Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from maxbialystock. Show maxbialystock's posts

    Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    Answer:  nobody is. 

      In the ALCS we have actually scored as many runs as Detroit--6.    In the NLCS the Dodgers have scored 5 runs in 3 games and the Cardinals 4 runs. 

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?


    maybe it changes today

     
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    This may be a shot in the dark, but my guess would be that the Tigers have the best starting pitching in baseball.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    All four teams have excellent starting pitchings.  Detriot always pitch better in post season than they do in the regular season.  Boston just have to take a blue print how Detriot won and lost in the post season in the past many years.  

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
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    Answer, the NL aint the AL, and total runs are meaningless. 

    The Sox aint hittin' because everyone but Ortiz is virtually an easy out everytime, if the starting pitcher is above average. 

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    Sure, it is definitely because of the inept line-up.  Definitely not because of Detroit's filthy starting pitching.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    Because in the playoffs, there is no 5th starter.

    It almost always comes down to pitching, and good pitching usually trumps good hitting in the playoffs.

    One look at the Tigers top 3 starters, and you have your answer.

     
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    They also need to adjust their approaches a bit.    Choke up on the bat a bit, lay a bunt or two and make a hurting Cabrera move.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    Old Baseball Adage:

    "Good pitching beats good hitting." 

    If I'm the manager I'm not playing around with the lineup by putting Xander in the lineup unless there's an injury. Softy fortunately you're not the manager of the Sox-enjoy the game. Pay close attention to the game Ells, Drew, Nap and Gomes are not the only four playing.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
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    In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
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    Answer, the NL aint the AL, and total runs are meaningless. 

    The Sox aint hittin' because everyone but Ortiz is virtually an easy out everytime, if the starting pitcher is above average. 

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    Sure, it is definitely because of the inept line-up.  Definitely not because of Detroit's filthy starting pitching.

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    Some things are so obvious, the only reason to engage is to see the outrageous answers.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

     Ok, what is Softlaw still doing on this forum in the first place?

     ...but that's beside the point. They've scored less than we have, and Detroit's pitching staff is better than St. Louis's and certainly no worse than LA's, so if we get past Detroit, I'm not all that worried about our offense. Against LA, in fact, I'd be worried about their offense. Ramirez, Gonzalez, Puig- that's a formidable 3-4-5.

     
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    Anibal Sanchez: A.L. ERA leader.    Max Scherzer : Guaranteed landslide Cy Young winner.  Justin Verlander: One of the best , if not the best in the business, future Hall of Famer.  Why aren't  the Sox hitting ????   What they are doing is finding a way to win.  That is the bottom line.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

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    It will need to change, today. 

    Nava in there in the 2 spot and Middlebrooks in the 4 or 5 spot, Bogaerts at SS, would go a long way to increasing the odds that it will change today. 

    As I predicted, Manager John goes with the knee jerk lineup card to assuage the egos of veteran players on their lineup spots or their starting spots.  

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    Rough day for you softy. The Sox had four hits -- from Ellsbury, Drew, Gomes and Napoli in the five spot.

     
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    It's obvious that the good pitching is having an impact on the offense, but they are also having a hitting drought as a team.  I think they are really due to have a breakout game.

     

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    In response to MadMc1944's comment:
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    Old Baseball Adage:

    "Good pitching beats good hitting." 

    If I'm the manager I'm not playing around with the lineup by putting Xander in the lineup unless there's an injury. Softy fortunately you're not the manager of the Sox-enjoy the game. Pay close attention to the game Ells, Drew, Nap and Gomes are not the only four playing.

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    Here's another...the key to winning in the postseason...

    pitching, defense and timely hitting...

    Lackey, Uehara getting Peralta to ground into a 6-4-3 DP...Napoli's homer...about sums it up...

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    Here's why the Sox aren't hitting in the ALCS:  It's because Sanchez, Scherzer and Verlander can flat-out pitch!  Especially when they have their good stuff.

    The telltale thing is how the Sox got their runs after Scherzer left the game.  Leyland brought in four different pitchers and every one of them was responsible for a runner reaching base.

    Middy doubled off Veras

    Ells "begged" a walk off Smyly

    Pedroia singled off Alburqurque (sp?)

    Ortiz went bridge off Benoit. 

    This team can still hit good pitching, but like everyone they have trouble with outstanding pitching.  Sanchez, Shurza and Verlander have been three of the best and when they're on they're practically unhittable.  That's why the Sox haven't been hitting them.  Nobody could.  Once they left the game the Sox made their hay.

     
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    There were three 1-0 games in the first 6 LCS games.  No one is hitting...

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

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    They also need to adjust their approaches a bit.    Choke up on the bat a bit, lay a bunt or two and make a hurting Cabrera move.

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    I agree...our speedies, Ells, Vic, Pedey and even Nava, Gomes, Middy & Drew

    should lay bunts down the 3rd base line. Getting on base, getting the pitcher to lose some concentration worrying about the runner, stealing and scoring 1-2 runs is big production in this low scoring series.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
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    Answer, the NL aint the AL, and total runs are meaningless. 

    The Sox aint hittin' because everyone but Ortiz is virtually an easy out everytime, if the starting pitcher is above average. 

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    Another stupid post by softy. If the Dummy doesn't remember, I believe it was Moon who posted a well researched piece, that the Red Sox hit better against the leagues best pitching after Softy/Fireman/Blathermouth posted the same idiotic point earlier this year. Yet the Blathermouth rants onward. What an idiot !!

    Hetch

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    Everything magnifies in games like this. Walks, Errors, Mental Mistakes, so many ways you can lose in a game, besides getting a hit.
    Mental toughness, is almost as important as hitting .300.

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
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    Answer, the NL aint the AL, and total runs are meaningless. 

    The Sox aint hittin' because everyone but Ortiz is virtually an easy out everytime, if the starting pitcher is above average. 

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    Our great seer of seers, the guy who promised game 3--you know, the one the Sox just won--would be unimportant--is now also on record as saying the pitching in the ALCS has not been important.  And he did it right before the Sox beat the Tigers--the two best offenses in MLB this year with the most runs scored and the highest OPS's--1-0. 

    So, let's see now.  In the ALCS, we now have two 1-0 games and one 6-5 games.  And redsoxfireman has assured us it's not the pitching that is making this happen.  Go tell John Lackey that.  In fact, go tell the entire Tigers lineup that. 

     

     
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    Re: Why aren't the Sox hitting in the ALCS?

    pitching = parades

    pitching > hitting

    pitchers are 100% mentally focused on every pitch in postseason = less "mistake" pitches.

    hitting = failure

    fail 7 out of 10 times in the regular season = excellence

    in the postseason those failure numbers will increase.

     

     

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