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Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 18 9:25 pm
by fightclub30
Cleveland finishes the sweep. After losing twice 13-0 to the Orioles, they have gone 11-2, and the 2 loses were to the Twins.

However, as when people were upset about our record for teams over .500, the Indians are 15-21 against teams over .500.

Cleveland now plays KC who has won 4 straight but did get swept by the Indians earlier this month.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 18 9:51 pm
by Beauner
Eddie!!!
Sano works a great AB for a walk, Oakland goes to the bullpen, Rocco pinch hits for Cave and Rosario shafts on the first pitch for the go-ahead HR.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 18 9:59 pm
by Greyeagle
Beauner wrote:
Thu Jul 18 9:51 pm
Sano works a great AB for a walk, Oakland goes to the bullpen, Rocco pinch hits for Cave and Rosario shafts on the first pitch for the go-ahead HR.
A fantastic at bat, May Sano swings at ball four.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 18 10:31 pm
by Beauner
Greyeagle wrote:
Thu Jul 18 9:59 pm
Beauner wrote:
Thu Jul 18 9:51 pm
Sano works a great AB for a walk, Oakland goes to the bullpen, Rocco pinch hits for Cave and Rosario shafts on the first pitch for the go-ahead HR.
A fantastic at bat, May Sano swings at ball four.
And then he missed a mammoth HR by about 8 inches in the 8th.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 18 10:34 pm
by Greyeagle
Beauner wrote:
Thu Jul 18 10:31 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Thu Jul 18 9:59 pm
Beauner wrote:
Thu Jul 18 9:51 pm
Sano works a great AB for a walk, Oakland goes to the bullpen, Rocco pinch hits for Cave and Rosario shafts on the first pitch for the go-ahead HR.
A fantastic at bat, May Sano swings at ball four.
And then he missed a mammoth HR by about 8 inches in the 8th.
Loved he followed up the dead pull foul ball with a rocket to right center. Yes it was caught for an out but another really good at bat.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 18 10:48 pm
by Beauner

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 19 9:24 pm
by ScoobyDoo
Need pitching.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 19 10:47 pm
by JWG
Rough patch. Need to run off a few wins soon.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 8:19 pm
by ScoobyDoo
Pitching please. Soon.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 8:23 pm
by fightclub30
ScoobyDoo wrote:
Sat Jul 20 8:19 pm
Pitching please. Soon.
It's more than pitching


Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 8:53 pm
by Beauner
Sano hit that ball hard.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 8:53 pm
by Beauner
KC beats Cleveland 1-0.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 9:30 pm
by ScoobyDoo
Like I said.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 9:31 pm
by fightclub30
ScoobyDoo wrote:
Sat Jul 20 9:30 pm
Like I said.
Rogers has been one of the best relievers in baseball... Oak gets a hit w/ RISP while we are 0-5. The offense gets off the hook so easy?

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 9:33 pm
by streakygopher
Roger's turn to regress to the mean...Twins 3 outs from blowing the game...leaving bases juiced in 8th too much

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 9:34 pm
by ScoobyDoo
fightclub30 wrote:
Sat Jul 20 9:31 pm
ScoobyDoo wrote:
Sat Jul 20 9:30 pm
Like I said.
Rogers has been one of the best relievers in baseball... Oak gets a hit w/ RISP while we are 0-5. The offense gets off the hook so easy?
So, when our offense is down it's not their pitching?

Potato, potato.

I'll say it again. I want more pitching.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 9:44 pm
by fightclub30
ScoobyDoo wrote:
Sat Jul 20 9:34 pm
fightclub30 wrote:
Sat Jul 20 9:31 pm
ScoobyDoo wrote:
Sat Jul 20 9:30 pm
Like I said.
Rogers has been one of the best relievers in baseball... Oak gets a hit w/ RISP while we are 0-5. The offense gets off the hook so easy?
So, when our offense is down it's not their pitching?

Potato, potato.

I'll say it again. I want more pitching.
I'm not saying we can't use pitching help, but pitching help can't drive in runs and get clutch hits. The offense has turned into Solo HR or nothing.

If we get pitching help they offense better return to the mean or it won't matter at all.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20 9:49 pm
by Karlsson
I agree we need some arms, but also agree that if the lineup doesn't get going again it won't matter in regards to wins and losses. At least Cleveland finally lost.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 11:49 am
by frozen4champs
I'm not that concerned about Rogers blown save. He have been really good this year, and closers will blown a game now and again. The move that has be baffled was having Littell pitch. The bullpen does need some upgrading.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 12:57 pm
by Maize
fightclub30 wrote:
Sat Jul 20 9:31 pm


Rogers has been one of the best relievers in baseball... Oak gets a hit w/ RISP while we are 0-5. The offense gets off the hook so easy?
I think it's more that the offense is what it is at this point. I don't really see a position where it would make sense for them to make a move. Pitching, on the other hand, has a number of areas where they could improve with a deadline deal.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 3:11 pm
by Beauner


This doesn't help.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 3:24 pm
by fightclub30
Yet another bases loaded double play. Twins have had more than enough chances to win this series and just cannot put it together.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 3:59 pm
by Greyeagle
That may be one of the worst call overturns I’ve ever seen.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 4:07 pm
by Beauner
Trevor May comes in with a 2 run lead.
5 pitch walk. Double.

