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Old 05-15-2013, 04:04 PM
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Anyone else get the impression Donkey was a little ticked about that call at first yesterday?

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:13 PM
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Right now, the Twins are saying "there's no place like Dome. There's no place like Dome....." while clicking their heels.
The Twins have actually played a lot better than people expected this year. A lot of people believe they will hit, while doubting they will be able to outhit other teams going against their pitching, at least enough to contend.

Today it started out like the Sox were going to be looking up at the Twins all day, not unlike Monday night. They already had six hits after two inning. The way Axelrod was pitching, it looked not like the Twins were squandering opportunities, but that it was just a matter of time before time before all those baserunners would translate into runs.

The biggest difference was that Adam Dunn had perhaps his best offensive day in the White Sox lineup. I haven't looked up hits and total bases and such. It certainly wouldn't be his first two-home-run day and probably not his first three-extra-base hit day. But when you consider the first home run tied the game that looked like it could get away from the Sox and the double extended a one-run lead and set up a further run in the inning and even the second homer essentially gave Addison Read the day off, I don't think he has had another game with the Sox where he had so much offense that meant so much in a win. Today he was the RBI man Sox fans expected him to be. Really, he has had a very good series in Minnesota when you consider he was robbed of a home run Monday night that would have tied the game in the middle innings, and really would have made this an entirely different series.

While Dunn was what a cleanup hitter should be, Alex Rios was what a No. 3 hitter should be. Viciedo homered again to break the tie and later got an important sacrifice fly. Even Keppinger had a big two-out, two-run double to extend a close lead as the bullpen was bending.

On top of that, Axelrod held the Twins on a day when it didn't appear he had the stuff to consistently get Twins hitters out. He has pitched better games, he has had much better stuff, but the way he battled today, he really did deserve the win.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:16 PM
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The one place Dunn has looked like a major league hitter this season.
I guess Dunn raising his hands at the plate has helped. Great results so far!

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:18 PM
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Now if Dunn has just been *this* Adam Dunn -- the one who showed up in the Twins series -- I think it would be a very different season thus far.
If only he'd of been the NL version of Adam Dunn, how different things might have been. Who knows, Ozzie might still be here? I've done my share of piling on, but I really hope this means he's getting it back. There is too much season left for me to want to throw in the towel.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:26 PM
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If only he'd of been the NL version of Adam Dunn, how different things might have been. Who knows, Ozzie might still be here? I've done my share of piling on, but I really hope this means he's getting it back. There is too much season left for me to want to throw in the towel.
Yeah the good news is that there are 4.5 months of baseball left and the Sox are 5 games out of first. If Tank and Donkey can keep putting up some numbers the Sox will score a LOT more runs and their pitching continues to impress with Danks due back soon...
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Nice win.
B lineup and mostly B pitchers.
Keep Wise out of leadoff position, please. He hits badly there, even for him.
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What the heck, an afternoon game on a Wedsnesday?!? Now what am I going to do after dinner?

So that's three out of four, right? Not too shabby.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:34 PM
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The Twins have actually played a lot better than people expected this year. A lot of people believe they will hit, while doubting they will be able to outhit other teams going against their pitching, at least enough to contend.
They're not contending this year. They'll finish last. But they do hit pretty well and supposedly have some A+ positional prospects, but their pitching is too poor. They'll just have to get some pitching.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:37 PM
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Dunn on fire since he changed his stance....I will take it. That double off the left field wall was an absolute rope that would have been way out if it got up,and of course Dunn was robbed of another homer on Monday nite.

Maybe he found the key...please!
If he found the key,make copies for Keppinger and Konerko.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:38 PM
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I guess Dunn raising his hands at the plate has helped. Great results so far!

It did wonders for Rios in 2012.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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What the heck, an afternoon game on a Wedsnesday?!? Now what am I going to do after dinner?

So that's three out of four, right? Not too shabby.
Set up perfectly to watch Blackhawks and Bulls.

BTW....who was that guy wearing Dunn's uniform. He should play more
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New rule: The people who trash Dunn don't get to cheer him the moment he has a good game.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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New rule: The people who trash Dunn don't get to cheer him the moment he has a good game.
Considering he's still the worst major league hitter this side of Keppinger, that should be an easy rule to maintain.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:51 PM
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By next week everyone should be back on the roster, Beckham, Sanchez and John Danks.

Then we'll see.

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I would be shocked if Sanchez beat out Gillaspie..!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:56 PM
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New rule: The people who trash Dunn don't get to cheer him the moment he has a good game.
Why? You don't think he deserves it?
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