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These Guys Were Terrible

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 20, 2019

Ok, so that wasn’t boring. In fact, that was one of the most exciting baseball games I’ve seen in years. But take a look at these ALCS stats:

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Sure, Le-Mah and Altuve gave us at bats we’ll never forget (not to mention Brantley’s “Pence on the Fence” moment). But the rest of this series was just a parade of chumps striking out. That’s boring.

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  1. willedav said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:03 am

    MLBTR has poll going on who wins it all—so far votes 62% Stros 38% Nats. Nats at least have been able to rest players before Tuesday Game 1. Is this a benefit or not?

    As for low averages, pitching is good to excellent this time of year; no one that’s gotten this far is throwing Beede or Suarez types out there. Mighty Dodgers had a few guys that did very little during their 5 games of post season play, including Cody Bellinger. That’s not uncommon and one bad series vs. elites shouldn’t be referendum on overall value, though lot of fans definitely take that view. Francesca clip was great–Altuve vs. Cano.

    • Flavor said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:07 am

      it’s not just the averages. Are you watching the games? It’s the way they’re going down. No adjustments with 2 strikes. Constantly just waving away at balls they have no chance of making contact with. It’s embarrassing for them, really.

      • willedav said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:42 am

        No I’m not watching the games and I respect your take since you are full into it. Still think it’s unfair to castigate guys who have put together good seasons over 6 months for looking awful for a week, vs. better class of pitching. G Cole makes lot of guys who are pretty good hitters look bad. It’s what elite pitching does, and always has, even to HOFers

        It is a trip in all major sports, how success or failure in postseason sets a tone in fans minds of player’s value, or lack of same.

      • Flavor said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:54 am

        The post season is really all that matters, if you get there.

  2. blade3colorado said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Willie, only 7 of those whiffs are attributable to Cole. Yankees were rung up 64 times, with Sanchez leading the parade with 12 Ks and Encarnacion (11), Judge (10), and Gardner (10) closely “flailing” behind . . . umm, following.

    Let’s be frank – only LeMahieu and Torres seemed to have a plan during each of their at bats. The other guys? Not so much.

    • Flavor said, on October 20, 2019 at 9:35 am

      exactly. These fucking guys head up there with zero plan, turn on the helicopter propeller to high, quickly head back to dugout. It’s stupid.

  3. willedav said, on October 20, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Well the Yanks did have 10 hits yesterday in 35 ABs, plus 4 walks. Of the 10 2 doubles 2 bombs, so numbers look pretty good. Granted couple guys accounted for most of it as what happened with Stros. And I understand there are guys who are getting worked over at the plate as I’m following along late game and seeing twitter comments.
    And like them or not, walks sure did matter. What seems to have been an issue for Yanks in series was RISP hitting. 1-6 yesterday and iirc 0-13 in games before that like Greinke game.

    Yes Flav you are right–postseason does matter quite a bit, and I’m sure Yanks fans like Dodgers have pretty strong opinions about players/mgrs./FO right now.

  4. djloo27 said, on October 20, 2019 at 10:57 am

    The starting rotations of the 2 WS teams might make baseball almost recognizable again…

  5. willedav said, on October 20, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Aaron Rodgers rolling again. Might have gotten away with TD pass end of first half, but the last one guy clearly stepped out about Raiders 4. Weird so much better weather there than in DC.

  6. willedav said, on October 20, 2019 at 11:55 am

    And Rodgers walks in untouched 28-10 GB.

  7. alleykat69 said, on October 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Altuve is even shorter then Rudy!
    But like Rudy you can’t measure a players heart and will to compete over others supposedly more talented..

  8. willedav said, on October 20, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    watching the Ravens -Seahawks game there was a Ford tough commercial with Eric Burdon and Animals version of John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom song playing. Man, I had that LP, and it was great. That was fun funky band with the organ by Alan Price iirc.

  9. zumiee said, on October 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    An ugly Niner game vs. Wash. in the rain, but they got the job done. A 6-0 start. Hard to sneeze at that.

  10. zumiee said, on October 20, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I’m like several Flappers, though, that just aren’t feeling the NFL lately.

  11. blade3colorado said, on October 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Most sites are not mentioning the cause of 52 year old umpire Eric Cooper’s death, but he died of a blood clot (heart attack) a couple of weeks after surgery. This will bring back memories of umpire Wally Bell’s death during the 2013 postseason. Like Cooper, The 48 year old Bell had just officiated a Division Series nary two weeks prior to his own fatal heart attack.

    Quite frankly, MLB needs to either get these umpires in shape or go to a robot system. I feel bad for Cooper, especially his family. However, when you look like this, you shouldn’t be doing anything close to MLB umpiring. It’s practically criminal what MLB is doing, letting some of these guys on the field.

    • zumiee said, on October 20, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      Sad story.
      Baseball needs a complete overhaul of its concept of umpiring, which would include the use of electronics.

  12. zumiee said, on October 20, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    People don’t know what to make of Chapman’s facial expression after the Altuve HR.

    • zumiee said, on October 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      Amused by the absurd cruelty of baseball?

  13. mrsprtdude said, on October 20, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I say yes. He gave up the 3 run shot to rajah Davis of the Indians in the WS in 16. Cubs won anyway, but last 2 clinching situations he has failed…

  14. Flavor said, on October 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I think it just hit Chapman what a dumbfuck move it was to pitch to Altuve when the no-hitting Marisnik was sitting in the on deck circle…..

  15. Flavor said, on October 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Eagles stink. Another team that gives their QB like 1 second before the walls crash down. Niners won an ugly game, but the key is they put another W in the bank.

  16. unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    The Niner defense is for real. Garoppolo still makes 1 or 2 dumb throws a game, but really, we don’t have Taylor, Hurd, and Deebo, and Goodwin missed time today. Bourne actually had a solid game, and Rick James had a couple nice plays but no one mistakes them for low 2s.

    Once we get the line back healthy, and Juczcyasxyz, we should really start to roll. Just in time for Seattle in 3 weeks. AZ is actually starting to play pretty well, amd playing in Phoenix is always a challenge, so that game is gonna be tough as well.

    • djloo27 said, on October 20, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    • Macdog said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Yeah, Cards have won 3 straight. But trust me on this: The Giants are fucking, fucking, fucking awful. Can’t block. Can’t tackle. And their coach is a goddamn uninspiring, clueless idiot.

  17. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 20, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Juczcyasxyz? And I thought Yaz had it bad…

    • djloo27 said, on October 20, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      Is that really his name?
      I challenge anyone to spell the last name of Duke’s basketball coach without cheating…

    • djloo27 said, on October 20, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      Without the silent Z, Yastrzemski would be a breeze to spell…
      #looteaches

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm

        Juczcyasxyz could certainly just become Yas…

  18. zumiee said, on October 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Does his name actually end with xyz? That’s pretty amusing.

    • djloo27 said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      No, Chucky’s toying with us. I looked it up.
      It’s just Juszczyk…

  19. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Poor Charlie, he was just posting a thoughtful analysis of the Niners, and we’ve turned into a silly pack of children amused by a shiny new name….

    • unca_chuck said, on October 20, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Hah! Justcuz? Yeah, just a guess on the name. xyz would be pretty cool though.

  20. alleykat69 said, on October 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I just call him juicy fruit 🍉 🍓🍒🍇I added fruit cause I wanted to be politically correct..

    • djloo27 said, on October 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm


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