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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    Hanley is apparently dealing with issues in both shoulders.
    He has been dealing with issues between his shoulders for years.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by fredlynn View Post
    he has been dealing with issues between his shoulders for years.
    lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jad View Post
    Fault? There's no fault in you. We're just two dooffuses discussing sports (I see my last post sounded snide--unintended).
    Heheh ... agreed, agreed. (Leftover defensiveness from posting sites in the past...)

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    That doesn't make sense to me.
    I know what you're saying. But if there really is a difference it should show up in the stats.

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Anytime you hit a dry period, you gotta ask. Right now opposing pitchers are finding it too easy to get our guys out, especially with RISP.

    One number stands out--8 dingers. That isn't just the fewest for any MLB team, it's just a bit more than half--8 vs. 13--than the team in 29th place. Massive power outage.

    The good news is that we probably have a pretty good lineup. I certainly thought so. And it's early--we're just past the 1/10th point into the season.
    Team is generating baserunners - that is the hardest part of offense. 2nd in the bigs in hard hit %, 3rd in line drive %, hardest team in the bigs to strike out. They are doing everything they have to - nothing that some of these balls finding gaps won't fix.

  6. #36
    Today was certainly a good 'calm down, we'll be fine' game. 3 homers, moonshot by Hanley, Benintendi with 5 hits.

  7. #37
    Before today's game, we ranked 18th in runs scored- just 5 runs from the middle of the pack.

    This really isn't that bad, when you consider all the games missed by injury, illness and bereavement leave.

    Only Moreland has played in every game.
    Everyday players...
    18 Moreland
    17 Beni
    16 Pedey/Pablo
    15 Betts
    14 Bogey/HRam
    6 JBJ

    (16 Young -should only play vs LHPs)


  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by FredLynn View Post
    He has been dealing with issues between his shoulders for years.
    lol!!11!!!1!!
    "Hating the Yankees like it's a religion since 94'" RIP Mike.


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  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Before today's game, we ranked 18th in runs scored- just 5 runs from the middle of the pack.

    This really isn't that bad, when you consider all the games missed by injury, illness and bereavement leave.

    Only Moreland has played in every game.
    Everyday players...
    18 Moreland
    17 Beni
    16 Pedey/Pablo
    15 Betts
    14 Bogey/HRam
    6 JBJ

    (16 Young -should only play vs LHPs)

    Meh. The only key MIA has been JBJ. Plus, let's face it, you can't assume everyone on a team will be healthy all the time and in no need of bereavement or other leave.

    Yesterday's 3-dinger win was instructive--for me, anyway. Our biggest shortage so far is home runs--even with those three the Sox are still dead last of 30 MLB teams in hitting them. To me that's a serious power outage that can't easily be explained away by JBJ's absence. By Ortiz's absence, maybe, but not JBJ's.

    I'm not saying this team can't bounce back because of course they can. But at the same time, I think what we have seen so far suggests that a repeat of last year is less likely than before the season started.

  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Meh. The only key MIA has been JBJ. Plus, let's face it, you can't assume everyone on a team will be healthy all the time and in no need of bereavement or other leave.

    Yesterday's 3-dinger win was instructive--for me, anyway. Our biggest shortage so far is home runs--even with those three the Sox are still dead last of 30 MLB teams in hitting them. To me that's a serious power outage that can't easily be explained away by JBJ's absence. By Ortiz's absence, maybe, but not JBJ's.

    I'm not saying this team can't bounce back because of course they can. But at the same time, I think what we have seen so far suggests that a repeat of last year is less likely than before the season started.

    I'd say Betts was pretty key loss when he sat out with the flu...

  11. #41
    Sox have 11 home runs as a team, or 3 more than Eric Thames.

    This would be less concerting if the pitching staff had not surrendered 24 home runs...

  12. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Meh. The only key MIA has been JBJ. Plus, let's face it, you can't assume everyone on a team will be healthy all the time and in no need of bereavement or other leave.

    Yesterday's 3-dinger win was instructive--for me, anyway. Our biggest shortage so far is home runs--even with those three the Sox are still dead last of 30 MLB teams in hitting them. To me that's a serious power outage that can't easily be explained away by JBJ's absence. By Ortiz's absence, maybe, but not JBJ's.

    I'm not saying this team can't bounce back because of course they can. But at the same time, I think what we have seen so far suggests that a repeat of last year is less likely than before the season started.
    they are getting on base - and have (largely) been extremely difficult to get out ... the runs will follow

  13. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    I'd say Betts was pretty key loss when he sat out with the flu...
    Betts has played 15 of 18 games.

  14. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Meh. The only key MIA has been JBJ. Plus, let's face it, you can't assume everyone on a team will be healthy all the time and in no need of bereavement or other leave.

    Yesterday's 3-dinger win was instructive--for me, anyway. Our biggest shortage so far is home runs--even with those three the Sox are still dead last of 30 MLB teams in hitting them. To me that's a serious power outage that can't easily be explained away by JBJ's absence. By Ortiz's absence, maybe, but not JBJ's.

    I'm not saying this team can't bounce back because of course they can. But at the same time, I think what we have seen so far suggests that a repeat of last year is less likely than before the season started.
    We've averaged 1.5 regulars out per daily line-up.

    While injuries are a part of every team's season, we've had a revolving door of sorts.

    I'm not making excuses. Injuries are only part of the story, but I do fully expect this team to still finish in the top 5 in runs scored.

  15. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Betts has played 15 of 18 games.
    Yes, missing 17% of games is significant.

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