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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfrduke View Post
    Closing the loop on long strings of futility, the A's won a winner-take-all game for the first time since their World Series game 7 win in 1973. Coming into this postseason, they had lost their last three wild card play-in games (2014, 2018, 2019) and six straight ALDS game 5's (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, although they did win the 2006 ALDS 3-0 in the midst of that).
    Quote Originally Posted by DU82 View Post
    FIFY. (Still too soon for this Mets fan. )
    Game 7? Bert Campaneris and Reggie Jackson homered in the bottom of the third and the A's took a 4-0 lead, winning 5-2.

    I wasn't at game 7, but I did see games 1 and 2 in person.
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    The Dodgers will probably sweep the Bravos
    From your keyboard to whomever needs to know. The drought pain is further exacerbated by the Alex Cora betrayal.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Ummm...

    Braves!!!

    -Jason "BRING ON THE DODGERS!! he said knowing full well that the Dodgers will probably sweep the Bravos" Evans
    Who would have thought that starting pitching would be their strength? 4 shutouts in 5 playoff games is remarkable.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    Given that it is 2020 and anything can happen, I was waiting for the Indians to unleash the bugs like in the Joba Chamberlain game.
    That was Game 2 of the ALDS between Cleveland and New York on October 5, 2007 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland. Thousands of midges suddenly swarmed Joba Chamberlain and the Yankees in the 8th inning with New York leading 1-0.

    Watching Chamberlain trying to pitch with hundreds of midges swarming all around him and even getting in his eyes was one of the most frustrating and bizarre things I’ve experienced as a sports fan. To this day I can’t believe they didn’t at least temporarily suspend the game. Still gives me chills when I think about it. And not the good kind.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by camion View Post
    Who would have thought that starting pitching would be their strength? 4 shutouts in 5 playoff games is remarkable.
    All young guys too

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by kshepinthehouse View Post
    All young guys too
    It could be that 'the light bulb went on' for them at a very opportune time.

    It could also be that this is a very small sample size and random variation.

    Or some of each.

  7. #27
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    Sportscenter last night said the Braves are the first team since the 1905 Giants to have 4 shutouts in a span of 5 postseason games. Christy Mathewson was responsible for 3 of those shutouts on his own.

  8. #28
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    The Braves sure didn't look they are going to go quietly into the night against the mighty Dodgers. An explosion in the 9th helps them take game one. The Braves are now 6-0 in the post season and have allowed a grand total of 6 runs!

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by DUKIECB View Post
    The Braves sure didn't look they are going to go quietly into the night against the mighty Dodgers. An explosion in the 9th helps them take game one. The Braves are now 6-0 in the post season and have allowed a grand total of 6 runs!
    This is so exciting! The Braves are setting up Atlanta for one heck of a crushing loss. It is going to be epic as only Atlanta teams can accomplish. I predict a 3-1 series lead and at least 2 8th or 9th inning blown saves on the way to the Dodgers winning in 7 (and the Dodgers will win game 7 by at least 5 runs).

    It won’t be quite 28-3, it it will come close.

    Jason “that said, Austin Riley’s 9th inning bomb was one of the loudest homers I have ever heard” Evans

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    This is so exciting! The Braves are setting up Atlanta for one heck of a crushing loss. It is going to be epic as only Atlanta teams can accomplish. I predict a 3-1 series lead and at least 2 8th or 9th inning blown saves on the way to the Dodgers winning in 7 (and the Dodgers will win game 7 by at least 5 runs).

    It won’t be quite 28-3, it it will come close.

    Jason “that said, Austin Riley’s 9th inning bomb was one of the loudest homers I have ever heard” Evans
    I'm a lifelong fan of the Yankees (the biggest treat we got growing up was going to Yankee Stadium to see Mantle and Maris and Elston Howard and Whitey Ford). Transplanted to the Midwest, and have lived in St. Louis (except for college/law school) since 1973. In the1996 NLCS, the Cardinals had a 3-games-to-1 lead on the Braves (I had been at Game 4), and Atlanta won the next three. Gave 6 was close, but the scores of games five and seven were 14-0 and 15-0. I still curse Donovan Osborne for going out to the mound and peeing in his pants for his game 7 start.

    The worst part of it was, I had tickets to this dream World Series between my two teams, and of course it never happened.

  11. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfrduke View Post
    Sportscenter last night said the Braves are the first team since the 1905 Giants to have 4 shutouts in a span of 5 postseason games. Christy Mathewson was responsible for 3 of those shutouts on his own.
    In those days they had pitchers like him sleep over night on the mound, take his meals there, why bother moving around when you had to pitch every day? I think he got bathroom breaks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputin View Post
    I'm a lifelong fan of the Yankees (the biggest treat we got growing up was going to Yankee Stadium to see Mantle and Maris and Elston Howard and Whitey Ford). Transplanted to the Midwest, and have lived in St. Louis (except for college/law school) since 1973. In the1996 NLCS, the Cardinals had a 3-games-to-1 lead on the Braves (I had been at Game 4), and Atlanta won the next three. Gave 6 was close, but the scores of games five and seven were 14-0 and 15-0. I still curse Donovan Osborne for going out to the mound and peeing in his pants for his game 7 start.

