Who starts the 1 game playoff in Tampa next Thursday?

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    The weather may have a hand in how all this plays out. Starting today and goig all the way to Saturday, heavy rains are expected from the mid-Atlantic States up to the N.E. states. We may see one or two rainouts before this week ends which might really put things into a flux.
     
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    In Response to Re: Who starts the 1 game playoff in Tampa next Thursday? : Just do the logic and tell me if you come up w/ anything different?  Give me a RAY OF HOPE - no pun intended......... Could you be getting pessimism confused with realism?  That reminds me of yankee fans getting perpetual optimism confused with realism and it smacked them like 10 tons of bricks when Sierra grounded out to Pokey.
    Posted by andrewmitch


    you don't do logic, Andrew. Logic tells me the Sox went through a bad stretch. Last night, the played the way they're capable of. I hope it carries over and continues. The Rays will have to play as well as or better than they have the last week. it's baseball, anything is possible but I think the Sox will steep up and get it done. If not they don't, they dont deserve to be there.
     
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    Well, if Rain is a factor then it is going to be mess but.....all things considered I think it could only help us at this point in time.
    Posted by andrewmitch


    If there is a rainout or two, I think it removes Lackey from a win or go home scenario.

    Personally, I still don't see any of this really mattering. The Yanks want the top seed going into the playoffs, so I think they play full out until that is achieved. And Tampa will play victim to them in at least 4 of the 7 games.

    Boston is the WC in the AL.

    They will beat Detroit and face the Yanks in the ALCS. This I what I think and I am sticking with it.
     
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    J-Bay - the Sox did score 18 runs last night against Matusz & company. He of the ERA over 10 and yet they sweated the game out until the bottom of the 7th when they scored 7 against 3 relief picthers with a combined ERA of over 6. I don't think that is playing to your capabilities. If the sore was 15 - 2, then that would have been a different story.

    Sox make the W.C. - no question in my mind.
     
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    I think that has changed Andrew.

    Any old way - I am a Yankee fan who roots for a Yanks/Sawx ALCS. 5 hour games which cause me to age one year every 9 innings.
     
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    J-Bay - the Sox did score 18 runs last night against Matusz & company. He of the ERA over 10 and yet they sweated the game out until the bottom of the 7th when they scored 7 against 3 relief picthers with a combined ERA of over 6. I don't think that is playing to your capabilities. If the sore was 15 - 2, then that would have been a different story. Sox make the W.C. - no question in my mind.
    Posted by jesseyeric


     jess, they came from behind AGAIN; did what they had to do to win. Lackey was Lackey and they found a way to get it done, regardless. 18 runs are 18 runs, scored them when they need to and when they didnt, without Youk or Crawford. sox bullpen pitched well; every player had at least one hit, other than veritek. games like that can unify and get teams going. hopefully they turned the corner and wont look back
     
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    In Response to Re: Who starts the 1 game playoff in Tampa next Thursday? :  jess, they came from behind AGAIN; did what they had to do to win. Lackey was Lackey and they found a way to get it done, regardless. 18 runs are 18 runs, scored them when they need to and when they didnt. sox bullpen pitched well; every player had at least one hit, other than veritek. games like that can unify and get teams going. hopefully they turned the corner and wont look back
    Posted by J-BAY


    Agreed J-bay, they over came a 3 run deficit in the 1st inning with 4 runs in their half of the first. Then they were barely holding on until the O's bullpen imploded onto themselves.

    I don't know if you can count one game as a return to form. Only a week ago, the Sox scored 18 runs vs the Blue Jays and that was against a much better pitcher. Then they trudged along for another week until last night.

    IMO, the Sox do have a very good team that is in a major funk right now. Maybe you are right that last night will unleash a storm from them, but don't bet the house on it. That is all I am saying. And the pitching has to do better than allowing 6 runs a game. Andrew and I rarely if ever agree, but he does make a good point.
     
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    Andrew - Texas is not beating NY this year.
     
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    I get Andrew's point Jess. however, that wasn't mine. i'm not counting on anything, but i'm also not counting them out, unless and until they are.  it's baseball, we'll see what happens.

     
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    No matter what the month or year is, Andrewmitch prefers to be miserable, cynical, pessimistic, and glum. It is the born right of a headstrong oldtimer who is obstinate and grumpy. The last time that he smiled was after the 2004 and 2007 World Series and both times that was only for five minutes since he immediately began fretting about the next year. He can't help it. I feel sorry for him.
     
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    Re: Who starts the 1 game playoff in Tampa next Thursday?

    Real easy answer: CLAY BUCCHOLZ.

    If Clay is healthy enough to throw a baseball and Beckett and Lester are unavailable, Clay starts this game.
     
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    In Response to Re: Who starts the 1 game playoff in Tampa next Thursday? : Again 18 runs against the worst staff in baseball does not make me feel too confident about having to go up against the likes of Verlander, Fister, and Sherzer and then the likes of CJ Wilson......how can you not see that?
    Posted by andrewmitch


    at this point, wouldnt you be thrilled to get the opportunity to go up against Verlander or CJ Wilson?
     
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    Mike Torrez?
     
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    In Response to Re: Who starts the 1 game playoff in Tampa next Thursday? : you don't do logic, Andrew. Logic tells me the Sox went through a bad stretch. Last night, the played the way they're capable of. I hope it carries over and continues. The Rays will have to play as well as or better than they have the last week. it's baseball, anything is possible but I think the Sox will steep up and get it done. If not they don't, they dont deserve to be there.
    Posted by J-BAY


    the sox won't get it done. they scored a ton of runs against pitchers who were worse than SLACKEY (hard to believe), but making about 79 million less than him.


    goodbye theo!
     
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    In Response to Re: Who starts the 1 game playoff in Tampa next Thursday? : Followed by the Steamer, right?
    Posted by andrewmitch


    you know it.
     
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