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#121 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 04:22 PM

 

And there it is—Kintzler saves the second win for Miami.

Presley
Hendriks
Graterol
Kintzler

Has the makings of a pretty good bullpen.

Don't forget about Nick Anderson, either...


#122 USAFChief

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 10:09 PM

A reminder of one of the absolute worst trades in Twins history: Aaron Hicks had 3 hits tonight for the Yankees in their game 1 win in the ALDS, playing center field.

But thats not the worst part...tonight was Hicks' TWENTY FOURTH POSTSEASON GAME as a Yankee. TWENTY FOURTH, with at minimum 3 more this year.

Worked out ok for Hicks.

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#123 John Kelsey

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 10:19 PM

 

A reminder of one of the absolute worst trades in Twins history: Aaron Hicks had 3 hits tonight for the Yankees in their game 1 win in the ALDS, playing center field.

But thats not the worst part...tonight was Hicks' TWENTY FOURTH POSTSEASON GAME as a Yankee. TWENTY FOURTH, with at minimum 3 more this year.

Worked out ok for Hicks.

 

Horrible trade for sure, but Hicks has fewer ABs than Buxton the past two years and has been worse than Buxton while doing so. The Twins kept the better (currently) and younger of two extremely injury-prone CFs, I think the time to lament his departure was 4-5 years ago. 

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#124 spycake

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 07:10 AM

Rough night for ex-Twin John Curtiss. Pitching the 9th inning trailing with his Rays trailing by a run, Curtiss gave up an RBI single to Hicks, then a grand slam to Stanton, not only putting the game out of reach, but also letting the Yankees skip using their closer -- which could be important, in a series with no off days.

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#125 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 05:37 PM

Liam Hendriks gets the win in relief to keep the A's alive in the series.

And closes it out, as expected.
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#126 ashbury

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 07:47 AM

Hicks has fewer ABs than Buxton the past two years

I started to joke that that's because Aaron walks so much more often than Byron. But then I looked it up, and you know what, it's true!

 

2019-20:

Buxton: 430 PA 401 AB

Hicks: 466 PA 390 AB

 

Besides that, you are combining numbers for a full 162-game season with a pandemic-influenced 60-game season. A better way to express it is that both players served part-time duties in 2019 due to injuries but Hicks played essentially full-time in 2020.
 

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#127 spycake

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:51 AM

 

Liam Hendriks gets the win in relief to keep the A's alive in the series.

And closes it out, as expected.

3 innings! 37 pitches, for an actual closer. His longest outing since 2015 (his first season as a reliever).

 

I wonder if they will still use him today? They did let him struggle through 49 pitches in a game last week vs the White Sox...


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:55 AM

John Curtiss redeemed himself a bit for his earlier outing with 1.2 scoreless innings last night. He was able to pitch with a 8-2 lead, though.


#129 stringer bell

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 02:21 PM

Oliver Drake DFAed and off the playoff roster for the Rays.

#130 Danchat

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 09:49 PM

It feels really weird to be seeing John Curtiss and Aaron Slegers pitching in rather close games like this...


#131 spycake

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 09:31 AM

Huascar Ynoa also pitched last night, in a...well, not-so-close game. :)

 

(Yeah, I know Ynoa was never technically a Twin, just a Twins minor leaguer.)

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#132 USAFChief

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 01:17 AM

Brusdar Graterol hadn't allowed an inherited runner to score all year.

Until game 4, Thursday.

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#133 AceWrigley

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 09:04 AM

I'll bet Nick Anderson would like that last pitch back last nite.