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TWINS

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:13 pm
by elliott70
So, big series with Cleveland coming up.
Are the Twinkies for real???

Re: TWINS

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:34 pm
by elliott70
Twins take 2 of 3 from Cleveland to start second half of the season.
A good start.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:54 pm
by goldy313
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!

Re: TWINS

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:17 am
by elliott70
Most fans don't enjoy the at of pitching.
Gibson, Koufax, Kaat, Palmer etc
those days are gone.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:07 pm
by goldy313
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.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:34 pm
by elliott70
Twins on a roll lately but off to a bad start today (wed 8/21).

Re: TWINS

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:45 pm
by northwoods oldtimer
elliott70 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:13 pm
So, big series with Cleveland coming up.
Are the Twinkies for real???
@elliott70 I love me some TWINS but tired of the Polad's cheap operations an absurd penny pinching practices.
Case in point NOT adding a stud starting pitcher at the deadline! :x :x :x
Cleveland has the edge on arms for the Central race.
Sad to say it is what it is. #-o
On brighter note the Twins club has sure been fun to watch this season. We are still talking them up in August which has not happened in quite a while.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:39 am
by elliott70
Magic number at 9
A win today makes it almost impossible not to win the central

Re: TWINS

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:22 am
by elliott70
Congrats tot he Twins for winning the division.
:D

Re: TWINS

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:18 am
by goldy313
For winning we get the Yankees! As Nate Silver points out, the Twins have lost the last 13 post season games against the Yankees, which is basically the same (gulp) as the Washington Generals record against the Harlem Globetrotters.

There is always the scene from Dumb and Dumber.....so you’re telling me there is a chance.....

Re: TWINS

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:09 am
by elliott70
There is a chance...
And the Twins hit more homers this season than the Yankees.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:05 am
by goldy313
Yet we’re swept.

Pitching matters, having no starter who can be counted on to give a quality start hurts.

Amazingly, not, the two teams in the a World Series have pitchers who can pitch 5 innings.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:36 pm
by goldy313
Marwin Gonzales played for the Astros, known cheaters. Was it launch angle or stealing signs that led to “Bomba squad”? I am leaning stealing signs.

I remember a story of Nolan Ryan hearing a batter figured out a tell he had a tell by moving to the outside of rubber when he threw a curve ball. So he moved to the outside of the rubber then threw a 105 fastball at his ear. The batter never associated a pitch with the rubber again.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:51 am
by goldy313
I fear there will be no baseball this year, as a baseball guy this really hurts. We played baseball through WW2 but can’t now?

Re: TWINS

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:01 pm
by elliott70
Do you like the idea of a grapefruit league and a cactus league?

Re: TWINS

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:10 pm
by SEC Scotty
At this point I would take any baseball. It going to be brutally hot especially in Arizona.

Re: TWINS

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:39 am
by goldy313
Ugh! I am a baseball guy and live and die with my Cardinals. I do not know how long I will survive watching baseball on these crap college fields with fake infields and no fans. And I pay for the MLB Extra Innings package willingly.....if you want to come over to the Dark Side, Extra Innings is cheaper than the FSN package on Directv! Go Cards!