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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2017, 10:16:09 PM »

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Last 3 games have been ABYSMAL for the Red Sox.

Outscored 36-9 the last 3 games which included a game Sale started.

Luckily NYY have gone 1-2 in that stretch so Sox still lead the division for now.

But also, Stanton has 49 HR. Hanley (our primary DH and "Ortiz replacement") has a whopping 49 RBI. SMH. And a batting average around .240. NOT CUTTING IT.

Now hopefully our real ace, Doug Fister, gets us out of this slump, but offense still needs to start heating up again. 3 runs combined in two games vs. 6 ERA pitchers in Hellickson and Gausman is also unacceptable.
Hanley is the second coming of JD Drew. He'll get his 20 HRs and 80 RBI, and it will be the most unimpactful 20/80 that you're going to see.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #61 on: September 01, 2017, 10:37:07 PM »

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Nice to see Pedroia back out there.

Ditto.

Doug Fister the stopper!

Fister has been pretty good over his last few starts. What a bonus—and what an even bigger bonus if he continues it in the playoffs.

What a joke the whole Sabathia drama is. I like baseball, but only in that sport would an athlete too fat and out of shape to field a basic play be allowed to last this long.

Baseball's obsession with "unwritten rules" is a joke, as is Sabathia's complaining. Some of these players act like the opposition is just supposed to roll over, regardless of the situation. I seem to remember that quite a few years ago, Curt Schilling (while with Arizona) got worked up because he was throwing a no-hitter and someone laid down a bunt for a hit. And I was like, "Uhh, the other team's trying to win too, and if they haven't been able to get any 'regular' hits, bunting is a legal and legitimate option."

Yeh.  I thought the announcers were kidding when they were suggesting Kluber was offended by Nunez swinging too hard!  Seriously?  He showed why he swings that hard the next at bat when he clubbed one over the fence.

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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #62 on: September 01, 2017, 10:43:08 PM »

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Last 3 games have been ABYSMAL for the Red Sox.

Outscored 36-9 the last 3 games which included a game Sale started.

Luckily NYY have gone 1-2 in that stretch so Sox still lead the division for now.

But also, Stanton has 49 HR. Hanley (our primary DH and "Ortiz replacement") has a whopping 49 RBI. SMH. And a batting average around .240. NOT CUTTING IT.

Now hopefully our real ace, Doug Fister, gets us out of this slump, but offense still needs to start heating up again. 3 runs combined in two games vs. 6 ERA pitchers in Hellickson and Gausman is also unacceptable.
Hanley is the second coming of JD Drew. He'll get his 20 HRs and 80 RBI, and it will be the most unimpactful 20/80 that you're going to see.

Everyone needs to calm down about Hanley.

He now has 23 HRs (4th in AL for DH), and there are plenty of games left. And he's been on a tear lately. He has a good playoffs and you'll change your tune.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2017, 09:35:44 PM »

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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2017, 09:53:54 PM »

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Last 3 games have been ABYSMAL for the Red Sox.

Outscored 36-9 the last 3 games which included a game Sale started.

Luckily NYY have gone 1-2 in that stretch so Sox still lead the division for now.

But also, Stanton has 49 HR. Hanley (our primary DH and "Ortiz replacement") has a whopping 49 RBI. SMH. And a batting average around .240. NOT CUTTING IT.

Now hopefully our real ace, Doug Fister, gets us out of this slump, but offense still needs to start heating up again. 3 runs combined in two games vs. 6 ERA pitchers in Hellickson and Gausman is also unacceptable.
Hanley is the second coming of JD Drew. He'll get his 20 HRs and 80 RBI, and it will be the most unimpactful 20/80 that you're going to see.

Everyone needs to calm down about Hanley.

He now has 23 HRs (4th in AL for DH), and there are plenty of games left. And he's been on a tear lately. He has a good playoffs and you'll change your tune.
I also like Hanley. Think hes due to get hot down the stretch here.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2017, 11:55:12 PM »

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Fister the Stopper!

Should be nicknamed " The Human Butt-plug"
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2017, 01:17:49 AM »

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Last 3 games have been ABYSMAL for the Red Sox.

Outscored 36-9 the last 3 games which included a game Sale started.

Luckily NYY have gone 1-2 in that stretch so Sox still lead the division for now.

But also, Stanton has 49 HR. Hanley (our primary DH and "Ortiz replacement") has a whopping 49 RBI. SMH. And a batting average around .240. NOT CUTTING IT.

Now hopefully our real ace, Doug Fister, gets us out of this slump, but offense still needs to start heating up again. 3 runs combined in two games vs. 6 ERA pitchers in Hellickson and Gausman is also unacceptable.
Hanley is the second coming of JD Drew. He'll get his 20 HRs and 80 RBI, and it will be the most unimpactful 20/80 that you're going to see.

Everyone needs to calm down about Hanley.

He now has 23 HRs (4th in AL for DH), and there are plenty of games left. And he's been on a tear lately. He has a good playoffs and you'll change your tune.
Hanley has an OPS of .758. That's the second lowers OPS of his career and is similar to what we get from Vasquez. Color me unimpressed.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2017, 01:25:18 AM »

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Last 3 games have been ABYSMAL for the Red Sox.

