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#181 Pius Jefferson

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:58 PM

Tomorrow is a most win and now you need to win the series against Toronto or it's a bad week.

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.


#182 DaveW

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:58 PM

Sweet bullpen.

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#183 Aggies7

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:58 PM

For all of eddies overeager throws to the wrong bases, the time he finally has a chance to actually throw someone out, he throws a total dud.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

Offense should know by now they need to score 6, and maybe that will be enough.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

Get tomorrow's game and get out of town with 3 of 5.

 

I'm still bitter of those 2 straight 0-2 fastballs, BTW.

 

 

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#186 DaveW

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

Another terrible effort by the pen against another terrible team.

Go make some trades already! Giving up Kintzler was dumb enough, now there is nobody they can count on.
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#187 Darius

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

I still believe anything less than 4/5 against this team is a disappointment. The sox are just not very good.


Agree that they really needed that one. I don't even think it matters if you're playing good or bad teams at this point. The way the Angels and Indians are playing, one bad series and the season is over.

I still can't get over that Rosario throw. That was not an overly difficult throw for a good big leaguer to make.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:01 PM

Agree that they really needed that one. I don't even think it matters if you're playing good or bad teams at this point. The way the Angels and Indians are playing, one bad series and the season is over.
I still can't get over that Rosario throw. That was not an overly difficult throw for a good big leaguer to make.


Well I certainly wouldn't expect to win 4/5 against a contender, that's not easy. But this Chicago team has years before it's really competitive. You have to bury teams like this if you want to play in October.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

well, i'm remindful of the fact that aroldis chapman recently went through a four-game stretch where he gave up 7 earned runs in 4-1/3 innings. they're men, not machines.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:09 PM

KC and the angels are losing, the Indians lost, but the Yankees and mariners won. Had a chance to gain some ground. Going to be a maddening final month
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#192 amjgt

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:43 PM

How do you know they aren't trying?

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:46 PM

The trade of Kinsler was the catalyst that started the winning.  Keeping him (and let's not confuse him with Mariano Rivera) as a closer and quite possibly the Twins just continue to spin their wheels with a losing record.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:01 AM

 

The trade of Kinsler was the catalyst that started the winning.  Keeping him (and let's not confuse him with Mariano Rivera) as a closer and quite possibly the Twins just continue to spin their wheels with a losing record.

Ok, with the trade, but nothing was in place to fill that void.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:33 AM

The trade of Kinsler was the catalyst that started the winning. Keeping him (and let's not confuse him with Mariano Rivera) as a closer and quite possibly the Twins just continue to spin their wheels with a losing record.


I'd be very careful about ascribing streaks to off-field "catalysts" (even some on-field ones too). Streaks start and stop all the time without definable reason, it's just the nature of a game with so many moving parts. Not everything is neatly explainable.

The same would go for saying "the Twins win last night with Kintzler" which may not be true either. Although over the long haul, I think they will be better off with more good players than fewer.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:36 AM

 

This Polanco kid is ON FIRE....remember when some of you wanted to put him out of his misery?

I'll hold up that mirror..and point it at everyone other than myself. Because I'm dishonest that way. :)

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