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Poll: Will the Twins Sink or Swim over the next stretch? (55 member(s) have cast votes)

Will the Twins Sink or Swim over the next stretch?

  1. Sink (9 votes [16.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.36%

  2. Swim (9 votes [16.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.36%

  3. Tread Water (37 votes [67.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.27%

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#1 PseudoSABR

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:19 PM

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#2 SydneyTwinsFan

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

I can see 6-8 and the rubber band still firmly in place at 29-29 by the end of this stretch.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

I can see the Twins going either 8-7 or 9-6 if they get lucky during this stretch.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:49 PM

14-0 BABY!!!!!!! LOL............I would take 6-8 or better, we are better than I expected, Hughes has been HUGE!!!!

#5 PseudoSABR

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:22 PM

There's only fourteen games, for some reason I thought the Milwaukee split series was five games. Does the two-and-two thing happen every season?

In any case, this is the kind of stretch in recent years where the Twins have buckled; all of these teams are (at the very least, relatively) built to win now.

Edited by PseudoSABR, 21 May 2014 - 11:30 PM.


#6 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:28 AM

A lot of road games against a lot of tough teams in this stretch. I think they'll scrape by, losing a few more than they win and ending the stretch around .500, give or take a game.

We all thought they'd buckle against Detroit and Boston but they won both those series.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:43 AM

Given the SoS for April/May, I think most of us would have laughed had someone said they'd be 2 games above .500 near the end of May. This is definitely going to be a big test, but I'm to the point where I think they can do it. I think they'll still be within a game or two of .500 at the end of this.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:52 AM

I think 6-8 sounds about right, they will likely lose at least 2 in New York because of the teams weird mental thing with the Yankees.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:03 AM

Pseudo, your poll is missing an option.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:49 AM

I will be at that Yankee series, so you can count those as three losses as the Twins have lost 21 of the last 22 games I have attended live.
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#11 Gernzy

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

We could easily win 8-9 games in this stretch. We seem to play the good teams very well.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:59 AM

I will be at that Yankee series, so you can count those as three losses as the Twins have lost 21 of the last 22 games I have attended live.


Damn. I knew your streak was bad. I didn't know it was that bad.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:12 AM

2-1 vs Giants

2-2 vs Texas

1-2 vs Yankees

2-2 vs Milwaukee.

7-7, although could see 1-3 vs Texas as quite possible to go 6-8. Either way if they came through that with 6 wins I'd be pretty happy.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:30 AM

Dave, please sell your tickets.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

Let's find a way for Hughes to skip that start at Yankee stadium. He's pitching well and I'm not much in the mood for gambling on his confidence by fighting a ghost and possibly losing.

Give the start to Pelfrey, with Corriea pitching the previous day, getting slaughtered once again at Yankee stadium in back-to-back daytime road games might be enough to give the dynamic duo the hook.

#16 PseudoSABR

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:56 AM

Pseudo, your poll is missing an option.

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I almost put rally monkey in parenthesis for the final option, but I worried the joke is too esoteric and old for most get it.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:57 AM

Whatever .500 is during this stretch, that's what the Twins will go. 1-2 against SF, 3-1 against Texas, 1-2 against NYY, 2-2 against Milwaukee.

If I had to pick teams where predictions go wrong...I could see 2-2 against Texas and 3-1 against Milwaukee

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:08 AM

I will be at that Yankee series, so you can count those as three losses as the Twins have lost 21 of the last 22 games I have attended live.


You have obviously angered some sports god at some point. Have you attended most of the Wolves lottery/draft functions, the infamous Vikings/New Orleans title game, the 1998-99 Vkings/Falcons game? It would explain a few things.

I say 6 and 8. I think they have been playing a little better than they are, but there are legitiamte improvements. I think they are moving in the right direction. I like how they have come back late in a number of games - not giving up.

#19 Tibs

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

I went with swim. No real reason for it. The team is playing better lately, so we'll see what happens.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:30 AM

Where is the "dislike" button? :D