tonight but in game 2 especially but even last night to some degree. But of course, when you have a guy not get out of the 2nd twice in a series- it's going to make things tough no matter what.

I think there was *some* over-management but I can't fault the guy for doing stuff he was doing all year. Pulling Hill before he saw hitters a 3rd time? Fine. Burning through the pen so that McCarthy was the only guy left in the 11th? Yeah, he fouled that up.

But you nailed it: Darvish was just the wrong guy - not much we can do about that.
but 1 led to the other is the problem. If he doesn't pull Hill there in the 5th in game 2, it's a different game. the bullpen doesn't get overworked quite possibly anywhere near as much- and the game 5 meltdown isn't as extreme. Meaning yesterday would have been to win the series instead of just sending it to 7.
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(11-01-2017 11:04 PM)stever20 Wrote:  
(11-01-2017 09:39 PM)stever20 Wrote:  totally disagree. Hinch is doing a great job I think. I put Morton in to start 6th and if he is good- he closes the game.

Just want to say- I did call it.

It worked out but at the time I thought he was overmanaging. I stand by it. The Dodgers stranded a ton of runners. If even 2 more runners score, the game would have been tenser and required more pitching changes.

Game 7 was a dud, well not for me and Astros fans, but this was possibly the greatest World Series ever.
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(11-01-2017 11:28 PM)stever20 Wrote:  
(11-01-2017 11:21 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(11-01-2017 11:14 PM)stever20 Wrote:  I think Roberts WAY overmanaged things. Not really tonight but in game 2 especially but even last night to some degree. But of course, when you have a guy not get out of the 2nd twice in a series- it's going to make things tough no matter what.

I think there was *some* over-management but I can't fault the guy for doing stuff he was doing all year. Pulling Hill before he saw hitters a 3rd time? Fine. Burning through the pen so that McCarthy was the only guy left in the 11th? Yeah, he fouled that up.

But you nailed it: Darvish was just the wrong guy - not much we can do about that.
but 1 led to the other is the problem. If he doesn't pull Hill there in the 5th in game 2, it's a different game. the bullpen doesn't get overworked quite possibly anywhere near as much- and the game 5 meltdown isn't as extreme. Meaning yesterday would have been to win the series instead of just sending it to 7.

I don't agree. Pulling Hill was consistent with how he's (successfully) managed starters this year. But after pulling Hill it was much more aggressive bullpenning than I've seen him do all year. It was like he was playing matchups with every other batter. I don't think he had to do that.
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