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Brock Beauchamp
04-25-2013, 07:00 AM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=1625-Series-Preview-Twins-vs-Rangers-4-25

Brock Beauchamp
04-25-2013, 07:03 AM
Lineups:

Twins:
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer C
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Oswaldo Arcia DH
Aaron Hicks CF
Pedro Florimon SS
(Vance Worley P)

Rangers:
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Lance Berkman DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
A.J. Pierzynski C
Nelson Cruz RF
David Murphy LF
Mitch Moreland 1B
Leonys Martin CF
(Nick Tepesch P)

SweetOne69
04-25-2013, 10:01 AM
This looks to be a tough series based on the ERA of the SP. They all have an ERA less than 3.25.

johnnydakota
04-25-2013, 10:32 AM
Well by the time May rolls around , we will know wheter we are contenders or pretenders...
Sadly me thinks the later will prevale


go Twins

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 12:12 PM
Don't have to face Darvish. Off to a good start already!

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 12:13 PM
It bothers me that the Twins are giving away cowboy hats when the Rangers are in town

Brock Beauchamp
04-25-2013, 12:16 PM
Don't have to face Darvish. Off to a good start already!

Dude needs to change his last name to Dervish and his first name to Whirling.

I mean, who wouldn't want that name? It's already pretty close... Yu Darvish, Wi Dervish. Pretty close but one is a hell of a lot cooler.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 12:24 PM
From fangraphs today, I present: The Coolest Baseball Gif of All Time:

http://cdn.fangraphs.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DarvishGIF.gif

big dog
04-25-2013, 02:36 PM
This looks to be a tough series based on the ERA of the SP. They all have an ERA less than 3.25.

Yeah, and that's not even considering how effective the Rangers are at hitting the absolute snot out of the ball.

glunn
04-25-2013, 03:02 PM
Maybe the weather will allow a respite until the Rangers cool down?

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 03:26 PM
From fangraphs today, I present: The Coolest Baseball Gif of All Time:

He's tipping his pitches. If I noticed a couple of pixels out of place, I'm sure the batters can too.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:17 PM
So, three batters up, three down. Avoided the first inning pitching jitters.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:17 PM
Someone from Central Michigan goes #1 in the NFL draft. Big Ten recruiters dropping the ball?

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:24 PM
So, three batters up, three down. Avoided the first inning pitching jitters.

Somewhere in a Rangers chat room... Someone posted the exact same thing.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Someone from Central Michigan goes #1 in the NFL draft. Big Ten recruiters dropping the ball?

Well, CMU did go 7-6 this season, so I guess their big guy up front was doing something right.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:26 PM
I hope TF attendance isn't in a slump like TD attendance. Folks are missing out on the new game avatar, courtesy of Willihammer.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:28 PM
Another Tackle taken in the #2 spot.

Son I'd like you to play Tackle for our offense.

Offense? Tackle? Do we fumble a lot?

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 07:29 PM
Nick Tepesch's mlb.com picture:

http://i.imgur.com/3NyyK2M.png

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:31 PM
Nick Tepesch's mlb.com picture:

http://i.imgur.com/3NyyK2M.png

Mom ain't putting that on the refrigerator.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:32 PM
Nick Tepesch's mlb.com picture:

Gah. No one use that for an avatar, please.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:32 PM
Nicely done Parm

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Another Tackle taken in the #2 spot.
Son I'd like you to play Tackle for our offense.
Offense? Tackle? Do we fumble a lot?

Not a sexy draft so far, but sometimes that's where you build a championship.

Ultima Ratio
04-25-2013, 07:35 PM
Guess the strategy, again, is not to pitch to the bottom of the strike zone.... (shakes head)

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:35 PM
Them damn second inning jitters.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:35 PM
Nicely done Parm

Isn't Cruz the guy who sorta cost his team a World Series win a couple of years ago?

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:37 PM
Not a sexy draft so far, but sometimes that's where you build a championship.

If I was an NFL GM... Offensive and Defensive Line would be focus #1... A QB with time can look like Pro Bowler.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:38 PM
That was Doziers Fault... He hesitated... He should have been there.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:39 PM
If I was an NFL GM... Offensive and Defensive Line would be focus #1... A QB with time can look like Pro Bowler.

*cough* Kurt Warner *cough*

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:43 PM
Six fouls and counting. Where's the out pitch?

