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#21 gil4

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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:

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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.


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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?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

If the season were to end today:

The Twins would play a game 4 and game 5 against the White Sox and Indians to determine who won the AL Central.

If they were not victorious, they would then have to play a game 6 and 7 against the other loser from the AL Central and the 1st loser from the AL East.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

Your 2013 Minnesota Twins have drawn the most walks (16) in major league baseball.

#33 gil4

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:49 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 can't find that in my book - you must have an older version. ;)

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

I'm not sure what to think about this.


A baseball team called the Highlanders. A negative run in a sport that will forever be divided over the value of 'stats'.

What is there to think about, for heaven's sake? That's like debating the artistic merit of a George Lucas/Peter Jackson mashup where Frodo, Gandalf, Chewie, and Sail Barge Princess Leia blow up the Death Star by shooting the One Ring down the exhaust port.

Let go. Enjoy.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

I'm not sure what to think about this.


Staying with numbers:

86% of all residents polled in Estonia have no response to it either.
87% of all residents polled in Estonia fully understand the behavior of Amy Winehouse.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

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.


And Hendriks feels the need to outdo the first 3 starters and lower the overall K/9 to 2.78.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

Chris Davis is on pace for 648 RBI's this year.

Of course RBI's are a meaningless stat. :roll:

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

What's the latest in a season that an entire division has had the exact same record? Obviously it has to be more than 4 games but looking at the standings just got me thinking.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

Parmelee and Plouffe have more SB's and less CS than Mastroianni or Hicks.

Twins runners have been caught stealing in 3 times out of 16 total in MLB.

Aaron Hicks has 2nd most strikes outs in MLB.
Josh Willingham has the 3rd.
Joe Mauer has the 15th.
As a team the Twins have the second most SO's in baseball but are still 10k's behind Houston.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:32 AM

Ahh, the wonders of SSS and a 3-0 record in one run games! The Twins have managed a +3 run differential despite poor to middling stats. Everybody in the AL has played at least six games (two teams have played seven) and here are some rankings in team stats: The Twins are tied for 5th in runs per game despite the 12th best OPS and 14th best Slugging. They do have the 4th best OBP fueled largely by having the most walks. On the pitching side, the Twins have the 6th best ERA (they are 8th in runs allowed per inning) despite having the 12th best WHIP and the fewest strikeouts in the league.