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    check out sox sch.

    the next 5 series will be real tough.sox will be yankeed to

    death.wow what a tough sept.

     
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    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks.  We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

     

     
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    no doubt the Sept schedule is rough.  was looking to see if any room to rest starters and don't see any - maybe late Sept.

     
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    In response to Joebreidey's comment:

    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks.  We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

     




    Of course if Dan Shaughnessy wrote that, people would accuse him of being negative about the Sox.WinkUndecidedCool

     

     
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    In response to Joebreidey's comment:

    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks.  We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

     



    The ebb and flow of the schedule vs the opponents home and away certainly plays role in the big picture. The pitching matchups for each series is another. The Sox starters have been stellar in the last two weeks and their efforts have allowed the sox to navigate a tough stretch and come out on the other end with a fresh pen rested and ready to finish the season strong. With a month of baseball left, with Tigers, Yanks, Orioles and Rays all still playing for something, each series from this point forward will have a playoff atmosphere...beginning with the Tigers who are a lock to win the central are chasing the Red Sox for best record in the AL along with the Rangers who still have to hold of the A's each of whom is playing for home field advantage in the post season.

    The Yanks, Orioles and Rays are chasing both the Sox and the A's...with the number of games they will play on another in the next two weeks the team that dominates the division games can make up ground quickly. Should be a great month of baseball, baseball fever catch it

     

     

     
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    but in the last four to five series that the Red Sox have played in were all tough too.  Played against Toronto in Toronto, NYY at Fenway, played in SF and LA, and then back home against Baltimore.  Red Sox managed to win the last four series.   So all the Red Sox need to win two out of three or maybe one out of three or sweep every single series for the rest of the season.   Cuz if Yankees or Tampa need to get back in the divisional race, Red Sox need to be sweep back to back to order to have these teams to get back in the race.

    I cant foresee that the Red Sox will get swept in any of these series for the rest of the season except maybe that last two which could be meaningless.   With the help of september call up is going to help the Sox big time.  Why the sept call up is important to the Sox than Tampa or NYY is because the Sox are pretty b@nged up?  Farrell can now try to take out players in late innings if they are not necessary to finish the game like these blow out games. 

    Also Tampa is still on the west coast trip.   Angels will not give them any easy win.   That isnt going to be a good news for Tampa.   By having Sox  going against Tigers and Yankees at the same time Tampa is still on the road trip and Yankees are 9 games behind, I think this schedule is a perfect timing for the Sox.  Cuz Yankees can easily gain games fast, but it may be too late for the Yankees to catch up the Sox and Tampa may not even have a chance to gain a game or games on the Sox since they are still on the west coast trip.

    Go Sox, beat the Tigers today.   A sweep over the Tigers is more likely for the Yankees having no chance to catch the Sox for the divisional title!!

     
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    While some teams are still in playoff contention right now one or two lost series could be a knockout punch, so possibly a team like the Yanks that are accustomed to making playoffs are not interested in trying to play spoiler a week or two from now. Same could be said for O's who came into this season with high expectations. A couple years ago 011 O's (who hadn't made playoffs in yrs)  enjoyed knocking RS from playoffs because what else did they have to play for not sure this years O's would be motivated same way or will play out the string.

     
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    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks.  We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

     

     




    Of course if Dan Shaughnessy wrote that, people would accuse him of being negative about the Sox.WinkUndecidedCool

     

     



    IMHO, Jeff Passan covers this like a professional in the following excerpt-

    1. Boston Red Sox
    Status: 82-56, first place in AL East by 5 ½ games
    Opponents' winning percentage: .526
    Home/road: 12/12
    Off-days: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 26
    Games vs. teams .500 or better: 19 of 24
    Key series: at Tampa Bay, Sept. 10-12
    Overview: At one point during this schedule ranking exercise, the Red Sox had the second toughest. Then it was third. Ultimately they landed in first because despite having the most off-days of any team in baseball during September, the Red Sox face such a large volume of games against good teams – about 80 percent against teams at least eight games over .500 – it would wear on even the best. Look at the first 16 games: vs. Tigers, at Yankees, at Rays, vs. Yankees, vs. Orioles. That is wicked, the sort of run that will make the Red Sox thankful for a) those four days of rest and b) the 5 ½ -game lead they built up by going 16-12 in August, compared to 11-15 for the …

    2. Tampa Bay Rays
    Status: 75-60, second place in AL East, lead second AL wild card by three games
    Opponents' winning percentage: .509
    Home/road: 11/16
    Off-day: Sept. 9
    Games vs. teams .500 or better: 14 of 27
    Key series: at Los Angeles, Sept. 2-5

    3. Baltimore Orioles
    Status: 72-63, third place in AL East, three games back of second wild card
    Opponents' winning percentage: .514
    Home/road: 14/13
    Off-day: Sept. 16
    Games vs. teams .500 or better: 17 of 27
    Key series: at Tampa Bay, Sept. 20-23

