Brewers' Lohse recalls his Twins years

  • Article by: La Velle E. Neal III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 29, 2013 - 12:56 AM

Lohse returns Thursday to make his first regular-season start at Target Field. It will be his first meeting with the Twins since he was traded to Cincinnati in 2006.

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richnpoorMay. 29, 13 7:15 AM

Loose is one more example of players the Twins toss aside and who keep playing, both longer and better than what the team got in return. Not surprising that Anderson couldn't work with him; how many pitchers has he actually developed? Long past time he needs to go.

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kev5115May. 29, 13 8:53 AM

Lohse is just one of many players that didn't do it the "Twins way" and left and developed into a real good player. Rick Anderson along with Gardy should have been gone years ago and if the Pohlads cared about winning games they would have been.

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firefly70May. 29, 13 9:56 AM

Amusing when people point at Lohse as an example of a player the "flourished" once he left the Twins. People, he had THREE good seasons out of the 6+ years since. And those were mainly due to being on a good St. Louis team. Keep in mind he didn't suddenly "blossom" after he was first traded to Cincinnati - going 9-17 with 4.58 ERA Compared to 51-57 and a 4.88 ERA while with the Twins. Wow. A whole .30 differential in his ERA. That's really blossoming. Obviously the Reds thought so highly of him that they traded him exactly one year later to the Phillies. He went 3-0 in eleven starts, with a 4.72 ERA. I'm still not seeing any sign of a drastic "blossoming" with his third team. And the Phillies obviously thought so highly of him they let him leave as a Free Agent - in spite of the fact they had one of the WORST team ERA's in the NL; Which oddly enough, that distinction went to the team that traded him away, the Reds. Okay, now with his FOURTH team, THIRD since the Twins, and two years removed from the Twins does he finally have some good years. Hard to really argue it was definitely his escape from the "Twins Way" that actually led to his success.

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fuzzypilgrimMay. 29, 1312:11 PM

I don't care about any argument at this point. The combo of Gardy and Anderson needs to go just for the sake of needing fresh, new minds, techniques, and knowledge. They think they are LaRussa/Duncan. But they are more Laurel/Hardy.

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kennyrogersMay. 29, 13 7:21 PM

When it happened, I did NOT think it was appropriate for a pitcher to take a bat to the manager's door in a fit of rage after being removed from a game. A hitter should use a bat, and a pitcher should throw baseballs at the door. Only problem was, Lohse couldn't hit the door the way he pitched when he was here, so he had to use a bat.

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