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Game Thread: Twins @ Mariners, 7/8 @ 9:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

Game-time forecast: Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.

TWINS:
SP, Hughes

Dozier 2B
Nunez 3B
Suzuki C (!)
Morales DH
Willingham LF
Arcia RF
Colabello 1B
Escobar SS
Fuld CF

MARINERS:
SP, Young

Saunders RF
Jones CF
Cano 2B
Seager 3B
Morrison 1B
Hart DH
Ackley LF
Zunino C
Miller SS

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Brian will be with us shortly ...
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Shortly? I'm 5-9... I am always with you shortly.

Things to Think About:

1. Jenny Jenny -- If Gardenhire would have done this... Some would have crucified him but when Joe Maddon of the Rays does it... He is seen as colorful. Last Thursday against Max Scherzer and the Tigers... Joe Maddon threw together a batting order of 867(Pause)5309. Which you know stands for CF SS LF 3B 1B DH(0) RF... You also know it comes from the Tommy Tutone song Jenny Jenny(867-5309). It didn't work... They lost 8 to 1. I think they lost because they didn't have a 2B or Catcher in that lineup. If Gardy were have tried it last Thursday against Tanaka... The Batting order would have been Fuld, Escobar, Willingham, Plouffe, Parmelee, Morales, Arcia. How bout... the 25 or 6 to 4 lineup... Suzuki, Plouffe followed by Escobar and Dozier. "If 6 was 9" by Jimi Hendrix... That wouldn't be a batting order idea but it would signify Escobar moving to Right Field and as the Metric folks will tell you... Moving Escobar to RF would plummet his value. Wilson Pickett has a song called... "634-5789". (Breaks Applied)... Well... That's about as far as I can go with this. Moving on.

2. Iwakuma -- I didn't see a single pitch of the game last night... I was exhausted from my trip and I came home tired and I knew I was going to bed early. I knew it was going to be a rough night for the Twins. Iwakuma owns us... Everytime he pitches against us he shuts us down in embarrassing fashion. Nothing but zero's time and time again.

3. Correia -- I didn't see a single pitch of the game last night... But It was two solo shots that Correia gave up for a 2-0 lost. I know we love to hate him but he certainly gave the Twins a chance to win and he has been pitching a lot better lately.

4. Chris Young -- Once again we get to face the 6-10 control pitcher. It just sounds odd to type that... 6-10 Control Pitcher... Why is it odd? Well... 6-10 is a lot of length to keep control off. The Ability to throw consistent strikes where you want them comes down to mechanics and repeating your stroke. Repeating your stroke is all about keeping your body together and 6-10 is a lot of body to keep together... Tall pitchers typically... Just let it rip... The lanky frame can generate power... Yet not Chris Young. He's like Peter Dinklage all stretched out. He probably doesn't bump his head on doorways either. Someone may have told him along the way to "act his height" and he wasn't listening.

5. Dreams -- I was over-tired from the long road trip over the weekend. When you are over-tired... I find that you have strange dreams. Case in point... Last night... I had a dream... I was eating this huge marshmallow... When I woke up my pillow was gone. Just to show that wasn't a cheap joke... Turned out the pillow was knocked on the floor... But my wife was pissed... She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 08 July 2014 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

6. Pot is now legal in Washington and Colorado. Might make for an interesting road trip (he he) for the boys. In honor:

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:15 PM

Wilson Pickett has a song called... "634-5789".


Twins Daily. Come for the baseball, stay for the musical encyclopedia.

huge marshmallow...She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.


She might consider a gym membership to tone up just a little.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

It's cool that Dozier made it to the HR derby, and that his brother is pitching to him. I work with my brother now, but we are from an age with a different kind of derby...

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:43 PM

[SIZE=1]/ oOo - wife jokes, better tread carefully from here on[/SIZE]


smart ... I keep a notebook and don't mind sharing :)

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

5. Dreams -- I was over-tired from the long road trip over the weekend. When you are over-tired... I find that you have strange dreams. Case in point... Last night... I had a dream... I was eating this huge marshmallow... When I woke up my pillow was gone. Just to show that wasn't a cheap joke... Turned out the pillow was knocked on the floor... But my wife was pissed... She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.


