07/13/2019 - World Champs vs Dodgers

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Well he was pretty thoroughly unfucked for a large portion of this year that wasn’t too long ago. His last few starts have sucked but let’s not pretend he hadn’t regained his old form up until about 3 starts ago. Happens to everyone, frustrating as hell but what are you gonna do?
Overreact?
 

DeadlySplitter

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Well he was pretty thoroughly unfucked for a large portion of this year that wasn’t too long ago. His last few starts have sucked but let’s not pretend he hadn’t regained his old form up until about 3 starts ago. Happens to everyone, frustrating as hell but what are you gonna do?
the real issue is the Red Sox seem to have no idea how to fix it. Sale certainly doesn't, no one knows. they say he's 100% healthy, something that is being mocked once again tonight.
 

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I remember the World Series. Sale missed a start and pitched a good inning against a beaten team to clinch it. His shoulder is hamburger.
So let’s celebrate a shred shoulder with a massive extension no one woul come near!
 

S. H. Frog

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So let’s celebrate a shred shoulder with a massive extension no one woul come near!
Right. I mean he's fallen off late in every Red Sox season, and late gets earlier and earlier every year.
 

twibnotes

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After the Price experience, are we really ready to conclude this Sale is cooked? Cmon
 

DeadlySplitter

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Price had to learn to pitch with diminishing stuff. this seems different, Sale's stuff deteriorates way too quickly as the game goes on.
 

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I don't think the Sale contract was a mistake. I also think much of this season has been determined by the disappointing performance of Sale and whoever pitches the 9th inning in save situations. I'll still sink or swim with Chris Sale going forward, however
 

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A straight 89 fastball on the middle of the plate and JBJ doesn’t swing and then he hits a comebacker; he should take advantage of the shift.
 

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damn. this is feeling like the 2019 Red Sox alright.
They've won five straight, are only a game back from a playoff slot, and are in position to win a series against the best team in baseball either tonight or tomorrow. Can we step off the ledge, please? There's plenty of winning to do.
 

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They've won five straight, are only a game back from a playoff slot, and are in position to win a series against the best team in baseball either tonight or tomorrow. Can we step off the ledge, please? There's plenty of winning to do.
But they are nowhere near as good as they should be, which is insanely frustrating, last year notwithstanding
 

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I don't think the Sale contract was a mistake. I also think much of this season has been determined by the disappointing performance of Sale and whoever pitches the 9th inning in save situations. I'll still sink or swim with Chris Sale going forward, however
Gonna have to and I’m okay with that. I’m sure he’ll be fine. I’m sure the staff would’ve figured it out if his shoulder was shredded and I don’t think they’re stupid. I could be wrong, absolutely, but I’m willing to give everyone involved the benefit of the doubt and just give him time to work through it.