Maybe he'll pull a miracle here and not give up both runs.

Edit: good start. Blows a fastball by Olson (after Olson missed a go-ahead HR by about 5 feet foul).

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 4:12 pm
by frozen4champs
The last week is like watching Groundhog Day with this team.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 4:14 pm
by Beauner
Strikes out the side but Oakland scores one on a wild pitch.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 4:32 pm
by ScoobyDoo
Pitching please.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 4:32 pm
by gopher6
May should be in single A ball, he is a pathetic pitcher

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 4:35 pm
by frozen4champs
:nutz: :brickwall:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 5:17 pm
by Beauner
Offense gets some clutch hits in the 9th!!

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 5:19 pm
by frozen4champs
Never a doubt :D

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 6:26 pm
by Karlsson
That was easy.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 6:34 pm
by Don Adams Wheel of Justice
Took the family to the game today on the Northstar light rail. Since the middle innings moved at a snail's pace, we had to leave in the top of the 8th to catch the train back home. Good news: we missed Trevor May's meltdown, Bad news: we missed the 9th inning comeback.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 7:09 pm
by Karlsson

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 7:13 pm
by Beauner


Blame the pitching and bullpen all you want but the offense has been stranding a lot of guys lately.
It ebbs and flows. It has just coincided with the stretch of playing some really good teams.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 8:18 pm
by Bertogliat
The Twins also seem to have leads in most games just to piss them away. Yes, they’ve also had chances to get more runs and have hit poorly with men in scoring position, but the pitchers aren’t holding or stealing games.

They aren’t wining low scoring games.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 8:49 pm
by Cowgirl
Was today the first walk-off win of the season? Or at least the first at home?

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 9:11 pm
by Beauner
Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Jul 21 8:49 pm
Was today the first walk-off win of the season? Or at least the first at home?
You can't technically get a walkoff win on the road 😉
But if I recall correctly this was the second walkoff win.

And it is especially sweet because:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 9:14 pm
by Karlsson
Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Jul 21 8:49 pm
Was today the first walk-off win of the season? Or at least the first at home?
Second. First was the marathon against the Red Sox that Kepler also ended.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21 10:06 pm
by Cowgirl
Beauner wrote:
Sun Jul 21 9:11 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Jul 21 8:49 pm
Was today the first walk-off win of the season? Or at least the first at home?
You can't technically get a walkoff win on the road 😉
But if I recall correctly this was the second walkoff win.
Haha yeah you’re right. I have vacation brain and haven’t really seen much of the Twins in the past week apart from blowing bases loaded bottom of the ninths.

Glad we got the win!

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 2:48 pm
by Karlsson



Ummm...

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 3:59 pm
by gopherguy06
Karlsson wrote:
Mon Jul 22 2:48 pm



Ummm...
What did it say?

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 4:42 pm
by Karlsson
gopherguy06 wrote:
Mon Jul 22 3:59 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Mon Jul 22 2:48 pm



Ummm...
What did it say?
It was finally taken down? :mrgreen:

It asked which AL division leader would take the upcoming Yankees-Twins series, and contained pictures of the Yankees and Indians.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 4:47 pm
by Karlsson
I took a screenshot knowing it would eventually be removed.

Image

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:22 pm
by Greyeagle
5! - 4!! - 3!!!

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:23 pm
by Cowgirl
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:22 pm
5! - 4!! - 3!!!
That. Was. Epic!!

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:24 pm
by ScoobyDoo
That made my night. Wow.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:27 pm
by Greyeagle
Polanco!!

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:27 pm
by CollegeHockeyAddict
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:22 pm
5! - 4!! - 3!!!
I've heard of walking a guy to set up the double play but I've never heard of walking two guys to set up the triple play. :shock: :lol: :dup:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:29 pm
by ScoobyDoo
Bomba Squad is back.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:30 pm
by Greyeagle
Nelson!!


Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:30 pm
by CollegeHockeyAddict
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:27 pm
Polanco!!
I just saw the home run now on Fox Sports North (two minute after your post). Greyeagle must live in the future. :biggrin2:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:32 pm
by Greyeagle

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:33 pm
by Greyeagle
CollegeHockeyAddict wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:30 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:27 pm
Polanco!!
I just saw the home run now on Fox Sports North (two minute after your post). Greyeagle must live in the future. :biggrin2:
Or you're living in the past? Hmmmm..... :biggrin2:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:35 pm
by JWG
Like the start

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:38 pm
by ScoobyDoo
And now after the triple play the pitcher is throwing strikes and looking good.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 7:38 pm
by CollegeHockeyAddict
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:33 pm
CollegeHockeyAddict wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:30 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 7:27 pm
Polanco!!
I just saw the home run now on Fox Sports North (two minute after your post). Greyeagle must live in the future. :biggrin2:
Or you're living in the past? Hmmmm..... :biggrin2:
Apparently for me it's not Fox North Live it's Fox North 2 minute delay. :lol:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 8:02 pm
by fightclub30
Maybe NY can squander a bases loaded 1 out situation as good as we can....

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 8:04 pm
by Greyeagle
Arraez turns another great play at third!

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 8:11 pm
by CollegeHockeyAddict
Why did there have to be one out when that ball was hit? That could have been another third play. Apparently the Yankees like to hit the ball right at Arraez near third base when they have the bases loaded.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 8:14 pm
by Greyeagle
Holy crap I haven't seen catcher's interference in a long time.
Does Cruz get an RBI for that?

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 8:25 pm
by frozen4champs
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 8:14 pm
Holy crap I haven't seen catcher's interference in a long time.
Does Cruz get an RBI for that?
Rarely happens, but it has happened to the Twins twice recently.


Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 8:38 pm
by JWG
I don’t mind seeing us ding up Sabathia.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 8:47 pm
by The Rube
JWG wrote:
Mon Jul 22 8:38 pm
I don’t mind seeing us ding up Sabathia.
I kinda like Captain Cheeseburger, but I like Twins winning more. :)

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:08 pm
by CollegeHockeyAddict
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 8:14 pm
Holy crap I haven't seen catcher's interference in a long time.
Does Cruz get an RBI for that?
Based on the ESPN box score it looks like he does. He has two RBIs tonight so far (hopefully more to come). I suppose in some ways it's not that different then a bases loaded walk/hit batsmen in both cases the batter didn't put the ball in play to drive in the run but still gets an RBI. I agree it's a lot weirder. If you are struggling to hit the ball instead hit the catcher's glove to drive in a run. :D

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:19 pm
by gopherguy13
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Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:19 pm
by Bertogliat
gopherguy13 wrote:
Mon Jul 22 9:19 pm
So when we trading for a bullpen arm?
Sit back and enjoy this.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:20 pm
by Bertogliat
Yankees are playing Twins baseball.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:21 pm
by Karlsson
Alright, in this game someone that can strike people out would be awfully nice. Bats aren't the problem so far.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:24 pm
by gopherguy13
Bertogliat wrote:
Mon Jul 22 9:19 pm
gopherguy13 wrote:
Mon Jul 22 9:19 pm
So when we trading for a bullpen arm?
Sit back and enjoy this.
It makes for an exciting game, but I'd rather have a lock down bullpen and win 9-4 :mrgreen:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:29 pm
by fightclub30
Karlsson wrote:
Mon Jul 22 9:21 pm
Alright, in this game someone that can strike people out would be awfully nice. Bats aren't the problem so far.
I agree. As a side note though' 5 solo HRs... I mean just by odds you'd think at least 1 or 2 would have someone on base. Its uncanny, I think I heard something like 13 of our last 15 HRs have been solo HRs coming into tonight. I could be way off though, because I cannot find where I read that. But solo back-to-back jacks are just as good as a 2-run HR. And hitting a solo HR is much better than hitting a single or double and ending up a LOB. I just find it kind of crazy.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:38 pm
by CollegeHockeyAddict
gopherguy13 wrote:
Mon Jul 22 9:19 pm
So when we trading for a bullpen arm?
You can probably count on one hand the number of moves Twins management/ownership made during the great run of division titles under Gardy and the few good seasons at Target Field. This is my biggest issue with Twins ownership. This team deserves some commit from ownership to make a trade and add some payroll but I wouldn't be holding my breath it will happen.

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:40 pm
by gopherguy13
This Thorpe kid is a bullpen dynamo. LOL @ the people saying we need bullpen help! :lol:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 9:56 pm
by Karlsson
Hmm. Starting to think this Arraez kid is pretty good. :wink:

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 22 10:07 pm
by Beauner
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Jul 22 8:14 pm
Holy crap I haven't seen catcher's interference in a long time.
Does Cruz get an RBI for that?
I believe it technically goes down as an E2 but the batter does not get counted as an "out" like a normal error against the stats. It does not hurt his OBP or batting average, so I guess they'd score it as an RBI like they would with a bases loaded walk/HBP.