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hawkjt
08-14-2006, 12:42 PM
is a guy who has been tough on the sox in the past. Only gave up 2er in 6innings against the sox in his only appearance against them this year in April.

His last two outings he has lasted 5.1 and 4.1 innings with 106 and 103 pitches. He walked five guys in both of those short outings. The outing prior to that he last 3.1 innings in a loss to texas.

So it is obvious that the sox need to be patient tonite. Take some pitches, take some walks , and get ahead in the count and knock him off the mound early, their bullpen is taxed. Set the tone for the whole four game series by getting to the pen early and put them in a bind for the whole week.

buehrle4cy05
08-14-2006, 01:07 PM
is a guy who has been tough on the sox in the past. Only gave up 2er in 6innings against the sox in his only appearance against them this year in April.

His last two outings he has lasted 5.1 and 4.1 innings with 106 and 103 pitches. He walked five guys in both of those short outings. The outing prior to that he last 3.1 innings in a loss to texas.

So it is obvious that the sox need to be patient tonite. Take some pitches, take some walks , and get ahead in the count and knock him off the mound early, their bullpen is taxed. Set the tone for the whole four game series by getting to the pen early and put them in a bind for the whole week.

Mark Redman pitched against the Sox on May 7, giving up 2 runs in 7.0 innings (ND).

I couldn't agree with you more in the last paragraph. KC's bullpen almost went the whole game yesterday, what with Luke Hudson having one of the worst starts in MLB history. A short outing for Redman today would undoubtedly make a weak KC bullpen weaker. Yesterday, the Sox were good about taking pitches with Miner pitching. Hopefully they carry that same strategy into today, trying to take the ball up the middle and to the opposite field. When you try to pull a guy like Redman, he'll just go slow, slower, slowest on you and you'll probably strike out.

MrRoboto83
08-14-2006, 01:09 PM
The Sox need to tame Mark Teahen and hope Sweeney doesn't do his usual damage to the Sox.

russ99
08-14-2006, 01:11 PM
The Sox need to tame Mark Teahen and hope Sweeney doesn't do his usual damage to the Sox.

Doh, Sweeney is back! Sox just need to keep playing like this weekend - no letdown.

Chicken Dinner
08-14-2006, 01:11 PM
The Sox have been hitting lefties much better lately. The KC pen must be taxed after this weekend so I think we should score a few runs this week.

soxinem1
08-14-2006, 01:37 PM
I couldn't agree with you more in the last paragraph. KC's bullpen almost went the whole game yesterday, what with Luke Hudson having one of the worst starts in MLB history. A short outing for Redman today would undoubtedly make a weak KC bullpen weaker. Yesterday, the Sox were good about taking pitches with Miner pitching. Hopefully they carry that same strategy into today, trying to take the ball up the middle and to the opposite field. When you try to pull a guy like Redman, he'll just go slow, slower, slowest on you and you'll probably strike out.

Todd Wellemeyer actually did a real nice LR job, 6 IP 1R. Their BP sucks anyway, but they didn't overextend it. Wellemeyer may be the only one not available.

I think putting an early 3-5 spot on Redman would be the best thing and keep KC on the defensive.

It also may be more important to pitch to KC hitters better. They seem to have little diffuculty figuring our staff out since mid-2005.........

slavko
08-14-2006, 04:21 PM
We are huge betting favorites in this game, as we should be. In contrast, the Yankees were favored slightly in G 2 & 3 and G1 was pickem. We were slight favorites in all 3 Tigers games.

Sox-o-matic
08-14-2006, 04:27 PM
It also may be more important to pitch to KC hitters better. They seem to have little diffuculty figuring our staff out since mid-2005.........

That shouldn't be much of a problem. No Freddy vs. the Royals this time!!!