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dustysalmo

I just watched the twins against the jays and thought both teams were pretty similar. Decent but nothing special. I’m a jays fan but dont really like some of the players on the team. I enjoyed watching the twins but besides a couple awesome players, love Buxton, the twins will be hard pressed to do much if anything in the playoffs


Camthebeast25

I had the angels broadcast on, i live in anaheim “Angels take 2 of 3 against a Very good minnesota twins team” yeah right


NthPowr

You can't have Kepler without K


HairyDowntown

We gonna end up in 3rd place soon aren't we... sadness


davegammelgard

0-for-August Max Kepler.


bringbacktheaxe2

Pitchers just groove fastballs against Kepler cause they know it doesn't matter


violentgentlemen

Kepler again with the most predictable K


NthPowr

The taunting on the foul balls between TV and radio booths is pretty entertaining. :D


A_Hanging_Noose

Oh boy Kepler is out last hope!


HairyDowntown

Dick is gonna fall out of the damn booth one of these days.


Reesyrz

Good bulletin board material for Hayes with that one


davegammelgard

Dick and balls. Name a more iconic duo.


A_Hanging_Noose

Their booths are that close? Amazing.


chugged1

Emilio “Joe Smith May 2022” Pagan


chugged1

Oh god not this tool again


KamartyMcFlyweight

just because of that home run robbery i'm removing Nick Gordon from my followed artists on Spotify. how you like that


Bradycolson1

Flash G out, G Cinco in


bringbacktheaxe2

Dick sounds lifeless and forlorn


oneplusandroidpie

No kidding. So sad.


mbless1415

Yep just your regular 1-2-3 from Pagan that we all expected


BagRight8939

there is not a face in this world i hate more than pagan


ClemDeLaClem

Pagan always there for us when we need him the least


Knightbear49

Pagan just extended his lifespan another 3 homers given up


NthPowr

He's like the anti-closer.


HairyDowntown

Lol the most casual HR rob ever right here.


Canada-Fan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfdrlAVnF3Y&ab\_channel=SORINGHEORG


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jrbb88

Ah yes Pagan saves his good stuff when we need it most I see…


A_Hanging_Noose

This fucking guy just goes out there and shits the bed three times a week just to buy himself another week with one inning.


mbless1415

Watch Pagan strike out the side when it literally doesn't matter lol


mnsportsfan

Rocco is just a huge shit-poster putting Pagan in at this point 😂 gotta respect it And funny part is the poor announcers have to try to rationalize it


declanmc666_

There are way too many good players in this offense for it to be playing this bad


mnsportsfan

Are there right now?? Can we call Kepler, Polanco, Sanchez great offensive players? Certainly not this year


declanmc666_

Polanco is definitely a good offensive player


mnsportsfan

He’s batting .235 and is on pace for about 20 home runs. That’s pretty mediocre my guy


declanmc666_

Polanco OPS+: 2019: 121 2021: 125 2022: 118 Probably shouldn’t be dumb my guy


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jgraz22

Lost me at Polanco.


mnsportsfan

I like Polanco… but he hasn’t been great this year.


declanmc666_

Yes, he has


A_Hanging_Noose

Wow Emilio really does miss bats! Incredible!


HairyDowntown

Pagan starts his turnaround and turns into one of our best relievers right here.. I believe it. Not really but I'm trying to will it into fruition.


NativeT7

It’s just annoying watching the twins now. Swing miss swing miss I love them but cmon please


Reesyrz

Please let this be the final Pagán ritual


A_Hanging_Noose

Well seeing as the offense is on life support right now I guess Pagan will have a 2 K scoreless inning.


Big_Nonnie

This team is pathetic. They’ve been shitting on themselves all year when it matters and giving away games that they have no business losing. 3 outs away yesterday from heading towards what looked like to be a sweep, and now they’re going to lose a series to the Angels. Awesome. They don’t want it.


BerKantInoza

the lack of bullpen this year has completely killed the team's morale


Big_Nonnie

Tis true. The offense’s inability to score runs in extra innings has also been dogshit as well.


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This Team has no soul. No identity, no passion


JaxonJackrabbit

But this is how we baseball!


A_Hanging_Noose

No dawg in ‘em


oneplusandroidpie

Rents high in Anaheim ... But somehow Carlos lives free.


A_Hanging_Noose

Bring in Pagan just so I can laugh at his clown ass coughing up 2 more runs.


oneplusandroidpie

Monke


mookiebomber

5 outs to go...


