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

Chat about Football, Baseball or any other sports topic.
User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7560
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 46 times
Been liked: 157 times
Age: 101
Contact:

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

Post by JWG » Sun Aug 04 7:39 am

Cruz on pace to hit 44 home runs which would tie his best season. Even if the Twins could get a 40 home running hitter that’d be awesome.
JWG
[This space for rent]

User avatar
Bladepuller
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3298
Joined: Sat Dec 06 7:55 pm
Location: Wishing to be back at N46d 7.456m, W93d 31.221m
Has liked: 66 times
Been liked: 33 times

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

Post by Bladepuller » Sun Aug 04 8:49 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Sun Aug 04 6:42 am
I like this Mitch Garver kid. The guy has 20 HR in 206 plate appearances and a 0.617 SLG%. Not too shabby for a catcher.
I fully agree he is a strong hitter.
He moves his mitt around too much for me though. Prior to the pitch he goves the pitcher the target, then drops the mitt down towards the ground and pops it back up to catch the pitch. Too much herky jerky for me.
I HATE :censored: RED! I'm now developing a strong dislike to green also.
TO GOALIES!!! :drunk:
:censored: More Cowbell...I want more GRIT!!!
BTW Keep the helmets on for the NA & intros...You ain't that special.
Brooksley Born really should have been listened to v.s. Alan Greedspan.

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 15926
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 178 times
Been liked: 224 times
Contact:

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

Post by Slap Shot » Sun Aug 04 10:50 am

Dyson to the IL.
Currently under construction.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Sun Aug 04 11:04 am

Bladepuller wrote:
Sun Aug 04 8:49 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Sun Aug 04 6:42 am
I like this Mitch Garver kid. The guy has 20 HR in 206 plate appearances and a 0.617 SLG%. Not too shabby for a catcher.
I fully agree he is a strong hitter.
He moves his mitt around too much for me though. Prior to the pitch he goves the pitcher the target, then drops the mitt down towards the ground and pops it back up to catch the pitch. Too much herky jerky for me.
A lot of catchers are doing this now. I believe it is a form of pitch framing. Makes it harder for the umpire to tell if the pitcher missed his spot.

User avatar
CollegeHockeyAddict
Veteran
Posts: 732
Joined: Mon Feb 19 3:04 pm
Has liked: 9 times
Been liked: 3 times

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

Post by CollegeHockeyAddict » Sun Aug 04 2:18 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Aug 04 10:50 am
Dyson to the IL.
I am wondering if he was injured before the trade? :confused2: I find it very interesting that three days after the trade he is put on the IL.

User avatar
frozen4champs
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5159
Joined: Fri Feb 11 9:52 am
Location: On the farm
Has liked: 73 times
Been liked: 126 times
Age: 53

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

Post by frozen4champs » Sun Aug 04 2:24 pm

CollegeHockeyAddict wrote:
Sun Aug 04 2:18 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Aug 04 10:50 am
Dyson to the IL.
I am wondering if he was injured before the trade? :confused2: I find it very interesting that three days after the trade he is put on the IL.
Somewhere I saw that Rocco said he has been dealing with this for "some time" whatever that means. Let's get everyone healthy and continue the march forward.

User avatar
frozen4champs
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5159
Joined: Fri Feb 11 9:52 am
Location: On the farm
Has liked: 73 times
Been liked: 126 times
Age: 53

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

Post by frozen4champs » Sun Aug 04 2:36 pm

Went to the Twins game last night. Hit a bunch of the usual bars around downtown and the final stop before the game was Cargo. It's the place where Huberts was before. Cargo was not busy and am predicting it won't last long.

