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    BH67 reacted to Aggies7 in Angels 4, Twins 2: Road Trip Ends in Bitter Disappointment Against Anaheim   
    They should try being fans of the twins
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    BH67 got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Injured List Hades   
    Here's a different question.  My recall is that the Twins are consistently above the MLB norm in player days on the injured list.  If the data of the last three years support that, then what are the Twins NOT doing in terms of conditioning that needs be addressed pronto?
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    BH67 reacted to D.C Twins in Angels 4, Twins 2: Road Trip Ends in Bitter Disappointment Against Anaheim   
    Kepler is 0-27 since returning from the IL. 
    Whether injury (most likely due to his toe) or ineptitude, he needs to sit for a bit.
    This alone is nowhere near the extent of our problems (Baldi... not that you care, but your overall use of the pitching staff hurts my soul), but certainly a worthy place to start 
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    BH67 reacted to Aggies7 in Angels 4, Twins 2: Road Trip Ends in Bitter Disappointment Against Anaheim   
    37th time the twins have scored 2 or fewer runs. Incomprehensible.
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    BH67 got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Injured List Hades   
    Here's a different question.  My recall is that the Twins are consistently above the MLB norm in player days on the injured list.  If the data of the last three years support that, then what are the Twins NOT doing in terms of conditioning that needs be addressed pronto?
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    BH67 got a reaction from DocBauer in Injured List Hades   
    Here's a different question.  My recall is that the Twins are consistently above the MLB norm in player days on the injured list.  If the data of the last three years support that, then what are the Twins NOT doing in terms of conditioning that needs be addressed pronto?
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    BH67 reacted to Game7-91 in Injured List Hades   
    Great point. I clarified that first question a bit to better get the gist of what I was trying to ask, but this is pretty much it. Does injury prevention/injury management need a re-working? It does seem year-after-year we are left to wonder at some odd injury management decisions. Maybe someday I will dig a little deeper into past seasons to see where Twins stand comparatively over time.
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    BH67 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Angels 4, Twins 2: Road Trip Ends in Bitter Disappointment Against Anaheim   
    Tipping point reached.  The grit is evident, but not the skill.
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    BH67 got a reaction from Game7-91 in Injured List Hades   
    Here's a different question.  My recall is that the Twins are consistently above the MLB norm in player days on the injured list.  If the data of the last three years support that, then what are the Twins NOT doing in terms of conditioning that needs be addressed pronto?
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    BH67 reacted to VivaBomboRivera! in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Well, it's 10 HR over 41 and a third, but it sure as hell feels like it.   😞
    Twins fans should be glad he's here, and at 65 pitches, they should clamor for a sixth inning. This bullpen does not have enough talent in it to get 12 outs every damn day.
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    BH67 reacted to Mark G in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    10 hits, 6 walks, a hit batsman, and 2 ghost runners equal 3 runs.  Take away the solo home run and you have 18 base runners, add in 3 stolen bases, and come out with 2 runs.  Frustrating.
    As an aside:  a few days ago I started some talk about why we don't use the IBB more often as part of game strategy in these extra innings situations.  When you are the visiting team and are tied in the bottom of the inning with the ghost runner put at 2nd, the IBB sets up a force at every base and allows more options for the defense and that run doesn't mean anything anyway.   I was answered, for the most part, with the game has changed today and strike outs are the goal, not potential double plays.  Go at the hitters and try for the strike out.  And that appears to be our strategy pretty much throughout this season.  Today, we have the ghost runner on 2nd and the clean up hitter leading off.  Behind him, the bottom 5 of their order is really weak, and setting up a force at every base sounds like a reasonable strategy.  We pitch to the clean up hitter and.........wait for it...........he walks us off.  Now, I know it is easy to look at this in hind sight, but I was wondering, again, in the moment why we weren't doing it tonight.  It is not the first time this year one could question the in game strategy.  Maybe it is just me.    
    Alas, our BP appears to be weak tomorrow as well, having used Doran and and Lopez back to back with a fair amount of pitches.  They likely will be considered unavailable, and with Archer not noted for his lengthy starts, the pen is going to be needed again.  Hopefully Archer will put us in as good a shape as Mahle and Bundy did.  
     
