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Just now, caulfield12 said:

He might be lucky to match Madrigal for homers...but he's their 2022 Yermin.

Guardians carrying over good vibes into a dressing down of Berrios tonight.

Comparing a 29 year old DH to someone with actual base running and defensive value doesn't seem particularly useful.

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1 hour ago, maxjusttyped said:

Comparing a 29 year old DH to someone with actual base running and defensive value doesn't seem particularly useful.

The comparison is in terms of overall impacts on their teams the last two Aprils...nobody would have predicted the Guardians to have such a competitive offense.

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23 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Jhoan Duran just got torched by the Orioles for two consecutive homers.

Looks like their closing situation isn't quite solidified after all.

Duran has great stuff but it honestly looks like he just throws it right down the middle sometimes. 

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1 minute ago, chw42 said:

Duran has great stuff but it honestly looks like he just throws it right down the middle sometimes. 

Yeah, he was dominant two nights ago against Baltimore. Tonight, not so much.  Rookies have to make adjustments...because the league and especially advance scouts will quickly find their weaknesses and exploit them.

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1 hour ago, chw42 said:

Duran has great stuff but it honestly looks like he just throws it right down the middle sometimes. 

His strikeout and walk rates look Hendriksesque. I'm guessing his approach will work fine in the long run, but hopefully he continues having blowup appearances like he did today.

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4 hours ago, chw42 said:

How long would a broken hand keep him out for? A month?

“Fortunately, the worst possible news here is a non-displaced fracture, which means Correa would avoid needing surgery, but that's still a situation that will take several weeks to heal before Correa could head out on a minor-league rehab assignment to get his timing back.”

Most of the estimates out there are somewhere between 2-4 weeks.

Would be forcing Polanco back to a position where he has struggled…Arraez probably at second.

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7 hours ago, JUSTgottaBELIEVE said:

Oh no, the mighty Twins! How will the Sox ever catch them?

Correa left today’s game early and the injuries are starting to pile up. Twins on the verge of having a Sox April in May?

No team in one of the two worst divisions in baseball (AL/NL Central) should start getting so cocky unless they are at least 8-10 games over .500.

By definition, the White Sox wouldn’t have caught a team at just six games over .500 even going backwards across the last four straight months of play.

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39 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

No team in one of the two worst divisions in baseball (AL/NL Central) should start getting so cocky unless they are at least 8-10 games over .500.

By definition, the White Sox wouldn’t have caught a team at just six games over .500 even going backwards across the last four straight months of play.

You’re right, perhaps Buxton and the Twins should tone down the cockiness. You don’t win the division in April…

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1 hour ago, JUSTgottaBELIEVE said:

You’re right, perhaps Buxton and the Twins should tone down the cockiness. You don’t win the division in April…

Yes, some say the same about TA7.  But they are two of the most important players in the game today, both on and off the field.

And Buxton went through so many struggles offensively and just staying on the field without getting hurt that it has grounded him just a little bit.  If things come too easily, players tend to take things for granted.

 

 

“Imaging done at the park revealed what appears to be a non-displaced fracture in his right middle finger, though the Twins are waiting on follow-up imaging and doctor's visits Friday in Minneapolis to confirm the diagnosis. This type of fracture means the break does not run through the entire bone, meaning surgery usually isn't necessary for it to heal.

The 27-year-old's recovery could involve wearing a cast or splint and needing to take several weeks off to let the bone mend. In 24 games this season, Correa has collected five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. Defensively, he seems to make athletic outs at short on an almost daily basis. And in the clubhouse, he's quickly become one of the team leaders along with center fielder Byron Buxton.”

startribune.com/sports

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8 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

 

Of course.  Even the oft-injured Correa will only be out 3-5 days...whereas Vaughn is suddenly getting cortisone shots in his wrist and out for an indeterminate period of time.

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49 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Of course.  Even the oft-injured Correa will only be out 3-5 days...whereas Vaughn is suddenly getting cortisone shots in his wrist and out for an indeterminate period of time.

This was my exact thought as well. I don't want to see anyone get injured, but the Twins receiving good injury news (and it sounds like Sonny Gray will be returning this weekend) on a day where the Sox receive troubling news is the type of thing that can swing a division.

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A's had bases loaded 1 out against Pagan and couldn't score. Pagan's gotta be one of the luckiest closers this year. He's gotten out of so many bases loaded situations in the 9th. 

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1 minute ago, chw42 said:

A's had bases loaded 1 out against Pagan and couldn't score. Pagan's gotta be one of the luckiest closers this year. He's gotten out of so many bases loaded situations in the 9th. 

He's terrible. The Padres wanted no part of him. But they are going to get lots of wins against A's, Royals and Tigers this month if their pitching holds up.

Pinder swung at ball 4 but not sure he gets the call in that situation on the road.  50/50.  A's got a break when Murphy was hitting so it all evened out.

Big league debut for overall #1 pick Royce Lewis coming off some injury plagued seasons.

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Twins 0 for their last 17 with RISP.

A's are terrible offensively, totally reliant on pitching.  0-0 with Sonny Gray pulled after 7 k's in the 5th returning after a long layoff.

 

Bieber bombed out of the stadium by the Blue Jays powerhouse.

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