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JBJ with another big night.

In their 3-game sweep of the A's, the Sox scored 40 runs!
The offense has been amazing. What's funny is that it isn't really different from last year, when they struggled to score runs. But a healthy Pedey, happy HanRam and banished Sandoval/Castillo, and they're the top offense in baseball.

I'd like to see Price get back on track tonight. Remy's been going on and on about some adjustment to his leg kick in his windup that Pedey supposedly pointed out, let's see if it works.
 

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Hopefully Pedroia's sleuthing does the trick!

Dustin Pedroia helps David Price pinpoint a flaw in his delivery
05.08.16 at 8:16 pm ET
By John Tomase
David Price had few answers on Saturday against the Yankees. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)

NEW YORK — David Price spent years battling Dustin Pedroia. Now he’s thankful they’re on the same side.

Pedroia’s video session aimed at examining his own swing instead yielded something unexpected — the possible key to fixing Price.

Manager John Farrell and pitching coach Carl Willis were already on the same path, focusing on Price’s reduced leg kick, but Pedroia provided the final piece of the puzzle, noting that Price’s hands and legs were no longer working in unison.

Whether this is the correction that returns Price to his prior form remains to be seen, but all involved sounded excited about where it might lead.

“I want my hands and my right leg or my right knee to be connected by a string,” Price said. “Whenever my knee goes up, I want my hands to go up. Whenever my knee goes back down, I want my hands to go back down.

“My hands have stayed right here. And that’s not allowing me to get my full leg lift. It’s been about a half of a leg lift of what I’m used to and it takes away you know the rhythm of what I do out there on the mound. Whenever my hands stay here, I have to be able to time it up perfect for me to be able to execute that pitch. It gives me no margin of error because I don’t have that rhythm.”

Price believes that syncing up his legs and hands can lead to more drive and an improved fastball.

“I’m not putting myself in my normal power position, absolutely,” he said. “My leg lift, it at least comes up to my belt if not a little bit higher. And for right now, it’s getting about right [thigh high] — it’s almost a slide step out of the windup. And you know I’ll fix that tomorrow and hopefully Thursday I’ll go out there and I’ll be back to my normal self.”

Pedroia described his role as something good teammates do.

“We’re here for each other,” he said. “You want everybody to do good. Trying to win, man.”

Price is 4-1 with a 6.75 ERA and knows he needs to be better. He actually sounded annoyed with himself for not noticing the flaw himself.

“When he said it, so much stuff clicked. It makes so much sense,” Price said. “To me that’s the most frustrating part. Whatever my ERA is, a 7, or whatever it is, that’s frustrating. But, to know that it’s something so small and to not be able to pick up on that … Even before I pitch every game, I’m watching video and I’m into the things that I see, and to not be able to pick up on that, that’s not like me. It stinks.”

Price reiterated that he doesn’t feel pressure to justify his contract or impress his new teammates. But he’s well aware of his current place in the rotation.

“I’ve been the weakest link,” he said. “That’s unacceptable from my end, but the other four guys, they’ve picked it up. They’ve picked up my slack. That’s what good teams do.”
 

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Hopefully Pedroia's sleuthing does the trick!
How bad is the Red Sox coaching if the 2nd baseman is the one detecting flaws in Price's mechanics?

When the Sox bats cool off, I don't see the pitching that keeps them from prolonged losing streaks. You can't score 10 runs every game. This team looks a lot like some recent Yankees teams that feasted on bad pitching but got knocked out early in the playoffs when they were facing teams with a quality pitching staff. Maybe a miracle happens and Price gets back on form, Joe Kelly's shoulder "impingement" clears up, and Buchholz stays off the DL for once and starts giving the team 6 quality innings.
 

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How bad is the Red Sox coaching if the 2nd baseman is the one detecting flaws in Price's mechanics?

