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Game Thread: Twins@White Sox 8/11 1:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:17 AM

Twins: SP Kevin Correia

2B Dozier
3B Carroll
C Mauer
1B Morneau
DH Willingham
LF Arcia
RF Colabello
CF Thomas
SS Bernier

White Sox: SP Jose Quintana

LF De Aza
2B Beckham
SS Ramirez
1B Dunn
DH Konerko
RF Garcia
3B Gillaspie
C Flowers
CF Tekotte

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Power... Justin Morneau is finding the seats and so is Oswaldo Arcia. It would be nice if we added some hitting from the rest of the lineup but Morneau and Arcia on a roll is a nice thing to see.

2. Think about AAAA... At AAA... Chris Colabello at age 29 produced a .354 BA along with 24 dingers in 322 at bats... OPS 1.084. Colabello still ranks as the top hitter in the International League this year. Sending him back down to AAA in my mind... would be kinda like saying... "You ain't gonna make it at your age". If Doumit wouldn't have been injured... Colabello may have been sent down to make room for Willingham.

In the majors... Colabello .213 with 4 dingers in 84 at bats... OPS .684... Colabello is starting to heat up a little. In the past 5 games he is 6 for 14... Is he heating up? Let's all hope so. Colabello would be a nice power addition to this club. I haven't given up on him but I will have to give up on him if the Twins do.

3. Think about Kevin Correia... It's a road start... Kevin Correia has a 3.28 ERA at home... He has a 6.87 on the road. Is he asking the concierge for advice on how to approach hitters?

4. Think about the White Sox... They are in last place... and yep... they still piss me off.

5. Think about kids running by the pool... I can tell a kid to Slow Down and I can tell a kid to Slow Up and it's the same message.
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#2 Bill

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

Colabello has the Twins' third highest OPS since the All-Star break with .796 behind Arcia and Dozier. I hope he continues to get a shot.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:07 AM

Not sure I should admit this out loud, but I'm not going to this one either. It's not my fault ... I have homework to get done, plus I am getting a pedicure. Dinner last night was excellent, btw ... yum yum yum! It's not my favourite cuisine choice, but it was still yum, yum, yum :)

#4 stringer bell

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:23 AM

Colabello should be getting at-bats. I think his trial will be shorter than younger guys, but if he's a big league hitter, it effects guys like Willingham, Morneau, Parmelee, and even Pinto. I definitely don't want to see him in the outfield in a game that matters, but I would like to see if he can hit in the big leagues.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

Retro Twins for Sunday:
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

In his last 14 games Chris Beautiful Cola has an OPS of 1.030. It's small sample size, and somewhat cherry picking of the starting date, but still, it is nice.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

Retro Twins for Sunday:


I've been to drag shows where the legs were better.

/ edit: sorry if that was your mom and aunt, Winston

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

Alright... Game on
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

If the Sox can bring back these jerseys... The Twins could bring back the Robins Egg Blue.
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#10 stringer bell

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:13 PM

Have I mentioned how much I hate wasting at-bats on the likes of Clete, Grampa, and "Bernie"?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

Have I mentioned how much I hate wasting at-bats on the likes of Clete, Grampa, and "Bernie"?


Myself... I'm a play them all guy... If you are on the 25 man. You wouldn't rot. With that said... The three guys you mention would struggle to make my 25 man.
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#12 ashburyjohn

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

Clete can be a fourth outfielder, although that's not a hard slot to fill (we got Mastro on waivers and he's been fine when healthy). I also don't see the point in not playing Plouffe and Florimonster until they come to the skipper asking for a day off. Which no player that you want will do, of course, so then the coaches have to infer who is hurting and needs a day. Maybe that's what's going on here, but I doubt it.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

I'm happy Gramps is playing and Poof sits today.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

Why is Correia trying to catch that pop up? Where was Morneau?
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:30 PM

Carroll is easy to like, but it's reached the point where his arm is an embarrassment on the left side.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

As far as Plouffe goes, give him the rest of the year. He was decent until his concussion and calf injury and was still hitting okay for a week or so after coming back. He's been brutal for well over a month, but with no real option between him and Sano, it is probably best to see if Plouffe can "find it" again. Mastroianni is a better option than Clete and they'll have to make decisions next week when his rehab is over. I think the Bernier for Escobar thing has to do with service time for Escobar.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

Carroll is easy to like, but it's reached the point where his arm is an embarrassment on the left side.

Very noticeable dropoff in arm strength this year. Hiding an injury? He's never been on the DL, which has been a point of pride for him.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

Mastro can bring some needed speed. The White Sox coaches aren't even bothering to bring the stopwatches to the dugout to time our guys.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

Mastro can bring some needed speed. The White Sox coaches aren't even bothering to bring the stopwatches to the dugout to time our guys.

One guy with above average speed in the Twins' starting lineup today. Four with average speed and four below average to glacier slow. Role reversal with the Sox.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:46 PM

One guy with above average speed in the Twins' starting lineup today.


??? That would be? umm... Gardenhire?
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

Okay. Back. Toes are pretty. Gonna set up the TV facing the dining room table and get some work done. Glad it's not over after the 1st inning.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

Mastro can bring some needed speed. The White Sox coaches aren't even bothering to bring the stopwatches to the dugout to time our guys.


Sundials, eh?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

Frickin' Doumit. First he causes Mauer to lose his pitch framing capabilities, then he makes Mauer throw like a girl

Is there no end to the damage this guy does?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

Kevin Correia, K King?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

Okay. Back. Toes are pretty. Gonna set up the TV facing the dining room table and get some work done. Glad it's not over after the 1st inning.


I also had my toes done. I didn't like the job she did on them so I sent a message.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

Frickin' Doumit. First he causes Mauer to lose his pitch framing capabilities, then he makes Mauer throw like a girl

Is there no end to the damage this guy does?


Dont forget the number he did on Colabello catching flyballs yesterday.
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

Dont forget the number he did on Colabello catching flyballs yesterday.

I missed yesterday's game.

Circumstances.

Now that I think of it, Doumit's prolly to blame for that, too.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

Is there going to be any Carnac on this thread today?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

Okay ... here's a question ... why is Dick Bremer on the Sox broadcast? Does that mean Hawk is on the MN broadcast with Bert?

Wait ... Bert is on the 'local' broadcast, too ... um ... I'm confused. Not that I don't mind not hearing Hawk.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

Is there going to be any Carnac on this thread today?


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