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brjones

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #165 on: September 29, 2018, 09:21:04 pm »
Nevermind, Pina pinch hits for Knebel.

brjones

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #166 on: September 29, 2018, 09:27:26 pm »
Jeffress coming in to face Candelario/JaCoby/Castellanos. Now would be a good time for Candelario to help his old team.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #167 on: September 29, 2018, 09:31:45 pm »
Candelario Ks.

Brewers 2 outs away from their second 6-5 win in a row in games they trailed 3-0.

brjones

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #168 on: September 29, 2018, 09:34:11 pm »
Jones Ks. Brewers bullpen is just unhittable.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #169 on: September 29, 2018, 09:35:35 pm »
Castellanos humiliated.

Cubs thought they were finally going to get a few days off, but they choked and now they'll be playing on Monday and/or Tuesday.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #170 on: September 29, 2018, 09:36:45 pm »
They choked?  You have got to be kidding.

brjones

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #171 on: September 29, 2018, 09:58:55 pm »
5 game lead on September 2, and they lose 4 of 6 to the Brewers to let them stick around.

95.1% chance to win the division outright on September 18, and now it's a coin flip at best.

They choked.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #172 on: September 29, 2018, 10:12:12 pm »
That's absurd.  But not surprising.

davep

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #173 on: September 30, 2018, 03:04:22 pm »
In 1969, the Cubs lost to the Mets, not because they choked, but because the Mets played incredible baseball at the end of the season.  The same situation exists today.  If the Cubs do not win the division, it will be because the Brewers became incredibly hot at the proper time, not that the Cubs choked.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #174 on: September 30, 2018, 05:12:31 pm »
In Ď69 the Cubs were under .500 after the break and 8-17 in September - they choked. Doesnít mean the Mets werenít great - the two are not mutually exclusive.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #175 on: September 30, 2018, 06:36:59 pm »
The cubs are going to win 95 games.  They arenít in the wild card chase.

This post is prima facie evidence that the Cubs didn't choke.  They did what they were on pace to do -- the Brewers just played even better.

Now let's go get that 96th win tomorrow!

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #176 on: September 30, 2018, 06:44:34 pm »
Actually Cubs are in good shape.  They only need to win one out of the next two to get into the NL final four.  Winning tomorrow means no need to even play the next one.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #177 on: September 30, 2018, 06:48:07 pm »
Actually Cubs are in good shape.  They only need to win one out of the next two to get into the NL final four.  Winning tomorrow means no need to even play the next one.

A one-game playoff in LA would not be a good position.

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #178 on: September 30, 2018, 06:51:05 pm »
In L.A.?

craig

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Re: Wild Card Chase
« Reply #179 on: September 30, 2018, 08:51:29 pm »
Interesting that the West wildcard team will need to travel, yet will be playing the late game tomorrow.  Don't imagine it matters at all.  But they'll have less hours between games, plus the travel besides.