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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2019, 10:37:26 am »
Not sure what I did which should be postponed.
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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2019, 12:43:52 am »
KC 6
As 5

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Re: Stretch run
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2019, 07:32:33 am »
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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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.

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Whoops.  Corrected.

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Re: Stretch run
« 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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Re: Stretch run
« 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.