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  • #131971

    Yahtzee
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    Tired and disappointed but hopeful.

    I wouldn’t get near Craig and Larry with a hazmat suit this morning.

    #131972

    Coma
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    I’m not sure why Cora doesn’t just forfeit the rest of the series. Ken Rosenthal said last night that, if the Red Sox lost, the team is in shambles and should basically disband as a franchise.

    #131973

    Miserable Fellow
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    Poor Nathan Eovaldi with one of the most undeserving losses in World Series history.

    #131974

    Humphrey
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    So does anyone know why the field was so fucked up? Oakland Aladmeda County Coliseum (or whatever it’s called now) quality. Do they play soccer there or have some kind of rock concert?

    Right before the Kinsler play they showed an iso of Holt in left field, he had as many divots around him as firm grass.

    Somebody mentioned Kinsler sliding at home…the play was pretty far up the line; he probably would have stopped short of home and had to crawl/dive to touch the plate. But he sure had a better chance of being safe than what he did.

    #131975

    Rickkyboy
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    So does anyone know why the field was so fucked up? Oakland Aladmeda County Coliseum (or whatever it’s called now) quality. Do they play soccer there or have some kind of rock concert?

    Right before the Kinsler play they showed an iso of Holt in left field, he had as many divots around him as firm grass.

    Somebody mentioned Kinsler sliding at home…the play was pretty far up the line; he probably would have stopped short of home and had to crawl/dive to touch the plate. But he sure had a better chance of being safe than what he did.

    We noticed that last night. The grass appears cut real short like a putting green. It seems like a different type than we usually see the Sox play on.

    #131976

    Humphrey
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    Kudos to whoever mentioned Nunez and Ihedigbo in the same post last night!

    #131977

    RedSeat
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    If we define the strike zone as anything touching any part of the zone:

    Boston pitchers vs RHH:

    6 strikes called balls, 0 balls called strikes

    Boston pitchers vs LHH:

    5 strikes called balls, 1 ball called a strike

     

    LA pitchers vs RHH:

    0 strikes called balls, 5 balls called strikes

    LA pitchers vs LHH:

    3 strikes called balls,  1 ball called a strike

     

    That’s a net +13 calls benefiting LA. I’ve never seen anything that bad. Yeah, the Red Sox had their chances but I don’t think basic competence is too much to ask for from the umps.

    #131978

    Lebron
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    I dropped after the 15rh.

    Ball/strike calls were maddening.  Betts got called looking 3 times not sure if he got up another time.

    Had a feeling not pushing an insurance run over in the 13th would haunt them.

    Oh well, back at it still leading 2-1

    #131979

    Lebron
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    Media wrote off the Astros after Game 6 last year when they failed to win with Verlander.  They only threw a shutout in Game 7.  All of this Red Sox are fucked talk is preposterous.  These are the same media hardos that get off on shit like you have all offseason to rest.  Now the narrative is they are all dainties?  One thing they never contemplate is resilience.

    #131980

    Humphrey
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    If we define the strike zone as anything touching any part of the zone:

    Boston pitchers vs RHH:

    6 strikes called balls, 0 balls called strikes

    Boston pitchers vs LHH:

    5 strikes called balls, 1 ball called a strike

    LA pitchers vs RHH:

    0 strikes called balls, 5 balls called strikes

    LA pitchers vs LHH:

    3 strikes called balls, 1 ball called a strike

    That’s a net +13 calls benefiting LA. I’ve never seen anything that bad. Yeah, the Red Sox had their chances but I don’t think basic competence is too much to ask for from the umps.

    I’d settle for that goddamn swing Muncy took being a strike.

    #131981

    Rickkyboy
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    Of course there is a website devoted to baseball park grass surfaces…. :rollseyes:    que the horns

     

     

    Dodger Stadium – Tifway 419 bermudagrass overseeded with perennial ryegrass
    Grown by West Coast Turf in Palm Desert, CA, where a Bermuda hybrid is overseeded with rye, which is better tolerant to the normally cool temperatures at the beginning of the season. By the summer months the more heat-tolerant Bermuda grass supplants the ryegrass.

    Fenway Park – Kentucky bluegrass
    The oldest ballpark in baseball gets its grass from New Jersey, and specifically Tuckahoe Turf Farms.

     

     

    PS- lots of parks are Kentucky bluegrass

     

    #131982

    Hacksaw
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    What trades and free agent pick ups should the Red Sox make in the off season?

    #131983

    Feejis
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    They had 7 hits and scored 2 runs in 18 innings. Let’s not make it more complicated than that.

    #131984

    Humphrey
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    They had 7 hits and scored 2 runs in 18 innings. Let’s not make it more complicated than that.

