Post by BellevueBuckeye on Sept 26, 2018 7:52:03 GMT -5
This matchup has been known as the most likely possibility for some time, and as of last night has been mathematically set in stone.
I'll post the full schedule when it is announced, but what we do know at this point is this series will be on a Fri-Sat-Mon-Tue-Thu schedule beginning October 5th in Houston, and that all the games will be on TBS.
This will be Cleveland's 10th appearance in a Division Series, we are 5-4 in the previous 9. This will be Houston's 9th appearance in a Division Series, they are 3-5 in the previous 8.
Post by Willard Fillmore on Sept 28, 2018 16:36:07 GMT -5
It all started when the Tribe went to Boston a month or so ago. At the time he was one home run behind the Bosox slugger. It was obvious his only concern was his personal stats. He hasn't been the same since.
Lindor and Ramirez batting average have both dropped 30 points since then.
Hope so. We've seen it before, a team coasts into post season almost bored, then catches fire and goes onto win the whole thing. I think we'll see in the ALDS if the coast is still there or if Tito can get them to catch fire. I like our chances.
I was only partially joking. The tribe lost 26 games to possibly the worst collection of teams in a division in recent memory. If they only had lost half of that they would be sitting at 103 wins. That would have them with home field in the first round rather than Houston
im glad for the starting time for friday at 205pm.that means there will be football on wlec and wlkr unless long extra innings,hope not. i like kluber against verlander.the tribe has a good history against against verlander.not so high on carassco up and down,but i like trevor bauer and maybe cleavenger if hes hot with his dtrikeouts.
Unfortunately we are seeing the Indians reap the rewards, so to speak, of beating up on the minor league teams in the division and not beating anyone good all year. Both the pitchers and obviously the hitters feasted on the minor league teams of our division. This series will be over quickly and painlessly.
The problem is Clev isn't really good. If you traded any other playoff team schedules with Clev, Clev would have lost 10 more games and the other team would have won 10 more. Clev is in the playoffs only because they play in a division which was all time putrid.
There should absolutely be some trades made this offseason. Miller, Allen, Kluber (throws too many fat pitches), Otero, Olson and anyone else. Ramirez may have hit his peak last year. There is a reason that the Astros are the reigning World Champs as they hit in the clutch and have tough pitching. This is something the tribe sadly lacks.
Miller, Allen, and Otero are all free agents and likely won’t be back. Also Brantley, Guyer, Chisenhall, Tomlin, and Donaldson are free agents as well. Next years team will no doubt look different, but in this division should win it easily.