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Article: MIN 9, DET 4: WE COMIN’!

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#21 Blake

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

 

I know I poked fun at Rhett in the article (which was all tongue and cheek, if that wasn't obvious), but he did a rally nice job going in depth on that Buxton catch. His article over at MLB.com is definitely worth your time. 

I read the article and it was pretty good. Then I made the mistake of reading the comments.

 

Yeesh.


#22 IndianaTwin

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:15 PM

I read the article and it was pretty good. Then I made the mistake of reading the comments.

Yeesh.

I've said this before, and I'll say it again. The overwhelming sense of civility here is what keeps me taking part in Twins Daily and not the other sites.

Thanks again, moderators and other posters.

Edited by IndianaTwin, 12 August 2017 - 12:18 PM.

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#23 jimbo92107

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:13 PM

Buxton actually started in the right direction on Cabrera's blast, if you look at the initial line off the bat, which would have had the ball headed towards the left-center corner of the fence. However, the side spin from Miggy's slashing swing made the ball curve something like 30 to 40 feet to the right of the initial launch, and if you look at the final angle the ball was flying at, you can see why Buxton had to make that final stab farther to the right. Amazing adjustments by Buxton, tho it would have been a lot easier if he had read the spin off the bat. His initial move was to play the ball dead straight. 

Edited by jimbo92107, 12 August 2017 - 01:16 PM.

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#24 JLease

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

 

I've basically given up hope on Gibson. If he can flail around on the mound like he did last night for the rest of the season and the Twins prop up his starts with run support, I'd be thrilled with a .500 record with him on the mound.

 

But what I'd really prefer to see is Mejia get healthy and Enns to have a promising start or two. Get Gibson out of the rotation entirely and see what you have in Enns through the end of the season.

 

Hell, you don't even have to make it that long. Rosters expand in less than 20 days, at which point you can fill the fifth rotation spot with bullpen games.

 

Yeah, I've given up on Gibson too. I can live with him being the 5th starter for the rest of the season, but otherwise it's time to move on. I hope Meija gets healthy soon and we can get some more starts out of him this season. He's shown promise, but needs to learn how to get deeper into a game. Wouldn't mind seeing Enns get a couple of additional starts too.




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