Bradley @ Houck

InsideTheParker

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Two good pitchers face off. Up to the hitting and luck (otherwise known as BABIP) to get the runs in for the Sox.
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/rays-vs-red-sox/2024/05/15/746960/preview
Look out for Aranda, heading the Rays lineup. In two ABs against Houck he is Opsing 2.500.
I don't think the Sox have faced Bradley much, with Devers leading the pack at 5 ABs, with an OPS of zero.

Anyway, anything is possible, so GEAUX, SOX!
(And with a hat-tip to @joe dokes, don't forget to try going oppeaux, whenever appropriate.)

By the way, mlbn says that O'Neill is pulling the ball much more this year, obviously going for homers all the time, not getting many base-hits. Maybe he needs to consider making an adjustment? Or not, what do I know.
 

Fishy1

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Both of them are striking out way too much. Valdez appears to have totally regressed for the moment
 

joe dokes

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For better or worse -- and not that he has *that* much of a choice -- Cora is leaning on several players to play everyday much more than in the past. He's going all-in on "we have to have reliable defense."
 

Rovin Romine

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For better or worse -- and not that he has *that* much of a choice -- Cora is leaning on several players to play everyday much more than in the past. He's going all-in on "we have to have reliable defense."
I'm not sure it's that much of a choice. I think offense and health are still driving a lot of these choices. Ref could spell Duran I suppose, and Romy could spell Ceddanne.
 

Fishy1

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Did Duran do that thing where he humped the air last year? Maybe he should stop doing that
 

mauidano

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"He can make an out and give the Sox the lead." You are so fucking stupid DOB.

If he K's how does that work?
 

strek1

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Really? Swing at that terrible pinch and then let the strike go by with no swing. He's kind of maddening like that.