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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from glunn in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from chinmusic in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin reacted to Whitey333 in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Bullpen blows it again.  Pagan blows it again.  Why is he still on the team?  Twins went o-14 with runners in scoring position.  They struck out 15 times.  We have a manager with very few managing skills.  If his computer and spread sheets weren't available he would have to forfeit the game.  He is totally incapable of in game managing and adjustments.  Pagan should go and Baldelli should go with him.
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    Nashvilletwin reacted to silverslugger in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    I'll state the obvious.  Can we just DFA Pagan already?  Having him still on the team at this point is an insult to our collective intelligence.  Then again, Baldelli's in-game decision-making is also often an insult to our collective intelligence.  
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    Nashvilletwin reacted to Whitey333 in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    What a soft soap article this is.  The bottom line is the bullpen blew it AGAIN.  Pagan blew it AGAIN. I believe the bullpen this year is directly responsible for 24 losses.  I'm sure someone could check it out and get the exact number.  The article failed to emphasize Duran gave up a homer.  Yes it just barely cleared the fence but it was a terrible pitch.  Why did Lopez twice have hitters at 0-2 and gave up the tying runs.  Yes you can perhaps blame Gordon for not knocking the ball down but Lopez blew it for the second time in 4 starts.  Pagan?  He was lucky not to lose the game in the 10th due to a nice play by Buxton and poor Angel baserunning.  The claim that managements plan is working with Buxton is clearly a joke.  He is hitting in the low 200s and has struck out in over 34% of his at bats.  Clearly not working.  He's always hurt, his 27 Homer's are the only positive he has going.  What about our great manager?  He's one of the poorest in baseball IMO.  Bottom line if you insist on only allowing starters go 4 or 5 innings you better have a great bullpen not a minor league one like the Twins. Keeping Kepler in the lineup in key situations and in an 0 for 27 slump is foolish. 
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    Nashvilletwin reacted to Otto von Ballpark in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    I think you could have an aggressive strategy to pull Bundy there -- but not after a game where you aggressively pulled Mahle too.
    An extra inning from Mahle on Friday day could have saved Fulmer for Saturday or prevented Durán and López from pitching back-to-back nights. Either of those advantages could have ultimately won the game for us Saturday, without risking the game Friday.
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    Nashvilletwin reacted to rv78 in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Kudos to Bundy. Should have went 6 or 7 and quite possibly even more. Will never get the chance with the current Manager who's in love with his imploding bullpen. Offense is what it is, pathetic. Can't get more than 2 guys to hit in the same game when it counts. Archer for 4 innings today and 6 relievers. Use the get-away lineup today and rest Buxton, Correa and Arraez. Gotta stick to the "Plan".
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    Nashvilletwin reacted to USAFChief in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Brutal.
    Lopez had Stassi 0-2 and walks him in the 9th.
     If Gordon takes the proper angle, doesn't dive, and cuts that triple off, it's a double and Stassi doesn't score the tying run from 1st.
    And as MarkG points out, for the love of everything holy DRIVE IN SOME RUNS. 
    Bah-ruu-tull.
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from milkytoast in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from FritzDahmus in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from mikelink45 in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from bighat in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin 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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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from AceWrigley in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from Mark G in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    Dick Bremer in the bottom of the 11th with Ward at the plate: “Pagan is averaging one and a half strikeouts per inning pitched.”
    I turned to my wife and with much sarcasm said: “Yeah, ok, so that’s the good news. The bad news he’s averaging giving up one dinger per inning pitched as well.”
    Two pitches later - LOL.
    So hard to waste an outing like that by Bundy - he pitched his heart out. Claps for him.
    Btw, here’s a riddle. How do you make sure the Twins don’t score a run in an inning? Answer: have them get a man on second with no outs. 
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Twins Tidbit: Hitter Performance with Runners in Scoring Position   
    Love this analysis. It’s nice to see the data proving what you think your eyes are telling your brain.
    A couple of observations:
    1. Love to see improvement in OPS RISP. But as the saying goes shouldn’t some key Twins players should learn to walk before they even try to run? There should be a new stat: MRO - Moving the Runner Over (with less than two outs). We scored an incredibly important run last night because Polanco moved the runner on second over to third on a groundout behind the runner followed by Arraez’s bleeder through a drawn in infield. That, my friends, is called BASEBALL.  Buxton’s and Correa’s MROs are probably about 0.100 each.  It’s actually fairly pathetic. Forget OPS - this team could improve dramatically just by raising their MRO.
    2. Think about the data above. Now think about this: Correa, Kepler, Sano, and, yes, even Buxton - $67MM.
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Twins Tidbit: Hitter Performance with Runners in Scoring Position   
    Love this analysis. It’s nice to see the data proving what you think your eyes are telling your brain.
    A couple of observations:
    1. Love to see improvement in OPS RISP. But as the saying goes shouldn’t some key Twins players should learn to walk before they even try to run? There should be a new stat: MRO - Moving the Runner Over (with less than two outs). We scored an incredibly important run last night because Polanco moved the runner on second over to third on a groundout behind the runner followed by Arraez’s bleeder through a drawn in infield. That, my friends, is called BASEBALL.  Buxton’s and Correa’s MROs are probably about 0.100 each.  It’s actually fairly pathetic. Forget OPS - this team could improve dramatically just by raising their MRO.
    2. Think about the data above. Now think about this: Correa, Kepler, Sano, and, yes, even Buxton - $67MM.
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from Mark G in Twins Tidbit: Hitter Performance with Runners in Scoring Position   
    Love this analysis. It’s nice to see the data proving what you think your eyes are telling your brain.
