There's Only One Postseason (in 2018)

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A's 'opener' Liam Hendriks on how he prepared for tomorrow: "Walked around the city, went to the Met. That's about it."

— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 2, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:14 (nine months ago) link

Rooting:
Wild Card - A's, Cubs
LDS - Cubs, Barves, Sox, Stros
LCS - Barves, Sox
WS - Barves
I wouldn't put more than a $2 bet on that, though.

WmC, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:27 (nine months ago) link

matt holliday is the rockies' starting left fielder tonight

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:50 (nine months ago) link

If they can get past tomorrow, I wouldn't be shocked if the Yankees go on to win it all. They've got two starters who are sometimes among the game's best, and Happ is an okay #3 with run support. Chapman's dominant most of the time. I don't know about their middle relief. Most of all, though, they've got guys who hit home runs #1 through #8 or #9. Home runs are at a premium in the post-season, and barring a team slump, they'll be very hard to keep to fewer than three runs. Boston outscored them by 20 runs, but I'm wondering if the Yankees had a more consistent offense.

They could also be finished tomorrow.

clemenza, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 21:44 (nine months ago) link

Chapman's dominant most of the time.

Chapman 1.9 bWAR

I don't know about their middle relief.

Betances 1.8 bWAR
Green 1.8 bWAR
Robertson 1.5 bWAR

they added Britton as well.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 21:50 (nine months ago) link

rooting for brewers all the way

predictions:

NLWC: Cubs
NLDS: Brewers, Dodgers
NLCS: Brewers

ALWC: A's
ALDS: Red Sox, Astros
ALCS: Red Sox

WS: Red Sox

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 21:54 (nine months ago) link

good man

would love for the Crew to win it all in Yankee stadium and then dedicate the victory to Derek Jeter

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 21:57 (nine months ago) link

NLWC: Cubbies
NLDS: Cubbies v. Doyers
NLCS: Doyers

ALWC: Stanks
ALDS: Sawx, Stros
ALCS: Stros

WS: Stros

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 22:03 (nine months ago) link

If I'm thinking predictions instead of preferences, I'll guess:

WC: As, Rox
LDS: Brewers, Dodgers, Sox, Stros
LCS: Brewers, Sox
WS: Sox

I do think Atlanta can make it an interesting series against LA with some pitching luck and if Ozzie gets his head in the game by Thursday, but he's swinging at every fucking thing right now.

WmC, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 22:28 (nine months ago) link

5 of 8 renowned experts predict brewers to make the WS (but only 1 predicts a victory)

https://www.mlb.com/news/postseason-world-series-expert-predictions/c-296869230

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 22:49 (nine months ago) link

I may lose interest quickly unless the A's win tomw

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 23:29 (nine months ago) link

Morbs, I won't have a postseason without you posting here. Nuh huh. It's important to me.

A's are my preferences, with Brewers and Stros not far behind.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 23:41 (nine months ago) link

Also really into Cubs blowing it tonight.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 23:41 (nine months ago) link

same

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 23:42 (nine months ago) link

o god yes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 23:52 (nine months ago) link

well for one thing VHS, i have no reliable way to watch any games at home

so post those links

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 23:52 (nine months ago) link

sorry i'm using mlb.tv ;_;

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:11 (nine months ago) link

Really glad Cubs went with their starter with the worst xfip, very moneyball.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:13 (nine months ago) link

Took only seven pitches for Lester to be mad at the umpire and mound.

Andy K, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:15 (nine months ago) link

i have an acceptable feed

surely mlb.tv still blacks out live postseason unless you have a cable sub

as u may know there's a 'statheadcast' on ESPN2

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:19 (nine months ago) link

Lester beat the Rocks in his only start against them at home this year 5.2 IP, 2 ER

timellison, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:22 (nine months ago) link

Yeah id so much rather we play the Rockies here

Top seed having to play the WC winner is odd. The WC teams are likely to have a better record than the worst division winner, right?

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:25 (nine months ago) link

don't know about likely

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:35 (nine months ago) link

dang freeland has a slick pickoff move

na (NA), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:35 (nine months ago) link

Dahl gonna hit one out later.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:41 (nine months ago) link

every year with these idiotic "all-time postseason" records

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 01:02 (nine months ago) link

A-Rod has a stopwatch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 01:03 (nine months ago) link

Freeland is dealing.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 01:28 (nine months ago) link

puttin on a show, yep

well what a dumb baserunning play

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:17 (nine months ago) link

i can see a doyers/stros rematch

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:25 (nine months ago) link

wow @ that Story play. may have saved the game there.

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:25 (nine months ago) link

Hoping the Rockies go for the triple O bullpen: Ottavino, Oberg, Oh.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:25 (nine months ago) link

what the hell catcher's interference

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:33 (nine months ago) link

Butera don’t mess it up for us.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:33 (nine months ago) link

ohhh man what a time for CI

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:35 (nine months ago) link

That 2-1 slider in the outside corner was **kisses fingers**

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:35 (nine months ago) link

That 2-2 slider in the outside corner was **kisses fingers**

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:35 (nine months ago) link

Would have been nice to see that last sequence on more than half the screen.

Andy K, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:36 (nine months ago) link

Did ESPN ever used a good song for their postseason montages?

