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Stros up 6-0 going into the 7th.
What was the Angels record?I think Shohei is the clear AL MVP. Vlad is having a monster year and a triple crown winner would normally be a shoe in for MVP, but what Shohei is doing is literally unlike anything that has happened for 100 years. I'm a big Braves fan which is about as far removed from the Angels as possible, but I've enjoyed following his season from the senior circuit. This is probably partly sports media setting up the narrative this way but Vlad Jr. just feels like another AL hitter having a monster year, whereas Shohei feels like something truly special.
The Angles admittedly underperformed, which is the norm for them, but that didn't stop Trout from winning MVP's. Ohtani's second half is very pedestrian in comparison to his first half. Vlad did carry his team closer to the playoffs. but that only carries so much weight.What was the Angels record?
Yes there have been other non-playoff MVPs but Vlad Jr led Bluejays to precipice of the playoffs. That is worth something in my book.
Especially w/ Ohtani‘s unimpressive H2
Watching at speed I would have called a swing also. Even watching in slo mo I would have probably said it was a swing since you could see the end of the bat (at least that’s the rule I was taught years ago). If I had my druthers both teams would have lost because I hate them both.That checked swing call deciding the giants dodgers is egregious. Terrible call, I would argue it isn't even a borderline checked swing, he clearly did not offer a swing. Ump deciding the game is bad, but deciding the game on a horrible call is 1000 times worse.
Feel terrible for the giants and their fans.
Dodgers braves rematch from last year's nlcs. Once again I worry that the dodgers just have more dudes and dudes most of the time are what win big games. It would be really nice if the Bravos had Acuna
I strenuously disagree. Live I thought it wasn't even close to a swing, and replay only confirmed that thought. It's purely a judgement call for the officials so there isn't a rule follow. The question is did he make an attempt to strike the ball. I dont think Flores did.Watching at speed I would have called a swing also. Even watching in slo mo I would have probably said it was a swing since you could see the end of the bat (at least that’s the rule I was taught years ago). If I had my druthers both teams would have lost because I hate them both.