Re: Texas vs Tampa for one extra season game tomorrow.
posted at 10/1/2013 8:15 AM EDT
In response to MadMc1944's comment:
It's Maddon throwing the dice Wed with Cobb against Cleve then having two lefties Fri & Sat with good chances to shut down Ortiz, Ells, Nava , Salty and Drew at home.
Perhaps force a weaker def. with Gomes playing LF and/ or Nava sitting the two games.
I think I might be inclined to play Ross in the opener agaist either Lefty as the better run defender.
Re: Young--I think every AL team had a shot at claiming him off waivers with the exception of the Sox and Tigers. Just another example of Maddon's Magic: Loney-FA. Three nice trades to pick up the Escobar, Myers and DeJesus. Those five bats have had some impact.
Not much tinkering with the staff after the Wade Davis and Big Game James trade.
Price, Moore, Cobb, Helickson and Archer. They did have the injuries to Cobb and Helickson during the season. Then he picked up some no named relievers to go with Peralta and Rodney.
If it's Tampa this could be a highly contested, nasty series with the beards winning in 5 games.
How can Gomes be a weaker defense playing at LF of Fenway Park??? He also may alot of nice diving catches this year. If he is playing at Cleveland staduim or Tampa Dome, that is a whole different story.
But Boston still got Napoli, Pedrioa, Middlebrook, Gomes, Salty (batting right handed), and Bogaerts (I know he may not play, but who know he could pitch hit sometime in 6th to 9th inning). That is alot of good right handed hitters batting against Price and Moore. I do not foresee that Boston will have trouble. If they pitch well, and keep the score down, and they could just win both games in a low scoring games. Another thing is that if they throw in Lackey and Peavy, they can shut down Jennings, Longoria, Meyers, Young, Escobar, etc
Anyway, why worry about who have the ability to shut down on either club?? Boston won the season series against Tampa, meaning Boston do know how to beat them!!
First we do not have to worry about Tampa until they play Cleveland and see how it goes!!
Right now just relax and enjoy reading your book!!