Golden-Road.net

Studio 46 - Non-TPiR Discussion => Out In Left Field => Topic started by: PatrickRox80 on March 27, 2019, 10:21:25 PM

Title: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on March 27, 2019, 10:21:25 PM
Opening day is tomorrow. We'll see how the record-breaking contracts play out.

Let's go Mets!
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: someguy23475 on March 28, 2019, 07:08:25 AM
The Mets need all the luck they can get. Horrible front office hires, and questionable free agent signings. At least they will be better than the Marlins.

The AL Central looks terrible again, other than Cleveland.

NL Central looks competitive wih the Cubs, Brewers and Cardinals.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on March 28, 2019, 09:20:46 AM
Braves move Ronald Acuna from leadoff to clean-up; it paid off during exhibition play. Oddsmakers have them seventh of those with a chance to win the World Series.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: GR_Man_9009 on March 28, 2019, 01:09:00 PM
I hope that the Red Sox do something that they haven't done since 1915-1916 and that's win back to back World Series titles
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on March 29, 2019, 02:58:22 AM
Ugly loss for Atlanta yesterday. Phils’ $330 million investment Bryce Harper goes 0-3 with a walk.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: therealcu2010 on March 29, 2019, 06:29:05 AM
I hope that the Red Sox don't something that they haven't done since 1915-1916 and that's win back to back World Series titles

FTFY :lol:
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on April 01, 2019, 06:02:22 AM
Men vs. boys: Braves get swept in Philly and take up residence in the NL East basement. Bryce Harper hits his second homer as a Phillie.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Gerald78 on April 02, 2019, 11:42:01 AM
If the Mariners were planning on tanking this year, it's not working so well...yet.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on April 02, 2019, 12:11:41 PM
Lots of empty seats so far early in the regular season where some teams are reporting attendance less than 10,000, and also when especially teams have been struggling in the past.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: someguy23475 on April 02, 2019, 09:15:55 PM
Tampa Bay and Oakland need to move to other markets.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Superballer on April 02, 2019, 09:31:26 PM
Reportedly the Rays have considered a move to Montreal and the A's to San Jose.  We'll see if anything comes of the rumors. 
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: DRPrice on April 02, 2019, 09:51:33 PM
The Mets need all the luck they can get. Horrible front office hires, and questionable free agent signings. At least they will be better than the Marlins.

     That's the Mets for you.  A history full of dumb decisions and heartbreaks.

     Saying they're better than the Marlins is like saying dropping a bowling ball on your foot is better than being crushed by an anvil.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: someguy23475 on April 04, 2019, 03:09:02 AM
Reportedly the Rays have considered a move to Montreal and the A's to San Jose.  We'll see if anything comes of the rumors.

Montréal had a team and couldn’t support it. There has to be a better choice than that.

San Jose isn’t that far away from Oakland.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on April 04, 2019, 03:30:03 PM
Atlanta signs Ronald Acuna to an eight-year extension with an option for two more. He'll get $100 million and be eligible for arbitration in '22.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: bigblue999 on April 08, 2019, 10:50:01 PM
How in the hell is Chris Davis still in the league? He has gone hitless in 49 consecutive at-bats.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: someguy23475 on April 08, 2019, 11:21:08 PM
You could also ask that question about Trevor Rosenthal.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: bigblue999 on April 09, 2019, 04:48:57 PM
You could also ask that question about Trevor Rosenthal.

I give him the benefit of the doubt, since he’s coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on April 10, 2019, 07:02:00 AM
Max Fried is shining bright in the Braves rotation. No earned runs in 13 innings pitched so far. Today's game may be in doubt as Denver is expecting up to five inches of snow (this after 70+ degrees yesterday).
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on April 18, 2019, 12:11:03 AM
Bad day for baseball when Joe West AND C. B. Bucknor make total fools of themselves.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on April 19, 2019, 09:08:38 AM
Braves reliever Arodys Viscaino is done for the season after having shoulder surgery this week. The bullpen is thin enough.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on April 20, 2019, 10:11:25 PM
Scary encounter in Oakland as Jeff Nelson is nearly tackled by a crazed fan.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: someguy23475 on May 27, 2019, 10:10:03 PM
With Memorial Day here, this is the time to evaluate your team for the rest of the season. I don’t think their are many surprises.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on June 10, 2019, 08:50:56 PM
Brian Gorman stands by and does nothing while a bench clearing brawl happens, and then he gets to eject people because he's utterly useless in breaking up the scuffle. MLB, this is why no one respects your umpires.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: EvilChameleon on June 25, 2019, 03:10:06 PM
Drew is confirmed to be participating in the celebrity softball game at All Star week in Cleveland, so that's pretty cool.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on June 25, 2019, 09:54:06 PM
Even as a Met fan, Joe West can hold Gorman's beer.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on June 25, 2019, 10:26:15 PM
Tampa Bay Rays are considering a shared season with Montreal as soon as 2024 as they basically can't support hosing 81 home games in Tampa anymore. They are still there through at least 2027 though.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on June 26, 2019, 02:39:07 AM
Running joke is that they will rename themselves the Ex-Rays.😉
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on July 06, 2019, 11:38:15 PM
What’s the point of warnings when the men in charge of enforcing them have no freaking clue how they work?
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on July 08, 2019, 01:12:30 PM
Braves have the second best record in the NL going into the break. They've hit 143 homers this season. It's the bullpen that needs shoring up as once against Miami this weekend they blew a lead and subsequently the game and nearly blew last night's game. A deal is expected before the July 31 trade deadline.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on July 13, 2019, 08:28:43 AM
Two Angels pitchers combine for a no-hitter on the eve of what would have been Tyler Skaggs’ 28th birthday
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: tpirfan28 on July 13, 2019, 01:44:04 PM
Two Angels pitchers combine for a no-hitter on the eve of what would have been Tyler Skaggs’ 28th birthday
Last no-hitter in the entire state of California was on July 13, 1991, Tyler Skaggs' "birth" date.

