There were three 1-0 games yesterday. One went 13 innings and matched the teams with the best (.300, Orioles) and worst (.220, Blue Jays) batting averages with runners in scoring position this year. Orioles went 0-11 with RISP and Jays went 0-13.
That can change in a heartbeat. They certainly have the talent to make it all the way. My team used to habitually choke in the WS & LCS for several years....then along came that glorious October of 1995.
Today back in 1981, the longest game ever for a certain ballpark was played. The game went 19 innings, and was suspended with a tie score of 7-7. The game resumed the next day and was finally won 8-7 in the 20th inning. At what ballpark did this multi-day game take place, and what team ended up winning?
I didn't remember that. I remember 1981 as the year the middle third of the season was wiped out by a strike, and there was a weird gimmicky playoff format that left the NL teams with the best overall records in their divisions (Cards, Reds) out of the playoffs. And that was the season of Fernando-mania.
I actually had to look that up to figure out how on earth that worked. Considering I turned 1 the December after that season, that was well before my recollection of the game. Kinda reminds me of what occured in last November's elec....wait...wrong thread...wrong sub-forum. Carry on.
The Braves, who are hosting the Marlins for a four-game series at SunTrust Park starting Thursday night, are offering complimentary tickets to Florida residents, the Braves announced Thursday afternoon. Floridians can go to the Braves’ ticket office the day of the game and get a free ticket by showing their valid Florida I.D.
"We know how difficult it has been for those who have had to pack up and leave their homes as Hurricane Irma approaches," Derek Schiller, the Braves’ president of business, said in a statement. "We hope we can help take their mind off the storm for a few hours by coming to enjoy a baseball game at SunTrust Park."