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#21 Riverbrian

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:07 AM

Berrios looking good. Welcome seeing Marwin. Like to see this team win 100.


The most that Cleveland can reach with 12 games left is 99 wins.

100 wins for the Twins sounds perfect.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:08 AM

 

Don't forget Greinke.

 

Verlander, Cole and Greinke are why I'm leaning towards - *GASP* - preferring to play the Yankees in the Divisional series...

 

I agree but it's not gonna matter anyways. The Twins don't have the starters to compete with any of the playoff teams at this point. Anything is possible i guess, but i just don't see it when you have to rely on Gibson and Perez who have both been awful down the stretch here.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:11 AM

It occurred to me this morning that it feels good to be on this side of the magic number for a change.
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:16 AM

 

Not sure what is depressing about Romo giving up a homerun.  An error and a walk before the home run would have been depressing. Everyone gives up runs.Everyone.Twins did a nice job of hanging in there to get a big win.

I will admit "depressing" is a little strong. I originally had some words to soften its impact but took them out. More of "meh, that kinda stinks" then a "the sky is falling!" sort of depressing.  


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:46 AM

 

Toss a good game against a quality team and I will be impressed. Glad we got the win.

 

He did in his last start, against Washington.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:00 AM

After giving up a couple runs early, Berrios settled down and rolled thru the next 5.1 innings like an ACE should.Great seeing him back in the saddle.

 

Wasn't the blowout win I always hope for, but, a win is a win is a win.Now on to game 2 with Giolito in the dugout.Doubt we can expect the Indians to lose many of the three at Detroit, but every win reduces that magic number.I want to see it at 2 when the Twins get on the plane Sunday night.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:12 AM

 

Remember when?

 

D. SpanCF
O. Hudson2B
J. MauerC
D. YoungLF
J. ThomeDH
M. Cuddyer1B
J. KubelRF
  J. RepkoPR-RF
D. Valencia3B
  M. TolbertPR-3B
J.J. HardySS

 

 

Box score from last time Twins played a playoff series in 2010.

 

That was a decent starting lineup. Valencia hadn't quite gotten it together yet and Hardy had an off year, but that lineup deserved to be division champs.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:28 AM

Berrios looked good last night. It was pretty fun listening to Joe Mays come in the booth and marvel at the movement on his curve, nice little interlude but also added something to the broadcast. (and refreshing contrast to the "in my day, everyone was tougher/better/smarter" stories you sometimes get)

 

Arraez just keeps on hitting. He's not going to be a power bat, but I think he'll be able to shoot enough balls into gaps to maintain a respectable enough slugging % to go with a mighty high BA & OBP. He's an absolute keeper at 2B.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:29 AM

 

That was a decent starting lineup. Valencia hadn't quite gotten it together yet and Hardy had an off year, but that lineup deserved to be division champs.

Valencia hit .311 that year.Hardy was decent as well at .268. It was a very good lineup but the big bummer was Morneau had an OPS of 1.055 after 81 games before going down with concussion.  

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:41 AM

 

That hit by Arraez looked like one of those hits when I was kid playing at Rocket Park in Anoka, MN. You never knew when a batted ball was going ricochet off a stone or hardened clump of mud.

 

I saw the video from a couple of angles. Moncada completely guessed correctly. The ball just seemed to have a mind of its own.

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The most fun single of the season.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:47 AM

 

I agree but it's not gonna matter anyways. The Twins don't have the starters to compete with any of the playoff teams at this point. Anything is possible i guess, but i just don't see it when you have to rely on Gibson and Perez who have both been awful down the stretch here.

Take a look at the Yankees starters and tell me we can't compete with them with what we have. One guy barely under 4.00 ERA. Their strength is their offense and their bullpen. So is ours. Houston is a different story. We have about as much chance against them as our 87 team did against the Tigers. No sarcasm or snarkiness intended there.They had 9-0 Doyle Alexander with a 1.53 ERA, Jack Morris in his prime and two good other starters.We were 4-8 against them during the regular season.Twins were not likely to beat them. If anything this team has a better chance against the Astros.  

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:47 AM

I liked the camaraderie on the field after the game. No big celebration but guys just hangin' and enjoying the win. Polanco and Arraez ... Sano and Gonzo... looked like family (send in the memes).

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:06 AM

Toss a good game against a quality team and I will be impressed. Glad we got the win.

He did in his last start, against Washington.

Also, there are no more good opponents this season. Be prepared to remain unimpressed, I guess.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:58 AM

 

I liked the camaraderie on the field after the game. No big celebration but guys just hangin' and enjoying the win. Polanco and Arraez ... Sano and Gonzo... looked like family (send in the memes).

Also took notice of those shots at the end of last nights game.Just love the chemistry of this team.That's the reason I am fearful should they trade any of the top 10. 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:23 AM

 

The Twins need Jose Berrios. He appears to be back on track after turning in another strong start tonight.

 

So messed up there for a while that some of us had forgotten what he looked like.Back in form in the nick of time.




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