Mike Trout's HR was 454 feet, 45 forwards and backwards.

Skaggs wore #11 in high school.  It was the Angels' 11th no-hitter.

Angels scored 7 runs in the first, 13 total. 7/13, his birthday.

Parsed away from this tweet and replies to it. (http://"https://twitter.com/StatsBySTATS/status/1149926435752173568?s=20")  Spooooooooky....
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on August 17, 2019, 03:39:29 PM
The umpires have placed a target on Brett Gadrner's back ever since he banged his bat on the dugout. They'll now use any excuse to throw him out.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: pannoni1 on August 18, 2019, 09:09:28 AM
The Baltimore Orioles elimination number now stands at seven, just three more than at this same point last year with six weeks to go in the season. Unfortunately, this will be their last year where they can undergo a "fall training" as next season, the September callups will be limited to two instead of fifteen. Also, they're losing the "race for the bottom" to the Tigers, even though they've gained ground. This all translates to an even bleaker future for the club, where Camden Yards has not only a record low attendance, but the lowest outside of the two Florida clubs.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 10, 2019, 09:52:13 PM
The Dodgers are the first team to clinch a playoff berth, having won their seventh straight NL West title.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on September 10, 2019, 10:52:59 PM
The Baltimore Orioles elimination number now stands at seven, just three more than at this same point last year with six weeks to go in the season. Unfortunately, this will be their last year where they can undergo a "fall training" as next season, the September callups will be limited to two instead of fifteen. Also, they're losing the "race for the bottom" to the Tigers, even though they've gained ground. This all translates to an even bleaker future for the club, where Camden Yards has not only a record low attendance, but the lowest outside of the two Florida clubs.
Well, a quick check of the current MLB standings reveals that Detroit is the first to 100 losses, with Baltimore just two away. Also, the Tigers have three fewer wins (43) than the O's (46).

The Royals, Blue Jays, Mariners, Marlins and Rockies are also facing the possibility of losing 100 games, although Colorado would need a total collapse to get there, and to the best of my knowledge, they're the only team that has never hit the century mark in the loss column.

The Dodgers are the first team to clinch a playoff berth, having won their seventh straight NL West title.
The Yankees and Astros have also clinched playoff berths, so there you go.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 11, 2019, 12:10:23 PM
The Yankees and Astros have also clinched playoff berths, so there you go.

Not quite. They each have magic numbers of seven to get in and neither made ground last night on the Indians, the team they have to eliminate to clinch. Same story with their division rivals Tampa Bay and Oakland, respectively. The Astros' magic number to win the AL West is eight and the Yankees' magic number for the AL East is nine.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on September 12, 2019, 02:29:55 AM
Atlanta's magic number is eight as well. Braves P Chris Martin threw a perfect seventh inning vs. Philly last night. Nine pitches, nine strikes.

Got to love the Mets game last night. Nine runs on eleven hits on 9/11.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 14, 2019, 08:06:57 PM
Atlanta has now clinched a playoff spot with their win over Washington.

I'd love for Bill Welke and Tim Timmons to officiate whichever games they play.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on September 15, 2019, 05:53:04 AM
And their magic number to take the NL East is now four.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 19, 2019, 01:09:54 PM
Houston clinched a playoff spot last night when they beat Texas.

The Yankees can clinch the AL East tonight if they beat the Angels, though they can still clinch a playoff berth if Cleveland loses to Detroit.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on September 19, 2019, 04:20:43 PM
Atlanta's magic number is now at 1. They'll have to wait till tomorrow to try and clinch the East as Washington is off today.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on September 19, 2019, 10:11:07 PM
Yankees are officially in the postseason with an AL East title after defeating the Angels 9-1, not only that they also crack the 100 win mark.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 20, 2019, 10:21:20 PM
And Atlanta has won the NL East.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on September 21, 2019, 10:51:19 PM
The Yankees and Astros have 101 wins each, and the Dodgers could win their 100th game if they beat the Rockies tonight or tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Orioles (104), Tigers (109) and Marlins (101) have hit triple-digits in the loss column, with the Royals one defeat away from joining that dreaded group. Thankfully, they already beat the Twins today, so that humiliating defeat will have to wait another day.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on September 23, 2019, 12:18:38 PM
Braves' 1B Freddie Freeman will sit out the Kansas City series tomorrow and Wednesday to have a tender elbow mend. He'll be back in the season finale series at the Mets.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 23, 2019, 06:18:36 PM
St. Louis is playoff bound. Looks like the Dodgers who have a magic number of two for home field in the National League will face wither Milwaukee or Washington in the first round. This of course bars a monumental collapse and a late surge by Atlanta.

