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Thread: Game Thread: Tigers @ Twins - 4/4, 12:05pm

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    My Vegas bet that the Twins will win more than 58 games is looking pretty good right now -- only 57 more to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Granted, this is still a small sample size, but...

    How many of those who were predicting a 90 loss season want to change their votes? Let's see those hands...

    *keeps hand firmly in pants*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Hard to say many negative things about how this season has started.

    Now, the Orioles!
    I will be at that game tomorrow followed by the Royals series then the Mets series. Roadtrip!

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    I know it is early, but man it feels good to quiet those sabre metrics who hate the twins yet are twins fans.

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    I'm not ready to change predictins based on 3 games but I like what I've seen of this team so far. Surprisingly, three good pefermances from the starters and none of them were Diamond. The Twins exposed the Tigers BP issues some as well.

    All-in-all, can't complain.

    Would liked to see more out of Hicks but he had a nice final AB.

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    All of a sudden, the schedule to start the season looks managable. Every one is 1-2 or 2-1, and we get to play KC, the Marlins, the Mets, and the dredded White Sux after the Orioles. We have an outside shot at .500 (or dare I say, a little better for April). It helps when we don't start the season against the Yankees, Toronto and Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I need to check with RiverBrian to determine whether Fielder has the wheels to upset this strategy.
    Let me go to my wheels chart.

    Mark Fidrych... Not any more
    Jim Field... Not any more
    Nate Field... Nope
    Cecil Fielder... Nope
    Prince Fielder... Umm... Let's see... No... He does not have the wheels to upset this strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Twerp View Post
    I know it is early, but man it feels good to quiet those sabre metrics who hate the twins yet are twins fans.
    I'm still right here, brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Twerp View Post
    I know it is early, but man it feels good to quiet those sabre metrics who hate the twins yet are twins fans.
    How do you quiet a statistic?

    And how does a statistic hate something?

    Have they achieved sentience?
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    All of a sudden, the schedule to start the season looks managable. Every one is 1-2 or 2-1, and we get to play KC, the Marlins, the Mets, and the dredded White Sux after the Orioles. We have an outside shot at .500 (or dare I say, a little better for April). It helps when we don't start the season against the Yankees, Toronto and Boston.
    Yeah, well get Baltimore's 4th and 5th starter to start the series, then the middle of the KC rotation. So, getting out of the Tigers series with 2 wins looks good right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckninetyone View Post
    *keeps hand firmly in pants*
    Hey Now... Oh... You mean... You are not raising your hand... Carry on.

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    Twins win again! A playoff team at last.

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    ****, I had to run errands with the Mrs. and missed the 8th and 9th. Guess I'll have to stay away more often. Never would imagine a series win over the Tigers, never. Let the good times roll....
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    How do you quiet a statistic?

    And how does a statistic hate something?

    Have they achieved sentience?
    Surely Snepp... You have a GIF for this somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Pedro Florimon, run producer.
    Take note, Joey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    ****, I had to run errands with the Mrs. and missed the 8th and 9th. Guess I'll have to stay away more often. Never would imagine a series win over the Tigers, never. Let the good times roll....
    Man...They were good innings... Probably the best two innings of the game.

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    Sigh. A great thread about a win, ruined by "there is a wrong way to be a Twins fan" post again. So tiring.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    As well as Worley and KC looked, I thought Pelfrey looked the best of the three. He obviously started to run out of gas, but he was up to 93 on the FSN gun, had really good command for the first 4 innings, and it didn't look like a fluke at all. That was very encouraging, and a bit surprising for a guy less than a year off TJS.

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    Geez, 2 wins in less than 24 hours.

    I am not sure how to describe the feelings I am experiencing - could it be optimism? Could it be happiness? Could it be that I am feeling the effects of a few adult beverages?

    Whatever it is, I think it is a good feeling.

    It is nice to get a quick start out of the gate.
    ...and it's nice enough to make a man weep,
    but I don't weep, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big dog View Post
    And Hicks is on base with a two-run single!!!
    If a pitcture is worth a 1000 words- there were 3 pictures in just a couple of seconds that must be worth 3000- 1) that look of relief on Hicks' face as he stood on First Base after the hit 2) Scott Ullger trying to intercept the delivery of the ball to Hicks, only to be abruptly rejected by Fielder 3) Fielder's giant mitt of a hand pushing that ball into Hicks hands- as Hicks continued with that look of relief and then a very brief smile... baseball, gotta love it!
    Last edited by jokin; 04-04-2013 at 05:08 PM.

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