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Game Thread: Twins v Yankees, 7/6 @ 1:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:16 AM

Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy with a 30-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Temperature around 85.

YANKEES:
SP, Kuroda

Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Beltran DH
Roberts 2B
Suzuki RF
Johnson 3B

TWINS:
SP, Nolasco

Dozier 2B
Nunez SS
Parmelee 1B
Willingham LF
Arcia RF
Suzuki C
Plouffe 3B
Colabello DH
Fuld CF

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Brian is on the road, and his thoughts are with him. So, no masterful '5 Things to Think About' from RB today. While a loss for us, maybe we all can bridge the gap. If you have 'something to think about' for today's game, feel free to share! Let's get this game thread rolling!

Oh, and go Twins! Play ball! :)

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 06 July 2014 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

Lineups, batting averages and ERAs have been fed into the Bat Computer, and the card it spit out sez we're gonna need at least five runs -- and an appearance by the Rally Rhino (or is it the Comeback Bunny?) -- to win today.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

Does R-Brian think he is Bert and can take off as many games as he feels like? I think this needs to go into his performance review and definitely effect any raise he would get.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

Does R-Brian think he is Bert and can take off as many games as he feels like? I think this needs to go into his performance review and definitely effect any raise he would get.

much like Bert, RB is now a HOFer and deserves the time off.

As do we... //ba dum tssschhhh

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

Lineups, batting averages and ERAs have been fed into the Bat Computer, and the card it spit out sez we're gonna need at least five runs -- and an appearance by the Rally Rhino (or is it the Comeback Bunny?) -- to win today.

I like the Rally Rhino better. But that's me personally. And I think we need it every game.

When we met the Yankees back in ... May/June ... the game Nolasco pitched against them he won. I'm hoping for a repeat. But yes, all rhinos and bunnies will need to be on hand anyway and always!

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

Ask and thou shall receive.
Rally Rhino (Yanks).jpg
and for good measure...
Comeback Bunny.jpg

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:41 AM

The damn Rhino's are eating the hell out of my garden.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

Does R-Brian think he is Bert and can take off as many games as he feels like? I think this needs to go into his performance review and definitely effect any raise he would get.


Heard he's either been DFA'd or is sidelined with bilateral brain weakness. Just a rumor.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

Thoughts, but in a different style than Brian:

  • Whenever one of your pitchers has a good inning, tell him "lucky inning". That way, he develops a good, lucky, feeling.
  • [FONT=arial]To me, baseball is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit a baseball. [/FONT]
  • [FONT=arial]It's easy to sit there and say you'd like to have more pitching. And I guess that's what I like about it. It's easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that pitching. [/FONT]
  • [FONT=arial]I think Gardy's new thing should be to try to be a real happy guy. He'll just walk around, being real happy, at least until some jerk says Strike Three to one of his players.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=arial]I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?" "Well," said Coach, "you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at batting practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to do take out slides into people at inappropriate times." It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought, something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on. [/FONT]

[SIZE=1]/ with apologies to Jack Handy and his Deep Thoughts[/SIZE]

Edited by ashburyjohn, 06 July 2014 - 11:52 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

Thoughts, but in a different style than Brian:

  • [FONT=arial]To me, baseball is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit a baseball. [/FONT]
[SIZE=1]/ with apologies to Jack Handy[/SIZE]


Especially when Morales is going from 1st to home.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

Especially when Morales is going from 1st to home.




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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

Today is one of those days when I wonder why anyone likes summer.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:07 PM

Today is one of those days when I wonder why anyone likes summer.


What's it doing where you are? It's a good tell for what I'm in for in a day or two.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

Today is one of those days when I wonder why anyone likes summer.


Yeah, it looks like it will reach mid-80s here. We'll have to shut the windows for a few hours until it cools back down.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

mid-80s, sunny or partly cloudy, light breeze ... that's perfect, imo. I'd be very happy if most days were like that. :)

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

First pitch strike. Good omen for Nolasco's command, and for results?

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:15 PM

First pitch strike. Good omen for Nolasco's command, and for results?


Shhhhhh ... that was close to a jinx statement.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:15 PM

What's it doing where you are? It's a good tell for what I'm in for in a day or two.


So far its 92 with about 50% humidity but I suspect it will go higher.

Feels like cr*p after it was so nice the last 4 or 5 days (low 80's, low humidity). Wasn't ready for this again.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

Shhhhhh ... that was close to a jinx statement.


I know. But we've got to celebrate the little victories when they happen.

That, plus I look forward to a day when the Twins pitching is uniformly good enough that it's not a jinx to recognize it as such. Fans of a good team would laugh at me for worrying about such a paltry jinx.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:17 PM

OTOH, just looked at the forecast and it looks like it is heading back down to the mid-80's for the rest of the week. Nice for the 1st part of July.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

I know. But we've got to celebrate the little victories when they happen.

That, plus I look forward to a day when the Twins pitching is uniformly good enough that it's not a jinx to recognize it as such. Fans of a good team would laugh at me for worrying about such a paltry jinx.


I look forward to the day when Nolasco doesn't allow a baserunner in the 1st inning.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

So far its 92 with about 50% humidity but I suspect it will go higher.

Feels like cr*p after it was so nice the last 4 or 5 days (low 80's, low humidity). Wasn't ready for this again.


I'd rather have 90s in the summer than 60s.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:19 PM

Fuld with a nice catch there.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:20 PM

Fuld with a nice leaping catch. Followed immediately by a Revere-like three-bouncer to the cutoff man.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

[FONT=arial]It's easy to sit there and say you'd like to have more pitching. And I guess that's what I like about it. It's easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that pitching. [/FONT]


If we had less pitching, would that mean we were getting outs faster?

So right now, with 2 on and none out in the first, (scratch that, 1 out. Nice catch, Mr. Fuld) we are getting more pitching...

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

I'd rather have 90s in the summer than 60s.


After it was so nice the last few days, I guess it was just a kick in the b*tt to remind me that this is Iowa.

But, in the words of every farmer I know, it is great for the corn -- you can almost hear it grow. :)

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

I look forward to the day when Nolasco doesn't allow a baserunner past third base in the 1st inning.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

I think the Twins need to institute a $1000 fine to a pitcher who walks the first batter of an inning!

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

How many games has Nolasco has where he didn't give up a run early?

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

I guess Fuld can only make that catch once in an inning.