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    I've been impressed with Deduno. Started two DP's and making a play at the plate. Only giving up two runs through 5 innings against the rangers, that is a minnesota quality start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Hammer time.
    He certainly seemed willing. And able.

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    Man, Twins have gotta be pulling their hair out about Hendriks - pitched 7 scoreless innings for Rochester tonight, gave up 5 hits, got the win.

    Why can't he do that when he's up here?

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    Why Gardy, why!?!?

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    Ok, I jinxed him. Wow did Beltre get a hold of that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnfireman View Post
    Why Gardy, why!?!?
    I agree, he only gave up 3 runs. Compared to what we have seen so far in 2012, that could be one of the top 20 performances by any of our starters this year.

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    Late post...but IMO the bottom of the 5th is a perfect example of why sacrifice bunting is so rarely good strategy. Wobbling pitcher on the mound, and you intentionally make an out. One strikeout later, and you're almost out of the inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Man, Twins have gotta be pulling their hair out about Hendriks - pitched 7 scoreless innings for Rochester tonight, gave up 5 hits, got the win.

    Why can't he do that when he's up here?
    He would if they would keep him in MN long enough to do it. Just like any player, you have to let them get comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Late post...but IMO the bottom of the 5th is a perfect example of why sacrifice bunting is so rarely good strategy. Wobbling pitcher on the mound, and you intentionally make an out. One strikeout later, and you're almost out of the inning.
    Yup, they did him a favor by giving him an out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Man, Twins have gotta be pulling their hair out about Hendriks - pitched 7 scoreless innings for Rochester tonight, gave up 5 hits, got the win.

    Why can't he do that when he's up here?
    Big difference between AAA hitters and major league hitters. Hopefully he will eventually be able to make the adjustments needed to get them out consistently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minn55441 View Post
    Big difference between AAA hitters and major league hitters. Hopefully he will eventually be able to make the adjustments needed to get them out consistently.
    I agree, but I also wonder if some of it is mental - he may be more tense when in the majors, knowing he has to be more careful and more precise in his pitching. He knows he can pitch in AAA; he may feel less pressure there and be able to pitch more relaxed.

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    Robertson against Hamilton? Then again, I don't like anyone against Hamilton except for Perkins and he took Perkins deep earlier this year at Target Field. Throw a good pitch and hope for the best, I guess.

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    Robertson vs Hamilton...what could go wrong?

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    Robertson vs. Hamilton. Because Robertson vs. Fielder went so well the other day.

    "Mediocre breaking balls are a gift from God." - Kirby Puckett

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    I like Burnett vs. Beltre better anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Robertson vs Hamilton...what could go wrong?
    Could have been worse. He could have thrown him a strike and it could have gone a long way. Not sure if I like Burnett against Beltre any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kydoty View Post
    Robertson vs. Hamilton. Because Robertson vs. Fielder went so well the other day.
    Before that Filder at bat, Robertson had looked awfully good, especially against LHs. I still feel awfully good about him in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Before that Filder at bat, Robertson had looked awfully good, especially against LHs. I still feel awfully good about him in there.
    Gardy sure must think so too if he put him in there with the tie game and hamilton up.

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    Go Hammer!

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    hrm.
    Morneau and a lefty...

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