Red Sox in the Toilet - 8/1/2020

SemperFidelisSox

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The Sox have won exactly one game at Yankee Stadium since Kimbrel closed out Game 4 of the ‘18 Division Series. They’re overdue for a win here.
 

Ale Xander

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Looks like the hotel I'm staying at tonight doesn't have FOX (dish network dispute it seems)

What are my good streaming options?
 

E5 Yaz

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Looks like the hotel I'm staying at tonight doesn't have FOX (dish network dispute it seems)

What are my good streaming options?

FloMAX*


*Since the season isn't going to last much longer, I thought I'd use this at least once before the end
 

A Bad Man

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LF Benintendi
DH Pillar
3B Devers
SS Bogaerts
1B Moreland
C Vazquez
RF Verdugo
CF Bradley Jr.
2B Lin

SP Godley
 

DeadlySplitter

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with ERod officially out, they really cannot compete even over 60 games. with these scheduled days off to the big players, I don't think they're really trying to compete, either.

As long as this lasts, bring up the kids and see what they can do. I don't know what to do about impending FAs like JBJ, that's a mess.
 

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with ERod officially out, they really cannot compete even over 60 games. with these scheduled days off to the big players, I don't think they're really trying to compete, either.

As long as this lasts, bring up the kids and see what they can do. I don't know what to do about impending FAs like JBJ, that's a mess.
This is going to be the modus operandi for most teams. With all the cancellations and opt-outs, "injuries" real or imagined teams are already playing with a lot of AAA and AA players. EVERY day someone makes their MLB debut. Most teams are just going to mail it in and check out the kids in action.
 

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With all the cancellations and opt-outs, "injuries" real or imagined teams are already playing with a lot of AAA and AA players. EVERY day someone makes their MLB debut.
I think this may be true later in the season but my perception is that currently most teams are operating the same way they would at the start of a normal season. Guys debut every day in a normal season too, especially in April.
 

54thMA

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Oh great, the Red Sox get to face another slop throwing pitcher like the last night.

I have no doubt, as in zero, as in a 1000% lock he'll get shelled in his next start, but last night as is almost always the case when we play those assholes, whoever they trot out looks like a combination of Cy Young, Bob Gibson and Pedro Martinez.
 

SumnerH

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Looks like the hotel I'm staying at tonight doesn't have FOX (dish network dispute it seems)

What are my good streaming options?
If you're in a supported market, locast.org is free and legal; it's a local-station repeater that carries all the broadcast channels for the local area.
 

SemperFidelisSox

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Oh great, the Red Sox get to face another slop throwing pitcher like the last night.

I have no doubt, as in zero, as in a 1000% lock he'll get shelled in his next start, but last night as is almost always the case when we play those assholes, whoever they trot out looks like a combination of Cy Young, Bob Gibson and Pedro Martinez.
Tanaka isn’t a slop throwing pitcher.
 

Ale Xander

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If you're in a supported market, locast.org is free and legal; it's a local-station repeater that carries all the broadcast channels for the local area.
Yup thanks. Someone in the Cordcutting thread gave the same great suggestion a couple hours ago.
 

Mystic Merlin

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There is no reason not to let Benintendi play through his struggles, but he is as bad as I’ve ever seen him. Just completely out of it with the bat and glove.
 

budcrew08

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Maybe this Godley kid could be a good option. I’d like to see some of the young guys get some shots, I mean why the hell not!
 

Back Bay

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that was on a tee.

Tanaka is just the opposite, everything away and away.
 

Mystic Merlin

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Smoltz seemingly just realizing that defensive positioning is a thing.

I regret ever mocking McCarver in the national color role, at least he had some personality.
 

A Bad Man

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Curveball doesn't seem to be there today. Hopefully he can find it. Changeup looks solid tho. If he can put all three together, we've got something