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September 21, 2018 Sale v. Bauer

Discussion in '2018 Red Sox Game Threads' started by Ale Xander, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Get it done, Red Sox, again. Rinse (the sparkling wine) and repeat.
     
  2. DeadlySplitter

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    Sale’s going for probably 4 innings. Bauer might be rusty and will also be tuning up. Who’s to say we can’t win?

    Should be a weird feel-out type of series. Indians are locked into 3 seed and virtually have been for months. Sox are up 8.5 on the Astros with 9 to play, Astros 10 to play... that’s right, a magic number of 2 for complete HFA
     
  3. nvalvo

    nvalvo Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    My post-clinch hangover lineup prediction:

    CF Lin
    SS Holt
    3B Devers
    DH Moreland
    1B Pearce
    LF Travis
    2B Phillips
    C Leon
    RF Swihart

    Any other guesses?
     
  4. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    I heard the equipment guy has been sneaking into the batting cage and to 3B for infield. What the hell, give him a shot.
     
  5. KiltedFool

    KiltedFool has a terminal case of creeping sharia SoSH Member

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    Late September Scrimmage
     
  6. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Cora might want to give the force known as the BrockStar a day off. He’s been working hard and everyone needs a blow once in a while.
     
  7. findguapo

    findguapo Member SoSH Member

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    CF Cuevas
    SS Kelly
    1B Johnson
    DH Scott
    RF Pomeranz
    LF Hembree
    2B Poyner
    C Velazquez
    3B Thornburg
     
  8. soxin6

    soxin6 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I would rather have Holt in CF and Lin at SS. Cora said Moreland may get a few days off, so it might be Porcello at DH.
     
  9. John DiFool

    John DiFool Member SoSH Member

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    Most can't possibly do any worse in the field than they have in the pen...
     
  10. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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  11. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Even in a slow pitch softball game or a Sunday picnic game, a left handed third, short or second baseman looks weird.
     
  12. judyb

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    Why not start Porcello at 2B and have Poyner available to PH?
     
  13. nvalvo

    nvalvo Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I don’t think you guys are taking this seriously LOL.
     
  14. Red(s)HawksFan

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    Official we clinched last night lineup:

    Lin CF
    Phillips 2B
    Devers 3B
    Martinez DH
    Pearce 1B
    Holt SS
    Swihart RF
    Travis LF
    Leon C
     
  15. Al Zarilla

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    So, the reason JD plays is because he’s chasing the triple crown?

    This is almost the only situation where if two managers got on the horn together in the afternoon and discussed how far to go with the “clinched don’t care about this game, what kind of lineups should we put out there”, nobody would care.
     
  16. joe dokes

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    That could be part of it. And since he's DHing, I could also see Cora leaving it up to JD to let him know what he needed to stay sharp.
    And they have to have *someone* in the lineup who can hit. :)
     
  17. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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

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    Close enough.
     
  18. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Travis/Lin/Swihart outfield is what makes the rest of the league jealous.
     
  19. Muppet

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    Do you have a lefty at 2b?

    Unrealistic, but the rest seems sound.
     
  20. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    They don't look like the jealous types:
    [​IMG]
     
  21. pk1627

    pk1627 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This is not the lineup of a well balanced team. I think they should give their playoff spot to the Rays. Their 62 fans will appreciate it.
     
  22. Al Zarilla

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    Pomeranz in right, what first came to mind was this guy being out there.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Well, even then they knew they'd find a much better place, either with or without you.
     
  24. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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  25. Al Zarilla

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  26. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Game 154. I understand resting Mookie, but if he hit 31 HR in this game he would break the Babe's record with no asterisk.
     
  27. caminante11

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    He wants to finish with a better record than the Rays.
     
  28. Light-Tower-Power

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    Brock Holt is such a gamer. Dude was drinking like a bastard last night but he's not taking a day off.
     
  29. bigq

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    You'd better change it back or we will both be sorry.
     
  30. bigq

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    He looks big and presumably has a good catch radius but can he throw or hit?
     
  31. E5 Yaz

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    Travis-Lin-Swihart has to be up there with the strangest starting outfields in Red Sox history
     
  32. nvalvo

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    Okay, so I had 8/9 players/positions correct — Moreland for Martinez — but wasn't great on the lineup positions.
     
  33. nvalvo

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  34. DeadlySplitter

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  35. OurF'ingCity

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    Subtly important game insofar as it will be interesting to see how Sale does (not that he'll be going against the same Cleveland lineup that we might face in October, but still).
     
  36. Al Zarilla

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    I wonder if, after all the guys were in the clubhouse, Cora said OK, who wants to play today? Probably not because everyone would feel like they should say yes.
     
  37. soxin6

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  38. DeadlySplitter

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    Pete Abraham‏Verified account @PeteAbe 16m16 minutes ago
    Some #RedSox stuff:
    * Goal for Chris Sale tonight is 5 IP and/or 75 pitches.
    * Cora called two GMs who had interviewed him for jobs previously — Mike Hazen and Jon Daniels — to thank them for their guidance.
    * JD Martinez was out of the lineup until he talked his way back in.
     
  39. Muppet

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    Someone else to pick them out? Turn them around? Turn them into someone new?
     
  40. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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

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    I get that they were boozing it up last night but what time do you think most of them settled down? You figure there’s some carryover drinking on the plane so what, like 3:00, maybe 4 worst case? These guys aren’t middle aged out of shape desk jockeys and they aren’t getting up for an 8AM meeting. I’ll bet most if not all wouldn’t be too wet-brained to play if required.
     
  41. boxosII

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  42. luckysox

    luckysox Eeyore Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    Goal for this game: Sale healthy.
     
  43. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    I see that Francona is playing the big boys.
    Wonder if Leon will come out when Sale does.
     
  44. bankshot1

    bankshot1 Member SoSH Member

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    Looks like a split-squad March line-up.
     
  45. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    "Strange cat, but he can pitch."
     
  46. DeadlySplitter

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    about as well as Lin can hit a ball
     
  47. Muppet

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    Mookie looks a lot better than I would have expected
     
  48. strek1

    strek1 Member SoSH Member

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    True. And I hope everybody forgives him if he has a O-Fer
     
  49. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    "They'll drop a five spot on you just to keep in shape."

    Eck is coming in hot tonight.
     
  50. Reverend

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    That's how they learn. Get it out of your system.

    Even the Boz talked about blowing his team blowing their first big shot at a big game because they were partying and were playing a team that knew better and growing up about it after that.
     

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