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Josh Donaldson is playing for the Brewers now. He homered last night, giving him 11 HRs this season and a whopping 17 RBIs. That is hard to do.
 

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The Orioles losing a series to the Cardinals (1-0 Cards in the 9th right now) is the type of thing that would make the AL East at actual risk.

Orioles 91-54 if they lose this
Rays 90-57

Rays are coming into Baltimore for 4 starting tomorrow. It's also been surprising how the Rays haven't missed Franco yet.
 

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The Orioles losing a series to the Cardinals (1-0 Cards in the 9th right now) is the type of thing that would make the AL East at actual risk.

Orioles 91-54 if they lose this
Rays 90-57

Rays are coming into Baltimore for 4 starting tomorrow. It's also been surprising how the Rays haven't missed Franco yet.
O’s lose a 1 run game finally! Rays 2 back headed into a 4 game series in BAL.

I wouldn’t say they haven’t missed Franco. They got a hot streak from Basabe at the beginning but it’s definitely created a big hole. Losing Siri isn’t great, either. The bullpen has been much, much better the last few weeks, though. Very impressive how they’ve rallied after the Franco bomb dropped.
 

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Rays 4 - O’s 3. Lead down to 1 game.

Big weekend in Baltimore!
Winning run came on a very familiar story: 3-2 pitch with two out was called a ball (could have gone either way). Brandish was bothered by the call, grooved the next pitch and Riley hit it out to center.
 

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Seattle still has 7 games left with Texas AND a series with Houston. I'd say that would be good news for Toronto except they have 6 left with Tampa.
 

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Marlins, Reds and D-backs all 77-72 for that final WC spot, could be a really fun race down the stretch.

Cubs are also only 78-70...
 

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Oh, look, Junior Valentine fucked up and called a foul ball a home run in the D-Backs vs Cubs game. It wasn't even close.

Thank god for replay.
 

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He’s a stud. It was a battle against Rodriguez. Nine pitches but he finally blew him away. Just a terrible job by Bloom and the coaching staff not seeing he still had a lot left in the tank.
 

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Drew Smyly gets out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 12th for the Cubs, who take the lead in the 13th
 

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He’s a stud. It was a battle against Rodriguez. Nine pitches but he finally blew him away. Just a terrible job by Bloom and the coaching staff not seeing he still had a lot left in the tank.
The fan base wanted him gone at least a year sooner.
 

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The fan base wanted him gone at least a year sooner.
The fan base, myself included, might not have wanted him gone so badly if someone in the Sox organization had said, "Hey, maybe try out a cutter and mix it in with your four seamer and sinker. It'll make you a sub-1.00 ERA pitcher".

I think coaching at the upper levels (both AAA and MLB) is a serious issue in this organization right now.
 

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Dodgers clinch the NL West on the back of a 5 run 11th inning over the Mariners. Mariners had chances to put it away in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. Disappointing.
 

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Since August 28 the Astros have:
Swept the Red Sox, two blowouts, one three run game
Been swept by the Yankees
Swept the Rangers, three total ass-kickings
Lost two of three to the A's
In danger of being swept by the Royals
Is there a more unpredictable team in baseball?
 

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Josh Donaldson is playing for the Brewers now. He homered last night, giving him 11 HRs this season and a whopping 17 RBIs. That is hard to do.
Would be just the 2nd season with 11+ HR, and an RBI:HR ratio less than or equal to 1.6364:1 (dividing the now 18 RBI by 11 HR ). The other, Wayne Gross for the 1985 Orioles, put up these exact numbers, of 11 HR, 18 RBI.
 

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The Orioles let Yennier Cano bat, down a run, in the 10th inning (obvious K), which I think has to be a stupid move analytically. But, he pitched a scoreless 11th so I guess it officially worked out.

EDIT: Never mind, DL Hall came on for the 11th. I don't understand at all then what happened there.
 

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The Orioles let Yennier Cano bat, down a run, in the 10th inning (obvious K), which I think has to be a stupid move analytically. But, he pitched a scoreless 11th so I guess it officially worked out.

EDIT: Never mind, DL Hall came on for the 11th. I don't understand at all then what happened there.
Box score says they pinch hit for Cano