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Game Thread: Twins vs Padres, 9/13/17 @ 7:10 PM CT

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#1 Puckett34

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:22 PM

Whoa Nelly.  First game day thread ever.  Here goes nothing for the finale of a weird 2 game series.

 

1) San Diego-Our visiting team today is also home to the avocado capital of the USA.  Which makes sense because guacamole is delicious.  The avocado is also the state fruit of California. Which doesn’t make sense because I always thought that it was a vegetable and not a fruit.  But in a world where the tomato and cucumbers are considered fruit, who knows.  I think they’re just making things up now.

 

2) The Padres.In a rebuild now and now also the only show in town outside of SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo now that the Chargers have bolted for Carson CA to become the Los Angeles Chargers of Carson.  They really like their animals in San Diego, don't they?  Their best player is arguably Will Myers, slashing .244/.328/.461 with 27 homers.  Currently, they are 65-80 and are fighting to stay out of the NL West cellar with the San Francisco Giants.

 

3) Last night.  How about those Twins last night?  With home runs in the first 7 innings, they set a new MLB record.  Not sure how they follow up last night’s performance tonight, but I’m sure Ervin “Magic” Santana will have something up his sleeve.

 

4) Sleep.  I’ve never appreciated sleep more than I did before September 1st.  September 1st also coincides with the birth of my son.  Becoming a dad is incredible, but I have a newfound appreciation for naps.  I've had a lot of thoughts about, zzzz.....

 

 

 

Lineups

 

Padres

1. Manuel Margot ® CF
2. Carlos Asuaje (L) 2B
3. Yangervis Solarte (S) 3B
4. Wil Myers ® 1B
5. Hector Sanchez (S) DH
6. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
7. Erick Aybar (S) SS
8. Jabari Blash ® RF
9. Austin Hedges ® C

 

SP-Dinelson Lamet 4-4 4.32 ERA

 

Twins

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

 

SP-Ervin Santana 15-7 3.45 ERA

 

Gametime Forecast: 83°F • Partly Cloudy • 1% PoP

Line: MIN -150
O/U:9 Runs

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#2 Mike Sixel

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

congrats on the birth of your son! such an exciting time.

 

And, great intro.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

Won't be able to watch this one because we're going to see the youngest nephew in 'In the Heights' at the Ordway.

 

Because it's late the sleep thing will be a thing, too.

 

Happy Dadding!

Edited by Craig Arko, 13 September 2017 - 02:30 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

I'm excited that the Twins will be able to trot out seven lefties. Lamet's 2017 splits: .525 OPS vs. RHB and .848 OPS vs. LHB.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:48 PM

Congrats, Puckett34!

 

And good job on the first-timer thing! :)

 

Any other takers who want to put a toe in the water this month? We have openings! :)

 

Here's the thread to check out: http://twinsdaily.co...nteers-needed1/

 

The first post gives you all the whats and wherefores. The second gives you the remaining dates open ... ONLY 7 LEFT!!!! GET YOURS TODAY!

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#6 FunnyPenguin

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:49 PM

Anyone know what the perceived timeline is for getting our small Sano back into the lineup?


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:13 PM

Nice job on the intro!  Congrats on the birth of your son and I agree with you on the naps, but that does not go away as they grow up....and they do grow up fast.

 

Just watching the Royals tie the White Sox.  Never thought I'd find myself pulling for the White Sox, but here I sit doing just that.

Edited by gocgo, 13 September 2017 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

21 straight for Cleveland. 

 

Wow.

 

 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:40 PM

White Sox help us out and take 2 of 3 in Kaufman.  The Royals have the Tribe next.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:11 PM

 

21 straight for Cleveland. 

 

Wow.

I'm thinking the division maybe getting away from the Twins.  

 

Hot take, I know.

Edited by Puckett34, 13 September 2017 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

21 straight for Cleveland.

Wow.


Record is 26 by the 1916 Giants.

Funny thing about that team. They were sub .500 when the streak started in early September. They still ended the season 4th in the NL with 86 wins in a 154 game season, 7 games behind Brooklyn.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:27 PM

 

Congrats, Puckett34!

 

And good job on the first-timer thing! :)

 

Any other takers who want to put a toe in the water this month? We have openings! :)

 

Here's the thread to check out: http://twinsdaily.co...nteers-needed1/

 

The first post gives you all the whats and wherefores. The second gives you the remaining dates open ... ONLY 7 LEFT!!!! GET YOURS TODAY!

 

I'll take October 3rd.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

 

21 straight for Cleveland. 

 

Wow.

Wouldn't it be cool if it's the Twins that stop the streak?

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

I'll take October 3rd.


If he gets October 3rd, i want September 34th...
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:41 PM

Oh look.

Santana with the pythagorean era.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

Cleveland 21 in a row is one of the numbers that caught my eye today.

 

Some others:

 

•Gibson's record at .500 and ERA<5. Who would have predicted that a month ago?

 

•Twins back to a +6 run differential.

 

•Twins sit 6 games over .500. Most the chasers are hovering around .500. Playing just .500 ball or slightly better just might be enough at this point.

 

•7, as in 7 more wins = winning record in 2017. Also their rank in runs scored in all ofMLB.

 

Going to the game Friday - 1st game I'll have attended in a long long time that had playoff implications.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

Mauer = putout hog

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

This Lamet guy looks very good. Simple, direct pitching motion. A lot like what Gibson is trying to do. Lamet throws harder, but has only fastball, slider. Twins should figure him out by the second time around. Sit on the heater, lower half. 

Edited by jimbo92107, 13 September 2017 - 06:24 PM.

Baseball is easy. Just watch!


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

 

This Lamet guy looks very good. Simple, direct pitching motion. A lot like what Gibson is trying to do. Lamet throws harder, but has only fastball, slider. Twins should figure him out by the second time around. Sit on the heater, lower half. 

 

 

Probably why Lamet is averaging 5 1/3 IP per start.  He's dominant the first time.  Still pretty good the second time, but not quite as dominant.  After the second time, forget about it.  .902 OPS third time around.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

Big pitch here.

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