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Old 07-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #379
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Originally Posted by ST-DocLizard1 View Post
Opportunities in a low scoring game such as last night have taken advantage of:
Case in point:
Top of the third
  • 1.Curtis Granderson called out on strikes.
  • Tampa Bay Rays Hideki Matsui left the game due to an injured leg.
  • 2.Mark Teixeira walks.
  • 3.Alex Rodriguez walks. Mark Teixeira to 2nd.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • 4.Robinson Cano lines into double play, pitcher Matt Moore to first baseman Carlos Pena. Alex Rodriguez out at 1st.
Two walks in a row and one out. Cano hits into a 1-1-3 DP on the first pitch. This is a wasted inning with two on for free and could have been the difference in the 1 run game even with the E-3(his first of the year BTW).
A homerun with someone on first would have made the same difference. Or 3 more walks. How you score doesn't matter, it's that you score.

Cano smoked that ball btw. Can't say that was bad hitting, no matter the result.
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