Kings of the 1 run victories!

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Kings of the 1 run victories!

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:21 pm

Last year the Milwaukee Brewers turned winning close games into an art form.

This year they are 6-1 out of the gate but they only have a run differential of +3.
They have won 5 games by 1 run, and the 6th win was by 2 runs.

I'll say one thing for the Brew Crew.... their games aren't boring.


On a side note....

WTF Boston?!?!?!

WTF Seattle ?!?!?!
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Post by Wut » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:42 am

Pirates are the masters of the late inning blown lead.

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Post by CHEEZY17 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:06 pm

I like when small market teams do well.

How 'bout them Tigers!

In a complete departure from the Ausmus regime, Gardenhire has them playing hard and fundamental baseball. Its clear he is not afraid to tell the veterans a thing or two unlike Ausmus. The Tigers are running the bases better and playing solid defense. They are actually kinda fun to watch. I'm not sure how long this will last but its fun for now.
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Post by hawkfan8812 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:38 pm

I know better than to trust the Mariners at all, but holy fucking shit are they beating the living crap out of anybody they face. I reminds me of the 116 win season, always ahead, lot of runs after 2 out, win every series, score early and often...

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:10 pm

hawkfan8812 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:38 pm
I know better than to trust the Mariners at all, but holy fucking shit are they beating the living crap out of anybody they face. I reminds me of the 116 win season, always ahead, lot of runs after 2 out, win every series, score early and often...
Those guys weren't even on the radar screen prior the season starting. The Vegas books had them at +6000 to win the World Series prior to the season starting. Of course, this could just be an anomaly and a month from now they'll be at .500.
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Post by Reservoir Dog » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:56 pm

The Milwaukee Brewers went 20-7 in September and are going to the playoffs.
But check this out... here's a list of all the MLB teams going to the playoffs along with their regular-season run differential.


New York Yankees +204
Tampa Bay Rays +113
Minnesota Twins +185
Houston Astros +280
Oakland Athletics +165
Atlanta Braves +112
Washington Nationals +149
St. Louis Cardinals +102
Los Angeles Dodgers +273
Milwaukee Brewers +3

I'm tellin' ya... no one wins close games better than the Brew Crew! :drinkingcheers:
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Post by beagleboy » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:07 pm

Does that have to do with close games or when they lose they lose big?

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Post by WestTexasCrude » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:23 pm

None of this matters. My Astros are taking the WS by storm. 2 in 3 years. Full home field advantage through the WS. 2 pitchers (Verlander and Cole) essentially tied for the AL Cy Young award. Highest batting avg in all baseball, lowest walks, highest ipo, etc etc. I understand it's less important in the AL with the DL, but the Astros set a 60 year record last year for the fewest intentional walks at 4. This year, the total through 165 games was zero. This team is locked and loaded. And what's scary, they have talent at their minor league level that could start for most major clubs, but they are stuck with all the talent above.
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Post by Reservoir Dog » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:36 pm

WestTexasCrude wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:23 pm
None of this matters. My Astros are taking the WS by storm. 2 in 3 years. Full home field advantage through the WS. 2 pitchers (Verlander and Cole) essentially tied for the AL Cy Young award. Highest batting avg in all baseball, lowest walks, highest ipo, etc etc. I understand it's less important in the AL with the DL, but the Astros set a 60 year record last year for the fewest intentional walks at 4. This year, the total through 165 games was zero. This team is locked and loaded. And what's scary, they have talent at their minor league level that could start for most major clubs, but they are stuck with all the talent above.
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Post by Burn1dwn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:07 am

Not the kings tonight. Good thing I went with the +1.5 Run Line.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:00 pm

Burn1dwn wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:07 am
Not the kings tonight. Good thing I went with the +1.5 Run Line.
Fuckers had Scherzer rattled early but let it slip away.
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Post by Burn1dwn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:03 pm

Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Burn1dwn wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:07 am
Not the kings tonight. Good thing I went with the +1.5 Run Line.
Fuckers had Scherzer rattled early but let it slip away.
Who do you got tonight? My sportsbook account was asking...

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Post by Burn1dwn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:04 pm

I am thinking TB. But a TB player did just buy one of my listings. I may be underthinking this.

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Post by Wut » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm

I don't like the one game wildcard.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:10 pm

Burn1dwn wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Burn1dwn wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:07 am
Not the kings tonight. Good thing I went with the +1.5 Run Line.
Fuckers had Scherzer rattled early but let it slip away.
Who do you got tonight? My sportsbook account was asking...
I have 3 rules when it comes to sports betting...

