2016 World Series Game 6 Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
11:09
This isn't just Maddon. All managers do this in the postseason.
Jansen closed out like a 4-5 run lead in the DS, I believe.
Ben
11:09
How can we automatically assume he's unavailable tomorrow?
Dave Cameron
11:09
It isn't about availability. It's about quantity.
The Walking Man
11:09
Tito used Allen with a 6 run lead as well
Mike Oxawoppa
11:09
Jansen was with a 6-run lead!
Bryn
11:09
Even Miller has thrown some non high leverage innings with a lead.
Matt
11:10
Maddon is in the game. Not watching the game on TV or on the internet. He is not playing to 'not-lose' game 6. Im sure the guy is nervous as hell, and doesn't want anything getting out of hand and wanted to quash any possible chance of a loss.
Dave Cameron
11:10
That's dumb.
You have to win two games to win the series. You make decisions based on winning two games, not one.
Fat Kenny G
11:11
Can we add Dave Cameron onto Undisputed. All he says is "That's Dumb" apparently.
Harold Reynolds
11:11
I love it when Dave gets fired up!
Dave Cameron
11:11
There are plenty of things where reasonable people can take both sides in baseball. Almost everything. Not this.
11:12
Baez.
I wish he could hit.
Eno Sarris
11:12
They might have some defensive problems in the outfield as they age but they've got some plus infield defense... and Almora I guess.
Guest
11:13
Baez is so good that didnt even look impressive
desertfox9139
11:13
shat would you think if they pulled chapman here?
Dave Cameron
11:13
It would make a bad situation less bad.
But he won't.
Chapman considers himself a closer. Maddon will let him close.
Minty
11:14
Does Baez realistically learn to hit, Dave?
Dave Cameron
11:14
Anything is possible. Ben Zobrist wasn't Ben Zobrist until he was like 26. But current version Baez? No.
Matt
11:15
Do we even have provable evidence that Chapman will be worse tmrw if he goes out and has an easy 9th inning?
Dave Cameron
11:15
Again, it isn't about better/worse, or about available/unavailable; it's about quantity.
No way Maddon asks Chapman to throw 40+ two days in a row.
So you could have gotten this tomorrow.
Now you get ~20 pitches, maybe.
Zonk
11:16
I sense an article coming tomorrow on the Chapman decision...
Dave Cameron
11:16
I'm already working on it. It will be up tonight.
Nick
11:17
how long does an article normally take to write?
Dave Cameron
11:18
Once I have the idea and the data, I can knock it out in an ~1 hour.
Eno Sarris
11:18
Yeah it's the first part that sometimes takes for-f'in-ever.
Dave Cameron
11:18
I'll have to talk to the wife when I get home though, so this will take longer.
Eno Sarris
11:18
Or at least for me. I'm not the greatest at data.
Eric Weinstein
11:19
How does theCubs front office not call up the dugout and say this is crazy - get someone other than Chapman in there?
Eno Sarris
11:19
And the interview ones take much longer with travel, research, transcribing.
Can we pull Chapman now?
alpha
11:20
Give the ball to anyone else
Zonk
11:20
Can we pull Chapman NOW?
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