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Post by elliott70 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:13 pm

So, big series with Cleveland coming up.
Are the Twinkies for real???

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Post by elliott70 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:34 pm

Twins take 2 of 3 from Cleveland to start second half of the season.
A good start.

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Post by goldy313 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:54 pm

Not exactly Twins related but no position players have been suspended this year for PED’s. Home runs are through the roof and “juiced balls” and launch angle is all the rage.... this reminds me more of the Sosa/McGwire years than anything else. Drugs are always in front of testing, looking at the players hitting HR’s at the rate they are screams cheating.

Ratings and attendance rule, all else be damned....

Oh, my Cardinals are in first so this isn’t sour grapes.

And...... I left Target Field at 10 pm last night, it was the top of the 6th! 3 hours to play 5+ innings? Cripes, I miss Bob Gibson!

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Post by elliott70 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:17 am

Most fans don't enjoy the at of pitching.
Gibson, Koufax, Kaat, Palmer etc
those days are gone.

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Post by goldy313 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:07 pm

I think most fans appreciate good pitching. There just isn’t enough of it.

Games Verlander starts draw larger than average crowds away from Houston. So has Kershaw, Scherzer, and Baumgartner in the past. No one wants to see Oderizzi throw 102 pitches in 5 1/3 innings.....too many pitchers like that....far too many. The Twins killed their bullpen with 4 of 5 starters who can’t pitch 5 innings....and a manager who lets them get away with that. I would make Odorizzi throw 6 no matter if his arm fell off. Throw strikes!

The Twins were beaten the last two nights by better starting pitching. Great pitching beats great hitting every time.

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