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    Cowgirl wrote…

    Has anyone else’s ballys channel been really glitchy when watching the twins the last two days?  I’m trying to figure out if it’s the channel or my cable.  They recently re-did our cable (and f’ed it up).

    I haven’t been seeing this on other channels.

    I have not noticed it on DirecTv, but others also seem to have issues.

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    Has anyone else’s ballys channel been really glitchy when watching the twins the last two days?  I’m trying to figure out if it’s the channel or my cable.  They recently re-did our cable (and f’ed it up).

    I haven’t been seeing this on other channels.

    Today was especially bad for me.

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    Not that I was watching intently, but didn’t notice nor hear about glitches at LTD today during the game. I believe they have Direct TV

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    No problems on Comcast.  See a pattern….?

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    No problems on Comcast.  See a pattern….?

    I have Comcast and it was bugging out for me

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    Buxton hits a 2 home run in the 5th and now in the 7th makes a nice catch starting a triple play.

    When are runners going to learn? Balls don’t hit the ground when Buck’s in center field. :dup:

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    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

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    Cowgirl wrote…

    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Probably. Analytics is ruining sportsball.

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    Cowgirl wrote…

    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Probably. Analytics is ruining sportsball.

    Well, I was unsure at first how we scored when the first batter up got a hit.  🤦‍♀️
    Still can’t keep up with all the changes, as I rarely get the chance to watch a game these days.  (I just forgot about that dumb rule).

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    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Based on how hard the base was hit, the angle it left the bat, and it’s direction. Very few center fielders have the speed to get to that ball hence it having an expected .820 batting average. This is also why the runners ran without tagging up they thought there is no way he is getting to this ball.

    Buck says: Think again :yahoo:

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    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…

    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Probably. Analytics is ruining sportsball.

    Well, I was unsure at first how we scored when the first batter up got a hit.  🤦‍♀️
    Still can’t keep up with all the changes, as I rarely get the chance to watch a game these days.  (I just forgot about that dumb rule).

    That ghost runner at 2nd base to start extra innings will sneak up on you. #FearTheGhostRunner ;-)

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    Cowgirl wrote…

    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Probably. Analytics is ruining sportsball.

    Expected batting average isn’t something analytics uses to manage/impact the outcome of the game. It’s more or less a way to show either insanely good defense (in this case) or extremely unfortunate hitting.

    It combines exit velocity, launch angle, and in some cases, sprint speed. It then compares those numbers to similarly hit/sprinted balls. Historically, balls hit that hard and with that launch angle have resulted in the batter hitting .820. That’s all it is.

    So when Johnny Sportsfan at the game says “Any other centerfielder and that ball lands for a double” he’s basically right. XBA is just used to show it.

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    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…

    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Probably. Analytics is ruining sportsball.

    Well, I was unsure at first how we scored when the first batter up got a hit.  🤦‍♀️
    Still can’t keep up with all the changes, as I rarely get the chance to watch a game these days.  (I just forgot about that dumb rule).

    I hate that they carried the “start with a runner on 2B” rule from the COVID year forward. It is stupid as hell.

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    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

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    Beauner wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…

    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Probably. Analytics is ruining sportsball.

    Expected batting average isn’t something analytics uses to manage/impact the outcome of the game. It’s more or less a way to show either insanely good defense (in this case) or extremely unfortunate hitting.

    It combines exit velocity, launch angle, and in some cases, sprint speed. It then compares those numbers to similarly hit/sprinted balls. Historically, balls hit that hard and with that launch angle have resulted in the batter hitting .820. That’s all it is.

    So when Johnny Sportsfan at the game says “Any other centerfielder and that ball lands for a double” he’s basically right. XBA is just used to show it.

    #theyhaveastatforthat ;)

     

    ooc – are they measuring sprint speed of the batter or outfielder?

