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Cubs Pitching Coach fired. Buddy of Molitor.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:28 PM
Guess who was a Molitor teammate on the Brewers? Chris Bosio. He was just let go by the Cubs and Molitor looked at getting him on his sta...
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Rosenthal: Gardy to be the new Tigers manager

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According to Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers have chosen Ron Gardenhire to be their next manager, pending the completion of a contract. ...
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Go get Verlander

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http://www.espn.com/...astros-audition   Best possible combination of help in 2017 and help in the next couple years, right where th...
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Article: Supplementing the Twins: Tyler Chatwood

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:28 PM
Continuing on with the Supplementing the Twins series, it’s time to take a look at another pitcher. Last week, the subject was Lance Lynn...
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How Many 2017 Twins Can You Name? (out of 52)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:17 PM
Over at Twinkie Town, they've found a quiz asking how many of the 2017 Twins you can name... It's kind of fun. You get like 10 minutes to...
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Game Thread: Twins v Royals, 5/19 @ 7:10pm CT

As the Rockies leave Minnesota… the Royals arrive in Minnesota for a 3-game series. Both team names start with “Ro” so it’s almost like we are playing the same team. Now… there are some differences… but a few other similarities… like… they both play baseball and they will both try to beat the Twins. Both teams believe it is bad luck to be superstitious, both teams think Pelicans have an advantage when it comes to catching fly balls, both teams believe it is handy to use sign language and both teams do not believe in reincarnation and they didn’t believe in reincarnation last time either.
Good luck to all trying to tell these two teams apart but I’ll tell you this… only one is real at the moment.

Here are some things to think about:
1. Sioux Falls – 29% of the South Dakota state population lives in Sioux Falls. Due to weight distribution, the state is out of balance and this causes a slight tilt to the state. As a result of this tilt, everything in the state tends to roll toward the southeast. This has been proven through experiments conducted in Pierre. If you place an orange on the kitchen table, it will roll off toward the southeast. Because of this… Sioux Falls has been overrun with rogue oranges. Sioux Falls has a population of 178,500. Because the state doesn’t have corporate income tax the town has become overrun with bankers… and… umm… oranges. Approximately 154,000 of the 178,500 people are bankers. I know that sounds like a lot of bankers and you may ask what about the children. Well… most of the children are also bankers. Typical 8-year-olds are seen giving away toasters to people along with those little 'tell a friend' cards. An interesting fact about Sioux Falls… nobody would know what was happening in Hollywood if it weren’t for Sioux Falls. Pat O’Brien, of Access Hollywood fame, and Mary Hart, of Entertainment Tonight fame, are perhaps the most famous Sioux Falls alum and are both perhaps the world’s most famous bankers.

2. Our Twins – Who is pitching tonight? It is quite possible that nobody even knows because all the Twin Fans are thinking about is the performance of Jose Berrios last night. The 22 year old pitcher is now 2 for 2 when it comes to brilliant starts in 2017. He has 15.1 innings pitched so far with 15 strikeouts, 2 walks, 4 hits and a 0.59 ERA. That ERA is slightly better than the ERA he produced last year.

3. The Royals – The last time I wrote about the Royals… they were playing pretty bad. Today… as I write about the Royals… they are still playing pretty bad. Why? That would be the offense. The pitching hasn’t been terrible but the offense has. The Royals are dead last in runs scored. The current team leader in RBIs is Salvador Perez with 2.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation
Montana: Hey Joe, throw me a beer out of the cooler.

McCarthy: What would you like?

Montana: I’ll take Michelob Ultra.

McCarthy: Joe… You?

Mauer: Hamm’s please

Maddon: Old Style for me

McCarthy: There ya go… and I’ll take a Pepsi.

Montana: Pepsi?

McCarthy: Well… if you guys aren’t drinking beer… neither should I.

5. Psychic - You gotta wonder about them. You never hear about them winning the lottery. In my opinion... the most effective way to predict the future is the hotel mini-bar... if you ever want to know what things will cost 10 years from now.
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Lineups:

ROYALS
Alcides Escobar SS
Lorenzo Cain CF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Salvador Perez C
Jorge Bonifacio RF
Jorge Soler DH
Whit Merrifield 2B
Alex Gordon LF
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B

Nate Karns P

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

Hector Santiago P

Weather: 54 deg F, cloudy, winds from the ENE at 10mph, with a slight chance for snow.

Okay, I was kidding about the snow part. It shouldn't rain tonight. Definitely won't say that tomorrow.

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Karns is leaving hittable pitch after pitch right over the plate
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Man I went to go do the dishes that I've been looking at all week and I miss the homer

 

What are you doing back? - obviously the baseball gods want you in the kitchen washing dishes.  Do it for the team.  We will just imagine what your comments would be if you were here.

 

SSS but Twins are batting .045 in 3-1 counts
 

evidence of what my eyes tell me...they are getting pitches to hit, just not hitting them.

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Willihammer
May 19 2017 07:29 PM
2 outs RISP!

The Karns curve isn't as wonderful as I remember it being. He's hanging a few... We should be able to look for it and drive it. 

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Willihammer
May 19 2017 07:30 PM

Man I went to go do the dishes that I've been looking at all week and I miss the homer


Coincidence????
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How did that barely reach the track

In my experience. The Baseball Gods do take an interest in household chores. 

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Off the bat I thought Castro got that one.

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milldaddy35
May 19 2017 07:34 PM

Gosh I hate how Dick acts like any time an outfielder turns to run it's a homerun. Pisses me off

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In my experience. The Baseball Gods do take an interest in household chores.


Well I did laundry the other day and just took care of the dishes. If you think I'm scrubbing a toilet at 9:30 on a Friday, you're off your rocker
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Santiago watched Sano's throw to first.

 

"I wish I could throw the ball that hard," he was thinking.

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The Karns curve is as wonderful as I remember it being. He's hanging a few... We should be able to look for it and drive it. 

Should is a strong term with this team

Two ground balls, two singles.  

 

Can we get a break?

Two ground balls, two singles.  
 
Can we get a break?

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Santiago's only strikeout in this game came on a bad call...

Buxton cannot hit a hanging curve to save his life

This offense...

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Yawwwwnnnnnnn
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birdwatcher
May 19 2017 07:53 PM

 

btw, the picture with the thread?

 

I've been growing a "beard" for almost two weeks now. It would end up looking like those if I kept going. I think I'll be shaving it off over the weekend. OTOH, I will be visiting my mom next week, and she hates when I don't shave, so it's tempting to keep it.

 

 

I never had to grow a beard for my mother in law. She hated everything I did.

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Did I hear Dick just say that Pressly has been overwhelmingly good?

 

Follow-up question, is it time for an intervention for him?

Oh look, it's the Twins' third best starter coming out of the 'pen in the 6th in inning.
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Did I hear Dick just say that Pressly has been overwhelmingly good?

Follow-up question, is it time for an intervention for him?


He says 3-4 things per game that are outrageous.

That said, his last few outings have been pretty damn impressive.
"We might call it the slutter"

Can we put together an inning, perpetesake?