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   1. Dale Sams Posted: July 15, 2011 at 09:31 PM (#3878651)
Navarro over Reddick, hmm?

It's balanced by Madden not starting his leader in OPS+, Matt Joyce with 145.

Now, Joyce may be hurt, but I think its more a case of "He slumped a bit, and I refuse to believe he's really this good."

I really hope he's hurt, cause it bothers me to no end to think that Tito and Madden are this big of boobs.
   2. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 10:36 PM (#3878676)
Joyce doesn't hit lefties.

And Reddick isn't starting because Price has held lefties to a .453 OPS this season and to a .549 OPS over his career. It's the right call.
   3. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:12 PM (#3878689)
Hey , good to be back after the ASB
   4. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:13 PM (#3878690)
Wow, what was Pedroia thinking there? That was so obviously a terrible decision...
   5. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:14 PM (#3878691)
jesus Dusty - wtf - that was never a double
   6. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#3878695)
Nice play by Scutaro. Looked like it would dunk in for a single off the bat.
   7. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3878697)
Miller should keep that beard. It makes his face look less awkward.

Nice AB by Zobrist to lay off of the changeups there.
   8. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:24 PM (#3878701)
Loves walking people
   9. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:28 PM (#3878704)
Knew that #### would get a hit after Salty didn't catch the pop up
   10. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:32 PM (#3878707)
Miller just doesn't seem to have a pitch he can use to get swinging strikes on with any reliability. No ability to put hitters away with 2 strikes.
   11. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:33 PM (#3878710)
The gret Casey freaking Kotchman - ####
   12. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:34 PM (#3878711)
Miller just doesn't seem to have a pitch he can use to get swinging strikes on with any reliability. No ability to put hitters away with 2 strikes.


Agree - not being able to put some guys away was very frustrating - he seems like a pitcher the Sox themselves would have a field day with
   13. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:37 PM (#3878712)
Umpire is giving Price 3-4 inches off the plate to righties while squeezing the #### out of Miller.
   14. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3878713)
See, I told you guys that starting DMac was the right move tonight :)
   15. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3878714)
wow
   16. L. M. Gumby Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3878715)
Listening to the radio and watching gamecast. According to the gamecast strikezone, the Ump has called several of Miller's pitches in the middle of the zone balls. Can anyone with a TV confirm or deny?
   17. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:40 PM (#3878716)
Confirm. Look at the link in post 13.
   18. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:42 PM (#3878718)
Also, I read that Price has been signing commemorative balls for Steiner Sports for giving up Jeter's 3000th hit. What a chump. I can't think of anything that would make me lose more respect for the guy as a competitor.
   19. L. M. Gumby Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:42 PM (#3878720)
Ah, thanks Dan. I didn't know Brooks Baseball updated in real time. I certainly don't trust MLB to calibrate PitchFX accurately on their website, but the data at Brooks is supposed to be accurate to no more than 3 inches right?
   20. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:43 PM (#3878721)
Something in that range.
   21. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3878725)
Also, I read that Price has been signing commemorative balls for Steiner Sports for giving up Jeter's 3000th hit. What a chump. I can't think of anything that would make me lose more respect for the guy as a competitor.


horrendous - what a freaking lemon
   22. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM (#3878727)
   23. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:50 PM (#3878730)
Miller is not a good pitcher with his fastball at 89-91. He needs to get it back up to 93-95.
   24. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:51 PM (#3878731)
jesus - if he can't get these 3 freaking lemons out at the bottom of the order , i ain't watching - back later
   25. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:51 PM (#3878733)
What the #### were you doing Salty?
   26. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:54 PM (#3878736)
Salty. Come on, dude.
   27. L. M. Gumby Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:54 PM (#3878738)
Kinda hard to get outs when half of your strikes are called balls. The real count on Johnson was been 2-4.
   28. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:55 PM (#3878740)
Well, ####
   29. Dan Posted: July 15, 2011 at 11:57 PM (#3878741)
Not that Miller vs Price was ever anything but a terrible matchup for the Sox, but it still sucks to be down 4 after 2 innings.
   30. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3878744)
Ellsbury continuing to show that he's for real.
   31. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3878745)
Price is overthrowing in frustration after that homer by Ellsbury and flying open.
   32. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:10 AM (#3878747)
Back now and I missed a grand slam - great to see Sam fucing Fuld weasled his way on base as well.

Good for Ells though
   33. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3878750)
Miller finally gets a call off the outside corner like Price has been getting all night.
   34. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:17 AM (#3878752)
Miller isn't fooling anyone with this stuff.
   35. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3878754)
If he went back to throwing all out for an inning like he did in ST, would Miller get back the velocity he had in March? Or does he just lose the velocity due to wearing down as the season goes on? Because he was throwing 95-98 as a reliever in ST.
   36. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3878755)
How the #### do you not manage to throw out Kotchman on a hit that shallow to right field? Jeebus.
   37. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3878756)
There is absolutely no reason to have Miller still in this game.
   38. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3878757)
This is the Miller I was afraid we would see this year.
   39. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3878758)
I mean, is McDonald's arm so bad that he can't just throw home off that? That was so shallow that I can't believe a cutoff man was necessary?
   40. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:32 AM (#3878760)
I don't know why Miller was even left in to face Fuld, never mind to walk Damon with the bases loaded. He should've been pulled after letting the 2nd man on base there.
   41. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 12:39 AM (#3878762)
Great AB by McDonald here.
   42. Dan Posted: July 16, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3878787)
That homer would've felt a lot better if it was still a 7-3 game.
   43. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 16, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3878796)
Yay, Ortiz chased ball 4 twice.
   44. Darren Posted: July 16, 2011 at 02:26 AM (#3878799)
Good thing the Red Sox didn't let the Yanks get their hands on Miller!

This is a tough one. 4 HR and only 6 runs. Oh well, bound to happen occasionally.
   45. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 16, 2011 at 03:42 AM (#3878820)
Good thing the Red Sox didn't let the Yanks get their hands on Miller!


Seems the Garcia, Colon and Miller pixie dust is on its way out...

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