2016 World Series Game 1 Live Blog
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Paul Swydan
8:12
My favorite pages on B-Ref are the Batting Order and Defensive Lineup pages. If you go to the Cubs' page, you can see that Bryant hit second in the lineup from roughly July on. http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/2016-batting-orders.shtml
Nate
8:12
"Circumstances" strike again!
Bork
8:12
Bryant's stance hurts my knees.
Twitter: @FlippedBats
8:13
and kluber sitting 95 on the sinker. adrenaline is pumping
Tim
8:14
WHY COGHLAN? WHY? DID JOEY M LIKE MIKE MATHENY GET AT THE LINEUP CARD OR SOMETHING?
Paul Swydan
8:14
Oh man, Bryant was halfway to first.
Dave Cameron
8:14
That's not a strike.
JC
8:15
Guess that half of the plate is a little larger than most nights.
Paul Swydan
8:15
We don't have audio on the replay, but it seems as though the ump waited until Bryant started running before he made the call.
Blat
8:15
Late strikeout calls piss me off for some reason
5 Run Homer
8:15
Good framing might be my new favourite thing to watch
Paul Swydan
8:15
Speaking of umpires, we're going to have a fun piece on the men in blue on Friday from Jon Roegele up at THT.
Dave Cameron
8:15
Not every bad call is good framing.
Bork
8:16
Is Rizzo always eating up half the plate with his body?
Dave Cameron
8:16
Yes.
twb
8:17
there was a good article on here a yearish ago about how rizzo had been hit by several pitches in the strike zone
John
8:17
Pretty clearly outside. Which starter would benefit more from an expanded zone?
Dave Cameron
8:17
Probably Kluber. Lester has better command.
Paul Swydan
8:17
Watching the replay again, I don't think it was the framing. Perez pulls the ball up, but that doesn't account for the fact that it was outside.
Just a bad call IMO
twb
8:18
I miss the TBS strike zone on every pitch
Paul Swydan
8:19
Yeah, I am now used to having a live strike zone graphic of some sort. It's unnerving to not have it on these FOX games.
JC
8:19
We see our first Cleveland steal attempt in the ____ inning.
Dave Cameron
8:19
1st.
Paul Swydan
8:19
It's nice that they use it on replays, but...
Mattingly's Sideburns
8:19
Is this the Cistulli French soccer league chat?
Paul Swydan
8:19
Yes.
filihok
8:19
Ump is miked up, loudly.
Ryan
8:19
Bleh
8:20
Any evidence that umps are more or less likely to call a strike when players do that?
Julio Pepper
8:20
Damn Lester looks sharp.
Paul Swydan
8:20
Not that I know of. That'd be hard to account for. Maybe Statcast can do it.
Dave Cameron
8:20
Probably because of Arrieta's breakout and Hendricks ERA this year, he's become wildly underrated.
Austin, Texas
8:21
Little known fact: Francona has 2-3 sunflower seeds entering AND exiting his mouth at all times and gum
Javier
8:21
Looks like it's gonna b a fast, low-scoring game. Thoughts?
Dave Cameron
8:22
I would bet the whole series will be. It's cold, and these pitchers are all going to be good.
klof
8:22
Lindor going on first pitch?
Paul Swydan
8:22
Alright, here we go stolen base/Taco Bell fans!
I want my free taco.
Dave Cameron
8:22
He'll go.
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