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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    How can Gardy-Andy can be so uptight about handing out walks but then on the hitting side he gives guys the green light on 3-0
    This is just a guess, but I think it's because the Twins have shown great patience at the plate this year and he trusted Plouffe to use good judgement in that situation. If it's down the middle and Plouffe puts it in the seats, Gardy looks good. Plouffe just made a really poor decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    How can Gardy-Andy can be so uptight about handing out walks but then on the hitting side he gives guys the green light on 3-0
    I really think the Green Light is fine since Plouffe has demonstrated legit home run ability. You put the stop sign up for lighter hitters. 3 hitter... Let him rock.

    Plouffe just screwed up huge by swinging at crap. And swinging at Crap has been his primary problem the past few years. This April he's avoided that and the results have been wonderful.

    Why was he swinging at crap the past few years... My guess... He was trying to do too much... Just like he tried to do... In that last at bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reider View Post
    This is just a guess, but I think it's because the Twins have shown great patience at the plate this year and he trusted Plouffe to use good judgement in that situation. If it's down the middle and Plouffe puts it in the seats, Gardy looks good. Plouffe just made a really poor decision.
    That pitch was in Plouffe's wheelhouse.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    They were out of Butterscotch... I had to get Chocolate... I walked in the door and my wife was doing dishes in the kitchen. I couldn't get to the freezer.

    Had to stick them under my shirt as I walked past. They were cold and they made me look kinda boxey around the middle.

    Her cell phone was downstairs so I called it. When she went downstairs I put them in the freezer.

    When she came back up and asked why I called her... I said "oops musta butt dialed... I'm sorry".

    Ladies and Gentlemen... Thats how how you stay married for 24 years.
    Very nice work. You are lucky that she does not inventory the freezer on a daily basis.

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    That's why you didn't PH for Fuld earlier.






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    Go Escobear.
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    I mean, it boils down to odds. Even when Plouffe gets "his pitch" its still only got a ~.200 BABIP.

    Versus his OBP when getting to 3-0, which is .962.



    You're down 4. You're the tying run. Colabello and Pinto are hitting behind you. Take the dang walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Very nice work. You are lucky that she does not inventory the freezer on a daily basis.
    Damn it... Now I'm dead again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    That pitch was in Plouffe's wheelhouse.



    Not quite but close... But it's also a free run... I still believe Green light good... Swing Bad.

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    Will the Twins be under or over .500 for May ?
    Post your predictions here >> http://twinsdaily.com/showthread.php...May-Over-Under

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Very nice work. You are lucky that she does not inventory the freezer on a daily basis.
    So... ChiTown wants to know how your date went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thegrin View Post
    Will the Twins be under or over .500 for May ?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Yes.
    Its the "yes" part... That makes this post above average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I really think the Green Light is fine since Plouffe has demonstrated legit home run ability. You put the stop sign up for lighter hitters. 3 hitter... Let him rock.

    Plouffe just screwed up huge by swinging at crap. And swinging at Crap has been his primary problem the past few years. This April he's avoided that and the results have been wonderful.

    Why was he swinging at crap the past few years... My guess... He was trying to do too much... Just like he tried to do... In that last at bat.
    I'd never give Plouffe the green light in that situation. Pitcher just walked Mauer on 4 pitches, most likely on purpose to get to Plouffe, but still, it's 3-0. He hasn't got a hit all night, take a strike! I really can't stand him.

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    Ugh, you can hear the rubes jeering Mauer. All he did was get two hits and a walk today. But fail to hit a game winning HR in the 9th? Nuh-uh. BOOOOOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halsey Hall View Post
    I'd never give Plouffe the green light in that situation. Pitcher just walked Mauer on 4 pitches, most likely on purpose to get to Plouffe, but still, it's 3-0. He hasn't got a hit all night, take a strike! I really can't stand him.
    nitpic: I think it was a different pitcher that walked Mauer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halsey Hall View Post
    I'd never give Plouffe the green light in that situation. Pitcher just walked Mauer on 4 pitches, most likely on purpose to get to Plouffe, but still, it's 3-0. He hasn't got a hit all night, take a strike! I really can't stand him.
    How can anybody not love baseball?

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    Solid game by Escobar. Instead of panicking about the SS position, I think the Twins should just let Escobar play more and see how he does.

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