Game 2 Observations

Good:

  • Eduardo Escobar hits a walk-off double after subbing for Florimon who was lifted for a pinch hitter earlier in the game.
  • Pinch hitter Wilkin Ramirez gets a big RBI hit to produce the Twins first run of the game.
  • Chris Parmelee throws out Torii Hunter trying to advance to 3rd on a base hit. The play ends the inning w/ Prince Fielder due up.
  • Kevin Correia pitches very well but doesn’t get the win because Twins bats were silent when he was pitching. Though no official errors were committed, the defense failed him or he might have had seven shutout innings.

Bad:

  • On the first batter of the game, Aaron Hicks misjudges a pop-up and it falls for a bloop hit to center. Fortunately no damage was done that inning.
  • Trevor Plouffe fails to knock down a grounder off the bat of Fielder and it costs a run.
  • Too many strikeouts (10 today, 12 yesterday), especially too many looking!

 

General Observations:

  • Once again, the big bats fail to produce in the clutch, but nice to see the bottom of the order scrap to get the win. Three hits by three different players out of the 9th spot in the order today.
  • If Florimon keeps up the hitting streak (1 for 2 each game), how long will it be before Gardenhire lets him continue to hit instead of pinch hitting for him late in the game?
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