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:44 PM
51 pitches in two innings. I'm starting to believe that Worley won't throw a complete game today.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:45 PM
All right... How bout some hits.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:46 PM
51 pitches in two innings. I'm starting to believe that Worley won't throw a complete game today.

The ESPN pitch-by-pitch log looks like War And Peace.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 07:47 PM
Alright, bases empty, perfect time for a Plouffe HR

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:48 PM
The ESPN pitch-by-pitch log looks like War And Peace.

... and the Twins reply in their half of the second with Cliff's Notes.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:48 PM
The ESPN pitch-by-pitch log looks like War And Peace.

Vance Tolstoy Worley

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:49 PM
<avatar>

You are a horrible horrible person.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:50 PM
... and the Twins reply in their half of the second with Cliff's Notes.

Cliff notes is OK... I would went with "The Cat in the Hat"

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:51 PM
Pitches-strikes - N Tepesch 22-14; V Worley 51-31.

Way to work the other guy over, guys.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:52 PM
You are a horrible horrible person.

ROTFLMAO... His picture looks even worse cropped like that. It's like The Wizard is slowly turning him into the cowardly lion.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Alright, bases empty, perfect time for a Plouffe HR

It also looks like Pitching is really painful for him yet he seems to oddly enjoy the pain.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Cliff notes is OK... I would went with "The Cat in the Hat"

The sun did not shine.
Too snowy to play.
So we sat in the clubhouse
All that cold, cold, wet day

I sat there with Mauersie.
We sat there, we two.
And I said "How I wish
We could DFA Drew!"

snepp
04-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Berkman runs like I do.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 07:59 PM
His picture looks even worse cropped like that. It's like The Wizard is slowly turning him into the cowardly lion.

Don't ever call Tepesch cowardly!

Ultima Ratio
04-25-2013, 07:59 PM
Berkman runs like I do.

Faster on all fours, me too.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:00 PM
Browns with the 6th pick take some guy named Barkevious Mingo.

I understand that Bob and John may be falling out of style. But... What Mom... Looks at a newborn son and says... I will call him Barkevious.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 08:02 PM
Berkman runs like I do.

Screaming like a little girl? I missed that play.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 08:03 PM
What Mom... Looks at a newborn son and says... I will call him Barkevious.

Someone mischevious.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:04 PM
Don't ever call Tepesch cowardly!

lol... Ok... You are changing his nose. Took me awhile to figure that out.

Keep changing noses until you find one that produces a run for us.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:05 PM
Someone mischevious.

Because he is not devious.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:08 PM
Browns with the 6th pick take some guy named Barkevious Mingo.

I understand that Bob and John may be falling out of style. But... What Mom... Looks at a newborn son and says... I will call him Barkevious.

He has a Sister named Meowvious and Brother names Cluckvious.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 08:09 PM
At least Hicks and Florimon at the bottom of our lineup worked a few more pitches out of the Adonis of the Pitching Mound. But I sure would like to see a hit pretty soon.

Gotta go run and get some dinner. BRB.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 08:10 PM
He has a Sister named Meowvious and Brother names Cluckvious.

You're just belaboring the obvious now.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:12 PM
With Asbury gone... Snepp... You gotta take his place and be funny.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 08:14 PM
How many cowboy hats will end up on TF's grass before the end of Saturday's game? I put the over/under at 5,000.

snepp
04-25-2013, 08:14 PM
With Asbury gone... Snepp... You gotta take his place and be funny.

I accept Paypal.

Alex
04-25-2013, 08:15 PM
Worley looks frustrated with himself out there.

Nice play to end the inning, though.

stringer bell
04-25-2013, 08:15 PM
Mauer is throwing better this spring.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:15 PM
How many cowboy hats will end up on TF's grass before the end of Saturday's game? I put the over/under at 5,000.

How many are they given out?

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 08:16 PM
Of course after I type that, they put together the first strike em out, throw em out double play in like 3 years.

stringer bell
04-25-2013, 08:17 PM
lol... Ok... You are changing his nose. Took me awhile to figure that out.

Keep changing noses until you find one that produces a run for us.You're asking for a run-ny nose?

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 08:17 PM
How many are they given out?

