06-21-2012, 08:21 PM #21
06-21-2012, 08:47 PM #22
by the ones who re-signed Pavano to a ridiculous contact and gave Blackburn that also ridiculous contact?
Duensing's numbers as a starter and against RHB were not there. Ok. They were better than Blackburn's while they were both starting, I'll give you that-----
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06-21-2012, 09:34 PM #23
Hey, I keep hearing that since we're going nowhere this year anyway, this is the year to experiment and try things and see what works. We know that Swarzak is not effective as a starter this year, DeVries was only marginally effective at best, we saw tonight that Manship is struggling right now. So who's left? Why not give Duensing another shot? It's not as if we are endangering a playoff run. If it doesn't work, have we really lost anything?
06-21-2012, 10:35 PM #24
I see both points of view here, but since it looks like the Twins will lose 90+ games this year, it's getting difficult to care about a spot start here or there. The Reds will probably win the game by at least 5 runs either way.
06-22-2012, 06:40 PM #25
06-22-2012, 07:16 PM #26
I just feel like Duensing has found his niche in the pen and I hate to see them mess with that.
I also suspect that it wouldn't be just one start with the Doubleheader a week from tomorrow.
But that's also probably a part of why they are going with him.
It's slim-pickin's in the Twins pitching ranks (I know that is a revelation to everyone).
06-22-2012, 11:02 PM #27
Funny to read the Star Trib story about Duensing and his approach at the plate since he will have to bat tomorrow.
I like the quote at the beginning of the article:I'll tell [manager Ron Gardenhire], I'm not going to even bunt," Duensing said. "I'm not going to put my face in there.