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I’m so fucking embarrassed.

Granted you can’t expect too much from Darwinzon on his first career start, but this team is gonna go from winning the World Series one year to getting swept by the Gers at home (watch it happen) the next.

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28 minutes ago, dbecks said:

I’m so fucking embarrassed.

Granted you can’t expect too much from Darwinzon on his first career start, but this team is gonna go from winning the World Series one year to getting swept by the Gers at home (watch it happen) the next.

You say that like the rangers aren’t in a playoff spot right now. 

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I’m aware. But still... are they really expected to be in a playoff spot three months from now?

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9 hours ago, dbecks said:

I’m aware. But still... are they really expected to be in a playoff spot three months from now?

I can’t imagine. But 65 games in, maybe they have a little something this year somehow and maybe Boston doesn’t. 

I still wouldn’t lay money on Texas finishing higher than Boston, but I’m starting to wonder. 

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Porcello was fucking filthy after the first. Now it’s pen time. 

 

And Benintendi has been the anti-Brock all series. 

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Fucking hell. The Gers are gonna win this one, too.

Probably tomorrow as well.


It’s ok to be wrong sometimes.

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Nice comeback, nice split. Never thought I’d say that after Tuesday.

@ Baltimore, then @ Minny. Quite the contrast there.

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Six home games coming up against very beatable teams: Blue Jays (3), White Sox(3).

The Sox should be able to go 4-2 and gain some ground in the AL East, as the Yankees play four against Houston (granted, in NY) and the Rays' next 10 are @Oakland (4), @Minnesota (3), and the Rangers (3).

The second half of the Yankees' schedule is much harder than the front end, so that should help: http://powerrankingsguru.com/mlb/strength-of-schedule.php

 

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Speaking of the Yankees, I was really hoping the Astros would get their shit together this weekend and help us out.

So far... not quite.

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20 hours ago, dbecks said:

Speaking of the Yankees, I was really hoping the Astros would get their shit together this weekend and help us out.

So far... not quite.

Yeah, of course right after I talk about gaining ground, the Yanks continue their winning streak to six-straight.

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Helluva comeback tonight. Vazquez is legit this year.

Walk-offs at Fenway are the best.

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Holy dick shit ass fuck you, Matt Barnes.

 

4/10 on save opportunities this year. Wow.

 

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In other WTF news:

Chris Sale's last win at Fenway Park came on July 11, 2018. The Red Sox don't return home until July 12.

That means Sale will go at least *an entire calendar year* without a win at home.

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21 hours ago, dbecks said:

Fun fact: The 2004 Red Sox were 44-37 after 81 games, too.

Let’s trade Nomar!

They're going to need to go get an arm, somehow. Matt Barnes sucks.

7 hours ago, dbecks said:

Holy dick shit ass fuck you, Matt Barnes.

 

4/10 on save opportunities this year. Wow.

 

See above. Barnes has sucked.

7 hours ago, dbecks said:

In other WTF news:

Chris Sale's last win at Fenway Park came on July 11, 2018. The Red Sox don't return home until July 12.

That means Sale will go at least *an entire calendar year* without a win at home.

He gets no run support at home - it's crazy. Although, today was on him. He dug the team in a hole pretty quickly. Also, Matt Barnes sucks.

 

Besides home run total, this is the difference between the Yankees and Red Sox right now: the Yanks were down 5-0 and clawed back to win 8-7, while their pen didn't blow it in the ninth (although, Britton tried to).

The Sox keep blowing leads after the 7th inning and giving up runs early. Last year, the Sox scored a ton of runs in the first: that's not the case this season.

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The foul ground is bigger than the outfield in London. This should be interesting.

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The only hope we have this year is to go out and get a couple of bullpen arms and maybe even a starter.  We desperately need a closer and setup guy.  

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Eovaldi to closer. 

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The Red Sox moved on from closer Craig Kimbrel in the offseason, but they still haven’t replaced the potential Hall of Famer with a single game-ending stopper. Instead, the club has gotten multiple saves apiece from Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes and Brandon Workman during a 2019 season that hasn’t gone nearly as well as its 2018 World Series-winning campaign.