Houston is one game in the loss column ahead of the Yankees for home field throughout the postseason. Cleveland is still in the AL Central race by a thread against Minnesota, and it is tied with Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card with Oakland two games ahead for the first.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: cygnusx1jg on September 24, 2019, 11:38:29 AM
I enjoy baseball, and I understand tradition and record books, but IMO they really need to shave one month off the regular season. Playoffs should start Labor Day weekend. If the World Series ends up being, let's say Yankees/Brewers, you're again gonna see fans and players all bundled up due to the cold weather at the end of October. Which just doesn't seem right for a summer sport.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on September 25, 2019, 03:38:40 AM
The Dodgers have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The clinched it after Atlanta's loss to Kansas City last night.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: pricefan18 on September 25, 2019, 04:02:58 AM
I enjoy baseball, and I understand tradition and record books, but IMO they really need to shave one month off the regular season. Playoffs should start Labor Day weekend. If the World Series ends up being, let's say Yankees/Brewers, you're again gonna see fans and players all bundled up due to the cold weather at the end of October. Which just doesn't seem right for a summer sport.

Well Milwaukee has the roof at least they can close, do remember that. This is nothing new though, remember when the World Series ended in November? The 2001 one actually ended on my birthday, the 4th. It is what it is, no way in hell is baseball gonna cut back the schedule especially by a whole month, way too much money on the table to do that. Opinions are great, but cash is king.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on September 25, 2019, 02:01:20 PM
If the playoffs ended today, these would be the seeds for each league:

AL
1. Houston
2. NY Yankees
3. Minnesota
4. Oakland
5. Tampa Bay

NL
1. LA Dodgers
2. Atlanta
3. St. Louis
4. Washington
5. Milwaukee
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: therealcu2010 on September 25, 2019, 03:26:28 PM
The Dodgers have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The clinched it after Atlanta's loss to Kansas City last night.

NL playoffs at least. Astros still hold home field throughout.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on September 26, 2019, 02:36:28 AM
Yup, I should have clarified that.

Atlanta starter Julio Teheran may be odd man out in the postseason rotation as he's 0-3 with an ERA over 12.00 in his last three starts. We'll see what Brian Snitker has up his sleeve.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 26, 2019, 12:54:20 PM
Minnesota has clinched the AL Central last night. Houston's magic number for home field through out the playoffs is two over the Dodgers and one over the Yankees thanks to having tiebreakers over both teams.

Oakland and Tampa Bay are ahead for the two AL Wild Card spots with a the former a game ahead in the loss column for home field. Cleveland is still in the hunt, though it is hanging by a threat at 1.5 games out of contention. Since all three teams are in different divisions, a Game 163 will be necessary should two finish tied for the second Wild Card. If all three teams tie for the two Wild Card spots, there will be two tiebreaker games with the winner of one game playing the third the next day for the right to advance.

On the NL side of the bracket, the five teams in its playoffs are the Dodgers, Atlanta, St. Louis, Washington and Milwaukee. The Dodgers and Atlanta have clinched the #1 and #2 seeds respectively. Milwaukee could overtake St. Louis in the NL Central, but by losing the head-to-head record tiebreaker it would have to finish one game ahead in the standings.

If Washington finishes tied with St. Louis or Milwaukee, it would have to play the Wild Card game on the road due to having a losing head-to-head record against both teams.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 28, 2019, 08:34:38 AM
Oakland and Tampa Bay are your American League Wild Cards. All ten playoff teams are set.

In other news, Pete Alonso tied the rookie home run record last night. He could beat it today or tomorrow if he homers again against Atlanta.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on September 28, 2019, 01:32:25 PM
Alonso has feasted on Atlanta pitching. Look for him to break the record before all is said and done tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 29, 2019, 07:52:11 AM
And he did. Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run last night.

The only postseason spots that aren't official yet are the NL Central and the second NL Wild Card. If Milwaukee beats Colorado and the Cubs defeat St. Louis, the Brewers and the Cardinals will have to play a tiebreaker which the latter will host. As for the rest:

AL:
1. Houston (also clinched home field throughout the entire playoffs)
2. NY Yankees
3. Minnesota
4. Oakland
5. Tampa Bay

NL:
1. LA Dodgers
2. Atlanta
3. St. Louis/Milwaukee
4. Washington
5. St. Louis Milwaukee
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on September 30, 2019, 01:52:04 PM
Although the Tigers have the same number of wins that the Orioles did last season, at least they have one fewer loss. Detroit fans are already having reminders of that awful 43-119 season from 16 years ago.

The Cardinals are division champions, and the Brewers will go to Washington for the Wild Card Game. In the AL, it'll be Rays at A's, and then the Division Series will line up this way:

Braves/Cardinals
Dodgers/NL Wild Card winner

Yankees/Twins
Astros/AL Wild Card winner
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 30, 2019, 09:36:22 PM
My Wild Card picks: Oakland and Washington. The AL game may be a back and forth tilt but I think Oakland has the edge. I can't see the Brewers having any life, especially since they just got swept by Colorado of all teams.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 01, 2019, 07:55:04 AM
The Vegas money is on Washington and Oakland as well.

