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Game Thread: Indians@Twins 8/21 12:10pm

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#41 TheDean

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:13 PM

Nice win today - any time you get a strong seven innings from your starter, then a quick 8th and 9th from your bullpen is a good day.

 

No kidding.  And even real-life RBIs!  I almost forgot what that looked like.

 

Always good to see the young guys doing well at the plate, Santana and Vargas looking good.  Arcia was effective (2B, BB, RBI), but, boy, he still takes some bad hacks.

 

Edit: Speaking of bad hacks, Dozier needs to make some more contact or get more selective.  I feel like the high 4 seamer is being blown by him at shoulder level a little too often.

Edited by TheDean, 21 August 2014 - 02:15 PM.


#42 IowaTwin346

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:30 PM

Doesnt Vargas have 3-4 infield singles now?Maybe I am exaggerating but that seems like a lot for a man his size in this few of at bats.

 

Anyways, good to see Plouffe drive in a couple big runs.While i'd like to see him hit home runs like he did a couple years ago, I'll take 35-40 doubles from him.


#43 Mike Sixel

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

I like wins! Nice job all around, it reads like.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


#44 gil4

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:40 PM

I made it.  What time do we start?


#45 Craig Arko

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

Thanks to all for showing up this afternoon. It really is a pleasure to follow the comments and occasionally participate in the hilarity. My wife doesn't understand why I do this. I tell her it's a little like we're all zombies lurching back to TD no matter what. Maybe a head shot would cure that.


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BTW, all of Vargas' homer have been left-handed, is that right?
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#46 Willihammer

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

Here's that no-handed catch by Suzuki in the 4th

 

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:00 PM

After today Hughsie is just 2 strikeouts shy of having a 10-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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#48 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:35 AM

No kidding.  And even real-life RBIs!  I almost forgot what that looked like.

 

Always good to see the young guys doing well at the plate, Santana and Vargas looking good.  Arcia was effective (2B, BB, RBI), but, boy, he still takes some bad hacks.

 

Edit: Speaking of bad hacks, Dozier needs to make some more contact or get more selective.  I feel like the high 4 seamer is being blown by him at shoulder level a little too often.

 

Dozier loves the high heat - maybe he's a bit fatigued, he was getting around on high fastballs for quite a few of his homers early in the year.