Comments on: Post-Season Game 1 Grand Slams http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: futsal http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-164369 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:11:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-164369 I would like to thanks for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I very hoping the same high-grade Hp post from you in the upcoming as well. In fact your creative writing skills has encourageded me to get my own Website now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings very fast. Your write up is a wonderfull example of it.Regards Tine

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By: Owen23 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-162698 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 20:46:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-162698 @13 sorry dude. trying to help or explain if you didn't know. sorry yet again

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-162581 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 17:13:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-162581 There's been exactly one Game 1 postseason grand slam to tie up a game (Ron Cey, 1977 NLCS, #2 on Steve's list), and the Dodgers lost that game when the Phillies scored two runs off Elías Sosa in the top of the ninth. (Dodgers won the series, though.)

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By: Stu B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-162153 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 21:13:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-162153 @12 Owen23: You have an amazing grasp of the obvious.

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By: Owen23 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-162091 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:53:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-162091 @6 Cuellar didn't finish the minimum of 5 IP and qualify for the win. He only went 4 1/3 IP.

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By: pauley http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-162075 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:38:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-162075 The manner in which they lost game one doesn't have anything to do with it- the Dodgers lost game three the exact same way and didn't crumble after that. Even if they had lost 4-2 in a non-walkoff situation, they still had to face Orel Hershiser in games 2 and 5 with the probability of him coming on in relief in game 7. Just in case no one remembers, he threw 6 straight shutouts to close the season, then another in the NLCS- is it any wonder he shut them out in game two? I think the Dodgers started "believing" when Orel turned into Waltecai Cleveland Gibewson for those last two months.

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By: aweb http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-162026 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:02:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-162026 What daveZ @8 is saying, I interpret, is that the A's would be better off not having lost game 1 the way they did, but rather a more typical 4-2 loss with nothing of particular note happening. The narrative has it that the Dodgers "believed" after that, in a way that lifted their play more than any usual win could have. It makes a nice story. The Jays, 4 years later, had Alomar hit a similar homer against the same guy that had a similar effect (narrative-wise). Whether these effects are real or not is a valid debate.

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By: pauley http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-161987 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:38:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-161987 @8, You're right, having your best player hit a grand slam is something you want to avoid in all situations. That, coupled with Mark McGwire's walk off Home run in game three most likely cost the A's the series.
In retrospect, the only thing that might have changed the series is "Bud Selig's Silly All Star Game Rule." The Athletics own Terry Steinbach was MVP of the ASG that year leading the AL to a 2-1 win. That would have given the A's the home field advantage.
Given that set of circumstance in game one, the Dodgers either start Kirk Gibson as DH but after he walks in the 5th inning they lift him for a pinch runner or they start Mike Davis as DH, never have to use all their pinch hitters, and Lasorda pinch hits Danny Heep instead of Gibson and Eckersley strikes him out.
Oh where is Bud when you need him.

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By: DaveZ http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-161964 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:45:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-161964 @3...in hindsight do you think that GS by Canseco was the worst thing that could've happened to the A's in the World Series?

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By: The Original Jimbo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15535/comment-page-1#comment-161767 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 02:39:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15535#comment-161767 The Giants must've had this list ready, they signed Klesko, Sanders, and Alfonzo all at some point following their slams.

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