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Game Thread: Twins v Royals, 8/18 @ 7:10pm CT

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#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

Game-time forecast: Cloudy with a 60-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80.

 

ROYALS:

SP, Vargas

 

Aoki RF

Infante 2B

Perez C

Butler 1B

Gordon LF

Willingham DH

Moustakas 3B

Escobar SS

Dyson CF

 

TWINS:

SP, May

 

Santana CF

Dozier 2B

Mauer 1B

Vargas DH

Arcia RF

Plouffe 3B

Parmelee LF

Fryer C

Escobar SS

 

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Okay, Brian ... I know you are on vacation from work ... but this isn't work, right?   :)

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Not on Vacation Yet... But Soon... I'm heading to Minneapolis Thursday for a long weekend... rest and relaxation... having a good time... Doin The Pub Crawl and As much Twins Baseball as I can cram into a whatever you cram these things into.

 

Things to Think About:

 

1. Rainy Days and Monday -- They always get Karen Carpenter Down... At least that is what she sang. As for me... Meh... A Monday is just a Monday. I work 6 to 7 days a week... Monday simply isn't different enough to bother me. Rain on the other hand... Rain can bug me... Especially if I just washed my Car. This is today's first thought because Monday is normally a day off or the start of a new series. Not this Monday... Today... It's game 4 of this epic battle with the Royals. And... And... Rain is coming toward Target Field. Yesterday we had rain delays before getting the game in... So I went shopping and when I got back... The Twins were so far down that I didn't bother to watch the end. And I missed a Hammer and Vargas blast. I blame the rain.

 

2. The Royals -- After the Weekend... I'm tired of them... I want the Royals to win the AL Central... I don't want the Tigers to win it...  I also want the Twins to win... So I'd like both teams to win and this makes me very conflicted. It's best if the Royals just leave town so I can clearly cheer for the Twins... This is not the only thing in life that makes me conflicted. The list of things that make me conflicted is posted at thingsthatmakeriverbrianconflicted.com.

 

3. Vargas vs Vargas -- I hope you bought your Tickets for Vargas vs Vargas. It should be much more entertaining than Kramer vs Kramer. Kansas City lefthander Jason Vargas takes the mound for Kansas CIty. He will have to square off against Kennys Vargas and how it turns out is anyone's guess... Tune in to find out. Just so you know... They are not related. Jason was born in California and Kenny plural was born in Puerto Rico. The Synergy between dueling Vargas's will be measured. Rumor has it that a ball hit by a Vargas off a Vargas will travel 23 percent further.   

 

4. Danny Santana -- He's back in CF... Escobar is back at SS... That one day thing only lasted a day. 

 

5. Careers -- My son told me last night that he was thinking about becoming a comedian and I laughed at him. Today... I wonder if my laughing was taken as encouragement. 

 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

I hope that weather forecast is wildly inaccurate.  I'll be at the game tonight, and I'd rather not have it get delayed for any reason.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:31 PM

Weather.com's forecast radar show all those rain storms moving right around Minneapolis, especially downtown.

 

So, that probably means that we're going to get dumped on.  

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

Pray for May.  He has done nothing to give us hope.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:31 PM

Pray for May.  He has done nothing to give us hope.

 

SSS my friend. Let's give it another IP or 100


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:02 PM

The radar says...

Play Ball... For a few minutes anyway
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

Trying to clean and do laundry and pack with the game on, too.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

strike one!


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:18 PM

May's changeup looks like a + pitch at the minimum


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

May just hung a zero... Yay!!!

Go do it again
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

Trying to clean and do laundry and pack with the game on, too.


Based on your past posts... You seem to pack for a couple of days.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:22 PM

Clean, simple stroke from Santana


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:23 PM

Based on your past posts... You seem to pack for a couple of days.

Heh ... nope ... I'm very much a last-minute packer, and also very systematic about it.  And I can pack in an hour, everything ... clothes, shoes, jewelry, other accessories, toiletries, outerwear ... done.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Buxton out rest of season


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:28 PM

Buxton out rest of season

 

Wha' hoppen?

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

Wha' hoppen?

 

Not sure.. received an ESPN alert to my phone telling me about 5 mins ago

 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:32 PM

You gotta check the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:32 PM

Get tossed, Gardy!

 

Twins need a win!

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:34 PM

Heh ... nope ... I'm very much a last-minute packer, and also very systematic about it.  And I can pack in an hour, everything ... clothes, shoes, jewelry, other accessories, toiletries, outerwear ... done.


It takes me 5 hours to pack... 5 minutes to throw everything in and 4 hours and 55 minutes for my wife to go through it and question everything.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:35 PM

The timing was all funky about that "

 

You gotta check the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The timing was all funky about that protest.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:35 PM

Regardless if the ball hit the dirt or not... Vargas battled back very impressively from 3-0 against Mauer. Each pitch was about perfect.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:36 PM

Not sure.. received an ESPN alert to my phone telling me about 5 mins ago

 

No new details yet

Lingering concussion symptoms.  They want him recovered for Arizona Fall League.

 

http://www.rotoworld...-out-for-season

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

You gotta check the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fine use of emotion with those exclamation marks, GCTF!  :)

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Lingering concussion symptoms. They want him recovered for Arizona Fall League.

http://www.rotoworld...-out-for-season

What a year for our top prospects.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

What's the point of having replay if that Mauer play can't be checked?  It's nearly impossible for the home plate umpire to see it hit the dirt, that's by far my toughest call...but you have to have something in place where that can be reviewed.  And then, why does that minor league misfit toss Gardy?  He didn't say anything wrong.

 

Doesn't excuse Mauer for swinging at such a crap pitch.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:40 PM

What's the point of having replay if that Mauer play can't be checked?  It's nearly impossible for the home plate umpire to see it hit the dirt, that's by far my toughest call...but you have to have something in place where that can be reviewed.  And then, why does that minor league misfit toss Gardy?  He didn't say anything wrong.
 
Doesn't excuse Mauer for swinging at such a crap pitch.


That's a good point... If they are going to review... That should be reviewed.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:42 PM

I don't ever recall Hammer trying for the extra base with the Twins.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:43 PM

2 zeros hung
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:43 PM

I thought Perez caught Mauer's foul tip cleanly, but the replay was inconclusive.