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Game Thread: Twins v Royals Doubleheader, 5/21 - Gm 1@1:10pm, Gm 2@tbd

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#1 Blake

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:18 AM

After the fiasco of 10,000 and 1 Game Thread ideas, I thought I'd look for another source to crib from, I mean, another way to come up with an opener for a game thread. As luck would have it, I ran across the “Dwight Yoakam” method and decided to give it a whirl.

 

As I was using the “Dwight Yoakam” method, (“face a white wall and beller”) My wife poked her head through the door, gave me “the eye” and asked why in the world I was making all that racket. I tried to explain and she said that while she was sure that game threads are important, she was equally sure the neighbors didn't appreciate me hollering at the top of my voice at the moon at 3am, no matter how much it might help start the creative juices flowing. She also asked why I couldn't pursue quieter forms of inspiration such as the one used by Irishpoets and singers.

 

Some people just don't appreciate creative geniuses and their methods.

 

The Twins are doing their best to put last year in the rear view mirror. But, as the warning on those mirrors say, “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.” Yes, it's been a great ride and completely unexpected. But, as a fan, I don't want to count my worms before they catch fish. I'm along for the ride and just enjoying the scenery. But, as they said in “George of the Jungle,” Watch out for that treeee!”

 

Some things to think about:

 

1. Why do side view mirrors exist any more on cars? Why not use cameras and heads-up display? Why ruin the profile of a perfectly good Corvette with mirrors?
2. Umpires: Never mind, let's not think about umpires.
3. Knothole days: Where have they gone? Even the Dome had knothole days. But Target field? Nope, it's “fan appreciation” day.
4. Beer sausage..smoked...mmmm...
5. Guinness.
5a. Jameson.

 

 

Play Ball!

 

ROYALS

 

SS Alcides Escobar 
3B Mike Moustakas 
CF Lorenzo Cain
1B Eric Hosmer 
C  Salvador Perez 
RF Jorge Bonifacio 
DH Brandon Moss 
2B Whit Merrifield 
LF Alex Gordon 

 

TWINS

2B Brian Dozier 
1B Joe Mauer
3B Miguel Sano 
RF Max Kepler 
DH Kennys Vargas 
LF Eddie Rosario
SS Jorge Polanco
C Jason Castro 
CF Byron Buxton

 

STARTING PITCHERS

 

 

Who knows... Lets see who steps on the mound. -- Riverbrian

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:22 AM

This thread is for both games of the double header.

 

Lineups to follow.

 

Pitchers: 

 

Game 1

MN: Phil Hughes

KC: Ian Kennedy

 

Lineups:

 

Twins:

 

1. Brian Dozier ® 2B
2. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
3. Miguel Sano ® 3B
4. Max Kepler (L) RF
5. Kennys Vargas (S) DH
6. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
7. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
8. Jason Castro (L) C
9. Byron Buxton ® CF

 

Game 2

MN: Adalberto Mejia

KC: Jake Junis

 

*mlb.com has the pitching reversed, in that Hughes and Junis are starting Game 1. I used Baseball Press for my source.

**And, to completely confuse things, Baseball Press has Hughes starting both games. I say if Hughes can do it, go for it!

Edited by Blake, 21 May 2017 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:36 AM

I'll be at the game today - the first one, that is.

Just wondering, are the Twins calling up Mejia as the 26th man or did they call him up yesterday?
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

I can see how a fellar could derive satisfaction from howling at the moon...

Good job!

Alas, i expect to be doing things today. I will try to check and chime in though...
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:41 AM

 

I'll be at the game today - the first one, that is.

Just wondering, are the Twins calling up Mejia as the 26th man or did they call him up yesterday?

I believe Mejia was supposed to pitch yesterday and his start got pushed back.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:48 AM

With regard to Knothole Days, now that ballpark perimeters are constructed with Trex nobody knows what a knothole is anymore.

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You can't take it with you. So don't go.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

Good luck, guys!

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries;
for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. - David Hilbert


#8 stringer bell

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:48 AM

I don't think they officially recalled Meíja, so they can recall him today. They can option after the game, but recall him at any time, meaning they will only have three starters on the roster after the nitecap. A starter will have to be added on Monday unless the club wants to go to Haley or Wilk from the bullpen. Meíja could be recalled for the next start, but then requiring someone to be taken off the active roster.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:52 AM

 

I'll be at the game today - the first one, that is.

Just wondering, are the Twins calling up Mejia as the 26th man or did they call him up yesterday?

If I was anywhere near the cities, I'd take in a couple games today. Nothing like a good doubleheader.Still raining up north here. It just never ends.

Edited by Halsey Hall, 21 May 2017 - 09:52 AM.

he gone!


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:55 AM

If I was anywhere near the cities, I'd take in a couple games today. Nothing like a good doubleheader. Still raining up north here. It just never ends.

Still raining here too. I'm right there with ya on the double header, unfortunately my wife has other ideas. I'll be at the first game, Mother Nature allowing.

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." - Meat 


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:02 AM

Gray skies and mist. 50 degrees. Let's play two!
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:19 AM

I'm going to break in the new couch today by watching the Twins and trying not to die from a hangover!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM

 

I'm going to break in the new couch today by watching the Twins and trying not to die from a hangover!

Be very careful. New couches and hangovers are mutually exclusive. I was banished from our new couch for an entire season after I spilled a little Pepto Dismal on it.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:35 AM

 

Be very careful. New couches and hangovers are mutually exclusive. I was banished from our new couch for an entire season after I spilled a little Pepto Dismal on it.

You mean the wife didn't appreciate the bubblegum pink stain on the couch?


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:35 AM

If I was anywhere near the cities, I'd take in a couple games today. Nothing like a good doubleheader. Still raining up north here. It just never ends.


I'd like to stay for both games, but my dad's not gonna want to. I hope it stops raining soon...

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:42 AM

My eighth visit to Target Field under the Spring Season Pass. I'm 3-4, so after today's true doubleheader, I'll be somewhere between 3-6 and 5-4.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:46 AM

KC Lineup:

1. Alcides Escobar ® SS
2. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
3. Lorenzo Cain ® CF
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Salvador Perez ® C
6. Jorge Bonifacio ® RF
7. Brandon Moss (L) DH
8. Whit Merrifield ® 2B
9. Alex Gordon (L) LF

 

Pitching:

Twins: Phil Hughes

KC: Jake Junis.

 

Both mlb.com and baseball press agree that it will be Hughes and Junis. We're off to a great start with this thread. Sowing confusion, grief and agony as per usual.

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

Ya think Vargas earned more playing time last game?
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:25 AM

yikes. tommy milone just coughed up five runs before getting an out. angels 5, mets 0.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:27 AM

 

yikes. tommy milone just coughed up five runs before getting an out. angels 5, mets 0.

Maybe he'll be on the waiver wire soon. We need another starter, right?

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