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  1. Castor27

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    Please limit talk in this thread to this series. Other topics should be discussed in the appropriate threads. Play-by-play is not allowed. If you need that, there are other places to find it. Political discussions belong in the D&D forum not in here. All games are broadcast on Space City Network unless otherwise noted.

    5-13. Ross Stripling (R) vs.Spencer Arrighetti (R) 7:10

    5-14 JP Sears (L) vs. Ronel Blanco (R) 7:10

    5-15 TBD vs. Framber Valdez (L) 7:10

    5-16 TBD vs. TBD 7:10
     
  2. MadMax

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    A sweep sure would be helpful
     
  3. mvpcrossxover

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    is their insane closer still on the active roster or did they send him down to the minor?
     
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    I'd like to see Tucker leading off. I think that was a revelation from yesterday.
     
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    Why would they send him down to the minors lol
     
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    **** Ross stripling
     
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    So would praying the rosary of course.
     
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    Really need to at least get 3 of 4 here.
     
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    At this rate I’ll be happy with a series split
     
  10. The Beard

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    Tonight's game is a key. Keep some momentum from yesterday rolling. I say we sweep the final 3 games so if we can win tonight we are looking at a 5 game winning streak!!!!
     
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    Oddly enough, I would fee better if this series was in Oakland.
     
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    Tucker leading off yesterday was a nice change of pace, will they do it again or was it one time deal to give Altuve time off?
     
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    I don't even understand why the A's don't make Mason a starter. He's a potential star that can alter a franchise trajectory and sell some tickets down the road. As a closer, what difference is he really making for them. I would consider emptying the farm system for him, but as a starter.
     
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    If they’re going to really turn it around it starts with this home stand. Really could use a sweep of either Oakland or Anaheim. If they can go 8-2 or 7-3 then the season gets interesting. 5-5 or less then I would say season is probably lost. 6-4 does nothing for me but keep that hope lingering.
     
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    sweeeeep comin up

    Good spencer
    consistent ronel
    disgusting framber

    who do we think goes game 4 ? javier or brown ? brown looked good in relief the other day and javier may need more time
     
  16. Tomstro

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    We gotta take at least 3 of 4.
     
  17. Tomstro

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    Stripling has had one bad outing. It was his last one against Texas.
     
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  18. The Beard

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    They did

    But he has a pretty long history of arm injuries and they reached the point where they said let's see if this guy can stay healthy as a closer, and so far the results have been phenomenal

    I used to believe the value of a starter was incredibly higher than a reliever too. And don't get me wrong, it's still a lot more valuable

    But baseball has changed, if Miller can completely lock down the end of games for them, that has an incredible value

    We have 7 blown saves already, if we had converted just 5 of those 7 we would be 20-20 right now, and while no one would feel awesome about that, the mood and outlook would sure be a lot better
     
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  19. Tomstro

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    I was wrong. He has one bad outing in his last 5 starts. He actually has 3 really bad outings. Sorry.
     
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  20. cwebbster

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    The next 10 games will be the turning point of the Season. I get the feeling they're righting this ship finally!! LFG
     
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