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2014 MLB Season Thread - Page 98

post #1456 of 3983
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

As Ernie Harwell would have said, "Mistah Fistah!" 9 consecutive K's. An AL record. The crowd was electric.
And then, he burped it all up. 4-3. Benoit, immediately, made it 4-4.
In spite of Kansas City's 5 errors, it all came down to the last at bat for the Tigers. What a roller coaster game. What the heck is an "infield double"?????

It is also referred to as a "Prince Fielder Special." He hustled like none other on that.
post #1457 of 3983
I can't believe nobody has clinched a playoff spot in the AL yet.
post #1458 of 3983
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I can't believe nobody has clinched a playoff spot in the AL yet.

I can. Good baseball breeds tight races. Just goes to show you how unbalanced the NL is.
post #1459 of 3983
It's amazing how often it happens that a team fights really hard to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, and then promptly gives the lead back in the top of the tenth. Just happened in the Cards game.

Proves that the Cards lack the heart of a champion. I think Bud Selig should grant the second Wild Card slot to the Brewers, disregarding the so-called official standings. Justice requires it.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 9/29/12 at 8:01pm
post #1460 of 3983
The fucking Rangers need to get their shit together because right now they stand a pretty decent chance of missing the playoffs.
post #1461 of 3983
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The fucking Rangers need to get their shit together because right now they stand a pretty decent chance of missing the playoffs.

According to ESPN, they've still got a 99.1% likelihood of making the playoffs. I have no idea how they calculate that, though.
post #1462 of 3983
I'm definitely overreacting a bit, but I am really not happy with the way they have been playing the past few weeks. All of the other contenders have been advancing and the Rangers have been slipping. Not a good way to end the season.
post #1463 of 3983
If they do win this today, then they just need one out of three this week against the A's, but if they lose they have to take two out of three and the A's are hot right now. And they can't count on the WC at all. They are making me nervous as shit right now.
post #1464 of 3983
That's how I felt last year with the Brewers, who had opened up a healthy lead in the NL Central and then sputtered into the playoffs. I wasn't confident at all about the playoffs, and I turned out to be right.
post #1465 of 3983
Did you know that there's a guy on the Twins named Ben Revere? And that he's near the top of the league in steals? I find this oddly hilarious.
post #1466 of 3983
OK, I'm confused. MLB.com and ESPN.com are both showing the Yankees, Orioles and Rangers as all having clinched. But Oakland isn't eliminated. If Oakland wins the last three games, and the Rangers, O's and Yankees all lose out, then Oakland wins the west, the Rangers win the WC, and the O's and Yankees comes down to a tie breaker. What am I missing?
post #1467 of 3983
because the loser of the yankee oriole head to head will still go into the WC, no?
post #1468 of 3983
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

because the loser of the yankee oriole head to head will still go into the WC, no?

No, in that scenario, the Rangers get the WC.

In fact, there are scenarios where any of those teams could end up not going. If the Rangers lose out, and the O's and Yanks both win at least 2, then one of the teams in the East gets the WC and the A's win the west. I can't make any sense of it.
post #1469 of 3983
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

OK, I'm confused. MLB.com and ESPN.com are both showing the Yankees, Orioles and Rangers as all having clinched. But Oakland isn't eliminated. If Oakland wins the last three games, and the Rangers, O's and Yankees all lose out, then Oakland wins the west, the Rangers win the WC, and the O's and Yankees comes down to a tie breaker. What am I missing?

did you perhaps forget there are two wild card teams this year?

tampa bay and LA are 4 games back of the WC1 spot, so Yankees and Baltimore are ensured at least the WC2 at worst or the AL East.
post #1470 of 3983
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

did you perhaps forget there are two wild card teams this year?

No, I didn't forget. I didn't know in the first place. facepalm.gif
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