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Game Thread (8/9): Twins at Cleveland, 12:10 PM CT

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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:14 AM

Twins | 53-60 overall, 20-36 on the road, 5-5 last 10
Jose Berrios, RHP | 3.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 4.11 K:BB in 146.0 IP

Cleveland | 63-50 overall, 36-23 at home, 7-3 last 10
Corey Kluber, RHP | 2.63 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 7.30 K:BB in 154.0 IP

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The Twins could really use some length out of Berrios today. Both Trevor Hildenberger and Taylor Rogers have pitched each of the past two nights. Trevor May also pitched last night, and I’m not sure he’s ready to pitch consecutive games, let alone a day game after a night game. Kluber’s always tough to beat, but he’s especially good during the day (2.81 ERA over 455 1/3 innings) and at home (2.66 ERA over 664 1/3 innings). Joe Mauer is a career .296/.377/.537 hitter against Kluber.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:52 AM

Of course Joe Mauer would be on the bench today.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:04 AM

Of course Joe Mauer would be on the bench today.


Due to day game following night game? Or pitching match up? Or to make sure us fans are paying attention?

I prefer to think Sano is seeing more time as a reward for tying the game yesterday.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:43 AM

 

Due to day game following night game? Or pitching match up? Or to make sure us fans are paying attention?

I prefer to think Sano is seeing more time as a reward for tying the game yesterday.

I'm sure it's a day game after a night game thing, but I would think they'd rather play Mauer today against a great pitcher he handles very well and then give him tomorrow off against the Tigers.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:52 AM

I'm sure it's a day game after a night game thing, but I would think they'd rather play Mauer today against a great pitcher he handles very well and then give him tomorrow off against the Tigers.

‘They’ might actually prefer it, but Molitor makes out the lineups.

Our lineup is really sad.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:17 AM

 

I'm sure it's a day game after a night game thing, but I would think they'd rather play Mauer today against a great pitcher he handles very well and then give him tomorrow off against the Tigers.

I can't believe Joe hasn't gone to the manager and demanded to play today.Shocked.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:21 AM

Jose Berrios, RHP | 3.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 4.11 K:BB in 146.0 IP

 

Tom, thanks for not throwing Berrios's 'away' stat line in there.Gives us more hope.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:46 AM

It took the twins about 30some pitches to not score in the second, and the Indians needed 2 to score in their half #sigh

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:59 AM

 

‘They’ might actually prefer it, but Molitor makes out the lineups.

Our lineup is really sad.

I seriously doubt Molitor keeps Mauer out of the lineup without some input from Mauer himself.

 

Not that it matters in terms of why the Twins need more from their first baseman, and why they need to look for a better option in 2019.

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:01 PM

Due up for the Twins in the top half of the third: Field, Wilson, Forsythe.............................

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:05 PM

It took the twins about 30some pitches to not score in the second, and the Indians needed 2 to score in their half #sigh


Pitches must be important or something.

3 runs, eh?

We can score that in our sleep!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:10 PM

Pitches must be important or something.
3 runs, eh?
We can score that in our sleep!

Dreaming, again? :)

#14 Tom Froemming

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:11 PM

Berrios seems a little shell shocked ever since that Alonso homer. He's thrown less than 50 percent of his pitches for strikes today.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:13 PM

Thanks, Tom. The stat line doesn't look good. I am betting he has lost his edge -- understandable given the past couple weeks. I hope he rallies at some point in 2018 and finishes strong.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:16 PM

Free facebook bonus game today....if you want to multi task...

I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:18 PM

maybe they're saving mauer to pitch the eighth.

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#18 Tom Froemming

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:19 PM

 

Thanks, Tom. The stat line doesn't look good. I am betting he has lost his edge -- understandable given the past couple weeks. I hope he rallies at some point in 2018 and finishes strong.

Could be a lot of things. Maybe he just doesn't have it today. Maybe he's putting a little too much pressure on himself considering who he's facing off against. I'd imagine when you're facing Kluber and you give up the first run of the game that's a bit of a "gulp" moment. But he just got Alonso swinging here in the third, so maybe that'll put him back on track.

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#19 Carole Keller

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

 

I seriously doubt Molitor keeps Mauer out of the lineup without some input from Mauer himself.

 

Not that it matters in terms of why the Twins need more from their first baseman, and why they need to look for a better option in 2019.

Then Molitor needs to put his foot down. This isn't Joe's call ... same with Dozier and Mauer insisting to be at the top of the lineup. It's not their call, it's the managers.

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:45 PM

Meh, and just saw the score. Who cares.

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