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#241 Doctor Wu

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 05:52 AM

In the "another pitcher that got away" category, I noticed that Randy Rosario pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief for the Cubs yesterday. His ERA for the season is now 1.66. He's only pitched 21/2 innings in all, with 12 strikeouts ... but 11 walks.


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 06:32 AM

Why use a 24 year old LH reliever when you can sign a 35 year old LH reliever instead?

- Paul Molitor
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:13 AM

And yet another fairly impressive pitching performance: Anibal Sanchez won his 4th game for the Braves yesterday. He pitched 6.2 innings, gaveup 1 run, walked 1 batter, and struck out 8. His ERA for the season is now down to 2.72. Not too shabby.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:16 AM

On the batting side of things, Niko Goodrum went 4-for-4 and also had 1 walk yesterday for the Tigers. Only one of his hits was for extra bases (a double) but he also stole a base and scored a run. He's now batting .251 with a .325 OBP. Not amazing, but solid. He played second base in this game, but Gardy has used him all over the place (infield and outfield) this year.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:31 AM

 

Starting again for the Giants yesterday: Dereck Rodriguez. He pitched 6.1 scoreless innings and got the win, his third one since he got called up. He also struck out 5 batters and walked 2. Can't say I saw this coming, and I guess the Twins front office didn't either. Nevertheless, another ex-Twins player having success elsewhere.

I watched a bit of that game - Rodriguez works fast, and has a nice mix of pitches, and got ahead of most the batters. 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:49 AM

 

I watched a bit of that game - Rodriguez works fast, and has a nice mix of pitches, and got ahead of most the batters. 

The Giants have two starting pitchers coming off the DL this week, but I think they are planning on keeping Rodriguez in the rotation and putting Holland in the bullpen.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:23 AM

Dereck Rodriguez actually looks like a major league pitcher.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:17 PM

 

Dereck Rodriguez actually looks like a major league pitcher.

I guess the Twins get some credit for converting him - too bad it was a case of the minor league clock running out.

 

He was gracious to the Twins on leaving for SF per a quote in the STrib:

 

He thanked the Twins in his Instagram post “for an amazing first 7 years of pro ball. You guys taught me how to play the game ‘the Twins’ way.’ Always playing smart and always hustle.”

The Twins way gets an upvote.

 

BTW, the SF crew interviewed Ivan in the stands as Derrick was pitching - he looked like he could still slot in behind the plate as the Twins #1 catcher.

Edited by Monkeypaws, 08 July 2018 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 02:32 PM

BTW, another ex Twin had an epic pitching line last night, Drew Butera.

 

1/3 of an inning, 2H, 2R, 3BB, 0K. 

 

He was throwing the ball up there, and his poor control played in his favor, although he changed speeds :)

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

Would the Twins be better with Lynn or Anibal Sanchez .../// my thoughts are we may still be in the race if we would have kept Sanchez? 

 


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:35 PM

 

Why use a 24 year old LH reliever when you can sign a 35 year old LH reliever instead?

- Paul Molitor

Paul played until he was 42 or so and views 35 as having many years left. It's why we're keeping Belisle. He could be quite valuable in 2021. 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:47 AM

Trevor Plouffe makes his triumphant return to MLB baseball with the Phillies. He's now a 'utility' player for them.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:20 AM

 

Trevor Plouffe makes his triumphant return to MLB baseball with the Phillies. He's now a 'utility' player for them.

Interesting call-up. Maybe he'll be their pinch hit weapon! By the way, whatever happened to Pedro Florimon with the Phillies? I haven't noticed his name in the box scores recently. He was playing pretty well for them this year, in a variety of positions, even pitching a game at one point. Is he injured again?


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:01 AM

Interesting call-up. Maybe he'll be their pinch hit weapon! By the way, whatever happened to Pedro Florimon with the Phillies? I haven't noticed his name in the box scores recently. He was playing pretty well for them this year, in a variety of positions, even pitching a game at one point. Is he injured again?

Foul ball, broken bone in foot.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:04 AM

Interesting call-up. Maybe he'll be their pinch hit weapon! By the way, whatever happened to Pedro Florimon with the Phillies? I haven't noticed his name in the box scores recently. He was playing pretty well for them this year, in a variety of positions, even pitching a game at one point. Is he injured again?


So far Plouffe is 1 for 1 with an OPS+ of 445!!!

Another one that got away... ;)
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:18 PM

JT Chargois is back in the majors this month for the Dodgers, and has retired 10 of 11 batters with 6 Ks. The one exception was a solo HR to Ohtani.

Nick Burdi started his rehab for Pirates high-A affiliate, and has faced 7 batters so far -- 6 strikeout and a solo HR.

Dereck Rodriguez and Anibal Sanchez both got the first starts for their teams out of the all star break, and both won again. (Interesting to remember how excited we all were to get Mejia from the Giants in the Nunez trade -- and now it appears they found an even better pitcher from our organization for free...)

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:39 PM

 

JT Chargois is back in the majors this month for the Dodgers, and has retired 10 of 11 batters with 6 Ks. The one exception was a solo HR to Ohtani.

Nick Burdi started his rehab for Pirates high-A affiliate, and has faced 7 batters so far -- 6 strikeout and a solo HR.

Dereck Rodriguez and Anibal Sanchez both got the first starts for their teams out of the all star break, and both won again. (Interesting to remember how excited we all were to get Mejia from the Giants in the Nunez trade -- and now it appears they found an even better pitcher from our organization for free...)

Sereck actually was a minor league free agent and the Twins just didn't feel confident enough to add him t the 40-man, so he went elsewhere...as he saw the depth in the Twins system. WHich is why guys become minor league free agents. He was still a work-in-progress. But has progressed greatly the last year!

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:43 PM

That’s the problem when a team doesn’t take a good look at it’s own players. Sometimes good ones fall through the cracks. You will never know how good a guy will be if he doesn’t get a chance. Belisle and Morrison should be gone yesterday. Get guys like Bard, Curtiis, Reed some opportunites before we see them in this thread next year.
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:06 PM

 

That’s the problem when a team doesn’t take a good look at it’s own players. Sometimes good ones fall through the cracks. You will never know how good a guy will be if he doesn’t get a chance. Belisle and Morrison should be gone yesterday. Get guys like Bard, Curtiis, Reed some opportunites before we see them in this thread next year.

Bard did not perform well in LA, hasn't this year in RochesterCurtis and Reed walk too many.Works in AAA, not in MLB.


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:06 AM

Further proof that baseball is a wonderful and unpredictable game: Trevor Plouffe played the part of hero for the Phillies this week, hitting a home run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give his new team a win over the Dodgers. Okay, he hit the homer off LA's "last resort" relief pitcher, Kike Hernandez (normally an outfielder), but hey, it still counts! Another ex-Twin, Pat Neshek, pitched a scoreless inning in relief for the Phillies. He recently came off the DL and has only pitched 8 innings all year.

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