the 2019 Boston Red Sox have lost four in a row

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which they didn't do all of 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:34 (five years ago) link

Sale with the first qual start of the year

unfortunately with a fastball that barely cracked 90mph

Cora et al are fond of saying they'd prefer having the velocity in September than now, but Morbs as u know, 1-4 in April is just as harmful to one's playoff chances as it is at any other time, so i don't know what they're smoking

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 12:31 (five years ago) link

I predict at least two more 4-game losing streaks

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 14:35 (five years ago) link

Boston starters collectively throwing a 9.60 ERA, worst in the majors and a full two runs higher than the next worst team

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 6 April 2019 09:09 (five years ago) link

Cooler heads did not prevail. pic.twitter.com/eIeSwI9Lo1

— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 6, 2019

Very unlike him.

Andy K, Saturday, 6 April 2019 13:25 (five years ago) link

hell of a game last night. incredibly satisfying. i was of course out of the room for the homer.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 April 2019 22:32 (five years ago) link

stitching on the sox caps looks very... yellow? it's not the white balance; their uniforms look fine.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:29 (five years ago) link

Sale looks... shitty? Maybe not totally hurt but feel sorry for people who drafted him in the 1st round in fantasy (and also Red Sox fans to a much lesser degree).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:55 (five years ago) link

extremely ordinary

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:56 (five years ago) link

Sale looks... shitty?

...

Asked if anything was wrong with Sale’s shoulder, Cora said, “No, sick.”

Did it affect his velocity?

“I mean when you can’t work in between it’s tough,” Cora said. “He spent a lot of time in the bathroom.”

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 21:36 (five years ago) link

Bradford Doolittle, ESPN:

"So far, the 10 pitchers who appeared in the World Series for the Red Sox last season have combined to go 2-10 with a 8.09 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP. This includes Ryan Brasier and Matt Barnes, who have only allowed a combined one run in 10 innings. Craig Kimbrel, of course, has not appeared in a big-league game so far because he doesn't have a team."

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:45 (five years ago) link

Bragging about Barnes there, reminded me how uh... mediocre he looked today fwiw:

HBP on first pitch about 2 feet out of the zone
Wild pitch to the second batter, who then hit a double to score HBP runner
K looking
Stolen base (3rd) allowed
K

taken out of game

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:00 (five years ago) link

every time i see Ryan Brasier i feel like I'm looking at, like, a long-lost album cover from Scott Seward's secret stash. like a Stealers Wheel side project. like a pub quiz answer to who the most short-lived member of The Band was.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:48 (five years ago) link

This team is just a wreck... surprised there's not more panic pieces yet.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:30 (five years ago) link

tune in this week for a yanks vs. sox wreck-off

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:36 (five years ago) link

don'y look at the standings til 50 games in

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:38 (five years ago) link

second-worst run differential in the majors

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 00:34 (five years ago) link

They’ve got the World Series hangover gang over

omar little, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 01:19 (five years ago) link

blake swihart dfa

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:33 (five years ago) link

i guess he's really that bad at calling games? amazing

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:16 (five years ago) link

feels weird because he's been the catcher of the future for so long, and the red sox seem to have jerked him around a lot, but . . . he's been pretty bad

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:28 (five years ago) link

according to cora it's "one of those baseball decisions"

ouch

dombrowski says "we're absolutely not putting this all on Blake"

translation: RIP Blake

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:29 (five years ago) link

can you imagine how sandy leon feels? put on waivers, no one claims him, goes to pawtucket to start the season.. now he's catching sale at yankee stadium

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:32 (five years ago) link

luv 2 love jbj but I'm not sure how long you can hold onto a CF with a .390 OPS

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 27 April 2019 22:30 (five years ago) link

cmon make me eat my words Jackie

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 27 April 2019 23:03 (five years ago) link

😞

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 27 April 2019 23:07 (five years ago) link

David Price, who’s starting tonight, just made a point to say that Fortnite is not banned in the clubhouse, and that banning it has not been discussed. And that he’s about to go play some Fortnite.
Carry on.

— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) May 2, 2019

Andy K, Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:59 (five years ago) link

I don’t like Price personally but that he should say this opens the door on that clubhouse, doesn’t it? pic.twitter.com/f9JiC9YKRB

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) May 6, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 01:28 (five years ago) link

oh YIKES

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 04:50 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

^

on the bright side i guess porcello's available tomorrow

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 29 June 2019 21:56 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

nuney dfa'd

mookieproof, Monday, 15 July 2019 18:26 (four years ago) link

ffffuck what??

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 July 2019 19:47 (four years ago) link

he was having an absolutely brutal season, but i'm not sure sam travis is really an upgrade

mookieproof, Monday, 15 July 2019 19:50 (four years ago) link

indeed. plus y'know speed. sometimes you need a dave roberts on the bench. (though maybe i am overestimating nunez's wheels?)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 July 2019 20:14 (four years ago) link

lol price is complaining about the two-year-old incident with eckersley again

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:23 (four years ago) link

one-hit by the orioles, whose starter began the day with a 6.49 ERA in 34 career games

mookieproof, Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:55 (four years ago) link

After his huge game last night, Mookie's July: .395/.465/.709.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 July 2019 13:22 (four years ago) link

Fangraphs playoff odds down to 24.1%

Mets are at 21.5%

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 4 August 2019 16:25 (four years ago) link

still slightly confused about this 'players only meeting' - is that shade on cora? surely not

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 4 August 2019 18:14 (four years ago) link

Chris Sale caught wind of Mitch Moreland’s kid being banned from the locker room

omar little, Sunday, 4 August 2019 18:40 (four years ago) link

doesn’t seem to have helped

mookieproof, Monday, 5 August 2019 01:22 (four years ago) link

this is really something!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 5 August 2019 07:13 (four years ago) link

now at 15.9%

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 August 2019 11:01 (four years ago) link

Rename thread: The 2019 red sox have now lost eight in a row

Michael F Gill, Monday, 5 August 2019 18:44 (four years ago) link

man i like darwinzon hernández

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:55 (four years ago) link

he might even be a starter?? sox got lucky with workman this year imo. the bullpen is 90% trash. keep walden & i guess workman. porcello is cooked. cashner's a joke. price is past his prime. e-rod's my man. position players seem fine. marco hernández looks GREAT.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:09 (four years ago) link

god i love hernández

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 25 August 2019 22:18 (four years ago) link

‪"Comfortable kind of breezy afternoon in San Diego," remarks the Red Sox play-by-play broadcaster Dave O'Brien.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 25 August 2019 22:18 (four years ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81TGXWueHzL.jpg

i like speier and i know he's not really responsible for the marketing, but give me a fucking break

'homegrown' = mookie, bogaerts and benintendi. jbj was all defense. devers was replacement-level. none of the pitchers were 'homegrown'

they led the majors in payroll and spent almost $100m on simply price/jd/hanley/porcello -- and that's before we get to sale and kimbrel

how about we call it a really rich team that spent its money well instead

mookieproof, Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:45 (four years ago) link

his ops (.702) is five and a half times his batting avg (.130) which is really really not easy to do.

fact checking cuz, Sunday, 25 September 2022 06:28 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

so i guess they'll be scoring nine runs every game this year? is that the plan? not a bad plan if they can continue to execute on it!

fact checking cuz, Monday, 3 April 2023 14:31 (one year ago) link

the plan will fall apart if the opposing teams catch on and plan to score 10 runs

ciderpress, Monday, 3 April 2023 14:35 (one year ago) link

The starting pitching though 🫣

limb tins & cum (gyac), Monday, 3 April 2023 14:57 (one year ago) link

well the last two games they only came to bat eight times so they're scoring even more than 9 a game 🤓

Tracer Hand, Monday, 3 April 2023 15:23 (one year ago) link

Pitching help is coming. Bello and Whitlock will be ready in 2-3 weeks. Kelly and Ort get sent down, Houck and Cutter become long guys.. This will be a pretty deep pen. But.... yeah. A lot hangs on the fragile appendages of two former aces now in their mid-30s. If this team hangs in there, and management really want to make a run, they have to deal for an elite starter imo

Tracer Hand, Monday, 3 April 2023 15:30 (one year ago) link

Yeah not great!

