The 1975 Reds are only 39 years ago, unfortunately.SemperFidelisSox said:Bruins in 2011, Penguins in 2009?, Pirates in '79. I can't think of any more road teams to win a Game 7 in a championship series in the past 40 years. It's not easy, regardless of the sport.
Dan to Theo to Ben said:I was rooting for the Royals once they made it, but rooting for the Giants. Royals management/front office,unlikeable.
Tangled Up In Red said:50 men on the combined rosters, right? How many get used?
uh, 3rd starters, right?coremiller said:
The backup catchers almost certainly won't get used. And yesterday's starting pitchers won't either. The Giants burned Machi, Strickland, and Vogelson yesterday to save their better pen arms -- highly unlikely we'll see any of those guys. KC had no bullpen guy throw more than 1 IP yesterday, and the day before that was an off-day, so theoretically those guys could go tonight but they're at the bottom of the depth chart. So 20 for SF and 23 for KC are the upper limit. Unless the starters are really dealing (which seems unlikely, since it's both teams' 4th starters), the hooks will be very quick and a lot of pitchers will be used. You do however get fewer guys in the game in the AL without the need for pinch hitters and double switches and so on.
Yeah, can't talk about it really, but let's just say they didn't act like they've been there before. (which of course they haven't in a long time)RSN Diaspora said:
Huh? Did something change in the KC front office between the start of the playoffs and now?
HriniakPosterChild said:uh, 3rd starters, right?
patinorange said:Hudson has been waiting for this his whole baseball life. I like the Giants in this game if I were betting on it. Either outcome is ok with me. Both teams are likeable.
There is nothing better than game 7 and nothing worse than no baseball until spring.
rlsb said:Missouri MLB teams are 9-3 in game 7 of the World Series. 8-2 if you don't include 1985. :q:
redsoxcentury said:looked it up on Baseball Reference and Giants franchise have never won a closing Game 7 in a world series. So winning while being the road team in a game 7 isn't the only odds they are up against.
If the Royals are up going into the 4th, I would be stunned if Herrera isn't warming and would expect him to come into the game if the current pitcher gives up a hit.soxhop411 said:tweet:
Yost: Herrera, Davis, Holland all can go multiple innings tonight. "Hooks are going to be quick.
Yeah, we're talking about 1912, 1924 and 1962. I don't believe it has much relevence to tonight's game.nattysez said:
Off the top of my head the last pitchers to start with 2 days rest were Lonborg in 67 and Lolich and McLain in 68. Longborg was a disaster but the other two pitched complete games while allowing only 1 run. Still, the Giants would have been better off if they had started Bumgarner in game 4.Remagellan said:So no Missouri team has ever lost a Game 7 at home.
After thinking about it, I now agree with those advocating Bochy starting Bumgarner. With all of the KC Big Three pen guys likely available for more than 3 outs, the Giants cannot afford to fall behind early. If Bumgarner could give them even three good early shutout innings that might be decisive.