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Game Thread: Rays@Twins 7/19 6:10PM

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#41 Winston Smith

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:25 PM

I agree with Smalley. The Rays are short on bats. They've looked great for two games, but they aren't that good.


Then what are we?

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

I didn't get around to saying this before the series, but I found this one an intriguing matchup: two last place teams in their respective divisions who still claimed to have ideas of contending for a wildcard. Likely one of these teams will exit the series no longer believing that, and being in absolute Seller mode heading into the deadline. Here in the 8th inning the odds are pretty high we've identified which team is which.

And thank goodness, sez I.

It's true we've identified which team has the lower odds of a comeback, but I don't see TR selling off assets. He's still selling hope, and with the ASG in the rear view mirror what else is there but the players?

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

K's are overrated just let them hit it our stellar defense will do the rest.


I know there is snark there, but it just shows the number of errors is immaterial. Dozier's bobble (not an error) cost one or two runs.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:32 PM

Then what are we?

Inconsistent.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:32 PM

It's true we've identified which team has the lower odds of a comeback, but I don't see TR selling off assets. He's still selling hope, and with the ASG in the rear view mirror what else is there but the players?


And that's what churns my stomach. We've mostly sat on our hands at the trade deadline for 3 years.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

Then what are we?

Short on bats and pitching

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

Inconsistent.


Consistently.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

Short on bats and pitching


and chutzpah.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

Short on bats and pitching


So... We're just short.

And platform shoes or high heels won't help, i imagine.

I'm hoping for a growth spurt.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

And that's what churns my stomach. We've mostly sat on our hands at the trade deadline for 3 years.

I hear ya, we've been waiting for the prospects for years.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

If the winner was only the team with the most double plays we'd be golden.

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

RE: Santana's catch in the ninth, my favorite TK quote from a spring training (because I have so few): "Let's keep the 360s to a minimum, OK?"

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

He wasn't the only one talking to himself. You should have heard the conversation I just had with, well, me.

Pretty sure I did...in Tucson. You (briefly) woke me from my nap.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

I think the Twins need a Rally Hippo tonight. I don't think either the Rhino or the bunny will do it.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:44 PM

Well now that Price is outta the way.......

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

If the winner was only the team with the most double plays we'd be golden.


Funny thing: the team giving up the most runs per game over a season often has an above average number of The Pitcher's Best Friend too. I am struggling to come up with an explanation for why this could be.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Well now that Price is outta the way.......


That's the value of patience at the plate, wear the other team's starter down.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Too many friends????

#59 Sconnie

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Is it just me, or has this Twins team been HBP an inordinate number of times?

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:47 PM

Funny thing: the team giving up the most runs per game over a season often has an above average number of The Pitcher's Best Friend too. I am struggling to come up with an explanation for why this could be.


Lots of base runners.

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.