The New York Yankees have the most expensive ticket for the playoffs as per secondary market averages. $411 to get in. Atlanta is the least expensive at $150.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 01, 2019, 11:05:51 PM
Called it. Milwaukee's bullpen and a key error sends Washington to the NLDS.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 01, 2019, 11:33:40 PM
Tonight's game was a microcosm of the Nationals season. During the year the Nats started 19-31 yet came all the way back to make the playoffs. Tonight Scherzer was off and the Nats fell behind 3-0. A strong bullpen outing from Strasburg and a 3 run eighth inning culminating with Juan Soto's clutch hit turned the game around. Man Josh Hader is overrated. Since Strasburg ended up having to pitch tonight, I'm guessing Corbin starts game 1.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 02, 2019, 08:15:10 AM
I wouldn't want to be in Milwaukee and named Trent Grisham right now.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 03, 2019, 12:08:45 AM
And the impoverished Tampa Bay Rays are in the final 8 with a 5-1 over the A's. The Rays use 4 home runs, including 2 by Diaz and a strong night of pitching with Morton going 5 and the bullpen going 4 to get the win.

Time for the slurping of Billy Beane to stop. His teams ain't that great. In the 20 seasons from 2000-2019 the As have won NO American League Pennants and only played in the ALCS 1ce, that in 2006.

Rays now move on to the play Astros in the ALDS. 
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 03, 2019, 02:44:00 AM
Astros are at the top of the playoff teams favored to win the whole ball of wax. Rays are at the bottom.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: bigblue999 on October 03, 2019, 07:23:42 AM
Same old Oakland A's.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 03, 2019, 12:42:04 PM
Time for the slurping of Billy Beane to stop. His teams ain't that great. In the 20 seasons from 2000-2019 the As have won NO American League Pennants and only played in the ALCS 1ce, that in 2006.

Billy has proven that he dismantles teams with the same fervor as he does putting them together. Shipping Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline a few years back was a prime example of that.

Also, the Mets have shown Mickey Callaway the door.

The Division Series starts today. My picks:

St. Louis over Atlanta in 4.
LA Dodgers over Washington in 3.
Houston over Tampa Bay in 3.
NY Yankees over Minnesota in 5.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: wink87 on October 03, 2019, 03:52:45 PM
New York should have an easy time with Minnesota, but for some reason I'll pick the Rays to upset the Astros in 4.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: bigblue999 on October 03, 2019, 04:34:16 PM
Billy has proven that he dismantles teams with the same fervor as he does putting them together. Shipping Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline a few years back was a prime example of that.

When you have one of the lowest payrolls in baseball and players get hot, they're values go up and teams can't afford them. Look what happened to the Royals after 2015, nearly everyone performed so well they couldn't afford them anymore despite ranking in middle of payroll.

Take a look and see.

http://www.stevetheump.com/Payrolls.htm
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 03, 2019, 09:10:38 PM
The Cardiac Cards are back, winning Game 1 on the road.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 04, 2019, 01:50:29 AM
Dodgers handle the Nationals in game 1 of their DS.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 04, 2019, 06:50:54 AM
Ratings for the two Wild Card games did not crack the 5 million mark for the first time this year. Perhaps this is like a Game 7 where the winner moves on and the loser goes home, or even getting the Rays-A's they still aren't interested. I guess the postseason is not what it used to be now.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 05, 2019, 01:42:32 AM
Atlanta and Washington tie up their respective series behind the arms of Mike Foltynewicz and Stephen Strasburg; Houston and the Yankees draw first blood in their ALDSs.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 05, 2019, 08:46:25 PM
The Yankees are one game away from going to the ALCS. Game 2 of Houston/Tampa Bay to follow.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 06, 2019, 05:51:11 AM
Houston is a game away as well, topping Tampa Bay last night 3-1.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 06, 2019, 07:42:34 PM
After Adam Wainwright had Atlanta handcuffed all game in game 3, Cardinals closer Carlos Hernandez implodes with two out in the ninth and blows the save. Braves takes the game, 3-1 and takes a 2-1 lead in the series.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: bluedevil on October 07, 2019, 02:18:01 AM
Similar to the hard-fought best of seven 1992 National League Championship Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves.  Going into the 9th inning of game 7, the Pirates were winning 2 to 0, they were three outs away from returning to the World Series after 13 years, and the Braves came back to tie the game.  Then, with two outs, the Braves stunned the Pirates to win the game and the series.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 07, 2019, 04:56:49 AM
Boy do I remember that. Andy Van Slyke's throw from right field was on the mark but Sid Bream slid in just under the tag. Skip Caray's radio call of that is legendary.

The Dodgers take a 2-1 lead in their series after a 10-4 win in Washington. A seven-run sixth inning turned the tide.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 07, 2019, 05:41:31 PM
Tampa Bay still shows a pulse, clobbering Houston 10-3 in game 3 of their DS.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 07, 2019, 07:08:12 PM
9 innings won't be enough to determine whether Atlanta will move on or St. Louis will force Game 5.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 07, 2019, 07:16:29 PM
Going back to the 404 (actually the 770). Cards nip Atlanta in 10.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 07, 2019, 07:18:25 PM
So two out of four teams won't clinch. It's now up to the Dodgers who have a 1-0 lead early or the Yankees whose game is coming up.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 07, 2019, 07:22:09 PM
Yadier Molina had both the game tying hit and the game winning sacrifice fly. Totally clutch. When Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame case gets debated, I think you have to give serious weight to what a clutch player he's been throughout his career.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 07, 2019, 10:06:47 PM
And with Washington forcing Game 5, three teams will not be opening the champagne. The Yankees are the only team now who can do this.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 08, 2019, 12:44:32 AM
The Yankees are ALCS bound.

