- May 26, 2006
Today is a scheduled off-day for Ortiz so probably not.
EDIT: Ortiz pinchhitting for JBJ. My bad.
EDIT: Ortiz pinchhitting for JBJ. My bad.
Reverend said:Batting average isn't totally irrelevant either. Do people still watch the games?
Price was at 39 pitches after one. I turned it on (pleasantly surprised) after Peavy got the first out in the bottom of the first. Red Sox hitters worked Price for a total of 8 pitches in the second, 7 in the fourth, and 4 in the sixth. The whole team looks lost at the plate right now.Philip Jeff Frye said:Price threw like 30 pitches in the first inning, didn't he? How did he possibly go 8 innings? Absolutely disgusting.
Frank Castillo said:Red Sox slugging percentage over past ten seasons:
Rudy Pemberton said:All of which proves how useless a player Carp is. Atrocious defensively and not worthy of pinch hitting for Bradley, one of the worst hitters in the league right now. The roster is a mess right now. I don't know what they can really do about it; but replacing Carp with a player who can hit, defend, or run (or ideally a combination of that) would be a start.
ToeKneeArmAss said:How long can they continue to undermine the Red Sox' slim hopes of winning ballgames by trotting AJP out there? His offense is the very definition of replacement level, but he makes up for it by being a shitty game-caller, a fidgetty, stabby catcher who costs his pitchers countless strikes and drops balls when it matters most (not that he's capable of throwing anyone out, mind you), and is absolutely lead-footed on the basepaths. How many other ML players get thrown out by 15 ft. on the Victorino bunt? Who in the entire cosmic viewing audience didn't know that Jennings was going to waltz into second, pitchout or not? What possible positive contribution does he make beyond bumping John Lackey into second place on the list of most dislikeable current Red Sox players? Must be his leadership and impact on clubhouse camaraderie and esprit de corps. :barf:
Absolutely anyone would be an improvement. Cut your losses and move on. Surely you could pry someone like Gerald Laird or Ryan Doumit off someone's bench with some trinket in the farm system somewhere.
Make it stop. #DFA_AJP
So, of course, he promptly goes out and plays first like a young George Scott.
I didn't turn on yesterday's game until right at the point Miller threw the ball into centerfield (fitting), but I assume this is hyperbole. Nonetheless, it never seemed fair to me to say that Carp was a bad defensive first baseman; there was really not a lot of evidence either way to make that determination given his sporadic playing time over multiple positions.
Would have been nice if he hadn't gone 0-fer yesterday, but with what looks like his first opportunity to play multiple days in a row this week, hopefully he'll get into a little groove today and tomorrow.
He had a really nice scoop on a one hopper from Harrera (I think). He was scretched out and scooped the ball perfectly. Additionally, on the double play in the 14th, he nicely pivoted on the throw to 2nd and threw a strike to Herrara.fineyoungarm said:
No, he actually had his George Scott moment(s) in the sun. Not on botched throws, but stretching himself out. "Who is that guy-ish?"
ScubaSteveAvery said:He had a really nice scoop on a one hopper from Harrera (I think). He was scretched out and scooped the ball perfectly. Additionally, on the double play in the 14th, he nicely pivoted on the throw to 2nd and threw a strike to Herrara.
But... there is no one obvious to come up. Brentz is on the DL. Hassan hasn't been playing everyday. To sit Cecchini on the bench seems dumb.Puffy said:
Yes, that would be it. They will obviously demote someone to Pawtucket after today's game. But who? And who comes up? Hassan? Brentz? Cecchini?
Playing a short bench in the NL is a terrible idea. Calling up Cecchini to travel with the team for a few days and pinch hit a few times seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do that should have no negative impact on his development. They could also bring up Vazquez with a similar idea in mind.Cuzittt said:But... there is no one obvious to come up. Brentz is on the DL. Hassan hasn't been playing everyday. To sit Cecchini on the bench seems dumb.
I really wouldn't be surprised if they just keep Wilson up... at least through the Atlanta series.
Look at them go, 10 in a row, and now our kids are ...Puffy said:If they lose today, I wonder if they make some kind of desperation move to fill the last spot on the 25-man, like call up Betts or trade for someone like Ethier (mentioned by Cafardo [ug] today).
He has a curve that he has used more than the cutter, and a change and sinker that he has used occasionally.Plympton91 said:Is he supposedly working on a third and fourth pitch that they expect to become major league quality and complement the good fastball/excellent cutter combination that would then allow him to start? I haven't read anything about it.