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post #51 of 166

post #52 of 166
Fuck. As a Mets fan, that was a tough 9th inning to witness.
post #53 of 166

Any time the other team is saying, "YES!", you have made a terrible mistake as a manager.

 

As a Giants fan, taking Syndergard out was a , "YES!" moment for me. Other people at the bar were trying to defend the move, but I kept (between gulps of Sierra Nevada) asking them, "Are you glad he's out?" and no matter which team they were rooting for, the results were bad for the Mets.

 

(And admittedly, I am either a great guy to sit next to at the bar or a TERRIBLE guy to sit next to at a bar)

 

But damn if that wasn't a perfect example of why Boche is a King and Schowalter and Collins are... not.

post #54 of 166
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Syndergard was losing it. No problem with him coming out. The survived the 8th and had their closer in the 9th. He just got beat by a bum.

Enjoy it while it lasts Giants fans. Even number year run will end at the hands of the Cubs.
post #55 of 166
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Enjoy it while it lasts Giants fans. Even number year run will end at the hands of the Cubs.

 

Awww, that's adorable!

post #56 of 166
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Originally Posted by Farsight View Post
 

Any time the other team is saying, "YES!", you have made a terrible mistake as a manager.

 

As a Giants fan, taking Syndergard out was a , "YES!" moment for me. Other people at the bar were trying to defend the move, but I kept (between gulps of Sierra Nevada) asking them, "Are you glad he's out?" and no matter which team they were rooting for, the results were bad for the Mets.

 

(And admittedly, I am either a great guy to sit next to at the bar or a TERRIBLE guy to sit next to at a bar)

 

But damn if that wasn't a perfect example of why Boche is a King and Schowalter and Collins are... not.

I had zero problem with the move of taking him out.  Simply, if you don't score runs you don't win.  It was a total team loss by the Mets.  

 

You are really going to compare the Collins move to Schowalter?  Come on that's silly.  

post #57 of 166
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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post

Syndergard was losing it. No problem with him coming out. The survived the 8th and had their closer in the 9th. He just got beat by a bum.

Enjoy it while it lasts Giants fans. Even number year run will end at the hands of the Cubs.

My man!

post #58 of 166

I'm not sure how the Giants got in the postseason. They spent virtually the entire second half handing games over in the 9th. About a week ago they flipped the switch and decided to throw their hat in the ring. Now it's house money time. Every baseball pundit is gonna anoint the Cubs the easy victor of this series, and that's exactly when the Giants are at their best.

post #59 of 166
But the Cubs will in fact be the easy victor of this series.
post #60 of 166

I don't know why Cubs fans are so cocky.  What's wrong with a little humility when you haven't won anything in over a century?  Because of various geographical and familial connections, I will be pulling for whoever comes out of this series, which will likely be the Cubs, but it's 60-40, or perhaps 65-35.  Hardly a foregone conclusion.

post #61 of 166
I am totally not a Cubs fan. I am a lifelong, and currently very disappointed but not surprised, Mets fan.

I just think the Cubs are the all around better team than the Giants, I have no personal loyalty towards either.
post #62 of 166
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I don't know any Cubs fans that are cocky. I'm just giving a Giants fan some shit. The playoffs are a small sample size. Cubs were by far the best for 162 games. Now we are talking at best 19 games. That's why you can get just 2 pitchers to win it all for you. Like a hot goalie.
post #63 of 166

Gillaspie's homer last night was hit one year to the day after being released by the Angels.

post #64 of 166
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I had zero problem with the move of taking him out.  Simply, if you don't score runs you don't win.  It was a total team loss by the Mets.  

 

You are really going to compare the Collins move to Schowalter?  Come on that's silly.  

 

I'm not saying they were equally bad, just that both are examples of managing like it's a regular season game.

 

Thor had given up 2 hits and 5 total base runners in 7 innings. The bullpen gave up 6 base runners in 2 innings. Collins saw 108 pitches and reflexively went to the pen, like it was game 102 of 162, not game 1 of 1.

 

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I don't know why Cubs fans are so cocky. 

 

It's false bravado. It'll be gone the instant they fall behind or a fan catches a foul ball!

post #65 of 166

Or the instant they see the new Sports Illustrated cover...

 

 

Man this is gonna be a fun postseason.

post #66 of 166
Thread Starter 
That's a cool cover. It'll make a great poster.
post #67 of 166
October really is the best month to be a sports fan, Baseball playoffs are a major reason plus NFL and even college football.

Are cubs fan worried about the SI curse. ?
post #68 of 166
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October really is the best month to be a sports fan

 

This afternoon I was like hey, I can tune in and listen to some exciting playoff baseball!  Feeling good, I head over to ESPN, and saw the Blue Jays were up 7-0. Damn.  Oh well, I thought, at least it can be pleasant background noise while I do other things.  Click play-- Chris Berman calling the game.  FUCK!  I listened to music instead.

post #69 of 166

As a Giants fan, the only downside to making the playoffs is the massive step down from our announcing team to the Milquetoast-at-best national crews.

 

Today, I mostly went audio-free and just watched the video when things looked interesting.

post #70 of 166
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I don't know why Cubs fans are so cocky.  What's wrong with a little humility when you haven't won anything in over a century?  Because of various geographical and familial connections, I will be pulling for whoever comes out of this series, which will likely be the Cubs, but it's 60-40, or perhaps 65-35.  Hardly a foregone conclusion.

