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Game Thread: Twins@White Sox 8/2 6:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

Game-time forecast: Sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 70.

ChiTown will be along with the lineups. She will post them right here. Official Scorebooks can be found at your local sporting goods store. Get a book and enter the lineups in and play along at home. Ignore what the official scorer does. Use your own judgement.

TWINS:
SP, Pino

Danny Santana CF
Brian Dozier 2B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Josh Willingham LF
Kurt Suzuki C
Kennys Vargas DH
Oswaldo Arcia RF
Chris Parmelee 1B
Eduardo Escobar SS

PALE HOSE:
SP, Carroll

Adam Eaton CF
Gordon Beckham 2B
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Alexei Ramirez SS
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Dayan Viciedo RF
Alejandro De Aza LF
Adrian Nieto C

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Things to Think About:

1. Sale vs Darnell -- On paper we were supposed to lose that matchup last night. However... the Twins scoring 8 runs was not supposed to happen against Sale. And if you score 8 runs... you shouldn't lose the game. Darnell gets a thumbs down and so does the bullpen. And while the thumb is in the down position. My thumb is down because I don't want to give the White Sox hitters any credit at all.

2. Jake Petricka -- Last night... I got a chance to actually watch him pitch and despite making it interesting... I gotta say... He was sharp. A local boy out of Faribault High School... Right here in Minnesota. The Twins let one get out of the state. Petricka apparently has quietly become the Sox closer and it looks like he could stay there for awhile. He's got a real hard sinker with good movement on it. If it wasn't for a couple of scratch infield singles for the Twins. The end wouldn't have been interesting at all. This Petricka kid can throw.

3. Yohan Pino -- Pino toes the rubber tonight against Scott Carroll. A match up of a couple pitchers who are trying to keep the major league dream alive. Yohan has been interesting during his short time. He doens't throw comparatively high. He throws hard for High School but for the majors... he doesn't throw hard at all but he mixes it up and does a decent job hitting his spots and if he does that today... He will be OK... If he doesn't... The Way the Sox are hitting... It'll be trouble. The Sox seem to be ready to cash in on a few mistakes.

4. Kennys Vargas -- Kennys got that MLB Debut out of the way last night. He can at least celebrate with a double in his debut. I'm going to hold off judgement until I see him with a few more breaking pitches. As of last night... He looked dangerous every time he came to the plate but I think he saw some major league pitches and a few of them he didn't know what to do with them. Patience everyone... Let's hope his learning curve is real quick.

5. Optometry -- I've worn glasses for quite some time now. I was in Elementary school when I got my first pair. My eyes were never that bad... Just a little bit whatever. As a matter of fact... Until I was 45 years old. I would take off my glasses at the DMV when taking my vision test and I would pass it every time. Therefore... I was legal to drive without glasses. Fast forward to today... I couldn't take that test and pass. I now take off my glasses to read and then put them back on to see stuff out the window... I never knew if I was far sighted or near sighted when I was younger... I was just a little of whatever it was... and now that I'm older... Far Sighted? Near Sighted? I could care less because I think I'm both.

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 02 August 2014 - 03:04 PM.

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#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

Okay, so Darnell imploded last night. Now he has pitched badly in consecutive starts.

 

So... The Twins have to promote May at this point, don't they?

 

Don't they?

 

Sigh.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:35 PM

Okay, so Darnell imploded last night. Now he has pitched badly in consecutive starts.

 

So... The Twins have to promote May at this point, don't they?

 

Don't they?

 

Sigh.

I sure hope they do.

 

Hey Brock, what's a rocket pig?

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:44 PM

I sure hope they do.

 

Hey Brock, what's a rocket pig?

The urban dictionary is your friend.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:55 PM

The urban dictionary is your friend.

Lol, I really hope that's not what Brock is meaning.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

Sam Fuld just made a pretty good throw to get Alex Gordon out at the plate.

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#7 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

Lol, I really hope that's not what Brock is meaning.

 

That urbandictionary entry was made years ago during the BYTO days as a prank.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

Oh Hawk, you are awful.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

Ploooooooooooooooooooooooooouffe.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:21 PM

Kennys prefers the name Kenny.  I guess we have that question settled.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

And it barely looked like Kenny swung there.  If he can hit that far with that type of swing, I can't wait to see how far the ball goes when he takes a full swing.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

Ploooooooooooooooooooooooooouffe...see

ftfy

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#13 USAFChief

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

//crickets//

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:25 PM

Cicadas.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:26 PM

//crickets//

It's tough to get excited when half your runs came in from double plays. On the plus side, not losing!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

Anyone bidding on "Dinner with Hawk" in the White Sox ultimate auction?

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#17 USAFChief

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

You will only be able to listen to 5 songs the rest of your life.  You have 1 minute to decide which 5.

 

GO!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:32 PM

1.  Ain't Wastin' Time - The Allman Brothers

2.  Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker

3.  My Old School - Steely Dan

4.  Third Rate Romance - Amazing Rythem Aces

5. Honky Tonk Woman -  Rolling Stones

 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:34 PM

1. Steal My Sunshine - LEN

2. Tiptoe through the Tulips - Tiny Tim

3. Ninja Rap - Vanilla Ice

 

I'll shoot myself before I get to four so I don't need to post a full list.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:36 PM

Anyone bidding on "Dinner with Hawk" in the White Sox ultimate auction?

 

Hawk used to scrape me like sandpaper, but now he's just sorta irritating. It could be because when the Sox are good his homerisms grate that much more.