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Thread: 9/17 at Tampa Bay

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    9/17 at Tampa Bay

    Eduardo Rodriguez vs. righty Jake Odorizzi, advantage good guys.

    1 Bogaerts SS
    2 Pedroia DH
    3 Benintendi LF
    4 Betts RF
    5 Moreland 1B
    6 Vazquez C
    7 Devers 3B
    8 Holt 2B
    9 Bradley CF

    Last time out ERod went 6, giving up 1 run, and striking out 9 with 4 walks against the A's--his best start since returning from the DL.

    Note that 3 of the first four in the lineup are those same killer B's who have been repeatedly chastised this season for not living up to their potential, being just plain awful, etc.

    If you look at the Sox individual hitting stats (as I did), season to date, you find those three, but mostly Betts, leading in every single offenseive category--hits, runs, rbi's, HR's, doubles, triples, OBP, SLG, OPS, stolen bases, and total bases. It is no coincidence that all three lead the Sox in total at bats. If you throw in Bradley, who missed a bunch of games but is 4th on the team in OPS, the four killer B's have been pretty darn useful at the plate and in the field (Bogie not so much).

    Now here we are in crunch time. The Yankees are playing great, 8-2 in their last 10, and intent on closing that 3 game gap to win (or tie for) the AL East. Heck, you can even say Farrell's job is on the line. So who does he have batting 1st, 2d, and 4th? His most reliables, of course.
    Last edited by Maxbialystock; 09-17-2017 at 11:10 AM.

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    Get it done boys!!! Yankees are red hot and right behind us. Just have to keep winning and not worry about anything else

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    Fuck the Yankees....
    Everybody here is out of sight
    They don't bark, and they don't bite
    They keep things loose, they keep things light
    Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by SoxHop View Post
    Fuck the Yankees....
    Yes, of course.

    Fuck the Yankees.
    "Hating the Yankees like it's a religion since 94'" RIP Mike.


    "It's also a simple and indisputable fact that WAR isn't the be-all end-all in valuations, especially in real life. Wanna know why? Because an ace in run-prevention for 120 innings means more often than not, a sub-standard pitcher covering for the rest of the IP that pitcher fails to provide. You can't see value in a vacuum when a player does not provide full-time production."

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Spudboy View Post
    Yes, of course.

    Fuck the Yankees.
    It's crazy both the Yanks and the Sox are 8-2 in the last 10...
    Everybody here is out of sight
    They don't bark, and they don't bite
    They keep things loose, they keep things light
    Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

  6. #6
    grrrrrrr...........
    Everybody here is out of sight
    They don't bark, and they don't bite
    They keep things loose, they keep things light
    Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

  7. #7
    Two errors in the first inning. Hmmm. Two errors and no hits by the Sox in the first.

  8. #8
    Where does this team rank in fielding? It seems like they're terrible!

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    Real good job by Erod to get out of that with just one run.....
    Everybody here is out of sight
    They don't bark, and they don't bite
    They keep things loose, they keep things light
    Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

  10. #10
    ERod just might have pitched the best inning of his life. Big game, first inning, historically his weakest. Defense completely deserts him and tries to give the Rays a big inning. Instead, one unearned run despite men on first and third, one run in, and no outs thanks to terrible defense.

  11. #11
    Now three K's by our 5-7 hitters. So far ERod could sue for desertion.

  12. #12
    Offense looks like shit early.

  13. #13
    ERod throwing a lot of fastballs, but gets the K with the cutter.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by d-money View Post
    Offense looks like shit early.
    Lot's of hard hit balls that first inning didn't find the open field....
    Everybody here is out of sight
    They don't bark, and they don't bite
    They keep things loose, they keep things light
    Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

  15. #15
    Still too many fastballs I think. Three straight led to that clean single.

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