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    Boston has at least clinched a playoff spot.

    Looks like the Twins are starting to leave some space between them and the Rangers/Angels/Royals for the second wild card. Helps when you're playing the hapless Tigers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Boston has at least clinched a playoff spot.

    Looks like the Twins are starting to leave some space between them and the Rangers/Angels/Royals for the second wild card. Helps when you're playing the hapless Tigers.
    I think it'll get close again. Twins have a series against Cleveland left.

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    Joey Bats is likely playing his last home game in a Blue Jays uniform tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    Joey Bats is likely playing his last home game in a Blue Jays uniform tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    I think it'll get close again. Twins have a series against Cleveland left.
    As shown by his bunt for a home run, Dozier has some serious speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    As shown by his bunt for a home run, Dozier has some serious speed.
    Buxton is faster. But that isn't saying much. He's faster than everyone.

    Usually those bunts are seen in little league, but they are a bad bunt with three or four throwing/fielding errors. That was the worst possible place for the errant throw to go, with the right fielder shading over towards center.

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    Yankees have at least clinched a Wild Card spot, and are 4 back of the Red Sox for the division.

    Cubs magic number is down to 4.

    Unless catastrophe strikes the D-Backs, they've got the first NL wild card spot. So it looks like the second spot is a three horse race between the Rockies, Brewers, and Cardinals.

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    I believe the Twins' magic number is four as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Buxton is faster. But that isn't saying much. He's faster than everyone.

    Usually those bunts are seen in little league, but they are a bad bunt with three or four throwing/fielding errors. That was the worst possible place for the errant throw to go, with the right fielder shading over towards center.
    OK, I see now that it was ruled an error.

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    Twins complete the four game sweep, 5 game lead for now.

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    They're letting Quintana go for the shutout against Brewers. 109 pitch count.

    How baseball has changed. Only one Cub pitcher has a CG this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    They're letting Quintana go for the shutout against Brewers. 109 pitch count.

    How baseball has changed. Only one Cub pitcher has a CG this year.
    Gets it with a 7 pitch ninth. 3 hitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Gets it with a 7 pitch ninth. 3 hitter.
    Cubs magic number is 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    I believe the Twins' magic number is four as well.
    Now down to 3. There have been 114 teams to lose 100 or more games in a season in the history of baseball, including the 2016 Minnesota Twins. 0 have made the playoffs the following season. The Twins are 3 wins (or a combination of Twins wins or Royals/Angels/Rangers losses) away from becoming the first to do so.
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    Re: MLB 2017: Playoffs, World Series, and Off-season.

    Now that everyone gets into the playoffs, it's no wonder.

    Great job righting the ship, but not nearly as impressive as it would have been even ten years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Now that everyone gets into the playoffs, it's no wonder.

    Great job righting the ship, but not nearly as impressive as it would have been even ten years ago.
    Considering one of their championship (87) years produced 85 wins, I don't find this any less impressive of a season. They will likely win the same number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Now that everyone gets into the playoffs
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Now that everyone gets into the playoffs, it's no wonder.

    Great job righting the ship, but not nearly as impressive as it would have been even ten years ago.
    Does it make it any more impressive for you if you knew that only a handful of teams have even finished above .500 the season after losing 100 games?

    The record for wins after losing 100 games is 87, by Baltimore (who lost 107 in 1988 before finishing 2 games out of first in the AL East in 1989). The Twins would need to go 5-1 to match that.

    For me, to potentially do something that has never been done in the history of a sport (and particularly in baseball, which has such a tremendous history) is extremely impressive...but I understand the criticism. That being said, to do something that only a handful of other teams have done is still pretty impressive.

    Also, if Houston beats the Angels tonight, the Twins magic number will be down to 2.
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