With the July 31 trade deadline coming up, the Red Sox are candidates to acquire an established closer for the stretch run, but it appears they’re primed to turn to a more unconventional in-house solution to succeed Kimbrel. They’re planning to use starter Nathan Eovaldi as their closer when he returns from the injured list, Tom Caron of NESN reports.

While the right-handed, hard-throwing Eovaldi was supposed to be a key part of Boston’s rotation this season, injuries have prevented that from happening. After Eovaldi came over in a 2018 trade with the Rays and helped the Red Sox to a title, they brought him back on a four-year, $68MM contract in the winter. Since then, though, the team has received just four starts and 21 innings of 6.00 ERA/7.10 FIP ball from him. Eovaldi underwent elbow surgery April 21 and then suffered a setback June 9 when it looked as if he was nearing a return.

Now, with just a couple months left in the season, the Red Sox seemingly believe they’d be better off deploying Eovaldi in short, game-ending stints than long outings upon his return. As Caron notes, they’d have the benefit of getting Eovaldi back sooner because he wouldn’t have to stretch out to slot back into their rotation. It’s still in question when exactly he’ll make his way back to the majors, however. Moreover, moving him to the bullpen wouldn’t solve the team’s issues at the back of its starting staff.

A full-time relief role is foreign to Eovaldi, who has made 152 of 160 major league appearances as a starter. The hope for the Red Sox is that the move would help stabilize an oft-maligned bullpen, a unit the hated Yankees humiliated over the weekend in London. The Yankees now hold an 11-game lead over the Red Sox in the AL East, meaning Boston’s best hope to return to the playoffs may be via wild card. The Red Sox are two back of a spot, though, and with owner John Henry seemingly reluctant to spend on outside reinforcements, the club may be prepared to try its luck with Eovaldi in lieu of a bullpen market with plenty of proven commodities.

 

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Fuck England. Canada is better, obviously.

And Eovaldi to closer is a no-brainer at this point, but he could still move back into the rotation later in the season.

More wins please.

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Andrew Cashner isn’t exactly someone you want to start a playoff game, but he’ll do.

About as low risk of a trade as they come.

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Shitty-ass loss last night.

Speaking of shitty, Nuñez DFA’d. Nice knowing ya, bud.

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Speaking of bullpen:

Brandon Workman has retired all 10 batters faced in his last 4 outings (6 groundouts, 4 strikeouts). He is 8-1 with a 1.70 ERA and 12.33 SO/9.0 IP and leads the majors in opponent AVG (.102), opponent SLG (.161), and opponent OPS (.418).

Hook ‘em. But we could still use another arm in the ‘pen.

(Bringing Darwinzon back up, and sending down Brasier... wow.)

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Price vs. Eck, Round 2. Funny how this didn’t happen last year...

RIP Pumpsie Green.

If they can’t take 3 of 4 from the Jays at home, maybe they’re not playoff material.

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On 7/16/2019 at 3:01 PM, dbecks said:

Speaking of bullpen:

Brandon Workman has retired all 10 batters faced in his last 4 outings (6 groundouts, 4 strikeouts). He is 8-1 with a 1.70 ERA and 12.33 SO/9.0 IP and leads the majors in opponent AVG (.102), opponent SLG (.161), and opponent OPS (.418).

Hook ‘em. But we could still use another arm in the ‘pen.

(Bringing Darwinzon back up, and sending down Brasier... wow.)

Workman was scary tonight. Only was able to catch the game cast but dammit. Agree, if we cannot beat the Jays we need to do some real thinking. 

Fuck it, kick ass in the AL East and we can take this shit. 

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Nice to see Sale actually pitch like the real Chris Sale: 12Ks, two 2BBs, and only two hits. Sox still two off the second Wild Card spot.

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Nice to see Sale actually


...get a win at home. (First time in over a year!)

Speaking of fun facts, for tonight:

Brock Holt is the first Red Sox player ever to play 1st base, 2nd base, and SS in the same game.

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Keep it going tomorrow. Just 1 out of the next 2 would be nice.


Fuck that shit. Sweep their punk asses. Foot on the throat. Sale day tomorrow.

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yep, get swept at home, we are not going to do shit this year. Glad we did not do any stupid trades. Good core, crappy pitching. 

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