2016 AL Wild Card Live Blog
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Jeff Sullivan
6:16
One-game playoffs are seriously the best
Sterling Archer
6:16
how does this jag-off with the toy parrot afford 2nd row right behind home plate seats?
Jeff Sullivan
6:16
How is Marlins Man Marlins Man?
Phil
6:16
Cistulli must have the most dedicated intern.
Carson Cistulli
6:16
I *am* the intern.
Vic Romano
6:16
The timebomb that is Tillman is tick-tick-ticking away.
Eric A Longenhagen
6:16
Marlins Man was bitten by a radioactive marlin and became insanely rich.
wrex
6:17
Do you think Stroman's marked difference between peripherals and results may have something to do with his height?
Jeff Sullivan
6:17
This, I do not think
6:18
Martin rolls over on a pitch down the middle and it's 2-1 Orioles through 4
Pinstripe Wizard
6:18
Grandal looks like a tool but he's wildly underrated nationally IMO.
Jeff Sullivan
6:18
Agreed. Looking forward to being able to write this at some point for some reason in the coming few weeks
a eskpert
6:18
More walks in 2017: Joey Votto or Joey Bats?
Jeff Sullivan
6:18
Forever Votto
Jonnyzuck
6:18
Why is Tony La Russa still employed?
Eric A Longenhagen
6:18
Rumors on the backfields yesterday were that he was being "reassigned"
jon
6:19
Overlooked great irony in this playoff's seeding: the most fulcrum piece threatening this Cubs team in its pennant quest is Rich Hill
Eric A Longenhagen
6:19
Also, nobody wants the Dbacks job. Kendrick/Hall might make a move when they find someone willing and hold La Russa until then.
ChatzMcGee
6:20
Him much more valuable would Trumbo's 47 dinger season have been two years ago? Only marginally?
Jeff Sullivan
6:20
+4 runs, apparently
Feels too small but there you go
Clyde Klutz
6:21
Which is a better/more interesting WC game? One where neither team as an ace (AL) or 2 aces going at it (NL)?
Jeff Sullivan
6:21
I think it's more interesting when neither team has an ace, because then you have to rely a little more on strategy
6:22
But for entertainment purposes people love No. 1s
Stewie
6:22
Marlins Man made big bucks off his law firm which specializes in corporate law. Made something like $300MM off a case and decided to become Marlins Man.
Jeff Sullivan
6:22
This is weirdly infuriating
Eric A Longenhagen
6:22
Schoop: 4.52
Jeff Sullivan
6:23
Fantaaaaaaaaaaastic play by Tulowitzki in the hole!
denimchicken
6:23
as a fan of a wild card team, the one game playoff sucks
Jeff Sullivan
6:23
The odds of winning aren't meaningfully different than they would be in a series, so at least there's that
Carson Cistulli
6:24
Just saw the Tulo play. Bien joué, that guy.
Mattingly's Sideburns
6:24
Would you rather fight 1 Edwin sized parrot or 100 Parrot sized Edwins?
Jeff Sullivan
6:24
Always the 100
Josh
6:25
Givens/Brach/Britton get 'er done
Jeff Sullivan
6:25
And you haven't even mentioned O'Day!
Jack
6:25
Do you think that the one-game playoff is going to cause the managers to be more aggressive with pinch hitting or no?
Carson Cistulli
6:26
It probably should. It makes sense to exercise every possible advantage. It remains to be seen if it will, naturally.
sean
6:26
michael bourn making an impact in a playoff game in 2016 is truly shocking
Mike
6:26
Is good pitching more important than good hitting in the postseason? I remember some BPro article from a million years ago looked at it and was like "Yeah, pretty much", but has anyone studied this more recently?
Jeff Sullivan
6:26
I believe that good pitchers have a slight advantage over good hitters in the playoffs, and all of the time, so take that for what it's worth. The Red Sox are still terrifying though
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