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2024 Game 18: 4/17 Minnesota 1:05PM


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#181 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:46 PM

Fantastic W in spite of the managing.



#182 JoyinMudville

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:46 PM

Kimbrel needs a very easy inning so he can come out for the 10th if we don't score. Otherwise this a mistake.

 

It is sort of standard practice to put the closer in when you're at home - hold the tie and win it in the bottom.



#183 NewMarketSean

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:46 PM

What a series. 


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#184 makoman

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:47 PM

Fun game. Nice job Suarez.

#185 JoyinMudville

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:48 PM

Only caught bits but Suarez sure was impressive



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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:48 PM

It is sort of standard practice to put the closer in when you're at home - hold the tie and win it in the bottom.

Right but that standard practice assumes a standard 10th which is no longer the case.

Hyde knows this and did it very well with Bautista. He didn't hold him for the 10th, but he often let him pitch both 9th and 10th because of the K potential. Kimbrel doesn't have the multi inning ability anymore, so was a good idea from Steve to give the lesser reliever the easier job in the 9th than the heavy lift of the 10th.

#187 CantonJester

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:50 PM

Suarez earned the next turn in the rotation out in LAA. 



#188 Mackus

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:54 PM

I'm sure its happened many times before, but fun to both start and end the game with a homer.



#189 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 02:55 PM

It is sort of standard practice to put the closer in when you're at home - hold the tie and win it in the bottom.

I think that's historically been the logic. And I think that;s flawed and should change now with the ghost runner and who is available in your bullpen. A high K rate pitcher is really needed for the 10th.


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#190 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 03:10 PM

Fun game. Nice job Suarez.

 

Unfortunately the record won't reflect he won, but guy deserves a game ball or something for that showing in his first MLB game in 7 years.



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Posted 17 April 2024 - 04:23 PM

Suarez is yet another great find by the FO. Was hoping he’d make the team out of ST. Despite a mid-5 ERA in AAA had a 17/1 strikeout to walk ratio (was 19/2 in ST). Fastball is elite, should transition to a bullpen role nicely when we’re healthy in the rotation.

#192 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 04:34 PM

We will see. All credit on today but that is a horrible lineup



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Posted 19 April 2024 - 07:24 AM

Suarez is yet another great find by the FO. Was hoping he’d make the team out of ST. Despite a mid-5 ERA in AAA had a 17/1 strikeout to walk ratio (was 19/2 in ST). Fastball is elite, should transition to a bullpen role nicely when we’re healthy in the rotation.

 

Hopefully this transition to pen works. O's need a power reliever.






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