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- The focus of our first segment is on the disastrous seventh inning which saw the Guardians load the bases with no outs and not manage to get a single run across. The Guardians let three of the bottom 100 hitters in the MLB by wRC+ hit and they failed to get the ball out of the infield. We get into why the focus on platoon splits and the fear of a mediocre lefty reliever of the Twins were not good reasons to not pinch-hit. We also get into the roster construction issues that made it hard to pinch hit for Ernie Clement even though by wRC+ he is the least productive hitter the Guardians have.
- Next, we get deeper into the game itself. The pitching was spectacular, and this was the best start we have seen from Zach Plesac this year and his fourth strong start in a row. The only way that a hitter reached base in this game more than once was due to being hit by a pitch, the offense had chances but could not get a run across so a very winnable game and potential sweep did not occur.
- We discuss potential trades that I have been asked about involving Wilson Contreras and Pablo Lopez. We discuss why the Guardians should be looking to make a 3 or 4 for one trade just due to the depth in the system. It is better to slightly overpay now than lose for nothing later.
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