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2018 Regular Season Thread

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    D’Backs, Giants, Nats and Phillies all have nothing to play for so all might be mailing it in.

    Both the D-Backs and Giants wont roll over for the Dodgers.
    Rockies definitely have the easier run in.

    Dodgers definitely need to pick up a game over the Rockies over the next series


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,071 ✭✭✭✭Igotadose


    Interesting the AL is decided except for home-field in the WC game, while the NL still has 5 teams chasing 4 berths - Central and West winners and the 2 wild cards. Even the Cardinals are still in the running. This with teams with only 4-5 games left to play. Very entertaining and a win for having come up with the wild card in baseball. Seattle and Tampa can each win 90 games and not get into the postseason, food for thought for next year.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Hey Rockies, would you mind losing a couple of games in a row please.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,729 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Cubs are doing what the Cubs always (used to) do!! A win tonight is vital against the Pirates who they have not been able to hit all season...

    Possibility of a tie with the Brewers resulting in a one game play-off to decide the Division winners followed by the one Wild Card game!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Doodah7 wrote: »

    Possibility of a tie with the Brewers resulting in a one game play-off to decide the Division winners followed by the one Wild Card game!

    Every fan with no horse in the race is wishing for that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    8-10 wrote: »

    Or you can keep watching professionals forced to bat 0.091 in the NL for easy outs

    Walk off single for Madison Bumgarner in a pinch hitting role last night.

    (his average is still .167 though!)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Hey Rockies, would you mind losing a couple of games in a row please.

    Swapped lead with Dodgers now. This weekend is going to be great.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Swapped lead with Dodgers now. This weekend is going to be great.

    With a game in hand at home against the Phillies who are on the beach already.

    Dodgers finish in San Fran, where as the Rockies finish at home against the Nats.

    Think the Dodgers need a sweep, but 2 from 3 should be enough for the Wild Card spot


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    With a game in hand at home against the Phillies who are on the beach already.

    Dodgers finish in San Fran, where as the Rockies finish at home against the Nats.

    Think the Dodgers need a sweep, but 2 from 3 should be enough for the Wild Card spot

    Another win for the Rockies. Pressure on the Dodgers tomorrow now.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Another win for the Rockies. Pressure on the Dodgers tomorrow now.

    Rockies have to be favorites to win the West, then the Dodgers for the WC spot.
    Cardianls have to be the outsiders based on the remaining games

    Rockies (H) to the Nats
    Dodgers (A) to the Giants
    Cardinals (A) to the Cubs


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Good wins for both the Dodgers and Rockies last night. I'd say the Cards are done now and it'll be the Dodgers in the WC. Having to go to (more than likely) Milwaukee won't be easy though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Nice to see David Wright back on the field last night. Ok, so he grounded out to third in his pinch hit at-bat but still got the standing ovation. He starts today so will get an even better send off I'm sure.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Nice to see David Wright back on the field last night. Ok, so he grounded out to third in his pinch hit at-bat but still got the standing ovation. He starts today so will get an even better send off I'm sure.

    #5


    Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭Coeus


    #5


    Thanks!
    Was watching...it was a nice gesture by the Mets to give him this night...and well deserved!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,071 ✭✭✭✭Igotadose


    Must've been nice there last night. So many memories, that amazing over-the-shoulder running catch...the home run in the WS vs. the Royals... Just not fair he was injured so much, surefire HOF if he even plays half the games he missed at his typical 30/30 level. Great fielder, I remember Chipper Jones whining when Wright won the gold glove, what a prima-donna.

    https://youtu.be/pYVu3449rRg

    (First 3 or so minutes is the video, then Wright walking around the field.)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    I'm looking forward to tonights games. Dodgers/Rockies and Cubs/Brewers all on at the same time and fighting to avoid the one game playoff. If they match, it's a one gamer tomorrow to decide the division.

