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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    The masters of 20 or more HR w/ .210 or less BA were Dave Kingman (1973, 1982, 1986) and Rob Deer (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993).
    Forgot all about Rob Deer (was he with the White Sox?). I remember Kingman striking out a ton, but thought he was better average wise (.230 - .240).

    Just looked at Kingmans career stats, didn't strike out as much as I thought, nor did he hit as many HR's as I thought. He had a couple of years where he actually hit .260 +.
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by freebubba View Post
    Forgot all about Rob Deer (was he with the White Sox?). I remember Kingman striking out a ton, but thought he was better average wise (.230 - .240).
    Brewers. Then the Tigers but really everyone thinks of him as a Brewer.
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by freebubba View Post
    Forgot all about Rob Deer (was he with the White Sox?). I remember Kingman striking out a ton, but thought he was better average wise (.230 - .240).
    Kingman hit .236 lifetime, but was well below that plenty of times. Deer spent most of his career with the Brewers and Tigers, but like Kingman, Garry Maddox, Gary Matthews, and so many other outfielders, he came up with the Giants.
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by freebubba View Post
    In general, yes. Unless you are Adam Dunn or Carlos Pena.
    Or some other guy whose name rhymes with "Sanderson"

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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TheStraw View Post
    Or some other guy whose name rhymes with "Sanderson"
    Come on, Grandy is hanging in at .235+

  6. #481

    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Thank you.

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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    He broke the Internet.
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Great job. Not only with the HR, but behind the plate.
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteYankee View Post
    He broke the Internet.
    I came here to say this.
    A fool and his money can throw one heck of a party!

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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Russell Martin broke the forum lol

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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NYYankeesFan92 View Post
    Is that real? lol.

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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread



    that is some muscle.
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/sp...r-orioles.html
    [snip]
    But long before Martin lifted a 2-0 fastball from Baltimore closer Jim Johnson into the left-field stands, he had been a recurring and pivotal part of a back-and-forth game at Camden Yards. The Yankees scored four more runs after Martin’s homer, coasting to a loud 7-2 victory, but it was the quiet, little things that Martin did piece by piece that kept the game close as the Orioles were knocking at the door and the Yankees were busy stranding base runners.

    “Whether I help the team win offensively or defensively,” Martin said after he had done both, “I am happy.”

    Or, as Yankees starter C. C. Sabathia said of Martin afterward: “The awesome thing about Russ is that his attitude never changes. He struggled at the plate early this season but he didn’t let it get to him. It never affected anything else.”
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    By the beginning of that inning, Martin’s uniform was already soiled with dirt. With Sabathia pounding the lower half of the strike zone all night — and frequently purposely missing with changeups in the dirt to lure wayward swings from the Orioles — Martin was forced to stop dozens of pitches that caromed short of the plate. But in the fifth, Baltimore’s Chris Davis led off the inning with a single. His teammate Lew Ford then dribbled a ball in front the plate that quickly rolled 15 feet from home plate toward the pitcher’s mound. It was in no man’s land — not far enough for Sabathia to make the play but seemingly too far for a catcher to chase it down in time to make the throw to first base.

    “I had already conceded that it was going to be a hit,” Sabathia said.

    Martin bounded from his crouch and gave chase anyway.

    “The ball kept getting farther and farther away from me,” he said, smiling. “And when I got to it, the ball was pretty wet from the rain in the grass. I just threw it as quickly as I could.”

    Martin grabbed the ball with his right hand on the run, turned toward first and made an acrobatic throw as he tumbled to the ground. The throw bounced, but it was on target and Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira gobbled it into his glove for the first out of the inning.
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    Robert Andino singled in the next at-bat, but a potential Orioles rally was already diminished. With the left-handed-hitting Nate McLouth up next and Andino at first and Davis at third base, Sabathia threw a 2-2 pitch so wide and low of the plate that it bounced in the batter’s box opposite McLouth. Martin leapt sideways and stopped it with his body, preventing Davis from scoring.
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    But when Martin led off the ninth inning, he confidently awaited Johnson, who had just entered the game. The Camden Yards crowd greeted Johnson with a thunderous ovation. But Martin, who hit a career-high 21 home runs during the regular season and batted .242 after the All-Star break (he hit .179 before the break), drilled the reliever’s third pitch of the game deep to left.
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    Asked about those pressure situations on what was now an early Monday morning, Martin, who had taken the time to scrub away the Camden Yards dirt he had rolled in for more than three and a half hours, grinned.

    “I just like being in those situations,” he said.
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    Great job. Not only with the HR, but behind the plate.
    yeah, crazy good game from Martin last nite. nice lohud summary posted by eldee.

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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    i'm hoping he makes his free agency push in the playoffs
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteYankee View Post
    He broke the Internet.
    What's happening? This ride is closed? I been waiting 20 minutes from here to listen to the President talk to me. What's happening? I think he broke the - Hey, power off? He broke the President!
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  18. #493

    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Sorry folks, park's closed. Moose out front should have told you.
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  19. #494

    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    as someone said in the game thread Russell Martin redeemed his entire season last night.

    he's been swinging a hot bat for the past month, 7 home runs

    he's officially off the hook for his sub-par year ....in my opinion....
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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    He's sporting a 96 wRC+ and a 2.2 WAR, which is pretty damn good for a guy who only plays about 80% of the games. That's also considering his fielding is a negative value (I seriously doubt this as catcher has to be hard to rate statistically).

    Catchers aren't good hitters. We just forget this because we had Jorge behind the plate for so long; we just take it for granted that it's like any other position player.
    A fool and his money can throw one heck of a party!

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    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

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  22. #497

    Re: 2012 Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    I believe you, but that sounds completely un-possible.
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