Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Rosario Really Rakes
Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:03 PM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:50 AM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:49 AM
1)The play where the Baysox scored their third and fourth runs was straight out of Little League....swinging bunt, two overthrows in the infield, two runs in and batter winds up on third. Rosario got an error, but it was an over zealous play trying to throw the runner from first going to third.
2)Sano had a number of checked swings in the game, called out on strikes once, and once visibly shaking his head on a checked swing called a swing by the home plate ump. The ump visibly nodded his head that yes, it was a swing. (It wasn't. Sano was right.). It seems like Sano is working on laying off breaking pitches that he is clearly getting more of.
3)Rosario and Sano both had nice plays in the infield; Rosario ranging to his right to get a ball up the middle and making a quick string throw, and Sano aggressively charging across in front of Santana to take a medium hopper to short. He didn't field it totally cleanly, as it bobbled in his glove, but he corralled it and made a strong throw.
Fun game. Rosario can make some solid contact! (Although Sano's single, with a huge amount of spin on it dropping it in front of the left fielder, was probably the hardest hit ball of the night.)
Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:35 AM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:16 AM
Why didn't Rosario hit for the cycle? Man alive, he's terrible.
He's not terrible. He just doesn't want to get benched for hitting a "showoff double."
Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:58 AM
Again, I'm not saying they should. If everybody did stuff like that, it would make a mockery of the minor league playoffs, plus you run the risk of getting somebody hurt for no reason. I'm just wondering if there's any rule against it.
Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:48 AM
One strange thing I noticed, after the game we stayed for the fireworks - the qc bandits team came out and sat in the visitors dugout for the show, they had all changed into their normal clothes. I had seats next to the dugout at home plate so I could see inside. I was a bit surprised to see 4 or 5 of their young players wearing other teams hats and shirts... Marlins, cin, and mil are the 3 I remember. The manager was in there as well. I understand how every player likely grew up liking a specific team but to display that and to do it at the ballpark is a bit odd I thought.
Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:55 AM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:04 PM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:52 PM
it would make a mockery of the minor league playoffs
I know I shouldn't laugh, because the players probably all go all-out when they get their chance at this. Still... I smiled. Aisle seat, please.
Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:27 PM
Does anyone know if Alex Meyer is pitching tonight for NB? On their website they still list the starter as TBD.
I dont know but he last pitched Monday. Lew Ford definitely Lives....starting in RF for Bowie...