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Game Thread: Twins @ Brewers 7:10 PM CDT 8/13/2019

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#1 Blake

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:21 PM

Well, the day managed to slip away, because, for some reason, work decided that I should actually work at work, rather than look at baseball stuff and think about game threads.

 

The nerve!

 

I shan't go over history, because it's over and done with. Instead, I plan to take each day, one at a time, put forth my best effort, and let the chips fall where they may.

 

Now that the standard platitudes are behind us, I hope the Twins get after it and battle their tails off the rest of the season.

 

It's a race and the Twins are contenders!

 

And, because things are running way behind, it's time to put some random thoughts down:

 

!. What was Diaz thinking?

2. What was Diaz thinking?

3. What was Diaz thinking?

4. What was Diaz thinking?

 

 

Lineups:

 

 
5. Play ball!

 

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:22 PM

Disclaimer: Due to the rushed nature of this post, the author denies and responsibility for anything in this post, unless, of course, for some reason, people like it. Then, It's mine. 

 

Management 101: All of the credit, none of the blame!

 

Thank you.

 

It's the American way!

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:32 PM

I hope our baseball team wins tonight.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:33 PM

One thing I don't like about Rocco is that he's quite inactive during the game. Very few steals, very few pinch hitting, very few pitching matchups (chess game). A lot more needs to be done in the game. Play fundamental and smart baseball!

Edited by jz7233, 13 August 2019 - 04:37 PM.

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#5 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:37 PM

One thing I don't like about Rocco is that he's quite inactive during the game. Very few steals, very few pinch hitting, very few pitching matchups (chess game). A lot more needs to be done in the game. Play fundamental baseball!


When you hit the most homeruns in baseball, risking an out on the bases is foolish.
A HR scores a runner from any base.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:38 PM

Disclaimer: Due to the rushed nature of this post, the author denies and responsibility for anything in this post, unless, of course, for some reason, people like it. Then, It's mine.

Management 101: All of the credit, none of the blame!

Thank you.

It's the American way!


Credit... people spending what they don't have... Or at least not yet.

For me, none of the credit. All of the blame.

At least until i know my way around the goat.

Yeah... goatscape is topologically tricky to navigate.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:40 PM

I hope our baseball team wins tonight.

I deign to associate myself with this sentiment.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 04:43 PM

One thing I don't like about Rocco is that he's quite inactive during the game. Very few steals, very few pinch hitting, very few pitching matchups (chess game). A lot more needs to be done in the game. Play fundamental and smart baseball!



With Buxton out, who would you expect to be stealing?
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#9 jz7233

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:10 PM

 

When you hit the most homeruns in baseball, risking an out on the bases is foolish.
A HR scores a runner from any base.

A HR is still rare in baseball game. Twins' hitters have not been clutch. Advancing runners is still a critical part of baseball game.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:14 PM

When you hit the most homeruns in baseball, risking an out on the bases is foolish.
A HR scores a runner from any base.

True, as long as the HR's are flying, and you are facing pliant pitchers. But, sometimes you gotta make your own luck. That said I think the reason Rocco sits on his hands most games is that stealing and bunting seem statistically passe. I also doubt Rocco is a hunch guy.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:15 PM

 

With Buxton out, who would you expect to be stealing?

I guess Buxton is the only one on the team who could possibly steal a base.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:19 PM

I hope our baseball team wins tonight.

 

I deign to associate myself with this sentiment.

Quite. Quite.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:23 PM

I guess Buxton is the only one on the team who could possibly steal a base.


He's the only one who can do it successfully often enough to justify the risk.
Teams are realizing that making outs on the bases is really bad strategy. It's not just the Twins. Stolen bases are way down across the league.
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#14 ashbury

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:24 PM

Twins' hitters have not been clutch.

Team BA has been higher with men on base (and more specifically with RISP) than bases empty. Ditto for slugging average.

https://www.baseball...=2019#all_bases

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:30 PM

 

With Buxton out, who would you expect to be stealing?

Not Adrianza.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:37 PM

buxton 14 sb, 3 cs; everybody else 11 sb, 15 cs.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:40 PM

Silver lining: Cruz wouldn't be playing tonight or tomorrow anyway.

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It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:46 PM

Silver lining: Cruz wouldn't be playing tonight or tomorrow anyway.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:06 PM

In other news...

 

Double - Single - Double

 

Not a bad start for the Blue Wahoo Crew

 

Kirilloff - Lewis - Larnach

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Is it 2020 yet?

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:15 PM

Way to work that walk Polanco.

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