Second Guesser's Club - The Pale Hose

absintheofmalaise

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The gran facenda
Game 1: 4/15 8:10pm EDT Peavy RHP vs. Johnson RHP
Game 2: 4/16 8:10pm EDT Buchholz RHP vs. Danks LHP
Game 3: 4/17 8:10pm EDT Lester LHP vs. Sale LHP
 
CWS come into the series with a 7-6 record and are 5-2 at home. RS/RA +4
Rankings are for MLB and come from Fangraphs
Runs 80 1st 
OBP .356 1st 
Slugging .461 3rd 
wOBA .354 2nd
wRC+ 128 1st
 
The Red Sox are 5-8 and 3-4 on the road. RS/RA -7
Runs 46 24th
OBP .323 Tied for 10th with LAD and Texas.
Slugging .372 22nd
wOBA .309 Tied for 16th with the Pirates
wRC+ 95 Tied for 16th with Toronto
 

absintheofmalaise

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Our Sox line up:
 
Sizemore LF
Bogaerts SS
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Pierzynski C
Roberts 3B
Bradley Jr. CF
Herrera 2B
Peavy RHP
 
The other Sox:
 
Eaton CF
Semien 2B
Gillaspie 3B
Abreu 1B
Dunn DH
Viciedo RF
De Aza LF
Ramirez SS
Flowers C
Johnson RHP
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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Perhaps this is a first guess and doesn't belong in this thread, but reports are Pedroia wants to play tomorrow.  Should he go right back into the 2-hole or would he and the team be better off if he hits 7th or 8th for the time being?  Basically, I love the idea of keeping Bogaerts at the top of the lineup, and moving Pedroia down until he's healthy and raking again seems like a good way to accomplish that.
 

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Red(s)HawksFan said:
Perhaps this is a first guess and doesn't belong in this thread, but reports are Pedroia wants to play tomorrow.  Should he go right back into the 2-hole or would he and the team be better off if he hits 7th or 8th for the time being?  Basically, I love the idea of keeping Bogaerts at the top of the lineup, and moving Pedroia down until he's healthy and raking again seems like a good way to accomplish that.
With Nap out presumably, I wouldn't be surprised to see Pedroia batting cleanup, leaving X in the 2-hole.  Hels maintain the LRLR pattern that Farrell (like Tito before him) seems to prefer.
 
Any news on Vic's return?
 

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1. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
2. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Jonny Gomes (R) RF
5. Grady Sizemore (L) LF
6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
7. Daniel Nava (S) 1B
8. Ryan Roberts (R) 3B
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
 

Plympton91

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Mike Carp is significantly better against left handed pitching than Daniel Nava, and I can't imagine there is a meaningful difference defensively. Is Carp still hurting?
 

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Mujica as closer. . .I'm not feeling the love.  
 
Can't Farrell just relegate the guy to lower leverage situations until he gets some consistency?  
 

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Rovin Romine said:
Mujica as closer. . .I'm not feeling the love.  
 
Can't Farrell just relegate the guy to lower leverage situations until he gets some consistency?  
 
Koji's back today, so for the time being, crisis over.
 

absintheofmalaise

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Red Sox line up:

Pedroia 2B
Bogaerts SS
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Ross C
Nava RF
Roberts 3B
Bradley Jr. CF
Lester LHP

CWS line up:

Eaton CF
Semien 3B
Viciedo RF
Dunn DH
Konerko 1B
Ramirez SS
De Aza LF
Flowers C
Garcia 2B
Sale LHP
 

Plympton91

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Um. Why is Herrera hitting and Sizemore running?

Edit: Squeeze play. Interesting choice.