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#61 Doomtints

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:54 AM

The Twins used a defense-first infield yesterday and still managed to win without having to score ten runs. Cool.

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#62 Blake

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:01 PM

 

People have tried to label me and found no success in their attempts.

We keep trying to put players in boxes.

Is Schoop the back up now or is he part of the roster and simply utilized?

Is Arraez the starting 2B next year or is he part of the roster playing 2B, 3B and LF?

If Rooker goes nuts does he have to go nuts once a week or can the manager make it work.

Labels are counter to how Baldelli is doing things and I couldn’t be happier.

*Checks RB for labels*

 

Says right there: "President of the "Baseball Player Positional Flexibility" Club

Founded 4-23-16"

 

Looks like a label to me. But, what do I know? :)

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#63 twinsnorth49

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:14 PM

 

Still a lot of back/handed complements regarding Sano (“better than watching him strike out”....etc.)

I’m not sure when people are going to realize his changes are for real. His emergence is arguably the key reason the Twins are still ahead of Indians right now.

That’s his second monster clutch home run that I recall this year (the should be winner against the Yankees the other). I feel great when he comes up in situations like that. It’s a shame that more fans aren’t appreciating he good of a player he actually is. That win last night was massive.

 

 

Zero facts to back this up, but it seems when somebody else gets in the home run groove, he tends to slide back into the, I am going to pull ever pitch over the left field fence, then get he starts to get going again when he starts going with pitch.

Zero facts to back what up? His hasn't made important contributions with his latest changes? Where are the facts backing up your claim? If you're going to call someone out to provide facts, don't also make an assertion without providing any of your own. 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:22 PM

 

Zero facts to back this up, but it seems when somebody else gets in the home run groove, he tends to slide back into the, I am going to pull ever pitch over the left field fence, then get he starts to get going again when he starts going with pitch.

 

It's possible that you are describing the very nature of hot and cold streaks, which almost every player goes through during the course of a season.:)

 

 

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#65 Tomj14

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:51 PM

 

Zero facts to back what up? His hasn't made important contributions with his latest changes? Where are the facts backing up your claim? If you're going to call someone out to provide facts, don't also make an assertion without providing any of your own. 

OK, settle down.

I wasn't calling out anybody to provide facts, I was saying I had zero facts to back up my observation, which was Sano seems to get pull happy when other players get hot and hit a bunch of homers, then that person cools off a bit and Sano "remembers" he doesn't have to pull everything and gets hot again.

 

Which Riverbrian pointed out is the very nature of hot and cold streaks.

 

and IMO his cold streaks seem to happen when somebody else has a hot homer streak, which may not be factual, it just seems that way.

 

 


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 01:08 PM

 

Side Note: I enjoyed listening to Jim Kaat and Bert in the booth last night. 

I just signed up for Twins on MLB for rest of year. First game I watched was the blown save against the Marlins. Second game was last night which more than made up for it and Jim Kaat and Bert Blyleven were a huge part of that on top of the game itrself.

2 memorable quotes both by Kaat, I think; First was when Jake bounced a pitch behind Freddie Freeman. Kaat, " That is the way I always pitched Ted Williams".

Second was when Brewer was talking about pitch sequencing as the modern way to confuse hitters. Kaat," We had sequencing, we just weren't smart enough to use those words. We just called it mxing 'em up"

Thoroughly entertaining, can't wait for tonight.

Edited by Number3, 06 August 2019 - 01:10 PM.

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#67 yarnivek1972

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 01:59 PM

I'm hoping May just took a big step forward last night. If he did, the Twins bullpen just got a lot better.


I’ll second that emotion. Twins don’t need him to be “the guy”. Just one of the pretty good guys.

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 01:59 PM

When Trevor May came in to the game he looked like a completely different pitcher from the start. I was watching with my son and told him as much after the 2nd pitch. 

First, he was hucking the ball at a new velo for himself. On top of that, he was hitting his spots. He had one terrible call go against him in the first AB, but that didn't derail him from his plan. He looked like a new man.

Then he pulled the string with a dirty change up on the corner. 
 

I was beside myself with excitement watching this pitcher on the mound whose face and jersey I know well, but whose demeanor, stuff and command I didn't recognize.

Then he set the beat on repeat in the 9th. 

I'm not going to make too much of one outing for a reliever, but if this is the new version of Trevor May after he went MIA for nearly two weeks to get some time in the lab, then the Twins just created a monster of a weapon.

Here's hoping

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:19 PM

He looked like a new man.

With most players, this sort of thing seems like Results Merchanting. With Trevor, I tend to think we are reacting to something actually different in him from one day to the next.

 

If he can bottle the Lurch persona, and bring that to the mound every time, he could be pretty good, I think.

 

Trust your stuff and go after them, is a less pop-psych way of expressing it, I suppose.

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

 

When Trevor May came in to the game he looked like a completely different pitcher from the start. I was watching with my son and told him as much after the 2nd pitch. 

First, he was hucking the ball at a new velo for himself. On top of that, he was hitting his spots. He had one terrible call go against him in the first AB, but that didn't derail him from his plan. He looked like a new man.

Then he pulled the string with a dirty change up on the corner. 
 

I was beside myself with excitement watching this pitcher on the mound whose face and jersey I know well, but whose demeanor, stuff and command I didn't recognize.

Then he set the beat on repeat in the 9th. 

I'm not going to make too much of one outing for a reliever, but if this is the new version of Trevor May after he went MIA for nearly two weeks to get some time in the lab, then the Twins just created a monster of a weapon.

Here's hoping

 

May has been struggling to hit his spots all year, and it's been immensely frustrating, because you know he's got the stuff to dominate. Frankly, I was expecting him to be the RHP partner to Taylor Rogers if he could stay healthy. Healthy hasn't been the issue, command has.

 

nice to see him have a strong outing last night. He's got the stuff to be a weapon. Maybe Romo can help him out a little?

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 03:55 PM

Low outside corner at 98 a couple of times last night, combined with how well he went up in the zone and his changeup, that's borderline unhittable.

Hes always been such a tantalizing player, if he can maintain what he did last night, I'd be drooling....more than normal that is.
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Posted 06 August 2019 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 05:11 PM

 

Every win without Buxton feels like house money. Somebody needs to tell Jake Cave to quit trying be a hero out in the field. Don't need to replace Byron, just play clean baseball. 

That is sooooo true. Jake Cave is about 50/50 on those flat out dives for sinking liners. Half are great catches, but the other half go right through him, rolling slowly to the fence as their guy rounds first with a big grin on his face. I hate those big grins.

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