Tigers @ Tribe (Series Thread)

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  • Tue, Jul 16, 2019 4:59 PM

    Bradley sent down.

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 7:29 PM

    Plesac picked off a runner in the 1st inning. That gives him 5 pick offs since being called up. That is an insane amount.

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 7:36 PM

    Seems that for right now the only pitch that Bradley can hit is the fastball right down the middle.

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 7:42 PM

    Birthday greetings going out tonight to Mark in Mogadore, Adam in Aurora, Todd in Toronto, Danny in Danville, and Gary in Gahanna.

    Happy Birthday ladies! 

     

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 7:49 PM

    Tribe scores 5 runs with 2 outs in the 2nd. Mercado with a 2run HR.

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 8:43 PM

    7-0 after 3. Now in a rain delay.

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 9:05 PM
    posted by Gardens35

    Seems that for right now the only pitch that Bradley can hit is the fastball right down the middle.

    Prior to last night, he went 5 for his previous 15. With 3 2Bs and a HR. 

    Hes struggling, but you can see the power potential. Unfortunately I think he needs to learn to hit the offspeed pitches in the bigs. Don’t see how mashing AAA pitching more will help. He won’t see enough, and they won’t be as high of quality. 

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 9:48 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Unfortunately I think he needs to learn to hit the offspeed pitches in the bigs. Don’t see how mashing AAA pitching more will help. He won’t see enough, and they won’t be as high of quality. 

    Yes, this is what I was thinking. Sending him down.....he’s not going to see the off speed pitches to work on. 

    We need that tarp pulled off for one more inning!

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 9:49 PM
    posted by cat_lover

    Plesac picked off a runner in the 1st inning. That gives him 5 pick offs since being called up. That is an insane amount.

    In 9 starts. 

    Truly an insane amount. 

    Just heard it’s the most in the majors. 

    Game has been resumed. 

    8-0 T8

    Plesac gave up no hits in his 3 inning stint.

    Clippard, Goody and Olson doing the job.  

     

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019 11:45 PM

    Tribe wins 8-0

    Bullpen sharp after the 2 hour rain delay

    2 out 5 run inning

    Mercado and Naquin HR's

    Twins got beat - 5 games out of 1st

    Party at Kevin Saucier's

    Go Tribe

     

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 7:22 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Prior to last night, he went 5 for his previous 15. With 3 2Bs and a HR. 

    Hes struggling, but you can see the power potential. Unfortunately I think he needs to learn to hit the offspeed pitches in the bigs. Don’t see how mashing AAA pitching more will help. He won’t see enough, and they won’t be as high of quality. 

    period...I tweeted this at Andre Knot the other night and had quite a few people agree with me that he needs to learn this in AAA, as he'll just get frustrated up here--he needs to crawl before he walks, so to speak

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 7:45 AM

    Apparently Salazar looked decent last night, going 3 innings, and Kluber starts his first bullpen sessions tonight.

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 8:45 AM
    posted by vball10set

    period...I tweeted this at Andre Knot the other night and had quite a few people agree with me that he needs to learn this in AAA, as he'll just get frustrated up here--he needs to crawl before he walks, so to speak

    Ok, but you ignored the last part of Laley's sentence, lol.

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 10:34 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Prior to last night, he went 5 for his previous 15. With 3 2Bs and a HR. 

    Hes struggling, but you can see the power potential. Unfortunately I think he needs to learn to hit the offspeed pitches in the bigs. Don’t see how mashing AAA pitching more will help. He won’t see enough, and they won’t be as high of quality. 

    I think that he can also use work defensively at AAA. There have been cases where he struggles to make what should be routine plays for a major league first baseman (fielding grounders, digging out low throws to first, footwork, making correct decisions on cutting off throws from the outfield, etc. ) I get that we are counting on him mostly for his bat, but I'd hate to have a guy that young who can only play DH.

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 7:19 PM
    posted by Al Bundy

    I think that he can also use work defensively at AAA. There have been cases where he struggles to make what should be routine plays for a major league first baseman (fielding grounders, digging out low throws to first, footwork, making correct decisions on cutting off throws from the outfield, etc. ) I get that we are counting on him mostly for his bat, but I'd hate to have a guy that young who can only play DH.

    No doubt, but if he is going to make an impact this season it’s at DH. Because Santana is too good at first. Frankly, unless he moves to OF, he’s looking at DH until Santana is gone.

    Also, after that Cabrera fly to CF...I’m ready to say Mercado isn’t a great fielder right now. 

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 7:21 PM

    Twins lost this afternoon. We have a chance to cut their lead down to 4 games.

    Mercado misplayed another fly ball tonight. We got out of the inning without any damage, but I'd much rather see him at a corner position. Play Allen in center.

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 8:11 PM

    Good offense in the 3rd. Oscar with the 2 rbi. Naquin hitting well too. Stupid ass base running by Lindor when he’s on 3rd. Come on

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 8:33 PM
    posted by Al Bundy

    Twins lost this afternoon. We have a chance to cut their lead down to 4 games.

    Seems like right now the Twins can't buy a win....unless they're playing the Tribe.

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 8:39 PM

    Couple of thoughts so far:

    Yes, don’t put Mercado in center anymore. 

    Listening to Hammy in the first inning, he explains why M. Cabrera is hitting 3rd instead of clean up. Because if he was hitting cleanup and they go 1-2-3 in the first (which they have done a lot), Gardenhire doesn’t want him batting lead off in the second. Interesting......,never thought of it that way. 

    So Hammy explains why Lindor is DH tonight. It’s because he’s tired from all the All Star activity he participated in so he gets the night off in the field. And I’m thinking....tired?....tired?  Tired is getting up everyday to go work a construction job or any job for that matter. Puh......lease. 

    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 9:51 PM

    Jram has been great lately. Loved the Freeman drag bunt 

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