Game Thread Red Sox at Orioles Beckett vs. Guthrie

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    They are a bad team and here are the reasons: 1. No catcher 2. A $200M bust of a left fielder 3. The worst bench in baseball
    Posted by ADG

    Jury's still out on No. 2, but I'd say you have a strong case for 1 and 3.
     
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    In Response to Re: Game Thread Red Sox at Orioles Beckett vs. Guthrie : You realize you just became the first person in this board's history to say Wake should have pitched another inning.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    LOL.. that's the funniest thing I've seem since Tek's BA!!
     
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    Joel , I think bringing in Bard was the percentage move. It just didn't work out. Can you imagine the outrage if Tito left Wakefield in, and Wake gave up a bomb?
     
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    In Response to Re: Game Thread Red Sox at Orioles Beckett vs. Guthrie : Jury's still out on No. 2, but I'd say you have a strong case for 1 and 3.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    Crawford is gonna hit and steal bases, its a lock.
     
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    one more lester tomorrow  6-3 road trip. head home. Bruins win in overtime!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Game Thread Red Sox at Orioles Beckett vs. Guthrie : Crawford is gonna hit and steal bases, its a lock.
    Posted by mikeyinthebronx

    Agreed, Mikey. Saw a story recently comparing the last several high-profile free agents who signed with a new team. Teixeira was included. And they all sucked in April. Crawford will come around.
     
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    6-3 would be a fine road trip. Too bad though, could have been a little better. Lester? Yes, but will the offense show up? I just can't see Crawford not hitting for much longer, and I can't see Gonzalez having this power outage for much longer. Surely the hits will start coming. Unbelievable!
     
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    Lloyd just read recently crawford has always had slow starts. he'll be fine until then, his defense will be solid
     
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    6-3 would be a fine road trip. Too bad though, could have been a little better. Lester? Yes, but will the offense show up? I just can't see Crawford not hitting for much longer, and I can't see Gonzalez having this power outage for much longer. Surely the hits will start coming. Unbelievable!
    Posted by TheExaminer



    crawford has always gotten off to slow starts. gonzo is in a new league facing new pitching. coming back from shoulder surgery. relax
     
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    Lloyd just read recently crawford has always had slow starts. he'll be fine until then his defense will be solid
    Posted by J-BAY

    yep, he's not even on my list of concerns.
     
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    Bard blew it hands down.  He missed the locations with Markaikas and Guerro by like 2 feet each.  He was very wild today.  He needs to get it together fast.
     
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    Bard blew it hands down.  He missed the locations with Markaikas and Guerro by like 2 feet each.  He was very wild today.  He needs to get it together fast.
    Posted by andrewmitch

    Yup ... he's on my list of concerns.
     
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    In Response to Re: Game Thread Red Sox at Orioles Beckett vs. Guthrie : Yup ... he's on my list of concerns.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    remember when the masses were clamoring for Bard to be the closer?
     
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    exactly space. be careful what you wish for.
     
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    I also remember when I was clamoring for Ellis Burks to be the everyday Center Fielder.  Things change...........Bard needs to get back on track.  Control is usually mechanical and can be fixed by looking at tape and working with the pitching coach.
     
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    I also remember when I was clamoring for Ellis Burks to be the everyday Center Fielder.  Things change...........Bard needs to get back on track.  Control is usually mechanical and can be fixed by looking at tape and working with the pitching coach.
    Posted by andrewmitch


    Yes.  I would like to believe Bard can just work on his control and it will get better.  But sometimes, guys just don't have sharp control in their skill set.  Bard can be extermely precise with his pitches.  But, to date, has not found a way to be consistently so.  He is good for a blow-up, even when he is going good, every few outings.
     
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    Lloyd just read recently crawford has always had slow starts. he'll be fine until then, his defense will be solid
    Posted by J-BAY

    Here is Carl Crawford's overall career line:

    .294 BA/.335 OBP/.440 SLG/.775 OPS

    ... and his career March/April line:

    .268/.316/.389/.704

    ... and his March/April lines for the past six seasons, including this year:

    2011 .156/.200/.222/.422
    2010 .337/.390/.551/.941
    2009 .283/.350/.359/.708
    2008 .286/.301/.403/.704
    2007 .270/.348/.480/.828
    2006 .269/.340/.355/.695

    Crawford has a high career BABIP* of .329 while this season his BABIP is .178. Of course, those statistics might not be of interest to the detractors of advanced metrics.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1201&position=OF

    * Batting Average on Balls in Play
     
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