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#401 BobPhelan

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 09:43 PM

He will be taking Mountcastle’s spot on the roster. On his way to Baltimore. Excited to see him, but bummed this is the reason why.

https://x.com/afkost...60M8ZOe1IyiordQ


Are we certain it’s for Mounty? Could be for McKenna and then hope you don’t have to 10 day RM.

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 09:53 PM

Watching him in the post game, yeah. I’m fairly certain.

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 09:53 PM

Watching him in the post game, yeah. I’m fairly certain.


I’m keeping hope alive but yeah that was rough.

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 09:59 PM

He knows his body. If he felt a pop it's going to be tough for even the most optimistic to put a smile on that. Get the imaging done and hope for the best. 

 

Next man up.



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Posted 14 September 2023 - 09:09 AM

I am excited to see HK but I am disappointed for Mounty.  I was opposite the on deck circle on Monday and I could see Ryan trying to loosen his shoulder.  I think this has been going on for about a week.


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Posted 14 September 2023 - 10:46 AM

Here is the article in the Banner.  It looks like Kjerstad will only be activated if a replacement for Mountcastle is needed.

https://www.thebalti..._eid=04629fab11


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Posted 14 September 2023 - 11:22 AM

Kjerstad wont play much unless he is needed. Tough spot to bring him in. I would expect to roll with the vets from here out. And at this point Im counting Westburg as a vet. Hes fairly established.

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 02:21 PM

Kjerstad officially added the the roster.  McKenna sent down.

 

Vespi also optioned.  Baker recalled.


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Posted 14 September 2023 - 02:23 PM

Welcome to the Show Heston Kjerstad.  

 

Great recovery and quick rise to the majors after some serious health problems.  Go Get them Heston.   The Orioles could use all the hero's they have right now.


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Posted 14 September 2023 - 04:05 PM

Definitely a bummer for Mounty and a tough spot for Kjerstad, but still really excited to see what Kjerstad can do. Will be interesting to see how much he actually plays.

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 04:26 PM

I think Kjerstad will mostly be a PH off the bench.  I'd be surprised if he starts much.  I'd basically never play him ahead of Santander or O'Hearn and would lean towards Hicks, Urias and Westburg over him at DH more often than not.  I'd play him over Frazier.  I wouldn't start him this series.

 

He's been pretty meh in Norfolk over the past month or so.



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Posted 14 September 2023 - 04:33 PM

I think Kjerstad will mostly be a PH off the bench. I'd be surprised if he starts much. I'd basically never play him ahead of Santander or O'Hearn and would lean towards Hicks, Urias and Westburg over him at DH more often than not. I'd play him over Frazier. I wouldn't start him this series.

He's been pretty meh in Norfolk over the past month or so.


I think this is right. He does hit lefties extremely well so maybe Santander at 1B and Kjerstad in RF against LHP until Mounty is back.

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 05:17 PM

With the good news on Mounty might be a race to see if he comes back before Heston even gets a single at bat.



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Posted 14 September 2023 - 07:53 PM

Definitely a bummer for Mounty and a tough spot for Kjerstad, but still really excited to see what Kjerstad can do. Will be interesting to see how much he actually plays.

But where? He's not a plus defender either in the outfield or at first base. Can play right, but you're probably better off with Santander out there and O'Hearn is better at first base. This is not the "see what the kid can do" time of season.



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Posted 14 September 2023 - 09:07 PM

What a horses ass situation to give a kid his first ML at bat. Hyde is such an idiot.


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Posted 14 September 2023 - 09:09 PM

What a horses ass situation to give a kid his first ML at bat. Hyde is such an idiot.


He’s here for his bat, no easy way to ease him in.
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Posted 14 September 2023 - 09:17 PM

What a horses ass situation to give a kid his first ML at bat. Hyde is such an idiot.

 

Unless he hit a HR, then it's a testament to trusting your young Talent and thank goodness for rebuilding.



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Posted 14 September 2023 - 09:58 PM

What a horses ass situation to give a kid his first ML at bat. Hyde is such an idiot.


Who promoted Kjerstad?

You don't think that that person has a lot to do with how he's used?

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Posted 15 September 2023 - 08:59 AM

Lets flip this around. Say we were in he same situation but on the winning side  and we had Felix on the mound. If a manager trotted out a kid for his first at bat in that situation we would have been laughing our asses off at that manager. Sure at this point in the season there no "easy" way to give Kjerstad his first at bat. But there's a big space between "easy" and what he did last night.

 

Honestly before he stepped to the plate did anybody think he was actually going to get a hit? The chances of getting a hit there were probably higher for anybody else on the roster (pitchers excluded...lol).



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Posted 15 September 2023 - 11:47 AM

Lol at thinking the FO was like use Kjerstad tonight. You got to do it.
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