Game Thread 6: Red Sox at Blue Jays

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    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    Agree about Carp. I thought from the beginning that signing him was fishy. But when Drew comes back Iggy is going down, and when Ortiz gets back, Bradley is going down. Deal with it.

    No, you were singing the praises of Carp, as an active roster member. Nice to see you admitted how stupid that was.

    Drew's never been here, so he's not coming back. When he gets called up, Carp needs to be DFA and run through waievers and "premium guy" should find a premium bench seat. Iggy has been sensational on defense and excellent in his #9 hitter plate work. I can't think of a bigger mistake than ruining the team's run by putting in a career veteran loser like S. Drew with his bad wheel. He will embarrass himself in the field and tax the pitching staff, and his plate work will be fair to poor.

    As for Ortiz, you need to deal with the fact that Nava has an option and Gomes is an embarrassment in the OF who doesn't provide overall plate work that is good enough to be an everyday player;  and Nava has an option and Ortiz is a likely quick breakdown even if does get off the shelf.

    Incompetence will be failing to run Carp through waivers, now, and not using Nava's option to wait out the likely washed up Ortiz who is likely not capable of a sustained season upper tier plate production.




    I'll give you one thing Softy: at least when you debate, its about baseball most of the time.

    Carp stinks: we both agree on that. If you think I was "singing his praises" show me the post that proves it. Hint: you won't be able to find it because it doesn't exist. I thought that signing Carp who, I believe was cut by the Mariners of all teams, was a waste of a roster spot. He will easily pass through waivers and should be DFA'd. That leaves Nava as our backup 1B. That fact, along with the fact that he is an adequate backup OF, means that Ortiz's return means the end of Bradley for at least 20 days. As Breidey told you, Gomes is FAR superior to Bradley offensively right now, and Gomes is going nowhere. We both know that. We also both know that when Drew returns to the team (yes, he HAS been on the team and in fact, still is), Iggy will be going down to prove that he can hit the baseball over at least 250 PAs. His current successful sample size is too small to be reliable. If he can do it consistently then I would be delighted to have him up in the majors as he is far superior to Drew defensively. Feel free to express your opinion about this, but your opinion in this case does not reflect the scenario that is most likely to happen.

     

     
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    GA all...man, you guys had the whuppin sticks out today...

     
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    Lester on being 4-2 v. 0-6 or 1-5: "It's huge.... It beats the hell out of the alternative that we’ve been in the last two years."

     
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     Lester on Middlebrooks' show: “Good Lord. About 2000 feet of homers it seemed like."

     
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     Pedroia on Middlebrooks: "It might be difficult for him to get over the border."

     
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    Ok. How many hits are we going to give up today? Just want to know how many times I have to endure the "Farrell" chant. 

     



    hows that working out for ya ????

     



    Worked-out great! Didn't hear it once. Watched until JBJ's walk, sox were up 8-0. Would've loved to watch the whole game but I was interrupted. Monster day for WMB! He's the real deal. 

     
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    Reddick did have a broken wrist until the gnome came out from his beard & magically fixed it to a sprain. 

     
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    Well stated, pumpsie-green.  We all like Bradley and Iglesias and what they have already done, but that does not mean Drew should be benched and Gomes sent packing to make room for them.  The season is very young and needs to play out some more.  Meanwhile, ain't it great the Sox have all these options? 

     
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    Reddick did have a broken wrist until the gnome came out from his beard & magically fixed it to a sprain. 




    Reddick is lucky that it was not worse.  There was concrete too.  Reddick should have slid with his feet first instead of diving with his head first. 

    I hope Reddick is okay.

     

     
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    I'd always read that an effective knuckle ball is going about 66-68 mph, but the radar gun had him throwing significantly faster today.

    Is that normal for him?

    I know he's great with the pitch, but it just didn't look like it was dancing like I remember from Wake.

    Could the speed be a factor?

     
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    I'd always read that an effective knuckle ball is going about 66-68 mph, but the radar gun had him throwing significantly faster today.

    Is that normal for him?

    I know he's great with the pitch, but it just didn't look like it was dancing like I remember from Wake.

    Could the speed be a factor?



    dickey throws a faster KNB than pretty much anyone else. It's how fast he threw it last season and it danced just as good as (if not better than) anyone elses. He just didn't have to working today obviously.

     
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    The five 1st inning runs allowed by Dickey matched the amount he gave up in the 1st inning in all of 2012 (33 starts). 

     

     
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    I'd always read that an effective knuckle ball is going about 66-68 mph, but the radar gun had him throwing significantly faster today.

    Is that normal for him?

    I know he's great with the pitch, but it just didn't look like it was dancing like I remember from Wake.

    Could the speed be a factor?

     



    dickey throws a faster KNB than pretty much anyone else. It's how fast he threw it last season and it danced just as good as (if not better than) anyone elses. He just didn't have to working today obviously.

     



    Part of it is "welcome to the ALE Dickey". I just don't trust knuckleballers to be consistently good. I know he won the Cy Young last year, but he has never been that good before and his start in the AL has been horrible.

     
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