MLB 2022 Season

We are dangerously close to a buy one, get one free in Seattle.

EDIT: And lo, it came to pass.

Nice of the Mariners to roll out the Felix-Hernandez-is-pitching offense on the day he throws out the first pitch.

In all seriousness, Houston is still a much better team than Seattle. I’d argue Toronto is as well, so they were already playing with house money and hoping for 2 small sample size flukes in a row was a bit too much.

@ESPNStatsInfo wrote:

The New York Yankees were 167-0 in postseason history when leading by multiple runs entering the ninth inning- until tonight.

Sigh.

Whoa, wild. How many of those 167 were Mariano Rivera?

Let's just go with "most".

Prederick wrote:

Listen, I don't want one upset.

I want Phillies-Padres and Mariners-Guardians.

Give me MAXIMUM CHAOS.

I can work with 3/4.

Prederick wrote:

Let's just go with "most".

Prederick wrote:

Listen, I don't want one upset.

I want Phillies-Padres and Mariners-Guardians.

Give me MAXIMUM CHAOS.

I can work with 3/4.

Same. I was hoping to see the Mariners move on, even though they ruined my bracket (I had Toronto winning it all!).

We just had some chaos down in San Diego in the bottom of the 7th.

Edii: SoCal chaos achieved.

Well Cleveland, I ain't a fan but if you knock us out they might fire Boone, so..........?

What an insane marathon of a game. And the Dodgers and Braves are both out? Everything's coming up Milhouse!

Absolutely insane playoffs. If Cleveland moves on and then the Astros have to be the overwhelming favourite.

Prederick wrote:

Lotta people in the NL whining that the postseason format is "broken" all of a sudden.

Or, alternatively:

202 wins and a season of bad blood just to result in two combined playoff wins is objectively funny

That said, the way baseball works, Washington could've taken 3/5 from any of the teams in the Divisional

It is always bemusing to see American sports fans suddenly start seeing the value in soccer's model. Y'know, like the LA Times.

Now LA has all winter to Female Doggo about how unfair the NLDS is.

This celebration makes me feel less bad about rooting for the Yankees in this series

Couldn't they just dust off the old "You have no marbles" celebration?

Go Yankees? Ugh no that feels so dirty.

How badly does the MLB need a likeable team for neutrals to cheer for. Is that the Phillies this year?

jowner wrote:

Go Yankees? Ugh no that feels so dirty.

How badly does the MLB need a likeable team for neutrals to cheer for. Is that the Phillies this year?

JOIN US...

Yes, I expect that the NL team will have the support of most neutral fans in the WS.

I, personally, had no issues with Naylor's "rocking the baby" taunt.

I also love Gleyber giving it right back to him.

Prederick wrote:

I, personally, had no issues with Naylor's "rocking the baby" taunt.

I also love Gleyber giving it right back to him.

Taunting when you're losing feels like such a Cleveland thing to do, though.

Game 1 in the bag, Phils!

I disagreed (and still disagree) with bringing in Alvarado in the 9th, but it worked.

See ya tomorrow.

-BEP

bepnewt wrote:

Game 1 in the bag, Phils!

I disagreed (and still disagree) with bringing in Alvarado in the 9th, but it worked.

See ya tomorrow.

-BEP

Any game where you get three hits and still win is a good one.

Edit: As soon as Schwarber hits this ball you can just see Yu Darvish deflate.

Good morning to everyone whose team is undefeated this postseason!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Good morning to everyone whose team is undefeated this postseason!

Keep ringing that Bell, boys!

Bruce Bochy came out of retirement to manage the Rangers. I guess the Lone Star state likes collecting former San Francisco managers as they do former San Francisco tech companies.

The second the ball came off the bat when Schwarber hit that 488 footer, I exclaimed "Oh sh*t!" The question wasn't "Is it gone?", it was "How big is the dent in that ball?". Completely different dinger than Harper's that tried to leave the troposphere.

I missed last night's lead-off bomb by Schwarber. We had just returned to the campground. There were quite a few scary moments in that game, but that duffed double-play ball was the one that got me worked up the most. Segura sure made up with it at other times in the field and at the plate.

Bad calls both ways, but that check-swing might be the worst because of when it happened. The rip down third base that was called foul sucked, too.

Can the Philly relievers keep up the good work? I find it hard to believe, but am going to try to relax when they come in. I have Tums in the camper.

-BEP

/shakes head

Yanks got taken to 5 by the Guardians and don't appear to be anywhere near the Astros' level. Wonder if ownership will figure out something needs to change.

This NLCS is a fun back and forth game

Stele wrote:

This NLCS is a fun back and forth game

No doubt. Hoskins has been good or bad. Last night - bad, but they didn’t need him. Tonight - good, and they do.

Harper just doubled to put them up by one. I expect another 5 runs or so to be scored this game.

I can’t recall the last time I saw both teams’ pitchers pulled in the first inning. They went a total of 2/3 inning combined.

-BEP

bepnewt wrote:

I can’t recall the last time I saw both teams’ pitchers pulled in the first inning.

I hope you can't since this is the first time it's happened since 1932.

Holy moly. Just 1 more win. So hard to believe.

-BEP

bepnewt wrote:

Holy moly. Just 1 more win. So hard to believe.

-BEP

OMG OMG OMG OMG

I may have more intelligent commentary later, but for now this is enough.

Supposedly 2-0 is the worst lead in (association) football, and hockey. In this series 4-0 is seems worse.

Rhys picked a great time to get a hot bat.