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#21 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 05:12 PM

Bradley Zimmer is now on a rehab assignment for the Tribe and will probably be back on the field, when they play the Twins again next weekend.

He’s been out all season with shoulder issues but is probably their best defensive outfielder.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:13 PM

 

Tyler Naquin out for season.

https://www.clevelan...right-knee.html

Hurt his knee crashing into left field fence making a catch. Very unfortunate.

Geez, if only these players weren't so willfully and intentionally reckless.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:14 PM

Go Tampa! 5-2 in the 6th.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:58 AM

Cleveland blows a late lead, loses.

The story to me is who was pitching for Cleveland—Carlos Carrasco. When the Twins traded for Sam Dyson, we questioned how Dyson was brought in to pitch right after stepping off the plane. There was risk of course, but the potential reward was that he would be thrown in the fire and come out looking ready for the big time.

This Cleveland situation last night seems completely different. Asking Carrasco, just back from sick leave, to protect a three-run lead against the White Sox heart of the order. Sure if Carrasco retires the side, it looks good. But the risk is it looks terrible if things go wrong. “Guy with leukemia loses game for his team.” I’m surprised Francona and the front office didn’t plot this out better.

Anyway. My two cents.

#25 spycake

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 12:15 PM

 

This Cleveland situation last night seems completely different. Asking Carrasco, just back from sick leave, to protect a three-run lead against the White Sox heart of the order. Sure if Carrasco retires the side, it looks good. But the risk is it looks terrible if things go wrong. “Guy with leukemia loses game for his team.” I’m surprised Francona and the front office didn’t plot this out better.

Carrasco already pitched since he came off the IL -- Sunday at Tampa, he faced the top of the Rays lineup for an inning (albeit when trailing by 3 runs, instead of up 3).


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 01:28 PM

Carrasco already pitched since he came off the IL -- Sunday at Tampa, he faced the top of the Rays lineup for an inning (albeit when trailing by 3 runs, instead of up 3).

Right. I saw that he had that one prior appearance; that’s probably the type of low leverage situation Cleveland wishes they had stuck with.

#27 spycake

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:17 PM

Cleveland begins a 3 game series with the Angels tonight -- just as Trout is out for a few days:

https://www.mlbtrade...-procedure.html

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:10 AM

Cleveland beat the Angels. 5 game lead.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:50 PM

Cleveland beat the Angels. 5 game lead.

Liked, for the heads-up on the status. Not for the outcome.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:38 PM

Lead down to 4. Francona uses 3 pitchers to face four hitters in the 9th, Cleveland wins 4-3. Lindor hits a 2 run HR, despite near exhaustion from never getting rested.
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#31 Mike Sixel

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:55 PM

 

Lead down to 4. Francona uses 3 pitchers to face four hitters in the 9th, Cleveland wins 4-3. Lindor hits a 2 run HR, despite near exhaustion from never getting rested.

 

I am amused by your humor. 

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


#32 spycake

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:23 PM

So Cleveland is calling up a reliever with a 22.9 (!) K/9 in the minors this year. That is 74 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.

https://www.mlbtrade...-karinchak.html

#33 Mike Sixel

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 02:27 PM

So Cleveland is calling up a reliever with a 22.9 (!) K/9 in the minors this year. That is 74 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.

https://www.mlbtrade...-karinchak.html

won't that completely ruin his long term future?
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Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:04 PM

won't that completely ruin his long term future?

I hope the Twins make the same mistake with their next 22.9 K/9 guy.

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#35 Mike Sixel

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:10 PM

I hope the Twins make the same mistake with their next 22.9 K/9 guy.


Don't hold your breath ...

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins.