GDT: 2018 ALDS: (2) Houston Astros vs (3) Cleveland Indians

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Taro Tsujimoto, Sep 26, 2018.

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Who wins?

  1. Astros in 3

    2.9%
  2. Astros in 4

    40.0%
  3. Astros in 5

    28.6%
  4. Indians in 3

    2.9%
  5. Indians in 4

    8.6%
  6. Indians in 5

    17.1%
  1. Taro Tsujimoto

    Taro Tsujimoto Registered User

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    First confirmed matchup. Who ya got?

    10/5 Game 1 Cleveland at Houston
    10/6 Game 2 Cleveland at Houston
    10/8 Game 3 Houston at Cleveland
    10/9 Game 4 Houston at Cleveland (if necessary)
    10/11 Game 5 Cleveland at Houston (if necessary)
     
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  2. Fenway

    Fenway Administrator Sponsor

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    All the attention has been on Boston, NYY, Oakland and Houston. The Indians are the classic dark horse.
     
  3. punk_o_holic

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    Obviously I'm hoping Houston. It's going to be tough. Indians have great starting pitchers and Astros sometimes tend to have their bats disappear during a game. Hopefully they use home field advantage to their advantage.
     
  4. ChrisK97

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    Houston. Playing in a tougher division and that they know how to win will help.
     
  5. Ivan13

    Ivan13 Super Joe!

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    Tribe in 5.
     
  6. Terry Yake

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    houston in 5
     
  7. PanthersPens62

    PanthersPens62 It's All About The U!!

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    Astros in 4
     
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    This was the ALCS I wanted to see last year.
     
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    Flip a coin for me. Two great teams going head to head.
     
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    Houston in 4.
     
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    Indians in 5.
     
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    TF97 RIP Doc

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    I have to go with Cleveland in 5, I think this is the year they go all the way.
     
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    Blackhawkswincup RIP Fugu

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    It's hard to trust Cleveland so I'll take Houston in 5.
     
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    Yeah MM Park was incredible last year, although during the regular season this year they really seemed to coast and lose too many home games. Their road record is staggering though.

    In this series I think the starting pitching is a wash with maybe an edge to Houston. Depending on who they pitch these next few garbage games, they have a chance to allow the fewest runs in a season (since the DH was brought in) since the 74 A's. The bullpen clearly favors Houston and overall the Astros have allowed over a hundred fewer runs, even with Cleveland playing in a miserable division. Hopefully Houston can get some quality innings out of McCullers and Morton and Keuchel doesn't have a meltdown inning like he's been prone to.

    The lineups are pretty much a wash. Would love to see Correa get healthy/going, he's been terrible since the injury.

    All that being said I said Houston in five. It's hard to repeat.
     
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    I'll take the Indians in 5, but this could go either way.
     
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    No Fun Shogun 34-38-61-10-13-15

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    Astros in a gentleman's sweep of four.
     
  19. Reality Check

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    The AL Central was only one Miami win away from Kansas City, Chicago and Detroit finishing 2-4 respectively for next month's draft.

    Houston in 3.
     
  20. DougieSmash

    DougieSmash Каролина, бейби

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    Houston in 3.
     
  21. Machinehead

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    Time for the MLB Playoffs, AKA "Lets Go! the Musical"
     
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    Habs 4 Life No Excuses

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    Going with the Indians in 4
     
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    Houston is just a scary team from top to bottom, the lineup, the bullpen and starting staff.

    games aren't won on paper and weird things happen but they are probably the favorite to win the WS and repeat. they probably beat the tribe in 4.
     
  24. Zeus54

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    Stros in 4. Tribe manage to take a game in Cleveland.
     
  25. Marc the Habs Fan

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    The Astros had only 1 weakness and that was the bullpen. Insert Osuna (whatever you may think of him, it was still a HUGE upgrade), Pressly and now McCullers. Hard to see them losing any series. Astros in 4.

    With that said, the baseball playoffs are really a crapshoot and CLE can win this series.
     

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