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Game Thread: Twins vs. Angels 5/14/19, 6:40pm CST

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#201 Aggies7

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:27 PM

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#202 Nine of twelve

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:27 PM

That was great, but that doesn't look good.


#203 LaBombo

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:27 PM

Buxton reminding us he's also got a pretty good arm...

 

And humble too, since he could have probably run the ball to home plate and recorded the out himself.

Edited by LaBombo, 14 May 2019 - 08:28 PM.

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#204 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:27 PM

He's never gonna live up to the front end starter hopes that the Twins had for him when they took him in the first, but if he can post another 2.8 WAR season again this year... at the very least, he won't be one of the guys who's holding the team back from contending. That's several steps up from when he was bordering on being left for dead after the arm problems.

The thing is that no one ever profiled him as an ace except beleaguered Twins fans. He was a first round steal at the back of the round because he broke his arm.

But he never profiled as an ace. Never. He’s basically hitting his projected ceiling right now; a very good starting pitcher, a 2 or 3 depending on year.
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#205 Aggies7

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

Someone reminded the sports gods that the team is indeed from MN and the good things couldn’t possibly continue unabated
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

 

Back to back losses seem to do that. The worst is bad game during a losing streak.

 

I think you could capture some interesting qualitative information on how people react to noise over signal in the short term just by watching these game threads. Any sociologists/Talebian statheads/behavioral economists/whatever looking for a mediocre thesis topic?

That flew over my head but I agree with you.

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#207 Aggies7

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:30 PM

A weak 45 footer and an 0-2 hit led to the garver injury. Baseball stinks sometimes
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#208 Aggies7

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:32 PM

Like do teams still fine pitchers for 0-2 hits? I’ve seen 3 in the last 3 innings

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:33 PM

Is the shine off the shell of la tortuga?

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:35 PM

 

But he never profiled as an ace. Never. He’s basically hitting his projected ceiling right now; a very good starting pitcher, a 2 or 3 depending on year.

 

And that's why I said "front end starter" instead of "ace", the same phrase that, if memory serves, Deron Johnson used when we drafted Gibson. It didn't play well with some fans.

Edited by LaBombo, 14 May 2019 - 08:47 PM.

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#211 70charger

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:35 PM

 

That flew over my head but I agree with you.

 

Well that's what matters, right?

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:35 PM

a BB BY B.B.

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#213 milldaddy35

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:36 PM

Alright Twins, lets win

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#214 Aggies7

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:36 PM

This series has been like the sound of someone biting an ice pop
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:36 PM

3* MORE =HOLD ON BOYS

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:37 PM

Hope garvers not to bad, 


#217 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:37 PM

This series has been like the sound of someone biting an ice pop

Yeah, pretty much.

#218 wavedog

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:37 PM

Bats are sure cold - lineup looks a lot better with Cruz in it.

#219 wavedog

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:38 PM

Ok, let’s see if we can hang on.

#220 Aggies7

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:39 PM

Yeah, pretty much.


Actually, the whole home stand has been



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