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Harry Potter
07-17-2006, 09:48 AM
***** :angry:

"If any race is dead, itís not the AL wild-card. Itís the AL Central. The Tigersí lead as of Monday morning was just 4.5 games over Chicago, but Detroit has the highest run differential in the game ó theyíre scoring 1.7 runs per game more than their pitching gives up. When you have that kind of gap, youíre not going to go away. That race isnít wrapped up, but itís close to it."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13897386/

Dan Mega
07-17-2006, 10:18 AM
***** :angry:

"If any race is dead, itís not the AL wild-card. Itís the AL Central. The Tigersí lead as of Monday morning was just 4.5 games over Chicago, but Detroit has the highest run differential in the game ó theyíre scoring 1.7 runs per game more than their pitching gives up. When you have that kind of gap, youíre not going to go away. That race isnít wrapped up, but itís close to it."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13897386/

Your link is broken.

Also, nobody was saying this last year when the Sox were 15 games up at one point, and we all remember what happened.

They also seem to not take into account the Sox' record versus Detroit this year. Its been completely one-sided. Add in the fact that Detriot's schedule has been easier as of late AND they always seem to face the bottom of rotation for any team they play.

Dan Mega
07-17-2006, 10:20 AM
Ok, so your link isn't broken (my fault!) but it won't let me edit my post....:redface:

AuroraSoxFan
07-17-2006, 10:31 AM
They guy's main point is that DET is pitching very well and we aren't. And sadly unless our hurlers step up their game, his predictions will probably come true. And an excellent time for them to crank it up would be this week. I'd love to send that guy his article back the day after we clinch the division. But that won't happen if we continue to serve up batting practice.

jenn2080
07-17-2006, 10:38 AM
They guy's main point is that DET is pitching very well and we aren't. And sadly unless our hurlers step up their game, his predictions will probably come true. And an excellent time for them to crank it up would be this week. I'd love to send that guy his article back the day after we clinch the division. But that won't happen if we continue to serve up batting practice.


Very well said. I dont think Detroit is going to fall of as bad as everyone thinks. Sure they are gonna hit a bump that is inevitable, but they have been solid and just smoking every team they play but us, which is great.

Thome25
07-17-2006, 10:42 AM
Very well said. I dont think Detroit is going to fall of as bad as everyone thinks. Sure they are gonna hit a bump that is inevitable, but they have been solid and just smoking every team they play but us, which is great.

They've been smoking every team but the Sox, the Yankees and the Red Sox.

It's good to know that we're not the only ones having trouble with them.

All we have to do is take care of business against teams in our division especially the Tigers and everything will take care of itself.

SoxFan76
07-17-2006, 10:58 AM
The Tigers have not yet had a rough stretch this season. The Sox have to keep doing their thing and the pieces will fall into place.

CWsox45
07-17-2006, 11:09 AM
***** :angry:

"If any race is dead, itís not the AL wild-card. Itís the AL Central. The Tigersí lead as of Monday morning was just 4.5 games over Chicago, but Detroit has the highest run differential in the game ó theyíre scoring 1.7 runs per game more than their pitching gives up. When you have that kind of gap, youíre not going to go away. That race isnít wrapped up, but itís close to it."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13897386/

Someone email that article to Ozzie.

AuroraSoxFan
07-17-2006, 11:30 AM
Someone email that article to Ozzie.

Awesome idea. That kinda fire may be just what the Sox need.

Lip Man 1
07-17-2006, 01:33 PM
Soxfan76:

The Tigers lost 8 of 11 at one point. To me that would be a 'rough' stretch (kind of like the Sox right now having lost 7 off 11) but perhaps your definition is different from mine.

Lip

SoxFan76
07-17-2006, 01:38 PM
Soxfan76:

The Tigers lost 8 of 11 at one point. To me that would be a 'rough' stretch (kind of like the Sox right now having lost 7 off 11) but perhaps your definition is different from mine.

Lip

I honestly don't remember that. It seems like the Tigers haven't lost all year. Kinda like the post-All Star break Indians of '05.

viagracat
07-17-2006, 01:44 PM
It's July. Way to early to be predicting anything. Sheesh...

oeo
07-17-2006, 01:56 PM
They've been smoking every team but the Sox, the Yankees and the Red Sox.

It's good to know that we're not the only ones having trouble with them.

All we have to do is take care of business against teams in our division especially the Tigers and everything will take care of itself.
If the Sox were not slumping right now, they could have easily taken both of the series against the Red Sox and Yankees. They should have won that series against the Yankees, anyway, but if they were playing just "okay" baseball, they would have won the series without a problem.

