Rays Series: Predictions/Thoughts

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    It'll be Kyle Weiland vs. J. Hellickson followed by Josh Beckett vs. J. Shields, Jon Lester vs. J. Niemann and Tim Wakefield vs. D. Price.
     
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    would be delighted with a split given the pitching matchups
     
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    2-2

    I think we'll see a little something from Weiland.  Just needs to stay away from the walks.
     
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    The way we've been playing I'll be happy with a split with Rays and with the other teams the rest of the year, provided the Rays also split. Need the Yankees, since it seems they are going to win the division, to do us a favor & take at least 4 out of 7 in their series with Tampa.
     
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    [QUOTE]2-2 I think we'll see a little something from Weiland.  Just needs to stay away from the walks.
    Posted by Joebreidey[/QUOTE]

    Yup, the problem with walks---and today was a perfect example as we were leading 4-2 and give up 2 walks in the 8th. Now, we can't nibble to risk another walk and the opponents know we need come down the middle so can look for a fat pitch !!!

    Monday morning quaterback I know but with a 2 run lead, make sure you don't walk anyone & let the batter hit. If he gets a hit, so be it but at least there's a chance they'll be an out. With a walk there is no chance !!! 
     
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    stop walking batters--- our D is great!

     
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    [QUOTE]The way we've been playing I'll be happy with a split with Rays and with the other teams the rest of the year, provided the Rays also split. Need the Yankees, since it seems they are going to win the division, to do us a favor & take at least 4 out of 7 in their series with Tampa.
    Posted by mandobello[/QUOTE]
    Surely they will do their best to take at least 4 out of 7. I am sure they would much rather face us rather than TB in the post season. Forget the regular season record that was built with a different Red Sox team.
     
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    2-2 I think: L, W, W, L. Wakefield might get lucky and get that last one. But even so, 2-2 is ok. With the Rays losing tonight, it'd drop the magic # to 7 with 10 to play, down to 5 if Wake can get lucky.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Rays Series: Predictions/Thoughts : Surely they will do their best to take at least 4 out of 7. I am sure they would much rather face us rather than TB in the post season. Forget the regular season record that was built with a different Red Sox team.
    Posted by tetonman50[/QUOTE]

    NYY will do what suits NYY. They don't care about us one way or the other. They'll do what puts them in the best position. I'll go out on a limb now, NYY will not win the World Series this year.
     
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    Not too far out on that limb are you?  The Yankees are the weakest of all the teams when it comes to starting pitching and the strongest when it comes to hitting.  The old adage will prevail - Good pitching shuts down good hitting everyday.  Yankees have no chance to win WS.
     
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    I predict we get swept.   Gonzo out (?), Ortiz out (?), Youk basically damaged and playing poorly, who will score runs in the power spots?   PD and Els can't do it alone.
     
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    Defensively I would prefer to see Aviles at third and Lowrie at first and give AGon and Youk a day to heal a bit. If Papi's not ready, go with Lavarnway for another day or two. Move CC into the three slot.
    Perhaps we might get two great efforts from Weilland and Wake with Lester feeling the need to make up for his poor performance last week. Who knows about Beckett--

    I would give Bard the weekend to get things together.

    My suggestion would be to slide Aceves into Bard's 8 th inning slot for the weekend with Atch and Morales in the 7 th. It's desperation time--the starters need to all give at least 6 innings.
     
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    lol duck boats ... good one
     
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    We can end this with a sweep.
    Clearly they have the pitching edge and the desire to stay in the hunt.
    I would say we lose tonight but then we get stellar performances from Josh, Jon, and Timmy to take 3 of 4.
     
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    They take 3 of 4 and end Tampa's hopes for the WC.
     
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    Obviously , this is the biggest series of the year. Let's hope the Sox give it everything they have in them. Need good at -bats.  Pitchers throwing strikes. (Tired of seeing our starters in early pitch count trouble and spotting the opponent an early lead.) Solid defense. No more rest days.  All hands on deck. And that includes Papi , AGon and Youk.  With a maximum effort , we can take three out of four and pretty much wrap up the wild card.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Rays Series: Predictions/Thoughts : NYY will do what suits NYY. They don't care about us one way or the other. They'll do what puts them in the best position. I'll go out on a limb now, NYY will not win the World Series this year.
    Posted by TheExaminer[/QUOTE]

    I can agree with that but the Sox certainly aren't going to win the WS either.  They have a lot of holes for a team that was supposed to win it all. 
     
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    Don't know what to expect, wouldn't be entirely surprised by a sweep either way, but I'm thinking split, which would almost be enough to get us to October (thanks to the Orioles); I'm thinking Weiland's going to have a decent outing.
     
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    Here's a disturbing thought.  The Rays could only score 9 runs in 3 games against the Orioles staff.  But that was after scoring 22 runs in 3 games against the Red Sox staff.
     
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    Yeah for some reaon people say our schedual is more easy the rest of the way... but the Orioles and Blue Jays seem to have enough to beat us up some.
     
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    I say, L-W-W-W.

    We end the season losing only 3 more games.
     
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    Red Sox win 3 of the 4 games
     
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    [QUOTE]I say, L-W-W-W. We end the season losing only 3 more games.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    Personally, I'd rather see a W-W-L-W, W-L-W-W, W-W-W-L, or a W-W-W-W.

    I don't think the Sox should automatically lose tonight because they think they should. 
     
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    Rays sweep, we will be very lucky and fortuneate to win one. Maybe Lester?? Doubtful.
     

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