Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 105

Thread: Game Thread: Twins@Giants 5/25 3:05PM

  1. #1
    Twins Moderator MVP Riverbrian's Avatar
    Posts
    8,767
    Like
    4,851
    Liked 2,297 Times in 1,289 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Game Thread: Twins@Giants 5/25 3:05PM

    Game-time forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature near 70.

    If you draw a line up and you reach the sky. You probably are not using Paper.

    Chitown will draw that lineup... Right Here.

    Twins:
    SP, Nolasco

    Dozier 2B
    Mauer 1B
    Plouffe 3B
    Suzuki C
    Nunez LF
    Parmelee RF
    Escobar SS
    Santana CF
    Nolasco P

    (oy!)

    Giants:
    SP, Bumgarner

    Blanco CF
    Pence RF
    Posey C
    Sandoval 3B
    Morse 1B
    Colvin LF
    Crawford SS
    Hicks 2B
    Bumgarner P

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

    Things to Think About:

    1. The Rubber band -- Holy Cow... This Rubber Band thing is starting to become a thing. The Twins just seem to snap back to .500 and it doesn't seem to matter which direction they pressure the rubber band. It looks like it is tattered and torn yet it seems to hold firm. The Twins are 23-23 so the Rubber band is at rest. After today's game it will only feel slight pressure. How long will it hold? I don't know but I'd like to see it hang tight until July.

    2. Madison Bumgarner -- Madison was named after Eau Claire Wisconsin but his parents didn't want to make it obvious so they disguised it a little. He grew up in North Carolina and led his team to a state championship... which led to a 1st round selection... 10th overall... in the 2007 draft. It didn't take long for him... He threw his first pitch in the majors in 2009 just two years out of High School. It seems like he has been in the majors forever but the truth is... He's only 16 years old. Twins hitters need to focus on two pitches. A mid to low 90's fastball and a slider that he throws a lot. He'll also mix in a change and curve just to piss you off because you were concentrating on his fastball and slider.

    3. Offense -- The Twins are 2-2 in this national league road trip. Yet it really hasn't been the offense... has it. The Twins bats have cooled considerably and when you consider that Parmelee is holding down the clean up spot. It really isn't that surprising. That is not a knock on Parmelee but more of a knock on everyone else... Including TC Bear.

    4. Rochester -- Willingham and Arcia return tomorrow so we can think those two specifically tomorrow. Today... It's time to think about who is making a trip to Rochester to make room for them after the game. Mainly because it will be a longer flight for them. I think we can all agree that Herrmann is one... Who is the 2nd??? It's gotta be between Parmelee, Colabello Santana and Nunez. I believe we risk losing Parmelee if we send him down. I don't know about the rest... The decision should be interesting.

    5. Sunscreen -- Osmosis Skincare has developed a product... Drinkable Sunscreen. Yep... For those of you that are tired of gooping up and spreading it all over your body and then picking up a beer only to have it slide out of your greasy hands. You can now drink your sunscreen. It sounds like an interesting invention but with it... I wonder what my wife will do when the family goes outside for an extended time. It has always been her that calls us back to the car because we started moving into the sun totally exposed to the certain death before us. We stand there while she puts sun screen over all of us. We spin around when she asks... We put our arms up when she asks and we don't move forward until we ask her... Are we done? She gives the go ahead and the vacation begins.
    Last edited by ChiTownTwinsFan; 05-25-2014 at 02:12 PM.

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

    glunn (05-25-2014)

  3. #2
    Twins News Team MVP
    Posts
    6,740
    Like
    870
    Liked 852 Times in 548 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    If Cola was sticking around, wouldn't he be playing today against Bumgarner? As Hawk might say...."He gone"

    And probably for the best, Cola can find his stroke back where he found such great success as the IL MVP, he could be back when Willngham is moved.

  4. #3
    Twins Moderator All-Star ChiTownTwinsFan's Avatar
    Posts
    4,828
    Twitter
    @Sheradoodles
    Like
    1,422
    Liked 1,931 Times in 1,132 Posts
    That 'oy!' was mine, not Bri's. Was my comment on the Twins lineup.

  5. #4
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Joe A. Preusser's Avatar
    Posts
    723
    Like
    121
    Liked 165 Times in 95 Posts
    Didn't know a team was allowed to play with 3 SS and 2 1B.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer sampleSizeOfOne's Avatar
    Posts
    578
    Like
    167
    Liked 484 Times in 309 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Game-time forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature near 70.

    If you draw a line up and you reach the sky. You probably are not using Paper.

