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Game Thread: Twins v Royals, 8/18 @ 7:10pm CT

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#41 Winston Smith

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:01 PM

The heavens open up when Joe gets mad!

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:01 PM

I will also say I believe the rule of thumb is that you never make the first or third out at third base


That was before Sabermetrics

It used to be... Don't make the 1st out at third because the guy at the plate can move you to third and don't make third out at third because a single can score you from 2nd.

Since Sabermetrics... That's all out the window. Now... You don't want to make an out at anytime... Ever.

Research suggests that you score more if you don't make an out.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

I don't ever recall Hammer trying for the extra base with the Twins.

 

OMG, did Bert really say "he made a line drive throw"?Classic.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

That was before Sabermetrics
It used to be... Don't make the 1st out at third because the guy at the plate can move you to third and don't make third out at third because a single can score you from 2nd.
Since Sabermetrics... That's all out the window. Now... You don't want to make an out at anytime... Ever.
Research suggests that you score more if you don't make an out.


I hope whoever was behind that research was promoted!
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

Don't get too comfy up there josh


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

yikes.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

I hope whoever was behind that research was promoted!


No.. He wasn't... His boss took all the credit.

He's working on his next big idea. Research that proves that your golf score improves if you stay out of the woods and water.

And research that proves that Ice Cream tastes good.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:14 PM

So.. I'm looking at Twins Player stats for 2014.

Escobar and Mauer are very similar.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

Another Zero Hung

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

No.. He wasn't... His boss took all the credit.
He's working on his next big idea. Research that proves that your golf score improves if you stay out of the woods and water.
And research that proves that Ice Cream tastes good.


Must have the same boss as me
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

Got to throw strikes here.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:30 PM

I realize it's scoreless into the 5th, but when did May become a 90-92 MPH pitch-to-contact guy?

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

While checking Minneapolis radar. I widened it out... And noticed an impressive storm rolled thru the Fond Du Lac area.

I'm guessing high winds and flooding.

I'm no meteorologist but I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express either.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

mlb.tv is infuriating


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

I realize it's scoreless into the 5th, but when did May become a 90-92 MPH pitch-to-contact guy?


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:33 PM

I realize it's scoreless into the 5th, but when did May become a 90-92 MPH pitch-to-contact guy?

 

When he made the jump from non-prospect land to the majors?


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:34 PM

I realize it's scoreless into the 5th, but when did May become a 90-92 MPH pitch-to-contact guy?


Pitch to contact?? I thought that meant in the strike zone!
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:34 PM

He's giving up a heck of a lot of walks for someone you characterize as pitch-to-contact.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

He's giving up a heck of a lot of walks for someone you characterize as pitch-to-contact.


He is clearly trying to perfect the "effectively wild" thing that Dick always talks about...

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

We need Steinbach to get tossed now.

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