Discussion in 'Pro Sports (baseball, etc)' started by Fishy, Sep 5, 2012.
Life is how you frame it.
They're kind of like Isaac- they keep coming back on shore laying turds. It's all BP's fault!
The Yankees storm back(wards) into a tie for first!
Lord, I would like to punch Dave Robertson's mom right now.
How about we line up the bullpen's mom's and Phelp's too....and punch them all....brutal!!!
Cutters...CUTTERS?!?!?!? REALLY, DAVID?
This is as bad as it gets for the AL east. Each team is striving for .500 ball. C.C. had it going for 5 innings last night, but just isn't the C.C. of old. Swisher and Cano are in the toilet with Cano hitting slightly over .200 with RISP! Today, Ivan gets the nod, and why do I feel that he gives up 5 in the first 3? Ugh! This sucks!
Whichever team slides in the back door and wins the AL East is going to get their asses handed to them in the playoffs.
I agree but if I were a Sox fan I wouldn't even care to write this!!
And the good news is they have a chance to "get their asses handed to them"....LOL
Mau, I'm way past caring about the Sox this year and they may have given up before I did. Right now the Sox are the worst team in baseball and one of the worst in their history. The future looks dim. This still won't stop me from enjoying your posts during the playoffs.
I think with that incredible payroll dump, the future looks a lot brighter than it did before the All-Star break. And this is coming from a life-long Yankee fan! It was a brilliant move for the Sox, and a really desperate act by LA. Over $270 million dumped by the wayside. Really brilliant (no cynicism intended)!
I tend to agree on the AL East, but unless the Angels, Rays and Tigers make the playoffs, there is no "super-star" pitching in the AL playoffs. It will be a bit of a crap shoot without them.
And I don't blame you one bit as would do the same.....guessing I just wouldn't do it here and embarrass myself!!....if my team was that pitiful!
About Saturday's game against Tampa, if you're wondering how they pulled it out, maybe this was the reason..Unbelievable! Of course the duo got an ovation!
If the O's win, can you call that backing in?
I disagree with this.
The Orioles are getting that stench of destiny about them - I became convinced of that last night when they won in 18 innings.
It's really remarkable to see a team as tough and determined as the Orioles playing against teams like Boston and Tampa who really don't give a s* one way or another.
For their 14th straight extra-inning win.
Just took a lead in the 11th so on pace for their 15th straight extra-inning win this season.
Also 27-8 in one run games, a .771 winning %.
They simply cannot be killed.
We'll see how things go, but generally speaking, having a great record in extra innings or in 1 run games is entirely random and certainly not sustainable. I forget what year it was, but Elias Sports Bureau did a study on records in 1 run games and found it was pure luck. If you had a good record one year, chances were pretty good you would be worse in 1 run games the next year. Not sure how far the O's are going this year, but its a pretty good bet they fall back to the pack next year and miss the playoffs altogether.
Perhaps they fall back next year - what's the difference?
The Orioles do not have a great record in one run and extra inning games, they have historic records in both categories.
In a close game, when that bullpen comes into play, they are extremely hard to beat. They almost play a six or seven inning game - if they get to the seventh tied or with a lead, you're in trouble.
I can't begin to figure out the Orioles. Statistically they are average in hitting, fielding and pitching. Their leading pitcher is 12-9 and no one else has more than 8 wins. They have no .300 hitters although Adam Jones has 31 home runs. It seems like it has to be the manager. Buck Showalter has twice been named manager of the year. He should get it again. The Orioles projected record based on runs scored and runs allowed is 73-76.
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