Is our hitting over-rated?

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    Is our hitting over-rated?

    Far and away the best hit of the night--and the best clutch hit in some time--was by the pitcher.  Ortiz is back in the lineup, ditto Salty and Reddick.  No Cameron, Drew, or McDonald.  And a grand total of 5 hits in 7 inning.  And no dingers. 

    This is of course just one game, but it's actually more than that:  the last two against San Diego (at Fenway); three at Pittsburgh; and now two in Philly. 

    What's reassuring is that Ortiz is probably a better firstbaseman than Philly has, and Gonzalez is probably a better rightfielder than Cameron, who has poor judgment and is error prone. 

     
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    Pay no attention to the total runs scored during the season. Focus on the last week of the season, and base a thread on it. Also, apply for a federal grant for hope and change for your shovel reaady thread work.
     
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    No. Seasons are full of ups and downs. We're currently in a down as keep contributors are struggling, being in the NL, having Crawford on the DL isn't helping.
     
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    [QUOTE]Pay no attention to the total runs scored during the season. Focus on the last week of the season, and base a thread on it. Also, apply for a federal grant for hope and change for your shovel reaady thread work.
    Posted by redsoxcorpseman[/QUOTE]
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    No, but say hellow to Barney Fwank, your all-in-one husband and wife.
     
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    The good news for the Sox is that this isn't a 4 game series and they didn't have to face the ace of the Philly staff.
     
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    [QUOTE]Far and away the best hit of the night--and the best clutch hit in some time--was by the pitcher.  Ortiz is back in the lineup, ditto Salty and Reddick.  No Cameron, Drew, or McDonald.  And a grand total of 5 hits in 7 inning.  And no dingers.  This is of course just one game, but it's actually more than that:  the last two against San Diego (at Fenway); three at Pittsburgh; and now two in Philly.  What's reassuring is that Ortiz is probably a better firstbaseman than Philly has, and Gonzalez is probably a better rightfielder than Cameron, who has poor judgment and is error prone. 
    Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]

    R U serious?
     
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    [QUOTE]No, but say hellow to Barney Fwank, your all-in-one husband and wife.
    Posted by redsoxcorpseman[/QUOTE]
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     Wrong state bro.Moved south decades ago and had enough sense to stay here.He`s YOUR baby.
      Leave it to you to inject political barbs on a sports forum when it does`nt meet your agenda.Typical.
     
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    No it's not overrated.  They are in a slump right now on top of the fact that Crawford isn't in there and Ortiz has been very part time over the last week or so.

    What's awful is the OF depth on this team, which is something that has to be addressed.
     
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    Fwank's hitting is underrated, and he can hammer a curve ball.  
     
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    1 run in 18 innings and the pitcher has to knock it in. Drew, Cameron and McDonald are awful. This is starting to remind me of 2009 when we could beat the Yankees and not too much else.
     
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    [QUOTE]1 run in 18 innings and the pitcher has to knock it in. Drew, Cameron and McDonald are awful. This is starting to remind me of 2009 when we could beat the Yankees and not too much else.
    Posted by AL34[/QUOTE]
    How many ABs did Drew, Cameron, and McDonald have tonight? Blame the table-setter, All-Star, MVP, and HOF Bellsbury for his inability to get on base. As his numbers slide back towards his career norms, our record will slide until Francona stops relying on him and we trade him to the Dodgers, along with two B prospects, for Matt Kemp.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is our hitting over-rated? : How many ABs did Drew, Cameron, and McDonald have tonight? Blame the table-setter, All-Star, MVP, and HOF Bellsbury for his inability to get on base. As his numbers slide back towards his career norms, our record will slide until Francona stops relying on him and we trade him to the Dodgers, along with two B prospects, for Matt Kemp.
    Posted by bettersoftthanlaw[/QUOTE]

    Glad to see you are finally connecting Jake to the team's chances of winning.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is our hitting over-rated? : Glad to see you are finally connecting Jake to the team's chances of winning.
    Posted by harness[/QUOTE]
    Yes, and every with every pitch he sees, our chances of winning are reduced. Simple probability.
     
