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Pigs Fly - The Twins Actually Beat Oakland Today!POST GAME NOTES

Posted: 8/10/2014 7:23 PM

Pigs Fly - The Twins Actually Beat Oakland Today!POST GAME NOTES 


Yeah, shocking. 

Hughes gets enough run support late to register his 12th win of the year. 

A few things:

  • Suzuki and Willingham both come thru to hurt their former team - Kurt's hit the turning point;
  • Nice try, Gardy.  I know you want to do some things with your new toy/guy (Schafer), but make sure the guy can bunt before you let him try and squeeze home a run - we all had our pants pulled down on that one;
  • Danny Santana (followed closely by Suzuki) continues to be our best player in 2014;
  • Eduardo Escobar, though not a great game, just very solid - continues to be the most undervalued Twin (imo).  Gardy keeps on thinking how to replace the guy in the lineup, when he should just keep penciling him in at # 6.
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Posted: 8/10/2014 10:57 PM

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brian450 wrote: Yeah, shocking. 


  • Nice try, Gardy.  I know you want to do some things with your new toy/guy (Schafer), but make sure the guy can bunt before you let him try and squeeze 
Granted I haven't caught a ton of the last 6-7 games, feels like every time I do see this kid up, he royally screws up. Didn't he single in his first AB, steal 2nd, and then get thrown out at 3rd on a grounder? This organization/manager is the last one you want to be making these mistakes in front of. They get exploited faster here than anywhere else. 

I want to bash him even more, but then see his .313 AVG... possibly the most underwhelming .313 of all time. 

Whatever I guess, only 46 more games to go.
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Posted: 8/10/2014 11:30 PM

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Schafer is a lighter hitting version of Jason Tyner. Gardy loves.these guys. He gave Tyner over 500 ABs for that 1 HR he hit in three seasons while playing OF. Considers him a piranha, remember when the Twins were all into that? Gardy misses little Sammy too, so give him a break.
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Posted: 8/11/2014 10:33 AM

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HighandTight29 wrote:
brian450 wrote: Yeah, shocking. 


  • Nice try, Gardy.  I know you want to do some things with your new toy/guy (Schafer), but make sure the guy can bunt before you let him try and squeeze 
Granted I haven't caught a ton of the last 6-7 games, feels like every time I do see this kid up, he royally screws up. Didn't he single in his first AB, steal 2nd, and then get thrown out at 3rd on a grounder? This organization/manager is the last one you want to be making these mistakes in front of. They get exploited faster here than anywhere else. 

I want to bash him even more, but then see his .313 AVG... possibly the most underwhelming .313 of all time. 

Whatever I guess, only 46 more games to go.
He is 5-16 (Schafer) with the Twins in 5 games. But his total BA for the year is .188. THAT is pretty underwhelming! We'll see how it goes....going forward. 5 games is a pretty small sample size.
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