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Game Thread: Twins @ Tigers, 8/11@6:10pm CT

The Twins begin a 3-game series against the Tigers in Motown riding a 5-game win streak. The Twins are in the forth portion of an extended back and forth.

The Twins are doing a little Tubthumbing it seems. Everybody sing, “I get knocked down… but I get up again… you are never gonna keep me down. I get knocked down… but I get up again… you are never gonna keep me down.” Those are the only lyrics that apply because the rest of the song is about getting drunk. Unless of course… the Twins are playing drunk and it’s helping.

That’s all I got… so… one more time… “I get knocked down… but I get up again… you are never gonna keep me down.

Here are some things to think about:
1. Detroit – There has been a lot of talk about the wall that Trump wants to build along the Mexico border, but I have another idea and it’s brilliant… (like usual)[sic]*. Try to follow along if you can. We never worry about Canadians sneaking into the U.S. and stealing all the good jobs. They used to try but when they crossed the border and ran into Detroit, they turned back immediately and ran back out because… it was Detroit and nobody would enter Detroit willingly. If they went to the East… there was Buffalo and once again… they turned back immediately. The Canadians stayed where they were and seem to be fairly happy now. So… obviously… in order to secure our southern border… we just need to build a massive Detroit and watch the conditions in Mexico seem better. A wall is a challenge to be overcome… a Detroit is nothing to strive for. Besides… it’s possible that a massive scale Detroit will cost less than a wall.

2. Our Twins – Am I surprised by this pleasant run of W’s? I am not and the reason I am not is… it’s baseball… Every team goes on a winning streak at some time and every team goes on the losing streak at some time. It happens to every single team… every single year. That’s right, Dodgers… you will go on a losing streak at some time. Playoffs would be ideal timing in my opinion.

3. The Tigers – I’m going to go ahead and make a prediction right now. The Tigers will continue their dismantling in the off season. They may have been dreaming of higher returns at the trade deadline, but that didn’t materialize. They may have been dreaming of trade partners willing to take on more of the fat contracts in their possession, but that didn’t happen, either. Now the Tigers have two choices… continue to spend insane amounts of money or try to get things under control and start rebuilding that pitiful farm system. The Tigers are on the hook already for 122 Million in 2018 with the contracts of Verlander, Cabrera, Upton, Zimmerman and Martinez alone. I’m betting that option #2 happens and AAAA roster filler will be lined up around the block trying to grab available 25-man slots in 2018. Shane Robinson’s agent is already making phone calls.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation:

McCarthy: What’ve ya got there, Joe.

Mauer: It’s one of those Google, self-driving cars.

Maddon: Detroit isn’t going to like that.

Mauer: I know… It’s taking me to the stadium tonight.

Morgan: Self-driving? Does that mean you drive it yourself?

Mauer: Take a look inside... no steering wheel and the back seats and front seats face each other. You just type in the location and the car takes me there while I play Angry Birds on my phone.

Montana: What’s that?

Mauer: It’s a “Feeling Lucky” button that takes you to someplace random. I pushed it once and it took me to a bathroom inside the Mall of America… on the 5th level.

McCarthy: Beach Boys songs are going to suck in that thing.

Maddon: How fast does it go?

Mauer: Not fast enough… I tried to drag race a guy in another one. It was a moderately paced tie.

5. Pregnant Women – I just happened to stop by the local YMCA yesterday. I walked past the pool and I noticed a very pregnant woman dive into the pool and start swimming. She seemed to do most of her swimming underwater; she’d go under water, surface, and then go down again. I couldn’t help thinking... she was basically a functional Submarine.

*[sic], as applied to the statement 'like usual' ... The Latin adverb sic ("thus"; "just as"; in full: sic erat scriptum, "thus was it written")[1] inserted after a quoted word or passage indicates that the quoted matter has been transcribed exactly as found in the source text, complete with any erroneous or archaic spelling, surprising assertion, faulty reasoning, or other matter that might otherwise be taken as an error of transcription.
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Lineups:

TWINS
Brian Dozier 2B
Max Kepler RF
Joe Mauer 1B
Miguel Sano DH
Eddie Rosario LF
Eduardo Escobar 3B
Byron Buxton CF
Jorge Polanco SS
Jason Castro C

Kyle Gibson P

TIGERS
Ian Kinsler 2B
Mikie Mahtook CF
Justin Upton LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Nick Castellanos 3B
Victor Martinez DH
James McCann C
Andrew Romine RF
Jose Iglesias SS

Anibel Sanchez P

Weather: 73 deg F, mostly cloudy, winds at 9mph from the W, and I think the rains have passed for today.