The defence... yikes

1 - Casas botched the bunt; he should either have just charged it or headed for the bag, instead he got hung up in no man's land, waiting for it to come to him

2 - In the seventh, Casas' very risky throw to third which put runners on the corners, rather than just taking the out at first

3 - Devers inexplicably not cutting off Yoshida's off-line throw home, allowing Bryan Reynolds to take THIRD

That said even though they were losses it's good to see some low-scoring games. Quality starts from Klubes and Pivetta

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 6 April 2023 07:29 (one year ago) link

I think one high quality starter will be needed this season, and a catcher upgrade. Otherwise.. I'm not so doom and gloom as the chicken little Globe commenters

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 6 April 2023 07:30 (one year ago) link

pirates have been waiting like six years for a dominant mitch keller start, and i guess this was it, if only because that game-tying three-run homer went just foul

at this point there may be little difference -- they both got rocked in their first starts -- but why did kluber get the opener last week and sale the second game?

mookieproof, Thursday, 6 April 2023 08:02 (one year ago) link

xxp wasn’t there a three run homer that got ruled out as well

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 6 April 2023 08:48 (one year ago) link

apparently Cora thought the bright lights of Opening Day would mess with Sale's head

which, if you think about it, probably messed with his head

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 6 April 2023 08:56 (one year ago) link

Duvall like the new Steve Pearce over here

Raffy’s slam to the opposite field a beaut, did not think it was going out

Houck back with the nasty stuff, let’s see how long he lasts

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 8 April 2023 20:58 (one year ago) link

What is Brasier’s problem

limb tins & cum (gyac), Saturday, 8 April 2023 22:49 (one year ago) link

My wrist feels good. https://t.co/bO93by7DPg

— Adam Duvall (@AdamDuvall) April 10, 2023

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 April 2023 17:07 (one year ago) link

(That is another person named Adam Duvall I am sad to say)

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 April 2023 17:08 (one year ago) link

More to come, but the initial story on Adam Duvall being diagnosed with a broken wrist:https://t.co/DG1pk5tCaU

— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 10, 2023

limb tins & cum (gyac), Monday, 10 April 2023 21:08 (one year ago) link

Sounds like he'll be out til July. The way I'm looking at it, we got his best games.

Early yet but Pivetta is looking sharp against the mighty Rays.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 April 2023 23:10 (one year ago) link

Looks like the book on Casas is for lefties to bust him in and down with breaking stuff. Hard for those long arms to pull in enough and come around on it.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 April 2023 23:13 (one year ago) link

Well that was tough, but a real grown-up baseball game. Some sensational defensive plays, fantastic pitching, what can you do. (Swing at anything near the zone if you're Rafael Devers, maybe, just a tip for next time, just sayin)

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 11 April 2023 09:01 (one year ago) link

Probably also worth saying, though it doesn't show up in the box score, Boston absolutely roped a good number of pitches but they just happened to go right at somebody. Many days those fall. But TB did a great job of keeping walks down - I think they only issued one. Just a real tight game, felt like the playoffs. Fun stuff.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 11 April 2023 09:22 (one year ago) link

The Red Sox today reinstated RHP Garrett Whitlock from the 15-Day Injured List.

To make room for Whitlock on the active roster, the club optioned RHP Kutter Crawford to Triple-A Worcester following last night’s game.

