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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 7/30/2020 10:04:30 AM   
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Careful, I've seen a lot of hot starts in his day that turn ugly come crunch time.

I need clarification since your post came right after Murf's. Are you talking about me or the Twins.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 7/30/2020 10:06:20 AM   
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I say we get win #5 and go from there

You and Matt should consider changing your names to Debbie.




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iLkExC9VOow

That was interesting. I've never heard of Debbie Hunt before.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 7/30/2020 6:59:43 PM   
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Back when we acquired Maeda I was of the opinion that Maeda could be our best starting pitcher and I don't recall one person who agreed with me. It's starting to look very possible.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 7/31/2020 10:15:51 PM   
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I don't like the Twins' noise. Im back to thinking we'd all enjoy it much more just listening the regular noise of the game - what ever that may be.

- the computer generated fans was stupid x 10
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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/1/2020 3:22:33 PM   
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I say we get win #5 and go from there

You and Matt should consider changing your names to Debbie.




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iLkExC9VOow

That was interesting. I've never heard of Debbie Hunt before.




From the Movie Singles.
A classic.

Debbie was they type of girl you went home with, but didn’t want to Date.
Usually took one Date after the Go home where you figured her out.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/1/2020 4:36:10 PM   
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Back when we acquired Maeda I was of the opinion that Maeda could be our best starting pitcher and I don't recall one person who agreed with me. It's starting to look very possible.


I was all for the trade. I don't expect him to be our best though.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/1/2020 4:43:35 PM   
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Back when we acquired Maeda I was of the opinion that Maeda could be our best starting pitcher and I don't recall one person who agreed with me. It's starting to look very possible.


I was all for the trade. I don't expect him to be our best though.

I still expect Berrios to be our best, but I think there is a very good chance that Maeda is our best. I think it's very possibly he is. We shall see.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/1/2020 9:33:04 PM   
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Back when we acquired Maeda I was of the opinion that Maeda could be our best starting pitcher and I don't recall one person who agreed with me. It's starting to look very possible.


I was all for the trade. I don't expect him to be our best though.

I still expect Berrios to be our best, but I think there is a very good chance that Maeda is our best. I think it's very possibly he is. We shall see.



Adjustments will be the key for Maeda, especially vs CHI and CLE

they will try to make some, and he will have to as well, 2nd and 3rd time facing off.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 9:09:21 AM   
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I don't like the Twins' noise. Im back to thinking we'd all enjoy it much more just listening the regular noise of the game - what ever that may be.

- the computer generated fans was stupid x 10

i agree. I was hoping we'd be able to hear the players banter esp hitter/catcher at the plate.

Crisper sound when the bat hits the ball ect.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 9:52:43 AM   
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Back when we acquired Maeda I was of the opinion that Maeda could be our best starting pitcher and I don't recall one person who agreed with me. It's starting to look very possible.


I was all for the trade. I don't expect him to be our best though.

I still expect Berrios to be our best, but I think there is a very good chance that Maeda is our best. I think it's very possibly he is. We shall see.



Adjustments will be the key for Maeda, especially vs CHI and CLE

they will try to make some, and he will have to as well, 2nd and 3rd time facing off.

Yep, Maeda is a good pitcher, but he is not going to throw 6 shut out innings every time. What works in his favor is that he seems to have 4 pitches that he can throw for a strike in any count. Smalley was talking about it last night. The gist, if I get this right, was that hitters know what pitches a given pitcher has. Hitters want to to able to eliminate certain pitches to look for in a given situation. Maeda doesn't allow them to that because he commands all of his pitches and can throw any pitch in any situation.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 10:12:39 AM   
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Back when we acquired Maeda I was of the opinion that Maeda could be our best starting pitcher and I don't recall one person who agreed with me. It's starting to look very possible.


I was all for the trade. I don't expect him to be our best though.

I still expect Berrios to be our best, but I think there is a very good chance that Maeda is our best. I think it's very possibly he is. We shall see.



Adjustments will be the key for Maeda, especially vs CHI and CLE

they will try to make some, and he will have to as well, 2nd and 3rd time facing off.

Yep, Maeda is a good pitcher, but he is not going to throw 6 shut out innings every time. What works in his favor is that he seems to have 4 pitches that he can throw for a strike in any count. Smalley was talking about it last night. The gist, if I get this right, was that hitters know what pitches a given pitcher has. Hitters want to to able to eliminate certain pitches to look for in a given situation. Maeda doesn't allow them to that because he commands all of his pitches and can throw any pitch in any situation.

Yep. Quite possibly he will be our best pitcher this year and he's a guy I would have no problem with starting a playoff game against the Skankees or Dodgers.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 4:49:36 PM  1 votes
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With regards to Rocco's post game press conf. I have a suggestion:

- put up a piece of plexiglas between him and the reporters and ditch the mask
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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 6:16:36 PM   
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With regards to Rocco's post game press conf. I have a suggestion:

- put up a piece of plexiglas between him and the reporters and ditch the mask

Why?
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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 6:27:10 PM   
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ORIGINAL: kgdabom

Back when we acquired Maeda I was of the opinion that Maeda could be our best starting pitcher and I don't recall one person who agreed with me. It's starting to look very possible.


I was all for the trade. I don't expect him to be our best though.

