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Twins send Cuddyer to hill in debacle

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08:15 AM ET 07.26 | It's seven down, two to go for a Minnesota Twin becoming the ultimate utility man. The Twins' starting five has accounted for only 20 innings in its most recent turn through the rotation, yielding 38 hits and 22 earned runs for a ghastly 9.58 ERA. ... So battered was the staff that jack-of-all-trades Michael Cuddyer diversified his resume yet again when he fulfilled a major league dream by pitching a scoreless eighth inning trying to mop up this bloody mess. Cuddyer, who now has played every position except catcher and shortstop during his eight-year big league career, became the first Twins position player to pitch since John Moses on July 31, 1990, against California. Despite loading the bases on a pair of hits and a walk, Cuddyer, whose fastball was clocked at 88 mph, escaped with his 0.00 ERA intact.

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July 26, 2011  08:24 AM ET

A lot of teams are looking for bullpen help and a big bat. The Twins just increased Cuddyer's trade value.

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July 26, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Best reliever they had last night.....

July 26, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Hitters really hate seeing position players come in and pitch as they usually can't get the ball in with any speed and it throws off their timing.

July 26, 2011  08:35 AM ET

That was one ugly game last night.

July 26, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That was one ugly game last night.

Indeed it was...morning all!

July 26, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Indeed it was...morning all!

Morning barkeep. Vacation starts tomorrow.

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July 26, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Cuddyer was the Twins best pitcher last night.

July 26, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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This should help Cuddyer's trade value.

Well played Cuddyer

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July 26, 2011  08:54 AM ET

What a weekend for the Twins.

July 26, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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quite a weekend series we had, eh YAPP?

Indeed. I was actually thankful for the rainout on Sat.

My apologies for being late this morning, I had to stop in at the College FB threads and kick someone's ****

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July 26, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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I know how much you love those college FB cheerleaders.

Fixed.

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July 26, 2011  09:39 AM ET
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probably the only thing I like about that sport

Really? You should go to a game. You probably didn't know that there are about 20 ways a redneck can spill or expectorate something warm down the back of your neck while screaming vile epithets at the opposing team's mascot

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July 26, 2011  10:10 AM ET

I heard the batboy might by in the rotation soon....

 
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