Splits

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    Splits

    You know, hitting statistics based on whether you are facing a righty or lefty pitcher, day or night game, home or away, men on base or not, etc, etc.


    For the Sox regulars, some interesting splits:  Ortiz is way better against, believe it or not, lefties than righties; similarly, Napoli is better against righties; Pedroia, Victorino, Middlebrooks, and Sizemore do equally well; Bogaerts is a ton better against lefties and Bradley better, but not a ton, against righties; Pierzynski is hugely, hugely better against righties;  Gomes as expected is better against lefties (also better than Sizemore against lefties).


    So tonight Cincy is starting a righty and Farrell has just four lefties in the lineup:  Ortiz, Sizemore, Pierzynski, and Bradley.  The other five are Pedroia, Victorino, Napoli, Bogaerts, and Middlebrooks.   

     
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    Re: Splits

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    You know, hitting statistics based on whether you are facing a righty or lefty pitcher, day or night game, home or away, men on base or not, etc, etc.


     


    For the Sox regulars, some interesting splits:  Ortiz is way better against, believe it or not, lefties than righties; similarly, Napoli is better against righties; Pedroia, Victorino, Middlebrooks, and Sizemore do equally well; Bogaerts is a ton better against lefties and Bradley better, but not a ton, against righties; Pierzynski is hugely, hugely better against righties;  Gomes as expected is better against lefties (also better than Sizemore against lefties).


     


    So tonight Cincy is starting a righty and Farrell has just four lefties in the lineup:  Ortiz, Sizemore, Pierzynski, and Bradley.  The other five are Pedroia, Victorino, Napoli, Bogaerts, and Middlebrooks.   


    [/QUOTE]The hitter just needs to "hit the ball where it is pitched"  !!!!    Nothing has changed in that respect !!


     
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    You know, hitting statistics based on whether you are facing a righty or lefty pitcher, day or night game, home or away, men on base or not, etc, etc.


     


    For the Sox regulars, some interesting splits:  Ortiz is way better against, believe it or not, lefties than righties; similarly, Napoli is better against righties; Pedroia, Victorino, Middlebrooks, and Sizemore do equally well; Bogaerts is a ton better against lefties and Bradley better, but not a ton, against righties; Pierzynski is hugely, hugely better against righties;  Gomes as expected is better against lefties (also better than Sizemore against lefties).


     


    So tonight Cincy is starting a righty and Farrell has just four lefties in the lineup:  Ortiz, Sizemore, Pierzynski, and Bradley.  The other five are Pedroia, Victorino, Napoli, Bogaerts, and Middlebrooks.   


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    Max, I'm more concerned about that batting order that Farrell insists on using.  I know Bogaerts has been designated as a sacred young cow by front office and fans alike but let's get a real dose of reality.  For whatever reason the  guy hasn't done squat with runners on base.  In over a month of play and batting mostly in the sixth hole he has a putrid five RBI's.  Calling him a choker arouses a lot of fans but he has done nothing but choke with men on base.  Since he does get walks and hits with no one on, perhaps putting him in the No.2 position would work better since it would play to his strength.  Having hit in a run producing spot works hardship to the team, and on that score I wonder how much longer we can keep sending Bradley out there when he can't seem to water with a bat even if he fell out of a vote.  Maybe tonight things might change.

     
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    You know, hitting statistics based on whether you are facing a righty or lefty pitcher, day or night game, home or away, men on base or not, etc, etc.


     


     


     


    For the Sox regulars, some interesting splits:  Ortiz is way better against, believe it or not, lefties than righties; similarly, Napoli is better against righties; Pedroia, Victorino, Middlebrooks, and Sizemore do equally well; Bogaerts is a ton better against lefties and Bradley better, but not a ton, against righties; Pierzynski is hugely, hugely better against righties;  Gomes as expected is better against lefties (also better than Sizemore against lefties).


     


     


     


    So tonight Cincy is starting a righty and Farrell has just four lefties in the lineup:  Ortiz, Sizemore, Pierzynski, and Bradley.  The other five are Pedroia, Victorino, Napoli, Bogaerts, and Middlebrooks.   


     


    [/QUOTE]The hitter just needs to "hit the ball where it is pitched"  !!!!    Nothing has changed in that respect !!



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    Of course, every person with a working brain understands the concept of platoon splits and other factors.

     
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    Oh billy,


    This of course is when your simplistic thinking of how the world should be vs. How it really is exposes you as not being taken seriously.


