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OurBitchinMinny
04-14-2004, 06:24 PM
I know blown saves are inevitable. However usually its a one run lead thats blown. So far the sox pen has blown a 3 and a 4 run lead. Its not all kochs fault, well this one was, game one wasnt. What is going to happen when they have to hold a one run lead. I think the temporary solution is to move polite to the closer role and groom either wright or someone in the minors to take over.

delben91
04-14-2004, 06:27 PM
Where have you gone Royce Ring?

SEALgep
04-14-2004, 06:29 PM
At least Adkins got a win. :smile:

delben91
04-14-2004, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by SEALgep
At least Adkins got a win. :smile:

Yeah, is that his first MLB win? I'd be really annoyed if Koch had gotten the third out in the 9th and then gotten the win after giving up 4 runs in the top of the inning.

Iguana775
04-14-2004, 09:20 PM
hell, let Adkins close. at least he's getting outs.

soltrain21
04-14-2004, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Iguana775
hell, let Adkins close. at least he's getting outs.


Think Cotts could do it?

duke of dorwood
04-14-2004, 09:26 PM
Adkins or Wright-they cant be any worse

SEALgep
04-14-2004, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by soltrain21
Think Cotts could do it? No, he's better suited for where he's at. Good pitching doesn't necessarily translate into becoming a closer.

SEALgep
04-14-2004, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood
Adkins or Wright-they cant be any worse I think Wright could very well be our closer next year for real, and I think he would do very well if he did.

CWSGuy406
04-14-2004, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by SEALgep
I think Wright could very well be our closer next year for real, and I think he would do very well if he did.

I agree with that, I'd also give Adkins a shot. BTW, what has Adkins looked like on the gun? If I recall, he's got throws some pretty good heat, but maybe I'm wrong. Hell, if you get outs, you're gonna be successful.

delben91
04-14-2004, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by CWSGuy406
I agree with that, I'd also give Adkins a shot. BTW, what has Adkins looked like on the gun? If I recall, he's got throws some pretty good heat, but maybe I'm wrong. Hell, if you get outs, you're gonna be successful.

The thing I've noticed the most about Adkins is the movement on his pitches. The knock on him was always that he threw hard, but it was dead straight. Don't know if Coop or Kirk Champion worked with him, but in his couple of batters today, his pitches, notably his fastball, had really good movement on them.

batmanZoSo
04-14-2004, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by ChisoxfaninMinny
What is going to happen when they have to hold a one run lead.

Well, we just gotta score more runs now don't we?

:smile: