Alex Verdugo - on-field discussion thread

soxhop411

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"I wasn't trying to hit a home run. I've been trying to hit my 10th home run for a month and a half now." - Alex Verdugo.
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Verdugo -- 'I'm just starting to feel like myself again. In the box I'm not thinking anymore.'

'It's really just do our best to get on time and let your swing eat.' #RedSox
 

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Mookie is still one of my favorite Red Sox ever but it’s really fun having Verdugo on the team even if he’s not hitting the cover off the ball at all times. He brings that Tatis/Javy Baez/Juan Soto combination of swagger and goofiness that I feel like the Sox haven’t had for a while.
 

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Good question from Harold (?!) about his holding his hands so low and were people questioning all of his journey up to the big leagues how he's going to get to high fastballs. OK, how does he get on top of high heat, starting with his hands down around his waste? He said he told people "we'll see" and didn't change anything. Everybody loved that answer.

Then, Harold had to go and ask about all the tattoos, which cover all of his chest and both arms except for the other side of the bicep on his right arm. What is that muscle called? He said he planned to get a tattoo for that area too. He may be a Kook, but he's our Kook.
 

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He has a bit of Pat Venditte in him based on the contrast in styles between the two videos. Its almost as if he reinvented himself from one to the next.

Edit: See hoppy, nobody is racing to steal your HopBombs. You can take your time, vet the content and then post it!
 

soxhop411

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He has a bit of Pat Venditte in him based on the contrast in styles between the two videos. Its almost as if he reinvented himself from one to the next.

Edit: See hoppy, nobody is racing to steal your HopBombs. You can take your time, vet the content and then post it!
yup my bad... I had about 4 of the videos opened and copied the wrong one :) Its fixed
 

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Should have pitched the 9th.

To refine 2 pitches to be an effective reliever seems a much smaller lift than what Ohtani does.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/MacCerullo/status/1446687421899358208
Alex Verdugo got himself a special chain representing two of his favorite things: the Boston Red Sox and Spongebob Squarepants.
Winner!


Alex Verdugo: “I’m not nervous at all, I live for this. I’m confident in my abilities and I live for the big moments.”
View: https://twitter.com/BostonStrong_34/status/1446685374361780227

Alex Verdugo: “I love this team, I love this City. I love to play here and I love the fans.”
View: https://twitter.com/BostonStrong_34/status/1446687051089317891
 
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JOBU

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Love this kid. He doesn’t seem too bright but he has a ton of energy and is really enthusiastic about the game. Easy to see why his teammates love him.
 

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Sometimes I question his baseball intelligence. In Saturday's game, he dove for a sinking liner in left-center field with two outs in the 8th and nobody on, Matt Barnes on the mound. He missed it by a lot. Some of us might have thought, "What a dirt dog!", but I was thinking "That better not become a double", which it did. The next batter singled to tie the game. In the alternative universe where Doogie plays that more conservatively and keeps the better to a single, we don't know if the subsequent batter only singles and the following one ends the inning without a run scored, but holding the batter to a single with two outs and no one on is the smarter play. Doogie didn't make the smarter play.
 

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Sometimes I question his baseball intelligence. In Saturday's game, he dove for a sinking liner in left-center field with two outs in the 8th and nobody on, Matt Barnes on the mound. He missed it by a lot. Some of us might have thought, "What a dirt dog!", but I was thinking "That better not become a double", which it did. The next batter singled to tie the game. In the alternative universe where Doogie plays that more conservatively and keeps the better to a single, we don't know if the subsequent batter only singles and the following one ends the inning without a run scored, but holding the batter to a single with two outs and no one on is the smarter play. Doogie didn't make the smarter play.
Agree…and another variable you’d love the player to factor is who the hitter is. Mullins can run and is a threat to turn that play into a double. Other batters may have still been at first