Re: My Question to the Posters
posted at 6/8/2011 7:15 AM EDT
In Response to Re: My Question to the Posters
[QUOTE]Re: Tuesday Game Thread Red Sox at Yankees Lester vs. Garcia posted at 6/7/2011 5:02 PM EDT www.boston.com/community/persona.html?UID=dd631d3ce63e35c4337446049e684876&plckUserId=dd631d3ce63e35c4337446049e684876
" /> betterredthandead Posts: 30 First: 6/7/2011 Last: 6/8/2011 Yankees have been playing well, Sox have been wobbling with the sweep at the hands of the White Sox and the weak performances against the weaker team A's in Boston. Both teams have the top offenses in baseball, as usual, so it will come down to the quality of the pitching and defense behind the pitching, and the execution of the fundamentals on offensive execution with RISP. Garcia is a retread who has a decent early quarter. Lester has not had his best form of late. One game does not make a trend, but the Red Sox have a slight probability advantage because of the starting pitchers . Game 2 This will be Wastfield's first real test, and he has the benefit of being babied like the old man he is. He hasn't pitched much this year, and will have a full week off since his last marginal outing where he hit a batter and gave up 7 hits and one walk and a homer in 6 innings and a 98 pitch outing. AJ has been fair since his embarrassing 2010, and the Yankees most certainly are the significant probability favorites in this matchup. A better move would be to DL Wakefield and give the start to Doubrant, a lefty in a lefty hitters paradise. Game 3 Beckett and CC slight probability advantage to the Yankees, and this game will probably be the tipping point in this 3 game series outcome. Despite Beckett's strong form against the Yankees this year, his form has not been quite as shart of late. Red Sox have a strong 5-1 early advantage in this critical year long series, and will need to take at least one to maintain that strong advantage. Because the Red Sox only need to win one to only lose a single game to the Yankees in the standings, yet still maitain the upper hand on this season long series, there is plenty of extra pressure riding on the Yankees to sweep this series. The Red Sox have strong lefty hitting in a lefty paradise, so I like the Red Sox to win 2 out of 3 with some timely long balls to the little league porch . All lefty hitters need to pad their homer totals on this visit, as even a scatback can dink one into that short porch . Well, Jim, I won't claim to be as good a poster as Softy, but I think this prescient post was pretty much on the money, my dear friend. I had my Dad record it, so I could walk 9 holes after work, this evening. I holed a knock down 6 iron from 160 years for an eagle 2 on my 3rd hole, and cruised to a 35 on a 3558 Par 36 Nine hold round. I've been trying to get Tim Wastefield to play me for some of that money he's stealing from the Red Sox, since he claims to be a low single digit handicapper. I've seen him on the Golf Channel, and looks like one of those phony single digit handicappers who rolls it in the fairways and takes those "gimmes". It was in the low 90's, had the course to myself. The ball was carrying a long ways, but the fairways weren't mowed in the last three days so there wasn't the 50 yard roll like you see for those 300 plus yard PGA Tour drives onto fairway double cut to near green height and firmness. I saw where a guy posted a different viewpoint on the "12 year old petition for Red Sox anti-bully thread" and I can't find his posts anymore? I guess only certain viewpoints are allowed on here. Oh well, The Red Sox did what I thought they would do, thanks to Lester and the Wastefield less pen and Ortiz and Gonzo. Great defensive clutch play by Youk, which most certainly was a game changer in the early innings with the bases loaded and a 4-1. If he pulls a Bellsbury or Lowrie on that one the game is 4-3 and the trajectory changes. Kudos to Youk, a real workhorse core team member.
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Sure Softy. And I caught two sailfish off the coast to add to my trophy fish collection. I guess your knockdown 6 iron is in such good form that you and Tony Romo might qualify for the US Open this year. Way to go.