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« on: September 02, 2019, 02:59:43 pm »
This article sums up the remaining schedules of all the division and wc contenders.

https://www.nj.com/yankees/2019/09/mlb-magic-numbers-schedules-9219-yankees-astros-dodgers-closing-on-division-titles-phillies-brewers-gaining-ground-in-nl-wild-card-chase.html

First glance at NY's remaining schedule my thought was "crap, a lot of losing teams await them."

Then I looked at Minn's and the Astros' remaining schedule.  "Oh yeah. The AL is full of shitty teams."

NY just starting against Texas (rain delay).
Looks like Oakland is off.

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 07:33:01 pm »
Rangers shut out NYY.
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 07:43:58 pm »
Rangers shut out NYY.

Deshields hit a 3 run bomb in the 8th.

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 09:39:00 am »
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 07:14:28 am »
Rangers manage 2 runs over the last 2 games of their series with NY.  The Yankees lead the Astros by 1.5 games in the race for best record in the AL.

And Minn is just 3.5 games back of the Astros.

Oakland beat the Angels. The division lead is 9; magic number is 15.

Tonight the Astros face Seattle, Minn finishes their series in Boston,  Oakland and LAA wil wrap things up, and NY has the night off. 

ETA:  The weekend action includes Cle at Minn and NY at Bos.
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019, 06:48:32 pm »
Oakland hosts Detroit this weekend.

Tonight they're finishing up a suspended game.  On May 19 Oakland took a lead in the top of the 7th then the weather set in.   So the game was suspended and resumed today- in Oakland- so there's the oddity of a game starting in one city and ending in another.

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 06:55:50 am »
Astros remain 9.5 games ahead of Oakland as they head into their final 4 game series.   This will be both teams final matchup against a team with a winning record.

NY has a 3 game set against Detroit.   No winning teams on the remainder of their schedule either.

Fading Boston fired Dave Dombrowski.   When was the last time that team did anything?

Minnesota dropped to 5.5 back of Astros and Yankees who are tied at 94-50.

Cle is 1.5 back of Oakland for the second wc spot.

ETA: as discussed briefly in the GZ over the weekend,  Twins will be without the services of Michael PiƱeda for the duration:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/twins-michael-pineda-suspended-60-games-after-testing-positive-for-performance-enhancing-drug-masking-agent/
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 08:01:05 am »
A split of this series is essential. Marks four days off the calendar without the As gaining ground.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 08:15:04 am »
Fading Boston fired Dave Dombrowski.   
John Henry dropped the hammer on him.
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 08:25:01 am »
Pitching matchups

Game 1
Fiers/Grienke

Game 2
Roark/Miley

Game 3
AndersonTBD

Game 4
Bailey/Verlander

All night games.

Anxious to see what we get from Grienke.

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 08:52:17 am »
Pitching matchups

Game 1
Fiers/Grienke

Game 2
Roark/Miley

Game 3
AndersonTBD

Game 4
Bailey/Verlander

All night games.

Anxious to see what we get from Grienke.

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 08:53:28 am »
I thought  we are on a four man rotation?

Bullpen day for Wednesday
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 08:54:09 am »
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2019, 08:55:15 am »
Fading Boston fired Dave Dombrowski.   When was the last time that team did anything?

I can't believe this.

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2019, 08:59:58 am »
I can't believe this.

It does seem odd. He's not the reason Sale's arm fell off. Maybe they didn't like the offseason plans he's been laying out, especially re: Betts.
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2019, 01:33:48 pm »
It does seem odd. He's not the reason Sale's arm fell off. Maybe they didn't like the offseason plans he's been laying out, especially re: Betts.

Here's an article from The Athletic:

https://theathletic.com/1196170/2019/09/09/dave-dombrowskis-success-with-the-red-sox-masked-difficulties-behind-the-scenes/

To me this article is a little vague and repetitive. Can't tell if the owners think the Bosox were falling behind Houston and NY or just pissed about this season and the size of the payroll.

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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2019, 05:14:44 pm »
John Henry dropped the hammer on him.
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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 08:44:59 am »
Check out how Cleveland ends the season:

Sept. 10-11: at Los Angeles Angels (2)

Sept. 13-15: vs. Minnesota Twins (3)
Sept. 17-19: vs. Detroit Tigers (3)
Sept. 20-22: vs. Philadelphia Phillies (3)
Sept. 24-26: at Chicago White Sox (3)
Sept. 27-29: at Washington Nationals (3)

First, they should have made hay when they had the chance because that's more above .500 teams than the Astros wil have played all month.

Second,  why would the schedule makers put 2 interleague series at the back end of a playoff contender's schedule?

The Tribe is 0.5 back of Oakland and 2 back of TB in the AL WC race.

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2019, 01:52:19 pm »
Yankees all over the Tiggers in game 1 of their twinbill.

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2019, 02:32:04 pm »
Check out how Cleveland ends the season:

Sept. 10-11: at Los Angeles Angels (2)

Sept. 13-15: vs. Minnesota Twins (3)
Sept. 17-19: vs. Detroit Tigers (3)
Sept. 20-22: vs. Philadelphia Phillies (3)
Sept. 24-26: at Chicago White Sox (3)
Sept. 27-29: at Washington Nationals (3)

First, they should have made hay when they had the chance because that's more above .500 teams than the Astros wil have played all month.

Second,  why would the schedule makers put 2 interleague series at the back end of a playoff contender's schedule?

The Tribe is 0.5 back of Oakland and 2 back of TB in the AL WC race.

There has to be at least one interleague game every night.  It has to be someone, might as well be Cleveland. 
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