    Betts, Benintendi, Martinez, Bogie and Devers had no hits!

    #131985

    TJM
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    This is the same media who had them dead and buried after splitting at home in both the ALDS and ALCS right?

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  TJM.
    #131989

    Fred West Lynn
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    Exhausting, historic game last night.

    Potentially painful lack of pitching (and maybe Nunez? He took a beating last night) already forming drama around tonight’s game.

    Sox up 2-1: Strategies for Game 5 and 6?

    Nick: Dave Roberts has his option year next year. He’ll be free to manage elsewhere in 2020! The Dodgers better re-sign him NOW!

    Cafardo. So damn predictable.

    #131990

    Lefty
    Moderator

    ERod gets the ball.

    #131992

    Miserable Fellow
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    Who is completely unavailable? Eovaldi and Porcello? I presume Nunez will pinch hit?

    I’d want Benintendi and Pearce in just for them being rested.

    #131993

    Miserable Fellow
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    Apparently Sony Michel practiced today!?

    #131994

    Doncabesa
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    Who is completely unavailable? Eovaldi and Porcello? I presume Nunez will pinch hit?

    I’d want Benintendi and Pearce in just for them being rested.

    Eovaldi told Cora he’s available tonight if Cora wants to use him.  “Your agent is going to kill me” is what he said in response according to last night’s thread.

    #131995

    Feejis
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    Other than needing an angle for their hot takes, I really don’t understand the theory that using Eovaldi was a gamble. It was an 18 inning game. If they don’t use him, how do they get through it?

    #131996

    jforb
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    Halak officially the number one yet?

    #131997

    Nashua Dad
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    21 innings of shitty offense has gotten real old.

    #131998

    Nashua Dad
    Participant

    Please keep taking fastballs down the middle for strike 1

    #131999

    Miserable Fellow
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    Go hit Hill in retaliation.

    #132000

    Suzy
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    21 innings of shitty offense has gotten real old.

    Yeah, did not see this coming.

    #132001

    jforb
    Participant

    He’s inside the line.

    #132002

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Goddamn.

    The one time not to send every single thing to review and to not have a quick hook and it burns you.

    #132003

    jforb
    Participant

    Madson still perfect with inherited runners.

    #132004

    Feejis
    Participant

    Infield defense apparently an issue at the worst possible time.

    #132005

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

     

    Infield defense apparently an issue at the worst possible time.

    INFIELD DEFENSE!

    14 year old callback!

    #132007

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    In the movie version, Joe Kelly will be played by young Rick Moranis.

    #132008

    BrianInLA
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    Gee it’s almost as if the Dodgers didn’t also play 18 innings last night and trash their own bullpen as well.  If you listened to Fox all pregame it was as if it was only Boston that used all their guys.  54-0 this.

    #132009

    Doncabesa
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    This game makes me love Eovaldi that much more, hell yes.

    #132010

    BrianInLA
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    Someone must have sacrificed a chicken in the locker room to wake up the bats.

    #132011

    rclane
    Participant

    Cora should have Kinsler pitch the ninth. He’d probably strike out the side on 9 pitches.

    #132012

    Feejis
    Participant

    This game makes me love Eovaldi that much more, hell yes.

    I was really hoping to launch a sweet “Pronounced EE-valdi, because the O is silent” post yesterday and that got ruined. If I never get to use it I’ll be ok.

    #132013

    jforb
    Participant

    Glad I didn’t post that they were scoring 10 tonight earlier like I thought about doing.

    #132014

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Does Kimble  need the work? Somebody’s  gotta pitch  I guess but why not keep him in your back pocket for tomorrow?

     

    edit: Fuck Kimbrel sideways with a lawn chair

    #132015

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    Oh boy.

    #132017

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Does Kimble need the work? Somebody’s gotta pitch I guess but why not keep him in your back pocket for tomorrow?

    edit: Fuck Kimbrel sideways with a lawn chair

    Get Gagne on the line! We need the Kimbrel whispereer!

    #132018

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Where’s Ponerantz?😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    #132019

    jforb
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    #132020

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    INFIELD DEFENSE!

    #132021

    rclane
    Participant

    What a throw. And what a dirty bag of shit Machado is.

    #132022

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    Dave Roberts number 1 trending topic on twitter. Of course the orange guy will take credit.

    #132023

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    What a throw. And what a dirty bag of shit Machado is.

    Did they mention whether Machado hustled out of the box on that play?

    #132024

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    This team has been so fun to follow this year.

    #132025

    02062
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    Are they likeable yet?

     

    #132026

    Coma
    Participant

    Dave Roberts number 1 trending topic on twitter. Of course the orange guy will take credit.

    Hulk Hogan?

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