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Twins At O's 31 August Game Thread


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#1 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:09 PM

Sananta, CF
Dozier, 2B
Mauer, DH
Vargas, 1B
Plouffe, 3B
Parmelee, RF
Nunez, SS
Fryer, C
Schafer LF

Nolasco, RHP

vs

Markakis, RF
Lough, LF
Jones, CF
Cruz, DH
Davis, 1B
Hardy, SS
Paredes, 3B
Flaherty, 2B
Joseph, C

Chen, LHP

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:45 PM

let's bury these guys



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:13 PM

Peredes making an impact yet again.



#4 JoyinMudville

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

I'll say it again... this reminds me of 2012 when it just seemed like every move Buck made paid off.

 

Flaherty in the lineup... 3 run homer.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:36 PM

I've been saying for weeks, Flaherty/Schoop should be R/L platoon at 2B. No reason on earth why RF should be buried on the bench while JS gets the lion's share of the playing time at 2B.



#6 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:36 PM

Who's the color guy on MASN?



#7 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

I've been saying for weeks, Flaherty/Schoop should be R/L platoon at 2B. No reason on earth why RF should be buried on the bench while JS gets the lion's share of the playing time at 2B.

 

Schoop hits better than Flaherty (even against righties) and I think the organization sees him as the future.  Also, Buck's style seems to be to give guys plenty of time before making a decision.


Edited by Jimmy Jazz, 31 August 2014 - 01:40 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

Who's the color guy on MASN?

Dave Johnson, former relief pitcher for the O's. Y not team, I think.



#9 aurelius

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

well we had this discussion several weeks ago and it turned out schoops numbers were worse that RF in terms of OBP, vs lefty or righty. It's possible it has changed since then as schoop has been playing regularly and RF hasn't.

 

I'll say it again, there is no earthly reason that 2B shouldn't be shared on a platoon basis.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:12 PM

Peredes!



#11 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:14 PM

Flaherty's definitely the better defender and can play almost anywhere but he straight up can't hit.  He's had his chances to play regularly and did less than Schoop.

 

Schoop

RHP: .227/.253/.390

LHP: .200/.256/.283

 

Flaherty

RHP: .197/.271/.272

LHP:  .189/.211/.459

 

The OBP difference is there but I don't think it's a big enough difference that Schoop's clear power advantage should be benched.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:30 PM

Flaherty's definitely the better defender and can play almost anywhere but he straight up can't hit.  He's had his chances to play regularly and did less than Schoop.

 

Schoop

RHP: .227/.253/.390

LHP: .200/.256/.283

 

Flaherty

RHP: .197/.271/.272

LHP:  .189/.211/.459

 

The OBP difference is there but I don't think it's a big enough difference that Schoop's clear power advantage should be benched.

I don't know if he'll ever hit for a high average but if he plays every day next year he's going to hit 24 homers



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

We've seen some pretty dominant performances from this club recently. God only knows what happened in Chicago



#14 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

They have enough guys who can bang it over the fence as it is, they need a few more guys like Markakis who actually know the strike zone.



#15 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

Well this is over.



#16 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:41 PM

The Yankees lost again, if this hold the magic number will be down to 19.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:42 PM

They have enough guys who can bang it over the fence as it is, they need a few more guys like Markakis who actually know the strike zone.

Honestly, that's why I always advocated sender Schoop back to triple A for a little bit to work more on pitch selection and some of the other basics of hitting.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

Man, these guys are firing on all cylinders recently.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

Well this is over.

Now watch tomorrow, as they struggle to string together two hits over the course of a nine inning ballgame....! Jekyl and Hyde.....



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:46 PM

Joseph has added 36 points to his batting average since Aug 1






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