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    Now that everyone is writing them off the Jays might go on a run and squeak into the playoffs and maybe make some noise. Everyone will have to begrudgingly come back into the fold and cheer them on before being gutted by a terrible loss in the playoffs solely due to our overweight players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laika View Post
    Pitching + Defense strategy still requires a big hit most nights

    Toronto is allergic to the big hit
    An optimistic person would simply suggest "they're due" and I mean, we're really due. Maybe all those big hits will come over a nice 6 week period?

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    yeah maybe Vlad has been saving 20 more homers for the next few weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    I generally agree with this. If you sneak into the playoffs, there's always a chance of getting hot at the right time and people sure love to say "pitching and defense wins in the playoffs" - which we have. But my expectations are almost non-existent if we do sneak in. In the past, I would have spent some big bucks to go to playoff games and/or take my kids for the experience, but I can't see doing that this year.

    I am excited to watch the playoffs though. Lots of really good, exciting teams to follow.
    Yeah the Jays have the starting pitching, bullpen and defense to go on a deep Postseason run for sure. Going to be tough to win 2-1 or 3-2 games every night though.

    I'm hoping we see a Dodgers/Braves NLCS. That will be an awesome series if it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCecil View Post
    Fuckity fuck fuck. 2021 revisited. Lit a candle in my window hoping for a miracle here.
    Fuck, just win tonight Birds. Is a run too much to ask, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    Now that everyone is writing them off the Jays might go on a run and squeak into the playoffs and maybe make some noise. Everyone will have to begrudgingly come back into the fold and cheer them on before being gutted by a terrible loss in the playoffs solely due to our overweight players.
    lmao...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    Fuck, just win tonight Birds. Is a run too much to ask, lol.
    Jays finally score 5 but Gausman lays a dump and gives up 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stangstag View Post
    Jays finally score 5 but Gausman lays a dump and gives up 7
    I'd open with Mayza. Not sure what the gentlemen's agreement is in this situation. Like how far in advance do you have to announce that to give the other team a chance to react? I doubt Texas would change anything anyway.

    Not trolling or joking on this one.

    The thinking is Gausman is great. One of the best pitchers in baseball obviously. His weakness that has stopped from winning a Cy Young is that occasionally teams either seem super prepped for him and recognize the splitter and jump on him early, or very occasionally he doesn't have enough control to get the fastball low enough to fool them. Perhaps it is a bit of both.

    Fuckit. Open with Mayza in the most critical game of the year. Gausman can still go 7 after that and get a win.,
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    Eovaldi was up to 47 pitches his last time out, I'm assuming he's on a 65-70 pitch count tonight, get at em Birds!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harvey16 View Post
    People really need to come off the ledge. Jays still have a 53% chance of making the playoffs according to BR. Yes it sucks that we've lost 3 in a row to Texas but we can just as easily turn things around and win 4 of the next 5 ect...At the end of the day we just need to get there and anything can happen. We need to likely go 10-6 or even 9-7 to get in. Season is far from over at this point.
    The jays likely need to go 11-5 against the AL east and that is not happening. Iíve been generally positive like a schmuck all season but this team does not have a 53% chance of making the postseason. They need to go on their best run of the season and they donít have it in them. Itís over

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJays View Post
    The jays likely need to go 11-5 against the AL east and that is not happening. Iíve been generally positive like a schmuck all season but this team does not have a 53% chance of making the postseason. They need to go on their best run of the season and they donít have it in them. Itís over
    What you fail to factoring in is that the Jays will gain a minimum of 4 games against either Texas or Seattle because they play each other 7 times. Could be more if one of those teams wins 5 or 6 of those games. If either one of those teams struggle down the stretch were in. My guess is 88-89 wins will likely be enough to capture the 3rd wild card spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvey16 View Post
    What you fail to factoring in is that the Jays will gain a minimum of 4 games against either Texas or Seattle because they play each other 7 times. Could be more if one of those teams wins 5 or 6 of those games. If either one of those teams struggle down the stretch were in. My guess is 88-89 wins will likely be enough to capture the 3rd wild card spot.
    Unfortunately they will find a way to fuck it up. It's who this team is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connorp View Post
    Ironically, the guy comes off as a narcissistic sociopath himself, basically thinking Vlads existence is to entertain him lol
    You are certifiably fuckin hilarious connorp, never change!

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    Man, someone like Nathan Lukes must look at Manoah and be disgusted. Lukes has been a fucking yoyo this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stangstag View Post
    Man, someone like Nathan Lukes must look at Manoah and be disgusted. Lukes has been a fucking yoyo this season
    Cant imagine Manoah has any fans in that clubhouse right now. Probably a good thing hes not with the big team. But probably not a good thing hes off being a cancer for the AAA guys.

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    Nice that Manoah will be able to get to know the guy that will be passing on the depth chart this weekend.
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