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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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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 07:33:01 pm »
Rangers shut out NYY.
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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 Piñeda 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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« 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.   
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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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« 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.

I thought  we are on a four man rotation?
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2019, 04:14:46 pm »
7 out of the last 15 games are against the Angels.  Ohtani is getting surgery and is out for the rest of the season. 
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2019, 07:07:08 pm »
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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2019, 07:37:46 am »
Heading into the weekend the Astros hold  a 7.5 game lead on Oakland for the division.   Magic number still 8.

Astros will be in KC. Cole,  Grienke, and Miley will start.
 
Oakland plays Arlington. 

The Yankees took 3 of 4 from Detroit.  They hold a 2 game lead over Houston for best record in the AL and will play in Toronto.

Cleveland and Minnesota have a big series,  mostly from Cleveland's perspective.   Twins are 5 games back of Houston.

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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2019, 08:28:15 am »
Heading into the weekend the Astros hold  a 7.5 game lead on Oakland for the division.   Magic number still 8.

Astros will be in KC. Cole,  Grienke, and Miley will start.
 
Oakland plays Arlington. 

The Yankees took 3 of 4 from Detroit.  They hold a 2 game lead over Houston for best record in the AL and will play in Toronto.

Cleveland and Minnesota have a big series,  mostly from Cleveland's perspective.   Twins are 5 games back of Houston.

We cannot hope to beat good teams playing hard with less than our best. Yuli and Correa out, our AAA slugger up in a very crucial AB, Hinh’s stubbornness on testing players, Miley’s woes, injuries to important bullpen pitchers.

The As are damn good and are tough outs no matter who we pitch. The last two games were winnable, but they played and pitched better in crunch time than we did.
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2019, 09:26:49 am »
We cannot hope to beat good teams playing hard with less than our best. Yuli and Correa out, our AAA slugger up in a very crucial AB, Hinh’s stubbornness on testing players, Miley’s woes, injuries to important bullpen pitchers.

The As are damn good and are tough outs no matter who we pitch. The last two games were winnable, but they played and pitched better in crunch time than we did.

I'll worry about all this when the playoffs get here.

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2019, 10:26:22 am »
I'll worry about all this when the playoffs get here.

We just have to make the playoffs before we worry about that.  I think the A's were playing a bit harder than the Astros - like they had more to fight for.  I think both teams have a lot to fight for though the A's are under more pressure than the Astros, but that can change when one is lackadaisical.
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2019, 10:37:26 am »
Not sure what I did which should be postponed.
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2019, 01:48:53 pm »
Not sure what I did which should be postponed.

That's a good point, which I realized after re-reading your post.  I apologize.  For whatever reason I took your post as being worried about this team come playoff time.  I'm concerned, mainly because I want to see the Correas and Presslys of the world make it back...but if we get everyone back I think our boys will step it up when the lights shine the brightest.  We were ready to roll last year with the same big lead, coasting into the playoffs.  We just had too many players banged up at the end of the day IMO. 

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2019, 02:13:01 pm »
That's a good point, which I realized after re-reading your post.  I apologize.  For whatever reason I took your post as being worried about this team come playoff time.  I'm concerned, mainly because I want to see the Correas and Presslys of the world make it back...but if we get everyone back I think our boys will step it up when the lights shine the brightest.  We were ready to roll last year with the same big lead, coasting into the playoffs.  We just had too many players banged up at the end of the day IMO.

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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2019, 07:00:47 am »
Astros remain 7.5 games ahead of Oakland the weekend's action.  They pulled into a tie with NY for the best record in the AL; both teams are 98-53 and both have Monday off.

Astros magic number for the division is 5, to clinch the playoffs is 2.

Astros have a 2 game set with Arlington Tue/Wed, then a weekend series with LAA.  Verlander vs Lynn, Cole (not official yet) vs Allard

A's get KC then Arlington (3 games apiece).

NY plays LAA, then Toronto travels to the Bronx.  NY's division magic number is 3.

Oakland leads the wc standings.  TB is in 2nd 1.5 games back,  and surging Cleveland is is 1.5 games behind the Rays.  Boston is mathematically alive but just barely.