NEVER bet on baseball.
NEVER bet on hockey.
NEVER bet on basketball.

But if I did... my money would be on the A's.
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Post by Burn1dwn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:13 pm

Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Burn1dwn wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Burn1dwn wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:07 am
Not the kings tonight. Good thing I went with the +1.5 Run Line.
Fuckers had Scherzer rattled early but let it slip away.
Who do you got tonight? My sportsbook account was asking...
I have 3 rules when it comes to sports betting...

NEVER bet on baseball.
NEVER bet on hockey.
NEVER bet on basketball.

But if I did... my money would be on the A's.
Probably going with the over.

And I have heard that Football is the Blackjack of sports but I am a degenerate. What can I say?

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 pm

Wut wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm
I don't like the one game wildcard.
I completely agree. Your entire 162 game season comes down to one game? That's bullshit.
They should end the regular season a week earlier and make the wild-card series a best of 3.
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Post by Wut » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:25 pm

I think that would be perfect.

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Post by Burn1dwn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:51 pm

It's basically a golden ticket, which as a Padres fan I embrace. Does kind of screw the "real" wildcard but worth it IMO. It's not like wild cards have been around forever anyways.

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Post by spudoc » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:04 pm

Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Wut wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm
I don't like the one game wildcard.
I completely agree. Your entire 162 game season comes down to one game? That's bullshit.
They should end the regular season a week earlier and make the wild-card series a best of 3.
Maybe a team should just win their division. You really shouldn't get extra chances because you finished in second place.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:10 pm

spudoc wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Wut wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm
I don't like the one game wildcard.
I completely agree. Your entire 162 game season comes down to one game? That's bullshit.
They should end the regular season a week earlier and make the wild-card series a best of 3.
Maybe a team should just win their division. You really shouldn't get extra chances because you finished in second place.
There have been a lot of wild-card teams that finished with better records than division winners. (the Nats did it this year)
Just sayin'.
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Post by spudoc » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:20 pm

Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:10 pm
spudoc wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Wut wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm
I don't like the one game wildcard.
I completely agree. Your entire 162 game season comes down to one game? That's bullshit.
They should end the regular season a week earlier and make the wild-card series a best of 3.
Maybe a team should just win their division. You really shouldn't get extra chances because you finished in second place.
There have been a lot of wild-card teams that finished with better records than division winners. (the Nats did it this year)
Just sayin'.
There was a time when each league was a single group of teams. When the season ended the winner of each league went to the World Series.
Nothing for the second place teams except a longer off season.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:32 pm

spudoc wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:10 pm
spudoc wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Wut wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm
I don't like the one game wildcard.
I completely agree. Your entire 162 game season comes down to one game? That's bullshit.
They should end the regular season a week earlier and make the wild-card series a best of 3.
Maybe a team should just win their division. You really shouldn't get extra chances because you finished in second place.
There have been a lot of wild-card teams that finished with better records than division winners. (the Nats did it this year)
Just sayin'.
There was a time when each league was a single group of teams. When the season ended the winner of each league went to the World Series.
Nothing for the second place teams except a longer off season.
That was then... this is now.
Teams giving up a couple of games in the final week of the season (when the stands are empty anyway) would make a wild-card series far more enjoyable and profitable (every seat would be filled and the TV deal would be more lucrative)
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Post by Wut » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:53 pm

spudoc wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:10 pm
spudoc wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Wut wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 pm
I don't like the one game wildcard.
I completely agree. Your entire 162 game season comes down to one game? That's bullshit.
They should end the regular season a week earlier and make the wild-card series a best of 3.
Maybe a team should just win their division. You really shouldn't get extra chances because you finished in second place.
There have been a lot of wild-card teams that finished with better records than division winners. (the Nats did it this year)
Just sayin'.
There was a time when each league was a single group of teams. When the season ended the winner of each league went to the World Series.
Nothing for the second place teams except a longer off season.
And more teams in the playoffs makes it interesting for more cities. I don't think they should go NHL with the playoffs but I'm good with wildcards and expanded playoffs.

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Post by PimpDaddy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:32 pm

More games = more money. Simple as that. They have to figure out how to shorten the game and/or make it more interesting otherwise it will die off. Unless you are an old fart, no one has the patience or attention span to watch baseball. Never mind paying my Red Sox $100 for the privilege of going to a 1:00 Tuesday afternoon game and enjoying a $12 beer, another loss. Give me a fight, a high score, cheerleaders...something for my money. Sitting on a hard, cold, plastic chair for 4 hours isn't going to cut it. Better yet, give me a CAP on what some of these clowns make to play a kid's game for 6 months a year.

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