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#281 operation mindcrime

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:33 PM

Go Stroman! Go Syndergaard!
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#282 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:33 PM

Denied.


Yeah.

I forget which stage that is...

#283 wsnydes

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:33 PM

 

Go ask Braves or Cards fans this question. 

While it's true that they're in the same boat, neither of them started off with as good a first half as the Twins did.

 

But yes, they're just as flawed.

"Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains."

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:34 PM

As many on this board know, I usually fly off the handle every time we lose a series, NOT THIS ONE! We faced Giolito and Super Nova in this series. It was predictable. You lose to a guy like Giolito, it's not frustrating. At least not for me. That's why I said that Game two would be so vital. If we had lost last night, it would have been a train wreck. As it is, this was expected against the two hottest pitchers in baseball right now. 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:34 PM

I am going to look into some welsh rabbit...

#286 MNT1996

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

3 straight home series that the Twins have lost. Ouch


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

Anyhow. Thanks for the company.
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#288 Bomba2026

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:37 PM

Another throw away game...I wish we had that Chicago pitcher on our team....The Twins have a big disadvantage in every game...we don't get to hit OUR pitching. I hope the guys go to the fair and eat themselves into a coma, have fun and sweep Detroit.
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#289 MNT1996

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:43 PM

In happier news, Bailey Ober pitched his 2nd straight gem for Pensacola. 7 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 12 Ks. Hopefully he gets a quick promotion to Rochester.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:49 PM

 

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

 

They get taken out with 80 pitches in the 7th any time they get close.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:53 PM

Up and Down, Up and Down; the Pitching and Defense. Offense wins the games. No Offense -- no Win.

 

It's not a bad formula. Just need the offense to shine more often than not and so far that's been the case. First Place, 77-50 record, 27 games over .500, 2.5 game lead. I will take that. It's ugly sometimes but I will still take that! :)

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#292 jz7233

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:08 PM

 

In happier news, Bailey Ober pitched his 2nd straight gem for Pensacola. 7 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 12 Ks. Hopefully he gets a quick promotion to Rochester.

Ober could quickly establish himself to be Twins #3 pitching prospect behind Graterol and Balazovic if he keeps pitching like that.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:45 PM

Oh yeah. Did anyone want to award bunny ribbons?

Or is that an element of an orthogonal game thread intro what never caught on?

#294 LVTwinsfan

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:42 PM

Mets win
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#295 Tovar12

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:53 PM

 

Mets win

 

Love it.Two runs in bottom of 10th to pull it out.Fielding blunder by Cleveland enabled the win (pitcher didn't cover first on potential game-ending double play in bottom of 10th)


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:44 AM

 

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.

 

They are 12 games below .500 - and that's in a division that includes the Royals and Tigers. "Awful" might be reserved for Detroit and Baltimore, I'll give you that. But I'm very hesitant to give the Twins a pass on losing a series at home in late August to the pale hose.

 

Agree that the Monday game was indeed the major fumble. I think we are on the same page overall, but I don't give the Sox quite as much credit. I hope to see some sweet revenge next week in Chi-town.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:44 AM

Thanks for scoreboard watching for me!

But did either KC or Detroit gain a game on us?