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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:50 AM

Minnesota:
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer C
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit RF
Trevor Plouffe DH
Aaron Hicks CF
Clete Thomas LF
Jamey Carroll 3B
Pedro Florimon SS
(Kyle Gibson P)

New York:
Ichiro Suzuki CF
Zoilo Almonte LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Luis Cruz 3B
Chris Stewart C
(CC Sabathia P)

Things to think about for today's game:

1. Think about a win yesterday. If we win one today... That's two in a row... If we win one on Thursday... That's called a winning streak!!!

2. Think about the all star break that starts tomorrow. Mauer and Perkins have something to do. Everyone else... can take some time off and work on a model airplane.

3. Think about Kyle Gibson... We just look forward to his starts. Looking for any sign that he will pitch in 2014 and pitch well in 2014.

4. Think about 56 Strikeouts in the past 4 games. That seems a bit high for a team total... But its about average for Adam Dunn alone.

5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?

I'm out of town this weekend... If someone could be so kind and post the lineup when it rolls in. It'd be much appreciated.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 14 July 2013 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:12 AM

6. The Futures Game, aka the Sano/Buxton showcase. :)

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

Minnesota: SP Kyle Gibson

New York: SP C.C. Sabathia

Things to think about for today's game:

1. Think about a win yesterday. If we win one today... That's two in a row... If we win one on Thursday... That's called a winning streak!!!

2. Think about the all star break that starts tomorrow. Mauer and Perkins have something to do. Everyone else... can take some time off and work on a model airplane.

3. Think about Kyle Gibson... We just look forward to his starts. Looking for any sign that he will pitch in 2014 and pitch well in 2014.

4. Think about 56 Strikeouts in the past 4 games. That seems a bit high for a team total... But its about average for Adam Dunn alone.

5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?

I'm out of town this weekend... If someone could be so kind and post the lineup when it rolls in. It'd be much appreciated.


1) If we win one on Thusday....it's called an Exhibition Game... The Twins next game is on Friday against Cleveland.

4) Adam Dunn would be the big-bopping savior to this team right now and . In June and July he's shaken off his old White Sox ways and is returning to his even older vintage National League form. He's led Hicks as they both arduously struggled back across the Mendoza line and his season K% is very close to Arcia's, Hicks's and Thomas's. For these last two months, his BA is in the .290s, his OPS is .990 and his K% is only 23% (the Twins K% as a team on the season is 21%). He's destined for his 2nd season in a row of 40+ HRs and 9th season with 38+. Not worth the 4/$56, to be sure, but I just wish one Twins would step up and put in a sustained set of numbers like Dunn has for the next month and a half.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:48 AM

Minnesota: SP Kyle Gibson

New York: SP C.C. Sabathia

Things to think about for today's game:

1. Think about a win yesterday. If we win one today... That's two in a row... If we win one on Thursday... That's called a winning streak!!!

2. Think about the all star break that starts tomorrow. Mauer and Perkins have something to do. Everyone else... can take some time off and work on a model airplane.

3. Think about Kyle Gibson... We just look forward to his starts. Looking for any sign that he will pitch in 2014 and pitch well in 2014.

4. Think about 56 Strikeouts in the past 4 games. That seems a bit high for a team total... But its about average for Adam Dunn alone.

5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?

I'm out of town this weekend... If someone could be so kind and post the lineup when it rolls in. It'd be much appreciated.


I liked for the Adam Dunn comment alone.

Would be really nice to win a series against the &^#*@# Yankees going into the break. That's the type of finish that could give us some life to start the second half.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

1) If we win one on Thusday....it's called an Exhibition Game... The Twins next game is on Friday against Cleveland.

4) Adam Dunn would be the big-bopping savior to this team right now and . In June and July he's shaken off his old White Sox ways and is returning to his even older vintage National League form. He's led Hicks as they both arduously struggled back across the Mendoza line and his season K% is very close to Arcia's, Hicks's and Thomas's. For these last two months, his BA is in the .290s, his OPS is .990 and his K% is only 23% (the Twins K% as a team on the season is 21%). He's destined for his 2nd season in a row of 40+ HRs and 9th season with 38+. Not worth the 4/$56, to be sure, but I just wish one Twins would step up and put in a sustained set of numbers like Dunn has for the next month and a half.


Plouffe had a month and a half just last year that was far better than Dunn's last nice stretch.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:54 AM

Plouffe had a month and a half just last year that was far better than Dunn's last nice stretch.


Indeed he did, are you making a prediction? We can use another stretch like that starting right now, this team is virtually dead in the water.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

I liked for the Adam Dunn comment alone.