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    it's pretty hard to over-rate an offense as good as this one

    but some here have

    I mean, one week many are comparing them to the best offense ever

    and the next week some are whining about no DH

    the 27 yanks never had a DH either
     
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    [QUOTE]it's pretty hard to over-rate an offense as good as this one but some here have I mean, one week many are comparing them to the best offense ever and the next week some are whining about no DH the 27 yanks never had a DH either
    Posted by pinstripezac32[/QUOTE]

    Yes. And a Yankee fan is here worrying about what Sox fans are saying about their team on a Red Sox forum on Boston.com. Is the Sheriff off tonight? After all, everyone should know by now that you're the true deputy.
     
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    [QUOTE]1 run in 18 innings and the pitcher has to knock it in. Drew, Cameron and McDonald are awful. This is starting to remind me of 2009 when we could beat the Yankees and not too much else.
    Posted by AL34[/QUOTE]

    in 2009 we were 9-9 against the yankees
     
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    The Sox did not need Crawford; they needed a RHH starting OFer.

    Bingo! But Crawford isn't, nor has he ever been a great player. His career averages show he's a high mileage very good player, something he hasn't been so far. There is some chance the high mileage (he started the MLB grind early) may render his career averages higher than he'll ever average with the Red Sox. But even assuming he returns to his career averages, he was an embarrassingly bad value and not a 2011 fit.

    When Theo hit the spin and lined him up as a #3 hitter on this team, he should have fired for that incompetence, on the spot.

    This Red Sox team is a contender, regardless of the current NL swan dive, and will be one of 3 contenders for the title. But that doesn't make the Crawford contract any less embarrassing for Theo.

    The only way Theo can mitigate this grevious error, shot and long term, is to capture the CBA control value of Ellsbury (a non-fit long term with Crawford) and pull off a trade for a profile like Kemp. Since he wasn't so stupid not to know the obvious need to trade for AGon, this winter, there is hope that his dim bulb will see the obvious on two left shoes and no shoe for the right foot. Theo was an imp that came with Luchino and Warner. Luchino is the real GM, but Theo has been given too a long a leash. Luchino, as he has had to do in the past, will need to correct this latest problem with the obvious corrective move. If Kemp can't be closed via reasonable trade that helps both teams, there are other solid young RH MLB proven OF profiles out there. It might take until winter to fix Theo's mistake, but I expect Luchino will fix it. We'll see.
     
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    Team is 3-6 since Crawford went down.
    Wonder what he might have done in tonight's one-run game...
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is our hitting over-rated? : in 2009 we were 9-9 against the yankees
    Posted by can-you-dig-it[/QUOTE]

    'We" lol u never played on the team niggaaa u just a fan quit frontin
     
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    Weren't we just 14 and 2 and now are 1-7, or something close to that?  As I often have said it does not matter if you go 10-0 if you just turn around and go 3-7.... 

    Our offense is good if not great 1 thru 5, its 6, 7, 8, and 9 that are not any good.  Its sort of like our pitching.  We have Beckett and Lester and than 3 #5's .... there is a substantial gap between our best and worse.  Very little middle ground.
     
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    Re: Is our hitting over-rated?

    Sox would be 0-7, starting with the two losses at Fenway against the Padres, in their last seven games had the Pirates not given up three unearned runs (out of four runs scored by the Sox) in the last game in Pittsburgh. 

    Last night was simply the capper when Lackey gave up 2 in 7.2 innings and drove in the Sox only run with the Sox only extra base hit--and still lost, 2-1.  This was with the best available lineup:  Ellsbury, Pedroia, AGon, Youk, Ortiz, Salty, Reddick, Scutaro, and Lackey.  Last night the worst thing Francona could have done was pinch-hit for Lackey--he had a bunch of non-hitters on the bench. 

    This will end of course, but that doesn't make it any less painful.  Today it's Hamels, another lefty, which could mean the reappearance of Cameron and McDonald. 
     
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    [QUOTE]1 run in 18 innings and the pitcher has to knock it in. Drew, Cameron and McDonald are awful. This is starting to remind me of 2009 when we could beat the Yankees and not too much else.
    Posted by AL34[/QUOTE]

    You may be prophetic.
     
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    Re: Is our hitting over-rated?

    not only is the hitting over-rated, but so is the whole team.

    mark my words, no matter what pete abraham(theo bootlicker) says, this team is not play-off bound.
    inepstein's bad free agent signings is at the crux of the matter.

    the only bright light to not making the playoffs is the swift removal of both theo and 'coma.HOPEFULLY!
     

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