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Twins vs. A's, 08-22-2012, 2:35pm

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#21 minn55441

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

It'd be so great to get Liam a win right off the bat. He needs to get over the stigma of being winless, it seems.


It's obviously all in his head. He just needs a win to know he can do it and he belongs on a major league roster. Once he relaxes a little, I would think that he can have the same success he had in Rochester.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:18 PM

I'm following the game on MLB's Gameday - it looks like the ump today has a small strike zone. Does that correspond to what people watching the game are seeing, or am I getting bad intel?


Nah... can't say that with any confidence at this point. Just that low ball which should have been a strike (Liam's pitch for the K).
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:18 PM

Why did we have Dozier up all season with this guy playing in Rochester. I don't care if hits .500 or .200 if he can keep making plays like that every game, we need him at short.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:20 PM

Why did we have Dozier up all season with this guy playing in Rochester. I don't care if hits .500 or .200 if he can keep making plays like that every game, we need him at short.


Is that you, Gardy?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Why did we have Dozier up all season with this guy playing in Rochester. I don't care if hits .500 or .200 if he can keep making plays like that every game, we need him at short.


Is that you, Gardy?


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

.255 OBP hitting 2nd...top notch Mr Gardenhire.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

The ump does seem to be giving some on the outside corner but he definitely does not seem to want to call the strike at the knees.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

Why did we have Dozier up all season with this guy playing in Rochester. I don't care if hits .500 or .200 if he can keep making plays like that every game, we need him at short.


To be fair, at the start of the season I heard a number of pundits thinking Dozier was ready (it was actually a little bit of a surprise he started in Rochester) and Florimon wasn't even on the radar scope. He's played his way into this over the season.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

It'd be so great to get Liam a win right off the bat. He needs to get over the stigma of being winless, it seems.


It's obviously all in his head. He just needs a win to know he can do it and he belongs on a major league roster. Once he relaxes a little, I would think that he can have the same success he had in Rochester.


I would tend to agree. He clearly has the stuff to pitch up here. He just seems to be pressing. I would imagine that one good outing would really help his confidence and just let him focus on pitching.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

Nice hit by Cespedes. Hard to do much about that (except not allow the bases to load in the first place).

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:40 PM

Wow, lots of trouble with pop ups and fly balls today. Wasn't sure Josh was going to catch that one.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?


He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?


He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?


Major league hitters instead on minor league hitters!!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

[quote name='Winston Smith'][quote name='Ultima Ratio'][quote name='Mr. Ed']Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?[/QUOTE]

He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?[/QUOTE]

Major league hitters instead on minor league hitters!![/QUOTE]


Or maybe he needs an Aussie pitch whisperer (Rene Rivera?)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB


Looks like you nailed that prediction.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

72 losses if they fail to rally, and with 2 hits, that's likely.

and over a week of August games left.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

[quote name='Winston Smith'][quote name='Ultima Ratio'][quote name='Mr. Ed']Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?[/QUOTE]

He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?[/QUOTE]

Major league hitters instead on minor league hitters!![/QUOTE]

It's more than just that. You don't find many 2 ERA guys in AAA that can't be fair in the MLB.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB


Looks like you nailed that prediction.


Thanks. Wish I were wrong. Double sigh.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB


Hendriks needs to take Inderal, assuming that it's not a banned substance. Performers use it to eliminate stage fright and it is very effective.