Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:07 PM
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:46 PM
The Twins have the 2nd most come from behind wins after the 3rd inning in all of baseball.
On Tuesdays with a tail wind.
Sorry, that "third inning" caveat just cracks me up.
On the other hand, it's a testament to just how much their starting pitching has crippled their win total this season.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:46 PM
Could the Twins be in 3rd place by the end of the week? Possibly. The Twins are currently only 3 games behind the Indians who are in a complete tailspin right now with the upcoming series between the two teams we might see some shifting in the middle of the AL Central. Personally, I think a finish in 3rd place in the division is quite a feat for this team if you remember how they started.
On May 27th the Twins were 15-32 (17 games under .500). Today August 6th, they are 47-61 (14 games under .500). Over their last 61 games or 56% of the games they have played this season Twins are playing .524 baseball (32-29). So really how bad is this season's team? The record of 47-61 is terrible, but the first 2 months of the season were historically bad. If they were playing at the their current 61 game clip over the entire 108 games this season this team's record would be 57-51, good enough for 2.5 games out of first place.
Where could the Twins end the season at? Using their currect full season record extrapolated 162 games the Twins projected record would be 71-91. But this post is meant to put a positive twist on things, so I'll do just that. Making the assumption of a continued .524 winning percentage the rest of the way the Twins projected record will be 75-87. If the Twins finish this season just 12 games under .500 I would say that is where most knowledgable fans and experts would put them to start the season and quite a ways away from the 100 loss season many were suggesting in Mid-May. What are your thoughts on the season if this is actually how it ends?
I have been trying to say this for weeks. 75 wins after this horrendous start would be a nice victory. Gives me hope for next season and beyond.
This team looks like a .500 team currently and has some money coming off the books this off-season along with some intriguing trade chips and prospects knocking on the door.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:35 PM
Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:49 PM
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:40 PM
And why in the world haven't we extended Morneau before we can't afford him? Multi year contract when his value was low would have made sense. Waiting now is going to drive up the price a lot I fear.
I agree. He's much more of a risk under his current cost, but if you added 2 years on at roughly half of what he is making now (made up figure, no idea what he is worth), he is more affordable and easier to move if he regresses a bit or we simply want to get younger at 1B. If he continues to rake like he has been these last few games (very small sample size I realize, but he is approaching his career BA) he's going to be getting closer to his $14 M a year value anyway
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:12 PM
Pedro Hernandez debut for Rochester tonight, demonstrating that he has the pitch-to-contact concept down pat:
2I/10H/6ER/2K/.625OBA/27.00ERA/40 strikes in 60 pitches
Here's a reality check, it's almost as if one of the site's proprietors didn't ask you to move along.
- Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's