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How did Milwaukee get in over SF? They both finished with 29-31 records with no head to head. Shouldn’t there be a 1 game playoff for the last spot?
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How did Milwaukee get in over SF? They both finished with 29-31 records with no head to head. Shouldn’t there be a 1 game playoff for the last spot?
Tiebreakers this year. Brewers were 19-21 in their division games and Giants were 18-22. And yes, the divisions were very different.
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Tiebreakers this year. Brewers were 19-21 in their division games and Giants were 18-22. And yes, the divisions were very different.
oh ok
sucks for the Giants
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Prediction
Astros in 6 over the Brewers
An 8 seed vs 8 seed WS is fitting for 2020
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oh ok
sucks for the Giants
Yeah, that’s unfortunate. However they and the Brewers were lucky to even go to a tiebreaker.
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Didn’t expect the Yankees to pound Bieber into the ground.
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I really dislike this new format and really hope it doesn't come back next year but fear it will. The Brewers are my team but can admit they are not very good and really only have one starter left. However, with their bullpen they can piece together a couple of games, Yelich/Braun have a hot streak and see you later Dodgers. Really not fair to the higher seeds. In a 7 game series or even 5 there is no way the Brewers could win.
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I agree 100% this format sucks for that exact reason.
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The Brewers were already facing an uphill battle in trying to knock off the Dodgers, but they had to leave Devin Williams off the playoff roster because of a sore shoulder. That's huge since Williams has been one of the most dominant relievers in MLB this year.

The Padres left off Clevinger & Lamet because of health issues. The Cards have proven they can be easily shutdown by any pitcher, so not seeing those guys may not make a difference.
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The Padres left off Clevinger & Lamet because of health issues. The Cards have proven they can be easily shutdown by any pitcher, so not seeing those guys may not make a difference.
Only every other game. If they win game one then they can continue to get shut out every other game and still win it all. Honestly, I could see the Cards getting beat in two or making the WS; nothing would surprise me.
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Picked a good time to start streaming the Braves game. Freeman wins it in the 13th.
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The Cubs’ usual strategy of banging out three hits per game isn’t working so well today.
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Ryu just didn't have it today. That was a quick work by the Rays against the Blue Jays.
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Correa talking shit after winning two games. Give me a break.
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Correa talking shit after winning two games. Give me a break.
He should get hit next game...
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I really dislike this new format and really hope it doesn't come back next year but fear it will. The Brewers are my team but can admit they are not very good and really only have one starter left. However, with their bullpen they can piece together a couple of games, Yelich/Braun have a hot streak and see you later Dodgers. Really not fair to the higher seeds. In a 7 game series or even 5 there is no way the Brewers could win.
I don't think this exact format will be back but there are many insinuations from Manfred and crew we'll likely see 6/7 teams from each league in the playoffs. The small-market owners are desperate for revenue and clawing back money from everything they lost this year. That means selling more playoff games to networks like ESPN.

Manfred is letting the television executives more or less dictate the game and its format. I'm fairly confident they were the primary force pushing for the extra-innings rule.
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I heard the Cubs v. Marlins referred to as the Steve Bartman series
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Dodgers win Always a little nervous with Jansen in a Save situation but he struck out Yelich for the win. And with that 8 (!) Playoff games are in the books for tonight.
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Marlins-Cubs postponed till Friday, but not for COVID—just plain old rain.
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Congrats to the A’s on winning the series.

The A’s scored all six of their runs with two outs. Even more incredible, they started both of their rallies with two out and nobody on.

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Reds' pitching was terrific. But it's hard to win games when you plate zero runs in twenty-two innings.

'Grats Bravos.
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Dodgers win Always a little nervous with Jansen in a Save situation but he struck out Yelich for the win. And with that 8 (!) Playoff games are in the books for tonight.
No , until they hopefully win tonight!

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