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QUOTE (PlunketChris @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 09:07 AM)
It helps Gavin too..

 

I'd imagine the Tigers won't want to risk injury on any of their big money boys... the rain could pull that team off the field.. while we're going for the gold..

 

Its the last game of the year for them, I don't think this will matter.

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My guess is the Tigers would look for an excuse to pull the $$$$ players. Tradition and athletic honesty dictates the Tigers playing all out until it doesn't matter. I'm guessing if we can have a bih inning early, they will start heading for the showers.

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Detroit is going to play their ass off. They would like nothing better then to smoke our ass. Anyone who thinks they are going to "give up" is nuts. We have to win this the right way.

 

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Lucky those getting to go in person for this game. I will have to decide between ESPN2 (HD) or WGN (non-Hi Def), but I'll most likley be loyal to our folks and watch Hawk and DJ

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QUOTE (elrockinMT @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 10:21 AM)
Lucky those getting to go in person for this game. I will have to decide between ESPN2 (HD) or WGN (non-Hi Def), but I'll most likley be loyal to our folks and watch Hawk and DJ

 

At least you can watch it. I'll be at work where they won't even let me use game cast. I'll be relying on updates here.

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QUOTE (kane0730 @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 09:11 AM)
Its the last game of the year for them, I don't think this will matter.

 

Injuries in old guys (the Tigers are pretty old) have a tendency to last a long time.. and they know that.

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QUOTE (elrockinMT @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 03:21 PM)
Lucky those getting to go in person for this game. I will have to decide between ESPN2 (HD) or WGN (non-Hi Def), but I'll most likley be loyal to our folks and watch Hawk and DJ

 

hmmm good point... ill have to go to wgn though. ill sacrifice.

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QUOTE (kapkomet @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 10:21 AM)
Detroit is going to play their ass off. They would like nothing better then to smoke our ass. Anyone who thinks they are going to "give up" is nuts. We have to win this the right way.

 

As much as it pains me to say it, I'm inclined to agree. I'm certain Detroit would like nothing more than to eliminate us from the playoffs.

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Leyland already made the point that if they lose at least the Twins and Sox will play to see who wins the division as opposed to a tiger loss handing the Sox the division. It's the best case scenario for detroit.

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Today's lineup

 

1. Cabrera ss

2. Wise LF

3. Dye RF

4. Thome DH

5. Konerko 1b

6. JR CF

7. Ramirez 2b

8. AJ C

9. Uribe 3b

 

Haven't seen the Tigers lineup yet.

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From Jason Stark:

• The White Sox had lost five straight games heading into Sunday. And that sounds ominous. But you'd be surprised how many playoff teams have recovered from five-game losing streaks in the final week and played great in October. The White Sox could be the eighth team in the division-play era to careen through at least a five-game losing streak in its final seven games and still make the playoffs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Five of the previous seven reached the World Series. Two of them (2000 Yankees, 1987 Twins) won the World Series. Now the bad news: Two of the past three teams to do it -- the 2000 White Sox and 2001 Astros -- got swept in the first round.

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Since he hit those 2 homeruns on Sept. 19, Wise has 3 hits, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 BB. There has to be more the Swisher benching than the way Wise has played.

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QUOTE (Leonard Zelig @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 10:52 AM)
Since he hit those 2 homeruns on Sept. 19, Wise has 3 hits, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 BB. There has to be more the Swisher benching than the way Wise has played.

 

 

I know swisher has sucked and he doesn't have many friends left here. But my god I have NO idea why we have a guy that can still walk and hit homeruns on the bench for D. Wise. Now if you want to say wise can walk and hit a HR too thats fine, but when its a pressure situation like every at-bat is right now, I want the opposing pitcher to have to face a switch-hitting guy who they prolly will still be a tad scared of, instead of seeing Wise and thinking there in control. If we have to play our crappy guys then give me BA over wise. Wise has had his moments, thanks, but his time is done.

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Det lineup:

 

Granderson cf

Sheffield dh

Ordonez rf

Cabrera 1b

Thames lf

Rayburn 2b

Inge 3b

Ryan c

Santiago ss

 

Sheffield hit career HR #499 yesterday and today gives him another chance to reach 500 this season. He'll be swinging for the fences, hopefully that will work to Gavin's advantage.

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QUOTE (Sox It To Em @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 10:09 AM)
Det lineup:

 

Granderson cf

Sheffield dh

Ordonez rf

Cabrera 1b

Thames lf

Rayburn 2b

Inge 3b

Ryan c

Santiago ss

 

Sheffield hit career HR #499 yesterday and today gives him another chance to reach 500 this season. He'll be swinging for the fences, hopefully that will work to Gavin's advantage.

 

 

No Polanco is nice.

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QUOTE (The Ginger Kid @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 10:47 AM)
From Jason Stark:

My question would be how many of those teams were still involved in pennant races? I'd guess that most of them were probably resting players and didn't care about winning their remaining games. Could be wrong, of course.

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QUOTE (Sox It To Em @ Sep 29, 2008 -> 10:09 AM)
Det lineup:

 

Granderson cf

Sheffield dh

Ordonez rf

Cabrera 1b

Thames lf

Rayburn 2b

Inge 3b

Ryan c

Santiago ss

 

Sheffield hit career HR #499 yesterday and today gives him another chance to reach 500 this season. He'll be swinging for the fences, hopefully that will work to Gavin's advantage.

That lineup is so top heavy. They have got three guys to be afraid of: Granderson, Maggs and Cabrera. Throw sharp breaking balls to Sheff and Thames, and they are done. So that's why I don't include them as scary hitters although Thames can hit bombs. The bottom of that order blows, though Ryan has hit well and has a gun from home. Let's get this done and we'll have a great home matchup of Danks vs. Blackburn.

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Cmon boys!Get it done today because I would like nothing more than to kick the Twins ass tomorrow!

 

Gavin you have proven time and time again you have grown up and I expect nothing less from you today.

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