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#21 Danchat

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:14 PM

I don't think Phil Hughes read my letter.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:14 PM

 

Dozier hitting .204 with .291 obp just doesn't make sense leading off. I don't understand this somebody explain.

Nothing is understandable in this season. He needs to be hitting 8th. Given the bodies they are using today I'd go:

Nunez

Mauer

Park

Arcia

Plouffe

Grossman

Suzuki

Dozier

Santana.

 

And then after looking at that, maybe it really just doesn't matter.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

Wow. That walk from the dugout to the mound must have left Phil exhausted.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

So, before stepping up on the mound, Hughes kneels to pray.Didn't seem to work....

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

 

DO NOT pitch to Bautista.

This site should be on in the Twins dugout, live!

Hughes goes 9 ha ha ha ha ha ha

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

Dick:  Every pitch isn't a fastball.  

 

Particularly the ones that curve.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

Boy this game is going south rapidly!

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:17 PM

Too soon to give Phly-ball Phil another extension?

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:17 PM

COACH, COACH!!I GOT THAT WEAK SHOULDER THINGY AGAIN!!GET ME OUTTA HERE!!

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:17 PM

And still, not a single Blue Jay, this entire weekend, has had to so much as arch away from an inside pitch.

 

You. can't. let. the. other. team. tee. off. on. you. with. no. fear.  

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:18 PM

So Phil Hughes is a power pitcher that depends on velocity to get guys out. He no longer has that velocity, and his other pitches are not particularly effective. 

 

On the other hand, he doesn't walk many guys... Except after a couple home runs.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:18 PM

 

And still, not a single Blue Jay, this entire weekend, has had to so much as arch away from an inside pitch.

 

You. can't. let. the. other. team. tee. off. on. you. with. no. fear.  

I think the Twins fear the Jays. 


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:19 PM

At the game. Blue Jays fans sure liked those homeruns
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:19 PM

Sigh.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:20 PM

why isn't FSN using a Bullpen cam yet? Seems there's a lot more Twins action out there than on the field.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:20 PM

 

And still, not a single Blue Jay, this entire weekend, has had to so much as arch away from an inside pitch.

 

You. can't. let. the. other. team. tee. off. on. you. with. no. fear.  

To be fair, even if Dean and Hughes buzzed their chins with their "heaters" it'd have about the same impact as a down pillow swung by a pre-teen girl.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:21 PM

I bet this game is going to be comically lopsided unless something changes....  17-1?


#38 DocBauer

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:21 PM

Someone please explain to me...soon, another month maybe?...why the Twins rotation shouldn't be Santana, Gibson, Dufey, Berrios and May, (or Meyer) with Hugh's either on the DL or in the pen?
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:22 PM

Nothing is understandable in this season. He needs to be hitting 8th. Given the bodies they are using today I'd go:
Nunez
Mauer
Park
Arcia
Plouffe
Grossman
Suzuki
Dozier
Santana.
 
And then after looking at that, maybe it really just doesn't matter.


What good is an analytics department if they can't understand that a sub .300 OBP makes for a bad lead-off hitter? Look at the Jays. Bautista and Donaldson are not traditional No. 1 and 2 batters, but they are likely to produce the most runs, so they bat first so they will get the most at bats.
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:23 PM

Good grief. Is Phil an MLB pitcher or is Hughes throwing BP?

 

DL or DFA Phil.

 

Those are the choices at this point.

 

I'm off to pressure wash. 




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