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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Well, it usually is. Last year the team OPS was 9th in MLB, which was actually below par for the Sox.

    But right now Turner (OPS .800) is gone, Devers is hurting, Yoshida's OPS, .574, is down 200 points from last year's not so good .783. O'Neill, a definite improvement over Verdugo, is out with a concussion. Casas, Wong, McGuire, and Duran are all hitting and all in today's lineup.
    Yoshida's OPS one year ago today was .560. So he is at the very least, doing what he did last year at this time. Last year, starting one year ago today, he posted an OPS of .896 over his next 81 games. We need that Yoshida back...

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    Maybe MLB pitchers and analytics people as a collective entity figured out how to attack Yoshida sometime in July/23 or thereabouts and that was basically that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsoxrules View Post
    No injury report for Yoshi, I wonder if Cora is just sitting him for a few games as he's been stinking up the joint at the plate
    The pitching game plan for Yoshida is locked in a safe under the code name, Tora, Tora, 3 Strikes out.

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    It's not just Yoshi, who did homer this week, who is not carrying a load. But in deference to their feelings, accept that none of those listed below were really expected to do anything significant this year at the MLB level. They are gaining experience and seeing their deficiencies .
    Dalbec .000/.050 ; E. Valdez .143/.471 ; D. Hamilton .200/.543 ( a heavyweight here) ; Wilyer Abreu .176/.535 ; C. Rafaela .155/.472 ; P. Reyes .200/.451

    Those are 6 of your 13 position players on the 26 man roster . How does anyone who is sober put the heat on Cora for anything ? This is a true AAAA lineup masquerading as MLB. Today's game begins with a Opener B. Bernandino, who did not make the club out of ST. Your bench consists of Devers, O'Neill( unavailable ?) , Dalbec, Yoshida . Both catchers are in the lineup, one is the DH

    And the organization charges premium prices for this effort at building a team

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegasbob View Post
    It's not just Yoshi, who did homer this week, who is not carrying a load. But in deference to their feelings, accept that none of those listed below were really expected to do anything significant this year at the MLB level. They are gaining experience and seeing their deficiencies .
    Dalbec .000/.050 ; E. Valdez .143/.471 ; D. Hamilton .200/.543 ( a heavyweight here) ; Wilyer Abreu .176/.535 ; C. Rafaela .155/.472 ; P. Reyes .200/.451

    Those are 6 of your 13 position players on the 26 man roster . How does anyone who is sober put the heat on Cora for anything ? This is a true AAAA lineup masquerading as MLB. Today's game begins with a Opener B. Bernandino, who did not make the club out of ST. Your bench consists of Devers, O'Neill( unavailable ?) , Dalbec, Yoshida . Both catchers are in the lineup, one is the DH

    And the organization charges premium prices for this effort at building a team
    yeah, these guys are all doing there best and i hope they succeed though most have no place on a MLB roster. i don't blame them; i blame the bloated, incompetent morons running this organization.

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    Cora confirms that Yoshida is a healthy scratch. They're just trying to get his head right.
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    I foresee some damage done by N Manuel today.
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    Oneill in the DL with concussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Feast your eyes on this, folks.

    1. Jarren Duran LF
    2. Triston Casas 1B
    3. Wilyer Abreu RF
    4. Enmanuel Valdez 2B
    5. Connor Wong DH
    6. David Hamilton SS
    7. Pablo Reyes 3B
    8. Reese McGuire C
    9. Ceddanne Rafaela CF
    Reese's Pieces -- McGuire is the only guy in the starting line-up who literally wasn't a minor leaguer in the past two years.

    But it's Getaway Day, so AC must be counting on the Guards to being going through the motions and hit the road.

    We all know how cooked the bullpen has already looked this week -- and yet, Bernardino's the opener, with no Pivetta to eat the bulk innings.

    Another sign from Clever Cora to ownership as a big thankyou for the absolute lack of talent depth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Feast your eyes on this, folks.

    1. Jarren Duran LF
    2. Triston Casas 1B
    3. Wilyer Abreu RF
    4. Enmanuel Valdez 2B
    5. Connor Wong DH
    6. David Hamilton SS
    7. Pablo Reyes 3B
    8. Reese McGuire C
    9. Ceddanne Rafaela CF
    Has to be one of the worst starting lineups in the last 25 years.

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    Three guys hitting under .200 and two hitting exactly .200. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedballgame View Post
    Three guys hitting under .200 and two hitting exactly .200. LOL.
    But what's their NO PS?

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    They will probably score 10 runs today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    Is this a split squad game?來
    Nice one!

    This lineup, on paper, really is all tail. Which probably means they're going to score 13.

    Aaaaaand there's the first one already.

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    Today's lineup cost to JH in annual salary: $8.54M! If they win today, we are doomed.
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    I get MV Pee.

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