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Game Thread: Twins @ Rays, 4/23 @ 6:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy; 4% PoP; winds from the NNW at 16mph; temperature around 23 degrees F. (Okay, yes, there really is no forecast for a domed game, but since my posting a forecast yesterday went over so well, here's another one ... from somewhere in the world at game time.)

Twins:
SP, Pelfrey

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

Rays:
SP, Odorizzi

Zobrist LF
Jennings CF
Joyce DH
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Meyers RF
Forsythe 2B
Escobar SS
Hanigan C

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Okay, now, heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Brian! (in due time)
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OK... It's 5:47 and I have 13 minutes...

Things to think about:

1. Sam Fuld -- He makes his Twin debut tonight... He's a face full of dirt guy and I appreciate his style of play and am happy he's one of us now. I don't know if he's gonna satisfy us but he's here and we need him.

2. Aaron Hicks -- Aaron gets a night off... It's actually possible and just a few days ago... I'm not sure that it was. Aaron hasn't hit the ground running in the majors... I believe that he will be running at some point but having Hicks as the only sensible CF option was a little scary while he is struggling.

3. Mike Pelfrey -- He needs a good start tonight... The Season is young but he needs a good start regardless. If he doesn't... You gotta consider Deduno and Pelfrey switching roles.

4. Brian Dozier -- He's Chris Davis with the power. He's among the HR leaders in the American League. Just let that roll around your brain awhile.

5. Car Washes -- A guy from Mandan tripping on Meth recently lit himself on fire at a gas station in Dickinson North Dakota. He thought the police had sprayed chemicals on him... they didn't... and so he sprayed himself with gasoline. Then without putting two and two together... he decided to have a cigarette and poof. He actually put himself out by running through the car wash.

My question is this... How much should that cost to run yourself through a car wash. It certainly would have to be a lesser rate than an actual car. [SIZE=1]


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Edited by Riverbrian, 23 April 2014 - 05:18 PM.

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#2 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

I like the lineup - first chance to see Fuld in the field, nice to have not Colabello in Right. (He's been great at the plate, don't get me wrong)

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:30 PM

Really 23 degrees in Tampa? Wind chill must be close to 0.

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:38 PM

Really 23 degrees in Tampa? Wind chill must be close to 0.


I did say 'somewhere in the world' at game time ... but I also said yesterday that I'd make something up. Real? Not real? :)
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

I did say 'somewhere in the world' at game time ... but I also said yesterday that I'd make something up. Real? Not real? :)


The world in getting so confusing!

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


#6 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

No Hicks or Floriman. Why does it feel like we were just spotted 6-8 ABs?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:07 PM

No Hicks or Floriman. Why does it feel like we were just spotted 6-8 ABs?


Funny;)!!!

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

I like the lineup, too. I don't think Herrmann will get many more chances so he had better hit now or he's going to end up in Rochester, NY.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:38 PM

I like the lineup, too. I don't think Herrmann will get many more chances so he had better hit now or he's going to end up in Rochester, NY.


Even if he goes 4-4 tonight, I don't see how he sticks around for long. Willingham, Arcia and Nunez should soon be supplanting Hermann, RP/SP (Tonkin? Pelfrey?) and Florimon.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:19 PM

Beer? Check.
Snacks? Check.
Hat? Check.
Glove? For what it's worth, check.
Graphics? Double check.
PZ.jpg
Feel free to pile on about Suzuki.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:21 PM

I'm guessing Greenland or Siberia for the ChiTown wether report.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

I'm guessing Greenland or Siberia for the ChiTown wether report.


omg ... I need to wear a tinfoil hat as you read right through my brain!!

Nuuk, Greenland (Heh, and I was also checking for places in Siberia, too!)

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:27 PM

omg ... I need to wear a tinfoil hat as you read right through my brain!!

Nuuk, Greenland (Heh, and I was also checking for places in Siberia, too!)

brat


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#14 Winston Smith

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

Can someone give this to Bert?


http://twinsdaily.co...rKlziNcUj//2Q==

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

Jeez... We could have gotten Jennings out twice with two good throws.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:30 PM

Dirt comments that there is "more speed" in the Kubel/Fuld/Herrmann outfield tonight. Laugh/cry decision mechanism confused.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:33 PM

I'm guessing Greenland or Siberia for the ChiTown wether report.

Maybe that was 23 C, not F...?
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:35 PM

Does that count as a good inning from Pelfrey?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

Does that count as a good inning from Pelfrey?


I give it an 8 on the Pelfrey meter.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Maybe that was 23 C, not F...?


I didn't go to Winnipeg once because the Temp looked to cold. It was 54 in Grand Forks and 12 in Winnipeg. I told everyone that we are not going.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Does that count as a good inning from Pelfrey?


This didn't happen, so.... yes?
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:41 PM

Are there Trees out in CF? We can't seem to locate the ball in Tampa Bay.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:41 PM

Rays' epic failure to have their pitchers hit opposing bats on display again.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

I give it an 8 on the Pelfrey meter.

Good for an ERA of 9.00... what's not to like? :P
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

Shades of 2013.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:43 PM

Good for an ERA of 9.00... what's not to like? :P

Wasn't that an unearned run? Hicks would have made that throw...

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

This didn't happen, so.... yes?
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Wait for it...
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

Wasn't that an unearned run? Hicks would have made that throw...


Sorry, no video for me- following by gametracker- my bad.
Still, if the trend continues...
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

Josh Johnson shutdown for 2014.

Is is he trying to win an injury contest?
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

Those size 14s couldn't find the bag?