Dismiss Notice
Guest, I have a big favor to ask you. We've been working very hard to establish ourselves on social media. If you like/follow our pages it would be a HUGE help to us. SoSH on Facebook and Inside the Pylon Thanks! Nip

ALDS Gamethread: Indians vs Astros

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by DeadlySplitter, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    31,069
    Playoff Tito now means his teams play sloppy ball and he loses a lot.
     
  2. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    33,565
    Tito with a SLOOOOOOOOW hook
     
  3. Jordu

    Jordu Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    6,041
    That was a heck of a piece of hitting by Gonzalez. The rubber is peeling of Cleveland’s wheels and here comes Andrew Miller.
     
  4. mikeot

    mikeot Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,403
    Strohs gonna have plenty of time to rest up while the Sox and MFY’s eviscerate each other.
     
  5. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    36,828
    How can Cleveland come back from this? It feels impossible. I wonder what the live odds are? +800?
     
  6. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    11,316
    Can he get to The Toilet before first pitch?? Get the Mirabelli motorcade
     
  7. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    36,828
    This is a 2 run lead. Feels like 20.
     
  8. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    23,448
    The Astros look really good, the Indians second- rate. Whoever wins the other division series will have their hands full with the Astros.
     
  9. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    39,510
    Late afternoon playoff baseball with shadows messing up the quality of play really infuriates me, thankfully all of the NY/BOS series is at night.
     
  10. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    39,510
    HOU is 94-44 with Altuve this year, 30-9 since he came back from injury, 9-14 without him. They have been the team to beat all season long.
     
  11. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    36,828
    3 run lead, so it's now up to 50 runs behind.

    Good night, good luck Cleveland.
     
  12. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    39,510
    Springer picking right back up where he left off last WS.
     
  13. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    26,547
    Hou stone cold killers.
     
  14. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    12,248
    Ill be surprised if the NL team in the WS wins 2 games.
     
  15. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    15,592
    Cody Allen to keep it close? that's not the answer this year Tito.
     
  16. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    48,030
    I hope Tito’s not chewing tabac again.
     
  17. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

    Messages:
    16,612
    Sox/Yanks will get Verlander and Cole on 8 days rest in the ALCS.
     
  18. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    11,316
    Hou is locked in.

    Now they are gonna get several days off before the next series.
     
  19. crow216

    crow216 Dragon Wangler SoSH Member

    Messages:
    12,259
    Man, Houston is good but nobody expected Cleveland to fold like a lawn chair...damn
     
  20. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    15,592
    Astros are the new Moneyball. tank, draft well, right international FA guys (Gurriel), push all in with good trade deadline acquisitions, profit.
     
  21. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    48,030
    That sounds good: combine the two teams and we may have a chance against Houston.
     
  22. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    12,248
    True, but shadowy October baseball was once the norm. [/old]
     
  23. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,060
    Astros-Dodgers are the Warriors-Cavs of MLB.

    Fortunately, baseball is kinder to underdogs than hoops.
     
  24. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    36,828
    Oh jeez. This is laughable.
     
  25. GreyisGone

    GreyisGone Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    1,411
    At least the Red Sox didn’t trade for their crappy relievers?
     
  26. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    36,828
    I mean, if you're at that game, how do you not leave?
     
  27. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    7,904
    Maybe 102 wins would have been better for the Sox.
     
  28. The Filthy One

    The Filthy One Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    1,780
    Cleveland should use a position player to pitch the ninth because fuck it.
     
  29. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    48,030
    Ovah. If Don and Eck left now, they might be able to get to NY to do the Sox game. Police escorts in both cities?
     
  30. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    36,828
    It's an hour flight. So it's doable. But they would have to start moving now. And put Hazel in the booth. Let's do this.
     
  31. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    27,027
    This just in - Houston is really good at baseball
     
  32. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,060
    Curry and Durant raining threes in the third quarter for the 'Stros.
     
  33. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

    Messages:
    16,612
    Playoff Tito gonna be .500 in the postseason since leaving Boston. Two straight first round exits, three consecutive series lost.
     
  34. AB in DC

    AB in DC OG Football Writing Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,368
    Cleveland has one of the best pitching staffs in the league, and the Astros have outscored them 20-5.
     
