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Game Thread: Twins @ Astros, 8/11 @ 7:10pm CT

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#61 Sconnie

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

you want Schafer to move to center?? :)

I thought that was the plan... Until the left fielder was traded

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:49 PM

Not often you hear Marney screw up

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:49 PM

Black Jack just lost a ton of credibility... Santana above average CF? Passable, sure, hit well, yeah... Above average CF? No...

I do agree with you. But he's doing well enough at the plate. He can keep cf warm til Buxton shows up.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

Been a while since I saw a Twins pitcher get a swinging strike on a pitch that much below the strike zone (Domingo Santana).  I thought it was only Twins batters who were allowed to swing at those.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

C'mon... Make outs when outs can be made.
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

I do agree with you. But he's doing well enough at the plate. He can keep cf warm til Buxton shows up.

dont get me wrong, I like Santana as a SS, I think he's fine as a CF, but his fielding technique is still bad, he's just so fast he can make up for it. That doesn't make him above average, just fast

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:56 PM

Yes... A DP!!!
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:59 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but go Royals!
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

In tribute to Robin Williams go to you tube and watch Mork vs Necrotons with Raquel Welsh. Of course, wait until after the game you won't want to miss any of the game.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

Remember when the season started and everyone said the Tigers would walk away with the division?

 

Now Verlander's out with "shoulder soreness."


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

dont get me wrong, I like Santana as a SS, I think he's fine as a CF, but his fielding technique is still bad, he's just so fast he can make up for it. That doesn't make him above average, just fast



I think he's doing alright in CF. We needed it and he stepped up and did it. He'll keep getting better at it.

I think its good for his career... Multi Position experience.
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

Joe is looking better

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

Wow! Vargas with another infield hit

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

'Wheels' Vargas.
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:04 PM

I concur with Black Jack. Santana's routes are a little rough still but he has the speed to catch up to most balls and... I like the quick flip short stop throws. I know you're taught to crow hop, get behind the ball yada yada. But it seems to me he gets the balls in just as fast, if not faster, by just gripping and ripping.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:04 PM

Vargas and speed, two words that just don't go together, except in Houston.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:07 PM

I concur with Black Jack. Santana's routes are a little rough still but he has the speed to catch up to most balls and... I like the quick flip short stop throws. I know you're taught to crow hop, get behind the ball yada yada. But it seems to me he gets the balls in just as fast, if not faster, by just gripping and ripping.

true, and he typically hits the cutoff man.
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:07 PM

Vargas and speed, two words that just don't go together, except in Houston.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:07 PM

I love watching intermittent still frames on MLBTV....

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

WELCOME BACK MAUER!!!!

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:10 PM

Joe is looking better


Yeah... He's upright.
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

Oh look, runners left in scoring position.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

That is the kind of inning that makes me not want to watch. Plouffe is a terrible situational hitter.

Vargas makes a rookie mistake and Astros don't throw him out.  We should be watching AA :)


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

Oh look, runners left in scoring position.


We traded the Hammer and we can still do that. And people thought the team would fall apart without the Hammer.
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

I do agree with you. But he's doing well enough at the plate. He can keep cf warm til Buxton shows up.

 

It occurs to me that we've been doing a lot of assuming regarding Buxton: that he will show up soon and do fantastically. May ... be

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:24 PM

Something's really screwy. I'm reading the posts and almost all of them are about baseball, even the game currently in progress.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

Willihammer... You'll have to change your name now.

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Millerloney?
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

In tribute to Robin Williams go to you tube and watch Mork vs Necrotons with Raquel Welsh. Of course, wait until after the game you won't want to miss any of the game.

 

Will do.

 

I like his role in Adventures of Baron Munchausen...

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

Something's really screwy. I'm reading the posts and almost all of them are about baseball, even the game currently in progress.


OMG... You are right... Let's change that.

Tattoos? I can see getting married and having a couple of kids... But a Tattoo... That's so permanent!
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

Request to mods if there's time: Please change the little title thingy over my invisible pix to read Jedi Jr., as the master is our man from Oz, Mr. Teekz. (sp?)  I'd do it but I swear there is no option when I do the clicks you recommend. That is all.

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