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4/6/11 - Sox vs. Royals - 1:10 (CSN)

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Escobar's ball almost went out, that's all I know...Ramirez missed the tag at 2B, the throw back beat him.

 

Baseball is ALWAYS a game of momentum. The "Danks is pitching" RISP struggles were epitomized by the triple play, which really did seem like a momentum shift in the first week. Now with Dunn out and Milledge's lack of defense leads to an early 2 run deficit.

 

Of course, if the bullpen/Sale holds yesterday, it's okay and we're starting 3-2 on the road. Hard to expect 4-1, but 2-3 is a huge disappointment after the hot start we got off to. But the Royals are playing with total confidence and we're back on our heels now.

 

Now back to the old ways of baserunning gaffes, bad defense and struggles with RISP. Last year, we were 2nd in the AL with RISP, but horrible the first two months and still not quite enough as we were playing catch-up all season, seemingly.

 

Thankfully, we don't see the Royals again until the 2nd week of July.

Edited by caulfield12

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QUOTE (Harry Chappas @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 07:13 PM)
and what about Jeff Francis?

 

Haven't been able to see it, but what you have right now is a Royals team playing like they expect to win and a Sox team coming off of a bad loss with their worst starter on the mound.

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Call for coaching staff change...year 5+.

 

Fixed for you. You haven't noticed the s*** going on so far has been an epidemic with this team for YEARS??? You'd think if Walker was noticing this swinging for the fences crap that something would be said and it would have changed a bit by now. I mean let's get real here.

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I was at the least hoping this game would be entertaining to keep me interested but it's not even looking that way. KC is starting to blow it open.

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And to answer your earlier question, fathom, Milledge double-clutched the throw where if he just gets rid of it there might've been a chance to get Francoer at home. Or at least keep him at third.

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sweet!

 

i'm less concerned about burls than i am pissed that we aren't shelling francis. Maybe he's going to be one of those guys who has a stellar april, who knows. but he is not a good pitcher.

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Calling for coaching changes now is silly for so many reasons. For the Ozzie/Walker haters, they will be long gone if this team sucks this year. Hope for the best, but take comfort in knowing that if they underachieve, there will be wholesale changes.

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Lasting Milledge should not be playing left field. Put him at DH - he has misread a ball and double clutched which cost us both runs.

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QUOTE (TheBigHurt @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 02:14 PM)
Fixed for you. You haven't noticed the s*** going on so far has been an epidemic with this team for YEARS??? You'd think if Walker was noticing this swinging for the fences crap that something would be said and it would have changed a bit by now. I mean let's get real here.

 

 

TOTALLY with you, how Walkers maintained his job THIS long is beyond me..Dont even get me started on Ozzie he's worn me out.

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QUOTE (Y2HH @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 02:12 PM)
Against the Sox, all bad pitchers are Cy Young.

 

I agree it all started against KC years ago with CY Mike Magnante.

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Shoddy defense aside, it's going to be difficult to win anything with *this* Buehrle. The blame for that goes on the GM.

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QUOTE (zygoat @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 02:15 PM)
Lasting Milledge should not be playing left field. Put him at DH - he has misread a ball and double clutched which cost us both runs.

 

Does it matter. We would still be getting destroyed.

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QUOTE (Marty34 @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 07:16 PM)
Shoddy defense aside, it's going to be difficult to win anything with *this* Buehrle. The blame for that goes on the GM.

 

What did KW do wrong with Buehrle?

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Calling for coaching changes now is silly for so many reasons. For the Ozzie/Walker haters, they will be long gone if this team sucks this year. Hope for the best, but take comfort in knowing that if they underachieve, there will be wholesale changes.

 

I believe this has been said the last 3 years, too.

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QUOTE (TheBigHurt @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 08:18 PM)
I believe this has been said the last 3 years, too.

 

And we didn't underachieve last year. However, with the "All In" mantra, anything less than playoffs will be underachieving.

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I hope Buehrle retires. I'm sure he could get a job throwing BP for some team.

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QUOTE (TheBigHurt @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 02:18 PM)
I believe this has been said the last 3 years, too.

 

Sorry, but blaming Walker is retarded, we've scored a lot.

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QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 6, 2011 -> 01:15 PM)
Calling for coaching changes now is silly for so many reasons. For the Ozzie/Walker haters, they will be long gone if this team sucks this year. Hope for the best, but take comfort in knowing that if they underachieve, there will be wholesale changes.

 

 

Bouncing back in 08 will give some heart, but what are the odds that KW can find another combination of Danks/Floyd/Quentin/Ramirez to all have break-out/MVP/All-Star/ROY seasons?

 

It's scary. You'd have to think it would take at least 2 and probably 3 years after a complete rebuild.

 

And that's with complete confidence in Viciedo evolving into another Bobby Bonilla.

 

 

I guess nothing is surprising with the Sox since the first half of 2006...the one thing I'm 98.9% sure of is that we won't be paying Buehrle $14 million next season.

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Has any team that started off 2-3 gone on to make the playoffs?

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Go check out the footage of the Chris Young bloop homerun in the cubs game if you want to see bad baseball at a price of $18M.

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TOTALLY with you, how Walkers maintained his job THIS long is beyond me..Dont even get me started on Ozzie he's worn me out.

 

Ozzie's still here because of his longevity/loyalty with this team, and that's it, IMO. I mean it's not like he has a respectable attitude.

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