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GAME THREAD: Twins @ Tigers (x2), 5/31/22, 12:10CT | 1:10ET & 6:10CT | 7:10ET


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1 minute ago, TwinsDr2021 said:

I agree he should, but how does he justify starting an inning at 83, but not the last start at 80?

He learned? Doubleheader? Depleted pen? Add 12-15 pitched per start? 

 

Dunno

 

But I'd be surprised if Smeltzer doesn't start the bottom of this inning. 

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2 minutes ago, Brock Beauchamp said:

Well, he just got through the heart of the order and he has 5/6/7 coming to the plate next, none of which are even hitting .200.

the last start was the bottom of the order averaging less pitches and inning against guys with similiar batting averages. Just questioning how Rocco justifies it.

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Just now, USAFChief said:

He learned? Doubleheader? Depleted pen? Add 12-15 pitched per start? 

 

Dunno

 

But I'd be surprised if Smeltzer doesn't start the bottom of this inning. 

80 was also the most pitches thrown by Smeltzer this season.  Perhaps they can push him a bit further this time.

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1 minute ago, Brock Beauchamp said:

Yeah, it's not fun to watch even when it's the other team.*

*except when things go completely upside down and the situation turns hilarious

hilarious baseball > sloppy baseball

 

Apologies for the math.

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Just now, TwinsDr2021 said:

Completely agree, but so far he has went 77, 74, 80, so I would assume 83 would be enough, but fingers crossed they push him further.

Depends on how much they want or even if they want to build him up more.  Given the score, I hope they give him a few more batters at least.

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Just now, sdtwins37 said:

Each start for Archer since his second has been worse.  He would be better as a bridge during short starts.  Better than Thielbar or Duffy? 2 inning guy maybe?

I wouldn't be against that, as it keeps him on the roster. As we've seen in the past week, starting pitchers with a pulse should not be given away unless absolutely necessary.

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