10/20 - ALCS Game 5 - Valdez vs. Sale Redux

CarolinaBeerGuy

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Mar 14, 2006
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I have to remember when I was happy they won the wild card game and said it was all gravy from there. Gonna turn this shit show off and just hope the Braves can beat LA.
 

OurF'ingCity

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At the end of the day it’s not entirely clear this roster has quite the talent to make the World Series. Just really hard to string together enough wins with some of the holes they have.
 

nvalvo

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Jul 16, 2005
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We basically had a chance in this series so long as their starting rotation completely imploded every game.

No reason that couldn't resume in Houston, but it's a slender branch we're relying on.
 

mauidano

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Aug 21, 2006
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At the end of the day it’s not entirely clear this roster has quite the talent to make the World Series. Just really hard to string together enough wins with some of the holes they have.
Fair amount of blame and bad choices to go around starting with Cora.
 

scottyno

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I mean, ok? In both cases you need to score. Cora punted the 8th last night and by the time the team came up again, they were down 7.
How exactly did he punt last night? By putting in the guy with the best chance to get the out after starting the inning with the guy with the best chance to not give up any runs?

And no, when its tied in the bottom of the 8th you don't need to score right away. When you're losing in the top of the 8th you kind of do.
 

Hank Scorpio

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Two straight excellent starts by our rotation wasted by terrible offense and an imploding bullpen. The pen should be almost completely disassembled and rebuilt this offseason.
 

LynnRice75

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Jul 15, 2005
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No panic. Even if we don't come back here. I see a pattern.
We win two.
They win two.
We win two.
(I like our pitching match-ups goign forward)