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

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

Game-time forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.

TWINS:
SP, Gibson

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

MARINERS:
SP, Elias

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

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Up next? The Brian Show! Please stay tuned ...
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The Brian Show? I don't know how to produce any video... You'll have to imagine everything in your mind.

Things to Think About:

1. It's always Sunny in Seattle: The Forecast says Sunny... In Seattle??? Must be a summertime thing. During the winter... I understand it's a constant drizzle and rain that depresses everyone. Seattle has more unhappy people than anywhere on earth. Depression and Divorce are rampant in the city. There are therapists on every corner... Right next to the Starbucks that is also on every corner. Coffee and Rain will do that to you.

2. Roenis Elias -- It seems like we are facing the exact same rotation of pitchers when we played Seattle earlier in the year. We faced Chris Young before and we faced Roenis Elias on May 17th in Minneapolis. We won that game 4-3... Elias did pretty good against us but a 3 Run Homer by Brian Dozier in the 5th was the difference. Tonight it's a 2nd matchup with Elias... Let's see who has improved more... Elias or the Twins offense.

3. Heating Up -- In the last 7 games... Sam Fuld is our hottest hitter. 11 for 23 for a .478 BA with a home run and 3 stolen bases. After that... Chris Colabello is cooking... 5 for 14 with 2 dingers. Both Fuld and Colabello have an OPS over 1.000 in the past 7. Honorable mention goes to Oswaldo Arcia. Nice to see Oswaldo find his way out of whatever it was he had.

4. Cooling Down -- In the past 7 games... 5 Twins are what I would call... "Yucky" at the plate. Dozier, Morales, Willingham, Parmelee and Escobar are "Yucky" right now and need to pick it up.

5. Lawnmowers -- My Neighbor stopped by last night and asked me if he could use my lawnmower. I told him "Absolutely... I'll gas it up for you... However... You can't take it off my property".

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 09 July 2014 - 04:57 PM.


#2 JB_Iowa

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:08 PM

I wish I was watching this game now rather than at 9:10 p.m.

Stinking Mariners just can't let 'em leave town at a reasonable hour.

OOPS! Forgot they still had a game tomorrow night at 9:10 p.m. -- hold this comment till tomorrow afternoon.

Edited by JB_Iowa, 09 July 2014 - 04:20 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

Can't stay up late to watch, either. My sense is a Nunez XB hit for RBI, Dozier and Hammer dingers, 7 innings of solid pitching from Gibby, Burton the hold, Perk the save and Twins romp 3-2.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

5. Lawnmowers -- My Neighbor stopped by last night and asked me if he could use my lawnmower. I told him "Absolutely... I'll gas it up for you... However... You can't take it off my property".


Once again, #5 makes my day a lot better.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

The sun shines in Seattle only at night, when it is already dark.

#6 Circus Boy

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

The sun shines in Seattle only at night, when it is already dark.


Reading through last night's game, I was mightily impressed with the polymaths that comprise the TD crew. Curtains, the importance of who's batting third, and terrific jokes by Tibs and RB all returned many times more than the price of admission. And JB and Chitown got to talk about girly things to boot.

Speaking of jokes...

Two TV antennas got married. The wedding was so-so. But the reception was great.

Drive safe going home. Don't forget to tip your servers.

Edited by Circus Boy, 09 July 2014 - 08:57 PM.
RB told a great joke, too. Everyone gets a trophy!


#7 stringer bell

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

I suppose no one will be going "yucky" when they leave Colorado. Mariners team ERA is 3.15, Rockies team ERA 5.02.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:43 PM

I wonder how long Colabello stays if he keeps hitting.
I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

Getting carpal tunnel voting Morneau.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

I wonder how long Colabello stays if he keeps hitting.



Would think as long as he keeps hitting.

#11 Tibs

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Would think as long as he keeps hitting.

That's what I'm thinking. It would be hard to get him at bats with the current roster though.
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#12 Tibs

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

That's a good start
I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Misc. thought: thought last night was the best of the year for Morales-really looked comfortable IMHO...

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

That's a good start


Took... um, words out of mouth...

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:14 PM

Speaking of jokes...

Two TV antennas got married. The wedding was so-so. But the reception was great.

Drive safe going home. Don't forget to tip your servers.


I love jokes like these
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

I wonder how long Colabello stays if he keeps hitting.


If he keeps hitting... I'd keep him until he dies.
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

Would think as long as he keeps hitting.


As long as he doesn't stop refraining from failing to miss the ball, I don't see how the organization can refuse to not grant his evident lack of wish to no longer remain with the AAA club.

/ edit - oh, I see Brian said the same thing but somehow managed to post it quicker

#18 Tibs

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Dang!
I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

#19 JB_Iowa

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

A First inning run? Priceless.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Atta Boy Kendry Plural
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

Thank you, Roy!

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

Atta Boy Kendry Plural


I'm calling him KP from here on out.
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

That's a good start


A double-double.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

Getting carpal tunnel voting Morneau.


You know... there's screen capturing software that you can run which will essentially run non stop from a computer. If you have a spare, download it, run it, vote for Morneau, and then replay.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

"Somebody got a hit with a man in scoring position." -- Dick Bremer

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:22 PM

You know... there's screen capturing software that you can run which will essentially run non stop from a computer. If you have a spare, download it, run it, vote for Morneau, and then replay.


Um, maybe you should do it. Test it and then give me the step-by-step???

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:25 PM

Fuld has made some bummer throws this year... I'm gonna say it's not a strong suit.
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

Stop playing these games in the middle of the night!

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:27 PM

Nice job Dozier-zie.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:28 PM

Stop playing these games in the middle of the night!


Ah Men... When Ash gets tired watching a game... You know its wrong.
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