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Game Thread: Twins vs Baltimore 5:10 PM PST (7:10PM CST) 4/26/2019

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#21 milldaddy35

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:30 PM

EDDIEEEEEE!!! HOLY ****

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:32 PM

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KANSAS CITY, May 2 (AP) —Tony Oliva, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall and Harmon Killebrew tied a major league record with four consecutive home runs in the 11th inning and powered the Minnesota Twins a 7‐3 victory over the Kansas City Athletics tonight.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:32 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA BACK TO BACK TO BACK!!!!!

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

Can we face cobb everynight?


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

The odd thing about Rosario's power is that he barely uses his hips at all. Most guys swivel their hips to help propel the bat, but Rosie just steps forward slightly, then launches his hands forward. His wrist snap is amazingly powerful. 

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:38 PM

 

 

 

 

 

"Pitching" for Baltimore: ( I use the quotation marks advisedly, because he's sporting a 11.88 ERA. Egads)

 

Alex Cobb 

 

5. Play ball!

Nailed it!

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:39 PM

 

It's La Tortuga Night at Target Field, and Astudillo is absent from the lineup. Does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing in operations?

Yes?

 

No?

 

Maybe?

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:40 PM

Gonzales needs some serious pine time. Dude isn't even hitting his weight.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:41 PM

I'm busy watching the NFL draft right now, but wow, 3 HRs in the 1st inning! I wish we could play the Orioles more often!

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:43 PM

 

It's La Tortuga Night at Target Field, and Astudillo is absent from the lineup. Does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing in operations?

It doesn't sound like Baldelli and the coaches give a crap about the promotional days. It's a shame, but a reality for a modern coaching staff.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:45 PM

1) The Orioles broadcast does not have the visible strike-zone thing. Yeah!
2) Kepler batting lead-off continues to puzzle me.


Gonzalez in the lineup at all continues to baffle me.


Kepler’s sub .260 career BABIP continues to baffle me. It’s such an easy stat outlier to see compared to 90% of MLB hitters. I suppose if there was an easy fix, one of the 3 batting coaches Kepler has had at the MLB level would have tried something by now.

Kepler has the second best BB rate on the team. Plate discipline is a necesary skill to hit leadoff. The Twins top 3 BB rates hit in the first three spots in the order.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:46 PM

It doesn't sound like Baldelli and the coaches give a crap about the promotional days. It's a shame, but a reality for a modern coaching staff.


Doug Mientkiewicz couldn’t crack the lineup on his “day” in 1999. And that was on a going nowhere team.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:49 PM

 

Gonzalez in the lineup at all continues to baffle me.


Kepler’s sub .260 career BABIP continues to baffle me. It’s such an easy stat outlier to see compared to 90% of MLB hitters. I suppose if there was an easy fix, one of the 3 batting coaches Kepler has had at the MLB level would have tried something by now.

Kepler has the second best BB rate on the team. Plate discipline is a necesary skill to hit leadoff. The Twins top 3 BB rates hit in the first three spots in the order.

That BABIP doesn't baffle me. Kepler hits tons of soft pop-outs to the outfield that have almost zero percent chance of dropping. He doesn't hit many line drives, and so his BABIP will seemingly always look low, but it seems clear that's just who he is. 

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#34 drock2190

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

Anyone see Polanco's RISP? All those hits but he's batting less than .100 with RISP.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:58 PM

So just to be clear, the new standard is three home runs in a row, right? Anything less is just a waste of my time.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:58 PM

That BABIP doesn't baffle me. Kepler hits tons of soft pop-outs to the outfield that have almost zero percent chance of dropping. He doesn't hit many line drives, and so his BABIP will seemingly always look low, but it seems clear that's just who he is.


The numbers don’t support that statement. His career line drive percentage is 24%. That’s lower than the league average of 26%, but that doesn’t account for a career BABIP 40 points lower than MLB average. I could see that LD% leading to a BABIP of .290 or even .285, but .257? Something else is going on. I wish I knew what it was.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:05 PM

White sox d.f.a. Ervin Santana

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:06 PM

 

The numbers don’t support that statement. His career line drive percentage is 24%. That’s lower than the league average of 26%, but that doesn’t account for a career BABIP 40 points lower than MLB average. I could see that LD% leading to a BABIP of .290 or even .285, but .257? Something else is going on. I wish I knew what it was.

What's his groundball %? And what about exit velocity?

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#39 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:07 PM

Anyone see Polanco's RISP? All those hits but he's batting less than .100 with RISP.


Bring JM out of retirement?

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:07 PM

Good lord, Baltimore just isn't good at anything, are they? They can't even catch a ball in the outfield haha.

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