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MIN 3, DET 2: Colomé Holds on for 6-Out Save


 

If he hadn't been taken, he wouldn't have even started playing yet, and the Twins would have trapped him in the low minors in some A ball all season probably, and it would have been a waste. All these so called "experts" that say a player isn't ready. Baddoo is proof that some are, and the only way you find out is to get them in the show sooner than later to see. Too bad he couldn't have stayed unhurt and played the last two years.

While I sometimes wish the Twins would promote guys at different rates than others Gaddoo isn't proof of anything.   He was a .249 hitter in the minors.   He is 5-11.   Pretty much any hitter A ball and above are capable of a 5-11 stint.  I might be wrong but I know there are lots of minor league players capable of hitting well for a SSS in the majors.    More power to him and maybe he never looks back.   You are right that he would not be on the Twins nor should he be.   He did nothing with the Twins to deserve such a shot.

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Watching the Yankees-Orioles game in extras. Great game ending DP by the O's as Urshela slides in at the plate and gets his face slammed by a tag on a would-be Sacrafice Fly. Love it when Yanks lose at home. Laughed kind of hard.

 

Just wondering, if you are the away team and you don't score in the 10th-- which the Twins did twice this week--, why the hell would you not walk the first batter in the bottom of the 10th and set up a force-at-any-base situation?

 

Granted, maybe you feel a match-up advantage for a hitter. But, in general, it's do or die in extras, and the defense needs every advantage. Here we have all the analytics in the world, but they can't figure out that walking the first or second batter when one run loses you the game might help the defense?

 

Kind of slow on the uptake.

 

 

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Nicw bounceback game for the Twins. Early this season, injuries and illness have kept the lineup in flux. Bet  no one expected Astudillo to contribute so soon. Concern about Garver and Sano justified. I'd give Sano till the end of April tops to straighten out. Then if he doesn't, its time to try someone else. He looks a lot like Chris Davis these last two seasons.

4-2 start is fine.

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If he hadn't been taken, he wouldn't have even started playing yet, and the Twins would have trapped him in the low minors in some A ball all season probably, and it would have been a waste. All these so called "experts" that say a player isn't ready. Baddoo is proof that some are, and the only way you find out is to get them in the show sooner than later to see. Too bad he couldn't have stayed unhurt and played the last two years.

It's only six games. Maybe he is the real deal, and maybe pitchers will figure out how to get him out. It's when they start changing approach we'll see whether he can also figure out how to respond - if he can, then we can pronounce him ready.

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So speedy Polanco can't be sent from second but Cruz can from first. Looks like Diaz got a talkin' to..... 

 

The sure thing is..... that if you don't send the runner, he definitely can't score.If 

If you send him and he's out, he definitely can't score. If you don't send him, he still might score. It's a case-by-case decision.

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Defense was the difference in this game.  Twins got 2 outs at the plate to keep the lead.  The first out was a great relay.  The second out the runner should never have been sent, but still took a good throw that was made.  

 

Also old man Cruz showing off his legs helped get the win too.  

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Sano has an approach, he’s just not executing. He is walking at a good clip and is going deep into counts, he’s just having the same problem he has every year to open a season: he can’t hit the damned ball.

Which is really frustrating to watch every single season.

Don't you just love how his "hard hit rate" or exit velo is what we hear about?  But in the first 6 games his whiff % is around 47%!!  Which is scarily similar to 2020.  At some point, we may have to realize that this is who he is.  I thought he'd be the DH next year, assuming Cruz will not be back.  But maybe Sano is the one who isn't back.

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