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    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Based on how hard the base was hit, the angle it left the bat, and it’s direction. Very few center fielders have the speed to get to that ball hence it having an expected .820 batting average. This is also why the runners ran without tagging up they thought there is no way he is getting to this ball.

    Buck says: Think again :yahoo:

    Maybe the Sox thought Buck was DH tonight.

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    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

    What about work ethic?  🤣

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    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…

    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

    What about work ethic?  🤣

    The turtle is FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ahead in that stat. :dup:

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    Cowgirl wrote…
    Beauner wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…

    #MNTwins just got three outs on a ball that had an expected batting average of .820. It made the mistake of being hit near(ish) Byron Buxton.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) July 5, 2022

    How does a ball have an expected batting average?   Is that a thing now?!

    Probably. Analytics is ruining sportsball.

    Expected batting average isn’t something analytics uses to manage/impact the outcome of the game. It’s more or less a way to show either insanely good defense (in this case) or extremely unfortunate hitting.

    It combines exit velocity, launch angle, and in some cases, sprint speed. It then compares those numbers to similarly hit/sprinted balls. Historically, balls hit that hard and with that launch angle have resulted in the batter hitting .820. That’s all it is.

    So when Johnny Sportsfan at the game says “Any other centerfielder and that ball lands for a double” he’s basically right. XBA is just used to show it.

    #theyhaveastatforthat ;)

     

    ooc – are they measuring sprint speed of the batter or outfielder?

    For XBA they are measuring sprint speed of the batter (usually on ground balls hit into the hole where an infielder makes a diving play or whatever).

    There is a stat for outfielders called route efficiency (rarely talked about, except in cases like the play Buxton made) that factors in outfielder sprint speed.

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    Cowgirl wrote…
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    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

    What about work ethic?  🤣

    The turtle is FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ahead in that stat. :dup:

    As far as I know, he’s still on the MIA roster. Spot-duty, of course, but he was hitting .275 or so last I checked.

     

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    What’s the stat on percentage of games our bullpen blows…?

    Why must they make it so interesting, so often…

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    Just look at this Work Ethic!!! Is there anything he can’t do? ;-)

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    What’s the stat on percentage of games our bullpen blows…?

    Why must they make it so interesting, so often…

    ‘Member when we and Joe Closer and Co, and we just prayed our starters could get to them? I ‘member. :(

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    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…

    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

    What about work ethic?  🤣

    The turtle is FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ahead in that stat. :dup:

    As far as I know, he’s still on the MIA roster. Spot-duty, of course, but he was hitting .275 or so last I checked.

     

    The Marlins released him last week and some in Twins Twitter said we should pick him up to be a relief pitcher. :dup:

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    Pagan now has wins in his last two outings and Duffey has 7 straight scoreless outings totaling 10 innings.

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    Cowgirl wrote…

    What’s the stat on percentage of games our bullpen blows…?

    Why must they make it so interesting, so often…

    The Twins have blown 11 saves in 29 opportunities. 13 teams have blown as many or more – Tampa leads the majors in blown saves with 17.

    The article doesn’t clarify this, but I am guessing they are taking a “blown save” as up by 3 or fewer runs from the 7th inning on.

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    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…

    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

    What about work ethic?  🤣

    The turtle is FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ahead in that stat. :dup:

    As far as I know, he’s still on the MIA roster. Spot-duty, of course, but he was hitting .275 or so last I checked.

     

    The Marlins released him last week and some in Twins Twitter said we should pick him up to be a relief pitcher. :dup:

    Until I read the latest post about Pagan and Duffey, I would have agreed. I mean, given the universal DH rule now, he HAS to be better (and cheaper) than SOMEone out there…

     

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    Cowgirl wrote…

    What’s the stat on percentage of games our bullpen blows…?

    Why must they make it so interesting, so often…

    ‘Member when we and Joe Closer and Co, and we just prayed our starters could get to them? I ‘member. :(

    I met Joe Nathan and had a fun conversation with him. He will always be the guacamole chef to me (this is based on how we met).

