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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 8/24 1:10pm

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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

Recovery day. Can the Twins win three of four against the Tigers or will Scherzer force a split? Will the Twins return to scoring double-digit runs without Twins Daily pub crawl attendees in the stands? Will we see the good Gibson or mediiocre/bad Gibson today? Why am I asking so many questions?

 

Can someone post the lineups when they become available? I have to run some errands.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:49 AM

TIGERS:
SP, Scherzer

Rajai Davis CF
Ian Kinsler 2B
Torii Hunter RF
Victor Martinez DH
J.D. Martinez LF
Nick Castellanos 3B
Alex Avila C
Eugenio Suarez SS
Don Kelly 1B

TWINS:
SP, Gibson

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 24 August 2014 - 10:24 AM

To compare how far we've come since last year, here's the lineup from 8/24/13....
Dozier-2B

Herrmann-C

Morneau-1B

Willingham-DH

Doumit-RF

Arcia-LF

Plouffe-3B

Thomas-CF

Florimon-SS

P Hendriks

 

We have sure come far. Danny Santana is an awesome leadoff hitter. Dozier, Mauer, Vargas, Arcia are all much better than Herrmann, Morneau, Willingham (while slumping), and Doumit.

We may not have many more wins, but the Twins are seriously much better than last year even if our record doesn't reflect it.

I think we can definitely be .500 next season if we can avoid major injuries to our key players.

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#4 stringer bell

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 10:47 AM

Not in the sequence most would have projected, but the Twins have graduated a couple of players (Vargas and Santana) while guys with even higher ceilings have languished because of injury.This weekend gives us reason to be optimistic and while wins and losses will depend more on pitching and execution, I think there is reason to be optimistic about the offense and the prospect of a more consistent lineup in 2015 and beyond.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:04 AM

Here is Detroit's Lineup (Twins posted earlier)

 

8.Davis

4.Kinsler

9. Hunter

  Martinez, V

7. Martinez, JD

5. Castellanos

2. Avila

6. Suarez

3. Kelly

 

1. Scherzer

 

No Miggy.It will be crucial for Gibson to not let V-Mart beat him.

Edited by stringer bell, 24 August 2014 - 11:05 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:44 AM

to see how they are doing down on the farm today

 

http://www.milb.com/...te&ymd=20140824


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:07 PM

Today's vantage with glunn, Mrs. glunn, RB, Bark, Mrs. Bark and me. :)
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#8 stringer bell

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:16 PM

Today's vantage with glunn, Mrs. glunn, RB, Bark, Mrs. Bark and me. :)
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Gonna catch home run #10,000? or 10,001?

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:22 PM

Today's vantage with glunn, Mrs. glunn, RB, Bark, Mrs. Bark and me. :)
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Looks like a decent crowd for a hot and sticky day.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:33 PM

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Boneheaded play there Martinez

Well, there's that.

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#11 stringer bell

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

Bad play, Dozier.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

Gonna catch home run #10,000? or 10,001?


Yes

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#13 stringer bell

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

Bad play, Dozier.

Really didn't cost them because of the DP, but Hunter wasn't going to allow them to turn it.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:00 PM

Escobar could have bailed him out too. Great example of a play winning teams make. Certainly not an easy play though. Gotta make plays with runners on base.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:05 PM

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Bad play, Dozier.

Not watching the game but came in for a break from the heat and saw the play. You could argue that he should have gone for the easy out instead of hurrying a bad throw.

 

But you could also argue that Hunter was out due to the slide.When you miss the bag and go for the leg whip, you're making an argument for the rules committee to crack down on this play the way they did with stopping all-out assaults on catchers making the tag at home.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:08 PM

Is there any chance that Schafer could amount to something?

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:13 PM

I am liking this offense!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

Is there any chance that Schafer could amount to something?

You mean like, as a ballplayer, or...

 

He'll turn 28 in a week or so, but he sure seems like a better bet than Fuld to contribute in the future if they retain him.If they don't, it will be interesting to see what the plan is.The last two plans for CF haven't worked out so well.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

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Not watching the game but came in for a break from the heat and saw the play. You could argue that he should have gone for the easy out instead of hurrying a bad throw.
 
But you could also argue that Hunter was out due to the slide.When you miss the bag and go for the leg whip, you're making an argument for the rules committee to crack down on this play the way they did with stopping all-out assaults on catchers making the tag at home.

I thought the slide was borderline. While Hunter didn't touch the bag, he could have.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

If Vegas put the over/under for number of Twins runs scored in a series against the best rotation in baseball at 40, is there any material possession you would not have wagered on the under, short of or possibly even including your house?

 

That's why I don't gamble, and why I still am having a hard time processing what we've seen.