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GAME THREAD: Astros v Twins, 5/11 @ 6:40 PM CT, resuming 5/12 @ 12:10pm


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No other way to put this -  poor game management by Baldelli. Why would you send a guy back out for a third inning who has been a one and two inning pitcher .... in the minor leagues. There are nine pitchers in the bullpen and he sends Cano back out.

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Just now, tony&rodney said:

No other way to put this -  poor game management by Baldelli. Why would you send a guy back out for a third inning who has been a one and two inning pitcher .... in the minor leagues. There are nine pitchers in the bullpen and he sends Cano back out.

The other option was Stashak....which...we're seeing how that goes.

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Just now, tony&rodney said:

No other way to put this -  poor game management by Baldelli. Why would you send a guy back out for a third inning who has been a one and two inning pitcher .... in the minor leagues. There are nine pitchers in the bullpen and he sends Cano back out.

 Because he had Stashak available and READY 

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1 minute ago, Unwinder said:

I looked away for like five minutes and now it's a blowout.

Good to see Stashak was prepared and ready to pitch today. Good grief when he's bad he is awful.

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2 minutes ago, Rosterman said:

Get two great innings from a rookie. First game. WHY push your luck. You have other arms in the pen. 

 

Feel bad for Stashak.

Well... the Twins have to play 9 more innings today and finish this game. They need to have some arms left to play Cleveland, which as a division rival is a bit more important. Imagine if there is a blow out in game 2. Right now all they need is sacrificial lambs. 

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12 minutes ago, Mill1634 said:

The other option was Stashak....which...we're seeing how that goes.

That actually is not the point .... but, yes, Stashak went thud. Stashak was one of 9 options.

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I had a high school bb coach who came out to the mound and threatened the pitcher to never let him pitch again, during the season,  if he gave up another hit.  The pitcher had given up like 6 or 7 hits. The pitcher looked like he was gonna cry.

He finally took a deep breath, and buried the next pitch in the batter's ribs.  It was the only pitch he threw with accuracy all day, lol.

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6 hours ago, Otto von Ballpark said:

Maybe they were hoping to get 5 innings in? Assuming the score held up to that point, then the game would have been final rather than suspended, and we wouldn't need to play the remaining innings.

They need to have a better grasp on what's happening than that. I live maybe... eight miles?... as the crow flies from Target Field. At the end of Archer's inning, I turned off the TV and tornado sirens were going off in my neighborhood.

AND THEN THEY PLAYED ANOTHER HALF INNING.

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I just got home from the golf course and see the the ‘Stros put up a big number on Canó and Stashak. The reason for trying to give Canó a third inning and letting Stashak take a beating are pretty clear. There are fourteen innings to cover. Somebody is going to be extended. As Houston turned the game into a laugher, it is more clear that the Twins shouldn’t waste resources on a lost cause. Cano’s line looks crummy and Stashak is wearing a bit hit on his stats. That’s the way it happens sometimes. 

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3 minutes ago, USAFChief said:

Feel sorry for Stashak??

 

It's the major leagues. He's paid to pitch. Get somebody out, FFS.

 

Right. If I feel sorry for anyone, it's Cano, who after a nice 2 IP ML debut and shouldn't have been sent out for a 3rd inning.

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Just now, stringer bell said:

I just got home from the golf course and see the the ‘Stros put up a big number on Canó and Stashak. The reason for trying to give Canó a third inning and letting Stashak take a beating are pretty clear. There are fourteen innings to cover. Somebody is going to be extended. As Houston turned the game into a laugher, it is more clear that the Twins shouldn’t waste resources on a lost cause. Cano’s line looks crummy and Stashak is wearing a bit hit on his stats. That’s the way it happens sometimes. 

Golf course, you say.

How'd you shoot?

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6 minutes ago, USAFChief said:

Feel sorry for Stashak??

 

It's the major leagues. He's paid to pitch. Get somebody out, FFS. How many pitchers you want Baldelli to run through today?

 

I feel sorry for anyone with eyeballs who had to watch that inning

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12 minutes ago, Aggies7 said:

I know the twins are ravaged by injuries but boy of boy we get outclassed by good teams.

Careful, the SSS crew might find this post.

Seriously though, it's funny how that argument only seems to apply to one side. 

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1 minute ago, Aggies7 said:

I feel sorry for anyone with eyeballs who had to watch that inning

It wasn't pleasant listening on the radio, either, even if Gladden's tone grew rather humorous as the inning progressed. 

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