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Game Thread Our Twins vs. Red Sox 9/4 7:10 AM HKT (or 9/3 6:10 PM CDT)

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#41 bighat

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

 

More importantly, Dobnak with the best facial hair in the majors?

 

Great hair. Hope he doesn't make ours gray tonight with any more walks! C'mon kid, throw strikes.

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#42 PDX Twin

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

 

Calling balls and strikes is super hard. Ever ump before? Even when the kids are only throwing 60s, it's still hard. The umps have the same amount of time to react to the ball as a player does. It's not an easy job. Plus, it's been played this way for over a hundred years. Would we have to rethink record books? How many called third strikes did the greats get that rookies didn't? It's an interesting debate and get why in such a technological world that we live in the mistakes get magnified that people clamor for robot umpires. If you're going to do it with home plate, I think you need to do it with all the other bases.

 

I don't want to belabor this discussion, but I think you have just made the case FOR having automated balls and strikes. It's not an easy job. And anything that helps the umpire get the call correct should be employed.

 

But I can't imagine automating out calls on the bases. There are just too many variables unless you had some kind of sensors on the players, the bases, and the ball/glove (perhaps something like fencing?).

 

I'd do it just for balls and strikes, and just as advice for the human umpire, who could deal with unusual situations that the automated system did not anticipate.

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


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:38 PM

Nice inning DobnaK!


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:38 PM

So is Dobnak an "opener" or is he going to pitch a full start?


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:39 PM

 

Concur.

I got a friend who has had terrible luck keeping motorcycles. 3 or 4 stolen in the past year or two, the most recent one within a week of bringing it home before he could get round to registering it...

Didn't realize how such a thing could change a life so drastically. Like something from Inside Llewin Davis.

Anyway, if things go as planned, i should be at the game today, balncing out the fandom in a small group of friends.

I had a motorcycle once. 450 Honda. Wasn't a love affair. I put it in the ditch once. Came to sitting at a farmer's kitchen table, wiping blood off my face, the farmer and his wife staring at me like I was an alien. "How did I get here?" I asked. They said I pushed my disabled Honda up their driveway and knocked on the door asking for assistance. Said their dog, a black lab, was missing. Otherwise he would've barked and let them know I was coming.

 

My helmet was split right down the middle. Three days in the hospital with a concussion and a badly bruised hip where the handlebar tried to impale me. Laid in my hospital bed and watched the Twins lose three straight.

 

Got the bike fixed, let my brother take it for a spin, went straight down my driveway, across the road into the ditch and got tangled in a barbed wire fence. The thing hated me.

 

Sold the bike. Kept the brother.

 

Oh, the missing dog never returned. Farmer figured I must have hit the dog and the mutt crawled off and died in the woods somewhere.

 

His name was Lucky.

 

I've been affected by it ever since... the concussion, not the dog. The three Twins losses... not so much.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

Castro gone on 3 pitches. Seems to be an easy out now, down to a .237 average also.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

 

So is Dobnak an "opener" or is he going to pitch a full start?

 

Looks like he is going to go at least a couple innings. No one talking to him in the dugout.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

Dick forgets Millar played for the Saints.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:44 PM

No surprise with the walk to Wade. Wading is just walking in water, right?

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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 03 September 2019 - 05:48 PM

 

 

So is Dobnak an "opener" or is he going to pitch a full start?

 

I'd assume if he can go 5, they'll let 'em.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:50 PM

Don't understand pulling Dobnak...

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:50 PM

What a joke- that was no 2b, Cronny should of had that

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:51 PM

 

Don't understand pulling Dobnak...

 

Well, I was wrong on Dobnak too. Had a great 1st inning, what gives? Rocco with a head-scratcher.

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#54 Danchat

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:52 PM

I didn't realize we were doing an opener tonight...

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

Going with a real bullpen game today?They have enough pitchers to do so I guess.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

 

Going with a real bullpen game today?They have enough pitchers to do so I guess.

 

But how many of those "Twings" can get outs against a top lineup?

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


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:56 PM

I thought that should have been an error on Cron. More to the point, it is a different deal if he knocks the ball down. 

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:57 PM

 

But how many of those "Twings" can get outs against a top lineup?

 

I mean...hopefully almost everyone.Wonder who's next or if Thorpe will keep on going


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:57 PM

Does Thorpe have what it takes to be a starter? I'd like to see the Twins give him, Smeltzer, and Dobnak a shot at the five spot next year.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 05:57 PM

When Gibson went down, I thought the start would come from either Smeltzer or Thorpe. Maybe Thorpe and Smeltzer get three innings apiece?

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