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Game Thread: Twins @ Yankees, 5/31@12:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:21 AM

Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature near 70.

Twins:
SP, Correia

Dozier 2B
Escobar SS
Mauer DH
Willingham LF
Arcia RF
Plouffe 3B
Parmelee 1B
Pinto C
Hicks CF

Yankees:
SP, Tanaka

Gardner LF
Jeter DH
Ellsbury CF
Teixiera 1B
-Roberts (PH/6) 2B
McCann C
Soriano RF
Solarte 2B-3B
Johnson 3B-1B
Ryan SS

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And we patiently await for Brian's morning coffee to reach his brain ... check back soon-ish.
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No Problem... I just poured the coffee directly on it. Of course my skull was in the way but I found that the burning sensation did jump start me a bit.

Things to Think About:

1. Bloody Eyelids -- In a survey of 100 women... 75% of all women do not find bloody eyelids attractive in a man... 16% don't care either way... 5% seek out men with bloody eyelids and 4% can't find Nebraska on a map. Other interesting data from the survey... 66% would treat the injury with hydrogen peroxide. 22% would treat the wound with stronger nuclear materials and 12% would leave it alone hoping he learns a lesson. More information from the women. 90% percent feel a band aid on they eyelid would look strange while 60% percent think an eye patch would be kinda sexy. 14% percent think an eye patch on both eyes would stop men from looking at other women. 98% would be upset if he got blood on his shirt or furniture and 106% feel strongly that it is the man's fault. No matter what the women think... Danna Santana is out of the lineup today after getting 7 eyelid stitches.

2. Mashiro Tanaka -- Starting for the Yankees today is the latest Japanese sensation Mashiro Tanaka. This guy is 7-1 with a 2.29 ERA. Combine this with his 24-0 record in Japan last year and he has lost just once while winning whatever 24 + 7 is(I didn't bring my abacus). Mashiro is 25 years old and was born in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan. I had to look up what a "prefecture is". The difference between a prefecture and a state is prefectures don't have the same authority that states hold... Prefecture are more like counties. I only thing I know about counties is that I seem to get busted for speeding more in certain counties than others. I've seen Tanaka pitch a couple of times and the first thing that caught my eye was his splitter... It looked nasty.

3. Yosmil Pinto -- He's in the lineup today!!! Starting at Catcher and batting 8th. So... Now what can I complain about. Complaining about Pinto was starting to feel comfortable and once you find comfort in complaining... when you don't have anything to complain about you start to feel uncomfortable. I guess I'm like a farmer... It either rains too much or it doesn't rain enough.

4. 4 5 and 6 -- With Plouffe moved from 3 to 6 in the lineup... The Middle of the order supplied power for our Twins last night and I hope it continues to do just that. Tack on Parmelee at 7 and Pinto at 8 and we have 5 guys in a row who can jerk one. They may need to jerk some today against Tanaka.

5. Mountain Bikes -- My son has a mountain bike... What he doesn't have... is a mountain.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 31 May 2014 - 02:28 PM.


#2 KirbyHawk75

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:41 AM

Has anyone heard how Santana is doing?

#3 edavis0308

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:44 AM

Man its refreshing to look at a lineup and think... man that team can slug.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:47 AM

I am going to the game today, thus we already know the Twins will lose. The good news is you can enjoy this beautiful day with your family/friends/lover(s) instead of wasting 4 hours watching Correia give up bomb after bomb.

Your welcome in advance,

SOVD
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:50 AM

You definitely know how to pick your games!

Have fun and pray for a miracle.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

Hey, if the Cubs can beat Tanaka, so can we! Oh, wait ... the Cubs don't have Correia ...

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:08 AM

I am going to the game today, thus we already know the Twins will lose. The good news is you can enjoy this beautiful day with your family/friends/lover(s) instead of wasting 4 hours watching Correia give up bomb after bomb.

Your welcome in advance,

SOVD


Why on earth would you choose to go to THIS game?

