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Game Thread: Twins @ Toronto 4:07 PM PST (6:07 PM CST) 5/06/2019

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#61 Nine of twelve

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:20 PM

 

after their off day on Thursday, they play 14 games in 13 days. With the 26th man for the double header, I’d rather keep the bullpen as fresh as possible.

Point well taken.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:20 PM

That's probably it for Perez, what an outing. 

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#63 MNT1996

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:21 PM

Perez. Wow.

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#64 Nine of twelve

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:22 PM

 

This ump has been really bad. 

 

 

But I would say that he has been consistently bad, therefore kind of good.

This is why we need electronically-called balls and strikes so the calls can be consistently good, therefore actually good.


#65 Sconnie

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:22 PM

At the moment, Martin Perez is the most dominant pitcher in the rotation. To me, it looks like
Perez
Odorizzi
Berrios
Gibson
Pineda
in order of dominance.

as the games has gone on, he’s leaned heavier on the cutter. Maybe 40% the last couple innings. How long can that last until the hitters catch on?

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:23 PM

This ump has been really bad.


Or are both catchers just having phenomenal framing games? REALLY. PHENOMENAL.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:24 PM

This is why we need electronically-called balls and strikes so the calls can be consistently good, therefore actually good.


Maybe. I'm not convinced.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:30 PM

Pretty good games from lots of guys so far. Gotta love Perez, diamond in the rough so far. He's just on fire right now.

 

In regards to the Twins pitching hierarchy that was posted earlier, I'll still take Berrios over Perez any day.

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:31 PM

 

as the games has gone on, he’s leaned heavier on the cutter. Maybe 40% the last couple innings. How long can that last until the hitters catch on?

Until they start hitting it, he'll keep throwing it. Best part is, Perez is spotting his 94- to 96mph heater really well, and his change looks like an unexplored weapon. 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:38 PM

Now pitching for the Jays, Joe "I Dream Of" Biagini.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:42 PM

Perez, greatest Twins starter ever, or greatest starting pitcher ever ?

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:43 PM

Perez, greatest Twins starter ever, or greatest starting pitcher ever ?


Did Colbert (of the Colbert Show) steal your Schtick?
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:47 PM

Morneau's idea about realignment got me thinking about something I thought of a while back.

 

When the league expands to 32 teams, the plan is to have 8 divisions of 4 teams. Ideally, divisions would be geographic (obviously) and there would be a Western and Eastern conference.

 

14 Games vs 3 Division Opponent = 42 Games (7 Home, 7 Road vs Each Team)

 

6 Games vs Other 12 Conference Opponents = 72 Games (3 Home, 3 Road vs Each Team)

 

3 Games vs Each Team from Other Conference = 48 Games (3 Game Series vs Each Team, Half at Home, Half on Road, alternating years)

 

I like my idea for the following reasons:

-Less division games, since 19 games against the same team gets old.

 

-More natural rivalry games. Twins-Brewers, Subway Series, Freeway Series. Makes a lot more sense than the Twins making 3 trips to Cleveland, where very few Twins fans usually go (I've been there, I know)

 

-No more going many years without going to a stadium (such as 2019 being the first time the Mets will come to Minnesota since 2013, or the Twins making their first trip to Philly since 2010). It's not really possible to play every team in every stadium in baseball, but this would be a great compromise.

 

-Less travel, which would benefit teams like the Mariners immensely, who currently have to make 6 trips to the state of Texas, which is more than 2,000 miles away.

 

Tell me what you all think! :)

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#74 Don Walcott

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:47 PM

7-0, and they are bringing in the lefty to face Rosario.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:48 PM

 

Did Colbert (of the Colbert Show) steal your Schtick?

 

Yes, and I've been waiting on royalty checks for ages.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:50 PM

 

Tell me what you all think! :)

 

1. I think it's a great post.

 

2. Holy cow that's a lot to digest in a game thread.

 

 

:)

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:50 PM

Fantastic bounce back game for the Twins. The bats were amazing against a really good starter, and Martin Perez continued to be amazing. This team is damn good, and I love it. 

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#78 Don Walcott

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:53 PM

Cron getting the Drury treatment.

#79 MNT1996

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:54 PM

Cleveland losing is just the cherry on top :)

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:58 PM

Eric Sogard is listed at 5'10", but I am wondering if that isn't about 4 inches generous?

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