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Friday Playoff Game Thread: Let's Get This Started

This is rookie Matt Moore. He has one career start, and is starting game one of a playoff series. That deserves some cheerin'.
This is rookie Matt Moore. He has one career start, and is starting game one of a playoff series. That deserves some cheerin'.

I love October baseball. I do. I'm a Twins fan, but I'm a Twins fan at least in part because I love baseball. Incredible pitching performances, clutch hits, game-saving double plays, life and death with every pitch...it just doesn't get any better.

So if you're listening at work or just chilling at home today, feel free to hang out here and chat about the best that the 2011 baseball season had to offer. Here's what's on tap for today's games.

Game 1, 4:07pm CDT

Tampa Bay Rays (91-71) at Texas Rangers (96-66)

Matt Moore has one career start for the Rays. Good for that guy. He's going up against the soon-to-be-coveted C.J. Wilson. I like the Rays for this series, in five games, and Moore would be a great story if he came out and led them to a game one victory...but today I'm picking the Rangers to take game one.

Game 2, 7:37pm CDT

Detroit Tigers (95-67) at New York Yankees (97-65)

This pitching matchup coul be huge. Justin Verlander, who is the best pitching in the American League and dude it's not even close, against C.C. Sabathia, who I'm pretty sure is the fattest pitcher in the American League. In this series I like the Tigers in four, and I'm definitely taking the Tigers in game one.

Enjoy the games everyone.