Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: The Optimism Thread

  1. #1
    Senior Member Triple-A Teflon's Avatar
    Posts
    226
    Like
    0
    Liked 12 Times in 2 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8

    The Optimism Thread

    Reasons to be optimistic about Liriano on the mound today:

    1.) He will be fresh. In his three starts he's only thrown 74, 91 and 76 pitches.

    2.) Only two of the 22 hits he's surrendered have been homeruns.

    3.) His mound opponent, Jeff Niemann, is also 0-2 and has also failed to pitch past the 5th inning yet.

    4.) Francisco has gotten over 5 runs per game of run support from the Twins this year compared to only 3.8 last season.

    Outlook: A modest bounce-back game from him today.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator MVP Riverbrian's Avatar
    Posts
    7,039
    Like
    1,173
    Liked 682 Times in 439 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Teflon View Post
    Reasons to be optimistic about Liriano on the mound today:

    1.) He will be fresh. In his three starts he's only thrown 74, 91 and 76 pitches.

    2.) Only two of the 22 hits he's surrendered have been homeruns.

    3.) His mound opponent, Jeff Niemann, is also 0-2 and has also failed to pitch past the 5th inning yet.

    4.) Francisco has gotten over 5 runs per game of run support from the Twins this year compared to only 3.8 last season.

    Outlook: A modest bounce-back game from him today.
    May I add a couple more items to your list? (Rhetorical question cuz I'm adding them anyway).

    5.) his ERA will not stay at 11. That means he is due for some real good starts to get is ERA down around 5. It's the only way it gets to 5.

    6.) I dropped him from my fantasy team after his last start. Fantasy players everywhere understand what happens to a player after you drop them.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Triple-A Teflon's Avatar
    Posts
    226
    Like
    0
    Liked 12 Times in 2 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Despite their 5-14 record, the Twins are only 5 and a half games out of first. They could easily be 9 or 10 out.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    378
    Like
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    There is a good chance he won't be hit by lightning while standing on the mound.

    Sorry, that's the best I got.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Triple-A Teflon's Avatar
    Posts
    226
    Like
    0
    Liked 12 Times in 2 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Today's ray of sunshine: In a scene reminiscent of Waiting for Guffman, Phil Mackey has reported that a "person in the know" has said that Francisco Liriano will be scouted by at least one interested MLB club tonight.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Triple-A Gernzy's Avatar
    Posts
    396
    Like
    0
    Liked 7 Times in 4 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think we'll win tonight and Liriano will get the W. The score might be 11-8 but it's a win
    I bent my wookie...

  7. #7
    Love the optimism thread. Lets see a win!

  8. #8
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    580
    Like
    8
    Liked 16 Times in 12 Posts

    Cool

    Is this where we say we look forward to 2014? This is the optimism thread correct?

  9. #9
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    580
    Like
    8
    Liked 16 Times in 12 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by striker_86 View Post
    Love the optimism thread. Lets see a win!
    Let's start with 1 game winning streak and hope for 2!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.