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With Two Weeks Left - AL East

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Ok :)
  2. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    O's & Skankees tied with 4 games to go!
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    You have the Rays on the road. We have the BoSox in Yankee Stadium. Over the last 10 games, Ray's are playing the best Baseball in the Majors at 9-1. BoSox are 1-9 over the last 10 games.

    3 games to go.
  4. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    So what happens if the Yanks and O's tie? One-game playoff for the division, with the loser having to play the one-game wildcard playoff?
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, in the unlikely event they tie, then it would go to a one game series to decide the division. O's and Yankees split the series 9-9 so it would probably go to the inner divisional record which I believe the O's have advantage. That would dictate where the game is played so I believe the game would be played in Camden Yards.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    Go O's!
  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    You are correct.
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yankees 4 zip in the 4th Inning.

    O's 0-0 in the 4th Inning.
  9. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    The O's went 19-9 in September, the best record in the AL.

    Orioles 19-9
    Angels 18-9
    Rays 17-10
    Yankees 17-11
    A's 17-11
    Tigers 16-12
    Rangers 15-13
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    What have you done for me lately is what matters now. Last 10 games or so.

    Rays 1. O's zip in the 5th.

    Yankees 9. Sox 0 in the 4th.
  11. WPBCowboysFan

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    Is Bobby V hoping for a job of some sort with the Yankees next year? When you look at that lineup he put on the field one has to wonder. He's really been a clown this year.

    10 games is nice, but a lil bigger sample size shows who is for real and who can sustain.
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Not at the end. At the end, everybody is tired. Who is pitching well and who is hitting well is more about how much you have left, not how you have performed in the last 30 days.

    As far as Bobby V goes, he's more likely to end up on a Texas Roster then he ever will be a Yankee team.
  13. WPBCowboysFan

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    Maybe "the end" is more significant with an old team like the Yanks, but I'll go with the last 30 days as all of these teams are playing good ball. Should be a good postseason.
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Guess we'll see. You guys have to win tonight. I'm pretty sure the Sox are done for tonight.
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yankees beat BoSox.

    Rays beat O's.

    Rangers losing to A's 4 - 2.

    If the Rangers go on to lose, Yankees and Rangers are tied for best record in the AL, Yankees have a one game lead over the O's for the AL East.

    O's now have to win both games and hope that the Yankees lose both games in order to win the AL East. Magic number for Yankees is 1. Texas has to just win their games.
  16. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Could still be exciting. Rays dont have anything but pride to play for now. I still dont think they will lie down like the Red Sux tho.

    Sux look pitiful. Anything can happen in a rivalry, but they show no heart. Could it be different today/tonite? If Sux can win and O's win, then Wed becomes huge!
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it's easy to say that the Sox laid down but in reality, if you look at the numbers, the Yankees are playing like they have played all season. 2nd overall in runs scored, 8 overall in batting average, 2nd overall in on base percentage, 1st overall slugging percentage and they lead the majors in HRs overall.

    Cano, Granderson, Martin and Teixeira all homered. I do believe, however, that this will not continue in the playoffs. The Rays have the best pitching but they are not going to make the playoffs. The A's are the team that has the best pitching for those who are left.

    Lester is on the mound for the Sox today. Phelps is throwing for the Yankees.

    Shields is throwing for the Rays. Gonzales is on the mound for the O's.

    Harrison is starting for the Rangers tonight. Blackley is throwing for the A's.

    Wednesday, the Yanks have Kuroda and the Sox have Daisuke. O's have Tillman vs Hellickson and the Rangers have Dempster vs Griffin.

    I think if the O's can win tonight, they have an excellent chance of winning Wed.

    The Rangers have to win tonight because Griffin is almost unbeatable with a 7-1 record and a 1.59 ERA.

    Yankees have a very good chance of beating both pitchers they face in the last two. They have to lose at least one or it's done.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

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    Sox leading Yankees 2-1 in the top of the 4th.

    O's leading Rays 1-0 in the top of the 5th.
  19. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    2-1 Bosox top of the 7th. Go Bosox! :laugh2:
  20. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    3-1 going into the bottom of the 9th!

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