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Matthew Lenz

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Matthew Lenz last won the day on December 25 2020

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  1. Box Score Kenta Maeda: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (64% strike percentage) Homeruns: Buxton (11) Top 3 WPA: Kepler (.143), Buxton (.127), Duffey (.123) Win Probability Chart (via Fangraphs) Maeda Regaining 2019 Form, Bullpen Locks Down the Win Maeda battled through command issues early on to provide the Twins with five-and-a-third innings of three hit, zero run baseball on just 66 pitches while facing 19 batters. This was following his first start since returning from the Injured List where he went four innings giving up one run and striking out seven. Alth
  2. The Twins sweep the Texas Rangers, their first sweep since May 24th - 26th against Baltimore, winning 4-2 on Sunday and improving to 30-41 on the season. Read about Maeda regaining his 2019 form, Buxton still bombing, and more in today’s recap. Box Score Kenta Maeda: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (64% strike percentage) Homeruns: Buxton (11) Top 3 WPA: Kepler (.143), Buxton (.127), Duffey (.123) Win Probability Chart (via Fangraphs) Maeda Regaining 2019 Form, Bullpen Locks Down the Win Maeda battled through command issues early on to provide the Twins w
  3. Look at the bullpen spreadsheet. It was not burned up. Regardless, to not even go out to the mound and give them a breather was just odd.
  4. I'm sorry but this just isn't factual. Over his last 47 at-bats he has an OPS of .418. We are not very good and he is one of our worst. Rortvedt hasn't been great at the plate either but he has been defensively. Until Garver is healthy, I'll take Jeffers and Rortvedt as my catchers.
  5. Although he doesn't deserve it, I think the swap is probably Arraez for Gordon. I would like to see Rortvedt stay on the roster over Astudillo though.
  6. Fangraphs doesn't go back further than 2007 but in that timeframe the average FB velocity has risen 2.7 mph (from 91.1 to 9.38). I imagine that when pitchers were regularly making 40 starts, throwing 30 innings, completing 15-20 games per season, and routinely threw less than 100 pitches they were also pitching considerably slower than 93 mph.
  7. Box Score Michael Pineda: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (60.9% strikes) Homeruns: Jeffers (3), Cruz (13) Bottom 3 WPA: Dobnak (-.161), Pineda (-.117), Larnach (-.074) Win Probability Chart (via Fangraphs) Twins too Aggressive Early, Never Put Together a Threat Framber Valdez is a very good pitcher for the Astros, but shouldn’t have been as effective as his box score looked over his seven innings. The first indication is the three walks he surrendered in just three-and-a-third innings when he averages less than two walks per nine innings, but look a little close
  8. The Twins fell in a blowout to the Astros 14-3, losing the series two games to one, and falling to 26-39 on the season. Read about the game in today’s recap. Box Score Michael Pineda: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (60.9% strikes) Homeruns: Jeffers (3), Cruz (13) Bottom 3 WPA: Dobnak (-.161), Pineda (-.117), Larnach (-.074) Win Probability Chart (via Fangraphs) Twins too Aggressive Early, Never Put Together a Threat Framber Valdez is a very good pitcher for the Astros, but shouldn’t have been as effective as his box score looked over his seven innings. The
  9. Four days ago he used a hurt fingernail as a reason for not pitching well. Now he's being brought in as a reliever, on short rest, in a three-run game? I think second guessing that isn't as irrational as you guys are making it sound.
  10. Lol @Squirrel and @sampleSizeOfOne, you guys funny! But we have lots of pitchers...why Dobnak?
  11. It doesn't help that the Twins (like all teams) don't provide a lot of detail when it comes to player injuries. How many times has it seemed to happen that a player is day-to-day for a few days and then next thing you know is out for weeks or months? It's their right to do that (and protect the players deserved privacy) but doesn't help people who think everyone these days is soft, should throw 150 pitches/outing, and make 50 starts every year.
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