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Game Thread: Twins @ KC 5:15 PM PST (7:15 PM CDT) 06/20/2019

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#161 Aggies7

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:53 PM

I think a lot of us have become smitten with OPS, which is a great stat, but HRs boost it so much that you can mash a few HRs and look horrendous in the rest of the PAs and you couldn't tell by the stat. I've recently come to appreciate the OPS stat more the past year or two, but it's not perfect. I don't feel like it rewards players enough just for simply getting on base and avoiding outs - for example, check out Ichiro Suzuki's career OPS - it's shockingly low for a Hall of Fame player!


To go further with your point, he’s homered in 6 different games this year. The scores of those games:
18-4 W
3-1 W
16-7 W
11-4 W
12-2 W
8-6 L

Can’t hold it against the guy, a homerun is a homerun, but not exactly like they came in tight games.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:53 PM

Pretty weak.
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#163 Aggies7

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:53 PM

Absolute dogpoop game. Every facet.
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:53 PM

 

Hate to admit it but I'm a little disappointed that Sano didn't just fall on Gore instead of tagging and dodging, because hey, one less chess piece on the board for the Royals this series...

Or pulled Kent Hrbek's 'Crusher' move from WS games gone by.

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#165 David HK

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:54 PM

Chicken dinner Not

 

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#166 Blake

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:55 PM

This team cannot afford the strikeout artists known as SanoCave.

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#167 LaBombo

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:56 PM

 

This could be a pretty impressive rally.

 

State Fair Blue Ribbon for Indoor Optimism Grower!

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:58 PM

First Prize, State Fair Optimism Grower

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:58 PM

I'm starting to get concerned... it seems the lineup really needs Byron and Marwin, and some of our guys having career years have regressed. Every team is going to slump, but this needs to end as soon as possible.

 

But I also think it's not right to point fingers at Baldelli yet. The laid-back approach seemed to work, and it's not time to abandon ship after a poor week of baseball. Maybe he'll crank up the workouts and work the players a little harder, or maybe they're just in a funk. Whatever it is, we aren't going to win 110 games and we aren't currently the best team in baseball - but this is a good team and they should rebound... the only question is how soon.

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#170 Blake

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:59 PM

 

I'm starting to get concerned... it seems the lineup really needs Byron and Marwin, and some of our guys having career years have regressed. Every team is going to slump, but this needs to end as soon as possible.

 

But I also think it's not right to point fingers at Baldelli yet. The laid-back approach seemed to work, and it's not time to abandon ship after a poor week of baseball. Maybe he'll crank up the workouts and work the players a little harder, or maybe they're just in a funk. Whatever it is, we aren't going to win 110 games and we aren't currently the best team in baseball - but this is a good team and they should rebound... the only question is how soon.

Yeah, this team seems to be sleep walking right now.


#171 LaBombo

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:00 PM

 

How in the world did you get my family photo?

 

They're on the sweatshirt maker's website. Might want to check the fine print on that purchase order...

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#172 adorduan

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:06 PM

the defense needs to tighten up. 3 more errors tonight...


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:46 AM

I've recently come to appreciate the OPS stat more the past year or two, but it's not perfect. I don't feel like it rewards players enough just for simply getting on base and avoiding outs

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Then you might be interested in this new stat I constructed.

 

I call it "On Base Percentage", OBP for short, and baseball-reference.com already is showing it. I hope it really catches on!

 

Polanco, Garver and Cruz lead the Twins in OBP, confirming our suspicion that they have been good on offense this year.

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#174 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:55 AM

Sorry i went awol for the game.

I'll take the blame for the loss.

On the plus side though, i arrived safely in the greater Twin city metropoliton area last night.



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