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  • #36821

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    With a bad back, playing in the field might not be ideal. If the Dodgers eat much of his salary, Gonzalez would probably be best to finish as a DH for an AL team.

    #36838

    gscottar
    Participant

    From what I’ve read about Gonzalez’s injury it sounds rather debilitating. I’d be surprised if he ever plays again. It is odd though that he would go to Europe as his teammates are fighting for a World Series. It is just downright disrespectful actually.

    #36839

    gscottar
    Participant

    Per Richard Justice of MLB.com:

    Game 1 winner has won World Series 70 of 112 Times (62.5%). Done it 12 of last 14 and 17 of last 20.

    Unfortunately the Game 1 winner didn’t win last year.

    #36869

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Trivia: How many remember that tonight’s starter for the Dodgers, Rich Hill, pitched in 23 games for Memphis over the first three months of the 2010 season before opting out of his contract?

    #36874

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Cool factoid from Baseball Reference:

    It’s the first WS game with both cleanup hitters under age-24 since 1938, when a 23-yo Joe DiMaggio & a 22-yo Phil Cavarretta both hit 4th.

    Makes me wonder which roster the 2018 Cardinals clean-up hitter is currently on.

    #36879

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    In 11 innings the Astros win 7-6 to tie up the series at 1 game apiece…

    #36883

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    What a final four innings! Back and forth like two matched boxers.

    #36891

    NJ315
    Participant

    Girardi out as Yankees manager.

    #36892
    bicyclemike
    bicyclemike
    Moderator

    Trivia: How many remember that tonight’s starter for the Dodgers, Rich Hill, pitched in 23 games for Memphis over the first three months of the 2010 season before opting out of his contract?

    I remember that we signed Hill, and he did not stay with us very long. I wondered if we gave up on him, or what happened as at one time he was a decent pitcher with the Cubs. He’s done well with LA.

    Wow, that was some game last night. You figure you get two like Houston did a couple of times, and you are going to win. They eventually prevailed, but the cool thing about baseball is there is no victory formation. You gotta play it straight up until the final out.

    #37022

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster
    #37029

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Now tied at 2-2, the World Series has been reduced to a best of three.

    #37036

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    I hope folks are watching this Series. One of the most entertaining in some time.

    #37042

    EuroWolf
    Participant

    Yep, this game is something else, just like the other games. Springer just made a critical error in the 7th to allow the Dodgers to take a 1-run lead. How many outs will Roberts call on Jansen to get tonight. He’s already bringing Morrow in for the 7th and he previously said he would be unavailable.

    Wow, as I was typing that, Springer just blasted Morrow’s first pitch to tie the game. Gotta feel good for him to atone for his mistake in CF. Unbelievable. I really need to go to bed (East coast) but I don’t think I will!

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    #37048

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Score is now 12-9 Astros in the top of the 9th…

    #37050

    EuroWolf
    Participant

    Stros pen needs to be executed.

    #37051

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Bottom of the 10th now, tied 12-12…crazy…I just want this series to get over so that we can see if the Cards front office will actually improve the team or just fill the holes and call it good…

    #37053

    LoganAlpha30X7
    Participant

    Astros win 13-12 to take a 3-2 series lead and can win it all Tuesday night…

    #37054

    SoonerinNC
    Participant

    Glad we don’t have to play in that stadium every year any more.

    #37055
    BlackHillsCard
    BlackHillsCard
    Participant

    Nothing like a 5 hour world series game. These games need to start sooner.

    #37056
    BlackHillsCard
    BlackHillsCard
    Participant

    Dan Haten’s tweet said it all: juiced balls

    I wonder how many people stayed up watching?

    #37064
    bicyclemike
    bicyclemike
    Moderator

    This Series is something else. If it goes 7, and their is at least one more close or extra inning contest, it might go down as one of the greatest World Series ever.

    While watching I am almost thankful the Cardinals are not one of these teams. I don’t think I could take it! 🙂

    The Dodgers were in great shape with a 4-run lead and Kershaw on the hill. Now it looks like Houston should close it out with Verlander in game six. But with this series, who knows. I am really enjoying it.

    #37095

    Cardinal in France
    Participant

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if at least some of these great ws games were played in daylight? I know, I know, the principal raison d’etre for mlb is to rake in the maximum money from the maximum number of sources, but still… Ever since I played my first game in Little League there has been a indelible connection between baseball and sunshine and outdoors. It’s such a tradition-bound sport you would think the Saturday afternoon ball game would endure. Alas, some dreams must die.

    #37096

    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Welcome, Cardinal in France. I agree with everything you said.

    #37099

    gscottar
    Participant

    I generally root for the NL team so I guess my preference would be for the Dodgers to win. The only exception to this maxim was in 2016.

    #37166

    PadsFS
    Participant

    Houston used to be in the NL!

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