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2007 MLB Playoffs (Predictions and Discussion)


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#41 of 241 OFFLINE   Chris

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Posted October 06 2007 - 04:00 AM

The plague definitely kept the hitting down. There was an article a few years ago, I will have to look it up, about hitters in Omaha getting confused and they had something like a 13 inning game going 1-1 before it ended. A game like that is pretty fluky. But the first game, the game they got blown out.. was just dominance. They owned Yankee pitching. They took the bat out of A-Rod's hand with well timed walks. They made the best out of solid defensive stands. I can easily see the Yankees getting swept.
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Posted October 06 2007 - 12:28 PM

Cubbies are toast. Yeah, it's not over, but 4-1 in the sixth.. they need a big rally to avoid being swept.
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#43 of 241 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted October 06 2007 - 02:37 PM

Cubs indeed get swept. I guess Lou shouldn't have been planning for game 4 and 5 with Zambrano.

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Posted October 06 2007 - 05:05 PM

Congrats to the Rockies on their first-ever postseason series win and first appearance in the NLCS. Denver's been waiting a long time for this.

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Posted October 06 2007 - 05:16 PM

yeah a long time. how many seasons has colorado been in the league. cubs fans have been waiting a long time. context. the phils went out like lambs. meager, weak.
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Posted October 06 2007 - 11:31 PM

The Rockies joined the league in 1993, along with the Marlins. I remember, because that was the last time the Phillies made it to the World Series, and the last season without the Wild Card. When the Cubs loaded up the bases with one out, and the hitter hits a 3-1 pitch into inning-ending double play, I knew the Cubs were going to get swept. Either the Phillies didn't bother showing up and/or the Rockies are still on fire. I don't know how TBS feels about the NLCS, but I'm guessing they aren't too happy.

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Posted October 07 2007 - 01:47 AM

I think it's somewhat great for baseball because it shows that smaller $$ clubs can win and revenue sharing works.

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Posted October 07 2007 - 03:44 AM

Well as a Cubs fan I'm of course disappointed in the out come of the series. Over all the Cubs did improve over last year and hopefully they can build from here and improve again next year.

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Posted October 07 2007 - 03:58 AM

i bit of both. the rockies are smoking and the phils just were tight. this is the first time most of the rocky players are in the post season too, but they were still able to hit and score runs. phils just couldnt handle the playoff pressure i gues.
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Posted October 07 2007 - 04:17 AM

No truer words have been posted. They are simply on fire. I could realistically see them streaking right into the World Series.

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Posted October 07 2007 - 09:00 AM

I couldn't believe this was Manny's first Red Sox walk-off, although I guess hitting behind Ortiz sort of robs him of the chance. As to the posing thing... I can't blame him, especially on that one. He annihilated that ball, it was a big deal, and as he said in that awesome press conference, "best feeling in the world".
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Posted October 07 2007 - 10:32 AM

So, it's looking like the Angels will score in one out of 27 innings; two if Gagne does as Gagne has done through much of his time with Boston. Ouch. I have to admit, I felt really good when I heard the quote from the Angels manager about "scoring by making outs". It's generally a more aesthetically pleasing, exciting way of playing ball, but "scoring by getting a bunch of extra-base hits in a row" seems like it's more likely to win ballgames.
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Posted October 07 2007 - 12:08 PM

The Angels could have been competitive against the Red Sox if they had an healthy team. As such, they looked like the ward of a MASH unit and that made it nearly impossible to compete against the Red Sox's big-hitting lineup.
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Posted October 07 2007 - 02:23 PM

I'll certainly agree the Angels were on fumes...but I can't take anything away from the Sox' effort and play. They are firing on all cylinders right now. And that's with Varitek looking completely lost at the plate. Maybe he should just hit from the right side until he can get himself straightened out. It's really too bad the Angels hit the wall right in October. I couldn't believe the night Garrett Anderson had in Game #2 with that eye swollen shut.

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Posted October 08 2007 - 12:04 PM

Can I nominate Kenny Lofton to be the new "Yankee Killer?" Posted Image

The guy is 40 but is playing like he's 20! Think he's got something he wants to prove to somebody?

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Posted October 08 2007 - 02:02 PM

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Posted October 08 2007 - 04:34 PM

Atleast I got the Indians victory right. Pretty much crapped my pants on the others. Here are my revised predictions now.......gauranteed to be wrong again. ALCS: Red Sox over Indians in 6 NLCS: D'Backs over Rockies in 7

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Posted October 08 2007 - 11:17 PM

I go for indians now. When was the last time cleveland won anything
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Posted October 09 2007 - 12:49 AM

I'm with you, Joe. I did lousy. I think most people probably screwed up the NLDSs.


I will now revise to the Sox over the Rockies. Posted Image

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Posted October 09 2007 - 12:54 AM

Out-pitched again Posted Image
Oh well, let's go Tribe. Time to cue up 'Major League' in the DVD.
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I understand why the Boss may/will can Torre, but I also see how the Yankees are still lacking in pitching. That's how we wound up as the wildcard, April and May were a total mess as far as pitching was concerned. There is no #1 flame thrower, Cleveland has 2. In a 5 game series, that's deadly.
Hopefully Joba and Huges and Kennedy will be the flame throwers that are required to get back to the World Series. Wang is still a 'touch' pitcher, if the sinker ain't sinkin, he's sunk. David Cone and El Duque types are few and far between. They could get by without their best pitch, they could make it up as they went along as could Mussina in days past.
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