Re: Perhaps they can stop drooling over the Tigers starters
posted at 10/16/2013 10:56 AM EDT
In response to BurritoT-'s comment:
It just dawned on me another reason to want LA is the start times will be much better with the West Coast games.
I have, perhaps selfishly, wanted Dodgers to win so I could drive down to tinseltown & see some games. Also, wanted to hopefully see C. Crawford humiliated.
Why are we up 2-1 vs Detroit. I would say on a % basis it's 75% starting & relief pitching & 25% clutch hitting.
Lackey is a fighter like Peavy. Loved it when he was being removed last night and he said "You've got to be f--king kidding me". At the time I felt he had 2 outs and no hard hit balls in that inning and he should have pitched to Avila whom he owned.
We are batting .133 and at 90 at bats have 43 strike outs, almost 50%. They are not doing much better hitting about .225. Napoli had 6 at bats & all strike outs before his HR. But their guy who walks on water, Cabrera, was 0-4 and the most critical out was with men on 1st & 3rd and he struck out. All games have been close including Tampa except for the 1st, 12-2, so 1-2 runs are critical in this series & I would advise our speedies, Ells, Vic, Pedey and even Nava, Middy, drew & Gomes to think about laying down bunts toward Cabrera who is very immobile & getting on and stealing and also helping their pitcher lose concentration.
Greedy perhaps but I'm looking for a sweep in Detroit and having the next game in Fenway be in the World Series.