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Game Thread: Twins v Mariners, 5/18 @ 1:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:14 AM

Game-time forecast: Mostly sunny. Winds blowing from right to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature around 65.

Mariners:
SP, Hernandez

James Jones CF
Michael Saunders RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Corey Hart DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Kyle Seager 3B
Dustin Ackley LF
Mike Zunino C
Brad Miller SS

Twins:
SP, Nolasco

Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Trevor Plouffe DH
Chris Parmelee RF
Kurt Suzuki C
Jason Kubel LF
Eduardo Escobar 3B
Aaron Hicks CF
Daniel Santana SS

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And Brian's on deck. Check back to see him knock another out of the park.
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Warning track and I thought I got it all.

Things to think about:

1. Sid Hartman -- His own bobble head... A well deserved honor for a true Minnesota icon. When people ask me what Minnesota is all about... I tell them "Sid Hartman". When people ask me what there is to do in Minnesota... I tell them "Go to the Lake and read "Sid Hartman" When people ask me what is Minnesota Cuisine... I tell them Sid Hartman. Sid was asked about his own bobble head and he replied:

"I thi its gray... Shoods bah da la tie go... My Close Personal Friend Bobby Knight hz ha Fi bobbles all red"

2. King Felix -- Felix Hernandez is quality and durable arm. A native of Venezuela which is just South of Vermont... King Felix has thrown over 190 innings every year since since hitting the majors as a 20 year old in 2006. It may seem like he's been around forever but he's only 28 years old... So he is actually younger than Sid Hartman.

3. Danny Santana -- Welcome back to the lineup Danny. I understand that there has been a hamstring issue but I also read that he was good to go possibly Thursday... Yet he didn't see the playing field. He's been on the bench too long... It's good to get him back in the lineup. Hey Danny... That's King Felix you are facing... Try not to look like you should be sent down to AAA against him after not playing for 5 games.

4. The Rubberband... It does have the ability to stretch toward the positive. The Twins are one game over... And it's April!!! I mean May!!! The weather this winter had got my timing off.

5. Chit Chat -- I had many conversations with many people during a wedding reception yesterday. The conversations were always partial... Because of the pausing for glass clinking or speeches from the best man and maid of honor... Hired DJ and the limo driver. I figure I talked with 15 different people and discussed maybe 25 subjects and had zero completed sentences.

Edited by Riverbrian, 18 May 2014 - 10:47 AM.


#2 Shane Wahl

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:46 AM

Kubel and his .345 OPS vs. Felix . . .

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:02 AM

King Felix vs. Nolasco? Oof

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:21 AM

Plouffe and Mauer and their 1.000+ OPS vs Felix!

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:37 AM

King Felix vs. Nolasco? Oof


King Felix vs pretty much anyone...oof!

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:51 AM

Today might be a good day for Hicksie to come to the park not knowing who the opposing starter is.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

Today might be a good day for Hicksie to come to the park not knowing who the opposing starter is.


Yes, because the one thing that can defeat King Felix is ignorance of what he brings when he comes to work.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

Yes, because the one thing that can defeat King Felix is ignorance of what he brings when he comes to work.


Well that and food poisoning, but point taken.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:32 AM

How far does the rubber band stretch to the positive before it snaps?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:40 AM

How far does the rubber band stretch to the positive before it snaps?


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:17 PM

That was a good example of why I'd prefer a bit more speed in the outfield. That was a slow roller that got all the way to the outfield wall

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:26 PM

I'm starting to lose faith that Mauer will ever get another XBH

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

Is there something wrong with Nolasco? He's throwing few fastballs, and the one's he's thrown have been 88-89.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

How far does the rubber band stretch to the positive before it snaps?


Well it stretched 4 to the negative and that ragged it a bit... I think 6 to the positive and it snaps...

And we are buying WS tickets!!!

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

Well it stretched 4 to the negative and that ragged it a bit... I think 6 to the positive and it snaps...

And we are buying WS tickets!!!

White Snake? William Shatner on broadway? Will Smith?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

So it's like 8 minutes to first pitch... I sit down on the couch and turn the TV on...

Immediately my wife comes in the room and says:

Wife: Did you notice those Dandelions in the backyard?

Me: Yes... They are coming in strong.

(long pause of silence)

Me: Yeah... I suppose I should get after them

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:40 PM

White Snake? William Shatner on broadway? Will Smith?


Water Shortage?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

Water Shortage?

That's how I would have proposed attacking the dandelion problem.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:46 PM

Bo Dietl in these Arby's ads makes me pine for Oven Mitt.
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:46 PM

So it's like 8 minutes to first pitch... I sit down on the couch and turn the TV on...

Immediately my wife comes in the room and says:

Wife: Did you notice those Dandelions in the backyard?

Me: Yes... They are coming in strong.

(long pause of silence)

Me: Yeah... I suppose I should get after them


So....we'll see you back here Tuesday evening, then?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:49 PM

Water Shortage?


This is one of those 'be careful what you wish for' things.
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:49 PM

Is there something wrong with Nolasco? He's throwing few fastballs, and the one's he's thrown have been 88-89.


That is what's known as "blase' speed."

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:52 PM

Oswaldo just went yard for Roc. (2-3 on the day, also has a double). Does he get the ticket to travel with the team to the West Coast?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:54 PM

Who's coaching 3rd these days, Vavra? Evidently he distracted the 3rd base ump who couldn't verify that Hicks offered on the first pitch there.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:54 PM

Santana was safe

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:55 PM

So....we'll see you back here Tuesday evening, then?


You know... They really are a nice shade of yellow.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

Who's coaching 3rd these days, Vavra? Evidently he distracted the 3rd base ump who couldn't verify that Hicks offered on the first pitch there.


3rd base ump is Angel Hernandez. He was probably trying to find a reason to toss Vavra.
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

This is one of those 'be careful what you wish for' things.


Chief survives them things all the time.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

Oswaldo just went yard for Roc. (2-3 on the day, also has a double). Does he get the ticket to travel with the team to the West Coast?


He can't (unless someone goes on the DL), he has to stay down a minimum of 10 days. The soonest he can be recalled is next Saturday.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:58 PM

Hicks now has a higher OBP than Plouffe. Unexpected.