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    June MLB game thread

    Rox blow a five-run lead today after blowing a six-run lead (in the ninth) on Friday. Yikes.
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    6/16 at Balt. Series sweep

    Per MASN, Marco Hernandez has two career home right now. Both off Mychal Givens.
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    6/16 at Balt. Series sweep

    Thanks BB
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    6/16 at Balt. Series sweep

    Don't have the TV on, can someone explain what happened with the Bogaerts play? GameDay has it as a single to the first baseman,, X out at home shortstop-to-third baseman. What?
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    Where the Red Sox have gone wrong

    A big question coming into this year was whether we'd see 2017 Mookie (.265/.344/.459) or 2018 Mookie (.346/.438/.640). At this point it sure looks like odd-year Mookie with a few more walks (.260/.382/.446).
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    Unusual plays

    An intentional....balk??
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    David Ortiz in Hospital with Gunshot Wound?

    I dunno, I didn't really see an "entourage" on the security cam video, just a bunch of guys sitting at a table.
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    David Ortiz in Hospital with Gunshot Wound?

    This kind of raises one question that's been bugging me. The shooter seems to have had only a couple seconds to pick out his target. How did he know who he was aiming at? Think of any famous athlete you want. How many of them would you recognize, out of uniform / out of context, if you only...
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    6/12 - vs Tex Winning Streak Starts Here

    Well, that works too.
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    6/12 - vs Tex Winning Streak Starts Here

    Bases loaded, no outs, Betts/Benintendi/JD due up. This would be the most epic squander in history if they don't score.
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    Shouldn't we have a launch angle thread?

    Where did the "downward swing" theory come from, anyway? I remember this being controversial back in the Walt Hriniak days.
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    Shouldn't we have a launch angle thread?

    Slate has an excerpt from a new book, The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players It's very Red Sox focused, so some of this is familiar, but it gives a bit more depth than I've seen elsewhere.
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    Women's World Cup 2019

    I was thinking maybe they could tank the Sweden game to get a better match-up, but no, that just sets up a quarterfinal against #2 Germany. No real benefit there.
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    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    Joe Kelly had four years of being a decent-to-good major league pitcher. Ryan Brasier has had four months. After bouncing around the minor leagues (including Japan) for more than a decade. The situations are not remotely comparable.
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    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    Then who exactly is going to be in the playoff bullpen besides Barnes/Workman/Walden/Hembree? Brian Johnson? Maybe if 2018 Brasier shows up, sure, but 2019 Brasier is sub-replacement level.
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    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    I mostly agree with Adrian's Dome, but are you seriously comparing Ryan Brasier to Xander Bogaerts?? There is a non-zero probably that Brasier was a flash in the pan and will not come anywhere close to his numbers again. Lots of people have great rookie seasons but never quite pan out.
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    Moreland to IL, Lakins optioned, Brewer/Taylor back up

    After last night I'm more than fine with an extra bullpen arm. Maybe Cora will have a quicker hook when someone like Walden or Lakins can't throw strikes.
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    5/23 Bos at Tor (Early day game)

    I wonder what time he got to the ballpark today.
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    5/23 Bos at Tor (Early day game)

    Finally JBJ gets some BABIP action.
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    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    Here's hoping for a lengthy rehab assignment in Pawtucket.