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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:23 PM

Can the Twins help keep Detroit out of first place and the playoffs? As Twins fans, do we even care who makes the playoffs? Tonight, the Twins have Tommy "Hey, at least I'm back in MLB" Milone going against some guy named Robbie Ray.

 

The Good: Milone is probably going to pitch better at some point. Probably.

 

The Bad: Not really seeing any bad here. *looks at lineup* Oh, hey, look. Jordan Schafer is in the lineup again. There you go.

 

The Ugly: Oswaldo Arcia's haircut. (in truth, I think it's pretty awesome in a horrible "omg look at this dude's baseball card in 20 years sort of way")

 

Detroit:

Ian Kinsler - 2B
Torii Hunter - RF
Miguel Cabrera - 1B
Victor Martinez - DH
J.D. Martinez - LF
Nick Castellanos - 3B
Eugenio Suarez - SS
Bryan Holaday - C
Rajai Davis - CF

 

Minnesota:

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

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:37 PM

I'm sorry I have to say this again, but why is Jordan Schafer an everyday starter? There's little chance he will be playing for us in 2015 and I'd rather see Chris Parmelee or heck, even Wilkin Ramirez. Schafer should be a bench bat, but in the last 12 Twins games, Schafer has stared 10 of them. This shouldn't be happening.

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#3 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:41 PM

I get Schafer being a starter in CF if you want to see Santana at short.

 

Other than that... *shrugs*

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:56 PM

To answer your first question, I don't care too much about who gets in the playoffs.  I will probably pay a little attention but won't have much invested.  

 

I need to hunker down, take a break after this looong season ends, reconnect with my family, and heal up from some in-season aches and pains.  Then about January I'll start doing some real training, get in the cage, try and get ready for spring training.  I may even start working with a nutritionist, try and make sure I can keep my energy up during next year's sure-to-be-successful season.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

I'm sorry I have to say this again, but why is Jordan Schafer an everyday starter? There's little chance he will be playing for us in 2015 and I'd rather see Chris Parmelee or heck, even Wilkin Ramirez. Schafer should be a bench bat, but in the last 12 Twins games, Schafer has stared 10 of them. This shouldn't be happening.

The same Wilkin Ramirez who is older than Schafer and in AAA with little power and striking out 25% of the time?  

 

I don't mind Shafer actually.  I like the speed on the basepathes, his defense is better than Parmalee's and Parmalee isn't exactly hitting the cover off the ball lately....

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:38 PM

If you want to follow our farm teams >>>> http://www.milb.com/...te&ymd=20140822

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

At this point, I think they throw Schafer out there everyday to see if he can be a decent player next year. Just an extended audition. What else do we have right now?

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:35 PM

The guy is basically filling Fuld's spot in the order. My sense was that the spot was Rosario's if he stepped up to claim it, but he hasn't, so Schaefer it is.
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

You know, I think the Ice Bucket challenge is a great fundraiser and a real phenomenon ....

 

but I'm waiting for the people who accept it when its 0 degrees.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:08 PM

You know, I think the Ice Bucket challenge is a great fundraiser and a real phenomenon ....

 

but I'm waiting for the people who accept it when its 0 degrees.

Sounds like somebody wants to be challenged...

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:09 PM

The mod crew's vantage for tonight
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#12 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

I'm ChiTown... And I just gotta say... Riverbrian is the coolest guy. He has taught me the value of the elipse and his driving skills are amazing.
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#13 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

That was not me and y all know who that really was.
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:15 PM

The mod crew's vantage for tonight
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So you all had a pretty good view of that home run, huh?  I bet the view of Hunter striking out was better yet.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:16 PM

That was not me and y all know who that really was.

 

 

But which one of you failed to stop that HR???

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:16 PM

Thay was her... The username says ChiTown
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

JB... are you coming to the pub crawl?
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#18 Craig Arko

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

I'm ChiTown... And I just gotta say... Riverbrian is the coolest guy. He has taught me the value of the elipse and his driving skills are amazing.


I would think the hyperbola is the official TD conic section. ;)
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

Millone picking up where he left off on Sunday. 

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

Remind me.Are we allowed to hit home runs in the first inning?Things didn't turn out so good last time we tried that.

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