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The Sox' First 15 Games
Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:40 AM
3 at Det
3 at Tor
4 vs TB
2 vs Tex
3 vs NY
So how about some predictions? The optimist in me says that they will go 9-6. I can't see them starting any better than that, given the caliber of opponent. My real prediction is that they do the opposite: 6-9. And after 15 games, they'll find themselves 5 games out of first place already, and most of SoSH, and Red Sox Nation, will be in an uproar.
I hope my optimistic prediction is right, though. :-)
Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:38 AM
2-1 vs. Toronto
2-2 vs. Tampa Bay
1-1 vs. Texas
1-2 vs. Yankees
Am I being too pessimistic?
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:58 PM
Am I being too pessimistic?
I don't think so - those are all good teams. It would certainly help wash away the awful memories of last September if the Red Sox got a strong start this year, though.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:40 PM
It's easier to pick outcomes of 15 games in the middle of a season than the start as there really is no baseline (who is hot, who is not, etc) unless you use ST stats which seem to be meaningless. Also, with 3 games series, how the rotations lineup is important (eg, you face the other teams 3,4,5 means you have a better chance than facing their 1,2,3)
All I will say is if they win it will be despite Bobby V and if they lose it's all Bobby V's fault..
And no matter whow they do the results will not be predictive as to how they will do over the next 100.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:08 PM
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:51 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:30 PM
I think 8-7, with 9-6 a real possibility. While we'll face some tough pitching, we'll have some pretty solid starters ourselves, and I'll take our lineup over TB, MFY, DET and TOR. TEX might have the best offense in the league but they have a shaky rotation after Darvish (is anyone really scared of Colby Lewis?).
Well, Colby Lewis is pretty much a league-average pitcher, which is not scary but not nothing, either. It's Harrison, Holland, and Feliz who should worry you. Matt Harrison actually had a quietly awesome year last year, and Holland is still young and really good. Feliz is hurt (I think?), but has the potential to be a top starter himself. Even without Wilson, they were one of the best rotations in baseball last year. If there's anything they should worry about, it's probably keeping Hamilton/Cruz/Kinsler healthy.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:48 PM
[Edited to change "[I am an Idiot]" to "Buchholz".]
Edited by touchstone033, 08 April 2012 - 07:49 PM.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:06 PM
Second, I agree....4-11 wouldn't surprise me. At this point I'm praying for 7-8, but I don't see it happening. They have 3 at Toronto (who is 2-1), 4 vs TB (who is 3-0 and utterly dominated the Yankees), 2 vs Texas (maybe the best team in the league), and 3 vs. NY (never easy).
I see a 5-10 or 6-9 start as being the most realistic record after 15 games, given how they've played so far.
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