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Fidel
10-24-2001, 10:42 AM
Does anyone think the Diamonbacks have a chance behind the pitching of Schilling and Johnson? They have great lifetime stats against OīNeill, Martinez and Justice, but I donīt think that will matter much. The Yankees have great pitching too and more offensive power.Arizona will have a very hard time to even get on the scoreboard.
I predict the Yankees to win in 5.

LonestarROB
10-24-2001, 11:06 AM
I'll NEVER be able to pull for the Yanks(even though I did want them to beat Seatle), but I don't know how you can bet against them. Their amazing. Yanks in 6.

Big Boy Laroux
10-24-2001, 02:23 PM
i'll be rooting for my mian man mark grace!


but man oh man... mariano riviera is unstoppable! talk about domination.

Murphy3
10-24-2001, 09:20 PM
diamondbacks in 6
i look for schilling and johnson to be about as dominating as 2 pitcher have ever been in the world series
having said that...man, i can't stand johnson and schilling...especially johnson..

Fidel
10-24-2001, 10:40 PM
Arizona has to go up 2-0 to have a chance. They will lose game 3 with Anderson and if Johnson and Schilling really pitch on 3 days rest it will be hard for Arizona to get any wins after game 2. So if they win both at home they might have a chance, but I expect the Yankees to make some moves to take away from Schillings strenght against lefties.
I think the Yankees will win game 1 right away, and the series will be over then.

Murphy3
10-25-2001, 09:07 AM
why will they not have much of a chance if johnson and schilling pitch on 3 days rest?
both of them are more than capable of doing so.
your synopsis is a bit suspect

Fidel
10-25-2001, 07:43 PM
Schilling has never done it (pitching on three days rest) in his whole career, Johnson has done it two times in the postseason, losing both games.

Murphy3
10-26-2001, 10:12 AM
randy johnson had pitched semi-poorly in the post season before this year (in which he's pitched brilliantly)..so, you can throw your stat out the window for that.
schilling hasn't done it, so...you have nothing to back up your statement other than 2 games.
i think i'll go with johnson and schilling

Fidel
10-26-2001, 03:36 PM
Johnson could be able to do it, weīll see. Schilling hasnīt done it so far because he canīt. The Diamondbacks arenīt really thinking about using him on three days rest, it seems like they might use Johnson on three days rest, but only if they are in desperate need of a W.
I agree that both Johnson and Schilling pitched brilliant this year, but the Yankees do have some options. They could bring in Velarde for Martinez at first and Spencer for OīNeill in right. That would take away alot from Johnson, since he has great lifetime stats against the NY lefties.
A problem for Arizona is that they need this to be a series with dominant pitching, when it comes to offensive firepore they are overmatched by the Yankees. On the other hand NYīs good starting pitchers along with the awesome bullpen could be able to battle it out with Johnson and Schilling.
Thatīs why I favor NY, they are not as one dimensional as Arizona.

Murphy3
10-26-2001, 08:57 PM
if the series goes 7, schilling and johnson will combine to pitch 5 times.
guess what, i don't care whether you put up a left handed hitter or a right handed hitter, neither are very successful against johnson.

I believe Johnson will find a rhythm and be almost unhittable and schilling will be dominant as well.
you believe something else, but have nothing to back it up...neither do I.
yes, i realize that arizona is more one dimensional, but i also realize that arizona's one dimension could very easily completely dominate the series, and I expect that to happen
i realize that yanks have more offensive options and more bullpen options...but i also realize that the diamondbacks won't need much from their bullpen this series..they'll rely heavily on schilling and johnson, allowing them to go all 9 if needed.

Murphy3
10-27-2001, 09:01 AM
another thing...
arizona had more runs, home runs, and hits this year...despite playing in the national league where your pitcher bats 2-3 times a game.
arizona has a deeper bench and a very comparable starting lineup.
but it comes down to what johnson and schilling do

Fidel
10-27-2001, 07:31 PM
I can agree with most of what you said, but I still donīt think Schilling is capable of doing it.
One other thing: I donīt care for regular season stats when it comes to the Yankees. They have stepped up their play alot in the postseason (once again).
In all of the 3 stats you mentioned they are clearly ahead of the Diamondbacks, with both teams having played 11 games. The Yankees do also have better onbase and slugging percentage. So weīll see. I really hope this to be a close and exciting series, cause I do love baseball (very seldom you would hear a european say something like that, most donīt even understand the game).
1-1 after the 1st inning by the way.

Go Yankees!

Fidel
10-27-2001, 08:47 PM
Uh oh 9-1 after 4th inning. Yanks are in trouble, I guess.
No serious: 1-0 Arizona. Could be an interresting series now, could also be a short one for Arizona.