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« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2019, 08:01:18 am »
The Cleveland surge seems to be fading a bit.

I would put our top three against them but I have to say Morton and a healthy Snell and Glasnow represent a pretty goddamn fearsome trio.

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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2019, 12:43:52 am »
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« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2019, 07:32:33 am »
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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2019, 08:45:00 am »
KC 6
As 5

Monday night

That was a pleasant surprise.

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2019, 09:16:31 am »
That was a pleasant surprise.

Couldn’t sleep so I watched the 9th (KC scored 2) on Gameday.
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« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2019, 10:34:30 am »
Some magic number updates...

To clinch wild card game berth: clinched

To clinch AL West / no worse than AL #3 seed: 2 vs. Athletics
- Astros own head-to-head advantage, 11-8

To clinch no worse than AL #2 seed: 4 vs. Twins
- Twins own head-to-head advantage, 4-3

To clinch AL #1 seed: 8 vs. Yankees
- Astros only need to tie the Yankees to clinch due to head-to-head advantage, 4-3

To clinch MLB #1 seed: 8 vs. Yankees, 6 vs. Dodgers
- Astros only need to tie the Yankees to clinch due to head-to-head advantage, 4-3
- Astros only need to tie the Dodgers to clinch due to better intradivision record (currently), 49-18 vs. 43-24; both teams have 9 division games remaining
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« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2019, 10:57:37 am »
The number for the Yankees is 8 assuming the tie breaker. 6 for the Dojers.

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« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2019, 10:59:20 am »
The number for the Yankees is 8 assuming the tie breaker. 6 for the Dojers.

https://www.playoffmagic.com/mlb/

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« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2019, 11:24:30 am »
Some magic number updates...

To clinch wild card game berth: clinched

To clinch AL West / no worse than AL #3 seed: 2 vs. Athletics
- Astros own head-to-head advantage, 11-8

To clinch no worse than AL #2 seed: 4 vs. Twins
- Twins own head-to-head advantage, 4-3

To clinch AL #1 seed: 8 vs. Yankees
- Astros only need to tie the Yankees to clinch due to head-to-head advantage, 4-3

To clinch MLB #1 seed: 8 vs. Yankees, 6 vs. Dodgers
- Astros only need to tie the Yankees to clinch due to head-to-head advantage, 4-3
- Astros only need to tie the Dodgers to clinch due to better intradivision record (currently), 49-18 vs. 43-24; both teams have 9 division games remaining

Head to head means nothing vs the As. The Astros have to win outright or play a 163rd game to determine division winner.
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« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2019, 08:02:43 am »
NY clinched last night.  Now 0.5 games behind the Astros for best record. They host the Blue Jays this weekend.

The Angels come to Houston.  Pitching matchups:
Barria vs. Grienke
Sandoval vs. Miley
Rodriguez vs. Verlander

In the wc chase the Rays host Boston (magic number for elimination is 1), the Twins travel to KC, and Cleveland hosts Philly.

Oakland holds a 2 game lead over TB and Cle who have identical 90-63 records.

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« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2019, 10:44:29 am »
I was surprised to read this is the Yankees' first division title since 2012.

Didn't realize it had been that long; weird to think the Orioles (2014) and Blue Jays (2015) had won the division more recently than the Yankees.
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« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2019, 10:50:53 am »
I was surprised to read this is the Yankees' first division title since 2012.

Didn't realize it had been that long; weird to think the Orioles (2014) and Blue Jays (2015) had won the division more recently than the Yankees.

Also,  fuck the Yankees.

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« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2019, 11:38:16 am »
Also,  fuck the Yankees.

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« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2019, 12:30:47 pm »
7 out of the last 15 games are against the Angels.  Ohtani is getting surgery and is out for the rest of the season. 


Trout injured, too

Upton out, too.
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« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2019, 10:58:32 pm »
Magic number for the Division is 1.  Oakland beating the Rangers 6-0 through 6 tonight.