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    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…

    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

    What about work ethic?  🤣

    The turtle is FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ahead in that stat. :dup:

    As far as I know, he’s still on the MIA roster. Spot-duty, of course, but he was hitting .275 or so last I checked.

     

    The Marlins released him last week and some in Twins Twitter said we should pick him up to be a relief pitcher. :dup:

    After watching that video, I didn’t realize he had pitched that many times for us!

    but that 25.6 feet per second sprint speed….wheee!

    what is Buxton’s for comparison?

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    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…

    I’m still waiting for the GRIT factor to come into play. ;) Just sayin’.

    What about work ethic?  🤣

    The turtle is FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ahead in that stat. :dup:

    As far as I know, he’s still on the MIA roster. Spot-duty, of course, but he was hitting .275 or so last I checked.

     

    The Marlins released him last week and some in Twins Twitter said we should pick him up to be a relief pitcher. :dup:

    After watching that video, I didn’t realize he had pitched that many times for us!

    but that 25.6 feet per second sprint speed….wheee!

    what is Buxton’s for comparison?

    IIRC he was clocked at like 30.9 f/s on an infield single last season. Sano was clocked as high as 28.9 f/s in 2020.

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    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…

    What’s the stat on percentage of games our bullpen blows…?

    Why must they make it so interesting, so often…

    ‘Member when we and Joe Closer and Co, and we just prayed our starters could get to them? I ‘member. :(

    I met Joe Nathan and had a fun conversation with him. He will always be the guacamole chef to me (this is based on how we met).

    Sorta met Joe Closer once, at Toby Keith’s. Karlsson said he saw him, bought him a shot, and I was googly-eyed, BUT kept my composure, and saw him, and said, “Sup, Joe?” He gave me a nod. I melted a little inside. Yes, I internally fan-boyed.

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    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…

    What’s the stat on percentage of games our bullpen blows…?

    Why must they make it so interesting, so often…

    ‘Member when we and Joe Closer and Co, and we just prayed our starters could get to them? I ‘member. :(

    I met Joe Nathan and had a fun conversation with him. He will always be the guacamole chef to me (this is based on how we met).

    Sorta met Joe Closer once, at Toby Keith’s. Karlsson said he saw him, bought him a shot, and I was googly-eyed, BUT kept my composure, and saw him, and said, “Sup, Joe?” He gave me a nod. I melted a little inside. Yes, I internally fan-boyed.

    I think he was a regular at TKs.  I’ve heard rumors more than once he was a ladies man, though married.  Kinda lost his star status in my eyes after that.

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    Cowgirl wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    The Rube wrote…
    Cowgirl wrote…

    What’s the stat on percentage of games our bullpen blows…?

    Why must they make it so interesting, so often…

    ‘Member when we and Joe Closer and Co, and we just prayed our starters could get to them? I ‘member. :(

    I met Joe Nathan and had a fun conversation with him. He will always be the guacamole chef to me (this is based on how we met).

    Sorta met Joe Closer once, at Toby Keith’s. Karlsson said he saw him, bought him a shot, and I was googly-eyed, BUT kept my composure, and saw him, and said, “Sup, Joe?” He gave me a nod. I melted a little inside. Yes, I internally fan-boyed.

    I think he was a regular at TKs.  I’ve heard rumors more than once he was a ladies man, though married.  Kinda lost his star status in my eyes after that.

    I also heard that rumor, but that night, he was just a regular person. He (and his group) were shushing people away. He just wanted to hang out there. TK’s had to put security on the alcove he had, b/c of all the fans. He disliked that attention, just wanted to be a reg customer, but obv that was NOT happening.

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    We need to either figure out our bullpen, or get some bullpen, though. I think we’re fine otherwise.

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    Has Sano started playing yet (in the minors)?

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    Bertogliat wrote…

    Has Sani started playing yet (in the minors)?

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    Archer to IL and Winder recalled to start tonight.

