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    KFEY93 reacted to FlyingFinn in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Polanco didn't seem too interested in playing this game. His defense cost us at least two runs. If he's injured, let's get Steer up here and put him on the IL. Steer is murdering AAA pitching again tonight. (edit - I guess he's also killing our own baserunners with his line drives!)
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    KFEY93 reacted to darwin22 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Would like to insert my Harry Doyle comment here (from film 'Major League') but don't want to get banned by the TD censors.  3 hits....really? 3 ----------- hits?
    Other than Chafin and Fulmer------has anyone heard or known much of anything from the 3 DET pitchers that shut the door on our pathetic hitters?
    Yes, I realize we're in a long stretch of games.  Yes, I realize that both Kepler and Sanchez are only a few days removed from nursing injuries.  Saying that, was it really NECESSARY for Rocco to bench BOTH after that duo combined for 6 RBI in Game 1?
    Also, have to ask if Sands was the ONLY OPTION at SP to get the call to start tonight?  Very obvious that Sands is NOT READY (will he ever be) to pitch at this level.
    Posted on earlier Game 1 thread.......but when will Baldelli move Polanco down in the lineup?  Over last 10 games---primarily in 4-hole, Polanco is 8-40 (.200 avg) with 1 extra basehit.  Need his defense at 2B with all the injuries, but he needs to get dropped down to at least the 6 or 7 hole.
     
