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Tom Kelly was a bit off on his prediction of Jon Singleton’s last at bat yesterday

Jun 9, 2014, 9:46 AM EST

Former Twins manager Tom Kelly was in the broadcast booth during the ninth inning of yesterday’s Twins-Astros game. It was already 10-5 with Glen Perkins mopping things up when Jon Singleton came to the plate. I don’t know what the leadup was to this portion of the conversation, but know that Kelly’s prediction that Perkins would “make short work” of Singleton was  . . . a bit off.

Well, let’s be more charitable. The grand slam did come on the third pitch to Singleton, so that was pretty short work. Just not good work.

  1. thekingdave - Jun 9, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    #singnation. That’s what people on the new cutting edge of society do, right?

  2. rollinghighwayblues - Jun 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    “Oh, jeez..”

  3. jsala02 - Jun 9, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    he hits the ball very hard

  4. floreskins - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Great deal by Ruben Amaro…

    • dondada10 - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      Well in fairness to Amaro he had an aging, declining first-baseman that was two years away from free agency that he needed to lock up to a non-team friendly deal–there was no room/need for Singleton.

      • zengreaser - Jun 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

        That’s a ridiculous comment. Singleton was a 19 year old in Class A ball when the Phillies traded him. It’s kinda hard to bank on anyone that young translating into a productive big leaguer. Howard on the other hand was coming off his 3rd All-Star appearance in 2010 that saw him bat in the .270s, 31 HR, over 100 RBI & a respectable OPS. 2011 saw similar production from Howard. And he was only 31 at the time. Hardly aging. Trading Singleton was the right move. Amaro deserves a lot of the criticism he gets, but you’re way off on this one.

      • dondada10 - Jun 9, 2014 at 12:36 PM

  5. dluxxx - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    He actually was 0-2 on the Grand Slam front. He had no sooner commented on how Chris Carter was only a pull-hitter and didn’t hit the ball the other way very well when Carter blasted one to RF. He had kind of a rough day in the booth I’d say.

    I don’t remember who he was talking about later, but he mentioned that one of the Astros relievers was a pretty good pitcher, but then said he’d say he was bad but he didn’t want to be proven wrong again.

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