  35. mikeot

    mikeot Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,403
    Does this presume LA gets by the Brewers, who have home field advantage?
     
  36. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    11,316
    And looked strong v the Rockies. And have 2
    Top 5 bWAR players in the NL (best 2 position players).
     
  37. BigSoxFan

    BigSoxFan Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    30,239
    Sweep enables Houston to line up a rested Verlander/Cole duo. Good luck, Yanks/Sox winner.
     
  38. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,060
    Pretty much, just as the LeBrons trampled other Eastern teams without home court. (Edit: it also presumes they get by the Braves!)

    Of course, baseball by its nature has a lot more uncertainty than hoops, and the Brewers are also a damn good team. I'd love to see them win it all — easily my #2 choice.
     
    #238 Sam Ray Not, Oct 8, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2018
  39. Ford Frick's Asterisk

    Ford Frick's Asterisk Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    368
    Well, this season has been a complete waste of the past 198 days of my life.

    *
     
  40. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    26,547
    Three game beat down and the celebration is muted.
     
  41. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    36,828
    In two of those series, he blew a 3-1 and 2-0 lead and lost three consecutive clinching games in both.
     
  42. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    39,510
    Sorry, man. It's kind of amazing we do this to ourselves year after year when the end is so rarely what you are hoping for.
     
  43. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,521
    If it's the Yankees, I hope the Astors sweep and outscore them 247-0.
     
  44. BaseballJones

    BaseballJones goalpost mover SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,401
    The Astros are just so so so good. And honestly, I can't really dislike them. They're just a great team and that's all there is to it.

    I was talking to a buddy of mine who's an Astros fan. We were talking about how good their pitching is and he pointed out that at every level of baseball the Astros or their minor league affiliates led their respective leagues in strikeouts (as pitchers). He said, "They've figured something out."
     
  45. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,521
    There is nothing about the Astros to dislike for sure.

    They play the game the right way, are a fun team to watch and have a bunch of likable players on the team as well.

    If it's not the Red Sox, I hope it's them.
     
  46. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,060
    It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.
     
  47. scottyno

    scottyno Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,465
    because their bullpen that's been terrible all year gave up 14 runs in 10 innings, the staff wasn't the problem (though bauer as a reliever didn't really work as planned)
     
  48. Ford Frick's Asterisk

    Ford Frick's Asterisk Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    368
    I'm kind of sick of Playoff Tito. He was brilliant in 2016… did a lot of things that had me shaking my head, but it worked pretty much every time (he can't really be blamed for Kluber running out of gas in the World Series, when they had about 2.5 able-bodied starters in the playoffs). However, it's like he entered the playoffs the past two years already in full panic mode, and tries desperately to fix things and try new things instead of seeing if Plan A will work first. October is absolutely not the time to find out if Trevor Bauer can pitch 3 times in 4 days. Andrew Miller hasn't been himself since April, and it was the wrong call to see if it was "Miller Time" at the most pivotal point of Game #2. It's just bad luck that Leonys Martin came down with a life-threatening illness a week after they acquired him, but I'm going to lose my shit if Jason Kipnis is playing center field for a third consecutive October next year.

    That said, I blame everyone except Lindor. Everyone else was pathetic. Jose Ramirez played worse over the past two months than he'd played for any two week stretch over the past 3 years. I'm waiting to hear that Kluber needs his knee scoped, because his performance was all over the place ever since the knee gave him problems in late June.

    They now need to sign or re-sign two outfielders and a couple of relievers – my initial guess is they can bring back Michael Brantley and Cody Allen without breaking the bank, but need to replace Andrew Miller and Lonnie Chisenhall/Melky Cabrera – and then figure out why they were such a gutless team all year long, so that they don't repeat this performance next year.

    *
     
  49. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    12,248
    You were doing well until you got to "gutless."
     
  50. Ford Frick's Asterisk

    Ford Frick's Asterisk Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    368
    I'm definitely not a "they just wanted it more" kind of guy, but there's something to be said for intangibles, and this team never had them. The parts were far more valuable than the whole. I've enjoyed losing seasons more than I enjoyed this one, because I can't recall following a less inspired team.

    *
     

Share This Page