Loser's Bracket: Third Round And Onward Results

Discussions and games for the upcoming DMB Elo tourney!
DV205
Minor Leaguer (AA)
Joined: 14 Jun 2010, 01:23

14 Mar 2017, 18:53 #41

I agree with your conclusions and sign me up for the tournament if you do it.  It would be interesting I think.  I think maybe one thing you could do is take out whatever team wins this one--either the 40 Reds or the 95 Indians and maybe insert the '62 Mets in their place.   They would become the instant favorite and you could see if somebody could "upset" them.
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gnhokie
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Joined: 16 May 2010, 09:46

16 Mar 2017, 23:05 #42



Leading the series 6 games to 4, The Indians take 2 of the last 3 to finish off the 1940 Reds 8 games to 5.
Game 11: In a back and forth game that saw four lead changes or ties, light hitting Harry Craft hit a two run homer in the top of the 10TH to put Cleveland ahead 6-4.  With one out in the bottom of the 10TH, Kenny Lofton tripled and then Carlos Baerga doubled to make it 6-5 with one out.  Joe Beggs(SV12) came on to relief Bucky Walters(11-11) and calmly retired Manny Ramirez and Albert Belle to secure the win.
Game 12: Kenny Lofton tripled and hit a Home Run as he went 3-4 with 2 runs to lead Cleveland to a 4-2 win.
Game 13: Harry Craft had a bases loaded infield single in the bottom of the 1ST for a 1-0 Reds lead.  In the top of the 2ND Omar Vizquel hit into a one out fielder's choice to plate Manny Ramirez and a 1-1 tie.  The game remained that way as both team missed scoring chances thru eight innings and Dennis Martinez and Julian Taveras for the Indians and Jim Turner for the Reds matched each other with zero's to keep the score 1-1.
In the top of the 9TH, Joe Beggs relieved for Cincinnati and quickly retired the first two batters.  Paul Sorrento then pinch hit for Julian Taveras and walked and then with the two out, Kenny Lofton doubled to deep left to score Sorrento and put Cleveland ahead 2-1. Carlos Baerga then grounded out to end the inning.  In the bottom of the 9TH, Jose Mesa(SV22) came in to pitch and worked around a one out walk to finish off the Reds and make The Cleveland Indians the tournament champions.
The Indians won all seven series they played and finished 56-33.  They scored 475 runs in the 89 games for a 5.34 average per game.  Albert Belle hit 23 homers and Paul Sorrento added 22.  Jim Thome had 66 RBI, and the veteran Eddie Murray had a .360/.426/.954 slash line to contribute as well.
The Indians had a very respectable 3.27 ERA.  Orel Hershiser went 11-5 with a 3.17 ERA and Jose Mesa was 1-0 with 22 saves in 22 save chances and a 0.42 ERA.
Congratulations to the 1995 Cleveland Indians.
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dmbpbp
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Joined: 14 Jun 2010, 01:23

17 Mar 2017, 03:34 #43

Greg, thanks for a nice final posting on the championship series and the ending of the tournament. Kudos to the 1995 Indians who had a truly dominant run. We kept this going for over seven months. 1611 games were played. Thanks to those that either played all the way through or played for a while and then let me know that they were either burnt out or were unable to continue.
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DV205
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Joined: 14 Jun 2010, 01:23

17 Mar 2017, 13:23 #44

So far in my what-if series between the '98 Braves and the '95 Indians the Indians are up 5-2 and just swept the 4 game series in Cleveland.   The games have been close--Indians have outscored the Braves 31-26.  I wonder if you replayed the '95 series how many times out of 100 would the Braves win--probably a whole lot less than 50.
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DV205
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Joined: 14 Jun 2010, 01:23

20 Mar 2017, 20:38 #45

Indians beat the Braves 8-2 and outscored them 49-35.  Cleveland hit .254 with 12 HR's led by Belle with 6, and Atlanta could only hit. 211 with 13 HR's led by Galarraga with 4.
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