Rays @ Guardians, 12:06 ET , ESP2

mauidano

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What a crazy, crazy game. You can feel the pressure on every pitch. Coming up on the five-hour mark and zero runs scored. Insane!
 

johnmd20

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My wife, from Cleveland, who lost her mother 11 months ago and our dog 3 weeks ago, is bawling buckets. It's a good moment.

#LFG
 

mauidano

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The Rays really shit the bed during the last series against the Sox and then one run in 24 against the Guardians. What a horrible time to go cold for them.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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3 runs in 24 innings for the series sweep. All the talk about how these two teams manufacture runs without the long ball and it takes 3 home runs to score any runs at all. Doing it against Kluber was kind of surreal.
 

jon abbey

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3 runs in 24 innings for the series sweep. All the talk about how these two teams manufacture runs without the long ball and it takes 3 home runs to score any runs at all. Doing it against Kluber was kind of surreal.
I read that teams who outhomered their opponent in the 2021 postseason were 25-2, it’s great to manufacture runs (like PHI did in the 9th yesterday), but homers generally decide it.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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I have no expectations against the Yankees. There has never been a more "just happy to be here" playoff team for me. That said, the two Cleveland teams that came closest to winning it all – 1997 and 2016 – also were the teams with the lowest expectations. The '97 team was the worst pitching staff of those '90s teams and in 2016 they only had half a rotation with Carrasco and Salazar both getting injured in September.
 

E5 Yaz

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i'm sure I wasn't alone in believing that the bases loaded, none out squander was going to bite them in the butt