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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Easier said than done, but the Royals really should have worked the count against Bumgarner. Chased too many high fastballs out of the strike zone. Does anyone actually hit those pitches?

Like any good pitch, a high fastball can be really deceptive. Four seamers tend to look like they are going to stay straight but they gain a little bit of lift at the end. Beautiful pitch thrown correctly.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Bumgarner has that "country dumbness" about him to not let the magnitude of the situation affect his skills, thus making him very, very patient in cultivating all of those outs.

No offense to country folk (hell I grew up just a stone's throw from country) but I know what you mean. He was just dealing the whole series.. literally unhittable.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Idk, but if they do, those go far. There is no way Perez was not thinking, "Man, I could win this thing with one swing."

Probably... and that's why his at bat was so shitty. Terrible mindset when he should have been protecting the plate. There are so many more ways that run gets home if he works the count instead of trying to be the fucking hero.
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I love that "Chevy guy" is trending on Twitter. 

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Probably... and that's why his at bat was so shitty. Terrible mindset when he should have been protecting the plate. There are so many more ways that run gets home if he works the count instead of trying to be the fucking hero.

I bet he was trying not to think it, but no way you can get that thought out of your head. And no one wants to strike out looking at some high heat to lose the WS.
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

This is comical. Guy had a BEAST of a post season. Deserves the MVP. Gonna be a very good pitcher in years to come.
But lets not start acting like his post season is a reflection of his regular season. He is a solid regular season pitcher. Nowhere near "God." FEW pitchers are.
I mean I would think Kershaw would be up there with the insane numbers he posted during the regular season but playoffs are so much different and he really had to carry the Giants during this run it wasn't like other years where you had Cain and Lincecum at his best. But .25 era is crazy numbers because the Royals played well against our other starters. Regular season numbers are all good but all time great performances are what people really remember even mlb network and the rest of the losers on that broadcast were on the bandwagon.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Easier said than done, but the Royals really should have worked the count against Bumgarner. Chased too many high fastballs out of the strike zone. Does anyone actually hit those pitches?

Yeah Sandoval hit 3 HRs chasing pitches like that in the world series. Honestly I don't blame the Royals I don't even think Bumgarner had more than two balls in at bat during the game 7 they were just trying to get contact that's why you saw so many pop flys. It was still a 1 run game and you really have no idea how big or small the strikezone is gonna be because every pitchers balls look different coming in. Strikezone was huge for Ventura and so-so for Peavy. The Royals hadn't done anything against Bumgarner all series you really don't want to fall 0-2 thinking you'll eventually get a ball with how good Bumgarner had thrown.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I bet he was trying not to think it, but no way you can get that thought out of your head. And no one wants to strike out looking at some high heat to lose the WS.

Yeah you definitely don't, in 2012 Cabrera went down looking. I mean it was a good pitch but it definetly looks like if your just giving in.
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I'm thinking the orange Orange October hoodie...
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I bet he was trying not to think it, but no way you can get that thought out of your head. And no one wants to strike out looking at some high heat to lose the WS.

Pitches he swung at were so far outside the zone though... I kept shaking my head that entire at bat.
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Pitches he swung at were so far outside the zone though... I kept shaking my head that entire at bat.

Well, its easier to say that watching. He has to mostly make up his mind before the pitch, and at 90mph + thats not a lot of adjustment time. Also, I mean, what is so far really? A few inches maybe. Its hard to see that from where stood as the pitch was headed at him.

And he is young, and had just gotten drilled in the leg, and he was under more pressure than any of us have probably ever been in our lives. Oh, and he was facing a stone cold post season ace that was on point like nobodies business.

All that said, yeah I would have loved to see something better there, but I cant say I was expecting it, or that I blame the dude.

The hit prior with the outfield triple error was insane though. Had he just been straight up running, and looking at his base coaches, not looking in the outfield, that could have well been an inside the park home run. I was shaking my head much more at that play than the Perez at bat. Just keep your eyes ahead at your coach and haul ass.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

I'm thinking the orange Orange October hoodie...


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Congrats to the Giants.
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