User avatar
Bonin21
Golden
Golden
Posts: 13879
Joined: Mon Mar 12 10:16 pm
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 137 times

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

Post by Bonin21 » Sun Aug 04 7:20 pm

52 games to get 52 home runs to break the team record.
Sick of LOSERVILLE
105 big four seasons with no finals APPEARANCE
Times advanced in playoffs last 15 seasons: Vikings 3, Wild 2, Twins 0, Wolves 0
1967 last football conference title, 1982 last basketball conference title, 2003 last hockey national championship

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9373
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 22 times
Been liked: 43 times
Age: 44

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

Post by davescharf » Sun Aug 04 7:45 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Aug 04 7:20 pm
52 games to get 52 home runs to break the team record.
The Major league record you mean. I think they’re only 8 or 9 away from the team record
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

User avatar
Bonin21
Golden
Golden
Posts: 13879
Joined: Mon Mar 12 10:16 pm
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 137 times

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

Post by Bonin21 » Sun Aug 04 7:53 pm

davescharf wrote:
Sun Aug 04 7:45 pm
Bonin21 wrote:
Sun Aug 04 7:20 pm
52 games to get 52 home runs to break the team record.
The Major league record you mean. I think they’re only 8 or 9 away from the team record
Yup that's what I meant.
Sick of LOSERVILLE
105 big four seasons with no finals APPEARANCE
Times advanced in playoffs last 15 seasons: Vikings 3, Wild 2, Twins 0, Wolves 0
1967 last football conference title, 1982 last basketball conference title, 2003 last hockey national championship

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Mon Aug 05 8:50 pm

The only AL player with more HRs than Max Kepler right now is Mike Trout.

It is August 5th.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Mon Aug 05 8:58 pm

Beauner wrote:
Mon Aug 05 8:50 pm
The only AL player with more HRs than Max Kepler right now is Mike Trout.

It is August 5th.
And the only AL players with more than Cruz are Trout and Kepler. Pretty weird.

User avatar
Greyeagle
Moderator
Posts: 18951
Joined: Wed Apr 09 12:12 pm
Location: Capital City
Has liked: 464 times
Been liked: 357 times
Age: 53

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

Post by Greyeagle » Mon Aug 05 9:03 pm

Karlsson wrote:
Mon Aug 05 8:58 pm
Beauner wrote:
Mon Aug 05 8:50 pm
The only AL player with more HRs than Max Kepler right now is Mike Trout.

It is August 5th.
And the only AL players with more than Cruz are Trout and Kepler. Pretty weird.
And they all have more than me.
That's really not weird at all.
:lol:
Row The Boat! Ski-U-MAH! Go Gophers!

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Mon Aug 05 9:04 pm

Texas beats Cleveland 1-0 on five hits.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Mon Aug 05 9:08 pm



That's pretty neat too.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Mon Aug 05 9:10 pm

I don't like Jake Cave, but that was a goofy hop.

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9373
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 22 times
Been liked: 43 times
Age: 44

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

Post by davescharf » Mon Aug 05 9:17 pm

Karlsson wrote:
Mon Aug 05 9:10 pm
I don't like Jake Cave, but that was a goofy hop.
Harper did a good job getting Freeman out. Hopefully Duffy can now take care of Donaldson
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9373
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 22 times
Been liked: 43 times
Age: 44

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

Post by davescharf » Mon Aug 05 9:18 pm

davescharf wrote:
Mon Aug 05 9:17 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Mon Aug 05 9:10 pm
I don't like Jake Cave, but that was a goofy hop.
Harper did a good job getting Freeman out. Hopefully Duffy can now take care of Donaldson
Jeez
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2449
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 30 times

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

Post by Maize » Mon Aug 05 10:07 pm

Looking it up and finding out that Jim Kaat is 12 years older than Bert has me seriously considering a life of sobriety.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Mon Aug 05 10:07 pm

Karlsson wrote:
Mon Aug 05 9:10 pm
I don't like Jake Cave, but that was a goofy hop.
Goofy hop, yes. But a terrible miss-play either way. There's 0 chance he throws Acuna out at the plate. Sit back and keep the ball in front of you.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Steve MN
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8757
Joined: Fri Jan 25 9:16 am
Has liked: 132 times
Been liked: 54 times
Age: 47

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

Post by Steve MN » Mon Aug 05 10:12 pm

BOOOOOOM!!!!! SANO!!!! 5-3 Twins Final

Magic Number - 47
Last edited by Steve MN on Mon Aug 05 10:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"My battery is low and it's getting dark"

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but, the Bible says 'love your enemy'" - Frank Sinatra

"Remember, there is no I in team"
"No, but there are six in 'Asinine Platitude Quoting Idiot'"

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Mon Aug 05 10:12 pm

SANOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Mon Aug 05 10:12 pm

That. Ball. Was. Crushed.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Steve MN
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8757
Joined: Fri Jan 25 9:16 am
Has liked: 132 times
Been liked: 54 times
Age: 47

