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Please pass on Yu Darvish Twins

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Game Thread: Twins@Brewers, 8/9@7:10pm CT

Two in Minnesota and now two in Milwaukee. In theory both teams could have been on the same flight. They could all be in cars traveling east on I-94 passing each other by.

Just imagine a caravan of Brewers cars driving through the Dells and a caravan of Twins cars stopping at a cheese shop and making up the ground and eventually passing the Brewers caravan by. Flipping each other off and laughing until the Wisconsin speed traps snare Brian Dozier.

I chose Dozier because he looks like the type who would speed.

Here are some things to think about:
1. Milwaukee – French fur traders were the first Europeans to settle into the area. Fifty years later the Germans came in waves, followed by Polish immigrants and then the Fonzerellis, Delvecchios, Arcolas, Tuscaderos, DeFazios and Regusas of Italy. The Germans brought beer, the Polish brought sausages, and the Italians brought Happy Days. Milwaukee is known as Festival City. The Germans brought German Fest, the Polish brought Polish Fest and the Summers brought Summer Fest. Milwaukee is constantly under construction and has on average 20 detours per square mile. It used to be the largest city in Wisconsin but now it’s the largest suburb in the greater Chicago metro area.

2. Our Twins – Lately I have been using this space to talk about power. I’ve been pointing out what the lineup looks like without Sano from a power point of view. Right on cue, Sano returned to the lineup last night and the team hit 5 homeruns. Sano struck out 3 times and didn’t hit any actual home runs but obviously the Twins don’t have any power without Sano in the lineup. Pretzel logic is very important when making assessments of your team.

3. The Brewers – The Brew Crew have lost two to the Twins and are blowing a chance to pass the Cubs because the Cubs have let off the gas. The Cards and Pirates are now back in it, too.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation:

Montana: How are the plans coming for McCarthy’s surprise party?

Mauer: We got everything nailed down… just 1 or 2 small problems to solve.

Montana: Such as?

Maddon: I’m going to need a place to keep the food.

Mauer: Morgan… you got room at your house?

Maddon: Joe… can I store the food at your place?

Morgan: Sure… I think you’ll be surprised by what is left of it when you pick it up.

5. Weird Bumps – My wife was looking at a weird bump on my arm and wondering what it was. I was watching her holding my arm and I was thinking that marriages eventually become weird bump examinations… if they last long enough… and you are doing it right.
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Lineups:

TWINS
Brian Dozier( 2B
Max Kepler RF
Joe Mauer 1B
Miguel Sano 3B
Eddie Rosario LF
Byron Buxton CF
Jorge Polanco SS
Chris Gimenez C
Bartolo Colon P

BREWERS
Domingo Santana RF
Eric Thames 1B
Ryan Braun LF
Manny Pina C
Hernan Perez 3B
Orlando Arcia SS
Eric Sogard 2B
Keon Broxton CF
Brandon Woodruff P

Weather: Seeing as how I'm in Chicago and Milwaukee is just a distant suburb, it's nice here, so it's nice there.

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sampleSizeOfOne
Aug 09 2017 06:25 PM

Notice the disclaimer: "...any NORMAL human could consume."


I'm normal.

 

Two in Minnesota and now two in Milwaukee. In theory both teams could have been on the same flight. They could all be in cars traveling east on I-94 passing each other by.

Just imagine a caravan of Brewers cars driving through the Dells and a caravan of Twins cars stopping at a cheese shop and making up the ground and eventually passing the Brewers caravan by. Flipping each other off and laughing until the Wisconsin speed traps snare Brian Dozier.

I chose Dozier because he looks like the type who would speed.

Sounds like high school baseball.

    • Riverbrian likes this
Anyone else catch that graphic they showed a couple minutes ago? Twins are something like 28-18 or something against the other teams in the wild card hunt.

Granted, might have played some of those teams when they weren't playing as well, but we've had our streaks also.
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milldaddy35
Aug 09 2017 06:33 PM

Polanco really finding himself...nice to see.

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Yep...timw to give up on Polanco.
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Polonco!

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sampleSizeOfOne
Aug 09 2017 06:36 PM
We got us a lead!

And not one of them 5 run kind neither, i hope.
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sampleSizeOfOne
Aug 09 2017 06:38 PM

Yep...time to give up on Polanco.


Polanco doubles down... the line.
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yarnivek1972
Aug 09 2017 06:41 PM
Sure looked like he tagged him at first glance. Maybe not.
You gotta sell that polanco. Sheesh they had him by 10 feet
Great slide
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milldaddy35
Aug 09 2017 06:42 PM

 

Great slide

good slide, but terrible job by Jorge.

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yarnivek1972
Aug 09 2017 06:46 PM
Roy Smalley: So, let's say Polanco puts the glove down in front of the base. What prevents the runner from doing exactly what he did? That is slide around the bag and grab the back of the bag.
Personally, especially with the throw to the 3B side, thought Polanco did a nice job. Just a great slide. (Shrug)
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Man Bart almost snuck one through there
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big.

sexy.

Getting that trade value up. Atta boy.

Stay hot Brian!
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milldaddy35
Aug 09 2017 06:52 PM

The bats have finally awoken

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sampleSizeOfOne
Aug 09 2017 06:52 PM
Dozier....

As expected.
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Dozier hot!!
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2nd.

 

 

Half.

 

 

Dozier.

 

 

 

*since 2016

    • Dozier's Glorious Hair likes this

Dozier in that 2nd half groove...

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Dozier has 19 more home runs than Logan Forsythe.

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Maybe I'm just sounding corny, but I'm becoming a fan of Colon. He really seems to have fun out there.
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