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Game Thread: Twins@Giants 5/25 3:05PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:36 PM

Game-time forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature near 70.

If you draw a line up and you reach the sky. You probably are not using Paper.

Chitown will draw that lineup... Right Here.

Twins:
SP, Nolasco

Dozier 2B
Mauer 1B
Plouffe 3B
Suzuki C
Nunez LF
Parmelee RF
Escobar SS
Santana CF
Nolasco P

(oy!)

Giants:
SP, Bumgarner

Blanco CF
Pence RF
Posey C
Sandoval 3B
Morse 1B
Colvin LF
Crawford SS
Hicks 2B
Bumgarner P

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Things to Think About:

1. The Rubber band -- Holy Cow... This Rubber Band thing is starting to become a thing. The Twins just seem to snap back to .500 and it doesn't seem to matter which direction they pressure the rubber band. It looks like it is tattered and torn yet it seems to hold firm. The Twins are 23-23 so the Rubber band is at rest. After today's game it will only feel slight pressure. How long will it hold? I don't know but I'd like to see it hang tight until July.

2. Madison Bumgarner -- Madison was named after Eau Claire Wisconsin but his parents didn't want to make it obvious so they disguised it a little. He grew up in North Carolina and led his team to a state championship... which led to a 1st round selection... 10th overall... in the 2007 draft. It didn't take long for him... He threw his first pitch in the majors in 2009 just two years out of High School. It seems like he has been in the majors forever but the truth is... He's only 16 years old. Twins hitters need to focus on two pitches. A mid to low 90's fastball and a slider that he throws a lot. He'll also mix in a change and curve just to piss you off because you were concentrating on his fastball and slider.

3. Offense -- The Twins are 2-2 in this national league road trip. Yet it really hasn't been the offense... has it. The Twins bats have cooled considerably and when you consider that Parmelee is holding down the clean up spot. It really isn't that surprising. That is not a knock on Parmelee but more of a knock on everyone else... Including TC Bear.

4. Rochester -- Willingham and Arcia return tomorrow so we can think those two specifically tomorrow. Today... It's time to think about who is making a trip to Rochester to make room for them after the game. Mainly because it will be a longer flight for them. I think we can all agree that Herrmann is one... Who is the 2nd??? It's gotta be between Parmelee, Colabello Santana and Nunez. I believe we risk losing Parmelee if we send him down. I don't know about the rest... The decision should be interesting.

5. Sunscreen -- Osmosis Skincare has developed a product... Drinkable Sunscreen. Yep... For those of you that are tired of gooping up and spreading it all over your body and then picking up a beer only to have it slide out of your greasy hands. You can now drink your sunscreen. It sounds like an interesting invention but with it... I wonder what my wife will do when the family goes outside for an extended time. It has always been her that calls us back to the car because we started moving into the sun totally exposed to the certain death before us. We stand there while she puts sun screen over all of us. We spin around when she asks... We put our arms up when she asks and we don't move forward until we ask her... Are we done? She gives the go ahead and the vacation begins.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 25 May 2014 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:47 PM

If Cola was sticking around, wouldn't he be playing today against Bumgarner? As Hawk might say...."He gone"

And probably for the best, Cola can find his stroke back where he found such great success as the IL MVP, he could be back when Willngham is moved.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

That 'oy!' was mine, not Bri's. Was my comment on the Twins lineup.

#4 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

Didn't know a team was allowed to play with 3 SS and 2 1B.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:54 PM

Game-time forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature near 70.

If you draw a line up and you reach the sky. You probably are not using Paper.

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Things to Think About:

1. The Rubber band -- Holy Cow...

3. Offense -- .... Including TC Bear.

5. Sunscreen -- Osmosis Skincare has developed a product... Drinkable Sunscreen. Yep... For those of you that are tired of gooping up and spreading it all over your body and then picking up a beer only to have it slide out of your greasy hands. You can now drink your sunscreen. It sounds like an interesting invention but with it... I wonder what my wife will do when the family goes outside for an extended time. It has always been her that calls us back to the car because we started moving into the sun totally exposed to the certain death before us. We stand there while she puts sun screen over all of us. We spin around when she asks... We put our arms up when she asks and we don't move forward until we ask her... Are we done? She gives the go ahead and the vacation begins.


0. Perhaps it is Harold's purple crayon?

1. Have we considered the possibility that, rather than broken, the rubber band just gets stretched? Or is that makin' a simple theory too complex?

3. What hasn't TC been doing? Does he travel with the team?

5. That is pretty cool. Depending on the local of the vacation, it may still require a similar ritual with bug spray? And i'll be surprised when they make drinkable bug repellent.

Anyway, almost time for the game...

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:00 PM

Depending on the local of the vacation, it may still require a similar ritual with bug spray? And i'll be surprised when they make drinkable bug repellent.


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Of course it'll also repel everyone else around you.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

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Of course it'll also repel everyone else around you.


Does it really work?

And my experience is that it won't repel others who also drank it. Which might be nice on a vacation...

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:13 PM

Does it really work?


If you consume enough of it to sweat it out of your pores, sure.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

Another flyball "hit" to an infielder.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:18 PM

That power surge with the move from catcher to first is taking its time kicking in...

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:20 PM

Well, this can't be good.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:21 PM

Can't wait for Willingham to return to the lineup. He fields that ball cleanly after it drops 15 feet in front of him...

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:25 PM

Well the Twins get out of the first inning when Right Fielder Parmelee ranges into shallow center field to catch a short fly for the third out.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:27 PM

Former Twin "Sal" Butera behind the plate for Beckett's no-hitter.



Looks like Dickbert has been rubbing off on the rest of the FSN staff.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:34 PM

Former Twin "Sal" Butera behind the plate for Beckett's no-hitter.



Looks like Dickbert has been rubbing off on the rest of the FSN staff.


It's only a matter of time until Bert calls him Buttgarner.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:36 PM

Drinking game every time RF Parmelee calls of CF Santana to make a catch in center :)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:39 PM

Another thrilling pitcher at bat. They don't have to play in any more NL parks after this, I hope.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:40 PM

It's only a matter of time until Bert calls him Buttgarner.


And then...

http://youtu.be/c84V486jzYY

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:41 PM

Another thrilling pitcher at bat. They don't have to play in any more NL parks after this, I hope.


Except the Milwaukee mausoleum?

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Drinking game every time RF Parmelee calls of CF Santana to make a catch in center :)


Maybe they should just put Parmelee in center to start with.


*shudder*

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Escobar!

(well, only a single, but that's better than everything so far)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

And then...


Assgarner?

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

While most the Twins are failing at the plate, Eduardo Escobar somehow is on fire. Does he have enough PAs to be on the batting average leaderboard?

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:44 PM

More good baserunning there.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

Drinking game every time RF Parmelee calls of CF Santana to make a catch in center :)


Nahhh.....Just some "Veteran leadership" among all the Infielders in the OF.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

Can't they just make him stay in the dugout and move on to the next batter instead of wasting thirty seconds of my life?

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

Maybe they should just put Parmelee in center to start with.


*shudder*


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

Does he have enough PAs to be on the batting average leaderboard?


Not even close at this point, he's 40-some PA's short right now.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:50 PM

Where's an error or wild pitch when you need one?

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:50 PM

I'm gonna go all Dankind on Mauer soon.