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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby CAA Flagship » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:16 pm

Gil Dobie wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:Who came up with those advantages?
Santana has never won in Yankee Stadium. Even?
Does "Hitting" include home runs?
I'll take my chances on the fielding.
Depends on the day. Bullpen can be as bad as good.

That said, Twins will win 4-1.


I think Santana will be ready tonight.

Twins have a lot of young bats, that have raised their averages from the beginning of the season. They do have 9 players in double figures for homers, in a pitcher friendly stadium.

Defense has 2 possible gold gloves in Mauer and Buxton. Buxton has the speed to cover most of the outfield and can catch and throw. Hicks is great, but not at Bucks level. He has saved many runs for the Twins this year.

Bullpen, Twins have nuttin, need to get lucky.

For the last 20 years, the Yankees game plan has been to take a lot of pitches to wear the starter out. Drives me crazy because they have a lot of guys who can't hit with a two strike count. The strategy is dumb because they end up facing a fresh guy from the bullpen in the 6th inning vs. getting a third crack at a tired starter.
But this strategy may work perfectly with the Twins makeup.
Outfield defense is nice but the Yankees either strikeout or hit homers. Odds are that those guys won't factor into the game.
Yankees hold a 12-2 advantage vs. the Twins this year. Perfect situation for the Twins to win when it matters.
Severino is good, and as long as he has some sort of control, I think he will do fine. I just have no confidence in the Yankee bats even though there is no hitter that doesn't scare the pitcher. It's a weird roster. Only Castro and Torreyes are free swingers that don't play the "guess the pitch" game. If Santana throws 1st pitch strikes, he should keep the Twins in the game. Gardner, Ellsbury, and a handful of others never swing at the first pitch.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby bandl » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:24 pm

Well this is a fun start!

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby CAA Flagship » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:19 pm

Welp, outfield defense did come into play for Twins.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby bandl » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:34 pm

I don’t know who this chick is commentating....but my god she is sooooooo much better than Joe Buck

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby Jjoey52 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:55 pm

That right field fence is a lot worse than Coors field,


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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby bandl » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:36 am

Gil Dobie wrote:I think Santana will be ready tonight.

Is that so?

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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby bandl » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:37 am

CAA Flagship wrote:Severino is good, and as long as he has some sort of control, I think he will do fine. I just have no confidence in the Yankee bats even though there is no hitter that doesn't scare the pitcher.

Oh really?
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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby bandl » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:38 am

bandl wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:American League Play-in Game

Twins @ Yankees

Pitching Even
Hitting - Slight Edge Twins
Fielding - Twins
Bullpen - Hugh edge Yankees

Twins win 5-4

I hope so.
And I hope Judge goes 0'fer so I don't have to hear about it for the next few months


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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby Gil Dobie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:55 am

bandl wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:I think Santana will be ready tonight.

Is that so?


Said he felt good during warmups, but lost it during the long Twins rally in the first.
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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby CAA Flagship » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:10 am

Gil Dobie wrote:
bandl wrote:Is that so?


Said he felt good during warmups, but lost it during the long Twins rally in the first.

:nod: :nod:
6 pitch walk to Gardner followed by a 6 pitch looper to center off the end of Judge's bat to start the inning. Then the called strike three that wasn't to Didi. Next pitch: tie game.

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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby bandl » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:18 am

Gil Dobie wrote:
bandl wrote:Is that so?


Said he felt good during warmups, but lost it during the long Twins rally in the first.

So you're saying that the best strategy to beat the best pitcher for the Twins is to let the Twins score 3 runs in an inning, thus leaving Santana flaccid when it comes time to pitch?

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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby Gil Dobie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:21 am

bandl wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
Said he felt good during warmups, but lost it during the long Twins rally in the first.

So you're saying that the best strategy to beat the best pitcher for the Twins is to let the Twins score 3 runs in an inning, thus leaving Santana flaccid when it comes time to pitch?


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Re: Twins vs Yankees

Postby Grizalltheway » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:21 am

bandl wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
Said he felt good during warmups, but lost it during the long Twins rally in the first.

So you're saying that the best strategy to beat the best pitcher for the Twins is to let the Twins score 3 runs in an inning, thus leaving Santana flaccid when it comes time to pitch?


What an ass. "Gee guys, thanks for trying to give me a big lead, but did you have to take some damn long?".

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:21 am

Nice job by Verlander yesterday.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby Jjoey52 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:41 pm

Judge hitting them out in the bandbox


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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby CAA Flagship » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:26 pm

The Ghosts of Championships Past have clearly moved next door to the new Yankee Stadium.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby Chizzang » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 pm

I'm no Yankee fan - you can say that twice - but you gotta be impressed by how they fight
This Yankee's lineup has spirit

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby GannonFan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:15 pm

Chizzang wrote:I'm no Yankee fan - you can say that twice - but you gotta be impressed by how they fight
This Yankee's lineup has spirit

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Anything can happen in that ballpark. You could bunt it and possibly hit it over the fence there.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby CAA Flagship » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:22 am

GannonFan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:I'm no Yankee fan - you can say that twice - but you gotta be impressed by how they fight
This Yankee's lineup has spirit

:nod:


Anything can happen in that ballpark. You could bunt it and possibly hit it over the fence there.

It's not as small as you might think.

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby GannonFan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:43 am

CAA Flagship wrote:
GannonFan wrote:
Anything can happen in that ballpark. You could bunt it and possibly hit it over the fence there.

It's not as small as you might think.


Cole Hamels, a pitcher, hit a broken bat HR there after it opened. It's tiny. It's the Arena Football version of baseball.
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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby CAA Flagship » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:31 am

GannonFan wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:It's not as small as you might think.


Cole Hamels, a pitcher, hit a broken bat HR there after it opened. It's tiny. It's the Arena Football version of baseball.

Nope.
http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-ma ... zes-2014-3


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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby Chizzang » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:42 am

CAA Flagship wrote:
GannonFan wrote:
Cole Hamels, a pitcher, hit a broken bat HR there after it opened. It's tiny. It's the Arena Football version of baseball.

Nope.
http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-ma ... zes-2014-3



I've noticed recently that GannonFan lets his personal feelings muddle the facts
This is showing up more than I had anticipated in his posts

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby Grizalltheway » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:58 am

CAA Flagship wrote:
GannonFan wrote:
Anything can happen in that ballpark. You could bunt it and possibly hit it over the fence there.

It's not as small as you might think.

Don't both teams play on the same field, or do they shrink it when the yankees are at bat?

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Re: 2017 MLB Thread

Postby 89Hen » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:34 am

Baseball is still going on? I didn't know it went past the first week in October. :suspicious:
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