Minnesota has lost its last sixteen postseason games, thirteen of which at the hands of the Yankees.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 08, 2019, 07:37:35 PM
Man, when are teams going to learn not to throw pitchers on short rest?
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 08, 2019, 08:19:52 PM
The A's might follow the Raiders to Las Vegas:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlb-oakland-athletics-may-leave-city-for-las-vegas-stadium-lawsuit-2019-10-08/
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 08, 2019, 10:57:43 PM
And now the Rays have forced a Game 5 in Minute Maid Park.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 09, 2019, 03:07:39 PM
So now it comes down to the endless possibilities that unfold in the NLCS as we go to the NLDS Game 5:

Dodgers-Cardinals
Dodgers-Braves
Braves-Nationals
Cardinals-Nationals

So many intriguing matchups, but just this once, I'd like to see Washington advance for the first time in team history, and for its opponent, I prefer St. Louis over Atlanta.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: bigblue999 on October 09, 2019, 05:29:10 PM
And the entire Braves pitching staff have completely collapsed; a postseason record first inning ten runs allowed.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 09, 2019, 05:32:32 PM
That was so bad of an inning the game should be on Cartoon Network.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Archviler on October 09, 2019, 05:43:19 PM
"Oh, I'll be a few minutes late, missing the first inning won't be a big deal." - Me.

Well, at least my afternoon's free now.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 09, 2019, 09:06:09 PM
And it’s all over for Atlanta. St. Louis awaits their opponent, whether they will host Washington or go to Los Angeles.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: UltraPrice on October 09, 2019, 11:20:49 PM
I'm not surprised the Braves yet again choke in the postseason.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 09, 2019, 11:34:49 PM
I'm also not surprised that Clayton Kershaw has choked either. He can now add a blown save to his postseason resume.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 10, 2019, 12:42:35 AM
Howie Kendrick's grand slam in the tenth sends the Nationals to their second ever NLCS and their first since moving to Washington. Dave Roberts will have to answer to even more pitching mismanagement.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 10, 2019, 12:45:41 AM
I knew as soon as Joe Kelly came in the Nationals were going to have a huge inning and win. As far as pro sports go, the modern Dodgers are an epic failure. Maybe this is finally going to be the Nationals year after so such postseason heartache.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 10, 2019, 02:07:12 AM
Braves catcher Brian McCann announced after their loss last night that he is calling it a career after fifteen seasons.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 10, 2019, 03:27:58 AM
Something has come up that is confusing me. According to the standings, the Nationals have a better record than the Cardinals with the Nationals being 93-69 and the Cardinals being 91-71 but I just looked up the NLCS schedule and the Cardinals seem to have home field advantage. What's going on here?
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 10, 2019, 03:38:39 AM
That's because the Cardinals were divisional champions and Washington won the wild card.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 10, 2019, 06:42:42 AM
These losses by the Braves and the Dodgers are going to sting them for a while and especially the fans were stunned too. Maybe this may cost Dave Roberts his job after another postseason exit...
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 10, 2019, 12:34:17 PM
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is fired.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 10, 2019, 03:43:00 PM
Make that 31 years since the last time the Dodgers won a World Series...
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 10, 2019, 10:20:23 PM
Houston holds on and will host the Yankees Saturday night.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: UltraPrice on October 10, 2019, 11:40:33 PM
I predict Yankees in 7 and Cardinals in 6.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 11, 2019, 12:47:32 AM
I fully expect the Astros to win the World Series as long they aren't stupid enough to try pitching Verlander or Cole on short rest. None of the other teams has a 1-2 punch like Cole and Verlander.

I'll admit, too, that, even though he didn't do so well in his start, I'm still a little ticked that my Diamondbacks gave away Greinke to the Astros.

As a Diamondbacks fan, I'm rooting for a Nationals-Astros World Series as it'd be cool to see Greinke and Corbin pitch in the World Series.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 11, 2019, 07:32:04 PM
Houston and St. Louis are my picks, both in six.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 11, 2019, 10:22:30 PM
Hard to believe this, but it's been 55 years since the last Cardinals-Yankees World Series...and St. Louis remains the only team to have beaten the pinstriped guys more times than lost against them (3-2). The Cardinals won in 1926, 1942 and 1964; the Yankees in 1928 and 1943.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 11, 2019, 11:33:24 PM
Sanchez doesn't get the no-hitter but Washington does take Game 1.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: UltraPrice on October 12, 2019, 03:32:49 AM
Hard to believe this, but it's been 55 years since the last Cardinals-Yankees World Series...and St. Louis remains the only team to have beaten the pinstriped guys more times than lost against them (3-2). The Cardinals won in 1926, 1942 and 1964; the Yankees in 1928 and 1943.

The Marlins also have more wins than losses against the Yankees in the
 World Series.  Miami is 1-0, beating the Yankees in 2003.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: wink87 on October 12, 2019, 06:54:43 AM
Houston and St. Louis are my picks, both in six.

