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  1. puffyusaf#2

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    I think the last two games they were making great contact. In game 3 the only person I thought took some horrible swings was Barnes. They were hitting line drives and bombs into the gap that just found Giants. I mean Wade's catch in left field today where he just threw the glove up and somehow snagged it. If you look at the replay he wasn't even looking at the damn ball when he caught it.

    For me I think they need to be patient and not chase the outside stuff from their pitcher. Everyone is touting him right now. Giants won 19 of his last 20/21 starts. I say we get to him early and force that bullpen to come in again. I am looking for us to make a statement to them. They have had a lot of favorable moments on their side this series. I hope that ends in game 5.
     
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    Great must win … win. Trenein is a stud. Hard, nasty stuff.
     
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    But Buehler on 3 days rest in an elimination game. Wow.

    Get this: Buehler now own a 1.25 era in 21.2 innings in 4 postseason elimination games. Jesus, what a beast.

    And honestly, the MVP of the 2021 Dodgers is our entire bullpen. Those dudes have been rock solid all year.

    Urias with 4 days rest for Game 5.
     
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    The whole bullpen has been simply nasty. Those guys took some heat early. Dave took heat for standing with them. They got it settled. We win the Championship because of these guys IMO
     
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    I’m with you. When you’re losing low scoring games, you can’t blame the bullpen. With this lineup this season, it’s on the hitters. If we were hitting to our potential, combined with the solid relief pitching, we easily win 110 games or more.
     
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    Also, props to Belli. Looks like he’s worked through his injuries and any mental bs, and has begun hitting at just the right time.
     
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    Dang got all set for game 5 tonight thinking the series was 2-3-2 …. but nooooo it’s 2 2 1 1 1 I guess and back up to Frisco. :(
     
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    Actually, the Divisional Series are five games, 2-2-1. League Championship and WS are seven games, and 2-3-2.

    So it's tomorrow up in Frisco for all the bragging rights. Jesus, the hazing is gonna be brutal for whoever loses. Ugh.
     
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    I know. I know. I’m trying not to think about it, but when I do, I find myself saying to myself:

     
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    Knebel starting for us tonight. Interesting call instead of Urias
     
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    Interesting indeed.

    Roberts is forcing Kapler’s hand to load the Giants starting lineup with lefties to try to do some damage early against the righty Knebel, and possibly another righty the first few innings, then pulling them when lefty Urias comes in. This would then deplete the Frisco bench of those lefties to use against our big late-inning righties if Urias gets pulled.

    Or Kapler starts more righties, hoping they can eek out some runs against our righties long enough to stay in the game to face Urias, and preserving his lefties for our late-inning righties like Bickford, Graterol, Treinen and Kenley.

    If we score early and our bullpen keeps throwing lights out, this will be a good strategy. Frisco hitters won’t have the luxury to see a pitcher the third time around as well. Could be risky, but I think this is a good move if Knebel continues to pitch well against the Giants as he has this season, albeit in limited innings.
     
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    Yea i have been listening to the "experts" and many of them are saying Roberts is scared of the Giants or doesn't trust Urias. I'm like, the team won 109 games this year. The Giants got ahold of 2 bad pitches in one game, a how the hell did that happen homer in another and an amazing pitching performance in that game with the 2 bad pitches. They have had every lucky bounce too. Yet, here we are. Win, lose or draw I'll side with the coach on this one. I dont expect us to let Wade do what he did in game 1 to us.
     
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    Hey I have a friend looking for a streaming link for this game. I don’t know so I just now forwarded him our Lakers thread link for streaming in hopes one of those might work. Is there one any of you here know works for this series’s games?
     
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    I don't use streaming usually. So I cn't offer help.
     
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    Okay... I saw Betts with the nice basehit. Seager made good contact. Trae hit weakly into a DP to end the inning.

    KNebel in with it.
     
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    Ugh posey with the 2 out double.
     
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    Wow that was strike 3 the ump just watched. Knebel gets the next oneon a filthy curve for the 3rd out.
     
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    Smith grounds out but he makes Webb work. They are def being more selective so far. JT up
     

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