I hate the way people think around here. For example, the pitching staff is struggling right now...for some reason that "means" that this is the way they are and they will never be better. Even though I know that this is not how they're able to perform. We heard this same crap about our bullpen earlier in the year. Do you not remember how our whole bullpen sucked and Kenny needed to replace everyone but Jenks. How did that work out? He brought in one guy, Riske, and the bullpen is pretty good overall. We still need another righty, but there never was a huge concern about it...you know why? Because they were struggling, just like the rotation is now.

Same thing with the Tigers...they've pitched at a more unbelievable pace than the Sox staff did last year. And the Sox staff is much better than the Tigers'. Just because they've pitched over their heads DOES NOT mean that they will pitch over their heads the whole year. Actually, I think it's quite unrealistic if they think they're going to get the same second halfs from Rogers, Robertson, Miner, and Verlander. Bonderman, I will never know, that guy can be very good or very bad. Just look to last year, where the Tigers had a 3.88 team ERA in the first half, but fell all the way to a 5.23 ERA (only the Royals had worse, at 5.60) in the second half. Keep in mind, that the majority of teams, last year, had better ERA's in the second half than the first (including the Sox). Is this year's rotation that much better? Throw in Rogers who is traditionally a terrible second half pitcher, and Verlander who is bound to tire down the stretch, and yeah, I'd say there will be another big fall off.

It's just a little cold streak, they will bounce back. If the Tigers were losing as well, there wouldn't be as much concern. The Tigers will get their time in the ditch...all we have to do is stay close. And as we saw last year, the longer you go without that slump, the longer it lasts. So relax, this team is better than the Tigers and will come out on top.

Lip Man 1
07-17-2006, 02:50 PM
SoxFan76:

In that stretch they lost 3 of 4 to N.Y., 2 of 3 to Boston, 2 of 3 to the Sox and the first of a three game set with Toronto.

Lip

nasox
07-17-2006, 02:50 PM
Wow, that is just ****brains writing a **** piece for a **** website with a **** last name. I wouldn't wipe my ass with it.

No race is done in the middle of July. '69 Cubs anybody?

Lip Man 1
07-17-2006, 02:56 PM
OEO:

This isn't directly at you personally so please don't take offense but I love they way some folks talk in 'absolutes.'

That a team is BOUND to fall off or a pitching staff CAN'T POSSIBLY be that good ect.

Baseball is a funny game as Joe Garagiola once said. Strange things happen, things that can't be determined by a stat breakdown.

Could Detroit fall apart? Could there be an accident where four players get broken arms or legs? Of course anything is possbile.

Which is why folks should stay away from wording things that sounds like a guarantee. Because it's entirely possible Detroit will not fall apart and their pitching staff is not playing over their heads.

Personally I'd be more worried about what the Sox are doing (or not doing) then the Tigers.

If the Sox take care of business they won't need to worry about what Detroit or New York is doing.

Lip

oeo
07-17-2006, 03:17 PM
OEO:

This isn't directly at you personally so please don't take offense but I love they way some folks talk in 'absolutes.'

That a team is BOUND to fall off or a pitching staff CAN'T POSSIBLY be that good ect.

Baseball is a funny game as Joe Garagiola once said. Strange things happen, things that can't be determined by a stat breakdown.

Could Detroit fall apart? Could there be an accident where four players get broken arms or legs? Of course anything is possbile.

Which is why folks should stay away from wording things that sounds like a guarantee. Because it's entirely possible Detroit will not fall apart and their pitching staff is not playing over their heads.

Personally I'd be more worried about what the Sox are doing (or not doing) then the Tigers.

If the Sox take care of business they won't need to worry about what Detroit or New York is doing.

Lip
I am more worried about the Sox. All the Sox have to do is win and they will be fine.

But, I still think, and it's my opinion, that Detroit's pitching staff will fall off a bit. I don't believe that this is the real Robertson (and Maroth when he was around), or Miner. Bonderman has "had potential" for years, so it's quite possible that he just found it. But I doubt this is Robertson...and it's good that Miner came in here and has done great, but I still think his scouting report will catch up to him. Throw those guys in with Rogers, who can dominate in the first half, but not the second...and I think that they won't be able to repeat their first half. Again, that's my opinion, and there are no guarantees, just like there's no guarantee that they will NOT fall off.

I'm only stating this opinion because the majority of people here think that it's totally impossible that the Tigers will not keep this up. This is the biggest reason people are going nuts right now, because they think it's going to be impossible to catch the Tigers and we will be left out. Well it's possible, and I think the law of averages will catch up to them.