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Hey guys, I don’t know much about baseball. Has any team ever come back down 3-0 in the playoffs?
 

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I'm pretty sure that this is the most overmatched NY has ever been in a postseason series in my lifetime, on paper and now in reality. If both teams were healthy and equally rested, HOU would still be better, but HOU is better rested, healthier, plus on top of being a better team, they just match up really well against this NY team.
 

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I'm pretty sure that this is the most overmatched NY has ever been in a postseason series in my lifetime, on paper and now in reality. If both teams were healthy and equally rested, HOU would still be better, but HOU is better rested, healthier, plus on top of being a better team, they just match up really well against this NY team.
I think the only important piece Houston is missing is Brantley. There might be a pitcher, don't know for sure.
 

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Gosh. What a lopsided series.

Having said that, the Astros don't really have a weakness. I fear a WS title for them.
 

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I'm pretty sure that this is the most overmatched NY has ever been in a postseason series in my lifetime, on paper and now in reality. If both teams were healthy and equally rested, HOU would still be better, but HOU is better rested, healthier, plus on top of being a better team, they just match up really well against this NY team.
Houston is a bear. We saw it last year. :(
 

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Having said that, the Astros don't really have a weakness. I fear a WS title for them.
That's what people thought in 2019 against the Nationals. If Wheeler and Nola pitch well, the Phillies bats could give them a fighting chance
 

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That's what people thought in 2019 against the Nationals. If Wheeler and Nola pitch well, the Phillies bats could give them a fighting chance
And it’s what people thought last year before they lost to the 88-win Braves. The Astros obviously look like the best team in the postseason by far, but both the Padres and Phillies could beat them in a 7 game series.

And they still need to get past the Yankees. That’s still far from guaranteed.
 

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the 88-win Braves.
That team brought in a lot of well-fitting role players at the deadline and went 36-18 after that before beating MIL 3-1 and LAD 4-2, they were very different from the pre-August edition. Similarly this year they got off to a slow start again before promoting Michael Harris, then they went 79-35 in games he started before losing to PHI, so citing their overall record I think underestimates how good they were after adding Harris.

But I agree with your basic point, either of the NL teams could give HOU a series. PHI and HOU actually played the final series of the year and Nola shut out HOU into the 7th and they won 3-0, HOU had nothing to play for but played their best lineup (except McCormick), they all came out after two turns through the order, but still.

That last sentence is pretty funny though, good one. :)
 

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I'm on the outside looking in at this point. The soul crushing happened in Game 1 and 2 when there was hope and the games felt within reach. Game 3 and 4 feel like the last couple days of the Obama administration before 45s inauguration. Oh hey he's still president, it's fine...we're okay...right? There's 24 hours left.... Houston is the class of the AL and it doesn't pain me to admit that. It pains me to watch their son of a bitch fans celebrate, though. Houston fans suck ass. Who gets to win the world series, Philly, the official worst fans in the world, or Houston, my least favorite fans in the world?

edit: meant 45
 
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He definitely stuttered on the catch attempt.
Yeah, he had a behemoth cut right in front of him, that was definitely on Judge IMO.

Also FWIW Bader's unorthodox but typically extremely effective footwork makes it look really awful when he fucks up a play. I need to see him for longer than a few weeks but he seems to be right up there with prime Brett Gardner as the best defensive CFs NY have had in a while (and as guys who irritate the BOS fan base quite a bit).
 

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Yeah, he had a behemoth cut right in front of him, that was definitely on Judge IMO.

Also FWIW Bader's unorthodox but typically extremely effective footwork makes it look really awful when he fucks up a play. I need to see him for longer than a few weeks but he seems to be right up there with prime Brett Gardner as the best defensive CFs NY have had in a while (and as guys who irritate the BOS fan base quite a bit).
That was more a play on the glitchy stuttering of the Max Headroom character from the 80s show. Judge eclipsing the ball definitely had a big imapct, for sure.
 

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3-0 ALCS deficits are not insurmountable :)
They are not all created equally, the 2004 Red Sox were a better team than the 2004 Yankees post-trading deadline. The 2022 Yankees have now played the 2022 Astros 10 times, HOU has won 8 of 10 and it (genuinely) hasn't been that close. The Yankees have been ahead for a grand total of six batters in those ten games, all in game 1 here after Bader's HR, before HOU tied it at 1 in the bottom of the inning. They have so much pitching that McCullers hasn't even been part of those first 10 games, but he will be tomorrow.