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

Post by Steve MN » Mon Aug 05 10:13 pm

Beauner wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:12 pm
That. Ball. Was. Crushed.
Martin didn't even look back... Center Field was just running in.
"My battery is low and it's getting dark"

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but, the Bible says 'love your enemy'" - Frank Sinatra

"Remember, there is no I in team"
"No, but there are six in 'Asinine Platitude Quoting Idiot'"

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9373
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 22 times
Been liked: 43 times
Age: 44

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

Post by davescharf » Mon Aug 05 10:14 pm

Beauner wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:12 pm
That. Ball. Was. Crushed.
What he did to that ball is a felony in about 35 states
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Mon Aug 05 10:15 pm

Acuña Jr was hilarious. Nearly to the infield before the ball hit the upper deck.
Last edited by Karlsson on Mon Aug 05 10:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Cowgirl
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7014
Joined: Thu Feb 24 12:43 pm
Location: Trying to pee a goal!
Has liked: 150 times
Been liked: 208 times
Age: 32

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

Post by Cowgirl » Mon Aug 05 10:15 pm

Thank you Sano! Sitting in my car waiting to go into Cub but hoping they do something in the ninth so I wouldn’t miss it. 😬

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30514
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 88 times
Been liked: 138 times
Contact:

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

Post by The Rube » Mon Aug 05 10:16 pm

But, I thought Sano sucked? ;)
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
ScoobyDoo
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14338
Joined: Wed Apr 09 8:30 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Has liked: 360 times
Been liked: 100 times
Age: 51

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

Post by ScoobyDoo » Mon Aug 05 10:16 pm

That was murder.
Golden Gopher Softball Booster
posted by sunbone "Sixer- I admit when it comes to Gopher football I make Scooby Doo look like the President of the Optimists Club." :ahhh:
also posted by sunbone "Scooby, a.k.a., Mr. Sunshine."
On my lawn chair on the ledge. Being wrong 75% of the time and loving every minute of it.

User avatar
Steve MN
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8757
Joined: Fri Jan 25 9:16 am
Has liked: 132 times
Been liked: 54 times
Age: 47

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

Post by Steve MN » Mon Aug 05 10:23 pm

OK... watched the replay... Martin did look back, but he knew already.
"My battery is low and it's getting dark"

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but, the Bible says 'love your enemy'" - Frank Sinatra

"Remember, there is no I in team"
"No, but there are six in 'Asinine Platitude Quoting Idiot'"

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30514
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 88 times
Been liked: 138 times
Contact:

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

Post by The Rube » Mon Aug 05 10:25 pm

While it was a no brainer, I think the social media over hyped it a little. It wasn't a ZOMG. It was gone for sure, but not jaw dropping.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9373
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 22 times
Been liked: 43 times
Age: 44

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

Post by davescharf » Mon Aug 05 10:26 pm

We were in row 16 right behind the plate. It looked like a rocket took off the second he made contact.

First walkoff i think I’ve seen at TF
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Mon Aug 05 10:28 pm

The Rube wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:25 pm
While it was a no brainer, I think the social media over hyped it a little. It wasn't a ZOMG. It was gone for sure, but not jaw dropping.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Snowcool08
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5181
Joined: Tue Mar 06 2:20 am
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 42 times
Age: 33

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

Post by Snowcool08 » Mon Aug 05 10:30 pm

Beauner wrote:
Mon Aug 05 9:08 pm


That's pretty neat too.
I think the fact that both don’t play every day allows them both to be fresh and able to hit like they do.

User avatar
Steve MN
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8757
Joined: Fri Jan 25 9:16 am
Has liked: 132 times
Been liked: 54 times
Age: 47

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

Post by Steve MN » Mon Aug 05 10:31 pm

Image

Just look how far in he is when the ball hits the wall. Ball hit one or two frames before that, can't get closer without access to the actual video file.
"My battery is low and it's getting dark"

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but, the Bible says 'love your enemy'" - Frank Sinatra

"Remember, there is no I in team"
"No, but there are six in 'Asinine Platitude Quoting Idiot'"

User avatar
Greyeagle
Moderator
Posts: 18951
Joined: Wed Apr 09 12:12 pm
Location: Capital City
Has liked: 464 times
Been liked: 357 times
Age: 53

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

Post by Greyeagle » Mon Aug 05 10:35 pm

Steve MN wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:31 pm
Image

Just look how far in he is when the ball hits the wall. Ball hit one or two frames before that, can't get closer without access to the actual video file.
Looks like a chunk of limestone is missing. :shock:
Row The Boat! Ski-U-MAH! Go Gophers!