I have Yankees in 6 and Washington in 7.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 12, 2019, 08:08:49 PM
And Washington takes game 2 on the road with a 3-1 win. I feel like their turnaround season is giving confidence they may win the whole thing.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 12, 2019, 08:45:21 PM
On paper, it looks good for Washington with the next three at home (third of those three if needed). But we've seen recently that playing before the home crowd doesn't mean squat. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 12, 2019, 09:37:55 PM
The Marlins also have more wins than losses against the Yankees in the
 World Series.  Miami is 1-0, beating the Yankees in 2003.
In that case, same would go for the Diamondbacks, who beat New York in 2001.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 12, 2019, 09:53:16 PM
In that case, same would go for the Diamondbacks, who beat New York in 2001.

"Floater! Center field! The Diamondbacks are World Champions! " :)

If I take off my Diamondbacks hat and put on my MLB hat though, the 2001 World Series, along with the 2004 ALCS, is why I consider Maraino Rivera to be overrated. Rivera literally killed the Yankees dynasty of the late 90s and early 00s by blowing the 2001 World Series and is also a big reason the Yankees became the only team to ever blow a 3-0 series lead in the 2004 ALCS.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 12, 2019, 11:21:06 PM
The Yankees take Game 1. The home team has yet to win an LCS game.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: bigblue999 on October 12, 2019, 11:25:21 PM
The Yankees take Game 1. The home team has yet to win an LCS game.

And both home teams have been shut out in game 1.

"Floater! Center field! The Diamondbacks are World Champions! " :)

If I take off my Diamondbacks hat and put on my MLB hat though, the 2001 World Series, along with the 2004 ALCS, is why I consider Maraino Rivera to be overrated. Rivera literally killed the Yankees dynasty of the late 90s and early 00s by blowing the 2001 World Series and is also a big reason the Yankees became the only team to ever blow a 3-0 series lead in the 2004 ALCS.

Give me a break. He's the all time leader in saves, both regular and post-season, and is the only player to be voted into the Hall of fame unanimously. Even the greatest players of all time have down moments.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 14, 2019, 01:50:31 AM
The Astros and the Yankees are tied at 1 game apiece as Carlos Correa hits a walk off home run in the bottom of 11th to give the Astros game 2.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 14, 2019, 12:55:28 PM
It has been 95 since since Washington last won a World Series (by the original Senators team that is now in Minnesota), and 86 since it won a pennant (again, by the same Senators). And because the Expos/Nationals have never won an NL pennant in their 50 years of existence, if they win the NLCS, they'd kill two birds with one stone. Sure, Washington has the longest championship drought (in fact, 24 years longer than Cleveland's last World Series win), but on both counts, the current droughts should be marked with an asterisk, as they span two Senators teams (with the second one now in Texas) and the Nationals.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: GR_Man_9009 on October 14, 2019, 01:49:57 PM
It has been 95 years since since Washington last won a World Series (by the original Senators team that is now in Minnesota), and 86 years since it won a pennant (again, by the same Senators). And because the Expos/Nationals have never won an NL pennant in their 50 years of existence, if they win the NLCS, they'd kill two birds with one stone. Sure, Washington has the longest championship drought (in fact, 24 years longer than Cleveland's last World Series win), but on both counts, the current droughts should be marked with an asterisk, as they span two Senators teams (with the second one now in Texas) and the Nationals.
Teddy, I'm sorry to say that you're wrong, that if the Nats win the NLCS, they'll kill two birds with one stone. If they win the NLCS, it is by no means guaranteed that they'll win the World Series. They could win the pennant, but lose the World Series. Thus if that happens, they'll only break one drought, but not the other one.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 14, 2019, 11:05:33 PM
Washington is one win away from the World Series.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 15, 2019, 04:28:12 AM
Dave Roberts will return as Dodgers manager.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 15, 2019, 02:53:20 PM
Teddy, I'm sorry to say that you're wrong, that if the Nats win the NLCS, they'll kill two birds with one stone. If they win the NLCS, it is by no means guaranteed that they'll win the World Series. They could win the pennant, but lose the World Series. Thus if that happens, they'll only break one drought, but not the other one.
I need to clarify that the two droughts that would be broken would be the pennant-less one, dating back to the 1933 Senators, and the current team's own. As of 2018, they are the only one of the 1969 expansion teams to have never made it to the Fall Classic (Padres made it in 1984 and 1998, Brewers in 1982, and Royals in 1980, 1985, 2014 and 2015, with wins denoted in bold).
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: wink87 on October 15, 2019, 03:51:24 PM
Dave Roberts will return as Dodgers manager.

Really? I never expected that.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 15, 2019, 08:31:02 PM
Astros take a 2-1 lead in the ALCS after a 4-1 win over the Yankees in Game 3.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 15, 2019, 08:34:41 PM
After scoring ten runs in the first inning of their DS clincher, the Cardinals cough up seven in the first inning to Washington and are on the verge of elimination.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 15, 2019, 11:22:39 PM
Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on winning their 1st ever National League Pennant. Amazingly, the Nationals were 1ce 19-31 and are now National League Champions.

We see 1ce again that in the postseason: pitching>>>>>>>>>>hitting.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 15, 2019, 11:35:38 PM
I'm so glad that the Nationals are going to the World Series!

Which leaves the Mariners as the last remaining team to have never won a pennant.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: ooboh on October 16, 2019, 01:51:38 AM
As a D.C. sports fan, let’s complete the trifecta — Capitals (2018), Mystics (2019), and Nationals (2019).
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 16, 2019, 02:10:38 AM
Washington is the seventh team in history to sweep a four-game series without ever trailing. They truly earned the berth to the World Series. Whoever wins the ALCS will have their work cut out for them.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 16, 2019, 05:46:09 PM
Dave Roberts will return as Dodgers manager.

