Nick Blackburn's error ruins his superb night of pitching for M...

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Nick Blackburn threw 95 pitches Wednesday night, most of them sound, several of them brilliant.

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WALGAG TOKYO

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Shades of my 1957 Washington Senators. This edition of the Senator/Twins dynasty finds more dumbass stupid mindless ways to lose games in the late innings than the original New York Mets. Anyway, just when you think theyve snapped out of it, the comedy of idiotic bonehead Marv Throneberry screwups suddenly reappears.
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Jun 25, 2009
 
Blackburn has done an outstanding job for the Twins. He has been their top pitcher. The Twins, however, do seem to get complacent in the late innings, and lately they haven't been able to score a lot of runs. They're leaving too many runners stranded.

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Jun 25, 2009
 
sad loss. blacky killed it out on the mound! i was hoping for another complete gaem win. oh well, our offense needs to get their S#!T together and string some run support for our pithcers. lets get em at todays day game!
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With Mauer and Morneau not producing, the Twins are in big trouble.

As a team, 7 hits are not going to win games....and with Mauer 1-3 (one slap hit single) and Morneau 0-5 (all pathetic appearances at the plate) things need to change immediately, or the season is over.

Doesn't the Twins have a hitting coach? Mauer's back to his ground ball and slap hit singles approach...Morneau's into a slump that won't go away (much like last season's finish).

Do these all star players not take to coaching advice???...don't the coaches recognize the issues???...especially with Morneau...his eyes are not following the ball to the bat...he's falling away from the plate as he swings...his left hand leaves the bat and he ends up with a one handed swing...what's up with that!

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what a frustrating game to watch....Blackburn pitched a very good game and for them to lose in the fashion they did, well what a shame. It is, however, games like this one that WILL come back and bite you in the arse later on down the road...Even though the score was close the entire way, it was a game that the Twins had complete control over and all of a sudden, one play decides the game...Again, I am thinking this could be have been one of those games they will look back on 4 months from now and shake their head about...you just can't let games like this slip away, they are not that good of a team to afford such luxuries.
GO TWINS!!!!!!!!

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WALGAG TOKYO wrote:
Shades of my 1957 Washington Senators. This edition of the Senator/Twins dynasty finds more **** stupid mindless ways to lose games in the late innings than the original New York Mets. Anyway, just when you think theyve snapped out of it, the comedy of idiotic bonehead Marv Throneberry screwups suddenly reappears.
shades of the '57 Senators?...are you kidding me?..where did you come up with that one?.....
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After watching the Brewers play junkball on tuesday gardenhoser has his boys show the Brewers how to play clownball,,,,you throw to me, I throw to him and he throws to you,,,,ooops ya dropped it !
***** gardenhoser sandlot baseball = another wasted effort / loss. Wonderful, just ***** wonderful.
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The Twins continue to amaze with the inovative ways
they can lose a ballgame. Last night they had to turn a Punch and Judy hitter into a power hitter by
throwing such a lousy pitch, he couldn't miss it.
Then they needed a wide relay from the shortstop to
our gold-glove catcher. He inexplicably tries to
backhand the ball and make a swipe tag at the same
time even though he was 10 feet up the 1st baseline.
If he just controls the ball he holds Punch at 2nd.
He keeps the ball out of Blacky's hand and the game
goes on. What a ghastly, Little League, play to end
the well-played to that point game with.
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Jun 25, 2009
 
Mauer and Morneau have looked like different players lately. One has to wonder whether they get any coaching help. Mauer's success at the plate is in taking control of it. Now it seems as if the pitchers have him guessing all the time. Morneau is something of an opposite. He seems to hit better when he's just swinging well. Now it's as if he's trying to thinnk too much. It's tough to say from the outside looking in. Gomez is in something of a streak. When he's hitting, he is more valuable to the Twins than Young. What will it be today with Span returning? Two outfielders have to sit. We don't want to bench Kubel.

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Jun 25, 2009
 
brachiosaurus wrote:
Mauer and Morneau have looked like different players lately. One has to wonder whether they get any coaching help. Mauer's success at the plate is in taking control of it. Now it seems as if the pitchers have him guessing all the time. Morneau is something of an opposite. He seems to hit better when he's just swinging well. Now it's as if he's trying to thinnk too much. It's tough to say from the outside looking in. Gomez is in something of a streak. When he's hitting, he is more valuable to the Twins than Young. What will it be today with Span returning? Two outfielders have to sit. We don't want to bench Kubel.
Span is back on the 15 day DL. Jason Pridie is back. As scooby doo would say... Ruh Roo
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Span is back on the 15 day DL. Jason Pridie is back. As scooby doo would say... Ruh Roo
New news? Last I heard, they activated Span after the game last night and sent Pridie back down to AAA.

Twins should be on the phone to any team that would be willing to take Delmon Young for any decent RP.

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New news? Last I heard, they activated Span after the game last night and sent Pridie back down to AAA.
Twins should be on the phone to any team that would be willing to take Delmon Young for any decent RP.
i could be mistaken, that was the news as of last night after the game on FSN.

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Tough way to lose. This team seems not to have much fight in them especially on the road. What is the deal with Tolbert? That .165 BA looks really impressive. Is that the best the Twins can do at 2nd Base?
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I first started following the Washington Senators in 1957 and continued after the team moved to Minnesota in the 60s. The Senators were arguably the worst team in baseball at the time - awful fielding, very poor pitching and little or no clutch hitting. They lost two-thirds of their games. Whenever they were leading in the late innings of close games they would often choke up and make a series of sandlot plays that would cost the game. This edition of the Twins often of late are displaying these same tendencies when the pressure is on. I sure hope this throw-back pattern doent continue.
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there last 2 nights wrote:
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i could be mistaken, that was the news as of last night after the game on FSN.
Glad to see that you were mistaken. Span hit a triple and had 3 walks in his first game back today. Nice start.

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WALGAG TOKYO wrote:
I first started following the Washington Senators in 1957 and continued after the team moved to Minnesota in the 60s. The Senators were arguably the worst team in baseball at the time - awful fielding, very poor pitching and little or no clutch hitting. They lost two-thirds of their games. Whenever they were leading in the late innings of close games they would often choke up and make a series of sandlot plays that would cost the game. This edition of the Twins often of late are displaying these same tendencies when the pressure is on. I sure hope this throw-back pattern doent continue.
appreciate the explanation there Holmes....very intersting..I have been a fan since '65...have a wonderful day....

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