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#1 topps148

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:31 AM

Somehow, we're getting along without Pedroia. Whatever it is we're doing right, let's keep it up.
Win it for Dustin.

#2 shawnrbu


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:42 AM

If anybody is going to be at Fenway tonight, give some feedback on how Meter does in his guest starring role as The Voice of Fenway Park.

#3 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:22 AM

I really want to sweep these assholes

#4 MalzoneExpress


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:39 AM

I like winning. Win again please.

#5 Rogelio Clemens

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:04 AM

brooom

#6 mfried

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:06 AM

Scherzer is German for joker. Prove the Germans right.

#7 Rogelio Clemens

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:12 AM

I drink big mug fermented goat vagina oils if beckett lose tonite

#8 MalzoneExpress


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:21 AM

I drink big mug fermented goat vagina oils if beckett lose tonite


Big deal. That's a delicacy in your country.

#9 Rogelio Clemens

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

Big deal. That's a delicacy in your country.


In U.S. and A. they treat horses like we in our cuntry treat our women. They feed them two times a day. They have them sleep on straw in a small box. And for entertainment, they make them jump over fences while being whipped.

Edited by Rogelio Clemens, 31 May 2012 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:08 AM

I drink big mug fermented goat vagina oils if beckett lose tonite

In U.S. and A. they treat horses like we in our cuntry treat our women. They feed them two times a day. They have them sleep on straw in a small box. And for entertainment, they make them jump over fences while being whipped.


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#11 MalzoneExpress


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:21 AM



#12 Pearl Wilson


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:31 AM



I like crazy-eyes Max and I also want jfb to do well.
Honestly I just want to see some good baseball!

#13 MakMan44


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

Somehow, we're getting along without Pedroia.


It's all because of Nick "The Scrappiest" Punto baby!

#14 kevlog

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

If anybody is going to be at Fenway tonight, give some feedback on how Meter does in his guest starring role as The Voice of Fenway Park.


I will do that. I actually won a raffle at work and will be there tonight.

Let's finish off the series with another W, fellers....

#15 jnlevetoncnmt

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

Beckett is pitching and it just so happens this is the mlb.tv free game which is presented by Corona. Coincidence? I think not.

#16 Frank, Fenway

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

It's all because of Nick "The Scrappiest" Punto baby!


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#17 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

Red Sox dominate Scherzer to the tune of a 1.142 OPS. I expect nothing less than 10+ tonight.

#18 Bucknahs Bum Ankle


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

Red Sox dominate Scherzer to the tune of a 1.142 OPS. I expect nothing less than 10+ tonight.


If you narrow that down to current players who are likely to face him tonight, it's not quite as impressive (and a bunch of small sample sizes):

			  PA AB  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Adrian Gonzalez		 13 11  2  0  0  0   1  2  2 .182 .308  .182  .490
David Ortiz		  9  8  6  1  0  2   5  1  1 .750 .778 1.625 2.403
Scott Podsednik		  9  7  3  0  0  0   0  2  0 .429 .556  .429  .984
Kevin Youkilis		  8  7  2  1  0  0   0  1  0 .286 .375  .429  .804
Mike Aviles		  7  7  3  1  0  0   3  0  1 .429 .429  .571 1.000
Nick Punto		  5  3  0  0  0  0   1  1  0 .000 .200  .000  .200
Ryan Sweeney		  5  5  1  0  0  0   0  0  2 .200 .200  .200  .400
Marlon Byrd		  3  2  1  1  0  0   1  0  1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Jarrod Saltalamacchia	  3  3  2  0  0  0   0  0  1 .667 .667  .667 1.333
Total			 77 65 22  4  0  3  13  7 11 .338 .421  .538  .960

Has not faced: Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava

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I expect a big night from Papi though!

On the other side, Fielder is 3 for 6 vs. Beckett with 3 HR and 2 K. No BB yet, but I'd be fine with 3 or 4 tonight.

Edited by Bucknahs Bum Ankle, 31 May 2012 - 11:51 AM.


#19 Al Zarilla


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

Big deal. That's a delicacy in your country.

Since that worked yesterday, I expect this give and go as long as we're winning. See if RC can keep up with the grossness.

#20 E5 Yaz


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

In U.S. and A. they treat horses like we in our cuntry treat our women. They feed them two times a day. They have them sleep on straw in a small box. And for entertainment, they make them jump over fences while being whipped.


I'd say this act was wearing thin, but it was thin to begin with.

#21 RingoOSU


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

Meh, I still like him better than Roger.

