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ALDS Game #1 - Relentless Pursuit of Greatness Begins

Discussion in '2018 Red Sox Game Threads' started by mauidano, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. mauidano

    mauidano Mai Tais for everyone! SoSH Member

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    Crush them.
     
  2. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Get those jackets out, it'll be in the 40's at game's end.
     
  3. The Racoon

    The Racoon Member SoSH Member

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    Just win!
    I don't care how,
    just win!
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  4. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  5. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    No internet for me until about 1:30 a.m. so all you fuckers are on your own today. Don’t fuck up.

    Those repulsive jerks don’t belong on the same field with us. Fuck them right in the fucking ear.
     
  6. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

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  7. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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

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    Fuck this angst about Sale's velocity. I seem to remember some other guy who regularly dialed it up to the high 90's doing pretty well in the ALDS with no fastball to speak of.

    Of course I'd prefer he go out there throwing 97 but if not bring what ya got and keep them off balance.
     
  8. Number45forever

    Number45forever Member SoSH Member

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    I can't believe we're already 14 years removed from the last team we played these fuckers in a playoff series. Time flies.

    Win!
     
  9. lapa

    lapa lurker

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    I still haven’t forgiven them for 2003. Let’s stick one on Boone this time
     
  10. CantKeepmedown

    CantKeepmedown Member SoSH Member

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    WTF am I supposed to do for the next 10 hours? I'm a bundle of nerves already. I'm thinking a half day or so of work, finish up some stuff around the house, happy hour to loosen up a bit, then home to pace.

    There's nothing like playoff baseball.
     
  11. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    I am intending to watch Indians/Astros at 2 pm to try to engage the baseball brain cells.
    Geaux, SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. sheamonu

    sheamonu Member SoSH Member

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    Scrios iad- ta’ se’ ar
     
  13. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

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    LET'S GOOOOOOOO

     
  14. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    How would everyone feel about this lineup tonight?
    Betts RF
    Benintendi LF
    Martinez DH
    Bogaerts SS
    Pearce 1B
    Devers 3B
    Kinsler 2B
    Leon C
    JBJ CF

    I really, really hope Cora doesn't play Nunez simply because of him being a righty. Devers is the better player at the moment.
     
  15. NJ_Sox_Fan

    NJ_Sox_Fan Member SoSH Member

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    Let's fucking go!
     
  16. Sox and Rocks

    Sox and Rocks Member SoSH Member

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    We're playing the mfy. That's simultaneously awesome and horrible.

    When we beat them, it'll be awesome.
     
  17. Sox and Rocks

    Sox and Rocks Member SoSH Member

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    That lineup makes me happy in the pants. Seeing Nunez in the actual lineup will be like being doused with cold water.
     
  18. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    That lineup is good but I want Holt in at 2B.
     
  19. geoduck no quahog

    geoduck no quahog Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Please explain why you'd throw two lefties against Happ and have only Moreland as a left handed pinch hitter for Leon.

    {edit: I guess Swihart counts)

    Tanaka's another story.
     
  20. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    the bold move (won't happen) is moving AB down in the order and X to 2nd.

    as far as Devers.... it's going to be Nunez.
     
  21. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

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    Fuck them up, please.

    I was .... 23 the last time the Sox and Yankees met in the postseason. Life comes at you fast.
     
  22. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Cora didn't seem to do much "simply because" anything. But anyway....
    He might start Nunez because of his better defense, and save Devers's better bat for later strategic use. (If their defense was closer it would be a no-brainer in Devers's favor). Maybe the thought will be that a diminished Sale needs the better defense.
     
  23. Rooster Crows

    Rooster Crows Well-Known Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Shut 'em down, Sale, and kick their asses until they crawl out of town.

    GO SOX - WIN!!
     
  24. Norm Siebern

    Norm Siebern Member SoSH Member

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    Time to party.
     
  25. bellowthecat

    bellowthecat Member SoSH Member

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    Whether 1-0 behind a Sale shutout or 15-14 in a slugfest, just get the job done.
     
  26. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Is there anything that you need/that we can do? A tech solution? Smoke signals?

    I mean, this is important.
     
  27. The Filthy One

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    I want to see a breakout for Benintendi. Hopefully the four days off got him pointed in the right direction. Beyond Sale, Beni's production is the key to the series for me. If he can get going, the Sox will score some runs. If not...well, the pitching will need to be nails.
     