    Sometimes it just is what it is.........  almost every hitter, if you've played the game you know this to be axiomatic, sees the ball better against RHP or conversely, LHP.  While they all seek to work on those holes in their approach vs. Their tougher side of the mound, they simply can't erase the reality of their deficit.  


    THEY SIMPLY ARE.......   ARE......  BETTER AGAINST ONE THAN THE OTHER.


     

     
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    p.s.  billy......   it literally has absolutely NOTHING to do with "hitting the ball where it is pitched!"


    NOTHING!

     
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    You know, hitting statistics based on whether you are facing a righty or lefty pitcher, day or night game, home or away, men on base or not, etc, etc.


     


     


     


    For the Sox regulars, some interesting splits:  Ortiz is way better against, believe it or not, lefties than righties; similarly, Napoli is better against righties; Pedroia, Victorino, Middlebrooks, and Sizemore do equally well; Bogaerts is a ton better against lefties and Bradley better, but not a ton, against righties; Pierzynski is hugely, hugely better against righties;  Gomes as expected is better against lefties (also better than Sizemore against lefties).


     


     


     


    So tonight Cincy is starting a righty and Farrell has just four lefties in the lineup:  Ortiz, Sizemore, Pierzynski, and Bradley.  The other five are Pedroia, Victorino, Napoli, Bogaerts, and Middlebrooks.   


     


    [/QUOTE]The hitter just needs to "hit the ball where it is pitched"  !!!!    Nothing has changed in that respect !!



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    The only two players I trust with runners in scoring position are Peddy and Ortiz..... And I don't care what kind of stats they have.....Pitchers have a field day with rest of weak hitting Sox. And Naps should try contact lens or something. You walk Ortiz to get to your power guy hitting 4th. DUH !!!!

     
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    You know, hitting statistics based on whether you are facing a righty or lefty pitcher, day or night game, home or away, men on base or not, etc, etc.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    For the Sox regulars, some interesting splits:  Ortiz is way better against, believe it or not, lefties than righties; similarly, Napoli is better against righties; Pedroia, Victorino, Middlebrooks, and Sizemore do equally well; Bogaerts is a ton better against lefties and Bradley better, but not a ton, against righties; Pierzynski is hugely, hugely better against righties;  Gomes as expected is better against lefties (also better than Sizemore against lefties).


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    So tonight Cincy is starting a righty and Farrell has just four lefties in the lineup:  Ortiz, Sizemore, Pierzynski, and Bradley.  The other five are Pedroia, Victorino, Napoli, Bogaerts, and Middlebrooks.   


     


     


     


    [/QUOTE]The hitter just needs to "hit the ball where it is pitched"  !!!!    Nothing has changed in that respect !!



     


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    The only two players I trust with runners in scoring position are Peddy and Ortiz..... And I don't care what kind of stats they have.....Pitchers have a field day with rest of weak hitting Sox. And Naps should try contact lens or something. You walk Ortiz to get to your power guy hitting 4th. DUH !!!!


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    I tend to agree but might throw Shane into the mix or even Grady by years end.  With that said they have all been inconsistent so far but have a proven past.  It's tough when you need to rely on Middy, JBJ and Bogy at this point to help out.  Out of those three Middy should be held most accountable because I feel he has had enough playing time to judge his true skill level and/or improvement over his rookie season.  Throw in guys like Gomes, Carp and Nava just weakens our defense/overall depth when they even struggle offensively.

     
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    Re: Splits

    The bat that's hurting us is WMB's. He's at .205 and heading below the Mendoza Line tonight.


    I'm probably wrong but could the Groin injury suffered after ST be affecting his swing and the aggrivated shoulder from Sunday's slide into 3 B also be adding to his BA woes? I say consider sending him to the DL then on to  AAA for a couple of weeks--let him get some healing time and 1-1 attention from the person that helped him with his batting last summer.


    Holt or Ryan Roberts are not THE answer but they could do a better job than Will is doing right now.

     
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    OK, so you want to talk rbi's.  The leader is Napoli, who with 1/5th of the season gone is headed for 90 or more.  Everyone else is down from there.  I blame that on cold weather and am not yet willing to write anyone off.  Bradley, strangely enough, has 13 rbi's, 5th best on the team, and 3 more than Pedroia. 


     

     
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    The only two players I trust with runners in scoring position are Peddy and Ortiz..... And I don't care what kind of stats they have.....Pitchers have a field day with rest of weak hitting Sox. And Naps should try contact lens or something. You walk Ortiz to get to your power guy hitting 4th. DUH !!!!


    Napoli has a .892 OPS.  DUH!!!!


     

     
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