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#1401 edjr

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:53 AM

That was a great game last night but, damn, they have to figure out how to play a game in less than 5 hours. Between the replays, mound visits and all of the normal BS, it made a pretty exciting, back-and-forth game tedious.

 
I went to bed at 8:30, woke up at 4:30 and watched it without commercials and mound visits

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#1402 Patriotsfatboy1

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:00 AM

 
I went to bed at 8:30, woke up at 4:30 and watched it without commercials and mound visits

 

I passed out at 12:00, got caught up at 1:00, passed out again and then woke up at 2:00 to review the final inning.  

 

Sox were up by 1 run in like the 6th inning and I was thinking to myself, "Fock it, I am going to bed". Not sure whether that says something about me being old or the game being too focking long. :o


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#1403 Patriotsfatboy1

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:02 AM

Smoke and mirrors

 

They have done that through 108 wins in the regular season and are a game away from the World Series.  Maybe teams just aren't as complete as they used to be.  The Sox bullpen is atrocious, but their 2 out RBI's have masked it.  


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#1404 crackattack

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:14 AM

Boston has an extremely adequate bullpen and starting pitching to win it all. Hell, I think they were top 10 in total team ERA for the regular season. You couple that with a top 3???? offense and that equals a front runner for a WS winning team. Obviously.

Boston had to go through the Yanks and Astros, two teams that can make any teams pitching staff look bad in any given series. They are an extremely well balanced team. Far from a "smoke and mirrors" team.

And I strongly dislike the Red Sox

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#1405 Hardcore troubadour

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 01:44 PM

So, where are all the stat nerds that say defense isn't a big deal? Last nights 8th and 9th inning say differently.

#1406 crackattack

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 01:56 PM

So, where are all the stat nerds that say defense isn't a big deal? Last nights 8th and 9th inning say differently.


I think the stat nerds say the opposite :dunno:. That's why the WAR and DRS/UZR stats are so widely used.

#1407 Patriotsfatboy1

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:50 PM

Sox win series and move on to WS. I would guess they would be favored at this point
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:52 PM

Sox in 4.

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 01:18 AM

Astros and Rox made it fun.


So...Giants or Rsox in half of the past WS? Yaaaawn.
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#1410 crackattack

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM

Sox in 4.


Not if it's against the Dodgers.

#1411 edjr

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:10 AM

Shocked Cora put Byung-Hyun Kimbrel in to close it out.

 

Cora can do no wrong right now


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM

I'm an optimist

Dozen golf ball bet of winners choice they make it to the ALCS ?

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#1413 crackattack

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:19 AM

One weakness (they have very few) the Red Sox have, believe it or not, is hitting left handed pitchers. They ranked in the bottom third of MLB against lefties.

The Dodgers have 4 very good to great left handed starters. I believe one, maybe two, have been moved to the bullpen. Plus, the Dodgers can hit. It should be a good WS.

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:11 AM

Shocked Cora put Byung-Hyun Kimbrel in to close it out.

 

Cora can do no wrong right now

He does have the magic touch right now.  


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