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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Chris Sale to Red Sox doubters: ‘Keep comin’ with it’

NEW YORK — Chris Sale does not mind if you doubt, have doubted, or intend to doubt the 2018 Red Sox.

After 13 pitches in a perfect eighth-inning appearance on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the ALDS, Sale was asked about the level of respect the Sox received leading into and during the series. The Sox finished off the Yanks with two consecutive wins in New York, the last one a 4-3 victory on Tuesday.

“We’re here now. Doesn’t matter. Anybody outside of this clubhouse can say whatever they want,” Sale said during the champagne celebration. “We know who we are and we know what we can do. Comes with the business, You know? It’s the nature of the beast. It is what it is.

 

 

QLE Posted: October 10, 2018 at 06:11 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, hubris, red soxs

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nick Cafardo: Red Sox manager Alex Cora went against analytics in Game 3 — and the result was spectacular

Alex Cora managed it. It’s that simple.

He saw that what he had drawn up wasn’t working. As much as he loved and believed in the lineups in the first two games, he had left two of the hotter hitters of the past couple of weeks on the bench. So even though Brock Holt and Rafael Devers had horrific numbers against Luis Severino, he put them in the lineup anyway.

This was one of those nonanalytic moments. Cora simply had a feeling, a Joe Morgan hunch, that the two lefthanded hitters would do something significant. And he was right. Man, was he right. As in 16-1 right and a 2-1 lead in the series with the possibility the Red Sox could win the clincher Tuesday.

 

Jim Furtado Posted: October 09, 2018 at 01:43 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, red soxs

Friday, August 17, 2018

It’s official: PawSox to move to Worcester - The Boston Globe

Another sucker steps up.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 17, 2018 at 10:39 PM | 50 comment(s)
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