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ALDS Game 2: Beckett vs. Weaver


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#2051 rembrat


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:35 PM

This series is far from over.

#2052 FenwayFrenzy

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE (Obscure Name @ Oct 10 2009, 02:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best thing Theo could do for this team next season is get in a car accident.

Seriously? Do you remember what life was like as a Sox fan prior to the new regime? Were you sleeping through 2004 and 2007? He's a pretty damn good GM.

#2053 LostinNJ

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE (Backfrom3down @ Oct 10 2009, 09:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kazmir is certainly pitching well BUT this claim that he is a monster at Fenway is just not true anymore. It was, earlier in his career, but not in the last couple of years. I looked up the numbers a couple of weeks ago--approx 4 ERA, and many short starts of about 5 innings. The strategy will be clear drive up pitch count and get into the bullpen, which is doable. If that happens, everything could change in a heartbeat.

Kazmir can be good, but he can also be bad, It's silly to think that he is or ever was somehow magically good at Fenway. The idea that he "owns" the Red Sox -- or that the Red Sox "own" the Angels in the postseason, for that matter -- is based on too small a sample. Such claims are silly and obviously not predictive.

#2054 Bongorific

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (FenwayFrenzy @ Oct 10 2009, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously? Do you remember what life was like as a Sox fan prior to the new regime? Were you sleeping through 2004 and 2007? He's a pretty damn good GM.

Read up thread. He was trying to make a Adenhart reference (something to rally behind).

#2055 brs3


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (Laser Show @ Oct 10 2009, 01:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I vote Doc Zero for thread starter.


#2056 j44thor

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (ivanvamp @ Oct 10 2009, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The "best" option is probably not what's going to actually happen. My prediction is this:

Lowell at DH
Youkilis at 3b
Victor at 1b
Varitek at C

Gets the "Captain" into a game...batting right-handed (splits: vs. LHP - .202/.306/.360/.666; vs. RHP - .231/.336/.471/.807), gets Papi out, keeps Lowell's bat in there, but moves his unable-to-get-any-range body out of the defensive alignment.

I'd expect a lineup like this:

CF Ellsbury
2b Pedroia
1b Martinez
3b Youkilis
LF Bay
DH Lowell
RF Drew
C Varitek
SS Gonzalez



Given Clay's GB tendencies, I'd rather see Kotchman at 1B, Youk at 3B Lowell at DH and Vmart behind the plate since he has caught the majority of Clay's starts.
Kotchman vs. Tek is pretty close to a wash at the plate and the defensive improvement should easily make up the difference.

#2057 FenwayFrenzy

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE (Bongorific @ Oct 10 2009, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Read up thread. He was trying to make a Adenhart reference (something to rally behind).

Wow, I totally missed it. I laughed, though. My bad.

#2058 shawnrbu


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (ivanvamp @ Oct 10 2009, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The "best" option is probably not what's going to actually happen. My prediction is this:

Lowell at DH
Youkilis at 3b
Victor at 1b
Varitek at C


I'd be shocked if Varitek caught Clay tomorrow night. Victor has been his personal catcher since he arrived. I think there's a decent chance Kotchman plays 1st and Lowell is the DH. Ortiz not starting an elimination game would be like Schilling not getting a start in the 05 ALDS.


#2059 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:07 PM

QUOTE (Backfrom3down @ Oct 10 2009, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is where the Baldelli injury really kills us. What is the best option?


How about a right fielder who starts against lefties? I've been told Drew can do that.
If Drew is on the bench because Tito has no faith he will be better than Brian Anderson (BRIAN ANDERSON FER CRISSAKES!!!), then I either want someone to read Tito the riot act or I want Drew gone. Him sitting in this most important game of the year would be utterly unacceptable.

#2060 Laser Show

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Oct 10 2009, 05:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about a right fielder who starts against lefties? I've been told Drew can do that.
If Drew is on the bench because Tito has no faith he will be better than Brian Anderson (BRIAN ANDERSON FER CRISSAKES!!!), then I either want someone to read Tito the riot act or I want Drew gone. Him sitting in this most important game of the year would be utterly unacceptable.


I believe he was talking about benching Ortiz in favor of Baldelli. Which I would be in favor of with Ortiz's sudden reversal to April/May levels; however Anderson should not see the field.

#2061 RossiBalboa

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE (Laser Show @ Oct 10 2009, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I vote Doc Zero for thread starter.



QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Oct 10 2009, 05:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If Doc Zero starts the thread tomorrow the Sox win in 5.

It really is that simple.


These.

Edited by RossiBalboa, 10 October 2009 - 07:07 PM.


#2062 the_pun2000

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE (Obscure Name @ Oct 10 2009, 03:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You win. That other guy, not so much.



Lol. You Sir are as funny as I am dumb......which means you are quite hilarious. My humble apologies.