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#21 plantagious

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:05 PM

Is this where I line up to kick Blackburn in the nuts?


Use a bat, it'd be good for a 3-run homer.

#22 jctwins

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

Is it too late to make a comment about the sinker not working?

#23 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

Tomorrow morning, can the Twins demote Blackburn and call up Humber?

#24 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

I wonder how long they leave Blackburn out there. Gardy's gotta be worried about depleting the bullpen, especially with Duensing pitching tomorrow. He might let Blackie take one for the team and pitch a couple more, even if he gets hit hard - kind of a sacrificial goat.

#25 Obie

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

Dfa?

#26 clank2000

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

Nick Blackburn is flat-out awful at baseball right now.


I'm flabbergasted that this baseball club can continue to send this crap to the mound every five games.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

I wonder how long they leave Blackburn out there. Gardy's gotta be worried about depleting the bullpen, especially with Duensing pitching tomorrow. He might let Blackie take one for the team and pitch a couple more, even if he gets hit hard - kind of a sacrificial goat.


Does Gardy hate Blackburn yet? That will have something to do with how he is handled.

#28 glunn

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

Is this where I line up to kick Blackburn in the nuts?


I would blame Gardenhire -- this is his decision and Blackburn is merely doing what he is told to do.

#29 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:15 PM

Watching Blackburn pitch almost makes me wish we had Marquis back.

#30 glunn

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:18 PM

C'mon Plouffe -- we could use one more.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:22 PM

The White Sox are beating the stew out of the Rangers tonight -- 16-0 in the 7th. Oswalt pitched worse than Blackburn tonight.

#32 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:27 PM

At least Blackie got his ERA back over 8.

#33 Mr. Ed

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:27 PM

Takes a lot to raise your over-7 ERA to now over-8 There is no reason. NONE. To leave this guy on the team. He provides no help. At all.

#34 Mr. Ed

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:29 PM

These starters are killing the bullpen. The effectiveness of any of these guys later in the year, AND next year from over-use in 2012, will be in question.

#35 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

There is no reason. NONE. To leave this guy on the team. He provides no help. At all.


Agreed he's pretty much useless right now, but who do we have to replace him? Do we leave Duensing in the rotation permanently? The only reason he's still pitching now is that there aren't many alternatives.

#36 glunn

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

At least Blackie got his ERA back over 8.


Oswalt's ERA is now 7.79. Maybe the Rangers would take Blackburn for Oswalt?

#37 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:33 PM

Oswalt's ERA is now 7.79. Maybe the Rangers would take Blackburn for Oswalt?


Hah, why not?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:44 PM

So Bert Blyleven is not doing the telecasts for the next couple of weeks. They say it is because of duties connected with the hall of fame induction this year. I have another theory. Perhaps the Twins have talked him out of retirement and he's getting ready to join the rotation.:)

#39 glunn

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:48 PM

So Bert Blyleven is not doing the telecasts for the next couple of weeks. They say it is because of duties connected with the hall of fame induction this year.

I have another theory. Perhaps the Twins have talked him out of retirement and he's getting ready to join the rotation.:)


Good one. I would not mind seeing Butera get a start if the other option that day is Blackburn.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:50 PM

Gardenhire is asking for a lot from Jeff Gray tonight, and Gray looks tired.