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    Arraez, Buxton and Correa go a combined 1-13 last night, and the Twins win by 6 runs.  Just how they drew it up.

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    Pagan needs to go!!  He blows another lead today! Can’t be trusted anymore.  He’s cost the Twins multiple games already this year!!

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    Pagan needs to go!!  He blows another lead today! Can’t be trusted anymore.  He’s cost the Twins multiple games already this year!!

    Pagan is so bad he needs to be exiled on St. Helena.

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    Weird he didn’t need to go when he picked up back to back Ws while throwing 28 pitches across 2 innings.

    Those were the first runs he’s allowed to a non-Cleveland team since June 2nd.

     

    Is he an absolute lockdown ace reliever? No. He went through a garbage stretch of games against Cleveland the last couple weeks. He’s been good to very good against every other team in the league. Last week he gave up 10 runs (9 earned) to Cleveland in 2.1 IP. Across the entire rest of the season, including today, he’s allowed 10 runs (8 earned) in 26 IP.

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    I wish they could block the sound of the idiot who won’t stop yelling at the top of his lungs for EVERY batter.

     

    I can’t imagine having to listen to him at the game.

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    Lol.  The Twins take a lead and the pitchers immediately give it back.

     

    Leads given up in the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings.

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    Lol.  The Twins take a lead and the pitchers immediately give it back.

     

    Leads given up in the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings.

    If Rob. Chip & Ernie cared 10% as much about winning as Craig Leopold, the Twins would have competent pitchers! But they (literally) don’t give 2 sh-ts about the Twins ever winning another WS title. Even if they make the playoffs from the God awful Central Division, they’ll lose in the 1st Round of the playoffs. It’s summer entertainment, especially now that the Stanley Cup has been hoisted (until start of September) but not much more, it’s kinda sad… :cry:

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    Bertogliat wrote…

    Lol.  The Twins take a lead and the pitchers immediately give it back.

     

    Leads given up in the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings.

    If Rob. Chip & Ernie cared 10% as much about winning as Craig Leopold, the Twins would have competent pitchers! But they (literally) don’t give 2 sh-ts about the Twins ever winning another WS title. Even if they make the playoffs from the God awful Central Division, they’ll lose in the 1st Round of the playoffs. It’s summer entertainment, especially now that the Stanley Cup has been hoisted (until start of September) but not much more, it’s kinda sad… :cry:

    Which big money bullpen move would you have made that they didn’t?

     

    The Twins team has a 3.66 ERA this season, good for 8th best in MLB and 0.02 runs behind 6th place.

    How is that an incompetent pitching staff?

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    Bertogliat wrote…

    Lol.  The Twins take a lead and the pitchers immediately give it back.

     

    Leads given up in the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings.

    If Rob. Chip & Ernie cared 10% as much about winning as Craig Leopold, the Twins would have competent pitchers! But they (literally) don’t give 2 sh-ts about the Twins ever winning another WS title. Even if they make the playoffs from the God awful Central Division, they’ll lose in the 1st Round of the playoffs. It’s summer entertainment, especially now that the Stanley Cup has been hoisted (until start of September) but not much more, it’s kinda sad… :cry:

    Which big money bullpen move would you have made that they didn’t?

     

    The Twins team has a 3.66 ERA this season, good for 8th best in MLB and 0.02 runs behind 6th place.

    How is that an incompetent pitching staff?

    While the Team ERA is nice to look at, the team is tied for 18th for SV despite being 10th for most SVO and they have given up the 5th most HRs.

    Also they only have 2 pitchers in the Top 100 for IP and (Bundy and Ryan) and they’re tied at 91st.  How much of this falls on how they handle their starters?

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    Bertogliat wrote…  The Twins take a lead and the pitchers immediately give it back.

     

    Leads given up in the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings.

