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jabrch
08-11-2004, 12:26 PM
2 @ Sea
3 @ Cleve
3 vs NYY
3 vs Cleve
4 @ Tex
3 @ Ana
3 vs Tex
3 vs KC
3 @ Balt
4 @ Detroit
3 vs SOX
3 vs Balt
3 @ SOX
4 @ Cleve
3 @ NYY
3 vs Cleve

Other than 3 vs KC and 2 @ Sea, they have a tough draw for the last two months.

That said, we still need a major miracle to not only catch them, but to hold off the Indians also.

GO SOX!

nodiggity59
08-11-2004, 12:28 PM
Cleveland's the key. Those could all be tough for the Twinkies.

balke
08-11-2004, 12:30 PM
Now if only the sox could stop worrying about who's in front of them, and just win a few games. Had they won or tied the past few series, they'd be like 2 games out right now. Sox gotta focus on the now, and play baseball, not pressure baseball like every game is the playoffs, they just need to go out and play ball.

fledgedrallycap
08-11-2004, 12:50 PM
Baltimore is starting to ball a little bit, too.

Iguana775
08-11-2004, 12:52 PM
Cleveland's the key. Those could all be tough for the Twinkies.
i think it is like when you got 3 candidates for president.....that third person will take votes away from someone. so hopefully Cleveland is that third person taking votes from the twins and the Sox pull a head.

Huisj
08-11-2004, 12:58 PM
i think it is like when you got 3 candidates for president.....that third person will take votes away from someone. so hopefully Cleveland is that third person taking votes from the twins and the Sox pull a head.
except that right now cleveland is ahead of the sox.

cbrownson13
08-11-2004, 01:33 PM
2 @ Sea
3 @ Cleve
3 vs NYY
3 vs Cleve
4 @ Tex
3 @ Ana
3 vs Tex
3 vs KC
3 @ Balt
4 @ Detroit
3 vs SOX
3 vs Balt
3 @ SOX
4 @ Cleve
3 @ NYY
3 vs Cleve

Other than 3 vs KC and 2 @ Sea, they have a tough draw for the last two months.

That said, we still need a major miracle to not only catch them, but to hold off the Indians also.

GO SOX!
Yeah, tough schedule. Unfortunately, we were all saying this two weeks ago when they had Boston and Oakland coming up, along with the rest of their schedule. They made it out of that ok.

Flight #24
08-11-2004, 01:58 PM
Yeah, tough schedule. Unfortunately, we were all saying this two weeks ago when they had Boston and Oakland coming up, along with the rest of their schedule. They made it out of that ok.
Well, the Twins went 5-5 against Boston, Anaheim, & Oakland so I'd say the schedule did it's part for them. the only problem is that the Sox went 3-7 against KC, Det, & CLE over that same period.

If we can win the games against these lesser teams, we'll be in decent shape. It'll still take a nice run, especially H2H, but it's nowhere near the close to impossible feat that the nattering nabobs of negativity and the Trib would have you believe.

Frater Perdurabo
08-11-2004, 04:40 PM
As long as the Sox haven't been eliminated and are within 5 games on Sept. 13, the Sox could find themselves with a strong shot at the division with Minnesota and Cleveland beating each other up.

Beginning Sept. 14,
Sox: 3@MIN, 3 vs. DET, 3 vs. MIN, 4 vs KC, 3@DET, 4@KC
Twins: 3 vs. SOX, 3 vs. BAL, 3@SOX, 4@CLE, 3@NY, 3 vs. CLE
Indians: 3 vs. DET, 3 vs. KC, 3@DET, 4 vs. MIN, 3@KC, 3@MIN

The Sox have more reason to fear the Indians than the Twins, because we have no head to head games with Cleveland while they play a similarly weak schedule. Our advantage, though, lies in the fact that the Sox have two more games with KC than Cleveland does.

Say they are five games back, tied for second with Cleveland on Sept. 14. If the Sox go 4-2 against Minny (completely possible), we gain two games. Minny plays New York and easily could be swept. Meanwhile, we could go 2-1 against Detroit and gain two more games. If Minny and Cleveland go 4-3 against each other (very possible) either way, the Sox can go 6-2 against KC (doable), making up another two games and winning the division.

Like others have said, as long as the Sox take care of business against lesser teams, they should be in the thick of things at the end.

AnkleSox
08-11-2004, 04:41 PM
If the twins and indians both beat up on each other and split or come close to splitting their games, it could be good for the sox should they decide to start playing well. Obviously we don't want either team winning every game against the other because it pushes one team even higher in the standings. If they split, they gain nothing.

LASOXFAN
08-11-2004, 05:41 PM
Minny plays New York and easily could be swept. Meanwhile, we could go 2-1 against Detroit and gain two more games. If Minny and Cleveland go 4-3 against each other (very possible) either way, the Sox can go 6-2 against KC (doable), making up another two games and winning the division.


If Minny is swept by the Yankees and the Sox go 2-1, they only pick up one game, not two. If Twins/Tribe goes 4-3 and Sox 6-2 then they only pick up 1.5 games, not two. So they would be a gain of 3.5 games, which would leave them trailing the Twins.

See how tough it's going to be?

But I like your thinking. Let's face it, it's going to come down to beating the Twins in the dome in September. Can it be done? Yes. Will it be done? Buehrle/Garcia are on the same rotation as Radke/Santana right now, which is going to make it even tougher.

