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Chips
07-07-2005, 12:13 AM
How many more games will the Sox win out of the remaining 79?
I realistically think we can go 55-24, if not better.

TimoandAaron
07-07-2005, 12:14 AM
How many more games will the Sox win out of the remaining 79?
I realistically think we can go 55-24, if not better.we play the Yankmees so that is six wins.

batmanZoSo
07-07-2005, 12:17 AM
How many more games will the Sox win out of the remaining 79?
I realistically think we can go 55-24, if not better.

You think we're gonna win 112 games? Whoa.

Realistically, probably between 100 and 105 games.

DSpivack
07-07-2005, 12:31 AM
You think we're gonna win 112 games? Whoa.

Realistically, probably between 100 and 105 games.

43-36 the rest of the way, 57-26 right now, that makes 100-62. It sounds sweet O How I'd like to go.

MUsoxfan
07-07-2005, 12:38 AM
I say once we get 97, we play only the extended members of the 40-man roster. That should be mid-August:cool:

Optipessimism
07-07-2005, 01:56 AM
You think we're gonna win 112 games? Whoa.

Realistically, probably between 100 and 105 games.

112 games, as crazy as it sounds, isn't too far fetched for this team. In fact, it doesn't sound bad at all as the Sox bats usually get hot in late July and August. With the bullpen we have, all we need to do is get within 2 runs or so by about the 6th inning and we have a great chance of winning the game. The only thing I'm worried about is going through a cold stretch through late September as I don't want that to carry into the postseason.

Frater Perdurabo
07-07-2005, 09:56 AM
As I and others have pointed out on numerous occasions, the Sox September schedule favors reaching or surpassing the 100-win mark:

1-4 v. Det
6-8 v. KC
9-11 v. LAA
13-15 @ KC
16-18 @ Min
19-21 v. Cle
22-25 v. Min
26-29 @ Det
30-10/2 @ Cle

They play 17 of their last 30 games at home. 27 of the last 30 are within the AL Central. There are no West Coast trips; all the trips are within the Midwest.

Apart from the Angels series and the two Minnesota series, barring injuries or a monumental collapse, no games seem problematic. By that time, it's possible the Angels may start to ease up on the pedal if they find themselves with a large lead in the West because Texas has imploded. The Twins might be going for the Wild Card, or they too might have mailed it in before the four-game set at the Cell, Sept. 22-25.

A 21-9 September/October record is not unreasonable to expect. That means the Sox could finish with 100 wins even if they only have 79 wins on the morning of Sept. 1. If they had 79 wins on Sept. 1, that means they would only have won 22 games (and lost 27!) during the rest of July and August. Who here thinks that would happen?

The point is, barring a monumental collapse and/or a horrific plague of injuries, the Sox have 100 wins "in the bag."

:supernana:

A_ROW33
07-07-2005, 10:09 AM
as long as they win 11 games in october I do not really care.

however to be in the spirit of the moment I think they will end up with 109 wins.

mike squires
07-07-2005, 10:11 AM
I honestly don't think we can keep up the pace we are at no matter who we paly. I think we'll continue to be a great team but just not as consistent. 95+ wins would be great.

elrod
07-07-2005, 10:46 AM
It's always hard to predict the rest of the way but if history is a guide, there are very few teams that have ever started a season 57-26. And nearly all of them won at least 101 games (many with 154 game seasons). I don't see us continuing at a .689 clip but if we can continue to win 2 out of every 3, or even 3 out of every 5 - very possible with our rotation - then 108 wins is very possible.