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Thread: Article: Game Thread: Twins vs Phillies, 6/11 - 7:05pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Tough room
    Tough time to be a Twins fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Tough room
    Nah, I just don't share Chief's disdain for small ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    I look for him to make whatever play his coach asks him to make based on the field situation. Although it's unlikely Gardy put the sign on there anyway.
    I agree...it's unlikely Gardy gave him the sign for "top one softly up the first base line."

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    Ugh, what's with the crawler along the bottom of the screen? Way to drop the ball on the broadcast FSN!!!!!!!11111

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    Yep. More exciting to let them die at 3rd.
    All about the suspense. Not all about runs.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    All about the suspense. Not all about runs.
    OK, I hear ya, but you gotta admit that the first doesn't matter as much if you don't have the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I agree...it's unlikely Gardy gave him the sign for "top one softly up the first base line."
    Well, you'd be just as annoyed if Mauer had bunted him over though, right?

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    Looks like a good crowd there tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    Nah, I just don't share Chief's disdain for small ball.
    I think it was a gentle jab at our franchise player actually, but can't speak for Chief.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    Well, you'd be just as annoyed if Mauer had bunted him over thought, right?
    More so.

    I'm somewhat flabbergasted by the idea that moving one runner up one base at the expense of an out, in the bottom of the first, is a good thing in any way shape or form.

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    Jamie Carroll: Hit Machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    I think it was a gentle jab at our franchise player actually, but can't speak for Chief.
    Gentle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    Gentle?
    Like a bulldozer
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Jamie Carroll: Base-stealing Machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CairoCrown View Post
    Jamie Carroll: Hit Machine.
    1.000 OBP out of the leadoff spot.*

    *through 2 ABs, this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    1.000 OBP out of the leadoff spot.*

    *through 2 ABs, this game.
    So you're saying there's a chance of regression?
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Joe Benson catches that...

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    Buxton woulda had that.

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    During the Kernels game thread yesterday, I asked if Buxton would move Aaron Hicks to right or left field. Someone responded that Aaron's strong arm would make him a better right fielder. Is that a general baseball guideline or just a Target Field thing? Are there different criteria for right and left fielders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CairoCrown View Post
    During the Kernels game thread yesterday, I asked if Buxton would move Aaron Hicks to right or left field. Someone responded that Aaron's strong arm would make him a better right fielder. Is that a general baseball guideline or just a Target Field thing? Are there different criteria for right and left fielders?
    In general, all things being equal, you put the stronger arm in RF because of the longer throw to third base, to stop a few runners going 1st to 3rd on a hit. Because of the short throw from left, arm strength doesn't matter much in that situation.

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