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    Re: 1996 Season discussion

    to say we're limping into the playoffs is an understatement, 3-7 down the stretch. We would have lost tiebreakers against all 4 top teams in the division. Split down the middle with Montreal this season 7-7. De La Cruz is always a major concern. look below at these sick numbers against me regular and post season.

    22-4 (30 starts), we havent beat him since '92. 11X he's pitched scoreless games against, one of those times he lost giving up 0 ER, Never allowed more than 2 runs against us. 0.42 ERA.

    Like I said SICK, thats how I feel looking at it. Just gotta hope to get to the billpen in his games, hasnt pitched past the 7th against us in the last 11 starts.
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    Well we continue to take steps forward in Indy as we just brought home our first division title since the move to Indy. It's also the first for the franchise since the inaugural 1981 season. Congrats to Houston on another quality season, though I wonder if our getting over the hump ends their run. The Houston star players are getting into their decline years after a great many years of a run.

    The LCS should be interesting with the league's two 100-win teams going at it. We'll have the first time up and comers vs. the defending World Series Champs (and no you don't get to reference all your previous playoff failures anymore lol). San Diego won the season series 5-4, but there were a lot of close games decided by the bullpens in the late innings.

    I'm not sure what kind of series this will be. We were #1 and 2 in the league in run differential. Indy was #2 in the conference (1 run scored behind Oakland) with SD 4th (only 8 runs behind Indy) while San Diego was #1 in pitching with Indy #2. I have a feeling we'll see some games where offense breaks out and others where we have low scoring pitching duels.
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    Re: 1996 Season discussion

    Congrats to rockman on building a great team in Indy and taking the next step. Now go get that title and bring it back to the South Division. Props to San Diego and Pittsburgh for continuing their long runs.

    I do think the run for Houston is over; I was frankly surprised to win 90 games and make the playoffs this year, the 10th in a row. Now the question is how long it will take to become relevant again.

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    Re: 1996 Season discussion

    Congrats to Bob and the Stars. It was pretty obvious we weren't as good as a 90 win season might suggest, but was hoping to do better than a sweep. But we backed into the playoffs and neither the pitching or offense showed up in the series. Rough end to a great year for Ernie DLC, who was 23-0 going into his final start of the regular season, but lost that game as well as game 1 of the playoffs.

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    Re: 1996 Season discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Coreno View Post
    Congrats to Bob and the Stars. It was pretty obvious we weren't as good as a 90 win season might suggest, but was hoping to do better than a sweep. But we backed into the playoffs and neither the pitching or offense showed up in the series. Rough end to a great year for Ernie DLC, who was 23-0 going into his final start of the regular season, but lost that game as well as game 1 of the playoffs.
    even up 3-0 I was hoping to win game 4 so I didnt have to face DLC 1 more time because he could have turned things around and a 3-0 lead would all of a sudden become 3-2. But thankfully didnt happen. And yes I saw that undefeated season, sucks that it ends in the final start of the season.
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    just looking at some matchups and came across Walter Lewis' midseason slump. After starting 14-4 w/ 2.46 ERA he went on a 7 game losing streak in his next 7 starts. His ERA only blossomed to 2.97 during the stretch. Lewis finished 18-12 w/ 2.87 ERA.
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    Well congrats to SD. My team is going to become known for massive playoff choke jobs if this goes on another year. Last year it was the massive collapse vs. Houston. This year it was blowing a 3-0 series lead. I had a feeling it wasn't over, but I didn't think I'd get handed 3 of 4 (4th was extra innings). Oh well. Good luck SD. We will see you again next year hopefully.
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    Re: 1996 Season discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by rockman52 View Post
    Well congrats to SD. My team is going to become known for massive playoff choke jobs if this goes on another year. Last year it was the massive collapse vs. Houston. This year it was blowing a 3-0 series lead. I had a feeling it wasn't over, but I didn't think I'd get handed 3 of 4 (4th was extra innings). Oh well. Good luck SD. We will see you again next year hopefully.
    I thought that one was over. This league is one day off from another league of mine (TML), and it's crazy how similar my post-seasons have been. Both my teams won the DCS in sweeps, and then both teams lost the first 3 LCS games. Difference is, my TML team only managed to push it to 6 games before going down. Glad one of them pulled it off!
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