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Thread: Sink or Swim: The Next Stretch of 15 Games...

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    Sink or Swim: The Next Stretch of 15 Games...

    Fri, May 23 10:15 PM Gibson (4-3) Lincecum (3-3)
    Sat, May 24 10:05 PM Nolasco (2-4) Vogelsong (2-2)
    Sun, May 25 4:05 PM Deduno (1-2) Bumgarner (5-3)
    Mon, May 26 2:10 PM Correia (2-5) Tepesch (1-0)
    Tue, May 27 8:10 PM Hughes (5-1) Darvish (3-2)
    Wed, May 28 8:10 PM Gibson (4-3) Baker (0-0)
    Thu, May 29 1:10 PM Nolasco (2-4) Martinez (0-1)
    Fri, May 30 7:05 PM Deduno (1-2) Nuno (1-1)
    Sat, May 31 1:05 PM Correia (2-5) Tanaka (6-1)
    JUNE OPPONENT TIME (ET) TV MIN PITCHER OPP. PITCHER
    Sun, Jun 1 1:05 PM Hughes (5-1)
    Mon, Jun 2 7:20 PM Gibson (4-3) Garza (2-4)
    Tue, Jun 3 8:10 PM Nolasco (2-4) Estrada (3-2)
    Wed, Jun 4 8:10 PM
    Thu, Jun 5 8:10 PM

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    I can see 6-8 and the rubber band still firmly in place at 29-29 by the end of this stretch.

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    I can see the Twins going either 8-7 or 9-6 if they get lucky during this stretch.

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    14-0 BABY!!!!!!! LOL............I would take 6-8 or better, we are better than I expected, Hughes has been HUGE!!!!

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    There's only fourteen games, for some reason I thought the Milwaukee split series was five games. Does the two-and-two thing happen every season?

    In any case, this is the kind of stretch in recent years where the Twins have buckled; all of these teams are (at the very least, relatively) built to win now.
    Last edited by PseudoSABR; 05-22-2014 at 12:30 AM.

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    A lot of road games against a lot of tough teams in this stretch. I think they'll scrape by, losing a few more than they win and ending the stretch around .500, give or take a game.

    We all thought they'd buckle against Detroit and Boston but they won both those series.

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    Given the SoS for April/May, I think most of us would have laughed had someone said they'd be 2 games above .500 near the end of May. This is definitely going to be a big test, but I'm to the point where I think they can do it. I think they'll still be within a game or two of .500 at the end of this.

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    I think 6-8 sounds about right, they will likely lose at least 2 in New York because of the teams weird mental thing with the Yankees.

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    Pseudo, your poll is missing an option.

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    I will be at that Yankee series, so you can count those as three losses as the Twins have lost 21 of the last 22 games I have attended live.
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- L. Harvey Oswald


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    We could easily win 8-9 games in this stretch. We seem to play the good teams very well.
    I bent my wookie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    I will be at that Yankee series, so you can count those as three losses as the Twins have lost 21 of the last 22 games I have attended live.
    Damn. I knew your streak was bad. I didn't know it was that bad.

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    2-1 vs Giants

    2-2 vs Texas

    1-2 vs Yankees

    2-2 vs Milwaukee.

    7-7, although could see 1-3 vs Texas as quite possible to go 6-8. Either way if they came through that with 6 wins I'd be pretty happy.

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    Dave, please sell your tickets.

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    Let's find a way for Hughes to skip that start at Yankee stadium. He's pitching well and I'm not much in the mood for gambling on his confidence by fighting a ghost and possibly losing.

    Give the start to Pelfrey, with Corriea pitching the previous day, getting slaughtered once again at Yankee stadium in back-to-back daytime road games might be enough to give the dynamic duo the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    Pseudo, your poll is missing an option.

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    I almost put rally monkey in parenthesis for the final option, but I worried the joke is too esoteric and old for most get it.

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    Whatever .500 is during this stretch, that's what the Twins will go. 1-2 against SF, 3-1 against Texas, 1-2 against NYY, 2-2 against Milwaukee.

    If I had to pick teams where predictions go wrong...I could see 2-2 against Texas and 3-1 against Milwaukee

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    I will be at that Yankee series, so you can count those as three losses as the Twins have lost 21 of the last 22 games I have attended live.
    You have obviously angered some sports god at some point. Have you attended most of the Wolves lottery/draft functions, the infamous Vikings/New Orleans title game, the 1998-99 Vkings/Falcons game? It would explain a few things.

    I say 6 and 8. I think they have been playing a little better than they are, but there are legitiamte improvements. I think they are moving in the right direction. I like how they have come back late in a number of games - not giving up.

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    I went with swim. No real reason for it. The team is playing better lately, so we'll see what happens.
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Where is the "dislike" button?

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