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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

//in remembrance of one of my favorite recurring BYTO threads// The Twins are at .500 or better for the first time since Oct 3, 2010.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:33 AM

I knew that was the case. I wonder if that was the longest active streak in baseball. I figure most teams, even horrible ones, have started a season 1-1 the past couple years.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

Yay!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

Both Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Florimon are leading the team in batting average with .500.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

Both Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Florimon are leading the team in batting average with .500.


More proof that the 9-spot in the lineup is the key to winning batting order construction.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

Time for a "Mauer in the 9-hole" thread?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

Both Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Florimon are leading the team in batting average with .500.


Wilkin Ramirez is on line 3, requesting a little love too.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

Wilkin Ramirez is on line 3, requesting a little love too.


I considered putting him in there too, but seeing as he's actually on the roster because of his bat, and not in spite of it, I thought it was less remarkable.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

Fun with numbers only, please.

#10 The Wise One

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

Fun with numbers only, please.


Wher was your update on the last time the Twins were 666

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

The Twins are on pace to hit 108 home runs this year which would put them 2nd to last for team home runs in 2012!

In a completely related fun with numbers both Plouffe and Willingham are on pace to hit 54 home runs each!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

Twins starters have averaged more than 6 innings per game with a collective ERA of 2.33.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Mike Pelfrey is tied for the league lead in ERA.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

Twins starters have averaged more than 6 innings per game with a collective ERA of 2.33.

Now THAT's a fun number.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:49 PM

The Twins are on pace to hit 108 home runs this year which would put them 2nd to last for team home runs in 2012!

In a completely related fun with numbers both Plouffe and Willingham are on pace to hit 54 home runs each!


The Tigers are on pace to hit 0 home runs this year. That will be the 8th lowest team total in MLB history.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:54 PM

Twins starters have averaged more than 6 innings per game with a collective ERA of 2.33.


Correction. 2.45. You'd think with such a small sample I'd do the math right. :cry:
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

Pedro Florimon's final 2013 Offensive Stat Line:

AB's: 432
Avg.: .375
Doubles: 52

Hell, we have a modern day "Wee" Willie Keeler in our midst... minus the stolen bases and runs scored of course.
...and it's nice enough to make a man weep,
but I don't weep, do you?

#18 amjgt

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

I started this thread like a year ago, but I think it was "too soon"

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

when it was first started it slowly became "sad statistical facts" instead of "fun with numbers" which is intended to be a place to post manipulations of small sample sizes and unsustainable numbers etc.....so let that be a lesson everyone. Have "fun" with numbers.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:01 PM

Correction. 2.45. You'd think with such a small sample I'd do the math right. :cry:


These are positive, uplifting numbers. I think we need to put a different spin on the numbers.

Twins starters have a collective 2.95 K/9. That is dead last in the majors and is nearly half of the 2012 K/9 of 5.53. Twins starters were also dead last in K/9 last year.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

The Tigers are on pace to hit 0 home runs this year. That will be the 8th lowest team total in MLB history.


So there are actually 7 teams with negative HR totals? Did they hit foul balls over the backstop and run the bases backwards?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:56 PM

So there are actually 7 teams with negative HR totals? Did they hit foul balls over the backstop and run the bases backwards?


I take it you haven't watched the Cubs this season.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

So there are actually 7 teams with negative HR totals? Did they hit foul balls over the backstop and run the bases backwards?


That's where I was going with that 'stat'.

It's all fun when your team is winning!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:06 PM

I take it you haven't watched the Cubs this season.



Guilty as charged. I can't even discuss the Cubs without mentioning my favorite baseball song of all time:

Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request.mov - YouTube

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

These are positive, uplifting numbers. I think we need to put a different spin on the numbers.

Twins starters have a collective 2.95 K/9. That is dead last in the majors and is nearly half of the 2012 K/9 of 5.53. Twins starters were also dead last in K/9 last year.


I don't see any fun in your numbers.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

The Twins 2 of 3 series win was their first at TF over Detroit since Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2010.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:42 AM

So there are actually 7 teams with negative HR totals? Did they hit foul balls over the backstop and run the bases backwards?


According to official baseball rules.

Rule 7.05©: in advancing a runner shall touch first, second, third and home base in order. If runner touches the bases in reverse order, one run will be taken off the score and a negative home run will be assessed to the player and team by the official scorer.

In 1912... The St. Louis Browns lost to the New York Highlanders 0 to -1.

Its like rolling back the odometer.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:55 AM

These are positive, uplifting numbers. I think we need to put a different spin on the numbers.

Twins starters have a collective 2.95 K/9. That is dead last in the majors and is nearly half of the 2012 K/9 of 5.53. Twins starters were also dead last in K/9 last year.


"Strikeouts are fascist. Get some ground balls."--Crash Davis
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

According to official baseball rules.

Rule 7.05©: in advancing a runner shall touch first, second, third and home base in order. If runner touches the bases in reverse order, one run will be taken off the score and a negative home run will be assessed to the player and team by the official scorer.

In 1912... The St. Louis Browns lost to the New York Highlanders 0 to -1.

Its like rolling back the odometer.


I'm not sure what to think about this.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

Pedro Florimon is on pace to make 108 errors this year. Why is he in the lineup again?