     
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from operation mindcrime in GAME THREAD: Twins @ Tigers (x2), 5/31/22, 12:10CT | 1:10ET & 6:10CT | 7:10ET   
    Hope yall are ready for the downfall. It begins now. Last month and a half was a cute façade in my opinion. By this time next month the Twins will be right at or under .500 and out of first with a worn out BP that was already over achieving and injured stars on offense. Would love to be proven wrong but I think the writing is on the wall. Oh well, at least they made it to June before they became unwatchable this year. Last year it was the beginning of May and I turned off the games and only checked scores. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Jerr in GAME THREAD: Twins @ Tigers (x2), 5/31/22, 12:10CT | 1:10ET & 6:10CT | 7:10ET   
    Hope yall are ready for the downfall. It begins now. Last month and a half was a cute façade in my opinion. By this time next month the Twins will be right at or under .500 and out of first with a worn out BP that was already over achieving and injured stars on offense. Would love to be proven wrong but I think the writing is on the wall. Oh well, at least they made it to June before they became unwatchable this year. Last year it was the beginning of May and I turned off the games and only checked scores. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from shortround81 in GAME THREAD: Twins @ Tigers (x2), 5/31/22, 12:10CT | 1:10ET & 6:10CT | 7:10ET   
    Hope yall are ready for the downfall. It begins now. Last month and a half was a cute façade in my opinion. By this time next month the Twins will be right at or under .500 and out of first with a worn out BP that was already over achieving and injured stars on offense. Would love to be proven wrong but I think the writing is on the wall. Oh well, at least they made it to June before they became unwatchable this year. Last year it was the beginning of May and I turned off the games and only checked scores. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from chaderic20 in GAME THREAD: Twins @ Tigers (x2), 5/31/22, 12:10CT | 1:10ET & 6:10CT | 7:10ET   
    Hope yall are ready for the downfall. It begins now. Last month and a half was a cute façade in my opinion. By this time next month the Twins will be right at or under .500 and out of first with a worn out BP that was already over achieving and injured stars on offense. Would love to be proven wrong but I think the writing is on the wall. Oh well, at least they made it to June before they became unwatchable this year. Last year it was the beginning of May and I turned off the games and only checked scores. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to The Mad King in The Twins Bullpen Is Teetering on the Brink of Disaster   
    Currently in feeling like (apart from Ryan & Duran) the entire pitching staff is getting by with smoke & mirrors. Over achieving. 
    And even my wife loses her mind whenever Duffy (Dean Ambrose) or Pagan step out onto the mound. 
    I'm really wishing Alcala comes back soon...
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Nashvilletwin in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Because he doesn't know what he's doing with the BP. I gets stated week in and week out yet people see we're being over critical. Thats now 4 games I can count this season that were lost on Rocco not knowing when to keep a starter in or yanking a BP arm when things are clearly falling apart. I get it, our record is still good. But these types of losses add up, and they really matter if we some how make it to a play off game this season. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Because he doesn't know what he's doing with the BP. I gets stated week in and week out yet people see we're being over critical. Thats now 4 games I can count this season that were lost on Rocco not knowing when to keep a starter in or yanking a BP arm when things are clearly falling apart. I get it, our record is still good. But these types of losses add up, and they really matter if we some how make it to a play off game this season. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Mark G in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Because he doesn't know what he's doing with the BP. I gets stated week in and week out yet people see we're being over critical. Thats now 4 games I can count this season that were lost on Rocco not knowing when to keep a starter in or yanking a BP arm when things are clearly falling apart. I get it, our record is still good. But these types of losses add up, and they really matter if we some how make it to a play off game this season. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Blyleven2011 in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Because he doesn't know what he's doing with the BP. I gets stated week in and week out yet people see we're being over critical. Thats now 4 games I can count this season that were lost on Rocco not knowing when to keep a starter in or yanking a BP arm when things are clearly falling apart. I get it, our record is still good. But these types of losses add up, and they really matter if we some how make it to a play off game this season. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Bamboo Bat in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Because he doesn't know what he's doing with the BP. I gets stated week in and week out yet people see we're being over critical. Thats now 4 games I can count this season that were lost on Rocco not knowing when to keep a starter in or yanking a BP arm when things are clearly falling apart. I get it, our record is still good. But these types of losses add up, and they really matter if we some how make it to a play off game this season. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from rwilfong86 in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Because he doesn't know what he's doing with the BP. I gets stated week in and week out yet people see we're being over critical. Thats now 4 games I can count this season that were lost on Rocco not knowing when to keep a starter in or yanking a BP arm when things are clearly falling apart. I get it, our record is still good. But these types of losses add up, and they really matter if we some how make it to a play off game this season. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from jun in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Because he doesn't know what he's doing with the BP. I gets stated week in and week out yet people see we're being over critical. Thats now 4 games I can count this season that were lost on Rocco not knowing when to keep a starter in or yanking a BP arm when things are clearly falling apart. I get it, our record is still good. But these types of losses add up, and they really matter if we some how make it to a play off game this season. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to bighat in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Possible overreaction incoming, but......
    Yeah, this team straight up can't hit. The past 2 weeks they've been the lowest scoring team in all of baseball and they've been playing the Tigers and Royals and their no-name pitching staff the whole time. And we know what happens when they face good pitching: Kershaw and Verlander both almost no-hit this team. Yes, the Twins bullpen is all smoke and mirrors but Duffey, Pagan and company would have a much harder time blowing a game if the score was 7-0 for a change. 
    The majority of this team's wins this year are 2-1 victories against Detroit, KC, Baltimore and Oakland. There are at least 6 teams in the AL that are much better than Minnesota. I think this fast start might be a mirage and the playoffs might be a pipe dream - a .500 finish would be a miracle and I think we should probably start to adjust our expectations.
    Oh and Buxton's feel-good story has taken a pretty dark turn while we're at it. Yikes. I'm starting to feel sorry for the guy out there.
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    KFEY93 reacted to Blyleven2011 in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Just another one of Rocco's  mismanaged games  ,,, leaving in duffey  ,,, duffey couldn't locate any pitches on the corners , either out of the zone or  right in the hitters sweet spot  , didn't throw many fastballs  , mostly curves and sliders  ....
    The offense didn't help much with bases loaded and no outs  ,,, 
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    KFEY93 reacted to Mark G in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    Baldelli's entire tenure here has been mind boggling to me, but I keep getting told that I shouldn't question the MOY (what year was that again.......oh, never mind, it was back there somewhere), and that nobody lets pitchers throw more than 80 pitches anymore or complete games (or was that going a 4th time through a lineup?).  So who am I to question a plan that requires 3-6 pitchers all 162 games regardless of how well the starter is doing that game?  We play the game today by 2 rules:  #1) the computer is always right.  #2) when the computer is wrong............see rule #1.  Never let it be said that Rocco doesn't play by the rules.
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    KFEY93 reacted to darwin22 in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    As much as the lack of offense is to blame for this loss--------2nd straight game leaving the bases loaded without scoring a run with zero out-------I have to take issue with Baldelli leaving Duffey in to face Merrifeld with 2 outs in the 8th when he had 2 better options (Smith and Duran) in the pen.
    Go ahead and call me out for this, but the the following FACTS cannot be ignored:
    1.  Duffey's pitch count was already at 17.  His command was not good as evidenced by falling behind Rivera (sub. 230 avg) 3-1 and O'Hearn (.171 avg) 2-0.  Gave up singles to both.
    2.  Merrifeld---before his game tying double------was a career .385 hitter (5-13)vs. Duffey with a .846 OPS.
    Why leave him in at that point Rocco??
    3.  Joe Smith was available---throwing only 3 pitches yesterday------and was a much better option to face Merrifeld:  1-6 career vs. Smith.
    4.  As bad as that non-decision was by Baldelli------why after walking Benintendi, after being ahead 0-2, was Duffey allowed to stay in to pitch to Witt, Jr. with his pitch count now at 25?
    No shock to me that Duffey's implosion continued, again after getting ahead 0-2 of Witt.
    Baldelli's failure to hook Duffey is just mind boggling to me.  It sure conjured up images of Rocco hanging Josh Winder out to dry (now on IL and his last game pitched) vs. Oakland on May 17th.
    As much as Duffey (and a bunch of hitters) owe an apology to Smeltzer, Baldelli should be first in line.
     
