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Sockinchisox
08-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Scratched, he's going to see Dr. James Andrews.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2008/08/beckett_scratch.html

Save McCuddy's
08-28-2008, 05:09 PM
Scratched, he's going to see Dr. James Andrews.

never a promising visit to make.

102605
08-28-2008, 05:12 PM
Wierd. I just had that thought on my mind that he would be scratched.

LoveYourSuit
08-28-2008, 05:13 PM
Good news.

rustysurf83
08-28-2008, 05:20 PM
Who does that put us up against tommorrow?

turners56
08-28-2008, 05:20 PM
Scratched, he's going to see Dr. James Andrews.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2008/08/beckett_scratch.html

He was never the Beckett from last year this season. Who do we face now? Charlie Zink? I'd love it for the Sox to pound him to the ground.

BadBobbyJenks
08-28-2008, 05:21 PM
I would love to see Bucholz

turners56
08-28-2008, 05:22 PM
I would love to see Bucholz

He and his terrible control should give the Sox another opportunity to spank him.

doublem23
08-28-2008, 05:25 PM
Who does that put us up against tommorrow?

Dice-K Friday, David Pauley (http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/pauleda01.shtml) Saturday

http://blogs.courant.com/redsox/2008/08/beckett-scratched-again-will-s.html

Harry Potter
08-28-2008, 05:27 PM
Dice-K Friday, David Pauley (http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/pauleda01.shtml) Saturday

http://blogs.courant.com/redsox/2008/08/beckett-scratched-again-will-s.html

Hopefully we aren't saying Cy Pauley come Saturday night

doublem23
08-28-2008, 05:28 PM
Hopefully we aren't saying Cy Pauley come Saturday night

At least he's not a lefty.

turners56
08-28-2008, 05:29 PM
Dice-K Friday, David Pauley (http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/pauleda01.shtml) Saturday

http://blogs.courant.com/redsox/2008/08/beckett-scratched-again-will-s.html

Damn, Dice-K to open a series. :mad:

doublem23
08-28-2008, 05:38 PM
Damn, Dice-K to open a series. :mad:

Dice-K/David Pauley > Dice-K/Josh Beckett

We caught a huge break.

Lefty34
08-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Damn, Dice-K to open a series. :mad:

Well now could be the time Dice-K's BABIP catches up with him. His BABIP so far is .266, meaning it should start to rise, and perhaps the Sox could mark the beginning of that climb. Also, his DERA of 4.25 of 3.86 which means (like I've said before) he has been getting lucky on defense. Finally, his BB/9 is way above his BB/9 rate from last year, so my advice to the Sox would be sit back, look for your pitch, and drive that hanging slider (known as the "gyroball") and line it right back at his face.

turners56
08-28-2008, 05:47 PM
Dice-K/David Pauley > Dice-K/Josh Beckett

We caught a huge break.

Yeah, but I'd rather face Beckett than Dice-K tomorrow. Series openers are very important IMO.

turners56
08-28-2008, 05:48 PM
Well now could be the time Dice-K's BABIP catches up with him. His BABIP so far is .266, meaning it should start to rise, and perhaps the Sox could mark the beginning of that climb. Also, his DERA of 4.25 of 3.86 which means (like I've said before) he has been getting lucky on defense. Finally, his BB/9 is way above his BB/9 rate from last year, so my advice to the Sox would be sit back, look for your pitch, and drive that hanging slider (known as the "gyroball") and line it right back at his face.

He is one of the luckiest pitcher in all of baseball, but that doesn't mean he's bad. If he's making pitches to get out of it, that's good pitching. Having defenders make incredible plays behind him to pick him up all the time is considered lucky.

kittle42
08-28-2008, 06:27 PM
He is one of the luckiest pitcher in all of baseball, but that doesn't mean he's bad. If he's making pitches to get out of it, that's good pitching. Having defenders make incredible plays behind him to pick him up all the time is considered lucky.

He knows how to win.

Lefty34
08-28-2008, 06:39 PM
He knows how to win.

Hanging sliderrr....I mean GYROBALL!!!11!

TDog
08-28-2008, 09:55 PM
At least he's not a lefty.

The Sox actually have better success against left-handers than they have against right-handers. Against southpaws they have never seen before, their record is even better, and Gio Gonzalez might testify that it is no fluke.

No team in baseball has more wins against lefties than the White Sox, who are 28-16. They have just a 48-41 record against right handers. A lot of teams believe the Sox don't do as well against southpaws, so the White Sox see a lot of southpaws. The same holds true for the Twins who are 25-16 against lefties. In the last trip the Sox made to the Metrodome, the started three lefties, but the only Sox win was the game started by a righty. Twice this season, the Sox have faced lefty starters in four straight games. Each time the Sox won three of the four, beating the starter in each game. On the second occasion, The Sox would have beaten all four lefty starters, but Dotel gave up the lead in the eighth and the Sox lost in the ninth.

SoxGirl4Life
08-29-2008, 12:19 AM
Scratched, he's going to see Dr. James Andrews.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2008/08/beckett_scratch.html


That's kinda like a scene of a death row cell block with inmates clutching each other's arms and whispering, "He's going to see Dr Andrews", and looking up, waiting for the lights to dim.

laxtonto
08-29-2008, 01:08 AM
I more see it like being a guy in the first wave on D-day. Standing in the front of the landing craft going, "I'm going to see Dr Andrews, I'm going to see Dr Andrews..". Some times you make it through without out getting hit, but for the most part, its not looking good.

LoveYourSuit
08-29-2008, 01:33 AM
It's more like sky diving with no parachute.

doublem23
08-29-2008, 01:36 AM
The Sox actually have better success against left-handers than they have against right-handers. Against southpaws they have never seen before, their record is even better, and Gio Gonzalez might testify that it is no fluke.

Gio Gonzalez just pitched like ****, he would have had problems with a Div. III college team with the way he was throwing that Sunday.

Perhaps its more perception than reality, but the Sox always seem to struggle against the young, lefty they've never seen before, especially if he doesn't feature much hard stuff.

Lefty34
08-29-2008, 01:53 AM
It's more like sky diving with no parachute.

hey hey hey I've done that before let's not make light of the situation.

TDog
08-29-2008, 03:21 AM
Gio Gonzalez just pitched like ****, he would have had problems with a Div. III college team with the way he was throwing that Sunday.

Perhaps its more perception than reality, but the Sox always seem to struggle against the young, lefty they've never seen before, especially if he doesn't feature much hard stuff.

It is perception rather than reality. There was a thread a month or two ago about the White Sox facing young left-handed pitchers they had never seen before. I think I identified five such pitchers this year that the Sox beat. The list dwarfs the list of such pitchers who have beaten the Sox this year. There have been a couple the Sox have beaten since then, and Gonzalez, who pitched quite well in two starts before facing the Sox. You're right. Gonzalez had nothing. I was at that game. I think he was at 70 pitches before the Sox hit their second foul ball.

If you're saying that young left-handers who pitch great games are tough on the Sox, you might be right. But young left-handed pitchers who pitch great games give a lot of teams trouble. Dana Eveland did a pretty good job against the Twins tonight, and he lost to the Sox the only time he faced them this season.