[unofficial 2017 ALDS] Red Sox vs. Astros

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  1. solid

    solid Contributing Member

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    No cake-walk against the Yankees, but I thought the Indians were the best team in baseball. Plus, we now have home field. What's not to like?
     
  2. bobrek

    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    Hinch pitching Verlander in relief?
     
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  3. Uprising

    Uprising Contributing Member

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    Alright....bring on the Yankees!
     
  4. Hey Now!

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    I've seen some ambivalence about home field advantage........ there are no sure things - but, man...... you'd be foolish to not want game 7 at home.
     
  5. Fyreball

    Fyreball Contributing Member

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    I agree with you 100%, but I'm guessing an Indians fan would want to fight you right now. They've lost 2 win-or-go-home games on their home field in 2 seasons now.
     
  6. Buck Turgidson

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    Thought this was interesting, only focuses on the WS but the game 1-2 results were something I hadn't really looked into. Home team records since 1925 (when the 2-3-2 format was made permanent):

    • Game 1: 57-34
    • Game 2: 55-36
    • Game 3: 50-41
    • Game 4: 44-47
    • Game 5: 37-36
    • Game 6: 35-19
    • Game 7: 17-18

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...eries-having-home-field-advantage-does-matter
     
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  7. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Contributing Member

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    I also saw last night that in Game 5's of 5 game series, road teams were just over .500
     
  8. conquistador#11

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    If the astros could sweep the yanks, there will be no game 7.
     
  9. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    One could argue the Astros were the better team this season. The Indians won 20 plus games in a row and still only finished one game ahead.

    Stros also got ravaged by the injury bug this year.
     
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  10. Pen15clubber

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    This is our year. If the hitting stops our pitching will step up, if the pitching hiccups then our hittas will carry the load
     
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  11. conquistador#11

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    "I love bregman's load. if you know what I mean."
    -sparky

    that was an actual quote. he's hilarious.
     
  12. LonghornFan

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    I'll be in St Louis for game 5. That's incredibly lame, so let's just sweep it. I love to brag, especially to cheating mofo's.
     
  13. PhiSlammaJamma

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    ALL we need is 6. THis could epic.
     
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