He should be manager of the year for leading the Nationals to the World Series.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: GR_Man_9009 on October 16, 2019, 06:24:04 PM
He should be manager of the year for leading the Nationals to the World Series.
Dave Roberts is NOT the Manager of the Nationals. He is the Manager of the Dodgers.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: therealcu2010 on October 16, 2019, 06:25:50 PM
Dave Roberts is NOT the Manager of the Nationals. He is the Manager of the Dodgers.

Methinks you missed the joke.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 16, 2019, 09:56:58 PM
Meanwhile Game 4 of the ALCS between the Astros and the Yankees has been postponed due to rain, they will try again tomorrow night.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 17, 2019, 02:23:21 PM
Methinks you missed the joke.

I got it totally. If it weren't for Roberts' colossal blunders against Washington, the Dodgers might've won their third straight pennant by now.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 17, 2019, 10:35:33 PM
Such excitement in Yankee Stadium. Tanaka was never the ace people make him out to be and now his replacement just gave up a three-run bomb.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 18, 2019, 04:02:47 AM
Houston is now a game away from dancing with Washington.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 18, 2019, 10:09:28 PM
The Yankees will play Game 6 in Houston.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 20, 2019, 12:50:14 AM
After a wild 9th inning, the Houston Astros have won their 2nd A.L. pennant in the last 3 years. D.J. Lemahieu hit a game tying home run in the top of the 9th, only to be bested by Jose Altuve's pennant winning home run in the bottom of the 9th.

A tip of the cap to Altuve as well as to Michael Brantley for that awesome defensive play in the 7th.

Chapman, meanwhile, is a postseason choker. He blew game 7 of the 2016 World Series and the Cubs won anyway and tonight he cost the Yankees a chance to play game 7.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: UltraPrice on October 20, 2019, 01:18:13 AM
Should be some great pitching in the World Series.  Verlander/Cole for Houston and Scherzer/Strasburg for Washington. 

My pick:  Houston in 7
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: GameShowsRule95 on October 20, 2019, 01:54:25 AM
Thank HEAVENS my Astros have denied those Yankee$ a shot at a 28th championship!

Interesting little factoid: this elimination of the Yankees means this is the first decade since the 1910s that they have not won the American League. That's how good they've been since they acquired Babe Ruth from the Red Sox in 1920.

I think this World Series goes the full 7 games, and I'm gonna be loyal to my hometown Astros and pick them to win. But the Nationals will certainly give them all they've got and make it potentially one of the great World Series in recent memory maybe.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 20, 2019, 05:45:49 AM
And I hope FOX (even though I know they still use the football theme for postseason baseball) probably wants 7 games too, given that both teams have owned and operated stations in their markets. That was the case in 2017 when it went the full 7 games. This year, who knows.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 20, 2019, 08:21:26 AM
I've been hearing the Series will be a yawnfest simply because markets #1 and 2 (Yankees and Dodgers) aren't in it. Markets #7 and 8 are. But they don't know anything we or Fox doesn't.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: geniusinmath on October 20, 2019, 08:47:11 AM
I say it is going to be the Nationals in 6. That is my prediction anyway. Sometimes I go for the underdog.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 20, 2019, 09:15:39 AM
I thought Dave Roberts’ pitching management was bad.

