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Here's why today's loss SUCKED


Pedro Cerrano

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Had a chance to win the series and go 5-1 against Boston on the year.

We hold Aviles, Pedroia, Ortiz and Gonzalez to a combined 3-20.

And we get beat by Nava, Shoppach and Podsednik who each take us deep.

This was such a winnable game and we blew it. Sucks.

We CANNOT allow the crap players on the AL East teams to beat us.

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I don't get these guys' approach at the plate sometimes. Whenever the opponent pitcher is struggling to find the plate or it's late and we need baserunners, they're swinging at borderline pitches. Make the guy throw the ball over the plate.

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I don't get these guys' approach at the plate sometimes. Whenever the opponent pitcher is struggling to find the plate or it's late and we need baserunners, they're swinging at borderline pitches. Make the guy throw the ball over the plate.

Not to mention we got thrown out stealing twice and we lead the league in HRs. Its a head scratcher.

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I am more upset at what we did than what they did. Avery got doubled up on the bases, Davis doesn't advance either runner in the 8th and Jake's overall inconsistency. It had the feel early on of a game we were going to lose.

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Buck was out managed; he had several opportunities to put better hitters in and didnt. Leaving Chris Davis in to hit with runners on 2nd and 3rd is inexcusable. You need contact there, and Davis strikes out more than any other hitter available there. Valentine was clearly playing eighty/ lefty matchups that could have been countered.

The bullpen was out pitched. You can't serve up so many tack on runs to bad hitters.

Our situational hitting was horrible. If you don't score runs when you have the opportunity in the early innings then you let the other team think they can win it.

Arrieta is half way down the BW parkway. He is both not pitching well, and not getting innings. He's got to learn how to be productive even when he doesn't have his best stuff.

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[sOSH Yesterday]Had a chance to win the game and go up 2-0 in the series against the Orioles.

We hold Hardy, Markakis, Jones, and Wieters, their only real players, to a handful of singles.

And we get beat by Wayne Tolleson's little kid and Wilson Freakin' Betemit.

We get two(!!!!!!) hits off of Brian "10.69 ERA" Matusz.

This was such a winnable game and we blew it. Sucks.

We cannot allow crap players on the eventual last-place team in the division beat us.[/sOSH]

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Buck was out managed; he had several opportunities to put better hitters in and didnt. Leaving Chris Davis in to hit with runners on 2nd and 3rd is inexcusable. You need contact there, and Davis strikes out more than any other jitter available there.

The bullpen was out pitched. You can't serve up so many tack on runs to bad hitters.

Our situational hitting was horrible. If you don't score runs when you have the opportunity in the early innings then you let the other team think they can win it.

Arrieta is half way down the BW parkway. He is both not pitching well, and not getting innings. He's got to learn how to be productive even when he doesn't have his best stuff.

No manager is taking Davis out there. No way you pinch hit there.

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The two Markakis line-out DPs were the biggest game-changers.

Tough day but to be honest, we have been winning most of the 'weird' games like this.

Jake has to figure out where the ball is going. I want Pomeranz back ASAP because the gradual slip back to expectations is happening for O'Day and Ayala. They're still both doing well for the most part but it'd be great to have one more option for when we play three close games in a row as we did this week.

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