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#41 big dog

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:58 AM

Pedro has moved beyond the strikeout. He is now mastering the art of the reasonably well-hit line drive to the right fielder. I guess that's something anyway.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:58 AM

Did Gardy tell Gibby to not worry about strikeouts? I mean he has been getting outs so I can't complain. Just think it's strange how low his K numbers are.

#43 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:01 PM

When I think 180..

"Plouffe races in on a slow grounder, turns and throws back to third--- OHH and it's down the left field line! No one was covering third! One run scores...


Ah. The result of the play, not of the hitting. (Sorry, got confused there)

No one covering 3rd sounds vaguely familiar...

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

I don't know how accurate gameday is but it seems like Gibson is getting squeezed.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:06 PM

Gibson is night and day different from last year. In fact, the weak grounders he is causing reminds me of Deduno.

Any theories about why he is so effective early this year...compared to last?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

I think it's completely ridiculous to be playing games in this weather.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

Gibson is night and day different from last year. In fact, the weak grounders he is causing reminds me of Deduno.

Any theories about why he is so effective early this year...compared to last?


Um, maybe he is a year further removed from his TJ recovery?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

Um, maybe he is a year further removed from his TJ recovery?


Reasonable theory, chi. If that is the most significant factor, maybe we get a good game from Pelf in the nightcap too. It's a double TJ day.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

Reasonable theory, chi. If that is the most significant factor, maybe we get a good game from Pelf in the nightcap too. It's a double TJ day.

I really have no idea. That's just my guess.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

I think it's completely ridiculous to be playing games in this weather.

I'm fairly certain that they wouldn't be playing if Toronto makes another trip here. 60 miles from Target Field, yesterday would have been fine to play. The temperature was in the mid-50s, we didn't get any snow at all and it didn't rain until after 6 PM. It is much colder today, right around freezing, but no precipitation.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

I think it's completely ridiculous to be playing games in this weather.


So you're saying they should have put a roof on it?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

(oh, and Ash? that's still a spoon caddy in the shape of a shoe.) :)


I am searching for a spoon caddy in the shape of a worn-out lawn-mowing tee-shirt, which I presume to equate to a woman's collection of shoes.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

I'm assuming Dickey does not throw a slider, so is that his knuckleball that is breaking from left to right? That's some crazy action.

Edit: I mean right to left

Edited by longstrangetrip, 17 April 2014 - 12:22 PM.


#54 ashburyjohn

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

I think knuckleballers should be allowed to keep a beer on the side of the mound.


And be penalized by the ump for too much or too little arc.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:22 PM

darn it hicksie.

I'm not seeing the game, just seeing outs on the internet.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

Blyleven wetting himself over a major leaguer making it from first to third on a single to the right side.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

Be a good time for the first grand slam of the season for the Twins!!!

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:44 PM

Be a good time for the first grand slam of the season for the Twins!!!


Sooooo close.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:44 PM

I have a feeling Pinto is gonna stay at DH for awhile.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:44 PM

Be a good time for the first grand slam of the season for the Twins!!!


So close!!