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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 8/24 1:10pm

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#21 stringer bell

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

Too bad that Dozier couldn't have stolen second before Vargas rolled that one through.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:26 PM

You mean like, as a ballplayer, or...
 
He'll turn 28 in a week or so, but he sure seems like a better bet than Fuld to contribute in the future if they retain him.If they don't, it will be interesting to see what the plan is.The last two plans for CF haven't worked out so well.

He doesn't look hopeless at the plate and he has really good wheels.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

C'mon Gibson!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:43 PM

I thought the slide was borderline. While Hunter didn't touch the bag, he could have.

Bert defended it and the ump let it go, so that's two professionals who confirm that it was within the existing rules.And I get the old school take that you do everything you can within the rules to break up the DP, because that's hustle and grit and playing the game The Right Way.

 

That being said, the only reason that the play probably won't draw rules committee scrutiny in the off season is that Escobar wasn't seriously injured.

 

Attempting to knock down an opponent by sliding so far out of the baseline that you can barely reach the bag doesn't add anything to the game for me, and it certainly contributes to injuries.

 

The fact that Hunter could have touched the bag but didn't just emphasizes the fact that the rule needs to be changed to allow runner contact with the fielder only when the fielder is blocking the runner's most direct path to the base, rather than allowing him to deliberately run into another player.

 

Middle infielders deserve the same level of protection as catchers, even if it's more difficult to implement.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:47 PM

Nice at-bat by Schafer.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:52 PM

I can't see Max going more than five. Then, it's the bullpen!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

Gotta get Hunter here.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

He doesn't look hopeless at the plate and he has really good wheels.

There's definite potential in his background and he seems to be working hard at salvaging his career.He's not going to hit for average or power, but if he can draw walks like he's been doing, and play passable defense in center, there's some value there.

 

With the shortage of alternatives, especially if the Twins commit to playing Santana at short, he has a decent shot at coming back next year if he continues to play well the rest of the way.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:56 PM

Ruh-roh

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:57 PM

Gotta get Hunter here.

He did, in a way.

 

It was almost certainly an accident given the situation and the nature of the pitch, but I prefer to think of it as payback for the slide.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

What is in Victor's mouth? Looks like he is frothing.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:42 PM

Time to go eat Greek food and watch Grand Funk Railroad. 

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:08 PM

Today wasn't a bad day for an afternoon nap, in retrospect.

 

I think the tigers had just taken back a lead when i nodded off.

 

And judging by the score, there wasn't much that i should regret missing?

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Today wasn't a bad day for an afternoon nap, in retrospect.

 

I think the tigers had just taken back a lead when i nodded off.

 

And judging by the score, there wasn't much that i should regret missing?

 

I slept from 4-2 to 10-4.

 

All in all a good use of the afternoon.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

Friday, we got us a 9 run inning.

 

I wonder if we can do that again?


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:18 PM

Seems like cruel and unusual punishment to try to finish this off.

Geez that rain looks hard.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:19 PM

Friday, we got us a 9 run inning.

 

I wonder if we can do that again?

Only if they don't drown first.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

I might be off by a few, but I counted 79 guys on base for the Tigers in this series.  Glad we got a couple of wins.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

Dustin Morse ‏@Twins_morsecode· 12m 
114 hits (and counting) in this series. #MNTwins #Tigers

 

 

 Not exactly a defensive showcase.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

This is the longest 9 inning game in Twins history.

 

Assuming we don't score nine runs in the ninth inning right here.

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