First 10,000 fans

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:21 PM
First 10,000 fans

OK... My guess is 17 hats hit the field.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:30 PM
They say its bad luck to mention a no hitter when its happening.

Tepesch has a no hitter thru 4.

Alex
04-25-2013, 08:32 PM
Of course after I type that, they put together the first strike em out, throw em out double play in like 3 years.

No, there was another one a couple games back.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:34 PM
No, there was another one a couple games back.

yeah but it's new to hammer.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:35 PM
They say its bad luck to mention a no hitter when its happening.

Tepesch has a no hitter thru 4.

Damn... That **** works.

glunn
04-25-2013, 08:35 PM
I am coming up for air after almost 3 hours of tax research. Can someone provide a brief recap of the game?

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:36 PM
Let's try it again... Tepesch is impossible to solve.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:38 PM
I am coming up for air after almost 3 hours of tax research. Can someone provide a brief recap of the game?

Worley has thrown a lot of pitches and Tepesch has not.

glunn
04-25-2013, 08:41 PM
Worley has thrown a lot of pitches and Tepesch has not.

Thanks.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:42 PM
I am coming up for air after almost 3 hours of tax research. Can someone provide a brief recap of the game?

Researching Tax...

In 1816... We had a tax
In 1817... We had a tax
In 1818...

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 08:42 PM
True or false: For mother's day, my mother wants a new blender

glunn
04-25-2013, 08:44 PM
Question -- should I delete a post because the poster used the word "damnit"?

I am not inclined to delete it but a member reported it as a violation of TD policy.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 08:46 PM
"damnit"?

Damned if I know

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:48 PM
True or false: For mother's day, my mother wants a new blender

Does she have teeth?

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:49 PM
Question -- should I delete a post because the poster used the word "damnit"?

I am not inclined to delete it but a member reported it as a violation of TD policy.

Does she have teeth?

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 08:50 PM
Does she have teeth?

Yes I think so anyway

TheLeviathan
04-25-2013, 08:50 PM
Florimon has a real knack for looking unnatural as a fielder. So much skill but so often just doesn't look like a big league SS.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:50 PM
Yes I think so anyway

lol... Then I'm gonna say false.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 08:53 PM
Well here we are, bases loaded 1 out, strikeout would be nice

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:54 PM
Florimon has a real knack for looking unnatural as a fielder. So much skill but so often just doesn't look like a big league SS.

Yeah he does... Some people call that unnatural look "Flashy". I'd prefer steady and work up to flashy.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:55 PM
Well here we are, bases loaded 1 out, strikeout would be nice

Good call

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Over at the NFL... 14 picks done... T'eo still on the board.

big dog
04-25-2013, 08:59 PM
Bad play by Florimon. You can put me on the Play Escobar bandwagon.

Hicks got a hit! Now the Rangers are in trouble. He should run on AJ.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:02 PM
lol... Then I'm gonna say false.

Correct. Although I'm pretty sure she does want a blender, but knows I don't want to pay for one. Frikikn blender's aren't cheap!

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:06 PM
Well, I can happily report that I was able to sell my sec 125 tickets on stubhub today for SAturday's game for face value! Heck maybe I'll re-new my season ticket package if this keeps up.

snepp
04-25-2013, 09:06 PM
Question -- should I delete a post because the poster used the word "damnit"?

I am not inclined to delete it but a member reported it as a violation of TD policy.

No.

If our overlords deem it too naughty they'll add it to the forum's word filter.


****.

big dog
04-25-2013, 09:07 PM
OK, play Escobar NOW.

Brock Beauchamp
04-25-2013, 09:08 PM
I'm starting to hate everything about Pedro Florimon.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:08 PM
Well, I can happily report that I was able to sell my sec 125 tickets on stubhub today for SAturday's game for face value! Heck maybe I'll re-new my season ticket package if this keeps up.

Good idea... looks like you need some scalper practice big time.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:08 PM
Hicks got a hit! Now the Rangers are in trouble. He should run on AJ.

"But Skipper! Why are you sending me to AAA? I just pitched a two-hitter."

"One of them was to Hicks."

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:08 PM
I'm starting to hate everything about Pedro Florimon.

He was the inspiration for Three Days grace.

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:10 PM
Damned if I know

You are just asking to be banned, but I refuse to make you a martyr.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:10 PM
"But Skipper! Why are you sending me to AAA? I just pitched a two-hitter."

