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Old 10-30-2019, 10:42 PM
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The irony in which another Will Harris ends up being involved in the Astros getting beat at home in the world series. If this score holds. There's still plenty of game left.
This. 9 outs is plenty of time for the Astros to tie this game up. Wonder if Cole comes in to pitch the 8th now.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:08 PM
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This. 9 outs is plenty of time for the Astros to tie this game up. Wonder if Cole comes in to pitch the 8th now.
Not sure why he is not in now.....another run down ..
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:17 PM
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Not sure why he is not in now.....another run down ..
Saving him for extra innings, perhaps.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:32 PM
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Corbin or Hudson in the 9th for Washington? I don't envy Martinez having to make that decision. If either were to blow it he would be second guessed in DC forever.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:34 PM
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Corbin or Hudson in the 9th for Washington? I don't envy Martinez having to make that decision. If either were to blow it he would be second guessed in DC forever.
I’d stick with Corbin, he’s been dealing while Hudson’s been waiting around in the bullpen.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:54 PM
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Congrats to the Nats!
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:00 AM
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Road team wins every game. Just think how much money people spent on tickets in both cities to never see their team win at home.

Great that no member of the Nationals had ever won a ring until tonight. A first for them and a first for their franchise. Special congrats to Spanky.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:06 AM
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Road team wins every game. Just think how much money people spent on tickets in both cities to never see their team win at home.

Great that no member of the Nationals had ever won a ring until tonight. A first for them and a first for their franchise. Special congrats to Spanky.
Has there ever been a 7 game series where the home team never one game?
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:13 AM
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Has there ever been a 7 game series where the home team never one game?
No. Not in any sport.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:41 AM
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Congrats, Nationals. Now, make way for our Sox.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:23 AM
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Hinch is gonna get second guessed about not using Cole when he made a change. When your bullpen fails you, suddenly you're not that great a manager anymore. That and the wasted opportunities early on. Bye baseball. Not much else to look forward to around here til next spring. This was not exactly a series full of drama, but still worthy of capping off the 2019 season of the best sport. 7 road wins, 7 home losses. Wow!
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:48 AM
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The ninth inning summed up what frustrates me about baseball 2019. The Astros are down by 4. They need base runners. Did anybody shorten up and try to just make contact? Nope. Everybody is still swinging for the fences. So the results? Popup, strikeout, strikeout. Game over.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:13 AM
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As strong as the Astros were supposed to be this year, they went just 10-8 in their 18 postseason games, and two of their three series were against wild card teams. Their easiest series was against he Yankees. Strangely enough, the Astros have played in three World Series and are 2-7 in the games played in Houston.

But tonight's game would have been the ultimate heartbreaker for either team. It was for the Astros, who were touted as the best team in baseball. The Nationals, meanwhile, had come so far, coming from behind in the eighth against the Brewers to win the play-in game, coming from behind win the deciding Game 5 in extra innings in Los Angeles and after sweeping the Cardinals, winning two elimination games on the road, coming from behind in each, to win the World Series.

The Astros probably had an avenue to win tonight. Leaving Greinke in the game might have gotten it done. Maybe not. The bullpen moves obviously didn't work. I don't know that bringing in Cole would have been the answer. No one had a chance to see what he had tonight. The only thing that's clear is that the Astros moves didn't work and the Nationals did what they needed to do scoring three in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth after getting just one hit over the first six innings.

But baseball is a human game of execution more than a game of metrics and percentages. I don't believe it's true that the Nationals wanted it more. I've never thought much of that cliche. Still, even though they looked overmatched against the Astros in the DC games, in the end the Nationals seemed more determined to do what they needed to do to win.

At the end, Hudson earned the right to throw his glove. Released by the Dodgers before the season and signed by a team that would lose 95 games, he found himself in the right place at the right time after being traded at the deadline to a team in desperate need of bullpen help to salvage the season. Maybe the glove should have been thrown by Greinke, who was traded on the same day to the Astros in search of baseball's deepest starting rotation if given the chance.

Many believed it wouldn't even be that close.
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:54 AM
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The ninth inning summed up what frustrates me about baseball 2019. The Astros are down by 4. They need base runners. Did anybody shorten up and try to just make contact? Nope. Everybody is still swinging for the fences. So the results? Popup, strikeout, strikeout. Game over.
Of course not. For that reason alone I loved seeing the Astros go down.

Tha Nats went against the grain and they won it all. Wonderful!
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