Scherzer's heat melts Twins strategy

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 16, 2012 - 6:36 AM

The home team worked the count well, but on the few times the Tigers pitcher got in trouble, he simply rode his nasty fastball.

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fdrebinAug. 15, 12 9:01 PM

Yup. Stay the course with Gardenhire. The Twins are ooooh so close to being good. Right.

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njc264isbackAug. 15, 12 9:04 PM

Awesome, classic afternoon ballgame from this lifeless bunch. But yup, it's not Terry Ryan's or Ron Gardenhire's or the players faults. All is well. "KEEP CALM AND CONTINUE LOSING"

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meegwichAug. 15, 12 9:08 PM

Vegas has just opened the board with odds on what Gardo's top excuse for next season is going to be. Let's see..last season was all the injuries...this season is the starting pitching...of course he'll never come right out and chastise his hitting coach for no game plan at all for hitters...he deserves a lot of credit for never throwing old Andy under the bus...you know..the coach that supposedly works with the professional baseball players masquerading as pitchers. Sorry folks..the stats don't lie...the Twins are seventeen games under .500 and nothing it seems is changing on the horizon, and all the magic that Ryan is going to pull out of his hat this winter doesn't mean squat if the manager and coaches continue to operate the same way. This team had no drive today, no energy, and no pride.

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razzlerAug. 15, 12 9:09 PM

1) good pitching beats bad pitching every time 2) as good as he is, dick bremer's excuses for the twins are becoming tiresome and 3) the twins' ball boy down the right field line has a very good glove....

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riverbirchAug. 15, 12 9:17 PM

glad they are going out west, past my bedtime.

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njc264isbackAug. 15, 12 9:22 PM

Actually riverbirch, if you turned on the game vs. Seattle I'm sure there will about 7 runs scored in the entire series so it may actually HELP some people get to sleep too!

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CountChoculaAug. 15, 12 9:35 PM

It took Boston one late-season choke job to oust Terry Francona after two World Series titles. A poor post-season stretch got Joe Torre bounced out of New York after four World Series titles. But this is Minnesota, and we do things a little differently here. Mediocrity is tolerated -- indeed, celebrated -- as long as you're a nice guy. So what will a 6-21 postseason mark, a horrific record against winning teams, and two straight 99-loss seasons get Ron Gardenhire? Another contract extension and lifetime employment. Truly unbelievable. I'm sure Brad Childress is shaking his head somewhere. The two organizations have strikingly different versions of accountability and it's the fans who enable it.

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stanbobAug. 15, 12 9:39 PM

Will be interesting if cmac and/or ballfour come out after this game to defend this pathetic team/pathetic coaching staff/pathetic organization.

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lindy_frank123Aug. 15, 12 9:44 PM

67 losses....I see 70 happening in Oakland and by the time the west coast swing is done...breathing on 75...that's 15 of 90 and to think Sir Sidney said they wouldn't...yeh right...total inempt organization from the top down and no end in sight...they are becoming the Chicago Cubs of the American League...Lovable Losers...

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notsidAug. 15, 1210:17 PM

The Twins are simply an awful team and have been so for quite awhile. On the other hand the Pohlster's have their new stadium thanks to the taxpayers so any and all incentive for them to field a competitive team has been lost.

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