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2017 Red Sox Thread
« on: April 03, 2017, 08:47:24 PM »

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We could use this thread to discuss the Red Sox all throughout the season.

Great start today, and a great win on Opening Day @Fenway!

Nice to see the Pats get honored, and seeing the TB12 and Gronk "chase"...  :laugh:

Porcello looked fantastic, but unfortunately Matt "Inconsistent" Barnes made it look like Porcello had a mediocre day with his final line.

Hopefully bullpen gets healthy because if we have Barnes pitching in high leverage situations.. oh boy.

Also it's not a win without a signature 9th inning heart attack courtesy of "Wild Thang" Kimbrel ::) :laugh:

Chris Sale debuts for Boston on Wednesday. Can't wait!

Way I see it, the Sox "win" the Chris Sale deal if the following two things happen:

1. Red Sox win a World Series sometime within next 3-4 years with Sale pitching well
2. Moncada DOES NOT become an elite player like say, Trout or Cano
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 11:14:09 PM »

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To brighten up people's moods after the Celtics (horrible) loss...

Red Sox walk it off in 12 innings courtesy of a Sandy Leon 3-Run HR!!!

Chris Sale had a phenomenal debut throwing 7 shutout innings with 7Ks.

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 12:06:22 AM »

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To brighten up people's moods after the Celtics (horrible) loss...

Red Sox walk it off in 12 innings courtesy of a Sandy Leon 3-Run HR!!!

Chris Sale had a phenomenal debut throwing 7 shutout innings with 7Ks.
I watched the game. It was fun and sandy's homer was a no-doubter. Way way back.  ;D

So far sandy is hitting once more. I hope it is season long this time.

Sale looked great. Once price is back the sox will be hard to beat.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 07:02:29 PM »

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Sandy Leon for MVP! Best hitter since David Ortiz!

Kimbrel meanwhile continues to give us heart attacks every 9th inning, even with comfortable leads...  >:(


Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 07:48:16 PM »

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Sandy Leon for MVP! Best hitter since David Ortiz!

Kimbrel meanwhile continues to give us heart attacks every 9th inning, even with comfortable leads...  >:(
Tell me about it. Today's game had to be the most irritating win I have ever seen. >:(

Leon, is he for real? Or is he the pumpkin at the end of last year? Too early to tell, but fun to watch him play. He is good on defense too.

Sox are fun this year.....save for Kimbrel.  :(
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 07:55:57 PM »

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Sandy Leon for MVP! Best hitter since David Ortiz!

Kimbrel meanwhile continues to give us heart attacks every 9th inning, even with comfortable leads...  >:(
Tell me about it. Today's game had to be the most irritating win I have ever seen. >:(

Leon, is he for real? Or is he the pumpkin at the end of last year? Too early to tell, but fun to watch him play. He is good on defense too.

Sox are fun this year.....save for Kimbrel.  :(

Now if only Kimbrel can actually have better saves ..  :laugh:

It's been a rocky start mainly due to the flu, bereavement lists and injuries...

Glad to be 3-2 though.

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 11:09:47 PM »

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Well, their great season continues, with Porcello the latest dud.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2017, 12:25:27 AM »

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It's like clockwork, every winter the Red Sox win the off-season, get people excited about players who are going to have a comeback season in spring training, and then get everybody mad in April and May.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 11:30:10 AM »

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It's like clockwork, every winter the Red Sox win the off-season, get people excited about players who are going to have a comeback season in spring training, and then get everybody mad in April and May.

Yep, and the Boston media has a field day with that stuff (Tanguay, Felger, Mazz, etc.)  :laugh:

Hopefully they actually give Sale some dang run support today otherwise he's gonna get REAL frustrated with the team.

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 11:37:14 AM »

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We're .500 10 games into the season. Hardly any reason to panic.

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 12:05:51 PM »

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The Red Sox are a top 5 team. They should get to around 90 wins or so, enough to make the playoffs. On paper, the Sale, Price, and Porcello rotation looks good, though I'm not convinced Price will be healthy, and not convinced Porcello is as consistent as I'd like. Pomeranz can jump in as well. I think Kimbrel has a bounce back year.

The lineup is very solid, and built to win for a long time.  Betts, Boegarts, Benitendi, and Bradley are all young and talented. Pablo looks better early, and Pedey is still capable of performing at a high level.

I don't think the Indians, or any other team in the AL, should be better.

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2017, 12:59:21 PM »

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I've noticed, when the Red Sox lose, the Bruins/Celtics win their playoff games.

When the Sox win, the Bruins/Celtics lose their playoff games.

C's have only played 1 playoff game, but it applies to the Bruins well lol.

Win game 1 Wednesday (Red Sox lost that day). Lose game 2 Saturday (Red Sox won that day).

And yesterday, Red Sox won, Celtics lost.

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 12:24:39 PM »

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This team looks flat out bad.

Too many double plays, 3rd basemen playing like 5-year olds, no clutch hitter on this team, and our poor pitchers barely getting run support or help from the defense.  :(

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 10:49:06 PM »

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If you're depressed from the C's game like me, tune into the Red Sox game!

Chris Sale dominating right now and Sox up 2-0 through 4 innings.

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2017, 08:01:44 PM »

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Thoughts so far this season?

34-27, 3 games back of 1st and firmly in 2nd for now.

Given the shaky start and with all the injuries, I think the Sox have done fairly well.

Porcello struggling doesn't help though, and neither does ERod being on the DL now (though hopefully he can come back real soon as reports indicate - maybe in the next 5 days).

Biggest problem is 3B.

Regardless, a favorable stretch here with DET (go for the sweep tonight) and then 4 straight against the free falling Phillies. Need to take advantage. Yankees keep on winning unfortunately..  :(