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mike morris

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I'm sick to my stomach after watching tonight's blowup. I just don't see how we're going to win the Central with a bullpen like this. The only solid piece we have is Joe Nathan. Who else is there to rely on? Should we call up Korecky? I thought we could rely on Breslow somewhat, but even he couldn't get an out tonight!

We need to be winning these games against the worst teams in the league!!! Especially when Chicago is idle!

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It is not the last week of Sept yet....Everyteam and everyfan want to win all 162 games by all-star break. When the large females starts to yodel, then I will get nervous. gringringrin

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Another crack decision by the skipper to leave Perkins in too long.

Isn't there another thread that is about 4 pages long complaining he yanks the starters too early?

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I wouldn't say we played down to their level at the plate. Our late pitching sure did though. Even perkins struggled at times too, but this is a game they really need to forget quick. Can't give up a six run lead and then have it stick in your head this late in the season. Hopefully they are fired up tonight and really run up the score.

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What I couldn't believe, this morning on KFAN they were talking about the bullpen of the Twins. They said their home ERA is like 2.31 ERA and their road ERA is like 6.40. I don't know if this takes into account Nathan or it would be like 8.00 on the road. Not pretty.

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When your starting staff last less than 6 innings and they all have to warm up or pitch every night, the season gets long.

How do you spell...T-I-R-E-D!!!!

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They had something liquid running down there legs and it wasn't pine tar or gatorade.

Ish ...

We CAN'T lose these to the Ms. They will come back to haunt us.

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I would blame this one more on the hitters leaving the bases loaded several time with less the one out. Also, some shoddy fielding didn't help the bullpen out. frown

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can't be losing leads when they're in a playoff race, especially to the two teams they let that happen against. hopefully they will embarrass the yankees the next 3 games.

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ditto on the yankees Its funny that the twins actually have a chance at beating the yankers especially when one of thier players is worth what are team is

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Right now the bp other than Nathan is definitely the weak link. Reyes did well yesterday and has a good era but he typically only gets used for a couple batters. The others are very unreliable. I especially cringe when I see Crain warming up. He seems to give up key walks and/or hits much to regularly.

Sure wish they could pick up another P for the stretch run. Not sure who is out there though. Even if they picked up someone who could start and let Blackburn or Perkins be their first bp guy, it seems like it would be better than what they have going right now. Might not be a good idea, but I almost wish that if they can't get rid of Boof that they'd try using him for a couple starts just to upgrade the BP. Then again, moving one of the young guys to the BP just might cause other problems.

The reality of it all is that we fans should enjoy the stretch run this season. Not too many of us, myself included, expected they'd be in first place in mid August so this is really a bonus.

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