BOOF wrote:HOOTIE wrote:BOOF wrote:HOOTIE wrote:davus wrote:smallball prevails again!
You are just trying to anger someone by such a statement. Back it up. You watched the games. Longball prevails again. I would like to see someone's example of how Chicago is scoring with smallball? Pods singled last night, stole 2nd, with none out, was stranded. Chicago blasted 2 more homers.
Didn't the Sox just win the World Series with a sac bunt and single?
True, they won that game with it. Looking at the 12 post season games for Chicago, i found they had 6 SH and 2 SF. They did score some runs by it, out of the 67 they scored. But it doesn't seem to be a great %. Imo, the real difference was Chicagos 18 hrs versus giving up only 9.
I understand the statistical analysis, but when it comes down to the most important time of the whole season, it's hard for even the most objective mind to not at least aknowledge that the Sox won a fair share of important games playing "small ball".
If you'd like to define "a fair share" as opposed to "Game 4 of the Series", I'm all ears.
Congrats to the Sox on demolishing the Astros, something I was rooting for them to do since the matchup was set, because I simply cannot stand Houston. They played incredible in the post-season.
However, I'm still waiting to see how they won "a fair share" of games through playing smallball, and not through superb pitching and timely Homeruns.