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Is Santana Beaning Us on Purpose

Unread postby Wahoot » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:02 pm

He's hit Hafner and Martinez now, both after big hits and with first base open. Anyone watching the game? Does it look intentional?
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Re: Is Santana Beaning Us on Purpose

Unread postby YouCanPutItOnTheBoardYES! » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:04 pm

Wahoot wrote:He's hit Hafner and Martinez now, both after big hits and with first base open. Anyone watching the game? Does it look intentional?



Santana doesnt really seem like the guy that would do that type of thing, then again I cant watch the game so I shouldnt be one to talk.
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Unread postby StewieG » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:05 pm

Didn't see the first one. The second one was definitely intentional.

It was a fastball on the first pitch of the at bat right into Hafner's shoulder/upper bicep.

I'd have whacked the next guy up if I were Carmona.

But I'll take him getting them out and not giving up a run.
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Unread postby He Gone » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:17 pm

Maybe, but I wouldnt bet on it.

Plus no harm no foul, Pronk is ok.
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Unread postby Dozen » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:37 pm

Umm thats baseball................hell yeah it was intentional. Tribe didnt get caught up in it though, they know the W is far more important.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:42 pm

I would guess that a guy with control like Santana is doing it on purpose. It's one thing if a non-stud is doing it, but you don't win two Cy Youngs by losing control like that.
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Unread postby Hoover » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:11 pm

He was definitely doing it on purpose. He hit Vic on the first pitch right after Pronk's HR. Then later he hit Pronk with a purpose pitch. Santana's trying to intimidate. It won't work with Pronk. You can't scare him.

Looked like the umpire warned Santana to knock it off. Last thing we need is Pronk getting hit in the face like 2 years ago.
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Unread postby Wahoot » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:29 am

I just saw the highlights and now have no doubt that Santana's beanballs were intentional. Hafner and Martinez? Punk. Will be a horrible shame if he takes a linedrive off the kneecap this season.
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Unread postby hermanfontenot » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:28 am

Tribe didnt get caught up in it though, they know the W is far more important.


Smart. Top of the first in the opener the next series w/them at the Jake is a better time for some payback.

Nights like these, you wonder why this cock-tease of a team can't play this way consistently.
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Unread postby swerb » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:32 am

The beanballs were clearly intentional.

Santana has amazing control. The first one was the first pitch to the next batter after Hafner hit one like 800 feet to dead center. The second was Hafner. Santana hadn't hit a batter all year. He's hit five batters in the last two seasons, spanning 465 IP.

While it's easier to hate on Detroit and Chicago because of proximity and rivalries in basketball ... the Twin rivalry has clearly been the nastiest and most heated of the three in the Jacobs Field Era. And the Indians will respond to this at some point.

Not that they aren't already, but it really makes Indians-Twins some intriguing viewing the rest of the way.
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Unread postby Hoover » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:05 pm

Tribe officials shouldn't wait to respond, they ought to talk to the AL office now about it. It was obvious to anyone who was paying attention what Santana was up to last night. Are we just going to do nothing until Hafner gets hit in the face again?

Twins & Chisox are the two dirtiest teams in terms of HBP, and if they can get away with it now, they'll keep pushing the envelope. They should be called on it.
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