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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 8/23 12:10pm, Game 1

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:54 AM

Wow. Do the Twins have anything left in the tank?

 

The Twins recalled Pino and are facing some guy named George Runie Farmer. He goes by Buck for obvious reasons.

 

Two pitchers. A combined MLB experience of 60.1 innings. This is going to be a real nail-biter, I can feel it.

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:20 AM

The Tigers optioned last night's starter and Ian Krol to the minors and brought up two more lefty relievers.

 

Fresh meat!

Edited by big dog, 23 August 2014 - 07:21 AM.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

So here I am last night minding my own business watching the Twins blow the 6-1 lead.  Pressly has just thrown a wild pitch to put Kinsler on 3d and intentionally walks Cabrera to get to Martinez.  So I tells myself, I'm not going to put myself through this yet again and figure the Tigers will win something like 12-8.  So I turn off the game.  This morning go to the At Bat app on my phone and see the Twin won 20-6.

 

I hate baseball.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:44 AM

So here I am last night minding my own business watching the Twins blow the 6-1 lead.  Pressly has just thrown a wild pitch to put Kinsler on 3d and intentionally walks Cabrera to get to Martinez.  So I tells myself, I'm not going to put myself through this yet again and figure the Tigers will win something like 12-8.  So I turn off the game.  This morning go to the At Bat app on my phone and see the Twin won 20-6.
 
I hate baseball.


The unexpected is what makes life worth living.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:12 AM

The unexpected is what makes life worth living.

Yeah, although the "good" unexpected makes it worth a lot more than the "bad" unexpected.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:20 AM

Yeah, although the "good" unexpected makes it worth a lot more than the "bad" unexpected.


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - W. Churchill

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - W. Churchill

Sorry, but I'm not going to be feel enthusiastic or successful if the team lurchs through 3 or 4 more 90-loss seasons.  Churchill probably wouldn't have enjoyed 12 consecutive lost battles in WW II either...


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

Sorry, but I'm not going to be feel enthusiastic or successful if the team lurchs through 3 or 4 more 90-loss seasons.  Churchill probably wouldn't have enjoyed 12 consecutive lost battles in WW II either...

Hey, they might miss 90 losses this season. They're right on the border of being a 90 loss team right now.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

Twins are out-scoring Detroit 20-6 so far in this series :)

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Tigers:

 

4.  Kinsler

8.  Carrera

3.  M. Cabrera

      V. Marinez

7.  JD Martinez

5.  Castellanos

9.  Kelly

2.  Avila

6.  Romine

 

1. Farmer

 

Twins:

 

8.  Santana

4.  Dozier

     Mauer

3.  Vargas

9.  Parmelee

5.  Nunez

6.  Escobar

2.  Fryer

7.  Schafer

 

1.  Pino

 

 

 

I don't think six runs will be enough to win this one, either.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

Tigers:
 
4.  Kinsler
8.  Carrera
3.  M. Cabrera
      V. Marinez
7.  JD Martinez
5.  Castellanos
9.  Kelly
2.  Avila
6.  Romine
 
1. Farmer
 
Twins:
 
8.  Santana
4.  Dozier
     Mauer
3.  Vargas
9.  Parmelee
5.  Nunez
6.  Escobar
2.  Fryer
7.  Schafer
 
1.  Pino
 
 
 
I don't think six runs will be enough to win this one, either.


Escobar probably gets the double now. :)

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

Hey, they might miss 90 losses this season. They're right on the border of being a 90 loss team right now.

Oh, I'm not that hung up on 90 losses as compared to say, 89.  I just don't want continued failure to be treated enthusiastically.  And I don't think the Twins are doing that- my problem is just with Churchill.

 

I'm reasonably optimistic about the future.  I'm even more optimistic about today.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

The Tigers optioned last night's starter and Ian Krol to the minors and brought up two more lefty relievers.

 

Fresh meat!  fish! Fresh fish! Fresh fish!

 

Fixed it for ya.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:45 AM

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - W. Churchill

 

Yeah, but Churchill never saw the Twins play. (But I'm keeping my enthusiasm anyway.)

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:56 AM

Yeah, but Churchill never saw the Twins play. (But I'm keeping my enthusiasm anyway.)


No, but he saw the French Army in 1940. We've got it easy. :)
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:09 AM

I hear little Oswell Arcia was sick overnight, which is why Oswaldo is absent the first game. Best wishes to the whole family.
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:15 AM

Here we go! Pino gets Kinsler on a short fly ball.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

I don't think Cabrera is right. If he doesn't hit like a Triple Crown winner, the Tigers will be watching in October.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

So here I am last night minding my own business watching the Twins blow the 6-1 lead.  Pressly has just thrown a wild pitch to put Kinsler on 3d and intentionally walks Cabrera to get to Martinez.  So I tells myself, I'm not going to put myself through this yet again and figure the Tigers will win something like 12-8.  So I turn off the game.  This morning go to the At Bat app on my phone and see the Twin won 20-6.

 

I hate baseball.

If the Twins had blown the lead and lost 20-6, I would hate baseball.  Winning 20-6 is OK. 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

Nice start for Pino. As The Chief sez: "The post-game presser is still on!"

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:26 AM

Dozier has 72 walks. That keeps the OBP respectable.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:28 AM

Update:

 

First base is scoring position.

"Little beat big if little is smart.

First with the head, then with the heart."


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:28 AM

RBI single scores Dozier from first!

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:31 AM

Update:
 
First base is scoring position.

I am waiting for a long ball to say "home plate is scoring position".

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:32 AM

Twins are out-scoring Detroit 20-6 so far in this series :)

and now it's 21-6.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:34 AM

Lousy one running inning. 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

Nunez needs to get a helmet that fits.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:48 AM

Maybe we can get more than just one run.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:48 AM

Bases loaded, nobody out. Bunting situation for Schafer??

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:50 AM

Bases loaded, nobody out. Bunting situation for Schafer??


I don't think so. :)