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 Post subject: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:54 pm 
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I enjoyed that thread looking at an upcoming stretch of games, so I thought we would do it again.

Here's what we have upcoming, including winning percentages:

D'Backs .533
Nats .410
Orioles .492
Chisox .559
Toronto .516
Evil Empire .500
Rays .583

All are 3 game series except the first one which is 4.

The competition is not all that fearsome. I would be happy with 12-10 and think it's very doable, if Snell and Gorzo turn in at least a few good starts.

What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:31 pm 
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I concur that your prediction is doable, and I hope we are both correct. For the love of God, let's beat that damn cast of former Reds (the Nats) this time.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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I could definitely live with 12-10. That would put them at 41-41. I thinks that's the optimistic view though. The pessimistic one would be about 8-14. I'll split the difference and predict 10-12.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Hope your right about the 12-10 call. But agree that 10-12 would be respectable.

Keep in mind that the American league usually beat the stuffings out of us. This is where we have been folding up our tent the last couple years.

Let's get some pitching, keep up our hitting and stay away from injuries this part of the season, and go for the 12-10.

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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:59 pm 
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And thanks Ralphie for posting that stretch of the schedule.

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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:14 pm 
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This team has shown a little more resiliency in situations where formerly we would have wilted. Taking those 2 from the Cubs, 2 from St. Louis, beating Oswalt, etc. Hopefully the American League will not be the stumbling block it has been for us in years past. In fact I'm predicting that we will at least hold our own in this stretch.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:42 pm 
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This team has shown a little more resiliency in situations where formerly we would have wilted. Taking those 2 from the Cubs, 2 from St. Louis, beating Oswalt, etc. Hopefully the American League will not be the stumbling block it has been for us in years past. In fact I'm predicting that we will at least hold our own in this stretch.


I want a sweep of the Yankees.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Interleague Play should be re-named, "End of the Pirates Season."

Pirates interleague record is the worst in MLB, by a long shot.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Interleague Play should be re-named, "End of the Pirates Season."

Pirates interleague record is the worst in MLB, by a long shot.


I can still "want" a sweep.


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Elmer wrote:
I can still "want" a sweep.


No doubt. But unfortunately, history indicates that the Bucs are going to have a very difficult time with AL teams.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Who will DH for us in Baltimore and Chicago? If the current rotations stay in place we will not face an Orioles left hander, and Buehrle is the only lefty in the White Sox rotation. Mientkiewicz will be starting?


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Ralphie - I agree this has turned into a fun little game on the board.

As far as my predictions for this 22 game series:

D'backs 2-2
Nats 1-2
O's 2-1
White Sox 0-3
Jays 1-2
Yankees 2-1
Devil Rays 2-1

Overall: 10-12


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Arizona 1-3
Nats 1-2
Orioles 1-2
White Sox 0-3
Blue Jays 0-3
Yankees 1-2
Rays 0-3

4-18

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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Ollie wrote:
Who will DH for us in Baltimore and Chicago? If the current rotations stay in place we will not face an Orioles left hander, and Buehrle is the only lefty in the White Sox rotation. Mientkiewicz will be starting?


I imagine it will be a round robin of DHers...Maybe Freddy one night, to give his shoulder a rest but to keep his bat in the lineup, maybe a night of Bay to bring Michaels into the lineup, possibly Doumit to go with the better defensive guy behind the plate, maybe LaRoche and give Gomez or Doug Meint a start at 1st...

It could be a way to give everyone rest from the field while keeping their bats in the lineup...

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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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bassoondirector wrote:
Arizona 1-3
Nats 1-2
Orioles 1-2
White Sox 0-3
Blue Jays 0-3
Yankees 1-2
Rays 0-3

4-18


BD - very pessimistic, my man. The Buccos take 2 of 3 from a terrible Nats club and go 5-17.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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I personally can't wait to see the Pirates-Rays series.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:36 am 
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But unfortunately, history indicates that the Bucs are going to have a very difficult time with AL teams.


History indicates that the Pirates HAVE had a very difficult time. It doesn't indicate how things are going to go this year.

My belief is that this is a different team and that the results will be much better this year.


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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Bucfan wrote:
BD - very pessimistic, my man. The Buccos take 2 of 3 from a terrible Nats club and go 5-17.


What was I thinking?!?!? :o Yes, 5-17 is more like it Bucfan...

IF the Pirates can beat Randy Johnson and Arizona today, I will then change my opinion on this next stretch of games. Well, let's say I'll be more hopeful!

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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Since the game is not on Fox today, we'll have to listen and see if BD will be forced to change his prediction. I feel good about our chances today. Don't know why but I think we're good today. :o :o :o :o :o

GO BUCS

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 Post subject: Re: The NEXT next 22 Games
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Well, we beat Randy Johnson. Guess he didn't take enough Viagra.

See what I mean? Things are different this year. This team doesn't roll over and die like they did in prior years.

Gotta get at least 2 from the Nats.


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