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    bighat reacted to theBOMisthebomb in One Season-Defining Moment from Each Month of 2021   
    Happy that this train wreck on top of a car crash of a season is over and done with. I felt a bit of sadness on Sunday that there is no more Twins baseball for 2021... yet, no more pain. Sweet release. 
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    bighat reacted to Dantes929 in One Season-Defining Moment from Each Month of 2021   
    Leads are blown throughout the season.   Its baseball but sometimes its more than just a loss.   Same thing happened a few years ago with Perkins.   Team has a good stretch early in the year in terms of getting the lead and handing it over to the bullpen and the bullpen just gives it up.   Offense starts thinking they have to do more to get bigger leads.   Defense starts to play tight.     Everyone starts to press because they know they should be close to first place and are instead 6 games back.   They might have overcome the Oakland loss if it hadn't been for the 7 close losses out of 16 games that came before it.    Hard to overcome blown leads that come in bunches early in the season.    
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    bighat reacted to Nick Nelson in One Season-Defining Moment from Each Month of 2021   
    The series in Oakland came right after the COVID outbreak and they were short-handed specifically because of it (Travis Blankenhorn got called up and made his infamous error). So I felt like my choice sort of encapsulated that development.
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    bighat got a reaction from glunn in One Season-Defining Moment from Each Month of 2021   
    There were many awful moments, but "That Loss in Oakland" was honestly the death knell. Buxton seemingly slammed the door in the 10th with an extra innings HR - a moment that would galvanize most teams - but through sheer dysfunction, the Twins still somehow still blew that game. I don't think any realistic Twins fan OR player thought the Twins stood a chance the rest of the season when the A's crossed the plate with the winning run.
    And somehow, it only got worse from there!
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    bighat got a reaction from Nick Nelson in One Season-Defining Moment from Each Month of 2021   
    There were many awful moments, but "That Loss in Oakland" was honestly the death knell. Buxton seemingly slammed the door in the 10th with an extra innings HR - a moment that would galvanize most teams - but through sheer dysfunction, the Twins still somehow still blew that game. I don't think any realistic Twins fan OR player thought the Twins stood a chance the rest of the season when the A's crossed the plate with the winning run.
    And somehow, it only got worse from there!
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    bighat reacted to USAFChief in Week in Review: Winning Out   
    These weekly recaps are a strong addition to TD. Well done Nick.
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    bighat reacted to LVTwinsfan in Game Thread Twins vs Royals 10/3/21 2:10 CDT   
    Twins are 28-28 since August 1st. A big improvement, but 500 ball doesn’t really get you much
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    bighat reacted to MMMordabito in Game Score: Royals 11, Twins 6   
    Farrell's 40 spot should be an easy one to open. Guys like him are a dime a dozen. 
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    bighat reacted to mikelink45 in Game Score: Royals 11, Twins 6   
    Ober and Ryan should be in the rotation, but Gant and Jax should not.  The audition is over. When the Cardinals give up on a pitcher they seldom prosper elsewhere. Figuring out the pitching staff for next year it is a real difficult conundrum. 
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    bighat got a reaction from theBOMisthebomb in Game Score: Royals 11, Twins 6   
    A hot developing storyline is that Ryan Jeffers just bumped his average up to .202. Maybe he can finish above the Mendoza line! Will he, or won't he? Stay tuned for 2 more games of Twins baseball to find out. 
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    bighat got a reaction from mikelink45 in Game Score: Royals 11, Twins 6   
    A hot developing storyline is that Ryan Jeffers just bumped his average up to .202. Maybe he can finish above the Mendoza line! Will he, or won't he? Stay tuned for 2 more games of Twins baseball to find out. 
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    bighat got a reaction from adjacent in Game Score: Royals 11, Twins 6   
    A hot developing storyline is that Ryan Jeffers just bumped his average up to .202. Maybe he can finish above the Mendoza line! Will he, or won't he? Stay tuned for 2 more games of Twins baseball to find out. 
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    bighat reacted to theBOMisthebomb in Game Score: Royals 11, Twins 6   
    I can't remember a season where there were fewer things to care about at the end of a losing season. I see very few items of interest to keep the fan base engaged. 