Anyway, not impossible that they win tomorrow but no way NY survives the Taillon start in game 5 IMO.

Wow, actually the last game the Astros lost was game 160 of the regular season on October 3, 3-0 to the Phillies and Aaron Nola of all people, 8 wins in a row since then.
 

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I'm on the outside looking in at this point. The soul crushing happened in Game 1 and 2 when there was hope and the games felt within reach. Game 3 and 4 feel like the last couple days of the Obama administration before 44s inauguration. Oh hey he's still president, it's fine...we're okay...right? There's 24 hours left.... Houston is the class of the AL and it doesn't pain me to admit that. It pains me to watch their son of a bitch fans celebrate, though. Houston fans suck ass. Who gets to win the world series, Philly, the official worst fans in the world, or Houston, my least favorite fans in the world?
I've decided to focus on the positive of Dusty Baker getting a ring. Guy's been a baseball lifer and close to winning a ring as a manager a couple of times.
 

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3-0 ALCS deficits are not insurmountable :)
That's crazy talk.

A customer of mine from Long Island called me tonight to place an order and ask me a bunch of questions; he's one of the biggest Gashouse Gorilla honks I know, Yankees this, Yankees that, is usually sporting a Gehrig replica jersey, so I had to ask "Umm, aren't you watching the game?".............to which he replied "Nope; fuck Boone and the Yankees, he should have been canned last year after the wild card game loss to your Red Sox. And I hope your team signs Judge, he's been terrible pretty much all playoffs long, just useless."

Even that guy gets it; I threw in a discount too for pain and suffering.
 

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I've decided to focus on the positive of Dusty Baker getting a ring. Guy's been a baseball lifer and close to winning a ring as a manager a couple of times.
If this were to occur, I wonder if he'd retire
 

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This has not been a very good postseason for Boone. The decision not to use Holmes against Cleveland and the conflicting stories of his availability. Bader not knowing he was leading off in Game 2. The excuse making from players about the open roof, the loud fans. All of it reflects poorly on Boone (and the players, but they can’t be fired).
 

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This has not been a very good postseason for Boone. The decision not to use Holmes against Cleveland and the conflicting stories of his availability. Bader not knowing he was leading off in Game 2. The excuse making from players about the open roof, the loud fans. All of it reflects poorly on Boone (and the players, but they can’t be fired).
I mean, Boone has never been a good manager, but that is mostly a big list of nothing. I could explain it all, but seriously, who cares?
 

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I'm pretty sure that this is the most overmatched NY has ever been in a postseason series in my lifetime, on paper and now in reality. If both teams were healthy and equally rested, HOU would still be better, but HOU is better rested, healthier, plus on top of being a better team, they just match up really well against this NY team.
Weren't around in 1976 or 2004?
 

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If Boone doesn’t hit that home run is he ever a Yankees manager? Does he even get a announcing job?
 

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I've decided to focus on the positive of Dusty Baker getting a ring. Guy's been a baseball lifer and close to winning a ring as a manager a couple of times.
Me too, it would definitely be the silver lining to a Houston title.
 

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I mean, Boone has never been a good manager, but that is mostly a big list of nothing. I could explain it all, but seriously, who cares?
In the old days Big Stein would have fired him five times by now. Charley Finley would have fired him again in the middle of the game. I can’t imagine he’s back next year but I have been wrong about this before.
 

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This got me

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To add some substance, I was shocked that Boone pulled Cole to go to just some guy in the bullpen (Trevino) - and it predictably ended with additional runs. Was there really nobody else better suited for literally a season saving situation? Down 2 runs is doable, down 5 is a herculean task.

Cole coming up small again is always fun.

The Yankees played like the .500 team they have been for months.
 
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If Boone doesn’t hit that home run is he ever a Yankees manager? Does he even get a announcing job?
If game 7 2003 was in Fenway that's a wall ball and there is no reference to Aaron effin Boone.

Hey if he can play the roof closed game I can play the switching stadium game.
 

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To add some substance, I was shocked that Boone pulled Cole to go to just some guy in the bullpen (Trevino) - and it predictably ended with additional runs. Was there really nobody else better suited for literally a season saving situation? Down 2 runs is doable, down 5 is a herculean task.
Eh, he had the bases loaded and nobody out, maybe Cole gives up 2 runs instead of the 3 inerited Cole runs Trevino allowed? If he leaves Cole in and he allows 2 the narrative is why he didn't pull Cole for a reliever that could strike batters out there.

In hindsight was leaving Chapman off the ALCS roster wise?