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Mon Aug 05 10:37 pm

Snowcool08 wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:30 pm
Beauner wrote:
Mon Aug 05 9:08 pm


That's pretty neat too.
I think the fact that both don’t play every day allows them both to be fresh and able to hit like they do.
100% agree. Lets them both stay fresh. I love the way Rocco has managed those two together. The fact that Castro is also hitting much better this season certainly helps too, but the fact that he's willing to move parts around in the lineup because of their splits/strengths is refreshing.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
Steve MN
Golden
Golden
Posts: 8757
Joined: Fri Jan 25 9:16 am
Has liked: 132 times
Been liked: 54 times
Age: 47

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

Post by Steve MN » Mon Aug 05 10:42 pm

Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:35 pm
Steve MN wrote:
Mon Aug 05 10:31 pm
Image

Just look how far in he is when the ball hits the wall. Ball hit one or two frames before that, can't get closer without access to the actual video file.
Looks like a chunk of limestone is missing. :shock:
Naaaah... that's just the baseball I circled. It's a bit fuzzy because of the way I took the screenshot.
"My battery is low and it's getting dark"

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but, the Bible says 'love your enemy'" - Frank Sinatra

"Remember, there is no I in team"
"No, but there are six in 'Asinine Platitude Quoting Idiot'"

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9872
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 64 times
Been liked: 163 times
Age: 44

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

Post by Bertogliat » Mon Aug 05 10:56 pm

It’s amazing they have the launch angle and exit velocity posted before it hits the wall. That’s a nice feature.

User avatar
Greyeagle
Moderator
Posts: 18951
Joined: Wed Apr 09 12:12 pm
Location: Capital City
Has liked: 464 times
Been liked: 357 times
Age: 53

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

Post by Greyeagle » Tue Aug 06 7:21 am

Gold!

Row The Boat! Ski-U-MAH! Go Gophers!

User avatar
YoungEagle
Golden
Golden
Posts: 2728
Joined: Sun May 13 2:38 pm
Location: My Cabin
Has liked: 21 times
Been liked: 18 times
Age: 26

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

Post by YoungEagle » Tue Aug 06 12:22 pm

I love this team!
Donny you're out of your element

Boston Apologist

User avatar
frozen4champs
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5159
Joined: Fri Feb 11 9:52 am
Location: On the farm
Has liked: 73 times
Been liked: 126 times
Age: 53

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

Post by frozen4champs » Tue Aug 06 12:36 pm

YoungEagle wrote:
Tue Aug 06 12:22 pm
I love this team!
I agree. It actually looks like they are having fun and are rooting for each other to succeed. I think Cruz is having a positive impact on Sano. Kyle Gibson is always cheering from the dugout. Willians Astudillo is the team mascot. Keep it going.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Tue Aug 06 8:00 pm

Hmmm. This one isn't going as well.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Tue Aug 06 9:09 pm

Didn't expect to get whipped like this with Berrios on the mound, that's for sure.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
NYC Gopher fan
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1529
Joined: Mon Jan 21 9:15 pm
Has liked: 30 times
Been liked: 27 times

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

Post by NYC Gopher fan » Tue Aug 06 9:52 pm

Cruz with his second bomba tonight to cut lead to 11-6

User avatar
HockeyBum
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3384
Joined: Thu Jun 03 12:28 pm
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 14 times
Contact:

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

Post by HockeyBum » Wed Aug 07 12:58 pm

I've seen about enough of Martin Perez.

User avatar
gopher6
Veteran
Posts: 4677
Joined: Wed Feb 01 7:17 am
Location: frozen pond
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 7 times
Contact:

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

Post by gopher6 » Wed Aug 07 2:32 pm

they are getting hammered right now 7-0

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Wed Aug 07 2:47 pm

Yeah, couple of duds after the big win on Monday.

