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Game Thread: White Sox@Twins 8/18 1:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:20 AM

White Sox: SP Hector Santiago

Alejandro de Aza CF
Gordon Beckham 2B
Alexei Ramirez SS
Adam Dunn DH
Paul Konerko 1B
Avisail Garcia RF
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Dayan Viciedo LF
Josh Phegley C

Twins: SP Samuel Deduno

Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Wilkin Ramirez CF
Pedro Florimon SS

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Like Willie Nelson I'm "On the Road Again"
Like BTO I'm "Rolling down the Highway"
Like the Doobie Brothers I'm "Rockin' Down the Highway"
Like Deep Purple I'm a "Highway Star"
Like AC/DC I'm on the...

Edited by ashburyjohn, 18 August 2013 - 10:46 AM.

A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

Like AC/DC I'm on the...


Pilgrim's been tryin' to help with that, Bri.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

There's no redemption for the game threaders.
"Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
- Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:55 AM

There's no redemption for the game threaders.


yup. so there's no reason to even try any more. mwahahahaha.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:14 AM

There's no redemption for the game threaders.


Yeah, I know, but I guess I'm just one of those guys who likes knocking his head against a wall just for the fun of it.

Kind of like being a Twins fan.

#6 ashburyjohn

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

There's no redemption for the game threaders.


Will there be redemption for Deduno's allegedly dead arm today?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

Will there be redemption for Deduno's allegedly dead arm today?


Blasphemer!
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Will there be redemption for Deduno's allegedly dead arm today?


Now you've jinxed it for sure.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

yup. so there's no reason to even try any more. mwahahahaha.

It's not like some of us could try any less.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

Ugh, Hawk.

#11 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

You gotta be kidding me! 1st & 2nd, no out, and they get nothing?

What, do they work on this in practice - how to hit for futility when it really counts?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

You gotta be kidding me! 1st & 2nd, no out, and they get nothing?

What, do they work on this in practice - how to hit for futility when it really counts?


No kidding. and on top of that, I have to listen to Hawk gloat about it.

#13 glunn

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

Good morning all. I am glad that I missed last night's game. The movie "Blue Jasmine" was depressing, but not as depressing as last night's game.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:41 PM

There's no redemption for the game threaders.


You could make us another badge?

#15 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:41 PM

Good morning all. I am glad that I missed last night's game. The movie "Blue Jasmine" was depressing, but not as depressing as last night's game.


Haven't missed much today either.

#16 ashburyjohn

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:41 PM

You gotta be kidding me! 1st & 2nd, no out, and they get nothing?


It happens.

/ With this team.

#17 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

It happens.

/ With this team.


Yeah, I know. I shouldn't be surprised. Sunday afternoons I'm usually pretty tired after work, so I'm more vulnerable - don't have my defenses up.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:46 PM

OK. Runner on 3rd, nobody out. Just dying to see how they manage to get out of this without scoring.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:46 PM

What, do they work on this in practice - how to hit for futility when it really counts?


But to respond seriously: considering that the 2012 Twins offense was second lowest in Ks, and in 2013 they are second highest, the natural assumption is that Tom Brunansky has instilled in his pupils the attitude that strikeouts don't matter that much. If you look at the teams leading in strikeouts at bat, futile offenses of Houston and Minnesota are at the top, but the next three are pretty potent. Hitting for power leads to runs, and also to strikeouts, so there is something to this approach. However, it can also lead to innings like this one.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

Maybe we need to focus more on the reverse standings?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

Bremergasm.
Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

They really need to re-evaluate how they hand out errors in Major League Baseball. Between Viciedo, Beckham and Konerko, Viciedo is the last one that should've received an error on that play, but it by default goes to him.
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

Sunday afternoons I'm usually pretty tired after work


One'a them fire'n'brimstone guys, eh?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

One'a them fire'n'brimstone guys, eh?


Actually, no, quite the opposite. But I still put all my energy and passion into it - which is draining.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

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#26 ashburyjohn

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

Actually, no, quite the opposite.


Christian version of Ben Stein, then? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPVyieptwA

Edited by ashburyjohn, 18 August 2013 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

You could make us another badge?


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

It was supposed to be a day off tomorrow. I'd have said get Deduno out of there, put in your long reliever (Swarzak presumably) and think about whether to DL Samuel or what. But the Mets makeup game probably means Samuel has to gut it out a while longer.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

It was supposed to be a day off tomorrow. I'd have said get Deduno out of there, put in your long reliever (Swarzak presumably) and think about whether to DL Samuel or what. But the Mets makeup game probably means Samuel has to gut it out a while longer.


And us with him.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Maybe we need to focus more on the reverse standings?


It's something to look at, but I'm not personally a fan of teams tanking, like they do in the lesser sports, somewhat in the NFL and quite openly in the NBA. Nor of rooting for that as an effect.