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#261 SwainZag

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:21 PM

 

Brutal this game, and against a lefty like Giolito they Cave and Castro have been bad all year. The manager owes the fans an apology for this crusty line-up. About as bad as some of the Gardenhire and TK line-ups that included Punto and Hocking back in the day.

 

Why would Rocco owe the fans an apology?Goodness.Kepler, Polanco, Cruz, Sano, Arraez, and Rosario combined for 2 singles and 6 K's.That's a lot of very good hitters.If anything Giolito owes Twins fans an apology for tossing a gem.

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:22 PM



Bunnies.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:22 PM

 

Twins gonna get blanked on a CGSO from Giolito in a huge day-game rubber match against the awful White Sox. Terrible!

 

Bring on the Tigers. Hope this series reminds the Twins that you can't take anyone lightly in baseball. 14 runs don't mean much if you can't score any the next day. Rocco's team wasn't ready.

White Sox are not awful. They're basically as close to the Twins in the standings as they are Detroit....and their run differential is 100+ runs better than Detroit (and some other 'really awful' teams). If they win tody, they will have 30 wins against +500 teams. That's about as many as anyone not named the Yankees has in the AL. The Monday game was the regrettable game...a loss to this team on a day Giolito starts can't be considered particularly 'unlikely' even for a good team.

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#264 Cap'n Piranha

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:24 PM

 

Just be thankful for that 40-18 start...because if not for that, the Twins wouldn't be in any contention to win the division.

 

And if the Indians didn't go 41-16 from June 4 through August 9, the Twins would be winning the division by 15 games.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:25 PM

Flush this one down the toilet. Been saying that a lot lately

#266 Bandit34

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:25 PM

Giolito-Probably top 5 best in AL right now. 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:26 PM

Flush this one down the toilet. Been saying that a lot lately


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:27 PM

They lost and he didn't record an out.

Why on earth was Magill the guy who was supposed to defend a 1 run lead in the 9th?!

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:28 PM

 

4 run deficit.
1 inning.

That is many runs we get to score.

Let us do this!

Denied.


#270 Bandit34

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

Even though he pitches for one of my ultimate rivals, if anyone deserved a standing ovation, it's Lucas Giolito. To do this to a historic offense, (yes I said historic), is beyond belief and it hasn't been done ALL YEAR LONG. If this guy doesn't win a Cy Young in his career it will be the crime of the century. 


#271 VATwinsFan

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

Let's go Mets!!!!

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#272 MNT1996

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

Seems like it's been forever since a Twins pitcher has had that kind of performance

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:30 PM

Oooof. Bit of a buzzkill. Tip of the cap to Giolito. Go get 'em Friday.

 

Go Mets tonight, tomorrow.

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#274 HawksNest

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:30 PM

Gonna be seeing A LOT of Giolito the next 4-5 years...maybe longer.

 

Get used to these sorts of games


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:30 PM

Giolito CGSO.

 

Absolutely devastating loss, dominated at home by the White Sox and lose 2 of 3.

 

After what appeared to be a season revival with a sweep in Texas, this is just about the worst letdown. Nothing comes easy.

 

And looks like Eddie Rosario's gonna be out for the weekend also. Is there a more frustrating or flawed first place team in baseball?


#276 Taildragger8791

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:30 PM

Losing too many games to bad teams. I'm really uncomfortable with the volatility that comes with an offensively-dependent team...

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#277 wsnydes

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:31 PM

That was disheartening.

 

Giolito was masterful, gotta give him credit. 

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#278 mrtwinsfan

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:32 PM

Great effort Twinscya fri


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:32 PM

 

Giolito CGSO.

 

Absolutely devastating loss, dominated at home by the White Sox and lose 2 of 3.

 

After what appeared to be a season revival with a sweep in Texas, this is just about the worst letdown. Nothing comes easy.

 

And looks like Eddie Rosario's gonna be out for the weekend also. Is there a more frustrating or flawed first place team in baseball?

 

Go ask Braves or Cards fans this question. 

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#280 MNT1996

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:32 PM

 

Even though he pitches for one of my ultimate rivals, if anyone deserved a standing ovation, it's Lucas Giolito. To do this to a historic offense, (yes I said historic), is beyond belief and it hasn't been done ALL YEAR LONG. If this guy doesn't win a Cy Young in his career it will be the crime of the century. 

 

He's been good this year but he still doesn't have the numbers to indicate that he'll be this good for his entire career. There have been instances of pitchers having fluke years recently. Blake Snell for instance was even more dominant last year than Giolitto is this year, and Snell this year has been a complete bust. 

Edited by MNT1996, 21 August 2019 - 02:33 PM.

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