10/22 AlCS Game 6– I’m Jose Melendez, and I’m starting this thread.

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Guys it’s been a hell of a season and I’ve loved these game threads. This team overperformed by 20+ games my expectations. I’ll look back at this season as a big success and a keystone for the future.

Today has been one of the worst days of my last few years so I’m not going to watch the rest of this loss to help my mental health. Looking forward to sharing the ‘22 season with you all. Go Red Sox, forever.
So sorry man. Hang in there.
 

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First useful commentary by Smoltz there

he’s right. That’s a terrible job of getting s good jump by verdugo

Our lack of fundamentals is so frustrating
 

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Guys it’s been a hell of a season and I’ve loved these game threads. This team overperformed by 20+ games my expectations. I’ll look back at this season as a big success and a keystone for the future.

Today has been one of the worst days of my last few years so I’m not going to watch the rest of this loss to help my mental health. Looking forward to sharing the ‘22 season with you all. Go Red Sox, forever.
Ahh, fuck. Hope things turn around.
 

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I think we’re going to tie it up. No promises after that but don’t think they’ll go down without a fight.
 

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Guys it’s been a hell of a season and I’ve loved these game threads. This team overperformed by 20+ games my expectations. I’ll look back at this season as a big success and a keystone for the future.

Today has been one of the worst days of my last few years so I’m not going to watch the rest of this loss to help my mental health. Looking forward to sharing the ‘22 season with you all. Go Red Sox, forever.
God bless and God speed friend.
 

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So you think he was going on his own?
Cora made the call, and it was a good one to stay out of the DP. Just Shaw‘s execution was shameful,
I don't know if it was a good call, but it was certainly defensible. The fact that Shaw is such a swing and miss guy has to be a part of evaluating the situation.
 

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I have no problem at all with that play. You need at least three runs to win this game.

If it’s ball four there is no throw. If it’s a strike you trust your hitter to put the bat on the ball.
Shaws job was to swing for 3r and pray you make contact, him swinging and missing was probably the most likely outcome of the AB.
 

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the team is down by 2 with a man on third, a catcher with a canon of an arm, and a high swing and miss guy hitting, you DON'T send the runner. Period.
And it was a 3-2 count against a guy that gives up a ton of ground balls and doesn't really strike that many guys out, especially lefties. If he'd hit into a DP and Verudgo wasn't running everyone would have killed Cora for that too.