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Old 10-07-2019, 10:49 AM
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What 38 year old did that?
Same question.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:43 PM
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I still have major questions about what is going on in Houston. Something is off...38 year olds donít throw harder, have more strikeouts, and lose a full run off their ERA.
I assume you mean Verlander, who was only 34 when traded to Houston, and is only 36 now. And yes, it is a bit suspicious.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:13 PM
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I assume you mean Verlander, who was only 34 when traded to Houston, and is only 36 now. And yes, it is a bit suspicious.
I'd attribute it to the one common denominator in the league being the baseball itself. Verlander, who is probably a lock for the HOF, is just manipulating it better than other pitchers. Plus a rise in velocity isn't too out of the ordinary. Giolito picked up a few mph through changing his mechanics.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:05 PM
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Verlander never really lost and regained his FB, but rather stopped putting so much sink and spin on it which killed a bit of his MPH.

Look at the tables for movement.

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/velo.p...ate=10/07/2019

So, you see he's gone to a more true 4 seam FB as has most of the league, against the old trend where sink was king.

The Astros have seemingly lead the charge back to the “rising” FB, with the same adjustment being just as effective for Cole’s awakening.

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/velo.p...ate=10/07/2019

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Old 10-07-2019, 04:30 PM
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15 playoff games in a row lost by MN. The record across all sports is 16 by the Blackhawks. Never knew that.

Our longest streak is 5: 1983-1993, and 93-00. Which means we lost 10 of 12 playoff games for a stretch.

For the Bears post SB20, it's 3: 95 vs SF, 02 vs Phi and 06 vs Car.

MN can tie the all sports record tonight.

4 teams could have been eliminated today, but that won't happen with TB's win. I wonder if it ever happened before.

I still think LDS should be best of 7, with doubleheaders for first 4 games. The Braves of 03 and A's of 02 deserved another chance after losing 3.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:52 PM
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:26 PM
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Yankees running it up in the ninth looking for a sweep.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:44 PM
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Yankees complete the sweep, dealing the Twins their 16th straight postseason loss (last win came in Game 1 of the 2004 ALDS vs. ironically the Yankees).

I don't think the Twins want to see the Yankees in the playoffs again anytime soon. They've met 6 times and the Yankees have won every series, with the Twins winning 2 of the 18 games.

2003 ALDS - Yankees 3 games to 1
2004 ALDS - Yankees 3-1
2009 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
2010 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
2017 ALWC - Yankees win
2019 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:56 AM
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I don't think the Twins want to see the Yankees in the playoffs again anytime soon. They've met 6 times and the Yankees have won every series, with the Twins winning 2 of the 18 games.

2003 ALDS - Yankees 3 games to 1
2004 ALDS - Yankees 3-1
2009 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
2010 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
2017 ALWC - Yankees win
2019 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:03 AM
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:25 AM
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Why can't the Twinkies play against the Yankers the way the do the against the Sox
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:53 PM
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The Hawks' 16 game playoff losing streak came in a short span, so I assume there are a handful of players who suffered all 16 defeats.

There is no one left from 2004 in MN, I think Morneu has the highest amount of losses during the streak with 12.

MN will still be tough to deal with next year, as well as the Toons. I predict MN will win the Central again, with us taking a WC spot, and going all the way with it.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:31 PM
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Yankees complete the sweep, dealing the Twins their 16th straight postseason loss (last win came in Game 1 of the 2004 ALDS vs. ironically the Yankees).

I don't think the Twins want to see the Yankees in the playoffs again anytime soon. They've met 6 times and the Yankees have won every series, with the Twins winning 2 of the 18 games.

2003 ALDS - Yankees 3 games to 1
2004 ALDS - Yankees 3-1
2009 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
2010 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
2017 ALWC - Yankees win
2019 ALDS - Yankees 3-0
Since the beginning of this millenium, the Sox have won more playoff games than Minny (12 to 6) while playing far fewer (19 to 26). I'm not counting the play-in game of 2017 that Minny also lost. Minny has not won a playoff game since 2004.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:57 PM
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Why can't the Twinkies play against the Yankers the way the do the against the Sox
Iím glad they donít. The Yankees donít bother me at all. They are the marquee franchise in the sport.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:19 PM
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Iíd like to quote one of my favorite phrases Iíve ever heard on this website:

The Twins are crappy. They are perpetual losers.
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