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#41 mickeymental

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

twins don’t need no stinkin’ ace.

#42 mickeymental

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:22 PM

good teams, good game, good series. but three-plus hours and still in the sixth inning? lordy.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:04 PM

 

Game 1 starts tonight. They're forecasting that it will be over 95 degrees at first pitch. Which would be the hottest temperature at the start of a game since the 2001 WS in Phoenix, AZ. 

The Dodgers and Astros are the first 100 win teams to meet in the World Series since 1970. 

 

Kershaw v. Keuchel tonight. I predict both pitchers will see the 6th inning at least. 

Tonight, game 5, I'm watching what happens when managers have been overly reliant on their bullpens.

 

Not pretty, at all and I think it points out how dangerous short starts are in a short series. 

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:06 PM

Thanks to Dave Roberts, I'm taking Brandon Morrow off the relievers the Twins should sign this winter...over used and damaged psyche

 

Maybe Liriano comes on to close for the Astros??

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:15 PM

Do we now get to slap people who say, "Baseball is boring"?

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:24 PM

It's time to unleash Liriano...can't be any worse than the overused guys trying to get outs

"We were open for business on several players, but just couldn't put a deal together that we liked...our biggest pickups will really be the return of All-Stars Sano and Santana as well as the Platinum Defensive player of the year in Buxton...adding those three to our lineup in the second half without mortgaging any future assets is really the best of both worlds"


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:31 PM

Now it's Hinch's turn to play musical relievers

 

I'm thinking Otani would want to play for either of these guys

 

Throw a pitch...move to RF for a pitch...come in to throw a pitch...move to LF

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:31 PM

Both managers have completely thrashed their bullpens by the time game 5 rolls around and what, exactly, are the managers going to do if the game goes extra innings?

 

 

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:34 PM

 

Thanks to Dave Roberts, I'm taking Brandon Morrow off the relievers the Twins should sign this winter...over used and damaged psyche

 

Maybe Liriano comes on to close for the Astros??

I don't think Morrow is the problem. I think the fact he's pitched, what, 5 pressure packed games in a row is.

 

If anything, a change of scenery might just be the ticket.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:56 PM

And here I thought this game couldn't get any crazier.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

OMFG it just won't end.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:06 PM

I was surprised when Puig's ball went out. Good grief that guy is strong.

 

Not impressed with Deverinski, though. Guy struts around on the mound while giving up multiple hits and allowing the game to be tied.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:09 PM

Quite the ballgame.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:15 PM

After watching these two handle their bullpens...complaints about Molitor's bullpen use should be off limits

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"We were open for business on several players, but just couldn't put a deal together that we liked...our biggest pickups will really be the return of All-Stars Sano and Santana as well as the Platinum Defensive player of the year in Buxton...adding those three to our lineup in the second half without mortgaging any future assets is really the best of both worlds"


#55 Blake

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:40 PM

Wow, just wow.


#56 mickeymental

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:40 PM

crazy as hell.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:41 PM

Awesome finish, but now I'm tired.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 01:14 AM

a well-spent five hours and 17 minutes after all. 

 

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:51 AM

I assume it was a good, quick, clean game since it was 4-0 with Kershaw pitching when I went to bed.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:23 AM

My takeaways from the Series so far: these are state of the art offenses, and only the very best pitchers can hold them off for very long at a time. If the present Twins pitching staff were by some miracle taking part here, it would be double-digit runs against them every game. And our offense, while good, is not quite yet ready to inflict the same damage on other teams.

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