Does It Matter if the Sox Have Home Field Advantage in Playoffs?

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    Texas Rangers went to the World Series last year. I would much rather go up against Detroit with three games at Fenway park. The Yankees & Rangers can beat eachother up for 5 games! The Boston Red Sox are 2 and 4 in wakefield's last 6 games against last place teams. somebody needs to hide wakefield's baseball glove for the next few weeks.
     
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    It matters, but if the choice were between starting Beckett and Lester the last two games, or getting the WC, I'd opt for the WC.  I'd bet that Det, the NYY, and TX would also not put their ace on the mound that last day for the HFA.
     
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    Did it matter if you signed Russell Martin...Losers
     
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    [QUOTE]Road BA is worse, but pitching is better.Also consider that Youk is hitting around the Mendoza line on the road, so he may want to sit out some games in the PO.
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]

    The numbers H/A vary tremendously, but it's venue induced. Theo built the team to compete at a higher/multi-dimensional level away from Fenway. Their approach on the road may differ as well. But their skill-set allows this team to be able to beat anybody in any venue.

    Not easy beating Philly in Philly with all that noise. But the pressure would be on Philly...
     
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    If the red sox repeat the last visit to Texas  (do you remember???) which turned around a pretty dismal prior record against the roidgers, then, no, being the wild card may not be bad, right??  I mean david murphy didn't exactly get his revenge..even though the eric gagne was no where to be found

     
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    [QUOTE] The home field advantage doesn't matter. What matters is who you face.  Assuming that Texas finishes with a better record than Detroit (a fair thought), the AL East winner faces Detroit, while the AL wild card winner faces Texas. I would much rather face Detroit than Texas. A Detroit-Boston series is guaranteed to go like this: Game one     Verlander vs Beckett     Detroit wins                                        Game two     Sherzer vs Lester          Boston wins Game three   Lackey vs Porcello         Boston wins Game four     Beckett vs Verlander     Detroit wins Game five     Sherzer vs Lester          Boston wins series           Also, I'm afraid of how well Texas has played against us the past few years. I'm also confident that the Yankees would quickly dispose of Texas in a playoff series, making for a Sox-Yankees ALCS.                           
    Posted by WE5NUTS[/QUOTE]

    It's GUARANTEED to go like that?  Who is guaranteeing it, We Don't Know What We're Talking About Incorporated?

     
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    [QUOTE]Before you answer, consider this. The Sox are 41-26 at home and they are 42-26 on the road. From a W-L standpoint, it doesn't look like it matters.
    Posted by royf19[/QUOTE]

    As has been pointed out, there is the opponent record to consider.  But even if in one year it seems not to matter, in general it does, and you'd take it if you can get it it.  IOW, of course it does.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Does It Matter if the Sox Have Home Field Advantage in Playoffs? : The numbers H/A vary tremendously, but it's venue induced. Theo built the team to compete at a higher/multi-dimensional level away from Fenway. Their approach on the road may differ as well. But their skill-set allows this team to be able to beat anybody in any venue. Not easy beating Philly in Philly with all that noise. But the pressure would be on Philly...
    Posted by harness[/QUOTE]

    True Harness, but why would the pitching be better on the road considering an unfamiliararity (is that a word?) with the mounds
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Does It Matter if the Sox Have Home Field Advantage in Playoffs? : True Harness, but why would the pitching be better on the road considering an unfamiliararity (is that a word?) with the mounds
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]


    Because, Ike, Fenway is a notorious hitting venue...
    You'll generally find that Boston's pitching will be better away from Fenway, year in and year out.
     

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