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Thread: Twins vs Indians, 09-07-2012, 7:10pm

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    I love how we're bunting down 2 runs in the 9th inning with only one runner on.

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

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    Looks like Rod Beck.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ballÖ and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Well, blech. Hope they can win one for TK this weekend.

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    Well Perk got some work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Haven't you heard?

    a) He's no good any way. He had his shot.
    b) There's not enough work in the pen on a team that's carried 13 pitchers for large chunks of the season
    c) There's only 1 spot open on the 40 man.
    d) "He'll get his shot."

    Do try to keep up.
    e) Luis Perdomo and his 6 k/9 in AAA "earned" and "deserves" a look.
    f) His stuff doesn't play.
    g) He has a weak mustache.
    h) Just because.
    For the record, I do agree with them on item g).

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Are they even trying any more?
    It sure doesn't seem that they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
    Well Perk got some work.
    I was personally impressed by the intestinal fortitude it took to hold him (or Burton) back in case he was needed to save the 9th while strategically using mediocre relievers when a far less meaningful situation occurred in the 7th: no outs, two on, tie game...
    Last edited by Alex; 09-07-2012 at 11:27 PM.

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    JoeC's postgame talked about the tiny strike zone the umpire had. I saw only parts of the game, but I do agree, his zone had no corners for most of the game that I saw. That said, Hendriks and Gardenhire didn't use the small zone as an excuse. I'll add that a "strike thrower" like Hendriks would benefit alot from a more generous strike zone and that I can see why he can be effective in the minors, but struggle in the big leagues. He hits the glove with a very straight 90-91 mph fastball. He has to have very good command for those pitches to be effective.

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