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I thought this game was at 7:10, not 6:10. Whoops. At least I tuned in time to see Rosario hit a 3 run homer!

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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 11 2017 06:14 PM

 

And Upton doesn't jump to rob Eddie of a home run. Maybe they have some kind of deal...

 

EDIT: Maybe ... maybe ... Eddie's was out of reach anyway. But he sure didn't try.

And on a Tigers board somewhere, someone is saying that Upton didn't even try to jump for it.

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And on a Tigers board somewhere, someone is saying that Upton didn't even try to jump for it.


And also on this board
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Oh my god!!

If Gibson gets the feel of that two-seamer...

 

BUXTON!!!!!

 

Byron Buxton just made the Vikings 53-man roster as a wide receiver. 

 

I should add, about Gibson: His two-seamer is a good surprise pitch, but it's not terribly hard to hit. It froze one hitter, but then Cabrerra saw one and said, "if he throws another, I'm gonna...BAM!" 

 

...and then Gibson threw another one to the next guy, and he also blasted it right up the middle. It's not a whiff pitch, it's a surprise back-door pitch.

 

Fact is, Gibson doesn't have any one dominating pitch. He needs to mix up all the factors. 

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notoriousgod71
Aug 11 2017 06:17 PM

Buxton webgem - route efficiency 18%

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milldaddy35
Aug 11 2017 06:17 PM

What a catch!!

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In the Twins 2017 MVP race, Rosario has moved his way into the top 5...... right?

Santana
Sano
Berrios
Rosario
Kintzler

?????
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I'm rarely not speechless. 

 

Buxton's catch was that rare. 

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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 11 2017 06:17 PM

Holy crap! What more can one say about that catch! Sheesh!

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I thought this game was at 7:10, not 6:10. Whoops. At least I tuned in time to see Rosario hit a 3 run homer!

He was waiting for you. 

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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 11 2017 06:18 PM

 

And also on this board

Yes, and on the Tigers board, too.

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Buxton webgem - route efficiency 18%


That was my first impression, but on second look his route wasn't THAT bad
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Atta way Rosie!

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That was my first impression, but on second look his route wasn't THAT bad

 

Not that bad, but he just turned the wrong way. But the recovery was sure fun to watch! I'm glad he plays for us!

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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 11 2017 06:21 PM

Man, the Tigers announcers were just as enthusiastic about that catch as anyone ... I mean ... gotta appreciate that kind of a catch no matter who made it. 

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sampleSizeOfOne
Aug 11 2017 06:22 PM

Holy crap! What more can one say about that catch! Sheesh!


Did he balance it on his nose like a seal?

I presume it is an out, right?

Take your time... words will come if you let them.

I didn't see it, so i must use my imagination...
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Oh, heh ... well ... I wasn't really drinking during the game. I was out and about and had been drinking and came home to watch the end of the game. I mean, who drinks at home alone?

 

Good wine is a culinary, as well as a social, delight. It's what I drink for dinner, with or without companionship.

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Did he balance it on his nose like a seal?

I presume it is an out, right?

Take your time... words will come if you let them.

I didn't see it, so i must use my imagination...

I'm sure it'll be on the Twins web site in a few minutes.

 

Not that bad, but he just turned the wrong way. But the recovery was sure fun to watch! I'm glad he plays for us!

 

Balls straight behind you are tough to judge because you gotta turn and get back and those balls will slice so he probably started like anyone would have but he made the adjustment and got to a ball that very few would have got to. 

 

I give him an 11 on a scale of 1 to 9.6

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IndianaTwin
Aug 11 2017 06:25 PM
Nice game thread, with the always interesting Joe M conversation. Speaking of self-driving cars, my son points out that once we have self-driving vehicles, we'll have country songs about how your truck left you too.
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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 11 2017 06:25 PM

 

Good wine is a culinary, as well as a social, delight. It's what I drink for dinner, with or without companionship.

I was joking, actually. But I rarely drink at home. And I don't particularly like wine ... although you wouldn't guess that by seeing all the wine I have ... all gifts.

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ChiTownTwinsFan
Aug 11 2017 06:26 PM

 

Nice game thread, with the always interesting Joe M conversation. Speaking of self-driving cars, my son points out that once we have self-driving vehicles, we'll have country songs about how your truck left you too.

Lol ... that's a good one. 

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notoriousgod71
Aug 11 2017 06:28 PM

Hunter has the worst memory ever.

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I was joking, actually. But I rarely drink at home. And I don't particularly like wine ... although you wouldn't guess that by seeing all the wine I have ... all gifts.


I have roughly 15 gallons of beer in my house right now
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