Bump in the outfield costs Twins

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 18, 2013 - 8:16 AM

Oswaldo Arcia nudged Aaron Hicks as the center fielder was trying to throw home.

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edutchboyMay. 17, 1310:48 PM

That is at least 8 games this manager has lost for this team by "over managing.

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larsoeriMay. 17, 1311:00 PM

Hicks on 1st, no outs.... Then willing ham up, bases juiced, less than 2 outs, no runs! Poor management! Willing ham k'd looking! Poor mgt of a baseball game!

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samihoustonMay. 17, 1311:19 PM

What's wrong with Willie???

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fdrebinMay. 17, 1311:32 PM

They aren't very good, don't clutch hit, and they're managed by a second grade intellect. Not going to win too many games that way.

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BallFourMay. 17, 1311:53 PM

No manager has lost eight games in a month and a half of a season in baseball history.

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firefly70May. 18, 1312:02 AM

Amusing when people try and blame the loss solely on the manager. Hmmm... let's see. Plouffe struck out with runners on 1st and 2nd in the bottom of the fourth. Obviously Gardenhire's fault. Josh Willingham struck out with bases loaded and only 1 out in the bottom of the 5th. Followed by Justin Morneau flying out to end the inning. Clearly Gardenhire should've brought in pinch hitters for both of them. Poor managing, again. And what was that? The best/hottest hitter on the team was unable to play? And the Twins batters got only 4 hits in the entire game? Obviously Gardenhire's fault. The fact Florimon wasn't able to cleanly field the ball up the middle that led to the tying run scoring was the manager's fault. As was the fact Hick's didn't get an immediate, strong throw on the go-ahead run (had to take an extra step while getting a clean grip on the ball) . Clearly the loss falls entirely on Gardenhire. But hey, it's easier to blame the manager than the miscues and inability to come through in pressure situations (A LOT of 0-fer's in the lineup tonight).

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BallFourMay. 18, 1312:23 AM

People who don't know anything about sports always blame the manager or coach. Even though they have no idea what one does.

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fuzzypilgrimMay. 18, 1312:57 AM

Our clutch hitting reminds me of the Wild's Power Play unit.

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jastkeMay. 18, 13 5:14 AM

A rookie mistake by Arcia. Hicks was calling for the catch and he had good momentum toward the plate on a relatively shallow fly ball. A left fielder has to know to back off a bit and let the center fielder handle that ball. I'm sure the staff reviewed this with Arcia in the dugout. All part of the learning curve.

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minnesota555May. 18, 13 5:40 AM

And then there are people who claim to know everything about sports, yet can't tell anyone what the coach or manager even does.

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