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We just saw a guy get picked off to end a World Series game.
We saw a team make two critical errors on throws to 3B in games they lost.
Also, there was Adam Wainwright calling off his infielders on a popup, then watching as it dropped in front of him.
It has been a fun series to watch, but in spite of the fact that these are the "best" teams this year(based on the large sample size of the whole season), I don't think we are watching 2 great teams
Historically, teams have won .0391 times down by 2 with runner on first and two outs. They win .0396 if the runner is on second. They win .0000 if he’s picked off.
To be fair to Wainwright, Molina should have stopped. The fact that he kept encroaching on Wainwright made that screw up possible. It was still an awful play, and should have been an E-1, but some of the blame for it has to go to Yadi.
It has been a fun series to watch, but in spite of the fact that these are the "best" teams this year(based on the large sample size of the whole season), I don't think we are watching 2 great teams; and that's what is showing. I mean Boston has Gomes hitting 5th. The dude is essentially a platoon player and he's batting 5th on a world series contender. The 3 and 4 starters for each team don't really send chills up the spine either. These are the two best teams this year, but not great teams compared to say the 2007 Red Sox or some of those late 1990's Yankee teams. No one is going to mistake them for the Big Red Machine or the '27 Yankees is what I'm trying to say...
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