Re: A Realistic Look at 2011: Part III
posted at 9/22/2011 12:47 AM EDT
In Response to Re: A Realistic Look at 2011: Part III
[QUOTE]We kind of imploded last year also
, with all the injuries. Pedroia, Youk, Ellsbury, Cameron and others out for a long time. It is definitely something that has happened to the Redsox in the past as us old timers have seared into our souls!
Posted by Boomerangsdotcom
I don't know if I'd use that terminology, Boom
CAM had a sports hernia.
Jake/Hermida had cracked ribs.
Tek/VMART/Pedey broke bones in their feet.
Youk had a freak hand injury.
Maybe the baseball fates were at war.
I don't see this year in the same light.
Pitching injuries will happen.
But erratic form not corrected properly?
Lost velocity from 3 key starters?
This is what is killing this team.
Lester pitched in a game that could have buried the Rays. Huge opportunity.He threw 91-93 MPH.
He threw 96 MPH last year.
Last time out, he threw 94-95. So, there's hope for tomorrow.
He doesn't have the command to be successful at 91-93.
Bedard was just coming into form. He only needed to command his FB in better fashion, and he was close. They he went down. Had 16 days off with one side session.
His outing showed it. 70-75 pitches and he was gone after a few frames.
His FB command regressed quite a bit. And he is a key piece going forward.
With one more start in the reg. season, he'll need a cracker-jack sounding board to find the necessary mechanical form to be a factor.
IMO, he does not have one. Dave Duncan has employment elsewhere.
Implosion might better fit this
As for spending time on the forum, there are always gonna be differences of opinion. How they are stated and how seriously they are taken depends on the participants. Obviously, time can better be spent elsewhere. I have taken a bath with the market lately (I'm sure many have). Had I spent more time there instead of here, I'd be better off $$$. But the market bores me.