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    bighat reacted to Brandon in Game Score: Royals 11, Twins 6   
    1 more loss gets us 90.  Can we win the last 2 games to avoid 90?.....
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    bighat reacted to dex8425 in Game Score: Twins 5, Tigers 2   
    I went to 2020 spring training. Came back first week of March just before everything blew up. I was so blissfully expecting an awesome Twins season. 
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    bighat reacted to tarheeltwinsfan in Game Score: Twins 5, Tigers 2   
    Man , what am I going to do for the next 5 months until spring training? Maybe write a novel. I sure hope I can go to spring training this year. I have missed the last 2 due to this darn pandemic. 
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    bighat reacted to VivaBomboRivera! in Game Score: Twins 5, Tigers 2   
    Well, if we win our last four games, we could tie Detroit and Kansas City for last place in the American League Central Division.  How about that? 🤨

    They are finishing better.  Just hurts to think where they might be if they hadn't made a beeline for the Earth's core in the first half of the season.
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    bighat reacted to DocBauer in Game Score: Twins 5, Tigers 2   
    Unless they spend $6-8M on someone they like better, Pineda will be back as a veteran #3-4 part of the rotation. He's not special. But when on the mound, he's been good to very good for 3yrs now. 
    PLEASE find a way to agree on an extension for Buxton. At some point you have to gamble a bit in hope of winning. The kid just dominates and makes a difference in so many ways when he's in the lineup. Again, it's a bit of a gamble. But you just have to find a way to make it work.
    Polanco is a STUD! PERIOD! 
    Amazing how this team has played .500 ball and beaten or held serve against top teams since trading away our top hitter and pitcher. This confirms what I've felt for some time now.
    1] Real money spent on ONE GUY, probably Stoman,  to head your rotation.
    2] Trade or splurge on a 1yr deal for a #2, but keep the roster in place.
    3] With apologies to our current coaches, but bring in someone who can communicate a different approach other than bombas. Homers are awesome! But we can't just live by ONE big inning. The talent on hand, including a healthy Kirilloff as well as Larnach and Miranda coming up, is fine. And K's are just part of today's game. But there just HAS to be a way to take the talent on hand and provide more efficiency.
    4] I have issues with some things Rocco has done. Never more than this season. I think he's still growing in to his position. But PLEASE, give him a bench coach with experience who can get in his ear and advise him on a few things he might not be seeing clearly. I think Shelton did that. I think Bell might have been that guy. And I don't know who THE GUY might be, but Rocco needs a smart,  maybe veteran guy, who he can respect to hold the reigns a bit.
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    bighat got a reaction from Minny505 in Game Score: Twins 3, Detroit 2   
    Good lord Colome is horrific. The end of the season is always a sad time, but not seeing Colome in a Twins uniform again is a silver lining.
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    bighat got a reaction from darwin22 in Game Score: Twins 3, Detroit 2   
    Good lord Colome is horrific. The end of the season is always a sad time, but not seeing Colome in a Twins uniform again is a silver lining.
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    bighat reacted to TwinsAce in Game Score: Twins 3, Detroit 2   
    Is Cabrera a future Twin? 😉
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    bighat got a reaction from mikelink45 in Game Score: Twins 3, Detroit 2   
    Good lord Colome is horrific. The end of the season is always a sad time, but not seeing Colome in a Twins uniform again is a silver lining.
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    bighat got a reaction from MinnInPa in Game Score: Twins 3, Detroit 2   
    Good lord Colome is horrific. The end of the season is always a sad time, but not seeing Colome in a Twins uniform again is a silver lining.
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    bighat reacted to ashbury in Game Score: Twins 3, Detroit 2   
    Colome has to be the unluckiest pitcher on the planet. He always seems to be on the mound when the other team is scoring runs.
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    bighat reacted to mikelink45 in Game Score: Twins 3, Detroit 2   
    Colome getting the save is a great example of why it is a worthless stat.  He stunk again.  Getting out of the inning and giving up two runs in the process is not a good outing.  Please find a new home for him.
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