How brilliant is Farrell?

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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?

     
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    seems entirely plausible. 

    an assist has to go to 3b umpire.

     
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    They praised Middlebrooks pretty well for heads up baserunning.  Probably would have done more of it but Pena tagged the 3rd base ump out and that became the focus of the play.  Hard to say if the ump allowed Will to be safe or not.  It would have been close.

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?



    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?



    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

    http://www.csnne.com/baseball-boston-red-sox/pinch-runner-middlebrooks-presence-felt


    If the Sox wanted Middlebrooks in for defense in the bottom of the inning, they could have run speedster Quintin Berry for Bogaerts and then inserted Middlebrooks at third when the Sox took the field.
          
    Still, there was a method to the seemingly peculiar decision. The Sox wanted Middlebrooks to get into the game physically and not be asked to take over at third cold.
          
    And there was another reason. The Sox were going to try to bunt the runner over, and while not the runner Berry is, Middlebrooks is a smart baserunner who understands what the Sox were asking of him.
      

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?



    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

    http://www.csnne.com/baseball-boston-red-sox/pinch-runner-middlebrooks-presence-felt


    If the Sox wanted Middlebrooks in for defense in the bottom of the inning, they could have run speedster Quintin Berry for Bogaerts and then inserted Middlebrooks at third when the Sox took the field.
          
    Still, there was a method to the seemingly peculiar decision. The Sox wanted Middlebrooks to get into the game physically and not be asked to take over at third cold.
          
    And there was another reason. The Sox were going to try to bunt the runner over, and while not the runner Berry is, Middlebrooks is a smart baserunner who understands what the Sox were asking of him.
      



    As I said, Berry should have been the pinch runner. He is MUCH faster than Middlebrooks. If the ump had not been in the way at third base Middlebrooks may well have been out. With Berry its not even close. Blunder by Farrell. Also, why is Gomes starting instead of Nava? Nava is a .300+ hitter; Gomes is hovering around .220 or so. And when Lester began to show signs of weakening, why didn't Farrell have someone up in the pen just in case? The series was truly on the line last night, and Farrell was asleep at the wheel. And why is Farrell not asking guys like Ortiz, who has TWO HITS in the ALCS to bunt the ball down the third base line so he can at least get on base and maybe force them to modify the shift? I do not think that Farrell is havng a particularly good ALCS.

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?



    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

    http://www.csnne.com/baseball-boston-red-sox/pinch-runner-middlebrooks-presence-felt


    If the Sox wanted Middlebrooks in for defense in the bottom of the inning, they could have run speedster Quintin Berry for Bogaerts and then inserted Middlebrooks at third when the Sox took the field.
          
    Still, there was a method to the seemingly peculiar decision. The Sox wanted Middlebrooks to get into the game physically and not be asked to take over at third cold.
          
    And there was another reason. The Sox were going to try to bunt the runner over, and while not the runner Berry is, Middlebrooks is a smart baserunner who understands what the Sox were asking of him.
      



    As I said, Berry should have been the pinch runner. He is MUCH faster than Middlebrooks. If the ump had not been in the way at third base Middlebrooks may well have been out. With Berry its not even close. Blunder by Farrell. Also, why is Gomes starting instead of Nava? Nava is a .300+ hitter; Gomes is hovering around .220 or so. And when Lester began to show signs of weakening, why didn't Farrell have someone up in the pen just in case? The series was truly on the line last night, and Farrell was asleep at the wheel. And why is Farrell not asking guys like Ortiz, who has TWO HITS in the ALCS to bunt the ball down the third base line so he can at least get on base and maybe force them to modify the shift? I do not think that Farrell is havng a particularly good ALCS.




    Ortiz bunt? Your suggestions get more rediculous with each post. Not to mention you are forever wrong.

    Try watching a game once in a while

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?



    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

    http://www.csnne.com/baseball-boston-red-sox/pinch-runner-middlebrooks-presence-felt


    If the Sox wanted Middlebrooks in for defense in the bottom of the inning, they could have run speedster Quintin Berry for Bogaerts and then inserted Middlebrooks at third when the Sox took the field.
          
    Still, there was a method to the seemingly peculiar decision. The Sox wanted Middlebrooks to get into the game physically and not be asked to take over at third cold.
          
    And there was another reason. The Sox were going to try to bunt the runner over, and while not the runner Berry is, Middlebrooks is a smart baserunner who understands what the Sox were asking of him.
      



