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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 08:40 AM

Darren Wolfson tweeted this morning that Willians Astudillo will be the 29th man today. 

 

 

Could the stay last longer than one day? 

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#2 Doctor Gast

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 08:54 AM

Big fan of Astudillo. We need a good RH contact hitter against Boyd. Hope his plate discipline is better, we need his bat.


#3 rdehring

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:05 AM

Have a feeling that Avila is more beat up than they have let known. Expect Jeffers will start one game with LaTortuga starting the other. If that happens, we will know more about Avila.

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:15 AM

family friend confirms Jeffers starts game one.

 


#5 jud6312

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:30 AM

 

Big fan of Astudillo. We need a good RH contact hitter against Boyd. Hope his plate discipline is better, we need his bat.

They need more than weak contact though, which is his jam.


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:42 AM

This is because Avila is beat up. We need another catcher for these double headers. My guess is that Astudillo stays through the weekend to help out with the double headers and is back down on Monday unless Avila can't go next week. 


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:49 AM

I don't get why they wouldn't just put Avila on the 10-day IL, retroactive to 9/2, and then use the 29th man on a pitcher. 

 

It's downright maddening that they are opting for a bullpen game in this 5 game stretch and has the potential to be a colossal mistake.


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:49 AM

 

This is because Avila is beat up. We need another catcher for these double headers. My guess is that Astudillo stays through the weekend to help out with the double headers and is back down on Monday unless Avila can't go next week. 

It's just the one this weekend, isn't it? Then another on Tuesday?


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:57 AM

My bad, you're right.The second doubleheader is Tuesday with the Cards. I expect Astudillo will stay until Avila is ready to go and then be gone, mostly through these doubleheaders. 

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#10 Rosterman

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 02:04 PM

Tortuga playing second base? Second game perhaps? I say use him before sending him abck to the float squad!

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 06:56 PM

I’m pretty sure Astudillo sticks around until Avila is a full go. He did a nice job behind the plate in the eighth inning.
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#12 jud6312

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 07:48 PM

 

I’m pretty sure Astudillo sticks around until Avila is a full go. He did a nice job behind the plate in the eighth inning.

Who do they send down to accommodate that move?


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 08:08 PM

Who do they send down to accommodate that move?

Poppen?

 

 

/ after today's game, he's no longer fresh :)
 

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A mistake made more than once starts to look like a decision.


#14 stringer bell

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:09 PM

I would expect Poppen gets sent down, and he could return as the 29th man for the doubleheader in St. Louis.


#15 jud6312

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 09:31 PM

 

Poppen?

 

 

/ after today's game, he's no longer fresh :)
 

I guess it's possible. I was hoping to avoid the Tortuga this year. Him being in St. Paul was the most pleasant part of the season.


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Posted 05 September 2020 - 08:09 AM

Tortuga scores the winning run! Great to see that flowing mane rounding third once again.

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#17 mrtwinsfan

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 08:19 AM

 

Tortuga scores the winning run! Great to see that flowing mane rounding third once again.

Yes it was, and thankfully the c.f. booted it,