User avatar
Grovetown Scotty
Veteran
Posts: 649
Joined: Wed Feb 01 8:43 pm
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 29 times

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

Post by Grovetown Scotty » Wed Aug 07 3:34 pm

Braves look really good.

mnpuckguy
Rookie
Posts: 89
Joined: Thu Feb 05 12:46 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Been liked: 1 time
Age: 70

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

Post by mnpuckguy » Wed Aug 07 4:53 pm

Perez is sinking fast!! They are going to regret not picking up a starting pitcher at the deadline.

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9872
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 64 times
Been liked: 163 times
Age: 44

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

Post by Bertogliat » Wed Aug 07 10:16 pm

mnpuckguy wrote:
Wed Aug 07 4:53 pm
Perez is sinking fast!! They are going to regret not picking up a starting pitcher at the deadline.
Who woulda thunk?

User avatar
streakygopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14134
Joined: Thu Dec 30 9:49 am
Location: anywhere but the middle of the road
Has liked: 6 times
Been liked: 68 times

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

Post by streakygopher » Thu Aug 08 11:26 am

Beauner wrote:
Tue Aug 06 9:09 pm
Didn't expect to get whipped like this with Berrios on the mound, that's for sure.
Berrios has the most talent of the staff, but he's not a lights out pitcher (talent wise better than Radke, not as good as Viola). I think about what happened against the Yankees and now the Braves, two playoff bound teams...yes, those opposing pitchers gave up some runs, too, but at the end of the day the Twins' staff wasn't good enough to make a half dozen runs stand up. These are the teams that would be lying in wait for the Twins during the playoffs.

Offense is fun, and never in all my years as a fan has the Twins hit like this. It's great to see the homers and the lopsided scores, but I am ever wary of what's coming. A fan can hope, but I don't like their chances against teams with deep pitching that might even include an ace or two (or three in the case of Houston :shock: )

User avatar
D2D
Veteran
Posts: 2307
Joined: Wed Oct 24 12:48 am
Has liked: 131 times
Been liked: 54 times

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

Post by D2D » Thu Aug 08 11:38 am

streakygopher wrote:
Thu Aug 08 11:26 am
Offense is fun, and never in all my years as a fan has the Twins hit like this. It's great to see the homers and the lopsided scores, but I am ever wary of what's coming. A fan can hope, but I don't like their chances against teams with deep pitching that might even include an ace or two (or three in the case of Houston :shock: )
My thoughts exactly. :good2:

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7560
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 46 times
Been liked: 157 times
Age: 101
Contact:

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

Post by JWG » Thu Aug 08 12:17 pm

This series woudl be a good one to sweep...
JWG
[This space for rent]

User avatar
Composer
Veteran
Posts: 3753
Joined: Mon May 01 8:46 am
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 41 times
Age: 60

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

Post by Composer » Thu Aug 08 2:14 pm

I'm going to tonight's game. I'm on a 7-game losing streak. :ahhh:

User avatar
HockeyBum
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3384
Joined: Thu Jun 03 12:28 pm
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 14 times
Contact:

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

Post by HockeyBum » Thu Aug 08 2:33 pm

streakygopher wrote:
Thu Aug 08 11:26 am
Offense is fun, and never in all my years as a fan has the Twins hit like this. It's great to see the homers and the lopsided scores, but I am ever wary of what's coming. A fan can hope, but I don't like their chances against teams with deep pitching that might even include an ace or two (or three in the case of Houston :shock: )
Yep.

I REALLY hope I'm wrong, but I don't think the Twins will even beat Cleveland for the central division title. The offense is as good as any team in baseball, but the pitching staff just isn't getting it done. Cleveland has a "good enough" offense, and far superior starting pitching. Pitching usually wins out in the end.

I'm going to the game tonight and hoping the Twins can make me look foolish for writing this. :good2:

User avatar
streakygopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14134
Joined: Thu Dec 30 9:49 am
Location: anywhere but the middle of the road
Has liked: 6 times
Been liked: 68 times

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

Post by streakygopher » Thu Aug 08 3:09 pm

Over the entire spectrum of MLB pitching, the best hitters are successful about 30% of the time (not including walks and productive at bats), so pitching is the coveted resource. When you cherry pick stats the best hitters are humbled by the best pitchers. How many of those "best pitchers" are wearing a Twins uniform?

