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#21 USNMCPO

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:03 AM

Assuming the Twins win the division and get the Yankees in the playoffs, I could see Cleveland beating the Astros in the other division playoff. I am not sure I would want to face that team. They are on fire.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:09 AM

Bring on the Yankees. I'm ready to get the monkey off our back...
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Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:53 AM

Odorizzi was given the win, trailing 1-0 when he left the game.Good for them on that decision. 

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:08 AM

Odorizzi was given the win, trailing 1-0 when he left the game. Good for them on that decision.

werent they up 4-1 when he left the game?
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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

 

Bring on the Yankees. I'm ready to get the monkey off our back...

 

Bring on the Yankees. I'm ready to get the monkey off our back...

Yankees or Houston...like choosing between the firing squad and lethel injection! Houston's pitching is matchless. Yankees hitting is scary especially against us. Either team is probably going to be odds on to sweep us.

So who would give us the best shot? Forgetting history, it would be NY. We might be able to outslug them 16-15. Houston has 3 starters that could shut us down quickly and they aren't too shabby on offense either.

Starting on the road for us is a huge advantage, crazy as that seems. Twins have played miserably against the Yankees for a pretty long time, but maybe, if they get healthy, you never know. I'd take my chances with them.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:43 AM

werent they up 4-1 when he left the game?

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 12:51 PM

 

Yankees or Houston...like choosing between the firing squad and lethel injection! Houston's pitching is matchless. Yankees hitting is scary especially against us. Either team is probably going to be odds on to sweep us.

So who would give us the best shot? Forgetting history, it would be NY. We might be able to outslug them 16-15. Houston has 3 starters that could shut us down quickly and they aren't too shabby on offense either.

Starting on the road for us is a huge advantage, crazy as that seems. Twins have played miserably against the Yankees for a pretty long time, but maybe, if they get healthy, you never know. I'd take my chances with them.

I agree with you except for the odds on to sweep.They may sweep us or we may sweep them but that is going to be the two least likely results. Vegas odds would never have a near 100 win team be most likely to be swept..Again, I am pulling this out of thin air but the most likely result would be us losing 3-2.I am guessing the next two possibilities of us winning 3-2 or losing 3-1 would be very close.. Us winning 3-1 would probably be a small margin over them sweeping us and then lastly us sweeping them.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 01:43 PM

 

I agree with you except for the odds on to sweep.They may sweep us or we may sweep them but that is going to be the two least likely results. Vegas odds would never have a near 100 win team be most likely to be swept..Again, I am pulling this out of thin air but the most likely result would be us losing 3-2.I am guessing the next two possibilities of us winning 3-2 or losing 3-1 would be very close.. Us winning 3-1 would probably be a small margin over them sweeping us and then lastly us sweeping them.

This is why I don't bet on anything! My 'gut' tells me that right now we aren't in the same league as Houston and the Yankees always find ways to break our hearts. Worse...if half our lineup is injured, or barely recovered, that won't help the cause. And then of course, our very tentative pitching staff.. In a short series we could be undone very quickly. So a sweep (against us) is pretty possible, unfortunately.

 

However....upsets do happen. Can the Twins pull one? Always possible, but improbable. As a fan, I want them to be the Cinderella Team in 2019, but I think we have too many holes. Another reason why I really resent what Pineda did. Just no excuse for that. None.

Twins have only lost 3 straight once...4 straight once. And they will be on the road, where somehow they seem to be at their best as their MLB best road record indicates.

Beating the Yankees for me would be like the Bills beating Tom Brady. Improbable but ah so sweet if it happens.

 

Finally I am aware that we did OK against Houston this year...but we haven't played them in quite awhile and it was when our lineup was at pretty much full strength. So those results are kind of meaningless to me. Still, thats why they play the games. First things first...clinch the division!

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 02:26 PM

 

This is why I don't bet on anything! My 'gut' tells me that right now we aren't in the same league as Houston and the Yankees always find ways to break our hearts. Worse...if half our lineup is injured, or barely recovered, that won't help the cause. And then of course, our very tentative pitching staff.. In a short series we could be undone very quickly. So a sweep (against us) is pretty possible, unfortunately.

 

However....upsets do happen. Can the Twins pull one? Always possible, but improbable. As a fan, I want them to be the Cinderella Team in 2019, but I think we have too many holes. Another reason why I really resent what Pineda did. Just no excuse for that. None.

Twins have only lost 3 straight once...4 straight once. And they will be on the road, where somehow they seem to be at their best as their MLB best road record indicates.

Beating the Yankees for me would be like the Bills beating Tom Brady. Improbable but ah so sweet if it happens.

 

Finally I am aware that we did OK against Houston this year...but we haven't played them in quite awhile and it was when our lineup was at pretty much full strength. So those results are kind of meaningless to me. Still, thats why they play the games. First things first...clinch the division!

Yes, first things first.I din't watch the Super Bowl to see if Brady can beat Foles and the Eagles. I know they can.I watched it to see if Foles and the Eagles could beat the Patriots. Takes very little imagination on my part to think Odorizzi can pitch well against the Yankees or Astros. I also kind of like the bullpen strategy. Might blow up in our faces or it might be the perfect way to beat them.I think Houston is the best team. Yankees are the better team but not by a really big margin so odds would favor that matchup. Yes, we need healthy guys. We just saw a 4.6 ERA guy us out for 6 innings. Not the first time its happened either. We have guys capable of that.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:00 PM

 

This is why I don't bet on anything! My 'gut' tells me that right now we aren't in the same league as Houston and the Yankees always find ways to break our hearts. Worse...if half our lineup is injured, or barely recovered, that won't help the cause. And then of course, our very tentative pitching staff.. In a short series we could be undone very quickly. So a sweep (against us) is pretty possible, unfortunately.

 

However....upsets do happen. Can the Twins pull one? Always possible, but improbable. As a fan, I want them to be the Cinderella Team in 2019, but I think we have too many holes. Another reason why I really resent what Pineda did. Just no excuse for that. None.

Twins have only lost 3 straight once...4 straight once. And they will be on the road, where somehow they seem to be at their best as their MLB best road record indicates.

Beating the Yankees for me would be like the Bills beating Tom Brady. Improbable but ah so sweet if it happens.

 

Finally I am aware that we did OK against Houston this year...but we haven't played them in quite awhile and it was when our lineup was at pretty much full strength. So those results are kind of meaningless to me. Still, thats why they play the games. First things first...clinch the division!

 

I want to be optimistic but i just don't think our starters match up very well with the Yankees and certainly not the Astros who arguably have 3 aces in Cole, Greinke and Verlander.Amazing rotation they have.

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