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4 game winning streak berríos 14-7 on the road homers
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#1 stringer bell

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:45 PM

Quick introduction for the third game of four in the Twins @ Seattle series. The Twins are now 29-15 (14-7 on the road) and lead the AL Central by 5 games. After a 13-2 start, Seattle has fallen below .500. These are two of the leading home run hitting teams in MLB. José Berríos vs. Wade LeBlanc.

 

Twins29-15

 

Polanco ss

Schoop 2b

González 1b

Rosario lf

Cron dh

Kepler rf

Sanó 3b

Castro c

Buxton cf

 

Berríos p

 

 

Mariners 22-25

 

Gordon 2b

Haniger rf

Vogelbach dh

Encarnación 1b

Narváez c

Healy 3b

Bruce lf

Crawford ss

Smith cf

 

Le Blanc p

 

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:47 PM

Gonzalez batting 3rd?


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:48 PM

Gonzalez batting 3rd?

Think of how good this team would be if Rocco’s horrible lineups were not holding back the offense. :)
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:53 PM

 

Think of how good this team would be if Rocco’s horrible lineups were not holding back the offense. :)

 

x 1000

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:04 PM

Gonzo batting third? Pure genius I say!
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:04 PM

Good thing lineup order barely matters.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:09 PM

Here's an article on optimizing batting order:

 

https://www.beyondth...-your-lineup-by

 

It says that the #3 slot in the batting order is not that important.

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#8 stringer bell

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:10 PM

González has an OPS of .864 vs. LH pitching and a .904 OPS in the month of May.
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:13 PM

Maybe it looks better in person but the Mariner catcher's chest protector looks ugly to me.


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:13 PM

Gonzo batting third? Pure genius I say!

I would say “diluted, impure genius” but to each our own :)
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:25 PM

#100 on the season. On May 18. Amazing.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:25 PM

Oh yeah CJ keep it up!

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:26 PM

Not a typical Cron homer.
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:26 PM

Not the 2nd deck? Cmon CJ step it up.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:26 PM

 

#100 on the season. On May 18. Amazing.

 

CJ's career 100th . Not the Twins'.

Edited by MNT1996, 18 May 2019 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:27 PM

#100 on the season. On May 18. Amazing.

No, that was Cron's 100th career homer.
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:27 PM

I belive LeBlanc handed the Twins a deflating loss last year, "LeBlanced" was the title here on TD if I remember correctly. Glad to see they're attacking him tonight.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

 

CJ's career 100th . Not the Twins'.

 

 

No, that was Cron's 100th career homer.

My bad. I misunderstood Dick.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:29 PM

I believe that was #82 for the team for the year. Still amazing.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:29 PM

My bad. I misunderstood Dick.

as if people should walk around all day knowing that Cron is sitting on 99 :)
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