Going into the Yankee series

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Going into the Yankee series : how many SOX fans have you turned into yankee fans by being an intolerant  s-hole? more than 10?
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    More importantly, how many Sox fans have you driven away from this board by being a TROLL?


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Going into the Yankee series : More importantly, how many Sox fans have you driven away from this board by being a TROLL ?
    Posted by S5[/QUOTE]

    troll? now that's original.
     
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    Back to the original point ... unless someone sweeps, there will only be a one-game change in the standings. I like our pitching matchups tomorrow and Thursday. Unfortunately, I'm afraid C.C. is due tonight.

     
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    Lackey tonight, Yankees are due ... CC's revenge?   Sox only have to win one, but tonight probably is not the night.  Hard to believe CC would get tagged again by the Sox.  And with Youk out, the Sox are a bit weaker than the last time they faced each other.   Should be great games, as always.
     
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    [QUOTE]Back to the original point ... unless someone sweeps, there will only be a one-game change in the standings. I like our pitching matchups tomorrow and Thursday. Unfortunately, I'm afraid C.C. is due tonight.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    I think C.C. is a little worn down.  Great pitcher, but we can get to him again tonight.
     
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    All this sweep talk is making me dizzy.  Hows about one game at a time.  The fact that the sox have owned the Yankees to this point is totally and completely irrelevant as a factor tonight and in this series, other than it might be a a slight psychological edge for the Yankees who are sick of getting beat downs put on them by their arch-rivals.  Sabathia is certainly capable of owning the sox tonight.  I will, as always, be happy if we take the series.  
     
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    Seriously ... one game at a time ...
     
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    [QUOTE]All this sweep talk is making me dizzy.  Hows about one game at a time.  The fact that the sox have owned the Yankees to this point is totally and completely irrelevant as a factor tonight and in this series, other than it might be a a slight psychological edge for the Yankees who are sick of getting beat downs put on them by their arch-rivals.  Sabathia is certainly capable of owning the sox tonight.  I will, as always, be happy if we take the series.  
    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]
    Totally agree. A series win would be more than acceptable. The Yankees are a very good team whose offense is clicking big time and who have their ace on the mound tonight. Even at home Sox are underdogs in that scenario. Our pitching is set up nice the next two after that but even those games should be tight.....10-2 at this point means nothing.....just like 2-10 at the beginning of the season for us meant nothing in the long run.
     
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    [QUOTE]Back to the original point ... unless someone sweeps, there will only be a one-game change in the standings. I like our pitching matchups tomorrow and Thursday. Unfortunately, I'm afraid C.C. is due tonight.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]


    which one? nevermind, the SOX CC probably won't be playing tonight.


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Going into the Yankee series : which one? nevermind, the SOX CC probably won't be playing tonight.
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    The last time he faced Sabathia the Sox CC went 3 for 3 off him.  You knew that, right, Yazzer?  Sure you did.  What a kidder.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Going into the Yankee series : The last time he faced Sabathia the Sox CC went 3 for 3 off him.  You knew that, right, Yazzer?  Sure you did.  What a kidder.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    That minx. What a lively sense of humor.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Going into the Yankee series : The last time he faced Sabathia the Sox CC went 3 for 3 off him.  You knew that, right, Yazzer?  Sure you did.  What a kidder.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]


    yeah, the bargain's been clobbering everybody.
     
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    [QUOTE]Last night I watched the early innings of the Yankees game at Camden Yards and was amazed at all the griping by the Yankee hitters on the home plate umpire calls of balls and strikes.   Maybe it even worked, because the Yankees hit a ton of dingers.  We can probably expect more of the same Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
    Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]

    It does work. Would like to see Francona challenge the umpires, because they have a tendency to give more if you approach it right.
     
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    Actually 78 is a great example of never being too comfortable with your lead for both the sox and The Yankees.....while the Sox did have a 14 game lead with 72 games to play over the Yankees, what everyone but Sox fans fail to remember is that the yankees had a 3.5 game lead over the Sox with 14 games to play. Statistically losing that 3.5 game lead in 14 games was a bigger drop than losing the 14 game lead in 72 games, but the history is written by the winners and in this case the playoff game victor got the spoils.

