Jump to content

ALDS: Rays vs. Rangers


ShaneDawg85

Who wins the series?  

54 members have voted

  1. 1. Who wins the series?

    • Rays
      40
    • Rangers
      14


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 33
  • Created
  • Last Reply

By far (I think) the most intriguing of the division series matchups. I can't say who I think is a clear winner, though I have to lean towards Tampa based on rotation matchups. I think Lee will really confuse this team in his starts, but I don't know if Texas' team is healthy enough to pull it out. What is the latest on Hamilton? Cruz and Kinsler are dinged up. Vlad and Young are old. I kinda want Texas to win, but I think Tampa prevails in the end of a five-game series.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like the Rangers, always kinda have. Back in the day with JuanGone/Raffy/Sierra/Pudge...and Tettleton, too. Rusty Greer was awesome. And now Josh Hamilton, how can you not like that guy?

While I hope they beat the Rays, ultimately the thing for me is who is the team that can beat the Yankees, as I don't see Minnesota beating them. I'm not sure the Rangers are that team.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cliff Lee goes 7 IP, while striking out 10 and walking no batters. This is the THIRD postseason game he has pitched at least 7 IP with no walks and at least 10 K. No other pitcher has even done that more than once. Even better... Only THREE OTHER pitchers have posted a line of 7 IP, 0 BB and 10 K in postseason history: Tom Seaver 1973 NLCS Game 1, Don Newcombe 1949 World Series Game 1 and Deacon Phillippe 1903 World Series Game 1.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=301006130

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


  • Posts

    • I guess we were watching a different outing. 
    • You try to sign long term Gunnar and GR.  Wait and see on the others. As for Adley?   I would not sign him to a long term contract.  I hate to say it because I love the guy but he just does not seem worth what he is going to ask for imo.
    • I am not worried about Means AS LONG AS HE IS HEALTHY.   Big if.  But he knows what he is doing getting ready for what him is his spring training.  If he does this his first 2 starts or so?    Then I worry.
    • I had never seen him in a live at bat until I saw him at his first spring training at bat this year.  And I mean his very first at bat.   He struck out swinging on like 4 pitches and being honest looked completely over matched.  I remember thinking....."hmmmm that seems odd for a guy so highly touted".   He just seemed like he had no idea what he was doing.   But then I never really saw another live at bat from him again all spring training and he ended up doing pretty well.  However every at bat I have seen of him since he got called up?  Looked like that first spring training at bat.  He looks like my wife trying to hit a major league fastball.  He has no idea what he is doing. I have never seen someone so good against minor league players and yet so bad against major league players.  Just a huge discrepancy.   Has to be psychological.   He looks completely intimidated. 
    • And who is this somebody other than Means or Flarerty that would help us in the playoffs. Also remember Bradish and Grod did not help us in the Playoffs. So I guess It was unwise to wait on those 2. Plus Bradish is hurt and uncertain going foward( a la Means) Yeah you piled on.
    • I will say I am surprised at how utterly useless/helpless JH looks after he got called up.   Not just surprised. Stunned is a better word. This is not an 7th round pick who struggled for years in the minors.   This is the #1 pick from 2 years ago who has dominated his entire life in the game of baseball. Yet he looks like a player in 8th grade playing against seniors in HS.  He can barely make any contact and even his fielding and throwing is very iffy. It is like he took up the game of baseball within the last year.   A complete novice.   This has to be mental because even the worst of the worst can make more contact than he is.  He is FLAILING.   No way that is all physical.    At this point you send him down.   No questions asked.   I was more than willing to let him get through this if he SHOWED ANY SIGNS of life.  But he just doesn't.   He looks pathetic.    Manny Machado he is not.   Send him down for at least 3 months.   Bring up Mayo.  Or anyone really.  It is better than what he is offering.
    • DJ Stewart has a 1.031 OPS in 12 games.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...