Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck?

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    Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck?

    Looks like the sox have taken a new approach against TX pitchers these last two days.
    Has anyone else noticed that these two wins haven't been the typical redsox wearing pitchers down by making them throw a lot of pitches?  They have been going to the plate looking for hits not walks.  TX pitches per batter have been way down in the wins.(TX starters p/pa in sox losses - 4.4, 4.4, 4.3, 3.9; in sox wins - 3.6, 3.5).
    I think this is a good sign going forward.  Two wins is no big deal, but if they have a new approach that appears to work against TX it makes me a lot more confident going into the playoffs.
    Anyone agree or you think it's just 2 isolated games?
     
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    Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck?

    bad pitching creates good hitting. so, yes, the sox are lucky they are facing less than average pitching.
    if texas pitching remains terrible, the sox will continue to hit.

    litmus test: if crawford can hit it, it must be very hittable.
     
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    [QUOTE]bad pitching creates good hitting. so, yes, the sox are lucky they are facing less than average pitching. if texas pitching remains terrible, the sox will continue to hit. litmus test: if crawford can hit it, it must be very hittable.
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    the sox have been losing to these terrible pitchers by trying to make them throw a lot of pitches, which is an approach that usually has worked for them against other teams.  They finally realized that they need to attack the pitchers for TX.  Maybe it's has to do with a Nolan Ryan philosophy.  Typically high p/pa is a good thing for a batter, but the opposite appears to be the case against TX.

     
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    The return of Ellsbury sparked the offense.
     
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    Boston just have better pitchings than they had in the month of April.  No Dice K or Wakefield in this current series as  well for the next one.  So that is the difference!!!
     
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    The  last 2 games we gave them the best we have on the mound.Tonite will be the big story. If Wake were pitching, I would consider it a "throw away game". At least Tito thinks we have a chance without Wake on the road.  Miller gives us hope.
     
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    It's baseball.  It has those days or series of days.  Thinking this is some difference in the operations of who the Sox are is like thinking the girl wants you because she looked at you for a moment.  Maybe they have, maybe they haven't, on the flip side, maybe the Rangers got lucky in the beginning, or maybe they are just playing bad ball at this moment.
     
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    The Red Sox faced the Rangers' #1 starter on Monday and got shut out.  They face their # 2 starter today.  The rest of the rotation isn't very good, either barely above .500 or have high ERAs.

    The Rangers are leading AL West because of offense.

    This series has shown me that Texas isn't a threat.  The Sox can win a 7 game series regardless of who has home field advantage.

    Tonight's game should be interesting.  Miller will give up some runs and Ogando has been struggling of late - his era has gone up by 1/2 a run this month.  Texas will be looking to even up the series.  Should be a good game, lots of scoring.

     
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    [QUOTE]Boston just have better pitchings than they had in the month of April.  No Dice K or Wakefield in this current series as  well for the next one.  So that is the difference!!!
    Posted by GoUconn13[/QUOTE]

    Really? It's the redsox pitching that's resulted in them scoring 24 runs against texas in the last two games compared to 11 in the first four games?
    Interesting theory.
     
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       SPEED, BUNT, MAKE THE OTHER TEAM PLAY DEFENSE !!!!!  GET A 2-3 RUN LEAD AND THEN TEE OFF AS THEY PLAY CATCH UP IN A SHORTER GAME !!!! JUST WHAT THEO, TITO, & I TALKED ABOUT !!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck? : Really? It's the redsox pitching that's resulted in them scoring 24 runs against texas in the last two games compared to 11 in the first four games? Interesting theory.
    Posted by greenwellforpresident[/QUOTE]

    Compare the Sox record when they score first as opposed to their record when they don't. Jon and Josh pitch well with leads. OTOH Tim pitches poorly either way. He is a favorite, but he is a relic that will evaporate if we get Buch back.
     
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    [QUOTE]   SPEED, BUNT, MAKE THE OTHER TEAM PLAY DEFENSE !!!!!  GET A 2-3 RUN LEAD AND THEN TEE OFF AS THEY PLAY CATCH UP IN A SHORTER GAME !!!! JUST WHAT THEO, TITO, & I TALKED ABOUT !!!!
    Posted by Bill-806[/QUOTE]


    hey gomer,

    if you talk like you post, you weren't talking, you were shouting.
    and i doubt anyone was listening.
     
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    In Response to Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck?:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck? : Compare the Sox record when they score first as opposed to their record when they don't. Jon and Josh pitch well with leads. OTOH Tim pitches poorly either way. He is a favorite, but he is a relic that will evaporate if we get Buch back.
    Posted by boboinfla[/QUOTE]

    Right, and they're scoring first because they're swinging earlier in the count as opposed to when they're already behind in the count.
     
