- May 26, 2006
The Sox just finished killing another potential scoring opportunity by hitting into their league leading 16th double play. Let's talk about it. Talking helps.
Andrew said:Having so freaking many obviously has a good deal of bad luck associated with it, but I don't think they're all just random. AJ Pierzynski is tied for the lead league in HIDP. He makes contact, but it's consistently weak contact on the infield. I don't know if there's anything that can be done about it, but it's not entirely randomness hurting the Sox.
Bench is pulling us down...guys need to step up.rembrat said:David Ortiz finally gets on the board with his 1st DP of the year. The count is now at 17.
As of this moment, the only Sox hitters who have failed to ground into a double play are David Ross, Mike Carp, Xander Bogaerts, and Jonathan Herrera.
dbn said:They have a runner on 1st a lot.
They are only T8th in BB+HBP. However, despite currently being 2nd in the AL in hits, they are only 7th in doubles, 10th in HR, haven't yet hit a triple, and have only stolen 1 base.
TheYaz67 said:Clearly the problem is they got rid of low GIDP guys Drew (9 last year) and Ellsbury (12) and Salty (7), and kept guys like Papi (21) and Pedroia (24 last year.... ;-)
Well, hey - they did make the playoffs that year
Poulsonator said:Yea, it was 1990, and he also wore eye black that game. The Sox were then promptly swept out of the playoffs.
wolfe_boston said:The Sox are slow. Here are run grades, on an 80 scale, from Lindy's Sports:
X wasn't graded but I assume he would be average(50). There only two left-handers with average or better speed, JBJ and Grady, that should hit into minimal DPs.
Combined with its likely high OBP this line-up could set an all-time record.