Red Sox take series !!
- 07-04-2006, 11:31 PM
- 07-04-2006, 11:36 PM
Originally Posted by lilkev42
- 07-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Originally Posted by lilkev42
07-05-2006, 10:48 PM
Yeah man, Ive been trying to tell people give us a few years. I mean we don't have the money like the D-Backs did to get Schill/RJ and have an amazing year by Luis Gonzo. But look at this, Upton, Delmon, Dukes are all studs who we now know have baggage. We basically stole Kazmir from the Mets, Seo shows signs of pitching abilites, but isnt consistent. Jackson should be a #2 or #3. Chuck Tiffany(who also came with Jackson from teh Dodgers) is a highly rated prospect but isnt doing well this year. We have Wade Davis in Single A who is tearing it up(but only a single a pitcher for now). Crawford is a stud, Cantu is an above avg. 2b, Lugo is solid, Gomes could be a decent DH(swings at everything and looks to be an Adam Dunn type tho ) Baldelli is solid when hes healthy. So that is a nice young core, as along as our prospects come around we should be a pretty competitive team. Not saying we can win the AL East anytime soon. We don't have/spend the money liek Boston, New York or Toronto(did). I still am rooting for my hometown underdogs.Originally Posted by tplant
07-06-2006, 11:12 PM
So the sox saved face tonight and pounded the d-rays 12-5 thank god. I will give the d-rays credit as they played well, but can't say the sox showed up those first 3 games though. Figures the one game I don't go see the sox decide to start launching some bombs....I will say the 3-run dinger ramirez hit in 9th of game 2 was an absolute monster shot and glad at least i had the pleasure of witnessing that.
07-07-2006, 08:03 AM
yeah that was a bomb by manny the other night, would have hit the back wall at fenway.Originally Posted by Trauma1
07-09-2006, 10:51 AM
I hate to get ahead of myself but after yesterday's game im convinced that the sox are gonna win the series again this year. Every year that ant Boston team wins there is always that one moment when you know. Whethere it's muellers walk off or that goal line stand against the colts.
Yesterday when the bases were loaded with no out and thome, Konerko and dye due up I think it happened. Lopez stepped up and got the huge K. Then hansen came in and got the next two. I may be overlly biased but I just don't see them getting beaten this year now that they have 5 reliable guys in the pen and 4 damn solid starters.
07-09-2006, 01:19 PM
Its still very early. I think around 75 games more to go before the playoffs even start. Bad things can still happen so dont get to far ahead of yourself. Although they are easily the best team. The white sox dont have the one year wonder Jon Garland going nuts like last year. I couldnt wait to see that guy revert back to his 10-15 years of the past. Oh and I cant stand how experts/announcers say the White Sox have a good bench. Since when it 5 utility players that don't have any real talents except being able to catch with 3 different types of gloves make you amazing. Mackowiak, Ozuna, Widger and Blum is not what I would want to put out there to pinch hit. Give me an old 300 hitter or some young guy with promise, not 4 guys who never did anything.Originally Posted by tplant
07-10-2006, 08:02 AM
Well SOX finally lost to the Chi Sox in 19 innings .. still 2 out of 3 in their house is not bad.. it is still amazing the Yanks are staying close with all the injuries they have
07-11-2006, 12:47 AM
Yankees will be the surprise team of the second half with Jeter hitting almost .400 just sit back and watch!!!
07-11-2006, 12:49 PM
07-11-2006, 12:57 PM
07-11-2006, 02:55 PM
i actually have a feeling things will go in the other direction for Ny in the second half.Originally Posted by HeIsLegend
07-11-2006, 03:58 PM
07-11-2006, 04:14 PM
I agree, and with the AL east being as competitive as it is, no one single player be it jeter, ortiz, whoever is going to be able to carry their team to the championship. It does'nt look like an AL east team is going to get the wild card this year with all the good teams in the AL central.....whoever wins the divison is gonna make the playoffs.Originally Posted by Beelzebub
07-11-2006, 07:56 PM
Yeah Detriot and Chicago both got off to great starts and with Detriot's pitching staff, I think they will keep it up. I however think both Toronto and NY will fall and Boston will win it. However NY will keep it close somehow. Its just too bad, or good for the Sox that the best team for the playoffs wont make it. aka Minnesota Twins. Liriano, Santana and Radke, remember Astros last year???, those 3 will win games for them. But Im guessing Red Sox, Tigers, White Sox and A's will make up the AL playoffs. Although Id like to see Seattle sneak in there just because they would show how bad the AL West really is.Originally Posted by Trauma1
07-11-2006, 08:51 PM
agreed on the twins. I am just hoping they dont pull of some massive second half like the A's a few years ago. Just the though of facing Liriano and santana 4 times in a seven game series is legit scary.
07-11-2006, 10:30 PM
Want to hear scary, how about a 5 game series. THe first series I give to them if they make the playoffs, I could only see the Red Sox give them trouble. Since Beckett and Schilling are being almost equally dominant. And Papelbon is nuts in the last inning. But Twins in a 5 gamer, damn.Originally Posted by tplant
07-11-2006, 11:29 PM
Good to see the AL spank the NL again this year. As far as the playoff race goes, expect to see boston there.....and if their pitching stays consistent and healthy they're gonna win it all again baby
07-12-2006, 01:28 AM
07-12-2006, 02:09 PM
I think that's a premature statement considering he's 25y/o and a rookie......he is having betters days than mariano this year for that matter.Originally Posted by HeIsLegend
07-13-2006, 09:18 PM
It's not even fair to compare them. Rivera is a future hall of famer, while Papelbon is mearly a rookie. Not even considering that Papelbon will probably end up starting while Rivera will never start obviously. Either way you have to give Pap some credit, how many kids his age can step into a role like his and do as well as he is doing. I hope he wins ROY if Liriano keeps it up, since Liriano will win the CY. Split the awards up and give them both the credit they deserve. Along with giving Verlander like a pack of Big League Chew for his efforts.Originally Posted by HeIsLegend
07-14-2006, 06:10 AM
agreed. On another note has there ever been a season in which the top two contenders for the cy young are rookies?Originally Posted by lilkev42
07-18-2006, 06:20 PM
I would have to say three. Verlander just won his 11th and his ERA is below 3 i believe. I do not know how you cannot count him, even though he has been surpassed by Paps and Liriano. But I can never recall anything like this happening before.Originally Posted by tplant
07-19-2006, 08:44 PM
true but I was thinking halladay and santana are probably both in front of him in regards to the cyOriginally Posted by lilkev42
08-04-2006, 06:57 AM
East - W - L - % - GB
NY Yankees - 64 - 41 - .610 -
Boston - 64 - 43 - .598 - 1.0
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08-04-2006, 10:13 AM
every season for the past 4-5 years is damn near identical. trudge through the first half then explode after the all-star game. come on now boston fans, don't let B5 and I down. let's hear the payroll argument one more time.
08-04-2006, 12:02 PM
werd to that Go Yankees. I'm sick and tired of the payroll argument it get's old too easily find somethibg new to B1tch about. Go b1tch about how Manny and Big Papi do alot of Clutch Fly Out's.
08-04-2006, 12:22 PM
Seriously what kind of lame statement is that......clutch flyouts...please. How many times has david ortiz had clutch hits/homeruns that have won games in the last 2 years....and yes against your beloved yanks too, or did you forget about game 4 of the 2004 acls. I find your attempt to mock argueably the best 3/4 hitters in baseball quite amusing. Wait who leads the majors in HR and rbi's.....oh yeah ortiz does.Originally Posted by HeIsLegend
08-04-2006, 12:25 PM
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