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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    You want to give up that first hit to him?
    In a weird way that works against him (factoring out increased potential for walks) - every pitcher he sees is going to bring their best stuff because they don't want to be the one.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Lee's Pint & Shell in Baltimore: two hours of open bar tonight if Chris Davis gets a hit.

    When I was in college in the mid 80s, Dunbar's in Ithaca had 5 minutes of open bar every time Darryl Strawberry hit a homerun.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    In Seattle, ump takes a K-WP fastball hat crosses up the catcher to the collarbone, collapses in agony, and with the runner scoring all the way from 2nd on the WP the ump struggles up and manages to position himself correctly and make the call despite yelling in pain.

    If you get the chance watch the replay with sound. The ball coming off the bone sounds like a sharp foul ball. I'm shocked it didn't break his collarbone.

    Malex Smith's trip around the bases that inning:

    Reaches first on that swinging third strike that hits the ump
    Steals second and is nearly decapitated by the catcher's throw
    Is struck by a pick-off from the pitcher but stunned so can't advance
    Next pick-off sails over his and the shortstop's head allowing him to take third
    Home on a grounder to the right side
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Lee's Pint & Shell in Baltimore: two hours of open bar tonight if Chris Davis gets a hit.

    When I was in college in the mid 80s, Dunbar's in Ithaca had 5 minutes of open bar every time Darryl Strawberry hit a homerun.
    Edit: Davis PH with 2 out in the ninth; bar goes nuts as he hits a line drive... which is caught.

    That same bar gave free shots last year whenever Davis got a hit.

    Yikes.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    I'm surprised there's no "didchrisdavisgetahit.com" yet or something like that....
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Two run single in the first and wants the baseball.

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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    What was the final count? 51?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    What was the final count? 51?
    0-54

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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    0-54
    That's just unreal.
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    That's just unreal.
    I wonder how many at bats it would take the average person to get a hit against major league pitching. 100? 200? more? 0-54 is certainly crazy, but I wouldn't be surprised if it took me 54 at bats just to make contact against big leaguers
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
    I wonder how many at bats it would take the average person to get a hit against major league pitching. 100? 200? more? 0-54 is certainly crazy, but I wouldn't be surprised if it took me 54 at bats just to make contact against big leaguers
    It's a good question. 54 ABs.....an AB has an infinite number of pitches possible (due to fouling off the ball). What's the average AB in the majors? 4 pitches? 5? You would think that just by swinging the bat the Average Joe could make contact of some sort at some point. Whether or not it's a hit is another matter. Even then, just the odds of getting lucky and getting a random hit has to be better than 54 total ABs w/o a hit...
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    A schmoe off the street would have 1 advantage in trying to get a hit. The pitcher would likely not try to hit corners.

    So you are going to see strikes. You just need to catch up and hope to barrel one.

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    Chris Davis has finally recorded a hit, ending his streak at 55 AB.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

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    Chris Davis has finally recorded a hit, ending his streak at 55 AB.
    He went 3x5 to raise his BA to .079.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
    I wonder how many at bats it would take the average person to get a hit against major league pitching. 100? 200? more? 0-54 is certainly crazy, but I wouldn't be surprised if it took me 54 at bats just to make contact against big leaguers
    My guess is 1000 pitches, so let's say 250 AB. You might make contact with 100 of those pitches, and you might put 30 of them fair. Almost all of those would be weak pops or pathetic grounders. So, maybe 5 times you'd have good contact, and 1 of those might go where they aint.

    In Little League I had to face 2 guys who went on to the minors. It was utterly impossible to hit them because their speed was terrifying to a non-athlete -- there was nothing you could do with anything remotely inside but bail; your brain would say, "OK, that'll be enough of that." So not only were you out of the picture for roughly half the strikes, but the other half your timing was destroyed.
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    Royals being losers of 10 in-a-row prior to this series, sweep the Indians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    My guess is 1000 pitches, so let's say 250 AB. You might make contact with 100 of those pitches, and you might put 30 of them fair. Almost all of those would be weak pops or pathetic grounders. So, maybe 5 times you'd have good contact, and 1 of those might go where they aint.

    In Little League I had to face 2 guys who went on to the minors. It was utterly impossible to hit them because their speed was terrifying to a non-athlete -- there was nothing you could do with anything remotely inside but bail; your brain would say, "OK, that'll be enough of that." So not only were you out of the picture for roughly half the strikes, but the other half your timing was destroyed.
    Growing up there was a pitching machine at the local entertainment complex that allegedly threw 93. My softball-playing dad tried it just to see if he could hack it and he couldn't even react in time to swing the bat.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Growing up there was a pitching machine at the local entertainment complex that allegedly threw 93. My softball-playing dad tried it just to see if he could hack it and he couldn't even react in time to swing the bat.
    We had one that threw 85 or so. You basically swung the bat and hoped. ONE of us dared to try, he made contact on one of 15 pitches. Just making contact was a win in our books. He honestly just swung and hoped, as soon as he saw the ball.
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    Re: MLB 2019: Every Year at Playoff Time, The Dodgers Find A Way to Choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Growing up there was a pitching machine at the local entertainment complex that allegedly threw 93. My softball-playing dad tried it just to see if he could hack it and he couldn't even react in time to swing the bat.
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