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:38 (nine months ago) link

Cubs clearly not the team of destiny

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:39 (nine months ago) link

uhhh that was a really bad call

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 02:52 (nine months ago) link

Vasgerz mentioned Dave Roberts b4 i could

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:00 (nine months ago) link

terrance gore is fun

na (NA), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:01 (nine months ago) link

too bad for such loathsome teams

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:02 (nine months ago) link

gonna be interesting if this goes to extra innings with no rizzo

na (NA), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:08 (nine months ago) link

hi guys

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:09 (nine months ago) link

go anyone but the Dodgers

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:09 (nine months ago) link

Someone tell Rodriguez about Yelich and deGrom.

The Baez MVP talk is embarrassing at this point.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:09 (nine months ago) link

predicting:
NL Wild Card - Cubs (Rockies can't beat the Dodgers)
AL Wild Card - Yankees (hope I'm wrong)
NL LDS - Dodgers - Brewers
AL LDS - Red Sox - Astros
NL LCS - Brewers
AL LCS - Astros
WS - Astros

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:13 (nine months ago) link

wish we did a thread for every round but whatever...

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 03:13 (nine months ago) link

It looks like the Brewers are doing something similar with Chacin

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 21:51 (nine months ago) link

My heart wants A’s v Brewers
Brain says BoSox v either Dodgers or Rockies
Git says Yankees v Barves

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 23:14 (nine months ago) link

So... that should be “gut”

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 23:22 (nine months ago) link

I was trying to figure out if github had some sort of prediction community

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 23:30 (nine months ago) link

a git *would* root for yankees-barves

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 23:34 (nine months ago) link

It's so loud at the stadium and the TBS audio mix is so shitty that the booth crew is inaudible. Result!

WmC, Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:14 (nine months ago) link

It was similar at times last night at ESPN.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:17 (nine months ago) link

oh no

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:19 (nine months ago) link

‘what a nightmare’ yup

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:20 (nine months ago) link

as ive asked b4, where is AQ when ya need em

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:26 (nine months ago) link

El Queda en El bronx

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:34 (nine months ago) link

at least take out Sterling

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:41 (nine months ago) link

I was able to watch the last few innings of last night's game, but tonight, some hockey team has taken over.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:24 (nine months ago) link

Come on A's

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:24 (nine months ago) link

here is your chance

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:24 (nine months ago) link

Severino is really good, isn't he? Give it time.

timellison, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:28 (nine months ago) link

Nope.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:28 (nine months ago) link

the sound of 50,000 Sopranos extras trying to umpire

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:31 (nine months ago) link

we're positive this isnt Lee Trevino, right?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:42 (nine months ago) link

Don't know the Yankees but I probably would have tried to take third there

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:42 (nine months ago) link

Maybe not, no outs

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:45 (nine months ago) link

And could have maybe scored there

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:46 (nine months ago) link

That swing lol

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:50 (nine months ago) link

Nope.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:50 (nine months ago) link

Glad I don't really care, if it was the Giants I would be going out of my mind. Today, oh well

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 01:53 (nine months ago) link

Smh

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:08 (nine months ago) link

Mentally exhausted too much!! pic.twitter.com/68MaPoTqu3

— Nick Turturro (@NickTurturro1) October 4, 2018

Andy K, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:10 (nine months ago) link

This sets up nicely for a Chapman meltdown.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:10 (nine months ago) link

Strike 3.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:23 (nine months ago) link

Yeap

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:23 (nine months ago) link

If Luke comes up again, I'd be willing to bet he'll catch one in the ribs or mid-back.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:30 (nine months ago) link

I meant Aroldis.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:33 (nine months ago) link

Gonna have to be quite the Chapman meltdown, eh

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:33 (nine months ago) link

A's payroll: more or less the equivalent of 2 yankees relievers + their DH + their entire disabled list.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:42 (nine months ago) link

Don’t watch the game without your Rudy Blocker™️ pic.twitter.com/9phS3glHMJ

— Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) October 4, 2018

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:46 (nine months ago) link

xp Judge, Sanchez, severino, Torres, Voit, and Andujar all make less than 650k

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:08 (nine months ago) link

Same old yanks, buying championships!!11!

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:09 (nine months ago) link

6th largest payroll, 100m plus than the Oakland A's.

It's not like we aren't consistent, most of us here cheered against the Cubs last night.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:11 (nine months ago) link

6th largest payroll is frugal by Yankees standards

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:12 (nine months ago) link

It is still more than the double the ressources of the Oakland A's.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:15 (nine months ago) link

In any case I hope you are excited for the retirement of Yankee legend Luke Voit next July.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:26 (nine months ago) link

number retirement** ha

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:27 (nine months ago) link

Yikes, Yankees are good

timellison, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:34 (nine months ago) link

I guess y’all are gonna root for the Yankees against #1 payroll-havers Boston

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:44 (nine months ago) link

dahmer vs gacy

Karl Malone, Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:46 (nine months ago) link

BEANE AND CASHMAN: /finish dinner
SERVER: /arrives with bill
BEANE: /reaches for wallet
CASHMAN: /reaches for wallet
OTHER CUSTOMERS: /sudden cheering
BEANE: /looks at Cashman
BEANE: /holds eye contact
BEANE: /slowly puts wallet away

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) October 4, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2018 07:27 (nine months ago) link

Yesterday was the As' 8th straight loss in a sudden death Game 5/7/WC postseason game, breaking the record for the longest such losing streak in postseason history https://t.co/xLhHFh4d5x pic.twitter.com/owpKyIGw8C

— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) October 4, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 October 2018 19:36 (nine months ago) link

nice rally here by the rockies

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Friday, 5 October 2018 00:26 (nine months ago) link

That ball was so foul.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 5 October 2018 00:27 (nine months ago) link


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