First Place Will Be a Distant Memory

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    First Place Will Be a Distant Memory

    The upcoming schedule does no favors to the Sox.  While they are playing the Rays (3), the Royals (4), the Rangers (4). and the A's (3), the Yankees will face the Royals (4), the Twins (3), the A's (3), and the Orioles (5).  The way the Sox have been playing, they'll be lucky to go 7-7, while the Yanks could easily achieve 12-3 and a 4 game lead going into September.
     
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    One month from now the Sox will still be in 1st place. The schedule does not have any teams that we can't handle.
     
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    On the other hand the Sox could easily go 9-4 as their road record is very good. While the Yankees are on the road for 8 of their games where they are just .500 and could easily go 7-5.

    You also missed that they play the Sox at Fenway to close out August.


     
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    On the other hand the Sox could easily go 9-4 as their road record is very good. While the Yankees are on the road for 8 of their games where they are just .500 and could easily go 7-5. You also missed that they play the Sox at Fenway to close out August.
    Posted by chuchos


    FWIW
    nyy R 10 gms over 500 on the road
    sox R 12 ''           ''
     
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    Oops, read wrong, correct you are.  
    Point is still the same though, I don't see the standings changing for the worse by Sept.
     
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    It doesn't matter who wins the division. The Tigers, Rangers and Angels would all be tough first round opponents. If the Red Sox draw the Tigers, they'd potentially have to face Justin Verlander twice in a 5 game series, and have to deal with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. If the Red Sox draw the Rangers, they'd have to go up against one of the best offenses 1-9 in all of baseball, along with a terrific bullpen. If it's the Angels, the Red Sox would have to battle against a 1-2-3 of Weaver, Haren and Santana. First place or not, there's no clear path to the World Series, let alone the ALCS.
     
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    It doesn't matter who wins the division. The Tigers, Rangers and Angels would all be tough first round opponents. If the Red Sox draw the Tigers, they'd potentially have to face Justin Verlander twice in a 5 game series, and have to deal with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. If the Red Sox draw the Rangers, they'd have to go up against one of the best offenses 1-9 in all of baseball, along with a terrific bullpen. If it's the Angels, the Red Sox would have to battle against a 1-2-3 of Weaver, Haren and Santana. First place or not, there's no clear path to the World Series, let alone the ALCS.
    Posted by davidap
    Good teams win the division.
     
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    First place will be a distant memory if they continue to lose series to sub-par teams,but I guess this has been their MO for years now.I have to blame this on the leaders on their team that need to tell the team they can't have a letdown aganist these teams.
     
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    Oops, read wrong, correct you are.   Point is still the same though, I don't see the standings changing for the worse by Sept.
    Posted by chuchos


    oops

    point has no justification now.

    but why does that matter?
     
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    First place will be a distant memory if they continue to lose series to sub-par teams...

    Pretty sure this was our first series loss to any team since the Phillies at the end of June (we have split a couple)...or am I missing something here? Why the gloom and doom?

    This is a great team. Doesn't mean they won't lose some here and there. 
     
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    It doesn't matter who wins the division. The Tigers, Rangers and Angels would all be tough first round opponents. If the Red Sox draw the Tigers, they'd potentially have to face Justin Verlander twice in a 5 game series, and have to deal with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. If the Red Sox draw the Rangers, they'd have to go up against one of the best offenses 1-9 in all of baseball, along with a terrific bullpen. If it's the Angels, the Red Sox would have to battle against a 1-2-3 of Weaver, Haren and Santana. First place or not, there's no clear path to the World Series, let alone the ALCS.
    Posted by davidap


    I agree with you.   Which is why I also do not care who wins the division. 

    Verlander and Weaver are great pitchers.  Perhaps they can give Lackey some advice?  lol
     
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    In Response to Re: First Place Will Be a Distant Memory : Good teams win the division.
    Posted by CHUBBIE99

    There are 3 good teams in the American League East division. At least one of those "good" teams won't even make the playoffs.
     
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    The Sox want to win the East as a matter of pride I would hope.They're still in first and playing some pretty decent baseball.But even if they don't and get the wild card,so what.They'll still be playing in the postseaon and that's really all that counts.
      Kind of sad when you have to try and find fault with the team who has the best record in the AL and 2nd best record in baseball.
     
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    thanks
     
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    The upcoming schedule does no favors to the Sox.  While they are playing the Rays (3), the Royals (4), the Rangers (4). and the A's (3), the Yankees will face the Royals (4), the Twins (3), the A's (3), and the Orioles (5).  The way the Sox have been playing, they'll be lucky to go 7-7, while the Yanks could easily achieve 12-3 and a 4 game lead going into September.
    Posted by wlbpatriotsfan
      AS DAD WOULD SAY.....   "SON, LET THE OTHER TEAM STAY AROUND LONG ENOUGH, AND BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN" !!!!
     
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    One month from now the Sox will still be in 1st place. The schedule does not have any teams that we can't handle.
    Posted by jrh1194



    yeah, seattle proved that.
     
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    It all comes down to pitching.   
     
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    It all comes down to pitching.   
    Posted by Diamondtalk



    well, if you're correct, the SOX are in trouble.
    hitting's what's got them where they are, for the most part.
    if the SOX stop hitting. you can take the fork out.
     
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    It doesn't matter who wins the division. The Tigers, Rangers and Angels would all be tough first round opponents. If the Red Sox draw the Tigers, they'd potentially have to face Justin Verlander twice in a 5 game series, and have to deal with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. If the Red Sox draw the Rangers, they'd have to go up against one of the best offenses 1-9 in all of baseball, along with a terrific bullpen. If it's the Angels, the Red Sox would have to battle against a 1-2-3 of Weaver, Haren and Santana. First place or not, there's no clear path to the World Series, let alone the ALCS.
    Posted by davidap


    Right you are, and in those games, as in the rest of August's games, it's really hard to say one team is sure to win or not. On paper, we should have smoked Seattle over the weekend and look what happened. It's why they play the games on the field, not on the computer.
     
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    Well, I woke up this morning and i got myself a beer

    The future's unknown, and the end is always near
     
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    Well, I woke up this morning, and I got myself a beer  The future's uncertain, and the end is always near 
    Posted by SpacemanEephus

    Let it roll all night long.
     
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    On the other hand the Sox could easily go 9-4 as their road record is very good. While the Yankees are on the road for 8 of their games where they are just .500 and could easily go 7-5. You also missed that they play the Sox at Fenway to close out August.

    Posted by chuchos

    And you missed the part where the Yanks are 10 games OVER .500 on the road.

     
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    In Response to Re: First Place Will Be a Distant Memory : And you missed the part where the Yanks are 10 games OVER .500 on the road.
    Posted by )))TheBabe(((
    Babe, he acknowledged it following Zac's post...
     
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    Thank you kindly.

     
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    It doesn't matter who wins the division. The Tigers, Rangers and Angels would all be tough first round opponents. If the Red Sox draw the Tigers, they'd potentially have to face Justin Verlander twice in a 5 game series, and have to deal with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. If the Red Sox draw the Rangers, they'd have to go up against one of the best offenses 1-9 in all of baseball, along with a terrific bullpen. If it's the Angels, the Red Sox would have to battle against a 1-2-3 of Weaver, Haren and Santana. First place or not, there's no clear path to the World Series, let alone the ALCS.
    Posted by davidap


    Good points.  Verlander scares me in a short series, and the Rangers would be a tough series for anybody.  Bottom line is the Sox are going to have to perform to get to the World Series.
     
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