I was pumped for last nights game 6 of the World Series. Justin Verlander was set to pitch on full rest and the Astros had been clubbing the ball. Verlander had not pitched particularly well in the World Series and not like his normal self all play-offs, so I figured he was due.
He shit the bed. Again.
The Astros bats came up silent. Again.
The Astros gave up numerous home runs. Again.
The one thing that shocked me was that the Manager actually pulled Verlander about when everyone on the planet figured he should have been pulled. AJ Hinch has been given a team with so much talent that a, and forgive me, a drooling retard could manage, yet, he seems to screw up more often than not. I truly hope he’s fired first thing on Thursday morning. He won’t be, but I hope he is.
I turned the game off last night after the home run in the 6th (I think it was the 6th) after the “controversial” play at first base. It wasn’t controversial and if you think it was, you have no clue about the rules of baseball.
Anyway, I figure that the Nationals will win tonight and for the first time ever, the visiting team will win every away game. Quite something really. I could be wrong, but with (likely) Grienke on the hill, he’s no match. He’s only pitched slightly better than Verlander. Cole may be available, mind you, on short rest, to help out, but, the Astros bats have been all but silent at home and there’s no reason to think tonight will be any different.
At present, I am considering not watching, but, I may change my mind come game time.
This post-season has pissed me off. Oh well, I will get over it. And if I don’t, spring training games start in on;y 4 months.
Regardless, it has been entertaining. Congratulations to the Nationals on your first World Series title and if a string of miracles happen, then, congratulation to the Astros on your second World Series title.
Oh, Astros, when you fire Hinch tomorrow morning, I am available to manage. Thanks.