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Hmmmm ... the team that has already secured the best record in the NL (and thus home field advantage) rests its regulars to prepare them for the post-season run at the pennant.

Sounds like good managing to me (i.e., something Baker would never be guilty of).



I can't claim to know how tired Soriano et al were , only Lou knows if they really needed to be rested so much that they couldn't even pinch hit in a tie game in the ninth---

But, perhaps herein lies the answer to why Lou would prefer the Mets to have won:

"Despite the late date in the season, the Dodgers still have three possible opponents for the division series that starts Wednesday. If the Milwaukee Brewers win the Wild Card, the Dodgers will play the Cubs. If Milwaukee doesn't win the Wild Card, the Dodgers will play the NL East champion, either the Mets or Phillies."

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Maybe Sweet Lou doesn't want to face Manny and the "currently playing well-- and rested Dodgers" in the first round.

After all, they ARE playing a lot better than the choking Mets right now. And the Mets and Phillies won't get any rest this weekend, unlike the Bums.
(Neither will the Brewers UNLESS Lou rolls over for them, which would more likely mean facing the Dodgers)

Guess we will see when the Cubs face the Brewers starting tonight and through the weekend. One would assume by the above speculations in previous posts--that in all fairness, he should be resting his vets against the Brewers as well, right?

And not pinch hitting them in any tie games late?
Correct?

If he plays the vets, and plays to win against the Brewers, then perhaps that's why he didn't play them against the Mets with the game on the line, and a win within his grasp.
 (so that he won't have to face Manny, Torre and the well rested Bums in the first round)

Can't blame him for considering such things one way or the other. It's not often that in the last 4 games of the season--a manager can have a say in which team he will potentially face in the playoffs, let alone when he faces a particular team.








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Hmmmm ... the team that has already secured the best record in the NL (and thus home field advantage) rests its regulars to prepare them for the post-season run at the pennant.

Sounds like good managing to me (i.e., something Baker would never be guilty of).



I can't claim to know how tired Soriano et al were , only Lou knows if they really needed to be rested so much that they couldn't even pinch hit in a tie game in the ninth---

But, perhaps herein lies the answer to why Lou would prefer the Mets to have won:

"Despite the late date in the season, the Dodgers still have three possible opponents for the division series that starts Wednesday. If the Milwaukee Brewers win the Wild Card, the Dodgers will play the Cubs. If Milwaukee doesn't win the Wild Card, the Dodgers will play the NL East champion, either the Mets or Phillies."

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Maybe Sweet Lou doesn't want to face Manny and the "currently playing well-- and rested Dodgers" in the first round.

After all, they ARE playing a lot better than the choking Mets right now. And the Mets and Phillies won't get any rest this weekend, unlike the Bums.
(Neither will the Brewers UNLESS Lou rolls over for them, which would more likely mean facing the Dodgers)

Guess we will see when the Cubs face the Brewers starting tonight and through the weekend. One would assume by the above speculations in previous posts--that in all fairness, he should be resting his vets against the Brewers as well, right?

And not pinch hitting them in any tie games late?
Correct?

If he plays the vets, and plays to win against the Brewers, then perhaps that's why he didn't play them against the Mets with the game on the line, and a win within his grasp.
 (so that he won't have to face Manny, Torre and the well rested Bums in the first round)

Can't blame him for considering such things one way or the other. It's not often that in the last 4 games of the season--a manager can have a say in which team he will potentially face in the playoffs, let alone when he faces a particular team.









The reason why the Mets won was because the Cubs put in Bob Howry which the Mets had success against the night before. They could of put in Carlos Marmol who owned the Mets in the 1st game but decided not to for some odd reason

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The reason why the Mets won was because the Cubs put in Bob Howry which the Mets had success against the night before. They could of put in Carlos Marmol who owned the Mets in the 1st game but decided not to for some odd reason



Wrong. The reason the Mets won is because they scored more runs.

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PHILLIES WIN
BREW CREW HAS THE LEAD AS OF NOW
MARLINS "meet the mets, BEAT THE METS"

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Saturday 9/27--

Mets now: 7 - 9 since this thread was started
(They had a 3 game lead in the NL East at the time-- with 17 games left to play.)

Today:

-- Mets win behind a Santana gem

PHILLIES LATE INNING RECAP:

-- Bottom of the eighth, 3-2 Phillies-

--With the Pinepple express on 1st base, and two outs-- Pete First Swing Happy, laces the first pitch-- a gapper in to Left/CF and Victorino scores the insurance run.

--4-2 Phillies top of the ninth now
Lidge on the mound and struggling.

--bloop single score the runner from second base
4-3 now. Lidge sweating like Tyler Walker (literally)

--Next batter singles, bases loaded, 1 out, Lidge with 40 saves and not one blown save is on the verge of blowing the save...

and ..

he gets the GB up the middle, sweet D on the diving grab -- and the relay and turn works!

Double play, Phillies are NL EAST CHAMPS.

How HUGE was Pedro's two out double to score the insurance run from 1B ?!
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Wild Card race :

89-72 Brewers (at home)--- 1 game remaining vs Cubs
89-72 Mets (at home)----- 1 game remaining vs Marlins

Note: Mets have won the tiebreaker coin toss and the potential one game playoff will be at the Mets.

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CC Sabthia pitching for the brew Crew
and the shaky Oliver Perez pitching for the Mets

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I learned an important lesson this morning. Never read posts by Suprastupid while you are hungover, it actually makes your head hurt more........
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METS HAVE GONE DOWN
MILWAKEE MOVES ON TO THE PLAYOFFS
the last at bat for the Mets was Ryan Church hitting a bomb about 390 [sign in to see URL] bad it wasnt 400ft
METS LOSE IN EPIC FASHION JUST AS I WANTED

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Mets lose.
The Back-to Back Collapse is complete.
Mets and their fans are now "enjoying" the closing ceremonies at Shea stadium.

2007:
After 145 games-- Mets had a 7 game lead with 17 left to play.
They finish 5-12.
Final result = Choke. No playoff appearance.

2008:
After 145 games-- Mets had a 3 game lead with 17 left to play.
They finish 7-10.
Final result = Choke. No playoff appearance.

NLDS:
Brewers at Phillies
Doyers at Cubs

Note: Detroit vs White Sox tomorrow in Chicago.
If Sox win, there will be a one game playoff in Minnesota for the final AL playoff spot.

If Sox lose vs Detroit, their season is done.
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I learned an important lesson this morning. Never read posts by Suprastupid while you are hungover, it actually makes your head hurt more........



I hear ya.

Just ignore him. Ever since he got outed as a Mets fan, he has been desperately tagging along on this thread, feebly pretending to be a Mets hater.

He's just a little kid with a transparent forehead.
You can see the tiny gears clicking over ever so slowly in that walnut shell that he calls a skull.

Example:

"METS LOSE IN EPIC FASHION JUST AS I WANTED"



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