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Unofficial Game Thread 5/14 (The Twins already scored a run, so you can save yourself some pain by avoiding this thread)

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#1 Han Joelo

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:28 AM

Has it gotten so bad?  No game thread for me to lurk on, randomly comment in, and abandon?  I'm like David Duchovny (or was it someone else) in that classic SNL skit, where he keeps coming up with these great, witty comebacks, but he's always five minutes late and they've lost their appropriateness.  But then he invents a time machine, and uses it to go back and fix Paul Molitor's bullpen usage from earlier in the season, saving Reed's arm for the game last night.  

 

No, actually, he uses it to go back and deliver his now perfectly timed zingers.  Anyhow, the game is already started, so get cracking, 007!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:31 AM

Thanks Han.

 

Which brings me to ... there are game thread opportunities remaining for June, everyone. Step up to the plate!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:32 AM

From today's radio broadcast:

 

Tigers leadoff hitter bunts foul with 2 strikes for strike 3: 

 

Attaberry -- "Gardy is having Lexi Casilla flashbacks in that Tiger dugout."

 

lololol

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#4 Han Joelo

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:34 AM

Lineups:

 

Twins:  Same old same old.  Cave is playing.  Dozier batting 5th.  (kidding.)

 

Tigers:  Same as yesterday pretty much; two ex-Twins we wish were still Twins.  Fullmer pitching, so that run had better hold up.  (Who am I kidding--does it matter who is pitching?)


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:35 AM

Gotta imagine Reed & Pressly are off the table today. 


#6 Han Joelo

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:35 AM

28 pitch first inning for Lynn.  Magill should get a chance to test some hypotheses today.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:40 AM

I hate to abandon my baby, but I have to go pick up my boys from their last day of school.  Carry on.

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:46 AM

 

Gotta imagine Reed & Pressly are off the table today. 

New to Twins fandom?:)

 

As long as Molitor is guiding the ship, I doubt that will ever be the case.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:46 AM

I hate to abandon my baby, but I have to go pick up my boys from their last day of school. Carry on.


Thanks!

We will take good care.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:48 AM

Much better inning by Lynn. ERA's under 5!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:48 AM

Gotta imagine Reed & Pressly are off the table today.


Yup. Not even if the Angels dangled Trout could they pry them from the Twins.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:49 AM

Much better inning by Lynn. ERA's under 5!


Huzzah!

5 is right out!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:50 AM

How many Eduardos/Edwards/Eds/Eddies are currently major league hitters?I feel like we should trade for at least 7 of them.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:52 AM

Provus: "Only the Rays have saved more runs by shifting than the Twins have." The Twins have saved a net 17 runs for the year. 

 

(I was too busy reading TD to catch their source, but that seems like a plus for the front office.)

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:53 AM

Grossman flashed his arm in right field last night, so we put him in left field today.Robbie Grossman is a nice guy.Last year, he had a great on base percentage and contributed with quality at bats.Last year is not this year and his defense is still a liability to the team.Offensively, he's been offensive.Granted we've seen plenty of offensive offense this year, but we've seen his upside.His best gets him into the batting order.What he's doing now doesn't and we've got him there two games in a row.We are not a good team if Robbie Grossman is our answer.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:54 AM

5 pitches in that at bat, 4 not close, and still a strikeout.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2018 Twins Offense!

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:56 AM

 

Much better inning by Lynn. ERA's under 5!

 

Considering that it was 8.37 on April 30, I'm impressed. Since that point, he's been at 3.05 heading into today.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:05 PM

I hope Lynn does well until the trade deadline.

 

I hope Dozier catches fire going into the trade deadline.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:12 PM

The Twins know they are allowed to hit the ball after the first inning, right? That isn't like Detroit Rules is it?


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:15 PM

I hope Lynn does well until the trade deadline.

I hope Dozier catches fire going into the trade deadline.



I hope the Twins do well until the trade deadline.

And even after.
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