#22 MalzoneExpress


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

Meh, I still like him better than Roger.

Yes, but you like (and treat) Hilter better than Roger.

#23 greek_gawd_of_walks


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

In U.S. and A. they treat horses like we in our cuntry treat our women. They feed them two times a day. They have them sleep on straw in a small box. And for entertainment, they make them jump over fences while being whipped.


I'm not a fan of you and your work.

#24 Back Bay

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

Game is free on mlbtv tonight.

#25 mauidano


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:03 PM

I'd say this act was wearing thin, but it was thin to begin with.

Potential sacrifice for BAPIP tonight...

#26 trekfan55


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

If you narrow that down to current players who are likely to face him tonight, it's not quite as impressive (and a bunch of small sample sizes):

			  PA AB  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Adrian Gonzalez		 13 11  2  0  0  0   1  2  2 .182 .308  .182  .490
David Ortiz		  9  8  6  1  0  2   5  1  1 .750 .778 1.625 2.403
Scott Podsednik		  9  7  3  0  0  0   0  2  0 .429 .556  .429  .984
Kevin Youkilis		  8  7  2  1  0  0   0  1  0 .286 .375  .429  .804
Mike Aviles		  7  7  3  1  0  0   3  0  1 .429 .429  .571 1.000
Nick Punto		  5  3  0  0  0  0   1  1  0 .000 .200  .000  .200
Ryan Sweeney		  5  5  1  0  0  0   0  0  2 .200 .200  .200  .400
Marlon Byrd		  3  2  1  1  0  0   1  0  1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Jarrod Saltalamacchia	  3  3  2  0  0  0   0  0  1 .667 .667  .667 1.333
Total			 77 65 22  4  0  3  13  7 11 .338 .421  .538  .960

Has not faced: Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava

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I expect a big night from Papi though!

On the other side, Fielder is 3 for 6 vs. Beckett with 3 HR and 2 K. No BB yet, but I'd be fine with 3 or 4 tonight.


I think those stats mostly come from Beckett's 1st start, where he couldn't do anything and Fielder and Cabrera feasted on that.

And we have a lineup:

Podsednik
Nava
Adrian Gonzalez
Ortiz
Youks
Salty
Sweeney
Aviles
Punto

Not too crazy about it. Podsednik already leading off, that took longer than expected (and he has not been that horrible anyway).

Cafardo

Edited by trekfan55, 31 May 2012 - 02:25 PM.


#27 went9

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:25 PM

Line ups:

1. Scott Podsednik (L) CF
2. Daniel Nava (S) LF
3. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Kevin Youkilis ® 3B
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
7. Ryan Sweeney (L) RF
8. Mike Aviles ® SS
9. Nick Punto (S) 2B



1. Quintin Berry (L) CF
2. Brennan Boesch (L) RF
3. Miguel Cabrera ® 3B
4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
5. Delmon Young ® DH
6. Alex Avila (L) C
7. Jhonny Peralta ® SS
8. Don Kelly (L) LF
9. Danny Worth ® 2B

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

Line ups:

1. Scott Podsednik (L) CF
2. Daniel Nava (S) LF
3. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Kevin Youkilis ® 3B
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
7. Ryan Sweeney (L) RF
8. Mike Aviles ® SS
9. Nick Punto (S) 2B


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Well...it could work.

Edited by AimingForYoko, 31 May 2012 - 02:33 PM.


#29 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

Potential sacrifice for BAPIP tonight...

Why, yes you are. Who told you?



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

What do you mean you don't like Pods in the lead off spot? He has a .467 OBP 1 WAR in only 15 ABs which is .067 wins per AB which ranks first in the AL this year and would be third all time if he continued at this rate. Based on some simple algorithms and other shit I think there is a 37% chance he will out perform 2011 Jacoby Ellsbury.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

Red Sox dominate Scherzer to the tune of a 1.142 OPS. I expect nothing less than 10+ tonight.

Uh oh. Bad news in a Reverse Lock series. Here's hoping our guys can overcome such an enormous jinx.

#32 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:59 PM

Uh oh. Bad news in a Reverse Lock series. Here's hoping our guys can overcome such an enormous jinx.

Pods is the reverse lock countermove.



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

Tim Britton@TBritton_Projo
Will Middlebrooks is practicing double-play turns from SS with Punto and Aviles. Interesting.



I don't know how I feel about that..... I know he was once a SS, but there are injury concerns right?

Edited by soxhop411, 31 May 2012 - 03:05 PM.


