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Game Thread: Indians@Twins 8/21 12:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:01 AM

Well, it's time to wrap up a pretty ugly series against Cleveland. I'm not going to try to emulate RB's excellent game thread introductions so here's the skinny:

 

- The Good: Phil Hughes is pitching.

 

- The Bad: The Twins are facing Corey Kluber.

 

- The Ugly: The Twins have not scored a run in their last 17 innings.

 

Lineups:

Twins:

Danny Santana - SS
Brian Dozier - 2B
Joe Mauer - 1B
Kennys Vargas - DH
Oswaldo Arcia -  RF
Trevor Plouffe -  3B
Kurt Suzuki - C
Chris Parmelee - LF
Jordan Schafer - CF

 

Cleveland:

Michael Bourn - CF
Mike Aviles - SS
Michael Brantley - LF
Carlos Santana - 1B
Jason Kipnis - 2B
Yan Gomes - C
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Zach Walters - DH
Chris Dickerson - RF


#2 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

Well, it's time to wrap up a pretty ugly series against Cleveland. I'm not going to try to emulate RB's excellent game thread introductions so here's the skinny:

 

Skinny is good.Leastwise, it isn't inherently bad.

 

Here's to running circles around 'em!


#3 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:55 AM

Mauer's average and OBP is climbing this month - I hope he makes it all the way back to .300/.400/.400 levels by season's end. He's back up to .278/.353/.371 as of today...

 

And how about another homer for Arcia?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:00 AM

Whoa... I just woke up... the Twins are already playing?


#5 spycake

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

Whoa... I just woke up... the Twins are already playing?

I read all of your posts as Matthew LeCroy talking into that phone.  This one works especially well in that context. :)

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:46 AM

How is it that, in 2014, FSN doesn't carry this game?  I mean, I am sure that weekday afternoon ratings won't be very good, but they are bound to be better than whatever else they show (in this case, a replay of last night's game, which is very confusing to say the least).

 

I wonder, since FSN declined to carry it, would the game be available locally for MLB.TV subscribers?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

No TV. Anybody know how to filter out Dan Gladden ? :)


#8 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:55 AM

Hughes seems to be sharp out there -4 Ks in the first three innings... 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:05 PM

How is it that, in 2014, FSN doesn't carry this game?  I mean, I am sure that weekday afternoon ratings won't be very good, but they are bound to be better than whatever else they show (in this case, a replay of last night's game, which is very confusing to say the least).

 

I wonder, since FSN declined to carry it, would the game be available locally for MLB.TV subscribers?

 

I'm thinking of it as a "random act of kindness" by FSN.

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#10 D. Hocking

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

No TV. Anybody know how to filter out Dan Gladden ? :)

There is a mullet removal filter you can get at Radio Shack.

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#11 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:10 PM

Matching goose eggs halfway through the fourth...(Well, the fourth has yet to be matched.)

 

Good little pitchers duel so far.


#12 Ben B

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

I have MLB.TV, and they have the Cleveland feed available. It's blacked out in Minnesota still, but I get around it with a VPN. 


#13 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

Take that, pitcher's duel!


#14 Thegrin

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:17 PM

Vargas is a keeper. I've penciled him in for the next 17 years :)

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:18 PM

Wait, we have a lead? We're WINNING???  I like this.  Let's hope Hughesie can make one run hold up.


#16 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

dang.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Wait, we have a lead? We're WINNING???  I like this.  Let's hope Hughesie can make one run hold up.

Yup, that's right.  I jinxed it.  Now banning myself.

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#18 Danchat

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Wait, we have a lead? We're WINNING???  I like this.  Let's hope Hughesie can make one run hold up.

Looks like it took about 3 minutes for the Twins to lose the lead after you said this.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:24 PM

Did i just see what i thought i saw?

 

A strike out on a foul tip, where the glove fell off Suzuki's hand.

 

(Oh, and a tie game on another solo dinger... an offset fence post, rather than strictly matching.

Why can't we have nice things?)


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

I - what? Kurt Suzuki caught stealing? This is perhaps why we can't have nice things...