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Thread: April 3rd, 2024 Red Sox still at Oakland-Alameda 3:37 EDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    I can hardly remember a season when one or more starters haven't dropped out because of injury, illness, or lousy pitching.
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    Taking a look at some SSS stats , if .700 OPS is a floor for a productive hitter, then we have 4 guys at that level or higher led by O'Neill at 1.145 ( Duvall April 2023 memories anyone ?), and Devers/Story at the bottom of the 4 with .707/.706 respectively. The other guy--
    Reese Mcguire at .962 through 12 AB's. Guys with difficulty so far, Casa and Valdez at .535-.500. The dog without a bone is Not Ready For Prime Time, Wilyer Abreu (.350 OPS) who does need work at WooSox in multiple areas.-

    So why is Abreu in RF and O'Neill sitting today. Scheduled day off or minor soreness?

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    I think they are going to keep giving Abreu AB's because it's only the 2nd series of the year. No real reason to freak out yet. If he's OPS'ing 500 on Memorial Day, then you send him down. For now, the sample sizes are too small to worry.
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    BTW, fielding ERROR on Rafaela. DFA!
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    Sox playing this one like a getaway day............
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    Abreu heard the doubts.
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    What the fuck Devers......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    What the fuck Devers......
    Was that a double steal that Devers should have swung through or a run/hit and he got some bad luck when Stripling speared it ?

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    Pivetta still throwing blanks through 3 . Hitters batting blanks through 3. Need a breakout inning here

    Abreu did get a hit so there's that

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    Pivetta treated to the absolute minimum lead possible in baseball, 1-0 . Holds up well through 4 with another nice play at the Cf wall by Rafaela, not quite the hard running catych of last night, but enough to save a run and help hold Pivetta's and the Sox lead.

    Interesting debate on how to quantify the value of difficult plays made to save runs vs rbi's from hits/ productive outs. Cedanne is a player in any event

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    Pretty soon Duran, the OBP machine, will weary of Devers failure to hit behind him. Even Jarren cannot outrun the DP balls being served up by Raffy.

    Rafaela is out-stating Devers at the plate right now. Yes, this is an intentional slight at Devers who needs to get going.

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    A little worried that Devers's shoulder isn't right.
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    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    Story has an example of a play NOT MADE, but no error, that may cost Pivetta this inning. Should have been an inning ending DP, but turns into a hit given Trevor's matador defense.

    Followed by a check swing "bunt" hit to load the bases. Worse yet, Joely Rodriguez is warming up.

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    This time Story makes the play and Pivetta holds his shutout. Get some runs, boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    A little worried that Devers's shoulder isn't right.
    It must not have been right for the last month of last season either.

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