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How Many 2017 Twins Can You Name? (out of 52)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:04 AM
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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Article: Supplementing the Twins: Lance Lynn

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 AM
The Minnesota Twins are now well underway into creating their offseason blueprint. Coming off a season in which the greatest turnaround i...
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Article: Supplementing the Twins: Tyler Chatwood

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:59 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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Go Bold: Trade for Gerrit Cole

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 AM
As we're all discussing ways to improve the pitching staff, one name seems to be forgotten around here... Gerrit Cole.  The Pirates...
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Go get Verlander

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:21 PM
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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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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[anti-jinx: on]

 

 

How can they find a way to not get someone in?

 

[anti-jinx: off]

 

 

Mission accomplished.

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Wow!

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Sweet!

 

I nailed the score and the tiebreaker on the B-52 game. I should at least have a chance to win their daily contest. 

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WINNAH!!!

 

Feels like we STOLE one!  

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Game winner babay!!!! PARTY !!!

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If that was hit more to where Gordon was playing, Mauer was gunned.
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Excellent comeback win.

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Little faith is all I have

Ahem.

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Is now the time for jokes?

 

BTW

 

This was POTN

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To quote my boss: finish the Job or you're fired.

And it looks like the job has been done.

 

chickenwinner1

 

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AlwaysinModeration
May 19 2017 09:37 PM

WINNAH!!!

Feels like we STOLE one!


True...but it actually seemed like the Twins should have scored several runs throughout the game. It was all just karma.
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sampleSizeOfOne
May 19 2017 09:37 PM
And we got a runner in from second with no outs!

Next that, a win seems but a molehill.
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鸡肉晚餐!
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Polanco almost hit too hard, there.

I would've had Kepler bunt there, myself. But, it worked out just the same.

That was a nice win. Good rebound after quite a few mistakes costing them good scoring opportunities early. Hopefully this sparks another hot streak.

I feel great for Vargas. A moment like that after his rollercoaster career to this point has to feel great.

It sure seems like the Royals are trying to lose these games.

I love Kennys 
"all the way to the playoffs" he says  :go:

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AlwaysinModeration
May 19 2017 09:46 PM
Given history, it almost seems like Gordon would have doubled Mauer off on that one.

Given history, it almost seems like Gordon would have doubled Mauer off on that one.


Almost definitely if he was able to get behind the throw
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AlwaysinModeration
May 19 2017 09:48 PM
Is it too early to say something like "that's one day closer to Berrios' next start?
Pull Buxton and win the game......hmmmmm the Twins might be on to something.

Wow, beautiful setup, just as Torii said. High fastball inside, then a curve that broke from the knee to the plate.

Y'know, I was kind of hoping the Twinks would snap up Al Albuquerque over the winter.

 

I can say now, I'm glad he's on our side!

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