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Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:21 am

Whew doggie that was a playoff game. Loved it! No dog in the fight though.
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:36 am

Didi could DH but that's going to take AB's away from Stanton. I wonder if the team is going to pick up Gardner's option or let him walk? Personally, I'd love to see Clint Frasier get a chance if he can get healthy. He was plagued by concussion and concussion like symptoms all last year unfortunately. I also wonder if Justus Sheffield is going to grab a roster spot next year? He didn't play much once called up.

Nice win for the Brewers! That's who I'm rooting for now.
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The last few innings of that Brewers game took years off of my life.
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:38 pm

The Brewers beat themselves. They are better than the Dodgers. I still favor them. Yelich needs to start hitting - and he will.

This Astros v. Red Sox game is great. No margin for error. Glad I don't have a dog in the fight. :)
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Verlander = dealing
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:39 pm

Only the one bad inning. Otherwise he was in complete control.
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2 runs is not a bad inning. ...unless you're a reliever. Yikes.

edit: meant to say "too too bad an inning" i.e. wasn't meant to be combative.
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It honestly feels like the Astros should have beaten the Red Sox by 400 runs tonight.

If the Sox win this series, I'll be stunned.

Happy to be the 108 win underdog.
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fredo wrote:2 runs is not a bad inning. ...unless you're a reliever. Yikes.

edit: meant to say "too too bad an inning" i.e. wasn't meant to be combative.
Not taken that way at all brother!

I was referring more to his lack of control and the three free passes. Not like Verlander.
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pewter14 wrote:It honestly feels like the Astros should have beaten the Red Sox by 400 runs tonight.

If the Sox win this series, I'll be stunned.

Happy to be the 108 win underdog.
Right? That bullpen is atrocious and Sale not throwing strikes is a recipe for failure. And now Price against Cole ...the Astros may win by 400 tonight. Maybe Porcello and Eovaldi will have more success in Houston... :lol:

Well I’d rather lose to Houston than New York.
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downforcemedia wrote:The Brewers beat themselves. They are better than the Dodgers. I still favor them. Yelich needs to start hitting - and he will.

This Astros v. Red Sox game is great. No margin for error. Glad I don't have a dog in the fight. :)

Sorry man, The Brewers are no where close to LA.
LA has the deepest team in the playoffs.
And Council is going lose them a couple of games on his own.
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turnJBup wrote:
downforcemedia wrote:The Brewers beat themselves. They are better than the Dodgers. I still favor them. Yelich needs to start hitting - and he will.

This Astros v. Red Sox game is great. No margin for error. Glad I don't have a dog in the fight. :)

Sorry man, The Brewers are no where close to LA.
LA has the deepest team in the playoffs.
And Council is going lose them a couple of games on his own.
I respectfully disagree.

The Brewers stack up very well against the Dodgers and ended the season hot. The Dodgers limped into the playoffs. The Brewers disposed of Clayton Kershaw (which is no real surprise given his playoff record), and they will if he pitches again.

If the Dodgers so far outmatched the Brewers, the first two games would have come out much differently. And Yelich hasn't hit a lick.

I think most would agree that the Astros are the deepest team in the playoffs. The Dodgers found that out last year. The Astros won 103 games this season while their top three hitters (Springer, Altuve and Correa) spent major stints on the DL.

Counsell is a first year manager and may make some mistakes. But no more than Dave Roberts did last year in the playoffs.

We shall see. ;)
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:50 pm

It’s actually Counsell’s fourth season (first playoff appearance). He has had some hiccups, but I really like him as a manager. He’s creative and good at getting guys to sacrifice and play for each other.
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glenn1 wrote:It’s actually Counsell’s fourth season (first playoff appearance). He has had some hiccups, but I really like him as a manager. He’s creative and good at getting guys to sacrifice and play for each other.
Correct. Good catch. I meant first year managing in the playoffs. Should have been more specific.
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downforcemedia wrote:
turnJBup wrote:
downforcemedia wrote:The Brewers beat themselves. They are better than the Dodgers. I still favor them. Yelich needs to start hitting - and he will.

This Astros v. Red Sox game is great. No margin for error. Glad I don't have a dog in the fight. :)

Sorry man, The Brewers are no where close to LA.
LA has the deepest team in the playoffs.
And Council is going lose them a couple of games on his own.
I respectfully disagree.

The Brewers stack up very well against the Dodgers and ended the season hot. The Dodgers limped into the playoffs. The Brewers disposed of Clayton Kershaw (which is no real surprise given his playoff record), and they will if he pitches again.

If the Dodgers so far outmatched the Brewers, the first two games would have come out much differently. And Yelich hasn't hit a lick.

I think most would agree that the Astros are the deepest team in the playoffs. The Dodgers found that out last year. The Astros won 103 games this season while their top three hitters (Springer, Altuve and Correa) spent major stints on the DL.

Counsell is a first year manager and may make some mistakes. But no more than Dave Roberts did last year in the playoffs.

We shall see. ;)
Spot on, and you didn't even mention the overall starting pitching disparity. I'd take Verlander, Keuchel, Morton and Cole (even with his bad performance yesterday) over the Dodgers 4 starters this year. And as you said, Kershaw got outdueled by the Brewers' bullpen for crying out loud. I also think the Red Sox would match up pretty well against the Dodger's. Maybe not obviously better, but at least equals.
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