> Tell him to pitch the same number of innings he pitches to the
>smallies. A's will show him nothing less than STARS.
I'm sure they would. Still, even the A's are vulnerable to good
pitching (see Hershiser :-).
>By the way are you not watching the series. Clemens could have got CLOBBERED
>but not for the great fielding that took him out of BIG jams.
And in at least one of those cases, he would never have been *in*
the jam if it hadn't been for poor fielding by Quintana. Things
tend to balance out.
>> Actually, that *might* help the Red Sox bullpen enough to keep them
>> afloat. (Yeah, right! The only thing that could improve that bullpen
>> is a firing squad!) But at least the starting pitching has been good.
>> (Better than the A's. No surprise there.)
>Are you day dreaming??? Who pitched well?? Stewart or Clemens? Welch or
All of them did. Just Stewart and Welch are capable of pitching more
innings than Clemens (right now) and Kiecker. Stewart allowed only
four hits. And it's not to be held against him that the famed
slugger, Wade Boggs, was able to lift that pitch half-way up the
screen. :-) Welch pitched slightly better than usual. I believe it
totalled 9 baserunners in 7 1/3 innings. 1 ER. Good, but not great.
If Clemens were in top shape, the series might be even right now. But
he's not, and LaRussa's strategy worked. (LaRussa realized that the
A's didn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of beating Clemens, so he
told the team to take lots of pitches, knowing that Clemens had a
pitch limit of ~100. It worked, he got to the bullpen, and let nature
take its course after that.)
>By the way. What does Clemens think of himself. When all the players are
>coming onto the field during the introduction ceremony, he is warming up!
>Anyway, that warm up isn't WORTH anything.
I don't know, but Stewart was doing the same thing, and Stewart is one
of the classier guys in baseball. (Except for his "jock" comment, and
he got severely thrashed by the White Sox for that one.)
>Anyway,I can understand your feelings. You are getting THRASHED right!! You
>can't take it.
Actually, the series has gone exactly as I expected. Good pitching by
the starters, followed by fireworks in the eighth. Why should I be
upset? The Red Sox just don't have a good (deep) enough team to win
>> I guess given I'm just too realistic (given my team) to play the
>> fanatic. Maybe when the Red Sox sign David Cone, Doug Drabek, and
>> Daryl Strawberry *then* I'll make equally outrageous postings. :-)
> You will never be able to. Because those guys will never sign up
>with a loser!!!!
I don't know about that. The one thing that *this* Red Sox team has
shown me is that they want to win. I like that, and I haven't seen it
before. If they had this type of spirit with the talent that they had
in '86 or '75, Oakland would be packing their bags right now. Now if
only they can keep the spirit until the talent returns.....