Gardy to let Florimon play through slump

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER
  • Updated: August 16, 2013 - 6:51 AM

Shortstop Pedro Florimon entered Thursday’s game batting just .083 in August, having collected only two singles in 24 at-bats. “He’s going to have to hit his way through these things,” manager Ron Gardenhire said, because of the trade of Jamey Carroll to Kansas City.

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gopherdudeAug. 16, 1312:48 AM

Florimon needs to get back to fouling off some pitches and hitting some line drives again. He is being way agressive with the first pitche and getting himself out way to easy. The guy is pressing, he needs to just get back to being the pest he was, work the counts, knock some foul balls off and then start driving the ball and tagging a few again. He is pushing himself to be something he is not at the plate. He is never going to be a top RBI guy, but he needs to be a guy that gets on base, and creates a little havoc out there running and making the outfield and catchers make a few throws.

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rzieskeAug. 16, 13 8:11 AM

What a pathetic hitting team. It doesn't matter how good they defend if you are averaging 5-6 singles per game with a double and home run. You're giving away at bats and not scoring enough to stay in games with sub par starting pitchers. Get out the pocket book and get some major league quality players.

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partskcojAug. 16, 1310:45 AM

Who cares. it doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is Gardy and Andy get fired!

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partskcojAug. 16, 1310:47 AM

jamey carroll...LMAO...he couldn't hit either. gardy dreamin again...

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heiniemanushAug. 16, 1311:30 AM

You know, it does matter. One of the things that this season is for is to see if any of the pretenders can be a part of the future. I went into the season looking at Dozier, Plouffe, Parmalee and Florimon. Pedro is very good with the glove, lacking only consistency to be one of the best defensive shortstops around. If he can hit sat .240-.250 , he becomes valuable. Frankly, I don't think ha can but we don't have to make that decision yet. Keep trotting him out for the next six weeks and we can evaluate in the offseason.

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zinran3517Aug. 16, 13 1:41 PM

Charlie Manuel just fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. There is your next Twins manager.

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stanbobAug. 17, 1310:17 AM

the problem is that florimon isn't slumping. this is what he is...

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apologistAug. 17, 1311:05 AM

Yep, this is who Florimon is. Yet another backup forced into a starting role for the Twins. How many have their been just this season?

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