Astros clinch AL home field if they go 6-2, regardless of what the Yankees do
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« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2019, 01:50:27 pm »
Astros clinch AL home field if they go 6-2, regardless of what the Yankees or Dodgers do

FIFY to add the WS home field.
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« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2019, 09:05:02 pm »
Astros still need one more win to secure at least the 2 seed and a home ALDS.  Rotation set for the rest of the season with Cole and Greinke going in Seattle.  Miley and Urquidy will go Thursday and Friday in Anaheim, an audition for the postseason roster.  Hinch basically said Miley is on the bubble and will have to prove himself on Thursday.  Verlander on Saturday, and if Cole has a shot at 20 wins, he'll finish up the season on Sunday.  I presume if Sunday means nothing, it'll be a bullpen day and Cole will start Game 1 of the ALDS. 
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« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2019, 09:27:49 pm »
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« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2019, 09:37:06 pm »
Astros rotation rest of season, with news Jose Urquidy has earned a start:

Today: Verlander
Tuesday: Cole
Wednesday: Greinke
Thursday: Miley
Friday: Urquidy
Saturday: Verlander
Sunday: Cole

According to McTaggart tweet
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« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2019, 09:47:04 pm »
Astros rotation rest of season, with news Jose Urquidy has earned a start:

Today: Verlander
Tuesday: Cole
Wednesday: Greinke
Thursday: Miley
Friday: Urquidy
Saturday: Verlander
Sunday: Cole

According to McTaggart tweet

And according to me a half hour ago, Dr. Cabrera.
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« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2019, 06:48:43 am »
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As you may have heard,  Astros wrapped up the AL West yesterday.  They remain 0.5 games ahead of the Yankees for the AL (and MLB) best record.  Their magic number to finish better than Minn is 1.

The Astros hit the road with  a 3 2 game midweek set against the hated Mariners then close the season with 3 against the Angels.   Pitching rotation can be found in the past above.

NY also finishes on the road.  They have 2 in Tampa then 3 in Arlington. 

The Twins magic number for the central is 3.  They get Detroit and KC.

The AL WC race remains tight.  The A's are in good position to host the WC game.  They hold a 2 game lead over TB and Cle who still have identical records.

Oak: @LAA(2), @Sea(4)
TB: Bos (1), NYY(2), @Tor(3)
Cle: @CWS(2), @Was(3)

Atl and Min start the week with 96 wins. If they reach the century mark there will be 4 100 win teams and 4 100 loss teams. Oak has 94 with 6 to play so they could do it as well.
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« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2019, 07:28:34 am »
And according to me a half hour ago, Dr. Cabrera.

I thought yours was what you were setting as the rotation.  Didn't realize you were citing anyone.

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« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2019, 07:29:04 am »
Astros rotation rest of season, with news Jose Urquidy has earned a start:

Today: Verlander
Tuesday: Cole
Wednesday: Greinke
Thursday: Miley
Friday: Urquidy
Saturday: Verlander
Sunday: Cole

According to McTaggart tweet (ETA) and HH.

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« Reply #53 on: September 23, 2019, 09:10:44 am »
I thought yours was what you were setting as the rotation.  Didn't realize you were citing anyone.

My bad.

Well, I read it somewhere.  It wasn't Twitter, but it wasn't just my opinion. 
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« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2019, 09:13:52 am »
The Astros hit the road with  a 3 game midweek set against the hated Mariners then close the season with 3 against the Angels.   Pitching rotation can be found in the past above.

Point of order...they play two in Seattle then four in Anaheim.
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« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2019, 10:58:30 am »
The Astros now have a magic number of 1 to clinch a better intradivision record than the Dodgers: six game lead with six to play for both teams.  Astros hold a 2-game lead over the Dodgers overall.

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« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2019, 11:05:02 am »
The Astros now have a magic number of 1 to clinch a better intradivision record than the Dodgers: six game lead with six to play for both teams.  Astros hold a 2-game lead over the Dodgers overall.

Is that the tiebreaker when there's no head to head?
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« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2019, 11:17:56 am »
Point of order...they play two in Seattle then four in Anaheim.

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« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2019, 11:29:44 am »
Is that the tiebreaker when there's no head to head?

Yes.

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« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2019, 04:40:41 pm »
Doesn't Verlander start the first playoff game regardless of what happens Sunday? Is Hinch going to move Cole ahead of Verlander in the playoff rotation?
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« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2019, 05:01:33 pm »
Doesn't Verlander start the first playoff game regardless of what happens Sunday? Is Hinch going to move Cole ahead of Verlander in the playoff rotation?