    If Rob. Chip & Ernie cared 10% as much about winning as Craig Leopold, the Twins would have competent pitchers! But they (literally) don’t give 2 sh-ts about the Twins ever winning another WS title. Even if they make the playoffs from the God awful Central Division, they’ll lose in the 1st Round of the playoffs. It’s summer entertainment, especially now that the Stanley Cup has been hoisted (until start of September) but not much more, it’s kinda sad… :cry:

    Which big money bullpen move would you have made that they didn’t?

     

    The Twins team has a 3.66 ERA this season, good for 8th best in MLB and 0.02 runs behind 6th place.

    How is that an incompetent pitching staff?

    What I’m talking about is an ownership group not committed to winning at the highest level (another World Series title). They experienced that “high” as young men and have no “push” to experience it again. They have a nice stadium to play in, draw well enough & fortunately play in a weak division (imagine being the Baltimore Orioles & the challenges they face). So they’re content occasionally making the playoffs & then LOSING in the first round (to them this spells s-u-c-c-e-s-s)   :whistle:

    I get your Twins enthusiasm & respect your deep knowledge of baseball…but you know what I’m referring to (regarding Rob, Chip & Ernie) is the TRUTH!

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    Beauner wrote…
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    Lol.  The Twins take a lead and the pitchers immediately give it back.

     

    Leads given up in the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings.

    If Rob. Chip & Ernie cared 10% as much about winning as Craig Leopold, the Twins would have competent pitchers! But they (literally) don’t give 2 sh-ts about the Twins ever winning another WS title. Even if they make the playoffs from the God awful Central Division, they’ll lose in the 1st Round of the playoffs. It’s summer entertainment, especially now that the Stanley Cup has been hoisted (until start of September) but not much more, it’s kinda sad… :cry:

    Which big money bullpen move would you have made that they didn’t?

     

    The Twins team has a 3.66 ERA this season, good for 8th best in MLB and 0.02 runs behind 6th place.

    How is that an incompetent pitching staff?

    While the Team ERA is nice to look at, the team is tied for 18th for SV despite being 10th for most SVO and they have given up the 5th most HRs.

    Also they only have 2 pitchers in the Top 100 for IP and (Bundy and Ryan) and they’re tied at 91st.  How much of this falls on how they handle their starters?

    Considering Gray missed 3-4 starts with a hamstring injury and Ober has been out for a month+, and Paddack is out for the season, I wouldn’t read too much into it. 3/5ths of the opening day rotation has missed significant time after making 5+ starts.

    Hell, Joe Ryan missed a couple starts with COVID too.

    Over his last 6 starts, Gray has gone 6, 6, 7, 7, 5 and 4 (he was getting hit pretty hard that game so he got pulled). If he hadn’t missed those 3-4 starts he’d certainly be in the top 100.

    They are going to continue to be careful with Archer due to his history of injuries, and rightfully so (he’s on the IL right now due to right hip tightness, not an arm issue).

    I am curious to see what they plan to do with Archer when he returns if Smeltzer continues to pitch well. Archer has been mostly great this season but they are keeping him to 4-5 innings/game. If Smeltzer (and/or Winder) continues to be effective, I wonder if they will try to convert Archer into a reliever role.

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    Twins prospects Matt Wallner (Forest Lake High School grad) and Spencer Steer will be playing in the MLB Futures game during the all-star break.

     

    Wallner started the season 3/41 with 23 Ks in their first 11 games.

    In the 62 games since then, he is slashing an absurd .324/.466/.672 with 19 HRs, 13 doubles, and 54 RBIs.

    Could end up being a pretty big trade piece if the team wants to make a move for a high end SP (like Montas, Castillo, or Mahle).

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    This is… inhuman

     

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    It’s time for Buxton to improve that BA.

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    I don’t even know how Byron Buxton *saw* this ball, much less caught it pic.twitter.com/lkHSZxGV15— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) July 9, 2022

    Possibly his best yet?  Amazing.

