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2 minutes ago, flavum said:

Have at it...

I think the Sox could surprise....because baseball

Hot take.

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Oakland has been a house of horrors for us. So many heartbreaking losses there, even in 2005. I hope this team is different enough to not have that affect them.

The matchup on paper actually isn't bad for us. 

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I LOVE this matchup, & going forward to the next series.

Houston nor Minnesota scares me. I wanted ZERO parts of the Indians. We can let that potent Yankees lineup go up against that pitching.

I think even though “the sky is falling” this was the best case scenario. 

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I’d honestly rather face Oakland than Toronto (as a 1 seed). Toronto’s offense is dangerous.

I feel like we have enough pitching to handle Oakland’s bats and their pitching doesn’t scare me at all. 

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Sox playing in the house of horror that is the Oakland coliseum. What can possibly go wrong... 

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Wanted Houston or the A's to give us a shot at advancing and we got it.
Let's see if our bats can go to town on some LHP and then win a pitchers duel in game two.

Win out 2 - 0 and move on.

If it goes to 3 games, we're toast. Round two would take a miracle for us to win a 5 game. Good luck in two 7 game series.
Anything can happen. Expecting the worst and anything else will be gravy.

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From best record in AL to #7 seed in a little over a week.  Still and it could be the alcohol talking, but the Athletics seem to be a good draw for us.

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1 minute ago, SoxAce said:

Sox playing in the house of horror that is the Oakland coliseum. What can possibly go wrong... 

Most encouraging things...

1.) We haven't lost to LHP all year

2.) Robert is waking up

3.) YoYo is waking up

4.) We won't be in no starter mode for the first two games of a three game set

5.) Madrigal is magical

6.) Pray that RR puts the best players on the field ( not holding my breath )

7.) Hopefully we have Eloy back

8.) Jose is Jose

9.) Our bullpen should be nails with the top dogs going strong

10.) It's baseball, so why not

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11 minutes ago, SoxBlanco said:

Do we have any idea of game times yet?

Tuesday games in Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Oakland.  Guessing a late night. 

 

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3 minutes ago, hi8is said:

Most encouraging things...

1.) We haven't lost to LHP all year

2.) Robert is waking up

3.) YoYo is waking up

4.) We won't be in no starter mode for the first two games of a three game set

5.) Madrigal is magical

6.) Pray that RR puts the best players on the field ( not holding my breath )

7.) Hopefully we have Eloy back

8.) Jose is Jose

9.) Our bullpen should be nails with the top dogs going strong

10.) It's baseball, so why not

 Dallas is a Playoff veteran and Giolito is not. Do you start Dallas in opener or figure their lefty will get hit and start Gio against him and Dallas to follow 

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4 minutes ago, hi8is said:

Most encouraging things...

1.) We haven't lost to LHP all year

2.) Robert is waking up

3.) YoYo is waking up

4.) We won't be in no starter mode for the first two games of a three game set

5.) Madrigal is magical

6.) Pray that RR puts the best players on the field ( not holding my breath )

7.) Hopefully we have Eloy back

8.) Jose is Jose

9.) Our bullpen should be nails with the top dogs going strong

10.) It's baseball, so why not

11.  Cishek will not pitch

12.  Cordero will not pitch, I hope

 

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Just now, SCCWS said:

 Dallas is a Playoff veteran and Giolito is not. Do you start Dallas in opener or figure their lefty will get hit and start Gio against him and Dallas to follow 

I think Lucas will be fine. If anything I think his first inning struggles have usually happened at home. If he starts the game in the dugout he might not get as amped up.

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1 minute ago, HahnsKiddieTable said:

Eloy in LF in that stadium 

He's not gonna play LF if he plays. Gotta be at DH.

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Hope the game is at 1:00 am because they ruined my week. Rickey should report to Glendale. 

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I didn't care about the opponent as much tbh,just really wanted the ALC title.That being said I'm still happier we're going against OAK than CLE or MIN. Robert and Moncada looking much more adjusted is only positive. Hopefully Eloy is healthy as well. Let's win 2 straight

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21 minutes ago, flavum said:

Have at it...

I think the Sox could surprise....because baseball

It wouldn't be a surprise if we won. I like the matchup but with the days off leading up to the ALDS, I think we need a short leash on SP's. Oakland's bullpen is lights out, so it will be important for us to get early leads.

I would start DK game one. I would also play Garcia in LF if healthy, Engel in CF, and Robert in RF while Eloy DH's.  

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4 minutes ago, reiks12 said:

Eloy HAS to DH this series. No excuses. If RR trots out EE out there at DH im going to fucking vomit

EE single handedly handcuffed Abreu in the Cubs series by batting right behind him. I don't want to see Edwin in the postseason unless he's pinch hitting against someone throwing below 90.

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Just now, chw42 said:

EE single handedly handcuffed Abreu in the Cubs series by batting right behind him. I don't want to see Edwin in the postseason unless he's pinch hitting someone throwing below 90.

amen to all of this

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