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Article: CLE 9, MIN 7: Bullpen Crumbles on Night Kimbrel Signs With Cubs

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#41 spycake

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 10:42 AM

 

I think he is just not used to pitching this much.

Perez was sidelined for part of 2018, but he threw 185 innings in 2017 and 198 in 2016 and did just fine in August/September those years. (Plus 165 and 167 combined majors/minors innings back in 2012 and 2013, respectively.)

 

Even in 2018, despite missing May and most of June, he had 102 innings total and likely could have had 117 or so if not for his bullpen demotion in September.

 

Seems doubtful he's seeing effects of overuse before reaching 65 innings in 2019.

 

He's also had 5, 6, and 5 days of rest before each of his last 3 starts. Since he joined the rotation, only 4 of his 9 starts have been on the standard 4 days rest.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

 

 

Fernando Romero has the stuff, but, does he have the confidence needed to anchor the bullpen?

What is the current thought process on Romero - that he needs to gain confidence and dominate AAA?Is there benefit at some point to bringing him back up to work with Wes Johnson?


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:24 AM

 

What is the current thought process on Romero - that he needs to gain confidence and dominate AAA?Is there benefit at some point to bringing him back up to work with Wes Johnson?

I'd imagine the current thought process is, he needs to show he can get AAA hitters out before you ask him to get MLB hitters out.

He's given up runs in five of his last ten outings. Multiple runs in three of those five.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:26 AM

Bad loss. Cleveland was in a desperate and almost hopeless position, and still they found a way to win the game (or the Twins found a way to lose it...whichever you prefer). It's the kind of bad loss, great win, that can have lingering effects, on both clubs IMO. We'll see.
 
Hopefully, this thing for Carrasco is quickly controlled and remedied from the standpoint of his health.

This is the bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that the Twins get swept by Cleveland. Then, we look back and say what a terrible impact this sweep had on the Twins season. Or, is that just the battered Minnesota fan in me talking?

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 12:15 PM

 

This is the bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that the Twins get swept by Cleveland. Then, we look back and say what a terrible impact this sweep had on the Twins season. Or, is that just the battered Minnesota fan in me talking?

Yes.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 12:21 PM

The Twins bullpen ERA (6.10) is 26th in baseball over the last 3 weeks.Things are not trending in a good direction for the group and I'm more than a bit concerned about the impact on the team if there aren't upgrades in the very near future.


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

Now that the Kimbrel notion is over, it will be interesting to see how quickly the front office makes a move or two to add some bullpen arms.Interesting tradeoff.If you wait until the trade deadline, there are potentially more teams as trading partners since more teams will be in 'sell' mode. However, last night's game illustrated that the pen needs some reinforcements sooner rather than later.If anything, the amazing start to the season and big divisional lead likely buys some extra time for the front office to find the right deal(s).We are in a position of strength rather than being in desperation mode.A guy could get used to that sort of thing.......


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:56 PM

Isn't it more appropriate to just divide total wins and losses by ten to put them in "football terms"?

By that measure, the Twins are 4-2, and Cleveland is 3-3. (And Cleveland has both head-to-head games left to make up ground.)

FWIW, Cleveland's 10 game records:
7-3
5-5
5-5
4-6
5-5
4-6
1-0 (so far)

You wouldn't call that 1-2-3 so far, relative to the Twins 6-0. :)


I didn’t really think it through very much, honestly. However, I think 6-0 vs 1-2-3 is much more reflective of the current division standings than 4-2 vs 3-3.



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