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4/15- Day baseball; too early to be clever

Discussion in '2019 Red Sox Game Threads' started by Coachster, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Coachster

    Coachster Member SoSH Member

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    It's Patriot's Day! For those of you not in greater Boston, it commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought in 1775.

    It's also Marathon Monday. Lotsa people taking a slightly long jog.

    Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day. Emma Watson. Jeromy Burnitz, who struck out a lot (as did I, in other ventures).

    And it's our favorite neck tattoo, Hector Velazquez, pitching against Dan Straily, who hasn't had much luck pitching with a bird on his uni.

    It's supposed to rain. All in all a typical Monday.

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    The XIX in the tattoo is his son's birthday.

    Win this and we win the series. That would be cool.
     
  2. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Sandy Leon Trotsky Member SoSH Member

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    That talentless turd, Adam Levine, made me quite happy in my decision to never get a tatoo ages ago.... Hector is again confirming what a brilliant call that was! Awesome!!!
    I did predict that Devers would have a struggle of a first half and then turn some corner and forever forward be the awesome slugger we know he's going to be... but I was really expecting JBJ and Betts to be awesome out of the box. Stop being shitty out of the box guys! Knock it off!!!
     
  3. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

    Jim Ed Rice in HOF Red-headed Skrub child SoSH Member

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    Started chatting to the woman next to me at the bar at the Baseball Tavern, talking about the tradition of coming to the game on Patriot’s Day. Turns out she was friends with Krystle Campbell, one of the bombing victims. It sucks that this awesome day is also associated with such a shitty event.
     
  4. soup17

    soup17 Member SoSH Member

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    Any idea if the game is starting on time? I’m thinking of heading in.
     
  5. findguapo

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  6. findguapo

    findguapo Member SoSH Member

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    Vazquez at 2B, Pearce LF
     
  7. Red(s)HawksFan

    Red(s)HawksFan Member SoSH Member

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    Lineup looks....interesting.

    Pedroia DH
    Betts CF
    Moreland 1B
    Martinez RF
    Bogaerts SS
    Devers 3B
    Pearce LF
    Swihart C
    Vázquez 2B
    Velázquez RHP
     
  8. CoffeeNerdness

    CoffeeNerdness Member SoSH Member

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    Is that for real? Wtf.
     
  9. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    wait wait... what???
     
  10. caminante11

    caminante11 Member SoSH Member

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    A short bench, Beni and JBJ not available and not wanting to push Pedroia too much leads to this.
     
  11. Red(s)HawksFan

    Red(s)HawksFan Member SoSH Member

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    Bradley's sick. Benintendi's hobbled. They don't want Pedroia on a muddy field. They're carrying 13 pitchers.
     
  12. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Vazquez at 2b?? I guess that's one way to get rid of him and move Leon back to be the Sale Whisperer.

    Is this game gonna happen weather wise?
     
  13. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Haha wow. More Cora genius?
     
  14. EllisTheRimMan

    EllisTheRimMan Member SoSH Member

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    O’s Strategy - don’t hit it to 2B. #generationaldefense.
    #framing
     
  15. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    just play Nunez again at 2B for today. it's not that hard?
     
  16. Red(s)HawksFan

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    Apparently he's got what JBJ's got, though Cora says he's "available". I imagine JBJ and Benintendi are "available" too if it is absolutely necessary.
     
  17. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    oh, lovely. lol
     
  18. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This will not be a day where the Sox hurlers should try to pitch to contact.

    Would have expected Pearce at 2B and Swihart in LF. Look forward to hearing Cora's rationale.
     
  19. BaseballJones

    BaseballJones goalpost mover SoSH Member

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    I glanced at that lineup and it all made sense in light of JBJ and Benintendi, and then I saw the reactions here in this thread and I had to look at the lineup again. And yep, there's Vazquez playing second base. Holy crap.

    The Pedroia/wet field thing must be for real because otherwise the solution is pretty simple:

    Pedroia at 2b
    Vazquez at C
    Pearce at DH
    Swihart in LF

    But instead, they've got:

    Pedroia at DH
    Vazquez at 2b
    Pearce in LF
    Swihart at C

    Crazy.
     