     
     
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    KFEY93 reacted to USAFChief in Royals 3, Twins 2: Smeltzer Dazzles, Bullpen and Bats Fall Short   
    As for the game, I don't understand:
    -how Duffey is allowed to cough up 3 runs without even having another reliever warming up. I understand there are times when you just have to trust the guy you brought in...but this wasn't such a situation. 
     
    - how we get 2 OF singles with a runner on 1st and don't score. I realize ww lose the DH if we pinch run for Sanchez in the 8th, but...it's a 1 run game on the 8th.
    - if Buxton is so injured he can't attempt a SB in a one run deficit in the 9th, why isn't he on the IL?
    -what does Gordon provide? 
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    KFEY93 reacted to USAFChief in Tigers 4, Twins 2: Detroit Avoids the Sweep Against Cold Offense, Shaky Bullpen   
    I gave praise to the 3rd base coach and Twins baserunning earlier this week.
     
    Today, although it might not have mattered, I really feel like Celestino has to score on Arraez's single in the 10th, even with no out. The ball was obviously down, a little into right center, fairly deep when fielded, and there wouldn't have even been a throw. With Buxton on first, not being held, I think there's a decent chance he then goes 1st to 3rd. Now the tying run is on 3rd with no outs. 
    It ended up maybe not mattering, but that really bugged me.
     
    Also, we need better pen options. We've gotten by to date, but it can't last as constructed. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to SF Twins Fan in 3 Reasons Target Field Attendance Continues to Be Sparse   
    Not winning a playoff game in how many years? Being awful last season. Twins aren't on TV for me (youtube.tv) so I just forget about them. I can see the Twins easily falling out of the playoff race once they start facing teams that are actually good.  
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    KFEY93 reacted to strumdatjag in 3 Reasons Target Field Attendance Continues to Be Sparse   
    3 Other factors:
    1.  Crime in Minneapolis, especially downtown. 
    2.  Inflation fears.
    3.   Wild and Wolves in playoffs, competing for sports fans’ dollars (although that doesn’t explain the recent poor attendance).  
     
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    KFEY93 reacted to FlyingFinn in Spencer Steer Closing in on the Twins   
    Barring an injury to Polanco, Steer's path to the Twins in 2022 is not clear.  3B does not seem like an option as Miranda, Lewis and Urshela are all ahead of him at the moment. But 2023 is another story.
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