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  • *Official* 8/20 Not a Somber Sweep Postgamer


    Bring on the Flubbies!

  • #2
    4 games over with the two teams in front of us yet to play. It's going to be a fun weekend with both teams in the playoff hunt.



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    • #3
      This team is so much fun to watch. Nice to see Giolito back in form. Torch Lester tomorrow.

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      • #4
        I saw on the sports segment of the local NBC news that after the game some enterprising Sox fan edited the Tigers' Wikipedia page to show the "Principal Owner" of the team to be Tim Anderson. Hilarious

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        • #5
          Just gonna a keep saying it. Abreu is such a good batsman.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chez View Post
            I saw on the sports segment of the local NBC news that after the game some enterprising Sox fan edited the Tigers' Wikipedia page to show the "Principal Owner" of the team to be Tim Anderson. Hilarious

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cbone View Post
              This team is so much fun to watch. Nice to see Giolito back in form. Torch Lester tomorrow.
              Here’s hoping we have Engel in right because La Pantera will be in center.

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              • #8
                That's about as good as I've seen Giolito pitch. Really good bounceback. Hopefully he gets his season on track with this start because coming in his numbers weren't good.

                The Cubs have lined them up for us, and it's not going to be an easy weekend. Lester, Hendricks, and Darvish are all pitching out of their minds right now. More so than final results, this is simply just a test for the offense. They've been great against bad pitchers but have struggled mightily when tested. If there's a repeat of what the Cardinals starters were able to do to us, we're going to need to make some very serious adjustments.

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                • #9
                  "Somber sweep" - LOL. Brings back the memories. Idiots.
                  It's really nice to see the Sox get good mileage out of several 2nd tier prospects. It's been a long-time coming. They earned it; and it's essential to contend in this era. The pen is phenomenal; even the maligned Jace Fry has been effective, except for 2 bad outings.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vegandork View Post
                    That's about as good as I've seen Giolito pitch. Really good bounceback. Hopefully he gets his season on track with this start because coming in his numbers weren't good.

                    The Cubs have lined them up for us, and it's not going to be an easy weekend. Lester, Hendricks, and Darvish are all pitching out of their minds right now. More so than final results, this is simply just a test for the offense. They've been great against bad pitchers but have struggled mightily when tested. If there's a repeat of what the Cardinals starters were able to do to us, we're going to need to make some very serious adjustments.
                    His performance today and his postgame quotes about McCann vindicate my assertion that RR screwed up in the opener by having Grandal catch him. Gio wants McCann as his personal catcher and performs better with him.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by A. Cavatica View Post

                      His performance today and his postgame quotes about McCann vindicate my assertion that RR screwed up in the opener by having Grandal catch him. Gio wants McCann as his personal catcher and performs better with him.
                      Unpolitical of Gio to say it out loud, but if the TV broadcasters are saying it, it's not a state secret. So the Big Acquisition is under the bus, do we care?
                      Best reason Rick Hahn should be out of work? Statistics.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by berwyn View Post

                        Unpolitical of Gio to say it out loud, but if the TV broadcasters are saying it, it's not a state secret. So the Big Acquisition is under the bus, do we care?
                        Maybe the best solution is to pay McCann starter money this offseason and keep both him and Grandal. The great teams find ways to keep players in the lineup; McCann has been a better hitter this year than Encarnación.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post

                          Maybe the best solution is to pay McCann starter money this offseason and keep both him and Grandal. The great teams find ways to keep players in the lineup; McCann has been a better hitter this year than Encarnación.
                          Encarnacion will be gone next year. McCann will be competing for at bats at DH with Abreu/Vaughn.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
                            Maybe the best solution is to pay McCann starter money this offseason and keep both him and Grandal.
                            Looks to me like the Sox have their catcher of the future and his backup. They should cash out Grandal (unload his salary) to pay McCann rather than letting McCann walk. If they were the Yankees or the Dodgers maybe they could keep both.

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                            • #15
                              They should keep both. Invest in catching, because it's cheaper than pitching and it makes both the pitching and the bench better.

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