When the Sox bats cool off, I don't see the pitching that keeps them from prolonged losing streaks. You can't score 10 runs every game. This team looks a lot like some recent Yankees teams that feasted on bad pitching but got knocked out early in the playoffs when they were facing teams with a quality pitching staff. Maybe a miracle happens and Price gets back on form, Joe Kelly's shoulder "impingement" clears up, and Buchholz stays off the DL for once and starts giving the team 6 quality innings.
Porcello has been pretty great. He really seems to have turned a corner since his DL stint last year. Buchholtz has been OK to good, but you're right, he needs to stay healthy, like we say every year. Wright has been damn near unhittable. I don't expect a sub-2.00 ERA all season, but I think an easy 200 IP with a ERA under 4.00 is certainly reasonable. And E-Rod is one more Pawtucket start away from coming back. I fully expect Price to figure out what's wrong. That seems like a solid (if not spectacular) 1-4 to me. If they can get some innings out of Kelly, or O'Sullivan, or Owens or whoever in the 5th spot, I think the pitching is more than good enough to contend.
 

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When the Sox bats cool off, I don't see the pitching that keeps them from prolonged losing streaks. You can't score 10 runs every game. This team looks a lot like some recent Yankees teams that feasted on bad pitching but got knocked out early in the playoffs when they were facing teams with a quality pitching staff. Maybe a miracle happens and Price gets back on form, Joe Kelly's shoulder "impingement" clears up, and Buchholz stays off the DL for once and starts giving the team 6 quality innings.
Buchholz banished to the bullpen. The last 4 Price starts have been quality starts. Steve Wright is making us forget about Wakefield. Rodriguez is back and had a quality start last night despite not being commanding. Team ERA is now a more respectable 4.13. It's still tough to picture the team having the pitching to win it all but it's way better than the two years of last place mediocrity we just endured.
 

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Looking forward to the second half. I think w/ Pomeranz the Sox rotation is now...adequate, considering their offense. No way he maintains a 2.47ERA in the AL East, but I could see him going 9-3 or so down the stretch with a high-3's ERA. If E-Rod could just get his **** together, I'd actually pick the Sox as a favorite to make the playoffs. Have to expect Price pitches better then in the first half. His last few starts have actually been much better. And provided Wright gets decent weather (no rain) for most of his starts, I feel good about him, too. Porcello has also been consistently good. If they can cobble together some semblance of a #5 from Rodriguez, O'Sullivan (who should be back from the DL soon), or even (gasp) Buccholtz, I think they'll contend easily.

Losing Tazawa w/ Kimbrel already on the DL isn't good. But Barnes and Hembree have been great, and Ziegler can be a lights-out guy, despite topping out at 86-87MPH. They got lucky they picked him up when they did.

They have something like 63% of their remaining games on the road, without a ton of off days (an TWO West Coast trips), so it'll be challenging. But I feel good about them in the second half.
 

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Really hoping the Price elbow thing is nothing, but it doesn't sound good...
 

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JBJ just tripped rounding first...they really can't afford to lose anyone else with all the guys that are sick and on bereavement leave.

Also, for those of you that hate Dave O'Brien like I do, this gem from the Pirates game at home the other day: tie game, bottom of the ninth is about to start. O'Brien: "Well, the way today is going, it may only take one to win". :banghead:
 

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bumping a year old thread as the Red Sox are up 1-0 in the World Series and Boston's two decades of being spoiled continues....not complaining, just enjoying it as i remember the pre 2001 days.
 

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Wow.....had not seen a notification for this thread in ages.......

Now we need a post from G60 to make it official.

GO DODGERS!! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
Seriously, for a 900 page thread it certainly has become dormant. Combination of other social media platforms to discuss sports and the fact that they've won a few titles perhaps?

There are 491 pages between the 2007 and 2013 world series. (page 398 for 2007 and page 889 2013)

There are eleven pages between the 2013 world series and this one.
 

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Great game last night, just when I'm ready to write off Nunez for his fielding errors, he does something like that. Cora Magic. :laugh:
 

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Price saving his Playoff wins for 2018! Another good performance last night. Hopefully the Sox can close it out in LA.
 

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One win away!!!!
 
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