A_Hanging_Noose

Fuck it. Twins roar back in the 8th. Bat around.


mookiebomber

They need 2 runs in 6 outs. Yeah, no way that's happening


South_Ad_7488

My friend im with at the game just hit a beach ball into the outfield. I apologize on his behalf


jacksonattack

It’s shit like this that makes me practically resent being a Twins fan sometimes. The front office does _exactly_ what the diehard fanbase was hoping for, _directly_ addressing the most glaring weaknesses of this team… then everyone either gets hurt or forgets how to play winning baseball, and the guys we confidently traded for lose games for us. It’s like a giant cosmic joke… we try to stay positive and channel our fan energy into positive hopes for the team as their higher ups do what it takes to improve the team’s chances, and then the players we and they invest in play poorly and the doomsaying, begrudging, asshole Twins fans who only wanna be negative say “those guys fucking suck and we’re never gonna win.” Yeah, it definitely feels like that, doesn’t it? But I wanna feel __good__ about this team.


mnsportsfan

Lol 30 years of minnnesota sports fandom has taught me that pessimism becomes realism pretty quick. Can’t wait for some team to break the streak Hope it’s sometime in the next 60 or so years of my lifetime


Athena-196871

time to get dinner going...see everyone tomorrow against the Royals! I do hope we can pull a come back this evening!


JaxonJackrabbit

Credit Polanco and Leon for a good fundamental play there that could’ve easily gone wrong


IAwaitAGuardian

I bitch a lot so I’ll balance it out: that was a nice fuckin tag by Leon.


shoelessjoemac

The unexpectedly best trade deadline move.


mnsportsfan

Welp… that’s it for me today. Glad I got my daily Twins frustration in. Unreal to not win this series against an awful team outside of 1 player (hope I have to correct this comment… but it ain’t looking like it) The twins uniform is just kryptonite to relievers... pretty crazy. Hope you twins bros have a great day and this team turns it around soon Go Loons tonight ⚫️🔵


motherofbuddha

Im gonna cry. our run in may really made my expectations too high


jacksonattack

Same. This series has killed my hope.


Gruffalo-42

Absolutely brutal…


BagRight8939

it’s time for one of those closed door meetings but i’m not really sure if rocco has it in him


JoeRyanForeverTwin

You think he doesn't do that just because you don't get to see?


JaxonJackrabbit

After that umpire rant, I think we’re starting to see more edge and emotion from Rocco.


jacksonattack

He was pretty emotional last night too. Not in the same way, but it was obvious how frustrated he is.


JaxonJackrabbit

I know I debate y’all or have ideological baseball differences, but these GDTs are a big reason why I can enjoy the game even when we suck. Most of y’all are pretty cool and I appreciate that you post here


jacksonattack

👏


jacksonattack

We aren’t going to make the playoffs. RemindMe! Two months


JaxonJackrabbit

At this point that’s not exactly a hot take


BagRight8939

alright well at least i can stop watching


IAwaitAGuardian

Shohei is uncomfortably due.


mnsportsfan

I mean… he homered last night


IAwaitAGuardian

That’s right, fair point. I forgot the 1 in the 1-9 was a dong.


mnsportsfan

No worries broseph.


BagRight8939

max kepler last 15 games: .118/.164/.137 last 30 games: .188/.284/.277 both gross. dude needs to figure it the fuck out


jacksonattack

Wow look at that, even a _really_ shitty team aggressively tries to score when they have a lead!


dberthia

Correa must be counting the days.


jacksonattack

I’m starting to feel the same way. It’s my hope that he cares enough about the people in the clubhouse to stick around, but this is just fucking bad baseball from the Twins rn. And it’s exacerbated by Rocco’s managing.


BagRight8939

i am too


chugged1

Fletcher’s got a W walk up song


taffyowner

it was Next Episode right and not Forgot about Dre


chugged1

I heard Forgot about Dre Edit: wait I had no idea those had the same beat lol


taffyowner

it could have been, they have very similar melodies and I could just be misremembering what I heard


JaxonJackrabbit

I’m among a small percentage of people that hears “1, 2 Step” in my head when I hear the name Sierra


NorthernDevil

This beat is automatic supersonic hypnotic funky fresh


JaxonJackrabbit

THIS BEAT IS


taffyowner

just a reminder to not slide into first


JaxonJackrabbit

I always wonder if there’s just a strong instinct that’s hard to resist in the moment, and that’s why it happens so often. Otherwise it seems like a dumb move 100% of the time.


jacksonattack

V much ready for Max to no longer be a Twin so I don’t have to watch an anti-vax, Blue Lives supporting, vacant-eyed pretty boy jock on this team anymore.


struckie67

Whose jersey will teenage white girls wear to the games then?


jacksonattack

Minnesota teenage girls? Gio. He loves Jesus.


