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  1. #1
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    (49-36) Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays (44-42)

    Game 1: Thursday, July 6, 7:10 PM ET




    Chris Sale
    12.39 K/9|1.61 BB/9| 0.67 HR/9| .288 BABIP| 74.5% LOB| 36.6% GB| 8.0% HR/FB|2.61| 2.02|2.70 XFIP| 5.1 WAR|
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    Jacob Faria
    9.74 K/9|1.39 BB/9| 0.84 HR/9| .256 BABIP| 82.1% LOB| 40.5% GB| 9.4% HR/FB|2.23 ERA| 2.84 FIP|3.40 XFIP| 1.0 WAR|
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    Game 2: Friday, July 7, 7:10 PM ET




    Drew Pomeranz

    9.86 K/9|2.89 BB/9| 1.18 HR/9| .322 BABIP| 76.4% LOB| 43.2% GB| 13.8% HR/FB|3.64 ERA| 3.63 FIP|3.62 XFIP| 1.7 WAR|
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    Jake Odorizzi
    7.60 K/9|3.06 BB/9| 2.04 HR/9| .245 BABIP| 75.2% LOB| 32.8% GB| 17.8% HR/FB|4.08 ERA| 5.51 FIP|4.83 XFIP| -0.1 WAR|
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    Game 3: Saturday, July 8, 4:10 PM ET




    Rick Porcello

    8.25 K/9|1.94 BB/9| 1.54 HR/9| .352 BABIP| 67.4% LOB| 37.6% GB| 12.8% HR/FB|5.01 ERA| 4.21 FIP|4.38XFIP| 1.6 WAR|
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    Alex Cobb

    6.10 K/9|2.42 BB/9| 1.00 HR/9| .296 BABIP| 72.0% LOB| 44.6% GB| 10.5% HR/FB|4.01 ERA| 4.22 FIP|4.66XFIP| 1.3 WAR|
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    Game 4: Sunday, July 9, 1:10 PM ET




    David Price

    8.62 K/9|3.26 BB/9| 1.34 HR/9| .275 BABIP| 77.1% LOB| 39.1% GB| 12.7% HR/FB|4.02 ERA| 4.45 FIP|4.60 XFIP| 0.6 WAR|
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    Chris Archer

    10.75 K/9|2.79 BB/9| 0.85 HR/9| .328 BABIP| 71.6% LOB| 42.9% GB| 10.4% HR/FB|3.95 ERA| 3.02 FIP|3.42 XFIP| 3.2 WAR|
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    After the Rays series Sox off 4 days. They need to get it together. Seasons half way over yes we are 3.5 GB up but that can start changing in a blink of an eye. I'd like to see a lineup change. Ramirez and Benintendi have been hot last 7 games.

    1. Betts

    2. Peady

    3. Bogs

    4. Benintendi in the #4 hole .250/363/359/722

    5. Ramirez in the #5 hole .286/387/473/860

    6. Moreland

    7. Bradley

    8. Leon/Vaz

    9. Lin

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    Ugh, I hate to always be the naysayer but I don't trust Hanley. He had a quick outburst a week ago (3G, 8/16, 2B, HR, 3RBI, 3K) when he was told that he wasn't hitting LHP but 3/14 with a double since then. I think that he's just a bad DH. The concern with him coming to BOS, renewed when he was anointed Papi's heir, was that he would lose focus and become ineffective. This season seems (to me) to reinforce that -- he's focused in short windows with enviable results but falls off quickly. I think playing 1B and being regularly in the action kept him more engaged last year.

    That said, why not promote Bradley in the lineup? .369/.430/.592 over the past four weeks is pretty compelling. Personally, I would probably move in the direction of a lineup like the one I expected to start the season:

    Pedroia, 2B
    Benintendi, LF
    Betts, 3B
    Hanley, DH
    Bradley, CF
    Bogaerts, SS
    Moreland, 1B
    Vazquez/Leon, C
    Lin/Marrero, 3B

    Bogaerts 6th may not be ideal but it preserves some R-L-R combinations and takes advantage of what JBJ has been doing lately. It might also help fight off the fatigue that dragged him down last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSoxtober View Post
    Ugh, I hate to always be the naysayer but I don't trust Hanley. He had a quick outburst a week ago (3G, 8/16, 2B, HR, 3RBI, 3K) when he was told that he wasn't hitting LHP but 3/14 with a double since then. I think that he's just a bad DH. The concern with him coming to BOS, renewed when he was anointed Papi's heir, was that he would lose focus and become ineffective. This season seems (to me) to reinforce that -- he's focused in short windows with enviable results but falls off quickly. I think playing 1B and being regularly in the action kept him more engaged last year.

    That said, why not promote Bradley in the lineup? .369/.430/.592 over the past four weeks is pretty compelling. Personally, I would probably move in the direction of a lineup like the one I expected to start the season:

    Pedroia, 2B
    Benintendi, LF
    Betts, 3B
    Hanley, DH
    Bradley, CF
    Bogaerts, SS
    Moreland, 1B
    Vazquez/Leon, C
    Lin/Marrero, 3B

    Bogaerts 6th may not be ideal but it preserves some R-L-R combinations and takes advantage of what JBJ has been doing lately. It might also help fight off the fatigue that dragged him down last year.
    +1 on Bradley. He really starting heating up after posting like .167 and was wondering whats up with him. Also like your lineup as well.

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    I really like Lin's plane discipline. Over his career he's struck out 302 times and walked 190. That's pretty solid.

    In AA this year he had 20 walks and 27 strikeouts. So far in the MLB, 6 walks and 8 strikeouts.

    He's overperforming right now but I see no reason why he won't be a valuable player. When everyone is healthy, especially next year, he may have to battle Hernandez/Marrero for a roster spot though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soxfan85 View Post
    +1 on Bradley. He really starting heating up after posting like .167 and was wondering whats up with him. Also like your lineup as well.
    See what happens when they adjust the lineup. Already up 4. Wonder if FO is watching this forum

    Betts RF
    Benintendi LF
    Peady 2B
    Moreland 1B
    Ramirez DH
    Bradley CF
    Vaz C
    Lin SS
    Marrero 3B

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    Disappointing series.

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    Isn't that textbook interference on Matt Holliday? How is that not a double play.

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    Why and how is fister still one this team? He's always guaranteed for at least 3 ers or more. We can certainly find someone better than him for a #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosox1899 View Post
    Why and how is fister still one this team? He's always guaranteed for at least 3 ers or more. We can certainly find someone better than him for a #5
    Worse, he gives up 3ER in his first inning. Not a great trait for a guy moving to the BP.

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    We were lucky to split that series (against the Yankees), honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSoxtober View Post
    Worse, he gives up 3ER in his first inning. Not a great trait for a guy moving to the BP.
    I haven't seen one start with the sox in which he gave up less than 3. I knew it was over when they brought him in, even though we had no choice really. He's not over powering and i bet even i can hit his curve ball.

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