Not a criticism of the team, just reality. The Twins' World Series teams had a solid 1-2 in the rotation and a decent 3rd guy, along with a deep bull pen that could work a lot of innings. This team doesn't have that.

User avatar
Grovetown Scotty
Veteran
Posts: 649
Joined: Wed Feb 01 8:43 pm
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 29 times

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

Post by Grovetown Scotty » Thu Aug 08 3:50 pm

Gibson pitching tonight. The guy has great stuff and he nibbles instead of attacking hitters. Got to have a little fire in the belly. Big series!

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28345
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 90 times
Been liked: 217 times
Age: 31

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

Post by Beauner » Thu Aug 08 6:00 pm

streakygopher wrote:
Thu Aug 08 3:09 pm
Over the entire spectrum of MLB pitching, the best hitters are successful about 30% of the time (not including walks and productive at bats), so pitching is the coveted resource. When you cherry pick stats the best hitters are humbled by the best pitchers. How many of those "best pitchers" are wearing a Twins uniform?

Not a criticism of the team, just reality. The Twins' World Series teams had a solid 1-2 in the rotation and a decent 3rd guy, along with a deep bull pen that could work a lot of innings. This team doesn't have that.
The Detroit Tigers in 2014 had the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Cy Young winners in their top 3. Statistically speaking, their worst SP that season was Justin Verlander. One of the most dominant pitchers of all time.
Everyone seemingly had them as a lock to get to the World Series with their rotation.
They got swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round. They got beat 12-3, 7-6, and 2-1.

Is it great to have a bunch of aces in the postseason? Definitely.
Is it a prerequisite for winning a ring? Definitely not.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

Maize
Veteran
Posts: 2449
Joined: Tue Sep 20 10:15 am
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 30 times

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

Post by Maize » Thu Aug 08 6:28 pm

Beauner wrote:
Thu Aug 08 6:00 pm


The Detroit Tigers in 2014 had the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Cy Young winners in their top 3. Statistically speaking, their worst SP that season was Justin Verlander. One of the most dominant pitchers of all time.
Everyone seemingly had them as a lock to get to the World Series with their rotation.
They got swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round. They got beat 12-3, 7-6, and 2-1.
Neat. Now compare their bullpen that year with Houston's this year.

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Thu Aug 08 8:16 pm

The textbook Gibson 5th inning is the 4th tonight.

User avatar
Bonin21
Golden
Golden
Posts: 13879
Joined: Mon Mar 12 10:16 pm
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 137 times

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

Post by Bonin21 » Thu Aug 08 8:28 pm

I wanted a title, less than that a hundred win season, but I've settled for breaking the HR record and maybe winning a wild card game.
Sick of LOSERVILLE
105 big four seasons with no finals APPEARANCE
Times advanced in playoffs last 15 seasons: Vikings 3, Wild 2, Twins 0, Wolves 0
1967 last football conference title, 1982 last basketball conference title, 2003 last hockey national championship

User avatar
Karlsson
Veteran
Posts: 2794
Joined: Sun Feb 08 10:26 am
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 98 times

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

Post by Karlsson » Thu Aug 08 8:31 pm

Now Cruz is hurt. Just can't make this $h!t up.

User avatar
streakygopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14134
Joined: Thu Dec 30 9:49 am
Location: anywhere but the middle of the road
Has liked: 6 times
Been liked: 68 times

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

Post by streakygopher » Thu Aug 08 8:59 pm

Gibson with maybe the biggest start for him this season...walks 6 and out of the game in 4 and one third inning....walks Puig to load the bases after Twins clawing back for two runs.....now Littell seals the game....woof

User avatar
Laxref
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1043
Joined: Fri Mar 20 10:24 am
Location: Prior lake
Has liked: 11 times
Been liked: 25 times
Age: 34

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

Post by Laxref » Thu Aug 08 9:00 pm

Pitching staff was never gonna make this team a contender.

