DODGERS DODGERS vs A's

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by BlueMouse, Sep 21, 2020.

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Who will hit the most HR's this series? (vote for up to 3 players)

Poll closed Sep 28, 2020.
  1. Mookie

    75.0%
  2. Seager

    50.0%
  3. Pollock

    25.0%
  4. Bellinger

    12.5%
  5. Muncy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Taylor

    37.5%
  7. Will Smith

    25.0%
  8. Justin

    12.5%
  9. Joc

    12.5%
  10. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. LAdiablo

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    Is what it is but 81 is real as any of the other ships and so would this one be for me
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    We just looked like the better team in this series, really only one a bad performance by Kelly and Treinen. Good win. Bellinger looks good. Let’s close out season healthy and hot
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    You act like there's something wrong with that.

    D Duke
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    ...........and Dave Stewart.
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    So is the NL West outside of the Pads.
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    A's lineup is far from intimidating.
     
  7. fsudog21

    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    Are we supposed to be impressed with Buehler's 65 pitches and four innings as a postseason tuneup?

    Granted his stuff was great, but I would liked to have seen him stretched out more.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    he looked at his pitching hand walking back to the dugout
    blister may have been an issue
    if not, i completely agree
     
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    BlueMouse DFA Kenley Staff Member Administrator

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    Unfortunately, I think this is what we’re getting in the postseason too. They aren’t going to push him, and they are going to aim for getting some quality innings over quantity. I don’t expect Buehler to carry us or anything like that.
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    If true, our boys are in trouble. Going into the postseason with one reliable starter (one with a sketchy postseason history) is a recipe for disaster.

    I see their only hope is outslugging the opposition.
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    Saw that, too. In the postgame interviews, Roberts didn't seem concerned and neither did Buehler, although he didn't seem very confident about it.
     
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    Just looked at the team stats for the first time this season. Reading this board & knowing how guarded we are about being arrogant, I'm amazed that those impressive numbers belong to a Dodger team so clearly primed to fall short again.

    Like @fsudog21 said, the Dodgers better score double-digits in every game they have to win... or they won't.
     
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    MZA MODERATOR Staff Member

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    He was on a limit regardless but I hope they let him go all out in the playoffs. Can’t be fucking around and getting cute when losing two games means you’re out
     
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    BlueMouse DFA Kenley Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm really curious how the Dodgers approach this. It probably comes down to information that we don't have, but I wonder if they pencil Buehler in for Game 3. That way if you win in 2, that's one less game he needs to pitch, but if he needs to pitch in a Game 3 then you just let him go with no limits. You're not getting more than one game from him the next round anyway (again, you could pencil him in for a potential Game 5 of the NLDS), but also if he messes up his finger and can't pitch the rest of the postseason it will be for a good cause.
     
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    I like this idea a lot, Walker’s proven that the big moment is something he thrives in rather than shrinks away from
     
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    BlueMouse DFA Kenley Staff Member Administrator

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    FWIW, with the win last night, the Dodgers have locked in Home Team Designation Advantage for the entire postseason. They have the NL #1 seed and own the tiebreaker over the AL #1 seed Rays.
     
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    It's similar to the thinking behind a "Closer" - you save him for the highest-leverage innings (or in this case, games).

    After one of his earlier starts, I think Buehler said that the blister didn't really affect his pitching, so the concern in any given game is "his next start". Realistically, we could be looking at only 2 starts from Buehler this postseason, so we should save him for when it matters the most.
     

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