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#41 alskntwnsfn

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:02 PM

Schafer seems to be a pretty terrible bunter. Is Plouffe hurt?

Edited by alskntwnsfn, 10 August 2014 - 04:03 PM.


#42 glunn

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

I was told claiming Jordan Shafer was a non event because he would never play.

I read this as well.  Last night I think that Gardy was looking for Shafer's defense to help May.  Today, Arcia is injured.  

 

That failed squeeze bunt attempt and the subsequent strikeout by Shafer were painful to watch.  On the other hand, it made the As announcers very happy.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

You don't call the play when Schafer can't bunt. We have already seen failed attempts in less important situations this week. Pitchers on the bench bunt (and probably hit) better.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

Anyone ever seen a worse at bat?

He can't hit. He can't bunt. He is a below average fielder. Give me Florimon or Butera.

He's got the one skill, for sure--he can steal bases. If he were truly the 25th man, it wouldn't be bad, however with the short benches nowadays anybody on a big-league team needs to be more than a stolen base specialist.
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

Schafer seems to be a pretty terrible bunter. Is Plouffe hurt?

Plouffe has a bruised foot from a ball that he fouled off it last night.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

One-man bench today. Can't complain when the only guy on the bench is the backup catcher. I am "watching" on GameDay, I presume that Schafer couldn't get the bunt down against the relief pitcher. However, at least they tried something. I like that even though it didn't work.

I'm unsympathetic about the one man bench when one of the 10 players available is a guy you claimed off waivers who has no business being on the team in the first place.

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

They ned to DFA Schafer for Mauer and still add another bat for a pitcher. Can Farris bunt?

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

Kansas City completed a sweep of SF today.  The Tigers are in extra innings at Toronto.

 

If Day-twah loses, they will be 0.5 games ahead of the Royals for the ALC lead.

Bases juiced for Joey Bats, 2 outs. Lefthander on the mound.

Well, there's that.

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#50 glunn

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:07 PM

You don't call the play when Schafer can't bunt. We have already seen failed attempts in less important situations this week. Pitchers on the bench bunt (and probably hit) better.

It seemed to me that Shafer should have been more ready to move his body across the plate to make sure he made contact if the pitch was outside.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:07 PM

One-man bench today. Can't complain when the only guy on the bench is the backup catcher. I am "watching" on GameDay, I presume that Schafer couldn't get the bunt down against the relief pitcher. However, at least they tried something. I like that even though it didn't work.

S. waved at the bunt. (He's tried to bunt like 10 times since he's arrived and I think he's got one down), but it was probably Nunez's fault because it seemed to be a safety squeeze and he got caught off third.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:08 PM

I was told claiming Jordan Shafer was a non event because he would never play.

And he won't.

 

Except when someone needs a day off.Or is nicked up.Or goes into a slump. Or goes on the DL.Or gets sent down.Or gets moved before the waiver deadline.

 

Other than that...

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

Bases juiced for Joey Bats, 2 outs. Lefthander on the mound.

And a groundout to 2nd. ONto the 14th...

Well, there's that.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Are they just trying to makea point to schafer? Two bunt attempts ina row?

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

Better DFA Dozier, too.
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#56 alskntwnsfn

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

Yeah that throw by Fuld last week was awesome.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:13 PM

Are they just trying to makea point to schafer? Two bunt attempts ina row?

Maybe it's an organizational protest statement against the evils of Moneyball.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:13 PM

Nice framing by the As catcher.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

Double down on the safety squeeze Ron?

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

Here we go again. Supposedly, the Twins most reliable hitter for getting runners in from third. Can't ask for much more.
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