AL Wild Card Thread - Athletics @ Yankees

DeadlySplitter

Member
SoSH Member
Oct 20, 2015
18,584
Ok. Let's all calm down and take a deep breath. What always happens after the wild card round in the NFL? Some team looks great strafing some shitbag 9-7 team and analysts everywhere start hyperventilating about how the divisional round opponent better be careful. The next thing you know its 24-3 at halftime for the home team.



The Yankees will enjoy their day of ESPN ballwashing, and then reality will set in as the big boy playoffs start and have to face a real team.

I had no idea about 2004. But in 2007 and 2013 you knew, you just knew the Red Sox were winning it because they were baseball's best team all year.

The Red Sox will punch this team in the mouth. Bring it.
this isn't quite comparable because Houston is arguably better and we're arguably very equal to the Yankees, when looking at advanced stats.
 

scottyno

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 7, 2008
4,896
It's probably just pure desperation at this point, but if Treinen really was available for 50 pitches all along he really should have just started and gone as long as he could
 

The Gray Eagle

Member
SoSH Member
Aug 1, 2001
12,782
The A's are always a joke in the postseason. They showed up about as well as I expected them to, which was not at all. Might as well move them to Vegas too, why not? What a bunch of useless puds.
 

Brand Name

thinks there's no 'i' in denial
Staff member
Dope
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Oct 6, 2010
2,759
The Land of Thomas Cecil
Stanton with the classic/patented ARod low-leverage, late inning moonshoot. As the Yankees would say, it's all about tradition.
 

MakeMineMoxie

Well-Known Member
Bronze Supporter
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
704
The floor of Punter's Pub
This game was over when Quasimodo hit that rocket in the first inning and 60,000 ex Rikers Island inhabitants went postal in the stands.

Watching this game and expecting the A's to beat these assholes would be like the British in 1940 watching the Germans steamroll through Europe and think "Yeah, no problem, the French got this"...………...like the British, the Red Sox are going to have to take these shitheads out themselves.

Make it happen starting Friday night.
There isn't a town in Massachusetts called Dunkirk, is there?
 

cannonball 1729

Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter
SoSH Member
Sep 8, 2005
2,562
The Sticks
The A's are always a joke in the postseason. They showed up about as well as I expected them to, which was not at all. Might as well move them to Vegas too, why not? What a bunch of useless puds.
On the verge of losing 8 straight winner-take-all games and 14 straight games where a win would have knocked an opponent out of the playoffs. The last time they knocked a team out of the postseason was the game when Roger Clemens was ejected in the second inning for complaining about a ball/strike call in 1990.
 

soxhop411

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 4, 2009
34,168
On the verge of losing 8 straight winner-take-all games and 14 straight games where a win would have knocked an opponent out of the playoffs. The last time they knocked a team out of the postseason was the game when Roger Clemens was ejected in the second inning for complaining about a ball/strike call in 1990.

So they are as good as the twins in the playoffs.
 

The Gray Eagle

Member
SoSH Member
Aug 1, 2001
12,782
On the verge of losing 8 straight winner-take-all games and 14 straight games where a win would have knocked an opponent out of the playoffs. The last time they knocked a team out of the postseason was the game when Roger Clemens was ejected in the second inning for complaining about a ball/strike call in 1990.
Billy Beane, if the playoffs really were nothing but a crapshoot, then your joke of a team would actually win a postseason series once in a while, instead of failing every single time for decades. We all agree, you have no idea what it takes for a team to win in the postseason, but that DOESN'T mean it's all random. If it were random, your franchise wouldn't be so completely horrendous at it. You would have lucked your way into a couple of series wins by now. But nope.
 

scottyno

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 7, 2008
4,896
Billy Beane, if the playoffs really were nothing but a crapshoot, then your joke of a team would actually win a postseason series once in a while, instead of failing every single time for decades. We all agree, you have no idea what it takes for a team to win in the postseason, but that DOESN'T mean it's all random. If it were random, your franchise wouldn't be so completely horrendous at it. You would have lucked your way into a couple of series wins by now. But nope.
to be fair, that fact isn't fully correct, they did win one series in 2006, though they were promptly swept out of the alcs by a tigers team that then rolled over in the world series, so not sure how impressive that is.

Overall Beane teams are 1-7 in playoff series and 0-2 in wild card games And 0-8 in winner take all games, which is kind of crazy. to be in 8 out of a possible 9 and lose them all.
 

cannonball 1729

Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter
SoSH Member
Sep 8, 2005
2,562
The Sticks
to be fair, that fact isn't fully correct, they did win one series in 2006, though they were promptly swept out of the alcs by a tigers team that then rolled over in the world series, so not sure how impressive that is.

Overall Beane teams are 1-7 in playoff series and 0-2 in wild card games And 0-8 in winner take all games, which is kind of crazy. to be in 8 out of a possible 9 and lose them all.
Oh, damn - you're right. Of course they knocked out the Minnesota Twins, which almost feels like cheating.
 

Al Zarilla

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 8, 2005
49,750
San Andreas Fault
Ok. Let's all calm down and take a deep breath. What always happens after the wild card round in the NFL? Some team looks great strafing some shitbag 9-7 team and analysts everywhere start hyperventilating about how the divisional round opponent better be careful. The next thing you know its 24-3 at halftime for the home team.
Sounds good. Sox 24, Yanks 3 after 4 1/2.
 

jon abbey

Shanghai Warrior
Dope
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
44,732
The last time the A’s won a winner take all postseason game, Willie Mays was on the other team (1973 Mets).
 

crow216

Dragon Wangler
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
13,618
Astoria
I am surprised not to see more Soshers referring to the bad calls against him by the HP Ump. He was not given the inside corner pitches Severino got called for strikes, and that made a big difference. No, it's not whining, unless Eck and Darling are whiners, too.
This forum tends to only talk about the bad calls they don’t like.
 

santadevil

Member
SoSH Member
Aug 1, 2006
3,876
Saskatchestan
Also, looks like the guy who did it, took out that other guy for a beer


Looks like the beer thrower has taken down his Twitter page @criscrakk