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Forum Post: Boston @ Toronto
Posted 07/01/2015 05:25:20 EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment: In response to slasher9's comment: BTW - who on earth is advocating intentionally walking someone not named Barry Bonds in the 1st or 2nd inning of a baseball game more »
Forum Post: Changes to a winning line-up?
Posted 07/01/2015 05:18:30 EDT
My goodness. Porcello made this entire discussion pointless when he gave up 7 runs in the first two innings. As for the Sox doing poorly against lefties, it's kind of amazing because they have had mo more »
Forum Post: Pocello MUST BE shut down! Sent down! STRIPPED DOWN to 0... & completely retooled!!!
Posted 07/01/2015 05:10:49 EDT
To be honest, the guy I hold accountable is the manager. He's the guy who made out the lineup card and gave it to the umpires. When the Sox lose, it's the manager's fault and no one else's. Heck, F more »
Forum Post: "Where have all the quitters gone, long time passing-----
Posted 06/30/2015 10:48:13 EDT
Forum Post: Swihart, Leon, Hannigan: Who goes, who stays????
Posted 06/30/2015 09:16:05 EDT
In response to illinoisredsox's comment: In response to maxbialystock's comment: About keeping three catchers. I would ask everyone who believes that is dumb--and it could be--who they would put on t more »
Forum Post: Gamethread Monday Red Sox @ TOR
Posted 06/30/2015 09:13:00 EDT
In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: In response to maxbialystock's comment: In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: In response to royf19's comment: In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: In resp more »
Posted 06/30/2015 04:40:29 EDT
About keeping three catchers. I would ask everyone who believes that is dumb--and it could be--who they would put on the 25 man roster. In other words, who's left down at Pawtucket who can help? Th more »
Posted 06/30/2015 03:50:42 EDT
In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: In response to royf19's comment: In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: In response to emp9's comment: I was thinking the same thing here. At first I thought if more »
Posted 06/30/2015 03:31:34 EDT
Hold it. I think 3 catchers are feasible. Check my math. Right now we have 13 pitchers and should only need 12. And we have 12 positions players: 1 DH, 2 catchers, 4 infielders (Marrero, Bogaerts more »
Forum Post: Trivia: At least one time, the Sox started three catchers in the same game (at C, 1B and DH). Who were they? Hint: ...
Posted 06/30/2015 06:57:42 EDT
Well done, dannycater and royf19. You two are amazing. Back in 1975 I was still on active duty and nowhere near Boston and had only the local newspaper, Stars&Stripes, as my conduit. Besides, I w more »
Posted 06/30/2015 06:49:15 EDT
Great question, and I kind of like royf19's facetious response--keep all 3. Why? Because Farrell has had a short bench during this semi-hot (getting better) period for the Sox. To keep 3 catchers, a more »
Forum Post: Thinking Outside Box For One Moment As Manager
Posted 06/30/2015 06:04:25 EDT
Dannycater doesn't just think outside the box, it's also where he disappears to when things go awry.
Posted 06/29/2015 08:39:12 EDT
Is it worth mentioning that so far the unimaginative--on the part of the manager--have 4 of the Sox hits, all 3 of the rbi's, and 2 of the runs scored. Maybe our OP writer will return to this thread more »
Posted 06/29/2015 08:23:46 EDT
So far Farrell's pedestrian lineup has worked well. Bradley walks, betts singles, holt walks, and Bogaerts doubles to drive home 2 runs. Then Ortiz and Sandoval both pop up with runners on 2d and 3d more »
Posted 06/29/2015 08:15:59 EDT
Give JBJ credit for getting 2 longish counts, 1 for a walk.
Posted 06/29/2015 08:14:10 EDT
Way too much justice so far. Jays batter has his hands in the strike zone, but still gets the HBP, but then trips going home and is out. Then a cheap single followed by a double play play K plus thr more »
Forum Post: Why not just DL Hanley, Part 2?
Posted 06/29/2015 07:59:26 EDT
In the event, tonight's game, JBJ walked, betts singled, holt walked, and Bogaerts doubled in 2 runs. So right now Farrell's sensible approach has made a lot more sense. Now let's start another t more »
Posted 06/29/2015 05:45:59 EDT
Think of this as a game in a NL park and Leon is batting 8th and Bradley is the pitcher. They both stink and are impossible to hide, but the worst thing you can do is give a .120 hitters who has neve more »
Forum Post: Y no love for cherington for De Aza?
Posted 06/29/2015 04:04:04 EDT
In response to MadMc's comment: With all the OF'ders at our disposal we went outside for DeAza and Peguero because BenC and JF didn't know how to handle JBJ. They wouldn't give Brentz another chance. more »
Forum Post: Hopefully, the Sox Sent Tazawa Back to Boston
Posted 06/29/2015 03:18:19 EDT
Yankee fans on this site have been helpful for the most part. OK, illinoisredsox, I am fine with a little tongue in cheek and apologize for over-reacting. I just think that fork ball or whatever it i more »
Posted 06/29/2015 02:40:11 EDT
Tazawa has pitched against the Jays 4 times this season. In 3 of those 4 times he pitched a total of 3.1 innings and gave up 1 run. In the 4th occasion, in June, he gave up 5 runs, 4 earned. Given more »
Forum Post: Don't trade Buchholz
Posted 06/29/2015 02:10:41 EDT
Agree with the OP. When he is healthy, Buchholz still has it, by which I mean a variety of good pitches and pretty good control. His WAR of 1.5 makes him the 24th best pitcher in MLB, and we know he more »
Forum Post: Red SOx Need To GO Young
Posted 06/29/2015 02:06:15 EDT
A truly astounding thread which has by and large successfully ignored the simple fact that, when your lineup has a 22 year old batting 1st, a 27 year old batting 2d, another 22 year old batting 3d, a more »
Posted 06/28/2015 11:23:44 EDT
In response to therazcreation's comment: Red Sox need a plan and stick with it. I think they need to just go young. The talent is there. Bring in a coaching staff who can develop young talent. I say t more »
Forum Post: 9 - 3 game sweep = 6
Posted 06/28/2015 10:17:17 EDT
OP was a good instinct and absolutely what I had in mind. Yesterday's box score, on the other hand, is dismaying. Miley had an excellent start, going 6.1 and giving up just the 2 run dinger down the more »
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