World Series Game 7: No Tomorrow

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not that it isn't valid but their approach isn't close to everything, that's all.

man, when's the last time Houston as a city won anything? is this the first time?
2 NBA titles in the 90s
The first two AFL titles in the 60s
Edit: Also two WHA titles in the 70s
 

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Congrats to the Astros especially Verlander, Altuve, Beltran, and New England's own, MVP George Springer.
 

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I'm sure it was mentioned when it happened, but I thought Guiriel's helmet doff was a classy and honest gesture.
 

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Yeah, I was just thinking about this. How far did his price fall?

Coming up small TWICE is not a good look when people were viewing you as an ace on the free agent market.
On the flip side, Tanaka gained a ton with his three dominant starts, I think two extra years at 23M from NY if he wants that (so 5/115 total). Darvish might drop enough that he'll be a good deal for someone, that will be interesting. I have always liked him, but man did he lay two duds this week.
 

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I think the Astros did the NBA thing (shitty years to get high draft picks) better then the NBA teams did.
I was thinking this too, did they start before or after the Sixers? They have had Altuve and Springer for a long time also.
 

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I agree. And I don't really think it's a hindsight thing, either. Houston has seen a TON of Darvish over the years, and just lit him up last week in a game he had absolutely nothing to put them away with. I think Wood (or really even Kershaw) would have been a much better choice. Leaving him in to face Springer a second time essentially ruined the game.
 

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Houston business mogul Jim McIngvale, who owns Gallery Furniture, told ESPN he'll be giving back more than $10 million in purchases made from when he announced in May that he would rebate fans who spent more than $3,000 on mattresses and beds if the team won it all.
He said he paid an insurance premium of between 10 and 20 percent of the total value of what he had to pay out. In order to balance his risk out more, he placed some bets in Las Vegas on the Astros. Those bets, he said, totaled north of $1 million on the Astros to win the World Series.
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21258617/gallery-furniture-owner-mattress-mac-jim-mcingvale-give-houston-astros-fans-10-million-rebates
 

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Not that it matters, but why was Morton credited with the W with four innings of relief, when MLB wouldn't give Bumgarner the W with five innings of relief a few years ago?
 

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Not that it matters, but why was Morton credited with the W with four innings of relief, when MLB wouldn't give Bumgarner the W with five innings of relief a few years ago?
Good question. If I had to guess, it would be because all of the rest of the Astros' pitchers pitched with a lead that they didn't give up. I feel like traditionally it would have gone to Peacock, but not really sure.

In 2014, Affeldt was pitching in the game when the Giants took the lead, so he got the win. If the game was tied and then the Astros took the lead while Peacock was in the game, I'd guess it would have gone to him.
 

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Not that it matters, but why was Morton credited with the W with four innings of relief, when MLB wouldn't give Bumgarner the W with five innings of relief a few years ago?
In 2014, Affeldt was pitching in the game when the Giants took the lead, so he got the win. If the game was tied and then the Astros took the lead while Peacock was in the game, I'd guess it would have gone to him.
Donutogre has bingo.

The rule for when the team leads when the starter exits but the starter doesn't go five is that "the official scorer shall credit as the winning pitcher the relief pitcher, if there is only one relief pitcher, or the relief pitcher who, in the official scorer’s judgment was the most effective, if there is more than one relief pitcher." Morton was clearly the most effective reliever.

In Affeldt's case, the reliever who is in the game when the team takes the lead is the winning pitcher unless the reliever "is ineffective in a brief appearance, when at least one succeeding relief pitcher pitches effectively in helping his team maintain its lead." Bumgarner was great, but Affeldt wasn't "ineffective," so he gets the win.