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Postseason Baseball Bonanza: Open Games Thread

Rangers vs. Jays; Red Sox vs. The-Team-That-Shan't-Be-Named; Dodgers vs. Nationals; Cubs vs. Giants. Jeepers.

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Good morning, good baseball people. Have you had your coffee yet? I have not, which is something that should be remedied immediately. But first, playoff threads. Ah, the things we staff members sacrifice for the good of the community.

Okay, enough whining. Today is packed full of baseball, with four games happening throughout the course of the day, and this can be your spot to talk about them all, because like heck am I creating an extra special thread for the extra special Cubs vs the extra special, even year Giants. Maybe, if you're nice, I'll come back and update this post when the other lineups become available. Maybe.

First on the docket this morning is Game 2 of the Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays series, also known as the contest of Who Do You Hate the Least. Honestly, the best solution is to just clone Adrian Beltre, and replace the Rangers with a team of Beltres, who may then go on to win the World Series. And no, we will not be discussing the absurdity of J.A. Happ starting a big time postseason game. Nope, nope, nope.

Today's Lineups

Devon Travis - 2B Carlos Gomez - LF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Ian Desmond - CF
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Carlos Beltran - DH
Jose Bautista - RF Adrian Beltre - 3B
Russell Martin - C Rougned Odor - 2B
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Jonathan Lucroy - C
Michael Saunders - DH Ryan Rua - 1B
Kevin Pillar - CF Elvis Andrus - SS
Ezequiel Carrera - LF Nomar Mazara - RF
J.A. Happ - LHP Yu Darvish - RHP

Start time: 10:08 AM ET

Boston Red Sox vs. The-Team-Whom-I-Won't-Name at 1:30 PM PT

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. (the city, not the great state) Washington Nationals at 2:30 PM PT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants at 6 PM PT

More to be added later…maybe