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Game Thread: Twins v Athletics, 4/10 @ 12:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

Gametime forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 15-25 m.p.h. Temperature around 55.

Athletics:
SP, Straily

Fuld CF
Lowrie SS
Donaldson 3B
Moss RF
Cespedes LF
Callaspo DH
Norris C
Barton 1B
Punto 2B

Twins:
SP, Pelfrey

Mastroianni RF
Dozier 2B
Mauer 1B
Colabello DH
Kubel LF
Plouffe 3B
Pinto C
Hicks CF
Escobar SS

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Brian's turn. Watch this spot for further developments.

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Thank You ChiTown!!! That's what I do at home... I watch a spot and finally my wife says... "Well... Don't just look at it... Clean it Up!!!

Things to Think About:

1. Jason Kubel -- He sure had a nice game yesterday. Who knows what the rest of the season holds for Jason but right now it does appear that dirt on his grave was a little premature.

2. Glen Perkins -- Glen said something to Josh Donaldson yesterday and the dugouts emptied. I have no idea what Glen said to Josh... It may have been something uncivilized and I really don't care. In my mind it's necessary and I love it!!! I assume whatever was said... it was a simple statement to the A's and more importantly to his Minnesota teammates. A statement that says we are going to go toe to toe and start kicking some tail. If the entire Minnesota dugout takes this same attitude. I believe we will win quite a few more games than we would have and do so... without adding a single player.

3. Burton vs. Norris -- It's too bad that Burton didn't rise to the challenge that Perkins threw down. 3 run homers happen but the timing sure sucked. It was Norris who made the final statement while Perkins was in the dugout watching.

4. One bad inning -- When it comes to good inning percentage... Phil Hughes is doing real well... He has hung a lot of zero's... Two bad innings total have destroyed his current ERA thus far. Keep hanging those zero's we need them.

5. Tattoo's -- I don't have any tattoo's... I can see getting married and having a couple of kids... But a Tattoo? that's so permanent.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 10 April 2014 - 09:08 AM.

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#2 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:09 AM

Okay, hmm, typing that lineup out above, well, hmm. Sigh.
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

WOA!? Who is the new catcher!?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:31 AM

pelfsie.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:34 AM

Pinto is only in the lineup because Gardy saw Punto in the A's lineup, and got confused.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

Strong wind blowing out makes for long fly balls. I just picked up 8 from across the street into the high school this morning and tossed 'em back. And no strong wind either for these extended guys. Time for the Twins to show some power. Are we last in homers this year?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

It smells like Victory.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

I smell a win today.... I just hope it's a win for the Twins.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

Time for the Twins to show some power. Are we last in homers this year?


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#10 Shane Wahl

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:57 AM

Mastro in to rescue the top of the order! Haha.

Seriously, isn't it clear that Mauer-Dozier should be the top of this lineup?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:01 AM

But Mastro gets after it....and battles his tail off

#12 Halsey Hall

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:08 AM

Ok, Twins have 5 homers, Texas 4 and KC 1.

#13 TheDean

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:17 AM

I hate to say it, but this is probably the most defensively talented OF that we'll see this year, right?

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:24 AM

Seriously, isn't it clear that Mauer-Dozier should be the top of this lineup?


Just posted this in the Mauer thread! I know Mauer isn't a speed guy, but in virtually every other aspect, Joe would be perfect at the leadoff spot for this team. The catcher barrier has been broken -- let's make it happen!

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

In other entertainment news, Stephen Colbert will be batting for David Letterman in the future.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:57 AM

In other entertainment news, Stephen Colbert will be batting for David Letterman in the future.


Just saw that...

Great choice by CBS... but I'm going to miss the political satire of the Report.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

(Trying to think too... Hopefully i'll get better with practice.)

1. - Yeah, Kubel seems to be giving an alternate meaning to "RIP". Nice to see.

2. - Getting fired up without getting fired! Er, i mean, ejected. A win all around, well...

3. - A moral victory at least. And i'm pretty sure moral victories are like box tops? If you get enough of them you can send them in for something cool, like a temporary tattoo. I liked to see the bases loaded in the bottom half of the inning. We almost had Burton's back, like we had Perkins'.

4. - The zeros do bode well, though we'll see soon enough.

5. - Isn't a Permanent a hairstyling ritual from perhaps a generation ago? Kidding aside, this is really food for thought. What would I write/draw that I would always have to read? Well, perhaps chatting in a game thread may serve as scratch paper to figure that sort of thing out.

6. - (If people don't mind me adding one...) Mastrioanni! A new year, another chance. We'll see what he does with it.

Anyway... Play ball! (maybe a tad premature... sorry, i've rarely been accused of being mature)

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First with the head, then with the heart."


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

Once again, Dozier makes an astounding play.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

Hopefully, Pelfrey can pitch with runners on. Good first inning. Nice HR Dozier.

Edited by thetank, 10 April 2014 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

Dozier!!! Showing some power again
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

So now Dozier has 3x as many homers as KC, and is just one behind Texas!

#22 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

I'm coming around to the idea of Mauer leading off, followed by Dozier.
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

I'm coming around to the idea of Mauer leading off, followed by Dozier.


Now if only Gardy would come around to that thinking.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

and another Dozier homer. This looks like it is going to be a Dozier Day, unless Pelfrey pitches a Quality Start.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

Lead was nice while it lasted...

(3 singles did it.)

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

punto bean!

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:37 AM

How much leftover food is in Derek Norris's beard?
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#28 mikeee

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:37 AM

pelfsie better get another out real soon,

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:41 AM

He got it! Bottom of the inning coming up.

(and i think it was a Punto walk... Just as glad they didn't bean Punto. But either way, bases were loaded with two out and top of the order. Now their not, as the inning's over.)

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

How much leftover food is in Derek Norris's beard?


Isn't that like asking what the crocodile has for dinner?