4/7- 1:10 PM ET vs TB: We're Playing on YouTube? We Most Definitely Are.

nvalvo

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Hey, it's Collin McHugh! Who, by not pitching, was something like the sixth best member of the 2020 Red Sox pitching staff!
 

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It's hard to get enough playing time to be that bad when you're that bad.
That was the premise of the seemingly now-defunct HACKING MASS competition at BaseballProspectus. Your team's hitters' scores are a calculated by subtracting their OPS from last year's league average and multiplying that by the number of plate appearances. So guys who suck but play a lot are allstars.
 

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It's been fun to look back at this ALCS slowly. The 2008 team was arguably better than the 2007 one and just missed at repeating (losing to the Phils if we made it to WS? No way).

JD Drew's walkoff hit there was similar to JD's last night in that the liner got over the RF's head quickly.
 

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I'm not a huge Will Flemming fan. He's not awful, but he has a penchant for being really hyperbolic and using "totally" and "completely" and "absolutely" far too often. His inflection is sometimes a little odd too.

This is all to say, I'm glad I'm watching the Sox in a 9-1 game and can fixate on the periphery.

Man, Eov is just dominant today.
 
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Poor Kevin Padlo. hahaha
Wrong graphic and of course the clueless Braun just read what he saw. Embarrassing.
 

nvalvo

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2nd greatest. Greatest was 2007
I dunno, man.

I just sorted the WPA added numbers from his postseason career, and the game you're talking about was fifth, at .302 — a great game and a clutch performance, but not close to his best.

He had TWO better games than that just in the 2008 postseason: his three hit game in Game 2 against Anaheim (.455 WPA added) and the ALCS Game 5 performance (.544 WPA added!).

He also had better postseason games for both ATL and STL.
 

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Did they have any stretch at all last year where they had (at least) competent starting pitching in 5 of 6 games?
Maybe the last week of the year, when not coincidentally the rotation included 4 of the current 5 starters
 

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Yes, they have been terrible all game.

Dalbec is looking decent at first base. Nice.
 

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I'm not a huge Will Flemming.
I dislike the guy. The youtubers are just hacks, but there's nothing more irritating than a team's play-by-play guy who thinks he's the main attraction. His opinions are stupid hot-takes and his stories are boring. Just tell me what's going on on the field.

Like I was blind, and not sitting next to you in the booth, asking about your family.