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Thread: Article: Twins vs Royals, 07-20-2012, 7:10pm

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    Who woulda thought that Blackburn would pitch 6 shutout innings and not even have one 3-ball count!

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    Plouffe just got robbed.


    BABIP unkind.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Who woulda thought that Blackburn would pitch 6 shutout innings and not even have one 3-ball count!
    Would you believe me if I said, "me?"
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Anyone else think now would be an ideal time to sign Blackburn to a new 3 year, 30 million dollar deal?

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    I didn't think he'd pitch this well. I did think (and say) that I expected 2 to 3 good starts from him before he has problems again. (Not to jinx him).

    There just isn't anything predictable about this rotation right now. Of course, one could ask, what rotation? One or 2 cycles through it and then it changes again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctwins View Post
    Anyone else think now would be an ideal time to sign Blackburn to a new 3 year, 30 million dollar deal?
    I was thinking maybe we can trade him to someone now.

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    Ron Coomer just echoed my thought - his pitches are starting to get up in the zone. Let's hope he gets out of the inning and sits back for a deserved rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Ron Coomer just echoed my thought - his pitches are starting to get up in the zone. Let's hope he gets out of the inning and sits back for a deserved rest.
    I would never admit that.

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    Oh, Willingham - gotta get a glove on that. Can't let it go to the wall.

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    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Hey, if you had told me this afternoon that after seven the game would be tied, and it would be because the offense sucked instead of Blackburn sucking, I wouldn't have believed you. Good night for him - regardless of how this turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Plouffe just got robbed.


    BABIP unkind.
    I didn't see it. Despite the lack of HR's, Plouffe has been drilling line drives all over the place. I think he is going to be a pretty good hitter. Give him a little time in the league to see pitchers and their stuff and he will only get better. Hitting line drives, to me, is a big separator between average hitters and good hitters. The ability to get solid wood on the ball will create more hits as well as XBH.

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    Bobby Cuellar .... Okie pitcher whisperer

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    Wait a minute, how will Burton get a save in a tie game?
    Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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    Blackburn was impressive tonight, it would go a long ways if we could trust him to be a #5 again onto 2013. That way Ryan can focus on bringing in one less pitcher in during FA and ideally bring in a front line rotation guy or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Blackburn was impressive tonight, it would go a long ways if we could trust him to be a #5 again onto 2013. That way Ryan can focus on bringing in one less pitcher in during FA and ideally bring in a front line rotation guy or two.
    With a post by GCTF, and Dave calling to idealize Blackburn this thread is now complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Blackburn was impressive tonight, it would go a long ways if we could trust him to be a #5 again onto 2013. That way Ryan can focus on bringing in one less pitcher in during FA and ideally bring in a front line rotation guy or two.
    At least we don't have to play that game of "Should we trade him, re-sign him or let him go?" We're stuck with him for next year, for good or for ill. Let's hope for good.

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    Did Plouffe die? WTF.
    Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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    Plouffe confirmed for Tommy John surgery by the end of the week.

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    Bruised thumb for Plouffe. Didn't Mauer get sidelined with that for a few games earlier this year?

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