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Discussion in '2018 Red Sox Game Threads' started by DrewDawg, Oct 23, 2018.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Keep it going boys.
A game that ends at midnight.
Let's get 2 wins today.
Get 'em again.
Keep the line moving
Score more runs than the other guys
I enjoyed this once, and I look forward to enjoying it again. Win the game.
Kill, pussycat. Kill, kill.
Are we able to get some sort of addition to SoSH so we can better track pitch counts rather than having posters update it in the game thread? I know the Sox won by the score tonight but its deeply concerning that the Dodgers were able to only throw 139 pitches to the Sox 169. If this keeps up, the Sox' pitch count deficit will become insurmountable. If Price throws more pitches than Ryu, the Sox are a virtual lock to lose as we all know that low pitch counts correlate almost perfectly to victory.
This is an excellent point. We are fucked.
We all know through advanced scouting and analytics that 10 extra pitches is equivalent to 1.5 runs, so regardless of the noted score (which, frankly, is only the umpires' opinion and cannot be relied upon,) the Sox actually lost by a half-run and are down 1-0, moving their series loss odds to a near-insurmountable 99.4546%.
This is what I am talking about and its next level stuff that only a select few Sox fans - all in these game threads - are capable of understanding. Good point about the score being subjective. Timmons gave the Sox extra runs to make up for his strike zone, which, at various points, resembled a singularity.
By the way, I don't know what a singularity is but I think one of the many science nerds we keep around the site to practice wedgies on used it once to describe the concentrated quality of my posting history.
Harold Reynolds on MLBN said nobody catches the ball that JDM hit to center that ended up hitting low off the wall despite what catch probability says because it was hit so hard. I think I know one center fielder that might have had a shot....
Even If they would have scored that .5 run, the tiebreaker "fewer total pitchers used" would have gone to the Dodgers with 5 to 7.
The Sox had the next tiebreaker going their way ("Catchers left on the bench") but the way Cora was managing this game, there was no way they would have gotten that far...
Well, better luck next time!
Cora for president.
Did Cora really choose Cheerios over Special K for his breakfast cereal?!
Dude is in over his head!
The weight has been lifted off of Price’s back. I’d like to see ALCS game 5 Price again, please.
Price has never won a start in the WS. That ends tonight.
I'm all for any opportunity to point out that Harold Reynold is a fool, but on that one, where was the center fielder playing? It seemed to me that he would have needed to be both deep and not shading too far to either side because, FWIW, it was out there quickly. I have no idea though.
Devers with RBI in 8 straight postseason starts, tying MLB record.
And still only 21 years old
NF. I think I missed a joke.
Posters update pitch count ad nauseam, Sox win. And you want to change this clear cause/effect situation?
I can’t wait for Eric Gagne to come out and throw out the first pitch.
No. He wants to make sure that people understand the awful, terrible significance of all of these important numbers.
It’s the SoSH way, is it not? Seems pretty clear to me.
David and other members of 04 champs throwing first pitches tonight
Replying to @GordonEdes
How bout Big Papi?
8:28 AM - Oct 24, 2018
I have not been in attendance at the World Series since game 2 in '75. The Red Sox lost that day. For 43 long years, I've waited silently, like a ticking time bomb, for revenge. Tonight I make my return. The Price will be right. The magic number will be down to 2. We will win.
Please include Dave
Please include Dave
Please include Dave
Sox will beat the crap out of Ryu. I'm 100% confident of this
Win again tonight. Price proves last Thursday was no joke. The Sox got this.
22 now. Today is his birthday.
I agree. World Series pressure, pressure of having to prevent his team from going down 2-0, never pitched at Fenway, not a particularly good road pitcher. I hope it’s not a reverse lock but I could see them tagging him early and often.
I wonder if Raf is going to start on his birthday. I wouldn't be surprised to see Nunez get the start after his homer. And I really hope we finally see the BrockStar.
He turned rather early and gave up any chance to catch that ball, even though he wasn't that far from the wall (garage) and still had some time till the ball hit it (at the very bottom).
Assuming JBJ starts that play in a similar position, I think he would have caught it. But for a CF new to Fenway, that's a very hard catch, no doubt.
Birthday karma was sweet to Cora. Maybe if he doesn't start tonight Devers will PH for Nunez and bring things full circle.
Yeah, I think his lack of familiarity with Fenway made a difference here. When I saw him turned, I assumed the ball was halfway up the wall, and when I saw it hit at the bottom of the garage door I thought he misplayed it. But maybe he was afraid of missing it and having it rebound past him for a triple or inside the parker. As it was, it could have been a triple, if JD hadn't slipped on the bad at second.
And BTW - why do these guys get their feet on the top of the bag rather than on the inside of the bag, where they won't slip off (using the inside of the bag also lets them push off and make a sharper cut to the next base)? We've seen a few guys get injured, or nearly injured like JDM last night, by slipping off the top of the bag. Don't these guys know how to run the bases? We got taught this as kids, as soon as we started playing on fields with anchored bases (as opposed to the straw-filled sacks that we held down with a single stake.
I like baseball!!
Based on his postgame comments, Cora seemed to like the idea of keeping one of the correct-handed potential infield platoonees (Pearce/Moreland - Holt/Kinsler - Devers/Nunez) out of the lineup in order to have the PH bat available from the other side. If nothing else, that suggests that Kinsler, Nunez and Pearce won't all be starting vs. the LHP.
I still don't know why they didn't stick with Baez. And I think Cora surprised Roberts by PHing there. That's a handy thing -- doing something the other manager doesn't expect.
I was surprised when Roberts took Baez out, but I was also surprised when Cora put Nunez in. It seems to me that both managers went with the weaker player but the better matchup. It can't work for both of them, so I wonder if a lot of this is putting results over process. Arguably, both managers screwed up by not sticking with who was hot.
Yeah, this should go over well with the Fenway bleacher creatures tonight:
I can’t remember a team bitching on the record about the fans’ proximity to the bullpen before.
Am I out to lunch on this?
Give or take.
Alright friends, here we go! World Series Game II and more Fenway Magic. Last night was unreal and amazing. Now Price continues his form.
This is the exact amount of Mojo needed to win the game.
You're reporting the tip that the first pitch pitcher is the tipped-pitch reporting pitcher!
This day has been painfully slow.
I've been very diligent about my role in Red Sox mojo throughout the playoffs. Have stopped shaving, keeping the same wardrobe after every win (down to socks and underwear overdue for a wash), rotate sitting positions as required, have learned (after a couple of rough examples vs Houston) never to go get food when the other team is batting, etc. I'm on this.
This morning I had a colonoscopy, which means last night I had to do prep for the colonoscopy, which, as many of you are aware, is not a particularly pleasant experience.
Am I obliged to do colonoscopy prep again this evening, and nightly until/if the Red Sox lose again, or can I get a pass on that one?
No letdowns, no overconfidence, no easing up on the gas pedal. Cold-hearted executioners, please. Do it for the kids bitches.