    As I said, Berry should have been the pinch runner. He is MUCH faster than Middlebrooks. If the ump had not been in the way at third base Middlebrooks may well have been out. With Berry its not even close. Blunder by Farrell. Also, why is Gomes starting instead of Nava? Nava is a .300+ hitter; Gomes is hovering around .220 or so. And when Lester began to show signs of weakening, why didn't Farrell have someone up in the pen just in case? The series was truly on the line last night, and Farrell was asleep at the wheel. And why is Farrell not asking guys like Ortiz, who has TWO HITS in the ALCS to bunt the ball down the third base line so he can at least get on base and maybe force them to modify the shift? I do not think that Farrell is havng a particularly good ALCS.




    Ortiz bunt? Your suggestions get more rediculous with each post. Not to mention you are forever wrong.

    Try watching a game once in a while



    This is a post the comes from someone who believes every congressman reads every bill....except the "lefties". Not really worth debating with someone like that.

     
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    huh? have the greatest clutch hitter in red sox history bunt? bwahahahahahahahhahaha!!!

     
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    huh? have the greatest clutch hitter in red sox history bunt? bwahahahahahahahhahaha!!!



    YES..in a word. First, it would get him on base. The third baseline is wide open when they employ the shift. Second, if he shows that he is willing to do it at times they will have to modify their shift. Its dumb baseball not to take what the opposition gives you.

     
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    huh? have the greatest clutch hitter in red sox history bunt? bwahahahahahahahhahaha!!!



    YES..in a word. First, it would get him on base. The third baseline is wide open when they employ the shift. Second, if he shows that he is willing to do it at times they will have to modify their shift. Its dumb baseball not to take what the opposition gives you.




    I'm speechless. You should call into toucher and rich with this suggestion.

     
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    The first run for Tigers could have been avoided if Lester had walked the righty Miggy with man on 2nd, 2 outs, and 1st was open, with the cold lefty Fielder on deck.

    Instead Lester challenged Miggy, and Miggy batted the first run in.

    This decision still confounds me, and glad it didn't make a difference at the end, just tightened the game a bit too close for comfort.

     
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    Forget Farrell

    I say we give some World Series share to one Brian Cashman!  No one has benefited us more than genius.  Plus, his gifts have a way of keep on giving!!!!

     
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    I have to agree with 2013 about Ortiz bunting.  Bunting require coordination and speed.  It also require the batter to run full speed thru first base, something Ortiz rarely does.




    Must be a full moon

     
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    this feeling  this sensation this week  is better than MJ.

    TY  RS!

    and of course

    GO  RS!

     

    Its full moon tonight at 7:37PM.

     

    It was full" blood" moon on the night the RS won the WS  {I think 2004}

     
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    I see the "They Win in Spite of Their Manager" club is still together.

     
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    huh? have the greatest clutch hitter in red sox history bunt? bwahahahahahahahhahaha!!!



    YES..in a word. First, it would get him on base. The third baseline is wide open when they employ the shift. Second, if he shows that he is willing to do it at times they will have to modify their shift. Its dumb baseball not to take what the opposition gives you.




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    PC...what many posters don't seem to realize is that a good baseball team wins based on needed contributions from all members. If at the moment we really need a HR or double, then let the best clutch hitter swing away. But since Ortiz is so gifted, a trailor truck can go easily down the 3rd base line with the shift on and I believe Ortiz should bunt if the team needs runners on base. In fact, I would have some of our speedies, Ells, Vic( who is struggling), Pedey and also Middy, Nava, Salty etc. also bunt toward 3rd as Cabrera is not very mobile.

    Having Ortiz or another power hitter bunt is a matter of opinion by posters and that's why we offer our $.02. I don't think anyone should criticize a fellow fan for offering an opinion with which they disagree. Just tell us why you disagree and we'll respect your opinion and, perhaps, we'll agree with you or keep to our opinion.

     
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    What happened to the "opposite field hitting" Ortiz learned from AGon last year? I guess once AGon was gone, there was no need to emulate success!

    Red Sox in 2013 World Series, Patriots in 2014 Super Bowl!

     
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    What happened to the "opposite field hitting" Ortiz learned from AGon last year? I guess once AGon was gone, there was no need to emulate success!

    Red Sox in 2013 World Series, Patriots in 2014 Super Bowl!




    In Fenway he does that. not on the road

     
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    I see the "They Win in Spite of Their Manager" club is still together.

    we've got jackets!! Smile


     
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