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JustinVerlander35 04-08-2012 11:32 PM

Santana's blasts piece of cake in Tribe's win
 
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If birthday cards start showing up inside Carlos Santana's locker on a daily basis, it will not be a surprise. Having fans serenade the Indians catcher with a birthday song prior to his plate appearances might not be a bad idea, either.

There is something about becoming a little older that does wonders for Santana's swing.

On Sunday afternoon, Santana celebrated his big day by providing Cleveland with a gift: its first victory of the 2012 season. The Indians catcher slugged a pair of home runs to power the offense, supporting a strong performance from veteran sinkerballer Derek Lowe and leading the way in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays at Progressive Field.

"Happy birthday, Carlos Santana," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "I wish it was that easy for everybody."

This hardly seems like a one-time anomaly, though.

Over the past four years, Santana has abused an ample number of baseballs on the day he blows out the candles. The catcher has hit .556 (10-for-18) with five home runs and 13 RBIs combined on his last four birthdays. That includes his first birthday in the big leagues last season, as well as a pair of celebratory showings in the Minors.
Read more- MLB.com Gameday | indians.com: Gameday

Nebo86 04-08-2012 11:50 PM

Damn! I benched him for Mauer (0 for 4)

JustinVerlander35 04-08-2012 11:51 PM

LOL, Mauer blows

Nebo86 04-09-2012 12:17 AM

It's ok Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes supplied the rest of the power for my team.

JustinVerlander35 04-09-2012 12:19 AM

That dude is on fire! You see that shot he almost hit in the upper tank of Oakland? JESUS!
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/9IK...erts/yc472.jpg
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/6de...rts/yclong.jpg

Nebo86 04-09-2012 12:25 AM

Yes, I did. He can really launch em. The amazing part is that I picked him up off of waivers undrafted.

JustinVerlander35 04-09-2012 12:29 AM

One thing is for sure: he may not hit .300 but the dude can crank them.

Kelzzy 04-09-2012 03:01 PM

I was stupid to avoid Cepesdes.

tomtomboombang 04-20-2012 04:55 AM

Tribe wins series with Mariners
 
It was good baseball. A true rubber match.

gilbert001 02-18-2019 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by tomtomboombang (Post 187707)
It was good baseball. A true rubber match.

Yes, it was. Still having goosebumps whenever I think about it.


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