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GAME THREAD: Guardians v Twins, 8/18 @ 12:10pm CT


3 minutes ago, Otto von Ballpark said:

Beau Burrows would be available to start on regular rest. Although perhaps that would warrant an additional "yikes." :)

I'd rather see a better pitcher like Astudillo

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1 minute ago, big dog said:

And we used a challenge with a runner on first and two outs in the third inning because...???

I got nothing.

This is one of those decisions that makes no sense--I would think an analytical front office would have done the math on the value of challenging in various situations.

It's made even worse by the fact that the batter up is Miller, with his .437 OPS.  Why focus on the runner at first?  Just get the guy at home out.

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1 minute ago, chpettit19 said:

I may have missed this in another thread somewhere, but has Rocco explained the reasoning behind Kepler in the leadoff spot and Arraez hitting 4/5?

I have been asking this question constantly! I just don't get it. Arraez is your best OBP guy by a long shot and you are hitting him 4-6 every game. Makes zero sense

 

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4 minutes ago, chpettit19 said:

I may have missed this in another thread somewhere, but has Rocco explained the reasoning behind Kepler in the leadoff spot and Arraez hitting 4/5?

The press here doesn't ask actual questions.......

My guess remains the same, they want Kepler to get more ABs to hopefully break out of his funk.

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Just now, Mike Sixel said:

The press here doesn't ask actual questions.......

My guess remains the same, they want Kepler to get more ABs to hopefully break out of his funk.

I certainly can't imagine why the media wouldn't ask him about that lineup, but also can't imagine him giving a great answer to it either.

Yeah, I was thinking it was maybe something about Kepler being more comfortable there, or changing his approach cuz he's in that spot to try to snap him out of things, but even with the changes to how the game is played, I don't get it. Would love to hear what the thought process is in Rocco's lineups.

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