Category Archives: NLDS

The Greatest Giants Season Ever Ends Sabermetrically as Moneyball Again Doesn’t Get Past the DS

Let me start by saying Doug Eddings was excellent behind the plate. His strike zone was tight, crisp and fair all night. Despite my concerns, at least the zone was good and the ump behind the plate was fair. Secondly, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Five, Dodgers at Giants 10/14/2021, Two of the Five WORST Umpires in MLB are Calling This One

Dodgers at Giants Game Five. Julio Urias vs. Logan Webb for all the marbles. Historic, epic game. But let’s talk about the umpires. Because two of the five worst umpires in the game today are on the crew for tonight’s … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Four, Giants at Dodgers 10/12/2021

I knew we weren’t going to win it down there. I mean of course I would have taken it, but these Dodgers, with this salary and their backs against the wall, putting Walker Buehler on the mound on short rest, … Continue reading

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One for the Ages

Yesterday I said Evan Longoria wasn’t scared of Max Scherzer. and that is all it took. This was one for the ages – a National League pitchers duel between the two best teams in the country, played with crisp, stunning, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Three, Giants at Dodgers 10/11/21

Alex Wood named to start When the Giants signed Alex Wood, one of the most commonly heard praises was that, as a former standout starter for the Dodgers, he’d step up and perform for us against them with an intimate, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Two: Dodgers at Giants 10/09/2021

The coverage of Urias I refer to is below the video. Julio Urias went for the Dodgers. He had an epic night at Oracle Park back in late May. Not only did he silence the lineup with 10 strikeouts allowing … Continue reading

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NLDS Game One, Dodgers at Giants 10/08/2021

First Walker Buehler started for the second place team in the NL West, who lined up like this: Mookie Betts (R) RF Corey Seager (L) SS Trea Turner (R) 2B Justin Turner (R) 3B Will Smith (R) C Matt Beaty (L) 1B Cody Bellinger (L) CF AJ … Continue reading

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NLDS Game One and As Usual No One Believes in the Giants, Despite Having the Best Record All Season; I Take Us in Five

Five days after his dominant seven innings against the powerful Padres (8Ks, no runs) to clinch the National League West on the last day of the 2021 season, our San Francisco Giants turn the ball over once again to the … Continue reading

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