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#41 Riverbrian

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

Plouffe... Made the correct play. Actually on his toes this year... So far!!!

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

Good recovery by KC after the error.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:55 PM

That is correct... Officially.

In real life... That is so wrong... Think about the stunning defense in Chicago. We really had about 3 errors an inning if it wasn't for the scorer.


Can an error be charged to the official scorer?

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:58 PM

Can an error be charged to the official scorer?

Not if the play requires "more than ordinary effort" to score.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:59 PM

Gladden just said flo is one of those guys that handles the bat pretty well although he is 0-9 and 2-28. I don't know what "handles the bat well" means anymore.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

Can an error be charged to the official scorer?


Yeah!!! To quote Gomez Adams... "Capital Idea"

Official Scorer Metrics...

Eventually the Metric can be folded into OPS plus. Part of ball park metrics.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:01 PM

Gladden just said flo is one of those guys that handles the bat pretty well although he is 0-9 and 2-28. I don't know what "handles the bat well" means anymore.

Well I haven't seen him drop the bat when he walks back to the dugout.
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

Florimon's at bat was maybe the worst I've seen since the one in which Javier Valentin, an alleged switch hitter batting from his utterly useless right-handed side, managed to very nearly hit himself in the leg swinging at an inside breaking ball.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:06 PM

Not if the play requires "more than ordinary effort" to score.


Question: "Does the official scorer drink more when it's hot outside or when it's cold?"
Answer: "Yes"

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

Wtf mauer

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

Florimon's at bat was maybe the worst I've seen since the one in which Javier Valentin, an alleged switch hitter batting from his utterly useless right-handed side, managed to very nearly hit himself in the leg swinging at an inside breaking ball.


I'm a pretty big Florimon supporter based on his D... But I'm thinking he's taken a significant step back with the bat and that's hard to do from where he was.

It's Hicks like Circa 2013 and I'm wondering if letting him play through it is wise.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

Gladden just said flo is one of those guys that handles the bat pretty well although he is 0-9 and 2-28. I don't know what "handles the bat well" means anymore.

It means Gladden's job description requires him to say something positive-sounding, however false or meaningless, about a guy who is 2 for 28.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

Plouffe wasn't exactly on his horse running out that grounder.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

That's the **** that bothers me. I don't need or think Mauer has to hit 30 bombs or "like a 1b" but he needs to drive that run in! Unacceptable.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

Wtf mauer


Yeah... Mauer... Kinda needs to put the ball in play in that situation. Against Vargas and considering he is paid Approximately $35K per at bat.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

That's the **** that bothers me. I don't need or think Mauer has to hit 30 bombs or "like a 1b" but he needs to drive that run in! Unacceptable.


What would you have said if the Twins were on defense in that situation?
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:14 PM

We got lucky...

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

Gladden just said flo is one of those guys that handles the bat pretty well although he is 0-9 and 2-28. I don't know what "handles the bat well" means anymore.


A) Florimon operates a center that cares for sick and injured chiropterans;

B) Florimon was impressive in his audition to play Batman in the next movie;

C) That's Dan Gladden for you.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

I'm a pretty big Florimon supporter based on his D... But I'm thinking he's taken a significant step back with the bat and that's hard to do from where he was.

It's Hicks like Circa 2013 and I'm wondering if letting him play through it is wise.


Don't look now, but Hicks looks like Hicks circa 2013. The biggest difference between the two so far has been that Florimon has played excellent defense, while the jury is still out on Hicksie's.

For the record, if reports of Nunez' defense are accurate, I'd rather see Florimon flail at the plate than Nunez flail in the field, solely for the simple fact that the Twins have painted themselves into the pitch to contact corner again, and need every grounder converted to an out that they can manage.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

What would you have said if the Twins were on defense in that situation?


That we got lucky