— Red Sox (@RedSox) April 11, 2023



The replies are all raging about Brasier, this is extremely funny to me

WOW!!! 😳😳😳

— Ryan Brasier (@ryanbrasier) April 4, 2021



NB I am already supporting two loser teams idc about a third but the lore is the best

limb tins & cum (gyac), Tuesday, 11 April 2023 20:05 (one year ago) link

Who calls their kid Kutter anyway? Grow up

limb tins & cum (gyac), Tuesday, 11 April 2023 20:05 (one year ago) link

Partially retract my Kutter slander, he pitched a gem today.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Monday, 17 April 2023 20:56 (one year ago) link

Partially retract my Kutter slander, he pitched a gem today.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Monday, 17 April 2023 20:57 (one year ago) link

this team is fun

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 29 April 2023 21:20 (one year ago) link

Since I posted that, Brasier seems to have evolved into a semi-decent closer?!

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Saturday, 29 April 2023 21:49 (one year ago) link

don’t believe his lies

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 29 April 2023 21:51 (one year ago) link

Houck has a 1.00 ERA through the first three innings this year. In innings four through six, however, Houck’s ERA stands at 10.38.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:06 (one year ago) link

makes you think…. maybe this guy’s a reliever

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:07 (one year ago) link

then I saw his FIP
Now he’s a reliever

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:08 (one year ago) link

I thought Houck was only good in fairy tales
Meant for someteam else but not for me
Choke was out to get me
That's the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all of my dreams

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:15 (one year ago) link

I thought Houck was more or less a short-term thing
Seems the more he played the less he got
What's the use in five innings
All you get is pain?
When I needed shutouts, I got slain

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:17 (one year ago) link

from the associated press story on sunday's win over the guardians:

Sale... got an out in the seventh inning for the first time since Aug. 8, 2019.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:30 (one year ago) link

what’s the use in startin
all you get is pain
when i needed strikeouts i got raked

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:32 (one year ago) link

xpost yowza

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:32 (one year ago) link

the fifth was out to get me
or that’s the way it seemed
hanging sliders, feeling loose at the seams

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 3 May 2023 19:54 (one year ago) link

Cheer up, weeping team
Oh, what can it mean
To a leaky reliever
And an ERA of fifteen?

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 3 May 2023 20:02 (one year ago) link

from the associated press story on sunday's win over the guardians:

_Sale... got an out in the seventh inning for the first time since Aug. 8, 2019._


Nobody more relieved than the bullpen phone in all senses

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Wednesday, 3 May 2023 20:03 (one year ago) link

The Red Sox are #3 in runs behind only the Rays and Rangers, and #2 in extra base hits

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 4 May 2023 09:36 (one year ago) link

And #1 in swag

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Thursday, 4 May 2023 09:46 (one year ago) link

Boston's much-maligned (by me) catching tandem of Connor Wong and Reese McGuire have more hits than any other team's catchers do

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 4 May 2023 22:51 (one year ago) link

I really like Gausman but he is getting absolutely mauled by this lineup rn

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Thursday, 4 May 2023 22:56 (one year ago) link

Boston's much-maligned (by me) catching tandem of Connor Wong and Reese McGuire have more hits than any other team's catchers do

― Tracer Hand, Thursday, May 4, 2023 3:51 PM (six minutes ago)

Maybe in the AL? The Red Sox Cs have 35 hits, and I know Atlanta's Cs have 39.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 4 May 2023 23:00 (one year ago) link

I was just blithely repeating the NESN commentators, I should know better I guess!

Tracer Hand, Friday, 5 May 2023 06:41 (one year ago) link

Atlanta Cs are on 29 I think? the gloriously named Chadwick Tromp with 2, Sean Murphy with 27

Wong and McGuire have 37 between them

Tracer Hand, Friday, 5 May 2023 14:54 (one year ago) link

d'Arnaud has 11 but I don't know how that breaks down between C/DH.

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Friday, 5 May 2023 14:58 (one year ago) link

Damn the race is on

Tracer Hand, Friday, 5 May 2023 15:10 (one year ago) link

ty gyac!

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Friday, 5 May 2023 15:16 (one year ago) link


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