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Tigers vs Twins Double Header 8/23

Posted: 8/23/2014 12:39 PM

Tigers vs Twins Double Header 8/23 


Pino gives up a 2nd inning run but escapes further damage on a heads up play by Vargas, on an errant throw to the plate. 1-1.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 1:00 PM

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Joe Mauer: Professional Hitter. I see him finishing the season above .300 again. He seems to be dialed in again. His 'signature' opposite field hits are arriving with much more frequency again. Twins knock out Farmer with a 5 run 2nd. Its Pino's game to blow now. Twins have the bats working in this series so far.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 1:11 PM

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So another 6 run 2nd inning! I was not a big fan of the Jordan Shafer pick-up...but he seems to be fitting in. Twins are definitely going to have to figure out what to do with Vargas/Mauer in 2015. Vargas has been awesome. He is playing 1B today for only the 2nd time. Everyone loves his work ethic. I don't think anyone in April expected to see Santana and Vargas as regulars in August.
If the Twins could ONLY get some pitching, they could compete.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 3:00 PM

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12-4 and Vargas is having a day! 5 ribbies giving him 22 in 21 games. Isn't it interesting that when a team is really having its way with a pitching staff, there's always one poor soul who can't get a hit to save his life. Today Parmelee has fanned 4 times and hit back to the pitcher....he must be saying 'why me'???
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Posted: 8/23/2014 3:25 PM

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nice win. Pino pitches OK. Now bring on Verlander. Perhaps catching him at a good time? A Twins sweep and they may be looking to vacate the Central basement.
Keep it goin boys!!!
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Posted: 8/23/2014 8:37 PM

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Twins not showing any mercy to Verlander. They have 4 already and lead 4-2 early.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 9:14 PM

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Tigers return the favor hitting May hard and retaking the lead 5-4 in the 6th. May gave up 11 hits. He is CLEARLY not ready for prime time.
Hopefully the Twins bats stay hot and they can rally back.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 9:24 PM

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WTH is Gardy doing leaving May out for the sixth. Clearly lucky to get through five, sit him down with a chance for the win. They waits for him to give up two.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 9:51 PM

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heh heh, my buddy Burton sees to it that the Twins may not be able to comeback in this one. They lit him up like a Xmas tree. Tigers are getting even for those two previous games.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 10:22 PM

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Burton has been a disappointment this year. Can't see him being back next year.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 10:37 PM

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Burton my least favorite Twins pitcher, two years running. They made it interesting in the 9th but the pen cost us this one.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 1:04 AM

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Without looking at stats, Burton has been one of our more dependable arms out of the pen the last 8 weeks or so.  On a team that is 12 games below .500, he is certainly not the problem.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 1:19 AM

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brian450 wrote: Without looking at stats, Burton has been one of our more dependable arms out of the pen the last 8 weeks or so.  On a team that is 12 games below .500, he is certainly not the problem.
Yeah, had to look to make sure I wasn't losing my mind.  Prior to last night's debacle, since June 30, his ERA has been 1.58 and he had a great July, with his ERA less than 1.  While he's no Pat Neshek (wink), he's gotten better as the season has progressed.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 1:23 AM

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38 runs in the first three games of this series - talk about bringing out the lumber.  This kid Vargas is stamping his influence on these Twins, and yeah, love watching Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar play baseball.  Thank God Aaron Hicks was so hopeless, it gave an opportunity to such a talent like Santana.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 8:14 AM

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I still don't like Burtonbiggrin. Irrational childish dislike..he just doesn't inspire confidence. the numbers indicate I'm wrong. but I'll own my childish dislike!

Hicks---what a disaster that kid has turned out to be. He has been awful since being called up from New Britain. He got a few hits--none of them when it really mattered. He is a rally killer...with men on he hits back to the pitcher, or fouls out...he tries to hard to hit the ball a mile, when its not necessary. Defensively, he covers a lot of ground, but botches a lot of the routine plays.
I think the Twins need to trade him.
Red Wings have relied on him and Colabello to lead them to the playoffs and neither of them have done the job.
I've noticed a distinct change in Colabello's demeanor this season. Last season he was thoroughly enjoying himself. This year, every AB, he scowls, and leaves the batters box to adjust, and wander. He takes good pitches for strikes then swings at balls away and in the dirt. Clearly pressing. He leads the team in HR's with TEN---but like Hicks, his hits aren't coming when we need them.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 8:38 PM

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Well you knew the Tigers bats couldn;t be contained for long. Today the 'bad Gibson' showed up, right on schedule and the Tigers ripped thru him and the pen for 12 runs. I suppose in a perfect world splitting 4 games with the Tigers is OK.

Dozier continues to lead the majors in runs scored with 91. Pretty amazing for a guy with a BA consistently under .240. Santana and Vargas still wearing the ball out.
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