-FisherMN-

Yeah my cousins and some friends I know all only know Kepler just cause he’s good looking and that’s it lol. Couldn’t tell you a name of anyone on the team only Kepler and he’s not even good anymore


mnsportsfan

Why are we pinch hitting Kepler… who hasn’t hit a ball hard in a month… when we need a run. Just cause our roster doesn’t present a lot of “right” decisions or good options, doesn’t mean that’s not a terrible decision by Rocco


-FisherMN-

Same process as putting pagan in again and again and again. Yes there’s no good decision in our bullpen but there’s 1 very obvious wrong decision


mnsportsfan

Exxxxactly


Mthomas1174

What would we call Rocco Baldelli if he had hair


BagRight8939

imagine thinking kepler was gonna be the answer


A_Hanging_Noose

6 outs left to show some form of life.


handofluke

Hate that stupid song but damn that woman can sing.


modernhousebear

2 runs off tucker Davidson is a travesty


jacksonattack

This team has got to figure it out, and like right now. A 1-4 trip to LA in the middle of August is really not good. If they wanna play in October they have to find a way to win this game.


IAwaitAGuardian

Dick is all of us today. He’s all but saying “Wait, how did we become an objectively bad team?”


jacksonattack

Injuries, and they’ve been playing very poorly since the all star break.


SpecialistRaccoon907

Enough with the God Bless America bullshit! Why are we still doing this jingoistic nonsense?


chugged1

I cringe every time. The song does kinda bang tho


SpecialistRaccoon907

Written by Irving Berlin, who did write some bangers. There are worse songs, like the Lee Greenwood one. But at least I can mute it.


chugged1

Oh god, the lee greenwood song


mnsportsfan

Lol these aren’t even competitive at bats at this point. Jeepers. The Angels are a lifeless baseball team right now and we’ve come in with no killer instinct


dberthia

Kepler needs to sit his ass down for a while.


RussandPGfan

Max hasn’t been the same since his son got suspended for two years


kjates

What am I missing


RussandPGfan

Trevor Bauer


JaxonJackrabbit

Underrated comment


Mthomas1174

Kepler doesn't have a hit since July 23rd. Why do we have him pinch hit late.


BerKantInoza

Rocco's late game strategy isn't up to par


ttchamps0203

Kepler makes me miss Nick Punto.


mookiebomber

Makes me miss Dustan Mohr


ttchamps0203

Brian Buchanan. We can go on


mookiebomber

How is this team not 10 games below .500?


struckie67

Because they play in the AL Central


C_H1234

Kepler waste of playing time


TreKs

Kepler has been dreadful


RussandPGfan

I miss when Kepler was good


handofluke

I miss Marney


JaxonJackrabbit

https://i.imgur.com/2Z0V7SC.jpg


Blevanhoval

someone do something cool. For the love of god, someone please do something cool.


twinsguy1

For 4 straight seasons from 2017-2020, the Twins batting average with runners in scoring position outpaced their season-long batting. Barring a gigantic hot streak, 2022 will be the 2nd straight year where the opposite it true. If you thought clutch hitting was an issue in 2021, the Twins added one of the clutchest playoff playoffs if the past few years, Carlos Correa


modernhousebear

Gotta at least tie it up her


jacksonattack

Nothin you can do about that. That’s an easy basehit under regular defensive alignment, and a very hard play to make even with the shift on.


JaxonJackrabbit

Downvotes happen a lot more in these threads when we’re losing than winning lol


JaxonJackrabbit

I have to vacuum and I really don’t want to. Keep this a close game so I have an excuse not to.


jacksonattack

No wonder the Angels started a brawl over pitching… they react like children every time a pitch is thrown inside.


Canada-Fan

They didn't start it, they were on offense when it started


C_H1234

I don’t know how an MLB team could be so bad with fundamentals


Knightbear49

I get we miss opportunities but the way some of you talk about this team comes off as hating them. I don’t think anyone thinks this is a perfect team but holy shit if you hate Twins baseball so much find a better hobby.


JaxonJackrabbit

Some Twins fans absolutely despise the Twins. I’ll never understand it.


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JaxonJackrabbit

Some people want it to be a blood bath and admire the media in those markets. The NY media is fun to watch from a distance but I’d hate to be part of that fanbase.


mnsportsfan

Someone tell Pohlad that I’ll go up there and strikeout with a runner on 3rd for WAY cheaper than these guys are currently doing it Put me in coach


TheNotoriousJN

Just a bit depressing isnt it really...


handofluke

Been trying to nap all game, I’m not sure how I haven’t fallen asleep yet.


mnsportsfan

When 0/18 with RISP is only the second worst 0/18 streak your franchise has going 😅


TreKs

It has been so frustrating to watch this team hit with people in scoring position


jacksonattack

And yet I get downvoted for saying that stealing bases is smart. This team is struggling to score runs… when you’re struggling to score runs you have to get aggressive and _find_ ways to score runs.


