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#1 Smarterthanyou

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:42 PM

Assuming the Angels keep being the Angels, and the Twins can pound on the hapless Tigers, or just back into the one game WC, if you have a choice, who is he SP to start if it is the Yankees or Red Sox?

 

I think with either you got to go with Santana.He is a veteran, and looked pretty good against the Yankees, he just did not get run support.

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#2 twinsnorth49

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

Santana......AINEC.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:58 PM

I said it before the last series and I'm saying it even more loudly afterward:

SANTANA

 

He didn't have a great performance against the Yankees but he wasn't scared of them. Getting another 2-3 outs would have been preferable but he gave the team a chance to win and under normal circumstances, probably would have left the game with the lead.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:02 PM

gimenez.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:04 PM

Yeah, Santana in the wild card. Dance with the one who brung you, as they say.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:39 PM

Santana for a complete game shutout.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:23 PM

Colon once through the order, then Berrios the next way through, then entrust the ball to Santana/ Hildy to bring it home.

Edited by Pardon My Dinger, 21 September 2017 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:52 PM

Whomever.I just don't think people realize that with this format the Twins have the Yankees in an elimination game.

 

All those series in the aughts, all those frustrations, even when the Twins were the better team, they never actually had the chance to eliminate the Yankees.

 

Now, under the bizarre circumstances of having lost 103 games in 2016, Twins are suddenly able to slay the Giant by playing one good game. 

 

I will take that for sure.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:57 PM

I keep reading that the Yankees would pitch Severino.

I doubt it. They would almost certainly have a LH pitcher throw to us.

There're doing their homework.

 

And I would go with Santana, though I suspect a case could be made for Gibson.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:34 PM

I keep reading that the Yankees would pitch Severino.
I doubt it. They would almost certainly have a LH pitcher throw to us.
There're doing their homework.

And I would go with Santana, though I suspect a case could be made for Gibson.


Lions don't concern themselves with the opinions of sheep.

Until we actually prove we can even remotely hang with the Yankees in the postseason, they aren't going to concern themselves with how we match up.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:49 PM

 

Lions don't concern themselves with the opinions of sheep.

Until we actually prove we can even remotely hang with the Yankees in the postseason, they aren't going to concern themselves with how we match up.

By some measures Severino is their best pitcher.

Why waste him on us when we hit LH pitchers so poorly?

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:50 PM

 

By some measures Severino is their best pitcher.

Why waste him on us when we hit LH pitchers so poorly?

In what measures is he not? :-)


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

 

In what measures is he not? :-)

I can't think od one, but had I said he was their best pitcher someone would have quickly found some stat that had someone as the leader. (i.e., Sabathia has a higher winning percentage)

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

Haven't the Twins already announced it was Santana?

Which is the no brainer choice.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:15 PM

Severino doesn't line up well for that spot. They moved him up to get two more starts during the season in hopes of catching Boston. Right now he looks to start a Monday and Saturday.

The Twins used the off days in September to get Santana lined up for the game. Rain could throw a wrench in that plan. Gibson is the next best fit (by schedule) for pitching that day.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:20 PM

 

I keep reading that the Yankees would pitch Severino.

I doubt it. They would almost certainly have a LH pitcher throw to us.

There're doing their homework.

 

And I would go with Santana, though I suspect a case could be made for Gibson.

 

They only have Sabathia and Garcia. Neither one of those guys would be the second choice. It will be Severino.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:23 PM

 

I keep reading that the Yankees would pitch Severino.

I doubt it. They would almost certainly have a LH pitcher throw to us.

There're doing their homework.

 

And I would go with Santana, though I suspect a case could be made for Gibson.

 

If they're doing their homework they'll notice that the Twins have the exact same OPS against LH starting pitching (.764) as they do against RH starting pitching. It's LH relievers that we struggle with.

 

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:05 AM

Where's the love for Nik Turley.:banghead:

 

Seriously, that's why Santana gets the big bucks...

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

Santana is scheduled to pitch Friday night vs Detroit.WC game is on Tuesday, so they'd pitch him on 3 days rest?

If Twins can't re-sign Hunter, plans are to trade, sign a FA or go in-house to find a replacement.