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    .500 ball would be great. Who knows how the Rangers will react to losing Prince and Profar for the year, plus their starters have been hurt. NYY is our kryptonite but their starters have not been great either except for Tanaka. Buster Olney was right, our schedule to start the season has been absolutely brutal.

    treading water in this stretch will be fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy View Post
    .500 ball would be great. Who knows how the Rangers will react to losing Prince and Profar for the year, plus their starters have been hurt. NYY is our kryptonite but their starters have not been great either except for Tanaka. Buster Olney was right, our schedule to start the season has been absolutely brutal.
    treading water in this stretch will be fine for me.
    Does anyone know if we get Darvish when we play Texas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrupp09 View Post
    Does anyone know if we get Darvish when we play Texas?
    Darvish-Hughes on Tuesday.....should be pretty epic (And besides.... I love games that come in under 2.5 hours or less).

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    How about Tanaka?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLFINN View Post
    How about Tanaka?
    Yeah, that will be an epic event too, epically awful that is....

    "clears throat" and then whispers in dejected desperation....

    Correia

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    I'm a little late to this one, so maybe any rosey feelings I had after the team left San Diego have dissipated, but I can't see the Twins doing any better than 6-6 in the next 12, for 6-9 over the 15. That's best case scenario. I think 3-12 is a very real possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pleiss View Post
    I'm a little late to this one, so maybe any rosey feelings I had after the team left San Diego have dissipated, but I can't see the Twins doing any better than 6-6 in the next 12, for 6-9 over the 15. That's best case scenario. I think 3-12 is a very real possibility.
    The best chance to win against the suddenly thunderous Ranger bats is with Hughes, only thing is, he goes up against Darvish. The Rangers Team BA over the last 8 games is .311 w/ an .871 OPS, and they were just crushing the likes of Verlander and Porcello. Arcia and Hammer better be ready to produce and re-energize this offense or this series might get ugly. And then Gardy's worst nightmare, playing in Yankee Stadium next weekend...followed by 2 in Milwaukee, just a little scary.

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    The Rangers Team BA over the last 8 games is .311 w/ an .871 OPS, and they were just crushing the likes of Verlander and Porcello.
    Smells like regression.....

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    I want to ask before stating an opinion. Is the better than expected start changing anything within the organization?

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    So far we are off to a 1 - 4 start though we are winning tonight's game 0-0 in the 5th inning as I write this. Hopefully we pull through this and win tomorrow's game. that will put us back in the treading water game.

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    make that 1-5 on the 15 game stretch.

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    Sinking ship so far. They'll have to sweep the Yankees to get back to treading water. A win tomorrow would be a bonus.

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    I had them winning 8 of 15. So they need to go 6 - 1 to make my prediction. The Twins have 4 pitchers in AAA pitching like they want a chance to go to Minnesota if Corriea throws a clunker tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
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    I had them winning 8 of 15. So they need to go 6 - 1 to make my prediction. The Twins have 4 pitchers in AAA pitching like they want a chance to go to Minnesota if Corriea throws a clunker tomorrow.
    They'll give Correia at least one more start before they cut bait, unless by some miracle they trade him.

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    3 - 7 with 5 games to go. Can we win 5 more straight to finish the stretch 8 - 7 going 6 - 9 will put our record at 29 - 30 so we won't be too far out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    Fri, May 23 Loss 0-1
    May 24 Loss 0-2
    May 25 Loss 0-3
    May 26 Loss 0-4
    May 27 Win 1-4
    May 28 Loss 1-5
    May 29 Loss 1-6
    May 30 Win 2-6
    May 31 Loss 2-7
    JUNE OPPONENT
    Jun 1 Win 3-7
    Jun 2 Loss 3-8
    Jun 3 Win 4-8
    Jun 4 Win 5-8
    Jun 5 ? Correia vs. Peralta
    Here's to hoping for a home sweep of the Brew Crew. Two of the losses to the rangers were one run. Too bad one of those couldn't have gone the other way. I'll just blame it on Kubel. It's hard for me to be mad at someone from South Dakota, but that guy is Killing me...with a capital K.
    Last edited by VandyTwinsFan; 06-04-2014 at 10:25 PM. Reason: update

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