Possible recency bias, but yeah sure feels this way.DennyDoyle'sBoil said:I can't ever remember a post-season so dominated by bullpens, both in how bad they look at times and how concerns about bullpens are screwing with manager decisions.
Also, short distance to the backstop, and like Vas said, Posey didn't expect an opportunity to be running home there. Perfect storm for out #2.Tangled Up In Red said:Actually, the play/throw off the backstop was pretty impressive. Solid, quick play.
I meant the Nats, but yeah, the Giants WE went from around 50% before the inning to close to 90% when Pence scored.Mark Schofield said:
Right now it's about 82 %
Al Zarilla said:Also, short distance to the backstop, and like Vas said, Posey didn't expect an opportunity to be running home there. Perfect storm for out #2.
True, but/and, Ramos got a bounce off the backstop like when I used to throw a tennis ball against the folks' house.Tangled Up In Red said:
The two aren't mutually exclusive. Play still had to be made and Ramos didn't expect to be fielding a WP.
Can't say we didn't see it coming. Helluva career. Good on him. Glad he got the no hitter even more now. Set for life, he'll be happy.DeJesus Built My Hotrod said:Wow. Beckett announces his retirement. Good on him - he owes nobody in baseball anything. Two rings and a big reason why both the Marlins and Sox won in '03 and '07 respectively.
Yeah, could be recency bias. It certainly was an issue for the Tigers last year, for example, and I think the way playoff games get remembered often focuses on starting pitching. But for all the great games this post-season, Andrew Miller, that Finnegan kid, and Petit in that marathon game feel like outliers, though I'm sure I'm forgetting some strong bullpen performances.MakMan44 said:Possible recency bias, but yeah sure feels this way.