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#21 spycake

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:54 AM

 

"Fly ball down the right field line...this one will reach the seats."

Fair or foul, Danny? Seems kinda important, no?

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#22 spycake

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:00 AM

 

Isn't he on an innings limit for the year anyway, or was that just to start the season. He hasn't pitched 150 in...I'm not going to look, but over 2 years.

 

Or maybe they don't care if they push him since he's a free agent anyway.

Veterans coming off surgery/absences don't seem to have season "innings limits" per se. Teams can exercise some caution around their usage, but they won't shut them down or change their role or anything unless they get hurt or really struggle, like most every pitcher.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:24 AM

 

I think there's plenty of left in Pineda's tank.

 

He started the year OK and he already appears to be out of gas. He's done as a starter, he might have a few more years as a bullpen arm, but the Twins would never make that type of decision until very late in the year.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

 

"Fly ball down the right field line...this one will reach the seats."

Fair or foul, Danny? Seems kinda important, no?

 

Gladden doesn't hide it when he's frustrated. I can see him saying that in a game v. the Yanks, or any game that is getting out of hand.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:56 AM

 

Gladden doesn't hide it when he's frustrated. I can see him saying that in a game v. the Yanks, or any game that is getting out of hand.

I don't think it has anything to do with frustration. He just omits key details from his play-by-play at times, regardless of game state.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:06 PM

I have listened to Gladden enough times to know that's not true. 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:32 PM

 

I don't think it has anything to do with frustration. He just omits key details from his play-by-play at times all the time, regardless of game state.

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#28 spycake

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:36 PM

 

I have listened to Gladden enough times to know that's not true. 

I mean, I guess we all hear things a bit differently. But I distinctly recall some instances like Chief is describing without any evident frustration from Gladden (just from the listener :) ).

 

Or he'll describe a ball hit to the outfield, but not specify where or whether it's catchable in the air or not. You have to listen for further clues, like a description of advancing runners, to figure out what happened.

 

He's not the regular PBP guy, so it's no big deal. I'm certainly not complaining, but I reserve the right to poke fun about it! :)

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#29 Doomtints

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:40 PM

Oh, I'm all for poking fun at Gladden. Did you see it when he pushed/took a swing at Puckett? Kirby just moved out of the way and looked around like, wtf was that about?

 

Of course they kissed and made up soon after.

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#30 Shaitan

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 05:09 PM

 

Veterans coming off surgery/absences don't seem to have season "innings limits" per se. Teams can exercise some caution around their usage, but they won't shut them down or change their role or anything unless they get hurt or really struggle, like most every pitcher.

I agree in normal circumstances. But I expect caution with Pineda given his history. He's not just some pitcher coming off TJ surgery. He's a pitcher who has barely ever pitched a full season without a trip to the IL.




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