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    Angel Hernandez at it again. :ddown:

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    It’s time for Buxton to improve that BA.

    Angel Hernandez disagrees.

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    A lead off double would have been nice but the Twins got Angeled. :wacko:

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    If the top of the strike zone is supposed to be mid torso, why does the white box on the TV often line up at or below a batter’s belt?

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    Every now and then you have to be able to throw a pitch in the strike zone.

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    The Twins are Twinning it today…

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    No Twins on tv this afternoon?  Newspaper says BSN!

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    No Twins on tv this afternoon?  Newspaper says BSN!

    YouTube TV

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    No Twins on tv this afternoon?  Newspaper says BSN!

    YouTube TV

    Got home in time to actually see the ninth! Cool moment for Miranda but man was Hader totally ineffective. 12 pitches no outs 3 earned runs. Looked like he was having some kind of hair or hat issue?

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    Sano is going to have a tough time beating out Miranda for a roster spot.  Miranda is a better hitter & doesn’t strike out nearly as much! Sano’s contract expires at the end of this year.  The Twins are going to pay him either.

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    We were at today’s game. The Twins have had three walk-off homers. We have been at all three of them. (We have 20 dame season tickets, so we have been at some bad losses as well). But those particular wins have been a lot of fun.

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    Sano is going to have a tough time beating out Miranda for a roster spot.  Miranda is a better hitter & doesn’t strike out nearly as much! Sano’s contract expires at the end of this year.  The Twins are going to pay him either.

    Teams pay for players who hit home runs, even when they strike out 50% of the time and hit around .200. You can’t score three or 4 goals on one shot in hockey, but you can score up to four runs with one swing of the bat. All true, but I couldn’t care less if Sano doesn’t come back. :bye:

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    Gray sucks, now we get a tired bullpen for the four game series against the White Sox.

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    Getting stomped again.

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    MLB draft started tonight.

    Twins had #8 overall pick and got what was basically a consensus top 5 guy in Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee. Most scouts seem to believe he’ll play 3B in the majors. One of the best pure hitters in college this season, he’s a switch hitter that hit .342/.384/.626 last season in college and also hit .405/.432/.667 in the elite wood bat Cape Cod league in 21 games.

    At #48 they took a LHP from Alabama named Connor Prielipp that has electric stuff. He missed all of 2022 college season after Tommy John Surgery last May but was considered a top 25 prospect going into this draft (some thought he was the #1 overall prospect for the class before the injury). As a true freshman he became Alabama’s #1 started, striking out 35 in 21 innings while allowing 0 earned runs before the pandemic ended the college season. He features a high-80s slider and a low to mid-90s fastball. Many scouts think he’ll probably add another MPH or two to his fastball as he grows into his body and completes his recovery. He threw a full bullpen in front of draft evaluators and another at the pre-draft combine, so he may end up pitching late this summer in AZ fall league if they want him to. He’s definitely got front of the rotation stuff.

    With their third pick they took Tanner Schobel, the starting SS from the surprising Virgina Tech Hokies. Schobel hit .362/.445/.689 this season with 19 HRs and 18 doubles in 59 games. Sounds like a guy who will probably be a shortstop/super utility (a la Arraez) if he cracks the big leagues-a guy who can hit a lot and is good enough at just about everything defensively to not hurt you anywhere you put him.

    Off to a very good start, IMO.

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    Buxton hit the GW home run in the ASG tonight. Luis Arraez got a single against St. Louis superstar reliever Ryan Helsley on his curveball after fouling off 102mph and 103mph fastballs. It was the first hit Helsley has allowed on a curveball all season and only the second one in his entire MLB career.

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    Buxton hit the GW home run in the ASG tonight. Luis Arraez got a single against St. Louis superstar reliever Ryan Helsley on his curveball after fouling off 102mph and 103mph fastballs. It was the first hit Helsley has allowed on a curveball all season and only the second one in his entire MLB career.

    That’s amazing.

     

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