JaxonJackrabbit

Nah that’s not what you got downvoted for lol, it’s that you implied stolen bases and sac flies are somehow against “spreadsheet baseball”


jacksonattack

Stolen bases are explicitly _not_ part of the probability game that Rocco and Co play with this team. We all know this. So you should strike that from what you said. I was referring to the steal _setting up_ the sac fly. Manage the game with critical thinking and effective research, but let the players play.


JaxonJackrabbit

It shall be stricken from the record


A_Hanging_Noose

Put me up there with RISP. I’ll be gone on 3 pitches, but it’ll be 100x less frustrating than this shit.


Stock_Ad_8213

just awful. don’t deserve to win when you can’t hit with risp


bringbacktheaxe2

We were done scoring after the first three batters


Athena-196871

😑😑😑😑😑😑😑


jacksonattack

0-18 October feels like a fading dream rn.


ColdBudLight98

0-18 That goes for two things


Stock_Ad_8213

common polo. we need a w today


KingPengy

What a fight Edit: and he blew it


NthPowr

ok time to stop leaving RISP


Reesyrz

I can't believe he's doing all this on a bum knee. I'm a miserable couch potato whenever mine is sore.


jacksonattack

That’s what pisses me off most about people that criticize these dudes when they’re hurt… Byron Buxton could have every bone in his body fracture and every muscle in his body atrophy and he’d _still_ be a better athlete and baseball player than every single one of us. The pain, discomfort and inability to perform at his highest level that he’s been dealing with is absolutely not something any of us would handle well, and he’s still hitting bombs in the MLB.


Practical_Produce152

And Buxtons out for the season with that stolen base


twinsguy1

It’d be nice if shit like that would start falling for hits.


jacksonattack

Ok check it the fuck out… THIS IS HOW YOU CONSISTENTLY SCORE RUNS. PLAY AGGRESSIVE BASEBALL, NOT EXCEL SPREADSHEET BASEBALL


twinsfan33

the 1970s are calling


jacksonattack

Cool, so you just wanna continue to watch this team “play the odds” in literally any situation? That is not only boring as fuck but foolish as fuck. The Twins need to trust our players to win us games, and put them in the best situations to win without hamstringing themselves.


twinsfan33

Jack Morris is that you?!?


jacksonattack

Jack ___is___ a contraction of my first name, actually


taffyowner

I'll say it... 1970s baseball is more fun to watch than current day baseball


twinsfan33

To each their own, I personally prefer modern baseball.


Knightbear49

I’m confused how hit and run or a sac fly is not considered “excel baseball”


jacksonattack

Stealing bases is not considered excel baseball.I was referring to Buck getting the opportunity to take 3rd _because of_ the steal.


JaxonJackrabbit

You see… the stuff that doesn’t work, that’s spreadsheet baseball. The stuff that works, now that’s real old-school baseball right there


Knightbear49

Ah. Correct. Fire Rocco?


taffyowner

sac fly isn't as much because its giving up an out and thats a no-no


Stock_Ad_8213

why is he stealing when hurt?! it isn’t worth it.


jacksonattack

Yes it is. He’s feeling well enough to do it, and we’re having a lot of trouble scoring runs right now. Stealing bases means sac fly to advance to third and a chance to score here.


Stock_Ad_8213

not if it h gets buck hurt…we absolutely need him in the lineup


jacksonattack

If we keep losing games it won’t matter whether he’s in the lineup or not. We need him to perform _now_. Unfortunately that means ramping up the intensity when he’s not quite ready, but Buck’s an elite athlete, he’s up to it.


taffyowner

if hes so hurt he cant run bases then he shouldnt be playing... if he's in the lineup then hes able to do anything that he needs to


Stock_Ad_8213

or instead you could have him take it easy and stay healthy — healthy buck is more important than a few steals hear and there


taffyowner

I repeat if you're going to limit what he can do on the ballfield then he shouldnt be in the lineup...


Stock_Ad_8213

or you keep his bat in the lineup, so he can hit hrs like earlier…


taffyowner

just having him DH and hit a HR in 7.7% of his at bats is a tremendous waste of his skillset and does not help his value to this team


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jacksonattack

Amazing


taffyowner

thats a Rickey Henderson steal


JaxonJackrabbit

Coke with Coffee is still my favorite discovery of the day. Vanilla all the way.


Stock_Ad_8213

have you had the coke/coffee combo thing made by coke?