#5 made a bad day into a good one for me.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

#5 made a bad day into a good one for me.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

Mr. and Mrs. RB. Which is which?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

We'll deserving! It'll be first hr derby I've watched since the 90's.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

We all like Kurt Suzuki...but a major league team really should be embarrassed to have him hitting third, regardless of injury or situation.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:28 PM

We all like Kurt Suzuki...but a major league team really should be embarrassed to have him hitting third, regardless of injury or situation.


Why? The dude is hitting 300.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

[quote name='ChiTownTwinsFan']Game-time forecast: Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.
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Shortly? I'm 5-9... I am always with you shortly.
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Strange. Never thought of 5-9 as short, but even the weather seems taller...

[QUOTE]
Things to Think About:

3. Correia -- I didn't see a single pitch of the game last night... But It was two solo shots that Correia gave up for a 2-0 lost. I know we love to hate him but he certainly gave the Twins a chance to win and he has been pitching a lot better lately.

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Yup. Kudos to Correia. Right up there with Pino's outing.

[QUOTE]4. Chris Young -- Once again we get to face the 6-10 control pitcher. It just sounds odd to type that... 6-10 Control Pitcher... Why is it odd?
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Must resist temptation to say something (else) stupid...

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5. Dreams -- I was over-tired from the long road trip over the weekend. When you are over-tired... I find that you have strange dreams. Case in point... Last night... I had a dream... I was eating this huge marshmallow... When I woke up my pillow was gone. Just to show that wasn't a cheap joke... Turned out the pillow was knocked on the floor... But my wife was pissed... She slept on the couch because I was repeatedly biting her.[/QUOTE]

As tempting as dreams are, i'll try to stay awake for the game. Just maybe, the game will be better! But i'll get my hands on some real marshmallows to avoid any confusion. Let's see... marshmallows go well with... cocoa, and fire.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:33 PM

Am I the only one that is having difficulties with Fox Sports North right now?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:33 PM

Am I the only one that is having difficulties with Fox Sports North right now?


I'm having no issues.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

Yowza. 86 mph juiceball and Arcia swings right through.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

Mr. and Mrs. RB. Which is which?


LOL... Neither understands their role in nature... Umm... Much like Mr and Mrs. RB.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

I'm dying to know. Ash, was your curtain shopping trip fruitful?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

Since I was b*tching about the humidity and heat the other day, I'll just say that today was a PERFECT summer day (okay a little windy but that's normal).

And RB, wondering if there were any Hershey's bars and graham crackers in that bed to go with the marshmallow.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

I'm dying to know. Ash, was your curtain shopping trip fruitful?


I think we have time for the long story!!!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

I'm just getting a black screen, no please stand by, no nothing.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

I'm dying to know. Ash, was your curtain shopping trip fruitful?


Wow! my wife just pointed out how gay my last post was.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:39 PM

I'm just getting a black screen, no please stand by, no nothing.

That sounds like it's blacked out in your area. Since I don't know your area, I can't even guess as to why that would be.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:39 PM

Wow! my wife just pointed out how gay my last post was.


How is that different from most of your posts? ;)

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

I'm dying to know. Ash, was your curtain shopping trip fruitful?


If Ash says that they bought Curtains with fruit on them... That would be just incredible.

It will also signify advanced age and Doilies on the furniture.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

I'm just getting a black screen, no please stand by, no nothing.


Refresh?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

Since I was b*tching about the humidity and heat the other day, I'll just say that today was a PERFECT summer day (okay a little windy but that's normal).

And RB, wondering if there were any Hershey's bars and graham crackers in that bed to go with the marshmallow.


Unfortunately No... Maybe tonight if I dream S'more.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

Why? The dude is hitting 300.


I also am happy with Suzuki at 3rd for that exact reason.

I imagine there is a general belief though, that 3rd and 4th batters should be greater power threats, perhaps?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:43 PM

How is that different from most of your posts? ;)


I am kinda splashy huh.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

Doilies on the furniture.

Dollies on the furniture? Sounds interesting.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:44 PM

If Ash says that they bought Curtains with fruit on them... That would be just incredible.

It will also signify advanced age and Doilies on the furniture.


You don't have to capitalize doily. :)