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CLE 5, MIN 2: Cleveland Prevails on Lindor Walk-Off Homer

It’s pretty difficult to win when your defense commits three errors, but the Twins nearly did just that this evening. Miguel Sano hit a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth, Max Kepler made a great catch as he crashed into the wall in the bottom of the ninth, but Francisco Lindor decided he’d just go ahead and hit one over the wall to walk it off.
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Snapshot (chart via FanGraphs)
Jake Odorizzi: 50 Game Score, 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 K, 2 BB, 58.4% strikes
Home Runs: Miguel Sano (8)
Multi-Hit Games: Miguel Sano (2-for-4, 2B, HR), Logan Forsythe (2-for-4, 2B)
WPA of 0.1 or higher: Sano .342, Forsythe .173
WPA of -0.1 or lower: Adrianza -.119, Kepler -.158, Polanco -.167, Morrison -.176 Hildenberger -.353
Attached Image: WinChart88.png
Jake Cave committed a fielding error that led to the game’s first run and both Mitch Garver and Trevor May committed throwing errors. Garver was also picked off at second base, likely costing the Twins a run, and the team combined to go 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Given those circumstances, it’s actually pretty incredible this game was tied heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Miguel Sano had an outstanding game. He made a couple of nice plays in the field, hit a double and that huge homer off Cody Allen to tie it up. It was the first time Sano has hit a home run since his return from the minors.

Something must be up with Trevor Hildenberger. He gave up the three-run homer to Lindor, meaning Hildy has surrendered multiple runs in six of his last 18 appearances. Over that span, he’s given up 19 earned runs in 16 2/3 innings. Yikes.

Postgame With Molitor

Bullpen Usage
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
Attached Image: Bullpen88.png
AL Central Standings
CLE 63-50
MIN 53-60 (-10)
DET 47-68 (-17)
CHW 41-72 (-22)
KC 35-79 (-28.5)

Next Three Game
Thu at CLE, 12:10 pm CT: Jose Berrios vs. Corey Kluber
Fri at DET, 6:10 pm CT: Ervin Santana vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Sat at DET, 5:10 pm CT: Kyle Gibson vs. Francisco Liriano

Last Three Games
MIN 3, CLE 2: Mitch Garver Makes it Rain
CLE 10, MIN 0: Who Needs Chris Gimenez?
MIN 6, KC 5: Cave Slugs Grand Slam as Twins Sweep Royals


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Hildenberger is the latest Molitor overuse casualty.
    • Carole Keller, Jerr, Mike Sixel and 12 others like this
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Carole Keller
Aug 08 2018 09:28 PM

 

Hildenberger is the latest Molitor overuse casualty.

Yep.

 

#MolitorNeedsToGo

    • USAFChief, Jerr, Mike Sixel and 5 others like this

 

 

Something must be up with Trevor Hildenberger. He gave up the three-run homer to Lindor, meaning Hildy has surrendered multiple runs in six of his last 18 appearances. Over that span, he’s given up 19 earned runs in 16 ⅔ innings. Yikes.
 

Postgame With Molitor

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Fixed it for you

    • USAFChief, Jerr, pbrezeasap and 3 others like this

HIldy has pitched in 7 of the last 10 games I think.

 

Also Cave has been a nice player, but the longer run he gets in center field the less I like him there, brutal first inning.

    • USAFChief, notoriousgod71 and mikelink45 like this

HIldy has pitched in 7 of the last 10 games I think.
 
Also Cave has been a nice player, but the longer run he gets in center field the less I like him there, brutal first inning.


Cave MAY end up a viable 4th OFer, but they cannot pretend he’s a viable regular CFer.
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mngopherguy
Aug 08 2018 09:51 PM

Hildy is blocking one of the AAA relievers!

 

Hildy is blocking one of the AAA relievers!

My diagnosis is that Hildy caught Belisleitis. I think they can put him on the DL for that, however.

    • puckstopper1, Dave The Dastardly and mngopherguy like this

 

Cave MAY end up a viable 4th OFer, but they cannot pretend he’s a viable regular CFer.

Yeah, I think they'd be much better off with Kepler in CF and Cave in RF. I think Cave would be a perfectly fine defender in LF or RF.

    • bluechipper, rghrbek and wsnydes like this

I've thought Hildy has had questionable "stuff" his entire tenure with the Twins thus far. An inning like the ninth tonight will never surprise me when he's on the mound. On the bright side, Trevor May looked fantastic and could find himself a real nice role out of the pen.

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All on Molitor ... Should have had Moya ready for Lindor after Hildy gave up his first runner

I like Hildy, but he's been broken for a while now. DL him already. Reed or someone else should have been used there. 

    • LA VIkes Fan likes this

 

My diagnosis is that Hildy caught Belisleitis. I think they can put him on the DL for that, however.

Yeah, that's not the type of clubhouse leadership that I want from a guy.:)

    • puckstopper1 likes this
Maybe they are simply in the doldrums of another losing season? But the baserunning, fielding, and throwing errors are piling up. A CATCHER getting picked off second? Why? Where the hell did he think he was going? Morrison not sliding into second? Maybe three days on a bench would help? Pitching to Lindor with Hildenbergers frisbees? Good grief this is as lost a looking baseball team as one can find.
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The way relief pitchers are used these days they need to put them on a rotation just like the starters.Get away from the over use.Even in the comments there is a call for Moya but he has been worked hard with lots of pitches.It is a tendency we all have which is why a team needs to start putting together a relief strategy.  

 

Yeah, I think they'd be much better off with Kepler in CF and Cave in RF. I think Cave would be a perfectly fine defender in LF or RF.

 

Molitor won't do that.

 

It takes him a long time before he moves players out of assigned roles. 

 

 

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All on Molitor ... Should have had Moya ready for Lindor after Hildy gave up his first runner


Yup, he needed to find a way to overuse Moya in this game too!
    • USAFChief and SwainZag like this

 

Cave MAY end up a viable 4th OFer, but they cannot pretend he’s a viable regular CFer.

Ya well....Buxton better hit next year or we will be looking to fill the void in CF again

 

The way relief pitchers are used these days they need to put them on a rotation just like the starters.Get away from the over use.Even in the comments there is a call for Moya but he has been worked hard with lots of pitches.It is a tendency we all have which is why a team needs to start putting together a relief strategy.  

 

I have over 19,000 posts on TwinsDaily and I do not have 19,000 unique thoughts so I will end up repeating myself. 

 

You need 25 guys who can play on your 25 man roster. 

 

If the manager doesn't trust any of the guys on the 25 man roster.

 

They either shouldn't be on the roster or you need a new manager with the ability to trust.  

 

 

    • Jerr, Mike Sixel, pbrezeasap and 7 others like this

 

Ya well....Buxton better hit next year or we will be looking to fill the void in CF again

 

By then it will be too late. 

 

 

 

By then it will be too late. 

Should we find a CF now?

 

Should we find a CF now?

 

Of course.:)

 

Or the off-season. Whatever works best. 

 

Of course.:)

 

Or the off-season. Whatever works best. 

Interesting.

 

 

 

Yep.

 

#MolitorNeedsToGo

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puckstopper1
Aug 09 2018 06:56 AM

 

Yep.

 

#MolitorNeedsToGo

 

Wherefore art thou Tom Kelly....

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TheLeviathan
Aug 09 2018 07:04 AM
Hildy seems to have some "streaky" to him.

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