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    [QUOTE]bad pitching creates good hitting. so, yes, the sox are lucky they are facing less than average pitching. if texas pitching remains terrible, the sox will continue to hit. litmus test: if crawford can hit it, it must be very hittable.
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    i was wondering what loser would have something negative to say after last night's romp.
     
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    ha! well I guess you got your answer then eh CT?
     
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    [QUOTE]ha! well I guess you got your answer then eh CT?
    Posted by Hammah29r2[/QUOTE]

    man, it's fun being dissed by two hillbillies.

    btw, being a hillbilly is not about where you live, it's a chosen life style.
    yeehaw!
     
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    Less than average pitching?  Ok then ... didn't look that way when the Ranger's ERAs were shown, but if Yazzer says so, that is cool.

    Funny thing about hitting and pitching.  Every pitcher throws a meatball every now and then.  Gonzo has his confidence back ... you can see him sitting on his pitch, waiting for the ball he can crush.   And Gonzo can carry a team.  

    Sox may lose to Texas tonight, but I for one do not fear them at ALL in the playoffs.    The Sox will roll through September.   As long as Tito doesn't pitch Wakefield too much.   
     
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    The formula goes like this: Red Sox win (in grand fashion against a 1st place team that was in the WS last year) + person complaining about facing weak pitching/ Crawford (on a 5 RBI, laser beam HR night) = Loser.  It says nothing about me.
     
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    [QUOTE]bad pitching creates good hitting. so, yes, the sox are lucky they are facing less than average pitching. if texas pitching remains terrible, the sox will continue to hit. litmus test: if crawford can hit it, it must be very hittable.
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    hahaha.  yeah, those Texas Rangers pitchers sure are terrible.
     
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    Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck?

    24-7 in the last 2 games is not luck.  Luck would be eking out a 1-run win because of a fielding error, or a close play called in your favor, etc.  What we saw in the last 2 nights is what we have seen most of the year:  a dominant offense stringing big hits together and racking up the runs.
     
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    Can you believe that a division leader (Detroit) lost to TB last night due to 2nd baseman didn'tcover fast enough or why 3B man didn't make the easy throw to first?
     Texas makes far more mental mistakes than Sox. Especially  on D. That will bite them in the division 'cause Angels are better in the field mentally.
     
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    Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck?

    If you score 24 runs in just 2 games, you need whole lot more than just a luck.  If you saw Rangers pitchers pitching, they left the balls hanging aroung the plate alot.  Sox hitters just crushed those.  They were aggressive at first pitches and hitting all around the ballpark.  Watch Red Sox winning more than 20 games in September.  21-23 games.   100 wins season finally
     
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    [QUOTE]Boston just have better pitchings than they had in the month of April.  No Dice K or Wakefield in this current series as  well for the next one.  So that is the difference!!!
    Posted by GoUconn13[/QUOTE]

    The pitching has definitely been better and the team is just playing better than they were in April.  It is nice to see the Red Sox finally winning games against Texas.  Overall they don't have a good record against Texas over the past couple of years, not just at the beginning of this year.  I still wish that Dice-K  didn't have season ending surgery.   He might have had a great season.  Unfortunately, we will never know. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck?:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Did the sox figure out Texas or is it luck? : Compare the Sox record when they score first as opposed to their record when they don't. Jon and Josh pitch well with leads. OTOH Tim pitches poorly either way. He is a favorite, but he is a relic that will evaporate if we get Buch back.
    Posted by boboinfla[/QUOTE]

    Care to back this up? How has Wake "pitched poorly either way"?
     
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    [QUOTE]Looks like the sox have taken a new approach against TX pitchers these last two days. Has anyone else noticed that these two wins haven't been the typical redsox wearing pitchers down by making them throw a lot of pitches?  They have been going to the plate looking for hits not walks.  TX pitches per batter have been way down in the wins.(TX starters p/pa in sox losses - 4.4, 4.4, 4.3, 3.9; in sox wins - 3.6, 3.5). I think this is a good sign going forward.  Two wins is no big deal, but if they have a new approach that appears to work against TX it makes me a lot more confident going into the playoffs. Anyone agree or you think it's just 2 isolated games?
    Posted by greenwellforpresident[/QUOTE]

    In this series the Sox have gone to the plate looking to hammer away.  They are the King of Swing, the Master of Disaster, the Count of Monte Fisto. 
     

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