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ALCS Game 2: Price starts the streak

Discussion in '2018 Red Sox Game Threads' started by DrewDawg, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. soxin6

    soxin6 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    It isn't that simple. In the case of Price and Sale, the Yankees and Astros dominate left handed pitching. They were always going to have a tough time unless they are hitting their spots on every pitch. For those situations, hanging in there and giving the team a chance may be the best you can expect. If Price had pitched like that against the Orioles, then we would think differently, but the Astros have very scary numbers against left handed pitching.
     
  2. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Yeah, this is survive and advance stage. This is ONLY about the W/L record.
     
  3. strek1

    strek1 Member SoSH Member

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    Yes, well said.
     
  4. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    His hit off Kimbrel in the ninth was smoked. Maybe the wall prevented the home run. He only got a single on it. He seemed to be swinging a lot harder last night but I can’t prove it. The guys in the postgame were recommending to move Correa up to cleanup to protect Bregman more. I say go ahead, Correa still looks broken.
     
  5. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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

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    Here is his statcast playoff log for balls in play. The hit was 94, the out to JBJ was 101. They aren’t the hardest hit for him but they’re close to the top. Sorry, on my iPad so I can’t parse it down to the minimal info needed.
     
  6. HomeRunBaker

    HomeRunBaker bet squelcher SoSH Member

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    Good explanation of what isn't a very difficult phrase. "Keep team in game" refers primarily to pitching against a powerful offense, giving your team 5 innings or so and not giving up 5 or 6 runs+. Yes, he gave up 4 however there was plenty of luck involved in those final 2.
     
  7. JohntheBaptist

    JohntheBaptist Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, and you definitely get some credit for battling to put up zeroes after you blow up and surrender those runs. Didn't exacerbate things, putting it totally out of reach and having to put more outs on the relievers plates. That's the kind of thing a teammate will take note of (pretty sure I heard JBJ and Porcello at minimum reference it making him a "great competitor") and I think where "keeping them in the game" comes from. He let up runs but got his shit together and held them back, giving the offense a shot.
     

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