That's what it sounded like to me...And it's not moving guys around, it's sticking with the rotation.  Cole would go Game 1 and possibly Game 5 of the ALDS, and Verlander would go Game 2 of the ALDS and open the ALCS, if they made that far.  Whoever opens the ALDS likely will not open the ALCS. One will be Verlander and one will be Cole.  Decide who you want where.  Of course, I could be wrong.
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« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2019, 05:06:13 pm »
That's what it sounded like to me...And it's not moving guys around, it's sticking with the rotation.  Cole would go Game 1 and possibly Game 5 of the ALDS, and Verlander would go Game 2 of the ALDS and open the ALCS, if they made that far.  Whoever opens the ALDS likely will not open the ALCS. One will be Verlander and one will be Cole.  Decide who you want where.  Of course, I could be wrong.
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« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2019, 05:11:49 pm »
That's what it sounded like to me...And it's not moving guys around, it's sticking with the rotation.  Cole would go Game 1 and possibly Game 5 of the ALDS, and Verlander would go Game 2 of the ALDS and open the ALCS, if they made that far.  Whoever opens the ALDS likely will not open the ALCS. One will be Verlander and one will be Cole.  Decide who you want where.  Of course, I could be wrong.
The ALDS game 1's are going to be on Friday Oct 4. So having Verlander going game 1 would be on normal rest. They could go with Cole in game 1 then Verlander game 2 with both being on 5 days rest or Verlander on normal rest and Cole on 6 days rest

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« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2019, 05:33:21 pm »
The ALDS game 1's are going to be on Friday Oct 4. So having Verlander going game 1 would be on normal rest. They could go with Cole in game 1 then Verlander game 2 with both being on 5 days rest or Verlander on normal rest and Cole on 6 days rest

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That's only if Cole pitches Sunday. If he doesn't, he's on 10 or 11 days off, which seems risky to me. I would think you'd have Cole pitch Sunday no matter what, just to keep things normal for him. But that's not what I read.  We'll see what Hinch and Strom have in mind. The bigger question is the fourth starter and whether or not Miley earns a spot.
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« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2019, 05:36:10 pm »
That's only if Cole pitches Sunday. If he doesn't, he's on 10 or 11 days off, which seems risky to me. I would think you'd have Cole pitch Sunday no matter what, just to keep things normal for him. But that's not what I read.  We'll see what Hinch and Strom have in mind. The bigger question is the fourth starter and whether or not Miley earns a spot.
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« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2019, 07:22:45 pm »
If its Verlander and Cole in the first round they will both be going on five days rest. If its Cole and Verlander, Cole will be going on regular rest and Verlander on six days.
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« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2019, 07:35:04 pm »
If its Verlander and Cole in the first round and it goes three or four games, then it can be Verlander and Cole in the second round. If the first round goes five games, then Cole starts the second round and Verlander gets the second game if the interval gives him four days rest. 
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« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2019, 08:38:20 pm »
I was told the would be no math.

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« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2019, 01:44:11 am »
Doesn't Verlander start the first playoff game regardless of what happens Sunday? Is Hinch going to move Cole ahead of Verlander in the playoff rotation?

I think JV starts #1 regardless.
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« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2019, 08:48:33 am »
I think JV starts #1 regardless.

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« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2019, 04:30:33 pm »
I think JV starts #1 regardless.

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« Reply #71 on: September 24, 2019, 07:58:00 pm »
Here's Hinch talking about playing time this week:  https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/1176652896810569728
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« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2019, 10:15:32 pm »
JJ Man Choi hits a WOHR to beat the Yanks. 
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« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2019, 05:05:15 am »
Last night's action gives the Astros a 1.5 game lead on the Yankees. Magic number for best record is 4.

CFM goes for the Rays today.

AL WC is tight:
Oak is a half game up on the Rays who lead Cle by a half game.

NL WC is just about set.   Was clinched a spot last night; Mil is 5 up on the steM and FTC.  Mil is 1 game back of the Nats to host the WC game.
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« Reply #74 on: September 25, 2019, 06:37:44 am »
Magic number for best record is 4.