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

    Things to Think About:

    1. The Rubber band -- Holy Cow...

    3. Offense -- .... Including TC Bear.

    5. Sunscreen -- Osmosis Skincare has developed a product... Drinkable Sunscreen. Yep... For those of you that are tired of gooping up and spreading it all over your body and then picking up a beer only to have it slide out of your greasy hands. You can now drink your sunscreen. It sounds like an interesting invention but with it... I wonder what my wife will do when the family goes outside for an extended time. It has always been her that calls us back to the car because we started moving into the sun totally exposed to the certain death before us. We stand there while she puts sun screen over all of us. We spin around when she asks... We put our arms up when she asks and we don't move forward until we ask her... Are we done? She gives the go ahead and the vacation begins.
    0. Perhaps it is Harold's purple crayon?

    1. Have we considered the possibility that, rather than broken, the rubber band just gets stretched? Or is that makin' a simple theory too complex?

    3. What hasn't TC been doing? Does he travel with the team?

    5. That is pretty cool. Depending on the local of the vacation, it may still require a similar ritual with bug spray? And i'll be surprised when they make drinkable bug repellent.

    Anyway, almost time for the game...

  7. #6
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,085
    Like
    1,816
    Liked 1,288 Times in 519 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sampleSizeOfOne View Post
    Depending on the local of the vacation, it may still require a similar ritual with bug spray? And i'll be surprised when they make drinkable bug repellent.



    Of course it'll also repel everyone else around you.

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

    LaBombo (05-25-2014)

  9. #7
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer sampleSizeOfOne's Avatar
    Posts
    578
    Like
    167
    Liked 484 Times in 309 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post



    Of course it'll also repel everyone else around you.
    Does it really work?

    And my experience is that it won't repel others who also drank it. Which might be nice on a vacation...

  10. #8
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,085
    Like
    1,816
    Liked 1,288 Times in 519 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sampleSizeOfOne View Post
    Does it really work?
    If you consume enough of it to sweat it out of your pores, sure.
    "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

  11. #9
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,085
    Like
    1,816
    Liked 1,288 Times in 519 Posts
    Another flyball "hit" to an infielder.
    "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

  12. #10
    Senior Member All-Star LaBombo's Avatar
    Posts
    2,821
    Like
    1,648
    Liked 1,680 Times in 840 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    That power surge with the move from catcher to first is taking its time kicking in...

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

    Sconnie (05-25-2014)

  14. #11
    Senior Member All-Star JB_Iowa's Avatar
    Posts
    3,325
    Like
    1,303
    Liked 1,285 Times in 742 Posts
    Well, this can't be good.

  15. #12
    Senior Member All-Star LaBombo's Avatar
    Posts
    2,821
    Like
    1,648
    Liked 1,680 Times in 840 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Can't wait for Willingham to return to the lineup. He fields that ball cleanly after it drops 15 feet in front of him...

  16. These 3 users like LaBombo's post and want to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    Hosken Bombo Disco (05-25-2014), jokin (05-25-2014), snepp (05-25-2014)

  17. #13
    Senior Member All-Star Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    Posts
    1,044
    Like
    1,640
    Liked 489 Times in 285 Posts
    Well the Twins get out of the first inning when Right Fielder Parmelee ranges into shallow center field to catch a short fly for the third out.

  18. #14
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,085
    Like
    1,816
    Liked 1,288 Times in 519 Posts
    Former Twin "Sal" Butera behind the plate for Beckett's no-hitter.



    Looks like Dickbert has been rubbing off on the rest of the FSN staff.
    "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

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

    LaBombo (05-25-2014)

  20. #15
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    1,787
    Like
    234
    Liked 482 Times in 234 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Former Twin "Sal" Butera behind the plate for Beckett's no-hitter.



    Looks like Dickbert has been rubbing off on the rest of the FSN staff.
    It's only a matter of time until Bert calls him Buttgarner.

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

    snepp (05-25-2014)

  22. #16
    Senior Member All-Star Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    Posts
    1,044
    Like
    1,640
    Liked 489 Times in 285 Posts
    Drinking game every time RF Parmelee calls of CF Santana to make a catch in center

  23. #17
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    1,787
    Like
    234
    Liked 482 Times in 234 Posts
    Another thrilling pitcher at bat. They don't have to play in any more NL parks after this, I hope.

  24. #18
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,085
    Like
    1,816
    Liked 1,288 Times in 519 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    It's only a matter of time until Bert calls him Buttgarner.
    And then...


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

    GCTF (05-25-2014)

  26. #19
    Twins News Team MVP
    Posts
    6,740
    Like
    870
    Liked 852 Times in 548 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    Another thrilling pitcher at bat. They don't have to play in any more NL parks after this, I hope.
    Except the Milwaukee mausoleum?

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

    snepp (05-25-2014)

  28. #20
    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
    Posts
    4,085
    Like
    1,816
    Liked 1,288 Times in 519 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    Drinking game every time RF Parmelee calls of CF Santana to make a catch in center
    Maybe they should just put Parmelee in center to start with.


    *shudder*
    "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

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

    Danchat (05-25-2014)

Page 1 of 6 123 ... 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.