Re: will wake come back?
posted at 2/3/2012 7:45 PM EST
In Response to Re: will wake come back?
[QUOTE]pike - how many times do we have to discuss this???? it was Beckett imho that caused the debacle in sept...he was the ringleader, his pitching was the worst
, his behavior was unacceptable, and he took no responsibility for his actions...he thanks you for enabling him and blaming Ellsbury, Salty, Marco, Agon, Paps, Bard, and the other players who played their hearts out and acted professionally... wake was just flat out pathetic - he pitched poorly consistently, and dragged down the team to Beckett depths with not just his arm, but his mouth.... you want these clowns pitching again? good for you....be ready for some nasty tasting medicine when Beckett stinks up Fenway this yr and the fans give his just desserts...
Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]
Beckett's pitching in Sept was not "the worst", and in fact was not as bad as you keep claiming....as I've countered many times:
- 5 Sep (vs Toronto): 3.2 IP, 0 ER, left due to injury, Sox lost 1-0
- 16 Sep (vs TB!): 6 IP, 2 ER, Sox won - in key game - 4-3
- 21 Sep: 7.1 IP, 6 ER....but was ahead 4-2 after 6 with an imploding bullpen that probably caused him to stay in the game. It was still 4-4 after 7 innings, but late in the year with a dodgy ankle he still was left in the game.
- 26 Sept: 6 IP, 6 ER...his worst of the month, but it was still 2-2 after 5 innings.
So despite his injury, in 3 games he gave the Sox a good platform to win, and in the 4th it still wasn't a meltdown performance.
Which Sox SP delivered a better performance than that in September 2011? Perhaps Lester?....3 strong starts, 1 decent, 1 poor, 1 horrible...but mostly against the iron of the East.
Neither covered themselves in glory in September, but among 10 Sept starts (3 vs. Balt, 7 vs NY/TB/Tor) they had 5 good/vg starts, 2 ok starts, and 3 poor/horrible starts.
But it's all about the chicken, right?