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Rochester Blasts Indy Again 11-4

Posted: 8/8/2014 10:04 PM

Rochester Blasts Indy Again 11-4 


Mark Hamburger took a no-hitter into the 7th inning before tiring and giving up 3 hits. Logan Darnell, came in to relieve after Hamburger gave up a 2 run infield hit that plated two runs. Indy would score a couple more before it ended but the Red Wings had their hitting shoes on from the opening batter. Doug Bernier homered to lead off the game and the Wings never looked back.

Aaron Hicks homered in the 2nd for a 2-0 lead and the Wings broke it open with 4 two-out runs in the 5th. Final tonite was 11-4 as the Wings officially win the season series over the Indians for the first time since 2008.  Hamburger picks up his 3rd win in 5 decisions since coming up from New Britain. Deibinson Romero batted 9th for the first time in his career and responded with 3 hits. He has been mired in a long slump.

Wings move 11 over .500 but was unable to gain ground on Pawtucket or Buffalo. However Syracuse lost in 10 innings so Rochester closes to 1 1/2 games of first place; they stay 1/2 behind Pawtucket for the wild card and they remain 2 ahead of hard charging Buffalo.

Clearly, no team can afford to lose too many more games down the stretch. Wings with 21 games to play.
They are now 4-4 on this extended roadtrip. They lost 2 to Lehigh; split 4 with Louisville and now have won 2 from Indy.

Trevor May was recalled today and will start against Oakland. Wings still hoping to pick up a hitter when Mauer returns. (he IS going to return.......right?noidea

Last edited 8/8/2014 10:05 PM by insagt1

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Posted: 8/8/2014 10:17 PM

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Keep Mauer in Rochester. Season is pretty much over for the Twins. They will NOT make the playoffs, unless they go undefeated of course....LMAO. I'd rather stick with Vargas up here then Mr 23 Million a year to sit on his @ss milking injuries.
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Posted: 8/8/2014 11:27 PM

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He's not in Rochester...he's in Single A Cedar Rapids...with no plans on going to AAA.
You're getting him back...for what its worth.
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Posted: 8/9/2014 12:17 AM

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viperdk wrote: Keep Mauer in Rochester. Season is pretty much over for the Twins. They will NOT make the playoffs, unless they go undefeated of course....LMAO. I'd rather stick with Vargas up here then Mr 23 Million a year to sit on his @ss milking injuries.
As insagt has pointed out, he's not in Rochester and he'll be coming back healthy.

And given that he'll be healthy, any guy making that kind of money will be on the field for us (regardless of where we're at in the standings). 

And yes, the decision will come down to Vargas vs. Colabello (at this point in time).
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Posted: 8/9/2014 1:03 AM

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I knew that..just misspoke. Anyway, I stand by my previous statement. Season is over. Send Mauer to Rochester. We don't need him, and don't need to risk him getting a hang nail in the Twins locker-room and have it become gangrenous. We'll keep Vargas.
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Posted: 8/9/2014 12:02 PM

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I think the best solution is keep Vargas and send us Colabello for the final 3 weeks. that will keep him sharp and will help us try and make the playoffs. he can come back up in Sept. Its a win-win far as I'm concerned.
Brian is right...with the money they are paying Mauer...he comes back and plays everyday. If gets hurt again, then you SERIOUSLY consider finding a trade parter for 2015.
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Posted: 8/9/2014 6:12 PM

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insagt1 wrote:
Brian is right...with the money they are paying Mauer...he comes back and plays everyday.
While I understand viper's frustration, I don't think his "plan" is reflective of reality

And it's equally unrealistic to think that a "trade" possible.  We're talking about a guy who not only has a no-trade clause in his contract.  He has no desire to get out of Minnesota.  The guy has never lived anywhere else, his roots are deep, his family and extended loved ones are here and here for good, he'll start his own family shortly and would never subject moving his wife around - the guy is  completely entrenched (and yeah, we're also stuck with him) and it is what it is.  .
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