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Twins vs Indians, 09-07-2012, 7:10pm

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#41 kydoty


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:29 PM

I love how we're bunting down 2 runs in the 9th inning with only one runner on.

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#42 snepp


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:31 PM

Looks like Rod Beck.

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#43 JB_Iowa


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Well, blech. Hope they can win one for TK this weekend.

#44 Top Gun

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

Well Perk got some work.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:56 PM

Haven't you heard?

a) He's no good any way. He had his shot.
B) There's not enough work in the pen on a team that's carried 13 pitchers for large chunks of the season
c) There's only 1 spot open on the 40 man.
d) "He'll get his shot."

Do try to keep up.

e) Luis Perdomo and his 6 k/9 in AAA "earned" and "deserves" a look.
f) His stuff doesn't play.
g) He has a weak mustache.
h) Just because.

For the record, I do agree with them on item g).

#46 glunn


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:21 PM

Are they even trying any more?

It sure doesn't seem that they are.

#47 Alex


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:25 PM

Well Perk got some work.

I was personally impressed by the intestinal fortitude it took to hold him (or Burton) back in case he was needed to save the 9th while strategically using mediocre relievers when a far less meaningful situation occurred in the 7th: no outs, two on, tie game...

Edited by Alex, 07 September 2012 - 10:27 PM.

#48 stringer bell

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:21 AM

JoeC's postgame talked about the tiny strike zone the umpire had. I saw only parts of the game, but I do agree, his zone had no corners for most of the game that I saw. That said, Hendriks and Gardenhire didn't use the small zone as an excuse. I'll add that a "strike thrower" like Hendriks would benefit alot from a more generous strike zone and that I can see why he can be effective in the minors, but struggle in the big leagues. He hits the glove with a very straight 90-91 mph fastball. He has to have very good command for those pitches to be effective.