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Article: MIN 12, DET 1: Once Again, The Twins Bounce Back

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:44 AM
That’s more like it! After a demoralizing sweep, the Twins opened up a stretch in which they’ll face the Tigers in seven of their final 1...
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Should the Twins offer Mauer a Koivu-like extension?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:26 AM
Wild GM made a shrewd move I thought giving Koivu an extension at an affordable price in a cap-driven world.   No cap in baseball. N...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Tigers, 9/21@6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:44 AM
New York was absolutely no fun at all, but it’s ok… we got time to have some fun yet. We have a 4-game series in Detroit that begins toni...
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Twins fire Dougie Baseball

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:26 AM
http://m.startribune...?section=sports   Bummer. He sounds pretty pissed about it. Best of luck to him in the future.
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Game Thread: Twins v Padres, 9/12 @ 7:10pm CT

It’s just a little two-game series starting tonight at Target Field against the San Diego Padres. Padre is a nice universal word that means “Father” in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. In major league baseball… Padres means 100 to 1 odds.

Here are some things to think about:
1. Hills, Minnesota – Just as San Diego is tucked into the extreme Southwestern corner of the United States, Hills is tucked into the extreme Southwestern corner of Minnesota. There are many similarities, such as, if you travel due south you enter Iowa where very few speak English. If you travel due east, there is a vast expanse of nothingness until you die. And San Diego and Hills have both won the exact same number of professional sports championships.

2. Our Twins – There are 162 games in the major league baseball schedule. The Twins have played 143 of them and that leaves them with 19 games to go. If the Twins win the remaining 19 games… they will still finish 13 games behind the Cleveland Indians who will never lose another game.

3. The Padres – They are young and they think they are building something and they just might be doing that. One thing is for sure… they won’t have to worry about losing players to free agency anytime soon. None of the position players in the starting lineup have over 3.15 years’ service time. This makes most Padre fans sad because they were hoping to lose them quicker.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation:

Morgan: The glass is half empty!

Montana: The glass if half full!

Maddon: Guys… please… use a coaster!

McCarthy: I’m not going to get involved with this debate… not today

Mauer: What is special about today, Joe?

McCarthy: It was 75 years ago today that I asked the girl of my dreams on a date.

Maddon: That is impressive… 75 Years.

McCarthy: And today I asked her to marry me.

Montana: Nice touch… well done.

McCarthy: She turned me down both times.

5. Road Rage – On my way home from work yesterday… some guy was texting and driving and he drifted into my lane so I shouted at him, “Stop texting and pay attention!” He shouted back… “Go to Hell!” and took off down the road. I walked into the house and told my wife that I was just told to go to hell by a crazy driver and she replied… “And you came straight to me.”
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Lineups:

PADRES
Manuel Margot CF
Carlos Asuaje 2B
Yangervis Solarte DH
Wil Myers 1B
Cory Spangenberg 3B
Jabari Blash RF
Erick Aybar SS
Matt Szczur LF
Austin Hedges C

Travis Wood P

TWINS
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Jorge Polanco SS
Eduardo Escobar 3B
Byron Buxton CF
Eddie Rosario RF
Robbie Grossman DH
Jason Castro C
Ehire Adrianza LF

Kyle Gibson P

Weather: clear and sunny, until sunset at 7:31pm, 81 deg F to start but dropping into the 70s, no sign of rain, winds at 6mph from the SSE. Now that's a nice night for baseball!

Play ball! Go Twins!

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180 Comments

Another 30 HR season for Dozier.  Guess we should have traded him. ;)

    • USAFChief, Puckett34, Riverbrian and 4 others like this

Line-drive-type hitter.

 

 

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drink

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!!!!REIZOD (Oppo Dozier.)

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Why is Castro playing against a lefty?

C'mon, boys, keep stringing those hits together!

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Hosken Bombo Disco
Sep 12 2017 06:48 PM
Type of game we need!
    • USAFChief, snepp, spinowner and 1 other like this
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yarnivek1972
Sep 12 2017 06:48 PM
Getting a lot of knocks off Wood...
    • USAFChief, Riverbrian, snepp and 2 others like this

2 out RBIs for Mauer.

    • USAFChief, snepp and spinowner like this

Polancosie, long gonesie.

    • USAFChief, spinowner and Dozier's Glorious Hair like this

$23m is a lot of money, but Mauer is sure worth a lot to the Twins right now. Others can probably calculate how much, but he is just so reliable in clutch situations.

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Work on that run differential.
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C'mon, boys, keep stringing those hits together!

Yeah, kind of like that.

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Hosken Bombo Disco
Sep 12 2017 06:50 PM
was in a 1-37 slump
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Hosken Bombo Disco
Sep 12 2017 06:50 PM

2 out RBIs for Mauer.

who cares. What field? :)
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For the most part, we left the bats at home during that road trip.  Glad we found where we stored them.

 

who cares. What field? :)

The outfield.:)

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IndianaTwin
Sep 12 2017 06:52 PM

Well, in Strat-O-Matic, Wood is now tired.

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yarnivek1972
Sep 12 2017 06:52 PM
I'm not sure anyone really saw Jorge has a double digit HR guy.

I know I did not. 34 career minor league HRs in 2500 PA.
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And the home stand is off to a good start!

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$23m is a lot of money, but Mauer is sure worth a lot to the Twins right now. Others can probably calculate how much, but he is just so reliable in clutch situations.

8th in AL BA, 4th in AL OBP,

 

.318 BA and .881 OPS w/RISP

 

and GG defense.

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For the most part, we left the bats at home during that road trip.  Glad we found where we stored them.

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8th in AL BA, 4th in AL OBP,

 

.318 BA and .881 OPS w/RISP

 

and GG defense.

 

Ya, he must work out

 

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I like the way Mr. Dozier showed some team spirit by leaving that RBI for Mr. Polanco.

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diehardtwinsfan
Sep 12 2017 07:02 PM

 

I'm not sure anyone really saw Jorge has a double digit HR guy.

I know I did not. 34 career minor league HRs in 2500 PA.

 

Counting the minors, he was double digit last year too. Truthfully, that's why you look at age relative to league. He's been incredibly young for his age relative to the league for his entire minor league career. That is a big reason why he was liked as a prospect.

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yarnivek1972
Sep 12 2017 07:08 PM
I can't believe they left Wood out there. Isn't 7 runs enough?

Edit: Is 9 enough.

btw, Gibson has a run support number of better than 6.