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Valverde's issues possibly related to injury

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08:13 AM ET 10.11 | For his part, Jose Valverde said players in his position are wired to move on from the kind of unhappy endings he authored Wednesday night, and, statistically, he's had games like it before. Mechanically, it was a different Valverde than any version we've seen in Detroit. His delivery looked pretty normal, certainly by today's standards. His mechanics to get into a position to deliver, though, looked unlike anything he had done here. ... Whether that had any part in his demise Wednesday is up for debate, no doubt. Even if it didn't, it just looked odd for him. For someone who has had back issues -- he missed time in May with a strained lower back -- it was something to pay attention.

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October 11, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Should be a good game five tonight.

October 11, 2012  08:22 AM ET

"Tiger reliever + playoffs + injury" makes me think of Joel Zumaya getting tendinitis from playing Guitar Hero.

October 11, 2012  08:23 AM ET

As a baseball fan how can one not like the A's?

October 11, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

As a baseball fan how can one not like the A's?

Let's go A's.

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October 11, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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The A's kept me from losing faith in baseball with the Yanks win last night.Also was really bummed by the Nats and Reds losing.

It would be nice to see the A's play the Nats in the WS if I had to choose which teams I prefer.

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October 11, 2012  09:09 AM ET

wiseup: If valverde was hurting he should have said so.If that was so then he also hurt his team. If he was not hurt was he using this a an excuse. Or is it a writer looking for something to write to meet a deadline?

October 11, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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As a baseball fan how can one not like the A's?

If you're a Tiger fan.

October 11, 2012  10:38 AM ET

He looks terrible in that picture!

October 11, 2012  10:53 AM ET
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The A's kept me from losing faith in baseball with the Yanks win last night.Also was really bummed by the Nats and Reds losing.

A's, O's, Reds, Nats.

please please please please

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October 11, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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A's, O's, Reds, Nats.please please please please

Okay I could live with the Giants, but St. Louis's participation is a travesty.

October 11, 2012  11:10 AM ET
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Sorry, I just have a hard time rooting for Tubby and Chubby, despite their hitting prowess.

Aside from those two, these leagues look like my old softball team. Betting half of these fatties couldn't hit and then run a triple

October 11, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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If you're a Tiger fan.

That's a given.

October 11, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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Also was really bummed by the Nats and Reds losing.

the nationals are missing bad mr strasburg, would you believe that??

October 11, 2012  11:42 AM ET

the tigers have a much deep lineup than the lowly A's, whatever happened to them last night and the night before?? it seems as if the tigers are understimating their rivals in the A's!!

October 11, 2012  11:43 AM ET

in the big leagues aren't a small team, the rangers and angels know that already,,,

 
October 11, 2012  11:43 AM ET

the orioles could be the first team to be sended home!!!

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