Re: could LACKEY have the ANGELS lacking for a shutout or no-hitter?
posted at 7/8/2013 8:47 AM EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
I have never believed any loss ever demoralized any team. I also believe a big come from behind win does not affect them either.
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
Losses like that can be demoralizing. Let's see how the rest of the trip goes.
The player(s) responsible can not allow one game to bother them or get then too high. Those that do are not in the show for long.
Snyder went to bed last night and probably had a good nights sleep as he forgot about by the time the team got back to the hotel. The loss was not talked by the team at all after the game. If Snyder is still thinking about that play today he will be back in AAA very soon.
Players who have long pro careers in all sports have very short memories. Yesterday and tommorro mean nothing today is what is important.
Question: When you won or lost a game did you think about it the next day?
Disagree. There is a mental aspect of the game. Winning breeds confidence. Tough losses can breed doubt. Did you think there was a good chance that we would win in extra innings after blowing the lead in the ninth? As for Snyder, he choked plain and simple. He can' t just put it out of his mind easily. By the way, he should be back in AAA now.
The professionals can, and do put it out of their mind. They move on and dont dwell about one game out of 162. They usually cant wait for the next day for a fresh start and another chance to win.
Sox "professionals" have done a good job of putting it out of their mind. Unfortunately, they have not scored a run since the ninth inning debacle. Southpaw, let's hope they move on before this becomes a full blown slump. I have been playing and watching baseball for a long time. I have a pretty good idea of what is happening. This was a very bad loss. It can easily lead to a losing streak. Just as winning is contagious, so is losing. And this was not your usual loss. It was a demoralizing fiasco. A four run lead blown in the ninth inning, capped by an obvious choke error . Followed by an offense that just shut down while waiting for the Angel's walk off. The offense, as I expected , has continued to flounder tonight. On to Seattle. Will we shake it off then? Don't count on it. Believe me , these kinds of things can result in a period of losing baseball. I write this while tonight's game is in progress. But I know that this team is down right now. The chances of them coming back to win tonight are not good. Say what you want, but I have been right more than wrong on this forum. I am not just sounding off. To say that a crushing defeat like last night's can simply be shaken off is just not true, not matter how much we wish it were.
I wouldnt be surpried if they lost a few on this WC trip regardless of what game "started" it. I still believe from past games that this team does exactly what I said. They move on. Weaver pitched another great game, which is what great pitchers do. I will not believe that the letdown from one game caused a losing streak, not with this team. They usually dont do good on WC trips regardless.
I really dont think that this team is that mentally weak. They have some holes that need to be addressed and a couple injuried players that need to return. If Iggy was at 3rd, does he mess that play up? If Miller doesnt get hurt and Wilson doesnt have to rush into the game, do the Halos go on a tear? Things happen, thats baseball. Professional players know that and have already been throught that. One game isnt going to effect them like you think. I played baseball a long time too and also understand this game from a fan/amateur perspective, as well as talking to professional GM's, players/coaches etc., to get a good sense of how they might be thinking too.
Kimmi is right. The fans are usually much more emotional than the players. Much more.