4 for sole best record, 3 for home field advantage, against both the Yankees and Dodgers. The Astros’ win last night clinched them a better intradivision record than the Dodgers, so the Astros own the tiebreakers over both teams.

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« Reply #75 on: September 25, 2019, 06:46:55 am »
JJ Man Choi hits a WOHR to beat the Yanks.

Choi is one those guys that may not have big numbers, but it is uncanny how often he delivers when they need him.  I hate it when the Astros play the Rays, I would hate it even more if it were to happen in the postseason.
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« Reply #76 on: September 25, 2019, 06:44:32 pm »
D-Backs take down the Cards, while the Brewers are in the process of mauling the Reds. Suddenly the NL Central is a lot more up in the air.
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« Reply #77 on: September 25, 2019, 07:59:57 pm »
CFM looking tough against the Yankees.
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« Reply #78 on: September 25, 2019, 08:08:24 pm »
Can the bullpen hold it?
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« Reply #79 on: September 25, 2019, 08:37:14 pm »
CFM looking tough against the Yankees.

Finished w/ 100-pitches in 6 innings, 1 hit, 2 BB, 9 K;s and a 3-0 lead..
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« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2019, 08:43:45 pm »
Brewers clinch a spot of some sort. Congrats to them; I had written them off 2 weeks ago, but they've been en fuego.
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« Reply #81 on: September 25, 2019, 09:13:53 pm »
Brewers clinch a spot of some sort. Congrats to them; I had written them off 2 weeks ago, but they've been en fuego.

Even after Yelich went down.

Impressive.

And I believe that eliminates FTC and the steM from playoff contention.

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« Reply #82 on: September 25, 2019, 10:08:53 pm »
And I believe that eliminates FTC and the steM from playoff contention.

Indeed it does. Poor little Cubbies.
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« Reply #83 on: September 25, 2019, 10:53:59 pm »
Finished w/ 100-pitches in 6 innings, 1 hit, 2 BB, 9 K;s and a 3-0 lead..
Rays still batting in 7th w/ 2 on and the 3rd run having scored.

Rays won, so the MN to have home field over the Yankers is 2.  Over the Dojers, currently beating the Pads narrowly,  it’s 3. 
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« Reply #84 on: September 26, 2019, 12:36:32 am »
Rays won, so the MN to have home field over the Yankers is 2.  Over the Dojers, currently beating the Pads narrowly,  it’s 3.

Astros win
Dodgers win (magic number 2)
Yankees lose (magic number 1)

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« Reply #85 on: September 26, 2019, 06:04:29 am »
Astros win
Dodgers win (magic number 2)
Yankees lose (magic number 1)

Hinch is sitting a lot of guys tomorrow so we'll see what happens.

Do these magic numbers account for the Astros holding the tiebreakers?

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« Reply #86 on: September 26, 2019, 06:36:39 am »
Do these magic numbers account for the Astros holding the tiebreakers?

Yes.

Here's the straight up standings (link updates daily):
https://www.playoffmagic.com/mlb/

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« Reply #87 on: September 26, 2019, 05:08:37 pm »
Milwaukee wins again. St Louis has the day off, so Milwaukee is 1 game out going into the weekend. Milwaukee goes to Colorado for the weekend, while St Louis hosts the Cubs and their 8-game losing streak. Perhaps they'll show a little pride and make things difficult for St Louis.

ETA: At this point, it's looking like that will be a 9-game losing streak come tomorrow.
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« Reply #88 on: September 26, 2019, 07:26:03 pm »
Correa will not play for the rest of the regular season.
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« Reply #89 on: September 26, 2019, 07:28:34 pm »
Correa will not play for the rest of the regular season.

Heard where?

Edited to add: ah, I see it there on the main Astros site.
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« Reply #90 on: September 26, 2019, 07:30:12 pm »
Correa will not play for the rest of the regular season.