Would be really nice to win a series against the &^#*@# Yankees going into the break. That's the type of finish that could give us some life to start the second half.


Unfortunately, CC Sabathia is 11- 0 in his last 12 starts against the Twins, with a 2.04 ERA...talk about a tall mountain to climb...

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:58 AM

5. Think about... Hawaii... Why does Hawaii have "Interstate" Highways?


[h=2]Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?[/h]Any highway built under the auspices of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 and funded by the federal governent is called an interstate highway, even if it doesn't cross state lines. In fact, there are many local routes that lie entirely within a single state funded by the Act.Hawaii has three interstates - H1, H2, and H3 - which connect important military facilities on the island of Oahu.

- from geography.about.com

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Here's the lineup for the Twins/Yankees:

MINNESOTA

Dozier 2B
Mauer C
Morneau 1B
Doumit RF
Plouffe 3B
Hicks CF
Thomas LF
Carroll 3B
Florimon SS

Gibson P


NEW YORK

Ichiro CF
Almonte LF
Cano 2B
Hafner DH
Wells RF
Overbay 1B
Nunez SS
Cruz 3B
Stewart C

CC P

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:18 AM

Well, we had a foul HR off Sabathia in the 1st. So there's that.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?

Any highway built under the auspices of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 and funded by the federal governent is called an interstate highway, even if it doesn't cross state lines. In fact, there are many local routes that lie entirely within a single state funded by the Act.Hawaii has three interstates - H1, H2, and H3 - which connect important military facilities on the island of Oahu.

- from geography.about.com


Wasn't it you yesterday who threw the cold water of hard facts and reason on a perfectly good fire of poutrage building over the Thomas call at first base?

And now you're bringing facts and information into a perfectly good bri joke.

Sheesh.

Next thing you'll be telling us the "foul" Mauer double in the playoffs didn't cost the Twins multiple world series titles.;)

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:22 AM

Fact : you can only contain Zoilo Almonte for just so long.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Here's the lineup for the Twins/Yankees:

MINNESOTA

Dozier 2B
Mauer C
Morneau 1B
Doumit RF
Plouffe 3B
Hicks CF
Thomas LF
Carroll 3B
Florimon SS

Gibson P


NEW YORK

Ichiro CF
Almonte LF
Cano 2B
Hafner DH
Wells RF
Overbay 1B
Nunez SS
Cruz 3B
Stewart C

CC P

And the two third basemen should really prevent anything from getting through the left side of the infield. ;-)

I'm not watching the game yet. I assume Plouffe is the DH today? It wouldn't make sense to me to have Carroll be the DH.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

Good to see Carroll back in the starting lineup. I was worried he had some nagging injury.:rolleyes:
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:27 AM

Ha! Gibson pulled the ol' "get to a 3-2 count so the runner is off with the pitch and force the hitter into lacing a rocket to the RF'er for a DP" trick.

Stupid Yankees fell for it.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:28 AM

Stupid Yankees


Yes, they are a stupid lot.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:30 AM

Random thought, we need an eye roll smiley where the eyes, you know, actually roll.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

Bremer begging for the Twins to bunt in the second inning. C'mon Dick, join the 21st Century!

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

They put on their RISPy shoes today.
"Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:36 AM

Atta way to swing the bats, guys!

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

I wonder if the Yankees regret that huge FA contract they gave an aging starter like Sabathia. He's only given them 1000 innings of 3-something ERA over the last 4.5 seasons. Proof positive investing in top end FA starting pitching is doomed to failure in a year or two.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

I wonder if the Yankees regret that huge FA contract they gave an aging starter like Sabathia. He's only given them 1000 innings of 3-something ERA over the last 4.5 seasons. Proof positive investing in top end FA starting pitching is doomed to failure in a year or two.

You could find examples of it not working out as well. It's a crap shoot. You shouldn't judge all long term contracts by one other contract, good or bad.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:56 AM

Well that was uncomfortable.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

I wonder if the Yankees regret that huge FA contract they gave an aging starter like Sabathia. He's only given them 1000 innings of 3-something ERA over the last 4.5 seasons. Proof positive investing in top end FA starting pitching is doomed to failure in a year or two.


Come on Chief. Look at all the 100M+ contracts given out to pitchers over the last 5-10 years and I would be willing to bet that there is more regret than value. Not saying the Twins shouldn't try to identify a top-tier guy to go after, but it has to be done intelligently and is heavy with risk regardless.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Vernon Wells, "outfielder."
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

Twins baseball.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

Oh Yeah. Hicksie

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

That a boy Hicksie!!!
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

Atta kid, Hicksie.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

It's nice being on the other side of the "blow routine plays give up huge bomb" coin.
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