2019 ALDS - Rays vs. Astros - Gamethread

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You know the rotation for Houston - Verlander, Cole, Greinke. the Rays? probably Glasnow, some combination of Snell/Yarbrough/whoever the hell the pen spews out that day, then Morton again for game 3.

Weird starting times with these small-market teams competing with the Yanks for timeslots. 2:05pm on FS1 on Friday. Game 2 is at 9:07pm, also on FS1.
 

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You know the rotation for Houston - Verlander, Cole, Greinke. the Rays? Morton will be ready for game 3, but who the fuck knows in Houston. probably Snell, Yarbrough, and plenty of quick hooks from Cash. Find out starting at 2:05pm on FS1 on Friday. Game 2 is at 9:07pm, also on FS1.
Glasnow will start game 1. He’s pretty good.
 

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If TB had 2018 Snell, this would be an impressive attempted counter to Houston’s power trio, but it’s far from clear they do.

Game 1: Justin Verlander vs. Tyler Glasnow

Game 2: Gerrit Cole vs. Blake Snell

Game 3: Zack Greinke vs. Charlie Morton
 

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Arguably the most fun baseball day of the year today, there are a maximum 39 games left if every series goes the distance, and 4 of them will be today, with Astros/Rays starting us off at 2.

2p ET: Rays at Astros, Glasnow vs. Verlander

4:30p: Cards at Braves, Flaherty vs. Foltynewicz

7p: Twins at Yankees, Berrios vs. Paxton

9:30p: Nationals at Dodgers, Strasburg vs. Kershaw
 

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It’s going to be embarrassing for MLB when Tampa only has 15-20k show up Monday for Game 3.
 

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I dig the guy in the stands with the astronaut helmet on.
 

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Finding it hard to root for Houston despite their seeming higher probability of beating the Yankees.
 

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I forgot how slick Bregman is in the field. Dude makes every play and then some.
 

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The Rays just won’t go away. They hang close, like a fly buzzing around your head. Very aggravating team to play.
 

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One batter too long. He wasn’t going to go past 80 pitches so that was his last hitter either way.
 

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That's why you don't let him pitch more than he has since coming off the DL. Celian Murphy wasn't ready.
 

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Oh you just can't let that ball fall against a good team in a big game.