God Forbid We Get the Lead

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    God Forbid We Get the Lead

    Yep, thanks to Lackey, we have yet another hole to dig out of   When the last time Sox scored a few in the first to give them the edge.  This is gotten old. 
     
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    Not much was hit hard off Lackey.  Is 4-2 really something to whine about?  He settled down and did his job.
     
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    6-4 final, looks like your prayer's were answered...not only did we get the lead but we held it and picked up a game on the Yank's too!

    Lackey certainly didn't have his best stuff last night, "for sure". Even so he grinded it out, kept us in the game, gave us 6 full, holding the M's to 4 and was rewarded with a W...Love em or hate em, he never stopped trying to make pitches and was close to 90 after four and easily could've folded his tent. But in true veteran fashion, went back out to do his job and there after he retired the side in both the 5th and 6th, before surrendering a leadoff infield hit to Ackley to open the 7th (A batter in hindsight he probably shouldn't have been sent out to face).  Aside from the obvious (win) the real value in his start yesterday was his buckling down and going 6 full and handing the ball to the backend of the pen.

     
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    [QUOTE]6-4 final, looks like your prayer's were answered...not only did we get the lead but we held it and picked up a game on the Yank's too! Lackey certainly didn't have his best stuff last night, "for sure". Even so he grinded it out, kept us in the game, gave us 6 full, holding the M's to 4 and was rewarded with a W...Love em or hate em, he never stopped trying to make pitches and was close to 90 after four and easily could've folded his tent. But in true veteran fashion, went back out to do his job and there after he retired the side in both the 5th and 6th, before surrendering a leadoff infield hit to Ackley to open the 7th (A batter in hindsight he probably shouldn't have been sent out to face).  Aside from the obvious (win) the real value in his start yesterday was his buckling down and going 6 full and handing the ball to the backend of the pen.
    Posted by Beantowne[/QUOTE]

    Now that's what I'm talking about!
     
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    You know you're having a good season when the complaints are this weak.
     
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    [QUOTE]You know you're having a good season when the complaints are this weak.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    yeah, it's sorta like waah waah, crash,crash,crash............oh! nevermind! Smile
     
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    [QUOTE]6-4 final, looks like your prayer's were answered...not only did we get the lead but we held it and picked up a game on the Yank's too! Lackey certainly didn't have his best stuff last night, "for sure". Even so he grinded it out, kept us in the game, gave us 6 full, holding the M's to 4 and was rewarded with a W...Love em or hate em, he never stopped trying to make pitches and was close to 90 after four and easily could've folded his tent. But in true veteran fashion, went back out to do his job and there after he retired the side in both the 5th and 6th, before surrendering a leadoff infield hit to Ackley to open the 7th (A batter in hindsight he probably shouldn't have been sent out to face).  Aside from the obvious (win) the real value in his start yesterday was his buckling down and going 6 full and handing the ball to the backend of the pen.
    Posted by Beantowne[/QUOTE]

    I agree, Beantowne,

    With Lackey I have just learned to accept the fact he may gives up a lot of hits and will rarely hold a lead.  Winning the game is the most important factor at this point but it would be nice to see the Sox put up some early runs again. 

    It takes a lot of pressure of the starters.  Ells has also been in a "mini slump" recently, hopefully he breaks out in a huge way this weekend because the offense seems to score early and often when he hitting well.

     
     
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    "a lead"? U mean like the lead in the division? the lead for the best record in the AL? Do tell.
     
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    [QUOTE]"a lead"? U mean like the lead in the division? the lead for the best record in the AL? Do tell.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Burrito, holding a lead in a game your offense puts you ahead in is important, just like our offense setting a tone early in the game will take pressure off our starter. 

    That's my point!
     
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    I was talking to the thread bearer not you. I cant stand Lackey if that pleases some of you more. He automatically puts you in the hole. That said the team is coming together more every game. The weak links are stabilizing and the best r playing their azz off.
     
