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   1. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: June 23, 2019 at 02:56 PM (#5855170)
Like most headline questions this can be answered with a “no.”
   2. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 23, 2019 at 08:18 PM (#5855219)
#1, yeah after dropping 2 to the Jays I was thinking you'd had a little premature postulation....

Today's loss was what it was. Losing yesterday's game was a tough one after being up like 6-1 early on.
   3. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: June 23, 2019 at 09:11 PM (#5855230)
This is the problem with the 2-8 start. You can’t afford games like Saturday and with this bullpen they are going to have more games like this.

I think they still finish between 90 and 95 wins. I’m really coming around to the idea that this is 2002/2003 redux, a great team being sunk by a grim bullpen.
   4. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: June 24, 2019 at 03:42 PM (#5855435)
I'm not worried, they're gonna be fine.
   5. John DiFool2 Posted: June 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM (#5855622)
Also I think CarGo should be known as No CarsGo while as a cub.


S Car Go.
   6. John DiFool2 Posted: June 26, 2019 at 12:40 PM (#5856049)
Must say, Devers has developed like mad. 2 months of absolutely killing the ball. 3 missiles last night (and one bloop that the LF shied away from).
   7. John DiFool2 Posted: June 26, 2019 at 02:28 PM (#5856104)
6 straight hits, 4 doubles.
   8. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: June 26, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5856186)
Devers is awesome now. He and Xander have both been fantastic. Very disappointed neither made the top 3 in all star voting.
   9. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: June 26, 2019 at 09:08 PM (#5856241)
Devers has been something else. Watching him is such a treat.
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 26, 2019 at 09:50 PM (#5856250)
You can’t afford games like Saturday and with this bullpen they are going to have more games like this.


It's like history repeating! Tough to finally get ahead in today's game then give it right back in the 9th and lose.

I'm still confident 93 wins is doable for this team. Maybe they get on a bit of run near the end of the season and carry that into the playoffs where I am hoping luck goes our way.
   11. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: June 26, 2019 at 10:21 PM (#5856254)
Yeah, I remain confident that 90-95 wins is a reasonable expectation. Presumably the shitshow of a bullpen we see now won’t be what we have come August 1st but we have given away too many games.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: June 27, 2019 at 10:19 AM (#5856325)
I take back whatever good things I said about Sox relievers in the other thread.

Barnes was having an excellent season until that rainy night in NY when his body language suggested petulance at having to pitch in wet conditions, and it's been downhill for him since then. He has doubled his ERA since the start of the month.
   13. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: June 27, 2019 at 10:32 AM (#5856330)
Maybe if Barnes didn't have to pitch 2 days in a row he might be more effective. I'll trust Cora that he was best option yesterday, but he pitched on less than 16 hours rest.
   14. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: June 27, 2019 at 03:58 PM (#5856487)
Little side note regarding the comments about Devers. I don't know how new this is but BBRef now has him ever so slightly ahead of Mookie in WAR which leads the team.
   15. Darren Posted: July 07, 2019 at 02:18 PM (#5859626)
What is the point at which the Red Sox decide that Eduardo Nunez is not helping? He's at -1.2 WAR this year after -1.1 last year. He doesn't get on base, doesn't field well, and has no power. His beard is cool, I guess.
   16. Nasty Nate Posted: July 08, 2019 at 01:28 PM (#5859907)
What is the point at which the Red Sox decide that Eduardo Nunez is not helping? He's at -1.2 WAR this year after -1.1 last year. He doesn't get on base, doesn't field well, and has no power. His beard is cool, I guess.
Hernandez is better. Holt is better. Lin and Owings are probably better.

Maybe they are just waiting for Moreland or Pearce to be activated so Chavis can start at 2B.
   17. Nasty Nate Posted: July 15, 2019 at 02:52 PM (#5862032)
Nunez has been DFA'd. I don't know the corresponding move but maybe a pitcher was called up, because of the long game last night.
   18. villageidiom Posted: July 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5862052)
Ryan Weber was brought up as the temporary bullpen reinforcement, but Velazquez was sent down to make room for him. The corresponding move for Nunez is Sam Travis.
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 15, 2019 at 07:40 PM (#5862097)
Marly Rivera, ESPN Writer

I spoke to Rafael Devers extensively about his growth as a player, and he gave a lot of credit to Eduardo Núñez and his veteran presence in the clubhouse. Devers is certainly a professional that can take care of himself, but it will be interesting to see what happens now that Núñez has been DFA-d.

Might be headed for a slump, eh?
   20. Darren Posted: July 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM (#5865233)
Just want to put Yankee Clapper at ease, I think Devers is going to survive.
   21. jmurph Posted: July 26, 2019 at 12:16 PM (#5865241)
Was going to joke that even the CFBPS didn't see this coming from Devers, so I decided to check. From Scott (Anthony Kennedy of BBTF) prior to the season:
Selected CFBPS (tm) Slash Lines:
Rafael Devers - .311/.363/.666

Real life: .323/.376/.569

Not bad!

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