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GAME THREAD: 9/15/20, Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox, 7:10 CDT

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#241 jun

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 10:52 PM

 

If you do all that and do nothing about pitching, which you don’t mention at all, it will be more of the same.

For pitching, Maeda, Berrios and Pineda are locks. It would not be a bad idea to try to extend Pineda. Dobnak could be the long man. Try best to sign at least a #2 starter if not an Ace. Sign Clippard, Romo, Wisler and Thielbar. Sign Rogers and May at reduced price if possible. Stashak, Alcala and Duffey should be locks. Try to sign a reliable closer. Promote younger players aggressively.


#242 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:53 AM

Thanks for waiting for me to post before archivin' the thread.

 

I slept through the entire game. This was my bad.

 

No underwelming in tonight's game!

 

I'm gonna be awake for it somehow...


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:09 AM

So Cruz got ejected?

 

I had seen the box score said he got pinch hit for, so i was afraid he mighta been injured...

 

"Why no, umpire, your mother's combat boots are very tasteful indeed. Please send me a link after the game so that i might share them with my mother!"


#244 spycake

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:56 AM

 

So Cruz got ejected?

 

I had seen the box score said he got pinch hit for, so i was afraid he mighta been injured...

Yes, Cruz was ejected.

 

I wonder why they don't use the pinch hitter for the ejection part -- meaning, Cruz could just tell Adrianza to go insult the umpire on his behalf. :)

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#245 spycake

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:07 AM

 

"This year will be different"

 

-Twins fans in 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2020

 

 

To be fair, it wasn't until maybe 2010 that a pattern emerged.

 

 

There was a little bit of the pattern starting in 2003, or even 2002.

 

2002 ALCS: won game 1, lost next 4 (vs Angels)

 

2003: won game 1, lost next 3

 

2004: won game 1, lost next 3

 

2006: lost all 3 (vs Oakland)

 

2009: lost all 3

 

2010: lost all 3

 

2017: lost only one

 

2019: lost all 3

 

Even when they weren't getting swept the first few times, they still had a propensity to drop 3+ in a row.