I still expect Berrios to be our best, but I think there is a very good chance that Maeda is our best. I think it's very possibly he is. We shall see.



Adjustments will be the key for Maeda, especially vs CHI and CLE

they will try to make some, and he will have to as well, 2nd and 3rd time facing off.

Yep, Maeda is a good pitcher, but he is not going to throw 6 shut out innings every time. What works in his favor is that he seems to have 4 pitches that he can throw for a strike in any count. Smalley was talking about it last night. The gist, if I get this right, was that hitters know what pitches a given pitcher has. Hitters want to to able to eliminate certain pitches to look for in a given situation. Maeda doesn't allow them to that because he commands all of his pitches and can throw any pitch in any situation.

Yep. Quite possibly he will be our best pitcher this year and he's a guy I would have no problem with starting a playoff game against the Skankees or Dodgers.


Maeda and Hill are our best pitchers. No questions so far. Berrios has a long ways to go and it is even more obvious with Dobnak, Maeda, and Hill pitching so well right off of the bat.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 7:00:56 PM   
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Homer's out

No Odor

Looks like more bullpen games are coming.

Not necessarily a bad thing.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 7:05:42 PM   
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Poppen was called up for

Lewis Thorpe, who has appeared in a relief role twice so far, will start against Pittsburgh on Monday, but Baldelli hasn't said whether Rich Hill will pitch Tuesday; the Twins are being especially careful with the 40-year-old as he recovers from elbow surgery.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 7:22:41 PM  1 votes
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With regards to Rocco's post game press conf. I have a suggestion:

- put up a piece of plexiglas between him and the reporters and ditch the mask

Why?

Why not? Do you see it as a positive statement or something like that?

I see it as unnecessary

ps: I wear the mask as much as any of you so don't go there
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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 7:39:24 PM   
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Poppen was called up for

Lewis Thorpe, who has appeared in a relief role twice so far, will start against Pittsburgh on Monday, but Baldelli hasn't said whether Rich Hill will pitch Tuesday; the Twins are being especially careful with the 40-year-old as he recovers from elbow surgery.


Poppen and Thorpe..................??
So glad we upgraded our starters this year, but the early injuries are worrisome.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 9:43:38 PM   
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Poppen was called up for

Lewis Thorpe, who has appeared in a relief role twice so far, will start against Pittsburgh on Monday, but Baldelli hasn't said whether Rich Hill will pitch Tuesday; the Twins are being especially careful with the 40-year-old as he recovers from elbow surgery.


Poppen and Thorpe..................??
So glad we upgraded our starters this year, but the early injuries are worrisome.



Holding off on the young gun arms (Duran/Balazovic)

So far

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 9:51:29 PM   
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Cleveland hitters in the series...

Ramírez & Lindor: 6-28 (.214)
The rest of the lineup: 10-92 (.109)


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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/2/2020 9:52:06 PM   
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The #MNTwins are 7-0 in games they’ve scored first this year.

They’ve scored 26 of 46 runs in the first two innings.

At Target Field Minnesota is 5-1

The #MNTwins only lead the AL Central by 2.0 G, but it’s the run differential that tells the story.

MN +22
#WhiteSox +5
#Tigers -7
#Indians +1
#KCRoyals -14


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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/3/2020 7:50:59 AM   
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Poppen was called up for

Lewis Thorpe, who has appeared in a relief role twice so far, will start against Pittsburgh on Monday, but Baldelli hasn't said whether Rich Hill will pitch Tuesday; the Twins are being especially careful with the 40-year-old as he recovers from elbow surgery.


Poppen and Thorpe..................??
So glad we upgraded our starters this year, but the early injuries are worrisome.



Holding off on the young gun arms (Duran/Balazovic)

So far


Alcala was called up...supposed to blaze also.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/3/2020 8:24:43 AM   
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Poppen was called up for

Lewis Thorpe, who has appeared in a relief role twice so far, will start against Pittsburgh on Monday, but Baldelli hasn't said whether Rich Hill will pitch Tuesday; the Twins are being especially careful with the 40-year-old as he recovers from elbow surgery.


Poppen and Thorpe..................??
So glad we upgraded our starters this year, but the early injuries are worrisome.



Holding off on the young gun arms (Duran/Balazovic)

So far


Alcala was called up...supposed to blaze also.


And that's why I put Duran/Balazovic in parentheses

Both are more highly rated than Alcala. Both are top 10, because they project as starters. Alcala is now likely "just a bullpen guy", and his rating?

25

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/3/2020 9:59:08 AM   
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Alcala's drop to 25 surprised me a bit. His ERA has been up in the Twins organization, but he still strikes out a lot of batters and generates a lot of swings and misses. His fastball sits at 96-98 with a loose delivery. Even though, they are using him for bullpen depth this year, I'm not aware of any decision to move him to the pen permanently.

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RE: Twins 2020 Regular Season - 8/3/2020 11:25:18 AM   
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For those interested in how Graterol has been doing here is the scoop
5 appearances
4.1 innings
1 run allowed
3 hits
0 Walks
2.08 ERA
0.69 WHIP
4 Ks

For this season it looks like he is going to be used about every other game and put up very nice RP numbers. Is a switch to starting pitcher in his future? Not looking likely at the moment with Stripling and May ahead of him.

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