  20. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Looking at BBref CV has numerous games played at 2b and SS in rookie A and low A and high A between 2013-2015. I did not know this.

    edit- and the reason I did not know this is that it is a different CV. Ignore this. Thanks @findguapo
     
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  21. findguapo

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    That is a different Christian Vazquez - our guy has been in the Red Sox system his whole career.
     
  22. patoaflac

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  23. patoaflac

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    Double post, sorry.
     
  24. Remagellan

    Remagellan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Why wasn't Costner on the field last night turning the sprinklers on all night?

    Oh well, just win wacky lineup!
     
  25. joyofsox

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    Vazquez has played third base in the majors four times - June 19, 2017, July 20, 2017, and September 26, 2018 (both games of DH) - each time for the final inning of the game. No fielding chances in any of the games.

    He was a defensive replacement at second base in one game (4.2 innings) with Greenville (A) in 2010.
     
  26. InsideTheParker

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    It is looking to me that the worst of the weather is forecast after 2 pm. Here's hoping nobody gets hurt from the wet. But why is it wet? No tarp?
     
  27. patoaflac

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    Third is quite different, double plays could be very risky.
     
  28. joyofsox

    joyofsox empty, bleak Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Cora, on making out the lineup:
    "I had plenty of fun. These are the days that you really enjoy being a manager. It's a challenge ... Where we at roster wise, and Christian has been taking groundballs at second and at short and at third. He's caught three in a row or four in a row, or whatever it is. We're comfortable with him as far as making the routine play. He can turn the double play. He played first base in the World Series. ... He wants to do it, he likes to do it, and we're going with him. ... I mean we have a program [with Pedroia], we have to be disciplined. We were pushing him to play second but it doesn't make sense. Something happens today with him and then it's on us. So the only thing we can do is DH him and keep him off his feet as much as possible and push him so far. ... It's tough conditions. ... Don't be surprised if we're moving people around the whole game like we did in the World Series from spot to spot. Should be a fun one. Looking forward to it, honestly."
     
  29. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Eastern Mass. had a pretty substantial thundershower early this morning. The tarp essentially covers the infield only.
     
  30. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I wonder what Sandy Leon will think when he reads that.
     
  31. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    "I shoulda caught that third one that time....."
     
  32. staz

    staz Intangible Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That would have shattered my leg in 12 places
     
  33. LesterFan

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    Awkward looking throw to 2nd, but it worked.
     
  34. CoffeeNerdness

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  35. joe dokes

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    Vaz 4 > Nunez 4?
     
  36. staz

    staz Intangible Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Straily is junk. We should crush this POS
     
  37. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Textbook double play from Vaz. Generational D
     
  38. DeadlySplitter

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    should, but 11am, lineup is kinda struggling (Mookie just chased out of the zone)... we'll see.
     
  39. Mueller's Twin Grannies

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    The umpire is struggling too; the 1-0 to Mitchy was pretty much in the same spot as the 0-0 but called a strike.
     
  40. Al Zarilla

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    2 hard hit balls right at fielders.

    I see the “Boston” shirt fronts in honor of 2013.
     
  41. patoaflac

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    And now Sox can’t hit against a 19 plus ERA pitcher, whose opponents were hitting .500
     
  42. patoaflac

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    Velazquez second walk of the season and second in two innings,not good.
     
  43. Mueller's Twin Grannies

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    Walking the leadoff man two innings in a row. Interesting strategy.
     
  44. joe dokes

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    Thats his ERA now, but he has been merely kind of below-average instead of sub-major league quality several seasons in his career.
     
  45. Mueller's Twin Grannies

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    Yuuuup.

    Edit: At least Baltimore is bad at baserunning too. Free out.
     
  46. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Nunez is Spanish for baserunning comedy?
     
  47. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Velazquez is good about half the time. This is one of the other halves.
     
  48. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Lead off walks make me sad.
     
  49. LesterFan

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    Velazquez looks like shit
     
  50. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

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    Oof, where did Ball 3 miss? Looks like it was the bottom of the zone.
     

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