Postseason Managerial Records
I was curious, so I figured some of you may be as well...
|C. Hurdle||8-4||.667||2-1 and 1 game WC win in '13|
|T. Francona||28-18||.609||7-3 and 1 game WC loss in '13|
|M. Matheny||7-6||.538||1-1 and 1 game WC win in '12|
|J. Maddon||12-14||.462||2-3 and 1 game WC win in '13|
|D. Baker||19-26||.422||3-6 and 1 game WC loss in '13|
|F. Gonzalez||0-1||.000||Lost 1 game WC in '12|
(UPDATED after the Rays and Indians game)
While technically not playoff games, a few managers were involved in tiebreaker games, i.e Game 163 and they went as so:
D. Baker's Giants in '98 lost to the Cubs at Wrigley
C. Hurdle's Rockies in '07 beat the Padres at Coors
J. Leyland's Tigers in '09 lost to the Twins at the Metrodome
J. Maddon's Rays in '13 beat the Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington.
There's really little point in trying to assign any value to any of that, although to maybe point and laugh at Dusty's record.
I love winning! It's, like, better than losing?
You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!
Its too bad Warren didnt get to pitch. He would have saved us.
Whoa -- that Contreras play in the 8th looked too much like a "Schwarber" -- nearly crashed into the wall going full speed, with Heyward doing the same.
New rule: if you are a catcher playing LF, and find yourself sprinting after a fly ball in the gap -- stop, let the CF go after it and get ready to play it off the wall.
Cubs have no spark and no life. Pretty boring to watch these days.
I thought trips to Miami were supposed to be fun. This one sucked.
The bottom half of the bullpen now turns close games into blowout losses. Not good.
Once Fowler went to the DL, the team went into the tank. Wonder if he'll get any love this offseason? Probably not.
6IP, 2ER. The last one scored because of another botched Zobrist DP turn.
And now, a bad throw by KB. Sloppy.
What is it with Hammel always starting well and sucking after a couple months?
Ahhh...sad. Lke a few of you here, I saw him play during the '69-'71 seasons. He was the "hot Zobrist" for the club in August/September of '69 while everyone else was fizzling out...
I predict: "They will play hard and if they give the same effort every day, they'll win a lot of games."
OK, boys -- find a way to win today.
There's some BA is missing too, here's all signing bonus BA doesn't have some:
-6 Hockin $241,000 (slot price), 7 Cruz $75,000 (saved $110,00), 8 Ridlings $120,000 (saved $53,800), 9 Robinson $30,000 (saved $132,300), so far the Cubs have saved an extra $297,100
Zobrist (2B), Hayward (CF), Bryant (3B), Rizzo, Contreras (LF), Montero, Russell, Coghlan (RF), Hammel
Also -- despite losing 6 of their last 10, the Cubs picked up a game on both STL and PIT during that period. Weird, given that they swept PIT and were swept by STL.
Also, I'd like to know if there are numbers to back up my suspicion that there are a lot more fast starts than late June romps. This seems like a time where everybody not named Willson Contreras is looking a little tired and/or banged up a bit.
For once, the Cubs got off to a fast start. Seems like I've been waiting for that for 50 years.Everybody is really gunning for this team, too. It's their playoffs.