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 Posted: Tue Oct 3rd, 2017 08:29 pm
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The Twins have surprisingly left one of their top sluggers, Miguel Sano, off of the Wild Card roster.  Sano had been on the DL and was just activated this weekend, where he went 1-8.  But apparently the Twins didn't feel like he was ready to play in this game.  That's a big blow to them.

The Yankees don't have any big surprises, but Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade made the roster as pinch runners/defensive replacements.  Sabathia was added as a long-man out of the bullpen as insurance in case Severino doesn't have anything. 

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The Twins are the only team to lose 100 or more games & make the playoffs the following season. Molitor should win Manager of the Year award.Yanks  win  7-5.

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Wild game as Severino lasts 1/3 of an inning and now Santana can’t get anyone out.



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The Yankees take a 4-3 lead as neither starter had anything. Now it’s a battle of the bullpens, which should bode well for NY.



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Yankees win 8-4. The first 4 innings of this game was as crazy as anything I’ve seen in a while. Robertson and Kahnle combined for 5 2/3 scoreless innings before turning it over to Chapman in the 9th.



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Tonight is the N.L. Wild Card Game, the Rockies vs. the D'Backs.  In one game anything can happen, but I don't see the D'Backs losing this one with Greinke on the mound (not to mention they're just a better team).

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The Twins made me believe with that big 1st inning, but the pitching was off the mark last night, no matter who was on the mound.

It was a disappointing loss, but to be a wildcard team the season after going 59-103 is still something to feel positive. The 1991 Twins get deserved credit for going from worst to first, but that 1990 team had some good hitters and fielders who were let down by the pitching. They went 74-88 which was not a typical last place record in the era of the 7 team divisions. In fact, they were only 6 games behind the Angels for 4th place. I'd argue that the 2016 to 2017 turnaround was a bigger accomplishment.

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tamalie wrote: The Twins made me believe with that big 1st inning, but the pitching was off the mark last night, no matter who was on the mound.

Molitor was in an impossible spot.  Their starting pitching is a mess and the one guy they have who can get outs couldn't beat a Little League team in Yankee Stadium.  That park is completely in his head.  They got a bad draw for sure in the WC game, but honestly they probably weren't good enough to beat any playoff contender, aside from the proverbial "anything can happen in one game".  I don't even know who they would've pitched in the ALDS if they won last night.  I'm looking at their pitching stats and Santana and Berrios are the only guys they have and neither is all that good.  Kyle Gibson and his 5.00+ ERA in a Game 1?  Bartolo Colon coming back from the dead and getting his 16th wind?  I don't know what the plan would've been but it would've been ugly against Cleveland.  They have a good offense when healthy and do the little things well, but need a true ace and a solid #2/#3 pitcher so Santana can slot in as the other #2/#3 guy and Berrios can be a good #4.  I know you have an injured Phil Hughes and he had a good season for you previously, but as a Yankees fan who saw plenty of Hughes, don't hold your breath on him.  He's another flyball pitcher like Santana who will give up tons of home runs when he's not perfect, and he's rarely perfect. 

I'm just glad we didn't get ousted in one game again, especially by an inferior team.  This was supposed to be a rebuilding year and we won 91 games and made the "true" playoffs now for the 1st time in an eternity by Yankees standards.  It would've hurt after the season we had for it to all come down to our ace having one really bad inning.  Now that we're in a real series, and we're the big underdogs, I think it can be a looser environment and these kids can get postseason experience and use that to their advantage in the next couple of years to really do damage, like what happened with the Yankees in 1995 before they won it all in '96.  I would expect the Indians to beat us in 4 games, and I can live with that.  I can officially say it was a really good year now.  If we had lost last night, that would've diminished the season a lot in my eyes and made me worry about how clutch some of these kids are.         

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2-1  Astros over the Red Sox after 2.
Astros should win the series.

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The ALDS games weren’t very good today. The Astros dominate the Red Sox and Sale 8-2. The Indians and Bauer shut out the Yankees 4-0. Not much drama in either one after those crazy Wild Card games. 

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The indians choke again in the postseason, losing to the Yanks.

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The Washington Nationals will turn to Gio Gonzalez to start Game 5 of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, the team announced, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports.
The left-hander gets the nod over righty Tanner Roark, who was slated to go in Game 4 before being replaced by the team's co-ace, Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg had initially been ruled out due to an illness.
Gonzalez is coming off a Game 2 start in which he allowed three earned runs on three hits - including homers by Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo - over five innings of work.
The 32-year-old veteran went 15-9 with a 2.96 ERA in 32 regular-season starts.
The Cubs had already announced Kyle Hendricks as their starter, and with good reason. The righty stymied the Nationals in Game 1, allowing only two hits across seven scoreless innings.
Whoever wins will move on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. Game 1 is slated for Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8:08 p.m. ET.

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I am surprised that the Nats aren't starting Max Scherzer. I don't understand why Scherzer didn't get the start until Game 3 and they had Gonzalez pitch Game 2.

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Big Garea Fan wrote: I am surprised that the Nats aren't starting Max Scherzer. I don't understand why Scherzer didn't get the start until Game 3 and they had Gonzalez pitch Game 2.
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