2016 World Series Game 2 Live Blog
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Craig Edwards
5:07
You might be setting the bar a bit too high.
Wolfie
5:07
What would you consider Bauer's "put away pitch"? Or does he have one?
Jeff Sullivan
5:07
Curveball, followed by sinker. These are graded relatively
5:08
So this is an extremely slow game, I've noticed.
Jon
5:08
I sucked at little league so I always played right field. Why does the worst defender play LF usually in the majors?
Craig Edwards
5:09
in little league right handed batters pull the ball to left field so the left fielder gets a lot more chances. In the majors, that isn't the case and you need a stronger arm for rf.
Amazon Prime and Wilmer Difo
5:09
If this game is raindee out in the 7th and it's still 1-0 do they call it, or are all WS games played through
Jeff Sullivan
5:09
We'd be back for the finish tomorrow!
anonymous
5:09
Whenever people talk about 'curses' I assume they're being ironic.
Jeff Sullivan
5:09
They feel like one of those things that trends only because people are talking about how stupid it is that it's trending
EccentricChemist
5:11
Craig, if you went to the doubleheaders in Saturdays, would you then advocate for the extended 25 man roster swapping?
Craig Edwards
5:11
Yes, 25 man roster is sort of arbitrary anyway.
JT
5:12
Wish there was more of a neutral on the Joe buck vote. Don't hate him nearly as much as other cubs fans
alpha
5:12
"don't like him" isn't strong enough wording
Jeff Sullivan
5:12
I should have added a neutral option but then again, internet voters never vote on a neutral platform
Trevor Bauer has a witchy nose
Uncle Jimbo
5:12
I would prefer an audio track of the ambient stadium noise over just about any PBP announcer. I can see what happened on the field, no one needs to tell me what I just saw.
Craig Edwards
5:13
but then who read the sponsorhsips?
Jeff Sullivan
5:13
Gameday tells me Bauer has thrown 40 strikes so far but I don't recall seeing more than three of them
alpha
5:14
Cubs need another pitcher. Hammels can be improved on
Jeff Sullivan
5:14
Schwarber comes through! Green light, slams a single into right-center. 2-0 Cubs
Craig Edwards
5:14
Cubs have had two straight years of good injury luck on the pitching front. Need as many decent pitchers as possible, Hammell included.
Jeff Sullivan
5:14
That was a *terrible* 3-and-0 fastball. Literally right down the gut
CamdenWarehouse
5:15
If fowler leaves, who bats leadoff next year?
Craig Edwards
5:15
Zobrist, I would imagine.
Matt
5:16
Is Kyle Schwarber even old enough to have been alive when his goatee was considered fashionable?
Jeff Sullivan
5:16
There's a very specific kind of face for which a goatee like that is well suited
someone
5:16
I respect Joe Buck. I just wish his voice sounded a little more pleasant.
Jeff Sullivan
5:17
Holy shit Baez
That was a horrible pitch to chase!
In any case, 2-0 after two and a half.
We're on pace for a 4:08 contest...
Count Von Count
5:18
I'd think Bauer has to be done after this inning, right? Hasn't looked sharp all game.
Jeff Sullivan
5:18
I'd pull him now but I'm just particularly Bauer-averse
Now imagine this guy on short rest
JT
5:18
More batters need to swing 3-0
Jeff Sullivan
5:19
Anecdotally there's been an unusual amount of that in these playoffs. In reality it's too small a sample
Matt
5:19
Increasingly over the past 2-3 years, the #1 thing that bothers me about watching baseball is fans (both live and TV) who think they can tell the strike zone from their vantage point. (I think it was actually a HBT article about the geometry of calling pitches from your couch that started it for me). Thoughts?
Jeff Sullivan
5:20
We're definitely all getting deceived by the camera angles and whatnot. I am not sufficiently educated to speak to what the illusions are, but our eyes suck, especially with off-center angles like tonight's. God bless pitch-tracking data
Nietsniew
5:20
CRAIG DONT STEAL MY IDEAS
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