Cubs fans are the least cocky.  Just fucking around and trust me I know playoffs are a crap shoot and I'm on pins and needles man!  I know the odds favor us this series, but the giants can pitch with us.  It's going to be a really tough series.

 

Just want to win so fucking bad.  Hopefully this is it and we'll see starting tonight.   CANT WAIT!

 

I'm just happy that we finally have a owner and a FO that has a clue.   Being envious of the Cards system for far too long this feels good!  

post #71 of 166

Giants/Cubs should be a bunch of tortuous 1-run pitchers' duels... so watch tonight be a 10-9 game.

post #72 of 166

Hoping whatever Wild Card mojo the Blue Jays got going finds its way over to the Giants.

post #73 of 166
Red Sox look done, but I wouldn't be surprised if they make it a series. It always seems teams in these division series comeback when they're in a hole.

Kershaw once again looking un- kershaw-like. I still like the Dodgers in the series, however.
post #74 of 166

These Giants games are going to give me some combination of heartburn, a stroke and/or alcoholism.

post #75 of 166

Great drama. Two pitchers throwing up zeroes one after the other. Unfortunately Cueto blinked first. What really did in the Giants was poor baserunning. Can't have that against a team like this.

 

They go out today and even it up. Not a problem.

post #76 of 166

Yeah, avoiding blunders like those is how the Giants usually win those playoff games.

 

That was almost a must-win game for the Cubs, though. Even now, if the Giants win tonight, the Cubs are looking at having to beat Bumgarner to avoid two elimination games. 

 

But SF may need to score a run in the first 8 innings for once.

post #77 of 166
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Great drama. Two pitchers throwing up zeroes one after the other. Unfortunately Cueto blinked first. What really did in the Giants was poor baserunning. Can't have that against a team like this.

 

They go out today and even it up. Not a problem.

That pickoff was a thing of beauty and a Maddon move through and through.   

 

Can't wait to watch Hendricks mix it up tonight.  

post #78 of 166
Thread Starter 
Now 2 days hearing about Madison Bumgarner. Don't sleep on Arrieta. He's near perfection in California.
post #79 of 166

Bumgarner deserves all the credit he has been getting.  I hope he extends the elimination game dominance.  It'd be a pity to see such a run come to an end.  Cubs will have every opportunity to advance in either of the next two.

post #80 of 166
Thread Starter 
He deserves the praise but all good things must come to an end.
post #81 of 166

The Giants bats are just ice cold, and have been since the all-star break. The whole team has "warning track power" these days, which is brutal.

 

Still, 5 game series can swing quickly, so we'll see how things look in a couple days.

 

Now Sunday is a day of rooting against teams: the Dodgers and the Elephants!

post #82 of 166
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He deserves the praise but all good things must come to an end.

 

Oh, sure... and I fully don't expect you to share my wishes that the streak continues.  Even when the White Sox were up three games to none on the Astros in '05, I was still sweating it like crazy.  You don't want to take anything for granted.

post #83 of 166

Would love to see the Giants get swept, and also MadBum finally have a shitty game. Which he's more than overdue for. 

post #84 of 166

Tight jam for the Giants. Thank God for Bochy's enormous head. Plenty of room available for more rabbits.

post #85 of 166

Blue Jays!!!! Yeah!

 

I'm the only one here who cares, aren't I?

post #86 of 166

I, for one, am disgusted.

post #87 of 166

That's a rough one to end the a season on.

post #88 of 166

Or, or, is it really awesome?

post #89 of 166

It's super really awesome! I'm sure Texas will bring the pain in a meaningless May game next year tho!

post #90 of 166

I tell ya, these Cubs are good and all but if they go to the World Series and their pitchers can't hit in the A.L. ballpark they're gonna be in trouble. I mean what then?

post #91 of 166

Wilbon talked about the chip on Arrieta's shoulder about this game.  About facing Bumagrner, about being third in the rotation.  I guess he wasn't lyin'.

post #92 of 166

NEVER EASY.

post #93 of 166

That's how we like it.

post #94 of 166

And onward we go!

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post #96 of 166

I have no dog in this race.  All I want is a good series from a couple teams I respect a lot.  But...

 

 

(I have no idea if that's even from the game.  I was listening on the radio.  Just made me laugh.)

post #97 of 166
 

"Bochy is walking out to the mound. Still walking. He just walked past it? Now he's climbing the arcade. He's... yes, he's in the Bay now."

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post #98 of 166

Congrats to the Cubs. Where's my bourbon?

post #99 of 166

With the way the Giants bullpen imploded down the stretch, this wasn't a big surprise. I was in no way comfortable when the 9th started.

 

Congrats to the Cubs. I'm rooting for the Nats now, because Dusty will always be the longest shot, even against a team that hasn't won in 108 years. But obviously, if it's the Dodgers I hope the Cubs beat them so badly they debate bringing back the mercy rule.

 

The lasting image for me will be Romo's grinning face and hop leaving the mound after failing in the final game of the season (not the first time he seemed bemused at his own failure this year). Thanks for the great work in 2012 and 2014 Sergio, now don't let the door hit you on the way out!

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Holy fucking shit.
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