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Oh my goodness. You are so bad right now. It's the postseason. We need you to step up!
He will be fine.
Cruz will hit a majestic home run off Price tonight, book it. He will be fine.
I concur. But, I'd love to see him rip off one of his terrorizing tears.
Welp, not tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
If his last at bat is any indication, Nelson is about to explode onto the scene. He almost killed the shortstop last night he lined the ball so hard at him. Nelson hits one to the back wall of the stadium in his 2nd at bat today. Mark it down.
I agree with Trey. It looked like he looked more comfortable with every at bat last night. Hopefully his timing is back. Maybe this is a good showing of how helpful rehab starts in the minors can be.
Let's hope so. A boomstick could really make the difference.
Definitely worried about Nelly. If I counted right, he only saw 9 pitches in 4 AB's this afternoon.
But he made contact how many times? Honest question. Seems like he did several times.
we cannot count on Cruz, another 0 for 4!. He had an terrible series. Why does Wash stick with him? Murphy and Gentry are getting on base. Please bench him.
That'd be a foolish decision.
Good lord no. Don't bench the man. I can be worried about him without having to bench him. Just let him sacrifice a chicken in the locker room, take fear from bats.
I support the continued inclusion of Cruz in the lineup, as well as more references to movies like Major League.
Cruz has been garbage lately. He has so much hitting potential, he just hasn't seem to find it within himself. He's definitely in a slump.
Benching him is certainly out of the question. Would you really want to bench one of your best power hitters just because he's in a slump? How would he ever get out of the slump?
These min-slumps happen to Cruz occassionally, and when he busts out, it's usually a torrent of homers. We've got two more series left, so probably 12 or so games total. Odds are, the boomstick will come alive during that stretch, and we've seen signs of life already, one homer and some hard hit balls right at people, but it won't happen with him on the bench. Getting this rest till Saturday should really help him get his legs back more.... Just be patient. Too much potential to have him on the pine. Liek Nap or Beltre vs. Tampa, Nelly can explode and win a game with his bat alone.
The great thing about this Texas team is that even when Cruz and Hamilton aren't producing like crazy, this team is still dangerous.
Nellie lost his timing due to the late injury. He will be back to form soon. And when he hits his stride, you better hide the women and children because he will be death to all opposing pitchers.
You gotta keep playin him. Even in a slump, pitchers have to stress pitching to him, It's the sum-of-the-parts that makes this lineup so dangerous, and he is still a big part.
What's scary is that Nelson Cruz bats SEVENTH in our lineup. Woe to anyone we face when his bat finally wakes up.
Remember when Hambone had a god awful ALDS last year? Then remember what he did against NY in the ALCS? Nelson waking up is a matter of when not if. I'm expecting big things out of him this next series, possibly even ALCS MVP
ALCS MVP prediction I made is lookin pretty good!
Funny Fireball....I can't find that prediction. Not saying you didn't make it....just can't find it.
But I do think there was a significant contingent that wanted to bench Cruz based on his final 2 regular season weeks and ALDS performance.
Just as I'm of the opinion that you leave MY in the lineup now, you don't take out a guy who can single-handedly carry the team on his back.
"Oh my goodness. You are so bad right now. It's the postseason. We need you to step up!"Good enough for you, chaboi11?
"we cannot count on Cruz, another 0 for 4!. He had an terrible series. Why does Wash stick with him? Murphy and Gentry are getting on base. Please bench him."How do those words taste, Nolan?
Yep Andy, and we get grilled due to our opinions, and when we are right? Which is usually most of the time, they got nothing. Nothing! Several of those who know said he was about to, and the junior leaguers said otherwise. And yet? Nothing.
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