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That's my least favorite way to win a game


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Palmer says it isn't good for the starter either lol. He mentioned he'd rather get those runs slowly then all at once.

If the starter had not forgotten how many outs there were and really disrupted everyone's concentration, it may have played out differently as well.

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I feel like what happens is, we start off with a few hits here, maybe a few home runs, some patient at-bats.. our players slowly start to get more and more excited. The bloodlust slowly creeps in. Then next thing you know, every single player on the team is swinging for the fields on every pitch.

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I'll take my least favorite way to win over my favorite way to lose any day.

True. But you don't want to see this kind of thing become a frequent occurrence. But it does seem like playing down to the opponent's level is the Orioles' style. They don't often have those blowout wins and somehow they always seem to let up enough to keep the games tense. I don't like it, but I just keep telling myself it's better to win this way than to have a losing season.

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If the starter had not forgotten how many outs there were and really disrupted everyone's concentration, it may have played out differently as well.

If that was the swing point in this game, and this team is so mentally weak, then they'll be lucky to win 70 games. So, in essence, I completely disagree that Chen not throwing the ball to 2nd base was the catalyst for the Rays to get back in the game.

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If that was the swing point in this game, and this team is so mentally weak, then they'll be lucky to win 70 games. So, in essence, I completely disagree that Chen not throwing the ball to 2nd base was the catalyst for the Rays to get back in the game.

I like to think that if Cabrera and Flaherty had turned that other missed double play, then Gausman wouldn't have given up that 2nd 2-run shot. A 6-3 win wouldn't be nearly as scrutinized.

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I really dislike games where we break out to a big lead, then the bats go to sleep and our pitchers let the other team back in the game. It's a win, and I'll take it, but that was an aggravating game to watch!

I did like that Zach showed that he could strike the side out.

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I like to think that if Cabrera and Flaherty had turned that other missed double play, then Gausman wouldn't have given up that 2nd 2-run shot. A 6-3 win wouldn't be nearly as scrutinized.

When was that? There was no chance to get that trailing runner.

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I recall them doing this quite a bit last season. It is what it is. Their starter struggled, our starter struggled, and they have a good pen. Couldn't cash in with bases loaded. It happens.

What I remember from last year is them getting behind early, bringing in TJ or Brach to contain the damage, then slowly clawing their way back and winning late. I am not sure which is worse. Either way, we are 2-0 and picking up where we left off. Starting to get excited about this team!

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I guess you didn't enjoy Game 2 of the 1979 ALCS?

For 2-0, this hasn't been the sharpest pair of ballgames. We've seen, in just 18 innings:

-Travis Snider thrown out stretching a single into a double on a play right in front of him

-Ryan Flaherty forced to dive to complete what should have been an easy rundown

-Steve Pearce make a ridiculous attempt to score from first on a double that succeeded only by the catcher's incompetence

-six straight Ks by the offense after Archer left

-Adam Jones picked off first

-Caleb Joseph crossed up allowing a runner to reach on a Britton strikeout

-Wei Yin-Chen forgetting how many outs there were

-Adam Jones and Travis Snider colliding in the outfield

-1-for-20 after Pearce's HR in the second

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