Archive: October, 2019

WS2019

Game 6: Nats win despite potentially critical blown call

Well. Ask for an interesting World Series game and the baseball gods provide.

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WS3

DC duds

A great first game. A good second one until it got silly in the late innings. A decent contest, if not a really exciting one, in Game 3. And two snoozers.

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WS19

Game 2: The schizophrenic game

For six innings, Game 2 of the World Series was much like Game 1: a tight, well-executed battle between two outstanding pitchers and pennant-winning defenses. With the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros tied at 2-2 since the first inning, every hit was tense, every baserunner potentially pivotal, every defensive play important.

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scherzerWS

Game 1: Surprising, yet as expected

Hey, that was fun, wasn't it?

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WS2019

World Series primer

And then there were two.

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paxnyy

Hey, we know him

Now that the Wild Card slots are filled with the conclusion of the WC play-in games—good one in DC, dull one in Oakland—the playoffs can begin in earnest. As we tune in for the four League Division Series starting tomorrow, we may not know a lot about the teams playing; after all, we don't see those squads very often, a lot of their players are unknown quantities unless we're super-diehard baseball consumers. But some will be familiar because they used to be Mariners.

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Player of the year

Last week, the Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers of America tweeted their award winners for the Mariners' 2019 season:

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