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    BH67 reacted to IndianaTwin in Game Thread Twins at Angels 8/13/22 8:07 PM CDT   
    That would be like Calvinball!
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    BH67 reacted to jkcarew in Game Thread Twins at Angels 8/13/22 8:07 PM CDT   
    I mean…this year he’s sitting at a 130-something OPS+…compared to a career 108. So…
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    BH67 got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Game Thread Twins at Angels 8/13/22 8:07 PM CDT   
    Right now, the third-best team in the American League is unquestionably, and stunningly, the Baltimore Orioles.  They have a better chance of severing a Yankees-Astros ALCS matchup than anyone.
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    BH67 reacted to AussieG in Game Thread Twins at Angels 8/13/22 8:07 PM CDT   
    Really enjoying what the O's are doing. Hard to believe after the trade deadline
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    BH67 got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Game Thread Twins @ LA Angels Aug 12, 2022   
    Shutout wins tonight for the Twins, Guardians and White Sox.  Mahle, Urshela, Miranda and Duran were all fantastic tonight. 
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    BH67 got a reaction from USAFChief in Game Thread Twins @ LA Angels Aug 12, 2022   
    Shutout wins tonight for the Twins, Guardians and White Sox.  Mahle, Urshela, Miranda and Duran were all fantastic tonight. 
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    BH67 got a reaction from IndyTwinsFan in Game Thread Twins @ LA Angels Aug 12, 2022   
    Shutout wins tonight for the Twins, Guardians and White Sox.  Mahle, Urshela, Miranda and Duran were all fantastic tonight. 
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    BH67 reacted to USAFChief in Game Thread Twins @ LA Angels Aug 12, 2022   
    Yeah personally I didn't think much of him but I'm pretty confident now I was completely wrong.
    It all looks pretty legit to me.
    There's been too many half season flash-in-the-pans to count (my personal fave is Bobby Darwin) but this seems legit.
    I dont think he'll ever have a great OBP but the bat to ball skills are top notch, and he'll hit for some power.
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    BH67 reacted to insagt1 in The 2022 Twins Are at a Low Point   
    Twins have been trending down for a long time now. Too many key players are having off years. You can usually compensate when one, maybe even two key players struggle, but Twins have several, in the lineup and on the mound.
    Rocco stated he isn't focused on the standings or post season. Thats totally Bull. Of course he and the players are focused on making post season. If not, why even play the games when you have been in 1st most the season. I assume he is simply saying 'all the right things' publicly, even though we fans know its crapola.
    Buxton's knee issues aren't going to go away by giving him a day or two off. This is now a chronic problem...added to his litany of injuries that have robbed him of his incredible skills. While its not fair to ignore the 27 dingers, its also not fair to ignore the strikeouts, the low BA and OBA and his diminished value on the bases and in CF. Correa has not been a bust, but he has been quite a disappointment, especially offensively. Polanco hasn't come out of his season long funk yet and we're running out of time. Kepler has been a disaster. There has been little offense from the catchers. Even our bright light Arraez wasn't Arraez for an entire month. (he does seem to have snapped out of his slump)
    Playing teams under .500 in the final 6 weeks isn't always a free pass to victory.  Twins need to figure it all out pretty soon or all those head to head games in September will be meaningless. If you are 5 or 6 games back by then, its really lights out.
    If this team finishes a tad over .500, it will have been a decent improvement from last year. But after a 4 month tease in 1st place, it wont seem like an improvement at all.
    They must be gnashing their teeth in Chicago these days too. That team has yet to wake up. That leaves Cleveland. Are they the favorites now? But what we have seen of the Twins these past several weeks does not in any way engender confidence that they can turn the corner. guess we'll just have to see.
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    BH67 reacted to tony&rodney in The 2022 Twins Are at a Low Point   
    It does feel like the low point for the Twins. This also means that the way forward will be up and up. We have seen snippets of Polanco reversing course and hope Correa and Buxton will follow. Baseball has a long season and the grind is real. Today is a good opportunity to see the positive possibilities of the remaining schedule.
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    BH67 reacted to Karbo in The 2022 Twins Are at a Low Point   
    I sure hope this is the low point. If they don't win the division it is probably time to re-evaluate the manger and coaching staff. Are they getting all they can out of this roster? Also take a look at some of the philosophy in creating and handling the pitching staff. Is this staff capable of giving another inning or two in their starts? If not, then they need to restructure the pen or trade for some starters that can. The offense has been pretty good but so up and down, can that be improved on by changing the way the lineups are structured? I understand the positives of using computer based stats to make lineups and create matchups but is it time to get someone with more "feel" for the game to blend with the statistical info?
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    BH67 got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Where Did the Good Carlos Correa Go?   
    Several people jumped on me yesterday for suggesting Correa merited a day off. Now I see several people trying to explain that Correa is a bust, which if true suggests that a day off might actually help both him and the Twins.
    Is it worth this much emotion to see-saw wildly about our vicarious connection to a baseball team, or its players, or their salaries? Or their launch angles? Or their BABIP aberrations? Some folks apparently need the Twins to "succeed" to make their lives mean something, but if that success comes up short of an American League pennant then it's "not successful enough".
    It's baseball. A game.
     
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    BH67 got a reaction from terrydactyls in Where Did the Good Carlos Correa Go?   
    Several people jumped on me yesterday for suggesting Correa merited a day off. Now I see several people trying to explain that Correa is a bust, which if true suggests that a day off might actually help both him and the Twins.
    Is it worth this much emotion to see-saw wildly about our vicarious connection to a baseball team, or its players, or their salaries? Or their launch angles? Or their BABIP aberrations? Some folks apparently need the Twins to "succeed" to make their lives mean something, but if that success comes up short of an American League pennant then it's "not successful enough".
    It's baseball. A game.
     
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