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    4/18 Cleveland @ Boston, 1:35 pm

    Note the early start so the Guardians can get away early.

    Carrasco, RHP, vs TBD

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    The Bern Man to open today.

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    Bernardino will be the opener. I like the idea of starting a lefty.

    Line-up not in, yet, and we face a RHP in Carrasco (3.55 ERA)

    1:35 start time

    Let's make it 11-9, and keep our 3rd place position.
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    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
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    That lineup is WooSox at Boston ticket prices.
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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
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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
    Is this a split squad game?🙈🤭

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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
    Wong and McGuire have been hitting really well. They are kind of out of options with everything else. O'Neilll out. Raffy has a bad shoulder. Story done for the year. No interesting names to add until September at the earliest.
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    There were a lot of people that kept saying the offense would be fine this year.
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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
    Wong @ DH was kind of inevitable because he just caught 2 games and has the hot bat, OPS 1.048.

    Devers could be out for several reasons--bad shoulder, bad knee, bad fielding, bad bat.

    Somewhat like Devers, Yoshida is out for bad fielding and bad bat.

    O'Neill probably had/has a concussion and is out until the weekend or later.

    Here are OPS's for this lineup--

    Duran .769
    Casas .849
    Abreu .535
    Valdez .471
    Wong 1.048
    Hamilton .583
    Reyes .451
    McGuire .784
    Rafaela .462

    Worth noting is that the Sox team OPS right now--.686--is ranked 20th in MLB, and 5 of the above lineup players are are below .536.

    Of the 18 errors committed by the Sox so far, 15 were committed by this lineup--including 3 by Abreu, 3 by Rafaela, 2 by Casas, 2 by Hamilton, and 2 by Reyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    There were a lot of people that kept saying the offense would be fine this year.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Wong @ DH was kind of inevitable because he just caught 2 games and has the hot bat, OPS 1.048.

    Devers could be out for several reasons--bad shoulder, bad knee, bad fielding, bad bat.

    Somewhat like Devers, Yoshida is out for bad fielding and bad bat.

    O'Neill probably had/has a concussion and is out until the weekend or later.

    Here are OPS's for this lineup--

    Duran .769
    Casas .849
    Abreu .535
    Valdez .471
    Wong 1.048
    Hamilton .583
    Reyes .451
    McGuire .784
    Rafaela .462

    Worth noting is that the Sox team OPS right now--.686--is ranked 20th in MLB, and 5 of the above lineup players are are below .536.

    Of the 18 errors committed by the Sox so far, 15 were committed by this lineup--including 3 by Abreu, 3 by Rafaela, 2 by Casas, 2 by Hamilton, and 2 by Reyes.
    Rafaela cannot hit. Should the Sox make him a defensive SS and move on.
    Abreu has not been hitting, but al least is now hitting the ball hard.
    Pablo is a nice likable man, but needs to go.
    Valdez and Pablo should be traded for a relief pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgar658 View Post
    Rafaela cannot hit. Should the Sox make him a defensive SS and move on.
    Abreu has not been hitting, but al least is now hitting the ball hard.
    Pablo is a nice likable man, but needs to go.
    Valdez and Pablo should be traded for a relief pitcher.
    Valdez and Pablo are not exactly desirable trade fodder. They're stopgap solutions filling in for injuries. Valdez shelf-life is directly linked to the return of Grissom, who likely plays second base the bulk of the time, but we shall see if he is not given the occasion/frequent outing at SS.

    Rafaela is the clear best SS on this team, and probably the best one between Boston and Portland. But since Portland is not supplying a solution anytime soon, I could see him taking SS this year. But Cora has overtly stated his future is in CF, so his play at SS is up in the air right now unfortunately. Especially given that Cora has shown he is fine with giving a long leash to weak defensive shortstops. Add to that O'Neill is out right now, leaving the Sox with only 3 outfielders on the roster, assuming they do not put Yoshida out there. So until O'Neill returns, expect Rafaela in CF. This means the Sox infield is left with juggling Reyes, Valdez and Hamilton because right now, they are all healthy...

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    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

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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
    My take as well.

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