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7560
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 46 times
Been liked: 157 times
Age: 101
Contact:

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

Post by JWG » Thu Aug 08 9:04 pm

Ugh... Twins get back in it and then right back out of it.
It's so cliche to blame our pitching, but....
JWG
[This space for rent]

User avatar
NYC Gopher fan
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1529
Joined: Mon Jan 21 9:15 pm
Has liked: 30 times
Been liked: 27 times

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

Post by NYC Gopher fan » Thu Aug 08 10:50 pm

Twins making this exciting

User avatar
bearpaw28
Veteran
Posts: 5517
Joined: Wed Jul 19 1:57 pm
Has liked: 156 times
Been liked: 90 times

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

Post by bearpaw28 » Thu Aug 08 10:51 pm

Crap

User avatar
streakygopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14134
Joined: Thu Dec 30 9:49 am
Location: anywhere but the middle of the road
Has liked: 6 times
Been liked: 68 times

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

Post by streakygopher » Thu Aug 08 11:01 pm

Bad starting pitching too much to overcome.

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7560
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 46 times
Been liked: 157 times
Age: 101
Contact:

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

Post by JWG » Fri Aug 09 7:10 am

Composer wrote:
Thu Aug 08 2:14 pm
I'm going to tonight's game. I'm on a 7-game losing streak. :ahhh:
8 :(
JWG
[This space for rent]

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9872
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 64 times
Been liked: 163 times
Age: 44

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

Post by Bertogliat » Fri Aug 09 7:50 am

I have to be on an 8 game winning streak. But I don’t get to enough games to overcome the pitching woes.

User avatar
ScoobyDoo
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14338
Joined: Wed Apr 09 8:30 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Has liked: 360 times
Been liked: 100 times
Age: 51

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

Post by ScoobyDoo » Fri Aug 09 9:15 am

Many said they needed pitching. Many said they needed more pitching than they went and got. Many were right.
Golden Gopher Softball Booster
posted by sunbone "Sixer- I admit when it comes to Gopher football I make Scooby Doo look like the President of the Optimists Club." :ahhh:
also posted by sunbone "Scooby, a.k.a., Mr. Sunshine."
On my lawn chair on the ledge. Being wrong 75% of the time and loving every minute of it.

User avatar
Bonin21
Golden
Golden
Posts: 13879
Joined: Mon Mar 12 10:16 pm
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 137 times

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

Post by Bonin21 » Fri Aug 09 9:25 am

Same thing as the Vikings. The "experts" said they'd be fine, but the general fan base that doesn't even pay much attention saw they needed pitching/OL help and cried for it and then it was the team's downfall.
Sick of LOSERVILLE
105 big four seasons with no finals APPEARANCE
Times advanced in playoffs last 15 seasons: Vikings 3, Wild 2, Twins 0, Wolves 0
1967 last football conference title, 1982 last basketball conference title, 2003 last hockey national championship

User avatar
ScoobyDoo
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14338
Joined: Wed Apr 09 8:30 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Has liked: 360 times
Been liked: 100 times
Age: 51

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

Post by ScoobyDoo » Fri Aug 09 9:54 am

Bonin21 wrote:
Fri Aug 09 9:25 am
Same thing as the Vikings. The "experts" said they'd be fine, but the general fan base that doesn't even pay much attention saw they needed pitching/OL help and cried for it and then it was the team's downfall.
Pretty much. We'll see if the Vikings did enough in that area this offseason and get lucky with health for a change.
Golden Gopher Softball Booster
posted by sunbone "Sixer- I admit when it comes to Gopher football I make Scooby Doo look like the President of the Optimists Club." :ahhh:
also posted by sunbone "Scooby, a.k.a., Mr. Sunshine."
On my lawn chair on the ledge. Being wrong 75% of the time and loving every minute of it.

User avatar
Bertogliat
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9872
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:19 am
Location: Group W Bench
Has liked: 64 times
Been liked: 163 times
Age: 44

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

Post by Bertogliat » Fri Aug 09 10:21 am

Bonin21 wrote:
Fri Aug 09 9:25 am
Same thing as the Vikings. The "experts" said they'd be fine, but the general fan base that doesn't even pay much attention saw they needed pitching/OL help and cried for it and then it was the team's downfall.
With the Twins much of the clamor was mid season after we knew hitting wasn’t an issue. And unlike the Vikings, baseball doesn’t have a cap and the Twins payroll wasn’t very high (comparatively). The Twins absolutely could have done more.

Post Reply