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#21 cmoss84


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:18 PM


Maybe it would be best for both Gibson and the Twins if he didn't pitch again this year. It's clear he's not at his best as he battles his illness.


At this point, the Twins might want to just bring two starting pitchers to the playoffs, and instead bring a whole crop of guys who will be expected to go three to four innings, nothing more than two trips around the order. Perez, Smeltzer, Thorpe, and Dobnak. 


Something like...


Game One: Berrios

Game Two: Bullpen (Dobnak/Thrope)

Game Three: Odorizzi

Game Four: Bullpen (Smeltzer/Perez)

I like most of this, but for game 4, back to Berrios. 

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

#22 AceWrigley


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:02 PM


What is a homer?


They're Bombas around here, pal.

I stand corrected Sir. Bombas they are, and Bombas they will be. May it rain Twin's Bombas all over the faithful Target Field outfield patrons. I wonder, if it just clears the fence is it a Bombacita? And an inside the park job, is it a Bomba en la casa or does it not even acquire Bomba status?

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#23 h2oface


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:23 PM


Yesterday was Thursday, September 19.It was the 153rd game of the year putting the Twins 94% of the way through the season.The Twins hit 4 home runs for a season total of 293 home runs.The Twins are now 1 home run ahead of the Yankees for the new MLB single-season home run record.


....and..... have played one game less, so have an extra game to hit more than than those Yankees!

#24 Alex Schieferdecker

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:31 PM


I like most of this, but for game 4, back to Berrios. 

Pretty clear by now that he performs far better with extra rest.

#25 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:41 PM

Pretty clear by now that he performs far better with extra rest.

He actually has better career numbers on normal rest than he does with an extra day of rest.
He does have better numbers with 2 or more extra days of rest, so I'm not sure anything is "clear" yet.

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