Ninth-inning homer caps tough one

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 16, 2011 - 1:17 AM

Matt Capps' latest blown save, this one on a two-out, two-run shot, left the Twins swallowing a difficult defeat.

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jachesteJul. 15, 1110:15 PM

Matt Capps: Superstar.

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jachesteJul. 15, 1110:16 PM

In all seriousness, even this one has to get Gary's attention. I understand letting guys prove themselves, but Capps clearly cannot be trusted to be a closer right now. You can't run him out there in the 9th when every loss is magnified during a stretch where you simply cannot give away games.

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romperroomJul. 15, 1110:19 PM

"closer" Matt Capps? To be a "closer" you have to actually "close" the deal; not BLOW it. You've got to be kidding me. And we aren't even playing a AL East team. CHOOOOOOOOOOKERS!!!!

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geezer65Jul. 15, 1110:20 PM

TWINS "CAPP-SIZED"!!!

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johndontJul. 15, 1110:21 PM

yes jacheste, Capps should not be allowed to throw in the late innings unless there is at least a 4 run lead....until he turns the corner and starts being a stopper.

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turk16Jul. 15, 1110:21 PM

Gardy...is Cappy still your guy? Might want to think about hiding him somewhere in middle relief during lopsided games. Please!

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unionsrockJul. 15, 1110:22 PM

In the case of Capps, what else does Gardy and Smith need to see in order for there to be a change. We need someone who can not only hold a lead, but not give up walks or home runs.

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johndontJul. 15, 1110:22 PM

how many blown opportunities thanks to Capps is that lately? two or three...or more?

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ronf528Jul. 15, 1110:23 PM

Dear Gardy, If Matt Capps enters a game 10 more times in a save situation and blows them all, will you still keep pitching him? How about 15 more times? 20? Just wondering how long it will take you to see what the rest of us see clearly already.

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michraba33Jul. 15, 1110:23 PM

capps is done. 5 losses and 6 blown saves.

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