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Time to sign Dozier

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:45 PM
122 games 69 runs 122 hits 22 doubles 25 homeruns 68 RBI .260 average 4 errors on D 30 years old (Stats before today's doubleheader) Afte...
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Hicks for Murphy trade: 14 months later

Other Baseball Today, 02:44 PM
Murphy: nowhere to be found Hicks: .318 Ba, 3 HR, 1.100 OPS Oops!
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Twins 2018 payroll

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https://docs.google....0Uergz8/pubhtml   Thought it might be good to put this as its own thread considering some of the other thread...
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Byron Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:18 PM
Currently leads the team in B-Ref WAR and is fourth in Fangraphs WAR behind Sano, Dozier, and Rosario.    We don't need to turn...
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Ian Kinsler: Angel Hernandez needs to find a new job.

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http://www.freep.com...ndez/571202001/     You don't see a player go into this must depth very often and it's pretty refreshing...
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MIN 7, MIL 2: 5 Alive!

The Twins beat the Brewers Thursday night to win their fifth-straight game, putting them right back in the thick of the playoff picture. Dietrich Enns didn’t last long in his debut, but the bullpen was outstanding and a couple of slumping hitters busted out.
Image courtesy of Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Win Expectancy (via Fangraphs)
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Now that Jorge Polanco is out of his funk, the only slumping Twins hitters are Joe Mauer (.194 average over last four weeks) and Byron Buxton (.559 OPS since returning from the DL).

Well, better make that were Joe Mauer and Byron Buxton.

Joe and Buxton had three hits each, Miguel Sano had a pair of hits and, of course, Polanco collected two more base knocks. Jorge is now 14-for-28 so far this month. I haven’t had the chance to fire that through my Internet machine to analyze, but that seems pretty darn good.

Enns walked in a run with one out in the third inning, and that was enough to get the hook despite the Twins holding a four-run lead. He gave up two runs (one unearned, but due to his own error) on five hits and a walk while throwing just 53 pitches. The average velo on his fastball was 89.6 mph and his go-to secondary offering was his curveball, which averaged 79.8 mph, according to Baseball Savant.

Enns will still be searching for his first MLB strikeout his next time out, whenever that may be, but he did cross another big milestone off the list. He got his first hit. Like, first hit ever as a professional. Enns had zero plate appearances in the minors, which was evident as he struck out trying to bunt in his first plate appearance. Things went much better his second time up.

Alan Busenitz was the first man out of the bullpen, making his first appearance since Aug. 1 and just his third outing since being recalled on July 24. Booze threw 2.2 perfect innings while striking out two batters. Sano made an excellent inning-ending double play to help him out of a jam in the third.

Ryan Pressly held Milwaukee scoreless in both the sixth and seventh innings, Tyler Duffey pitched a perfect eighth with two K's and Buddy Boshers capped off an impressive night for the bullpen with a scoreless ninth.

Since the Brandon Kintzler trade, the Twins bullpen has given up just three earned runs over 31.1 innings (0.86 ERA). It’s so obvious now that trade was simply a motivational tactic by the new front office. Man, those guys are good.

Both Cleveland and Kansas City lost again, putting the Twins back into second place in the AL Central, 3.5 games back. At the conclusion of the game, the Twins were just one game out in the Wild Card race, but Seattle’s game was still in progress.

With all the victories lately, you’d think the Twins would loosen up a bit and have some fun. But, as evidence from this behind-the-scenes footage from FOX Sports North, the fellas have been all business:

Postgame With Buxton

Postgame With Molitor

Twins W-L Record
Overall: 57-56 (.504)
Last 10: 7-3 (.700)
Last 20: 10-10 (.500)
Last 40: 18-22 (.450)
Last 80: 38-42 (.475)

Defensive Lineups
Here’s a look at the starting lineups from the past seven games:
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Bullpen Usage
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
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Looking Ahead
Friday: Twins (Kyle Gibson) at Detroit (Anibal Sanchez), 6:10 pm CT
Saturday: Twins (Jose Berrios) at Detroit (Jordan Zimmermann), 5:10 pm CT
Sunday: Twins (Ervin Santana) at Detroit (Matthew Boyd), 12:10 pm CT

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31 Comments

 

It would burn an option year and start his clock. I don't think they'd add anyone to the 40 or bring anyone like Romero or Gonsalves up before September for that reason. (Garver might fit this description as well.)

I see the longer term value in it and for the sake of one start I think it better to wait. Will be disappointed if all three don't make the September call up. Does that burn an option.

It would burn an option year and start his clock. I don't think they'd add anyone to the 40 or bring anyone like Romero or Gonsalves up before September for that reason. (Garver might fit this description as well.)


Calling up Romero or Garver right now would have no impact on options. It is only a problem for Gonsalves if he is sent back down.
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yarnivek1972
Aug 11 2017 02:03 PM

 

Calling up Romero or Garver right now would have no impact on options. It is only a problem for Gonsalves if he is sent back down.

 

 

And as I understand it, it only burns an option if he is optioned out for more than 20 days.  I don't know when the Red Wings season is scheduled to end, but we are exactly 20 days from September 1.

And as I understand it, it only burns an option if he is optioned out for more than 20 days. I don't know when the Red Wings season is scheduled to end, but we are exactly 20 days from September 1.


Then he might be in business too.

I'm actually surprised Enns hasn't been sent down, would be a good time to bring up another bat. There are options, all better than Enns in my mind, for the next start in 8 days.
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Brock Beauchamp
Aug 11 2017 02:58 PM

 

Calling up Romero or Garver right now would have no impact on options. It is only a problem for Gonsalves if he is sent back down.

True, but we're talking about a doubleheader game, which makes it likely he would be sent down.

True, but we're talking about a doubleheader game, which makes it likely he would be sent down.


But he could return on 9/1 and it would be less than 20 days, so it wouldn't burn an option.

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