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09/04 The ATL

Discussion in '2018 Red Sox Game Threads' started by rajendra82, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Bergs

    Bergs Member SoSH Member

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    Well that ended up OK.
     
  2. Byrdbrain

    Byrdbrain Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Just got home and didn't get a chance to watch the game but I find it highly unlikely that the Sox will win any of the remaining games against Atlanta and Cleveland.
     
  3. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    It was so obvious there must be a good reason we haven't seen him again.
     
  4. boxosII

    boxosII Member SoSH Member

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    Series Won: Check

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  5. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    There are no tie breakers in MLB. They play a game to decide who goes on.
     
  6. strek1

    strek1 Member SoSH Member

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    I Love this DIRTY WATER TV!

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  7. GreenMonster49

    GreenMonster49 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    They could send Guerin Austin to winter ball in Arizona to try her hand at in-booth commentary and she definitely would be better than Lyons.
     
  8. pk1627

    pk1627 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Especially with that FATAL FLAW
     
  9. Sox and Rocks

    Sox and Rocks Member SoSH Member

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    Atlanta water!
     
  10. chrisfont9

    chrisfont9 Member SoSH Member

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    He can’t get that many swings and misses with the fastball. Seems like he strikes guys out with the other stuff, and if he can throw both the k-curve and change well, he’ll succeed. But once they lay off that and force him to throw his fastball, we get a nine-pitch at-bat.
     
  11. Sox and Rocks

    Sox and Rocks Member SoSH Member

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    We'll never get to 95 wins. This team's just not good enough.
     
  12. LesterFan

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo1m
    Cora on Weds. lineup: "People are gonna go wild tomorrow, fantasy owners and all that. Sorry about them, ahead of time. It’s gonna be an interesting lineup. Tune in."
     
  13. Greg29fan

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    Hopefully Porcello plays first and bats cleanup
     
  14. canyoubelieveit

    canyoubelieveit Member SoSH Member

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    Back home, fun time at SunTrust park. It's a nice enough park.

    52 games over .500!

    Go Oakland!
     
  15. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

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    Lol @ MFY squanderage. Maybe next time don't bat Gary ".181" Sanchez 6th?
     
    #515 Sam Ray Not, Sep 4, 2018
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  16. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    I was already going to predict a crazy Sunday lineup. makes all the sense in the world.
     
  17. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

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    Red Sox vs. NL this season: 13-3
    Red Sox vs. Braves this series: 13-3
    Red Sox vs. NL (21st century World Series edition): 12-2
     
  18. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    @rajendra82 make the 9/5 thread already so I can predict the lineup. :p
     
  19. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    How does it make sense? They have an off day Thursday, a chance at a sweep, and nothing has been clinched yet. The faster they clinch, the more they can rest everyone.
     
  20. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

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  21. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    -noon is a very early getaway start time
    -bullpen game already with Velazquez starting
    -already won the series, sweep isn't that important
    -99% chance at the division already
    -end of road trip
    -Cora huge believer in two days in a row off
     
  22. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Member SoSH Member

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    Have at it.
     
  23. Wake49

    Wake49 Member SoSH Member

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    I still fuckin hate Luke Voit.
     
  24. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Member SoSH Member

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    Most abominable man.
     
  25. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    Conceding games is stupid. Just opens the door for NY to cut it to 7.5 going into a tough Houston series.
     
  26. RIrooter09

    RIrooter09 Member SoSH Member

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    The chicken little act is growing tiresome.
     
  27. Reggie's Racquet

    Reggie's Racquet Member SoSH Member

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    Absolutely agree. Don’t take your foot of the gas.
     
  28. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    In that case we better keep winning.
     
  29. uilnslcoap

    uilnslcoap Member SoSH Member

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    I dunno. I'm inclined to cut Cora slack on pretty much everything given the win total. If he's brought anything "DIFFERENT/GENIUS" to the team this year, it's pretty much his "fuck the hot hand, you're sitting because it will help us win games later" approach. I'm not saying that's why they've played so well this year. But it's different than usual. That and the utter babying the starters have sometimes received at the expense of the bullpen (both goals seem aligned to unleash the hounds in October, an approach he's been able to stick to without much pressure, given the big lead). His lineups and in-game bullpen management seem pretty standard to me. I'm a bit worried how the pen will do the rest of the season, but his getaway lineups are just part of the ongoing strategy that seems to be at least not really hurting the team and maybe helping it considerably.
     
  30. SoFloSoxFan

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    Red Sox celebrating their win.
     
  31. teddywingman

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    Nice!

    I am not going to question Cora's lineup today. He could have Sandy hitting cleanup and I wouldn't be mad.
     
  32. Byrdbrain

    Byrdbrain Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Mad? No
    Questioning his sanity? Probably a bit.

    I'm fine with Cora giving pretty much all the regulars the day off, this is house money.
     
  33. joe dokes

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    Injecting the players with botulism is also stupid. But Cora's not doing that, either.


    That sounds a little like, "Drive faster, so we'll get there before we run out of gas."
     
  34. judyb

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    In mostly teeny tiny sample sizes Foltynewicz has owned a lot of our regulars, while a few of our backups have owned him.
     
  35. 54thMA

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    I like it, the judges also would have accepted Throgs Neck or Tappan Zee as well.
     
  36. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    I think Cora is in part trying to send messages with some of these lineup choices and with strict adherence to off days. I think he may deliberately be trying to keep the team from getting tight about the standings or the Yankees by sending the message that he has confidence in the lead.

    He also is probably viewing the Astros series as very important for a lot of different reasons. I think he wants to win it.
     
  37. Wake49

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    In 2005 the Red Sox and MFY tied after 162. Because the MFY won the season series and both teams made the playoffs, they were awarded the division.
     
  38. DeadlySplitter

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    Now that there is a WC game, there are many less tiebreakers
     
  39. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Deadlysplitter beat me to it. First off, no team stays home due to a tie breaker in MLB. And second, since there is a WC game now, teams play a one game play in game to determine divsion winner.

    Oh and couldn't get the link last night

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  40. Byrdbrain

    Byrdbrain Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Day off for Mookie, JDM and X and getting Phillips in.

    Edit: I was surprised no one had posted the lineup yet, then I saw this was yesterday's thread.
     
  41. Al Zarilla

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    Sometimes you wish you had a different moniker? Sorry, couldn’t resist.
     

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