    Posted by tomnev[/QUOTE]

    1978 was indeed "a great example", especially considering your math skills gone wild:

    On the morning of July 20, 1978, the New York Yankees trailed the Boston Red Sox by 14 games.The Sox were 62-28, the Yankees 48-42.

    A mere 49 days later, a little thing that came to be remembered as The Boston Massacre began.

    On Thursday, September 7, 1978 the Yankees came into Fenway for a four game series. By then, that 14 game lead that the Red Sox had enjoyed, was down to a mere 4 game lead. As many of us can recall rather well, things were about to change, and quite quickly.

    "The Yankees won the first game by a score of 15-3 on the strength of a five RBI game from Willie Randolph. They took Game 2 in similar fashion, pounding the Red Sox 13-2 as Reggie Jackson and Lou Piniella both homered and picked up 3 RBI apiece. On Saturday, Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry hurled a complete game shut out improve his record to 21-2. The Yankees also won the Sunday game, 7-4. They had come all the way back in just seven weeks to tie the Red Sox for first place."

    So, with your "statistically losing that 3.5 game lead in 14 games was a bigger drop than losing the 14 game lead in 72 games" comment in mind, were the Yankees and Red Sox somehow able to actually play 72 games within a 7 week time period? Even if they played every day, 7 X 7 = 49

    Do you see where I'm going here?

    From Sept. 7th through the 10th, the Yankees came into Fenway, swept all 4 games by a combined score of 42-9, including that shut out by Ron Guidry, who again, improved to 21-2 at the time.

    The Yankees actually only needed 52 games (in 53 days, by way of 3 double headers and 4 games off) to wipe out that Red Sox 14 game lead.

    Then on Sept. 16th, after playing but 5 more games, which included beating the Red Sox 2 more times at Yankee Stadium (the Red Sox played 6 games, lost 5 of them post B.M), they had built themselves a 3.5 game lead.

    So, for those that enjoy the math aspect of baseball, the Yankees actually gained 17.5 games in the standings in a space of them playing a mere 57 games.

    The kicker was the 9 game stretch between Sept 7th and Sept. 16th., during which time the Red Sox were soundly beaten six straight times by the Yankees. So the math bonus goes to the Yankees, as they came from 4 down to building that 3.5 game lead that you so kindly mentioned. Overall, the Yankees went from 48-42 to 90-57 in those 57 games, a record of 42-15.

    Very much to their credit, the Red Sox did not quit, as they fought back hard from  Sept 17th on, going 12-2, including winning their last 8 games. That 8-0 close is an incredible testament as to how strong that the Red Sox came back. But sadly for the Fenway faithful, the Yankees also closed on a hot streak, winning 6 straight down the home stretch, only to lose on the very last day, which forced that one game playoff. 

    We all now how that one game went, closing on a Yaz pop up on that beautiful fall day in Fenway. Yaz truly deserved a ring in 1967, in 1978, not so much.

    Man, that was one incredible finish to one incredible season. The best ever.

    Thank you for the reminder.

     


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Going into the Yankee series : It does work. Would like to see Francona challenge the umpires, because they have a tendency to give more if you approach it right.
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]

    Sorry...nothing is further from the truth...every umpire has a zone some differ  form others but as a rule they stay pretty consistent, some guys just have bad days where they're not seeing the ball well...That's why teams have scouting reports on every umpires strike zone...If you gripe about the zone and blue changes the way he's calling the game, then he opens himself up for chirpin the rest of the game. it's not like they have a laser sight they can adjust from pitch to pitch....

    What can sometimes work is if you're a pitcher and in between innings, you approach the guy and ask where a particular pitch was and he says he thought it was low, up or inside our outside, you can say, ok, hmm it looked good to me, it's then incumbent on the pitcher to make the adjustment. The same is true for the hitter...in both cases you do so in a manner that doesn't show the guy up...
     
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    If the Sox sweep, they will be 4.5 up

    If the Sox win 2 , they will be 2.5 up

    If the Sox win 1, they will be .5 up

    If the Yanks sweep, they will be 1.5 up

    Sox take 2 of 3
     
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    Or are you still poring over those old volumes of baseball stats because you don't do "internet research"? LOL

    Please check with harness on stats research. he adamantly claims that DiceK did a DL stint during 2007 season.
     

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