Punchless Wonders

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    Punchless Wonders

    I put this in the Ortiz complaining thread, but I figure I'll just put in a new thread.


    1. The Sox have the following hitters who can't hit their way out of a paper bag:


    A. Nava (a switch hitter who is so bad at right-handed that his left-handed woes still earn him at bats every game)


    B. Ross (love the guy, but his offense has been putrid. Just pretty much expect if he's catching, the pitchers will do well because he's a heckuva pitch-caller/framer, but he's become the prototypical extra catcher who can't hit)


    C. Bradley (love his defense, rinse, repeat...a guy who will probably stick in the big leagues for a few teams because he can be a defensive replacement, fill-in starter and pinch runner...a career back-up in the making.)


    D. Drew (love his....yawn)


    E. Gomes (love his hero work of last year, but he's 2005 Kevin Millar in a tail-spin)


    F. Carp (hurt, but more of a reserve fill-in starter)


    G. Victorino (hurt, obviously could help the team's lineup, but just as capable of being a slumper, he's been on the DL so long you almost forget he was a regular last year)


    That leaves the following to produce offense


    1. Holt, for average guy, not a power hitter


    2. AJ, can hit for a little power, shaky defense, but better than a lot of hitting catchers


    3. Pedroia, his HR last night was unfortunately how he seems to hit for power--once in a blue moon odom. He's better than average, but an underachiever so far this year--injuries? Maybe. Breaking down offensively, maybe.


    4. Napoli...pretty much also underachieving so far with his lack of HRs, but as you can see when he does hit jacks, he's like Big Papi--a huge contributor to the lineup.


    5. Bogaerts--like Holt, got hot for a stretch, and certainly can turn into a potential GG third baseman, but is he a power hitter? No idea if he can hit 15 to 20 during a year. He has tons of tools, is very young, so jury out, but clearly an asset on offense.


    6. Big Papi---stop complaining about him complaining as again he's the only consistent run producer, power hitter on the team in 2014. He's it, low average and all.


     

     
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    Facing a guy tonight who hasn't pitched since 2012. Ought to be interesting. Lifetime ERA 7.76
    A's got him from Brewers for One Dollar. hahahaha


    Sox cant hit this guy, then I'm convinced.

     
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    This team's bottom four players typically provide and easy 1 and a third easy innings every cycle through the lineup.  Is it a wonder, the team is near the bottom of most offensive categories.  Unless RS pitchers give up two or fewer runs, the team will lose more than it wins.  Nava, Gomes and Ross need to sit or be released or traded (fat chance).

     
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    But Nava is about to go on tear LOL

     

    what is he, like 1 for his last 10??

     
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    In response to andrewmitch's comment:

    But Nava is about to go on tear LOL

     

    what is he, like 1 for his last 10??



    He has struck out in each of his last 3 pinch-hit appearances. He has 4 RBI still in 129 PA. How he gets to hit in every game is beyond belief. The double he hit to break the perfect game will buy him 4 more starts and more fan free passes.

     
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    In response to RSPCB73's comment:

    This team's bottom four players typically provide and easy 1 and a third easy innings every cycle through the lineup.  Is it a wonder, the team is near the bottom of most offensive categories.  Unless RS pitchers give up two or fewer runs, the team will lose more than it wins.  Nava, Gomes and Ross need to sit or be released or traded (fat chance).



    Don't leave out JBJ ... JUst because he's a rookie who can't hit does he get a free pass. Send JBJ down and bring up the ball girl... Same thing.......

     
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    Nava's last 78 plate appearances...zero RBI...last RBI was April 15...this is beyond pathetic. 

     
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    In June, Bradley is 10-for-46 with 23 strikeouts and 2 RBI...and that raised his batting average incredibly by a point. You can't make this stuff up.

     
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    In his short MLB career, 61 hits, 104 Ks, 7 SB, .288 on-base percentage....this is a guy who is supposed to be fast.

     
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    David Ross this season: 13 hits and no 2-hit games in any of his starts...1 RBI his last 53 plate appearances....has 30 Ks and 7 BB....

