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Game Thread: Twins vs. Detroit 5:10 PM PST (7:10 PM CDT) 8/23/2019

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#441 Aggies7

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:36 PM

Well, we got through game one with Day-Twah and didn't need to use Rogers. 
 
These uniforms go away after this weekend.
 
Smalley won't always be in the booth.
 
//looking for the positives.


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#442 Blake

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:36 PM

9 runs to Detroit.

 

There is something seriously wrong when a team loses 3 out of 4 to two of the worst teams in the division.

 

We're heading into epic collapse territory right now.

 

Very disappointing.

 

I understand "can't win them" all but the Twins losing to the likes of Chicago and Detroit?

 

Both Detroit and Chicago look like they showed up to play. The Twins look like they showed up.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:37 PM

 

Well, we got through game one with Day-Twah and didn't need to use Rogers. 

 

These uniforms go away after this weekend.

 

Smalley won't always be in the booth.

 

//looking for the positives.

Cave went from being the Twins Daily scapegoat a week ago to the only guy who showed up today... so I guess that's a positive.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:37 PM

These are just games Twins have no excuse to not win. "Ace" on the mound. Home game. Against the Tigers. In the middle of a playoff race. Sad.

 

 

Edited by MNT1996, 23 August 2019 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:40 PM

Again: Why can't we have anything nice and why can't we do anything the easy way??

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:40 PM

Seriously, I just want to reach through the TV and grab Smalley by the neck. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE FABULOUS STUFF THE TWINS FACED TONIGHT.

 

Here's VerHagen's BBREF page, Roy:

 

https://www.baseball...verhadr01.shtml

 

 

I'm not stupid. Stop treating me like I am.

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:42 PM

 

Seriously, I just want to reach through the TV and grab Smalley by the neck. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE FABULOUS STUFF THE TWINS FACED TONIGHT.

 

Here's VerHagen's BBREF page, Roy:

 

https://www.baseball...verhadr01.shtml

 

 

I'm not stupid. Stop treating me like I am.

The Twins hung 6 runs on Detroit, which should be enough to beat the likes of Detroit. 

 

So no, Detroit doesn't have great pitching. Or even average pitching.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:43 PM

 

Cave went from being the Twins Daily scapegoat a week ago to the only guy who showed up today... so I guess that's a positive.

Hmm, I was completely disgusted with Cave and he's turned things around.

 

Okay, here goes: Fire Baldelli, bring back Gardy, option Harper and DFA Romo.

 

I've had it with this team and it's time for this team to be woken up.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:44 PM

Why does it seem that when our hitters get challenged by a lesser pitcher, we collapse like a house of cards?

This clearly doesn't happen all the time, but it happens more often than I think it should.

Edited by IndyTwinsFan, 23 August 2019 - 09:44 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:45 PM

Hmm, I was completely disgusted with Cave and he's turned things around.
 
Okay, here goes: Fire Baldelli, bring back Gardy, option Harper and DFA Romo.
 
I've had it with this team and it's time for this team to be woken up.

Except for the DFA Romo part.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:51 PM

 

These are just games Twins have no excuse to not win. "Ace" on the mound. Home game. Against the Tigers. In the middle of a playoff race. Sad.

Hopefully, a game like this will start to convince the team that Berrios is not an ace. Because he is not an ace. Plain and simple. Sorry guys, but he's not and never has been. He's shown ability in the last few years but where does this 'ace' stuff even come from to begin with? Hopefully, the front office goes out in the offseason and gets an ace. That's what I would like to see. 


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:54 PM

My Dad asks: "Did Cleveland win?" 

My response: "Yes. Cleveland beats bad teams. They may lose to good teams, but Cleveland does beat bad teams." 


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:57 PM

 

Except for the DFA Romo part.

If you're going for the anti-jinx, you have to sell it.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

The Twins front office has just got to be pulling their hair out with the bad play at home. I'm sure they would really love to take advantage of this pennant race and tickets should be flying out the window. Should be non-stop sellouts, (I don't know if it has been sold out), but yeah, the way the season is going there should be a MAJOR buzz going around in Minneapolis and serious excitement but the team plays so poorly in their own backyard how can there be excitement? I actually feel bad for the front office with this unbelievably poor baseball at home. 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:17 AM

The Twins are treating first place like a plate of vegetables.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:23 AM

Are there any other teams in pro sports where the fans in attendance don’t boo bad play?

Red Sox. Sweet Caroline is just as fulfilling if the home team's down 7-2 in the 8th, or up. And it's not just rose-colored glasses - but the fans do know how to cheer without being told to by a jumbotron. Some leather-lung rando starts "Let's Go Red Sox" and pretty soon you've got that side of the park going in unison. Of course there's a collective groan, or worse, when things go badly. But booing? Not close, in my experience.
 

Should be non-stop sellouts, (I don't know if it has been sold out)

Announced attendance: 31238
TF capacity: 39504
 
For a first place team, on a pleasant weekend night. Don't get me started, about the MN baseball fanbase.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:18 AM

And there it is! Smalley: "I haven't seen a pitcher with as good of stuff as VerHagen tonight."

Roy. Please. We're not stupid.


We're not stupid. But Verhagen's location was. mid 90s fastballs up and in. change ups and curves buried at the bottom of the zone. For 1 game, he obviously had feel and command. Twins also extended the zone, perhaps out of that same over-confidence.

And Arraez will hit. Has at every level. Contact skill is elite. Command of the zone is close elite imo. Approach is already solid, should look to drive more balls as defenses adjust. But guys with elite contact (hand/eye coordination) can usually add power through maturity and getting stronger or through approach, swinging harder and pulling more. If this is Arraez slumping, he'll be a really good player. Like Joe Mauer good.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:28 AM

Like Joe Mauer good.

Now you're just straight-up trolling the Chief, aren't you. :)

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:04 AM

The Twins are treating first place like a plate of vegetables.


So... lots of butter?
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:34 AM

Now you're just straight-up trolling the Chief, aren't you. :)


1st base Joe Mauer.
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