2018 ALDS - Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros

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Defending champs vs 70-year chumps

Poll Results

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Astros in 5 4
Astros in 3 2
Astros in 4 2
Indians in 4 1
Indians in 5 1
Indians in 3 0


NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 4 October 2018 05:18 (two months ago) Permalink

astros in 5

Karl Malone, Thursday, 4 October 2018 05:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I think so too. The Indians will put up more of a fight that many people are expecting, but the Astros are still the best team in baseball IMO.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 4 October 2018 05:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeap, in five and will probably win the whole thing

Bee OK, Thursday, 4 October 2018 06:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Better even than the other AL series, I think. A lot of players I'm rooting for on both sides, led by Altuve, Verlander, Edwin, and Donaldson. No pick.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 5 October 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

I was thinking about how much Donaldson has riding on the post-season. If he has a great one and the Indians go to the Series, he'll probably land a pretty big contract--not as big as he would have a year ago, but someone will assume he's over his problems (he a good couple of weeks to end the season, too) and pay out. But if he doesn't, or if Cleveland exits early, he'll get what he gets.

clemenza, Friday, 5 October 2018 11:32 (two months ago) Permalink

should be the best pitching series

now watch we'll get 8-7 slugfests

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 October 2018 11:58 (two months ago) Permalink

rooting Cleveland btw

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 October 2018 11:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Four ex-Jays starting for Cleveland tonight. They get the players. We're going to get Eric Wedge.

clemenza, Friday, 5 October 2018 17:34 (two months ago) Permalink

don't you put that evil on us.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 5 October 2018 18:38 (two months ago) Permalink

That's why Donaldson (and he MLBPA) were willing participants in bending the rules to get that fishy trade completed.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 5 October 2018 18:55 (two months ago) Permalink

i think the astros LF was standing on the warning track for encarnacion

never seen that before

mookieproof, Friday, 5 October 2018 19:13 (two months ago) Permalink

that's a paddlin'

mookieproof, Friday, 5 October 2018 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

I know it's just one game but based on the past 24 hours, I wouldn't bet against a rematch of last year's WS. They're both crushing the opposition with homers and looking generally invincible.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 5 October 2018 21:47 (two months ago) Permalink

gerrit cole's pretty good; who knew

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 October 2018 23:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I know, right. Astros are looking good

Bee OK, Saturday, 6 October 2018 23:53 (two months ago) Permalink

i want the Astros to pay for that Osuna deal, but then CLE is wearing Wahoo on the caps and sleeves today

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 7 October 2018 01:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Wahoo's retired as of the end of this season, right? Coming off the uniforms and all the stadium signage.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 7 October 2018 05:25 (two months ago) Permalink

so is there a national radio net for this series, or not?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 October 2018 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Internet radio?

http://www.espn.com/espnradio/affPopup?s=wknr-am

brownie, Monday, 8 October 2018 18:38 (two months ago) Permalink

george springer with his astros franchise-record ninth playoff homer

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpAjliJU8AEAKbD.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 19:16 (two months ago) Permalink

stuck with bauer too long

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

man is this an ugly inning

frogbs, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:16 (two months ago) Permalink

bauer completely self destructed

brownie, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:18 (two months ago) Permalink

was he designated as the high-leverage fireman before the series?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 October 2018 20:20 (two months ago) Permalink

the hits that very well might've ended the Indians' season pic.twitter.com/Tfsr9LK52u

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) October 8, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:21 (two months ago) Permalink

the second one (marwin double) was 4.22 feet off the ground and, based on launch angle/velocity, had an 8% chance of being a hit

tbf, it was also ball four with the bases loaded in a 3-1 count

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day, Trevor Bauer.

Andy K, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:25 (two months ago) Permalink

was he designated as the high-leverage fireman before the series?

Pretty much. He was either going to be game 4 starter or coming out of the bullpen. Since the series went to hell, he's coming out of the bullpen.

brownie, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:26 (two months ago) Permalink

~marwin~

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:53 (two months ago) Permalink

rip chief wahoo

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 21:01 (two months ago) Permalink

well that escalated quickly

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 October 2018 21:13 (two months ago) Permalink

indians aren't that good, but houston is fearsome

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 21:20 (two months ago) Permalink

in their now-completed ALDS, the Indians batted .144/.196/.222. over the history of all completed playoff series, that is the:

fourth-worst average
fifth-worst OBP
eighth-worst OPS

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) October 8, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2018 21:43 (two months ago) Permalink

They went 30-36 against AL West and AL East teams

Andy K, Monday, 8 October 2018 21:54 (two months ago) Permalink

I couldn't have been more wrong in my prediction for this series. Cleveland never bothered showing up.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 8 October 2018 22:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Lindor made a brief appearance. The bullpen stayed home. Kluber, for some reason, cannot pitch in the postseason.

brownie, Monday, 8 October 2018 22:54 (two months ago) Permalink

The Donaldson trade definitely hurt the Indians. He had nothing to offer at the plate at all.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 8 October 2018 23:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Indians have lost 9 straight potential elimination games, the longest streak in MLB postseason history.

— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) October 8, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 October 2018 23:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I think Oakland are right behind them.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 04:05 (two months ago) Permalink

in their now-completed ALDS, the Indians batted .144/.196/.222. over the history of all completed playoff series, that is the:

fourth-worst average
fifth-worst OBP
eighth-worst OPS

It wasn't even the worst OPS in a division series in 2018!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 09:14 (two months ago) Permalink

LET'S GO @astros!! pic.twitter.com/FD8efXCrsL

— Pluckers (@Pluckers) October 8, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink


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