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    Given the unavailability of a whole bunch of Sox, including a starter in game 3, this was one heckuva sweep of the Pirates.

    Thanks to the pitching, these 2024 Sox are better than they seem. The cautionary note is that they are nevertheless 0-3 against AL East opponents and have 49 AL East games still to play.

    Here are five OPS's from today's Sox lineup: Rafaela .494, Dalbec .188, Reyes .441, Heineman .500, and Valdez .489.

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    Even our pen games are getting the job done.

    I'm not sure how much longer we can keep this up, but our much-maligned bench has been carrying us quite a bit.
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    Given the unavailability of a whole bunch of Sox, including a starter in game 3, this was one heckuva sweep of the Pirates.

    Thanks to the pitching, these 2024 Sox are better than they seem. The cautionary note is that they are nevertheless 0-3 against AL East opponents and have 49 AL East games still to play.

    Here are five OPS's from today's Sox lineup: Rafaela .494, Dalbec .188, Reyes .441, Heineman .500, and Valdez .489.
    No Devers
    No Casas
    No O'Neill
    No Story
    No Grissom
    No Gio
    No Pivetta
    No Whitlock

    Jansen & Martin not pitching nearly as well as 2023, and not needed, today.
    Yoshida out of the line-up. McGuire, with our 6th best OPS before the game started on the bench.

    This team is defying all the odds- bad Pirates team or not. The west coast trip was not against all bad teams.

    True, we have to beat the ALE teams, too, but this is really quite a start to 2024.
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyo-sox View Post
    We need to know if you wearing Pittsburgh or Boston colors?
    I wore Red Sox apparel all 3 days. Kept the Bryan Reynolds jersey in the closet this weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    No Devers
    No Casas
    No O'Neill
    No Story
    No Grissom
    No Gio
    No Pivetta
    No Whitlock

    Jansen & Martin not pitching nearly as well as 2023, and not needed, today.
    Yoshida out of the line-up. McGuire, with our 6th best OPS before the game started on the bench.

    This team is defying all the odds- bad Pirates team or not. The west coast trip was not against all bad teams.

    True, we have to beat the ALE teams, too, but this is really quite a start to 2024.
    Agreed. Speaks to the leadership in the clubhouse and the managing ability of Cora. We could easily be in White Sox territory right now. Granted, we need the pitching to hold up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I wore Red Sox apparel all 3 days. Kept the Bryan Reynolds jersey in the closet this weekend
    I expected nothing less.
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    The Pirates are a real poverty franchise. Perennial doormats. Not one bit surprised that the Sox swept.
    Old school is good school.

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    If I didn’t have this week off work, I’m not sure how I would get through the week. I’m wiped, but it was worth it to see the streak extend to 13
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgalehouse View Post
    The Pirates are a real poverty franchise. Perennial doormats. Not one bit surprised that the Sox swept.
    Sox won only 2 more games than them last year. The franchises are in the same spot right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Sox won only 2 more games than them last year. The franchises are in the same spot right now.
    ...and the Bucs swept them in '23.
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    ...and the Bucs swept them in '23.
    I’m happy with ANY sweep. Sox lost 2 of 3 at the A’s last year when they were trying to keep a playoff spot. Beat all the teams. All wins count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyo-sox View Post
    We need to know if you wearing Pittsburgh or Boston colors?
    Probably in full UConn Husky gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Im happy with ANY sweep. Sox lost 2 of 3 at the As last year when they were trying to keep a playoff spot. Beat all the teams. All wins count.
    Indeed
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Probably in full UConn Husky gear…
    Fun fact: I watched neither of the last two title games
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    When everyone comes back healthy, I still want Rafaela playing SS. He gives us our best shot. Good defense can carry a poor lineup. It did today and yesterday.

    Also, Kutter for Cy Young
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