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Obviously this doesn't mean much coming from a fan of a team that's 2-16, but the Red Sox just don't look very good to me this year. Their offense doesn't frighten me, and neither does their pitching. I think they finish third this year in the AL, and end the year at about 85 wins or so.

We'll most likely get swept still, but honestly....does anyone else see what I'm seeing?

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On days like this, it's easy to see why people see DH as a closer. He has shut down the Red Sox for five innings on two hits, with just one consistent pitch. Add another 2 MPH to his FB (short reliever uptick) and it would be sick, sick, sick.

On days like this, it's easy to see why people see DH as a starter...

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Palmer/Thorne commented that DH is starting to lose commmand, maybe getting tired. Hopefully he has one more solid inning in him but honestly I wish he would go the complete game because of our damn bullpen. He doesn't look like he has enough for that so I'm hoping for one more solid inning then I guess it's a coin toss up about how the bullpen does.

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Yes, if he can start use his secondary pitches more. I don't think he'll be able to be a consistent starter if all he's confident in is his fastball, a la Daniel Cabrera..

Right... now is when he needs to start using pitches they haven't seen much the first 2 times thru the order...

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