I’ll go Astros in six.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 21, 2019, 04:44:15 PM
I'm predicting that the Series will go the full seven, and the Nationals come out on top, continuing the trend of the visitors winning the deciding game of the Fall Classic (we saw the Giants win in 2014, the Cubs in 2016 and the Astros in 2017).
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 23, 2019, 12:43:51 AM
Washington takes game 1. A 5-4 decision with Juan Soto coming up large. Scherzer fans seven.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 23, 2019, 12:42:52 PM
David Ross is the next Cubs manager.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 24, 2019, 02:14:56 AM
Welp, see you in 2020, Minute Maid Park.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 24, 2019, 02:44:34 AM
Not counting out Houston just yet. In 1996, the Yankees were down 2 games to 0 to Atlanta (who outscored the Yanks 16-1 in those two games) then swept the next four to take the series. Unless the Astros' starters are just completely shell-shocked now, anything can still happen.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 24, 2019, 08:27:52 AM
Ratings: while game 1 drew some 12 million estimated viewers, it was off 11% from last year.  WTTG, the Fox affiliate in Washington, must be all smiles right now with their local overnights even if Houston had higher (27.1 in Houston, 23.1 in Washington).
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 24, 2019, 10:23:34 AM
Is anyone surprised that the Nationals are up 2-0? I though for sure that the Astros would take at least one game in the early stages of the Series, but it looks like Washington will end up stealing the trophy from them. However, we still have the next three games in the nation's capital, so Houston has a chance to ruin the party.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 24, 2019, 11:44:28 AM
From the employment line, Phillies get Joe Giraldi as manager; Padres hire Jayce Tingler as manager.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 24, 2019, 05:29:56 PM
Astros' GM Brandon Taubman was fired for comments in front of female Sports Illustrated reporters about pitcher Roberto Osuna, who served a 75-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. 
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 26, 2019, 12:16:40 AM
Well this will go at least 5 games now that Houston has taken Game 3 on the road. So far every game has been won by the road team.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: UltraPrice on October 26, 2019, 12:39:05 AM
We have a series now with the Astros winning game 3. The 1996 Yankees are the last team  to win the World Series after losing the first two games.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 26, 2019, 10:47:00 PM
The people who came to see the home team in this series sure got their money’s worth.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 27, 2019, 12:46:58 PM
Scherzer vs. Cole tonight. Will Washington keep it interesante or will Houston truly make it look like Yankees-Braves in '96?
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 29, 2019, 12:15:30 PM
Well as of right now, the Astros are up 3-2 and they could win the World Series title at home tonight. So far though, all five games of the series have been won by the road teams. Is this the night where the cycle is broken? We shall see.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 29, 2019, 08:32:23 PM
Sure would hate to be a TV set owned by a Nationals fan.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 29, 2019, 11:13:41 PM
Dave Martinez is the first World Series ejection victim since Bobby Cox 23 years ago.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 30, 2019, 12:10:08 AM
Despite the ejection, this is going to a Game 7 tomorrow night.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 30, 2019, 12:51:05 AM
Steven Strasburg is totally awesome baby! :) This will be the 5th World Series this decade to go the full 7. The 2011 Cardinals beat the Rangers at home. Then the last 3 game 7s in the World Series have been won by the road team. In 2014, Madison Bumgarner, the goat postseason pitcher, got a 5 inning save on just 2 days rest to power the Giants over the Royals. In 2016, it looked as though Aroldis Chapman had blown it for the Cubs but they beat the Indians in extra innings anyway. In 2017, the Astros defeated the Dodgers as Yu Darvish choked and Charlie Morton came up huge. Greinke vs Scherzer tomorrow. I assume all pitchers expect Strasburg will be available to pitch tomorrow night.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: UltraPrice on October 30, 2019, 01:33:31 AM
This is the first time ever the first six games in a postseason series have been won by the road team.  Not just in MLB, but also the NBA and NHL.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: ooboh on October 30, 2019, 01:50:59 AM
As a Nats fan, WE’RE STILL ALIVE, MAN!
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 30, 2019, 03:12:13 AM
Houston is favored, but by now it's proven the odds don't mean squat.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 30, 2019, 01:57:36 PM
No matter who wins, this will certainly be a Fall Classic for the ages.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 30, 2019, 02:20:46 PM
And then the big question is will the road teams make it a perfect 7 for 7? Or will the cycle be broken tonight? That will be decided in the winner take all series tonight.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 30, 2019, 04:07:29 PM
Max Scherzer is undefeated in the postseason (3-0 in five appearances). Zach Greinke has yet to taste postseason victory (0-2 in four appearances). No prediction (since I stink at it); I'll go as far as to say it'll be close.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 30, 2019, 11:51:05 PM
I don't believe this, as Bob used to say on The Price is Right, this is another historic moment! Every game has won by the road team and can never be broken in a 7-game series but in the end, the World Series champions are your 2019 Washington Nationals!
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: geniusinmath on October 30, 2019, 11:55:01 PM
Congratulations. Let's hope for another exciting season next year. That leaves the Mariners as the only MLB team to never make the World Series. Way to go.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: moneygamelover on October 30, 2019, 11:58:50 PM
Congratulations to the 2019 Washington Nationals on winning their 1st ever world championship.  The Nationals are the 1st wild card team since the 2014 Giants to win the World Series.

Much like the LDS, Howie Kendrick was the offensive hero for the Nationals and Patrick Corbin pitched 3 strong innings out of the bullpen as the Nationals, 1ce 19-31 have their title.

This was the 4th consecutive World Series game 7 to be won by the road team and the 6th consecutive World Series to be clinched on the road.

A decade of postseason frustration just got wiped out.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: PatrickRox80 on October 31, 2019, 12:07:57 AM
The last time a Washington-based team won the World Series, Calvin Coolidge was in the White House. Props to the Nationals!
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: UltraPrice on October 31, 2019, 12:27:16 AM
After 50 years, the legacy of failure of the Expos/Nationals is over.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: ooboh on October 31, 2019, 12:33:53 AM
WE DID IT! HOLY COW!!

First the Capitals, then the Mystics, and now the Nationals. Unreal.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: wpghi5 on October 31, 2019, 02:31:44 AM
YES! "THE MONTREAL EXPOS" (Washington Nationals) ARE THE 2019 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS! Lol!  :-D
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 31, 2019, 08:32:20 AM
The parade will be set for this Saturday for the team.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Teddy on October 31, 2019, 11:36:21 AM
As a Nationals fan, this is easily my proudest moment! And how appropriate is was that on Halloween eve, they vanquished the ghosts of 1924 and 1994 to win their first World Series :-D
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: Ccook on October 31, 2019, 08:07:54 PM
Nationally, game 7 was the lowest rated of all time, but locally in Washington and Houston, it predictably blew everyone else out of the water. In Washington, the ninth inning alone drew a share of 74. In Houston, the game notched a 63 share.
Title: Re: 2019 MLB Season
Post by: mellongraig on October 31, 2019, 11:02:20 PM
Well it makes sense given that WTTG (the Washington D.C affiliate) and KRIV (the Houston affiliate) are both owned and operated by the network itself. And they are going to make a lot of money out of it as a whole.