If that's the case, I can't imagine relying on him for the postseason either.
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« Reply #91 on: September 26, 2019, 07:31:21 pm »
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« Reply #92 on: September 26, 2019, 07:48:19 pm »
ALDS as his rehab starts? I don't think so.
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« Reply #93 on: September 26, 2019, 08:02:39 pm »
ALDS as his rehab starts? I don't think so.

If he can feel his legs he'll play.

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« Reply #94 on: September 26, 2019, 08:50:27 pm »
I hate seeing Correa being hurt so much. He has such promising abilities but it looks more and more that his body might not allow him to reach his full potential.
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« Reply #95 on: September 27, 2019, 01:27:21 am »
If he can feel his legs he'll play.

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« Reply #96 on: September 27, 2019, 08:38:17 am »
In non-contender action yesterday,  a couple of interesting things.

First,  bush league garbage between the Sawks and Arlington:

https://deadspin.com/red-sox-and-rangers-cast-aside-all-dignity-in-battle-ov-1838506027

Second,  very emotional moment in Seattle as King Felix left the mound for the last time.  Well done:
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« Reply #97 on: September 27, 2019, 08:55:13 am »
The Rangers deserve to finish last in the division, if only they would.
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« Reply #98 on: September 27, 2019, 09:07:37 am »
In non-contender action yesterday,  a couple of interesting things.

First,  bush league garbage between the Sawks and Arlington:

https://deadspin.com/red-sox-and-rangers-cast-aside-all-dignity-in-battle-ov-1838506027

What a miserable display of pedantry by both teams. 
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« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2019, 09:29:55 am »
What a miserable display of pedantry by both teams.

CB Bucknor's called third strike makes for the trifecta of pettiness.
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« Reply #100 on: September 27, 2019, 10:00:41 am »
CB Bucknor's called third strike makes for the trifecta of pettiness.

I thought the same thing, counselor, because it would have continued until the strikeout.
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« Reply #101 on: September 27, 2019, 10:16:52 am »
Honest effort on every play.

Both teams fell short of that standard.


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« Reply #102 on: September 27, 2019, 10:57:12 am »
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« Reply #103 on: September 27, 2019, 12:30:41 pm »
Meaningless game. Hahahahahaha!

Also:

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« Reply #104 on: September 27, 2019, 12:31:51 pm »
Fuck the Rangers and CB Bucknor, but the Fenway Fuckwits stand out as the biggest assholes in that story.

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« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2019, 02:04:28 pm »
Also:

Gerrit Cole:  200 strikeouts.   How cute.


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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2019, 04:37:30 pm »
CB Bucknor's called third strike makes for the trifecta of pettiness.

I didn't realize it was CB's call. That does indeed make it complete.
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« Reply #107 on: September 27, 2019, 05:20:04 pm »
This weekend's relevant matchups:

Astros/Angels
Urquidy vs. Sandoval
Verlander vs. Suarez
Cole vs. Peters

Yankees/Rangers
Paxton vs. Palumbo
Severino vs. TBD
Tanaka vs. Lynn

Dodgers/Giants
Buehler vs. Cueto
Ryu vs. Webb
Hill vs. Bumgarner

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« Reply #108 on: September 27, 2019, 08:36:59 pm »
Rangers rolling over for the Yankees, as expected.
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« Reply #109 on: September 27, 2019, 09:45:52 pm »
Honest effort on every play.

Both teams fell short of that standard.

Yeah, I think I was with the stRangers up to the deliberate missed pop-up.  It is up to them if they want to leave their starter out there till his arm falls off, I don't know why Boston needed to get all pissy about it?  Fuck them both anyway.
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« Reply #110 on: September 28, 2019, 12:15:53 am »
Tyler Glasnow tonight 4.1 inning, 0 hits, 2 BB, 0 runs. Since his return he has yet to surrender a run in 10.1 innings over three outings.
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« Reply #111 on: September 28, 2019, 04:55:47 pm »

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« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2019, 01:15:37 pm »
wow the last game.. where did the season go?
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« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2019, 01:18:11 pm »
Cole needs to go out and get me that lid today.
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« Reply #114 on: September 29, 2019, 06:44:28 pm »
Cole needs to go out and get me that lid today.

Mission accomplished and congrats!

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« Reply #115 on: September 29, 2019, 06:50:40 pm »
Thanks!
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