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Sunday, August 12, 2012

RedSox (56-59) @ Indians (53-61), Sunday, August 12, 2012, 1:05pm

BOS:Jon Lester (28, LHP, 5-10, 5.36)
CLE:Corey Kluber (26, RHP, 0-0, 6.10)

The Primer Chimp Posted: August 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 8 comment(s)
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   1. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 12, 2012 at 01:11 PM (#4206775)
Weird, sound is way out of whack with the video, about a second behind.
   2. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 12, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4206778)
That's encouraging. Even in this hot stretch since the break I don't remember too many times where he hit a ball that kept carrying. It seemed more like he would hit balls well but they'd come down on the track, twice last night like that.
   3. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 12, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4206807)
Lester working quicker than I'm used to seeing him work.
   4. Dan Posted: August 12, 2012 at 02:52 PM (#4206816)
Weird how Ellsbury hasn't been hitting homers but he's been hitting doubles like crazy.
   5. Dan Posted: August 12, 2012 at 02:55 PM (#4206817)
That's encouraging. Even in this hot stretch since the break I don't remember too many times where he hit a ball that kept carrying. It seemed more like he would hit balls well but they'd come down on the track, twice last night like that.


Even the balls that only got to the track last night had the kind of carry to them that looked like the old, power-hitting Gonzalez. They jumped off his bat in a way that not many have this year, even if they fell short of clearing the fence. Yesterday was one of the more encouraging games for Gonzalez this season, despite none of the hits clearing the fence.


Lester working quicker than I'm used to seeing him work.


One thing I don't know if people really remember is that Lester started his run of ace-quality pitching after matching up with Halladay in a start early in 2008. During that game, Halladay was moving quickly and pitching effectively as usual, and Lester started pitching the same way. After that start, he went from being Jon Lester to JON LESTER. I think getting away from that and falling into an approach more like Beckett's has been a big factor in the regression of his performance over the last 2 seasons.
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 12, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4206829)
I want to confess that I delayed running errands to watch them discuss Don Orsillos travel bag. I will freely admit I'm a bad human being.

Dan, that's a good point about Lester.
   7. Dan Posted: August 12, 2012 at 03:21 PM (#4206831)
Why do they think anyone cares to see what Orsillo carries around in his giant manpurse?
   8. Dan Posted: August 12, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4206843)
Not very often that you see a team playing their starting C in LF in a blowout game.

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