9/15 The Debut of Turner Hooch

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Seven days before the beginning of autumn can mean only one thing ... it's time to turn the heat off.

If we are going to achieve this season's ultimate goal, we need two weeks worth of new game-thread starters every day. Some of us have more important things going on at the moment; we can't be worried about starting more than one game thread.

Let's set the stage, by winning percentage

Pirates .304
Red Sox .354 (2 GB)
Diamondbacks .354 (2 GB)
Rangers .362 (2.5 GB)
Nationals .378 (3.5 GB)

Thankfully, a preseason favorite, the Royals, faltered last week and won 6 in a row. KC is still capable of putting together a run here, because of how the schedule lines up for them, but ... let's face it ... if there's a team that'll screw it up, it's the Royals.

So, now it's time for the Red Sox to step up and lay down. It's starts tonight with a rookie in his major league debut on the mound.

It's time for the wheels on the bus to shred their nuts and fall to the ground. Everybody climb aboard!
 
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There's 2 stud pitchers at Vanderbilt.

Which means the Red Sox will now finish with the third worst record and have no shot at either one.

Because that's how 2020 has gone so far; everything that can go wrong has.

That said, I have full confidence in this team to be able to catch the Pirates, keep losing boys, it's backward and downward from here on out.
 

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Boston starting lineup v. Miami at 6:40 pm
C-Theis
F-Tatum
F-Brown
G-Smart
G-Walker
 
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Which means the Red Sox will now finish with the third worst record and have no shot at either one.

Because that's how 2020 has gone so far; everything that can go wrong has.

That said, I have full confidence in this team to be able to catch the Pirates, keep losing boys, it's backward and downward from here on out.
We could lose out and still not pick in the top 10. It depends on what Manfred wants to do with the draft order. It would really suck to try so hard to tank and then have the 2019 records factored in, costing us Kumar or Leiter.
 

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We could lose out and still not pick in the top 10. It depends on what Manfred wants to do with the draft order. It would really suck to try so hard to tank and then have the 2019 records factored in, costing us Kumar or Leiter.
Leave it to Manfred/MLB to complicate such a simple thing.
 

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Wild Card
Best-of-three. All games at home ballpark of better seed.
Wild-card series games will air on ESPN and TBS

Division Series
Best-of-five.
ALDS in San Diego and Los Angeles.
NLDS in Houston and in Arlington
Games on TBS, FS1, MLBN

League Championship Series
Best-of-seven.
ALCS in San Diego;
NLCS in Arlington
AL on TBS; NL on Fox or FS1

World Series
Best-of-seven.
All games in Arlington and on Fox
 

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For those of us who can't watch ... a cliff notes version of what he's got, please