AL Wildcard Super Gamethread

Astros @ Twins, 11:08AM on ABC
White Sox @ Athletics, 12:08PM on ESPN
Blue Jays @ Rays, 2:07PM on TBS
Yankees @ Indians, 4:08PM on ESPN

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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

This turned out to be a Matt Shoemaker thread

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 year ago

Well today went pretty much as poorly last it could.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

Who would have picked the Yankees, Bieber pitching so horrible. Go figure.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I can tell everyone else is as riveted by this NYY game as I am…

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

NYY vs Cleaveland as tonight’s main game ? I’m asleep already.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

I’m gonna drop out here, maybe come back for the last game of the evening. Gotta work, gotta make some money to keep the wi-fi glowing.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Yeah, not very exciting from here today.

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago

The Twins are so bad at playoff baseball.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

Sadly, this is true.

Guest
1 year ago

Should any of us root for the J’s ’cause they have both Vlad Guerrero’s and Dante Bichette’s kids playing for them?

Last edited 1 year ago by pseudagm
PatrickNaN
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1 year ago
Reply to 

I’m rooting for the Jays because of Shoey, but that’s a good reason too.

I do also like Tampa Bay, though.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

Me too, and if any of their player development staff wants to come over to Anaheim…

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to 

Can you imagine?! Actual player development?

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

Now that Shoey is out I don’t care that much. I think I’d favor Toronto but mostly I’m for Shoey.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Samesies, although in this case it’s because I like both teams.

Charles Sutton
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Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

Shoey pitched well. It was Robbie Ray that coughed up that run.
Edit: And A.J Cole just coughed up two more.

Last edited 1 year ago by Charles Sutton
PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Well, I mean Tampa should win this.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

Game over.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

A HR now would make this Twins game fun again.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

That’s so cool. Man Shoey is dealing!

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Shoe, how nice would it be if he was still an Angel. To bad we couldn’t afford him…?

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

We proved we could lose just the same without him.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

We’d be in the playoffs this year if we had him. 🙁

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

possibly. We would still have needed to beat the Dodgers a little in the last series.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Needed to save his $3 million so we could pay Harvey, Cahill, and Allen $30 million.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

OOOOOOH BAM SLAM Billy Gone. ‘Course we would’ve lost Shoe to another injury (poor guy), yes?

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Gosh dang I hate the Astros. Twins are so snake bitten.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Me too, but it’s not over.

Guest
1 year ago

My bracket’s busted LOL, typical…

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago
Reply to 

How can your bracket be busted already? It’s 2 of 3?

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

Call it a lack of confidence.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to 

Fair!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
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Aoki will return from Japan and make a closed eye catch for the Cheaters.

Guest
1 year ago

Thanks for the nightmares.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

Do I hear a trash can lid banging?………………Lucky cheats.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Twins had their chances and blew it. Now they have to win 2 in a row. It’s possible.

Guest
1 year ago

Maybe… lucky cleats.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

sigh

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

On to the next one!

Shoey!

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Shoemaker pitching a lot faster than he did with us.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Well, this sucks.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

They must think an above 4 ERA is good.

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
1 year ago

Twins seem cursed in the post season. I have a bad feeling that first inning is going to come back to haunt them.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

In the playoffs you can’t miss chances like that. Runs/chances are at a premium.

With a hit there by Rosario they could have won the game and the series.

Now they’ll lose. That’s how big that was.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

the last Shoey playoff game, October 3, 2014. 1 run in 6 innings, 5 hits, no walks, 6 Ks.

Guest
1 year ago

I was there! We couldn’t hit!