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    [QUOTE]I was talking to the thread bearer not you. I cant stand Lackey if that pleases some of you more. He automatically puts you in the hole. That said the team is coming together more every game. The weak links are stabilizing and the best our playing their azz off.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Gotcha, he does make it rough on our offense more often than not.
     
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    [QUOTE]Yep, thanks to Lackey, we have yet another hole to dig out of   When the last time Sox scored a few in the first to give them the edge.  This is gotten old. 
    Posted by fenwayjack2[/QUOTE]

    Yep, we won another one. How disappointing a way to ruin a perfect thread!!
     
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    [QUOTE]I was talking to the thread bearer not you. I cant stand Lackey if that pleases some of you more. He automatically puts you in the hole. Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    The thing is.. baseball is a nine-inning game and not a two inning game.  It doesn't matter who scores first, what matters is who has the most runs after nine. 

    The Sox are like a lot of other teams, only better.  No, they don't go out and kick around the opposing pitcher in the first couple of innings because these pitchers are good.  That's why they're in the majors.

    Instead they run pitch counts up and then take advantage of the starters when they're tired or take advantage of the soft underbelly of a staff, the middle relievers, after they've chased the starters.  It's all in the game plan. 

    No, Lackey doesn't go out and shut 'em down, but he keeps his team in the game long enough for them to get to the point where the offense can make some hay.  That's the secondary role of the starter. (The primary role is to shut 'em down!)

    While this offense is sporadic (they can kick around the very best (F. Hernandez and CC Sabathia come to mind) they have more trouble with the mediocre ones - until the mediocres get a bit tired.  That's when the runs get scored.

    I like this team because "It ain't over 'til it's over".
     
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    [QUOTE]Yep, thanks to Lackey, we have yet another hole to dig out of   When the last time Sox scored a few in the first to give them the edge.  This is gotten old. 
    Posted by fenwayjack2[/QUOTE]

    MLB, for some strange reason, awards wins and losses on total runs for the game.  I know what you're saying, that if a team scores 2 runs in the 1st, those runs should count for more than runs scored scored later.

    For example, Sabathia allowed -0- runs in the first two innings, and Lackey allowed 3 runs in the first two.  The fact that Sabathia allowed a lot more later, and Lackey did not, has nothing to do with BB.

    I think you should write to Selig and tell him that Sabathia deserved a W based on his first two innings, and Lackey deserved a loss.
     
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    [QUOTE]Yep, thanks to Lackey, we have yet another hole to dig out of   When the last time Sox scored a few in the first to give them the edge.  This is gotten old. 
    Posted by fenwayjack2[/QUOTE]

    I think the sox fall behind early on purpose, to give the faint-hearted a chance to give up on them, complain, and embarrass themselves, before they win the game.

    I don't care if they never score early, as long as they do score and win the game.
     
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    You have to admit Lackey grinds it out, he never gives up.   Blame the Sox hitters for no early leads, Gonzo needs to figure out his power stroke again.    But 4 runs on a tough night for Lackey is a good thing.   Sabathia looked real good in giving up 5.
     
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    A great win all around, but who here wasn't grinding their teeth the first 4 innings?  I was pulling for Lackey and hoped he had one solid inning and we could win.

    On to the next game.
     
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    [QUOTE]A great win all around, but who here wasn't grinding their teeth the first 4 innings?  I was pulling for Lackey and hoped he had one solid inning and we could win. On to the next game.
    Posted by chuchos[/QUOTE]

    That was my point.  It seems game after game the other team scores first and there only so many times the Sox will be able to rally.  How about a nice easy one tonight for Becket, something like a  4-0 Boston lead at the end of two. 
     
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    The Sox, of recent years, seem to struggle more against rookie pitchers or one game call up kinda guys, pitchers they haven't seen. If I was a team playing the Sox in a 3 game series I would empty the Minors and start 3 guys from triple A !! LOL
     
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