One change I want..........

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    One change I want..........

    The one change I want right now and it does not include firing, trading or any change to the lineup.
    I want the pitchers to hit some batters/pitch inside. Back when they were on a tear how many times did we see RS pitchers hitting guys. How many times did we see close altercations ...A lot...

    RS pitchers need to be much more aggressive.
    Be positive and beat the crap out of the inside of the plate.
    Make hitters a whole lot more wary of leaning too close to home plate.
     
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    they have not been pitching inside enough, not necessarily hitting batters but they do need to pitch inside more.
     
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    That makes sense - put more batters on base so when the pitcher gives up a home run, more runs are scored.

    This is what I want - I want the pitchers to make key pitches when they need to.  I want the Ace on the squad NOT to give up 6 runs to the worst team in the division.  I want the Ace not to give up 2 home runs in one game to a guy batting .226.
     
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    [QUOTE]The one change I want right now and it does not include firing, trading or any change to the lineup. I want the pitchers to hit some batters/pitch inside. Back when they were on a tear how many times did we see RS pitchers hitting guys. How many times did we see close altercations ...A lot... RS pitchers need to be much more aggressive. Be positive and beat the crap out of the inside of the plate. Make hitters a whole lot more wary of leaning too close to home plate.
    Posted by JimfromFlorida[/QUOTE]

    Putting men on base is not the answer.
     
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    I've never thought the Sox don't put enough pitches inside, in fact I think they're quite good at that.
     
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    i just want pitchers; the SOX don't have any.
    if lester and beckett are aces, well, then the meaning of what that implies has drastically changed.
     
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    The RS have three of the top six pitchers in terms of batters hit.

    ...and you want more of that?

    Sure, Lackey is doing great in leading the majors in hit batters.
     
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    we need a new manager - not a new pitching coach...or a new GM because it is apparent that he really calls the shots on the field and Tito is a yes man for Theo/Bill James
     
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    [QUOTE]we need a new manager - not a new pitching coach...or a new GM because it is apparent that he really calls the shots on the field and Tito is a yes man for Theo/Bill James
    Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]




                                               YES!
     
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    In Response to One change I want..........:
    [QUOTE]The one change I want right now and it does not include firing, trading or any change to the lineup. I want the pitchers to hit some batters/pitch inside. Back when they were on a tear how many times did we see RS pitchers hitting guys. How many times did we see close altercations ...A lot... RS pitchers need to be much more aggressive. Be positive and beat the crap out of the inside of the plate. Make hitters a whole lot more wary of leaning too close to home plate.
    Posted by JimfromFlorida[/QUOTE]

    So that they can put more runners on base and give up more runs? And please, any pitch from Wakefield and Lackey would barely cause an pain at all.
     
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    There's this thing called suspension...not a good time to brushback or purposely hit someone. Bad timing. Or if Lackey did it, a necessary evil.
     
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    In Response to One change I want..........:
    [QUOTE]The one change I want right now and it does not include firing, trading or any change to the lineup. I want the pitchers to hit some batters/pitch inside. Back when they were on a tear how many times did we see RS pitchers hitting guys. How many times did we see close altercations ...A lot... RS pitchers need to be much more aggressive. Be positive and beat the crap out of the inside of the plate. Make hitters a whole lot more wary of leaning too close to home plate.
    Posted by JimfromFlorida[/QUOTE]JIMMYBOY.......  B I N G O YOUR MAKING ALL MY POINTS !!!   PLEASE USE  "" WHEN QUOTING ME !!!WinkCool
     
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    [QUOTE]There's this thing called suspension...not a good time to brushback or purposely hit someone. Bad timing. Or if Lackey did it, a necessary evil.
    Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]

    slackey being suspended; instant improvement of pitching staff.
    what would it take to get slackey an unpaid suspension for 3 years?
    other than murder.
    how about stealing money that he didn't earn?
    hell, if that was the case, crawful would get a life sentence.
     
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    jimfromflorida, I could not disagree more with your OP.  The one change we need more of from the pitchers is attacking the strike zone.  The Sox already lead MLB in HBP's, so more of that isn't going to help, especially when it puts people on base. 

    And a caveat for "attacking the strike zone."  What I really mean is better command of pitches.  Other teams seem to have pitchers who can get strikes without having to throw the ball into the middle of the strike zone.  Ours have a problem with that--and that absolutely includes Lester and Beckett. 
     

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