FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFF CLUSTERFUCK OF 2020

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I don't care about "predicting" 2-of-3 series (esp as I didn't find out that's what they're doing til last night. Beyond ludicrous). Who are you rooting for?

Rays, A's, Twins, Cleveland, Dodgers, Reds, Cubs, Padres

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

Jays, White Sox, Twins, A's, Brewers, Braves, pass, SDP

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:41 (three weeks ago) link

check your match-ups, a's and white sox are playing each other

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:45 (three weeks ago) link

rays, white sox, twins, cleveland, brewers, braves, cubs, padres

i don't care much for cleveland or NYY but i guess i want to see shane bieber progress into the playoffs
otoh i feel mildly positive about both atlanta and cincinnati

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:49 (three weeks ago) link

Rays, Tribe, Twins, A's; Brewers, Padres, Cubs, Braves

(show hidden tics) (WmC), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:50 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry: Jays, White Sox, Twins, Indians, Brewers, Braves, pass, SDP

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:52 (three weeks ago) link

donaldson out for the twins

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 15:36 (three weeks ago) link

sorry everyone, but the st louis cardinals WILL defeat the padres. but then they'll lose to the brewers (who humiliate clayton kershaw again) in the next round. after that it's a crapshoot

posted for reference:

https://i.imgur.com/0s8XOcu.jpg

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 15:38 (three weeks ago) link

Well, the midges are back just in time for postseason baseball in Cleveland pic.twitter.com/s7T5zIb4G2

— Matt Wright Fox 8 (@mattwrighttv) September 29, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 15:44 (three weeks ago) link

looking at that i got temporarily distracted trying to rearrange the playoffs by team logo. obviously st. louis and san diego go together, but the cubs should be playing the reds and the braves should be playing the marlins. white sox-a's is ok but white sox-yankees would be better.

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 15:44 (three weeks ago) link

padres/cardinals vs twins would be a very nice logo matchup in the WS

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:02 (three weeks ago) link

these days, about the only thing i can get excited about is a solid intertwined letter logo

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:03 (three weeks ago) link

TEAMS I WOULDN'T MIND WINNING IT ALL: Rays, Blue Jays, Indians, Twins, A's, White Sox, Dodgers, Brewers, Padres

TEAMS ABOUT WHICH I AM MEH: Cardinals, Reds

HELL NO: Yankees, Astros, Cubs, Marlins, Braves

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:46 (three weeks ago) link

why meh on the reds?

because of the brennamans? honestly i'd love to see them make a flukey run, get some Joey Votto action in there while his body is still partly functioning

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:50 (three weeks ago) link

also why do people dislike the marlins? just ownership/management?

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:56 (three weeks ago) link

honest question, i barely have any idea who's on the team but i always like an underdog

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 16:57 (three weeks ago) link

ownership/management, stadium ripoff, have already won twice in their relatively short existence, florida

it's probably hypocritical that i sort of like the rays, but i feel like they're less blatant about being cheap and they have not yet ripped off taxpayers for a ridiculous ballkpark

xxp love votto, but i just never really liked the reds. say no to chris sabo, marge schott, those vest-like unis and david bell imo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:04 (three weeks ago) link

kinda like mattingly though i don't think he's a great manager or anything

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:06 (three weeks ago) link

idg why they're making CWS-OAK play at noon local when there's no late game tonight

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:10 (three weeks ago) link

I have no idea who WILL win in this crazy baseball postseason, so instead I've just ranked the 16 teams on the basis of who I WANT to win it all. Here we go:

— Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) September 29, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:18 (three weeks ago) link

stoked that the jays are in the post-season for the first time since 2016.

pretty sure they're going to lose to tampa.

despacito ergo sum (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:26 (three weeks ago) link

hope tampa wins it all

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:31 (three weeks ago) link

no late game = our duty to watch debate

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:52 (three weeks ago) link

fuck that, i'm going to stand up and salute the flag and sing the national anthem this evening, just like i do every night

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 17:58 (three weeks ago) link

as posted on the other thread:
Rays, Cleveland, Twins, A's
Dodgers, Dads, marlins, Reds

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 18:46 (three weeks ago) link

Nice, a 30-minute first inning. Going to take a long nap and catch up in the 3rd.

(show hidden tics) (WmC), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 18:51 (three weeks ago) link

lotta good pitching matchups today . . . and then there's matty shoes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 19:19 (three weeks ago) link

A Hall of Fame starting pitcher has exited after giving up one run and throwing 79 pitches four innings.

The playoffs are back, baby.

— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) September 29, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:18 (three weeks ago) link

Anyone think sometimes Eduardo Perez has no idea what he's talking about?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:28 (three weeks ago) link

giolito perfect through 6

na (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:54 (three weeks ago) link

broken up in the 7th

, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:07 (three weeks ago) link

i guess dusty bringing in valdez wasn't a terrible idea after all

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:25 (three weeks ago) link

lol the fake crowd noise in tampa is *way* too loud

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:37 (three weeks ago) link

plz stfu about bunting

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:37 (three weeks ago) link

You can almost feel Minnesota's noose tightening, they had so many chances to win this game.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:38 (three weeks ago) link

And there it is.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:41 (three weeks ago) link

North Side nervous

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:43 (three weeks ago) link

Sergio Romo is the first pitcher in MLB Postseason history to walk in the go-ahead run in the 9th inning https://t.co/6kqdbMHFHG #Twins #Astros pic.twitter.com/5RNWjUUNKn

— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) September 29, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

South Side xp

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:45 (three weeks ago) link

headed for the 17th straight twins playoff loss

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 21:47 (three weeks ago) link

alas, poor willians

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 22:01 (three weeks ago) link

THE GOD RICH WALTZ

Andy K, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 22:51 (three weeks ago) link

year keeps getting worse

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 01:31 (three weeks ago) link

That Twins playoff losing streak is a pretty fluky weird thing.

earlnash, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 02:35 (three weeks ago) link

I was watching the game in real time as they collapsed... has anyone officially deemed it a curse?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 03:45 (three weeks ago) link

this is one of those games where i miss the ability to change audio feeds

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 16:33 (three weeks ago) link

The Twins thing is unbelievable (I knew about their Yankees problem, but had no idea). That is exceptionally hard to do in baseball. Sooner or later, someone--especially on a playoff team (this isn't the '88 Orioles)--is going to throw a good game.

clemenza, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 16:43 (three weeks ago) link

other streaks:

cleveland has lost nine straight games when facing elimination

dusty baker has lost ten straight games when in a position to clinch a series

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 17:02 (three weeks ago) link

Twins haven’t lost the series yet jeez.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 17:10 (three weeks ago) link

Huge blow for the Milwaukee Brewers: Rookie right-hander Devin Williams, the best reliever in baseball this year, has been left off the roster for their wild card series against the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers, sources tell ESPN. He's dealing with an arm issue, sources said.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 30, 2020

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 18:01 (three weeks ago) link

You weren’t kidding.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 October 2020 04:48 (three weeks ago) link

losing teams playing megasloppy today

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 October 2020 04:54 (three weeks ago) link

brewers better pull this series out, i still think the sub-.500 astros winning the WS is the best and funniest possibility but along the way i need the sub-.500 smallest market team in the world to kill the dodgers in the first round

, Thursday, 1 October 2020 06:21 (three weeks ago) link

marlins over cubs too, obviously

if the brewers just have to lose then i need the astros to beat the yankees in the ALCS again and the dodgers in the WS again

, Thursday, 1 October 2020 06:24 (three weeks ago) link

marlins-cubs game 2 postponed

na (NA), Thursday, 1 October 2020 17:34 (three weeks ago) link

now up to 18

The Reds have been held scoreless through 16 innings to start the postseason.

That's the 3rd-longest streak of scoreless innings by a team's hitters to start the playoffs (+ still in progress).

Only longer:
1921 Giants -- 20 innings
2018 Braves -- 19 innings

(h/t @EliasSports)

— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 1, 2020

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 October 2020 17:41 (three weeks ago) link

scoreless after 5

Groundhog Day

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 October 2020 17:50 (three weeks ago) link

broke that up

i bet not even Siri remembers this schedule

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 October 2020 18:00 (three weeks ago) link

brewers better pull this series out, i still think the sub-.500 astros winning the WS is the best and funniest possibility but along the way i need the sub-.500 smallest market team in the world to kill the dodgers in the first round

their star player is in a long slump and they have no starters, I'm not exactly hopeful right now

frogbs, Thursday, 1 October 2020 18:05 (three weeks ago) link

rip reds

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 October 2020 18:56 (three weeks ago) link

22 scoreless innings

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 October 2020 19:12 (three weeks ago) link

My goodness pic.twitter.com/mia7BZ5PbF

— Daren Willman (@darenw) October 1, 2020

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 October 2020 19:41 (three weeks ago) link

^^^longest homer hit in oakland in the statcast era

(by luis robert)

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 October 2020 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

lol they were interviewing ramon laureano in-game and he swore very loudly after the jimenez double. also doesn't sound very thrilled at being interviewed in general

na (NA), Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:14 (three weeks ago) link

the ball keeps getting hit to him while they're asking him questions and he's so pissed off

na (NA), Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:17 (three weeks ago) link

Love to watch playoff telecasts modeled after MTV Rock 'n' Jock baseball games.