Brian26
08-11-2004, 05:53 PM
All we have to do is go on a nice 4 or 5 game winning steak...and we're right back in it. This is not over by a longshot.

ndgt10
08-11-2004, 05:53 PM
If Minny is swept by the Yankees and the Sox go 2-1, they only pick up one game, not two.
If minny is swept by the skanks = 0-3 -----> -3
If the whitesox go win 2 out of 3 = 2-1 -----> +1
= difference of 4 divided by 2 = 2 games

Therefore, the Sox gain 2 games, not 1.

OEO Magglio
08-11-2004, 06:01 PM
If minny is swept by the skanks = 0-3 -----> -3
If the whitesox go win 2 out of 3 = 2-1 -----> +1
= difference of 4 divided by 2 = 2 games

Therefore, the Sox gain 2 games, not 1.:hawk
"I love it when you analyze."

LASOXFAN
08-11-2004, 06:11 PM
If minny is swept by the skanks = 0-3 -----> -3
If the whitesox go win 2 out of 3 = 2-1 -----> +1
= difference of 4 divided by 2 = 2 games

Therefore, the Sox gain 2 games, not 1.
My bad. Tell me this, do you think this is doable?
Sox

2 vs KC 2-0

3 @ Bos 1-2

3 vs Det 3-0

3 vs Bos 2-1

3 @ Det 2-1

4 @ Cle 2-2

1 vs Phi 1-0

3 vs Oak 2-1

3 vs Sea 3-0

4 @ Tex 2-2

3 @ Ana 1-2

3 @ Min 1-2

3 vs Det 3-0

3 vs Min 2-1

4 vs KC 4-0

3 @ Det 2-1

4 @ KC 3-1

MRKARNO
08-11-2004, 06:12 PM
Is this the time when I can bring up my favorite stat?? Aw hell I'll do it anyways:

It's been 1189 days and counting since the Twins last beat the New York Yankees in a regular season game. Think about that for a second. It was May 10th 2001 the last time the Twins could claim victory over the Yankees in a regular season game. How incredible is that????

jabrch
08-11-2004, 06:14 PM
Doable? Sure...likely? Hmmm

36-15 = .705 ball. Geez - Likely? No - not likely. Doable - maybe


My bad. Tell me this, do you think this is doable?
Sox

2 vs KC 2-0

3 @ Bos 1-2

3 vs Det 3-0

3 vs Bos 2-1

3 @ Det 2-1

4 @ Cle 2-2

1 vs Phi 1-0

3 vs Oak 2-1

3 vs Sea 3-0

4 @ Tex 2-2

3 @ Ana 1-2

3 @ Min 1-2

3 vs Det 3-0

3 vs Min 2-1

4 vs KC 4-0

3 @ Det 2-1

4 @ KC 3-1

MRKARNO
08-11-2004, 06:16 PM
My bad. Tell me this, do you think this is doable?
Sox

2 vs KC 2-0

3 @ Bos 1-2

3 vs Det 3-0

3 vs Bos 2-1

3 @ Det 2-1

4 @ Cle 2-2

1 vs Phi 1-0

3 vs Oak 2-1

3 vs Sea 3-0

4 @ Tex 2-2

3 @ Ana 1-2

3 @ Min 1-2

3 vs Det 3-0

3 vs Min 2-1

4 vs KC 4-0

3 @ Det 2-1

4 @ KC 3-1
So essentially does anyone think this team can play .700 baseball from here on out? No, but anything could happen. The problem with this is that you assume that we can go 9-1 against the Royals and 10-1 against Detroit. This just isn't going to happen. If we do by miracle win 90 games, it's because we're taking those series against the better teams and not dropping 2 out of three or splitting them.

jordan23ventura
08-11-2004, 06:24 PM
2 @ Sea
3 @ Cleve
3 vs NYY
3 vs Cleve
4 @ Tex
3 @ Ana
3 vs Tex
3 vs KC
3 @ Balt
4 @ Detroit
3 vs SOX
3 vs Balt
3 @ SOX
4 @ Cleve
3 @ NYY
3 vs Cleve

Other than 3 vs KC and 2 @ Sea, they have a tough draw for the last two months.

That said, we still need a major miracle to not only catch them, but to hold off the Indians also.

GO SOX!
If it were the Sox who were 5 ahead and had that schedule with the Twins 5 behind and hads the Sox schedule, I would say that the race could get very close. But, the Twins have been much more consistent and don't have the big holes that we do. That said, the Sox finish strong but still 3.5 games back in second place, with Cleveland not any more then 1.5 behind them.

serena
08-11-2004, 06:27 PM
Is this the time when I can bring up my favorite stat?? Aw hell I'll do it anyways:

It's been 1189 days and counting since the Twins last beat the New York Yankees in a regular season game. Think about that for a second. It was May 10th 2001 the last time the Twins could claim victory over the Yankees in a regular season game. How incredible is that????

Cheez doodles! That RULES!

I'm going to have to be a temporary Yankees fan to keep that streak alive.
WHATEVER IT TAKES! :cool:

Blob
08-11-2004, 06:30 PM
We have to get back to winning 2 games per series like we did earlier in the year. It seemed we always lost the first game and won the next two.

We are definitely not done by a long shot!

Balke, I don't think the Sox players are worried about who is in front of them. It usually just us that are worried over that stuff. Me personally, I say the same as you just keep winning and you don't have to worry about a thing.