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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 7/31 @ 7:10Pm Ct

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

Game-time forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80.

TWINS:
SP, Correia

Danny Santana CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Josh Willingham DH
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Chris Colabello 1B
Chris Parmelee LF
Eric Fryer C
Eduardo Escobar 2B

ROYALS:
SP, Ventura

Jarrod Dyson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Salvador Perez C
Alex Gordon LF
Lorenzo Cain RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Mike Moustakas 3B
Alcides Escobar SS

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Batter up! (Yes, Brian, that's you. Now get in there!)
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I apologize... I'm jammed for time and only have time for a thought or two.

Things to Think About:

1. The Trade Deadline -- Wow... Billy Beane is fearless. Trading Cespedes takes balls of steel. Trading him for what could be a two month rental in Lester. He must feel that the A's are ready to go for it and he wants it. And While he was wheeling and dealing... He also shipped Tommy Milone over to the Twins for Sam Fuld. Never in my wildest dreams did I think the Twins could have gotten a quality pitcher for a guy we picked up off waivers. Milone doesn't throw hard and there will be some members of TD who will write him off because of that. But... He's tricky and he has produced an ERA under 4.00 since hitting the majors and that isn't easy to do. Incredible deal for the Twins. Meanwhile... Willingham is still here and I assume he will get dealt in August.

2.3.4. The OF -- No Fuld... So now the Twins need help in CF again. The Twins did a poor job planning for this position this year. There is no other way to put it.

5. Oops -- My wife did something nice for me yesterday and in my attempt to show my appreciation... I gotta little mixed up and told her "That she has made a happy man very old". I didn't catch it when I said it... She did... Oops.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 31 July 2014 - 05:12 PM.

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#2 ThaBamaHamma

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

With Correia on the mound tonight.. what will it take from the bats for a win?I'm thinking 8

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:11 PM

@MikeBerardino: Kennys Vargas, traveling from Trenton, N.J., was due to land in KC around 5:30 p.m. Too late to take BP on the field.

Maybe he will pinch hit.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

Dozier sent to the woodshed for the baserunning mistake. Actually, Brian needs a day or two off. His OBP has sunk faster than his batting average and he's made more reckless mistakes in the past month than heads-up plays. The dog days hit him early.

The lineup didn't get posted on mlb.com until very late. I wonder if Gardenhire wanted Vargas to be the DH, but could not go with it without seeing him in uniform.

Suzuki gets a day off to celebrate his extension. Good for him. I can't say that the Twins' chances are very good tonight, but when things shake out, maybe there will be some fun in the last third of the season.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:26 PM

Sounds like Dozier jammed his thumb but is available off the bench.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

Remember when Vargas got out of his 50 day suspension and was added to the Beloit team with Sano & Rosario? Who would have thought he would be the first to join the Twins?


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

Remember when Vargas got out of his 50 day suspension and was added to the Beloit team with Sano & Rosario? Who would have thought he would be the first to join the Twins?

For those of us who haven't been able to quote, I just succeeded! I went to the "MultiQuote" option and clicked it and I was able to quote and reply.

#8 stringer bell

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

Sounds like Dozier jammed his thumb but is available off the bench.

Hey! I can even quote by clicking "Quote". Brock must have done something,

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

Hey! I can even quote by clicking "Quote". Brock must have done something,


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:58 PM

A couple among many of the big topics last night were the songs "The Night Chicago Died" and "Stuck in the Middle With You." Heard both today. That's a good sign. Twins win 3-1. Vargas doubles off the bench.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

A couple among many of the big topics last night were the songs "The Night Chicago Died" and "Stuck in the Middle With You." Heard both today. That's a good sign. Twins win 3-1. Vargas doubles off the bench.

 

Wouldn't it be a bad sign?  Like a repeat of last night?

Somebody put on the reverse jinx.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

Aaron Hicks with a HR and a double in 2 PA's so far tonight -- against a RHP.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:09 PM

Meh, I think both of you are jinxing things with any talk of outcomes, good or bad! ;)

Yes, I'm a superstitious sports nut. Go figure.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 31 July 2014 - 06:09 PM.

'The biggest communication problem is that we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.' Sometimes on here I think this could be stated as 'The biggest communication problem is that we do not read to understand. We read to reply.'


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

Woohoo! Good start!

'The biggest communication problem is that we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.' Sometimes on here I think this could be stated as 'The biggest communication problem is that we do not read to understand. We read to reply.'


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

That's the way to start a ball game!

I got nothing!


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:27 PM

Fun times!


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

KC


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Suzuki's interview is priceless:

 

"Playing against the Twins they're always a winning team.... besides the last couple of years."

 

"Tommy (Milone) is a gamer. He won't light up the radar gun or be out on the mound pumping his fist."

 

It's like Gardy and Ryan were whispering in his ear how to answer.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:50 PM

a happy manvery old

 

that is my life every day

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

whoop!  whoop!  error prone Royals!!!!