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I think we should all get use to the idea that they're all important from here on out.

Exactly. The only time that a fan might be not very concerned about every game at this point in the season is if your team is in first place with a lead of at least 7 or 8 games. That's not us.

For us, every win feels great, and every loss hurts (both emotionally AND in the standings.)

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I have a feeling that the Red Sox is going to be a pretty brutal series. I think they come into this series with a much bigger chip on their shoulders, and play some very good ball.

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They've got some firepower, that's for sure. The Red Sox are still only 5.5 back of the WC. The O's need to bury them.

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And, to be fair, the Royals had won 6 of 9 coming into the series.

Exactly - the Mariners and Royals were both playing extremely well coming in to Camden. And even if they weren't, winning 5 of 7 against anyone is an achievement.

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The Tillman vs Buchholz game should be especially interesting: both pitchers are susceptible to randomly falling apart and letting the other team put up a 5 or 7-spot in a couple of innings. If they're on their game, whoa look out, but if you roll the dice the wrong way, it's a blowout.

That game could go one of three ways: it could be an O's blowout, a Sox blowout, or a really close pitcher's duel decided by 1 run. It could also be a slugfest if neither one of them has it. :laughlol:

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It'd be amazing.

I never really used to mind off days but tomorrow's going to suck with no Orioles.

Is this what it feels like to root for a winner?

I hear you, but tomorrows off day is a big deal for us - it lets us line up our 3 best starters to take on the Sux and skip one of Britton / Arrieta / Matusz / Eveland. I'm okay with having an off day if it gives us a better chance to win a series against Boston.

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I have a feeling that the Red Sox is going to be a pretty brutal series. I think they come into this series with a much bigger chip on their shoulders, and play some very good ball.

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I'd rather face them coming off a hot streak than off an extended losing streak.

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Seattle and KC are not good, but they both win >40% of the time. If you play them 7 times, 4-3 would be "par". 5-2 is above average. I'm not turning cartwheels or anything, but if you had asked me going into the series if I'd take 5-2 over what was behind "Door Number Two," I'd have taken 5-2.

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