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Game Thread: Indians@Twins 8/19 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

It'll be a comfortable... Willard Scott approves Night at the ball park. Light Winds with the exception of that Hurricane Force wind tunnel that flys thru the open area in right field

 

Indians SP: Trevor Bauer

 

CF Bourn

SS Aviles

LF Brantley

1B Santana

2B Kipnis

C  Gomes

3B Chisenhall

DH Walters

RF Dickinson

 

Twins SP: Kyle Gibson

 

CF Santana

2B Dozier

1B Mauer

DH Vargas

RF Arcia

3B Plouffe

C  Suzuki

SS Escobar

LF Schafer

 

Things to Think About: 

 

1. Indians -- Louis CK has a great bit on Indians.

 

"And they weren’t even Indians... We called them that by accident and we still call them that. We knew in a month that it wasn’t Indians but we just don’t give a &*%$... We never correct it... We came here. They’re like... “Hi”... And we’re like... “Hey, you’re Indians, right?”... And they’re like, “No”... “No... this is India... right?”... “No it’s not... It’s a totally other place.” “You’re not Indians?”... “No”... “Ahh, you’re Indians”... “You’re Indians for hundreds of years after.

 

2. Sellers? -- We can all understand the Twins being sellers but... The Indians? They were 5 games out of a wild card spot... One routine decent sized hot streak and they were in it. Yet... They became sellers at the trade deadline. Justin Masterson was really struggling but he was valuable if he ever stopped struggling and the Indians moved him for a prospect. They followed by moving Asdrubal Cabrera to the Nationals for Zach Walters who is the DH Tonight. The Indians were not going to extend this pair... I understand this... but... moving them with playoff baseball still a possibility kinda gives you the impression that the tail is wagging the dog. The return for this pair of players just wasn't that great and I would say that the Twins seemingly got as much... if not more for Willingham and Fuld. 

 

3. Trevor Bauer -- I already did a thing on Trevor Bauer... He makes another start in Target Field tonight. The Twins were able to beat him at Target Field July 23rd. Trevor threw 6 innings and gave up 3 runs while striking out 7. Oswaldo Arcia hit a home run off Mr. Bauer and Danny Santana collected 3 hits. Hope that pair can do something similar again. I also want to say... Bauer vs. Mauer... Does Mauer have the power to make Bauer feel sour. Mauer has no need to cower he gets paid by the hour. That Poem took me 25 seconds to write.

 

4. Brian Dozier -- Over the past 30 games... Brian Dozier is hitting .208... 21 hits in 101 at-bats. 11 Extra Base Hits... 9 doubles and two home runs. That's more extra base hits then singles. This is normally a good thing unless you consider that his hit total is very low during this stretch and it suggests that he's loading up... maybe a little too much... I'm a Brian Dozier fan... I love his combo of Speed and Power and I really love his defense... However... This slump has been going on for too long... It's time that Brian broke out of it. Maybe mix in some singles from time to time. He is batting in the #2 Hole.

 

5. Minivans -- My wife and I know a couple who are about to have a baby... Probably before August is up... It's Baby #1 for them. They were talking about how excited they were and I was excited for them but I was laughing at them at the same time. They really have no idea how life is going to change and I told them that with a smile on my face. They told me that they are ready... They have made all the preparations... For Instance... They showed the Minivan that they just bought... I said... you bought a Minivan?... How Big... exactly... Is this Baby?  

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:48 PM

Farmer vs. Wall.

 

I don't know what their conflict it is, but tonight it comes to a head. I pick Wall to win.

 

Also, I like Dozier too, but as the year progresses I'm getting tired of his pull-happy ways. I think he really does now think he is a power hitter. Too bad, because he may end the year hitting .220, and that's not good.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

5. ... . They showed the Minivan that they just bought... I said... you bought a Minivan?... How Big... exactly... Is this Baby?  

 

Maybe it's a baby elephant?Have you heard a baby elephant walk?

 

More likely they're just thinking ahead. Says something about the prevalence of bulk discounts in the modern day.

 

Anyway, yeah, i hope Dozier deslumpifies too.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

5. Minivans -- My wife and I know a couple who are about to have a baby... Probably before August is up... It's Baby #1 for them. They were talking about how excited they were and I was excited for them but I was laughing at them at the same time. They really have no idea how life is going to change and I told them that with a smile on my face. They told me that they are ready... They have made all the preparations... For Instance... They showed the Minivan that they just bought... I said... you bought a Minivan?... How Big... exactly... Is this Baby?

being a first time father, ( my daughter is 6 months old) I can say with authority, your couple friends, no matter how prepared they think they are, they are entirely unprepared... Except for the minivan. Baby's are small, but carry a ton of luggage
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

Good start... For Santana

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

Typical Mauer, can only get 1 RBI on a hit like that.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:31 PM

I know it's his reputation, and I've seen him play on tv several times, but every time Vargas steps into the batters box I say "oofda that's a big guy!"
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

I know it's his reputation, and I've seen him play on tv several times, but every time Vargas steps into the batters box I say "oofda that's a big guy!"


If I saw him... I'd tell him... To his face... Don't hurt me
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

strong.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

Arcia likes hitting off Bauer
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

Nice rip Oswaldo

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:35 PM

It's nice to be up 5-0 without an out being made by my favorite home team

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

I'm not really sure... What to do with this 5 run cushion.

I suppose I should put it in the bank but I'm tempted to buy a lake home.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:42 PM

Santana and Arcia are really treats.Gibson should roll now, as he excels with a lead!Nice start.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:44 PM

So has Arcia doubled his home run total in the last week or so?

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

So has Arcia doubled his home run total in the last week or so?


I don't know but he may have homered his double total.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:55 PM

So has Arcia doubled his home run total in the last week or so?


Not quite, I think. But at the rate he's going he may yet catch Dozier.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:58 PM

Gibson has struck out Bourn Twice... Given him a Bourn Ultimatum!!!

Oh my God!!! Was that a bad joke. Bordering on Horrible!!!
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

I'm not really sure... What to do with this 5 run cushion.

I suppose I should put it in the bank but I'm tempted to buy a lake home.

Or you could just sit on it, Riverpotsie.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

I don't know but he may have homered his double total.

I don't said what you understand.

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