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Game Thread: Twins vs. White Sox, 9/1/20 @ 7:10PM CT

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#21 Aggies7

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:26 PM

Sano leading off is absolute clown show material from Rocco. And he Ks to no ones surprise
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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:27 PM

Sano leading off

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:28 PM

Why is Sano leading off? I'd think Sano would have better at bats if a guy were on base.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:33 PM

 

Sano leading off is absolute clown show material from Rocco. And he Ks to no ones surprise

Why? He's been one of only two productive hitters this year. I don't have a problem with them throwing some sh*t against the wall and seeing what sticks.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:34 PM

 

Just need a normal Pineda start—- 6 innnings, 2 R

Well, they've got the 2 runs. He's just going to have to blank them from here on out. Otherwise there might be some blankety blank blanking of another kind :-)


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:34 PM

 

Why is Sano leading off? I'd think Sano would have better at bats if a guy were on base.

This would be true if we had more than two hitters that were able to get on base consistently...

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:43 PM

 

Why? He's been one of only two productive hitters this year. I don't have a problem with them throwing some sh*t against the wall and seeing what sticks.

Concur.

 

Sano has been ripping the ball of late.

 

It was rather unfortunate that he swung at what looked like outside pitches...

And ended up taking a strike he thought inside?


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:46 PM

To win the games, someone is going to have to hit the ball that their guy throws at the plate out of the infield.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:47 PM

Buxton hits it deep to left, it’s a triple play! I mean a home run! Oh it’s a fly out to left

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:49 PM

 

Concur.

 

Sano has been ripping the ball of late.

 

It was rather unfortunate that he swung at what looked like outside pitches...

And ended up taking a strike he thought inside?

Yeah, Sano is gonna have ABs like that, it's just who he is... I can live with it as long as he obliterates the ball like he's been doing lately.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:57 PM

Why? He's been one of only two productive hitters this year. I don't have a problem with them throwing some sh*t against the wall and seeing what sticks.


Probably because he leads the league in strikeouts (52 k in 106 ab). Bold strategy to have that guy lead off

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:59 PM

On the plus side, Pineda looks good IMHO. Can't give a hot lineup extra outs!

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:01 PM

Come on, Nelson. Need a spark here.


#34 blindeke

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:07 PM

 

To win the games, someone is going to have to hit the ball that their guy throws at the plate out of the infield.

 

Pretty sure it still hasn't happened. All infield hits or squibbers through the gap. 

 

Q: Seriously, what happened to the all-time-record power this team had last season? Does James Rowson have a deal with the devil or something? 


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:08 PM

Marwin's nearly down to .600 OPS. He's really hurt the lineup over the past few weeks. BBref has him as a sub replacement level player (-0.1 WAR).

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#36 twinbythebay

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:08 PM

 

Probably because he leads the league in strikeouts (52 k in 106 ab). Bold strategy to have that guy lead off

He's also got one of the highest OBPs on the team. The sad fact is that Rocco doesn't have many viable options at the moment... Plus if Sano hits leadoff, it removes the possibility of a GIDP from at least one of his at bats.:)

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#37 twinbythebay

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:10 PM

I long for the days when I thought the Gonzalez signing was brilliant... He's just so, so bad now.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:11 PM

I know it's hard to look at the big picture here but it's great to see Pineda pitching so well. It's a good sign for the team if our bats ever learn to hit again.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:23 PM

Same ol', same ol' with the bats... At least Pineda looks good.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:23 PM

Slowly but surely to lose another one I guess.




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