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Game Thread: Twins @ Tigers 8/13/2017 AD @ 12:10pm CDT

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#1 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

Alas, the Tigers came back last night:


As you might guess, that weighs heavily in my thoughts today. Not that my thoughts are particularly heavy. Although i suppose they are for their size...

Other things that come back:

Yo-yos.
Boomerangs
Undeliverable first class mail
Salmon
TD readers, i hope.

But i don't expect that to shed to any light on how to prevent it in future games.

I would like to parody the whole "for want of a nail" sequence, but i am not thinking hard today. Feel free to add more steps.

For want of a pitch, the game was lost.

And wanting to appear helpful, but fall entertainingly short, i started thinking of "sounds like" pitch...

Millions of pitches, pitches for free.
Pitch me, i must be dreaming.
"But how do you know it's a pitch?" (It turned me i to a newt... I got better.)
Don't want a pitch out, Just wanna ride my...
99 problems but a pitch ain't one.

Er... yeah.

I guess 2 short 5 item lists, matches the 2 5 run leads that didn't stand yesterday?
Gives me more credit for planning than i deserve...

I gotta check out soon, and march.

Do a better job taking care of the game thread than i did introducing it!

Oh yeah, Ervin Santana (R )is pitching for us, Mathew Boyd (L) for them, and line ups and such will be forthcoming eventually. Supposed to be 77F and clear.

Have a good game!
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

Mauer and Kepler get the day off with lefty Boyd on the bump.  Need some of that complete game Magic out of Santana today!


#3 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:49 AM

Minnesota

1. Brian Dozier (R ) 2B
2. Robbie Grossman (S) RF
3. Miguel Sano (R ) 1B
4. Eduardo Escobar (S) DH
5. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
6. Chris Gimenez (R ) C
7. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
8. Byron Buxton ( R) CF
9. Ehire Adrianza (S) 3B

Detroit

1. Mikie Mahtook ( R) CF
2. Alex Presley (L) RF
3. Justin Upton ( R) LF
4. Nicholas Castellanos ( R) 3B
5. John Hicks (R ) 1B
6. Victor Martinez (S) DH
7. James McCann (R ) C
8. Andrew Romine (S) 2B
9. Jose Iglesias (R ) SS

And i have hurried up and am now waiting.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:02 AM

Pretty quiet on here today. I guess I killed everyone off with my jinxed game thread yesterday! Actually, I left for a soccer game in the middle of the 8th with a good lead. It looked like it was in the bag. Oops.

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It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:11 AM

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:12 AM

 

Pretty quiet on here today.

Dozier loudens it up a bit.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:13 AM

1-to-nil!

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

That was a nice play by Castellanos, but if Sano had made it we'd be nominating him for a Gold Glove. It's all about expectations...

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:19 AM

Torii called Escobar Mighty Mouse.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

 

That was a nice play by Castellanos, but if Sano had made it we'd be nominating him for a Gold Glove. It's all about expectations...

 

I nominated Sano along with 20 others. 

 

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

Pitching around our slugging catcher even with first base occupied!

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

2 bunts? With the way the offense has been
Hitting? Don't like it
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

Really like those last two bunts, score a run and keep the defense honest the rest of the game, a shame neither ended up being a hit (or error)but thats how you use the bunt.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

Just tuned into see a lot of bunting


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:39 AM

 

Just tuned into see a lot of bunting

 

Just warming up for the World Series when they put the red-white-and-blue bunting out on the fences!

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

 

Really like those last two bunts, score a run and keep the defense honest the rest of the game, a shame neither ended up being a hit (or error)but thats how you use the bunt.

If Buck can push a bunt past the pitcher on the right side of the infield he'll get on base every time. The second baseman plays a lot farther from home plate than the third baseman so it takes longer for him to get to the ball.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

Torii and Dick about to come to blows?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:48 AM

Let's have everyone bunt. See how that goes.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:49 AM

 

If Buck can push a bunt past the pitcher on the right side of the infield he'll get on base every time. The second baseman plays a lot farther from home plate than the third baseman so it takes longer for him to get to the ball.

And it depends on the velocity off the bat and the launch angle.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:51 AM

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