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    I can only guess that "shoulder soreness" will turn into "bilateral shoulder weakness".

    Kind of looks like the league is catching up with Mr Diamond.

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    For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.

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    I don't think it has as much to do with the league catching up so much as it has to do with him throwing meatballs over the plate last inning. Guys were squaring up on him and drilling the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.
    Concur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.
    I did something I rarely do - I changed the channel. Normally I suffer in silence the whole nine innings, but right now I'm watching the Lynx on NBA-TV. And I don't really like basketball.

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    Guess we have to move plouffe back to the OF or 1B where throwing accuracy is less important. Come on guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    For lack of a more polite way to put it, this team is un-****ing-watchable.
    I did something I rarely do - I changed the channel. Normally I suffer in silence the whole nine innings, but right now I'm watching the Lynx on NBA-TV. And I don't really like basketball.
    Because of the time difference I need to DVR the games to catch the first few innings, but now I have stopped bothering. Just too painful to watch.

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    Dick said they are hitting .307 off Diamond in Aug not including tonight. That may mean more meatballs or scouts are getting better reports on him thus teams are hitting him better. Might also just be a bad month, time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    I don't think it has as much to do with the league catching up so much as it has to do with him throwing meatballs over the plate last inning. Guys were squaring up on him and drilling the ball.
    Yeah, but when the Mariners, of all teams, are squaring up on him and drilling the ball, I think that's another definition of the league catching up with you. At least Diamond just hit the mark for the Twins definition of a QS.

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    Atta kid Mauersie.

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    Oh, Joe. Oh, no. No, no, no ,no....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    it's a great story how the Twins practically fell into a guy ready to step up and be a stopper when all around him is chaos.
    He's a Rule 5 draftee. Why isn't the story "great scouting, trading to keep him, and coaching"?

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    Well, so much for that. The Lynx won in OT. Now I'm stuck back with this.

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    I really don't think our offense is this bad. I see this production and recent poor offensive production as a symptom of the bad pitching and a bad record -- and that attitude permeating and infusing the approach and mettle of our guys at the plate. It's just a giant marshmallow of blasť sticking to everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    I really don't think our offense is this bad. I see this production and recent poor offensive production as a symptom of the bad pitching and a bad record -- and that attitude permeating and infusing the approach and mettle of our guys at the plate. It's just a giant marshmallow of blasť sticking to everything.
    So losing causes the hitting to go bad? That's it, then! Terry Ryan should go get some wins for the team, while he is acquiring starting pitching, and the hitting will surely follow suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    I really don't think our offense is this bad. I see this production and recent poor offensive production as a symptom of the bad pitching and a bad record -- and that attitude permeating and infusing the approach and mettle of our guys at the plate. It's just a giant marshmallow of blasť sticking to everything.
    Except that we've had stretches like this earlier in the season too. I agree that, in August when you are this far out, it's easy to lose the intensity, and the Twins have a tendency to do that, but it also feels like we are an engine running on bad gas - sometimes it runs smooth, and sometimes it sputters all too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    I really don't think our offense is this bad. I see this production and recent poor offensive production as a symptom of the bad pitching and a bad record -- and that attitude permeating and infusing the approach and mettle of our guys at the plate. It's just a giant marshmallow of blasť sticking to everything.
    So losing causes the hitting to go bad? That's it, then! Terry Ryan should go get some wins for the team, while he is acquiring starting pitching, and the hitting will surely follow suit.
    Yep. Good job, good synopsis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    I really don't think our offense is this bad. I see this production and recent poor offensive production as a symptom of the bad pitching and a bad record -- and that attitude permeating and infusing the approach and mettle of our guys at the plate. It's just a giant marshmallow of blasť sticking to everything.
    Except that we've had stretches like this earlier in the season too. I agree that, in August when you are this far out, it's easy to lose the intensity, and the Twins have a tendency to do that, but it also feels like we are an engine running on bad gas - sometimes it runs smooth, and sometimes it sputters all too much.
    Indeed. When things are going poorly, it's easy and no surprise that other things begin to go poorly as well. Couple that datum with the time of the season and lack of meaningful games and you can get poorer at bats.
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    I wonder if this all comes down to clubhouse chemistry. Who is the clubhouse leader? Who is the one who is going to say, "C'mon, boys, climb on my back and I'll carry you" and inspire the rest of the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    I wonder if this all comes down to clubhouse chemistry. Who is the clubhouse leader? Who is the one who is going to say, "C'mon, boys, climb on my back and I'll carry you" and inspire the rest of the team.
    If there wasn't someone early in the season with that role, it surely doesn't matter now if there isn't. Though, if the team ever hopes to be successful in the future, they surely need a someone with that mentality who can also deliver on the field. It helps all the more if you have more than one of these players and one of them is your ace pitcher.
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