Agree - there’s many things that concern me on this team ultimately playing to its potential. Hendriks is not in the first 5 of those items. And luckily, there’s always good pen pieces available towards the deadline for contenders.That was quite the way to lose a game. However, it is still just 1 game and the Sox just don't win on opening day
Hendriks started off slow last year and then won reliever of the month for May. Then when the Yankees obliterated him, he bounced back to throw 21/22 scoreless appearances to end the year. I'm not in the least bit concerned about him. If in 1-2 months from now he's still putting up outings like this, then you can maybe sound the alarm.
Graveman looked pretty good at least.
I feel like the national media is giving this team too much props. They seem to be the pick everyone’s giving if you’re not boring and picking the dodgersI'm used to the media treating the Sox as the red-headed stepchild, and even though I'm usually just a lurker, I can't stand seeing the Cubs with a new 2022 thread and Sox fans still posting to the 2021 thread on Loyalty.
Yeah, not ideal. Makes one wonder about the off-season training/conditioning regimen these guys go through. Granted, a shortened spring training, but it’s these guys’ livelihood. You’d think they’d come ready to play.Giolito going on the IL and now Pollack leaves the game with a hamstring
Not even 2 games in and already 5 key guys out with injuries. Unreal
Was a good win! Also nice to see them winning against another top team. They didn’t seem to play well against other playoff teams last year.1-2-3 save for Hendriks! Graveman continues to impress early on.
Cease was absolutely filthy. Burger had a nice game. He may be raising his stock for an eventual trade.
Keuchel I think is finished (think he’d be in the minors or released without the contract and clubhouse effect)Yikes. Two day wait just to see the team kick the ball around in the infield the first two innings. Anderson himself had 3 errors.
Not what I expected to see after a two day break. They are getting smoked 10-0 and it’s still only the 3rd.
My favorite part was when the umps checked him for sticky stuff. Yeah like he's really using anything illegal after that outing.Keuchel I think is finished (think he’d be in the minors or released without the contract and clubhouse effect)
I would be surprised if he is anywhere near the rotation by the time the rest of the rotation gets healthy. If he is still in the rotation by the the All Star Break, then he either has thrown less than "2 bad pitches" every outing, or the rest of the rotation is in disarray. An outright release (after the rest of the rotation gets healthy) would be perfectly fine with me, unless some club wants to take him (we will send over a box of balls, given they would be needed).My favorite part was when the umps checked him for sticky stuff. Yeah like he's really using anything illegal after that outing.
His attitude is starting to get on my nerves. He seems to be developing a habit of blaming things other than himself for his awful performances. He actually said after the game that he only threw 2 bad pitches. Uh yeah..sure Dallas. Whatever you say.