Effectively Wild Episode 1447: The Astros Stay Losing

After an update from Ben Lindbergh on the Astros’ firing of Brandon Taubman and inadequate apology, Ben and Sam Miller follow up on a discussion of postseason chase rate, talk more about Taubman, and break down the first two games of the World Series, focusing on what went right for the Nationals, what went wrong for the Astros, why putting balls in play can be both good and bad, what lessons teams might draw from this postseason and the Nationals’ success, the outlook for the rest of the series, and more.

Audio intro: The 88, "Not Enough"
Audio outro: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, "Houston Hades"

Link to latest Astros statement
Link to Luhnow’s press conference
Link to Ben on Taubman
Link to Ben on Game 2
Link to order The MVP Machine

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