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Game Thread: Indians@Twins 8/21 12:10pm

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#31 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:54 PM

Nice job Plouffe!

 

EDIT: bah, bad baserunning though....

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#32 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:05 PM

I'll take the 2 rbis, and give up the runner in scoring position (i assume suzuki woulda been out at 1st if Plouffe had stayed put)

 

Just as i took the Shafer's diving catch for the 2nd out last inning, and didn't mind as much the misplay on the 3rd out, which turned out to be gotten in dramatic fashion on Arcia's throw.

 

But yeah.  Someday maybe we'll get everything right...

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#33 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:10 PM

Nice finish for Hughes, I'm guessing he's done for the day.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

no t.v. is a bummer - I would have loved to see Vargas getting an infield single!


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

I'm watching the Indians broadcast (one of the few positive things about being a Twins fan in the Chicago region).  The infield hit wasn't all that close.  Aviles was deep in the hole and tried to throw from his knees.  He got nothing on the throw and the first baseman had to take a couple steps off the bag to catch it.  Vargas would have beaten it even if it had been accurate.  He definitely made it down the line faster than I thought he could.

 

My self-imposed ban for jinxing Hughes is over.  So far.


#36 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:59 PM

He seems a bit faster than a man his size should be...


#37 Circus Boy

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

Thanks to all for showing up this afternoon. It really is a pleasure to follow the comments and occasionally participate in the hilarity. My wife doesn't understand why I do this. I tell her it's a little like we're all zombies lurching back to TD no matter what. Maybe a head shot would cure that.

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#38 TheDean

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:05 PM

He seems a bit faster than a man his size should be...

 

I thought the same thing.  The SS had to range pretty far to his right though.  Too bad this one wasn't broadcast back in Minny because it's actually been entertaining. Baserunning was frustrating, but I really like Vargas.


#39 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:07 PM

Nice win today - any time you get a strong seven innings from your starter, then a quick 8th and 9th from your bullpen is a good day.

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:12 PM

Nice, neat win today.  We got something out of the series, and Hughes continues to roll. 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:13 PM

Nice win today - any time you get a strong seven innings from your starter, then a quick 8th and 9th from your bullpen is a good day.

 

No kidding.  And even real-life RBIs!  I almost forgot what that looked like.

 

Always good to see the young guys doing well at the plate, Santana and Vargas looking good.  Arcia was effective (2B, BB, RBI), but, boy, he still takes some bad hacks.

 

Edit: Speaking of bad hacks, Dozier needs to make some more contact or get more selective.  I feel like the high 4 seamer is being blown by him at shoulder level a little too often.

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#42 IowaTwin346

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:30 PM

Doesnt Vargas have 3-4 infield singles now?  Maybe I am exaggerating but that seems like a lot for a man his size in this few of at bats.

 

Anyways, good to see Plouffe drive in a couple big runs.  While i'd like to see him hit home runs like he did a couple years ago, I'll take 35-40 doubles from him.


#43 mike wants wins

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

I like wins! Nice job all around, it reads like.

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :)


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:40 PM

I made it.  What time do we start?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

Thanks to all for showing up this afternoon. It really is a pleasure to follow the comments and occasionally participate in the hilarity. My wife doesn't understand why I do this. I tell her it's a little like we're all zombies lurching back to TD no matter what. Maybe a head shot would cure that.


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BTW, all of Vargas' homer have been left-handed, is that right?
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

Here's that no-handed catch by Suzuki in the 4th

 

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:00 PM

After today Hughsie is just 2 strikeouts shy of having a 10-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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#48 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:35 AM

No kidding.  And even real-life RBIs!  I almost forgot what that looked like.

 

Always good to see the young guys doing well at the plate, Santana and Vargas looking good.  Arcia was effective (2B, BB, RBI), but, boy, he still takes some bad hacks.

 

Edit: Speaking of bad hacks, Dozier needs to make some more contact or get more selective.  I feel like the high 4 seamer is being blown by him at shoulder level a little too often.

 

Dozier loves the high heat - maybe he's a bit fatigued, he was getting around on high fastballs for quite a few of his homers early in the year.