Re: Game 9 Thread: Orioles at Red Sox
posted at 4/12/2013 9:57 AM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to emp9's comment:
There's some good things to take away from this series, although I'm glad it's over. Mistakes? Yes. Bad Calls? Too many for my liking. Did Farrell/Aceves approach Davis' AB wrong? Most definitely.
Our 3-6 SP over these first 3 series, despite all going just 5 innings, along w/ the BP, HAS kept us in these games. It's something to build on. My hope is that our 3-6 SP can give us just one more GOOD inning a piece, to take the pressure off the BP. Gets to be Russian Roulette after a while. Most chambers are fine, but all you need is that one to have a bad day.
I want to see Hanrahan's next chance. I thought he recovered not once, but twice during his "Meltdown", but things just didn't turn out. So a Closer controversy is, I believe, a bit premature.
When PAPI gets back, I like our offense a lot. Nava/Gomes seems like the obvious choice to patrol LF. Defense wise im hoping Nava 70% to Gomes 30%.And who knows, somewhere down the road a trade happens?
The team seems very competive & it's all you can ask for at this point.
not sure what all the whining is about. After all it was these very same posters saying this was just a .500 team. well, their 5-4.
The killer for me of the recent past was, ya' know, Dice-k giving up 7 runs in 2 1/3 or Lackey not healthy and doing the same. Then Beckett stopped being a Stopper. Etc.
A 3-2 loss to an increasingly stacked Orioles lineup relying on a spot SP... I sorta feel fine w/. One swing of the bat & it's a different outcome. So to expect more "tough" losses... Guessing that's a good thing?
We'll see. It's a young season. Things could change either way.