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Old 10-25-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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WPA leaders for game 2

Giants
Bumgarner .403
Casilla .107
Blanco .102
...
Theriot -.030
Pagan -.047 (doesn't include his SB)
Scutaro -.067


Tigers
Fister .228 = .265 pitching and -.037 hitting
Cabrera .011
Berry -.031
...
Peralta -.106
Prince -.115
Smyly -.157
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The biggest plays in the game, according to WPA

The Prince Fielder double play after Cabrera singled to lead-off the seventh. The play decreased the Tigers' WE by 12.2%
The Gregor Blanco bunt single to load the bases in the 7th. The play increased the Giants' WE by 10.8%
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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WPA leaders for the series so far

Tigers
Fister .228
Cabrera .034
Coke .010
...
Peralta -.147
Smyly -.157
Verlander -.309

Giants
Bumgarner .394
Pandoval .272
Zito .189
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Theriot -.030
Crawford -.034
Pagan -.048
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The biggest plays in the series, according to WPA

Pablo Sandoval's 3rd inning home run in game 1 to give SF a 4 - 0 lead. Increased the Giants' WE by 13.3 % (his first inning homer, which gave SF a 1 - 0 lead, had a WPA of 12%).
The Prince Fielder double play in the 7th inning of game 2 decreased Detroit's WE by 12.2%
Gregor Blanco's bunt single in the seventh inning of game 2 increased SF's WE by 10.8%
Marco Scutaro's RBI single in the 3rd inning of game 1 gave the Giants a 2 - 0 lead and increased their WE by 10.1%
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Go Gs

Not a true baseball fan anymore, but I'm glad to see the Gs peaking at the right time and leading the WS. I hate those damn stupid-looking beards though. Never cared for that "fear the beard" crap. As long as they win, I guess the caveman look must be tolerated. Buster Posey has the right idea.

Also, watching Prince Fielder run those bases gave me the first glimpse of what it would look like if a rhinoceros ran the bases with reckless abandon. How much does that guy weigh? 500 lbs? Other than sumo wrestling and pro football, I never thought I'd ever see a guy that huge playing professional baseball.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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Originally Posted by expect View Post
vogelstrong and cain pitching the next 2 games



they could've had vogelsong pitch on 3 days rest, glad they went with bumgarner. even tho he's not 100% back, good outing tonight.

i hope it doesnt come back to SF, my body is ready for another title
Detroit sent its two best pitchers to the mound and are now going back to Detroit with their tails between their legs. The only thing I can see that's positive right now is that the Giants haven't pitched in this park yet, so the Tigers might be more comfortable and the Giants less so, but I don't even know if it matters. I think the Giants are just the better team. The Tigers racked up a great ERA, but the A's were statistically one of the worst lineups in baseball, and the Yankees couldn't have hit a beach ball in those last few weeks. The Giants are hitting everything right now.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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The Tigers are another great example of how the playoff system favors mediocrity. It makes no sense to have them in the WS when 6 other AL clubs had better records. Even if they come back and win the WS, I still don't think they should be there.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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the A's were statistically one of the worst lineups in baseball,
Not even close to being true.
They were 6th in the AL in batting runs and 2nd in base running runs.

They were 6th overall in the AL combining batting and base running runs about 88 runs ahead of the last place Mariners and 110 runs behind the first place Angels

*http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.asp...ers=0&sort=1,d

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The Tigers are another great example of how the playoff system favors mediocrity. It makes no sense to have them in the WS when 6 other AL clubs had better records. Even if they come back and win the WS, I still don't think they should be there.
The Tigers beat two of those six in the post-season.

Any talk of the Tigers deserving or not deserving to be there is moot.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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Obama rooting for the Tigers was the kiss of death. His track record on picking sports winners is terrible.
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