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Twins 3, White Sox 2: Pineda, Buxton Shine in Return to Roster

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#21 twinbythebay

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 09:36 AM

 

Anyone want to speculate why the left-handed outfielder who pinch-hit for Vargas was Cave and not Kepler?Did somebody get benched?

That's kinda what I was thinking... It might've been Rocco's way of sending a message. Of course, I'm sure if you asked Rocco, he'd say he just wanted to make sure he gave Kepler a full night of rest or something like that.

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#22 insagt1

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 10:18 AM

Ah, if ONLY Buxton could stay healthy. If that guy could stay in the lineup, lots of good things will happen. I'm betting though that one of his tools is probably going to go away...base-stealing. For him, its an injury just waiting to happen. Kepler...probably a combination of a 'benching' for lackadaisical play (he is a super outfielder most the time) and getting day off...his offense has not been good.

Sano--better at 1B than 3rd. He's doing all right. He still k's way too much, but he is always a threat. He is who he is (cliche)

I don't think Rogers should close anymore this short season. find a new role for him. Even with Kepler's error, a good closer gets out of that inning. rogers clearly doesn't have it this season.

Props to Jake..he's like the red-headed stepchild of the team. Loved his enthusiasm, as well as the whole team last night. Hopefully they can build on it.

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#23 Alex Schieferdecker

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:05 AM

I can't get enough of Wisler closing the game with fourteen straight sliders, ranging from 80-85 mph.

 

He and Thielbar are absolutely spinning the ball, and have been completely freed by the dictum that you throw your best pitch as much as possible and forget about throwing your bad pitches for variety.

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#24 twinbythebay

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:47 AM

 

I can't get enough of Wisler closing the game with fourteen straight sliders, ranging from 80-85 mph.

 

He and Thielbar are absolutely spinning the ball, and have been completely freed by the dictum that you throw your best pitch as much as possible and forget about throwing your bad pitches for variety.

It's absolutely amazing to me that it took professional baseball teams over a hundred years to come to such shocking realizations as "You should throw your best pitch as much as possible" and "You should put your fielders in the spots where the other team typically hits the ball"

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#25 Ruven

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 04:45 PM

Pre-game 3 rant, but wtf! Why is Buxton on the bench?
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#26 BBAM

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 05:19 PM

 

Pre-game 3 rant, but wtf! Why is Buxton on the bench?

I was wondering the same flipping thing!!!!!!




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