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twibnotes

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Robertson would look good in a Sox uni

(bit biased bc that’s my last name -always wanted a robertson Sox shirt)
 

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An embarrassing Cora loss. Blame it on Robles all you want, but Cora put him out there and then left him out there to blow the game.
He loses more games by his dumb decisions than is acceptable in a playoff team.
 

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An embarrassing Cora loss. Blame it on Robles all you want, but Cora put him out there and then left him out there to blow the game.
He loses more games by his dumb decisions than is acceptable in a playoff team.
Perhaps he's not the best manager in baseball.
 

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Tough to lose a 1-run game and not even use your best relievers. But guess they will be well rested for tomorrow
 
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also on our offense given that outside of the first two innings, the sox were setdown 1-2-3 in the
3rd
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7th
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5th and 8th innings we had 1 hit and thats it
 

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When the starter gets hurt in the fifth inning, Cora doesn’t have enough quality relievers to NOT use one or more bad ones. Get Whitlock and Taylor back and things should go more smoothly.
totally agree but they still need at least another arm beyond guys already part of the organization. Just way too many unreliable arms to carry in a tough division (saw, Robles, diekman etc)
 

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When the starter gets hurt in the fifth inning, Cora doesn’t have enough quality relievers to NOT use one or more bad ones. Get Whitlock and Taylor back and things should go more smoothly.
Whitlock might be a few weeks away from returning to the pen. I've a feeling he stays in the rotation until Sale returns, especially if Hill is injured. That said Taylor alone should be a huge boost if he's healthy and pitches as he's previously pitched.
 

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An embarrassing Cora loss. Blame it on Robles all you want, but Cora put him out there and then left him out there to blow the game.
He loses more games by his dumb decisions than is acceptable in a playoff team.
I would like to know why he plays JBJ out of his most valuable position. He makes that catch that Duran missed more often than not.
 
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Didn't want to clutter up any other thread with this, but I'm watching Kumar Rocker pitch for the 3rd time tonight. If he could somehow fall to us, he'd look great coming out of the bullpen later this year.
 

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Didn't want to clutter up any other thread with this, but I'm watching Kumar Rocker pitch for the 3rd time tonight. If he could somehow fall to us, he'd look great coming out of the bullpen later this year.
Last saw Rocker in 2019 during the NCAA World Series. Mets drafted him 10th. I read now that he didn't sign and is playing with the Tri-City Valley Cats in an independent league.
 
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Last saw Rocker in 2019 during the NCAA World Series. Mets drafted him 10th. I read now that he didn't sign and is playing with the Tri-City Valley Cats in an independent league.
I live just outside of Albany, and I've been taking my son to all his starts. Rocker looks good, but from my amateur eye, he looks like he starts running out of his best stuff after 3ish innings
 

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Whitlock might be a few weeks away from returning to the pen. I've a feeling he stays in the rotation until Sale returns, especially if Hill is injured. That said Taylor alone should be a huge boost if he's healthy and pitches as he's previously pitched.
I thought we had quotes from Cora that Whitlock is going to the bullpen. Although a Hill injury could delay that until Sale returns.
 

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I thought we had quotes from Cora that Whitlock is going to the bullpen. Although a Hill injury could delay that until Sale returns.
It's quite possible, but I've not seen anything definite about a move to the pen upon his return. I know that the general consensus had once been that there would be an eventual move back in an effort to cap his innings for the season, but that the move would likely happen with the return of Sale, Paxton and Eovaldi. Heres an article from three days ago with Cora's most recent thoughts on the matter.

https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2022/06/garrett-whitlock-may-return-to-boston-red-sox-as-a-reliever-hes-a-weapon-alex-cora-says.html