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Game Thead: Twins@Yankees 7/14 12:05

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#61 Beezer07

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:49 PM

You can swing and still get an HBP now?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:49 PM

Doumit with the little league 'run until they tag you' base running gaffe. It's been a great game otherwise


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:50 PM

You can swing and still get an HBP now?


If the score were reversed, I'd also kangaroo court him after the game. "You swung, at *that*?"

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

Also from the pbp:

Joe Mauer Strike (swinging), Strike (swinging), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, J Mauer walked

The "Joe doesn't try in the clutch" crowd will just look at the walk and say that he wimps out when two guys are in scoring position. But the pitch-by-pitch tells another story. Sometimes you try and fail, and eventually the pitcher walks him because he won't swing at slop; that won't stop the narrative some people wish to carry.



Don't think people are saying he doesn't try. Saying he DOES NOT suceede. $22+million a year for meaningless singles is a big problem

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:54 PM

You can swing and still get an HBP now?


At Yankmee Stadium against the Twins anything is possible

#66 ashburyjohn

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:54 PM

Meanwhile, Gibson is demonstrating the value of a strikeout pitch in certain situations, in reverse.

#67 Beezer07

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

Don't think people are saying he doesn't try. Saying he DOES NOT suceede. $22+million a year for meaningless singles is a big problem


"Meaningless singles" is an entirely subjective opinion. Is a hit only meaningful if it scores a run? That's a pretty high bar to set. Also, he didn't single there, he walked.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

That blind squirrel still has his tail. Try again.




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#69 Brad Swanson

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:10 PM

Don't think people are saying he doesn't try. Saying he DOES NOT suceede. $22+million a year for meaningless singles is a big problem


22+ is my new favorite way to write the number 23. Mauer leads the team in slugging, so he must occasionally hit more than a meaningless single.

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#70 Brad Swanson

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

See, a meaningless double!

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#71 Beezer07

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

22+ is my new favorite way to write the number 23. Mauer leads the team in slugging, so he must occasionally hit more than a meaningless single.


Mauer with another meaningless 1+ base hit there!

(I'm going with the "subtract one and add a +" way of counting numbers.)

Edited by Beezer07, 14 July 2013 - 01:15 PM.
Stupid closing parenthetical!


#72 ashburyjohn

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

See, a meaningless double!


The jerk.

#73 Ted666

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

"Meaningless singles" is an entirely subjective opinion. Is a hit only meaningful if it scores a run? That's a pretty high bar to set. Also, he didn't single there, he walked.


30 RBI is a fact. $22+million a year is a fact.

#74 Beezer07

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:17 PM

30 RBI is a fact. $22+million a year is a fact.


So you (a) didn't answer my question, and (B) changed the subject of your "argument"/complaint?

#75 Brad Swanson

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:18 PM

30 RBI is a fact. $22+million a year is a fact.


Mauer makes outs at the lowest rate in Twins history. That has some value.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

30 RBI is a fact. $22+million a year is a fact.

See earlier post about game threads and facts. Thank you.

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#77 Beezer07

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

Did Gibson have such control problems in the minors, typically, or is this an off day for him?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

30 RBI is a fact. $22+million a year is a fact.


Game threads are for fun. Fact.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

Not to get all "current game" or anything, but Gibson is still in the game in the 6th inning. Wouldn't have bet much on that a couple innings ago.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

Mauer makes outs at the lowest rate in Twins history. That has some value.

Is that a fact?