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BOSTON at Detroit, Thursday, April 5, 2012
FINAL: Tigers 3, SOX 2

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

Game time: 1:05 pm

Scheduled starters: Jon Lester (0-0, 0.00) v. Justin Verlander (0-0, 0.00)

The game will be on NESN, ESPN2, and WEEI

Detroit weather; 9 am observation at KDET: Wind out of the north at 10 mph, visibility 10 miles, few clouds at 1,900 feet, temperature 38F, DP 30F

Forecast: Sunny and around 50F by late afternoon; probably in the low to mid-40s at game time. There will be a gusty wind blowing out toward right.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

First!


Time to set the tone for the season and begin proving those assholes like Slick and GoNM wrong.

WIN!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

162-0!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

View Postcoloradojack, on 05 April 2012 - 09:27 AM, said:

162-0!


How boring would that be? The only thing worse would be 0-162.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

It's a marathon, not a sprint and all those silly metaphors. Let's start the season off with a win! Though not having to see Lackey on the mound this season is already a win.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

Boston                                  Detroit                               
 ------                                  -------                               
 
 Pos  Player               HR  RBI  AVG. Pos  Player              HR  RBI  AVG.
 ---  ------               --  ---  ---- ---  ------              --  ---  ----
  CF  Ellsbury, Jacoby      0    0  .000  CF  Jackson, Austin      0    0  .000 
  2B  Pedroia, Dustin       0    0  .000  RF  Boesch, Brennan      0    0  .000 
  1B  Gonzalez, Adrian      0    0  .000  3B  Cabrera, Miguel      0    0  .000 
  DH  Ortiz, David          0    0  .000  1B  Fielder, Prince      0    0  .000 
  3B  Youkilis, Kevin       0    0  .000  LF  Young, Delmon        0    0  .000 
  RF  Sweeney, Ryan         0    0  .000  DH  Raburn, Ryan         0    0  .000 
  LF  Ross, Cody            0    0  .000  SS  Peralta, Jhonny      0    0  .000 
   C  Saltalamacchia, Jarr  0    0  .000   C  Avila, Alex          0    0  .000 
  SS  Aviles, Mike          0    0  .000  2B  Santiago, Ramon      0    0  .000 
   P  Lester, Jon (0-0, 0.00)              P  Verlander, Justin (0-0, 0.00)   
 
 04/05 12:01:21 ET

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

View PostRedSoxAnni, on 05 April 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

Boston                                  Detroit                               
 ------                                  -------                               
 
 Pos  Player               HR  RBI  AVG. Pos  Player              HR  RBI  AVG.
 ---  ------               --  ---  ---- ---  ------              --  ---  ----
  CF  Ellsbury, Jacoby      0    0  .000  CF  Jackson, Austin      0    0  .000 
  2B  Pedroia, Dustin       0    0  .000  RF  Boesch, Brennan      0    0  .000 
  1B  Gonzalez, Adrian      0    0  .000  3B  Cabrera, Miguel      0    0  .000 
  DH  Ortiz, David          0    0  .000  1B  Fielder, Prince      0    0  .000 
  3B  Youkilis, Kevin       0    0  .000  LF  Young, Delmon        0    0  .000 
  RF  Sweeney, Ryan         0    0  .000  DH  Raburn, Ryan         0    0  .000 
  LF  Ross, Cody            0    0  .000  SS  Peralta, Jhonny      0    0  .000 
   C  Saltalamacchia, Jarr  0    0  .000   C  Avila, Alex          0    0  .000 
  SS  Aviles, Mike          0    0  .000  2B  Santiago, Ramon      0    0  .000 
   P  Lester, Jon (0-0, 0.00)              P  Verlander, Justin (0-0, 0.00)   
 
 04/05 12:01:21 ET



Based on the stats of both teams hitters it might be a 0-0 tie.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

View PostFishCake, on 05 April 2012 - 09:35 AM, said:

It's a marathon, not a sprint and all those silly metaphors. Let's start the season off with a win!


While the season is indeed a marathon, I would like to see them sprint out to an immediate winning streak, rather than the crap they pulled last April. And if 162-0 is boring, I'd be happy to be bored. 162 wins, all of which involve late inning heroics and/or masterful pitching performances, would be my kind of boring! Go Sox!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

View PostBigSlick, on 05 April 2012 - 09:31 AM, said:

How boring would that be? The only thing worse would be 0-162.


161-1.

We'll lose one game to the Orioles, just so Buck Showalter can feel really good about himself.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

View Postrominer, on 05 April 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

161-1.

We'll lose one game to the Orioles, just so Buck Showalter can feel really good about himself.


He does need some cheering up:
http://sports.yahoo....vXtiAU_ZD0RvLYF
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

View Postrominer, on 05 April 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

161-1.

We'll lose one game to the Orioles, just so Buck Showalter can feel really good about himself.


After being at game 162 last year I'd rather lose a game to the Yankees.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

View PostBigSlick, on 05 April 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

After being at game 162 last year I'd rather lose a game to the Yankees.


You don't get to choose.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

View PostBigSlick, on 05 April 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

After being at game 162 last year I'd rather lose a game to the Yankees.


I was at game 161 (the last victory). I'd prefer 18-1 to the O's coupled with 19-0 against the MFY, rather than vice versa. The O's are too pitiful to despise that much.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

1-2-3 top of the first.

Just wait 'til next year!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

I am glad that this game is on both NESN and ESPN2. Last night, I tried to turn on ESPN 2, and I got a f**king "satellite searching for signal" message. Today, I decide to watch on NESN, because as much as I'm interested in hearing what Terry Francona has to say, I'm really not interested in what the rest of ESPN has to say. But NESN keeps cutting out. ESPN seems to be coming in.

F**k you, flying space objects.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

View PostBigSlick, on 05 April 2012 - 12:19 PM, said:

1-2-3 top of the first.

Just wait 'til next year!


Lester keeping the pitch count down. Season's not lost yet!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

Dustin Pedroia is going to have some very clean balls by the end of this game.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

The long winter. Over.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

Youk with the poor fundamentals. All is lost!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

View PostSoxAroundTheWorld, on 05 April 2012 - 12:33 PM, said:

Youk with the poor fundamentals. All is lost!


HEY! Unless OCJ shows up I am the resident king of doom and gloom.
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