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Old 10-02-2012, 09:30 PM
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Could be worse. We could be living in Cleveland.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:30 PM
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I called it. It's always the .200-hitting middle infielder who beats the Sox.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:31 PM
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Nice game Jake ..
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:40 PM
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Could be worse. We could be living in Cleveland.
The suburbs are mostly nice and they have some great ethnic eats.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:41 PM
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You could count how many people were there.

I got 239.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:46 PM
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Sums up the Sox season pretty well doesn't it?

Can't hit for ****, then piss away a late lead.

Not that it matters but just for the hell of it:

Just some numbers:

Sox have now had 67 games where they scored three runs or less (41.6% of season.)

Sox have scored three runs or less 11 times in the last 15 games!

11th time the Sox lost a game when leading in the 7th inning or later (5th time in the 9th inning!!!)

Sox are 5-9 in extra inning games and have dropped four in a row in that category.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:48 PM
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I called it. It's always the .200-hitting middle infielder who beats the Sox.
And it seems to be happening every other day since that series in Baltimore where stiffs like McLouth, Ford and Teagarden beat the **** out of the Sox.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:55 PM
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Two trends that my naked eyes have detected for the Sox in the past several years:

1)They fade terribly down the stretch and have terrible second halves of the season.

2)They do not do well at all in extra inning games...part of this I always thought was their approach. Especially at home it seems like they try to jack home runs instead of focusing on hitting it hard in extra innings. On the road they always seem to be waiting for the other shoe to drop.

As sad as it is that they play their last game tomorrow, mentally I'm exhausted of following this team. The break should do me well.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:58 PM
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Sox have scored three runs or less 11 times in the last 15 games!

11th time the Sox lost a game when leading in the 7th inning or later (5th time in the 9th inning!!!)


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THIS is what aggravated me more than anything while we kept spinning our wheels and everyone kept saying "it's one more game off the schedule" and "Detroit's also having their problems". So many of those games were winnable and could have padded the lead significantly.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:02 PM
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I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm willing to bet that Nate Jones is the worst reliever in baseball when it comes to allowing inherited runners to score.

Also, I still don't understand why he never elevates his fastball above the belt when ahead in the count. Matt Thornton made a living for 5 years doing just that. Most MLB hitters can hit 97/98 if it is at the knees or thighs.

And as a side note, there is no way Jake is able to talk Robin into letting him pitch the 9th if this game meant anything.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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Two trends that my naked eyes have detected for the Sox in the past several years:

1)They fade terribly down the stretch and have terrible second halves of the season.

2)They do not do well at all in extra inning games...part of this I always thought was their approach. Especially at home it seems like they try to jack home runs instead of focusing on hitting it hard in extra innings. On the road they always seem to be waiting for the other shoe to drop.

As sad as it is that they play their last game tomorrow, mentally I'm exhausted of following this team. The break should do me well.
Shingo: Wait until you see the numbers tomorrow night on the 1st half / 2nd half splits for the past 10 seasons.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:09 PM
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I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm willing to bet that Nate Jones is the worst reliever in baseball when it comes to allowing inherited runners to score.

Also, I still don't understand why he never elevates his fastball above the belt when ahead in the count. Matt Thornton made a living for 5 years doing just that. Most MLB hitters can hit 97/98 if it is at the knees or thighs.

And as a side note, there is no way Jake is able to talk Robin into letting him pitch the 9th if this game meant anything.
Had to be a scouting report that the guy liked high pitches. Letter high and unhittable was the ticket. Low fastballs only help the batter. Jake cost himself a win. Veal was ready to face Hafner. Got more than an inning out of Myers, surprised me.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:21 PM
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If Dunn's 2 strikeouts tonight got him to 222, then he needs only 1 to tie Mark Reynolds' season record, and 2 to beat Reynolds' record on the last game on Wednesday. If Dunn does, not sure if he wants to keep that ball.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:22 PM
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THIS is what aggravated me more than anything while we kept spinning our wheels and everyone kept saying "it's one more game off the schedule" and "Detroit's also having their problems". So many of those games were winnable and could have padded the lead significantly.
I hated it when posters said this. I held my fire because I try to keep my arguments to a minimum here, but man that was aggravating.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:25 PM
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For as good as Jake was, it's unfortunate his last start in a Sox uniform didn't end better.
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