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Thread: Monday Game Thread: Cedar Rapids Kernels on FSN!

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    Monday Game Thread: Cedar Rapids Kernels on FSN!

    The Kernels are on FSN, pregame started already... Let's discuss the game here. Please feel free to discuss, ask questions, etc.

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    Lineup:
    Byron Buxton 8 (Enjoy!)
    JD Williams 7 (affable, great athlete, tons of walks)
    Jorge Polanco 6 (surprised me with how good he is. Plays 2B when Goodrum healthy)
    DJ Hicks 3 (power, think Dunn when you look at him - just dont' get your hopes up quite that hi!)
    Adam BrettWalker 9 (tons of power, good athlete)
    Travis Harrison 5 (tons of power and more potential. Solid all-around hitter Glove much better this year!)
    Tyler Grimes 2 (first year of catching, earlier in the year, he told me that he was just adjusting to the various movements behind the plate, stretching, etc. He can hit)
    Michael Quesada DH (another catching option, he can hit)
    Candido Pimentel 4 (Appy League Player of the Year last year, middle infield backup, great speed, little guy)
    LHP Mason Melotakis (2nd rounder last year, moved to starter after relieving mostly in college)

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    Also, if you're at work (like me) you can listen here: Listen Live | 1450 KMRY Radio Station - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Till I Collapse

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    I honestly would buy a Buxton jersey right now if he wasn't wearing Mauer's number.
    Till I Collapse

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    If you like a constant buzzing sound this game will be fun to watch, at least it's in low def. Of course they decided to shrink the screen to show the foxsports net crew so thats good. I guess if you're a Cubs fan you'll have no clue when the top prospects are batting.

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    Look luck Kernels! I am DVRing the game, since I am at work. Just watched their last two games in person. I'm sure the guys will be a little nervous being on TV! Kane County (I believe they are playing them again) has six of the top 20 or 21 prospects in the MWL according to Jim Krikket.

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    Seth, can Polanco stick at SS?

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    There even shrinking the screen for Buxton? I couldn't imagine watching this on even a 36 inch screen.

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    Glad I get to watch this game on 15 to 20% of my screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CairoCrown View Post
    Seth, can Polanco stick at SS?
    He'll continue to play there all the way up, but a lot will depend on Niko Goodrum who has a very strong arm. The question about Polanco is his arm.

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    I love the idea of this, and not just for Buxton hype -- it's cool to watch minor league baseball in general, and FSN's schedule is pretty bare most of the time anyway.

    But yeah, the execution seems a little off. The studio hosts and split screen are a little much. Just show the game!

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    Besides the obvious names of Duffy, Berrios and Melotakis. Who is the sleeper on the pitching staff that the fans should be following?

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    I can put up with the outer edge being blacked out and I can even put up with all the graphics, the large empty blue bar at the bottom of the non blacked out portion of the screen is going to make me turn this game off as soon as I see Tyler Grimes pop up.

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    Oh, I forgot that the guy with the best name in baseball is playing in this game. 1B Rock Shoulders for Kane County.

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    Byron Buxton flashing some leather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Niedermann View Post
    Besides the obvious names of Duffy, Berrios and Melotakis. Who is the sleeper on the pitching staff that the fans should be following?
    Don't give up on Hudson Boyd. He has some velocity, and when they're on, his Curveball and Changeup are quite good... but he isn't very consistent even from inning to inning yet. But, he's worth following.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CairoCrown View Post
    Byron Buxton flashing some leather!
    That was as good of a catch as we're going to see. That was incredible!

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    Could they just not engineer it so that the talking heads were just a little square in the corner and the game was more like 3/4 of the screen?

    Just bizarre the way they are doing this. And way too annoying on all the yammering.

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    Thats a triple saving catch. You can't hit the ball to a better part of the field without putting it over the fence.

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    I missed Buxton's AB but very impressed with that catch.

    But I wish tehy would just let us see the game and play these interviews, etc. afterward or during commercial breaks.

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