    While that's great for the neutral, I really think the head to head between the two teams should determine the division as opposed to a game 163.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    No real drama this afternoon. All 4 winning easily enough.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Games 163

    Brewers @ Cubs 6pm our time
    Rockies @ Dodgers 9pm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭rebelyell99


    Looking forward to the two tiebreakers today ,will have real postseason feel about them.Great month of baseball ahead


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Looking forward to the two tiebreakers today ,will have real postseason feel about them.Great month of baseball ahead

    Not win or go home though but the consequences of losing are still fairly big.

    I wonder if a side falls behind early will they just call it quits and have the scrubs do mop up duty to save the team for the WC game tomorrow.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Not win or go home though but the consequences of losing are still fairly big.

    I wonder if a side falls behind early will they just call it quits and have the scrubs do mop up duty to save the team for the WC game tomorrow.

    The Dodgers vs Rockies game is particularly important
    Winner gets home advantage against the Braves in the NLDS
    Loser gets to travel to either Chicago or Milwaukee for the WC game

    Going to skip watching the Brewers game (hope they win) and only watch the Dodgers games. No way the wife will allow me to watch both


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,071 ✭✭✭✭Igotadose


    So, Yelich has a slim chance at the first NL triple crown since 1937. He needs 2+ home runs and to beat someone else by 2+ RBI. It's possible since this playoff game counts towards the regular season. Even if he falls short, wow what a year. Marlins had some players, Yelich, Stanton, a great pitcher who unfortunately died, some very good other players (Gordon jumps to mind.) Yelich should keep the Brewers interesting for the next few years, imagine if they'd been able to pry deGrom or Syndegaard loose from the Mets.

    Speaking of Syndegaard, he and Wheeler had more wins than deGrom. Heh. No one thinks wins are important anymore it's all this fancy ERA+/FIP/WHIP/... stuff. Wheeler was a very pleasant surprise, finally seemed to figure it out. Now only 228 days till pitchers & catchers report.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Igotadose wrote: »
    some very good other players (Gordon jumps to mind.)


    As the Mariners found out, Dee Gordon was hugely over rated. Granted they played him out of position in CF but he was horrible at the plate and completely incapable of taking a walk. There's also some open questions about the kind of environment he encouraged in the clubhouse. I sincerely hope the Mariners dump him this off season.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    This game is very enjoyable. Moving along at a nice pace too. Already into the 6th.

    Yelich is 3-3.....!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Just noticed the NL wild card game is tomorrow - hardly seems fair to the teams playing today.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Just noticed the NL wild card game is tomorrow - hardly seems fair to the teams playing today.

    Yeah, probably too late to switch days with the AL one but teams play every day in the regular season so they should be used to it. At least the two losers today play each other and not some other side who are at home resting


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,071 ✭✭✭✭Igotadose


    As the Mariners found out, Dee Gordon was hugely over rated. Granted they played him out of position in CF but he was horrible at the plate and completely incapable of taking a walk. There's also some open questions about the kind of environment he encouraged in the clubhouse. I sincerely hope the Mariners dump him this off season.

    Dunno what it is when playing in Seattle. Adrian Beltre was awful, goes back to Texas and there's mutterings about the HOF with him. Coco Crisp, disaster when he gets to Seattle. Richie Sexson not the unmitigated disaster of those two, but seriously fell off the cliff.

    Kind of like my favorite example, Roberto "Achhh, pthui!" Alomar as a NY Met. Travesty he got into the HOF simply based on how he did in Cleveland, he was a joke in NYC.

    Maybe in Gordon's case it was AL pitching, maybe the position change. Really hard to tell. Seems like if a players good, it won't matter where he plays, yet, some continue to do well after changing teams, many do not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭Waitsian


    Igotadose wrote: »

    Kind of like my favorite example, Roberto "Achhh, pthui!" Alomar as a NY Met. Travesty he got into the HOF simply based on how he did in Cleveland, he was a joke in NYC.

    Ahem. You forgetting somewhere? Toronto too. In fact his best years were in Canada, and he's in the HOF as a Blue Jay.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭rebelyell99


    N.L wildcard game in wrigley tomorrow night,whether its against the Rockies or Dodgers its gonna be some atmosphere.No better ballpark in the game imo.


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