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World Series Discussion Thread: Braves vs. Astros

BetCrimes1984

CTG Big Brother
Game 1 winners are 27-6 the last 33 WS (of the 6 exceptions: 3 were decided in a game 7 & 3 were decided in a game 6: no instances of a team losing game 1 then winning 4 straight).

Highly unusual: to have a WS split after 2 games with each team having managed their respective wins by 4 or more runs.
Only occurred 5 times in the previous 116 WS played. Of those previous 5 occasions, teams with HFA managed a 1-4 WS record (the one HFA-winning exception: the 1964 Saint Louis Cardinals, who won game 1 by 4 runs then lost game 2 by 5 runs - twilight zone, anyone? - then won 2 of 3 on the road before coming back home to win game 7).
 

PaintCrew

Well-Known Member
Much deeper pitching, they have built in rest days for pitchers too. They been finding ways all year.
Without Big Game Morton I'm not sure I trust the Braves staff much more than Houston moving forward...I actually like the `Stros bullpen pieces and depth quite a bit. Tonight feels like a must win for the Braves more so than the `Stros to me with 2 likely bullpen games looming with the likes of Smyly and Wright trying to eat up innings in Game 4 & 5. A lot of weight on Anderson's shoulders to go deep tonight against a lineup that just wears pitchers out but he's obviously capable.

Fun series either way and hopefully fun for my bankroll in the end ;)
 

Joe Public

Gabibbo's Finest
Game 1 winners are 27-6 the last 33 WS (of the 6 exceptions: 3 were decided in a game 7 & 3 were decided in a game 6: no instances of a team losing game 1 then winning 4 straight).

Highly unusual: to have a WS split after 2 games with each team having managed their respective wins by 4 or more runs.
Only occurred 5 times in the previous 116 WS played. Of those previous 5 occasions, teams with HFA managed a 1-4 WS record (the one HFA-winning exception: the 1964 Saint Louis Cardinals, who won game 1 by 4 runs then lost game 2 by 5 runs - twilight zone, anyone? - then won 2 of 3 on the road before coming back home to win game 7).

I can't remember the last time I saw a @BetCrimes1984 post. You can't see me, but there's a tear of joy in my eye right now.
 

Joe Public

Gabibbo's Finest
Also, I'm climbing back on the over today. I don't love the hook on that eight, but it's back under 9 and @KJ said I should be good here.
 

HUNT

CTG Partner
Without Big Game Morton I'm not sure I trust the Braves staff much more than Houston moving forward...I actually like the `Stros bullpen pieces and depth quite a bit. Tonight feels like a must win for the Braves more so than the `Stros to me with 2 likely bullpen games looming with the likes of Smyly and Wright trying to eat up innings in Game 4 & 5. A lot of weight on Anderson's shoulders to go deep tonight against a lineup that just wears pitchers out but he's obviously capable.

Fun series either way and hopefully fun for my bankroll in the end ;)


I agree in the sense braves have the most pressure tonight.
 

CPA-hole

Well-Known Member
The Braves needed to win Game 2 IMO. I don't know where they get 3 wins now.

Cold, rainy, and breezy tonight. Ball won't be flying out like in mid-summer. Think this favors the Astros who aren't as homer dependent.
 

Ryno14

Well-Known Member
I'm leaning to Bravos tonight, but not locked in yet. Stros are outside the top 10 in wRC against fastballs from RHP and Ian has one of the best. Think he can lock them down. I know Garcia looked good last time, but he's been awful besides that.
 

CPA-hole

Well-Known Member
Key to Anderson is getting through the 1st. Was able to do so vs LA. Was really good although he only went 4, before being lifted for a PH.

Braves really need him to go at least 6 tonight.
 

KJ

KJ is my name, naps are my game.
Have a blast man, is there rain in the forecast or just getting dark?
 

CPA-hole

Well-Known Member
Have a blast man, is there rain in the forecast or just getting dark?
Thanks, man. It should just be drizzling for most of the game. Not hard though. Hopefully they're right. I'd hate for it to start the game then have a delay and knock the starting pitchers out.
 

Joe Public

Gabibbo's Finest
What is this water from the sky? No one ordered that. How about some wind, maybe blowing out to left center.
 

BetCrimes1984

CTG Big Brother
Got home mid-afternoon this past day and immediately cranked up the illegal stream (knowing nothing of the score), only for the first 2 ABs I witnessed to be those Braves homers. Previous day had completely forgotten about the game so only joined proceedings beginning the bottom of the 8th, thus saw a couple of ABs before d'Arnaud's insurance run homer. Can't tamper with a winning trend (esp. at the expense of the team that eliminated the RSox), so will deliberately keep away from viewing the game or knowing the score until at least NZ 3.30pm tomorrow.
 

CPA-hole

Well-Known Member
My Atlanta sports history won't let me relax until this is over. Too many scars and seen way too much bad shit happen.

I'd start Minter. Let him go 2. Maybe 3. Get the righty Chavez for an inning. I don't want to see Smyly at all. But I'm guessing Snitker uses him and Davidson and maybe Martin, to try and get you to the 7th. Also how about scoring some damn runs early on one time?
 

twinkie13

Slices of cheese? Pfft
My Atlanta sports history won't let me relax until this is over. Too many scars and seen way too much bad shit happen.

I'd start Minter. Let him go 2. Maybe 3. Get the righty Chavez for an inning. I don't want to see Smyly at all. But I'm guessing Snitker uses him and Davidson and maybe Martin, to try and get you to the 7th. Also how about scoring some damn runs early on one time?
Man I hope they do it.
 

B.A.R.

CTG Partner
Staff member
My Atlanta sports history won't let me relax until this is over. Too many scars and seen way too much bad shit happen.

I'd start Minter. Let him go 2. Maybe 3. Get the righty Chavez for an inning. I don't want to see Smyly at all. But I'm guessing Snitker uses him and Davidson and maybe Martin, to try and get you to the 7th. Also how about scoring some damn runs early on one time?
:shake:
 

KJ

KJ is my name, naps are my game.
Everyone's last appearance will be tonight.
Makes it easier for this game that they're playing w/house money by getting the first 2 at home, they can play to have fun with the BP game. Kinda like a bunch of runs tonight
 

HUNT

CTG Partner
Makes it easier for this game that they're playing w/house money by getting the first 2 at home, they can play to have fun with the BP game. Kinda like a bunch of runs tonight

Yes. Should be a lot of scoring.
 

PaintCrew

Well-Known Member
Kudos to the other side so far. Master class pitching and some huge defensive moments to get it to 3-1. Been a hell of a fun ride of a 18-1 ticket no matter what. I’m going down with the ship and will tip my cap to Braves ticket holders and fans to a well deserved win if it ends tonight.

Good luck gents
 

mogo

CTG Super Moderator
Staff member
I watched the game last night for the first bit of WS baseball this year.

Rooting for the Braves even after the nightmares of the Sid Bream slide have haunted all Pirates fans for decades.
 

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