2016 World Series Game 6 Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
10:56
The best injury ever.
Eno Sarris
10:56
Alfrz
10:57
The cleat that saved the cubs season.
Cubs fan
10:57
Landing ankle better or worse than push off tho
Guest
10:58
Even a grand slam maintains the Cubs lead -- nothing "saved the Cubs season" that inning and burning/risking injury to chapman may have cost it
Eno Sarris
10:58
Worse. Velo more correlated to landing foot pressure than push off foot.
Tyler
10:58
Is it weird that I feel bad for these players agents when they get burned so hard going into FA
Dave Cameron
10:58
The agents are the ones to empathize with.
JA
10:59
please show someone else warming up in the cubs pen
Guest
10:59
Can someone take a guess as to why Chapman came in the game? Because I honestly can't come up with anything.
Dave Cameron
10:59
Risk aversion.
joe buck
11:00
you know it's bad when I'm calling you out for being in panic mode
divcoman
11:00
The commentary on Fox is actually pretty good on the use of Chapman.
tenaciousdeucer
11:00
Maddon's practice is if he gets Chapman warmed up he is getting in the game.
Dave Cameron
11:00
He shouldn't have been warming up;
Zmccoy
11:01
If a 5 run lead isn't big enough for the cubs to feel comfortable with another reliever, what is?
Jeff K
11:02
With the big three arms reference for Cleveland, is Shaw really better than Otero?
Eno Sarris
11:02
Yes. 95 mph cutter is nasty!
Zonk
11:02
I will be perplexed if Chapman comes out next inning to face the lower part of the order
Phoenix2042
11:03
No one warming up and two outs. He's coming in.
El Dragon
11:03
So, have the Cubs just decided, screw it, Chapman is gonna pitch 2 innings today and tomorrow? Cause that seems dumb, but it's the only conclusion I can come up with.
Dave Cameron
11:04
I think Maddon just doesn't want to risk losing this game, even if the risk is tiny, and he's not considering what it does to tomorrow at all.
Drama Llama
11:04
F'ing hell Chapman is going back out, what in the world?
Dave Cameron
11:04
This is the logical conclusion of "win today, figure out tomorrow then"
And it's dumb'
Jeff K
11:05
It also shows that he doesn't trust the rest of his pen at all, even with a 97% probability of winning
Dave Cameron
11:05
it's fine to not trust them in close games. This isn't a close game.
Drew
11:05
At what point is it reasonable? 3 runs? 2 runs?
Dave Cameron
11:05
If the lead was 3, this would be fine-ish, if overly conservative.
11:06
4 is too risk-averse. 5 is dumb.
Phoenix2042
11:06
Just to play devil's advocate, maybe he knows that Lester is going to be able to pitch a lot tomorrow?
Dave Cameron
11:06
The best plan was to have Lester AND Chapman pitch a lot tomorrow.
It wasn't an either/or situation.
Zmccoy
11:07
I'd rather have chapman for 2 tomorrow than Lester for 2.
alpha
11:07
Best pitchers freshest for game 7 is always the best option
Greg j
11:07
Who knows who has the lead tomorrow? Today it matters.
Dave Cameron
11:07
This is the dumbest argument of them all.
Guest
11:08
We might lose tomorrow, so might as well make chapman throw worthless innings today!
sethmoko
11:08
I don't care who has the lead tomorrow. The Cubs will need 27 outs tomorrow (at least). Now Chapman can get fewer of them... Probably
A guess
11:08
How much of Madden's risk aversion is specific to this team and context? I.e., would a manager who didn't hold the Cubs World Series chances in their hands be more open to risk?
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