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Game Thread: Twins v Red Sox, 5/14 @ 7:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:44 PM

Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 50.

Red Sox:
SP, Doubront

Dustin Pedroia 2B
Shane Victorino RF
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Grady Sizemore LF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Xander Bogaerts SS
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

Twins:
SP, Correia

Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Kurt Suzuki DH
Josmil Pinto C
Eduardo Nunez LF
Eduardo Escobar SS
Aaron Hicks CF
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Okay Brian ... it's on you, now. Yes, you! :)
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You wouldn't believe the stuff that is on me!!! Ick or Ish would be appropriate but I'm not sure which one.

Things to Think About:

1. Nice Win -- It was a nice win last night... It was good to see the bats make Jake Peavy (or Peavey according to Gibby) feel bad. It was fun to see the camera pan over to Peavy and see him cussing and looking basically disgusted.

2. Chris Parmelee -- Let's get something straight... I like Parmelee as a ball player. I don't know if he's going to forge a long career in this sport or not... But... My impression of Parmelee has always been... The guy leaves it all on the field. I don't think he's an amazing defensive player but I think he squeezes every once of defensive ability out of himself and gives it to you. Because he does that... to my eyes... he comes across as one of the better defensive players that we have. I will always pull for a guy who is pulling for himself. That home run he hit last night was wonderful and I hope it gives him the confidence to play this game.

3. Pitching -- Today Kevin Correia matches up with Felix Doubront... None of these guys have pitched like King Felix vs Kershaw. It doesn't mean a pitching duel can't break out... because sometimes it does. I think they will both give up some hits so it'll come down to who gives up less free passes and who has the better support on defense and at the plate in key moments.

4. The Rubberband -- Is a little tattered... But technically it can snap back to .500 with a win tonight. No reason to think that band can't keep things in place for a little while. If it can survive all the injuries and strange creatures roaming the outfield. It can survive like Gloria Gaynor sings about.

5. South Dakota -- Viewers were upset when the News cut into the season finale of the show "Once Upon A Time" to cover a tornado that touched down and was heading toward homes. South Dakota may be the only state that doesn't like reality TV.

Edited by Riverbrian, 14 May 2014 - 05:28 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:57 PM

I will actually be at this game, breaking my vow not to give the Pohlads money until they increase payroll*. Social event for wife's friends.....I do enjoy live baseball generally. I predict a Mauer blast**

*I know, it is technically up
**so, like, over the 2B head....
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:53 PM

I will actually be at this game, breaking my vow not to give the Pohlads money until they increase payroll*. Social event for wife's friends.....I do enjoy live baseball generally. I predict a Mauer blast**

*I know, it is technically up
**so, like, over the 2B head....


I am predicting a strikeout or a 4-6-3 dp. I am joking. It seems whenever I am in attendance, that is what happens.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:54 PM

I never said how far over the 2B head....
Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:13 PM

Question I need answered in this game thread: How much are we to blame Anderson for Morenau's success upon leaving the Twins?

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:31 PM

Question I need answered in this game thread: How much are we to blame Anderson for Morenau's success upon leaving the Twins?


Go ahead start a thread on that & I will prove it to you beyond a shadow of a doubt :)

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

Somebody finally explained the math to Gardy.....Suzuki in the 5-spot at DH, with Pinto batting 6th and catching.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:48 PM

Question I need answered in this game thread: How much are we to blame Anderson for Morenau's success upon leaving the Twins?


Entirely...............or 50/50 with Bill Smith.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:49 PM

Omg. The world must be ending. Pinto and Suzuki starting in the same lineup.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

To recap: A guy we passed through waivers and took off the 40 man roster is our cleanup hitter.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:53 PM

Question I need answered in this game thread: How much are we to blame Anderson for Morenau's success upon leaving the Twins?


Whoever decided to get rid of the trees. The numbers don't lie.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:00 PM

Jeff Manship is sporting a 4.91 ERA for the Phils in 11 innings this yr. Plus he won a game, which is more then what he did for us. FIRE ANDERSON!!!!!! If he couldnt get production from Manship its time for him to go!

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

Omg. The world must be ending. Pinto and Suzuki starting in the same lineup.

Common misconception. Doesn't actually end unless Pinto gets hurt and we lose the DH when Zukesie takes his place. The act of releasing said lineup just results in a very minor partial eclipse of the sun, which you probably wouldn't even notice on a cloudy day...

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:21 PM

Parmalee batting clean-up?

Hey, why not?

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:34 PM

Parmalee batting clean-up?

Hey, why not?


ABC/K

Anybody but Cobes/Kubes

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:59 PM

Omg. The world must be ending. Pinto and Suzuki starting in the same lineup.


Zombie apocolypse at the very least.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

Question I need answered in this game thread: How much are we to blame Anderson for Morenau's success upon leaving the Twins?


I'm a bit overweight, i can't believe Andy never got me to diet or exercise more. What am i not paying him for?

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:03 PM

ABC/K

Anybody but Cobes/Kubes


A month ago we'd have been saying NBC/K.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:04 PM

A month ago we'd have been saying NBC/K.


Nah, I'd have been saying C/KAOFNIG

Cobes/Kubes are okay for now, I guess.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:40 PM

Only 2 catchers and 2 shortstops in tonight's lineup. Odd.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:43 PM

Only 2 catchers and 2 shortstops in tonight's lineup. Odd.


Only odd if, all four were NOT, in their normal positions:p

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:48 PM

Only 2 catchers and 2 shortstops in tonight's lineup. Odd.


Technically Dozier and Plouffe came up as shortstops, so I'm saying there's four.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:50 PM

If this game was in Boston... We'd be 40 minutes in to it.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

If this game was in Boston... We'd be 40 minutes in to it.


If my aunt had balls...

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

If this game was in Boston... We'd be 40 minutes in to it.


And it would be darker outside, there.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

Only 2 catchers and 2 shortstops in tonight's lineup. Even.


FTFY. [/geek]

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:08 PM

If my aunt had balls...


You'd be their niece?

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:09 PM

And it would be darker outside, there.


And people would be talking with disturbing accents.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:09 PM

Why do they keep saying Correia needs to be more consistent? He is consistently bad. I'd prefer he mix in a good outing here and there.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:15 PM

Why do they keep saying Correia needs to be more consistent? He is consistently bad. I'd prefer he mix in a good outing here and there.


I'm consistently inconsistent.