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Old 10-01-2019, 08:06 PM
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NL Wild Card game tonight in Washington between the Brewers and Nationals, winner advances to play the Dodgers. Interesting that both teams entered the league in 1969, each under different names (Seattle Pilots and Montreal Expos).

AL Wild Card game on Wednesday in Oakland between the Rays and A's, with the winner taking on the Astros.

NLDS's start Thursday, with the wild card winner at LA and St. Louis opening at Atlanta. ALDS's start on Friday with the wild card winner at Houston and Minnesota at New York. DS's are all best-of-5.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:13 PM
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Oh Scherzer...:shakeshead:
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:20 PM
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:57 PM
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Huge hit by Soto for the Nationals in the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded and 2 outs to clear the bases and give Washington a 4-3 lead.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:06 PM
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Nats advance. First time in their tenure in Washington that they have actually advanced in the postseason (had gone 0-4 in previous playoff series).
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:06 PM
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That was a wild ending. Nationals could give the Dodgers a hell of a series.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:08 PM
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I can't even imagine going down to a kick in the junk like that misplay.

I'm not even a Brewers fan, and I'm at least a little pissed off about it.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:15 PM
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As mentioned, Nats were 19-31 through the first 50, and finished 93-69, so they went 74-38 in the last 112. If they had played that way all season, they would have won 107 games and tied Houston for best record.

This is not your typical wild card team.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:21 PM
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I can't even imagine going down to a kick in the junk like that misplay.

I'm not even a Brewers fan, and I'm at least a little pissed off about it.
Watching that replay, and I'm still trying to figure out why he took the angle to the ball that he did, unless he thought it was hit harder than it was.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:23 PM
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So sad. Wanted to gun down the tying run and gave the game away. Baseball can be a pitch.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:23 PM
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Watching that replay, and I'm still trying to figure out why he took the angle to the ball that he did, unless he thought it was hit harder than it was.
I think he was charging the ball hard hoping to have a play at nailing the tying run at plate (which he wouldn't have).

Kind of ironic that the big error was made in RF where a healthy Yelich would have been playing.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:22 AM
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I just got home from the NL Wildcard Game. I was sitting directly behind the Nationals bullpen, so I had a prime view of the misplay by Trent Grisham.

Dude in my section was heckling Grisham all night long. It was "Trent you suck!" constantly, even when the Brewers were in command of the game. When Trent Grisham misplayed that ball, everyone went over to high-five the heckler. He ended up crowd surfing.

Wild times.

Of course the most dog**** bad defensive play I have ever seen in Nationals Park was still Yelich at the 2018 All-Star Game. Not that he was trying there.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:08 AM
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Dude in my section was heckling Grisham all night long. It was "Trent you suck!" constantly, even when the Brewers were in command of the game. When Trent Grisham misplayed that ball, everyone went over to high-five the heckler. He ended up crowd surfing.

Wild times.

Sad times.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:13 AM
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My first thought on that play in right field that led to the Nats win, was, "Man that looks like Palka" . but after watching the replay several times, it's clear that Grisham did charge hard on the ball in that play, but he didn't misplay it . the ball was hit close to the end of the bat and had hard spin on it and took a weird change of direction when it hit the ground . if he doesn't charge so hard, he probably plays it and it's a tie game, but oh well.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:29 AM
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That was a fantastic game. I love baseball.
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