Andy K, Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:22 (three weeks ago) link

"playoff"

Andy K, Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:26 (three weeks ago) link

white sox on their sixth pitcher . . . in the fourth

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 October 2020 21:11 (three weeks ago) link

Setting aside the public health concerns, which take precedence to be sure, has anyone at MLB thought about what a miserable atmosphere you get with 11,000 people scattered about a 50,000 seat basemall? It will be like a Marlins game.

— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) September 30, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 October 2020 21:35 (three weeks ago) link

renteria is definitely over-managing this game

na (NA), Thursday, 1 October 2020 21:50 (three weeks ago) link

wonder what the record is for walks issued while winning a playoff game

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 October 2020 22:17 (three weeks ago) link

I'd say the Reds hitting performance in this years playoffs is another fluky record, going 22 innings without scoring a run.

Of course, I would figure that this years Reds team batting average being something stupid like .214 is probably part of the problem.

This is the year of the most fugly pro baseball I can ever remember. Unwatchable.

earlnash, Thursday, 1 October 2020 23:25 (three weeks ago) link

tatis is pretty good

mookieproof, Friday, 2 October 2020 02:10 (two weeks ago) link

TATIS

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 October 2020 02:11 (two weeks ago) link

uh oh

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 October 2020 02:13 (two weeks ago) link

MACHADO

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 October 2020 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

That lovable scamp Will Myers!

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 October 2020 02:38 (two weeks ago) link

That bat flip just beheaded the cutout of shirtless Ed Whitson.

Andy K, Friday, 2 October 2020 02:47 (two weeks ago) link

that scamp, that wil myers

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 October 2020 03:12 (two weeks ago) link

Sixto Sanchez, Unhittable 93mph Front Door Changeup. 😯 pic.twitter.com/DgkVKzHEh1

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 2, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 2 October 2020 18:26 (two weeks ago) link

wild that that's a changeup and not a 2 seam

Chipper Jones is such a bore.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 2 October 2020 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

puts him ahead of Larry tho

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 October 2020 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

i meant A-Rod

sorry, medicated

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 October 2020 19:46 (two weeks ago) link

sixto threw 65 four-seam fastballs, averaging 98.3

statcast called that pitch to rizzo a 'sinker' so i think jimmy is correct

mookieproof, Friday, 2 October 2020 20:11 (two weeks ago) link

also when you throw 101 as a matter of course everything is a changeup

kintzler getting some help from will little

mookieproof, Friday, 2 October 2020 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

cubs managed one run on nine hits in the two games. ian happ had four of them. rizzo and bryant went 0-for-16

mookieproof, Friday, 2 October 2020 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah Baez, Rizzo and Bryant were atrocious all year long.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 2 October 2020 21:54 (two weeks ago) link

Go Pads! (sorry Karl love u)

Van Horn Street, Friday, 2 October 2020 22:38 (two weeks ago) link

i truly understand

who are you going to root for, boring young tatis, or the emotional rollercoaster that is paul goldschmidt??

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 October 2020 22:59 (two weeks ago) link

plus, last time the padres were in the playoffs (2006), i think they were eliminated by the cardinals team on their way to their current "greatest WS team ever, as measured by pure talent" status

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Friday, 2 October 2020 23:00 (two weeks ago) link

there was also that game 163 in 2007 where (future cardinal stalwart) matt holliday never touched home plate

mookieproof, Friday, 2 October 2020 23:38 (two weeks ago) link

i love you too KM. Hope the Cards get smoked.

Is this a Pads bullpen game?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 October 2020 23:42 (two weeks ago) link

yep

i am ready for a ~signature dylan carlson rookie moment~

idkwtf (Karl Malone), Saturday, 3 October 2020 00:13 (two weeks ago) link

why isn't polyphonic in here challenging you to fite

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 October 2020 00:17 (two weeks ago) link

san diegans are mellow

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 3 October 2020 00:20 (two weeks ago) link

<3

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 October 2020 00:23 (two weeks ago) link

so seven Central teams made the playoffs and they collectively won two games before dying

this helps trump, doesn't it rip real america

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 October 2020 02:33 (two weeks ago) link


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