Outscored 36-9 the last 3 games which included a game Sale started.

Luckily NYY have gone 1-2 in that stretch so Sox still lead the division for now.

But also, Stanton has 49 HR. Hanley (our primary DH and "Ortiz replacement") has a whopping 49 RBI. SMH. And a batting average around .240. NOT CUTTING IT.

Now hopefully our real ace, Doug Fister, gets us out of this slump, but offense still needs to start heating up again. 3 runs combined in two games vs. 6 ERA pitchers in Hellickson and Gausman is also unacceptable.
Hanley is the second coming of JD Drew. He'll get his 20 HRs and 80 RBI, and it will be the most unimpactful 20/80 that you're going to see.

Everyone needs to calm down about Hanley.

He now has 23 HRs (4th in AL for DH), and there are plenty of games left. And he's been on a tear lately. He has a good playoffs and you'll change your tune.
Hanley has an OPS of .758. That's the second lowers OPS of his career and is similar to what we get from Vasquez. Color me unimpressed.

Yeah, I like Hanley, but I can't bring myself to believe that he's had a decent year. The only real plus he's been for the team (statistically, not factoring in any intangibles) is in the power department. He's probably not going to reach 70 RBIs—maybe not even 65—and his WAR is -.2 (meaning he's a net loss to his team). I'd love to see him get going, but I'm not sure it'll happen.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2017, 02:09:08 AM »

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Last 3 games have been ABYSMAL for the Red Sox.

Outscored 36-9 the last 3 games which included a game Sale started.

Luckily NYY have gone 1-2 in that stretch so Sox still lead the division for now.

But also, Stanton has 49 HR. Hanley (our primary DH and "Ortiz replacement") has a whopping 49 RBI. SMH. And a batting average around .240. NOT CUTTING IT.

Now hopefully our real ace, Doug Fister, gets us out of this slump, but offense still needs to start heating up again. 3 runs combined in two games vs. 6 ERA pitchers in Hellickson and Gausman is also unacceptable.
Hanley is the second coming of JD Drew. He'll get his 20 HRs and 80 RBI, and it will be the most unimpactful 20/80 that you're going to see.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #69 on: September 07, 2017, 11:02:20 AM »

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Fister the Stopper!

Guy looks a lot like our #3 playoff starter if they make the playoffs.

Possible even Game 2, but doubt it (that's for Pomeranz).

He's also had a 2.75 ERA the last 7 starts, after Price went on DL. NICE!  ;D

Forget #SaleDay, I think #DougDay is the new trend around here!  8)

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2017, 08:19:56 PM »

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13 games to go for both BOS and NYY (Boston currently have 3 game lead in division)

Even if Boston play .500 ball rest of way (so finish the season 7-6), the Yanks will have to go 10-3 to win the division. I'm just not seeing that happening for them.

But reality is, Sox control their destiny now and they need to keep it going one series at a time. Just keep winning!

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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2017, 08:26:13 PM »

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13 games to go for both BOS and NYY (Boston currently have 3 game lead in division)

Even if Boston play .500 ball rest of way (so finish the season 7-6), the Yanks will have to go 10-3 to win the division. I'm just not seeing that happening for them.

But reality is, Sox control their destiny now and they need to keep it going one series at a time. Just keep winning!

#OnToBaltimore  8)

They're basically a shoe-in for the playoffs at this point. My concern is that they'll keep playing average baseball and go nowhere in the postseason.
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Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #72 on: September 18, 2017, 04:45:44 PM »

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I'm not optimistic the Red Sox will win the division. The Yankees have only 3 games left on the road, and they are tough to beat in Yankee stadium unless you have three left handed aces. Which the Red Sox do, but they aren't playing the Yankees and one of those aces, Price, has been relegated to bullpen duty in deference to stiffs like Fister. And Sale is not especially sharp right now. I see Price got 2 wasted shutout innings in relief--in a loss his first appearance back. Not much of a "stretch" to go 5 innings and start?

Sorry, I don't like Farrell and the rest of their field management. Dombrowski has done some good, but he didn't hire Farrell and the rest, and I doubt he has much leverage there. He'll pick the next manager and staff, which couldn't come any sooner.

Their strategy of going cheap and not replacing Ortiz has blown up in their faces. Devers and Nunez saved them lately from a collapse. But Henry wouldn't go over the luxury tax to get Encarnation, because they had wasted millions on bad contracts. Are they still paying Craig?

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #73 on: September 18, 2017, 04:58:40 PM »

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I feel pretty good that the Red Sox will win enough games to take the division.

I have no problem with Farrell.  He is not winning them games with great strategy (what manager does) but I don't feel he is losing games either.   It was Terry Francona who said the manager gets too much blame when they lose and too much credit when they win.

Hanley is not having a good year no matter how you try to spin it.  I think there is something significant wrong with his shoulder.  Too bad, we need that type of bat.

Price will help in the playoffs.  A reliever can be a playoff series MVP with only pitching 2 or 3 innings at a time.  We would be the favorites in the AL if he was healthy and a regular starter but we still are right in this as is.

Re: 2017 Red Sox Reg. Season Thread
« Reply #74 on: September 19, 2017, 12:01:48 AM »

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