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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    The Rays faced the exact same situation in Game 2. Snell was dealing -- throwing a no-hitter in the bottom of the 5th -- and sitting at 71 pitches and then went BB, HR, BB, 1B before getting pulled. He was super-pissed when he got pulled. The guy turns into a pumpkin in the 5th and 6th inning...
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Yankees have already been installed as favorites. They have stars. Rays will have an uphill climb, as always. Such is the life of a minnow.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Happy for Andrew Friedman.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    We’ll always have game 4
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Had the chances early. Squanders and then went dead.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Sometimes you make good decisions and get bad results. The Rays are here with their minnow payroll, while playing in the toughest division in baseball, because they operate this way. Live by the data, die by the data. But mostly live, all things considered.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Well, that sort of makes it all easier to swallow. You’re not going to beat the Dodgers scoring 1 run. Pitching and/or pitching management aren’t the issue. There is just no offense. If it wasn’t for Arozarena turning into Barry Bonds, they would have been cooked much sooner.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Randy just hits everything hard. 103, 104 and 105mph
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    You gotta score a run. It’s not too much to ask.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Fairbanks squeezed after La got big zone
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Blake Snell turns into a pumpkin deep into games. He wasn’t going much further no matter what. The Rays have a great pen. I have no issue with the quick hook. Nick Anderson was a bad choice and then he fucking blew it, esp with the wild pitch.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    What else is there other than data??
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Snell was pitching just as well in Game 2 and he fell off a cliff super quickly in the fifth. He wasn’t going to face Mookie with a man on base. The mistake is using Anderson. He was incredible all year but has not been good in the playoffs. They did not adjust away from him being their high...
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    I don’t think you can pull him yet. If he gives up a a couple base runners, he’s out. If he just gives up one base runner, that’s why Cash gets big bucks.
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    BEAT L.A. (The Gamethread)

    Just nasty. And smooth. Smooth and nasty.