Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 59

Thread: Game Thread: Orioles@Twins 5/3 1:10PM

  1. #1
    Twins Moderator MVP Riverbrian's Avatar
    Posts
    8,766
    Like
    4,851
    Liked 2,296 Times in 1,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Game Thread: Orioles@Twins 5/3 1:10PM

    Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-20 m.p.h. 0% PoP. Temperature around 55.

    Orioles:
    SP, Chen

    Markakis RF
    Machado 3B
    Cruz DH
    Jones CF
    Clevenger C
    Hardy SS
    Pearce 1B
    Lough LF
    Schoop 2B

    Twins:
    SP, Correia

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Colabello RF
    Kubel LF
    Pinto DH
    Suzuki C
    Fuld CF
    Florimon SS

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Things to Think About:

    1. Offense -- We got shut out yesterday and we struggled to score against the Dodgers in both games of the doubleheader. You don't know what you got until it's gone. I miss the offense... I'd like to see it come back. I'd like to ask the Twins to quit reading those press clippings. Don't go thinking you are all that... Just go back to putting the bat on the ball. Whatever happens will happen.

    2. Kevin Correia -- Man does this guy have concentric circles on his back for the Twins Daily crowd. We spent all last year reading how bad he was supposed to be and going to be. Even when he wasn't that bad last year... we kept reading how bad he was supposed to be and it just flooded over anything he did that was average or decent. His start this year hasn't been great and it finally matches the sentiment that has existed since he signed the contract. Just hang on everyone... Kevin Correia will be average once again before this year is out.

    3. The rubber band around .500 -- With a 4 game losing streak... That rubber band has stretched to 3 games below on the negative side. If the Twins real off 3 wins in a row... We can start believing in the rubber band. If they don't... It was a concept that only applied to April. It's May now and the Twins may be on their own. Untethered!!!

    4. Power -- Power is a great thing... Finding the Seats is exciting and finding the seats can lead to wins and to big contracts in the future. Everybody wants to hit a home run... However... Power is very dangerous... If you think you got it and if it becomes a part of your mindset and approach at the plate. It can lead to slumps of Dom DeLuise size proportion. You start trying to park outside pitches and you ground out to SS. K Rates go up and everything comes down. You should never swing for a home run... They just come.

    I have a sneaking suspicion after watching the Twins the past couple of days... I think the Home Run has become to large a part in approaches at the plate and the Home Run has been missing along with it. If I'm right... Dear Twins... Stop Doing that. If I'm wrong... as Emily Latella says... Nevermind.

    5. Weddings -- I won't be able to watch today's game. I'm posting this and immediately getting into my car and driving to Bismarck for a wedding. I had to search behind a whole bunch of stuff that I never wear just to find a tie. I don't like ties... I fully understood Ricky Vaughn in the movie Major League when he said "I feel like a Banker in this". I've been practicing staying awake for the ceremony for the past week. I've been watching paint dry... Watching Chick Flicks on Netflix... I went out to a farm and counted sheep and stayed awake through it all... I think I'm ready.

    BTW... I never saw a single sheep jump over a fence. They don't seem all that motivated to do so.
    Last edited by ChiTownTwinsFan; 05-03-2014 at 11:51 AM.

  2. This user likes Riverbrian's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    glunn (05-03-2014)

  3. #2
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    1,490
    Like
    153
    Liked 141 Times in 74 Posts
    Considering that KC hasn't been league average or better since 2007, I wouldn't hold your breath on #2.

  4. #3
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    219
    Like
    43
    Liked 36 Times in 26 Posts
    Will Santana make it in time to be available for the game?

  5. #4
    Senior Member All-Star JB_Iowa's Avatar
    Posts
    3,326
    Like
    1,303
    Liked 1,283 Times in 742 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kdrupp09 View Post
    Will Santana make it in time to be available for the game?
    He's there. Gardenhire went out to watch him take BP.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    740
    Like
    56
    Liked 122 Times in 77 Posts
    Stomaching 4 in a row has got it in knots. Not sure I'll tune in this one.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    227
    Like
    481
    Liked 269 Times in 131 Posts
    Watching the Twins is a little like entering a Boy George look-alike contest. Ya got nothing to lose.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    227
    Like
    481
    Liked 269 Times in 131 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Boy View Post
    Watching the Twins is a little like entering a Boy George look-alike contest. Ya got nothing to lose.
    Forgot to add: And it might be fun. And ya might win.

  9. #8
    Please ban me! All-Star stringer bell's Avatar
    Posts
    3,578
    Like
    199
    Liked 534 Times in 347 Posts
    Blog Entries
    32
    Nice first for Correia. Now score some runs.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer sampleSizeOfOne's Avatar
    Posts
    578
    Like
    167
    Liked 484 Times in 309 Posts
    Mauer beat a shift in the first, then scored from first on Plouffe's double.

    Can't complain about that.

    Though the Orioles answered in the top of the 2nd. Nice throw from Fuld, even if it didn't cut the runner down at home.

  11. This user likes sampleSizeOfOne's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    glunn (05-03-2014)

  12. #10
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer sampleSizeOfOne's Avatar
    Posts
    578
    Like
    167
    Liked 484 Times in 309 Posts
    Dozier gets #8.

    2-1 lead.

  13. #11
    Twins Moderator All-Star ChiTownTwinsFan's Avatar
    Posts
    4,819
    Twitter
    @Sheradoodles
    Like
    1,420
    Liked 1,929 Times in 1,131 Posts
    wow ... slow game thread this aft ...

  14. #12
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer sampleSizeOfOne's Avatar
    Posts
    578
    Like
    167
    Liked 484 Times in 309 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    wow ... slow game thread this aft ...
    Also game is going pretty quick. An actual factual 1-2-3 inning following a score.

  15. #13
    Head Moderator MVP glunn's Avatar
    Posts
    5,077
    Like
    4,524
    Liked 716 Times in 380 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan View Post
    wow ... slow game thread this aft ...
    It's been a bit unpleasant to watch games the past few days.

  16. #14
    Please ban me! All-Star stringer bell's Avatar
    Posts
    3,578
    Like
    199
    Liked 534 Times in 347 Posts
    Blog Entries
    32
    Are there internet issues? My significant other can't get on the internet. My kindle isn't working right and the battery is drained. I've been knocked off several sites as well.

  17. #15
    Please ban me! All-Star stringer bell's Avatar
    Posts
    3,578
    Like
    199
    Liked 534 Times in 347 Posts
    Blog Entries
    32
    Or maybe no one is interested.

  18. #16
    Senior Member All-Star crarko's Avatar
    Posts
    1,220
    Twitter
    @crarko
    Like
    155
    Liked 775 Times in 407 Posts
    Or maybe people are taking a break from the site.

  19. #17
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Physics Guy's Avatar
    Posts
    610
    Like
    20
    Liked 43 Times in 32 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    forgot it was an afternoon game

  20. #18
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer sampleSizeOfOne's Avatar
    Posts
    578
    Like
    167
    Liked 484 Times in 309 Posts
    All possible contributing factors.

    Could also be a nice spring Saturday afternoon?

  21. #19
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer sampleSizeOfOne's Avatar
    Posts
    578
    Like
    167
    Liked 484 Times in 309 Posts
    Nice running by Dozier!

    Dribbler to third barehanded, and overthrown just enough for him to beat the throw to second.

  22. #20
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    395
    Like
    3
    Liked 149 Times in 78 Posts
    Mauer feeling RISPY.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.