#34 SouthernBoSox


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:09 PM

Why not? If ended up being not terrible it would be worth it in our short term situation.

#35 Andrew


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

I hate just about everything in the world at the moment (see avatar), so I'd like another Sox win to help out my psyche.

#36 jhogan88

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:20 PM

Bobby V is doing a great job managing this team, especially with $100 million on the DL.

Funny how nobody wants to talk about it--Red Sox fans only focus on the negatives.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:22 PM

WMB at SS, eh? Compare the scenarios.

Radical A.) Youk at 3B, WMB at SS, Aviles at 2B, Gonzo at 1B

vs.

Safer B.) Youk at 1B, WMB at 3B, Aviles at SS, Punto at 2B and Gonzo in RF

Offensively, A. wins because Punto's out for anyone playing RF.
Defensively? Only drawback to B is Gonzo in RF. Drawbacks to A are Youk, WMB and Aviles out of best position (though not huge minuses), and one + with Gonzo at first.

I'd say stick with B, not least of all because we're gonna want to get Gonzo practice in RF anyway for interleague and a theoretical WS so Papi can play.

Edited by LeoCarrillo, 31 May 2012 - 03:23 PM.


#38 mauidano


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

7 LHH tonight against Scherzer. Should be a short night for Max.

#39 Bucknahs Bum Ankle


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

Well tonight they are going with:

C) Youk at 3B, Aviles at SS, Punto at 2B, and Gonzalez at 1B, Sweeny in RF.

That's a pretty big offensive downgrade, basically exchanging Punto for WMB, but probably the best defensive arrangement. I for one am happy to see they are at least giving WMB him some practice at SS and exploring all options.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

I'd imagine Middlebrooks getting reps at short has more to do with not having enough infielders on the roster right now and not wanting to put Pedroia or an outfielder in the infield after an injury/ejection.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

WMB at SS, eh? Compare the scenarios.



Bobby V played mostly infield when in the majors, including SS, so maybe he can do some coaching up with the rook.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:50 PM

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Bobby V says if necessary, Will Middlebrooks can play SS while Mike Aviles can play 2B

hopefully thats just on a if needed case, and not turn into an every day thing

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:55 PM

Tim Britton@TBritton_Projo
Will Middlebrooks is practicing double-play turns from SS with Punto and Aviles. Interesting.

I don't know how I feel about that..... I know he was once a SS, but there are injury concerns right?


Why do people immediately assume increased injury risk when a player moves to a new position? It seems especially hasty with a young athletic player like Middlebrooks. I'd hazard a guess that Gonzalez in right is far more likely to get hurt than Middlebrooks at short based on age and athleticism alone. Nevermind that Middlebrooks has played SS more recently than Gonzalez is likely to have put any significant time in at right field.

If Middlebrooks can play passable defense at short, I'd rather see Youk, Middlebrooks, Aviles, Gonzalez than Youk, Aviles, Punto, Gonzalez or even Middlebrooks, Aviles, Punto, Youk with Gonzalez in right. In both of the latter options, Punto is displacing a much better hitter.

Edited by Snodgrass'Muff, 31 May 2012 - 03:55 PM.


#45 Andrew


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

Bobby V is doing a great job managing this team, especially with $100 million on the DL.

Funny how nobody wants to talk about it--Red Sox fans only focus on the negatives.


What has he done? The players have done stuff, but what has he done?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

What has he done? The players have done stuff, but what has he done?

Put the players (particularly the pitchers) in situations where it is easy to succeed? That's all a manager can do, the players still have to play.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:19 PM

1. Scott Podsednik (L) CF
2. Daniel Nava (S) LF
3. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Kevin Youkilis ® 3B
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
7. Ryan Sweeney (L) RF
8. Mike Aviles ® SS
9. Nick Punto (S) 2B


Yeah, sure, why not?

I hope JFB is angry (at them) and out to avenge his first start. Oh, and plunk Gerald La(i)rd... that guys a douche.

Wouldn't mind seeing WMB at short if it gets his bat in the lineup, especially over Punto...

7 LHH tonight against Scherzer. Should be a short night for Max.


Let's hope

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:19 PM

Ortiz is on Intentional Talk wearing a wife beater. Millar is also wearing a wife eater ....

Takeaway is Ortiz looks insanely ripped and in impressive shape.

Millar is in the Brckett diet, however.

Oh and sweep the leg tonight.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

Millar is also wearing a wife eater ....


A Rick Manning jersey?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

What has he done? The players have done stuff, but what has he done?


About as much as Francona ever did.