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PalpatineW
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#1 Posted on 30.9.03 2216.42
Reposted on: 30.9.10 2220.23
We've got a predictions thread, I figure we can use this thread as a catch-all for playoff games in progress.

Well, today saw the Twins clamp down on the Yankees (and the Yankee defense suck), Schmidt iced the Marlins, the Sox and A's were off, and Chicago/Atlanta is in progress as I type this.

I watched the Twins/Yanks game with the glee of a bitter Sox fan, of course, but my serious observations are as follows: a.) The Twins were able to come out on top even though their best pitcher only threw four innings, and b.) that Yankee defense is awful. All the "experts" over at ESPN were placing all the pressure on Santana, but if the rest of the Twins team keeps showing up like this, it could spell upset for the Bombers.

While the Marlins bats were absent today, the Giants only came up with two runs. I still expect the Giants to take the series, but perhaps the Marlins offense can come back and even the score against lesser pitching.

In deference to superstition, I won't mention the game in progress.
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#2 Posted on 30.9.03 2302.09
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    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    In deference to superstition, I won't mention the game in progress.


Well it's over now, so I will...

I only got to see the Cubs/Braves game today (thanks to the dreadfully early start times in the Mountain time zone)...and I have to say the Cubs pitching might be enough to take them pretty far in this thing. I haven't seen many Cubs games this year (thanks to the glut of Blue Jays, Braves, and Mets games we get up here) and am really looking forward to seeing Prior pitch.
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#3 Posted on 1.10.03 0624.57
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Wood did have unhittable stuff there for a while. Any game in the playoffs where you have as many hits and RBI at the plate as hits and runs you give up on the mound, you and your team are in good shape.

And the Braves got lucky. The Cubs could have blown it open early.
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#4 Posted on 1.10.03 0902.30
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Wood did have unhittable stuff there for a while. Any game in the playoffs where you have as many hits and RBI at the plate as hits and runs you give up on the mound, you and your team are in good shape.

    And the Braves got lucky. The Cubs could have blown it open early.


Even more, they should have. I was crazy in those early innings when Gretz struck out twice or when A-Gon and the catcher (Ain't I bad, can't think of his name) whiffed. They made up for it later. But my kids were a little scared of me.
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#5 Posted on 1.10.03 1524.34
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I didn't get to watch the game but the thing that totally threw me for a loop was the Cubs fan in Atlanta.

I turned on the radio where they had a sports update and they played a clip from the game where The Cubs scored and I heard a roar from the crowd, and I sat back and thought really hard "Aren't they playing in Atlanta?" LoL. The announcers never said who's at home when they gave out the score so I while I was really confused
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#6 Posted on 1.10.03 1853.21
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Just finished watching my Marlins beat the Giants in game two, 9-5. While the Giants didn't exactly play the best defense, I think the Fish were impressive, capitalizing on every mistake.
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#7 Posted on 1.10.03 1947.32
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    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    I didn't get to watch the game but the thing that totally threw me for a loop was the Cubs fan in Atlanta.

That should tell you how bad the Atlanta fans are. My girlfriend and I almost drove down there on a whim(16 hours) to go to a playoff game last year because we knew tickets would be available when we got there.

(edited by Grimis on 1.10.03 2047)
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#8 Posted on 2.10.03 1549.07
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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
      I didn't get to watch the game but the thing that totally threw me for a loop was the Cubs fan in Atlanta.

    That should tell you how bad the Atlanta fans are. My girlfriend and I almost drove down there on a whim(16 hours) to go to a playoff game last year because we knew tickets would be available when we got there.

    (edited by Grimis on 1.10.03 2047)


I flew back to Philly today and even in the morning the airport had tons of Cubs fans. There were a bunch in the stadium, but it was still more ATL fans.
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#9 Posted on 4.10.03 2316.17
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Just home from watching Sox/A's game three. Wow. I mean... wow. Mind-blowing.
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#10 Posted on 4.10.03 2333.22
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The Red Sox will win this series because of this game. The A's will be wiped this afternoon just like the Sox were Thursday, and there is no way Pedro on full rest loses to Barry Zito on three days. No way.
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#11 Posted on 5.10.03 1041.07
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    Originally posted by gugs
    The Red Sox will win this series because of this game. The A's will be wiped this afternoon just like the Sox were Thursday, and there is no way Pedro on full rest loses to Barry Zito on three days. No way.


If Burkett can avoid his usual giving up of 3-4 runs in the first couple of innings the Sox should take this game today.
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#12 Posted on 5.10.03 1545.55
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Burkett pitched the best I've seen in a while! I thought we were in for another 2nd inning like game 2's, but Burkett pulled it out with only one run scored.

Pedro will dominate tomorrow and our bats will own Zito. It's on now. Cowboy up!
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#13 Posted on 5.10.03 1756.24
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Nice to see Ortiz pick the best time to get his first hit of the series.
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#14 Posted on 6.10.03 0215.57
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you know, at the beginning of the postseason I was kind of bleh, but the series have been worth it so far.

Fish/Cubs should be interesting...

well, i guess the hot streak ran out for the Twinkies...but hey, doesn't this set up the Yanks for a bigger fall...still, if they make it to WS i doubt anyone has much of a chance with 4 games in THRB.

Sure looks like the A's are falling into their usual...but hey, the Sox are due no?

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#15 Posted on 6.10.03 0248.16
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I dunno.....even if the Yanks make the Series, I don't care where they play the games: Wood and Prior are tough to beat anywhere. They might be the next Schilling and Johnson.

And just so I'm not totally dissing the Marlins, they have a semi-team of destiny look to them as well. Pudge Rodriguez is laying to rest any doubts about his making the HoF.
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