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Offline Nate Powalie

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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2021, 11:15:56 AM »
Tampa Bay and Houston draw first blood in their ALDS games, winning decisively. Let's see what happens in the NLDS contests.

In that Tampa/Boston game, I think I saw that Randy Arozerena (pardon my spelling if that's wrong) was the first player to pull off a steal of home plate since 2016.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2021, 01:19:16 PM »
Arozarena was the first player to steal home in a playoff game since 2016. He was also the first player to hit a home run and steal home in the same playoff game ever. He is a very impressive ballplayer.

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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2021, 06:13:55 PM »
Pitchers duel in Milwaukee. Meanwhile, Astros continue to dominate the White Sox. 9-4 the final.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2021, 06:17:04 PM »
A lot of their fans didn't like the move when it transpired. But, let's call a spade a spade here. The American League has been great for the Houston Astros. In fact, they're now win away from their 5th consecutive ALCS appearance.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2021, 04:49:20 AM »
Brewers win. Although Morton's numbers were better than Burnes' (9Ks/1BB to Burnes' 6Ks/3BB), Morton gave up the dinger that decided it. The mistake pitch I mentioned earlier.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2021, 10:34:59 AM »
Boston gets its revenge against Tampa (well in terms of winning & losing within the ALDS).  After being humiliated on Thursday (especially by Arozarena alone), it looked as if the Rays were going to continue to add insult to injury, courtesy of a grand slam to obtain a big lead.  Red Sox had enough, and they kept going yard to wipe away that lead and create a big lead of their own.  They never looked back, and the series is now tied heading back to Boston.  They're in position to head back to the ALCS; they just have to defend their home field.  Easier said than done.

Say what you will about the Astros.  Whatever people think of them, they are a very good team.  Chicago isn't really that much of a measuring stick, TBH.  I still think the White Sox will avoid the sweep, but barely; I think this series is definitely not headed back to Houston
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2021, 02:56:21 AM »
Dodgers and Braves even up their respective series. Atlanta's Max Fried has five career postseason shutouts.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2021, 12:57:11 AM »
Big performance tonight from Chicago.  The bats showed up mid0-game, then pitching for the White Sox followed with a run where they didn't allow an Astros baserunner.  12-6 final; Chicago still faces elimination against Houston (who now has just one game to spare).  Tampa also faces elimination on Monday, but they probably blew it against Boston.

Another day full of postseason baseball (4 games just like on Friday).  There will be NLDS games on Tuesday no matter what happens the day before
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2021, 01:05:12 PM »
Inclement weather has postponed Game 4 of the Astros/White Sox series to tomorrow.

Even with that ground-rule double, the Rays would have lost that game. Tonight's contest depends on which version of Collin McHugh will show up.

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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2021, 04:49:17 PM »
Atlanta takes a 2-1 lead in their DS over Milwaukee. Joc Pederson's pinch-hit 3-run blast in the fifth was the deciding factor. Milwaukee is batting .128 in the series so far.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2021, 09:32:27 PM »
Not a desperation game for Milwaukee, but similar to Tampa, it's a game they could've produced a different result.  A lot of RISP spots that ended up being meaningless.  Atlanta still is a more deserving team, and IMO, could've swept the Brewers
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2021, 10:37:07 PM »
The Red Sox are the first team to advance to the ALCS. The Rays wanted no part of it.

They'll go to either Guaranteed Rate or Minute Maid on Friday.

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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2021, 11:04:38 PM »
Welp, after beating both the Yankees and the Rays in the playoffs, the Red Sox have proven themselves the best team in the A.L. East.
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The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2021, 12:48:53 AM »
A 1-0 Giants win sends LA to the brink, in a painful way.  The Dodgers can thank the wind and Crawford for a game that got away from them.  It was a rather great game (IMO, low scores and okay defense / pitching is underrated)
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2021, 01:03:27 AM »
A 1-0 Giants win sends LA to the brink, in a painful way.  The Dodgers can thank the wind and Crawford for a game that got away from them.  It was a rather great game (IMO, low scores and okay defense / pitching is underrated)

I agree. In fact, one of the best baseball games I've ever seen was a 1-0 game. The game I'm referring is game 7 of the 1991 World Series in which John Smoltz and Jack Morris dueled to a 0-0 tie after 9 innings before Gene Larkin got his One Shining Moment in the 10th Inning. 
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.