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Thread: Game 38 - Twins @ Brewers - 5/18/12

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    9th inning RP on the mound... Bases juiced... . Brings back memories of Ike Davis's Dad.

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    First three game win streak since July 5th. Nevertheless, it feels good. Let's make it four. Gallardo can be had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    9th inning RP on the mound... Bases juiced... . Brings back memories of Ike Davis's Dad.
    As long as you refer to him as Ike Davis's dad, I can live with it. But in my house, his actual name is not spoken aloud.

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    Just one game back of last in the MLB. Now we go. Now we make a run.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    OK... I Would pulled him. I think Gardy looked away for a second... Looked back and said... "alright let's step up here. Swing the heck outta that thing... Bases loaded go get him... (pause)... What's Diamond doing up there. Scotty what's Diamond doing at the plate. Shoot.. It's a national league game. You gotta get me ready for that... Alright let him pitch a third of an inning more and we will bring in Swarzy".
    It was only the 6th inning, the Twins had only one out and Diamond had cruised through the fourth and fifth. The Twins were coming off a 2 inning start only two days ago and had used four pitchers yesterday. There are arguments on both sides, but I think Gardenhire made the right call. Not trying to sound too much like Bremer, but I like having these decisions to argue over when playing under NL rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    It was only the 6th inning, the Twins had only one out and Diamond had cruised through the fourth and fifth. The Twins were coming off a 2 inning start only two days ago and had used four pitchers yesterday. There are arguments on both sides, but I think Gardenhire made the right call. Not trying to sound too much like Bremer, but I like having these decisions to argue over when playing under NL rules.
    I realize it's not a cut and dried decision. I also like the National league style as well. Managers have some extra thoughts to consider.

    Recent hitting aside. You have a team that has scuffled for runs all year. 2 run lead and sacks full with one out which is a higher percentage run scoring opp as opposed to two outs. At the time... You need that run. Pitches are walking strikeouts, pop ups and DP's.

    80 pitches on the pitch count. Diamond would not get to the 7th regardless. Do you risk the high percentage run chance for one more inning from a rookie pitcher. No matter how sharp he has been. I don't... But that's me. I applied for the Twins Manager job and didn't get a call back. Can you believe that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    As long as you refer to him as Ike Davis's dad, I can live with it. But in my house, his actual name is not spoken aloud.
    Same here... He's Ike Sr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Just one game back of last in the MLB. Now we go. Now we make a run.
    We gotta stop this winning crap. 2013 #1 pick overall. I want that pick!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Same here... He's Ike Sr.
    I don't know what's worse: Ike Sr, or the fact many posters here have no idea what we're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Anyone know where his pitch count was at the time?
    Bremer said 75.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I don't know what's worse: Ike Sr, or the fact many posters here have no idea what we're talking about.
    What makes you say that?

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    The Brewers' announcers mentioned that a comparable pitcher to Diamond was Cliff Lee . . . that made me laugh.

    Note: they qualified it and everything, but I still found it funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanewahl View Post
    The Brewers' announcers mentioned that a comparable pitcher to Diamond was Cliff Lee . . . that made me laugh.

    Note: they qualified it and everything, but I still found it funny.
    Delivery and mechanics I'm guessing? Oh and that he's a lefty starting pitcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    If Gardy is going to play Plouffe in the outfield every day now, isn't it rather redundant to be carrying three other outfielders on the bench?
    Who would you rather have on the roster? Another pitcher? A fourth catcher? Mastroianni and Komatsu are there because they really aren't prospects or guys with futures for the Twins (and they bat opposite). There is no problem starting each of them once a week and bringing them in late in games to replace Willingham or Doumit when he is in right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    What makes you say that?
    That must be rhetorical...you're around enough that I feel like you must have a pretty good idea of the answer to that.

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