  28. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Is that a scheduled outage by your internet provider? I doubt that. What else. Moving? No hurt feelings if none of my business answer.
     
  29. drbretto

    drbretto guidence counselor SoSH Member

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    I've been making everyone at work that's worried about this series watch this again.

    And to all those who are worried about Sale, I remind you that the Sox and Yankees played exactly one series that actually mattered all season. The Sox swept that series with Chris Sale tied behind their backs.

    We got this. Be confident, and enjoy it. Go Sox!
     
  30. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Nunez is worse(.641 OPS) against lefties this year than he is against right handers(.691 OPS) so I want the player in there that has been hot lately.

    What other lefties would you take out of the lineup? Certainly not Benintendi and JBJ that is for sure.
     
  31. The Big Red Kahuna

    The Big Red Kahuna Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Who the @#$! pronounces "J.A." as "Jay"??? What kind of asshole is this guy? J.....A... Seems simple enough to me. Also, when did this ignorant-on-how-initials-work fucktard become a lights out ace? Sorry. Rhetorical question. Answer is he didn't. Show this journeyman back to his hole. And, while there, he can try and not spread his Hand/Foot/Mouth disease anymore. Jay? What the fuck.
     
  32. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    I hate that it's a 5 game series.
     
  33. BornToRun

    BornToRun Member SoSH Member

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    I’m pretty sure I was in 2nd grade the last time these two played in October and had yet to discover my love of baseball. I’m fucking ready.
     
  34. Trotsky

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    Things have taken a turn for me. My night and weekend work is on hold so I'll be able to get to a bar tonight to watch this. I'll be available to start, but really... won't be necessary. We're gonna take this tonight and tomorrow and sweep these assholes out in the Bronx. Fuck the Fucking Yankees I say!!!! Fuck those shit-tards... those fucking shit-tards.

    EDIT- I'm having fun trying to figure out which one of the Sox will be the series MVP? My bet for this series is that Stinkin' Moreland is going to club some key hits and a timely HR. He's been too quiet for too long... the weather is cold again... Mitchy Two Bags heats up when it gets cold.
     
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  35. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    Transpacific flight I’m afraid. Might have internet but I am a bit dubious though.
     
  36. crow216

    crow216 Dragon Wangler SoSH Member

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    JD Martinez...on his jersey....
     
  37. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Working on the import/export imbalance, something like that?
     
  38. KillerBs

    KillerBs lurker

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    I feeling good about giving the start to Noony at 3rd tonight. Happ's murder on lefties and Edwin's slugging .465 since July 27.
     
  39. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    If Sale comes out throwing 91-93, the series is over.
     
  40. BigSoxFan

    BigSoxFan Member SoSH Member

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    Not if it's his sinker!
     
  41. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Red Sox Game 1 lineup: Betts RF, Benintendi LF, Pearce 1B, Martinez DH, Bogaerts SS, Núñez 3B, Kinsler 2B, León C, Bradley Jr. CF, Sale LHP.
     
  42. Joe D Reid

    Joe D Reid Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The last time we played these goons in the playoffs ended with me shrieking drunk in the streets of Brooklyn. Since that time I've moved cross-country and acquired a wife, kids, and a mild thyroid disorder. I got medium old is the point. I don't really try to hit the high notes the same way I used to. But for this series I plan to root like I'm still young and dumb.

    Get fired up, folks; let yourself feel those feels and I'll see you all shrieking drunk on the streets of SoSH after we win.
     
  43. Sox and Rocks

    Sox and Rocks Member SoSH Member

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    Non sequitur
     
  44. BornToRun

    BornToRun Member SoSH Member

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    I like it.
     
  45. Jed Zeppelin

    Jed Zeppelin Member SoSH Member

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    Don't try to do too much. Happ will pound the outer half all night if you let him.
     
  46. judyb

    judyb Member SoSH Member

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    But he doesn't expect everyone to call him Jed Martinez.
     
  47. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I don't really understand not batting JDM at 3 and Xander at 4, but they all have to hit. And I do get lengthening the line-up. Still.....
     
  48. The Racoon

    The Racoon Member SoSH Member

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    How about going the other way:
    If Sale comes out throwing 96-98, the series is over!
     
  49. Adrian's Dome

    Adrian's Dome Member SoSH Member

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    Sale is gonna come out throwing bullets.

    You heard it here first.
     
  50. Major Major

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