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And So it Ends 9/27/2020 Orioles @ Buffalo

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11 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Great catch by Stewart, non-goober outfielder.

Hopefully everyone saw that.

The Stewart catch is up at MLB.com if anyone wants to watch it again.

 

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Just now, MurphDogg said:

If Gurriel hadn't been jogging he might have gotten an extra based on the bobble.

 

Just now, SteveA said:

If Gurriel had hustled he might have made 3rd when Hays couldn't pick up the ball right away.

Hays was just baiting him trying to rack up another assist.

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3 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

If Gurriel hadn't been jogging he might have gotten an extra based on the bobble.

Gurriel putting on a clinic in lackadaisical baserunning.

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4 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Not quite as good a catch as Stevie Wilkerson's in RF on the last day of the season last year.

Just a year ago but seems forever.  Gary Thorne on the call, fans in the stands...

 

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So if I understand it correctly Toronto will be the #8 seed and go to Tampa unless they win, and the Yankees lose.  Then Toronto would be the 5 seed and play the AL Central runner-up, and the Yankees would be the 8 seed.

Marlins just went up 3-0 on the Yankees.

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7 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Crazy how Sisco starts hot every year and then cools off.

Still had a better year than Severino.

His defense has looked better to me, but that may be affected by my seeing a lot of Severino's defense.

Is Rutschman expected to be a true switch-hitter,  equally effective (or close to it) from both sides, or does he have a strong side that should be taken in to account when thinking about back-up catchers?

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