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2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Old 10-10-18, 11:59 AM
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2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Friday, October 12
Los Angeles D at Milwaukee 8:09 PM FS1 Clayton Kershaw vs Gio Gonzalez

Saturday, October 13
Los Angeles D at Milwaukee 4:09 PM FOX Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Wade Miley
Houston at Boston 8:09 PM TBS Justin Verlander vs. Chris Sale

Sunday, October 14
Houston at Boston 7:09 PM TBS Gerritt Cole vs. David Price

Monday, October 15
Milwaukee at Los Angeles D TBD FOX/FS1 Jhoulys Chacin vs. Walker Buehler

Tuesday, October 16
Boston at Houston Nathan Eovaldi vs Dallas Keuchel
Milwaukee at Los Angeles D TBD FOX/FS1 Gio Gonzalez vs. Rich Hill

Wednesday, October 17
Boston at Houston Rick Porcello vs Charlie Morton
Milwaukee at Los Angeles D TBD FOX/FS1 "Wade Miley" vs Kershaw

Thursday, October 18
Boston at Houston 8:09 p.m. TBS - David Price vs Justin Verlander

Friday, October 19
Los Angeles D at Milwaukee 8:39 PM FOX/FS1 - Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Wade Miley, for real this time!

Saturday, October 20
Houston at Boston 5:09 PM TBS Undecided vs. Chris Sale - if necessary
Los Angeles D at Milwaukee 9:09 PM FOX/FS1 - if necessary

Sunday, October 21
Houston at Boston 7:39 PM TBS - if necessary

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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Sticking with a Dodgers/Astros rematch. Go Dodgers!
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Rematch. I'd rather see Brewers/Astros though.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

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Sticking with a Dodgers/Astros rematch. Go Dodgers!
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

I'd really like to see the Brewers make it.

Against the Astros of course.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

I think the Astros win handedly against the Red Sox in five games, six at most. Unless Sale does something heroic and pitch lights-out in games 1, 4 and 7, Houston's offense is going to overwhelm Boston. I doubt the Red Sox let Sale even start three games.

I'm picking the Brewers over the Dodgers. The Dodgers' bullpen is a mess and Kenley is a shadow of his former self at the moment.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Voted Dodgers / Astros but would love to see the Brewers pull it off.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Verlander vs. Sale followed by Cole vs. Price. We'll see if Price sucks again.
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Verlander vs. Sale followed by Cole vs. Price. We'll see if Price sucks again.
Price has never won a postseason start in his career.
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Price has never won a postseason start in his career.
I heard he has good numbers against Houston, but yeah, I wouldn't bet on him.
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The Astros are heavily favored in Vegas to win it all.
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Price has never won a postseason start in his career.
Before this postseason, not one of the Red Sox starters had won a postseason start.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

^ So, just finished looking at the Brewers roster on MLB.com and you could say they same thing, doesn't make me think they don't have a chance at beating the Dodgers.
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exactly
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Difference of experience is why some people picked the Peyton-led Broncos to beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl a few years back. But sometimes you win because you just have a better team.
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Big error by Taylor in LF to put runners on second and third, then both score on a single.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

And... that's why I was worried about Kershaw.
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And the Brewers get a run out of an overturned call. They're rolling right now.
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Huh, Hader already pitching the fifth. I guess they want to shut down the immediate response.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

Last nights game was 4 hours and 2 minutes. I'm a lifelong MLB fan of 40 years, but I honestly don't know how you can watch these games unless your team is still in the playoffs. I may sound like a 'get off my lawn' old man, but this current MLB game does not interest me with these starters getting yanked in the 2nd and 3rd inning, and you just have a parade of relievers for the rest of the game. I'm not saying the analytics strategy doesn't work (that is another debate), I'm just saying it's not an entertaining game. The 'Trap' worked for many NHL teams and rode them to a Stanley Cup, but they outlawed it because the sport became boring to watch.

I'm not talking to Dodgers, Brewers, RedSox or Astros fans here cause your team is still advancing, so you have something at stake. But just as a fan of the sport, whose team is not in the playoffs, I honestly don't have 4+ hours to watch these games anymore. I know most people here still have their teams playing and probably could care less about my gripes right now, but MLB needs to worry about a national audience/falling ratings because I'm Gen-X fan who grew up with the sport, I can't imagine a millenial falling in love with this sport and these 4 hour games.
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Re: 2018 MLB Playoffs, Championship Series Edition

I have been saying it for years.

Relief pitching is ruining MLB(thanks to Tony LaRussa).

Managers over manage and make sure they use almost every player on their team for every game.

Look at box scores from the 1960s ,1970s and 1980s and a high pct. of games were played with only one or two extra players were used.

If relief pitchers were paid per inning pitched( and a full salary at 162 innings) then guys like Boone Logan(is he still pitching) would be looking for work elsewhere.
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Turned out to be an exciting game at the end!

I discovered that I'm rooting for the Brewers, but I did like to see the Dodgers coming back just to make it a more interesting game.
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Great game, I'm pulling for the Brew Crew as well (formerly the Seattle Pilots - about as close as we'll get to playoff ball!)
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Last nights game was 4 hours and 2 minutes. I'm a lifelong MLB fan of 40 years, but I honestly don't know how you can watch these games unless your team is still in the playoffs. I may sound like a 'get off my lawn' old man, but this current MLB game does not interest me with these starters getting yanked in the 2nd and 3rd inning, and you just have a parade of relievers for the rest of the game. I'm not saying the analytics strategy doesn't work (that is another debate), I'm just saying it's not an entertaining game. The 'Trap' worked for many NHL teams and rode them to a Stanley Cup, but they outlawed it because the sport became boring to watch.

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Basically me too. It's a regional sport like the NHL. Unless your team is involved, if you're not a die-hard, you ain't watching, at least on the east coast. For example, do Yankee fans care now? I assume they don't want the Sox to win, but do they care to watch? If 4 hour games are the norm, have to start games at 7 ET. Or at worst, 7:30.

Even the Cubs/Indians G7 a few years ago....I got tired of it though I was fully engaged. Had to go to bed. Set the DVR in the delay and watched the rest when I woke up.
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The Great Wade Miley!!!

I wish the Orioles would bring him back to Baltimore(so he can forget how to pitch again).
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