"One of them was to Hicks."

You stole that line from Gilligans Island.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:10 PM
I'm starting to hate everything about Pedro Florimon.

What's sad is, he's got one of the better batting averages in today's lineup.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:11 PM
You stole that line from Gilligans Island.

Right you are, Little Buddy.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:12 PM
you are just asking to be condemned, but i refuse to make you a martyr.

ftfy.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:13 PM
If our overlords deem it too naughty they'll add it to the forum's word filter.

Yeah, no kidding, Sherlock.

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:15 PM
Let's look at the bright side -- if this was last season the Twins would be down 10 to zero at this point -- at least the pitching has been somewhat effective. Now they need to get the bats going. That said, I am going home and will blame the dog for the lack of runs, and he will, as always, look guilty.

big dog
04-25-2013, 09:16 PM
Hammer Time!

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:16 PM
That was not a smart pitch to the Willinghammer. Right in his wheelhouse.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Now we can start scoring... Hammer knocked the wall down.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Hammer Time!

Came here for this; leaving satisfied.

diehardtwinsfan
04-25-2013, 09:19 PM
Damned if I know

I'm telling.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:20 PM
I'm telling.

Mommmmm! Diehardtwinsfan's tattling again!

diehardtwinsfan
04-25-2013, 09:21 PM
Gotta say ashbury, those avatars just get better and better. Forget the Twins game. I just need to join the game thread to see the next unveiling.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:21 PM
Now we can start scoring... Hammer knocked the wall down.

This is why I'm not quite on board with trading him for a prospect, even if TR can get a good one; some games, he seems to be the one who stands between defeat and utter despair.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:22 PM
Gotta say ashbury, those avatars just get better and better. Forget the Twins game. I just need to join the game thread to see the next unveiling.

This one I straight out stole from Willihammer; thank him.

big dog
04-25-2013, 09:23 PM
Nice to see the Junior Ranger knocked out. Let's get another one. That's you, Arcia.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:25 PM
Nice to see the Junior Ranger knocked out. Let's get another one. That's you, Arcia.

Except, it's Doumit. Interesting, and probably a smart move.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:25 PM
This one I straight out stole from Willihammer; thank him.

Well it was either that or this:

http://www.yogajournal.com/media/originals/mc_231_opener_sizedcopy.jpg

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:28 PM
Well it was either that or this:


Eyebleach, stat!

snepp
04-25-2013, 09:30 PM
Well it was either that or this:

Banned.


3881

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Nice inning for the Duense.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 09:33 PM
I'm telling.
Either you kids settle down back there or I will turn the Family Truckster around and you can just wait until next summer to see Wally World.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Well it was either that or this:

http://www.yogajournal.com/media/originals/mc_231_opener_sizedcopy.jpg

It's funny... But... There is no way I was pushing the like button.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:34 PM
Do the Rangers open the stables tonight? Maybe saddle up a certain horse? Maybe a huff and a puff and a blowwwwwwn save tonight?

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 09:34 PM
Bears don't take imaginary girl friend guy, so he's pretty much a Viking.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:37 PM
Gardy's pushing the buttons, 50/50 so far.

snepp
04-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Either you kids settle down back there or I will turn the Family Truckster around and you can just wait until next summer to see Wally World.

That's the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, don't short-change it.

TheLeviathan
04-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Bears don't take imaginary girl friend guy, so he's pretty much a Viking.

Please god no.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Bears don't take imaginary girl friend guy

Don't invite him to TD, he's not mature enough to cope with my harem of avatars.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:39 PM
Bears don't take imaginary girl friend guy, so he's pretty much a Viking.

He can play... I'm good with it... If it happens.

big dog
04-25-2013, 09:39 PM
OK, as I said two nights ago, I really like the new improved Dozier 2.0

Ultima Ratio
04-25-2013, 09:39 PM
Mr. RISP is due.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Please god no.
That's just according to the great football minds at KFAN. Nobody else between us and the Bears is supposed to be in the market. Regardless of the accuracy of their predictions, I offered a similar prayer.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Mr. RISP is due.

It would seem the Rangers were in agreement with you.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Baseball game getting exciting and the Vikings on the clock.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 09:42 PM
He can play... I'm good with it... If it happens.
Ok, if you say so, but I'm going to blame you if it doesn't work.