    The worst part of it was, I had tickets to this dream World Series between my two teams, and of course it never happened.
    Osborne was drafted by the Cards in the first round(13th pick) in the 1990 amateur draft. Injuries kept him from becoming the pitcher most fans thought he would be. His best season was 1996 when he won 13 games and lost 9. He had a 3.53 ERA with 2 of his 4 career complete games that season. Donavan missed the entire 1994 season due to injuries. He pitched 7 seasons for the Redbirds with a 47-45 won lost record and a 3.92 ERA. Another Cardinal pitcher that never lived up to the expectations of many Cardinal fans.

  13. #33
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    The Braves have replaced Adam Duval on the post-season roster with Johan Carmago. Duval was a major power hitter for the team and will be missed. Braves are carrying an absurd number of pitchers and have very limited replacement options among position players.

    But, the far more significant news for today is that Clayton Kershaw is suffering from back spasms and has been scratched from today's start. The Dodgers will start Tony Gonsolin instead. Gonsolin has been excellent this season, but you cannot replace the kind of experience and playoff savvy that Kershaw brings to the mound. Gonsolin has 16 career starts... of course, he is going up against Ian Anderson who has been a Major league pitcher for less than 2 months.
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    The Braves have replaced Adam Duval on the post-season roster with Johan Carmago. Duval was a major power hitter for the team and will be missed. Braves are carrying an absurd number of pitchers and have very limited replacement options among position players.

    But, the far more significant news for today is that Clayton Kershaw is suffering from back spasms and has been scratched from today's start. The Dodgers will start Tony Gonsolin instead. Gonsolin has been excellent this season, but you cannot replace the kind of experience and playoff savvy that Kershaw brings to the mound. Gonsolin has 16 career starts... of course, he is going up against Ian Anderson who has been a Major league pitcher for less than 2 months.
    Hey Jason, the Cardinals have had pretty good success against that future HOF pitcher.

  15. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    The Braves have replaced Adam Duval on the post-season roster with Johan Carmago. Duval was a major power hitter for the team and will be missed. Braves are carrying an absurd number of pitchers and have very limited replacement options among position players.

    But, the far more significant news for today is that Clayton Kershaw is suffering from back spasms and has been scratched from today's start. The Dodgers will start Tony Gonsolin instead. Gonsolin has been excellent this season, but you cannot replace the kind of experience and playoff savvy that Kershaw brings to the mound. Gonsolin has 16 career starts... of course, he is going up against Ian Anderson who has been a Major league pitcher for less than 2 months.
    Wow! Could be a big break for the Braves. I know that kid has been really good but as you said he's really inexperienced. I know Anderson is as well but he already has 2 playoff wins under his belt and should be more poised. I think the bigger implication here is what do the Dodgers do from here on out. They are now in the same position as the Braves in that they probably have to have a bullpen game 4.
    "The future ain't what it used to be."

  16. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by DUKIECB View Post
    Wow! Could be a big break for the Braves. I know that kid has been really good but as you said he's really inexperienced. I know Anderson is as well but he already has 2 playoff wins under his belt and should be more poised. I think the bigger implication here is what do the Dodgers do from here on out. They are now in the same position as the Braves in that they probably have to have a bullpen game 4.
    Looks like the Dodgers think Kershaw could still start game 4 or even possibly game 3. This is a huge opportunity for the Braves to take a 2-0 lead as the longer this series goes, the more it favors the Dodgers.

  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    The Braves have replaced Adam Duval on the post-season roster with Johan Carmago. Duval was a major power hitter for the team and will be missed. Braves are carrying an absurd number of pitchers and have very limited replacement options among position players.

    But, the far more significant news for today is that Clayton Kershaw is suffering from back spasms and has been scratched from today's start. The Dodgers will start Tony Gonsolin instead. Gonsolin has been excellent this season, but you cannot replace the kind of experience and playoff savvy that Kershaw brings to the mound. Gonsolin has 16 career starts... of course, he is going up against Ian Anderson who has been a Major league pitcher for less than 2 months.
    As a Dodgers fan and a Kershaw fan, crap. He's had another excellent year, but his back has been an issue on and off for about 5 years now. As much as you may feel the Braves are doomed, the Dodgers have shown a consistent ability to field excellent teams that fall short of a WS title over the last 32 years, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke79UNLV77 View Post
    As a Dodgers fan and a Kershaw fan, crap. He's had another excellent year, but his back has been an issue on and off for about 5 years now. As much as you may feel the Braves are doomed, the Dodgers have shown a consistent ability to field excellent teams that fall short of a WS title over the last 32 years, too.
    And so we have the resistible force meeting the moveable object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camion View Post
    And so we have the resistible force meeting the moveable object.
    Excellent. So, can they both just collapse and lose?
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    Excellent. So, can they both just collapse and lose?
    Well, there is another round of playoffs after this one so they could both lose.

    And it is possible that Houston might be the eventual champion. How would that taste?

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