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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 7/29 @ 7:10Pm Ct

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:24 PM

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

TWINS:
SP, Gibson

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

ROYALS:
SP, Shields

Aoki RF
Infante 2B
Hosmer 1B
Perez C
Gordon LF
Butler DH
Moustakas 3B
Cain CF
Escobar SS

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Things to Think About:

1. Kansas City -- While it is unknown and undocumented how the City of Kansas City got started. It is widely believed that people just started to move in that direction and got exhausted and just stopped exactly in that spot. There is a Kansas City Kansas and a Kansas City Missouri. This means that Kansas City is actually East of Kansas City and also West of Kansas City. When people try to explain this... people just say... screw this. Kansas City Missouri is much different than Missouri City Kansas and the Missouri side is actually where all the big buildings were built. The Kansas City skyline is quite beautiful and the many floors of space in these high risers are used to store cattle and it's quite the scene when cows accidentally crash out of the windows and fall to the pavement below from the 40th floor. The IRS employs many people who work out of Kansas City because when people get pissed off... no one wants to go to Kansas City to find them.

2. The Royals -- The Royals are hot and then they are cold and they seem to do this at an even pace and that keeps them hovering around .500. They are currently 5 games back of the AL Central leading Tigers and 2.5 games behind the final wild card spot... which currently belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays. Oh Yes... Don't doubt it... The Royals are in it and within reach. They just got to put it all together. They have players who can hit... They have players who can run... They have players who can field and they have players who can pitch. What they don't have are players who have been there before. They seem to lack leadership and will rely upon a dose of momentum and until that momentum comes. They will appear to be a .500 team.

3. James Shields -- I've already done a thing on James Shields... He's 9-5 with a 3.58 ERA. June wasn't the best month for him but he has been climbing back to James Shields like so far in July. The last time the Twins faced him was July 1st and the Twins torched him for 9 hits and 5 runs over 5 innings of work. Of Course that Twins team was much different in comparison to this Twins Team. That Twins team had... Nunez... Parmelee... Plouffe... Suzuki... Escobar... Fuld... Arcia...Morales and Mauer in the lineup. The current lineup doesn't have Arcia in it... Nor... Morales and Mauer as the Twins are purging themselves of players whose last name starts with M.

4. Hot Hitters -- The hottest hitters in the Twins lineup over the past 7 days are Danny Santana and Oswaldo Arcia. Nobody else even comes close to qualifying for the award. WIth Oswaldo not in the lineup i'm hoping that Santana can carry the team.

5. Marriage -- I was looking at my wife last night and thinking that Marriage is really a wonderful invention. Another wonderful invention is the fire extinguisher and the flower pot is a nice invention for those looking for a place to put a flower somewhere. I'd really hate to rank them.

Edited by Riverbrian, 29 July 2014 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

Congrats to Oswaldo Arcia and wife on the birth of Oswell.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

I'm sure he'll be a good dad, probably will even play catch with the little tyke.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

Is Ozzie taking a full 3-day paternity leave?And if so, are Twins going to bring some up to temporarily take his place?


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Congrats to Oswaldo Arcia and wife on the birth of Oswell.

It's been my observation that new Dad's have a great ball game their first game back. Let's see what Arcia does.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Is Ozzie taking a full 3-day paternity leave?And if so, are Twins going to bring some up to temporarily take his place?

 

Haven't seen.  The baby was born last night -- apparently in the TC.

 

The Twins will be short a player tonight but I don't know when Arcia is coming back.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

Congrats to the Arcia clan. And it will be nice to see Gibson back out there.
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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

Short a player? I'd argue they've been short for some time.....

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

Short a player? I'd argue they've been short for some time.....

This just in, the Twins are a below-.500 team again this season. Wanted to get that out there in the open.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

Arcia, who also has a 5-year-old daughter, turned down a chance to go on the three-day paternity list and said he hoped to join the club in time for Wednesday night’s game.

 

 

 

http://blogs.twincit...ter-sons-birth/

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

This just in, the Twins are a below-.500 team again this season. Wanted to get that out there in the open.


Short a player? Can't imagine the Twins would want to go through all that effort and expense just to win a game or two!

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

On pace to "only" lose 89 games. Would it feel like a good year going from 96 to 89?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Bark's Prediction of the Day:

 

Willingham hits a HR in the 1st Inning. He is traded in the 5th.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

I'm sure he'll be a good dad, probably will even play catch with the little tyke.

 

He'll even break the little guy's bat over his knee if he wants.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

Curious about Kansas City cuisine. Ribs are big, of course. And don't forget the sole and fish at Salmon Dave's.

 

(Insert "groan" from JB here)

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

KLAW appears to be tweeting from the Berrios start tonight.........not sounding positive.

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

Curious about Kansas City cuisine. Ribs are big, of course. And don't forget the soul and fish at Salmon Dave's.
 
(Insert "groan" from JB here)


But do they have lutefisk on a stick? You have to know these things.
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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

Haven't seen.  The baby was born last night -- apparently in the TC.
 
The Twins will be short a player tonight but I don't know when Arcia is coming back.

according to Bernardino Ozzie plans to be back with the team tomorrow

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

  1. @RockCats and @Twins prospect Jose Berrios leaves game injured in 2nd inning. Injured himself after throwing 48th pitch of game.

     

     

     

  1. I have note here Berrios last FB velo's were 95 94 89 90 89 then exited the game. #twins

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

 

  1. @RockCats and @Twins prospect Jose Berrios leaves game injured in 2nd inning. Injured himself after throwing 48th pitch of game.

     

     

     

  1. I have note here Berrios last FB velo's were 95 94 89 90 89 then exited the game. #twins

 

Keep the good news coming. :(

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