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Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 4/26 @ 1:10pm CT

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:33 PM

True. Though how close did he come to makin' the catch? (was slightly distracted at the moment it happened, but was under the impression it was close...)

Anyway, i really hope we can make up two runs. Especially now that we're at bat.

It went off the heel of his glove...he actually jumped to high.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

Okay, a much better inning for Hughsey in the second, but man, these poor starts are getting to me. I'm starting to think Hughes' problem wasn't the dimensions in Yankee Stadium, it's belt high fastballs over the plate. Anybody else wince when he served up that fat pitch to Miggy... I'm stunned it stayed in the park.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

I don't think Pinto's high walk rate is an aberration. You don't often see young power hitters with such an extraordinary ability to lay off breaking pitches out of the zone. At some point Gardy's going to have to protect him with a better hitter behind him...then, those walks are going to become extra base hits as he starts to see more fastballs.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

Where ya sitting?

Sitting upstairs by the retired numbers. That by the left field foul pole.

Edited by stringer bell, 26 April 2014 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

Okay, a much better inning for Hughsey in the second, but man, these poor starts are getting to me. I'm starting to think Hughes' problem wasn't the dimensions in Yankee Stadium, it's belt high fastballs over the plate. Anybody else wince when he served up that fat pitch to Miggy... I'm stunned it stayed in the park.


At least there are some other variables that are making the team watchable. It makes it easier for me to be patient with some pitchers I pray will produce...."At the Major League Level"... Drink.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

I'm liking the way his curve ball has looked in the couple times I've seen it. Big break, and he got a nasty strike two on the first batter.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

I'm with ya, Gibby. My patience level is much higher with the addition of Colabello and Pinto to the lineup, along with the improvement of Plouffe. And fun to see that Kohl Stewart was so dominant last night.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

Do you own that sweet ride 70charger?

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

I'm liking the way his curve ball has looked in the couple times I've seen it. Big break, and he got a nasty strike two on the first batter.


Agreed, very sharp last two innings, and his breaking ball is the reason. I think the Yanks gave up on him because they didn't think he could command his curve ball...let's hope they were wrong.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

I'm with ya, Gibby. My patience level is much higher with the addition of Colabello and Pinto to the lineup, along with the improvement of Plouffe. And fun to see that Kohl Stewart was so dominant last night.


Yep, I'd add Dozier to that list as well. I love that guy.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:58 PM

I get what Dick is saying about run production via homerun. I just wish he and Bert would elaborate on the importance of the productive out, and how the Twins match up.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:59 PM

Do you own that sweet ride 70charger?


I do, yes. Let me find my favorite picture of it and I'll link. Give me a few minutes.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:01 PM

I do, yes. Let me find my favorite picture of it and I'll link. Give me a few minutes.


Cool, I love that car. My next door neighbor had one when I was in high school. Mine was a 71 Nova SS.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:01 PM

Yep, I'd add Dozier to that list as well. I love that guy.

Even though he has struck out a lot, Dozier has seen a ton of pitches. He hasn't given away many at-bats. Great approach at the plate, outstanding defense and really nice hair!

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:04 PM

Sitting upstairs by the retired numbers. That by the left field foul pole.

Fair territory or foul?

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:04 PM

We are into their bullpen early. Take advantage boys.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:05 PM

Fair territory or foul?


Foul.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Foul.

I was gonna predict you go home today with a Pinto HR, but now it'll gonna take a fortunate bounce.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Winning in spite of the refs has always been part of the game. I hate this momentum killing BS.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

Looked like he was out.