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Game Thread: Twins vs Texas 7:10 PM CST 7/5/2019

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#41 Blake

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:13 PM

Shoot, Perez was through the inning so quick, I wonder if Texas was able to get their bullpen guy ready in time?

 

Edit: Holy moly, Texas is sticking with Sampson?

 

Edit 2: Why didn't the manager pull that poor kid sooner? Good grief.

Edited by Blake, 05 July 2019 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:13 PM

Perez regaining his mojo would be huge for this rotation. His last start against the Rays was huge, another would be even huger.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:13 PM

....and Perez getting through 3 innings on 39 pitches and no walks.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:18 PM

We really needed an inning like that to get Perez a nice cushion. He should go at least 5 tonight.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:19 PM

WOW What a inning= fun


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:23 PM

Thats where Schoop is his best= his arm


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:23 PM

Where has this defense and offense been the last couple of weeks?


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:23 PM

Schoop! What a play!
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:27 PM

Who is in the booth with Dick? Maybe I'm being obtuse but I don't recognize the voice.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:30 PM

Remember when Texas had good pitching? Me neither.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

 

Who is in the booth with Dick? Maybe I'm being obtuse but I don't recognize the voice.

 

Tim Laudner

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

 

Where has this defense and offense been the last couple of weeks?

 

Everybody's gonna have a lull.Not gonna play .667 ball forever.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:32 PM

Uh oh ... is Cruz’ wrist bothering him again?

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

 

Kepler has an obp 25 points higher than Buxton. The only player with a lower obp than Byron is Schoop. The only ones higher than Kepler are Cruz, Polanco and Garver. Garver sometimes does lead off vs lhp. Cruz isn’t going to lead off. Polanco is ideally suited for the two spot. Which brings us back to Kepler. No, he isn’t an ideal or “tradtional” lead off man. He has been (at least from my research) quite prone to extreme hot and cold patches. But he is nevertheless the best candidate for the job IMO.

It's not so much about Kepler as changing things up. Naturally within minutes of saying how stagnant the offense is, they put up a 6 spot. 

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:36 PM

 

It's not so much about Kepler as changing things up. Naturally within minutes of saying how stagnant the offense is, they put up a 6 spot. 

Maybe say it more often?

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:36 PM

Cruz had to sprint in his top gear to leg out that double. I hope he didn't strain a hammy or something.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:36 PM

 

The Kepler leading off experiment is no longer working. Move Buxton to lead off. Kepler to 3rd. 

 

The 'leadoff' guy is only noticed in the first inning.The way the combinations work themselves out throughout the game means that the 'leadoff' guy could come up with guys on base in any particular inning...sort of like what Kepler just did on his RBI single.Rocco thinks Kep is one of the better contact hitters on the team and he wants to get him as many at-bats as possible in a game, hence why he's in the 'leadoff' spot.I was dubious about it at first because I'm so used to the traditional leadoff slots where Bux or Polanco should be in it but I like how this has worked out because now you have 3 really good contact hitters at the top of the lineup on a regular basis (Kep, Polanco, Cruz).


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:37 PM

Bring on the 'pen! Lets wear it out in game 1.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:37 PM

Now Dick just said right heel for Cruz.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:38 PM

 

Tim Laudner

Thanks! That makes sense. I forgot that he sometimes pulled booth duties.




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