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#1 spycake

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:32 AM

Here's thread for general (non-Twins) 2019 MLB postseason discussion!


#2 spycake

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:38 AM

Tonight (Tuesday Oct. 1), NL Wild Card Game

 

Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals

 

Time: 7:08 CST

TV: TBS (and MLB.TV for international viewers?)

Radio: ESPN or MLB At Bat

 

Nationals roster -- only 5 relievers, but 3 starting pitchers in addition to Scherzer:

https://www.mlbtrade...-relievers.html

 

Brewers roster:

https://www.mlbtrade...renzo-cain.html


#3 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:04 AM

I predict the Nationals, but I don't have a lot of faith in that....

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:12 PM

Ironically I'm in Washington DC on an east coast work trip. Philly yesterday, DC today, NYC Thursday. The city looks pretty lively for the game tonight. Might sneak down near the stadium to have a beer and watch on TV.
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#5 Puckett34

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:27 PM

Give me the Brew Crew tonight. For reasons only because I want a Milwaukee/Minnesota World Series.

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#6 Sconnie

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:53 PM

 

Give me the Brew Crew tonight. For reasons only because I want a Milwaukee/Minnesota World Series.

AMEN!


#7 wavedog

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:54 PM

I was somewhat surprised to see Tyler Austin is on the Milwaukee Roster and made active for this game. Washington has 3 former Twins - Dozier, Suzuki and Rodney. 

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 02:07 PM

I was somewhat surprised to see Tyler Austin is on the Milwaukee Roster and made active for this game. Washington has 3 former Twins - Dozier, Suzuki and Rodney. 

The last position player on someone's roster, which I assume Austin to be, won't be an all-star of course. But if you look past his low batting average, half of his base hits have been for extra bases, and he's shown a willingness/ability to induce a walk. In the right situation, presumably against a lefty, either of those two profiles might be their best chance.

We laugh at gypsies, fortune tellers, and horoscopes, yet we trust baseball prospect lists.


#9 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:44 PM

The internet is ripping the Nats manager for starting Sherzer. Really? He started one of the best pitchers in baseball, and that's a mistake?

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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:11 PM

AMEN!

Why do I not trust you. :)
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#11 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:22 PM

The internet is ripping the Nats manager for starting Sherzer. Really? He started one of the best pitchers in baseball, and that's a mistake?


What is the basis of the criticism?

#12 big dog

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:57 PM

He’s had three pretty mortal-looking starts in a row and is coming off an injury.

#13 big dog

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:00 PM

Or at least that’s all true. I assume that is some of the basis, along with internet second-guessing.

#14 Danchat

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:02 PM

Wow, that error by Grisham was a massive blunder. Washington suddenly went from down 2 to just 3 outs away from victory.

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#15 Diesel

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:08 PM

That’s a pretty brutal way to end a season. Yikes
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#16 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:32 PM

I feel bad for that guy
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


#17 big dog

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, very tough. Tried hard to make a play, missed the ball. I hope he gets another chance to perform in next year’s playoffs.
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#18 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:06 PM

I feel bad for that guy


That was my son’s immediate reaction.

#19 SwainZag

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:43 PM

 

That was my son’s immediate reaction.

 

Not only that but the entire Brewer's team and fanbase.I can't imagine if say....Rosario made that same blunder.Yikes.  

 

Either way, good for the Nats.They fought to the end and beat a damn good one in Hader, even with his down year, to move on.


#20 Sconnie

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:24 AM

Why do I not trust you. :)

so what, I’m a sleeper agent? Playing the long game for 6 years of some of the worst baseball in history? Even I don’t have the fortitude for that one ;)
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