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    That was bad. Let's forget it and take the series tomorrow.

  • #2
    Go Astros.

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    • #3
      You can't win then all but that was just flat out awful today.

      Just terrible.

      From Hamilton playing a single into a home run to some no-name named Haase joining the "Sox Killer" club to the bullpen falling apart again and letting the game get out of reach.

      Just brutal today.

      The good news? I don't think anybody got hurt, I mean the Sox were averaging one a day, like the vitamin pill.

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      • #4
        You mean vitamin pill, bran flakes and prune juice for we old timers. Yes, no casualties to report to headquarters. One of 60 goes the lament. Go get those sums a guns tomorrow.

        oh and Go Astro’s….

        BK59

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        • #5
          Keuchel sounded pissed off at the coaching staff and the way they position the outfield behind him. I can see how people think he is just trying to dodge accountability, but I think what he really wants is permission to move the outfielders around.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mohoney View Post
            Keuchel sounded pissed off at the coaching staff and the way they position the outfield behind him. I can see how people think he is just trying to dodge accountability, but I think what he really wants is permission to move the outfielders around.
            If that's true he needs a heart to heart with TLR.

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            • #7
              Keuchel doesn't seem to have much left in the tank.
              "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
              -- Thucydides

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              • #8
                There were a couple of really bad calls by the home plate umpire. Back to back batters got walks when the Sox should have been out of the inning. The two weren't even close to being balls, and the ump called them balls. It may have changed the game a bit, but the Sox didn't play well anyway.

                Man, some calls are so bad it's a crying shame. I just wish some tech would come up to make that stuff less common. His strike zone seemed to move around during the game as well. Stone mentioned it a couple of times.

                Can't win them all, and the Sox have won 18 of the last 21 against Detroit.

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                  • #10
                    This turning point for this game came in the second inning. After scoring two in the top of the first, a Hamilton lead-off double and a Collins fly out brought up Anderson with Hamilton on third and one out. With Skobal on the verge of falling 3-0, Anderson struck out on, his only strikeout in a game where he hit two doubles. Up to that point, A lot of things went wrong today, but that was the point were the sox stopped taking care of business, beating one of the division's losing teams, and started coming apart.

                    He Hamilton play hurt, hit hard enough to roll to what is probably still the deepest center field wall in baseball.The Sox came back, but Keuchel was done and gave the lead back. The Sox scored less than seven runs for the first time in almost a week, but the big difference in their offense today compared with the last few games was the strikeouts, one fewer today than the previous two games combined.

                    Even without the inside-the-park home run, today could have been a tough grind with the Sox working to convert every scoring opportunity. It would have been a bullpen game, with enough innings to cover that their new bullpen weapon Burr had to get all three outs in the fifth.Behind in the sixth, the sox went to the B team and the game got away.

                    I don't see any trends i this game. It was simply a rough day after a five-game winning streak. It was a frustrating loss, but not as frustrating as the last loss, the game started a week ago and finished last Sunday. Baseball is as much about minimizing losses as maximizing wins.

                    On the positive side.and you have to look deep, beyond apparently no one getting hurt, I liked Sheets in the No. 2 spot. Even starting against the left-hander. He went 0-for-3 with a walk, but he twice got Anderson to third with one out when the Sox needed a run, first to take the lead and then to tie. And both times Abreu punched the run in.

                    Fortunately, only the Tigers and Royals gained divisional ground on the Sox today. The Astros nearly let the game get away by twice not scoring runners from third with one out, perhaps aided by a nagging injury that kept Jose Ramirez out of the lineup in a one-run loss. Watching the way Francona is using his bullpen, the Cleevland team seems to be playing with a bit of desperation, although I'm only watching from a great distance. I like that La Russa doesn't appear to be burning out his bullpen.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BigKlu59 View Post
                      One of 60 goes the lament.
                      This is definitely not one of the 60 games that you were definitely gonna lose. This is one of those 42 games that could have gone either way and determine your season. The Sox could have easily one this one with slightly better defense and managing. Keuchel stayed in too long, mistakes on defense were made, etc.
                      "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
                      -- Thucydides

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                      • #12
                        When you lose by 5, it's one of the 60. Especially when you're playing both the opponent team and the umpire team.

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                        • #13
                          I think it may help Keuchel to run an opener out there before his “starts.”

                          Get the best opposition hitters a look at someone else in the 1st inning. Let Keuchel’s 2nd time facing those guys come in those all-too-precarious middle innings instead of the 1st inning, when any runs surrendered have the greatest possible chance of being offset. Let any guys he does face a 3rd time be back-of-the-order weaklings. Plus, it allows for one fewer potential middle-relief disaster per game, which may help get an extra lead or two to Hendriks.

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