Murphy3
10-28-2001, 09:52 PM
of course the yankees should have a better on base percentage and slugging percentage..that's part of playing in the american league.. you have a DH instead of a pitcher batting...so all offensive stats should be up for an american league team (basically)

another thing, it's 2-0 d'backs...get ready to eat some crow
guess what, it's generally not a good idea to go against me. you won't have very good results

Fidel
10-29-2001, 09:18 PM
Nah, itīs just sports. Thatīs what makes it fun. You just donīt know whatīs going to happen until it happens. The only thing that surprises me is that the Diamondbacks were able to score 13 runs in 2 games against NY. I was aware they could hold the Yankees to just a few runs with Schilling and Johnson on the mount. But to see Mussina give up so many runs really surprised me. I thought it would be 1-1 after 2 games played with the wins for Mussina and Johnson.
Now it will be tough for the Yankees. Even if they win game 3, they must crack either Schilling or Johnson to win the series.

Murphy3
10-29-2001, 10:42 PM
yes, it is just sports.
and, some people just know more about it than others...
no hard feelings, maybe you know more about something else

Fidel
10-31-2001, 12:59 PM
Make that 2-1. And they do it. Brenley will use Schilling on three days rest against El Duque. He takes the risk, although he doesnīt need to. IMO it would have been better for Arizona to bring in Schilling and Johnson for games 5 and 6. I know they want Schilling again for a possible game 7, but Iīm not so sure this works. Weīll see tonight.
Oh and Murphy, donīt try so hard to be an ass. Itīs just funny.

Fidel
11-01-2001, 06:04 AM
2-2. Haha. Schilling pitched really well though, so did Hernandez (when you consider what he has done so far this year that was a good game for Hernandez). Iīd still give the edge to Schilling.
But the Yankees just never ever quit. Huge homer by Martinez in the 9th and Rivera in the 10th was awesome (braking three bats in a perfect inning).
What a great game.

MFFL
11-01-2001, 09:33 AM
All I can say is - DAMN the Yankees! They're going to win it all AGAIN! I hate them (mainly because they are so much better than the Rangers).

Fidel
11-02-2001, 05:46 AM
3-2 Yankees and another great game last night.
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Murphy3
11-02-2001, 04:32 PM
fidel, i'm just giving you a hard time.
besides, it appears that i might be eating a little crow with my prediction.

however, i think johnson shuts the yankees down in game six and the it's clemens and schilling for game 7...anyone's game.
and i'll go with schilling

Fidel
11-03-2001, 07:11 AM
NP, itīs ok Murphy, at least youīre the only one here who really wants to talk baseball (no offence to all you other guys, I know itīs mainly a Dallas Mavs board and thatīs ok. Itīs just that most of the Baseball MSG boards are shit).

Iīm not so sure there actually is a game 7. IMO Johnson wonīt be as dominating tonight, so it could be all over pretty soon. If there is a game 7 it should be close, but Iīll go with Clemens and the much more experienced Yankees (when it comes to World Series play).

djb
11-03-2001, 08:27 PM
So is Schilling pitching game 7? Time to place your bets boys! i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

LonestarROB
11-03-2001, 08:59 PM
I say yes but not starting. I wouldn't be suprised to see Johnson even pitch an inning or maybe two. Their blowing the Yanks out right now so they may pull him early tonight.

Fidel
11-04-2001, 10:20 PM
Arizona wins it all. They kinda deserved it but it was close at the end. I still canīt believe Rivera blew it.

Murphy3
11-05-2001, 09:04 AM
well, it looks like i was right...
before the series, i picked d'backs in 7...
when the d'backs were down 3-2, i picked d'backs in 7
damn, i must be smart

djb
11-05-2001, 10:34 AM
After that pathetic Cowboys-Giants game yesterday, the D-Backs win totally made my day!

LonestarROB
11-05-2001, 10:44 AM
I'm glad them damn yanks didn't win i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif . It was one of the more intertaining World Series in a LONG while.

Congrat's D-Backs.

MFFL
11-05-2001, 10:39 PM
I am SO glad the damn yankees didn't win again. Made my day!

TheKid
11-06-2001, 03:19 PM
DJ, that Giants-Cowboys game was only pathetic because you're a Cowboys fan. Unlike myself who is a Giants fan, therefore that game was pretty good to me :-)

Flying Tiger
11-14-2001, 05:50 PM
My friend got tickets to the Cowboys/Eagles game Sun. and I get to go with him. It should be pretty fun. Most of the time they are no matter what the score ends up being.