4/19 - Just start winning

caminante11

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Lineup = game at 11 am! Xander with the day off.

Hernandez 2B
Verdugo CF
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Vazquez C
Gonzalez SS
Renfroe RF
Cordero LF
Dalbec 1B

Eovaldi SP
 

Mugsy's Jock

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I appreciate the producers have relatively less good footage to work with to build an open, given all the new players and the Covid-compromised nature of 2020 footage... but the NESN graphic package to kick off their broadcasts is dark, cliche, hackneyed, and uninspiring.
 

Mugsy's Jock

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Listening to Tim Anderson make his way around the bases has been kind of delightful, aside from the White Sox scoring a run thing and all.
 

Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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We're back to the white home uniforms today.

Given that this is actually Marathon Monday and the most obvious day to wear those things I wonder if the players pushed back.
The players most likely give less of a shit about the uniform color than everyone that has expressed displeasure for them. The "Boston" home jersey doesn't really tie in with the marathon but the bombing/victims/Boston Strong so I don't think that was a player pushback but common sense that dictated they wouldn't be worn today.
 

nvalvo

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His overall numbers are still mediocre but he's had some bad luck...I'd still prefer a guy who can get on base better than .320 leading off, but I do like him as a player.
I don't disagree. The contact numbers suggest that the difference between the bad first week and good subsequent hitting has mostly been which deep fly balls and sharply hit grounders were right at fielders.

But yeah — based on what he's said, I think Cora's case for leadoff Kiké is less that he's an ideal leadoff hitter and more that he thinks we'll get the most out of him in that role because of how he'll be pitched, and it looks like that might be working out in the early going.