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Game Thread: Twins v Royals, 8/17 @ 1:10pm CT

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#21 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

Hey... Willingham and Escobar both just scored on a two run single... That's a good thing right?
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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

This inning is not going well for Milone.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:23 PM

Spahn and Sain...
When I hear a pitcher is throwing a “simulated game” my first thought is that he repeated the opposing lineup 10,000 times. - Jonathan Judge

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:27 PM

Geez ... leave for a few minutes and it's 6-1!it's amazing how fast things change. 


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

The first inning started so well...


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:39 PM

The first inning started so well...

 

Ah, we all remember that first inning so well. It was sweet.

 

Meantime, I've been thinking: Are the Twins a bad team? And my answer to myself is, no. They are an incomplete team. And we have too many days like today. But on the whole, I'm excited about this club and its potential. Man, if we can just get consistent starting pitching, that would be the difference in a dozen games and it would be us -- and not the KCRoyals -- in the hunt.

 

Sigh!!!!! (Mr. RB sez this is the preferred number of exclamations in the stylebook.)

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:43 PM

Geez ... leave for a few minutes and it's 6-1!it's amazing how fast things change. 

I like your photo. Very cool.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:46 PM

I like your photo. Very cool.

Heh, that's me ... age 3? 4?And while you can't really see it, that's a Twin's sweatshirt I'm wearing ... 1965 AL Champs.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

Ah, we all remember that first inning so well. It was sweet.

 

Meantime, I've been thinking: Are the Twins a bad team? And my answer to myself is, no. They are an incomplete team. And we have too many days like today. But on the whole, I'm excited about this club and its potential. Man, if we can just get consistent starting pitching, that would be the difference in a dozen games and it would be us -- and not the KCRoyals -- in the hunt.

 

Sigh!!!!! (Mr. RB sez this is the preferred number of exclamations in the stylebook.)

Consistent with your post, Mauer has been looking good lately.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

You say so much in so little space.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

Consistent with your post, Mauer has been looking good lately.

I haven't wanted to say anything, for fear of jinxing him, but I have to, now that it's been a few days and he's OPSing almost 1.000 (not counting the partial game today).I've only watched one plate appearance by him since he's been back, the one where he drove in the game winner the other day, but when watching him, he looked... different.I decided it was because there was no more of the winky-blinky stuff that I had grown accustomed to seeing from him.He just stood there at the plate and was looking at the pitcher, waiting for the pitch.He also made a really good play at first base to save an errant throw.I'm going way out on a limb here, but I've been saying up to now that he was still feeling symptoms from the concussion, and I'm saying he's now better. Knocking on wood, throwing salt over the shoulder, and all that, but I'm saying it.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:58 PM

I haven't wanted to say anything, for fear of jinxing him, but I have to, now that it's been a few days and he's OPSing almost 1.000 (not counting the partial game today).I've only watched one plate appearance by him since he's been back, the one where he drove in the game winner the other day, but when watching him, he looked... different.I decided it was because there was no more of the winky-blinky stuff that I had grown accustomed to seeing from him.He just stood there at the plate and was looking at the pitcher, waiting for the pitch.He also made a really good play at first base to save an errant throw.I'm going way out on a limb here, but I've been saying up to now that he was still feeling symptoms from the concussion, and I'm saying he's now better. Knocking on wood, throwing salt over the shoulder, and all that, but I'm saying it.


I had that same thought. That whatever was 'plaguing' his mind was now clear. As you said, he looks ... different. Concussion? Uncertainty of a new position? Best bud gone? Don't know what, or maybe a combination of everything, but he looks ... MUCH better.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

Apparently the rain delay didn't help the Twins pitching.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:08 PM

I had that same thought. That whatever was 'plaguing' his mind was now clear. As you said, he looks ... different. Concussion? Uncertainty of a new position? Best bud gone? Don't know what, or maybe a combination of everything, but he looks ... MUCH better.

 

I don't want to jinx him either but whatever happened, God Bless Him.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

I'm incredibly encouraged by Vargas.  I know it's early, but to me he looks like the best hitter the Twins have brought up in quite some time.  I like him better than Arcia, for sure.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

I'm incredibly encouraged by Vargas.  I know it's early, but to me he looks like the best hitter the Twins have brought up in quite some time.  I like him better than Arcia, for sure.

 

At first I thought it was an inspired move to bat Arcia behind Vargas, in that Vargas would pick up the charisma and skill of Vargas and feel a little sheepish if he didn't crush the ball too. Doesn't seem to be working out, but maybe yet?


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:01 PM

I never believed Mauer was experiencing lingering concussion effects, and I still don't. I think if anyone in the clubhouse saw any evidence of this, they'd immediately try to help/DL him. I think he just got into a slump and had some bad luck, and now he's recovering from it.

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