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Take A Bow

Another one of those games where the Royals pretty much hand us a win and all we have to do is take it from them.

However, in the midst of a 10-3 drubbing, Jim Thome continued to amaze:

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Once again, a mighty hack from Big Thome produced a deep bomb over the right field bleachers and bouncing around out on the pavilion.  This one (#586) tied him with Frank Robinson on the all-time list.

As long as his back holds out down the stretch and through the (hopefully!) playoffs, he could be just the bat we have been looking for against the likes of the Yankees or Rays (no more Brian Buscher coming off the bench in key playoff spots).

Notes:

-Ben Revere makes his major league debut.  Exciting player who could help in the field and on the bases down the stretch.

-Very intriguing to see Pat Neshek back on the mound.  He struggled tonight, but if he can get right he could be a deadly weapon in the pennant race.

Preview (82-57, 1st, 4.5 GA CWS): Zack Grienke (8-11, 3.87) vs. Brian Duensing (7-2, 2.09)

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Didn’t get to see the game today, but heard the happy news that the Twins won, AND Jim Thome hit another laser beam into the right field bleachers.

Just a few days ago, Thome hit #584 to pass this guy…

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…on the all-time list.

Now, he’s gunning for this guy (who finished at 586):

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Once Thome passes Frankie and sits at eighth all-time, that is “all” he’ll move up slot-wise on that list this season.  Alex Rodriguez currently has 604, while Sammy Sosa would be catchable at 609 if Thome were to play another season at his current production level.

For now, though, it’s just nice to have a power bat in the middle of the lineup with Morneau still getting too many headaches to risk a comeback.  Let’s just hope now that he can save his energy a bit for the playoffs and the Twins keep fending off the pesky White Sox.

Preview (81-57, 1st, 3.5 GA CWS): Brian Bannister (7-11, 5.95) vs. Francisco Liriano (12-7, 3.27)

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