He rescued what was shaping up to be the worst closer situation in the game during the regular season and has become the best there is, bar none.He has struck out 15 batters in 12 ⅔ postseason innings, over which hes allowed just seven hits and one run, in the ALDS to Tampa Bays backup catcher Jose Lobaton.
So, with “Casual,” there are lots of shows about dating, but I liked the twist about Alex running his own online dating service. It’s funny that you ask that because it was actually going to be more of the idea.
Obviously, we set it up in the first couple of episodes that this is his job and this is what he does, but we don’t spend that much time in his office or in the world of the online dating space. For our characters, the answer is generally “no.” They find little moments and little pieces, but what makes them happiest is being in the house with their family and going off and having relationships with real people.
He's also supposed to have the highest career World Series batting average (.465) and on-base percentage (.556) of anyone in the history of the Fall Classic. His 0.43 lifetime ERA in the World Series is now the second best in World Series history among those with at least 20 innings, trailing only Jack Billingham and his 0.36.
Not only is he hitting so well, the rest of the embellished story has the remainder of the squad batting a mere .151 with the team's regular first baseman, shortstop, catcher and left fielder accounting for a combined three hits, (one of which was, of course the melodramatic variety a game-winning three-run home run by Jonny Gomes in Game 4). Jon Lester, a question mark the past few years has become a latter-day Whitey Ford, seizing the title of staff ace and stopper by throwing 15 ⅓ innings of one-run ball in the Series, lowering his postseason ERA in 2013 to 1.56 in five starts, four of which were wins and the one loss was on an opposition one-hitter. Now take at the supposed bullpen where the staffs elder statesman, Koji Uehara has become a cross between Greg Maddux and Mariano Rivera.
It just doesn’t make for great drama or comedy, so a lot of the stuff is the face-to-face world for him. I feel like we go away from that as the relationships develop in later episodes. I think online dating and the internet is presented as this be-all end-all cure for our woes, and in the show, it ends up being more of a problem than anything else.
I think the episodes get more dramatic and more fun and more twisty as we go on and it was hard to maintain that, living in the online dating space. For you personally, what are your feelings about online dating? Which is funny to say, writing a show which has a large component that happens to be about it.
I was never able to confirm Denver or Boston, so it looks like those aren’t happening.
But they’re in the Bahamas right now for episode 5.
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The creator of Hulu’s new series about online dating has never actually done any online dating.