That's Why You Play the Games on the field

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    That's Why You Play the Games on the field

    Lester vs. Colon (and Colon gets knocked out in the 5th).  Sabathia vs. Lackey (on the heels of a Yanks win).  Beckett vs. Garcia?  Who has the edge?  The truth, we don't know.  You have to play the game.  One hitter has a good game.  A pitcher makes a mistake.  Someone makes an error.  Too often we try to predict the outcome based on the pitching match up.  It really doesn't always play out at planned.
     
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    [QUOTE]Lester vs. Colon (and Colon gets knocked out in the 5th).  Sabathia vs. Lackey (on the heels of a Yanks win).  Beckett vs. Garcia?  Who has the edge?  The truth, we don't know.  You have to play the game.  One hitter has a good game.  A pitcher makes a mistake.  Someone makes an error.  Too often we try to predict the outcome based on the pitching match up.  It really doesn't always play out at planned.
    Posted by Gready[/QUOTE]

    Sox have been creaming Sabbathia since the days he played in Cleveland.  It's a pretty simple plan too.  After a cycle or two through the order they learn to back off of his slider in the dirt.  They foul off pitches on the corner and wait for Fatso to throw the 95/96  fastball.  And boy do the light him up.  Sox are the best fastball hitting team since the 2004 Red Sox team that came back from 3 games to none to smoke the Yankees.  
     
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    I was gonna post a thread called "Curiouser and Curiouser"  that says essentially the same thing as you did.  Amazing game
     
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    Try explaining that to some of the crazies in here.  There is a reason why the best team in BB generally plays only .600, while the best teams in other sports play far better.  Half the games the RS played last year were decided by 1 or 2 runs.  A checkswing double clears the basis for Youk, or a line drive with the bases loaded doubles the runner off first.  Yesterday, a one-run game, 1st and 2nd, and Reddck lines out to left.  He hit as hard as he could, and the LF never had to move.

    Happens one way or the other every other game.
     
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    [QUOTE]Lester vs. Colon (and Colon gets knocked out in the 5th).  Sabathia vs. Lackey (on the heels of a Yanks win).  Beckett vs. Garcia?  Who has the edge?  The truth, we don't know.  You have to play the game.  One hitter has a good game.  A pitcher makes a mistake.  Someone makes an error.  Too often we try to predict the outcome based on the pitching match up.  It really doesn't always play out at planned.
    Posted by Gready[/QUOTE]
    Yup ... so far this series has gone exactly the way I didn't expect. Hopefully tomorrow will go as I expect.
    And Gready, how about Ellsbury today? Pre-taaay, pre-taaaaay good.
     
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    [QUOTE]Try explaining that to some of the crazies in here.  There is a reason why the best team in BB generally plays only .600, while the best teams in other sports play far better.  Half the games the RS played last year were decided by 1 or 2 runs.  A checkswing double clears the basis for Youk, or a line drive with the bases loaded doubles the runner off first.  Yesterday, a one-run game, 1st and 2nd, and Reddck lines out to left.  He hit as hard as he could, and the LF never had to move. Happens one way or the other every other game.
    Posted by Joebreidey[/QUOTE]

    Hey Joe,
    Great post! Baseball's a game of inches. As a hitter your goal every time you step up to the plate, is to get a good pitch to hit, square it up and hit it hard. Sometimes unfortunately there's a fielder with a glove positioned right where you hit it and you end up taking a right turn at first, take a seat on the bench and are left to wonder what if..Thankfully the baseball god's every once in a while smile down on you and reward you with a few cheapies after you get sawed off and bloop one over the infield and it finds grass. Otherwise every hitter would need to see a therapist.
     
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