Comments on: Backwards K To End Your Team’s Post-Season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Walewander http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-64203 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:21:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-64203 Surprised no one has pointed out Goslin was also the last batter of the 1935 WS, with a somewhat more rewarding outcome...

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63919 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 22:25:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63919 And the Giants' traveling secretary is named Kennedy, while the Dodgers' was named Lincoln.

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By: dodgerdave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63896 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:12:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63896 Another note, notice how Howard Johnson and Ryan Howard both had 3-2 counts and 7 total pitches. That is strange.

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By: dodgerdave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63894 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:07:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63894 I mentioned this before. There's a connection between the 1988 NLCS and the 2010 NLCS. An underdog West Coast team defeated a powerhouse East Coast team. A player by the name of Howard struck out looking on a fastball to end both series. Tim Lincecum has a similar head tilt in his follow through on his delivery as Orel Hershiser did. Lincecum also wears #55 like Hershiser.

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By: Both Pennants end on called third strike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63671 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 04:47:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63671 [...] again. This time, looking at something both Ryan Howard and Alex Rodriguez did this postseason -- ending their team's postseason by looking at a called third strike . On Friday Rodriguez became the ninth player in history to do so, and the next night Howard became [...]

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By: CatNamedManny http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63512 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:59:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63512 I know the Howard K was intense and all, but more intense than Derek Lowe striking out Terrence Long with the bases loaded in a one-run game, or Adam Wainwright striking out Carlos Beltran with the bases loaded in a two-run game? Don't forget that Lowe had runners on second and third, one out, before going strikeout-walk-strikeout. Brutal.

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By: Todd http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63495 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:35:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63495 I don't really get the "A-Rod can't hit in the clutch" thing, either. Other than a couple of poor postseasons in 2005 and 2006, A-Rod hasn't been that bad and, at times, he's been really good. Like most players with a fairly large number of postseason plate appearances, he's had his ups and downs. But Mickey Mantle went through a 6-46 stretch during the '61, '62 and '63 World Series' (sandwiched by great performances in '60 and '64), and no one ever said he couldn't hit in the clutch. Mystifying.

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By: Tim L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63434 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:55:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63434 You have to wonder how good the data on this type of thing is for older games. Given the fact that the material effect of a strikeout looking vs. a strikeout swinging is nil, many scorekeepers over the years may not have bothered to record a backwards K.

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By: Christian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63422 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:16:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63422 Hinske struck out swinging, not looking.

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By: rrr http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828/comment-page-1#comment-63421 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:09:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8828#comment-63421 There is something wrong

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI200810270.shtml

Last out for Tampa Bay and Phillies won the World Series

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