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Norm Siebern

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Their bullpen is so much better.

Hembree needed 30 pitches to get two outs and a throw out at the plate. They (and everyone else) have guys that just come in and throw strikes.

We suck. We really do.
It does seem as though every other team consistently brings in guys from the pen, young guys that no one has heard of before, who throw effortless smoke. And the Red Sox just keep recycling Velasquez types. Why this team cannot develop young arms astounds me.
 

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had no business losing this game - 3 run cheap Pesky HR early on, two prime scoring walkoff chances - but they lost it convincingly anyways.
 

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also the sac bunt complaints... JBJ fucked up, who cares about the sac bunt or not. also Devers, X (twice), JD had RISP in extras and couldn't get it done.
 

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Last years team didn’t lose their 43rd game until August 31. They were 93-43.
Jeez, you don’t say? Could you check those figures? Cuz it seems almost like last year was something that might happen once in a century and this year is more like what happens in the other 99 seasons, give or take.

What gives with this crazy game of baseball?
 

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also ESPN crew is annoying but they were talking about the Dodgers offense being relentless this year. they had so many foul balls against Price.

[B]Gary Marbry[/B]‏ @[B]nuggetpalooza[/B] 4h4 hours ago
Per @statcast the Dodgers have hit 31 foul balls off Price tonight. Based on his game logs, Price hasn’t allowed more than 14 in any other start this year. Career high: 22 (5/8/15).

when I see Mookie pop-up early in the count, JD meekly grounding out against a mediocre reliever with the game right there, our offense is good and has gaudy stats but not relentless at all against the good teams.
 

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had no business losing this game - 3 run cheap Pesky HR early on, two prime scoring walkoff chances - but they lost it convincingly anyways.
But wasn't the game tied up because Roberts tried to get by with a soso pitcher in the eighth who gave up back to back home runs? Why do people say the Sox should have won? The game could just as easily ended in the ninth, 4-2 Dodgers and we all would have been asleep hours ago.
 

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I'm not sure, since they sent Wright to the IL for Cashner earlier today.

I bet Velazquez gets IL'd again for the back tomorrow for Shwarma.
Oh god no. Please god no. There must be someone...anyone on someones AAA team the Sox can buy. That option would be better
 

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Their bullpen is so much better.

Hembree needed 30 pitches to get two outs and a throw out at the plate. They (and everyone else) have guys that just come in and throw strikes.

We suck. We really do.
LA bullpen put up a dominant, Pedroesque WHIP of 1.8 tonight. For their 7 full, including the final meltdown, Sox pen was 1.29. Under 1.00 for 6 innings until the meltdown.

Their bullpen is not better. Was not tonight. Hasn’t been all season. Jesus.
 

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wtf. Arod is like my age, and I was in diapers when that happened. Arod certainly wasn't around for that.
 

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It does seem as though every other team consistently brings in guys from the pen, young guys that no one has heard of before, who throw effortless smoke. And the Red Sox just keep recycling Velasquez types. Why this team cannot develop young arms astounds me.
Yet somehow the Sox bullpen leads the league in K/9 by a wide margin.
Saw that during the broadcast and was actually pretty shocked by that.
 

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Yet somehow the Sox bullpen leads the league in K/9 by a wide margin.
Saw that during the broadcast and was actually pretty shocked by that.
Sale is second in the league. Either as a stat it is becoming less important or there is something a bit funky with the Red Sox ability to translate Ks into clean innings.
 

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Sale is second in the league. Either as a stat it is becoming less important or there is something a bit funky with the Red Sox ability to translate Ks into clean innings.
I think this is it. All of the K-related stats are becoming skewed in recent years. My uneducated guess is that we're in a stretch where the percentage of outs by strikeouts is going through a peak period
 

Al Zarilla

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Nobody touching a new gamethread with a ten foot pole, huh? For old times sake, I turned on the Giants game just now and am enjoying the great pipes of Duane Kuiper. Now there is a baseball announcer. Probably Jon Miller for some innings later. 13-0 Giants over Rockies, at Coors, LOL.

Somebody do their duty here, huh?!
 

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Yet somehow the Sox bullpen leads the league in K/9 by a wide margin.
Saw that during the broadcast and was actually pretty shocked by that.
Well, when you're facing 7+ batters an inning, the chances of racking up more strikeouts go up.

JBJ should be benched for a day for that baserunning mistake. Cost the team a real chance to win the game and the series.

The third base coach should be fired at this point for waving Devers in on that hit.

Mental mistakes need to start having real consequences. There aren't 120+ games left any more and these little league fuck-ups aren't evening out. Accountability is necessary and I don't mean via the Chris Sale School of Self-Evaluation.
 

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Well, when you're facing 7+ batters an inning, the chances of racking up more strikeouts go up.

JBJ should be benched for a day for that baserunning mistake. Cost the team a real chance to win the game and the series.

The third base coach should be fired at this point for waving Devers in on that hit.

Mental mistakes need to start having real consequences. There aren't 120+ games left any more and these little league fuck-ups aren't evening out. Accountability is necessary and I don't mean via the Chris Sale School of Self-Evaluation.
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