ALCS: Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees

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  1. AMJets

    AMJets Well-Known Member

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    Game 1 - Friday, Oct. 15 – at Texas, 8:07 PM
    Game 2 - Saturday, Oct. 16 – at Texas, 4:07 PM
    Game 3 - Monday, Oct. 18 – at New York, 8:07 PM
    Game 4 - Tuesday, Oct. 19 – at New York, 8:07 PM
    Game 5 (if nec.) - Wednesday, Oct. 20 – at New York, 4:07 PM
    Game 6 (if nec.) - Friday, Oct. 22 - at Texas, 8:07 PM
    Game 7 (if nec.) - Saturday, Oct. 23 - at Texas, 8:07 PM

    Yankees in 6.
     
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  2. ace_o_spades

    ace_o_spades New Member

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    Yup, I got Yankees in 6
     
  3. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

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    they don't play best of 5 in the ALCS, game 4 will certainly be necessary.
     
  4. Mantana Soss

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    I think it takes 7. Giving Texas the Lee starts and Burnett's start isn't a huge stretch.
     
  5. Poeman

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    I have the Yankees winning in 6 games
     
  6. AMJets

    AMJets Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I originally copied the schedule I posted in the ALDS thread.
     
  7. GQMartin

    GQMartin Go 'Cuse

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    The Yankees NEED the first two with Lee going 3 and Burnett going 4.

    I heard Olney talking about Burnett's practice session today which was horrible. His first pitch hit the back stop, no bounce...he hit Olsen in the back and Kearns in the head.
     
  8. AMJets

    AMJets Well-Known Member

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    Pitch Burnett in Game 3 and just try to win the non-Lee games.
     
  9. ace_o_spades

    ace_o_spades New Member

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    Yeah I like that strategy
     
  10. Cakes

    Cakes Mr. Knowledge 2010

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    Burnett should start Game 4 unless the Yankees are trailing in the series at that point.
     
  11. Jake

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    Burnett is just mind-boggling. WTF is wrong with this guy?! If he lasts 5 innings it will be considered a huge success.....

    No reason why the NYY can't win this series, though. Cliff Lee is nasty, but they can handle the rest of them.

    Yanks in 6.
     
  12. Don

    Don 2008 TGG Rich Kotite "Least Knowledgeable" Award W

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    Yankees have seen Lee 5 times since last year and beat him once. Yeah he is good but I wouldn't be counting the Yankees out against him just yet.
     
  13. GQMartin

    GQMartin Go 'Cuse

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    The Yankees announced Hughes will start Game 2. I'm sure it was foregone fore most of us.
     
  14. TommyGreen

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    Yeah, let's willingly concede a game. That's what championship teams do.
     
  15. Cappy

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    No game is willingly conceded in baseball.

    The longest odds you'll usually see in a baseball game is somewhere around 3:1, and that's when it's something like Felix Hernandez facing his own team's lineup.

    Having Burnett pitch in game three would just turn it from likely being underdogs in two games (anyone against Lee in Game 3, and Burnett vs. anyone in Game 4), to underdogs in just one (Game 3, Lee vs. Burnett), with the Yankees being favored in Game 4 (Pettitte vs. Wilson?).

    And Burnett - for all his struggles - is perfectly capable of pitching a gem; we all know that.
     
  16. AMJets

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    You're right, they probably wouldn't even bother to show up.

    Stop making sense.
     
  17. Cakes

    Cakes Mr. Knowledge 2010

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    If the series went the full 7 games, then that means Pettitte might only pitch one time.

    This is who will start the games if you and Cappy get your Game 3 wish and then the series goes the full 7 games-
    Game 1- Sabathia
    Game 2- Hughes
    Game 3- Burnett
    Game 4- Pettitte
    Game 5- Sabathia
    Game 6- Hughes
    Game 7- Burnett or Pettitte on 3 days rest

    Pettitte on 3 days rest? Can he handle that at his age?

    I think Pettitte should start Game 3. That way he could also pitch Game 7 on 4 days rest. He could beat Lee. Why the hell not? Since when do the Yankees put their tail between their legs?
     
  18. Cappy

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    A fair point, but I think Pettitte can handle it fine. It's one start. Incidentally, I never said that it was my wish; I was merely refuting the idea that to do so would be to "willingly concede a game."

    It's not likely to happen, regardless.

    The other option is to have Sabathia go in games 4 and 7, with Pettitte and Hughes in games 5 and 6.
     
  19. Cakes

    Cakes Mr. Knowledge 2010

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    If I was the Yankees manager, I would want the pitchers to be on regular rest in the ALCS. I would feel confident about this series.
    Three days rest stuff, Sabathia getting 3 starts- that's for the World Series.
     
  20. macbk

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    I hate to agree with Francesa, but I don't see Burnett starting a game this series if we are down 2-1.
     

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