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Article: MIN 6, PIT 4: New-Look Bullpen Boosts Twins Over Buccos

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#21 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 08:19 PM

Actually, Thorpe was called up yesterday and pitched for Rochester today, I think taking Stewart’s place in the rotation.

Thorpe was promoted? Good for him.

After all those injuries, the guy is still only 22 years old and now in AAA. Pretty amazing.
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#22 TheLeviathan

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 09:12 PM

I'm still a Thorpe believer.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 09:36 PM

Thorpe was good tonight, that is a great sign

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:44 PM

Thorpe was good tonight, that is a great sign

Especially since he has well exceeded his career high in innings pitched. His career high in innings pitched was 83 which he did last year, so far he has pitched 114 1/3 innings this year and looks stronger now than when he started the season! I think Thorpe still has some ceiling in his potential.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:46 PM

#1] We won! Awesome!

#2] I can't dislike Wilson because his work behind the plate is solid, and while I haven't checked recently, his RBI were almost in line with his actual hits. But come on, Garver has a future and Wilson doesn't. Still, it seems Garver has been getting more time lately, and that's important.

#3] Berrios is too good to be worried about. Virtually every pitcher goes through stretches.

#4] Moya has looked pretty good since his recent promotion. SSS? Maybe. Or maybe growth and opportunity are meeting? Think about Hildenberger last season. All the more begs the question about "where is Busentiz, Curtiss and Reed?

#5] Drake is the flier you bring in on a milb contract with an invite. Like Magill. You might get lucky. You don't let him block anyone or keep him on the 40 man.

#6] Hadn't heard about a bug bothering May, but makes sense if that happened. Regardless, no matter what he's shown...which has been very good and looked very good while in Rochester...he is still on the proverbial "come back trail" and should be handled a bit gingerly. Interesting that he actually told the Twins he should be in the pen in Rochester as he felt better and more productive there considering stamina and time off.

#7] I like Mejia. Disappointed in his injury. I think his stuff plays as a solid SP. Just needs to learn how to put guys away quicker. I think his stuff could, potentially, play up even better in the pen. I believe he's out of options. He will be with the club next season in the pen, if not the rotation.

Personally, been a huge fan of Gonsalves since the day he was drafted and thought we got a steal! Every single year, at every single level, he has performed and performed well. Usually, not surprisingly, he has struggled a bit on initial introduction, worked and developed, and then excelled. I expect the same thing to happen at the ML level. Decent FB from a lanky LH. Great change. By all reports, his breaking pitches are starting to work better and better. His BB have risen this season, but this too has been better lately. When does he get his feet wet because this wait is getting ridiculous. While I like Mejia, I think Gonsalves has an even better future in the rotation.

And I think Thorpe, especially considering his age and lost time and what he's been doing, has an even higher ceiling than Gonsalves!
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:10 AM

Busenitz, Curtiss and Reed . . . sounds like a law practice.

 

Kudos to Thorpe being promoted to Rochester; last night pitched a quality start but lost 3-2, 9 strikeouts 0 walks, not a bad start.

 

Adrianza at 1B, really?

 

Can I both dislike Logan Forsythe because he is not Brian Dozier, and like him because he is not Brian Dozier?

 

Slated to toe the rubber tonite in the minors: Romero, Enns, Pineda, Enlow.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:25 AM

Great to see the team playing well at home. Addition by subtraction with Dozier being gone? I can't quite put my finger on why he bugged me so much, but I have to think if we were team mates that I would not want to share my Fogo De Chao with him.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:35 AM

You know how the season is going when almost a third of the posts are about players who didn't even play in the game that was recapped in the OP.

 

Impressive afternoon from the bullpen.Rogers is looking like a real weapon against lefties late in the game.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:22 AM

 

Stuff happens, but with Berrios you hope that it does not get between his ears. He tends to overthink

 

That sounds like quite a prognosis from the armchair.

 

Last year the young pitcher clearly started to get worn down in July, this year it looks like it's August. Last year he got a second wind and recovered nicely to finish the season. This year he's also averaging 6 1/3 innings per start as opposed to last years 5 2/3 innings per start.

 

But I'll admit, my take is only a theory.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:34 AM

 

Great to see the team playing well at home. Addition by subtraction with Dozier being gone? I can't quite put my finger on why he bugged me so much, but I have to think if we were team mates that I would not want to share my Fogo De Chao with him.

14 days til Gopher Football!

 

You're actually looking forward to Gophers' football?

(stepping back slowly)

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