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Byron Buxton To The DL, Bartolo Colon To Start Against Yankees

It is a shame considering he was starting to find his rhythm at the plate, too.

Byron Buxton was beginning to make some noise with the bat -- producing a .387/.457/.516 batting line over his last ten games -- but now he will be sidelined with a groin strain. Buxton suffered the strain while racing for a double during the sixth inning of the contest in Houston on Friday night.

In addition to Buxton, the Minnesota Twins announced that they will have Bartolo Colon start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
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As far as Buxton injury goes, it would appear that he was growing more comfortable with his new swing mechanics, as evidence by his hard drive into the left field corner, but he clearly tweaked something on his way into second base. It is possible that he is able to return to the team by next week but the Twins will likely be cautious with their best defender.

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In addition to moving Buxton to the disabled list, the Minnesota Twins also announce they have reinstated Joe Mauer, who was placed on the DL on July 7 with a lower back issue. Mauer was having a decent campaign at the plate and was emerging as a high caliber defender at first base this season.

Perhaps most interesting, however, is the word that the Twins will have the recently acquired Bartolo Colon start Tuesday’s game against the Yankees. Colon made one start for the Rochester Red Wings last Thursday, working 3.2 innings, strikeout out five but surrendered four runs on four loud hits. Reports were that his outing wasn’t sharp, allowing some solid contact, and that the organization may have opted to keep him in Rochester for at least one more outing.

This season Colon has seen more horizontal movement from his two-seam fastball rather than the tilt he has gotten in the past. In short, the pitch has stayed up in the zone instead of darting down. Coincidentally or not Colon’s release point has dropped considerable over the last two years (from 5.9 feet to 5.7 to 5.5 this year) which could explain the difference in movement. If it is mechanical and he is able to regain that same release point, he might be able to piece things back together.

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It's giving one start to a guy who was an All-star last year but is probably done. It's not worthy of an intense reaction either way.


He's getting more than one start regardless of how the first one goes.

That's vomit-inducing at 4 and 5.


Not any more vomit inducing than what has been rolling out there so far.

While those guy are awful, they're at least young so optimism from the Wonder Twins is understandable.

This is a 44-year-old who got teed off on in the NL and then served up AAA batting practice last week. The fact that anyone thinks this is a good or justifiable move blows my mind.


I didn't see an issue with bringing him over, I would have like to see Gee called up before Bartolo, so as to let Bartolo get at least one more minor league start under his belt before coming up. It seems like Gee has done pretty much everything he has been asked to do, give him at least a shot, he has done ok in the past too. I hope Bartolo does good, I'd like to see him rekindle a little of that Mojo he had working with the Mets last year. Pretty sure he has the same crap he had last year when he was 43, just needs to find it.

 

That's vomit-inducing at 4 and 5.

 

Correction.  That's projectile vomit-inducing at 4 and 5.

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yarnivek1972
Jul 18 2017 11:32 AM

When Colon throws his first pitch tonight, he will be the 28th pitcher to appear for the Twins this season, including Chris Gimenez.  They used 29 all of last year, including Eduardo Escobar.  8 have appeared in 3 or fewer games.  

3 innings and I'm all in. Signing Colon is the move that drives the Twins to the AL Central title.

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yarnivek1972
Jul 18 2017 07:15 PM
Mejia looked like a Cy Young candidate the first time around last night too. He didn't make it through 6 innings.

FWIW, Colon this year for Atlanta was hit early and often.

Mejia looked like a Cy Young candidate the first time around last night too. He didn't make it through 6 innings.

FWIW, Colon this year for Atlanta was hit early and often.


Colon waited until third time through.
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diehardtwinsfan
Jul 18 2017 08:36 PM

 

Colon waited until third time through.

 

and sadly, that's an upgrade... which means 5 more starts at least.

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yarnivek1972
Jul 18 2017 09:54 PM

Colon waited until third time through.


Problem was third time through came in the 5th inning. Meaning he had plenty of baserunners the first two trips too. He just pitched out of it.
That went well. Or at least predictably
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yarnivek1972
Jul 18 2017 10:01 PM
Gee, what will the Twins do now with the rotation? I guess the question is how many starts will Colon be given? They gave Tepesch one. Turley 3. I figure they give Colon 4 or 5.
He pitched better than I thought. I would give him at least one more.

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