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Red Sox Bullpen Gives up too Many Runs Sox Lose

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On [Tuesday] night Pitching Starter Drew Pomeranz faced off against the Milwaukee Brewers.  It turned into a poor outing by him as he gave up several Runs in the 1st Inning.  He was all over the plate pitching.  He couldn’t get into a good groove.  His delivery was off as he gave up some walks.  He just didn’t look good on the mound.  I mean he gave up 5 Runs before the 4th Inning and that really hurt the Red Sox.  Also the Red Sox left him out there while he was struggling.  They didn’t want to go to relievers too early.  Yet leaving him out there definitely affected him.  You could tell that he lost his confidence.  The 2 Run Homer to Eric Thames really shook him up in the 1st Inning.  He just never recovered from it.  As they went into the 6th Inning it was already [6-1].

There were some bright spots on the night as Mookie Betts Homered in the 1st, the 4th of the Season for him.  The Red Sox scored several times in the 5th Inning making it a closer game [6-4].  The offense really tried to out Hit the Brewers.  Betts was on base at every at bat and was just a Triple away from hitting for the Cycle.  He had 4 Hits on the night.  Dustin Pedroia and Andrew Benintendi also played well; they got RBI’s on the night.

Heath Hembree came into the game in the 6th.  He didn’t look too good either as he gave up 3 Runs, giving the Brewers a [9-4] lead.  Let’s step away from the stats for a second and just look at how he pitched.  He was uneasy and unsure of the strike zone.  His delivery was easily readable and he definitely didn’t have the confidence in his pitches to go a whole Inning.  Robby Scott had to come in and relieve him.

The Red Sox tried to do something in the 7th scoring 3 times making it a [11-7] ballgame.  Yet it was for naught as that score would be the final.  In all the pitching will have to improve in the coming days.  They just can’t lose like this when the bats are hot.

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Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton

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Boston Red Sox Team President Dave Dombrowski isn’t a great talent evaluator. Throughout his entire career, he has built his success by acquiring proven big league talent. Betting on that changing anytime soon is foolish, so why not make another move for proven talent?

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has long been rumored to be on the trade block and Boston is just one of his potential destinations. Reports have stated thought that Stanton would prefer a trade to a team like the Dodgers despite “advisers” pushing for Boston.

The Stanton vs Judge potential is enough to get any baseball fans heart racing. But should Boston present Miami a god offer? Some have balked at the potential of trading any more prospects but let me tell you a very well known secret, Boston’s farm system has been pillaged. Jay Groome and Michael Chavis are considered the best two prospects remaining under Dombrowski.

So any thought of depleting the farm system anymore should be tossed out the window as there isn’t much left there, to begin with. On top of that, the current makeup of the team and the organization is winning now, a strategy that is far from working given the current talent in the lineup. Last season the Red Sox lacked true pop in their lineup after the retirement of David Ortiz. Many at the time sold it as the 2015 Royals who nickeled and dimed their way to a world series title. But when it came down to it the 2017 Boston Red Sox lacked balls.

Boston needs a power bat in the heart of their order. Not just for the home runs from that player, but for the protection they would offer the other hitters in the lineup. If you were a pitcher facing the Red Sox last season almost every hitter in the lineup could be pitched too. The only exception might be Hanley Ramirez, but the BIG HR simply was set up to fail to have to step in for Ortiz with no protection around him.

Stanton would instantly bring in pop, lineup protection, and the much needed “it” factor that will help drive fans to the team. Without this type of move, it is hard to see how next season will be any different.

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Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox

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Last year, it was Chris Sale; in 2016, the exorbitantly expensive David Price was all the hype. Both of these roundly heralded saviors produced the same underwhelming results. Another short-winded trip to the playoffs; another bummer of a year.

The Red Sox simply cannot afford a third consecutive first-round exit, in the 2018 postseason. And it seems that Dave Dombrowski knows this. In an attempt to prevent car-flipping anarchy in the streets, he fired the overseer of all this recent failure (his direct subordinate) – John Farrell.

Now the Sox will be heading into next season with a newfangled remedy. No, it’s not a hundred-million dollar player. This time around, management has received the upgrade. It’s the newly hired manager, Alex Cora, who will be charged with the burden of resurrecting one of the most venerated franchises in professional sports.

On Monday, Cora was formally introduced to Boston as the new manager (or scapegoat).

Good luck, buddy! You’re gonna need it.  

Should Boston fans really expect an appreciable change to be affected by just one man? After all, this is exactly what we’ve done, to no avail, for the past few years. And if Cora really represents the end-all-be-all solution, what is a realistic accomplishment for him, and his club, in the first season of his tenure?

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Like Looking in the Mirror

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After watching the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series, Red Sox fans deserve to be upset.

Go ahead and sink into your bed of indignance, for a couple of days, and don’t let anyone stop you, Red Sox Nation. You’re safe there.  

The asseveration has lingered on the tip of Boston’s tongue, ever since the ALDS – “That could have been us!” And it’s true, it could have been the Sox hoisting that trophy, on Wednesday night.

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