    4. Texas Rangers
    Status: 79-57, first place in AL West by one game
    Opponents' winning percentage: .508
    Home/road: 13/13
    Off-days: Sept. 5, 12
    Games vs. teams .500 or better: 16 of 26
    Key series: vs. Oakland, Sept. 13-15

    5. Kansas City Royals
    Status: 70-66, third place in AL Central, 5 ½ games back of second wild card
    Opponents' winning percentage: .511
    Home/road: 13/13
    Off-days: Sept. 12, 19
    Games vs. teams .500 or better: 15 of 26
    Key series: at Cleveland, Sept. 9-11

    6. New York Yankees
    Status: 72-64, fourth place in AL East, 3½ games back of second wild card
    Opponents' winning percentage: .496
    Home/road: 13/13
    Off-days: Sept. 16, 23
    Games vs. teams .500 or better: 14 of 26
    Key series: at Boston, Sept. 5-8

    So Passan lays out his case for the RS having the toughest schedule without a hint of rancor.  I don't have a link, but I assume it wouldn't be hard to find.  If it were the shank writing this article, he'd have called it a gut check, pointed out which players weren't playing well, question if the players that were playing well were taking PEDs, ask if Farrell had the stones to rest any of the players, etc.

    IMO, Passan has 100x more discussion points in this article than shank could ever hope for.

     
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    In response to Joebreidey's comment:

    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks.  We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.



    But what about us going to the west coast and going 4 and 2 while Rays were home and lost 4 of 7 ??????

     
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    In response to michaelsjr's comment:

    no doubt the Sept schedule is rough.  was looking to see if any room to rest starters and don't see any - maybe late Sept.



    Starting Monday the 9th the sox have every monday off.  That's a good chance to rest starters.

     
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    The issue is not the schedule but how you are playing. The reason for the increase in standings is due to 149 runs scored by RS in Aug number 3 in MLB and the Rays 89 or 30th in MLB.

     the schedule is actually more demanding for the Rays and NYY as they HAVE to win and have no breathing room as the Rays have found out. They are closer to being out of the top of the WC chase than they are in due to their recent play.

    I am more worried about NYY as they have their best line up available now and they are FRESH

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. this is like May for most of the Yankees not Sept.

     
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    In response to Joebreidey's comment:

    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks. We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

    It's like when the Rays went 21-5 in the month of July, and the Sox were destined to be hoping for that second wild card spot. Seventeen of those games were against the Astros, White Sox, Twins, and Jays. Give props to the Rays for beating the teams that they should beat, but streaks like that are not going to hold up. Likewise, the Rays current bad streak of losing 7 of 8 is not going to hold up either.

    What has been really nice about this Red Sox team is that they've been very consistent.

     

     
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    Not the schedule, but how you are playing, and right now the Sox are playing well and have a sizable lead and fewer games to play.  2011 was/is a reminder that a collapse is possible, but this team seems very different from that one.  

     
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    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks. We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

     

     

    It's like when the Rays went 21-5 in the month of July, and the Sox were destined to be hoping for that second wild card spot. Seventeen of those games were against the Astros, White Sox, Twins, and Jays. Give props to the Rays for beating the teams that they should beat, but streaks like that are not going to hold up. Likewise, the Rays current bad streak of losing 7 of 8 is not going to hold up either.

    What has been really nice about this Red Sox team is that they've been very consistent.

     



    That was identical to 2007 when Muggah and the other guy called us the greatest chokers in history.  TB, KC, and BA were the 3 worst teams in the league.  The NYY played them 18 times in 25 games.  They went 18-7.  It looked good, but they were basically supposed to go 18-7.  The best way to judge teams is how they do against how they were supposed to do.

     
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    In response to Joebreidey's comment:

    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks.  We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

     



    Read the way you phrased your post Breidey: it reflects an ongoing arrogance that permeates much of what you write here. Most folks here are intelligent knowledgeable baseball fans who do not need others to pontificate to them about simple concepts like scheduling quirks and the streaky nature of the game. I suggest you consider that other posters here deserve more credit for their baseball savvy than you are apparently willing to give them.

     
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    the next 5 series will be real tough.sox will be yankeed to

    death.wow what a tough sept.



    Much, much wasted concern. It all turned out well. 




    Is there a reason why you're digging up old threads?  Actually....is there a reason why you keep getting the boot and coming back? 

     
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    Like I try to tell people, things that look like hot streaks and cold streaks are oftentimes just scheduling quirks.  We've opened up a little space between us and TB, but a lot of that has to do with us having 3 at home v the WS while they went on the road to oakland for 3.

     

     




    Of course if Dan Shaughnessy wrote that, people would accuse him of being negative about the Sox.WinkUndecidedCool

     

     



    Shaughnessy negative?



    Welcome to last year Jose!  2014 is almost upon us and you are still dwelling on the past?

     
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