     
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    In response to RSPCB73's comment:

    This team's bottom four players typically provide and easy 1 and a third easy innings every cycle through the lineup.  Is it a wonder, the team is near the bottom of most offensive categories.  Unless RS pitchers give up two or fewer runs, the team will lose more than it wins.  Nava, Gomes and Ross need to sit or be released or traded (fat chance).



    Sox can't hit their way out of a paper bag. Wonder if they tried to poking holes in it to make it easier ?

     
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    In response to dannycater's comment:

    Nava's last 78 plate appearances...zero RBI...last RBI was April 15...this is beyond pathetic. 



    but he's about to go off on one of his tears!  :D

     
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     Pete Abraham @PeteAbe  ·  1h #RedSox have not drawn a walk in three consecutive games. Hasn't happened in at least 100 years.

     
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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe  ·  32m
    Other #RedSox screwiness: 2 of last 33 with RISP (6 games). .234 on the season with .687 OPS. .278 last year with .794 OPS.

     
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    and just because

     

    Retweeted by Pete Abraham
    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo  ·  31m
    Grady Sizemore cleared waivers about an hour ago and is now free to sign with anyone. Not clear on whether the Red Sox would consider minors

     
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    Jonny Gomes last 59 PA---3 RBI....and 0 HR....1 double or extra-base hit since May 25

     
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    danny and others have you struck home with about all comments unfortunately the powers don't read posts. Maybe Peter A. may.

    Xander a ton of "Po" but that may be it. 9 errors at 3 B and SS. Not good enough when your team provides runs to the opposition and only scores 2 or 3 of their own. Should move him to the OF NOW. Make him learn a new POsition, he's hungry enough and young enough.

    JBJ, Nava, Drew, Gomes, Ross almost Automatic Outs. Fish or cut bait BenC. 

    What to do: Send down JBJ and Nava---maybe down to A and AA and let them work their way up.

    Make Drew the Utility Inf. and play Herrera until Boras pleads on his hands and knees to help work out a trade for fair value or he (Boras) pays the difference to the Sox.

    Gomes and Ross may have some trade value--either that or trade AJ, keep Ross to teach Vazquez on the job and let Vaz catch every day. It may be the Sox have to put Vic on the 60 day DL and activate Mookie.

     
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    In response to andrewmitch's comment:

    But Nava is about to go on tear LOL

     

    what is he, like 1 for his last 10??


    What is his OPS in June?

     
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    In response to dannycater's comment:

    Nava's last 78 plate appearances...zero RBI...last RBI was April 15...this is beyond pathetic. 


    Nava has been fine since his call up. It is kind unfair to use the RBI stat against him. No one has been on in front of him, he hits low in the order, was in the minors for a month, and doesn't play everyday.

     
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    Since June 3rd Nava has be hitting 351. He has has raised his average and OBP by 26 points each and his OPS by 52 in the last 10 games. This pretty good for a guy averaging less than 2 AB's a game.

     
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    I thought for a second that BosoxJoe was being sarcastic....I stand mortified.

     
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    In response to dannycater's comment:


    I thought for a second that BosoxJoe was being sarcastic....I stand mortified.



    You are not a fan of statistics? You realize he has an RBI on June 13th.

     
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    Yeah, I forgot about that RBI, that was his 4th. Hey I make mistakes. But it's still pretty pathetic to have 1 RBI in your last 79 PA....

     
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    Sox couldn't manage more than a run off Correia, a 5.49 ERA, coming into the game.  

    They scrounged 2 runs off TJ House, another member of the 5.00 ERA club.

    Sounds like a recipe for maybe getting 1-2 runs tonight.  All Doubront has to do is pitch a shutout; that's been Farrell's strategy all year: Pitchibg shutouts is the way to Ws.

     
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    I humbly apologize to Daniel Nava, the Nava family, and all Nava fans who were clearly disappointed in the incorrect total of Nava's RBI during the stretch listed. He did drive in RBI Number 4 on June 13. He has 4 RBI now in 129 PA....but I apologize.

     
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