2020 Series 3 | Indians @ Twins | July 30-31 & August 1-2

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Eight games is a completely meaningless sample size. That’s the only thing you need to know.

He hasn’t gotten into trouble yet this year because he hasn’t given up a hit. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’ll change at some point.

You seem like a nice person, but the way you continue to completely ignore information given to you is maddening.
Karinchak came up with a reputation for walking a lot of batters and having command issues. So far in 9.1 innings he's walked three batters, all in different innings and none of them scored. So far it hasn't been a problem. Maybe it's OK to walk a guy every three innings if you don't give up any hits. I'll have to research that one.

I agree it's a small sample but I think it's OK to ask if maybe Karinchak has made an adjustment that has improved his command. I've heard we have a pretty decent pitcher development program with professional pitching coaches and everything. Maybe they helped him out a little. You'd think if he was really that wild we'd have seen some evidence of it by now.

You're right, I am a nice person and I don't completely ignore information I am given. I just don't believe all of it without question. I'm not your kind of poster, I guess. By hte way, I don't find you maddening at all. Just a little arrogant and condescending, but that's OK.
 
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Uh, those 2 walks translate to 4.5 BB/9
Uh, I know that, which is why I said you can spin it to make it look like a high walk rate (and 4.5 is a high walk rate) but I like to look a little deeper and ask if that high walk rate has been a problem. Were the walks bunched together and led to big innings and blown leads or were they spread out harmlessly and resulted in no runs scored? I think that's more relevant than a number.
 

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We have an uphill battle, but the Twins have let us hang around by not cashing in in at least three innings.
 

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Jose squibs a single into shallow left against the shift.

Just need more baserunners.
 

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Uh, I know that, which is why I said you can spin it to make it look like a high walk rate (and 4.5 is a high walk rate) but I like to look a little deeper and ask if that high walk rate has been a problem. Were the walks bunched together and led to big innings and blown leads or were they spread out harmlessly and resulted in no runs scored? I think that's more relevant than a number.
You are most certainly entitled to an opinion and interpret data as you please, but this is a guy who typically pitches one inning....walks are not going to be “spread out” very much. In the minors he could put multiple guys on, and then blow guys away to wiggle out of trouble. It did not always work, but frequently. The worry is that he cannot do the same in the bigs, and that is a realistic worry. So far so good, and I am rooting for him...
 
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The Tribe has scored 1 run in 8 innings against the Twins' bullpen over two games and that run came on a slow ground ball that squeezed between two infielders who got in each other's way. Still no starter has gone more than five innings for the Twins this year. No problem. Their bullpen looks really good so far.

Indians' catchers are now 3-for-23 with no RBI's in 8 games. Luplow is 0-for-16, Mercado 2-for-19, and Greg Allen 0-for-6. That's a combined 2-for-41 for three outfielders.
 

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