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    Game Thread: Indians@Twins 8/14 12:10PM

    Indians: SP Carlos Carrasco

    CF Bourn
    1B Swisher
    2B Kipnis
    C Santana
    LF Brantley
    DH Giambi
    SS Aviles
    3B Chisenhall
    RF Stubbs

    Twins: SP Kyle Gibson

    2B Dozier
    C Mauer
    1B Morneau
    DH Willingham
    LF Arcia
    3B Plouffe
    RF Colabello
    CF Thomas
    SS Florimon

    Things to Think About:

    1. Think about clean slates... It's kind of how I feel... I was all set to watch last night when I got a phone call shortly before first pitch and the phone call lasted the entire game. I could only pay attention to the game about 25% and therefore I have no baggage from last night to take into this one. The Series is tied 1-1. It's a clean slate.

    2. Think about the Streak... It's over... The Twins produced a run last night that wasn't Home Run produced. 23 straight runs via the long ball. I think I heard somewhere that it was a record.

    3. Think about Kyle Gibson... It's been quite some time since a Twins pitcher has so many hopes pinned to him. The expectations are probably unfair for Kyle but such is the state of our starting pitching. He is still a work in progress but those hopes remained pinned through good times and bad times. Is it safe to assume... That Kyle can't fail... He has to develop.

    4. Think about Power... It's a powerful lineup once again. From Morneau to Colabello... That section of the lineup can all go deep and I think Gardy and all of us want them to. There isn't a lot of opportunity for small ball.

    5. Think about Glasses... My Friend got pulled over for speeding... The Police Officer looked at his license and said... "It says on here that you require corrective lenses". My Friend replied... "Listen... I have Contacts" The Police Officer replied... "No you listen... I don't care who you know".
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Could be Morneau's last game as a Twinkie.

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    The waiver claim deadline is reportedly noon for Morneau. Would they pull him from the lineup pre game if a claim is made but a deal is only in discussion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    The waiver claim deadline is reportedly noon for Morneau. Would they pull him from the lineup pre game if a claim is made but a deal is only in discussion?
    Unlikely, they'll still have 48hours to work out a trade. Rios continued to play for the Sox after the Rangers had claimed him.

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    "Watching" via MLB Gameday, so don't know, but doesn't appear to be a sharp first inning for Gibson even if no damage.

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    It was fun to watch that stolen base attempt- they sent Bourn on 3-2, and Gibson threw strike three and Mauer threw strike four. Bourn was so out he stopped at least 10 feet from the bag and they had to run him down.

    Morneau just crushed a line drive there- no elevation, just a laser.

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    Doubles day.....driving in runs the old fashioned way today.

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    Dear Trevor......swing the bat.

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    What radio station is this on?

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    For Pete's sake, Trevor, swing the darn bat. Everyone else hit the ball hard.

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    It looks like a lot of runs will be scored. The Twins missed Kazmir, Ubaldo, and Masterson this series. I think that is pretty lucky. One or more of those guys must be injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Doubles day.....driving in runs the old fashioned way today.
    I'm confused - Willingham hit the ball deep and the runner on third scored but the ball did not actually leave the playing field - did the umpires screw up and allow the run to be counted on a non-HR? I thought that was unpossible.

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    If the Tribe wants more RH power, I'd trade them Plouffe straight up for Aviles. Aviles, IMHO, is better in the field, can play an okay MI, and better at getting on base, plus he is older. Plouffe is younger and has more power with the chance to be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I'm confused - Willingham hit the ball deep and the runner on third scored but the ball did not actually leave the playing field - did the umpires screw up and allow the run to be counted on a non-HR? I thought that was unpossible.
    It's called a sacrifice fly - if a ball is caught in play, a runner is allowed to advance at their own risk.

    Or, was this a sarcastic post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    It's called a sacrifice fly - if a ball is caught in play, a runner is allowed to advance at their own risk.

    Or, was this a sarcastic post?
    Would *I* be *sarcastic*?

    I am intrigued by this new form of scoring, and will have to look into this more closely sometime.

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    It's double day! It's double day!
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    'nother double.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoPilgrim View Post
    It's called a sacrifice fly - if a ball is caught in play, a runner is allowed to advance at their own risk.

    Or, was this a sarcastic post?
    I think the word "unpossible" is a good clue!

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    I like facing Carrasco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Would *I* be *sarcastic*?

    I am intrigued by this new form of scoring, and will have to look into this more closely sometime.
    It's a new sabermetric thing.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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