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Thread: Article: Twins vs. Orioles, 07-19-2012, 12:10pm

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    So basically Burton and Perkins were unavailable? I'm not sure what else they were supposed to do then, Swarzak has been pretty decent in the pen and his 9th inning just showed that as well.

    I'm personally more upset that Span didn't catch that ball in CF, he took an absolutely awful route, if the Twins lose this game this will be twice in the past week or so that Span's defense basically lost the game for the Twins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    Span absolutely should have caught that ball. I don't know why he pulled up in that situation. That's a flat-out "all bets are off" situation where you dive for it.
    His route was awful, any CF in MLB and 95% in AAA should have made that catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    So basically Burton and Perkins were unavailable? I'm not sure what else they were supposed to do then, Swarzak has been pretty decent in the pen and his 9th inning just showed that as well.
    There's no reason for Burton to be unavailable. He didn't pitch yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    There's no reason for Burton to be unavailable. He didn't pitch yesterday.
    wasnt unavailable at all......just ONLY available for a 9th inning save. Anything else, he's cant pitch.
    Pure Gardy, they lose it in the 8th cause of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    The entirety of my problem comes from there being a runners on base situation and making the call to Swarzak, who is not one of your best relievers. By holding on so dearly to the save statistic, Gardenhire has taken his best pitchers out of the game and now the team will probably lose the game.
    Not that it makes it right or wrong...but it's not like Gardenhire is the only one or even in the minority there. It's very much "the way of things" at this time. I would imagine it will change in about...five years. Maybe ten. (This post won't be saved anywhere to hold me accountable to that prediction, will it?)

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    Well, Perkins and Burton got a day off. That's kind of like a win.

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    Tough loss. Second game in a row where a "quality start" gets wasted.

    If I have any problem with pen management, I'd ask why Perkins pitched the ninth last down down by one. But even that can be explained, sort of.

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    Once again the Twins grasp defeat from the clutches of certain victory. Getting pretty hard to watch this stuff, could have been a 4 game sweep to salvage the homestand, instead 2-5.

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    Burton has been plagued by injury's the last two years.

    Since April, they have stated that Burton would not pitch back to back days.

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    Poor managrment by the manager! It's all Gardy fault, I think he doesn't care anymore, and it's getaway day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highabove View Post
    Burton has been plagued by injury's the last two years.

    Since April, they have stated that Burton would not pitch back to back days.
    Burton hasn't pitched since the 17th.

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