TheLeviathan
04-25-2013, 09:42 PM
That's just according to the great football minds at KFAN. Nobody else between us and the Bears is supposed to be in the market. Regardless of the accuracy of their predictions, I offered a similar prayer.

Shariff Floyd instead?

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:44 PM
Ok, if you say so, but I'm going to blame you if it doesn't work.

Yeah Why Not... I've been blamed for stuff before.

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:44 PM
This game has become very interesting. C'mon Hammer!

B Richard
04-25-2013, 09:45 PM
Absolutely back-breaking

snepp
04-25-2013, 09:45 PM
Well that wasn't a huge letdown.

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:45 PM
Damn.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:46 PM
Damn.

Damnit!

stringer bell
04-25-2013, 09:46 PM
Ron Washington--tactical genius.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:46 PM
And the Vikings select....

sharif Floyd Dt Florida

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 09:46 PM
Shariff Floyd instead?
Well played.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:47 PM
Ron Washington--tactical genius.

Pretty much any manager would ha-... oh.

TheLeviathan
04-25-2013, 09:48 PM
Well played.

Our prayers have worked....quick....are we praying for Arthur Brown or Ogletree? I vote Ogletree.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:49 PM
Another round of Duensing?

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:49 PM
Absolutely back-breaking

Morneau/Parmelee/Plouffe in the 9th. Each has gotten a hit - nobody is due. Yeah, the 8th might have been the moment, I'm afraid.

stringer bell
04-25-2013, 09:50 PM
If the Twins are going to win this game, they need the bottom of the lineup to produce against Nathan. To me, that is going to determine how successful the season will be.

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Escobar!!!

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Morneau/Parmelee/Plouffe in the 9th. Each has gotten a hit - nobody is due. Yeah, the 8th might have been the moment, I'm afraid.

I see what you're doing... It just might work.

snepp
04-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Escobear > Flor-e-moan

stringer bell
04-25-2013, 09:52 PM
If the Twins are going to win this game, they need the bottom of the lineup to produce against Nathan. To me, that is going to determine how successful the season will be.Oh yeah, Morneau leads off--why am I not excited about that?

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:53 PM
Escobar!!!

It takes two bench slots to cover for questionable talents at SS, but I like this aspect of the roster. Wilkin contributed and now Eduardo finishes the game. Works for me.

stringer bell
04-25-2013, 09:53 PM
How about a really cheap win for Fien?

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:53 PM
Escobear > Flor-e-moan

I am inclined to agree with that based on what we have seen so far this season.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:54 PM
Fien in to face the righty. Gardy wants to pull this game out if they can.

B Richard
04-25-2013, 09:54 PM
Sharrif Floyd is an absolute animal, great pick by the vikes. wasn't expecting to see him this far down

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:55 PM
And the Vikings select...

Xavier Rhodes CB Florida st.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:55 PM
How about a really cheap win for Fien?

Could be cheaper than you intended, if that's how it plays out in the bottom of the 9th.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Our prayers have worked....quick....are we praying for Arthur Brown or Ogletree? I vote Ogletree.
Yup, though I'm good with either. Some Fox kook had Ogie moving up into the low teens. Don't know about that, but he's a good value for a 25th pick, especially in a position of need.

Edit. Whaaaa? We picked already? ESPN page is behind. Guess I'll read up on X man. We certainly needed help at corner, even before Winnie departed.

Ultima Ratio
04-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Morneau will be over aggressive and try to tie it, and pop out. Watch for him falling backwards on his swings instead of stepping at the pitcher, too.

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Fien in to face the righty. Gardy wants to pull this game out if they can.

Rally avatar?

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:57 PM
Morneau will be over aggressive and try to tie it, and pop out. Watch for him falling backwards on his swings instead of stepping at the pitcher, too.

With all due respect, please be wrong about this.

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 09:58 PM
Hopefully Nathan will give Parm a nice low fastball... Parm likes em low.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Nathan's career splits



Split
BA
OBP
SLG
OPS


vs RHB as RHP
0.196
0.261
0.33
0.591


vs LHB as RHP
0.214
0.3
0.341
0.641

glunn
04-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Morneau does not look confident.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Rally avatar?

