NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:16 pm

Why?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby David » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:25 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Why?


fortunately i lucked into finding this pretty easily because the search function was no help

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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:45 pm

Oh man, I forgot about that; you guys read even crazier now than you did then.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby bcl412 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:50 pm

The Pirates are just annoying
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Bull » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:08 pm

I know some of you think I’m crazy, but I love the rest of the division being so competitive. I feel like it gives the Cubs legitimacy and makes them play meaningful games that prepare them for the post season.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby bcl412 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 pm

Bull wrote:I know some of you think I’m crazy, but I love the rest of the division being so competitive. I feel like it gives the Cubs legitimacy and makes them play meaningful games that prepare them for the post season.


Didn’t we win the World Series in the year where the division was at its least competitive in recent years?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby NotSoSober » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:52 pm

Bull wrote:I know some of you think I’m crazy, but I love the rest of the division being so competitive. I feel like it gives the Cubs legitimacy and makes them play meaningful games that prepare them for the post season.

Absurd. Do you also hope the Cubs somehow end up in the WC to prove themselves?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Lefty » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 pm

Brewers blowing up in 9th.
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 pm

go fodders go
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Lefty » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:12 pm

Soria apparently injured.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:20 pm

whoa did Chatwood pitch the 9th for the Brewers
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:14 pm

That brutal stretch of games for the VBs coming out of the ASB has not really been that brutal. They've played about equal to the Cubs, who've had a pretty light schedule over the same period.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:56 pm

PackLandVA wrote:That brutal stretch of games for the VBs coming out of the ASB has not really been that brutal. They've played about equal to the Cubs, who've had a pretty light schedule over the same period.

They're 4 back in the loss column, though. Continuing to play "about equal (but still worse)" than the Cubs is a good outcome for the Cubs.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01 pm

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PackLandVA wrote:That brutal stretch of games for the VBs coming out of the ASB has not really been that brutal. They've played about equal to the Cubs, who've had a pretty light schedule over the same period.

They're 4 back in the loss column, though. Continuing to play "about equal (but still worse)" than the Cubs is a good outcome for the Cubs.


Except, the general thought was the Brewers would stumble with a difficult stretch, and the Cubs would benefit from a weaker schedule....thus increasing their lead. Not only have they not really increased their lead, but they've allowed the Cardinals to get back in the mix.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby David » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:03 pm

The Cardinals are not in any mix
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:20 pm

David wrote:The Cardinals are not in any mix


Right.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby The Logan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:40 pm

David wrote:The Cardinals are not in any mix


Yeah, they like it straight out of the bottle
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby ScrubMD » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:14 am

David wrote:The Cardinals are not in any mix


Criticize it and dismiss it all you want, but the great dark purge seems to have really lifted morale in that clubhouse.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:26 am

Sh!tbirds down 4-1 in the top of the 4th.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Regular Show » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:08 am

ScrubMD wrote:
David wrote:The Cardinals are not in any mix


Criticize it and dismiss it all you want, but the great dark purge seems to have really lifted morale in that clubhouse.


Eh, I think it was getting rid of the old clueless whitey-in-charge, i.e. this guy:

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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby mul21 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:46 am

Regular Show wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:
David wrote:The Cardinals are not in any mix


Criticize it and dismiss it all you want, but the great dark purge seems to have really lifted morale in that clubhouse.


Eh, I think it was getting rid of the old clueless whitey-in-charge, i.e. this guy:

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There is no doubt in my mind that he was 90% of their problems.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Regular Show » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:49 am

mul21 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:
Criticize it and dismiss it all you want, but the great dark purge seems to have really lifted morale in that clubhouse.


Eh, I think it was getting rid of the old clueless whitey-in-charge, i.e. this guy:

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There is no doubt in my mind that he was 90% of their problems.


Yup.

Maybe 90% is too high. If you combine Greg Holland + Mike Matheny then maybe you get up to 90% lol.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:55 pm

Also...teams just can go on streaks. It wasn't too long ago everyone was all "omg the PIrates have won 11 in a row and are back in it!" and here we are...they're 10 games back now.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:28 am

VBs jump out to a 4-0 lead after 1 inning against Sal "Don't Call Me Corky" Romano. Reds come back and lead 6-5 and still batting in top of the 4th, bags juiced, Saurez up.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby champaignchris » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:09 pm

“Allowed the Cardinals to get back in the mix” = going .570 in August while the Cardinals go .810.

I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say that only one of those trends is going to continue
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