    A couple of observations:
    1. Love to see improvement in OPS RISP. But as the saying goes shouldn’t some key Twins players should learn to walk before they even try to run? There should be a new stat: MRO - Moving the Runner Over (with less than two outs). We scored an incredibly important run last night because Polanco moved the runner on second over to third on a groundout behind the runner followed by Arraez’s bleeder through a drawn in infield. That, my friends, is called BASEBALL.  Buxton’s and Correa’s MROs are probably about 0.100 each.  It’s actually fairly pathetic. Forget OPS - this team could improve dramatically just by raising their MRO.
    2. Think about the data above. Now think about this: Correa, Kepler, Sano, and, yes, even Buxton - $67MM.
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from roger in Twins Tidbit: Hitter Performance with Runners in Scoring Position   
    Love this analysis. It’s nice to see the data proving what you think your eyes are telling your brain.
    A couple of observations:
    1. Love to see improvement in OPS RISP. But as the saying goes shouldn’t some key Twins players should learn to walk before they even try to run? There should be a new stat: MRO - Moving the Runner Over (with less than two outs). We scored an incredibly important run last night because Polanco moved the runner on second over to third on a groundout behind the runner followed by Arraez’s bleeder through a drawn in infield. That, my friends, is called BASEBALL.  Buxton’s and Correa’s MROs are probably about 0.100 each.  It’s actually fairly pathetic. Forget OPS - this team could improve dramatically just by raising their MRO.
    2. Think about the data above. Now think about this: Correa, Kepler, Sano, and, yes, even Buxton - $67MM.
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from wornsmooth in Twins Tidbit: Hitter Performance with Runners in Scoring Position   
    Love this analysis. It’s nice to see the data proving what you think your eyes are telling your brain.
    A couple of observations:
    1. Love to see improvement in OPS RISP. But as the saying goes shouldn’t some key Twins players should learn to walk before they even try to run? There should be a new stat: MRO - Moving the Runner Over (with less than two outs). We scored an incredibly important run last night because Polanco moved the runner on second over to third on a groundout behind the runner followed by Arraez’s bleeder through a drawn in infield. That, my friends, is called BASEBALL.  Buxton’s and Correa’s MROs are probably about 0.100 each.  It’s actually fairly pathetic. Forget OPS - this team could improve dramatically just by raising their MRO.
    2. Think about the data above. Now think about this: Correa, Kepler, Sano, and, yes, even Buxton - $67MM.
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from rv78 in Dodgers 8, Twins 5: Late Home Runs The Difference   
    Observations from last night’s game:
    1. Correa will not opt out unless he takes something along a 5 yr $100MM deal.  Nobody is paying him $30MM+ on any sort of a mid-long term deal.  Up four times last night with at least one runner on (three times with no outs!) and couldn’t even move the runner over except once with a weak grounder off Kimbrel’s foot. It was pathetic.
    2. First it was the pitching staff, particularly the bullpen, where we didn’t have the horses. Now it’s the position players. The lineup card is brutal to look at each night now and yet we sit bona fide big leaguers (Arraez and Urshela on back to back nights).
    3. We want to beat the big market teams? We have to play excellent, flawless FUNDAMENTAL baseball.  That means no errors, dumb base running mistakes, grooving 0-2 pitches, throwing to the wrong base, managerial missteps (almost nightly), etc.  This is how we’ve won in the past under TK. Sorry, touching the third rail here, but good fundamentals starts at the top. We have NEVER played good fundamental baseball under Rocco.  
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from spanman2 in Dodgers 8, Twins 5: Late Home Runs The Difference   
    Observations from last night’s game:
    1. Correa will not opt out unless he takes something along a 5 yr $100MM deal.  Nobody is paying him $30MM+ on any sort of a mid-long term deal.  Up four times last night with at least one runner on (three times with no outs!) and couldn’t even move the runner over except once with a weak grounder off Kimbrel’s foot. It was pathetic.
    2. First it was the pitching staff, particularly the bullpen, where we didn’t have the horses. Now it’s the position players. The lineup card is brutal to look at each night now and yet we sit bona fide big leaguers (Arraez and Urshela on back to back nights).
    3. We want to beat the big market teams? We have to play excellent, flawless FUNDAMENTAL baseball.  That means no errors, dumb base running mistakes, grooving 0-2 pitches, throwing to the wrong base, managerial missteps (almost nightly), etc.  This is how we’ve won in the past under TK. Sorry, touching the third rail here, but good fundamentals starts at the top. We have NEVER played good fundamental baseball under Rocco.  
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    Nashvilletwin got a reaction from Blyleven2011 in Dodgers 8, Twins 5: Late Home Runs The Difference   
    Observations from last night’s game:
    1. Correa will not opt out unless he takes something along a 5 yr $100MM deal.  Nobody is paying him $30MM+ on any sort of a mid-long term deal.  Up four times last night with at least one runner on (three times with no outs!) and couldn’t even move the runner over except once with a weak grounder off Kimbrel’s foot. It was pathetic.
    2. First it was the pitching staff, particularly the bullpen, where we didn’t have the horses. Now it’s the position players. The lineup card is brutal to look at each night now and yet we sit bona fide big leaguers (Arraez and Urshela on back to back nights).
    3. We want to beat the big market teams? We have to play excellent, flawless FUNDAMENTAL baseball.  That means no errors, dumb base running mistakes, grooving 0-2 pitches, throwing to the wrong base, managerial missteps (almost nightly), etc.  This is how we’ve won in the past under TK. Sorry, touching the third rail here, but good fundamentals starts at the top. We have NEVER played good fundamental baseball under Rocco.  
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