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Game Thread: Royals@Twins 7/31 7:10PM

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#21 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Nice play there- Tejeda out at home. Let's get one more out.

Question: who do you think was the best groundball pitcher in Twins history? I do not have a definitive answer.


Not sure all time, but Silva had a year where he was one of the best ground ballers in all of baseball. Not one of the best pitchers overall, but his sinker induced GBs all night and all day.

#22 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

Guthrie 47 pitches in 2 innings. I like.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

Herr-Mann!

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

Nice throw there no. 12... (looks up roster)... Chris Hermann.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

Not sure all time, but Silva had a year where he was one of the best ground ballers in all of baseball. Not one of the best pitchers overall, but his sinker induced GBs all night and all day.


Silva certainly has to make the list, at least as a one-year wonder.

What a great throw by Hermann to get the runner at third.

#26 ThePuck

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:06 PM

'Pitching is the name of the game and catching the ball and we've been doin' that pretty good'--Tom Kelly about five minutes ago

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:06 PM

David thought that ball was lougher than it was

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

"At 39 years old, he (Carroll)'s as dangerous as anyone else in a situation like this"

Rex Hudler about 30 seconds ago

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

Some of you can probably remember as well or better than I do, and might disagree, but I remember Jim Kaat as a good groundball pitcher. He had a lot of strikeouts but that was due more to innings pitched than anything else.

That ball by Thomas was a screamer- let's get something here.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

"At 39 years old, he (Carroll)'s as dangerous as anyone else in a situation like this"

Rex Hudler about 30 seconds ago


Did he mean a situation where Carroll was trying to kill an inning by striking out?

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

I think Chris Hermann is doing a good job of showing that he can catch, play the outfield, and get some hits. I know he's outperforming his minor league track record, but I like what I'm seeing.

...KC...not liking what I'm seeing. He's throwing too many of those balls that scream hey-hey-hit-me as they come in waist-high in the middle of the plate.

TK is speculating about a Royals hit and run. If I were managing the Royals I would play for the hit hit hit hit hit.

So instead, they sent the runner and Joe gunned him down. Nice managing!

Edited by big dog, 31 July 2013 - 07:18 PM.


#32 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:18 PM

I think Chris Hermann is doing a good job of showing that he can catch, play the outfield, and get some hits. I know he's outperforming his minor league track record, but I like what I'm seeing.


I thought for sure Doumit would go at the deadline to make room for Hermann, but I suppose he can still move through waivers after a while. Excited to see Chris get more playing time.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

Boy, Correia has really come back to earth after that decent April. They are hitting line drives all over the place. Take away Hermann's great throw and Mauer's great throw and the Twins are down a ton.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

75 pitches in 5 innings. That is an average of 15 pitches per inning and Correia should pitch 7 innings. Its not his fault that the Twins aren't hitting.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

And Harmon Florimon puts the Twins on the board. Deep right center, over the high wall. Nice shot.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

75 pitches in 5 innings. That is an average of 15 pitches per inning and Correia should pitch 7 innings. Its not his fault that the Twins aren't hitting.


True, but as I mentioned the Royals ran their way out of two of the first four innings. Florimon also made an above-average play. They deserve to have more than 2 runs.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

75 pitches in 5 innings. That is an average of 15 pitches per inning and Correia should pitch 7 innings. Its not his fault that the Twins aren't hitting.


He has gotten extremely lucky...let's not pretend he hasn't.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

If anyone is recording the game, that little shot of Florimon smiling at the camera would make an awesome gif.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

Yes Richard, it's an awful time to win a whole bunch of games in a row. It sure would suck to be the Royals right now.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

Yes Richard, it's an awful time to win a whole bunch of games in a row. It sure would suck to be the Royals right now.


Yeah, I laughed at that too. Very insightful, in a Richardian sort of way.