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Gavin
09-26-2006, 01:22 PM
Most of us probably remember the recent exploits of Timo Perez (either "c'mon Timo!" or that 3 RBI single against the Angels), so my question is, in deciding your 25 man roster how many spots should be left to utility/clutch hitters?

A. Cavatica
09-26-2006, 01:48 PM
If the clutch hitter is Timo: none.

spiffie
09-26-2006, 01:50 PM
If the clutch hitter is Timo: none.
Hey, Timo has a career .202 average as a pinch hitter! What more do you want from a clutch guy?!

Gavin
09-26-2006, 01:54 PM
Breakin' my balls here!

Madvora
09-26-2006, 01:58 PM
The "c'mon Timo!" moment was actually him getting driven in from 1st base if I remember correctly. He didn't do anything besides run on that play.

Can anyone give the details of that game?

23Ventura
09-26-2006, 02:23 PM
If I remember right, that game was against Cleveland in 2004. Damaso Marte gave up a homer in the 9th to blow the save. (I think Victor Martinez hit it).
In the bottom of the 9th, Timo hit a single up the middle, and Ben Davis came up and drove a ball into the left-center field gap. Timo scored from first, and as he was running home Hawk was yelling "C'mon Timo!!" He was barely safe at home. I think that game was late August/early September.

A. Cavatica
09-26-2006, 07:21 PM
Hey, Timo has a career .202 average as a pinch hitter! What more do you want from a clutch guy?!

Incriminating pictures of the manager. If it's good enough for Timo...

Chips
09-26-2006, 10:22 PM
If I remember right, that game was against Cleveland in 2004. Damaso Marte gave up a homer in the 9th to blow the save. (I think Victor Martinez hit it).
In the bottom of the 9th, Timo hit a single up the middle, and Ben Davis came up and drove a ball into the left-center field gap. Timo scored from first, and as he was running home Hawk was yelling "C'mon Timo!!" He was barely safe at home. I think that game was late August/early September.

That sounds about right. I was at that game, it was a good time.

Timo is the further thing from clutch.

gbergman
09-26-2006, 11:41 PM
He had one clutch hit from what I remember against the Angels at home in may pinch hitting for Big Frank.

fusillirob1983
09-27-2006, 02:21 AM
He had one clutch hit from what I remember against the Angels at home in may pinch hitting for Big Frank.

Yeah, Memorial Day, to be specific.

Kub_Killer_15
09-27-2006, 09:10 AM
I remember Timo driving in the tieing run against Oakland in the 9th inning with 2 outs right after Ozzie was aruging with the homeplate ump for 5 minutes but we went on to lose that game in the 10th 8-9 if I recall correctly.