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#21 Aggies7

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:17 AM

Not quite -- Cleveland has pushed back Bieber a day, to set him up for the postseason. Tonight is now a bullpen game for Cleveland, led by recent acquisition Cal Quantrill.

That does set up Giolito vs Bieber tomorrow though, and Keuchel vs Plesac on Thursday.


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:26 AM

 

Ah, my newspaper lied to me

It was probably the truth when the newspaper went to print!

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#23 stringer bell

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:08 PM

 

Taking tiebreakers into account, here's the translation into magic numbers.

 

The White Sox magic number over us: 4.

 

Our magic number over the Yankees: 5.

 

Our magic number over Cleveland: 3.

White Sox still have a magic number of 4 vs. Twins.

Twins magic number vs. Yankees is 4

Twins magic number vs. Cleveland is 2


#24 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 04:27 AM

If the Indians beat the Sox today and tomorrow, they pull within one game of Chicago and hold the tiebreaker.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:40 AM

White Sox still have a magic number of 4 vs. Twins.

The Twins have a magic number vs the White Sox, too. I believe it's 6.
 

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#26 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:37 AM

The Twins have a magic number vs the White Sox, too. I believe it's 6.


Since you posted this, the White Sox’ magic number has gone from 4 to 3, while the Twins’ magic number has gone from 6 to 2. (Perhaps this should be cross-posted in the Fun With Numbers thread?)
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