I have yet to find a reliable one. The victory avatar disappointed in an earlier audition. I'm sticking with my starter tonight.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 10:00 PM
With all due respect, please be wrong about this.
Wish granted. Try to make the next one more productive, please.

Willihammer
04-25-2013, 10:00 PM
Its ok to swing guys

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 10:00 PM
With all due respect, please be wrong about this.

He was. :(

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 10:01 PM
This Nathan guy is good. Have the Twins looked into trading for him?

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 10:03 PM
I have yet to find a reliable one. The victory avatar disappointed in an earlier audition. I'm sticking with my starter tonight.

Plouffe singled. I'm going on a hunch and bringing in the Snorg T girl for a rally avatar.

glunn
04-25-2013, 10:04 PM
Doumit walk off?

Riverbrian
04-25-2013, 10:04 PM
This Nathan guy is good. Have the Twins looked into trading for him?

we offered the Rangers AJ... Thinking if it worked once.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 10:04 PM
Dick is tangentially right about something, at least. If the guy who pinch runs for you is 39 years old, you're slow, Trevor. You're slow.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 10:05 PM
Second time this season I recall Plouffe being pinch-run for by Grandpa. Must be galling.

TheLeviathan
04-25-2013, 10:06 PM
Even for Bremer that orgasm for a routine fly ball was embarrassing.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 10:06 PM
Plouffe singled. I'm going on a hunch and bringing in the Snorg T girl for a rally avatar.

Annnnnd... another rally avatar fails to come through in the clutch. I'll keep looking.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 10:06 PM
Plouffe singled. I'm going on a hunch and bringing in the Snorg T girl for a rally avatar.
I knew by the look in her eye that she wasn't really going to go there. Good try though.

glunn
04-25-2013, 10:07 PM
AJ and Nathan together celebrating the win -- just doesn't seem right. I hope that never happens again, at least in this series.

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 10:08 PM
AJ and Nathan together celebrating the win -- just doesn't seem right. I hope that never happens again, at least in this series.

That wish could come true, as it could easily come to pass that no other game is close.

glunn
04-25-2013, 10:08 PM
Annnnnd... another rally avatar fails to come through in the clutch. I'll keep looking.

She rallied me, but unfortunately not Doumit.

glunn
04-25-2013, 10:09 PM
Now I get to eat wife's cooking. Have fun all.

LaBombo
04-25-2013, 10:10 PM
Even for Bremer that orgasm for a routine fly ball was embarrassing.
Good, it wasn't just me being a sore loser. Honest to God, you'd have thought by the call that Dick was the only guy in the stadium who knew some crazy secret that a can o' corn was going to score a run, like maybe top secret Twins nano-ninjas had tied Murphy's shoe laces together.

Nobody lends utterly false drama to routine fly outs like Bremsie.

nmoline
04-25-2013, 10:17 PM
Why does this team make routine Sac Fly Balls look like an 8 year old hitting a Randy Johnson Slider?

ashburyjohn
04-25-2013, 10:37 PM
I see what you're doing... It just might work.

Thanks for jinxing it.

snepp
04-25-2013, 10:53 PM
Even for Bremer that orgasm for a routine fly ball was embarrassing.

The technical term is, 'Bremergasm'.

Alex
04-25-2013, 11:18 PM
Second time this season I recall Plouffe being pinch-run for by Grandpa. Must be galling.

Grandpa is compact, in great shape, and runs like Sonic the Hedgehog.

ashburyjohn
04-26-2013, 11:38 AM
Grandpa is compact, in great shape, and runs like Sonic the Hedgehog.

I would hope that, in the unlikely event Carroll read my post, he would understand the word Grandpa to be a term of endearment, probably like he hears every day from his teammates.

But from Plouffe's perspective it has to seem a bit surreal to be pinch-run for by a guy >10 years older than himself.

And from my perspective as a fan, it's part of what makes the game great, the mix of skills that come together to make a team.

Alex
04-26-2013, 01:34 PM
I would hope that, in the unlikely event Carroll read my post, he would understand the word Grandpa to be a term of endearment, probably like he hears every day from his teammates.

But from Plouffe's perspective it has to seem a bit surreal to be pinch-run for by a guy >10 years older than himself.

And from my perspective as a fan, it's part of what makes the game great, the mix of skills that come together to make a team.

Wasn't ripping you, just adding on. Absolutely it must be odd for Plouffe.