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:27 AM

I'm liking how that lineup looks
I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:31 AM

Has anyone heard how Santana is doing?


Multiple stitches, eye swollen, day to day.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:38 AM

So I said it before the San Diego start and he won, but forgot to his last start. Complete game shutout for Corriea?

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:51 AM

Has anyone heard how Santana is doing?


This from LEN3: Danny Santana is not available today after taking seven stitches in his right upper eyelid on Friday. His eye is a little swollen, and trainers told Gardenhire no-go with Santana.

Hmm ... I thought it was his left eye?

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:57 AM

This from LEN3: Danny Santana is not available today after taking seven stitches in his right upper eyelid on Friday. His eye is a little swollen, and trainers told Gardenhire no-go with Santana.

Hmm ... I thought it was his left eye?


LEN3 desperately needs a copy editor, a job that apparently no longer exists at the Strib.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:59 AM

A little weak at 1B and DH, but hey, the corner OFs, and the rest of the infield is OK>

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:00 AM

LEN3 desperately needs a copy editor, a job that apparently no longer exists at the Strib.


I could be wrong. I don't know where I got left eye. So maybe I should get the copy editor? ;)

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:01 AM

A little weak at 1B and DH, but hey, the corner OFs, and the rest of the infield is OK>


"Irony Alert?"

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:35 AM

May going for the Wings today, so he matches up with Correia perfectly

a guy can hope

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

1. Bloody Eyelids -- In a survey of 100 women... 75% of all women do not find bloody eyelids attractive in a man... 16% don't care either way... 5% seek out men with bloody eyelids and 4% can't find Nebraska on a map. Other interesting data from the survey... 66% would treat the injury with hydrogen peroxide. 22% would treat the wound with stronger nuclear materials and 12% would leave it alone hoping he learns a lesson. More information from the women. 90% percent feel a band aid on they eyelid would look strange while 60% percent think an eye patch would be kinda sexy. 14% percent think an eye patch on both eyes would stop men from looking at other women. 98% would be upset if he got blood on his shirt or furniture and 106% feel strongly that it is the man's fault. No matter what the women think... Danna Santana is out of the lineup today after getting 7 eyelid stitches.


You know, Brian ... just some friendly advice. It's kind of dangerous to pretend to think you know what women think, even jokingly. ;)

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 31 May 2014 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:54 AM

[COLOR=#333333]Dozier 2B[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Escobar SS[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Mauer DH[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Willingham LF[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Arcia RF[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Plouffe 3B[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Parmelee 1B[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Pinto C[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]Hicks CF[/COLOR]


I like this lineup. The only way it could be better is with Mauer playing 1st and Suzuki DH-ing, but I think we all know that will not happen.

Any lineup that has The Fire Hydrant in the 8 hole, can't be all bad.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:16 AM

Thanks Hammer.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:16 AM

Nice. Runs will be hard-earned today.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:16 AM

Great hitting approach by our DH. Look at the first pitch fastball strike so you can eventually strike out on the unhittable splitter.

Fortunately Willy picks J(O and 1) up...attakid!

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:17 AM

Something I never thought I'd read:



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:17 AM

Something I never thought I'd read:



Yep. I'm pretty forgiving of Mauer but that was just plain bad.

#24 howeda7

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:18 AM

Just a brutal AB for Mauer there. Thankfully Hammer picks him up

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

This from LEN3: Danny Santana is not available today after taking seven stitches in his right upper eyelid on Friday. His eye is a little swollen, and trainers told Gardenhire no-go with Santana.

Hmm ... I thought it was his left eye?


Baseball players are wusses.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

Is there any chance this Corriea's last start after he gives up 8 runs in 3 innings today?

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:24 AM

Correia is missing his spots early

#28 OldTimeTwinkie

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:24 AM

Does are pitching coach not see thst KC is throwing meat. Go out and chew his a... out!

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:25 AM

What's the new over/under on a Correia DFA?
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:25 AM

Correia is missing his spots early


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